"The gnomes have their inventions, the kuo-toa have their gods, but to be honest I have no idea what the bullywugs are up to. Send them on shipping expeditions for all I care, just so long as they won't revolt." -Paoli Piedmonte, 903, 4th Cycle
An amphibious strain of sentient life found in swampy deltas and coastlines, the bullywugs of Ekal are a frog-like race of sailors and fishermen. Attuned to the diverse variety of sealife in places like the Finver Islands
and Sakana Lakes
, bullywugs are indispensable guides for sailors and merchants passing through their swampy waterways. For centuries they lived as a minority race in the Elflands Empire
, but after its collapse in 897 of the 4th Cycle the region was annexed by the human nation of Sardivelia
. Their natural skills of coastal navigation have now been applied on a global scale as Sardivelian merchants use them as guides on continent-wide shipping expeditions, introducing much of the world to bullywugs for the firs time.
- The largest concentration of bullywugs in the world is in the Finver Islands of Southern Pescat. Tribes of bullywugs have been recorded here dating back to the early 2nd Cycle, living through centuries of various empires and governments while maintaining their distinct form of coastal existence. The Islands were annexed by the human nation of Sardivelia in 898, and despite initial concerns of human interference the new government has proven to be an opportunity for many bullywugs to take up lives as merchants and sailors around the world.
- Small tribes of bullywugs exist in the Koulan Forests near the Sakana Lakes, attuned to every bend of twist of the coast. A few bullywugs have traveled south to the settlement of Eld to act as guides through some of the more dangerous stretches of water.