The scientific discussion is pretty interesting here, but more than that I like the idea of a simple ballistic weapon that can destroy solar systems. Brutally simple.
Supposing one had the proper technology, couldn't an asteroid belt be mined for sufficient minerals to create a Star Hammer? Or enough raw iron be created in some sort of fusion reaction of other, lighter elements? I ask as a pure amateur here; my working knowledge of advanced astrophysics is surpassingly light.
I'm cool with non-magical fruit, but exploring some more of the social construct of the fruit would be interesting. Recipes, old wives tales, the fruit as a symbol for something (health? safe journeys?), etc. It's the little things. Go to Comment
I would actually be rather disturbed to run into a field full of these, especially given my penchant for blowing the heads off of their non-sentient kin. I would almost say it's *too* fantastic for my tastes, but that sounds ridiculous, so I won't say it. A lovely little color creature.
Also, the word "Plantkin" sounds adorable. It is the new nickname of my houseplant. Go to Comment
I love the visual I get with this creature. I'm curious about the poison. Is it just a result of their "magically tainted prey," or a natural development of physiology like a komodo dragon's bite, or what? Go to Comment
An interesting location, if anything. I keep feeling like the "moving building" thing has been done before, but I can't put my finger on what, and even if I could, this is still written uniquely enough to warrant favor. So well done. Go to Comment
In my mind, the comic image is a, well, comic-like image of them. I imagine them to look narrower, with thinner limbs and not such a large face, but something generally similar. They don't actually do any mining, they just exist in mineral-rich caves. Go to Comment
I can see this as a nice guarantor against tomb robbing among wealthy wizards and the like. Like Echo, I too would like to hear a bit more story to go with the fantastic mechanics. Are there any examples of this happening to a grave robber or the like? Go to Comment