LordBob wrote:Damn, I'd have sworn there was one on the existing artwork.
True, that's a slip which occurs in the originals too. I remember making mental note of that once, but I guess I never thought to specifically mention it.
LordBob wrote:Either way, if I remember correctly this specific image is displayed after the conclusion of the scenario - once the player has successfully escaped with Haldric. There may not be any trolls on screen during the game, but what happens afterwards is normally left to the player's imagination (and ours). The only certain fact is that Eldaric eventually meets his maker: I'm sure players would be willing to forgive some approximation on the "how".
Besides, it wouldn't be unprecedented for historians of later generation to exaggerate the deeds and write - or paint - that it took no less than three dragons to slay the king in his glorious last stand
Well, the problem isn't really just that there are none on-screen, it's that trolls are seemingly unknown on the Green Isle (as Haldric doesn't know what a troll is, and apparently Jessene doesn't either), and they're a new exotic thing when encountered on the Great Continent. Of course, that doesn't mean that the orcs couldn't have a troll, as there could be a few trolls in the far west where they came from. So, poor Eldaric might literally not know what hit him.