When you publish a product today, it will probably get reviewed (this was not the case when I started in the industry, pre-World Wide Web). Many times, a review gives opportunities for people to make comments or respond, either as a letter to the editor of the magazine, or as part of a forum or comments section attached to the website. If someone gives you a good review, you'll be tempted to thank them. If you get a bad review, you'll be tempted to refute it.
Or someone could just carve her a superior body with intricate moving parts... allowing her more expression, chewing/ tasting (then she would have to clean out a resevour), and so on.
Sleeping and dreaming is function of the mind/ soul. She has a human mind which knows sleep and dreaming. She would never actually sleep, as she has no body to get tired, but she could "cat nap" and day dream if she wanted.
The Barbarian Horde comment and vote was annoying in this case. Go to Comment
rantYeah, because Pinocchio had the dismembered parts of a once living little boy buring in his wooden chest. I dont see any strong Disney, or Pinocchio elements other than the fact that both Cornelia and Pinocchio were both made of wood./rant
Cornelia should ideally seen with pity, as she is not much more than a ghost permanently bound into a wooden body. She has no face, and cant enjoy many things that a living person can, that is, she cant eat or smell, she cant have sex, she really cant sleep or dream either. All she can do is continue her existance in the perpetual service of a wizard that she has the benefit of loving. I can easily imagine other jacks being created without this sympathetic bond. Go to Comment
So actually, in the fashion she dresses, her state is not apparent at the first glance: awoman hiding behind a mask... her hands hidden in gloves, long skirts concealing her legs, a wig instead of hair... an interesting NPC, excellent for a high magic campaign. Go to Comment
Now, at least the spirit is still there, thus hope remains...
If the wizard was wiling to laymorals aside, he could use an Exchange Body spell or the like to grant her a new one... and burn the body's old soul with the 'jack :evil: Go to Comment
Being an ardent fan of RuneQuest I am possibly a bit jaded on this since this kind of thing being something of a stock-in-trade for RQ magic (any shaman could do it). Nonetheless, I do like Cornelia, mostly because she makes sense, there is a logic to the Grand Wizards' reasons for creating her hew body, and for her acceptance for this fate.
Yes Scras you're quite right, this can just as easily be done o any spirit, regardless of said spirits' views on the matter.
I think the sixth paragraph would answer several of these questions, as it shows that the Druid served as an arbitrator to the locals, as well as keeping his valley safe. As for details such as his favorite animal, or his preference for sunrise or sunset, I try to pass along a feel for a character rather than setting out something set in stone. If I list Sitri's favorite animal is a blue-scaled Masuchi Dragon-lizard, what good does that do someone if they dont know what that critter is. His favorite animal can be whatever you want it to be, or need it to be. Go to Comment
I really like it when people have plots hooks, and I like a good back story. You've given a very good description of this character here, but my complaint is that the character is similar to many many woodland druids with very little to set him apart. I don't feel like I understand this character on a personal level. I don't know what animals he treasures, and whether he likes sunrise or sunset better. How does he feel about civilization? Go to Comment
This is really an archtype - I kind of agree with Zylithan in that it feels a little generic, and more like a role as opposed to person. I don't' need to know his favourite animal, but I would like a little more.
As such, the plot ideas that build off this are the best part. Go to Comment