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There are many creatures populating the harsh arctic wastes of Telerian North, curious and dangerous in equal measure. It is no surprise that trolls, resilient and stubborn as they are, have carved out a little niche in these inhospitable lands as well. And whereas other denizens of Teleria would often require their ingenuity and crafts to survive the perpetual cold, their natural affinity to magic allowed trolls to adjust in a far more drastic manner just as it did with their cousins dwelling in the mountains and the swamps to the south.

Rather than fight the cold, these trolls embraced it quite literally. Crystals of pure ice protrude from their skin, forming tough natural armour. Their skin is as cold as ice to the touch and, when the troll makes a conscious effort of channelling its inner magicks, that may be enough to encase even large creatures in shackles of ice. Frostskins often use this innate ability to hunt or to defend themselves against daring adventurers who happen to cross their path. Curiously, these trolls are also capable of channelling their power to stem bleeding wounds, albeit at the cost of numbing the limbs of whoever they help in this manner, for they never quite lose their chilling touch.

The numerous caves or burrows dotting the landscape allow Frostskins to find dwelling with ease. There they hide and gorge themselves away from the eyes of rivals and predators large enough to present actual danger. It is said Frostskins, like other trolls, are naturally drawn to items of magic and will often seek to hoard various arcane trinkets in their lairs. Many Champions venture into the polar deserts in hopes of recovering something of value. And many find themselves facing enraged Frostskins, who protect their ‘collections’ with the ferocity of a dragon. 

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