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VirginsBane Beetle

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The VirginsBane Beetle has ruined the life of many an innocent girl. Many a forced wedlock or an honour killing has been caused by it’s sting.

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The VirginsBane Beetle is a creature of the tundra plains and the Bushlands and is large, the size of two human fists, violet in colour and a voracious hunter of other insects and the smaller spiders. For much of the summer it is not only safe but advisable to live next to one of these colonies, as they eat nearly all of the dangerous mosquitos in the area and only attack humans if they or their nests are bothered.

In September things can turn very nasty indeed, for that is the month when the Beetles spawn, and the female beetle lays it’s egg sac in another creature’s womb. Whilst it has plenty of other prey for this, such as cows and sheep, it is not scared of attacking humans. Despite it’s name it prefers to attack those who are allready pregnant. When attacking humans, it waits until it sees a lone adult female and then comes in from behind and stings her in the back.

The venom causes the victim to fall asleep for a short time, long enough for the VirginsBane to land on her womb and implant an egg sac through her clothing.. Unlike the bite of other insects which itch, the wounds of the Virginsbane heal up very quickly. Whilst in the slumber the woman often has very sexual dreams that are so vivid that they are often confused with reality later on. The beetle soon flies off and the victim awakes confused about what happened.

If she is pregnant at the time, the egg sac grows along with the baby, taking it’s nourishment from the mother like the baby is also doing,  until in a few months the egg sac and baby come into contact with each other, when the egg sac engulfs the baby, killing it, digesting it and growing in it’s place. When the mother delivers what she thinks is her baby, the egg sac ruptures and the baby beetles fly out of her womb. Those that are not prey for other insects and spiders will be fully grown within a month and live with others in nests that they make out of twigs.Most do not survive until adulthood.

If she is not pregnant the egg sac grows in her stomach like a baby does, making her appear pregnant. Should she be murdered by her outraged family it will continue to grow inside her decomposing body, after which the beetles chew through the egg sac, strip the body of flesh within hours and then chew and burrow their way to the surface of the soil.

If her family do not murder her she will often be forced to marry the person that she thought impregnated her. When she *gives birth* it will be a swarm of beetles that fly out of her and not a baby.

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Plot hook-the PC’s are asked to smuggle one of these beetles into the bedroom of a noble lady to kill her baby in the womb so that another may inherit the title. They will be paid well, but would they really stoop so low?



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Murometz
December 4, 2006, 17:00
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okay, I LOVE the name.
Chaosmark
December 4, 2006, 18:20
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Not sure exactly where you get the name, but it sounds majorly twisted.
valadaar
December 5, 2006, 12:14
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I'm not going to ask _how_ the beetle is comprimising Virgin's integrity.

But still gonna wonder.... (Eeeew)
Murometz
December 6, 2006, 0:24
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Cheka, if you dont finish this one, I will!! :D I am getting wicked ideas! hurry up ;) (love the name!!!)
Cheka Man
December 6, 2006, 22:18
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Finished.
Voted Exile
December 10, 2006, 0:04
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Disgusting, but very interesting. I strongly approve.
Voted Scrasamax
December 10, 2006, 0:41
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Nice work, disturbing and delightful.
Voted CaptainPenguin
December 10, 2006, 3:34
Only voted
Voted Murometz
December 10, 2006, 3:44
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wicked Cheka, thumbs up!
Voted Maggot
December 10, 2006, 5:40
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Can I just say ''eww''?
Voted Chaosmark
December 10, 2006, 12:37
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Maggot says it all.
Voted kamina
December 10, 2006, 16:02
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Very twisted and disturbing. Especialy from the perspective of a female DM. But, I really like it.
My only concern is, I'm not sure that humans would tolerate them just because they controled the mosquito (or other bug) population since they are more detremental to the humans than the bugs are.

I love the idea of using them to over through the monarchy. (Or as any form of revenge, etc.) I would just make them more rare and remote.
Voted EchoMirage
December 10, 2006, 18:12
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Ewww. a 4.5/5 for the sheer EWWWWW. Like, ewww. Ptoee. Yuck. Great.
Voted Wulfhere
December 10, 2006, 20:14
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I tried to think of somee observation more insightful than "yeeeech!"

I settled on "Eeekkkk!"
Voted valadaar
December 10, 2006, 21:12
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How about Bleeccck! Throughly UGH! :)
Murometz
January 15, 2010, 15:04
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run all ye virgins, run!

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