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Riekling (Dragonborn)

A common Riekling.

Rieklings are small, Goblin-like creatures that inhabit the island of Solstheim, usually inhabiting caves, ruins, and mountain peaks in small tribes.

AppearanceEdit

Rieklings are small, blue-skinned creatures that have sharp teeth and pointy ears.[1] It is said that the Rieklings are descendants of the Snow Elves that degenerated, due to their poisoning by the Dwemer into a feral state.[2]

CultureEdit

Rieklings live in a tribal structure where certain Rieklings hold specific tasks such as hunting, being a scout, or a warrior. Strength is highly respected, as the strongest of the tribe is chosen to lead as chief. Succession of leadership is often a fight to the death. A non-Riekling may assume the title of chief if they have the support of the tribe.[3] Rieklings ride on Bristlebacks, which they have domesticated; many Rieklings have also been seen riding on Bristlebacks into battle.[4] Rieklings communicate in their own language, which is spoken in hoots and grunts, though at least one Riekling Chief was able to speak the common tongue. Rieklings live in small huts in and appear to have rudimentary yet simple crafting skills of making clothing and weapons.[5] Rieklings are known to hoard items such as empty bottles, broken armor, etc. As such, some Riekling tribes live in Dwemer and Nordic ruins on Solstheim.

BehaviorEdit

Rieklings are generally hostile to the inhabitants of Solstheim as they attack any that come near their settlements. In combat, they use their large numbers to kill their foes, often using ambush techniques against unwary prey. Their main weapon is a spear, which they often throw at their enemies.[6]

By gameEdit

References

  1. Appearance in Dragonborn
  2. Dialogue in Bloodmoon
  3. Events of "The Chief of Thirsk Hall"
  4. Gameplay in Dragonborn
  5. Items at Riekling settlements
  6. Combat in Dragonborn

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