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November 28, 2013, 9:09 pm

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Excerpt from Lockwhistle’s Adventurer’s Companion for Beginners


Lizard-bulls and Bull-lizards; a quick comparison for all those who still don’t get it.

These two vastly different species are constantly misnamed for one another and confused by those adventurers who tend to be easily confused. To settle the matter as a record of reference for those who need such things, I offer a brief synopsis on two creatures that would not otherwise appear in any manual on the same page.

Lizard-bulls are scaly reptilian behemoths, shaped rather like bovine, and sporting curved, wicked horns. They prefer fetid swamps. Their flesh is resistant to most weapons, their nostrils steam forth poisonous fumes and their random violent attacks are to be avoided whenever possible. These beasts have been known to devour adventurers whole. Beware as well, their epic screeches!

Bull-lizards are tiny gecko-like reptiles with miniscule horn-like protuberances. These are used mainly during mating season when the otherwise harmless little lizards square off against each other amidst the sands, oblivious to everything around them. Their favored habitat is dry steppe. They feed on thorny shrubbery and avoid all hostile threats by running away as fast as their little legs can carry them. Their powdered little horns sell for good coin among alchemists.

Refer to above whenever unsure of which creature you are facing.

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November 28, 2013, 2:33
Not enough for a sub...sigh.
November 28, 2013, 5:01
I found the format used to present this idea appealing- reminds me of the Forgotten Realm books starring a travel novelist as the main protagonist but written a notch better. Maybe you could revisit this and turn it in a proper sub when you have some more snippets along the same lines and then you can change the title to Excerpts rather Excerpt. Or maybe you could turn this into a Wiki if you can't seem to let it go as a stub (Wiki Duo at it again, what is it with me and you together? It's becoming like every second correspondence b/w us involves a Wiki somehow)
November 28, 2013, 12:58
re-opened it as collab! Go, Moonlake, go! :)
November 28, 2013, 8:31
I came here for the title, wasn't what I expected.
November 28, 2013, 12:06

sorry to disappoint lol

January 23, 2014, 14:51
Hmm, this would work as a vehicle for introducing various creatures on the site from a different perspective of the current subs.

I don't have a good one to add at the moment, but it certainly has potential!

January 23, 2014, 15:10

Thanks lol This just started as a joke...a dumb barbarian/new pc kept confusing lizard-bulls with bull-lizards. One is huge and nasty, one is tiny and harmless :P Lockwhistle offers a tongue-in-cheek primer for the braincells-challenged.

Another one was going to be a short primer on: How can you tell if the "book" you're holding is an evil magic item, as opposed to a regular book. And so on...

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