I love it!
Though, personally, when I think Star Vampire, I think a slimy and rugose spherical horror from beyond the earthly sway, bearing a thousand long ridged tentacles ending in lamprey fanged mouths...
Awesome. Go to Comment
Ah Scras, would it be all right with you if I incorporated part of this world into the back-ground of my first sci-fic NPC? It's rich material and I would like to borrow just a little of it for my own project. Go to Comment
The main inspiration for this character was the old action pulp sci-fi stories, with the phallic rockets and laser pistols with rings around the barrels. The image of Cyborgula herself is Vallejo cheesecake exploitation. Go to Comment
I could of sworn I had commented upon the critter. My bad.
The write up is interesting, as is the subject matter. It is not your normal slavering critter. I like that about it.
If something happened to the wizard, the critters might respond in odd ways. What happens if he is delerious, do they follow his fevered telepathic orders? If he gets grumpy over some protracted abdominal pain, do their moods sour?
If death happens to the wizards, their race is now in peril. Will they go suicidal and end themselves? Will they keep following their last order blindly? Perhaps some other magichena (like The Stayers - a type of Gargoyle ) might rescue them... teaching there methods of magically reproducing. Go to Comment
I had to read that comment several times before it really made any sort of sense. Now my head hurts, but I will persivere to answer. The three sense modes possessed by the Sincewela are not normal senses possessed by humans. Humans cannot percieve electric fields, but I suppose that there could be a spell to grant a person said ability and it would likely function to something like aura perception with an audible function. Not much of a hinderance. The second ability, the motive sense comes from the cilia that makes up roughly 1/2 of their body mass. If a spell replicated this ability, it be akin to having the ability to listen to sound with every hair on your body. Loud noises can startle Sincewela, but are not terribly disorienting. The final sense would give a human a superior sense of smell, letting them smell things and rather than wrinkle a nose at a pile of trash, they would be able to sniff out what was in it. they could track people quite easily, such like that.
Now a thing to mention, a spell that would grant these powers on a human does not automatically imply intuitive use of said powers. A subject would be disoriented until they adjusted to the new sensory input and learned how to sort and handle the new information. Go to Comment
A village where everyone goes blind sometime during puberty. What could be causing this? Perhaps something in their diet. Or some malignant gene. How would an entire village where only young childen can see function?