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The Komanche Horse

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In the dawn of mankind, a fearsome and malign god known as the Komanche Horse, an ancient deity of unimaginable evil, was venerated with skulls and blood; unbeknownst to most, it and its vile cult remain…

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The Komanche Horse, also called the Devouring Horse, Consumer of Men, and It Which Pounds Into Dust, is a hideous and unbelievable creature. A malign deity from the Outer World, it descended to the Earth and cast its dark net over men the world over.

There are many depictions of the demonic deity. Most commonly, the Horse is depicted as a withered and skeletal human corpse topped with the shriveled skull of a horse. Typically, those who paint the Horse use bright, clashing, vaguely disturbing shades- the glowing white-green of rotting gangrenous flesh, the virulent pink of an infected wound, the yellow-beige of bleached bones, the lustrous red-brown of a heavy bloodstain. Nearly as often, the Komanche Horse’s presence is represented by the hollow and skeletal corpse of a horse, or better yet, one whose skin has mummified like parchment around its dry bones.

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Scrasamax
October 2, 2006, 15:12
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Komanche? Isn't that a bit too obviously Native American, it's only one letter different from Comanche. Other than that I think it is pretty cool since most consider the horse to be a symbol of fertility, strength and all sorts of other good stuff.
Ancient Gamer
January 19, 2007, 10:09
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Hehe. CP isn't too vague about his native american /mesoamerican influences. That is for sure.

Seems like he abandoned this one though!

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Molk Peruda is encountered by the PCs on the second day of their journey west from the salt-choked port of Quyn, as they prepare to explore the jungle.

He appears a gaunt, wolfish man, with matted, dark hair that sprouts from his head in dreadlocks, contrasting with his well-oiled, blue-black, conical beard. His eyes are hidden ebon shards beneath thick arching brows, his nose, crooked, long, and reminiscent of a snout. His mouth is a thin, dark line, his teeth unseen even when he parts his lips to speak.

His skin is the color of tallow, surprising perhaps for a renowned jungle guide, yet his natural helm of dreads and the jungle's canopy keeps the sun from bronzing his originally pale flesh. On his back are tattooed three women from the waist up, side-by-side, each resembling the other but of different ages. This is a tattoo of Molk's mother, sister, and daughter. His wife (don't bring her up to him!) was killed by marauding Qullan years ago, and appears as her own tattoo on his broad but sunken chest.

His feet shockingly are turned around 180 degrees at the ankle, facing towards his back! A curse from a pernicious shaman. Molk walks feet backwards (he's used to it) and walks backwards, forwards. This can be very disconcerting and outright creepy to the PCs as he guides them through the rainforest.

Slung from his back is an archer's quarrel of treated wood carved to resemble a stalking leopard, in his hand a re-curved composite bow of horn and sinew, with a pair of vivid, red eyes, each one painted on the opposite side of the hand-grip. In a leather sheath at his belt, hangs a falchion, its pommel adorned with a curved bird's head and beak.

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