The Gate-Stones of Lunestriel
The Grippli were among the original races that called Lunestriel their home before the arrival of the Dowmarii, which means “Portal-Born” in Ancient Lunerii. The Grippli are of the Lomarii, meaning “Lunar-Born” in Ancient Lunerii. While the dwarves and humans are relatively new to Lunestriel, the Grippli are an old race.
Gripplis stand at around 1’8" to 2’4" feet tall and typically have mottled green-and-brown skin; however other skin colors are fairly common too. They weigh 20 to 35 pounds. Most gripplis are primitive hunter gatherers, living on large insects and fish found near their treetop homes, and are unconcerned about events outside their swamps. The rare grippli who leaves the safety of the swamp tends to be a ranger or alchemist seeking to trade for metals and gems. They have large eyes, like a frogs, and slick skin. Their long legs account for half their body. They live an average of 60 years.
Grippli are not often adventurers. They are peaceful and tend to live around other grippli. But some of them do look for something more beyond their simple villages and strike out on their own, searching for answers or wealth or looking to help their people. They are deceptively brave for their size, and though odd, they are friendly. They are nimble and quiet and often make good rangers.