- Also known as Trolls
- Uz can be be translated as "folk".
- They come from the Underworld
- Their goddess is Kyger Litor.
- The Uz are thickset, with snouts and fangs or tusks, with mottled gray skin.
- The Uzko are taller than humans
- Their height is partly concealed by their typical slouching stance.
- The Uz are active during the night.
- Their primary sense is Darksense.
- Their speech is Darktongue
- They hate fire and light in all its forms.
- Their complex magical digest system allows them to eat anything, except Fire and Iron.
- They are constantly hungry and can never quite satisfy themselves.
- Also known as the Digijelm and the Darkness Folk
- Uz society is based on kinship and defined by blood.
- Kinship is traced through female side.
- Their clans and tribes are centralized around "mothers".
- After the Trollkin Curse, their feeble fertility made females (without birthing Enlo) invaluable.
- They cultivate insects such as the Changa and the Ham Beetle
- Troll government is crude
- Uzuz, if present, outrank everybody else and dominate all the cult positions if possible.
- Uzko outrank Enlo
- Enlo are divided into four types: Values, Warriors, Works and Food.
- Free Trolls outranks Slaves
- Females outrank Males
- Elders outrank ordinary trolls.
- Female Uz with the most Dark Troll offsrping alive outrank other females.
- The stronger outrank the weaker.
- Troll live in matriarchal extended families run by the most powerful mother.
- Troll clans are ruled by the Elders and subdivided into families.
- Troll tribes are more complex.
Relations with Other Races
- Trolls judge other races by their flavour.
- Aldryami are the tastiest.
- Mostali meat is intoxicating.
- Dragonewts are ashy.
- Humans are fine, the younger the better.
- Trolls fight in the ambush.
- Their favourite formation is the War Gang
- They fight at night with harassing attacks; using Shades, Giant Beetles or Trollkin.
- Then they throw rocks or slings.
- Finally when the enemy is weak, they attack.
- A common trick is to send useless trollkin so that the enemy will weaken themselves in fighting them.
- All dark trolls worship Kyger Litor and the Eight Sacred Ancestors
- Other deities worshipped include:
- When the Sun entered the Underworld, he burned Korasting. the Uz became a lesser race called Uzko.
- They fled to the surface world and conquered large sections of it.
- They were then attacked by Chaos and bore the brunt of the fighting.
- After long battles against Chaos, the Uz of the Shadowlands had become part of the World Council
- When the Shadzoring War broke out, they took the lead in fighting the Sun worshipping nomads.
- The Uz bitterly opposed the God Project and left the World Council along with the Heortlings and the Dragonewts.
- The God Project succeeded anyway and created Nysalor
- The Uz fought Nysalor at the Battle of Night and Day but were defeated and marred with the Trollkin Curse
- The Empire of Light besieged the Shadowlands and Dagori Inkarth
- The sieges were lifted by the appearance of Arkat from the West.
- Arkat became enarmoured of Uz and taught them many human secrets.
- Arkat became an Uz, killed Nysalor and placed the humans of Maniria and Kerofinela under the rule of Ezkankekko.
- The Shadowlands were ravaged by turmoil and eventually collapsed in the Tax Slaughter
- The Uz of Guhan withdrew from the Autarchy which was then destroyed by other humans.
- The Aldryami and the Mostali resurrected ancient grudges in the Elder Race Wars
- The devastation of the Dragonkill helped the Uz resettle Kerofinela
- They fought among themselves and were defeated by the Dragonewts
- In Kethaela, Belintar appeared and killed Ezkankekko; the Shadowlands were then made part of the Holy Country.
- Uz unity was tested by the rise of the Red Moon; the Blue Moon Plateau has supported the Moon while other Uz remain wary or opposed.
The Uz are found in:
- Dagori Inkarth in the Wastelands
- The Yolp Mountains, the Blue Moon Plateau in Peloria
- The Troll Hills in the Elder Wilds
- Bliss in Ignorance and Koromandol in Kralorela
- The Tarmo Mountains and Errinoruela in Pamaltela
- The Malusoll in Jrustela
- Guhan and Halikiv in Ralios
- Shadowlands and the Troll Woods in Kethaela
- Xemstown in Fronela