#RPG – A Month of Monsters – Princess Nektirini

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This piece depicts a woman with draconic features.

The Kingdom of Sieni was at war with the Dragons of Terka-Zamok ever since its founding, the kingdom founded from the hoard of an ancient dragon, slain by the first King.

After many years of conflict, many burned villages and many slain dragons, the great green Dragon Koldunkoro – at bay in the 13th Dragon Kingdom, feigned surrender and, using powerful magic, took the form of a woman and seduced Queen Persika’s consort. Once this half-human offspring hatched, Koldunkoro took human form again and brought the baby princess back to the Kingdom of Sieni, causing a rapid scramble to cover up what was thought to be a sex scandal and to adopt the child and bring them into the fold.

Now the princess has come of age, her draconic traits are starting to come out. Her treacherous draconic personality with it, along with jealousy and greed. Queen Persika has had her imprisoned in a tower of her castle, but she still plots and schemes to get herself extricated and to take over the kingdom, just as Koldunkoro planned, all those years ago.

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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 – Black Daggers RELEASED!

BlackDaggersThumbThe Black Caste has waxed and waned significantly in its fortunes over the last fifty years. From honourable instruments of death to creatures of scorn and ridicule hiding – rather than lurking – in the shadows, only to slowly grow in importance again. It can be hard to think of the caste as honourable, but they have their own codes, restrictions and way of life. They’re a society hidden within a society, and once they take coin, they will take a life or die trying. Save in the most exceptional of circumstances.

Most Goreans reason that a person who is marked for death by an assassin must be deserving to some degree. Paying the – usually exorbitant – fee to have someone killed, all but guarantees their involvement gor_slavegirl_alphain criminality, espionage or some other skullduggery and the presence of assassins used to help keep people honest.

Diminished in number, but not in skill, the Caste of Assassins is rebuilding its reputation as dealers of death without equal – even amongst the Scarlet Caste. Now they have set their sights on Tyrtaeus the Slaver, a friend and ally to the agents of the Priest-Kings whose death would be a significant blow.

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#RPG – A Month of Monsters – Ogroids

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This piece depicts a face-off between an ogre and a mage, and if that’s gotten to close combat, then something has gone horribly wrong…

Ogrillions are the unstable, half-ogre offspring of ogres and other humanoid or goblinoid races. Ogrillions are almost always mules, infertile dead ends to a bloodline most often born of abuse and violence. Sometimes though, just sometimes, a half-ogre is born who is not infertile and who is something more than just a freak of nature. Through these rare exceptions, ogre blood can enter familial lines and sometimes comes to the fore, creating a throwback in which the ogrish blood expresses itself in temperament, bulk, strength and tenacity.

Two fates await such throwbacks, either being discarded and spurned by their communities as their ogre blood wins out, or winning over their communities with the good humour and adaptability of their more human side.

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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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#RPG – A Month of Monsters – Avarus, the Dragon of Greed

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This piece depicts a dragon, squatting atop its golden hoard.

This is Avarus, a dragon of greed (in medieval times dragons were associated with the serpent from the Bible, and with the various sins). Avarus squats in a vast underground chamber beneath a stone circle, tended and attended by a cult of corrupted druids who bring him riches and perform human sacrifices – even though he answers no prayers and has no special powers to aid them, he can only withhold his wrath.

The area around him – out to seven miles – is filled with small, dilapidated villages, filled with suspicious people and misers. Many around here bury their treasure or take extreme precautions against thieves. You can also expect to pay a great deal more for goods and services throughout this area, as much as your purse can stand. Market days, often jolly and festival-like elsewhere, are nasty, mean-spirited and frequently spill over into fights here.

It has been like this since the days of old when squabbling over the succession to a long dead, and now forgotten queen gave rise to Avarus, a physical embodiment of greed, born of the clutching schemes of her children.

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#RPG – A Month of Monsters – The Fleshy Mass

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This piece depicts a fleshy mass, a creature made up of the pieces of flesh that it has absorbed from other living things.

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