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
I don't know why they would drive players away if they feed off of their heat.
Because the players/ people will be deafened and vibrated to death as the creatures bounce off them and absorb heat. Even if they didn't die from the vibration, they would die from the hypothermia.
A lot of things in this bizarre things codex seem to feed from heat.
All life requires energy of some kind. The primary source of energy for all life on Earth is the sun, which sends light and heat to Earth (which is normally captured by plants and micro flora, and travels up the food train.). Those animals not on the solar food chain deal the geo thermal vents, thus more light or heat.
What if they fed off of sound? Given enough sound you get heat. So, in a way, you do.
The players would all be muted or silenced?
Sound is actually vibration in the air. We just don't hear most of the vibrations (though we might feel them), as they are too soft or too low in the vibrational spectrum.
And the echoes would try to keep characters IN the valley, by making noises and vibrations worse if they try to exit. The echoes try to bring people in to make noises to feed them.
If they feed of sound/ vibration, they would make the world around them totally silent. Go to Comment