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On 11/24/2018 at 9:49 AM, soltakss said:

That's because Gbaji cheated and chewed his way out after he was eaten. 

The answer is clearly not to eat them whole, but to bash them on the head, dismember them and then eat them.

 

On 11/24/2018 at 2:00 PM, womble said:

Doesn't flame (cooking) usually inhibit regeneration? I know trolls don't normally care to take the time to cook their dinners, but perhaps they'd make an exception for things like Walktapi, to avoid indigestion while their alimentary corrosives did their work?

Proper preparation is critical to the safe devouring of the more noxious chaos foods. Many troll Clans have secret rituals and methods to allow consumption of various normally inedible chaos things. Only Zorak Zorani trolls habitually burn their food (which for normal Uz means applying any heat at all) and that is done to show off how tough they are, eating ruined food -not to improve the flavor or digestibility. 

RE the OP - Few trolls will knowingly eat Iron, or chaos that is not of the sorts their clan knows how to consume safely. Otherwise, pretty much anything else is fair game. 

A few notes about Roleplaying troll hunger from work-in-progress trollpack materials:

Trolls are always hungry. Even when gorged to the point of bursting, you will look about for something to chew on or consume. Just about everything in your environment calls out to be eaten, and it is a constant struggle not to consume everything around you. Better foods are harder to resist, but anything will do in a pinch. It is far preferable to chew rocks and gulp air than to eat nothing at all.

The best possible food is living flesh. Consuming live food is just about the greatest pleasure you can imagine, and you often imagine it. Unfortunately, many living things are forbidden or impolitic to make a meal of, so you must usually resort to lesser fare. It is strictly forbidden for you to kill other Uz for food, and some of your earliest and clearest memories from childhood involve being beaten soundly for trying to sneak a bite of your nursery-mates.

The second-best foods are dead flesh and living plants. These make up most of your actual meals and are plenty delicious enough to survive on under most circumstances. Dead plants are ok, but not very satisfying, and completely dead things like stones and metal are barely palatable, but still better than going hungry. 

You don’t actually Need much more food than a human, but you are very unhappy if you cannot manage to consume roughly three times what a normal human would each day. Lower quality foods do less to satisfy your hunger, and it is difficult to physically ingest enough earth or dry wood to feel even moderately satisfied. It is difficult for a troll to become fat, and obesity is a much-prized sign of wealth, prosperity, and the leisure to truly dedicate oneself to eating.

 

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4 hours ago, boztakang said:

It is strictly forbidden for you to kill other Uz for food, and some of your earliest and clearest memories from childhood involve being beaten soundly for trying to sneak a bite of your nursery-mates.

This is very interesting. Is there a mythic reason for this? Cannibalism is a widespread taboo in real life (sometimes argued to be one of a very few near-universal taboos), and often has myths explaining the reasons why it's bad and the risks of doing it.

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5 hours ago, boztakang said:

A few notes about Roleplaying troll hunger from work-in-progress trollpack materials:

The best possible food is living flesh... [but] It is strictly forbidden for you to kill other Uz for food, and some of your earliest and clearest memories from childhood involve being beaten soundly for trying to sneak a bite of your nursery-mates.

???

I thought there was a Rune-level requirement in one of the Uz cults to eat a blood relative... ?

 

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16 hours ago, g33k said:

I thought there was a Rune-level requirement in one of the Uz cults to eat a blood relative... ?

 

7 hours ago, PhilHibbs said:

Enlo are not Uz.

True, though Enlo have only been around for around 800 years, and the Karrg's Son requirements are not that recent.

Fortunately, the corpses of the deceased are no longer Uz either. The requirement basically ensures that a clan's most valuable males remain close enough to home to attend family funerals on a regular basis. You can't kill Uz for food, but you ARE permitted - and even expected - to eat those who die of other causes. The rules can always be bent in a pinch... "whut? 'e pissed me off - ah didn't Mean to kill 'im. Oh well, ah guess that's dinner sorted then" but you have to be able to convince the priestess and your fellows that the killing was justified on a basis other than pure hunger. 

The need for a Taboo against eating Uz is just another of the uncounted ways that the theft of Death broke the world and made things bad. In Wonderhome, you could eat anyone you wanted to, and have a good laugh about it together afterwards. 

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4 hours ago, boztakang said:

In Wonderhome, you could eat anyone you wanted to, and have a good laugh about it together afterwards. 

Lovely little bit!  The joy of the Underworld before Yelm came along and messed it all up (not to mention Death).

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