Troll, Two-Headed

Two-Headed Troll Creature8

Uncommon CE Large Giant Troll

Senses Perception +18; darkvision

Skills Athletics +18, Intimidation +17

Languages Jotun

Str +6, Dex +1, Con +6, Int -2, Wis +4, Cha +3

Independent Brains Each of a two-headed troll’s heads rolls their own initiative and has their own turn. Neither head can Delay. At the start of a head’s turn, that head gets 2 actions and 1 reaction. Each brain controls one of the troll’s arms, but both can move the legs. Any ability that would sever a two-headed troll’s head (such as the vorpal weapon property) doesn’t cause the two-headed troll to die if they still have their other head, but does cause them to lose the turns, actions, and reactions of the severed head. Mental effects that target a single creature affect only one of the troll’s heads.

Items club


AC 24; Fort +20, Ref +15, Will +14

HP 190, regeneration 25 (deactivated by acid or fire); Weaknesses fire 10

Head Regrowth A two-headed troll’s regeneration can regrow a severed head. After regaining Hit Points from regeneration, the two-headed troll attempts a DC 10 flat check. On a success, the missing head is fully restored. If a two-headed troll loses their last remaining head, they die immediately.

Attack of Opportunity [reaction]


Speed 30 feet

Melee [one-action] jaws +18 (reach 10 feet), Damage 2d12+8 piercing

Melee [one-action] claw +18 (agile, reach 10 feet), Damage 2d8+8 slashing

Melee [one-action] club +18 (reach 10 feet), Damage 2d6+8 bludgeoning

Ranged [one-action] club +13 (thrown 10 feet), Damage 2d6+8 bludgeoning

Reactive Chomp [one-action] Requirements One of the troll’s heads hit the same enemy with two consecutive claw Strikes in the same round; Effect The other head uses their reaction to make a jaws Strike against the creature that was hit.

About

Two-headed trolls are savage, dual-minded monsters with an unquenchable thirst for bloodshed. Indeed, it is a custom for parents to invoke the two-headed troll as a warning to misbehaving children. “Finish your chores,” a parent might say to a stubborn child, “or a two-headed troll will snatch you away at night and swallow you whole!” It’s unclear why such a morbid tradition gained traction with parents, but it’s an undeniable fact that two- headed trolls have an appetite for “nibbles”-creatures small enough to devour with one bite.

Mature two-headed trolls stand 13 feet in height, weighing roughly 1,700 pounds. Unlike common trolls, two-headed trolls share the upright gait of their ettin ancestry and do not walk hunched over.

Trolls and ettins do not normally seek one another as mates, but this pairing is the source of the original two-headed trolls-such couplings were engineered and arranged in ages past. Oblivious to their origin, two-headed trolls tend to give no deference to the Mother of Monsters.

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