Kobolds with crude gold pendants...

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Mark_Gedak
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Kobolds with crude gold pendants...

Post by Mark_Gedak » Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:35 pm

I've noticed that the kobolds in Halls of the Minotaur and a number of other DCC modules tend to where crude gold pendants.

Is this a tribal identification or a religious trinket (perhaps of Lagos, the scaly god)?

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Post by JediOre » Sun Oct 14, 2007 4:01 pm

Actually it has more to due with the fact kobolds don't believe in banks, government based coinage, or charge cards! :lol:

[edit -- I don't have any idea, but I hadn't noticed it. That's a keen observation and I'm curious what the author's might say.]

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Post by Ogrepuppy » Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:46 pm

The first appearance of the open, three-fingered hand is in Vault of Tsathzar Rho, and it appears on several creatures (either in pendant form or directly manifest on the bodies of spiders, centipedes, beetle carapaces, etc) throughout that adventure. The symbol is that of the Outer Gods, corrupt beings from beyond any (currently-)known plane of existence.

My guess is that the original idea was Mike Mearls' and that Harley ran with the idea beyond the Vault adventure.

As far as explaining why other kobolds--outside of the Vault--have the pendant with that symbol, I'm going to let Harley field that one.

As you did, I also noticed the symbol across a few modules and I enjoyed the "continuity" of the kobold tribes having them. I don't know if Harley intended something greater and more sinister or if it was just meant to "unite" the kobolds somehow.

Lagos, the Scaly God that kobolds typically worship, has a stony archway lined with sharp, retilian teeth as his holy symbol.

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Post by Mark_Gedak » Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:40 am

Ogrepuppy wrote:Lagos, the Scaly God that kobolds typically worship, has a stony archway lined with sharp, retilian teeth as his holy symbol.
Yep, I knew that but thought maybe they used a different symbol. As different races often refer to the same gods by different names or symbols.

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