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female trolls?

Post by Bitron » February 1st, 2016, 9:14 pm

Acutally, I just want to know there are female trolls in Wesnoth.

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Re: female trolls?

Post by Dugi » February 1st, 2016, 9:28 pm

Trolls reproduce by budding, I thought everyone knew that :doh:

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Re: female trolls?

Post by Bitron » February 1st, 2016, 9:32 pm

Didn't knew that! :O Well, now I know.
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Re: female trolls?

Post by Gyra_Solune » February 1st, 2016, 11:01 pm

I don't really know how serious that sentiment is!

But yeah trolls probably don't have genders because they're a lot more like golems than actual organic beings.

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Re: female trolls?

Post by shadowm » February 1st, 2016, 11:09 pm

Dugi wrote:Trolls reproduce by budding, I thought everyone knew that :doh:
He’s trolling, in case it wasn’t obvious.
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Re: female trolls?

Post by iceiceice » February 2nd, 2016, 12:45 am

This statement is an example of trolling.

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Re: female trolls?

Post by Bitron » February 2nd, 2016, 1:17 pm

._.

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Re: female trolls?

Post by nuorc » February 2nd, 2016, 3:08 pm

Code: Select all

[race]
        id=troll
        male_name= _ "race^Troll"
        female_name= _ "race+female^Troll"
        plural_name= _ "race^Trolls"
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Re: female trolls?

Post by SkyOne » February 2nd, 2016, 3:19 pm

Woo... These are actually dialogues from one of UMC:
I have heard that trolls are not actually born. One troll buds off another smaller troll, which then grows on its own.
Then, there are no troll women? That’s extraordinary!
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Re: female trolls?

Post by Gyra_Solune » February 2nd, 2016, 5:58 pm

UMC does not necessarily reflect what is meant to be canonical.

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Re: female trolls?

Post by Chewan » February 4th, 2016, 3:12 pm

@Gyra_Solune: UMC does not necessarily reflect what is meant to be canonical.
AFAIK, there is yet no approved guideline that constrains speculations on this matter.
@ Bitron: ._.
Bitron – or anyone else looking for UMC-material – just create female trolls!
And, preferably, some orcs of the opposite gender as well. And a Yeti-lady... :D
If it had been done from the outset, all those wild guesses and speculations around the (I'd assume entirely normal) mating behavior of these species would never have started and gotten out of control. Nor could anyone be fooled or left up in the air about their propagation.
(It's the same as the question about the origin of drakes: simply the fact that they were added 'too late' constitutes a big mystery now about their sudden appearance.)

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Re: female trolls?

Post by nuorc » February 4th, 2016, 3:26 pm

Has anyone ever seen a female drake?
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Re: female trolls?

Post by Chewan » February 4th, 2016, 3:47 pm

@ nuorc: Has anyone ever seen a female drake?
Yes! Drake Flameheart Arkax in Roar of the Woses is a female!
You think the males lay the eggs?
Well, with budding trolls anything is possible in Wesnoth... :mrgreen:

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Re: female trolls?

Post by nuorc » February 4th, 2016, 4:13 pm

@Chewan: I didn't know her.

Luckily, eggs are mentioned in the drakes' description, but nothing else about the sexes.

I wouldn't even know the gender of the drakes I encountered so far, but maybe Arkax could serve as an example for people who want to write about (a) female troll(s). Pretending to be on topic...
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Re: female trolls?

Post by Chewan » February 4th, 2016, 4:59 pm

@ Nuorc: maybe Arkax could serve as an example for people who want to write about (a) female troll(s).
Sure. And even as a stimulus for artists to create appropriate sprites...
You can't notice the gender of Arkax (or any other drakaina that might roam the world of Wesnoth) by the images, only by the dialogs.
Of course, as long as female drakes, trolls, orcs, yetis etc. are not officially adopted, artists might hardly waste their time on such projects. And there would always be the justified objection: not canonical – no chance to ever make it no mainline. :?

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