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'''Hill-trolls''' were a variety of [[trolls|troll]] adapted for life among hills and moorland. [[Aragorn II|Aragorn's]] grandfather [[Arador]] was slain by them in the hills north of [[Rivendell]], and a company of these creatures were among the armies that [[Sauron]] loosed from the [[Morannon]] in the [[War of the Ring]].
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'''Hill-trolls''' were a variety of [[trolls|troll]] adapted for life among hills and moorland.  
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==History==
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[[Aragorn|Aragorn's]] grandfather [[Arador]] was slain by hill-trolls in the [[Coldfells]], north of [[Rivendell]].<ref>{{App|A1v}}</ref>
  
In appearance they were man-like, but larger, and seem to have been covered with hard scales. They were fearsome and vicious, bellowing like beasts as they stormed into battle, and beating their enemies down with great hammers.
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A company of these creatures were among the armies that [[Sauron]] loosed from the [[Morannon]] in the [[Battle of the Morannon]].<ref name=RKV10>{{RK|V10}}</ref>
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==Characteristics==
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In appearance they were man-like, but larger, and seem to have been covered with hard scales. They were fearsome and vicious, bellowing like beasts as they stormed into battle, and beating their enemies down with great hammers.<ref name=RKV10/>
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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[[File:Andrew Goldhawk - Hill Trolls.jpg|thumb|''Hill Trolls'' by Andrew Goldhawk]]
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'''1982-97: ''[[Middle-earth Role Playing]]'':'''
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: Hill Trolls (Sindarin ''Teregemyn'')<ref>{{ICE|8060}}, p. 11</ref> are among the most common of the Troll breeds. They are usually nine to twelve feet tall.<ref>{{ICE|8004}}</ref>
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'''1995-8: ''[[Middle-earth Collectible Card Game]]'':'''
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:"Hill Trolls" is a Troll Faction, and "Hill-troll" is a Minion Character.
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{{References}}
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[[Category:Trolls]]

Revision as of 14:46, 10 July 2012

Hill Troll by John Howe

Hill-trolls were a variety of troll adapted for life among hills and moorland.

Contents

History

Aragorn's grandfather Arador was slain by hill-trolls in the Coldfells, north of Rivendell.[1]

A company of these creatures were among the armies that Sauron loosed from the Morannon in the Battle of the Morannon.[2]

Characteristics

In appearance they were man-like, but larger, and seem to have been covered with hard scales. They were fearsome and vicious, bellowing like beasts as they stormed into battle, and beating their enemies down with great hammers.[2]

Portrayal in adaptations

Hill Trolls by Andrew Goldhawk

1982-97: Middle-earth Role Playing:

Hill Trolls (Sindarin Teregemyn)[3] are among the most common of the Troll breeds. They are usually nine to twelve feet tall.[4]

1995-8: Middle-earth Collectible Card Game:

"Hill Trolls" is a Troll Faction, and "Hill-troll" is a Minion Character.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Black Gate Opens"
  3. Ruth Sochard (1985), Erech and the Paths of the Dead (#8060), p. 11
  4. R. Mark Colburn, Peter C. Fenlon, John D. Ruemmler, Terry K. Amthor, Jessica M. Ney (1989), Lords of Middle-earth Vol III: Hobbits, Dwarves, Ents, Orcs & Trolls (#8004)