Tag: Dire Planet Fauna

Mind Worm

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Above: Depicts the size of a mindworm in relationship to a Martian hand

The mind worm is a parasite sometimes used by the Galbran to extract information from prisoners. The mind worm will crawl in through an orifice and infect the mind of the victim, causing them to hallucinate and eventually lose all semblance of their sanity. A side effect of this parasitic infection is that the victim babbles forth whatever is in his mind. Sometimes this will include an important piece of information which the Galbran are anxious to have. More often, though, the babbling describes various hallucinations which have no bearing on reality. The phrase ‘touched by the mindworm’ is used to describe not only those actually affected by the parasite but anyone whose sanity is in question for whatever reason.

Below: A Martian warrior under the effects of the mindworm

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Theroptra

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“It came on six legs, working in concert and giving it a superb balance. For one moment those rear legs bent a bit deeper, and then the great feline sprang into the air, great muscles rolling beneath its speckled purple fur.”Lost Tribes of the Dire Planet

The theroptra is feline in nature, large enough to pluck up a man and tear him asunder between its great jaws. Its tail is ridged and able to slice through foes, and it has the added advantage of a chameleon since its fur can shift colors to match its surroundings.

 

Deadly Creatures of the Dire Planet: Oswagi

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The oswagi are raptor-like creatures, about the size of an ostrich, that inhabit certain areas of the hot and steamy climes of the Rift Bottom. They are known for their blinding speed and their rainbow-hued feathers, as well as their deadliness.

The feathers of the oswagi are highly prized as ornamentation and as a sign of bravery. The priests of such galbran gods as Naalbrock and Baalbrock often array themselves in multi-colored cloaks of oswagi feathers which are passed down from generation to generation.