A Month of Monsters – The Beholden

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This piece depicts a strange hybrid, a humanoid with eye-stalks and one great, glaring eye in their chest.

Glarak, the Tyrant Orb, was perplexed as to why so many of his kindred – however much he loathed them – fell to the blades and arrows of the inferior humanoid species. In an attempt to understand and counter this threat he created the beholden, a servitor race, altered and hybridised by dark magic and foul experiments to combine the strongest of his own capabilities with the adaptiveness of the humanoid species. He was successful, up to a point, until a slave rebellion toppled him and the beholden were free to make their own path.

Even beings designed for servitude will, eventually, reach their tolerable limit.

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