Sunday, September 17, 2017

Endless Whispers: FAQ

I almost do not exist now and I know it; God knows what lives in me in place of me.
-The Idiot, by Fydor Dostoyevsky


A short update and clarification to the rules of the Endless Whispers campaign.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Endless Whispers: Golems

Why was I not made of stone like thee?
-The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo


The ceaseless, sprawling, dark glades of the Starlight Forest are many-templed and peopled in lonely places by statues which are not statues: golems.  These silent watchers provide roosts for birds and shade for snails - until a magic user passes by.  Golems are drawn to magic as a moth is to flame - but unlike moths, they are made of a substance which does not burn.  And the stronger the inferno, the more the golem is energized.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Battle Report: ...and their Memory was a Bitter Tree, Pt. 1

Never stop the bleeding now,
Almost like your fight,
And there it went,
Almost like your life.
-That was just your Life, by Metallica


"They call it 'unnecessary expenditure of resources' but to me it is proof of my devotion, of my love.  I will have Elise as my bride.  She has been misled by those awful renegades from the loathsome abbey.  I'll get her back.  I'll prove myself to her.  She will be begging for me to take her back - you'll see.  They'll all see."
-Galen, the True King of the Starlight Forest


Friday, August 4, 2017

Endless Whispers, Locale: Sinister Cottage

There is no part of me that is not of the Gods.
-Aleister Crowley


What's that you say?  The Wizard is near?  What care I?  My powers flow from the purest source - the very godhead of ancient days.

Yes.  Yes.  I see.  How dare he defy me?  I will show him what true power is.  I call upon every spirit of the air and of the firmament - of storm and rushing fire!  May every spirit and scourge of the Wizard be made obedient unto me!  To ride the night winds with Nephrim-Ka; that I might rain upon the Wizard my destruction!  Such wrath I shall visit upon him that he will be annihilated across all realities!  In this place my will is law!

-Auntie Whispers

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Endless Whispers, Locale: Fetid Pond

Sometimes I'm terrified of my heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it is it wants.  The way it stops and starts.
-Edgar Allen Poe





This pond; its surface is dark and still - a black mirror.  Yet, it reflects nothing - save the hateful desires of my own heart.  What manner of monstrosity could dwell within its depths - other than I?

- Barnabas Hook, now called Fish-Head

Endless Whispers, Spotlight: Earth Elemental

I am stone and steel of your sleeping numbers;
I remember all you forget.
I will die as many times
as you make me over again.
-Carl Sandburg



The Earth Elemental is another terrifying, living idol - animated by the arcane powers of the Wizard.  It exists only to serve its master, and to crush its enemies into the earth from whence it came.  The earth to which all things must return.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Endless Whispers, Locale: Ankor Sabat

Bring down the sun
Extinguish all the stars
Let me remain in splendor of thy light
-O Father O Satan O Sun, by Behemoth



From that rent in time and space, there have come horrors innumerable.  Daemons, angels, demigods, nightmares and titans wreathed in atomic flame.  From another world beyond the rim of this reality comes Ardan St. Cygnus.  His wrath is a horrific thing, but he harbors a strange loyalty to the defenders of the Starlight Forest.  His hatred of the Wizard exists for reasons of his own - and of his own keeping.