Love it. LOVE it. The Image of the Giant Tortoise, covered in leather satchels, just sort of plodding along, grazing from its gardens; the relationship that he has with the Hanaset; even the sort of Native American feel of the Hanaset themselves- everything just seems to come together on this. 5/5.
BTW- The Hanaset fascinate me- I'm imagining them as a sort of North American Indian-style culture, with limited technology but really complex politics and philosophy, a la the Tlingit/ Haudenosaunee/ Cherokee- that right? I wouldn't half mind seeing a write-up on them, valadaar, if you ever get around to it. Go to Comment
valadaar, this is my favorite post of yours so far.
Love the lead-in, the quirky details, and the Great Lutazum itself! Love the 'Tili' part!
What does it eat? I'm guessing obscene amounts of vegetation
Wow, I have a soft spot for big-ass weird creatures, tribes that revere them, and all the mysteries and unanswered questions that swirl around them. The only reason I dont give top marks is that I needed just a little more info on this beast. Otherwise, its great!! I will use Tili Lutazum in game-play. Thanks! Go to Comment
This is what I like. A simple plant or creature with many surprising impacts, suited for worlds that have contact with otherworldly evil. Yes, a bit on the D&D-ish side, but still not bad. Not bad at all! Go to Comment
Interesting expansion of the plant. The contamination of the region might mutate various plants and lifeforms around it. Thus we could get "evil animated trees", corrupted animals, and other dark forest tropes. Go to Comment
The unintended consequences plot hook is my favorite and I like the fact that the plant isn't dripping with Abyssal 'boojums', rather, just has a few quirks that put together give it a very otherworldly feel. Go to Comment