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  • Hela

    [[Religion | Back to Religion]] "She's Hela Cool!" ~ Cartman * *Titles*: The Black Queen, Supreme Necromancer, Lady of Decay, the Unholy Witch, the Mummified Lady, Vampire Queen, Lifestealer, the Soul Collector, Opener of the Gates. Aspects: Death, …

  • Banshee

    [[Bestiary |Back to Bestiary]] Banshee Banshees are always female spirits. They take one of three forms—a young maiden, a matron-like figure, or an old crone. All dress in either a gray, hooded cloak or a funeral shroud. Their long nails may be able to …

  • Black Knight

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Black Knight (WC) Clad in midnight-black plate armor and armed with weapons swathed in necromantic energy, black knights are the officers of the undead hordes. They most often serve as commanders in undead armies, but …

  • Bog Men

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Bog Men In the distant past, the ancestors of the [[Saxa]] placed human sacrifices in dark bogs. Bog men can also be created from unfortunate victims who have drowned in bogs. Over the centuries, the peat rich waters of …

  • Dirge

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Dirge (WC) A dirge is an undead form of skald. Whereas skalds bring amusement and joy through their magical voices, dirges sing only of death and fear. They appear much as they did in life, but have pale skin, sunken eyes …

  • Dragon, Undead

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] | [[Dragon | Back to Dragon]] When [[Hela]] unleashed the spirit horde from the [[Abyss]], it was not just the souls of evil men, orcs, and other humanoid races which escaped. The souls of many evil dragons also found …

  • Draugr

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Draugar (plural form) are a form of undead found primarily in [[Saxa]] lands. Necromancers are the most likely to rise as a draugr, for [[Hela]] grants her evil servants undead status as a final reward for a life-time of …

  • Frost Wight

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Frost wights are a particularly nasty form of undead, but fortunately are only usually found in the [[Frozen Forest]]. They resemble taiga elves, though their eyes are piercing blue, their skin encrusted with hoarfrost, …

  • Genganger

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] A genganger is a spirit of one who left a task incomplete in life. Their burning desire to finish their chore has resulted in their spirit remaining in the corpse after death, albeit with the blessing of their patron deity …

  • Ghost

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] When [[Hela]] opened the gates of the Abyss, not every spirit which escaped found a host—those who didn’t now roam the world as ghosts, caught between the worlds of the living and the dead. Ghosts are not the same as [[ …

  • Gorta Wight

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Famine is an all too real danger. Some victims of starvation return as gorta wights (“hungry men”), emaciated undead with an insatiable appetite. A gorta wight moving into an area can bring famine to the region within a …

  • Gray Rider

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Gray riders are withered, desiccated humanoids swathed in heavy, gray cloaks (hence their name) and mounted on [[Demon, Steed | demonic steeds]]. They never reveal their faces, but the aura surrounding them is enough to …

  • Hagbui

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Also known as grave wights, these undead are the corporeal remains of [[Saxa]] kings and heroes buried in ages past. Until [[Hela]]’s treachery, they lay still in their graves, but when the gates of the Abyss were opened, …

  • Hrimganger

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Hrimgangers (“hoar frost ghosts”) are the spirits of those who have died in the snow and ice and whose bodies have decayed (or been eaten, or otherwise destroyed). The spirit remains trapped in the mortal realm, however. …

  • Hvitrwyf

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] A hvitrwyf (“white woman”) is a form of undead, given unlife through their need for vengeance against all humanoid males. They are created only when a woman is left or sent out into the cold to die by a male. (Some [[Saxa …

  • Liche, Dread

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Liches are the most powerful undead, and all are fanatical servants of [[Hela]]. They appear as withered, skeletal husks, with pale, gray eyes devoid of any warmth, and are clad in ancient armor. Liches are considered …

  • Maelstrom Soul

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Maelstrom souls are formed when a group of sentient beings die together in some awful way. Driven by anger and despair, the souls of these unfortunates do not journey heavenward, but instead remain in the mortal realm, …

  • Mummy, Ice

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]]|[[Mummy|Back to Mummy]] Ice mummies are created from frostbitten corpses, not through embalming techniques. The intense cold has dried their skin to a rock hard texture, and their limbs were twisted and deformed as the …

  • Nachzehrer

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] A nachzehrer is an unholy spirit which draws sustenance from its life-draining aura (which only affects its kinsmen) and consuming corpse flesh. While they share some similarities with modern vampires, they cannot sire new …

