Trigger Loaded wrote:Can a troll live without a head? Specifically if you cut the head off and burn it, will the body keep living and grow a new head?
As long as you don't stop its regeneration, the troll can recover unless it was slain by an effect that bypasses hit points, I suppose.
It can't multiply though. You can't get 2 trolls by cutting one in half. As a general rule, the larger portion is where the regeneration continues. So if you cut off a troll head, the head is dead but the body regrows it unless you deactivate the body's regeneration.
Followup question that depended on the answer to this one. My purpose is not to try and make two trolls out of one, but some curiosity that came to mind regarding Troll brains.
So, behead a Troll, and destroy the head. Troll grows a new head. Does he have his old memories, or is he an amnesiac? I'm wondering where a Troll's memories are stored.
(Though, on reflection, given that souls are usually shown having memories of their life as well, that could explain a workaround instead of having to explain the necessity of a brain.)