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Dogs are capable warriors and craftsmen, and are fervently loyal to those of their clan.
The race of Dogs has been present on the island of Lugaru for a very long time, as some ancient dog ruins suggest.
This section will describe Dog cultural practices and common beliefs.
Description of Dog clans and political relations.
Description of weapons and armor and combat styles.
Main article: Dog Weapons
Dog weapons are characteristically sturdily-built, and incorporate repeated rectangular motifs. The weapons released so far can be categorized into three basic types:
The polearms are longer weapons, with some sort of blade affixed to the end of a pole, to allow for greater reach. This allows for dogs to wage battles against without allowing their enemies to enter close-quarters combat, limiting the effectiveness of natural weapons such as teeth and claws.
The dogs use single-edge blades on their swords and daggers, which they use at closer range than the polearms. The blades are a strong example of the rectangular motifs used in the dog culture, and carry a distinctive, polygonal-shaped blade.
The dog warhammer is a massive weapon, and must be carried in both hands. It is very cumbersome and unwieldy in battle, but still remains commonly used by the leaders of clan Stone, because of its cultural and historical significance (see below). Though cumbersome, the weapon is highly effective against heavily armored or unusually tough opponents.
The Battle of Steel Quarry was a brief skirmish between the Dogs of clan Stone and the Dogs of clan Sword Breaker. Prior to the battle, the leaders of both clans, Tarl of clan Stone and Kaz of clan Sword Breaker had agreed to a duel to settle a land ownership dispute surrounding a granite quarry. Kaz had attempting to poison Tarl the night prior to duel, and so felt that Tarl would be forced to submit. However, Tarl had suspected the food he had eaten was poisoned and purged his stomach after the meal. Kaz, sure that his poisoning had succeded, waited in his camp for a messenger from Tarl telling of his inability to fight, but no messenger arrived. Having waited most of the day, Kaz was forced to rush to the duel location to meet Tarl. Having come unprepared to fight a healthy and fully equipped adversary, Kaz was forced to concede.
To seek revenge for his loss, Kaz decided to attack the Dogs of clan Stone as they came to the quarry one morning. After laying in wait among the rocks, the Sword Breakers attacked the dogs of clan Stone who had only basic tools to defend themselves with. Despite superior numbers and equipment, the mobility of the clan Stone Dogs and their familiarity with the terrain gave them the upper hand and allowed them to defeat clan Sword Breaker.
Some dogs were paid as mercenaries to act as shock troops on the side of Chaar during the Mannow War.
Description of Dog religious beliefs and deities.
- Kaz of clan Sword Breaker
- Tarl of clan Stone
- Wolfie - A legendary (and near-mythological) dog warrior of great cunning and bravery.