#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 – Dragons of Glass & Steel

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This piece depicts a dragon in a modern setting.

Dragons of Steel have adapted themselves to modern, futuristic or planar settings of technology and machinery by exposing the eggs of metallic dragons to electricity and unusual materials to coax them into developing in a different way. Steel dragons eschew magic but have an abiding fascination for technology and devices. For their hoards they gather technological items and rare materials, rather than things with – necessarily – an innate value

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#RPG – A Month of Monsters – Corpse Ooze

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This piece depicts a corpse or zombie, riddled with fungus or ooze.

Corpse-Ooze settles in and gestates within dead bodies, gradually eating them from the inside out until the entirety of the husk is consumed, after which the ooze dries and flakes, sending its spores out into the surrounding area to wait for more corpses. The ooze can drag a body across the ground, using it as armour much as a hermit crab might use a shell, and it will attack with its flagella in order to seek new hosts to infect and consume. Of particular concern are the risen dead – zombies – which when infected with corpse-ooze continue to shamble around and lend both the zombie and the ooze combined strength and durability.

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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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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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#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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