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Scabmettlers are grey-skinned thick-built humanoids. The scabmettlers' blood is their most unusual trait, as it coagulates almost instantaneously. The scabmettlers use their blood to both create their armor and enhance their weaponry.

Culture[]

It is unknown where scabmettlers originate from, or whether their cultural practices elsewhere are similar to those of Armada's population.

Scabmettler blood[]

All scabmettlers must regularly drink an herbal concoction of yellow blodfrey or risk being killed by a petrification of their own blood. This dangerous tendency to coagulation has been used for beneficial purposes, however, as with the correct application of the herb scabmettler warriors or arena-fighters can cut themselves and shape ridged armor of solidified blood around them. Highly protective, this can even protect them from the probosci of the blood-draining she-anophelii.

Their martial fighting art is known as mortu-crutt.

Religion[]

The scabmettlers on Armada, inhabitants and rulers of Shaddler riding, devoutly practice a faith deeply concerned with blood. The sounding of "bloodhorns" and the sight of red-horned temples are common in Shaddler, and during rain they mourn the fact that the sky is bleeding.

Speculation[]

  • It is just barely possible that scabmettlers are a sub-population of humans or close human relatives, with a serious genetic disorder or some other affliction to explain their sanguine differences.

See also[]


Significant races
Xenians

Anophelii · Cactacae · Cray · Grindylow · Hotchi · Khepri · Llorgiss · Scabmettler · Vodyanoi

Ab-dead

Thanati · Vampir

Other races

Abnatural · Humans · Constructs · Dolphin · Handlinger · Menfish · Stiltspear · Strider · Wyrmen

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