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Chroniclers are an industrial race known to inhabit Oddworld. They act as both lawyers and accountants to the higher Glukkons. 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 squid-like humanoids with four long 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 attach 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 their mouths akin to that of a slig; probably leftover from some more primitive past evolution to aid it with eating.

A Chronicler as it appeared in an image for Dear Alf 63 on 17/01/14.


The concept of art by Steven Olds was originally posted to eGroups.com. However, in March 2002, when Yahoo acquired eGroups.com, it was lost. Later, this image was eventually published in the book The Art Of Oddworld Inhabitants: The First Ten Years. However, a image file has still not been found.

Appearance In Munch's Oddysee[]

The Chroniclers were to be introduced in Munch's Oddysee. 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 that ended up being removed. One of the planned sub-plots was Molluck's trial, in which Molluck survived the destruction of Rupture Farms, but was put on trial for the destruction of both Rupture Farms and Soulstrom Brewery. It's possible that the Chronicler would have filled the role of attorney, representing Molluck in the trial.