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  • wyrdhamster
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    Added Hoard and Hunting Ground Traits to the Dragon ( Western ) and Wendigo write-ups. Looks in to Slavic Horrors, probably star from Baba Yaga, as I know her best.

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  • Wormwood
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    Some Slavic Vibes here. Pick your poison.

    Zmei.
    Baba Yaga.
    A Lesovyk is always cool.
    I feel one could make good work out of the Rusalka myths.
    Vodnici are fun.

    And for a really fun challenge for an Incarnate: Koschtschei the Deathless.

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  • IceBen
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    Originally posted by wyrdhamster View Post
    New Atavisms is needed for turning people in to stone on seeing face of monster for Namtaru – I called it in work Face to Stone – but you may have better idea.
    The Incarnate (through Myth) can have this petrifying gaze, that is a good starting point, since the Myths are close to atavisms in power. (but much simpler)

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  • wyrdhamster
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    Originally posted by The Third King View Post
    The Wendigo from Native American folklore would seem like a very good Horror.
    Wendigo ( American )

    This woods spirit was, and is, very real to many in the northern woods and prairies of the States. Many legends and stories have circulated over the years about a mysterious creature who was encountered by hunters and campers in the shadowy forests. In one variation of the story, the creature could only be seen if it faced the witness head-on, because it was so thin that it could not be seen from the side. The spirit was said to have a voracious appetite for human flesh and the many forest dwellers who disappeared over the years were said to be victims of the monster.

    The American Indians had their own tales of the Wendigo, dating back so many years that most who were interviewed could not remember when the story had not been told. The Inuit Indians of the region called the creature by various names, including Wendigo, Witigo, Witiko and Wee-Tee-Go but each of them was roughly translated to mean "the evil spirit that devours mankind". Around 1860, a German explorer translated Wendigo to mean "cannibal" among the tribes along the Great Lakes.
    Native American versions of the creature spoke of a gigantic spirit, over fifteen feet tall, that had once been human but had been transformed into a creature by the use of magic. They are tall and lanky and are driven by a horrible hunger.

    According to the lore, the Wendigo is created whenever a human resorts to cannibalism to survive. In years past, such a practice was possible, although still rare, as many of the tribes and settlers in the region were cut off by the bitter snows and ice of the north woods. Unfortunately, eating another person to survive was sometimes resorted to and thus, the legend of the Wendigo was created.


    • Horror: Wendigo - animalistic large, thin being that have glowing eyes, long yellowed fangs and overly long tongues. Most have a sallow, yellowish skin but others are said to be matted with hair.
    • Family: Eshmaki
    • Hunger: Prey – Wendigo is hunting humans for their sweet meat.
    • Atavisms: From the Shadows, Limb from Limb, Lightning Strike, Looming Presence, Needs Must, Relentless Hunter, Skin Deep ( Shaped for Speed, Talons, Maw )
    • Nightmares: Run Away, You Are Not Alone, You Cannot Run, You Will Never Rest
    • Lair: Snowed forest – Deep, dense forest, entrenched in heavy snow and ice. From time to time are hanging half-eaten bodies of humans.
    • Traits: Blizzard, Echoing. Exposed, Extreme Cold, Hunting Ground, Viscous, Undergrowth
    Last edited by wyrdhamster; 04-22-2018, 04:35 AM.

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  • wyrdhamster
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    Originally posted by 21C Hermit View Post
    I’ve been trying to do the bulgasari, a creature from Korean lore, as a Beast. Probably an Anakim Ravager.
    Bulgasari ( Korean )

    In Goryeo (Korean Dynasty) era, there was Ki Jong-Lang, a Buddhist monk. Accidentally, he received divination with 'You can take 100 sons’ from fortune-teller. After that, to take 100 sons, he forms a connection with women who came to pray at Buddhist temple. So, he gained 99 sons. Then, he tries to rape a wife of minister. But he was caught and put on the wanted list. So, he visited a younger sister's house to ask help. But the younger sister want to accuse brother to get for a reward. Husband of the sister who knows this fact killed his wife because husband thought that his wife betrayed moral laws. then Husband helps with his wife's brother.

