You have kept the Medusa set of subs good. Blind Mary is nicely detailed and usable. I could see a group traveling along, they get attacked by bandits. Once they finally fight off the bandits they stumble wearily toward the nearby town. But, once they get there, they are faced with a foul beast! The ensuing role-playing would hopefully end in the parties comprehension that the "horrible beastie" is actually a helper. Or something like that. Anyway, it was good. Go to Comment
I try to leave my subs with room to grow in whatever direction anyone using it wants, so it's up to you what happened between her and Andrew really. Also, I'm glad you like the staff. I was a little unsure with that part, so it's good to hear. Go to Comment
At first they were skeptical in the extreme, but once she started healing people and teaching them to defend themselves they warmed up to her. Neighboring towns however know only that a serpent haired woman is training the peasants in the arts of combat. As is to be expected, tension is rising. They haven't yet faced the village with this, so it's mostly superstition and fear run rampant. Go to Comment
Ah, good. I see your work is still as good as ever, Grey. These two goddesses are useful, especially in context with your sub Lost city of the Medusa. Here, as at that post, I would like to voice my preference to using the actual name of the creature (Gorgon), to that of the most famous representative of those creatures (Medusa). But I digress. This post is rather well detailed, but I do have a couple questions. First, are there any strenuous rights of passage to become an initiate in the respective churches of the goddesses? Second, what do the goddesses (or their avatars, if you prefer) look like? Go to Comment
Also, referring to the Medusea as Gorgons would cause confusion for D&D Players, as in that system, a Gorgon is a completely different type of creature - a metal-hided bull also with the ability to petrify.
I do like these two goddesses but the write-up leaves me with one major question: how did the goddesses spawn out of a race who's forsaken religion altogether? I mean, first you said the some of Medusan race developed different traits and how the goddesses were discovered (meaning they were always there. If so, I buy the story that the unusual traits that some Medusans develop were the twin Goddess' attempt to get their attention) but then in the ending, you said sth abt the Yuan-Ti being responsible for the Medusans' suffering and that's what led to the Goddess' creation? In this case, my question arises and I just don't see the logical link b/w the two. Go to Comment
Sages and naturalists frown at the common name given to these strange creatures by the small folk, but sometimes the silliest nicknames for creatures, places and people persevere in the minds of many. “Purifiers”, “Pond Jellies”, “Breath-Stealers”, “Lung-Ticklers” and “River Butterflies” are much less commonly heard appellations for these life forms. Wet Faeries are basically (and simply) a species of fist-sized, fresh-water jellyfish. Several traits steer them toward the peculiar category however. Firstly, Wet Faeries are nearly invisible in the water, much like their marine cousins but even more so. One can swim in a river swarming with these critters and not even notice their presence. Secondly, they possess the unique ability to clean and purify whatever body of water they inhabit. They do this via some sort of biological filtration process, sucking in all toxins present in the water, and releasing it back in its purest form. Needless to say, they are both a blessing and a curse to whichever folk dwell beside the rivers and lakes Wet Faeries inhabit. On one hand, no purer water can be found anywhere than a Wet Faerie lake or pond, and yet, in “pure” water “life” tends in fact to die out, lacking the needed nutrients to prosper. Thirdly, their “sting” is (unfortunately) virulently poisonous to all mammalians. Wet Faeries are loathe to sting anyone or anything, using their barbed fronds as a last line of defense, but if stung, most swimmers will suffer respiratory arrest, and die within minutes, usually drowning before they can make it back to shore.
Alchemists, druids, and less savory characters have studied these creatures over the years, and have predictably found all the ways Wet Faeries could be exploited. Morbidly humorous, some bards find it, that the Poisoners and Assassins Guilds as well as the Healer’s Union, all prize these creatures. The assassins use the extracted venom in obvious fashion, while the priests and healers use the still-living jelly-fish to sterilize other poison potions and to cure those already poisoned on death’s door.
It is known that a certain Earl Von Trumble keeps his vast castle moat stocked with Wet Faeries, the waters so clear that every bone of every one of his past enemies can be clearly seen on the bottom, twenty two feet below.
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