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In return for fleshing out my backstory with a desert I made very long ago, I give to you the Paradise of Cotsu Malcior! It is themed around your Exceptionally Scrumptious Pies (I hope you don't mind), and it is pretty cool! --Calibri (talk) 19:02, 24 June 2018 (MDT)


"If you catch me in the tavern and you are worthy I will bake you a magical desert." --Cotsu Malcior

I'd better catch Cotsu in the chatroom; I've always someone to bake me a massive sandy biome! --Calibri (talk) 16:58, 5 June 2018 (MDT)


Hi Cotsu, you'll probably want to add your trinkets to 5e Trinkets rather than the expired magazine workspace. Marasmusine (talk) 23:30, 24 February 2016 (MST)


I bestow upon you the lowest honor known to D&D Wiki: the Lionring!--GamerAim (talk) 18:38, 25 June 2017 (MDT)

Lion ring.jpg Lionring                            
I award you with the Lionring in return for making the Exceptionally Scrumptious Pie (5e Equipment) and lightening my mood.--GamerAim (talk) 18:38, 25 June 2017 (MDT)

Can you see the future?[edit]

Sometime ago you gave me such praise as to say I should be in administrator so I figured you might be interested in knowing that Geodude nominated me for adminship recently.^^ Requests_for_Adminship/ConcealedLight#ConcealedLight --ConcealedLight (talk) 16:59, 11 April 2018 (MDT)


Hey, Cotsu! I was wondering why you don't use the Discord server? I remember you being a lot of fun in the Tavern and I miss that sometimes... I haven't been in Tavern much because I've been busy, but I still use Discord to talk to SgtLion and folks off-topic when I'm not working on wiki stuff. I just wanted to invite you, in case you wanted to pop on by: link here --GamerAim Chatmod.png (talk) 18:37, 26 April 2018 (MDT)

D&D Magazine[edit]

I am so thrilled you've taken this mantle. It is an area I've wished for someone to take the reigns on and restore life to it, and hopefully add more life to the wiki. Good luck with this endeavor, rooting for you big time! BigShotFancyMan (talk) 14:29, 31 July 2018 (MDT)

Thanks BSFM, I will do my best and will probably need lots of help along the way lol but im glad to have people like you supporting me. Cotsu Malcior (talk) 14:31, 31 July 2018 (MDT)


Welcome to Adminship. You are now part of "The Face" of D&D Wiki. You have more burden on yourself now that you are an admin because users will be looking at you for editing help, knowledge about pages, etc. Make sure to familiarize yourself with Meta Pages to help address this burden. I recommend you take a look at Special:ListGroupRights if you have not already. Some of the new feature's uses follow: You can now delete pages, protect pages, rollback edits, block users and IP's, edit every page, patrol edits, and do a couple more minor things.

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  • Editing every page on D&D Wiki mostly means you can now edit the 5e SRD, 3.5e SRD and the MSRD. Feel free to edit them if inaccuracies are found. If interested further please look at their To-Do lists; I am sure your help will be appreciated.

Now that you are an admin I would say more burden is placed on you, but I really hope you enjoy being an admin and I hope you decide to stay around on D&D Wiki for a while more to come. Welcome to Adminship. Again, you're now part of "The Face" of D&D Wiki. --Green Dragon (talk) 23:33, 7 August 2018 (MDT)

Congrats Cotsu!
All aboard the S.S. Adminship!
Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 23:56, 7 August 2018 (MDT)
Ditto. I look forward to your contributon to the wiki. —ConcealedLightChatmod.png (talk) 00:51, 8 August 2018 (MDT)
Nice job. Quincy (talk) 04:04, 8 August 2018 (MDT)
I'm the one who drew this picture after my own RfA and I want credit, dang it! :P Congratulations! You know I have total faith in you. You're the TV Picard to my film Picard <3 --GamerAim Chatmod.png (talk) 05:27, 8 August 2018 (MDT)
Hooray! Hooray! A sweeping victory! Congrats! BigShotFancyMan (talk) 06:53, 8 August 2018 (MDT)

Playtest Character[edit]

Hopefully this is a nice clean way to present my playtest character. Iolan Kelthana (5e NPC). BigShotFancyMan (talk) 21:08, 29 August 2018 (MDT)

