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Monster Profile: Trolluk

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Who wants to see the moving 3D model of this guy?

Um... click on the screnshot below to load the 3D Animated Monster Viewer (Unity) that we put together for you! Then read the story of how the Trolluk was named below. For those of you who have been watching our progress... we have come a long way from that initial sketch and black and white model.

Click to see the Trolluk animated in 3D!
Check out the Trolluk in our 3D Animated Monster Viewer (Unity)

What is a Trolluk?

Loth, the adventurer who is credited with first seeing a Trollulk, commented in an exclusive interview, "It's been nearly a year since I first discovered the Trolluk. Well, I didn't discover it. Little Figgy the moglin saw it first. I remember it like it was yesterday. He raised his little finger, pointed up at the approaching monster and shouted 'TROLL'... and as the club suddenly came down on his head he let out a pretty squeeky  'UK!'. By the time our healer inquisitively asked, 'A Troll-wha?' I was already running away so fast that I barely heard the sound of that club flattening him into a pancake too. Barely. I have a new adventuring party now. We mostly just hide in the inn playing parcheesi now. What? Don't you dare give me that judging stare. Only adventures with a death wish would want to go up against a Trolluk!" We have yet to find another adventurer who has survived an encounter with a Trolluk. Loth was last seen at the Inn, bragging about a buff gave him the narrow adventage he needed to win a tricky game of parcheesi. (The "UK!" sound first appeared when you shoot a moglin in Robina's Monster Hunt)

2013 Calendar

Often referred to as the "Awwwww man... the world did not end.... AGAIN!? calendar" we are working on the official Artix Entertainment ALL GAMES 2013 calendar. As posted on my Twitter earlier today, we would like to try something new. Instead of using existing game art to put together the standard 12 page calendar, we would like to put the artist dream team of Dioz, Mido & Dage together and let them go ALL OUT to create a massive calendar poster. (The last thing you saw them do was the Dage vs Nulgath - which set our all time record number of likes on Facebook.) The theme, would be celebrating our 10 years of adventure which begins this October. Someone on Twitter mentioned it should be like those crazy Capcom Streetfighter mashup posters... and we think that is a GREAT IDEA! So we will try to feature as many heroes and villains from all games as possible. Dioz is doing a thumbnail sketch so we can show you what we mean. But we could use your help.... what heroes and villains would you like to see on the calendar!? Comment on this post and let us know! (Login in the upper right)

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JeffTechnoWiz
JeffTechnoWiz: I vote the Capcom Streefighter Mashup Posters. For no.. reason.. at all X3 Plus nice story for that monster.
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Revz
Revz: Looks amazing. Really looking forward to playing. Still waiting for you to test the new Flash so I can finally play. :3
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Lord Machaar
Lord Machaar: I wanna see gifts and prizes and contests and fun, and hmm... beer, is that aloud, ok it's not... it's been 10 years, it must be something "Big", no... "Huge", no "Chuck norris", that's fine!
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JeffTechnoWiz
JeffTechnoWiz: I hope his power attack would be a overhead Swing. Or.. a Guts Berserk Style 2 handed swing in the style of a baseball bat.
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Blaze0812
Blaze0812: Among all the amazing artwork i think it would be nice to have the Alpha Knight pledge somewhere on it that would make a good touch, that or an A.E version of uncle same with Artix pointing at the player and Saying "We want you!" i don't know you guys are smart you'll figure it out,

