Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Fantasy Week, Part 2

The theme for this one was 'triangles', 'cos I wanted to challange myself by drawing a shape unnatural to nature - so long as you don't consider mountains, certain plants, fins, the human torso and really a whole bunch of other things I'd forgetten. Never listen to me about shapes.

  • The Triangel is a ghastly spirit, revered by the Cult of Pythans. There's dispute over whether there are three of them, or if it's one creature that consumed another two. It's attack does something to the mind that incapacitates people for hours, which survivors describe as ‘a sudden lack of understanding about everything'.
  • Drill-Bots are a defunct tool of the company Datt's Mine Unlimited. Drill-Bots would mine for materials and then, rather than deliver it to the company, use the material to build more Drill-Bots. The machines have since gone AWOL, promoting the company to offers rewards to each one destroyed. The best way to do this, they advise, is to drop an explosive down a hole the bot is digging. As few are willing to climb down the narrow burning hole afterward, the company has yet to pay out a single coin.
  • This hefty feline is given the affectionate name of Red Tabby Tubbs and is a popular figure in the various ale houses he frequents. He often finds work as ‘hired muscle’ for wandering adventurers, though his trusting nature can sometimes land him in with a bad crowd. The locals have a song about him that goes:
Red Tabby Tubbs,
Can be found round the pubs,
he’s tough with a heart of silk,
when you need someone tough,
one drink gets him up,
but he’ll want something stronger than milk.
  • Little Pricks get their name from the fact they don’t show their spikes until someone attempts to flick/kick/tread on them. Warrior tribes test their recruits by making them capture one of these bugs to remove all its spikes. Many are against this practice, though it’s never been made clear whether they think it’s cruel to the bug or the recruits.
  • Pyramites rise out of the sand and attack anyone nearby. It was believed they were guarding ancient tombs until someone cracked open a Pyramite and found a piece of treasure inside, suggesting Pyramites are ‘mini tombs’, each storing an item of the deceased’s wealth and protecting it as necessary. When this story first broke, many traveled to the desert ready to crack open some Pyramites themselves, mocking the ancient civilisation for storing their treasure in a breakable floating object instead of burying it out of sight. When heads, hands and other mummified corpse parts dropped out of defeated Pyramites to attack treasure hunters, the laughter soon stopped.