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"We are Mogogol, and this is our island." -Mogogol Who Slayed the Dragon

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OriginEdit

Homeland: Yunith

Folk Edit

Life as a mogogol is nasty, brutish, and wet. These frogheaded amphibious humanoids must stay constantly moist, dwelling in rainy forests, marshes, and damp caves. Always hungry, mogogol overwhelm opponents with superior numbers when they can, but they flee from serious threats to search for easier prey. Mogogol have green, gray, or mottled yellow skin that shifts through shades of gray, green, and brown, allowing them to blend in with their surroundings. They wear crude armor and wield simple weapons, and can deliver a powerful bite to foes that press too close.

Mogogol consider themselves the right and proper rulers of Yunith. They follow an etiquette of sorts when dealing with outsiders and each other, subject to the whims and fancies of their leader - a self-styled shogun. Mogogol introduce themselves with grand-sounding titles, make great shows of bowing and debasing themselves before their superiors, and endlessly vie to win their superiors' favor.

Mogogol

A mogogol has two ways to advance among its kind. It can either murder its rivals, though it must take pains to keep its criminal deeds secret, or it can find a treasure or magic item and present it as tribute or a token of obeisance to its shogun. A mogogol that murders its rivals without cunning is likely to be executed, so it's more common for mogogol to stage raids against caravans and settlements, with the goal of securing precious baubles to impress their shogun and win their good graces. Invariably, such fine goods are reduced to filthy tatters through abuse and neglect. Once a gift loses its sheen, a shogun invariably demands that its subjects bring it more treasure as tribute.

Mogogol love nothing more than lording over those who trespass on their territories. Their samurai warriors attempt to capture intruders rather than simply slaying them. Captives are dragged before the shogun, a mogogol of unusually large size, and forced to beg for mercy. Bribes, treasure, and flattery can trick the shogun into letting its captives go, but not before it tries to impress its "guests" with the majesty of its treasure and its realm. Struck with a deep inferiority complex, mogogol shoguns fancy themselves as kings and queens, but desperately crave the fear and respect of outsiders.

Mogogol speak a language that allows them to communicate over large areas by croaking like frogs. News of intruders or other events in the swamp spread within minutes across this crude communication system. Simple concepts in the language are understandable to frogs and toads. Mogogol use this capability to form strong bonds with giant frogs, which they train as guardians and hunters. Larger specimens are sometimes used as mounts as well. The frogs' ability to swallow creatures whole provides a mogogol hunting band an easy means of carrying prey back to their villages.