Mini-Contest for the World of Aiers Group Kobolds.
While in their original acception they are to be a sprite stemming from Germanic mythology, and surviving into modern times in German Folklore, their depictions of worlds of "sword and sorcery" as Dungeons And Dragons varied much from such depictions.
While the most common descritions of the mythological Kobolds make them either to be invisible shapeshifters who can materialize, or having humanlike figures of the size of small childrens, they are depicted to be hunched and ugly, while on Dungeons and Dragons
they will evolve from a sort of goblinoid creature to reptilian humanoids. Other games and worlds make them to be some sort of dog or rat-like creatures... or the infamous Cutebold -of TG or 4chan origin? My internet knowledge isn't that deep.-
In myths, they can be house spirits of ambivalent nature, or to haunt mines and ships.
The kobold's origins are obscure. Sources equate the domestic kobold with creatures such as the English bohhart, hobgoblin and pixy, the scottish brownie or the scandinavian nisse or Tomme. But I have no idea what made them become small reptilian creatures in "Sword and Sorcery", a sometimes even smaller nuance for adventurers than goblins... while in other adventures they could be quite dangerous.
The thing is, despise once having listed Kobolds to be part of World of Aiers
, I never
did anything with them, as I feel like the goblins filled quite nicely already the niche of the goblinoid kobolds, the siggos and draak harg (dragon me) the reptilian kobolds, and the more sprite-like Kobolds seemed better to be part of myths than peoples of Aiers...
until now, at leastTHE CONTEST
As a small contest for the World-of-Aiers
, you -Yes! YOU!- can now design a Kobold for the World of Aiers!!
Write down or draw, whatever you feel more comfortable -or both- a depiction of your own aierian kobolds, be of whatever nature you want them to be.
Will them be what? how they will look like? What will be their culture? language? religion? inteligence? Settlements? Are they peoples of Aiers? artificial creations of demons? monsters or abominations? a kind of elf? a beastman? a gobloid? just a myth or a legend?
There will be two limits, and these are:
- The only thing I have actually statted about Kobolds: they live deep underground in the Underworld of Kazrrad (at least as a primary habitat
- Them to be "cannonical" will only depend of myself, and I reserve myself the right to do some editions if necesary for them to fit better the World of Aiers.TO PARTICIPATE
To participate, post the link to your deviation -in deviantart- in this journal!!THE PRIZES
The first prize
will be that the choosen Kobolds will become the adopted Kobold for Aiers -as peoples or myths- and I will ilustrate them. Aside of the cannonization of the winning Kobolds and a Kobold illustration -theme depending of the winner-, they get as well a free request
for an illustration.
and third places
will have as well free requests
, but limited to World of Aiers in the thematics.UNTIL WHEN?
Basically, until when there are enough entries and some interesting concepts of Kobolds... but if that doesn't happen before -and I give a proper warning-, it will be the final set date for participating the 28 Juni 2015
This is an authoritary regime! So it will depend with exclusivity of me!
Hope you like the idea, and you decide to participate!!
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.Kiborg-Graph
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
World of Aiers: Kobold Challenge EntryAiers: Kobold Challenge
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