Re: Writing and trolls

From: Benedict Adamson <>
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 10:04:01 +0100

> Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 13:14:34 -0400
> From: Andrew Barton <>
> Subject: Writing and trolls
> What sort of writing do Trolls use? It has to be readable in darkness and
> by Darksense at a distance, and by trolls who can only see part of the
> spectrum visible to humans.
> It's common for scenarios to mention scrolls 'written in Darktongue'. I
> think there would be more difficulty in reading these than just the
> language barrier.

I thought they might use scrolls made from beaten lead, with the writing punched or deeply scratched on the surface and read with the finger tips. When rolled up, the scroll forms a lead cylinder, which nicely represents the darkness rune. Troll scrolls would, of course, be terribly heavy. Just as well trolls are strong and wouldn't want people taking their books, eh?

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