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  • Daigotsu Max
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    I'd like to see a take on the classic, Western fantasy dragon type

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  • wyrdhamster
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    Of course, we also do Horrors from mythology on commission from you, guys. Just point to the source myth or tale of it.

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  • wyrdhamster
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    To break from all the Makaras, I show you one of classical Namtarus you have heard off... ( Have a lot of stuff, so could make great high Lair antagonist. )

    Minotaur ( Greek )

    Angered by King Minos' disrespect, Poseidon plotted to punish him for his arrogance and hubris for not sacrificing white bull. He punishes Minos by instilling a passion within the king's wife, Pasiphae, for the bull that came from the sea. Queen, plagued by her divinely inflicted desires, sought the help of Daedalus and Icarus. For Pasiphae, Daedalus constructed a wooden cow coated with a real cow hide and placed it upon wheels. Daedalus, then, put Queen Pasiphae inside the structure and wheeled her into the meadow that her beloved bull grazed in. It was there that she met and laid with the bull, since the bull thought the wooden cow was real. It is from this union that the Minotaur was born.

    The queen named the beast Asterion (after King Minos' stepfather), which the Cretan people knew to be the Minotaur's true name. Upon seeing the infant, King Minos discovered his wife's bestial affair and as punishment, Minos enslaved Daedalus and Icarus for their parts in the affair, but he left Pasiphae untouched. Pasiphae cared for Asterion and was able to nourish Asterion while he was a bull calf. However, as he grew he became ferocious and monstrous and she was unable to feed or care for him any longer. Asterion was unable to find a suitable source of food, since he was neither man nor beast, and so he started to eat people. In order to hide his wife's disgraceful affair and on the advise of an Oracle, King Minos commanded Daedalus and Icarus to build a grand Labyrinth to house his wife's son: Asterion or Mintauros.


    • Horror: Minotaur – creature with the head of a bull and the body of a man, a being "part man and part bull"
    • Family: Namtaru
    • Hunger: Prey – Minotaur crave the flesh of his victims, but much more, he crave the chase after them.
    • Atavisms: Cyclopean Strength, Looming Presence, Illusion of Safety, Needs Must, Skin Deep ( Claws, Hooves ), Unbreakable
    • Nightmares: Behold, My True Form!, Run Away, You Are Not Alone, You Cannot Run
    • Lair: Labyrinth – ancient stone maze, locked in half darkness, lit only by few torches put on wall that makes place even more claustrophobic.
    • Traits: Cramped, Echoing, Maze, Sealed Exits

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  • wyrdhamster
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    Third Makara is a charm then...

    ‘Nessie’, Loch Ness monster ( Celtic? )

    Everyone knows the grainy photographs that appear to show some unidentified creature emerging from the depths of Loch Ness, many of them dismissed as hoaxes. But what explanation can there be for the countless unsettling eyewitness accounts of the Loch Ness Monster recorded over the years? The earliest sighting dates to the sixth century. The Irish monk Saint Columba was on his way to Inverness to visit the King of the Picts when he crossed paths with the fearsome creature on the shore of the loch which had been terrorising the locals. Making the sign of the cross, Columba commanded the creature to return from whence its came. The monster miraculously obeyed and disappeared beneath the waves. Throughout the centuries, the sightings have continued.
    Does a monster inhabit Loch Ness to this day? At 23 miles long and a depth of 755 feet, there’s certainly more than enough water to hide in. Gazing out across this vast stretch of water from the shore or the deck of a boat, keep a watchful eye for the strange ripples and swells left by the wake of some elusive but immense animal. And if you’re really lucky, maybe an ink-black hump or slender neck rising above the waves.


    • Horror: Nessie – long, dinosaur-like water creature, that shy’s from view of men.
    • Family: Makara
    • Hunger: Secrets – Nessie is peculiar Whisperer. Instead of her knowing everybody’s secrets – she want to be a secret for others to pursue. She is showing herself, across decades, for a glimpse of moment or photography shot – to hide herself once again another time. She sates her Hunger by watching, from afar, all those people going crazy over her sighting, obsessing their perusing ‘Loch Ness monster’. Across years there were also handful of mages that become really obsessed over her – and Nessie becoming their proper Obsession – that became here Kin, even when it was she more watching them than other way around.
    • Atavisms: Looming Presence, From the Shadows, Monster from the Deep
    • Nightmares: The Walls Have Eyes, They Walk Amongst Us, (Some help would be appreciated here )
    • Lair: Scenery from Loch Ness shore – the sun is direct on watchers, blinding them. But at the same time, somehow fog is creeping in, around the lake. Nessie is easily to miss – for too long…
    • Traits: Fog, Blazing Light, Mirages
    Last edited by wyrdhamster; 04-18-2018, 02:35 PM.

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