In the highlands of the Andes is a most unusual settlement:
a community of Trollitariots. This
brutish fey are obsessed with work and it shows. In 10 short years they have built up their
settlement to something spectacular annoying their neighbors to no end. Their actions range from farming, trading and
raider depending on their supplies and their needs.
Note: The following
is not indicative of any local cultures.
More like the Trollitariots have taken what works and made it their own.
There are two clans: The
Come Dedos (Finger Eaters) clan and the Mordedora de Rodilla (Knee Biter)
clan. These often wear a picture of a
hand or foot on their attires. These intermarry with each other. Families are matrilineal where the men lose
their clan and are accepted into the new one when they marry,
They are not very tech orientated, but unnecessary as they
are strong and good at raising stuff, as well as their natural talents
These renewable garden beds are the main
way they generate food. They are filled
with drainage materials and topped with organic material that is replaced as it
loses nutrients. What is usually grown
is the humble Potato which the Trollitariots have plundered from their
neighbors and now has many different species that they switch based on weather
patterns. Other crops include Beans,
Peruvian Parsnips, and a variety of Maize.
They use both agriculture techniques and magic to ensure their crops
Animal Husbandry: With dinosaurs replacing most native species,
the Trollitariots had to improvise like everybody else. They are most well known for their Pterosaurs
for flying around, but they have also domesticated a sturdy Pachycephalosaurus for
traveling on the dangerous Andes mountain roads. They
have raised small Ornitholestes that are treated not unlike chickens. Guinea Pigs are one of the only non-dinosaur
creatures raised as they are a great source of meat, relative to plant
Caves: The Trollitariots like digging and have dug
out part of the rock on the side of the mountain to setup a series of caves for
safety purposes when things get rough.
It also provides a connection to the Hallowed World.
Cubes: Most of the upper settlement’s buildings are
cube shaped and are composed of bricks. They
are cheap, easy to maintain and incredibly modular because of it.
Defensive Walls: The Town has a pair of clearly defensive
walls that have about 5 feet between the two.
This acts as a murder zone if they are ever attacked by anything that
doesn’t use modern weapons. It also acts
as check points to reduce traffic of any local dangers. These walls are also designed with a bit of
give to avoid toppling over during earthquakes.
Marked with an X: The town is shaped like an X with two main
roads, with several secondary paths that feed off it. It ensures easy access within the Settlement to
the Summer and Winter Solstice for ritual purposes.
Mountain Town: It
is built on the side of a mountain. It
is one part to divert any mountain streams from the upper parts of any runoff
so they can capitalize for farming and local consumption. This is also why they have setup several
“deadfalls” filled with rocks which are dropped down against any invaders, both
causing harm and making it much more difficult for any opponent to invade.
Roads: Despite their distance and general wariness
of strangers, they took it upon themselves to tie a road from their settlement
to the main road system in the Andes. It
is mainly to facilitate trade and show everybody else how it is done. They are smooth rock and chipped into the
mountain and often include steps and switchbacks to make it easy on beasts of
Locations of Note
1. Garbage Point
This is simply a dumping area where the Trollitariots
throw their trash into the valley below.
2. Pterosaur Pens
Trollitariots prize their Pterosaurs. They allow fast transport and communication
anywhere within the continent within days and make it easy to raid just about
anywhere. They are owned communally, but
you must sign out for one and are personally responsible for compensating, Kaijin
the keeper. It is pointed at their
family if the individual doesn’t come back for whatever reason.
These series of hitching posts include a good-sized brick
cubed barn to bring them in out of the weather as needed.
3. Pachycephalosaurus Pens
kept close to the entrance of the village for ease of access. They are also noisy so by putting them near
the gate they will act as an early detection system.
4. Radio Station
This single-story brick building is the home of the local
radio station. It transmits local events
and often plays music “acquired” from trade or raids. Its current DJ is Hakalai, whom has recently
gone on a Jazz Kick. She considers
herself an artist that would one day like to go to the big city but has stayed
behind due to family obligations.
5. Shaman’s House
This huge tent is made from the bones of a Sauropod and
stretch over with its hide. Inside are a
series of glass jars along one wall filled with all sorts of components. Rakash the shaman is often smoking something
that comes out purple deep in meditative thought.
6. The Glittering Grumps House:
This large stone cube is the glittering grump house. This is a warrior society where Trollitariots
are trained into their own fey like abilities.
7. Finger Eater’s Main Complex
This is the main living house of the Finger Biter Trollitariots.
This honeycomb structure is a series of
small homes that interconnect with each other.
They are currently in charge of Stomp Point.
8. Knee Biter Main Lodge
Very similar to the Finger Eater Complex, in order to
compensate by being the guardians of the caves to the Hallowed World.
9. Mountain Spring
This is the main source of water for the community.
10. Winter Solstice Point
This is ceremonial location for the winter solstice.
11. Summer Solstice Point
This is ceremonial location for the summer solstice.