|A troglodyte, from the 3.5 Monster Manual|
|Avg. Weight||150 lbs.|
|3rd edition rules|
|Creature Type||Humanoid (Reptilian)|
|Advancement||By character class|
|Ability Modifiers||-2 Dexterity, +4 Constitution, -2 Intelligence|
|Source||Monster Manual (v. 3.5), pg. 246-247|
|4th edition rules|
|Creature Type||Natural Humanoid (Reptile)|
|Source||Monster Manual (4th edition), pg. 252|
A reptilian race said to be descended from the dragons, the troglodytes inhabit the jungles of Q'barra. Hated even by the other reptilian races, the dragonborn, the kobolds, and the lizardfolk, the troglodytes live beneath the ground, usually in the ruins of the fallen citadels from the Age of Demons.
Little is known about the history of the troglodytes, other than their possible descendancy from the dragons. Troglodytes are one of the few races to appear on the continents Argonnessen, Khorvaire, and Xen'drik, which lends support to this theory. Kobold and troglodyte priests that worship the overlord Masvirik the Cold Sun believe their races were created by Masvirik, sculpted from the tribes of lizardfolk.
The largest population of troglodytes on Khorvaire is in Q'barra, where they hide in the ruins of the fallen fortresses of the fiends from the Age of Demons.
The trogodytes worship their own pantheon. However, scholars have made links between their gods and the Devourer and the Mockery from the Dark Six, and believe the troglodytes simply worship aspects of these two gods.
Appearance & PersonalityEdit
Troglodytes are reptilian humanoids, shorter than the traditional human, with thin but muscular arms and squat legs. They have a unique frill on the top of their head, and a long tail. Its eyes are dark and beady.
Troglodyte's exude a unique odor, and troglodyte musk can be smelled from quite a distance.
Behind the ScenesEdit
With the appearance of 4th edition, the troglodytes underwent a major design overhaul. Instead of looking like lankier versions of lizardfolk, the troglodytes now have beefier forms, resembling a cross between lizardfolk and dragonborn.
These new troglodytes have thicker scales, arms, and legs. They are usually colored in pale blues and grays. some troglodytes have horns jutting out from the back of their heads.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Eberron Campaign Setting. Keith Baker, Bill Slavicsek, and James Wyatt (2004). Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-3274-0.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Poison Dusk, Black Sun: Explore Q'barra, Part 2" (December 2010) by Keith Baker. Dungeon Magazine issue 185.
- ↑ Dragons of Eberron. Keith Baker, Scott Fitzgerald Gray, Nicolas Logue, and Amber Scott (2007). Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-4154-5.
- ↑ City of Stormreach. Keith Baker, Nicolas Logue, James "Grim" Desborough, C.A. Suleiman (2008). Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-4803-5.
- ↑ Player's Guide to Eberron. James Wyatt, Keith Baker, Luke Johnson, Steven Brown (2006). Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-3912-5.
- ↑ Monster Manual. Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, and Monte Cook (July 2003). Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.