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The yellow autumn leaves of the Hoodrick woods are perfect hideouts for its peculiar mushroom stuffing inhabitants.

–Tribe description

Hoodrick is the sixth tribe in Polytopia. It is a regular tribe that starts with the Archery technology and an Archer unit.

Hoodrick has immediate access to Archers, but this also means their starting unit is vulnerable to other tribes. Hoodrick player must be extra careful with where they choose to send their starting unit, lest they encounter an enemy early on and lose both their unit and the village. Economy wise however, the Hoodrick biome has the most forests out of any tribe, which not only can be used to build Lumber Huts and Sawmills but also provide a defence bonus to Hoodrick units (since Hoodrick's starting technology, Archery, unlocks the defence bonus in forest). Hoodrick is thus best played conservatively early on, with their main power spike coming in the mid-to-late game when they can get their Sawmills online and get their Super Units.

Resources[]

Hoodrick has 1.5x forest and 0.5x mountain.

Hoodrick fruit
Crop
Hoodrick forest
Hoodrick game
Hoodrick mountain
Metal
Fish
1.5x 0.5x

Lore[]

The Hoodrick are crafty folk known for their skills with a bow. When they’re not baking cakes and taming Hooxe, they’re sending a rain of arrows upon unsuspecting foes!

–Zoythrus on Steam

Tribe Celebrations[]

  • Hoodrick tribe day

    The 2019 Hoodrick Tribe Day poster

    2019 Tribe Day: The Helarda Pillars were built to commemorate the unity of the Hoodrick people after a period of turmoil. Each of the 4 arms represents a core ideal in Hoodrick society: Justice, Kindness, Nature, and Accuracy.
  • Hoodrick Tribe Moon

    The 2020 Hoodrick Tribe Moon poster

    2020 Tribe Moon: The Hoodrick are known throughout the Square for their baked goods. Quissberries can be made into pies, cobblers, tarts, fritters, breads, jams, and a multitude of other delightful confections, and even their enemies have to agree that no one can bake like the Hoodrick.
  • Hoodrick Tribe Moon 2021

    The 2021 Hoodrick Tribe Moon poster

    2021 Tribe Moon: No one really remembers why the Hoodrick and the Bardur split apart so long ago, but this split formed one of the Square's most special and bitter inter-tribal rivalries. Ranging from brutal raids to petty displays of superiority, the Hood-Bard Rivalry shows no signs of stopping any time soon.
  • Hoodrick Tribe Moon 2022

    The 2022 Hoodrick Tribe Moon poster

    2022 Tribe Moon: Can you hit a BuzzFly with an arrow from 2 tiles away? Then you might be ready for the Hoodrick Yorthwober. These expert sharpshooters have been personally trained in combat and survival by Yorth, the legendary archer, and comprise the most elite force the Hoodrick can muster.
  • Hoodrick_Tribe_Moon_2023_-_The_Battle_of_Polytopia

    Hoodrick Tribe Moon 2023 - The Battle of Polytopia

    2023 Tribe Moon: Did you know that some Quissberries can grow to the size of a Polytopian? Did you know that the average Hooxe has been known to snack on the occasional Hoodrick lost in the woods? Brodry Lookhone has discovered both of these facts on their little adventure in the Hoodrick Woods.

Webshop[]

  • The Hoodrick Quissberry tea is known all over Polytopia for its refreshing and mind sharpening abilities.[1]
  • If you ever encounter a Hooxe in the woods, be sure to always carry a handful of Hurgh mushrooms in your pocket. This might prevent unnecessary death, since the Hooxes are crazy about this rare delicacy.[2]

Inspiration[]

The Hoodrick tribe seems to be based off of Medieval European, particularly English/British, culture, due to their very European oak forests and architectural style. Their appearance and starting technology also seem to be based off of the British folktale of Robin Hood, Hoodrick is directly inspired by and named after the legendary English Robin Hood.[3]

Design[]

Hoodrick Appearance
  • Fruit: Quissberries (raspberries)
  • Animal: Hooxe (bull)
  • Field: Olive green-colored fields with pale soil
  • Forest: Maple trees with yellow- and orange-colored autumn leaves
  • Mountain: Hills considerably less tall than other tribes' mountains
  • City: Medieval English-style cottages and castle-like structures
  • Helmet: Green bycocket hat (common throughout medieval Western Europe) with red feather

City Naming Syllables[]

ber, don, go, ick, in, ley, lo, ol, ry, th, wa, we

City Buildings[]

Monuments[]

Music[]

Hoodrick Music
Link Description
Theme
Nature
"Hoodrick Moss Stomp" By The Ley Autumn Leaves. Published by Polytopia Music.
Yorthwober Skin theme.

Skins[]

Yorthwober Skin[]

Bands of the Hoodrick's finest sharpshooters and survivalists, the Yorthwober know their way around combat just as well as they do the hills and forests.

–Yorthwober skin description
YorthSplash

The splash screen for the Yorthwober skin in the Tribe Selection menu.

The Yorthwober skin was added in the first skin pack for Polytopia. Yorthwober outfits feature a green bandana over the mouth in addition to the default Hoodrick hat, a cape draped over the shoulders, a brown belt with a gold buckle, and darker footwear.

  • The Archers have a unique composite recurve bow made of a darker wood with a red grip.
  • The Defenders have circular shields with bosses.
  • The city buildings have white bricks and red roofs.

City Buildings[]

History[]

When it was first introduced in beta, the splash for the Yorthwober skin was referred to as Ranger instead of Yorthwober. This was changed with the skin's public release.

Trivia[]

  • The "leader" of the Hoodrick tribe is named "Rydon".

References[]

  1. Hoodrick Mug
  2. Hoodrick Tee
  3. Post by Zoythrus on Reddit.
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