  • Sentry Skull

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Sentry skulls are skulls given a limited intellect through arcane rituals. They serve primarily as spies, though they can defend themselves if attacked. Intelligent undead seed the lands around their crypts and …

  • Skeleton

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] The skin has already rotted from these risen dead, leaving them slightly quicker than their flesh-laden zombie counterparts. Skeletons can only exist through necromancy, when dark magic is used to bond a fell spirit to the …

  • Vampire, Hellfrost

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] | [[Vampire| Back to Vampire]] Hellfrost vampires don’t drain blood—they drain body heat from the living. They are created from victims who died of exposure, animated by the supernatural power of the [[Hellfrost]] wind. …

  • Vampire

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Drinkers of blood and life. * [[Vampire, Ancient |Ancient Vampire]] * [[Vampire, Hellfrost |Hellfrost Vampire]] * [[Vampire, Young |Young Vampire]] !http://www.vampire-art-gallery.com/images/victoria-frances/ …

  • Zombie

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Dead men (and critters) walking. !https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/ef/fa/37/effa37f233ac9f67b991f24d121ba2c8.jpg! [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]]

  • Bittersoul

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] The [[Siphoning]] can do terrible things to a wizard. Some who lose their arcane powers become sullen and withdrawn, mourning their lost art. Others become fanatical, seeking a solution to the mystery of the Siphoning at …

  • Bloodborn

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Bloodborn (singular and plural are the same) are hulking, vaguely anthropomorphic masses of congealed blood given unholy life through dark and powerful rituals known to only a handful of liches. Their quivering, dripping …

  • Doomsayer

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] When the soul of a sinful cleric of [[The Norns | The Norns]] is summoned into a corpse the result is a doomsayer. Clad in rotting gray robes, these vile creatures taunt the living with knowledge of their future fate. …

  • Draugadróttinn

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Thankfully rare, the draugadróttinn is a powerful form of undead. Though weak in combat, they are surrounded by a necromantic aura which saps the life from those nearby. Plants wither at their passage, milk curdles, and …

  • Dread Wraith

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Dread wraiths are formed on the field of battle from the souls of the dying. Unwilling to enter the Afterlife until they have wreaked vengeance on the living for their deaths, they haunt the sites of great battles, never …

  • Einherjar

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Warriors who serve [[Tiw]] in life continue to do so in death. None as much as the einherjar (“immortal hosts”), who are enlisted into Tiw’s divine army, following the war god into battle. They dwell in vast barracks …

  • Head Hanger

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] For countless centuries, [[Tuomi]] warriors have taken the heads of fallen foes to display in their halls, for they believe the soul resides not in the heart, but in the head. Ancient tales told around smoky fires tell …

  • Mylan

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Children who die without being baptized into a cult have no god to claim them. Such unfortunates are generally gathered by the demon lords and dragged screaming into the Abyss. During [[Hela | Hela’s]] madness, …

  • Shadow Wight

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Shadow wights are dark souls without a host body given power to assume a semi-corporeal form through necromantic rituals. They appear as smoky humanoids with glittering red eyes whose lower bodies trail away into wispy …

  • Soul Hunter

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Soul hunters are a form of undead, created by vile necromancers through Hela-inspired visions. They serve one purpose—to steal souls from the living. These souls are then collected, corrupted, and used to empower …

  • Wolf, Varcolac

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] | [[Wolf | Back to Wolf]] During [[Hela|Hela’s]] madness, some evil souls took the opportunity to infest the remains of dead wolves. Such souls were typically berserkers unclaimed by [[Dargar]], and psychotic lunatics. …

  • Wraith

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Wraiths (known in [[Anari]] as specters) are spirits that chose not to venture to the afterlife, but to remain in the mortal world. They are guardian spirits, lurking unseen and unheard in the darkest recesses of towns, …

  • Zombie Lord

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Not all [[Zombie | zombies]] are mindless and sluggish. The zombie lord is an intelligent zombie, capable of creating zombies with a single touch of its rotting hands. !http://img13.deviantart.net/50b8/i/2015/286/b/a/ …

  • Betrayer

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] The cult of [[Niht]] does not tolerate betrayal. The lucky ones who reveal the cult’s secrets are subjected to the [[Night of Long Screams]]. Less fortunate worshippers undergo a darker ritual, which transforms them into …

