Daughter of Monster Maker Fun: Creatures Donated by Victoria Zigler #October #Monsters

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Welcome to the 2021 Monster Maker Fun!  Every Friday in October, I’m positing a collection of creatures.  These were from the gibberish suggestions of people from back in August.  Basically, they give me a fake word/name and I turn it into a monster using this handy machine I call a brain.  At least, that’s what the battered warranty card says is in my head. Today, we have 3 beasties with the help of Victoria Zigler.  Thanks and enjoy all the fun that’s coming.

Gooplaxmetun

Found in the rainy hills of Rasca, these birds thrive around bodies of water.  The reason for this is because they feed entirely off alagea.  Because of the rain, the rivers and streams in this region can become covered with thick layers of alagea.  The Gooplaxmetun helps to reduce the level and allow light to reach the creatures beneath.  This is especially important for the freshwater oysters that turn sunlight into heating crystals, which the locals gather for winter.  Gooplaxmetuns are about the size of a crow with dark green feathers. Their diet gives them their color along with a slick layer of slime, which is too heavy for them to really fly.  In fact, it is said that if you see Gooplaxmetuns in flight, it is a sign that the rivers are sick.  They have a short, wide bill connected to a throat pouch, which is what they use for feeding.  While unable to fly, they can jump and do so from hilltops.  Then, they glide down and try to pull up to skim the alagea-covered surface.  A Gooplaxmetun hates water, so they panic if they fall in, which does result in them swimming faster than you would imagine.

Raiwetmouad

This invertebrae lives in the open ocean and prefers tropical regions, but they are always at the mercy of the currents.  It amazes scientists that these bulbous animals are never beached since they lack appendages to change direction.  At first glance, they appear to be a patch of sea foam, kelp, and a brownish green carcass.  The smell does not help since they reek of rotting fish. The part seen from above is their backside, so you cannot tell it is alive unless you go underwater. A Raiwetmouad’s face is a bug-eyed protrusion with a narrow slit for a mouth.  The slit can open wide enough to swallow a full grown sea otter using a powerful vacuum. It is able to stun predators and prey with an electric shock, which goes off with the slightest contact.  All water that is inhaled is stored until the Raiwetmouad emits a weekly geyser from the sealed holes in its backside.

Lopwnearog

Also known as the Leaping Piglets of Scorton, this animal is a favored pet of small children in the region.  They range from ruddy brown to a soft pink, but all of these animals have a purple patch on their forehead.  These marks are unique and children use them as a source of their pet’s name, which they will recognize.  Lopwnearogs have springy legs that allow them to leap very high and large ears to help them ride air currents.  As they grow older, they gain the strength to carry their owners even when in the air.  Being voracious omnivores, people have to be careful and not let them go hungry.  Lopwnearogs have been known to devour entire gardens when left unchecked. This can be solved by giving them their own garden, so many towns have big areas specifically for this reason.  A strange and unexplained habit of these animals involves marriages of their owners.  This is only with those who are given to children and continue on with them into adulthood.  Upon marriage, the Lopwnearog will ignite and cook to become the feast.  They always leave a single baby behind during the event, which is seen as a good luck charm.  Those who are owned by people that remain single never go through this and have been known to live up to 70 years.

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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9 Responses to Daughter of Monster Maker Fun: Creatures Donated by Victoria Zigler #October #Monsters

  1. L. Marie says:

    All are so creative! But I think my favorite are the Lopwnearogs, though I’m not sure how I would keep them fed. 😊

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  2. These were great, Charles. Thanks to Tori for the names.

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  3. Victoria Zigler says:

    Love what you did with these. I especially love the Lopwnearogs… Especially with you putting a purple patch on them, which just happens to be my favourite colour.

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  4. Nice work. Love the “Daughter Of” kind of title, too. Always a fun event.

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