Christopher Jon Luke Dowgin is bringing us a new world set in the Pines Barrens of New Jersey. No, not greasy Italian mobster monsters, but Trolls!
Starting in 1638, New Sweden was established in the Pines on the Delaware River. The Swedes brought over Norwegian mountain trolls as slaves to clear the land and build their houses. Some escaped!
For centuries now they have roamed the woods of the Pines. Trolls as big as a pine, but just barely keeping their heads below the tree line. They walk under the sun due to a protective lining that covers their eyes that prevents them from turning into stone.
They’re sometimes mistaken for the Jersey Devil (a Gastornis not to be mistaken for anyone in the Leeds family); because anything that is tall and strange gets mistaken for this popular mythical creature… Only Hulton sees them for what they are.