Here's mine! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! :) Tempest of Carmia's Grove --EpicBoss99 (talk) 23:59, 29 August 2018 (MDT)

Star Caller Class[edit]

Hey! I appreciate the effort you are doing to revive my class idea. I was stumped on an idea for it for so long. Though I had almost nothing written, I would have liked to have been asked before having it edited. That being said, please continue and I would love to see where you take it next.~ PathOfTheGods (talk)

Categories on a Userpage of Yours[edit]

Hey there Cotsu, I was wondering whether you could make a few changes to the User:Cotsu Malcior/Stella Argnon page of yours to remove its categories as currently the page shows up in places it shouldn't(in places like 5e Monstrosity Monsters, ect.). To remove the categories, add |nocategory=yes and |notuser=yes under {{5e Creature and remove the user category at the bottom. Thanks a bunch.--Blobby383b (talk) 17:28, 10 October 2019 (MDT)

I believe Cotsu is having activity problems due to events in the meatrealm, so I've gone ahead and made these changes. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 18:31, 10 October 2019 (MDT)
Alright then, hope everything is going well Cotsu and thanks again Geodude.--Blobby383b (talk) 18:36, 10 October 2019 (MDT)

Holla at ya pal![edit]

Where oh where has Cotsu been?? Touched base with a few people and then got carried away finding those who been hiding :-P   ~BigShotFancyMan   talk   13:37, 13 December 2019 (MST)

Upsetting Article[edit]

Hello Cotsu Malcior,

I am writing you concerning the following article:

It was brought to my attention after one of my fellow players was looking for information regarding her race in DnD, she had stumbled onto this article believing it to be the official class. We’ve all made this mistake at least once, we’re not concerned with her not recognizing this wiki’s purpose. Instead we (her entire DnD group) were appalled with the content of this page. This race is written with an inherent sexist bias that is unrealistic and harmful. It isn’t super clear on your Warning Policy page if this sort of speech is accepted.

Here are a few of the upsetting ideals written into this race:

“Hence, the lizardfolk have inferior endurance, especially the females, who have even more serious problems metabolizing lactic acid. In a long fight, a lizardfolk will tire faster than a human and will probably retreat if the fight isn't won in a couple of minutes.”

“An average male requires an average of 8 hours of sleep, while a female requires an average of 10 hours of sleep, although many females prefer to sleep for 12 hours.”

"Without exception, within the same species, male lizardfolk are larger, heavier, stronger, faster, more durable, more resistant to pain, fatigue and sickness, and less easily tired than female lizardfolk. Additionally, male lizardfolk have higher average intelligence and are wiser than female lizardfolk. This is due to the need for the males to do the hunting and fighting for the tribe. Additionally, male lizardfolk naturally live longer than females, but the habits of war and violence tend to equalize their lifespans with the females. In no case does a female lizardfolk ever control a tribe, clan, or village; the purpose of the female lizardfolk consorts is to make heirs, not to rule. If a chief were to die and a daughter or wife was his only relative, then the strongest males would fight to see which one of them was the strongest, and the winner would become the new chief.

It should be obvious that male lizardfolk are excellent front line soldiers. With more strength and constitution than an average human, they ought to make great fighters. At home, they are excellent hunters and fishers, and can apply their hunting skills to aid whatever party of adventurers they may join. The males can also make skilled rangers.

Female lizardfolk are often unable to take care of themselves, as they aren't very good at competing with males for hunting or fishing grounds; the very few that have ever tried have been outclassed in every way. As a result, they have to find a mate or else depend on male relatives. In isolation, a female lizardfolk actually would be able to do some hunting or fishing, but even the least competition from a male will be enough to see her outdone. Female lizardfolk are more flexible than their male counterparts, but not nearly so much so that they would get any bonus to dexterity because of it.

