Kinda nifty. You always need at least one giant earthworm... I like the way that the Cult of Gaia is somewhat on the right track, in a lopsided sort of way. It's entirely possible, in fact probable, that some of the microplants and other things that live in symbiosis with the Worm either were shed or evolved to a point where they didn't need the Worm any more... thus giving rise to some types of plants. Go to Comment
I checked. I can't find one either. It is a wonderfully well written cliche with some nice elements. Again, I either would of made it a scroll so I could add related things (like the Cult which seems to dominate the write up) or made the cult a seperate linked post. Go to Comment
Hmmm..I actually have mixed feelings on this one. It manages to cover all the Elder Worm cliches. However, its well written as usual, providing all the necessary turns-of-the-phrase and visuals. And I havent seen a monstrous worm on Strolens yet, so...there has to be one! Go to Comment
There are crimes for which a man is not killed, but chased into the wilds, away from his home and country, to not return or be killed on the spot. In one culture is the condemned mutilated, and even his vocal cords are damaged so that the voice is unrecognizable to his friends and family. This is the punishment for people too obsessed with their own prestige.