Great creature! The detail is overwhelming (in a good way!). I like its personality too, in so far as it reminds me of a petulant child. There are so may ways to go with this in any given campaign, from the creature itself to the cult, to all the other concepts and ideas within. Superb! Go to Comment
Oh and I'd like to know something about that sentient forest fire. That sounds rich. A cleansing, cyclical force of nature? The druids revere it? Does it spread itself when it so chooses? Inquiring minds want to know. Go to Comment
"@Murometz: My sentient forest fire was a refugee from the Plane of Fire, where he had been serving in the Brass Palace as a decoration (of all things). He's made himself into something of an anti-druid bent on recreating a little slice of home on the Material Plane. He also branched out into a forest creating a linked network of fire that he moved within, like the nucleus of a growing amoeba. He summons tornadoes, gouts of subterranean flame, and treants that serve him (unwillingly) as they burn to death."
Yeah, this one is awesome. As i read this, every time i started thinking, "ok, but what about...?" you seem to answer the question in the next few lines. Very well written, perfectly complete and usable, even covering thoughts for lazy/frustrated gm's and/or annoyed players/characters.
Naturally, the tables, matrixes, and diagrams rock and bring this to life!!
Nice. You should make a whole codex of these! Crawling Mountains?! Must know more! Makes me wonder if they actually have crawling mountains, or if this is an embellished, re-interpretation written by someone who has never seen or met one of these desert dwarves. So again, i get that medieval (clueless but evocative) guide to the world's hidden corners vibe. Go to Comment
I'm picturing huge, gray-brown, nomadic tents that look "rocky", embellished a thousand-fold by some Marco Polo type, who never quite made it to this part of the Burning Lands, but was close, and wrote down legends he heard, from those that have seen the "crawling mountains". :) Go to Comment
This is a bit different. I like it because it reminds me of those bizarre, medieval guides on the exotic creatures and inhabitants of the world's unknown corners. Like the dog-headed people, or the folk with heads in their torsos, bees being born in ox carcasses, antelopes identified as unicorns, and all that. The drinking their own urine part did it. Go to Comment