#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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#RPG – A Month of Monsters – ‘Hellen’ the Vampire

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This piece depicts a comely female vampire, mid feast.

She calls herself whatever it is she thinks you want her to be called. She seduces mortals with sex, vampires with blood, and she is mostly human herself. ‘Weak blood’ they call her, but she sees it as a strength – the best of both worlds, and as she – chameleon-like – changes her appearance, personality and story she flits from city to city, place to place, Elysium to Elysium slaughtering those who oppose the great Anarch rising while they sleep. In life she was a junkie and a user of men – and women. The blood purged her of her need for drugs, but she still gets a rush from blood and from fooling people.

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#RPG – A Month of Monsters – The Baron

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This piece depicts an unearthly gentleman with an unsettling, tombstone, grin.

The Baron is a legend and a contradiction, a dead man who loves life. A wight that heals. A fleshly being who acts more like a spirit. His booming laugh and enormous carnal appetites – for pleasure, drink, food and smoking herbs – are as legendary as he is. He follows his own whims but repays debts. He is neither hero nor villain, he simply does what amuses him and keeps to deals he has struck, with a blunt manner and a literally interpretive frame of mind. Villain or ally? That really depends whether you amuse him or not and whether you bought him a drink.

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#RPG – A Month of Monster – The Otomou

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This piece depicts some mutated children, but they can double for goblins or other unnatural travesties.

The otomou are the degenerate remnants of a once-great race from beneath the mountains. Deep in tunnels that shine and glow with autonite and torbenite and shimmer with pitchblende. Deeper still a greenish light glows bright enough to see and here around magical hot-springs and steaming rocks the otomou make their home.

Fierce, degenerate, territorial, they guard the ruins of their once great civilisation most fiercely, even though they no longer understand the intricacies of the gears, engines of steam and the fine artistry of their forebears. Still, the precious, glowing stone and the relics of this once mighty people, bring many adventurers to seek their fortune.

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#RPG – A Month of Monsters – The Desert Troll

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This piece depicts a troll, bursting from the earth, perhaps in a fantasy Western setting.

The desert troll is a seasonal creature, living far from the traditionally trollish homes of swamps and marshes, and adapted for that environment. The desert troll emerges and feasts when the rains come to the desert, storing moisture and fat in its capacious belly and wart-like growths, as well as the thick mucous that covers their flesh. As the rains come to an end they find a patch of earth and bury themselves in a crust of mucous to await the next rainy season. On occasion, alerted by the patter of hooves or the rumbling of wagon wheels, they will opportunistically burst forth from their hibernation in a feeding frenzy, to supplement their stores until the rain comes again.

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