  • Vampire, Ancient

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] | [[Vampire | Back to Vampire]] Vampires are among the most powerful of the undead serving [[Hela]] in the mortal realm, but are also bound to hunt at night by their aversion to sunlight, a curse from [[Sigel]]. When …

  • Vampire, Young

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] | [[Vampire | Back to Vampire]] Vampires are among the most powerful of the undead serving [[Hela]] in the mortal realm, but are also bound to hunt at night by their aversion to sunlight, a curse from [[Sigel]]. When …

  • Helhest

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] An [[Languages | Auld Anari]] name meaning “Hela’s horse,” it stems from the belief that [[Hela]] rides a three-legged horse of the same name. According to one myth, Hela’s first necromantic feat was reanimating her …

  • Painborn

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] The [[Abyss]] is a terrible place, a realm of constant torture and agony for those souls not chosen for greater things. When a tortured soul from Hela’s realm is animated into a corpse, the result may be a painborn. …

  • Zombie, Glyph

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Glyph zombies are animated corpses branded with a blast glyph. The [[Liche-Priest]] is credited with their creation, and he obviously passed his secret to his trusted lieutenants before his imprisonment because these …

  • Zombie, Chill Thorn

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]] Long, bone-white in color, and wickedly sharp, chill thorns are the most dangerous of [[Witchwood]]’s flora. Should they pierce living tissue, they begin to freeze the body from the inside out. Only quick surgery to …

  • Carrion Vulture

    [[Bestiary LoF| Back to Al-Shirkuh Bestiary]] These fiendish birds are undead mockeries of the standard vulture. They appear much as do their mundane brethren, but their eyes have decayed, leaving only emptied sockets. Most feathers have long since …

  • Flayed

    [[Bestiary LoF| Back to Al-Shirkuh Bestiary]] Flayed are the skeletal remains of unlucky travelers whose flesh the dreaded ghibli tore from their bones. Although they appear as normal animated skeletons, they can harness the power of the ghibli. Flayed …

  • Ghul

    [[Bestiary LoF | Back to Al-Shirkuh Bestiary]] Ghûl is the Beduan term for evil spirits that haunt the night, abducting and eating babies, consuming flesh, and striking terror in peaceful souls. [[Bedu]] refer to them as qutrubs. Various legends claim …

  • Headless Hunter

    [[Bestiary LoF| Back to Al-Shirkuh Bestiary]] Those who dispense justice are not infallible and sometimes fatal mistakes occur. A headless hunter is the headless corpse of an innocent person wrongly executed by the preferred “civilized” method—[[ …

  • Liche-Wizir

    [[Bestiary LoF| Back to Al-Shirkuh Bestiary]] While the pharaohs of the [[Hekatic Empire]] were mummified to preserve their form, the liche-wizirs gained immortality another way. As their masters slept through the ages, the wizirs’ bodies became …

  • Mummy

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]]|[[Bestiary LoF| Back to Al-Shirkuh Bestiary]] Mummies are the preserved remains of humans and animals. Once, the process was popular with the early races, but following the corruption of [[Hekata]] it fell into disuse. …

  • Mummy, Crocodile

    [[Bestiary LoF | Back to Al-Shirkuh Bestiary]]|[[Mummy|Back to Mummy]] The pharaohs of [[Hekata]] once entombed their ancient leaders with mummified crocodiles to protect them on the journey to the afterlife. In later eras, khem-hekau turned these …

  • Mummy, Royal Guard

    [[Bestiary LoF | Back to Al-Shirkuh Bestiary]]|[[Mummy|Back to Mummy]] Royal guards are the mummified remains of the withered pharaohs’ greatest warriors, brought to unlife to serve their masters for eternity. They form the core of the undead armies, …

  • Mummy, Sand

    [[Bestiary LoF | Back to Al-Shirkuh Bestiary]]|[[Mummy|Back to Mummy]] The sands naturally desiccate anything containing moisture left buried there for any length of time. For those killed in the dunes or buried in great sandy patches their anger and …

  • Mummy, Scroll

    [[Bestiary LoF | Back to Al-Shirkuh Bestiary]]|[[Mummy|Back to Mummy]] When the [[Hekatic Empire]] became corrupted by necromancy, the [[Liche-Wizir | Liche-Wizirs]] created many terrifying weapons of war. One of these was the scroll mummy, created …

