The Little Job
After the encounter at the cave, the party returned to Ganse to recover.
After Vee returned from selling the goods found, he whispered a prospect to Moruz; asking him to be a lookout in some under-handed endeavers. After some pursuading, Moruz agreed, and the duo soon set off to the gem-buyer's shop. Moruz awaited outside whilst Vee did the deed.
Whilst waiting, two drunken guards spotted the glass shifter, and Moruz was forced to think up a decietful explanation; that he was stretching to start running laps around the town. The situation got worse as Aerex and Aethelstan came upon the group, but was soon resolved after Vee made his way out and put on a convincing act of drunkenness.
Though the close call was avoided, Moruz ended up running laps around Ganse for half the night; lying was a serious offence to his people, so by running the laps he had saved himself from the lie told to the guards. Go to Comment
Wacky, crazy stuff. I do wonder what it feels that it's self-defined purpose besides survival is though. It's home would probably remain the room that we was so well hidden in for so many years but would it go out just for parts or in search of something. Perhaps it's proximity to the church has flown over to it's being so that he goes from church to church in search of purpose but instead finds easy victims. Go to Comment
Whoa. Now this is a proper monster to stalk the dark alleys and snatch bodyparts of unwary victims.
I definitely like that it is an unhappy creation of a mad(?) priest that wanted to show to people something hellish. Also like that it doesn't think of adding itself legs - that really made it stand out.
*nods* I definitely like this one. I also will probably avoid dark places for a while. Both amounts to a great post. ;) Go to Comment
Dark and disturbing, just what I like. I assume the priest was mad, although it would be interesting to know what made him insane, as well as where he got the idea in the first place. If the players discover enough about what the Devil is, could pose an interesting moral dilemma, assuming they don't just cut it into little bits, set it on fire, and be done with it. Still, awesome to have around, and the backstory itself adds a lot of local color to wherever it's used. Go to Comment
Pure, unadulterated ShadowEagle. This submission filled me with the same feeling of menace and darkness that I associate with some of the best done shock/horror movies that I have watched. Undead, priestly indiscretions, mutilation and torture, all done in cold blood and without mercy.
You have taken a single item, and based a whole culture on it, down to important topics like philosophy and religion, through items, up to afterlife beliefs. Great work!
Aside, if there is magic in the world, I would be absolutely sure they will have spells for making glass harder, or maybe even elastic. With a few other effects they would be quite empowered - and not only on the battlefield. (Btw, loved the detail, and the effect of their armors.)