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Chroniclers are an industrial race on Oddworld. They act as both lawyers and accountants. Although they have not yet appeared in any of the Oddworld games, their existence has been confirmed by Oddworld Inhabitants. They were expected to appear in ''Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee'', but were ultimately absent from the final version.
According to a 1994 sketch by Steven Olds, Chroniclers are thin, yellow-skinned humanoids with four arms. They were originally meant to be a more evolved relative of the Glukkons, which were then called the 'Olders'. In Steven Olds' drawing, the Chronicler is shown with one leg. However, Oddworld Inhabitants has confirmed that they are actually bipedal. The Chronicler is shown with a staff and is accompanied by an attache case with two handles - most likely because the Chroniclers have two arms on either side of their body - and a combination lock of just two numbers on it. From what it looks like in the picture, the Chroniclers have two deep, red eyes with white pupils. The Chroniclers seem to dress mostly in black or red colors while wearing capes, black boots, and a top hat. They also seem to like smoking, much like the Glukkons do; this is evidenced by the Chronicler smoking a cigarette in the illustration. They also have two tentacles hanging down from either side of it's mouth.
The concept art by Steven Olds was posted to eGroups.com. However, in March 2002, when Yahoo acquired eGroups.com, it was lost. Later, the image was eventually published in the book "The Art Of Oddworld Inhabitants: The First Ten Years". However, a computer file version still hasn't been found.
Appearance In Munch's OddyseeEdit
The Chroniclers were originally expected to appear in ''Munch's Oddysee'' as a major lawyer role. However, it's speculated that when Oddworld Inhabitants decided to move development on ''Munch's Oddysee'' to the Xbox, it was one of several story elements which ended up on the cutting room floor. One of the planned sub-plots which was cancelled is that Molluck, from ''Abe's Oddysee'', was discovered alive after surviving the destruction of Rupture Farms. However, because he lost two very important businesses - those being Rupture Farms and SoulStorm Brewery - he was to be put on trial by the Glukkon Queen, Lady Margaret. It's possible that the Chronicler would have filled the role of attorney, representing Molluck in the trial.