The contest was over the 28 June 2015... Then passed one month... and a second month... and some days, and I still didn't announced the results:
Because of this, I'm really sorry to all the participants v___v
In part, this was because it was very difficult for me to decide among the entries, so finally I created a series of criterias to judge them: the criterias where:
1.- Physical Apparience (Are they something I envisone as they could physically be a part of Aiers?)
2.- Do they live in the Underworld of Kazrrad?
3.- What is their nature?
4.- Do they fit in Aiers, be as peoples or myths?
5.- Are they "game changers", that if they are choosen they would change Aiers?
I'm afraid is easier to say for me what I'm not sure about and don't want of the Aierian Kobolds, than what I want for Aiers! XDTHIS JOURNAL IS A "WORK IN PROGRESS", AS MUST GO BACK TO SLEEP: THERE COMES A LIST OF THE ENTRIES, ALONG WITH A SMALL REVIEW: I STILL NEED TO FINISH THE INDIVIDUAL REVIEWS BEFORE ANNOUNCING THE WINNER!
THANKS FOR THE PATIENCE! DX>
The AielloAns kobolds
are a sort of Catfish/Rabbits hybrid from that function as scavengers in the underworld. Due their docile nature, they have been hunted down to the brink of extinction.
They have a very cute appearance but unfortunately in regards to what I was looking for in terms of feeling, story, and appearance it was not a fit. Thank you for your participation though AielloA!! Armygeneral13
The Armygeneralian Kobolds
are an hybrid of Reptile and mamal: Mushroom farmers of numerous families in the deep Kazrrad, and cannonfodder for the Armies of the Dark Legion.
I sort of nicknamed them "Raptiles", and while an interesting concept, they seems to fill too many of the same niches as the Goblins in the Armies of the Dark Legion and in the Underworld of Kazrrad.bunny75
The Bunnyan Kobolds
are an hybrid, result of mixing a Dwarf and a Goblin, often in non-consensual relations; known as well as Halfling
or Gully Dwarfs.
Not much of what I was thinking as for a Kobold of Aiers, but definitively, I liked the concept of a Half Dwarf / Half Goblin, and I think I may use that concept -if Bunny75 agree-, under the name of Gully dwarfs -but not maybe Halfling, as is evocative of Hobbits and other, different creatures!-
Thanks for participating Bunny75!!Droutiz
Concurso de koboldsKOBOLDS
Los kobolds son un híbrido resultante entre las especies K´nir, Hakkar y Draak Harg, por lo que presentan características de estas tres especies. Debido a su herencia Hakkar son algo más bajos del ser humano medio (1,50 m) aunque puede variar notablemente, y son algo enclenques, lo que explica su pequeña fuerza, apenas superior a la de los trasgos Ur Dur.
Debido a que fueron concebidos al principio como un experimento sobre los límites en la hibridación de varias especies distantes entre sí, cada kobold tiene un aspecto diferente, puesto que las proporciones entre las tres especies principales que los forman varían. El kobold común posee cabeza Draak Harg con cuernos de carnero sobresaliéndole de la cabeza, un pecho y extremidades superiores a medio camino entre las escamas de un reptil y el pelaje de un K´nir; y las extremidades inferiores de un Hakkar. Sin embargo, como dije antes, la proporción
The Droutiz Kobolds
have an exiting story, culture and society: Creations of demons and librarians, they value above all writing and reading: inteligent kobolds in difference to other of the candidates, a small, cohesioned group:
I would love there to be an entry in english to share it more among you all guys! I would live to use many of the elements of these Kobolds, specially of the story and culture -with some adaptations!-
Thanks for participating Droutiz!FenixdelCaos
The FenixdelCaos Kobolds
are other experiment of Demons: mix of Orcs and Goblins -among others-, casted to the depths of Kazrrad, living in small, errant bands of Hunter-Gatherers and scavengers.
In Aiers, a mix of Orc and Goblin is called Hobgoblin
, and as Hobgoblins or goblins maybe I would like to use some of the elements of the FenixdelCaos creatures...
Thanks for Participating FenixdelCaos!
