At first it almost seems to unrealistic and over powered. The ability to create zombies at will by piecing them together like a child's play toy.
That being said. I gruesomely love it. On first reading I said a loud this needed to be under the undead freetext and lo and behold it is. And a Cult quest at that. I'm failing at my own mastery of my Cult of the Dead.
Aside from my minor gripe, I would tend to use it as the corpses would pull free from its body when enough parts amassed together in a single spot spilling forth undead to protect it solely for no other purpose.
A great and creepy monster indeed. I personally wouldn't make it as impossible to destroy as it sounds as an end boss but still creepy and memorable when one brings one of these out.
The Corpsemaker's "cry" adds a nice shiver and the worm is suitably gruesome for my tastes. I couldn't help but to also think of the vile and disturbing movie, "Centipede" as I read the creature's description.
Okay, this is not my type of thing normally but I finished reading this piece as a result of doing proof-reading for the Strolenati ebook of horror. So I might as well come and seek this out. All I want to say about it is that at one point it really gave me the chills so good work. Go to Comment
Awesome. An amalgam of its victims and old weapons. A bile that allows it to create a horde, and heal it.
The one question that I do have is how intelligent the thing is. Is this thing human smart? Smarter than us? Stupider than us? If I were to guess, I'd say its around our intelligence. After all, it's using stealth, and able to reason out the benefits of tearing its body apart and adding bile. Go to Comment
Is there anything that limits how many times this can be used in a set amount of time, it wouldnt take much for a single rogue to turn a town into a raging cauldron of paranoia as the newest zombie plague starts spreading, or turn a small village into the Village of the Rotting Dead Go to Comment
Very dark. The only problem I see is that she would infect herself while trying to stab the fetus.
As for the village of the rotting dead,yes - the potential for abuse helps make this a dangerous item and why a major plot could be wrapped around it. It could be used as a subject in a fantasy thriller. Go to Comment
I think the best part of this sub is the disturbing little story at the beginning. I'm taking notes--this is where evil artifacts come from. The simplicity is nice, too. It's what you get when you cross needle + undead. I can imagine a bad guy wielding one of these, poking people that annoy him, and leaving a trail of demi-zombies in his wake. Or a bunch of animals in the forest. Could you use it to make an army of zombies by sewing bags over the heads of some villagers?
I've tried, but I still can't imagine sewing anything on to a wall. Go to Comment
The court wizards of Angolterre have been working for several generations to protect the dynasty. They see to it that the new monarch's names acronymically refer to a rune of protection. Once completed, the rune will make the dynasty almost invulnerable in battle, wise in counsel, etc. Unfortunately the next name, the only one that starts with the right letter, happens to have belonged to the worst monarch in living memory. Not much chance of getting the current ruler to name his child that, or for the people to put up with it if he did! What's a court wizard to do? The magic requires that the plot be kept secret of course...