Elokolobha is filthy, and its buildings are poorly made and often perched in precarious positions.24 Rope bridges, ladders, and ziplines connect salvaged wooden huts built atop the limestone crags,4 while grander chambers within the stone do not appear to have been made by elokos.2
The numerous tribes of elokos survive by raiding each other as well as outsiders, and eloko leaders carve their deeds into the walls of the city only for later leaders to replace them with their own works.2
As of 4710 AR, the four strongest tribes—the Carrionwalkers, the Fleshstalkers, the Ironbell, and the Graveborn—maintained an uneasy balance of power. Due to the eloko's inherently chaotic nature, however, the political balance can shift very quickly.2
The Graveborn and Fleshstalkers held an uneasy truce as the city's two most powerful tribes after violent riots and an assassination attempt on chieftain Ukabalimeli. The riots erupted after the tragic end of Ukabalimeli's wife, who was the Guumkhonto's sister. The marriage was arranged in order to unify the Graveborn tribe and the Carrionwalkers tribe, but Ukabalimeli slew and ate his wife when she failed to conceive children.2
During the riots the lesser tribes collaborated to claim power, resulting in an agreement between the two most powerful chieftains Ukabalimeli and Inamakosi to set aside their grudges in order to retain their status and their wealth. Parts of Elokolobha maintained an unspoken agreement between the tribes, but each individual tribe exclusively rules its own territory within the town.2
- Heart of the Jungle lists a population of 1,090 spriggans and 10 others, and describes elokos as Mwangi spriggans. Cult of Cinders and The Mwangi Expanse describe elokos as transformed bilokos, and also suggest bilokos and elokos both live in Elokolobha.
- “Mwangi Campaigns” in Heart of the Jungle, 31–33. Paizo Inc., 2010 .
- “Geography” in The Mwangi Expanse, 175–176. Paizo Inc., 2021 .
- “Bestiary” in The Mwangi Expanse, 294. Paizo Inc., 2021 .
- “Adventure Toolbox” in Cult of Cinders, 83. Paizo Inc., 2019 .