Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Ur-Men of The Crimson Hive

Among the hivenests of the Dragon Queen Ember and her Vassals one can find populations of Ur-men and worse that are used as cattle and to breed a host of servile species.

Ur-men are a basic breeding stock of men often sheltered and dominated by more powerful beings that find their nature useful in breeding a host of minions. Ur-men are not innovative or particularly intelligent but once they are taught a soil they will retain it and pass it on to their descendants; if one were to teach a skill to a group of Ur-Memn and somehow visit them 10,000 years later and they were not interfered with in all those years they would likely have advanced no further than when they were taught that new skill. They do have a curious trait where any physical changes or scars endured to an Ur-men are passed on to it;s descendants, it is this trait and the relative stability imposed by their lack of innovation that makes them desirable minions to a host of overlords.

Ur-Men: HD 1; AC 9 [10]; Atk 1 weapon (1d6); Move 12; Save 17; AL N; CL/XP 1/15; Special: None.

Tall men with large powerful legs bred to be riding beasts for lesser dragonkind. Striders are normally unintelligent and lack the skills to make use of weapons and tools.  they stand nine to ten feet tall and serve as a reliable mount to a man-sized riders (both mannish and dragon-kind).

Strider: HD: 2; Ac 8[11],Atk- kick (1-3); Move 18; Save 16; AL-N; CL/XP 2/30

Pack Korl
Devolved and savage Urmen that run about on all four limbs serving as war dogs and watch animals. Pack Korl are more useful than canines because they are able to follow long and elaborate commands and have no enduring fear of dragonkind.

Pack Korl: HD: 1; AC:7[12]; Atk bite(1d3); Move 15; Save 17; AL K; CL/XP: 1/15; special: none.


  1. Is this inspired by Vance's Dragon Masters novella?

    1. I don't think I ever read it but there are a few references to it throughout some old gaming materials. Some of my inspiration comes from TFT and Chitin:I.
      I'm going to have to find the novella.