Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Endless Whispers: Oogie Boogie

You'd better pay attention now
'Cause I'm the Boogie Man
And if you aren't shakin'
Then something's very wrong
'Cause this may be the last time now
That you hear the boogie song
-Oogie Boogie's Song, The Nightmare Before Christmas

Who can say just where he comes from?  And who can say just how he got here?  Either way - everyone had better be very afraid because he's the bogey man!  With a jolly laugh and a roll of his dice, Oogie Boogie has sauntered his way out of the Damned City to find his way through the Starlight Forest.  Unlike the other morose inhabitants, Oogie Boogie seems to be singularly unconcerned with the despair wrought by the Wizard and his terrible minions.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Endless Whispers: Battle Report, Grand Confluence Part 1

Get thee from me, take heed to thyself, see my face no more; for in that day thou seest my face thou shalt die.
-Exodus 10:28

With the escalating clash between the defenders of the Starlight Forest and The Wizard, both sides have taken to mustering larger forces so that they might strike a decisive blow against the other.  In deepest glades, four crystals of terrible power pulse with the sickly energies of a fallen city; a city whose name is spoken of only in hushed whispers.  And these whispers never cease.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Spotlight: The Beast of the Viridian Corsairs

No. There is only me, there is only my way, there is only the forest, and there is only surrender.
-Over the Garden Wall

In the name of the Old Gods, blood is spilled once more.  In the shoals of this crimson sacrifice come the monstrosities of ancient days; their hooves crack wide the earth, their roars dispel the day and call forth dark storms.

The Beast is but the first of many so-called "forest gods" to awaken from their slumber.  The ravages of the Wizard have called him and his wrath is vast beyond compare.  For the Beast is no kindly forest god, but an angry spirit of yore who demands agony and death - sacrifice beyond compare.  Sacrifice: flesh of maiden and bones of the enemy - the Viridian Corsairs are gleeful to provide.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Endless Whispers: Battle Report - Defend the Village

Until an hour before the Devil fell, God thought him beautiful in heaven.
-The Crucible, by Arthur Miller



Activity by feral inhabitants of [realm] has increased by 54.5%

New Threat-Level Assessment: Beta Proximus

Recommendation: Cull native population

I hear and obey.


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Spotlight: Sadface, the Fellcrafted Chimeric

Satan had his companions, fellow devils, to admire and encourage him, but I am solitary and abhorred.
-Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

The Wizard lacks resources and thus is unable to craft the battle-automata and servitors typical of his kind.  But he has not let his sere circumstances deter him - setting upon the flesh of those he has captured, he has created terrible Chimerics: blasphemous meldings of human and animal DNA, augmented with cybernetics.  These pitiful creatures are forced to be obedient through mind-links; they live their life in constant agony, venting their terrible hatred on the world as though it were the creator which so twisted them.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Spotlight: Loamhedge Renegade Badger Paladin

I am that is, my sword shall wield for me.
-Redwall, by Brian Jacques

The Badgers of the Loamhedge Renegades are the largest and most ferocious of warriors.  Most of they remained with the Abbey after the schism, but a few recognized "loyalty" as something more personal than fighting for a pile of bricks and mortar.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Endless Whispers: Magic

Magick is the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with will.
-The Book of the Law, by Aleister Crowley

Mages are allowed in the Endless Whispers Campaign, but they use a modified set of spells since, for example, Arcane Bolt is too powerful.  Wizards roll their spells randomly from the below table.