  • Mummy, Swarm

    [[Bestiary LoF | Back to Al-Shirkuh Bestiary]]|[[Mummy|Back to Mummy]] Externally, swarm mummies appear like regular bandaged-corpses. But writhing within their withered husk is a mass of biting insects, centipedes, beetles, cockroaches, and such like. …

  • Mummy, Animal

    [[Bestiary LoF | Back to Al-Shirkuh Bestiary]]|[[Mummy|Back to Mummy]] Many ancient cultures mummified their dead—only Hekata turned them into undead mummies. As well as mummifying their nobles, priests, mages, and warriors, the Hekatics also mummified …

  • Withered Pharaoh

    [[Bestiary LoF| Back to Al-Shirkuh Bestiary]] The corruption of the Hekatic Empire came about because the pharaohs wanted immortality. They got their wish, though not as they envisioned. The [[Hekatic Empire]] may have ceased to exist as a political …

  • Soulfur Corpse

    [[Bestiary LoF| Back to Al-Shirkuh Bestiary]] Soulfur corpses are produced when a [[Soulfur Cloud |Soulfur Cloud]] transfers part of its essence into a victim of its gaseous attack. Soulfur corpses usually show no visible wounds, but their lips and …

  • Zombie, Ash

    [[Bestiary LoF| Back to Al-Shirkuh Bestiary]] Ash zombies have been found only in one place within the [[Desert of Ash]]. After the followers of [[Shamash]] were suffocated by the choking ash, the particles fused with the decaying corpses, hardening …

  • Mummy, Hekata

    [[Bestiary LoF | Back to Al-Shirkuh Bestiary]]|[[Mummy|Back to Mummy]] Mummies are the third most powerful undead servants of [[Apophis]], after the [[Withered Pharaoh | Withered Pharaohes]] and [[Liche-Wizir | Liche-Wizirs]]. The oldest mummies were …

  • Sun Burned

    [[Bestiary LoF| Back to Al-Shirkuh Bestiary]] Death by dehydration is not quick. For some unfortunates, death comes not from thirst, but from sun burn. Too weak to move, those who collapse suffer terrible injuries to their exposed flesh before the …

  • Ash Mummy

    [[Bestiary LoF| Back to Al-Shirkuh Bestiary]] Necromancy is ineffective against those who died in the cataclysm, for naught remains of them but ash. Bodies laid to rest in the ash, whether interred deliberately or who die while exploring, slowly …

  • Thirst Wight

    [[Bestiary LoF| Back to Al-Shirkuh Bestiary]] Death by thirst is not a pleasant way to die, yet despite constant warnings and a childhood of being told to carry plenty of water, hundreds of people die in the deserts each year from thirst (also see [[ …

  • Zombie, Snakeblood

    [[Bestiary LoF| Back to Al-Shirkuh Bestiary]] Created from the corpses of the Hekatic warriors who fell to the venomous bites of countless serpents at the [[Battle of Relentless Fangs]] (circa –1914 CJ), snakeblood zombies are found only in the region …

  • Tomb Snake

    [[Bestiary LoF | Back to Al-Shirkuh Bestiary]]|[[Snake | Back to Snake]] The withered pharaohs of Hekata, fixated with ensuring their earthly remains and fabulous wealth remained undisturbed, created tomb snakes, animating the skeletal remains of …

  • Mummy, Golden

    [[Bestiary | Back to Bestiary]]|[[Bestiary LoF| Back to Al-Shirkuh Bestiary]]|[[Mummy | Back to Mummy]] These rare creatures can be found lurking in the dark passageways of the [[Golden Tomb of King Sadim]]. Whether other variants were ever created is …

  • Rabisu

    [[Bestiary LoF| Back to Al-Shirkuh Bestiary]] The word rabisu means “vagabond” in both Al-Waziran and Holy Tongue. Although it can refer to any unsavory person, it more specifically applies to a creature distantly related to [[Ghul |ghûls]]. While ghû …

  • Hekata

    [[Gazetteer of Al-Shirkuh | Back to Gazetteer of Al-Shirkuh]] h3. Hekata (The Withered Dynasty) * Temperature: Very Hot * Population: Unknown (none living) * Ruler: Apophis, the Divine Pharaoh * Religion: Worship of Apophis * Imports: None * …

  • Bloats

    [[Bestiary UnderSea | Back to UnderSea Bestiary]] Not everyone (or everything) dies on solid ground, and sometimes, just like on land, those who do, come back. The catch is once a cadaver has been underwater for a month or more its flesh begins being …

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