Star Control is an old video game, and these guys were spawned from that game. To give you an idea of time scale, the original could fit on a single 3.5 in floppy disc and the console version was ported to the Sega Genesis Go to Comment
This could also be a Castle Falkenstein item as well. I like the period and the period plus magic and or steam punk elements is quite fun.
I like the basic item and its conception. The lovely detail added by some of the example items were a nice touch. The piece is well written, with nice details, and minor dramatic hooks. The NPC almost deserves to be written up. Go to Comment
The party is walking through the forest at night when they come upon a clearing. Half a dozen black-robed corpses lie scattered across the ground, and a pentagram of blood is shoddily drawn in the dirt.
It seems these people summoned something they could not control. Whether or not the demon returns is up to the GM, but it would be just as rich if the demon never returned, and for the rest of the night, every stray sound or odd shadow will be jumped at!