Monday, September 14, 2009

Some Old Notes on Kindreds

I found these stuck in with some other papers.

Uruks: Pstoralits and besast-tamers. Live on subarctic steppes and taiga with ice age megafauna. Use Mammoths as primary beasts of burden. Reindeer, sabretooth tigers, dire wolves also domesticated, sometimes used to pull sleighs or chariots. Metal use is rare and metals of all sorts are considered extremely prized valuables. Coinage is ivory and amber. Technology is based on worked bone, ivory, horn and hide with a little wood. Peat and dried dung are used as fuel.

Elves: Forest elves are similar to Celtic barbarians, bronze smiths. Mountain elves work stone, silver and gold, hihg renaissance culture. Sea elves have gills, live amphibian lifestyle, make use of many forms of sea life as well as driftwood etc. Sea elves are prized as sailors and ships' crew.

Dwarves: Live predominantly underground in mountain caves and mines. Metal smelters, stone workers, industrialists. Make use of limited steam, clockwork and gunpowder technology.

Humans: Generalists, ive in mixed communities. Generally medieval technology level.

Lizardmen: Live in swamps, serve Nagas.

Centaurs: Nomads, rove in herds, horse breeders and traders, also herd and trade other ungulates.

Leprechauns: Dwell in crannogs, use Wik-wing to teleport in and out.

Hobbs: Live in well appointed holes in hill country. Horticulturalists, raise vegetables, crops and herbs of all sorts.

Gnomes: Fine craftsmen and tinkers, excellent jewlers, locksmiths, clockworkers, wood carvers etc.

1 comment:

  1. good notes indeed. I especially like the stone age megafauna.