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The Slurg

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This slug like parasite is actually a symbiote. After attaching itself to a warmblooded host, it feeds off that being. However, its tenticles, growing under the skin, act as secondary nerves, increase the victims nerve responses.

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A small slug like animal that is a member of the slug family. It is a parasite that attaches itself to any part of a warm blooded animal. It has small teeth on one of its ends. (the end with the eye stalks) and it uses this to open a wound into its host. Then a tongue like tentacle enters through the wound. They go through the body. From here it gradually grows through the eletrical impulses sent through the nerves of the host. It acts as a condutor for the eletrical impulse where it absorbs part of the impulse before sending it along its way.

It improves the reflexes of the host, along with giving it fast healing. Once it one of the tentacles reach the brain the host and the slurg become one mentally. If this happens in an intelligent victim, the victim’s IQ will increase. Unfortunately, this will lead to madness.

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You can see tentacles spreading throughout the body of the host from the mian part of the slurg through the skin of the host. It is capable of sudden growth of special tentacles called barbs which it shoots out of the skin of the host and at whatever it precives as a threat to it and or its host.



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Voted Zylithan
November 9, 2005, 12:03
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I like the idea, but it'd be great to see more detail. Is the madness random, because of disruption of normal biology, or is it because of the slug (maybe the slug really likes cheese, so the host becomes cheese-crazy or every fifth word he says becomes "cheese"). I know intelligence and motivation is a lot to ask of a parasite, but it seems pretty powerful. What does the slug get? Does it eat brains or muscle? Would it ever jump to a new (better?) host? What does the slug gain by hurting its host?

Overall, a cool idea, I'm just curious for more.
Voted valadaar
January 31, 2007, 11:08
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An interesting idea but it needs a lot more to it to make it a great submission.
Voted Silveressa
July 11, 2011, 14:00
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A nice concept, but lacking in development and presentation, it has potential though.

Voted axlerowes
October 31, 2012, 15:13
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Nice simple write up with a lot of possibilities and strong narrative hooks.
Voted Dozus
October 31, 2012, 15:38
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While setting up camp for the night, the PC's are aproached by another group of adventurers who seem nice enough. The road is somewhat dangerous and the other group suggests camping together. The two bands split watches, one adventurer from each group watching at once. The night goes by without incident, the next day the PC's travel with the other group as they are going the same way.

The group consists of Hordel the ranger, who is skilled with the bow. Hordel is a quiet man who speaks little but appears quite skilled. Dremar is a barbarian who is a little excentric, he seems to be an excasive drinker and thiunk that battle is the solution to everything. He appears to be a stout and powerful fighter with his greataxe. Ferrin is the leader of the group, a rouge by trade. He is daft and witty, speaking with the PCs often and asking many questions. He fights with finesse with his rapier. Preminitat as a cleric but he will not say which god he worships. He uses his spells to empower and heal his party and fights with a club. He sticks close to Ferrin. Ferrin is a great talker and tells much of himself and his party, but asks even more about the history and capabilities of the PCs. He tells of some adventures his party has had, and they seem like an interesting group of mercenaries. Hordel is quite and has little interest in speaking with the PCs, he ignores most questions. He spends a lot of time with Dremar and sometimes Ferrin. Dremar seems to not care about any questions ansked to him, nor does he seem to know the answers. He seems battle hardened and is a simple man. Preminitat rarely starts conversations but will speak with the PCs. However, some of his accounts of the party's history seem to condradict those of Ferrin.

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4: One of the PCs rejects the offer of a drink from Dremar and he takes it as an insult.
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