Yes! After a long absence Project Realm has finally returned! I’m really looking forward to get back to further shape this world and its inhabitants. The last couple of entries dealt with the five Northern anthropomorphic species (Humans, Elves, Dwarves, Orks and Hobbits) as well as the Goblins. Today we go to the Island of the Cold-Blooded to introduce the Lizardfolk! Because they consist of various species I decided to give each of those a seperate entry during the coming weeks and use this entry as a short introduction.
As you might have noticed, most of the names of the Lizardfolk species are taken directly from the Warhammer fantasy universe, one of the settings that has strongly influenced the Realm. The only exception are the Pantathiëns, whose name came from Raymond E. Feist‘s Riftwar Cycle, some of which I read a long time ago. I’ve mentioned this before, but I thought I’d mention it again just in case: this was never intended as stealing or ripping off anything, but rather the attempt by a boy to pay homage to these settings that inspired him so much!
But enough talk! It is time, now, to return the Realm! Welcome back! ^_^
Peoples of the Realm
7. The Lizardfolk
The peoples commonly known as the Lizardfolk are a collective of various anthropomorphic amphibian and reptilian species living on the Island of the Cold-Blooded, which was called after the name they use for themselves. They consider themselves one united people and have a couple of similarities. All are, as the name implies, cold-blooded and while their manner of reproduction varies, all lay eggs. Otherwise, however, the sapient Lizardfolk species are very distinct from one another. These species can be divided into two main groups, the Elder and Younger Lizardfolk, which each in turn can be divided in two different species. The Elder Lizardfolk consist of 1) the Slann, toad mages and the Lizardfolk’s \rulers, and 2) the Pantathiëns, the serpent priests. Among the Younger Lizardfolk are counted 3) the brutish crocodile-like Kroxigor and 4) the Skinks, a small but numerous lizard species making up the vast majority of the Lizardfolk population. Each of these four species shall be discussed seperately.