    In return, monk gives a monster which was made by rubbing rice paste. This monster looked like a small bug start eating small needles. then ate chopsticks, spoon, scissiors, hoe and etc. Eventually, this monster is getting bigger as more eating iron in Goryeo. Then, Goryeo tries to kill this monster but not died. So, this monster was called as 'Can't killied’ (不可殺 - Chinese pronunciation : Bul Ga Sal).' Goryeo used last means that burn the monster.

    However, Bulgasari have not died. With body that had burned, this monster wander on Goryeo's territory. As a result, all territory ran into danger with fire. Goryeo's King has declared that a men who kill this monster can received government position and treasure. So, he attached a amulet which was given from monk (Wife's brother) at the Bulgasari's body. Then, Bulgasari vomited all iron and vanished. As a result, He received not only a government position but also treasure and lived happily.



    • Horror: Bulgasari - body is like bear, head and nose is like elephant
    • Family: Anakim
    • Hunger: Ruin – In tale, Bulgasari is only destroying things or terrifying people.
    • Atavisms: Cyclopean Strength, Relentless Hunter, Storm-Lashed, Terror’s Friend, Titanic Blow
    • Nightmares: Run Away, You Cannot Run, You Cannot Kill It
    • Lair: Inferno of Iron – dark land of melted iron that is blazing inside fire infero – and Bulgasari with it.
    • Traits: Extreme Heat, Flooded, Thin Air, Burning
    Last edited by wyrdhamster; 04-20-2018, 12:16 AM.

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  • Demigod Beast
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    Nothing says a Horror cannot, to some extent, be mistaken for another splat. Someone here once wrote up Strahd von Zarovich as a bat-themed Anakim. Sure, a Kindred would immediately note the differences and call bullshit, but how many non-Kindred could do the same?

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  • The Third King
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    The Wendigo from Native American folklore would seem like a very good Horror.

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  • Master Aquatosic
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    This is my True Form Nightmare already says that those killed by it may have weird death, up to and explicitly including being turnied to stone or salt

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  • Ladegard
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    Give this a try: http://01072687117.blogspot.com/2013/04/bulgasari.html



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  • 21C Hermit
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    Originally posted by wyrdhamster View Post

    I need a written source of the story in English to help you - as I'm not versed in Korean myths. But would work gladly for it.
    Mmm... I don’t think I’ve seen one, but I probably failed my Intelligence + Computer roll.

    Never mind then. On to other critters - how about the Sphinx?

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  • wyrdhamster
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    Originally posted by 21C Hermit View Post
    I’ve been trying to do the bulgasari, a creature from Korean lore, as a Beast. Probably an Anakim Ravager.
    I need a written source of the story in English to help you - as I'm not versed in Korean myths. But would work gladly for it.

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  • wyrdhamster
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    Originally posted by The Third King View Post
    It would be interesting to see a cockatrice Horror. The roosters who can turn people to stone.
    Cockatrice ( Christian? )

    The first description of a cockatrice appeared in the late twelfth century and was written by Alexander Neckam. A cockatrice is born when a rooster lays an egg that is hatched by a toad or serpent. Tales say that the rooster has to be seven years old and lay it under a full moon and the toad or serpent has to hatch it for nine years.
    The cockatrice has many formidable abilities. It kills people by turning them into stone with even the slightest glance of the creature’s eyes. It can also kill by touching them or, in some cases, breathing on them. It is believed that its saliva is so potently venomous that it can kill an elephant. Due to the fact that it looked like a small dragon, it was gradually added that it was capable of breathing fire and could kill with the sound of its voice.
    The cockatrice shares other characteristics with the basilisk. By mere touch or breath, the cockatrice can scorch grass, shatter rock, and kill bushes. It is supposed to be so poisonous that if a human tries to kill the creature with a weapon the venom will travel up, through the weapon and kill whoever held it. If the person were on horseback when it attacked the creature, it would not only kill the man, but the horse as well.
    Like the basilisk, the weasel is immune to the cockatrice’s glare and can be used to kill the beast. A cockatrice can also be killed instantly by hearing the crow of a rooster. The sound of the crow will give the cockatrice violent fits and it will thrash itself to death. It is also thought that if a cockatrice looks upon itself in a mirror it will die. Even after a cockatrice dies its ability to petrify are still effective.



