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
A well-done beastie to haunt the mangrove swamps. In some ways, they remind me of the catoblepas or basilisk serpent, massive dwellers in the swamps, but deadly to look at.
I particularly like the legendary background given to these protective spirit creatures and the explanation given for their limited tolerance toward humanity. I'm curious about their reaction toward attempts to change the swamplands: If a group tried to drain the wetlands, not harming their precious mangrove trees, but slowly destroying the swamp itself, how would they respond? I picture them becoming gradually more aggressive as their habitat is diminished, slowly becoming a menace to everyone nearby as their mangrove homes wither and die. Go to Comment