I like how they "evolve" despite being stone, and how they "reproduce". It's an interesting line between living and not, life-forms or constructs. They seem to have a fair bit of intelligence, and be creating their own society, but it's interesting that they still exist to serve the next archwizard. This shows they have a very rigid or honor-bound nature. Without any sign of a master, with their own increasing abilities, etc. I could easily imagine them deciding to go it on their own. Their loyalty is nice. Go to Comment
I have this picture of a winged toad from one of the standard DD books, but I can't remember details. But in the end it only led me astray, because yours have hands, and the one I knwo doesn't. Go to Comment
if you destroy the rock on a Geomorph, does a ball of energy come out and can it re-enter another statue?
Yes. Though it may take some time to contemplate its choices before doing such. It might just opt to go find some good stone and make a new body, rather than taking a ready made statue.
can you somehow hurt it in its energy form?
Mybe it's like the movie "Fallen" where you have to kill one while there is no other host (statue) within a certain range, because the energy balls can only survive a certain amount of time before they die.
You can do this option. Go to Comment
Ok this is wonderful detail into the concept of a gargoyle. Interesting idea seemingly that they are alien. However, everything about them seems to perfect. Their vision and hearing is near unlimited and can be bent to go around corners. They are experts are most thing mental, making me think they would have far more superior mental powers other than clairsentience.
I like them, and they are defined very well. But something just doesn't hit me like, WOW!... Go to Comment
My thoughts are similar to Mourngrmn on this. I was wondering - if you destroy the rock on a Geomorph, does a ball of energy come out and can it re-enter another statue? Can it remake a new body? If it does live after destruction of the stone, can you somehow hurt it in its energy form? Or maybe it's like the movie "Fallen" where you have to kill one while there is no other host (statue) within a certain range, because the energy balls can only survive a certain amount of time before they die. I think I'll use this in an adventure (the Fallen version) because it might not be clear to PCs that they are fighting the same one over and over again or if there are different ones. And maybe the local church or (insert organization here) would get angry if players destroy statues that aren't attacking them yet, so the players have to figure a way to lure the geomorph away... but why would the geomorph follow? Maybe if they had lots of gems....? Go to Comment
Both and Any. There are a lot of things that get the nomenclature "Gargoyle" without being an animated statue. Some are stone creatures, natural magical things; others are animated statues that you despise; yet others are things with intense patience that have qualities like these kinds of creatures. Thus there are a number of cool critters under this category. Go to Comment
There are many things which have been called Gargoyles. The animated statues is actually the least common of them. Most animated statues are of the Tomb Guardian nature, protecting its charge over the course of time. Most of them are normally either "warriors" of the classic type for the tomb or hideous demonic things (classic for their religion). Thus the whole winged statue part did not come into play until well after the 15th century when Gargoyles were added to Cathedrals. Go to Comment
I salute your initiative MoonHunter! While I know I have dissed gargoyles at some point in time, that ARE effective and cool, and they ALWAYS get the players suspicious! (Are these gargoyles of the animated kind, or are they just ornamental statues) Go to Comment
I am not sure if this is a work of fiction, a real world root for a fiction lead in or an attempt at academic discourse...
I think you misunderstood Kendraheart's question, in as much as the statement just kind of hangs out there...scholars in which world, which field are we referring the fictional creatures titled gargoyles or their implementation as piece of art or design. Go to Comment