Rebirth of the Monster Maker (Submissions by N.N. Light & Melissa Barker-Simpson)

(Submissions by N.N. Light)

Pawclonis

When a changeling mates with a wild cat, a Pawclonis is born exactly four months later.  This type of Feykin comes in two forms.  One is humanoid with clawed hands and the cat parent’s fur pattern on their skin.  They are mistaken for lycanthropes or mutated calicos, which are the groups they stay with out of fear of others.  A humanoid Pawclonis can live a normal life, but they are unable to have children.  The second type is a beast that can change shape like its fairy parent, but always retains some feline attribute.  They remain near the area of their birth and are able to breed, but they can only have one child every five years.  Bestial Pawclonis are occasionally captured and tamed by humanoid Pawclonis, but this only happens when they are siblings.

Atiphmug

Also called a half-sylph, these Feykin are the only type that come from these air fairies.  It doesn’t matter what the other parent is because the energy of a sylph is very potent, so Atiphmugs tend to look similar.  They have large wings of pure wind and skin as soft as a cloud. Their hair is always waving and is a shade of blue that changes depending on the weather.  The only thing they get from their non-fairy parent is the tongue, which is not long like a sylph.  Due to this, they are unable to feed off pollen and nectar, so they are forced to eat ‘mortal’ food.  These tend to be high in sugar and they need to eat very often to avoid falling into a coma.

Numtrigog

This three-headed chimera is built into a tree that is covered in red fur and grows protein-rich nuts.  It was designed for a village that suffered from a great famine caused by rodents devouring all of the crops.  The heads are of various serpents and they are able to move about the trunk. They eat the rodents by running their camouflaged tongues along the branches and snaring their prey.  One of the heads is always able to spit a poison to handle bigger dangers.  Numtrigogs are one of the few successfully created plant-cored chimeras, but they are rare due to the expense of making them.

(Submissions by Melissa Barker-Simpson)

Droinick

This creature is short and stocky like the dwarf that helped give it life.  It is also covered in sharp spines because of the Porcupine Pixie that stole the magic to have a child.  A Droinick is made quickly because they are built from stone and reeds and animated by the magic.  People argue if this counts as a golem or a Feykin, but the fact that it has autonomy pushes it more to the latter.  They do not enter cities and stay within forests that are located at the base of mountains.  This is also where Porcupine Pixies do most of their hunting, so it is assumed that the strong and cunning Droinicks are made for protection from various predators.

Vanderlux

Named after the famous caster who despised making chimeras, this creature was made by his defiant daughter.  She combined the body of a gibbon, the tail of an alligator, and the head of a toad.  Instead of the toad’s tongue, which is covered in bumps that secrete a toxin that prevents its victim from sleeping.  The Vanderlux is able to speak, but only in the voice of its creator’s father and all it does is repeat one of fifty phrases of mockery.  It was a successful creation, but a disaster for the family.  The Vanderlux became locked in a room with its target while the daughter was on a journey.  She returned to find her father had been driven mad by the chimera, which was able to continue speaking even after the rest of the body had died.

Karabite

One of the most bizarre chimeras ever created, it exists in a network of tunnels beneath one of the smaller Cerascent Islands.  The caster behind this monster was sealed in molten iron as punishment for his acts and his body has been placed at the entrance to the Karabite’s lair.  It is a large orb of ivory scales with various sets of teeth jutting out of the body.  Everything from piranha to hippopotamus is on this chimera, which doesn’t eat what it kills.  Instead, it subsists on the agony of its victims, which is absorbed by a magical gem sealed within its armored body.  Due to its appetite, only small mammals and insects live in the tunnels.  Anything bigger than a mouse tends to go unnoticed because they die too quickly.  It attracts prey because many people see it as a challenge or doubt it exists, so they seek it out.

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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17 Responses to Rebirth of the Monster Maker (Submissions by N.N. Light & Melissa Barker-Simpson)

  1. More good ones. The one that subsists on agony is intriguing. I’m old enough to remember this gremlin https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/40/3c/1b/403c1b1b52fecbbf45fbac063464e541.jpg

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  2. N. N. Light says:

    Awesome! Love the monsters you created! My favorite is the Numtrigog. 🙂

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  3. These are great. I liked the idea that the Karabite preys off of the curious. We need some in our town.

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  4. Just a couple. Ha ha ha. I was more thinking of the pesky tourists. They could open the wrong door and then *slurp*

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  5. I think I worked for a Karabite once. Longest two years of my life.

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