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  • 104) Ancient stories of a truly Mighty Incarnate Beast*, their powerful Hero Arch-Nemesis* the enmity between them and the final duel that resulted in the both of them seemingly dying, have circulated throughout the region for close on a millennium. Now, however, signs have started to crop up, hinting that the Incarnate isn't quite dead (and maybe never has been). Eventually, Members of the Incarnate's Begotten following approach the Brood, asking for aid in ensuring their 'Master's' return. Do the players give their aid to the effort, decline the request or even attempt to sabotage the whole thing?

    *Both of whom are essentially 'Maxed Out' in terms of their character sheets; having every possible 'boon' (including powers and merits both 'Canon', Fan-Made and Homebrew) and maximized their Attributes and Skills.

    Admittedly not my best, but its twenty past midnight here, so I think that'll justify the lack of quality enough.
    Last edited by TerrorCooper; 03-06-2021, 08:22 PM.


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    • This was inspired by an image on post #321 on the 22 page of the Inspirational Images For Beast thread.

      105) They did it. The PC/Player Brood has walked the paths of Family, Hunger, Nightmare and Legend, and have successfully either subverted their respective heroes, spawned their own legends, dominated the region's Hive, or some combination thereof, and has finally achieved the Inheritance most commonly known as the Incarnation. They've also, most likely, created a number of Horrorspawn, and had at least a couple take on physical form. Well, here's the thing; not long after ascending, (one of) the PC(s) heads back into their lair and finds, much to their surprise, that there's still a single Horrorspawn left. But what's even more dumbfounding, is that the little one, upon seeing the Beast, waddles over and croaks out an unmistakable word, if somewhat garbled due to their non-human anatomy; "Mama"


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      • 106)A Talassi Beast has moved into the area, and’s joined a cult of mortal alchemists. His Horror an oroboros, he preaches to his new comrades of a path to alchemical immortality. Of course, what he doesn’t tell them is ‘immortality’ will turn them into the Thralls Lair Trait, as the Beast is ready to expand his Lair and thereby gain a new Lair Trait.
        The PCs get involved because one of them has Kinship with one of these alchemists!

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        • 107)
          Something essential in the Hive changed. Every Beast can feel it, some sort of pulsing, hot sensation, reverberating through every Chamber. The Horrors seem drawn to it, but just can't seem to find it. Feeding seems more satiating, but at the same time substantially harder, and on top of that they grow hungry much more quickly, forcing the Begotten to up their game. At the same time, more and more Heroes appear, but who can say whether they are drawn by the pulsation, or the wildfire of careless, desperate deep Feeding?
          Meanwhile, someone has appeared claiming to be the Dark Mother's very own Herald. While definititely Kin and powerful, they cannot be placed among the Family the PCs know. Their cult is growing, quickly, with many
          If they manage to find the time in between their meals (or if they arrange a meeting with the Dark Mother's Herald after gaining enough of his trust), they can find a chamber that is not connected to any physical space, much like a Heart. A dark, visceral place, at it's center a huge mass of erratically moving flesh, the source of a high-pitched humming that is painful to bear, but instilling a sense of half-glimpsed revelations and deep truths. They just cannot shake the feeling that this is something important, that they bear witness to a monumental event - albeit catastrophic in nature. As exhausting as visiting the place is, they are drawn to it, expectant of... something. And each time the players visit, it seems to haven grow, ripened, soon ready to burst open...


          Will the players just wait out their time, try to put an end to this due to their feelings of foreboding doom, or try to hasten these events, in gleeful anticipation of the promised rewards?
          Could they even stop it if they really wanted to?
          What will be the consequences or repercussions when the cocoon bursts?
          And the most important question of all: will the Dark Mother smile upon their actions?

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