Protection. In a desert environment, the strong survive. The sandgrazer's are nearly defenseless. The symbiosis that they shre with the Lemieans is simple, they each have something the other needs. The desert tribes need a source of water, which the sandgrazer provides. The sandgrazer needs protection from predators and other hazards, which the lemiean's provide.
I was thinking that the glads would naturally drop off due to weight. After a certain weight they would simply fall.
The do eat, but do not seem to eat as often as most animals would. In a desert you wil lfind a lot of animals eating certain plants that horde water to get their water intake. The sandgrazer doesn't need to do this as they horde their own water, therefore they would not be required ot eat as much as a normal desert animal. They eat yes, but not nearly as much.
They are more of a domesticated animal. They have very little fight in them and enjoy the attention and protection the Lemiean's give them. They are not like their difficult cousins, the camel. They will allow only certain people to ride them and if they are of a certain weight, to heavy and they will just stand there or sit.
Why do the glands naturally drop off? In a desert, I would want to keep my extra glands. And why don't they need to eat? How do they behave around the Lemeain's? Camels are supposed to be mean animals - are these also? Will they permit Lemeain's to ride them, or only to steal their glands? What do they get out of their partnership with the Lemeain's? Not water or food I imagine? Go to Comment
I want to know what kind of sound it makes. You could use that to mess with the players!
Domestication: what are they used for? Being eight feet tall might not be the easiest thing to farm with. Like elephants, can they use their horn to manipulate things? Drag stuff? Used to pull wagons... Go to Comment
The hollow horn thing, while cool, really takes me out of the reality of the submission. A horn hollow enough to produce the tuba sound would be large and thin-walled, and not the best for use as a weapon. Perhaps if it were positioned as a magical creature it would work better.
While I don't dislike this item, I felt it was quite similar to the Stonekin ring you just posted but less good (less atmospheric and less interesting powers). That's why I only gave it 3/5 (I gave the other 5/5). Go to Comment
It would be good in the Court of Queen Yocasta.
What if there was something like this, where if it was worn too long, (paticulary if the impersonated person had been murdered) the person would turn into that other person inside and out? *has creation idea*
1 to 4-As you described
5-6 The person can do a perfect imitation
6-7 General uneasyness
8-10 Other thoughts start coming into one's head.The wise person will take the choker off now
11-12-Two spirits in one body, taking the choker off needs a real act of will
13-For the wearer, death, as their very spirit,their very memories, turn into that of who they are impersonating?
What if wearing something of that type was a penalty for murder,and the PC's were sent to rescue a murderer (or innocent victim wrongly convicted) from justice? Go to Comment