Doing a bit more research on Ancient Greek Mythology, and I discovered the Telchines, which I believe will become a class in Goblins Greed Isle. This line specifically conjures up some interesting ideas in my mind (pardon the pun)
"They were believed to bring about hailstorms, snow, and rain at will, to assume any shape they pleased, and produced a substance poisonous to living things."
Minimum requirements: Intelligence: 15 Wisdom: 13
I'm thinking a standard Experience chart as follows
1st Level - 2500 XP - HD1
2nd Level - 5000 XP - HD2
3rd Level - 10,000 XP - HD3
4th Level - 22,500 XP - HD4
Courtesy of wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telchines
More info here - http://www.tribwatch.com/frog.htm
In Greek mythology, the Telchines (Greek: Τελχῖνες Telkhines) were the original inhabitants of the island of Rhodes, and were known in Crete and Cyprus.
Their parents were either Pontus and Gaia, or Tartarus and Nemesis, or else they were born from the blood of castrated Ouranosalong with the Erinyes. In another story there were nine Telchines, children of Thalassa and Pontus; they had flippers instead of hands and dogs' heads and were known as fish children.
They were regarded as excellent metallurgists: various accounts state that they were skilled metal workers in brass and iron, and made a trident for Poseidon and a sickle for Cronus, both ceremonial weapons. By some accounts, their children were highly worshiped as gods in the ancient towns of Ialysos (Ἰαλυσός), Kamiros (Κάμειρος) and Lindos (Λίνδος). The Telchines were entrusted by Rhea with the upbringing of Poseidon, which they accomplished with the aid of Capheira (Καφείρα), a daughter ofOceanus. Another version says that Rhea accompanied them to Crete from Rhodes, where nine of the Telchines, known as theCuretes, were selected to bring up Zeus.
They were believed to bring about hailstorms, snow, and rain at will, to assume any shape they pleased, and produced a substance poisonous to living things.
The gods (Zeus, Poseidon or Apollo) eventually killed them because they began to use magic for malignant purposes; particularly, they produced a mixture of Stygian water and sulfur, which killed animals and plants (according to Nonnus, they did so as a revenge for being driven out of Rhodes by the Heliadae). Accounts vary on how exactly they were destroyed: by flood, or Zeus's thunderbolt, or Poseidon's trident, or else Apollo assumed the shape of a wolf to kill them. They apparently lost one of thetitanomachias, the battles between the gods and the Titans.
The Telkhines play a variety of roles in myth, sometimes they appear almost identical to the Hekatonkheires (Storm-Gods) and Elder Kyklopes (Lightning-Thunder metalworkers), at other times they take on the role of Kouretes and Daktyloi, and later as those Rhodian sons of Poseidon known as the Daimones Proseoous. The names of the two of the three, Damnameneus and Skelmis, are those given to Daktyloi by Hesiod.
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