ALTERNIAN GEESE - A Headcanon
Hey. Hey guys. Stupid fun Alternia headcanon.
You know how wild geese are stereotypically assholes here on Earth, right? Go overhead in sometimes MASSIVE flocks and land to forage and rest? Also they honk a lot??
Think about it. Alternian Geese.
From the day they surface, little trolls learn to fear the DISTANT HONKING of Alternian geese, which quickly primes them for learning to fear Subjugglators/The Dark Carnival. If you as a tiny troll don’t learn to duck for cover in your hive when you hear the echoing chorus of the most common death birds on the planet, once the flock is overhead, they’ll quickly descend upon you, beat you down with their buff-ass wings, and rip you to shreds like sky-piranhas. This would mean a sudden, instant, bloody and savage death for wrigglers who didn’t know better and a lesson learned for first-time survivors.
Obviously they stop being QUITE as dangerous to older trolls, but they’re still bad enough in large numbers, even for highbloods, that a flock landing in somebody’s lawnring could still keep them trapped inside, maybe even preventing them from going to work until they could find a way to kill them or get them to leave.