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"Just like that? It"ll need much more than that." The hood of the robe shook sadly. "You really know very little about us, Mister Vimes. You see us down on the plains, shambling around talkin" like dis. You don"t know about the history chant, or the Long Dance, or stone music. You see the hunched troll, dragging his club. That"s what the dwarfs did for us, long ago. They turned us, in your minds, into sad, brainless monsters."

-Mister Shine to Commander Vimes, Thud!

Trolls are very intelligent, but as they descend down into the cities on the Sto Plains, the heat makes them stupid, and they get an unfair reputation for stupidity. But the temperature directly affects their brains, as proven in Jingo, Men At Arms, and The Fifth Elephant. It is unknown what exactly the Long Dance , Stone Music, and The History Chant are, as Terry Pratchett never expanded these ideas. They were only mentioned in Thud!. Stone Music is possibly the kind of music that Lias originally played in Soul Music.

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