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Trollself Cast Image 1 by CheshireCatGrin Trollself Cast Image 1 by CheshireCatGrin
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The main 6 of the Trollself comic, including Stella's heretofore unseen troll. Any information not given below (like reasoning behind elements in their designs, or their usernames, or their captcha-modus or strife specibi, titles, lands, what have you) I will be glad to answer if you ask in your comments!

From left to right:

Chiron Messie (unversedYouth) - The hacker of the group. His first name comes from 2060 Chiron (also known as 95P/Chiron), a planetoid/asteroid that orbits between Saturn and Uranus. His last name comes from Messier objects, astronomical objects that resemble, but are not, comets. His symbol is one of the alcehmical symbols for fire. His blood color is Mikado Yellow.

Benelo Hamali (wanderingStoryteller) - A mutant sea-dweller blueblood who can breathe air and fresh water, but not salt water. His first name comes from part of the names of Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Librae (Zubenelgenubi, Zubeneschamali and Zubenelakrab, respectively). His last name also came from Zubenelschamali. His symbol is one of the alchemical symbols for air. His blood color is Steel Blue.

Gliese Aldeba (starArrangement) - An occasionally high-strung troll who enjoys the troll theatre. His first name comes from the Gliese Catalogue of Nearby Stars. His last name comes from Aldebaran, one of the stars in the constellation Taurus. His symbol is one of the alchemical symbols for Aqua Vitae. His blood color is Sap Green.

Hyades Zemlja (necroMatador) - The highest ranking among the characters, and an artistic sea-dweller. Her first name comes from the Hyades star cluster in the constellation of Taurus. Her last name is 'Earth' in Croatian. Her symbol is one of the alchemical symbols for earth, almost the inverse of Benelo's symbol for air. Her blood color is Byzantium Purple.

Zavija Vindem (midnightStroll) - The lowest ranking of the characters, a fashionista among trolls. Her first name comes from the star Beta Virginis (also known as Zavijava) in the constellation Virgo. Her last name is a misspelling of 'Vinden', Danish for 'wind'. Her symbol is an alchemical symbol for clay. Her blood color is Sangria Red.

Aselli Anchio (cupcakeContessa) - A troll who hides her blood color, lives in a sea-side cave, and loves to bake. Her first name comes from the stars Delta and Gamma Cancri (also know as Asellus Borealis and Australis respectively). Her last name comes from the word 'granchio', which is Italian for 'crab'. It is also a contraction which means "me too" in Italian, but that's purely a coincidence. Her symbol is an alchemical symbol for water. Her blood color is Azure Blue A MYSTERY.
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emptyhead84 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
I have a stick! 8D
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CheshireCatGrin Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You do indeed. plantKind specibus. You can fight with anything plant-based.
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EpicKB Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
These are cute, and very creative!
Could you tell me how to make troll sprites, I haven't the first idea.
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CheshireCatGrin Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I just used one of the pre-made bases you can find around here on DA. I free-handed the hair and the horns and some of the other details.

Here's the base I used: [link]

Hope that helps.

I am absolutely awful at spriting without help from bases and such.
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EpicKB Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Thanks! Am I supposed to download it? - w -'''
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CheshireCatGrin Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, then you save it (or copy and paste it) and open it in the art program of your choice, then mix and match the pieces via copy and paste. Edit colors and whatnot.

I would kill for someone to make a Flash sort of Make-Your-Own game for trolls...
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EpicKB Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Thanks again, I'm so terrible with technology!
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CheshireCatGrin Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That's okay.
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Ultimagus Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Your trolls are so cool! Especially Chiron (Hawaiian Hackets ftw!)
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CheshireCatGrin Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I spent a lot of time looking through different Hawaiian shirts to come up with a pattern for his shirt.
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