-Blaze0812
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sournote103
sournote103: The Trolluk tech demo is fantastic! This looks infinitely better (in terms of general prettiness and in those of smoothness and naturalness of animations) than a number of games that require a download!
On that note, one thing I might suggest would be to make a downloadable version of the game, as not going through a web browser might speed it up for some people.
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William Taylor
William Taylor: Duuuuuude! THIS IS AMAZING! I'd love to battle this, uh... Trolluk.
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Plendamonda
Plendamonda: Hmm...I would like to see Kathool Atchoo. For Seppy (whom I am sure will be in there...) use the Dragonfable version pwease. He looks coolest. Also, I have always liked Gorgok, and Entropy made him awesome, so I'd also like to see the Entropy Dragon Gorgok. Trolluk is beast btw, this game will be awesome!
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pkmnmastah
pkmnmastah: definitely xan. also Drakath. For heroes put Artix on a pink armour and have looking like "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO". that would be funny
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Voodoo
Voodoo: The AE calender of 2013 will be of all the games?! YES! I wanted to buy 2012's, but I don't usually buy anything related to AQW.
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Wildsky360
Wildsky360: I think it should have "The Hero" like in a dark outline with a question mark in the middle.
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Xap
Xap: I'd like to see Dioz's sketch so I know what the poster will look like, then I shall give my suggestions on which heroes and villains I want to see there!
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Axel459
Axel459: I really like how smooth the animation for the attack looks
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MIL_KIM98
MIL_KIM98: I would like the tekken character...... TEKKEN = fighting game like the streetfighter
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Whs123
Whs123: I would love to see some of the villains that are lesser known than like Drakath or Xan but some only people who play most of the games will recognize mixed in with ones everyone probably would know like Dage and Nulgath. Same With the Hero's portion of the poster.

It would be like adding something for the seasoned players while keeping it open to some of the newer ones.

Keep up the great work i am looking foreward to so many things this year.

~Whs123
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Kyle8497
Kyle8497: What an interesting story... the sad thing is that when the Unity loading bar reaches 100%, nothing happens.
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Dragon ep
Dragon ep: when will all of youre cards and calendars and stuff come to sweden???
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EomertheWild
EomertheWild: Nice! I can't wait for this calendar!

Let's see, for the villains I would most definitely say Sepulchure.

For Heroes, Captain Stratos.

Good luck on the art!
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Slayer M
Slayer M: DEFINITELY include Sepulchure and Xan in the mashup! :3
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Rasdor the Bloodthirsty
Rasdor the Bloodthirsty: Bravo, Bravo amaxing work you guys i can tell that you put alot more detail into him and the monster viewer was amazing good job
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coolster687
coolster687: cool
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Soris Winter
Soris Winter: An omen of things to come. And they will be awesome.
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svrsaver
svrsaver: cool trouloc model yeah first comment
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bossofmagic
bossofmagic: Kinda hard to think on the spot o-o

Let's see... I never really played Mechquest and EpicDuel but...A couple of pairs: Xan and Konan, Sepulchure and Gravelyn, Drakath (maybe a mix of his DF look and his AQW, like a transition or a shadow), Warlic and Nythera... Those are the big figures that are on my mind right now but it's difficult to choose the better ones!

