Little is it known, but the notorious stench of the troglodyte is maintained only through disciplined hygiene and ritual. Troglodytes emit their distinctive musk though glands at the base of their tails. If they stray away from water bodies or baths for too long, the glands may become blocked, and the stench decreases. So much so, that opponents may receive a bonus save, or the effects of the stench are for a much shorter duration. Likewise, a troglodyte warrior will lose status if he is not able to keep clean, and therefore emanate his stink within the clutch or battle-band.
Therefore, the troglodytes maintain secret baths in their underground lairs. This is not commonly known, and, according to some, may actually be a bit of a racial embarrassment...
|babies in the bathwater|
|Linked Inca baths at Phuyupatamarca|
|Inca baths at Tambomachay|