The Social Climbers are pretty amusing too. Imagine them bing lured to take on an epic quest with some extravagent promise, only to have an army of assasins pursuing them as the reward for their courage. Kinda takes the fairy-tale ending out,no? Go to Comment
Not an unlikely possibility, but they'd have to do their best to stay clear of their former colleauges. The other hounds that still remain true to their lord, would be rattled enough by the defection to go to great lengths not to dissapoint when it comes to apprehanding the traitor. Go to Comment
''I am confused why they are so easily manipulated, though, is it part of their punishment?''
Indeed, it is. Back in their hey-day, the Lohra were master manipulators dedicated to using their arts of decpetion to consolidate their power in hell. When they were cast out, the Lord Of the Desolate Shore was vicious enough to rob them of their cunning and replace it with an almost child-like fear of the unknown.
Moon-Hunter, those are some good ideas. I think I'll incorporate them. Go to Comment
You're absolutely right, angryscotman. Prior to their fall, the Lokra possessed an unearthly beauty. Much like elves or some of the lovelier fae, they would have somewhat resembled humans, with the only visible signs of their non-human origin being their flawless, mesmerising beauty and eyes that were an unsettling yellow in colour. Apart from those minor differences, the Lohra were once six foot tall humanoid beings with black silken locks and exquisite faces that would have tested the skill of even the most accomplished sculptors to replicate. A look from one of those beings would have easily reduced a human of either sex to a state of naked, hopeless desire. Go to Comment
My only regret is that this was not posted under the NPC scetion. Such a creature is a proper individual, rather than being just a generic life-form.. Ignore my griping. I tend to obssess over silly stuff like this. Go to Comment
Perhaps his desire not to taint the memories of his descendents with that unholy pact he made, stayed his hand until it was too late.. Mother Kalas is a grim and sinister, if revered deity, and the people generally belief that the mortal who enters into a pact with her is terminally misguided.. Thanks for the compliment by the way. I'm glad you guys enjoyed it. Go to Comment
Dark and unlovely, this princess is often an object of contempt and loathing, the former feeling inspired by her perpetually greasy hair that always drapes over her fore-head in unfortunate lank black strands despite the best efforts of her ladies-in-waiting to make anything remotely presentable out of it.
The second emotion is fueled by the obssesive greed this paranoid and avaricious woman nurses for the betterment of her thightly knit maternal relatives. Determined to bring down her half-sisters and in doign so, grab the throne for her scheming mother's clan, the princess will stop at nothing to destroy them utterly, using any kind of weapon at her disposal, ranging from malicious slander
clevery planted in the ears of her royal father, to bold assasinations disguised as unfortunate accidents. In everything she does, she is loudly backed by her maternal clan that will quickly congregate around her in cawing masses the moment some arrogant fool should dare to oppose their beloved princess in court.
Oddly enough, she is close to the Cuckoo, the one sibling not of her mother's clan that she actually cares for. Go to Comment
This gets a four from me and a HOH, just for the delicious potential of these gloves back-firing disastrously if some smug spy were to stupidly use them against a powerful mark. Imagine revealing all your motivations and some precious info to the tyrant whom you're supposed to trick into surrendering all of his most secret thoughts.
This should be givne to an arrogant thief or spy who needs to be knocked down a notch or two. Go to Comment