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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.


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.


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.


  • 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

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


Thanati · Vampir

Other races

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