Batoonsta is a minotaur ferryman. He hauls goods through the jungles of Carinth for the trolls. Batoonsta had his tongue cut out by a troll when he argued about navigating a waterfall. The minotaur was correct in his assessment and the cargo was lost; but that would not bring back his ability to speak. Trolls don’t apologize. Minotaurs don’t forget.
Eel-Eye is the nephew of the troll king, Makomaw. He is trying to prove himself by picking up the troll tithe offered by the elves of Carinth. He is young by troll standards, which makes him even more dangerous. When someone longs for approval, they are known to do most anything. Eel-Eye wants his uncle’s approval more than anything.
These characters will appear in my short story series Ties That Bind. You can read past chapters to catch up here.