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  • #16
    20/)A Mad Mad Mad World: An Eshmaki with a gigantic centipede as a Horror has gone insane, and is gathering Azlu to form a 'hive'. With several Azlu-related Kinship Nightmares, she's cowed the Azlu into absolute obedience. Of course this has drawn increasingly hostile attention from the local Pure. Can the brood solve the issue before the moon-hating werewolves tear the region apart to get at the Azlu?

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    • #17
      21: Sheer Bloody Panic
      It started out so simply. A report on the 8 o'clock news, some whispers in the downtown neighborhoods and a newspaper add the next morning. The violence in the city is starting on the uptick and the local Beasts couldn't be happier. The widespread media coverage is making the whole town more jumpy, more paranoid and that means feeding is relatively easy. If it had stopped at that point it would have been fine. The panic didn't stop at a few news reports, in fact every day it seems to be getting worse. The Begotten are starting to notice common nightmares among the humans in the area, almost like they're infectious. As the panic virus spreads Dreamers start appearing better armed in their own dreamscape, fending off Beasts that intrude. Humans on the street start becoming more violent. What is the cause of the Panic Virus? Can the Beasts somehow curb it to work for them or will that make it worse? What if it turns out the Beasts are the cause for the spreading Panic, and one of the members of the Brood has become a carrier?

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      • #18
        22/) Warbeasts: In a highly rural area, the local Beast hive has exploded into civil war following the death of the old Apex (a Makara); extreme bad blood between both sides greatly hinders ANY attempt at reconciliation... And now, Heroes gather---threatening to doom BOTH Beast factions.

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        • #19
          23/) King of the Mountain: As the PCs are forced to move to another hive (for whatever reason), they discover an area bereft of all but one Beasts---but, that a huge lurks here, in the Primordial Dream. The area's lone Beast says the Apex (an Ugallu) called a hasty meeting---one the lone Beast couldn't make---and have never reappeared.

          What happened to the hive's population? Does the lone surviving Beast have anything to do with this? And why aren't there any signs of Heroic activity?

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          • #20
            Michael Phelps is a Makara Collector.

            Not really a plot hook, just an observation.

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            • #21
              24) An Incarnate Makara has risen from the depths of the Ocean of Fragments and returned to the world of the living. He calls himself Ammut.


              Genius: the Transgression 2E is a thing that's being worked on.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by malonkey1 View Post
                24) An Incarnate Makara has risen from the depths of the Ocean of Fragments and returned to the world of the living. He calls himself Ammut.
                24a) The other Ammut would really love to have a talk with him. Expect sudden influxes in mummy related activities?

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                • #23
                  25) A starving beast hunts trough the local primordial dream. It apparently does not feed at all in the physical world but only in dreams, ignoring the danger of attracting heroeIf the s. If the characters try to track down the beast to stop it, they discover that it is in the local prison. Apparently its homecoming happened while in prison and it lacks the knowledge/chambers to open primordial pathways to free itself. If the characters do nothing it might well die of starvation, but probably not before luring many heroes to town.

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                  • #24
                    sequel to number 8.

                    26). Just when things started to settle down with your child and your kin's spawn, things get weird again. Someone from the education department has chosen your city to be the location of the first school just for supernatural children and your kin are all enrolling their young in it. However, your mundane child is being let in because the government folks seem to think that they will develop a power that "hasn't been seen in a long time". What power are these Education department pencil pushers talking about, why did they choose this town to be the location of the campus and what, if anything, does this have to do with the recent cheating and textbook theft scandals in the local schools?


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                    • #25
                      Their Secret Weapon

                      27)
                      You knew this was coming eventually, there's countless fictional series that feature the same story. The humans that would so arrogantly call themselves "heroes" have finally realized that humans alone may not be enough to win their little war, so they decided to adopt one of us, fresh out of their homecoming and with little experience in supernatural affairs. They've raised her, trained her, and turned her loose upon her kin. Now she is a new kind of predator, one who feeds upon the fears of monsters before striking them down!

