It’s big (mega), it’s humanoid (homo), it’s part hippopotamus (hippo), it’s got four tentacles (quadra), sort of like an octopus (pus)…
This was possibly the most atmospheric RPG session I had (years and years ago), where I GM’d Gary Gygax’s Dangerous Journeys RPG. I had my party head-hunted by the priest of a large town to deliver a small package to a friend of his in an outlying border, where his friend ran an Inn.
They arrived at nightfall, and the Inn was silent and dark. I ran it like a macabre horror.
The package was a holy symbol, the innkeeper had requested it because he thought his Inn had become possessed… in reality a demon lived in the bottom of the well, and came out at night… it was classic.
Both creatures are swamp-dwelling, monstrosities that survive by eating any flesh they can get hold of. Once ‘gripped by Fyr’, there is often no chance of escape, and suffocating, constricting doom ensues. It is unsure on whether the Greater Fyr are capable of casting magicks, but there elusivity, cunning and calculated attacks on folk who stumble into their fetid domains suggests this myth may well be true…
Greater Fyr (15ft when rearing, 50ft long)
Lesser Fyr (6ft when rearing, 20ft long)
Work in progress picture, now with added tentacles…
These are a homage to the Morathi figure I painted, where there is an emergent tentacle coming from the swamp edge…
What have been your best and most favoured character names (any genre)? I’m talking about ones you have created (rather than hijacked from films/novels lol);
- Kallis, Jyenna and Kyessa DeBastion (the DeBastion Sisters) – female human cleric, fighter and fighter/thief.
- Kildrellan – male human armoured fighter
- Adliandantus – male elf wizard
I’ll add more, when I am not rushing to leave the house lol 🙂
Monkey God stayed here once, just prior to ‘The Cleansing of Kallis Keep’… when he left the following morning, all the horses and cattle had gone from the surrounding lands – maybe he was hungry that night…
For those of you that like the original Sketchup files, here it is courtesy of ‘he who swings from trees’; http://www.glynnseal.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/blog/Kallis_Havenland_Iss1.zip
Monkey God has been busy…
The castle wall file has been updated to include some extra goodies;
- high wall elements
- 90, 60, 45 and 30 degree internal and external wall corners
- sample walled enclosures
I’ve updated the link in the previous post to the new file but just in case your mouse wheel is broken, http://www.glynnseal.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/blog/Castle_Walls_r2.zip
Enjoy! Monkey God.