Or Queen Drub's ... they are probably the most advanced ones. But why should just the "most kind" Trolls go with the Palace? Trolls and Elves have proved already that they can co-exist and cooperate. Rembember Cutter's discussion about the Palace? Elves, Trolls, Preservers - they all have the right to be in the Palace. The more fierce one are probably the more active and curious ones ... more likely the ones who are interested to travel with the Palace to new mining grounds. btw: I' don't consider Picknose so lazy at all. He managed to stay King for 10,000 years. He must have done something right.