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The Buried Giant

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The villagers are having a fit, they've found something in the woods!

A great stone face rises from the forest floor. A nose as tall as a man, eyes the size of a child's large ball. A giant head has thrust itself up through soil and decaying foliage. Its forehead is covered in a carpet of thick moss, small plants and flowers from from its ears, ferns make it a green toupe.

 

Possibilites:

A Slumbering Titan: Buried in the earth long ago, an elder stone giant is still sleeping. He will be waking up soon, and when he does, he will rise completely from the earth, and he will be hungry from his ancient slumber.

Failed Sorcery: A Mage attempted to create a giant golem from raw earth. He failed, but is working on research to complete the spell. He will return soon, the head is just the top of the creature that is half formed in the earth.

Into the Mouth: The Head's mouth is open, and is a stairway that leads down into a previously unknown dungeon. It is magical in nature, and the only way to reach the extradimensional dungeon is by going in through the stone mouth. Let the digging commence

Red Herring: The head was carved many years ago by a local artist. He would take several bottles of booze and his chisels out into the forest where he found a boulder. After a few years of weekend benders, he had the head sculpted. A hundred yards away there is another boulder carved like a hand coming out of the earth. The artist is still around, still drinking, and likely considered a local degenerate.

 

 

 



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Voted Cheka Man
August 24, 2009, 15:17
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I like all the ideas, particularly the last one.
Voted manfred
August 28, 2009, 7:13
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A nice little change of pace, me likes.

(Oh, and have you seen this or this? :) )
Scrasamax
August 28, 2009, 14:42
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Neither of those, but the picture did indeed resemble the first link. Perhaps the same artist did both?
manfred
August 28, 2009, 15:13
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Yep.
Voted axlerowes
September 15, 2009, 18:46
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Somebody else did something like this....it was head shaped waterfall or something like that.

But I have to agree that the last idea is my favorite. I like this.
Voted Pieh
November 23, 2009, 21:03
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Very fun. My first thought was a story I read in Cthulhu 2000 (a collection of Lovecraftian stories). It was called On the Slab and written by Harlan Ellison. Not exactly the same, but it deals with a giant creature being unearthed after a storm. I like this.
Voted valadaar
July 8, 2013, 17:09
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Short, sweet and good.

Freetext



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