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[Monthly Contest] September Species
« on: September 02, 2012, 04:56:04 PM »
September Species

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

- Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky

The Contest:
For this month's contest we're going to have a little creature create-a-thon. Pick a CBG setting, any CBG setting (though I would encourage you to pick one other than your own) and in 500 words or less craft for us a creature that might exist in that setting. You are free to talk about whatever aspects of the creature you wish. Possible things to cover might be what it looks like, where it lives, what sort of diet it has, what its behavior is/how smart it is, and possibly if it has been domesticated in any ways or is otherwise used by locals as a resource of some kind. Be sure to name your creature and to include the name of the creature and the setting it is from at the top of your entry. All entries should be submitted to this thread by the end of the month.

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Re: [Monthly Contest] September Species
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2012, 08:59:35 PM »

Blister Beast   Level 4
Medium Beast (Beast )   XP 175

Initiative +3
Attacks +3   Senses Perception +3
Spd-+2  Spd Factor_0

HP 32; Bloodied 16
AC 13; Fortitude 1, Reflex 1, Will 1
Vulnerable +5 vs FIre
Speed 8
Action Points 1
 Feat-Monster Multiattack (Standard)
The Blister beast can attack with targets within 5' feet of its threatened area with all it attacks.
Technique-Bite (Move)
On a move action the Blister beast attacks with a furious bite, The Blister beats can do this at will
 Combat- Multiple claw (Standard)
The Blister Beast attacks all in it field of attack, striking out with all of it multiple attacks.
a Spell-Blister Blast (recharge 456)
The Blister Beast can unleashes a freezing torrent of sleet from its maw freezing it prey.

Alignment Unaligned   Languages

Skills STEALTH +4
Str 15 (+3)   Dex 14 (+2)   Wis 9 (-1)
Con 12 (+1)   Int 9 (-1)   Cha 9 (-1)
Equipment Natural
Blister Beast Lore
A character knows the following information with a successful [Skill] check.
DC 15: The Blister Beast is a cunning snow hunter that can be found near the wild Tundra’s of Winter Heart or Baelfrost, they are hairy creature nad resemble a badger with four black intellect reflecting eyes, four large wooly legs ending in hook claws, and a down coat of white fur.  Dagger like teeth descend from it muzzle, ready to rend it nearest prey.  The beast is a trickster when it come to hunting it prey, lying in wait, using it course white coat to obscure it form vision until it pounce from the snow with jaws, claws and freezing breath.
DC 20: The Blister Beast has variety of abilities that make it an ardent foe.
   The Blister Beast has a natural ability to hide in its environment, gaining a +2 bonus to its stealth proficiencies. 
   Trait-The Blister Beast has a highly functional olfactory gland that gives it an increased scent range.  +4 perception checks
   Feat Monster multi-attack.
   Technique-Bite
   Combat-Mulitclaw Rend
   Spell (Recharge) Blister Blast


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Re: [Monthly Contest] September Species
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2012, 12:43:44 PM »
Domestic Cat
Felis silvestris catus

For "The Occult Underground"

That name can easily fool you. Just to be straight with you, there is nothing domestic in cats. Has never been, will never be. A cat may be your flatmate, companion, friend, even a soulmate but never a pet. Honestly, cats are smart. Probably smarter than the average jerk out there on the street. So don't try to fool a cat or lie to it, they find out and they can be really unforgiving in that matter. 
Truth is, these freaking bastards are about as magical as a normal animal can be. Look at you, maybe you have the ability to gaze into another plane of existance, even visit it for a short amount of time. Cats they just are and they don't care about it. They live simultanously in all the realms that reality is made of. That's one of the reasons why they are so hard to kill. Whatever keeps the astral planes seperated for people and about everything else, it obviously does not exist for cats. So be warned, a cat sees right through you, it knows exactly what you are: Vampire, were, shifter, witch, or whatever.
Thats the important stuff on cats. I probably don't have to describe you how a cat looks like. Want to have a cat? Go ahead you'll for sure find some in pet shop. They will cost you only a few bucks as long as you are not looking for some rare breed with certified bloodline. Subsistance is also pretty affordable. One word of advice, cats are no good for werewulfs but that is pretty obvious.
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Re: [Monthly Contest] September Species
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2012, 10:58:09 PM »
Eric- That's amusing, and written in a style similar to Queen of Quiet's setting :D


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Re: [Monthly Contest] September Species
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012, 04:16:03 AM »
I would imagine not being bound to this plane of existence would also explain why cats are able to completely disappear at times.  They just pop into another dimension for a while.
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Re: [Monthly Contest] September Species
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2012, 04:00:46 PM »
Manic Dancer
The Manic Lady. One of the many names given to Cardeem, a name reflective of its vibrancy and favored by some of its innumerable street performers, spending days and nights earning their living by entertaining the pulsating masses that the city hosts.

