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July 13, 2007, 4:16 pm

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The Varok Fly


A thief’s invaluble companion, this little invertebrate is a must-have among burglars determined to pull off an extremely difficulte heist.

As long as the thief in question, isn’t too squemish about what his little accquisition feeds on..

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A slimy, glistening maroon hued insect that measures fifteen centimeters in total body length, the Varok Fly resembles an amalgamation of a diverse variety of body parts harvested from a spider, a dragonfly, and a scorpion, displaying as it does, the elongated limbs, swift wings and venom tipped stinger from each species respectively.  One of the more interesting critters to be found on sale at Horatio’s Termite Mound, developed after much painstaking effort channeled into compelling a a stinger endowed Torsto with a winged Horsont, its a hot sell with the patrons that come there routinely in search of the next useful bug that can help them pull off an assassination.

They know they will not be disappointed. All it takes, is to discharge a few drops of pomegranate juice on the clothes of a target to render him at once a mark for a Varok Fly released from its cage. Alerted by its keen sense of smell, the Varok Fly immediately zooms towards the unfortunate soul, eager to locate the source of its favorite nourishment. When meeting a violent recaption form the horrified individual who attempts to swat it away, the Varok’s deadly sting does its work, flooding his blood stream with its powerful venom. This deadly work accomplished, it can be lured back into its cage with the aid of more pomegranate juice.
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Voted Murometz
March 19, 2006, 0:09
the pomegranite juice detail is my favorite!!
Voted MoonHunter
March 19, 2006, 10:04
It was an okay bug. A little too chimeric for me.

Also delete the additional info header if you are not going to use it.
Voted Kassil
March 22, 2006, 15:15
The 'compelled mating' thing feels a little absurd, personally. I'd also like to know what happens if the assassin doesn't clean himself from spilling juice onto the victim before releasing the critter. Does it instead go after him? If you don't try to swat it, will it peacefully drink/scrape up the juice and then fly off in search of more?
March 23, 2006, 5:13
''Does it instead go after him? If you don't try to swat it, will it peacefully drink/scrape up the juice and then fly off in search of more?''

Yes,that's the general idea.
Voted Pariah
July 26, 2006, 20:22
Whee!!! Chimeric assassin bug of DOOM!!!!
Voted valadaar
April 28, 2013, 21:33
This is a neat little critter, reminds me of some nasty flying bugs in Fallout...
Voted dustyjohnson
June 20, 2013, 10:47
I'd like more details about the effects of the poison. What if the thief sprays down a dozen foes?
Voted dustyjohnson
June 20, 2013, 10:47
I'd like more details about the effects of the poison. What if the thief sprays down a dozen foes?
Voted axlerowes
April 10, 2014, 19:53


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       By: Monument

When the characters approach a clearing in the forest, they will see 4 ogres who are guarding, and preventing from escape, 4 human males, and 3 human females. The ogres will see the party and leap to attack. The females will scream "OUR SAVIORS!!" and run screaming straight across the currently forming battlefield, in between ogres and party members, to hide behind the rearmost party members. They will be safe there. The males will try to skirt the battle to the north side to join the women.

To the south, giants will be hiding in the thick underbrush until the party has engaged the ogres and then attack the most opportune target EXCEPT the ones that the females are next to.

It should be noted that the female commoners are not female commoners at all, nor are the male commoners actually male commoners. The female commoners are the hags, who have polymorphed themselves as the commoners in their stewpot to escape detection. The males skirting the battle are actually MORE ogres, the hags were in the process of polymorphing ALL the ogres into regular humans for ambush purposes. The REAL commoners are already dead, having found their way into the coven's cauldron for dinner.

The hags (the women) will position themselves near to any spellcasters in the rear first, and then near anyone else in the back of the fight. The ogres (the men) will wait until the hags shift form, and then attack first the rear folks, then shift into the melee.

It is possible that the characters, as they approach the ogres, will notice the giants in the bush, and be able to warn the others of the ambush.

GAME NOTES: If you sell the screaming women correctly, they will not even be suspected until it is too late. Therein lay the problem. This encounter is ESPECIALLY deadly to the rear eschelon of the party. It is entirely possible that the hags will finish off half the party before they even realize they have been duped. Caution is required if the game master wishes to avoid a TPK(total party kill).

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