                      The kin are split on what should be done with her. Some believe it is possible to save this brainwashed sibling, recruiting her into the rest of the family. But others, enraged by such treachery, demand retribution for the murder of their friends and family. While the rest of the family squabbles among themselves, your Brood has decided to take action and seek this hunter out. But the question remains, which side of the argument will you support?
                      Last edited by Nyrufa; 08-17-2016, 09:46 AM.

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                      • #26
                        28) Some magician has figured out how to bind Horrors to their service, capturing them in stainless steel balls, and now everybody's doing it. What the hell are you gonna do about it?


                        Genius: the Transgression 2E is a thing that's being worked on.

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                        • #27
                          29) At a Crossroads:
                          You warned her. You all warned her. She was just too young to know any better. It's hard enough to grow up on the street but it must be harder to go through a devouring at 12, to be so bound to the hunger. She couldn't help herself, she'd crawl in through the window at night and steal the other kids toys. Not the whole thing mind you, just the screws, or the batteries. Whatever made it go. There's always a price though, and now you're watching her from the fourth story of a building as the Hero you've all been dodging for months corners her in the alley below. But It didn't go down like you thought, just as you were trying to figure out if you could take the fall you saw him lower his weapon.

                          Every time he moved, both you and the girl flinch. The hammer blow never came. He crouched down, gave her some money and brought her into the restaurant around the corner. You kept watching, waiting, expecting the foul play to start. Expecting him to make off with her, to goad her into violence, something. Afterword the girl just said that he was... nice. He's still out there, probably hunting you right now. What will happen if you get the chance to strike first? Can you do it now? Is there really something still human in that thing, and if there is what would you risk to reach it?

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                          • #28
                            Father's Day

                            30)
                            There has been... a noticeable increase to the number of monsters across the world. Where previously only a handful of people would undergo the devouring at a time, that number seems to have almost tripled in recent years. Something out there has been actively spawning the Begotten at an unprecedented rate, and the kin have finally tracked the source back to a single individual. The Begotten are in a frenzy about this news, with many claiming the Dark Mother has returned to her beloved children. But when they finally locate them, they are surprised to find that they are actually male... and they introduce themselves as "Typhon"...
                            Last edited by Nyrufa; 07-26-2018, 12:18 PM.

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                            • #29
                              31. A few months ago you fed on the fear of some Hollywood douche bag who had it coming. Except now, your horror is the dumb monstrous sidekick in a freaking kids show! By the Dark Mother, they sell plush dolls of your horror at toy stores, they even put you in a god damn toothpaste commercial. You need to do something about this before you stop being a source of terror forever.
                              Last edited by The young man in the cafe; 08-18-2016, 03:58 PM.


                              Despite the user name I am actually bigender.

                              My Savannah Setting for CofD can be found here

                              My heroes as monster tamers rules for BtP can be found here

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by The young man in the cafe View Post
                                31. A few months ago you fed on the fear of some Hollywood douche bag who had it coming. Except now, your horror is the dumb monstrous sidekick in a freaking kids show! By the Dark Mother, they sell plush dolls of your horror at toy stores, they even put you in a god damn toothpaste commercial. You need to do something about this before you stop being a source of terror forever.
                                And that's how we got Cutethulhu

                                32) There's a new Brood in the city who seem to feed almost exclusively off criminal elements. One member of the Brood is reported to be quite old, while the others are significantly younger, possibly teenagers who are using their powers to satisfy their adolescent urges. That might not be so bad, except they have recently begun to target their fellow Beasts who are simply looking to feed, under the supposed belief that they are also criminals who should be punished. Those who escape their attacks claim that they were highly skilled in martial combat and there were between 4 and 5 members present at the time. Those with keen senses also note they smelled of the sewers!
                                Last edited by Nyrufa; 08-18-2016, 06:19 PM.

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