    • Horror: Cockatrice - a dangerous creature with a lizard body, snake tail, dragon wings and the head and legs of a rooster.
    • Family: Namtaru
    • Hunger: Ruin – In tales, Cockatrice is only doing means and destroying or terrifying people.
    • Atavisms: Basilisk's Touch, Face to Stone*, Dragonfire, Siren's Treacherous Song, Skin Deep ( Wings, Hide, Talons, Beak ), Wings of the Raptor
    • Nightmares: Behold, My True Form!, Fear Is Contagious, Flying and Falling, This Isn't My Skin!
    • Lair: Fog bound marshes, like in the image above
    • Traits: Flooded, Fog, Slick, Stench
    New Atavisms is needed for turning people in to stone on seeing face of monster for Namtaru – I called it in work Face to Stone – but you may have better idea.
    Last edited by wyrdhamster; 04-19-2018, 03:01 PM.

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  • 21C Hermit
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    I’ve been trying to do the bulgasari, a creature from Korean lore, as a Beast. Probably an Anakim Ravager.

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  • The Third King
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    It would be interesting to see a cockatrice Horror. The roosters who can turn people to stone.

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  • wyrdhamster
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    Originally posted by Daigotsu Max View Post
    I'd like to see a take on the classic, Western fantasy dragon type
    <Dwells into my notes from Dragon Idigam Western form based on Christian myths...> It looks like another heavy ( XP full ) lifter.

    Dragon, Western ( Christian? )
    Notice: It is not known when the legend of St George and the Dragon was first told; some say as early as the sixth century. Possibly the tale existed as an oral tradition before it appeared in a twelfth-century prologue to a version of the martyr’s Passion. Some point 9th century Cappadocia of origin of tale.

    The legend of George and the Dragon in the West - The citizens of a town, desperate to control the depredations of a dragon which was devastating its fields, and poisoning the people with its breath, had resorted to sacrificing one unmarried girl and one sheep a day, drawn by lot, to the monster. One day the lot fell to the king’s daughter and, despite the pleas of her father, she was delivered to her fate, decked as a bride for marriage. Just then, a handsome young knight rode by. At first the princess was reluctant that anyone should risk himself against the monster, but St George insisted and wounded it with his lance – but only after making sign of Cross on to beast. The princess was then urged to lead the dragon towards the city with her girdle. There the saint would despatch the monster if all would become Christians. The princess accepted and St George performed a mass baptism, afterwards killing the dragon and instructing the building of a church. In other versions, he is offered money, land and the princess’s hand in marriage but generally refuses.


    • Horror: ‘Classical’ Dragon – giant lizard with wings, thick scales and breathing fire.
    • Family: Ugallu
    • Hunger: Hoard – Dragon craves what people held deeply to their heart – and to take it or destroy. Their daughters are the most precious things to them. But he will he will not despise good old treasure. And crops devastation is reminding them about their need to eat and to appreciate food.
    • Atavisms: Cyclopean Strength, Dragonfire, Eye of Heaven, Looming Presence, Needs Must, Titanic Blow, Unbreakable, Skin Deep ( Wings, Prehensile Limbs, Scaly Hide, Talons, Maw), Wings of the Raptor
    • Nightmares: Behold, My True Form!, Fear Is Contagious, Flying and Falling, Run Away, You Cannot Run
    • Lair: Treasure Cave – vast cave, filled with gold, gems, treasures and captured victims.
    • Traits: Cramped, Darkness, Echoing, Jagged, Hoard
    Addition: Even BtP corebook points for the Ugallu Collector combination for Dragons.
    Originally posted by ’Beast: The Primoridial, page 39’
    ‘Some of the most iconic Collectors in legend have been Ugallu, vast winged dragons who perch in high places and look down upon the world from their glittering hoards. They have also been amongst the most successful, littering the ground beneath their lairs with the corpses of would-be thieves who have fallen to their deaths.
    Ugallu Collectors gravitate toward objects that are inaccessible or shameful. The murder weapon thrown into the river, the breakup letter crumpled and thrown from a car, the diary of crimes and secrets locked up in a safe — all Raptors can find what is hidden, but the Collectors feed their Horrors with these things.’
    Last edited by wyrdhamster; 04-22-2018, 04:34 AM.

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