For game purposes, to get the stats of a female lizardfolk, first calculate the stats normally for the male, and then factor in the following:

-4 strength, -4 constitution, -2 intelligence, -2 wisdom. Female lizardfolk also only have +2 natural armor instead of the male +5 natural armor (in common lizardfolk, but in no case do females have more than, or as much natural armor as the males, no matter the species.) Females can only hold their breath for only three times its constitution score before drowning (instead of 4X for the male.) Females by necessity, are supposed to lay eggs and raise children, thus ensuring the continued survival of the race. Biologically, this necessitates certain physiological adjustments that may impede the females from combat, but in no way reduce their value to the race; in fact, their value actually increases in some ways because they can lay eggs. Lizardfolk females are acutely aware of this, and very few females will live their lives without reproducing.

In comparison to a human, a typical female lizardfolk has -2 strength, constitution, wisdom, and -4 intelligence (minimum of 3). In an adventuring party, this can prove to be quite a problem. Being neither good at combat nor skilled in magic, the female lizardfolk would at first glance appear to be a liability for any party. However, this weakness can be turned into a strength... of a sort. Having little combat proficiency frees the female lizardfolk PCs from having to develop such skills, enabling them to class as bards and rogues and develop other skills. With little need to give them fighting skills, one can develop a female character's non-combat skills, and use them to the party's advantage. Female Paludian lizardfolk bards receive a +2 charisma bonus upon entering that class and lose it when leaving it. This reflects the exotic, eye-catching nature of the females; this is only able to be exploited by a class which requires the female to be looked at and paid attention to. For a female fighter or paladin, appearance and grace matter less, and the rest of the world knows it, so only the bard would logically receive a bonus for being eye-catching in a performance. Skills for the female lizardfolk that are worth focusing on include Balance, Diplomacy, Disguise, Escape Artist, Gather information, Move Silently,Open Lock, Perform, and Sleight of hand. Chances are, one can easily fit an exotic, alluring female lizardfolk into a party, especially if one's party needs someone agile and charismatic (while there is no particular bonus for dexterity, it ought to be focused on in order to make the PC worthwhile.) These can be good PCs because they can excel in certain niche roles that a party might need from time to time, such as having to send someone to balance on a narrow plank in order to get an item, or having to sneak through a dark room.

During the prime mating season (spring, roughly 1/4 of the year), females receive a special +4 modifier to certain charisma checks to represent the release of pheromones and their greater desire to mate (though females always wish to mate more than the males do, but even more so during mating season), but it wears off after the season ends. In the wider world, female lizardfolk are considered to be rare, exotic and eye-catching, whereas the ferocious males simply intimidate and frighten others. Hence, the outside observer can see a dichotomy between the two roles of the lizardfolk sexes; male strength vs female exoticness.

There is one native Paludian class which allows female lizardfolk to circumvent some of their disadvantages, that of the Hierodule, a divine casting class with no offensive capability. The education required for this class enables the females to avoid the -2 intelligence and -2 wisdom penalty, and this will apply only for the female if her first class is that of Heirodule. For no other class does the training for being a Heirodule apply, so if the female should switch classes, the penalties to intelligence and wisdom apply."

“Like all other species of lizardfolk, the males are much heavier, larger, stronger, and more durable in every way than the females, who only weigh between 90-120 pounds (on average), are at least a foot shorter, are nowhere near as strong, and have softer skin, weaker bones, and less resistance to pain, fatigue, and injury. The females also have a lesser capacity for logic and reason, being creatures of hormones, feelings, and passions. The common lizardfolk are the most numerous type of in Paludia, forming a plurality of the entire lizardfolk population in Paludia.”

I understand the desire to create races that mimic animals and cultures but no animal puts this strong of a disadvantage on all females. This article appears to be written with a ridiculous amount of harmful language and ideals towards females. It explicitly states that women of this race are useless for all things other than mating, it frequently uses the problematic work “exotic” and only gives women any use if they are used as a sex object as a bard and any advantage they get from that goes away if they leave the party. I’m not sure if the class started this way or was added later. Regardless, it seems inappropriate to have an article like this for a game that should be about inclusion and acceptance.

I am posting this for all of the moderators so the article can be reviewed. I understand if this isn’t found to be against your community guidelines but please do consider the harm this type of article might impose on someone who might be quick to make parallels with human females or young females who might believe this about themselves.

Thank you —The preceding unsigned comment was added by ConcernedViewer (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts.

I've handled this. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 21:35, 3 December 2020 (MST)
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