If I understand, you are describing a sharklike thing that swims through snow/ice. Because reading your post I thought it would be cool if the "monster" were just a spirit, like the spirit of a shark and the spirit remembered the concept of shark. The spirit could tie itself to ice and snow, and become a shark... So the ice under someones feet could sprout a fin and turn into a shark... That way an ice shark could exist without destroying the ice... the spirit of the shark would translate through the ice until it wanted to jump out, in which case a shark shaped bit of ice would jump out of the snowy ground and attack someone. Go to Comment
I like your description a lot. One question I have...I would think they would like to live near people if that's their favorite food, and hunting strategy (which could be in jungles or cold mountanous regions Go to Comment
I have a detail fetish and this leaves me hanging. How are they trained? What do they eat? What is lifespan, etc... I don't need these answers in particular, but just a little more than this if you want a 5. But it's a nice to the point post. Go to Comment
Why do the glands naturally drop off? In a desert, I would want to keep my extra glands. And why don't they need to eat? How do they behave around the Lemeain's? Camels are supposed to be mean animals - are these also? Will they permit Lemeain's to ride them, or only to steal their glands? What do they get out of their partnership with the Lemeain's? Not water or food I imagine? Go to Comment
Come on, who doesnt first get aggressive and then later depressed (depressant-style) when drinking. And I've seen quite a lot of college kids rear up and display their white underbellies after imbibing too much as well. Methinks these animals are not so much unlike us. Go to Comment
Can they cast parts of themself and lose parts? Can they absorb other parts? How do they behave? What intelligence level do they have? I think you need to add more details and description to this. It's a really cool start of an idea, but I don't think there's enough for a full post.
(p.s. I appreciate that you cite your inspiration. I'm new here so I don't know the etiquette for that, but I think it's important.) Go to Comment
This is a solid 4+ post to me. It gives a much more complete description of a creature than most posts. I don't understand why it lives in crypts, especially if it loves attaining both knowledge and wealth. Maybe it can somehow draw on the memories of a dead person and learn through that? Go to Comment
I like it. I imagine these buggers might beeline for large cities where there's tons of good eating! Better have good guards at night or your magic shop might depreciate while you sleep. Oh you set an alarm spell and magical traps? Yeah, I'm sure it will be fine ;-p Go to Comment
The court wizards of Angolterre have been working for several generations to protect the dynasty. They see to it that the new monarch's names acronymically refer to a rune of protection. Once completed, the rune will make the dynasty almost invulnerable in battle, wise in counsel, etc. Unfortunately the next name, the only one that starts with the right letter, happens to have belonged to the worst monarch in living memory. Not much chance of getting the current ruler to name his child that, or for the people to put up with it if he did! What's a court wizard to do? The magic requires that the plot be kept secret of course...