Duur'kala or "dirge singers"are musically trained group of story tellers of the goblins of Darguun. (The loose equivalent for other races are bards) They are spiritual leaders of the goblinoids and held in high esteem. For example the order of goblin spies and assassins "Shaarat'khesh" will not kill a Duur'kala. They are also trained to be spies and diplomats. Most Duur'kala are female.
They are repected for there ability to recall long and elaborate stories of the Dhakaani Empire. These stories recall the etiquette, traditions and exploits of the empire which greatly influence the Darguun goblins. They are sung to the young goblinoids as a method of schooling them on their heritage as they mature. A second aspects to the songs of the dirge singers are the magical properties. These songs can motivate the body to heal itself. There are other songs that can cause sleep, confusion, and damage to enemies.
There are some famous Duur'kala. Jhazaal Dhakaan is known as the best Duur'kala of all time. She united the six kings to form the empire. Her voice was so powerful that it is lore she could charm a person with a word and end a battle with a scream. She was also a talented craftsperson who created many famous artifacts like the horn Ghaal'duur. A second famous dirge singer is Tuura Dhakaan. She is the leader of the Kech Volaar. Some consider her the the strongest singer the clans have seen in one thousand years.
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