Campaign of the Month: January 2013
DANgerous Kalamar 4
Male 5' +2d12 (inches) 140 lbs x (2d4) lbs
Female 4'10" +2d10 (inches) 105 lbs x (2d4) lbs
Traditionally, Fhokki live in extended families that dwell in log homes. Some Fhokki clans herd reindeer as their principal means of livelihood; others fish the plentiful depths of Lake Jorakk, and supplement their diet with deer taken from the thick forests of their homelands.
Fhokki clans inhabit the length and breadth of the Wild Lands. The Hurrkal and other clans live as far south as the edge of Reanaaria Bay, where they generally get along peaceably with the humans and demihumans there. The Trusk live in Skarrna and the Rokk Woods. The Kartorr and Roth clans range to the north and east further than Kalamaran scribes record.
Adventuring Fhokki principally become fighters, rangers or barbarians. They scorn rogues but admire bards (their own being masters of riddle, song and rhyme). They respect anyone who wields a greatsword or axe, be she a cleric or a fighter. They do not often become monks or arcane casters; the Fhokki respect clerics, druids and shamans equally, and only a desperate man would harm them.
“It is dangerous to confuse a Fhokki with a simple-minded barbarian. If you are right, no harm. But if you are wrong…” – Anonymous
Written Fhokki has changed even less than the spoken language. The language uses the letters A, B, D, E, F, G, GG, H, I, J, K, KK, L, M, N, O, R, RR, S, T, TT, U, V, W, and Y. The greatest change has been in the use of parchment and quill. Only within the last century or so have the Fhokki scribed their history. The migratory tribes of Fhokki thought carrying a history written on wood or stone tablets would be too burdensome so they made their recordings on trees and in caves, typically with the blood of the hunt. Only when the tribes settled down and erected permanent structures did Fhokki scribes and tribal elders begin recording their history in a more permanent manner. Today, almost every Fhokki town has a library containing volumes of ancient Fhokki history and tribal traditions.
Fhokki disdain the use of surnames. They feel that a good name can describe a person well enough by itself. For this reason, they also prefer to use a unique name for each person, since each person is unique. Families retain some element in their names (such as Edok, Edorrad, and Ederan) because family members are related and their names should also be related. It also helps others keep track of who belongs to who.