Aggorath

Aggorath
CategoryRaces
Typedragon-bloods
Creation14 Saunas 996 HE
LanguageDraconic
NativeBal-Kriav

In 862 HE, an alien race called the Durkoth came to Bal-Kriav in their great void ships, the Helas Vessels. One of these arks landed in the dreary wetlands of Fiit Storn. From the bowels of the vessel Girothe Helas, better known today as the Spire of Neld-Rac, the Durkoth came out with their minions. The leader of this advanced civilization, far from their home world, was Neld-Rac. Unlike the other Durkoth leaders, he was more interested in lab work than dominating the populace around him. His experiments led to the creation of the Muneyd'vith race. Their forays into the countryside were bloody affairs with them seeking to enrich themselves while collecting specimens for their Durkoth masters. They looted and plundered, seized slaves, and occasionally raped their victims. The only race that provided offspring were female hobgoblins. It was a surprise to both parents, when the offspring were not half-breeds, but instead an entirely new race. Sages speculate that the draconic blood of Muneyd'vith led to this, yet none can explain why only hobgoblins can produce an Aggorath.

The first hobgoblin mother saw her child as a blessing from Tiamat. One of the land's masters, Neld-Rac, gave her the honor of naming this new race. She chose the word Aggorath after a legendary hobgoblin general that served under her in the Demon Spawn War.

The hobgoblin mother did not keep her Aggorath son for long. Neld-Rac took him the specimen back to his Spire for study. She never saw him again, for he did not live long. Neld-Rac learned that making more would come naturally, and rapidly, since the Muneyd'vith see the Aggorath as good soldiers to carry out their bidding. Since Aggorath are of their blood, Muneyd'vith have an attachment to them - one of superiority that continues even after they mature.

- Olura, homunculus biographer of Neld-Rac - "Aggorath Genesis"

Aggorath are often cunning and sometimes intelligent creatures. They are predisposed to evil, which is often blamed on their hobgoblin heritage. Today, most Aggorath are born of Aggorath parents. If they do mate with other humanoids, the offspring is always a pure blooded Aggorath.

When wounded in combat, an Aggorath will sometimes enter a frenzied state called Bloodlust. This blood-lust causes the creature to go on killing sprees which lasts for several days. In times of war, Aggorath high priests of Tiamat, are granted spells that allow them to insight mass numbers of their people with this blood-lust. This is usually done in times of war, or before a great ravaging raid on enemy lands.

Aggorath are 6'-8' tall humanoids with a lithe and muscular build. They have green and black scaled skin. Their eyes are like those of dragons, and their facial features are flat with leathery ears. Aggorath are un-comely creatures, with their sweat reeking of sulfur and bones protruding from their limbs and back like the ridges and plates of a triceratops. They feed only on meat so they are an expensive choice for mercenaries. In the Aerie, they have sheep, cows, and other pasteurized beasts to support the dietary needs of the people, but when times are tough it is not uncommon for them to prey on other humanoids and resort to cannibalism. They prefer meat raw, and won't blink an eye on putting down a fly and maggot infested kill. An Aggorath's weight varies from 175lbs to 275lbs and they have a lifespan of 250 years.

Racial Traits
TraitDescription
Brute Force +4 Strength
Serpent Grace +2 Dexterity
Spoiled Soul must be evil, a change to non-evil will likely not last long because of their Bloodlust
Dragon Spring spring 20', 1/turn
Dragon Insight +2 Athletics, +2 Perception
Bloodlust enter blood-lust - 1% chance per point of damage taken, can control the state with a successful saving throw (Will DC15)