Alright, how about this: of course the skin-pants hold great power ... if they're properly cured, with the necessary rituals to bind the magic properly to them, and keep undesirable properties leaking out.
Gezel didn't, obviously, have time to finish those preparations. Without the binding rituals, the raw force of the Infinite poured into Hamrog's stolid, ill-educated soul. Part of the spirit of Barkok is in him, now, and part of the malice and cruelty that belonged to his demon assassin also. What is left of Hamrog's mind and soul are just tatters, and he is certainly not in control of the result ... or of anything else, either.
The resulting entity -- insane if anyone ever was -- wanders the world, the slaughtered corpses of his comrades forgotten as he left the tower. The skin-pants, uncontrolled and uncontrollable, manifest the magical equivalent of Tourette's: at random points (but never more than an hour or so apart), a random spell that Barkok knew fires, at an eligible target within the standard range for such spells. Sometimes the spells are trivial, sometimes not harmful ... a "Shape Metal" spell cast on a tree will have no effect, obviously, and the "Housekeeping" spell Barkok used to keep his sanctum tidy won't do a tavern harm.
But some of the spells are the most horribly destructive the sorcerer knew, and the "Laughing One" is a feared terror throughout the land. For if he is attacked ... then the skin-pants have been known to fire a salvo of ALL the spells Barkok commanded. Seldom has anyone survived the resulting holocaust.Go to Comment
First time I saw either sub is when I looked at the links you just posted. Over 7500 subs on this site, man. I figure I invent my character names the same way most people do, coming up with syllable combos that sound euphonious, or seeing names somewhere that sound cool. Let's look at those gods you mention in The Six Who Are: 4700 Google hits for Alabrin, a few dozen each for Kestreth and Hydiria, 900-someodd for Kronath, and nearly THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND for Arathena. (I figure you didn't gank the name from the hotel in Italy ... did you?)
As far as the "Lady of Thunders" goes, there are a limited number of elements in myth attributed to major gods. Not too many major players in mythology whose claim to fame is that they're the Lord of Aardvarks or the Goddess of Fig Newtons. I don't see that you use the term yourself.Go to Comment