Hobgoblins of Shadowgate
Alignment: any evil or LN
Classes allowed: fighter, cleric, thief, ranger, barbarian
Normal adventuring starting age: 15-20
Average life span: 60
Stat adjustments: +2 dexterity, +2 constitution
Skill bonuses: +2 stealth
Misc bonuses: n/a
Level adjustment: 1
Commonly found: Echoes mountains, Charu mountains, Talzashaar’s Teeth
Hobgoblins are about 6 1/2 feet tall with hairy hides that range in color from a dark reddish-brown to dark grey. They have either yellowish or dark brown eyes, and their faces show either dark red or red-orange skin. The males have red or blue noses, and all have sharp yellow teeth. They prefer brightly colored clothing, especially colors that remind them of blood. Their leather is usually tinted black and they keep their weapons polished and in good shape. They are almost constantly at war with the other humanoid races, and particularly hate elves. They are a military society, proud of their fighting skills. Some of them have villages, but most live underground or in caverns. They feel that they are superior to goblins and orcs, and often use them as battle fodder. The mercenaries have no qualms working for powerful or rich evil humanoids.
Restricted (level adjusted) races can automatically be rolled on HM accounts in creation. Other un-rollable combinations (atypical alignments or classes for a race) will need to be requested via the avatarmail command, and are usually likewise restricted to HMs and those players with a prior standard of good roleplay. Please be patient – depending if the request is unusual, it may involve some discussion before it is approved or denied, so these applications usually take until the following weekend or so to process. In such submissions, please include a description of your character’s personality and general attitude, as well as at least a moderate summary of their history – it does not need to be a full background, but we must know what has shaped your character, and what their current attitudes and nuances are, in order to approve or deny the request.