PS: It's nice to be able to comment on the "Design notes".
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Enjoy it. Just do it. FUN.
Enjoy it. Just do it. FUN.: Press 3 than press 2.
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SketchyFellow
SketchyFellow: I'd love a calendar full of Moglins, baby dragons and dracoliches, and at least one ''heart warming'' picture with Sepulchure giving undead Moglins presents in gothic themed wrapping paper.
Oh, and Chuckles can be the ''star'' on top of some x-mas tree equivalent.
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rayder3
rayder3: I'd like to see J6 and Dage
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Sephira The Twilight
Sephira The Twilight: you guys have come a long way since adventure quest :D
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The_Fallen
The_Fallen: who nice monster animation you guys should do do MORE!!! any1 tiny issue i had when i push a attack button and the troll swings he completely stop moving/ breathing whatever u wanna call it
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Nivlac Hood
Nivlac Hood: You need to add Fluffy
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mturf
mturf: yes, that's right, all there's a troll like that under every bridge in the united kingdom. TrollUK is not to be messed with ^-^
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Derpyfire
Derpyfire: I'd like to see Artix hammering Drakath into the ground! And I'd also like to see a Trolluk spattering moglins! lol!
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BWMagician
BWMagician: Artix slaying the undead. Lady Celestia and Elysia training a dragonlord. Sepulchure and Gravelyn showing her pictures through the years(yeah, it's a bit funny, since Sepulchure has no positive emotions unless you count laughing manaichally while his forces destroy lore, but would be cool) Drakath(mirror, kid, fusion with fluffy, fusion with flufffy and mysterious stranger, dragon from aq, dragonfable), Alteon, Sepulchure, and the Hero VS. Drakath. Dragonlord, Guardian, Starcaptain Unite. Twilly and a baby dragon vs. zorbak and a baby dracolich. Ravenloss with Tomix and Riadne. Cysero turning the Guardian tower into a fish. Voltaire theme every month with a Friday the 13th.
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Selhoe
Selhoe: Heroes: Dean Warlic, Charfade, Artix, Ash,Tek,Starstrom. Villains:J6,Voltabolt, Calladus, Sepulchure, Gravelyn.
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green swimming giraph
green swimming giraph : Definitely Dage, Artix (of course), Daimyo, Robina, Twilly, and Galanoth
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ultim8 dEvourer
ultim8 dEvourer: Seppy,flufy,drakath,xan,warlic,reens,tek,drakath,alteon,artix,gravelyn,zoom,twilly,zorbak,dage,nulgath,ai no miko, carnax or the devourer, miss fixit, cysero,J6,valencia, cuckles, miltonius, beleen, a rainbow derp face, the 13 lords of chaos, the skullcrusher mech,stratos, randor the red,daimyow, celestia, nurse helia, a GIANT BIONIC RUNED RED FIRE DRAGON!!!
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reallysillydude
reallysillydude: We want Twig, of course. Standing on a huge scoop of ice cream with fish heads in it. Standing on top with the light directly behind him, and the huge shadow being cast looking like the shadow of a huge monster... and bad guys like DragonFable Drakath and AQWorlds Ultra-Mega-Chaos-Vordred running away in a total panic...
That's what I would want on the October page for the Calendar. (My birthday is in October)
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svrsaver
svrsaver: <*cry's*> not first comment
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Dragrythenian
Dragrythenian: Carnax, xan, Drakath(DF), The Mysterious Stranger, Zorbak, Noxus, Sepulchure, Lady Vayle (The Necromantress), Akriloth, Sek-Duat XV, Zhoom, Cysero, Twig, Robina...etc...
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BladeMaster
BladeMaster: J6! :D
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ethandf7
ethandf7: We NEEEEED the master villain dude from aq3d on the calendar. Now.
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rytholumus
rytholumus: throw in a bunch of players cuz we support and love u guys
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doom riper
doom riper: artix and sepulchure
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Reak choas
Reak choas: I say put everyone you can fit!
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mlkk22
mlkk22: Im so excited the games almost ready
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yungmario
yungmario: Heros: Artix, Cysero, Beleen, Warlic, Alina, King Alteon Villans:Dage Sepulchure gravelyn Nulgath,J6,Drakath
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BWMagician
BWMagician: Warlic turning the fish back into the guardian tower
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Z Man
Z Man: For some reason AQ3D wont load in flash and my computer does not come with unity.
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Kyontik SoulHoarder
Kyontik SoulHoarder: We should make a(n) Xan 3-month thing for the calendar (June/July-August) because they are the hottest months of the year. Like, an AQW looking Xan, then a DF Xan, then a Xan from the poster at Heromart.

