Monster

A Field Guide to Giant Man-Apes

“Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman, Sasquatch…these names refer to things seldom seen and often feared. Their forms and colorations are as varied as the names used to describe them. Giant creatures that often live in isolated wilderness, but sometimes come into conflict with civilization. Even when in contact they are often described with a timidity that …

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Monster – Näkki

”Neptune, the Åge of the Swedes. Ancient tales and witch-stories tell of this. Here in Finland the Näkki is said to lie atop waters with her [sic] long hair flowing, combing and brushing her blond hair in the sunlight whilst sitting on rapid-rocks. She is sometimes told to be singing (no doubt a siren song …

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Monster – Aarni

”A spirit or dragon, which is believed to be lying atop buried treasure. Aarni is seen cleaning and polishing his mouldy treasures in forests and on hill-slopes; often he is heard clinking his gold crowns when he is favourable to some melancholic worshipper of money. [Aarni’s] temple was a room in an ash-grove, where trees …

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The Fleshkeepers’ Sect

“Bits of flesh and drops of blood can set you free and steel your heart.” – The Torn Hi all! It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything, but now it’s time for another mysterious group to make its entrance to the world of DCC. The Fleshkeepers’ Sect is a demon-worshipping cult, sure, but …

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Cillamar City, then and now.

“Yes, I’ve known Cillamar. The green jewel of the north, its high spires and low ditches, the Tower looming above all. What a loss it is, to see it held beyond a wall of magick, merely because of the fickle wars of the gods.” So this week, I was enticed to join up on a …

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The Stinkgoblins!

“Yeh, we kept losing kids for a while. They went to take out the slops to the midden, or popped out to the outhouse late at night. We never saw ’em again! Then, a really weird chap walked into town. ‘E smelled like roses, and spritzed everyone with a good smelling thing. I think ‘e …

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The Spawn of Vilkar

“Did’ja hear? The village of Erayo was eaten by wolves! The whole village! Except for Bob! ‘E survived! He told us that it must’ve been that mewling cave nearby!”

Narrimunth, Spawnmother of Rats

“‘Twas awful! The sewers, they were full of ’em! Jus’ like a roiling, furry wave! Claws and snouts, and them little beady eyes! Me an Johnson, we ran like bats outta hell after opening that door down there. But it were of no use! The swarm jus’ caught up wiv’ us an’ ran us down. …

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Shadows in the Sanctum!

“Us dwarves, we’re good with the caves. I mean, we live underground, can see in the dark, what’s there to be afraid of? But we still carry a lantern with us, everywhere we go. Why, you ask? Well, would you like a shadow following you home?”