The lizardfolk are not one race, but a
collection of races that are grouped together because they all appear
reptilian in nature. To ask most other races, they are all very
similar, but to ask one of the lizardfolk, each race is quite
different. There are four dominant varieties of lizardfolk: the Wugs,
the Gatori, the Vass, and the Sandoo. The other races know them as;
Frogmen, Gatormen, Lizardmen, and Chamelemen, terms that the lizardfolk
do not like.
The origins of the lizardfolk are unknown. They do not keep
records and care little for lineage. Stories are proverbs and lessons,
but never involve names or dates. Other cultures have records of the
lizardfolk that date back at least two millennia. Some legends even
tell of a Lizardman nation, which ruled the Great Forest nearly fifteen
hundred years ago. Whatever the truth of their origins may be, the
lizardfolk now live in every non-arctic part of Habololy.
The four races have few traits that extend to all. The Wugs
are a brutal tribal race that pollutes and uses up any area that they
inhabit. Their lives are the shortest of the four lizardfolk and are
dominated by fighting for both pleasure and survival. They focus on
immediate gratification and rarely look to the consequences of their
actions. Wugs despise all other races, including the other lizardfolk.
The Wugs prefer swamps to all other terrain. They are never found in
mountainous or rocky areas.
The Gatori are also brutal, but have learned to live in
harmony with nature. They have ravenous appetites for food, drink and
sport. Gatori understand that with these things must also come work.
They build settlements to last and attempt to emulate the culture that
is nearest to help accomplish this. Gatori are a simple race of simple
pleasures. They prefer hot jungles.
The Vass are the most numerous of all the lizardfolk. They
can be found throughout the main continent and in southern Icefia. They
have adapted to living in most climates and terrains. They are also the
most diverse of the Lizardfolk. Vass can be found in all professions
and religions. They have mingled with the other races and live in their
The Sandoo are docile and nervous. There are fewer Sandoo
than any other of the lizardfolk. They are a nomadic race, which has
never had a home. Their focus is on survival. This focus has led them
to avoid the other races if possible. They prefer hot climates, but
will adapt to whatever climate is necessary.
race of lizardfolk had earned its nickname because of the animal they
most resemble. The Wugs, or Frogmen, are hunched over, which make them
appear to be only 4 ft tall. When they stand upright, they are closer
to 5½ ft. They weigh on average 120 lbs. Their legs are thin but
extremely strong with large webbed feet that have four digits. Their
arms are short and end in four fingers. Their eyes are big and can
track independently. The tongue of a Wug is as long as its body and can
be launched out that distance. Their skin is smooth and soft to the
The Gatori are the largest of the lizardfolk. They average
7 ft. in height and they weigh no less than 400 lbs. They have a tail,
which can grow up to 5 ft. from the base of the spine to the tip.
Gatori are best known for their long snout, which conceals rows of
razor-sharp teeth. Their skin is covered in hard scales. Both the arms
and legs of a Gatori are short and end in four clawed digits.
Vass usually stand just over 6 ft. tall and weigh about 225
lbs. Their tails are at most 3 ft. in length. They have a partially
defining nose and eyes that are fully on the front of their face. Their
mouth has defined, but scaled, lips. All Vass have a small row of fins
that runs from the top of their head, down their back, to the tip of
their tail. Their arms and legs are well proportioned for their body
and end five digits on each. Their bodies are covered in scales, which
are only as hard as a humans skin.
The smallest of the lizardfolk are the Sandoo, who stand
only 4½ ft. tall and weigh only 80 lbs. Their eyes are on either side
of their head on the end of mounds that allow the eyes to move in any
direction independently. Their nose is at the end of a short snout,
which contains their mouth, filled with dull teeth. Their arms and legs
are proportional but thin. They have only three toes per foot and four
fingers per hand. Their scales are hard and rough.
All lizardfolk have black eyes. Their skin and scales are
always some shade of either green or brown. The Sandoo have the natural
ability to change their skins color based of the colors that surround
them, making it easy for them to hide and stay unnoticed.
Clothing among the lizardfolk is limited to what is
necessary to keep warm, stay safe, and carry what is needed. They do
not wear any footwear or headgear. With the only exception being when
armor is worn. Animal hides are the most common material used, unless
another race with which to trade is nearby.
Weapons and armor are of simple design, unless bought or
stolen from another race. The Gatori prefer large weapons and heavy
armor. The Sandoo prefer small weapons and light armor. The Vass and
the Wugs will use anything.
The females of all of the races of lizardfolk are
subservient to the males. On rare occasions, a female will rise in
status because of her size, but this is uncommon. They are generally
smaller in stature and lighter in color than their male counterparts.
The Wugs are never lawful or good. More often than not, a Wug will be
chaotic and evil. The Gatori are usually neutral in both their ethics
and morality, with some lawful communities. The Vass also tend to be
ethically neutral, but their morality swings toward whatever cultures
are most influential on a particular group of Vass. The Sandoo are
chaotic in their wanderings. They also have little concern for anything
but survival, and this leads them to be neutral in their morality.
All lizardfolk see Tyrogatore as their creator and give him the proper
respect. The Wugs are known to have many members of the cult of
Loomashyn, the master of hatred and slime. The Gatori revere Han~Sui as
the master of combat and place him just below Tyrogatore. The Vass have
the most diverse worship of the lizardfolk. Dresta and Habastly are
among the most worshiped, Dresta by those who tend towards power and
control, and Habastly by those who tend towards nature and health. The
Sandoo follow only Tyrogatore and Tommimao devotedly. Frostine, the
bringer of winter, is the devil to all races of lizardfolk.
MAKES LIZARDFOLK DIFFERENT:
Each race of lizardfolk has traits that make them unique.
The similarities are what cause most other races to lump them into one