The Guardamole is a small fish-like race that primarily lives in the Malachus Trench of the Sea of Death. They are a quiet community that tends to go about their business and not bother anybody. As a result of this, they are tended to be hired out by other races as servants and workers. They are generally efficient with the tasks at hand and never really question things outside of their jobs. There doesn’t seem to be any form of curiosity that is exhibited by the race. Overall, there really isn’t anything remarkable about this race.
The cavern system of the Guardamole is designed such that hierarchy in the village determines how far the villager is away from the cavern entrance. Inside of the cavern, there are numerous paths that lead to the inner sanctums and, unless you live there, they are confusing to navigate. In the community, each member is required to have a specific job that maintains the cavern system, in addition to their other activities in their lives.
The simple villagers tend to go about their day working on the cavern systems and farming. Entertainment seems to be relatively simple where they enjoy playing of instruments, dancing, and talking. It’s common to see many small groups of Guardamoles sitting around talking about the days and things that are happening in the surrounding regions. Nothing is ever done about it but they do talk about it.
When dealing with this race, the first impression that people get is that they are a dour race. This is not really true but they are very reserved and don’t show their emotions to anyone else. In their culture, showing of the emotions means that they don’t have control of what is happening and they are bothered by it.
With outsiders, they spend a lot of time listening to what the outsider is saying but not really show any reaction to it. They will also politely answer questions but not go so far as to provide more information than is needed.
Now, an important point to make is that, just because they are reserved, doesn’t mean that they won’t fight back. They will fight when there is no other option available and fleeing is not possible. When they do fight, they will tend to use any instruments that they have in the cavern or near the farms.
Image Size: 11” wide x 14” tall
Original Pencil Drawing on Bristol Paper
Signed by Doug Hoppes (artist)
Provided with separate Bainbridge Clay Coated Archival Foam Board (1/8” thickness)