Friday, November 3, 2017

Hex Location: Annani Warrens

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A settlement of 6d10 annani goblins. Half of the them are adults, and the rest are children - barely bigger than puppies. They have makeshift shanties, made of loose wooden planks salvaged from a nearby human town and standing atop the swamp waters on sticks. Since their grasp of engineering is very poor, it is likely (40%) that any particular monsoon will devastate their homes and rapidly deplete their numbers. But they breed quickly as goblins are wont to do, so they will recover in a few years' time. Annanis likewise care little for hygiene, so these warrens will tend to be infested with rats who eat their shit, which they eat, in turn, when carabao heads are scarce.

Annanis are red-skinned goblins who have a irresistible appetite for carabao heads: They will always attack and kill a carabao if they think they can get away with it. This brings them into conflict with humans who use these animals to help plough their fields. Nothing else is remarkable about them. They are neither peaceful nor irrationally violent. They can be friendly if given food more delicious than rats, but they will not go out of their way to help a friend, either.