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Randolphina the Mighty

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Getting sick of people who’s destiny it is to save the world? Well, that’s sure as hell not anything Randolphina’s like destiny!

Appearance:

Randolphina is a painfully thin, greasy haired woman with a bad overbite. Her eyes are rimmed in red as if she has been crying. She always has a proud expression on her face.

She wears a chainmail tunic that is better fit for a giant and a dented, warped, wooden buckler painted green.

Background:

Once, Randolphina may have been a different person, perhaps one of the peasantry, always hearing of heroes born to save the world. Perhaps Randolphina found these inspiring, or perhaps exciting, or perhaps they were merely diversions to her, but in some way they became wedged in her mind. She was never a very good worker, and, as she put it, “was always searching for something more.” But she never really had the guts to leave. Until one day.
She had been planning for weeks to leave and go adventuring. She had gathered her money and found an old rusty knife in the blacksmith’s scrap pile. Her time had come. She dropped her trowel, put down her bag of turnips, stood up….And was struck by lightning. She survived, of course, but was never quite the same.
Randolphina now believes that she is one of the heroes from the old stories, destined to save the world from some monumentous evil. She wanders the wilderness getting beaten up, or, as she calls it, “adventuring”.
Quite a sad tale, really…



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Yuna Holystone
May 22, 2003, 17:57
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Is she crazy or something?
CaptainPenguin
May 22, 2003, 18:52
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Yes.
hopfrog16
May 30, 2003, 14:29
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This is great... I'm deffinately gonna use this character in my scenerios, thanks. =)
Barbarian Horde
January 7, 2004, 2:43
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She may be a crazy stuck-by-lightning woman. I would use her as a useful recurring nuisance, PC or group DNPC, Follower, or one time encounter. In any case she needs a little help, especially if she gets into her mind to be a follower (actual or DNPC) of one of my PC’s or their group. Hopefully the players will take pity on her and at least train her a bit so she doesn’t keep getting beat up so badly.
For an epic scale campaign . . . maybe she IS what she claims but a curse needs to be overcome for her to come out of her madness and fulfill her destiny . . . naw! to cliché.
-David R. david@jaredrobinson.com
Cheka Man
October 9, 2004, 18:07
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5/5 :)
Veritasg
October 14, 2004, 19:01
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Sounds like Don Quijote! :)
Voted Cheka Man
November 6, 2005, 17:21
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One of my favourite carecters who gets today's HoH submission.She reminds me of the Battle Royale girl Mizhuo Inada.
Voted Dragon Lord
November 9, 2005, 8:40
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Shes mad I tell you – beautifully, gloriously, wonderfully insanely mad as a hatter – completely off her trolley

Or, put another way – she's a scenario waiting to happen

Brilliant 4.5 / 5
Voted Drackler
April 30, 2006, 18:03
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She is, as Dragon Lord said, gloriously mad.

-Drackler Wyrmdragon
O.o
Voted Scrasamax
April 30, 2006, 22:44
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Definately cracked, and the stroke of lightning could have really invested her with phantasmal memories dredged together from childhood stories, or might have even carried the dissembodied essence of Porthos the Electromancer! Or she could be as cracked as her shield. People hit by lightning really are a bit off...things just dont click the way that they should.
Voted Ancient Gamer
April 13, 2010, 1:52
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An ancient sub, how marvelous!

It is decent, conjures a nice image in my head.

3.5/5


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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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