And like all sub-cultures, these street performers, the Manics, have their legends and their fears. One in particular refers to The Physician Jolly, a mad enchanter that would abduct these performers and preform experiments upon them – to what end, no one knows. The Physician was found dead, the corpses of the entertainers he had as guests never found.

Not a week later, the Manic Dancers appeared. Always veiled, always women who (in body) are of exceptional beauty, they pick a corner and begin their dance. And what a dance it is!  It’s said a man can watch their dance to the exclusion of all else, it’s sheer primal nature combined with what always seems to be a wanton display of desperate and deviant desire for their audience – and every man (and many women) who watch their dance would swear that the dance, the desire, was meant for him or her in particular. After a dance of 13 days, seemingly without rest, the Dancer moves on. Whether or not she ever reappears is unknown – all the Manic Dancers wear the same costume, one that covers every inch of their body and yet reveals seemingly everything without the trickery of translucence. What is known is that every Dancer leaves with a partner, a man or woman who was so enthralled they left behind their lives to join the Dancer.

And join they do, the moment they take their beautiful paramour elsewhere and lift her veil. Underneath are the results of the Physician’s experiments: Their face is blank and featureless but crossed by a Y shaped scar which peels back, revealing an open maw for a face: tiny, needlelike teeth with a single, unblinking eye warped with infinite sadness hanging where a tonsil would be.

What happens to those that leave with the Dancers is unknown...but it’s been remarked by some observers that their seem to be more of these Manic Dancers every year.
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Re: [Monthly Contest] September Species
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2012, 10:07:45 PM »
Depserandum's Cat
For Terra
To call it a species may be a bit of an exaggeration or error of fact.  Currently, there is exactly one and it's sterile.  Still Frater Desperandum has ambitious plans for it, once he achieves the level necessary to cast the required spells.

It started as a reasonably bright domestic tom cat.  Since then Frater Desperandum has magically enhanced it.  He has increased the cat's intelligence to equal the low end of sentient species (Intelligence 4, enough to be a classed PC or NPC and speak/understand at least 1 language).  A relatively permanent Cat's Grace makes the cat quite agile (Dexterity 20).  The cat has also gained in resiliency (hit dice are now 1 and 1/2 rather than simply 1/2).  Desperandum also changed out the cat's forepaws with the handy forepaws of a capuchin monkey.  All these changes could be undone by a single Dispel Magic spell.

The cat understands the Common Tongue of Terra but does not speak.  Desperandum has trained it to fetch named objects and come when it's called.
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Re: [Monthly Contest] September Species
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2012, 06:51:50 AM »
Superbright's The Black Chamber

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No power wielded by gods or elder-things can match the cold calculations that forged the atomic bomb. When it was released above Hiroshima the light of its explosion scarred the parts of the city which force alone could not destroy. Sometimes it was obstructed by people, so that, though those victims were obliterated, the world was marked with their indelible shadows. Their souls recoiled in primitive reflex against its irrupting light and sought to burst free of their own bodies even before their flesh had died, but that light, so potent as to unmake even metaphysical things, constrained their essence to those enduring shadows. Those souls, understanding only that such shadows kept them whole, bound their essence to them.

These creatures have human dimensions but no recognisable substance to speak of. As they travel through space they diffuse whatever substance they inhabit, marginally reducing its density within their own volume while increasing it in their surroundings. Though this produces only minor deformations in homogeneous materials, contact with a hollow-body can cause severe trauma to mechanical and organic systems.

Hollow-bodies are identified by a sense of irrelevance or triviality, which, while perfectly innocuous to the uninformed, is a tell-tale paranormal sensation to operatives trained in OCCINTEL. This sensation grows more pronounced as one approaches the hollow-body's exact position, until one experiences (in the words of one Chamber Agent) “the utterly terrifying feeling that nobody is watching you”.
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Re: [Monthly Contest] September Species
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2012, 04:12:35 PM »
Thanks to all the participants. Voting will commence soon :)