Wulf, your guess probably strikes closest to the truth. The way I see it, the loa would be so enraged by the devastation that they would send the Ignusho to wreck bloody vengeance on the human inhabitants until the latter finally realised their folly and put an end to all efforts to drain the swamp. The ignusho are much feared, and any mass attacks by them would terrorize most swamp villages into immediate compliance with the will of the loa.
Thanks for the plaudits by the way,guys. They're much appreciated! This creature was actually inspired by the existence of Murometz's Red-Eyed Crow, as well as the other dangerous creatures that were brought to life by the Swamp scroll. Given these numerous menaces, I thought a guardian of the swamps would be appropriate, albeit one that was no less sinister than the other fearsome monsters it is supposed to keep at bay. Go to Comment
He has two bulging orbs protruding from his face. Each one has the ability to rotate freely within it's socket,allowing him to gain unrestricted observation of his suroundings from any angle,much like a chameleon's. Another useful physical attribute is the long and adhesive tongue that usally lies rolled up in his mouth,but is ever ready to shoot out like a rope of sticky fly-paper to trap whatever tasty morsel the mutant feels like dining on Go to Comment
Ahh, but that's what the slimy buggers do best, distracting simple and pure thoughts of survival and honor, and turning them into something weak and foul which they can use to enslave you.. Beware the lies of the salamander-men,my friend! Go to Comment
Mangrove swamps are prevalent in the Eshal home-world and as we know, these swamps are often capable of supporting large trees like the banyan.
As for the Agerai being everywhere, I did imply that was the case. Like any species of predators there are certain areas where they are especially found of congregating , namely the places where mangrove swamps can be found. Go to Comment
Imagine the sands shifting benath your feet to reveal a pack of starving monsters eager to feast on you. Not a pleasant experience, I imagine,and one that would probably make the natives see rain-falls as a mixed blessing. The more superstitious might even see these cats as some kind of super-natural evil that manipulates the rains to lead their prey into their snare. Go to Comment