Apparently something I failed to put in there. While they seem no more than a nuisance at first, if left unchecked they will eventually drain the dwarf afflicted completely. Once that happens, they burrow further into the dwarf and it is raised as undead. I'll fix that and add it in tonight. Go to Comment
Many have tried to use this in an attempt to be rid of them, and indeed it has some affect on the fleas. But like their live counterparts they are extremely resilient. While it does rid them of most of the fleas, one or two usually survive. This is unknown why. Perhaps their undead eggs are immune to the affects of the holy water being as they are not currently undead and in a somewhat live, breeding state. Something I will also add later. Go to Comment
I'm not much of a dwarf fan, but I can appreciate the horror and terror that these little critters bring. They're subtle in their danger, but no less deadly for their subtlety. I approve. Go to Comment
I like them. Particularly the fact that a dwarf will "live with them", rather than cut his beard. Very dwarven. I like their necromantic origin as well, as it makes perfect sense. And I like that just by adding Beardspiders to this sub, you somehow managed to inject some verisimilitude into both, if that makes sense.
A Poosker would indeed be very fearful of these things, for it reminds them of their idea of an afterlife (to be devoured forever by Girm's Swarm!) Another legend tells of the Pooskers Hell, which refers to the Great Pit into which St. Girm led the Legions of Infestation, filled with an unimaginable number of slithering, microscopic, undead beasts.
I wonder, is this sub more dwarven or more necromantic? :) Go to Comment
Culturally it is dwarven, it speaks to dwarven values and behavior no? But the action is necromantic. Such is the divide between the two topics that we discussed earlier. LIke if we had a French guild and Architectural Guild, the french guild would be more culture, history and events and the Architectural Guild would be stories and items associated with the task associated with designing buildings.
Necromancy really isn't an idiom as dwarfishness will be when we are through with it. I would love to read counter arguments. Go to Comment
There has got to be a better way to exterminate these things. I wonder if a cleric can turn them? :) It also seems like an odd choice for the necromancer -- "You have destroyed my life's work. Despair, for I shall now make you itchy!" Go to Comment
I like the church war plot aspect of it. Having a demi-god, of that sort, actively going against his Aunt's church makes for great indirect conflict in the world! PCs would be affected by odd parts of this war and may, in scenarios, even get involved. Decent history and reason for coming into being as well. I find this very usable. Go to Comment
Sniff sniff, I smell awesome. Great visuals, but there is something missing. He is a half god, a wretched creature of half life and half death. He feels like a fantastic monster boss, but not really divine, or half divine. If it would not offend, I would like to try my hand at creating a half dead demigod. Go to Comment