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  • Mboshu

    The story is splashed across the front of all the newspapers in Elfhame: _Survivors Return from Cannibal Isle!_ For trade ships to go missing is hardly rare; the seas are full of pirates after all. But never before has one returned years later, laden with …

  • Mji

    Mji is the only thing resembling a city in Mboshu. It sits on the northern face of the volcano, overlooking the sea. On the surface there are a few wooden shelters and docks used to house fishing ships. During the day a few humans can be seen walking …

  • Tufani Islands

    North of the black sand beaches of Mji is the territory of the Great Tribe of Tufani. The fishing is rich among these many small islands. Unfortunately there are also plentiful hiding spots for pirates. Shark-toothed whales called asavik are also …

  • Uramali Cliffs

    The Great Tribe of the Uramali lies to the northwest of Mji among the cliffs and bluffs that border the sea. They have a history of necromancy. Many ships that manage to make it through the reefs of the Tufani Islands wreck against the cliffs of the …

  • Pele Slopes

    The Great Tribe of Pele live on the southern side of the volcano, at the feet of the immense stone idol. Their land is known for having a great quantity of obsidian (aka. Greatmother's Tears). The slopes have been shaped by countess centuries of lava …

  • The Taya

    The Taya are called the Teeth of the Maw. They are not a proper Great Clan, they are the agents who serve the ruler of Mboshu and have no loyalty above that. Members of the Taya include every race, gender, Great Tribe, clan, and guild. They are the Maw's …

  • Asavik Fishers

    The Asavik clan of drow are fishers. They build boats, make nets, and fish from both ships and the docks. They are happiest under an open night sky hauling in a full net of fish. Due to the physical nature of their work they are surprisingly burly for …

  • Lapis Stoneworkers

    The Lapis Guild of Stoneworkers is the largest guild of duergar. Working closely with the Aercus Guild of Smiths, they create decorative items, household goods, and weapons. The Lapis Guild mines for copper and tin. As they mine out an area they will …

  • Mad Jenny

    Mad Jenny is the archetypal human of Mboshu. Originally a pirate captain, Mad Jenny and her crew were wrecked on Mboshu. Through a combination of cunning, ferocity, and luck Mad Jenny established a friendship with the gnoll chieftess Hyrra the First - …

  • Asavik

    Asavik is the great ancestor of the drow. She is sometimes a beautiful drow woman and she is sometimes an orca whale. She is very serene and one of her domains is beauty. Asavik also is a guide, placing stars to help fishers find their way home.

  • Anansi

    Anansi is a minor ancestor. He plays the fool in the stories of Mboshu. He often has grand plans and ambitions that don’t survive reality. He is frequently pulled out of messes of his creation by the other Great Ancestors. The only thing that Anansi truly …

  • Hyrra the Greatmother

    Hyrra the First, also known as the Greatmother, is the gnollish Great Ancestor. In the stories she varies in power between a clever and strong gnoll, and something akin to a force of nature. She rules over the rest of the Mboshu pantheon and models the …

  • Gnolls

    Differences between Elfhamish gnolls and Mboshu Gnolls. Elfhamish gnolls are based on striped hyenas. Mboshu gnolls are based on spotted hyenas. * Elfhamish gnolls have larger crests down their spine and bushier tales. Their fur is striped. Their …

  • Drow

    There is not as much difference between the drow of Elfhame and the drow of Mboshu as there is between the other races. Simply because there have been far, far fewer generations of drow since the divide. There is far greater variety in Underdark drow. …

  • The Maw

    The Maw is the ruler of Mboshu. She is the strongest individual of the strongest tribe of the strongest Great Tribe. The Maw holds her position for as long as she can fight off challengers and as long as her tribe and Great Tribe are the strongest. The …

  • Menye of the Hassan

    Menye of the Hassan once ruled Mboshu as Maw. She was widely considered a good ruler who did the best that could be expected with the influx of outlanders. Last summer she was deposed by Imani of the Pele. Menye remains in Mji as a member of the Taya. …