I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.

- William Blake

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Moon-headed Giant

(For an idea by Eric Nieudan)

Armour class: as plate
Hit dice: 8
Move: normal
Attacks: 2x meteoric sword (1d8+1/1d8+1) or other +1 weapon.
No. Appearing: 1
Morale: 9
Treasure: 10,000 SP plus meteoric weapon
Alignment: mostly Chaotic.

Moon-headed giants were once satellites to a forgotten planet that orbited the Black Sun. For the first time in a millions of years, they aligned enough to anti-eclipse the Black Sun for a couple of seconds, and give a small respite to the miserable creatures that inhabited the planet.

It was enough.

The evil star cursed the five moons to live as deformed giants in a far away planet, never to return to their the dark skies.

Banned from their original system, these lunatic giants are plagued by bouts of depression, alternated with maniac phases when they try to conquer or build empty castles so they can rule over nothingness as if where the dark skies they lived in the past.

They display a keen interest on silver, rare minerals and inanimate matter from outside their current planet, and wield +1 meteoric weapons of their own making. They hate the bright sun almost as much as they hate the Black one and prefer to stay in the dark, sometimes venturing out during the night.

Fairly intelligent but unstable and mostly disinterested in human affairs, they can be reasoned or bargained with until they get bored or angry - although each Moon-headed Giant (Blood Moon, Gold Moon, Broken Moon, Bad Moon and Cold Moon) has its own distinct personality, not always compatible with one another.


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