The Ferchosky Kobolds (Die Kobolds) was a German Punk Rock band from... oh, sorry, not that. They are some sort of goblinoid creatures, described to be a bit like dwarves and a bit like dwarves, probably creations of minor demons or dwarves: their females unknown, some wondered about their reproduction. Bandits in small bands, not a culture or a civilization.
I liked again the concept of a goblin-Dwarf hybrid and the related art: but again, I feel these more goblin-like that what I feel as Kobolds; and the Shadow-Walking magic habilities are interesting and would make them stand out from some goblins, but as I don't feel they fit the limits of magic of Aiers, this crucial distingtion would be lost to distinguish them from other goblinoids...
Maybe a class of magic-using goblinoids? Would like to use some elements of these guys, but more than as "Kobolds", as a sort of dwarven-goblin hybrid!
Many thanks Ferchosky!
The Fierros Kobolds
are a creature that originates in the darkest corners of Kazrrad, as mole-rats eat a magical, mystical mushroom. Prefeering to be myths, the blind creatures use magic to see using the skulls of other species when they wander to the surface, where they search for carrion: carrion they use to grow the mushrooms, their only food.
Very original creatures and concepts, I'm afraid however that their use of magic would be awesome to other world than Aiers, but due the limits I set for magic -as only to be found among elfkind, dragonkind and demonkind- this very original concept doesn't quite fit for what I was looking for Aiers:
Many thanks Fierros!Hepatizon
The Hepatizon Kobolds
, like the Bunnyan Kobolds, are a result of mixed species relations: but while the Bunnyans are a Goblin-Dwarf mix, the Hepatizon Kobolds, known as well as Green Gmones, Petty Dwarves, Mud Fairies or Tooth Fairies are descendants of a Gmonian colony deep in Nubla with Fairies. Peaceful creatures, they are scavengers and mushroom gatherers, who have as well an affition for "tooth hunter".
An interesting concept that I would like to use, but not as a Kobold, but as a sort of Duende
, name I already give to some hybrids with Fairies...
Many thanks for participating Hepatizon! A very enjoyable entry! IxisNyx
The IxisNyxean Kobolds
-or Brownies- are a quite humanoid rat people, very small and who have avoided getting onvolved in conflicts, prefeering to be traders and merchants.
What I found original was their traders attitude, and as well, I liked the currency system they use of chains -similar to what I had done but almost explained to no one of the Dark legion!
Thanks for participating IxisNyx!!Jathis
Kobolds!History/Creation: There are stories about the Kobolds that the Drow down below created centuries ago. Several magic-users had become bored one day and a bet was made regarding the ability to create a race that would serve as both target practice and a kind of pet for the little ones. Several attempts were made to do this but they had all ended up becoming a small disaster.
One magic-user over several months however managed to succeed in their attempt. They used the runts of her riding lizard's clutch of eggs and transmuted them with a few Dwarves that had been taken during a recent raid. The first few results were bloody failures, piles of flesh and bone that sizzled and popped ominously. These were thrown down a gorge while no one was looking and the experiments continued with more zeal.
In the end she did manage to create a brand new race with the last Dwarf at her disposal and the Kobolds were born. They were reptilian in appearance, the size of an adult Dwarf thanks to their mixtur
The Jathisi Kobolds
are a creation by the Drow, who using magic created this race to be pets: popular pets, but who become too inteligent and escaped their masters, promising each other to never be own by the legion before!
An original concept, however I somewhat feel as the magic there avaible and used by the drow is beyond the capabilities of magic I have given to elves in general, who couldn't create new species and races... Somehow as well, the rebellion of the Kobolds made me think for unknown reasons of "the plaent of the Apes". XD
Many thanks for participating Jathis!Kiborg-Graph
potato-sack fashion-lovers Kobolds
are robbers and tricksters, crafty yet primitive.
Somehow, the description and lack of a lore of origins of story, make me think of this more as The Kobold, than "a" Kobold... I mean, as a character rather than a People of Aiers: but an interesting one!
