Monsters, Magic Items, and Thingies from Bastet and Audrey

I got a much bigger turn out than expected, so I apologize now for the long posts.  Hope those that read through enjoy it.  First set comes from Bastet:


A species of cat that can only be found in the city of Brildo.  The appear like other types of cats, but they move like puddles of liquid.  People try not to step in them, but it’s very difficult.  If you do then you will find claw marks on your shoes or foot.  Best not to walk around barefoot.  In cat form, the Crigofelt are incredibly soft and love to cuddle.  Nobody knows where they came from, but these creatures will ‘adopt’ a family.  Scientists have noted that the targets are primarily people who live alone and families with small children.  It is rumored that they live off body heat, which is why they love hugging.


A type of undead that reeks of alcohol and moves like a drunk.  In fact, these creatures are born from those who die while drunk.  They mumble and slur their groans, which makes them more comical than menacing.  They’re not that dangerous.  Ambleoffals are easily distracted by alcohol and have been known to break into bars.  They will even drink from the tap while being beaten with blunt objects.  Never give an Ambleoffal water because it will explode and release an infection that kills brain cells.


When you do something that is cheap and you smile while doing it.  Example:  He miserestly left a bad tip for the overworked waitress.


An irritating worm that can be found on the bottom of Lake Lam. This creature is covered in barbs to defend against predators, but it is a nuisance for the citizens who swim, bathe, and fish in the lake. The name comes from when people didn’t know the worms existed and thought the lake was possessed.  When injured, a person would yell ‘Lam Be Damned!’ in order to avoid being cursed.  With the discovery of these gray worms, the people are no longer scared.  They are highly irritable and get some joy out of tricking visitors into swimming in the lake.

The next set is from Audrey Dawn:


A wooden weapon used by the people of G’bo.  It is remarkably flexible and difficult to break since you can bend it in half without damaging it.  The Swikheller is used like a sword even though it resembles a staff.  It isn’t edged, so there is minimal risk of dismemberment. Due to the flexibility and durability, this weapon can strike with enough force to shatter bones.  The citizens use it for cracking open coconuts and the thick skulls of the local bears.  Coconut and bear brain stew is a local delicacy.


A tropical penguin that has sharp teeth and a long beak.  It is colored to blend into the water, but this is to sneak up on prey instead of hide from predators.  A colony of Xompin will hunt in a swarm and take down larger animals.  They have been known to go after shark, seals, squid, and baby whales.  They drive their beaks into their prey to create blood loss and chomp at the insides before pulling out.  Locals use special goggles when diving in order to see Xompin and escape the area.


The greasy remains of a Thib’s shed skin.  Nobody has ever seen a Thib, but these remains are found in the countryside of Pulbi every full moon.  The only reason people know these are shed skin is because there is no blood to show signs of an attack.  Anyone who has attempted to witness the Thib has gone missing.


The creature is an entire ‘palm tree’ with baby monkeys sitting among the fronds.  The ‘aw’ comes from the noise kids make when they see the cute ‘animals’.  The ‘frong’ is the noise this predator makes when its mouth erupts from the ground in front of the main body.  It is easy to kill with fire because its roots trap it in place, but you have to destroy every ‘monkey’ to make sure it doesn’t breed.  These spores will try to run away at the first touch of flame.


A marsupial where the father has a pouch with a front and back entrance, making part of its abdomen a hollow path for young.  Within the hollow are the nipples that the babies can suckle on while the father moves.  Females have pouches too, but pack them full of flowers and other sweet-scented items to help them attract a mate.  A Qoaptoggle is a mammal, but it has a scaly hide and moves on six powerful legs.  Its head resembles that of an anteater and it feeds solely off green ants.  To get into the mountainous homes of their favorite food, they have drill-like tails and vacuum tongues.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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29 Responses to Monsters, Magic Items, and Thingies from Bastet and Audrey

  1. Adam Ickes says:

    Time to go on a Thib hunt!


  2. Reblogged this on The Community Storyboard and commented:

    Part 2 of the week long fun.


  3. Kirsten says:

    Your mind doesn’t ever have down time, does it? These are ingenious! Well played, Charles!


  4. Have to love the tropical penguin. That would be something (or Xompin) to see. 🙂 Though maybe not too closely…


  5. What an awesome mind you have – love these!


  6. L. Marie says:

    Thibskin! Love that!!!


  7. Bastet says:

    Love your imagination! I was thinking I’d write something about the crigofelt and use the verb miserest as a prompt for the 13th Floor All in a word if it’s ok by you…using your definitions of course.


  8. Bastet says:

    Reblogged this on Bastet and Sekhmet's Library and commented:
    What’s a crigofelt…what about a xompin or a thibskin…read on and you’ll find some cool creatures and some giggles…


  9. Pingback: The Crigofelt Cat – NaPoWriMo – April 17, 2014 | Bastet and Sekhmet's Library

  10. Fun read. What caught my eye was Queen’s A Kind of Magic. It’s one of the lesser known Queen songs, but one of their best in my opinion.


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  12. How did I miss this? Seriously? I’m so sad that I wasn’t around in the moment of this post. I just love the way you used those words. Serious talent, Charles! Thibskin had me laughing, and so did the Qoaptoggle. He sounds fantastic! Thanks for entertaining me. This must encourage your creativity for sure. I can imagine us having a few beers and laughing over your stories. Wondering what its like having such an imagination.


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