Last Names &
Do I have to get my
last name approved before I go to the registrar?
YES. You MUST get
your last name approved by a Nob BEFORE you go to the name
registrar and get your name. No exceptions!
What does a last name
represent in the Clan?
Your last name is
your family name, representing the family of kobolds you belong
to. A family may have a special history (like being the first to
emerge from the underground) or special characteristics (like
having red hair, or being great warriors). All kobolds in a family
share the same family name.
When can I take a last
You must be a Grund
to begin seeking approval for your last name. Pomdungs may not
take last names.
Do I have to take a
No. You can remain
without a family for as long as you like.
How can I find out
about existing families within the Clan?
Family stories are
posted on our Onomastics message board. If you are looking to join
a family, start there to read the stories posted by the heads of
How can I join an
existing family and take their family name?
You MUST first get
permission from that family. Some families accept people right
away, while others might want to get to know you better first, or
even give you a quest to carry out to prove your worth. Once you
get permission from the family, contact any Nob to get final
How can I start a new
You MUST have a Nob
approve the new family and its name.
To seek approval for
a new family, write a description of your family and post it on
the Onomastics message board. Do not ask for family name approval
in tells in game.
Your description does
not need to be long, but should answer the following questions:
- Will your family
be open only to a particular subset of classes or
- Does your family
have a special appearance such as hair color or facial
- What would you
like people to know about your family and its history?
- How open will you
be to accepting new members into your family?
The proposed name for
your family must be based on Old
Kobold vocabulary. Kobold families treasure their ancient
origins from deep in the underground, so all family names are in
the old language.
What does that mean,
"based on Old Kobold"?
The new family name
should incorporate at least one word from the Old
Kobold vocabulary list, and preferably should consist of a
combination of words from the list. The name must NOT sound like a
human word or phrase.
Here are some
Bugduzugh (call to
the mountain pass)
Talanuut (above the sky)
Gunduurzhai (stony people)
Gundobglob (fool made of stone)
Gimbubtak (will find them)
Fauthubnarkuu (will never lie hidden)
Krithduumpu (nine dooms)
Dublugu (two towers)
Throquuk (devour all)
Moglug (tower voice)
Skah! This sounds hard!
How can I get help picking a name for my kobold family?
Others in the Klan
will be glad to help you come up with names! If you have an idea
of your family and what you want your family name to mean, post
your ideas on the Onomastics message board, and others can help
you try to "translate" it into Kobold.