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A '''troll''' is a mythical [[beast]] who is known for hiding under [[bridge]]s, demanding payment of a toll from travellers.
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A '''troll''' is a [[mythology|mythical]] [[beast]] who is known for living under the ground. This term is sometimes synonolous with dwarf, dark elf or kobold. The fairy tale version where the troll lives under a [[bridge]] and demanding payment of a toll from travelling goats comes from a [[19th century]] collection of folk tales.
  
This term is also given to the person who sits and receives money from those attending an SCA event (thus also the term "troll booth"), often the [[constable]]. This person could also be called a gatekeeper, although this name isn't half as good ;)
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==Trolls in the SCA==
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This [[SCAism|term]] is also given to the person who sits and receives money from those attending an [[SCA]] [[event]] (thus also the term "troll booth"), often the [[constable]]. This person could also be called a gatekeeper, although this name isn't half as good ;)
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This has, in turn, given rise to the verb backformation: "To troll in" meaning to  pay the [[site fee]], sign [[waiver]]s and so on.
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Latest revision as of 02:43, 13 April 2007

A troll is a mythical beast who is known for living under the ground. This term is sometimes synonolous with dwarf, dark elf or kobold. The fairy tale version where the troll lives under a bridge and demanding payment of a toll from travelling goats comes from a 19th century collection of folk tales.

Trolls in the SCA

This term is also given to the person who sits and receives money from those attending an SCA event (thus also the term "troll booth"), often the constable. This person could also be called a gatekeeper, although this name isn't half as good ;)

This has, in turn, given rise to the verb backformation: "To troll in" meaning to pay the site fee, sign waivers and so on.