- "The Bog-Burglars were a tribe of particularly fearsome female warriors who lived on an island some way to the west of the Isle of Berk. The Hooligans had a long-running feud with the Bog-Burglars which had started many, many years ago, when the Bog-Burglars stole the shield of Hiccup's great-great-grandfather, Grimbeard the Ghastly."
- ―Book 3
Bog-Burglars appear to only be females, a kind of Viking 'Amazon' tribe. It is unclear if there are any men in the Tribe at all, or how they beget offspring. They are Viking warriors just as the rest of the Archipelago, and do anything that a male Viking would do. Though the Books tacitly follow a patriarchal culture for the Vikings, it is neither strange or unusual to have women in a position of power or as a 'Viking Hero', so the Bog-Burglars are afforded all the power that men have.
The Bog-Burglars seem to have closer ties to the Hooligans than most other tribes and are often having competitions with each other. To the great annoyance of Stoick the Vast who always bets on the Hairy Hooligans winning these competitions, the Bog-Burglars usually win as 'unfortunately Bog-Burglar's are as good as burglary as they are at everything else.' Though there is a 'Blood Feud' between the two because a Bog-Burglar stole Grimbeard the Ghastly's Shield, by the events of the Book series, this Feud is ended in How to Speak Dragonese.
The Viking Tribes of the Barbaric Archipelago each seem to have a special War Cry, and the Bog-Burglars are no different. Camicazi utters the Bog-Burglar War Cry when attacking Hiccup at their first meeting.
- "In reply the little girl hoisted the sword over her head and ran toward Hiccup shouting the Bog-Burglar War Cry, which sounds like a very rude word shouted at the top of the lungs."
- ―Book 3
According to Camicazi, the current Heir to the Tribe, bog-Burglars have "anger issues". They may be just as quick to anger as the Hooligans (and Vikings of the Archipelago, in general) are. They also excel at burglary and escaping from bad situations.
- "The Meatheads ... the Visithugs ... us Bog-Burglars are always quarreling with EVERYBODY ... we have anger issues ... Anyway, I escaped from the Visithugs, no problem ..."
- ―Camicazi in Book 3
Camicazi goes on further to say that, "You can't keep a Bog-Burglar under lock and key. No prisons can hold us - we're as slippery as eels".
- "The Bog-Burglars (apart from Camicazi, of course) were big, rough, mean-looking girls with wild hairy, broken noses, and thighs like tree trunks."
- ―Book 4
As shown in How to Twist a Dragon's Tale, the Bog-Burglars almost had to evacuate the Archipelago with the rest of the tribes.
In A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons, they had a burglary contest, which the Bog-Burglars win.
In How to Ride a Dragon's Storm, The Hairy Hooligans, Bog-Burglars, and Murderous Tribe join together for a swimming contest, which Fishlegs, Camicazi and Hiccup win.
As shown in How to Break a Dragon's Heart, the Bog-Burglars searched for Camicazi who had gone missing.
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