Other Information: If you attack a Buforan when there are Buforan Warriors on the tile the Buforan might call for help, causing any present Buforan Warriors to attack you.
Placed soundly between man and toad, Buforans are a race of noble, yet warlike creatures. Usually standing three to five feet tall and residing in kingdoms of mud structures, Buforans have mastered their unique abilities as intelligent toad-peoples. For example, they are known to carry insects deadly to other races into battle, within their gullets, for release during a skirmish and are especially practiced in using their lightning-fast, incredibly sticky tongues for disarming a foe. Going into battle against Buforans without first studying their tactics is very unwise. Equally unwise is referring to them by the much-hated slur, "Croak Folk", which until recent years was very common amongst otherwise civilized persons. If you do manage to gain the upper hand against one or more of these creatures, however, you will most likely see them burrow deep into the dirt or mud, where they may sequestor themselves for months on end. Certain rumors refer to a psychodelic cocktail Buforans create in order to experience heightened awareness (and in some cases meet and speak to the long-dead Buforan prophet, "Goldbelly") though any actual knowledge of whether this is fact or fiction remains with the creatures themselves.
Other Information: These mischievous residents of Mern, the forest realm, love nothing more than to follow explorers and re-arrange the scenery behind them. Though aligned with the good forces of the realm, and willing to show you the way home once you're in tears, they do find much humor in watching travelers (and often poachers) search for a trail to no avail. Though Caplings may in fact be distant relatives of the common mushroom, they are capable of independent thought, creativity, and emotion. However, most of their time is spent waiting for passersby, so these traits aren't often observed.