"Smells like an orc's loincloth in here!" -Last words of Arlax Hammermantle, Dwarf Spelunker
The TroglodyteThe savage, degenerate troglodytes squat in the shallow depths of The Underdark in a constant state of war against their neighbours and one another. They mark the borders of their territories with cracked bones and skulls, or with pictographs painted in blood and dung. Perhaps the most loathsome of all humanoids, troglodytes eat anything they can stomach. They dwell in filth. The walls of their cavern homes are smeared with grime, oily secretions, and the debris of their foul feasting.
Simpleminded BrutesTroglodytes have a simple, communal culture devoted almost entirely to procuring food. Too simple to plan more than a few days into the future, troglodytes rely on constant raids and hunting to survive. They take sadistic pleasure in hunting intelligent creatures weaker than themselves and show no mercy toward those they capture and drag back to their lairs to be devoured. The largest and toughest troglodytes lead the hunt and become the leaders of their tribes. However, if a leader shows any weakness or hesitation, other troglodytes attack and eat it in a frenzy. Troglodytes make little and build less, scavenging their possessions from their prey. They understand the value of metal weapons and armour, and fight among one another for the right to have such items. A troglodyte tribe might be torn apart by battles over a single longsword.
Devotees of LaogzedSome troglodytes venerate Laogzed, a demonic, monstrously fat toad-lizard that slumbers in The Abyss. Laogzed offers the troglodytes nothing in return except aspiration, for it is the dream of his troglodyte worshipers to become as fat, well fed, and wearily content as he seems to be.
Dietary Needs and Habits
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
- Darkvision 60ft, and
- Passive Perception 10.
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