On a completely unrelated note, could someone please tell me how tore server my name for AQ3D?
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Kodix 101
Kodix 101: Xan, Dage, Nulgath, Rolith, Alina
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Kyontik SoulHoarder
Kyontik SoulHoarder: I forgot to post this to... -.-.
Put Nulgath in February, Dage in March.
Heroes- Galanoth, Lady Celestia, Artix, and Twilly and Twig fighting over a cake... :P
Villains- Drakath, Vordred, Nulgath, Dage the (Ultimate) Evil.
And for December, put an image of all the starter classes of all the games in one picture,?all of them cheering. That would be really, really cool.
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Kyontik SoulHoarder
Kyontik SoulHoarder: To my first post:
*to reserve
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Platinum Paladin
Platinum Paladin: Artix for sure along with Sepulchure! Maybe also have an elemental theme going on there, Alteon = Light, Sepulchure = Dark, Lords of Chaos = Chaos, etc. Also, possibly some of the lesser known characters mixed in with the mains?
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UndeadLegionGod-King
UndeadLegionGod-King: DAGE!!! I JUST NEED DAGE ON THE POSTER!!
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Artix
Artix: Great suggestions guys! Keep them coming! I really appreciate that you are using this commenting system.
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Aroninia
Aroninia: Zorbak! And Twilly too! And Twig!!! Or better yet, a little mob of all the most well-known moglins charging towards the rest of the characters!
(singing tune of Rudolph) There's Chico, Zorbak, Twig and Blizzy;
And Mozzy, Squee, Kabroz and Chilly;
But do you recall--?
The most famous Moglin of all!
Twilly, the red-furred moglin,
had a very healthy heal!
And if you ever saw him,
the games would always seem more real!!!
Hahaha
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(-o-) Ifghar (-o-)
(-o-) Ifghar (-o-): Zorbak, Twilly, Artix, Cysero, Dage, Nulgath, Xan, Frostscythe, Rolith, Warlic, Sys Zero, Captain Rhubarb, Galanoth, Ash, Drakath, Sepulchure (Sepulchure is a must on anything with villains :D), and maybe the Mysterious Stranger?
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Kyontik SoulHoarder
Kyontik SoulHoarder: Aroninia... I see what you did there... Hehehehe
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jinglebob5
jinglebob5: Dage, Nulgath, Xan, Diozz, J6, Artix, Sepulchure, King Alteon, Gravelyn (Diozz style) Mysterious stranger, Robina, Voltaire, Deady, Alina, Cysero, Revontheus, Klunk, Dilligaf, Laken, Rogath, Twilly, Zorbak, Samba, Drakath, Yergen, Beleen, Cambell & I'm assuming LoL will be out for it so maybe some LoL characters? e.g Trolluk and Cambell I know you won't use all of these so thats just aload of characters that could be used :D
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TheMysteriousStanger
TheMysteriousStanger: Obviously the Mysterious Stranger from DF, MQ, and possibly AQ original. Sepulchure, Xan. More of the older school characters definitely. The moglins. Artix. Now I'm just namming of random characters. Dage on one page half of the page original dage the other half being his paragon armor. Same with Nulgath. Cysero orb, Cysero. You get the idea
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MastR_of_LMNts
MastR_of_LMNts: omg the trolluk is amazing :D!!!
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Kong Fue
Kong Fue: Since I play dragonfable...
I'm thinking Xan, Nulgath, Noxus, S.M.U.D.D, Drakath, Kathool, Entropy, Artix, Cysero, Galanoth, Ash Dragonblade, Alexander.
I'm thinking the Pactogonal Knights need a little more attention.
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Lord Machaar
Lord Machaar: Trolluk = Troll you okay?
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Eldric
Eldric: I'd like to see Sombrero Dhows.
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Midori_Shinju
Midori_Shinju: I'd like to see Tomix,Artix,Warlic,Zhoom,at least one moglin and don't forget about Cysero!The Avatars too.
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Voydspektre
Voydspektre: Villains: DAGE, Sepulchure (Dead, but oh well :3), Gravelyn, Captain Porkon (He's a horc. C'mon guys, you can't have forgotten him!), Laken, Baelius, Zorbak, Xan, assorted host of monsters from various games.

Heros: Artix, Cysero, Alina, J6, Twilly, Twig, Truffle (Pink flying moglins = good ;]), Samba, Titan.

Drakath in the middle between the two charging armies.
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Derpyfire
Derpyfire: I'd like to see all the Chaos lords(besides drakath) in a wack a mole, no scratch that, wack-a-Chaos lord(tm) machine! (use Rolith to do the wacking:)
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ben14715
ben14715: These are my ideas for the pictures of the 2013 Calender:

I want see each the main NPC in each of their looks of the different games or do a mixtures of all the looks into one. Also you should include event monsters or (achievement) sprites like in AdventureQuest Worlds for the kingfisher, show some seasonal characters on certain months like summer characters on the June page and winter characters on Pages of December. You should also think about how the evolution of the characters conveyed look has changed through-out the year and through-out each game, maybe doing a timeline for Artix, Cysero, Warlic and Beleen, and maybe add more or less if you want decide. Maybe you should think about making a 3D page with the red & blue glasses attached to the page. You could try a put a picture of the characters in real-life beside the alternate versions of them in each game. There are so ways you go upon this and I hope that a few of these ideas will help you for your 2013 Calender.
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rob360
rob360: Pretty cool
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KJinx101
KJinx101: cant wait to view some other ones....
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