Thanks for the entry Kiborg Graph!larqven
Kobold Contest'''K O B O L D''', ''Caverna Aqua Fossor''LittleMacFan
'''Other names:''' Beak Faces, Hair Balls, Deep Cavers, Swimmers, Flat Tails, Cave Haunters, Grabbers, Subterraneans, Earth Dwellers, Mole Men
'''Allegiance:''' unaligned, sometimes serve [[illithids]]
Kobolds are a hairy, beaked semi-humanoid that live in deep [[Kazrrad]], often on the shores of flooded caverns.
Kobolds are a small furry, beaked, cave folk that live in deep aquatic places. They have a wide range of attributes that are not often seen together as in a chimera like fashion.
Some of these chimera attributes are oily fur, mammary glands, hard, protruding beaks, poison glands, electro-reception, and egg laying. They are adapted towards a subterranean, aquatic lifestyle that serves them well in on the shores of the sunless seas of the flooded caverns of deep [[Kazrrad]]. They are diggers of holes for their nests and traps.
KOBOLDSESSo, entering some contest about Kobolds. Let's get this show on the road, ah?mate888
Nobody's 100% sure just where Kobolds came from. The most popular belief is that Kobolds came about from an extremely odd mutation from a goblin. This goblin, it is said, had suffered extreme battle injuries, and lost much blood, some of which was replaced with that of a lizard. As a result, when this goblin had offspring, the children were a strange goblin/lizard hybrid. Their skin was tough and scaly, dark green or sometimes brown, and they had pronounced claws, teeth, and usually tails. However, they remained warm-blooded, and about the size of goblins.
Over time, these offspring managed to mate with other goblins, and the mutation happened yet again. These Kobolds eventually became an independent, tribal race. They lived in groups of no less than ten, and no more than twenty.
Temperament and Settlements:
Kobolds are a rather hostile peoples, especial
World of Aiers: Kobold Challenge EntryAiers: Kobold Challengerushvin
Disclaimer: This is my entry for the kobold challenge hosted by Shabazik at [http://shabazik.deviantart.com/] and I hope that it would be well-received.
Habitat: Mainly places which are warm and are moist
Diet: Mainly invertebrates and fishes but are opportunistic carnivores
Kobolds are a small humanoid race which possess features similar to that of salamanders or newts. These features include semipermeable skin, no more than four digits on the hands, no more than five digits on the feet, long tails which allow them to be effective swimmers and may be prehensile, and blunt snouts. Due to having semipermeable skin, Kobolds must keep their bodies moist hence why they are most often found in places that are near freshwater and/or humid. Examples of favoured habitats for kobolds include underground caves which are connected to freshwater rivers and tropical forests with humid air. They a
Kobold for ContestKobold for Shabazik race making contestsordcooper2
Kobolds physically resemble Dwarves in that they are short with stocky builds.
General height is 4-5 feet tall but the weight can be surprisingly heavy going from a light 100 pounds to nearly 1,000.
They generally have almost no body hair.
The skin is pale in color and never tan just burn from too much sunlight if exposed for long periods.
The eyes have very large pupils leaving almost no white areas visible normally.
Ears are vestige being small to nonexistent.
The teeth are in three plates on top and bottom, so 6 'teeth' instead of the human number in the thirties.
Breasts are used not for infant feeding but water retention. Depending on how much a Kobold has drank the breasts can go from flat-chest to DD cup. Females can 'carry' more water then males. The inhalation of so much water increasing chest size can cause pain if they have their armor on constraining the chest's expansion. There seems to be a natural limit
Survival 24Archon stared at Pumori’s hand but didn’t move. Pumori quickly glanced over her shoulder to the closed door and then back at him. When he still didn’t move, she grabbed his arm and pulled him to his feet. He cringed before her. The wolf girl quickly let go and said:
“Alex not be scared. Pumori come to help. Not can stay here! Orcs may come. More are up there! Pumori see through window day before and can smell now. They is drinking beer. Come with Pumori now!”
“Come … with you?”
“Why? What’s the point?” He whispered.
“Point? Silly question! Alex rather stay with likes as shaman?” Pumori said, pointing at the corpse of the Orc.
“No … but … everybody knows now who I am. I can’t go back to the den. It will only endanger the others. If they aren’t endangered already. So … whether I’m used and killed by that Orc demon or by you … Doesn’t
...WILL BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW (or the day after tomorrow! XO)