Domibian Races: #8 Idshus

The Idshus are short goblin-like humanoids that usually live on the outskirts of other race’s settlements doing odd jobs and living off the refuse. Their work usually ends up being all the menial and filthy jobs that are common in preindustrial cities.
They are able to eat almost anything, as long as it was edible at one time and suffer no hangovers. They mature much more rapidly than humans and are considered adults at nine. They also tend to be easily distracted.

Their religion is unique, as it postulates that Idsh cares nothing for his children and probably doesn’t even really notice their existence. This gives the Idshus a rather “who cares” attitude. Every 22 years Idsh awakens and will be available for offering assistance to his followers. Despite this there is no organized religion for Idsh.

They speak a version of Ahngli along with a pidgin form of whatever the local language is. The analog I use for their dialect is Cockney English with bits of rhyming slang.

They have light to olive skin with all hair and eye colors. Males stand 5’3″ and weigh 115 lbs. Females are 5’0″ and weigh 90 lbs.

SAFUG stats

Idshus have a lot of sub-par attributes. Males have a Strength of 8 (females are a 7). Health is 9, Intelligence and Will are 8’s (Perception stays a 10). Agility, Dexterity and Speed are all 11’s. Education is a 4, Appearance is an 8 and Charisma is a 7.

I’m going to give both genders a -2 ST with females also having (non-canonical) Lower Arm ST -1. HT will be -1. IQ and Will get a -2, with Perc (both Will & Perc detached from IQ) is a 10. Agility & Dexterity get folded into just DX, which will be +1. Speed of 11 will net them a +0.25 Basic Speed. The Education of 4 results in the usual Illiteracy and Social Stigma: Uneducated. Their Appearance of 8 translates into Unattractive and the 7 Charisma will turn into Social Stigma: Minority Group.

Idshus male [-86 points]

Attribute Modifiers: ST -2 [-20], HT -1 [-10], DX +1 [20], IQ -2 [-40]

Secondary Characteristic Modifiers: Basic Speed +0.25 [5], Will -2 [-10] idshus male

Advantages: No Hangover [1], Reduced Consumption 2: Cast Iron Stomach [2]

Disadvantages: Appearance: Unattractive [-4], Distractable [-1], Illiterate [-3], Nosy [-1], Short Lifespan 1 [-10], Social Stigma: Minority Group [-10], Social Stigma (Uneducated) [-5]

*********************************************
Idshus female [-91 points]

Attribute Modifiers: ST -2 [-20], HT -1 [-10], DX +1 [20], IQ -2 [-40]

Secondary Characteristic Modifiers: Basic Speed +0.25 [5], Will -2 [-10]idshus female2

Advantages: No Hangover [1], Reduced Consumption 2: Cast Iron Stomach [2]

Disadvantages: Appearance: Unattractive [-4], Distractable [-1], Illiterate [-3], Lower Arm ST -1 [-5], Nosy [-1], Short Lifespan 1 [-10], Social Stigma: Minority Group [-10], Social Stigma (Uneducated) [-5]

Features: None.

Italicized disadvantages are cultural or just common rather than racial, so they may not be universal.

What do I do with them?

The Idshus tend to just be sort of comic relief, but there is also an element of pathos about them that might inspire a soft-hearted character to try and help their lot in life.. They are ubiquitous (at least in civilized lands) but most people try and ignore them. In more violent cultures they are still found as slaves and do the same sort of tasks.

Other Racial Write-Ups

#8 Idshus
#7 ZHEE!
#6 Zarugiza
#5 Vormade
#4 The Ready
#3 M’rrr
#2 Spawn of Enegala
#1a Feral Arajay
#1 Arajay

Advertisements

Published by

rgazley

Long time gamer looking for a place to write out my worldbuilding ideas (and maybe some other stuff while I'm at it).

One thought on “Domibian Races: #8 Idshus”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s