#RPG – A Month of Monsters – Dominar’s Gaze

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This piece depicts a deformed woman, covered in a mass of eyes.

Some spies do their deeds in the shadows, hidden completely from sight. Disguises of all kinds, magical and mundane, let them do their work. Others ‘hide’ in plain sight, relying on people’s horror, disgust, and even compassion to complete their work – some without even knowing that is what they are doing. Dark magic can twist people into grotesque puppets, and certain inheritors of the magic of the Tyrant Orb delight in making ‘improvements’ to their victims.

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#RPG – A Month of Monsters – The God Monster

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This piece depicts a gigantic dinosaur.

The God Monster is one of a handful of seemingly immortal gigantic beasts from the unknown depths of prehistory. More a force of nature than anything else, the God Monster is mostly concerned with fighting and defeating other gigantic beasts and only attacks (on purpose) if it is attacked itself.

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#RPG – A Month of Monsters – The Byakhee

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This piece depicts a Lovecraftian Byakhee.

Out of the unimaginable blackness beyond the gangrenous glare of that cold flame, out of the Tartarean leagues through which that oily river rolled uncanny, unheard, and unsuspected, there flopped rhythmically a horde of tame, trained, hybrid winged things that no sound eye could ever wholly grasp, or sound brain ever wholly remember. They were not altogether crows, nor moles, nor buzzards, nor ants, nor vampire bats, nor decomposed human beings, but something I cannot and must not recall. They flopped limply along, half with their webbed feet and half with their membranous wings; and as they reached the throng of celebrants the cowled figures seized and mounted them, and rode off one by one along the reaches of that unlighted river, into pits and galleries of panic where poison springs feed frightful and undiscoverable cataracts.

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#RPG – A Month of Monsters – Alrithotep

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This piece depicts stumbling mummy, reaching out in anger.

Alrithohtep was ‘the shadow pharaoh’ of the Kingdom of Sand. Now known as The Faceless King. He was a bloody tyrant who replaced the worship of the Sun with worship of the Moon. He slaughtered most of the priesthood, oppressed the peasantry and enslaved many thousands, who toiled on his memorials. After his death – by assassination – his face was struck from his monuments and his statues were torn down.

His corpse was denied preservation or enchantment, given only the most basic of wrappings and sealed in a fortress tomb so that his followers could not recover him.

While his body rotted away, his wicked essence was preserved in his wraps and now they move from host to host, stealing away their life and gathering followers to preserve and repair his burial site – ready to emerge as a host to re-take the kingdom.

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#RPG – A Month of Monsters – The Samudree-Naga

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This piece depicts an aquatic naga.

The samudree-naga are the guardians of the seas, their ruins and their stocks of ancient magical items and lore. Where other naga guard tombs, temples and treasure-stores in the jungles, the samudree-naga lurk in the tropical seas, the depths of the swamps and the flooded, lower levels of the water temples. More spiritual and contemplative than many other naga, they also retain more of a ‘humanoid’ appearance – as regards their face.

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#RPG – A Month of Monsters – Psipunk Vampire Hunter

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This piece depicts a psychic investigator, a foe or ally perhaps.

Emily Garcia thought she was ‘woke af’ and was an online activist through her teens, running endless petitions and spawning numerous hashtags – some of which even took hold. At the height of her online fame she appeared on an internet call-in show on Al Jazeera to discuss sexual harassment on social media. All of this culminated in her joining up with Antifa group but, on her first outing she ended up getting cracked across the skull with a baton and ending up in hospital.

The head injury changed something in her, and after she came out of her coma she wasn’t only ‘woke af’, she was an awakened psychic. These new powers revealed a hidden world to her of ghosts, vampires, magick and conspiracy. Explaining this to her activist friends didn’t go well, and they soon evaporated from her life. As for her online spaces, on Tumblr claiming a conspiracy of Vampires was running the world or that you have psychic powers was positively mundane.

Now she has to juggle college, loneliness and a driving desire to fight back against the hidden world, even without allies.

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#RPG – A Month of Monsters – The Halbtior

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This piece depicts a bestial face, perhaps that of a werewolf or similar.

The halbtior is a kind of werebeast that is in a permanent state of flux, the curse gone wrong. Unable to assume any one of their forms fully, their flesh moves, their bones crack and their muscles, skin and fur flow over their body in an ever-shifting motion. Even at rest, arms or legs swell, new teeth burst forth or shrink back and – unsurprisingly – the creature is in a state of constant pain and only gets relief from inflicting or taking harm. Unable to hide, they rarely last long. Perhaps 1/100 lycanthropic curses produce a halbtior, rather than the more normal legacy of their kind.

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