“Chaos in the Kingdom of the Trolls”
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After being tossed into a lake of fire, falling Thor flings his hammer upward, which in defiance of all physics, pulls him upwards, so that he can resume his fight with Ulik.
Ulik slays the dragon and claims the ruby as his prize. He explains to Thor that the Trolls have accidentally released a powerful beast known as Trogg, who has gone on to slaughter countless Trolls. The only way to stop the beast is by using the power of the Ruby Eye to seal the portal from whence Trogg came.
Thor makes a deal with Ulik: He will slay Trogg in exchange for the Ruby Eye. Ulik reluctantly agrees. Thor follows Ulik into the heart of the Troll kingdom, where he discovers that King Geirrodur still lives.
Thor does not dally with the king, however. He quickly enters battle with Trogg, a giant creature who seems to have a grudge against the Trolls. He will not parlay with Thor and Thor is not strong enough to defeat him.
When fighting fails, Ulik pressures Thor into using the Ruby Eye to lock away Trogg. Thor reluctantly agrees, sacrificing his need so that he might save the Trolls. As Thor departs, Ulik mocks Thor savagely for being foolish enough to help an enemy.
First Appearance: Trogg