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October 29, 2005, 7:59 pm

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They are so cute. They follow you around like a puppy. It is a badge of honor to be interesting enough to be followed by one of them.

But, “What is their purpose?”, “Who are they observing for?”, and “Why?”

This is adopted from Element Masters/ GateWar RPGs

Observers are three and a half feet (1.2 meters) tall humanoids. Their skin is milky white and very smooth (except around the joints, where it is slightly wrinkled). They have no visible or known sexual organs. There feet are fairly oversized. Their hands are normally clasped behind their back.

Their flatish heads are dominated by two huge eyes (which can see in the entire electromagnetic specturm, and can do spectral anaylsis). They have tiny slit noses and no real mouth. They can hear, but have no observable ears (perhaps their eyes pick up the vibrations?)

They communicate with each other, when that happens, by staring in each others eyes. Sometimes small flashes of light are seen.

Observers do not eat, sleep, nor excrete. Breathing seems to be an optional behavior. They generate a nearly impenetrable forceshield. Perhaps they are absorbing ambient energies and focusing them. The theories vary.

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Observers do nothing but observe. They waunder the world watching. Sometimes they will stay in one area of interest or following an interesting individual or group. They seem to witness history and remember it. People often take great pride in the fact that Observers find them interesting enough to watch.

Observers were obviously made for this task. Who made them and who is record of history is currently unknown.

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Voted KendraHeart
November 4, 2005, 10:56
I love these guys! I loved Element Master. We had one follow our group until people started crouching to take cover behind Guppy, because he was invunerable.

The next one could go desolid. Imagine our suprise when that trick did not work again.
Voted Ancient Gamer
November 6, 2005, 17:33
Great idea though the description is so-so. These creatures sound too cartoonish for my taste, but in another wrapping they would be a pure 5.0
Very, very good MoonHunter.
Voted Zylithan
November 12, 2005, 3:18
I can imagine a whole day long session of the PCs poking and prodding one of these trying to figure out what's going on. Players seem so convinced that things have a purpose sometimes! Is does sound a little cartoonish, but if they were actually constructs, or aspects of a god or powerful wizard they become less cartoonish and more fantastical. Something is watching and observing, you can't shake it, you can't hurt it, and it never takes any action.
February 12, 2006, 13:28
Players seem so convinced that things have a purpose sometimes!

All so true...

Is does sound a little cartoonish, but if they were actually constructs, or aspects of a god or powerful wizard they become less cartoonish and more fantastical.
They are constructs... from a God, an Alien Probe, or some wizard... nobody knows the reasons.
Voted manfred
November 17, 2005, 11:42
If something had a fitting size (remember the hobbit rogue cliche), it could camouflage as an Observer. May work, may not.

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The food that eats you back.

Creatures of nightmare, the thankfully rare Mesnoi have unique form and attributes. Only one Mesnoi at a time will ever be "encountered".

In appearance, a Mesnoi resembles a walnut-sized chunk of freshly-roasted red meat from some uncertain yet familiar, edible animal. The insidious creature camouflages itself quite appropriately whenever it can, by slowly making its way amidst feast tables and trays of roasted meats.

Once eaten by the unsuspecting, the Mesnoi sinks down to the stomach, reforming if chewed, and begins to lap up the gastric fluids, digestive juices, and bile that it craves, like a sponge.

The Mesnoi carrier will experience mild to severe stomach pains during this time.

After a few hours of this (this is the only time that the Mesnoi can be purged with magic, or other mundane means), the Mesnoi transforms into its true form inside its victim, that of a miniature, once more walnut-sized, pot-bellied, devil-horned, snake-tailed imp. This horrid little creature then begins to chew and eat its way out of the victim from the inside out with its tiny, razor-sharp teeth, like a rat forced to do so via torture.

The victim almost always dies a slow, agonizing death. That much is certain. The devilish imp then exits its victim and begins its seventy two hour existence of mischief and malevolence, until it once more turns back into a hunk of roasted meat with the movement capabilities of a snail.

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