Check out these bad boys and girls in full color! (Click the thumbnail for the full-size view! It might take a minute to load because its a huge image.)
I had a really fun time designing this set of minor characters and coming up with interesting quest descriptions. I never understood why in so many fantasy games the side quest related NPCs are completely boring and forgettable. It was also a fun design challenge to keep these guys within a similar color family but allow them each a specific scheme. I tried to keep things cohesive by using a blue or green main color with warm accents on every character.
In troll culture, personal expression is held as the highest virtue. They see it as a moral duty for all trolls to bedazzle themselves with a signature personal style, despite the fact that most trolls are extremely poor. In my hypothetical urban fantasy game that only exists in my imagination, you as the player would spend a good portion of the game in the district inhabited by trolls since it is the epicenter of conflict in the city.
Stay tuned for the next set of human NPCs!