Yea I knew this idea wasn't as solid as some others which is why I wanted to practice presentation on it. I've been noticing with my other submissions that a good presentation is what was lacking so I wanted to get some practice in with this one before I moved on to another idea. Go to Comment
Backfire might not have been the proper word there. Basically the demon failed his craft check and the item didn't turn out as planned. Think of it as a car manufacturer. Sometimes things just don't always work right. In this case it worked really wrong. Also the item is part of a much bigger thing I'm working on right now called Hell's Caravan. So the item might be a little less corny after you see the rest of the story which I hope to have up in the next couple days. Go to Comment
The magic/not magic thing: The encasement itself isn't magic. Its basically like a cement mixture she spreads over the victims. Magic is sustaining them, however, since you obviously wouldn't live long encased in cement without food or water... or air for that matter. She can use magic, and will to capture them and hold them for a pose but the encasement is entirely natural. It becomes very hard when dry so flexing a couple muscles won't be able to break out of it. Thanks for the comments so far. Go to Comment
The Menagerie Society/ Organizations (Criminal/Espionage)
A group of humans living in a mountainous area have spent generations mining, drinking home made liquor, and generally not spreading the gene pool around enough. The end result is a sub-race of humans who no longer have necks, rather their heads protrude from the upper portion of the torso between the shoulders. They have beards, and lacking the ability to turn their heads, can only see what they are directly facing. They are simple and to the point, and direct to the point of bluntness.