I like it, perhaps you could add more specific tales of his exploits? You could have some fun thinking of all the crazy stuff that the god (or the prophet) does to prevent some important event. Go to Comment
In chat, someone thought they were computer virus created by some bad ass mad scientist. I had to inform him that they were wrong.
Creatures of magic infecting the world of technology... breaking it down slowly, our reality will be eroded as electronic communication falls to nothing.
Let me explain I said. Do imagine a world of magic whos ruler covets our reality for some reason. Perhaps we have a resource they need, perhaps they just need space or souls not touched by their gods. How do conquer us?
Sending over a giant monster? Nah, we could deal with that.. just check out the movies
Smaller monsters? Nah. Anything we can fight, we can destroy.
Magical Bugs. We could start with pesticides and go from there. If we didnt care about the environmental issues (compared to species survival) any bug could be made to go away.
WE know about demons and possessions, so while it would be something we were not expecting, it is in our bag of tricks. A little proof and exorcisms would become common place.
If they studied us for any bit of time, they would learn a basic truth, what is in science fiction can be eventually in science reality. That and some clever applications of existing tech could take out any threat.
So where does that leave the Evil Magical Mastermind? The only option is attacking in a way that we don't expect AND might actually be 100% natural. I would use our technological strength against us.
Weather magic is an option. That would just galvanize us to hide or create weather technology to counter it.
Our strength is our knowledge and coordination. So by disrupting our communication subtly, they can slowly destroy us and we would not realize it was happening.
Aside: Holy crap. Their invasion is already happening! MoonHunter nods. *runs around screaming*
It is subtle, quiet, and focused, directed at those who happen to be the most
creative and open to the thought of their existence.
It is untraceable. Once their numbers reach a critial level, the telecom world will crash.
Once we can't communicate, we can't transfer big science information easily. Oonce we are isolated from each other, you can bring over more obvious creatures to take us out. Start with some quiet places first. Then after some success... take the military out. After all, most monsters will be vunerable to simple kinetic reallignement.
Strangely enough the computer savvy Wicca community might have saved us before anything happens. As their prayer charms against lag and thus gremils
have probably stemmed the tide of gremil cross over.
The computer community itself now has time to design server blades that are faster and self correcting.. thus less likely to create the gaps in time that allow gremils through
Thus the world is safe from an invasion it wasn't even
aware of. Go to Comment
Very interesting little conglomeration of technology, pop culture, fantasy, and theology. I LOVE the idea - it climbs right past my walls of inhibitions (you know, the ones with the "anything not medeival, keep out" signs), but some more flesh and bones would be nice. Go to Comment