Return of the Shadow of Monster Maker Fun: Creatures Donated by Deby Fredericks #October #Monsters

Frankenstein’s Lab

Here’s the last of the Monster Maker posts for October 2020.  These 3 have been donated by Deby Fredericks.  Hope everyone enjoyed this yearly event and return in 2021 for another round.  Enjoy.


Hovering over volcanic regions, these hazy orbs used to be mistaken for pockets of air getting trapped within the rising fumes.  It is only recently that we have learned that they are living creatures.  While they appear to be simple distortions, viewing them through an infrared lens reveals what they really look like.  The Bastremusi are covered in keratin scales with thin vents between the pieces to release puffs of air, which keeps them aloft and away from the burning ground.  They absorb the volcanic ash for nutrients through a bulb-shaped antennae that sticks out of the top.  When one is injured, it splits apart and births a new Bastremus that is half a millimetre thicker.  This method of reproduction has lead many to believe that there are only a handful of these creatures in existence and they are effectively immortal.


The name comes from the happy noise that this creature makes as it bounds through the hills of Hinx.  Thanks to the constant echoes of the region, it’s voice carries for miles and it is never clear what direction it is coming from.  Yormiyar do this because the vibrations cause certain flowers to bloom even if they are no longer in the ground.  It has been noted that the tone and pitch of their song changes depending on the target.  Physically, they have strong legs and bodies that taper from a wide chest to a slender stomach.  This is because they have very large lungs to help them sing for long periods of time.  Their arms end in cup-like hands, which they put on the sides of their circular mouths to create a megaphone effect.  While the rest of their body is smooth, the top of their head has a wild mane of hair that sticks out like flower petals complete with green sections.  This is what gives the Yormiyar energy through photosynthesis since they are really plants.


This is a monkey of the Oonar region, which has been turned into a giant urban metropolis by the humans.  Because of the removal of so much nature, the original fauna have either gone extinct or adapted.  To survive in this area, the Terlicash have taken a niche similar to pigeons.  Being able to breed quickly and eat a variety of food, they have flourished and become a fairly large nuisance.  They are the size of gibbon with similar body structure, but they have four long tails.  These prehensile parts are used to steal food and cause mischief without much care for punishment.  Flaps of skin beneath their arms allow them to glide from building to building if they need an aerial escape.  Bullets do very little to hurt them because they are able to hear the pull of a trigger from ten miles away and move to avoid the shot.  Anything that does hit them has to get through a thick mesh of muscles that is equivalent to kevlar.  Using close range weapons or fists is not recommended because the aggressive creatures have the strength to throw a fully grown man ten feet into the air.  It is said that while the humans built Oonar, it is the Terlicash that truly own the region.

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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11 Responses to Return of the Shadow of Monster Maker Fun: Creatures Donated by Deby Fredericks #October #Monsters

  1. I love the graphic you used today. The idea of an adaptive urban pest is also pretty cool.

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  2. I liked all three but got a kick out of visualizing the Yormiyar bounding and singing.

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  3. Loved these, especially the Yormiyar.

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  4. L. Marie says:

    You are great at this! Once again you’ve made creatures so amazingly detailed they actually seem real.

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  5. Neat to see what you can make of a few random syllables. Thanks, Charles.


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