People of Shorga
The band of local toughs sat around the fireplace at the Blue Crab Inn swapping lies about heroics that they hadn’t done to pass the time. Suddenly the door opened and a pair of ragged looking men walked in and immediately began scanning the crowd. These men bore hideous scars and one of them had a scaly, reptilian hand.
“You!” one of the men growled and pointed to the band of ruffians. “Thought you could leave us for dead out there in the bogs, did you? Is this how you treat strangers in your land?”
Among the thugs one fainted on the spot, another ran for the nearest window, yet another scurried towards the back of the inn while two more held their ground, drawing weapons.
One of the heavily scarred men laughed raucously.
“What are you two going to do, try to kill us again?” he asked the duo.
The minor outlaws looked at each other, both tried to scramble passed those who they thought previously to be their victims.
“We will take our gold and silver back,” one of the scarred men growled as he grabbed hold of a scurrying thug. “And, I think, some of yours as well.”
The thief just nodded idiotically.
People of Shorga
No. Enc.: 1d4 (2d20)
Movement: 90′ (30′)
Armor Class: 8
Hit Dice: 1+2 (see below)
Damage: 1d6 or by weapon
Hoard Class: XVII
Whether the People of Shorga were blessed or cursed by the gods is still a topic of conversation hotly debated in some circles. Anyone encountering one of these people will at first think them to be normal humans, although 90% of those who come from Shorga bear hideous scars and roughly stitched wounds, and, strangely enough, sometimes the hands/arms/feet/legs of another for the People of Shorga are only mortally wounded when beheaded or if their hearts are pierced and do not bleed to death or suffer from shock due to combat and many feign death by looking horribly mutilated and just laying there motionless.
If one of the People of Shorga loses a limb in combat or through some other happening the limb can be sewn back on. Conversely, the limb of another that was recently slain may be sewn on instead as long as that creature was living and not a member of the undead or larger or smaller than Medium in size. Many heroes among the Shorga people bear the clawed hands/arms of defeated foes which is honorable among the Shorgans but is often considered strange outside of their realm. The People of Shorga are well known for holding grudges and hunting down those who have wronged them.
To kill a denizen of Shorga requires a called shot (-2 to hit) either to the decapitate the person or pierce the heart.