Vrakroth's Guide to Mythical Beasts and Monsters

Discussion in 'Writers' Corner' started by Ritunn, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. Takes around 1-4 min or page, so it shouldn't be that long, since there is only 55 currently.
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  2. Yes, but after checking my alerts, I usually start doing other stuff, or need to do chores or homework. I don't often just read on EMC. Sometimes I do check up on the Creativity Corner, which is what brought me here yesterday. :)
  3. Name: Ded Moroz
    Myths: European
    Description: Ded Moroz is a powerful elementalist and the son of the gods Veles and Mara. The Father of Frost as some call him, resides in Russia and is a giver of gifts to the hard-working people of the area. He is known to commonly wear a bright blue robe and carry with him a staff of ice. The rest of his appearance is quite similar to St. Nicholas.

    Once every year, at the dawn of the new year, Ded Moroz travels around Russia, delivering gifts with the help of his troika, a sleigh pulled by three horses. With him is his daughter, Snegurochka, the maiden of snow. She is made of snow, but appears as flesh and blood. After delivering his presents, he returns to his home in the town of Veliky Ustyug.

    Ded Moroz wasn't always the kind wizard we know today. Before, he would kidnap children and demand fabulous gifts from their parents to have the children returned. Other times he would simply murder the children's parent, resulting in them becoming orphans.

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  4. Name: Lich
    Myths: Unknown
    Description: The foul Sauguimancers who complete a ritual to live life eternally, become the incarnation of evil itself, a lich. These pests lack any true moral, similar to your corrupt leaders. They are skeletal and lack anything that once made them human, including their soul.

    The ritual that Sauguimancers invoke, involves the binding of their soul to an object known as a phylactery. The lich who binds to it can't be killed permanently until its phylactery is destroyed, otherwise it will return with a vengeance. Once the Sauguimancer has bound their soul, they will rot and decay, until all that remains is their almost skeletal body, leathery flesh and pure foulness. Those who fail the ritual become wraiths instead, their soul and body separated forever.

    Liches possess the strongest form of Sauguimancy as well. The magic has been amplified to such a height, that anything near them slowly fades away, until they've been snuffed out of existence. For this reason, most lich's phylacteries were hunted by the High Draconic Council and destroyed, until only the lich, Moroz, was left. His whereabouts are currently unknown to the Council.

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  5. Oh, I've seen these in a play!
  6. Most civilization have their own version, the Moirai are the most popular. The Norns from Norse myths and The Morrigan from Irish are also popular versions of the fates.
  7. Thanks for pointing that out, that struck me too. :p

    Ha, I was waiting for this! (since reading the 'turn into a snake-like creature' sentence)
    Interesting take. :)
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  8. Trying to combine all these religions together with the myths has been a little difficult, but using my own cast of characters has made it a lot easier. While I haven't made Apep, the Devil himself a concrete thing in here, that role mainly falling into four of my own characters, it was certainly a clever moment to use a giant a evil snake in that case.
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  9. This is an excellent thread, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. We're barely scratching the surface, though :D. You have years and years of writing in front of you, but I guess that for a dragon that will not be a problem.

    Sooooo... the next one is *ominous and tense drumroll* the Erinye... one of my favourite...
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  10. Name: The Erinyes
    Myths: Greek
    Description: Fury is quite an awful thing for one to feel, yet the Erinyes are the embodiment of said feeling. Also known as the Furies, the Erinyes were winged crones, born from Gailana herself and though some would call them the Goddesses of Vengeance, I found them to be simply manifestations of said desire.

    The Erinyes listen for people's desire for vengeance, typically in the form of a curse. People cursed by another to suffer their wrath face a variety of fates, ranging from madness to death, none of which are ever pleasant. They also had the duty of dealing with those who had falsely made an oath and to murder those who suffered a dire case of hubris.

    Though the Erinyes did much work to hunt down and become a plague upon the wicked, they also spent much time in the Underworld, a place I dare not try to enter again. Here, they were tasked by Hades to torture truly awful people, which I imagine there is plenty of within your kind's ranks.

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  11. You win the award for suggesting the monster with the most amount nude depictions. I spent like 30 mins trying to find a decent one.
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  12. :D yeah! I won an award!
    But really? I didn't know there was so many nude pictures for Erinye, when i google search pictures, the one I get are quite decent :

    (albeit some are as scary as a fury can look :eek:, like this one )
  13. I've now read half of the posts, would you consider it a good idea to share the mistakes in the first four pages of thread now? I've been saving them up, but I've got over a couple dozen already, and it might take a bit until I allocate time for doing the rest of the thread. :)
  14. You can PM me them if you'd like. That way you can send me the rest later.
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  15. Name: Bunyip
    Myths: Native
    Description: Native to the creeks and swamps of Australia, the bunyip is an odd mosaic of animals. It has the head of a crocodile, the tail of a horse, flippers and tusks of the walrus, and the bill of a duck. Despite its odd appearance, it's a feared creature.

    The bunyip hides in the shallow waters at night, hidden from any unsuspecting animals or people. Once something gets close to the water's edge, it howls the most unsettling cry I've heard and grabs the creature. It will then devour whatever it has caught.

    There is an old tale of how the bunyip came into being. The story tells of the man, Bunyip, who ate his totem animal. For committing this disgusting act, he was turned into the bunyip, cursed to devour others for the rest of his life.

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  16. Wowee, an update. I haven't been actually posting much to this lately since I've been working on refining some things. You'll notice long gone are the days of Gallandros, Helion, and Gaia. They are now replaced by Lunarian, Solarian, and Gailana. All of this comes from the work I've done to turn Vrakroth's religion into the real thing for a huge project in religion class, which required us to make a religion. All pages have been edited and changed to represent the new refined faith. You can expect weekly updates again too! And the first creature we'll be looking at for our return is to celebrate Mermay. Till then!
  17. Oh? Why the changes, I wonder?
  18. Well, things felt a bit off. I also have a stronger understanding of how religion functions.
  19. Name: Siren
    Myths: Greek
    Description: The siren, not to be confused with the sirin, are woman with the feet and wings of sparrows. They are often found playing harps, or some other musical instrument. These beautiful creatures sit upon Grecian shores, waiting for any sailor unfortunate enough to hear their song.

    The dastardly creatures would lure any foolish enough to listen to their finely crafted music and beautiful voices to their doom. Sailors would listen to the siren's song and steer their ship towards them, infatuated with everything about them. This often left the sailor crashing upon the shore, drowning, or being eaten by the siren if they got that close.

    Some humans have been able to survive the song. Oddysseus told his crew to put wax into their ears at the suggestion of the witch, Circe. He requested to be tied up so he may listen. Although he begged to be released, his loyal crew didn't release him and they all survived the siren's song. The musician Orpheus also saved his crew by playing music louder and impossibly more beautiful than that of the siren's, an impressive feat for any creature, nonetheless a human.

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  20. Odysseus, not Heracles.
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