||Anaxial's Annex. The Erinjo live in the southern reaches of Hornilio, where the climate becomes too uncomfortable for most humans. They are short goblins, under four feet in height, but with bulky, rounded bodies. Four stubby legs project from their undersides, and can be used as paddles underwater. Their upper bodies are covered in thick pelt of moss, but their long arms are naked and tan coloured. Their heads are flattened side to side, with a wide mouth filled with dagger-like teeth. Unlike most other goblins, erinjo are not entirely herbivorous, and do eat some insects and small grubs from time to time.
Erinjo rarely see humans or other outsiders, and are rarely attacked by the native wildlife, so that they lead a fairly idyllic existence. However, they are noted for their magical prowess, which is particularly associated with powers of heat, and they are sometimes hired by more northerly slorifings to help protect them or to provide other magical services. Their large eyes are also able to see in conditions of low light, so that erinjo can act as lookouts for other goblins.
Erinjo prefer to avoid direct confrontation, and will attack from a distance with their magic, which may induce fever-like sensations or make weapons or other tools too hot to handle. If forced into close combat, adult erinjo will fight with bamboo spears, while their young scramble across the opponent to distract and hinder him.