Why have I never voted on this? I read this in the forums I believe and this was great then and it is awesome now. The journal entry makes this creature more dramatic, more real and life like. I love it... Go to Comment
The pyre plot idea is superb... I still think making it almost impossible to destroy, well if you make the fact you have to destroy it with pleasure than it is impossible, is a bit to much... but I still like it. Go to Comment
Or it could just simply not work. The entire point of those knives is that the deity in charge of death has the target brought to its attention. The deity chooses whether to take the target or not, and since the Mogrolyth has already died and come back (and indeed will continue to do so), the knives aren't likely to work. Go to Comment
My only objection is its ability to never truly die. Perhaps it could be killed in a very hard to accomplish manner? I think this is an awesome idea and will definitely find a way to use it, but I may give it some obscure way to be truly killed. Go to Comment
Wow, SE... I like it. And in regards to the pretty knife thingies, seeing as this undead enjoys reanimating itself whenever it dies, the only way I can see for using this knife to kill it would be to make sure the knife stays in after the critter dies, and make sure it can't pull it out once it reanimates... Go to Comment
A nasty and useful piece of work, perfect to throw against any undead hunter that's getting "too big for their britches."
I also particularly like the plot line you provided in your later reply; I'm thinking of using it for a one shot advneture sometime soon.
All the praise aside I did notice one small technical error with the sub:
The mogrolyth cannot be dismembered, - any object is able to pierce through the flesh, but the bone cannot be shattered or cut.
The human skeleton is not actually held together by the bones themselves, but by the tendons and muscles surrounding them. (as anyone who has dislocated a shoulder or cut up a thanksgiving turkey can attest to)
Thus after killing it, a knowledgeable char (any char that's butchered an animal for food) could dismember it with a little gruesome work and a few minutes of effort.
Of course the chances of the heroes knowing dismemberment is the only way to destroy the creature are pretty slim. (although the second time they face it they'll likely decapitate it after death knowing most chars.)
5/5 (4.5 for the sub itself, +0.5 for the extra plot suggestion added as a comment) Go to Comment
Hmm.. So no weapon can destroy the bone, eh?... Well, for some reason I like to put guys with modern weaponry and training up against fantasy-level enemies (ex: one of my mercenary characters trying to gun down a giant with an assault rifle), so how 'bout this: instead of simply dismembering the damn thing, how about pumping it so full of bullets that pretty much all that's left of their torso is their spinal column and the corn flakes they had for breakfast? Would THAT stop the monster's rampage? I really like the idea. However, I've never liked the idea of a TRULY invincible enemy. A very skilled and dangerous enemy? Sure. Invincible? Nah. Go to Comment
A truly gruesome undead. I can think of one other sub that might help put this creature down permanently: Gideon's Mercy, by dark_dragon. The person who stabbed the Mogrolyth would bring it instant easement of its pain, but would have to endure the entire force of pain that is the Mogrolyth to begin with. This could either create another Mogrolyth (thus transferring the curse to a new person), or could perhaps kill them both -- the Mogrolyth killed by being cut off from its power and the knife wielder from the shock. Go to Comment