Twelve little trolls out to play a game

The Heir screamed "No," and went insane

Eleven little trolls laughing up a storm

The Prince spoke no more

Ten little trolls standing in line,

The Mage heard a honk and then there were nine;

Nine little trolls thought their bonds would stay,

The Seer made other claims.

One little, two little, three little, four little, five little troll children,

Six little, seven little, eight little, nine little, ten little troll children.

Eight little trolls wanted things to make sense.

The Bard provided no hopeful pretense;

Seven little trolls strifing with imps,

The Rouge lost his breath and then there were six.

Six little trolls needed a friend,

But the Maid was already dead;

Five little trolls with no courage,

The Sylph decided not to light the voyage.

Four little trolls in a doomed session

The Page's robots lost their function;

Three little trolls not sure what to do,

The Witch traveled off and then there were two.

Two little trolls almost thought they had won

The Knight joined the heir and then there was one;

One little Troll baked a cake,

The Thief of Life never had a better reason to celebrate