Interesting. I like the way you've elevated he from being merely a goddess of revelry, to one who actually employs carousing as a way of weakening the fires of strife and hate. A seemingly minor deity of disreputable priests that play a very important role in keeping all-out war from breaking loose. Go to Comment
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
hey im new to this site but was here years ago w/ another name. anyways dont remember so im newbie by default.
Firstly, I am a sci-fi reader and I hope to meet success with my writing.
My favorite series of books are Larry Nivens RINGWORLD tetralogy (Ringworld, RingWorld Engineers, The RingWorld Throne, and RingWorlds Children)
For those that havnt read the ring world is the greatest artificial structere ever discovered.
A ring, its circumference equal to earths orbit, it is built around a sol-like star. Shadow squares halfway betwwn the ring and the sun provide 15 hours of night in a thirty hour day. 70 days equals one falan (one full rotation of ring world. The inner surface-the one exposed to the sun, is terraformed and is one millionkmwide cntrifugal force provides gravity, and rim walls 1000km high keep the atmosphere in. Population of RNH(ringworld native hominids)
estimated in the trillions.
The origins of who built it and why are too sticky to get into. But the ringworld , millions of years ago, was populated bt A race called Pak Protectors. Protectors are ancestors of all homo sapiens. they populated ringworld with homo erectus, but left no predators in the ecology. hence, hominids evolved into every ecological niche. (Vampires, Carrion Eaters, Giant Herbivores, Small Carnivores, some built great technologies and went interstellar. Oh, and ringworld is 300 million times the surface area of earth. post if youre interested, Ill elabortae on native species and alien vistors