Dibbuq Censor

The Censor Dibbuq inspects and "repairs" its victims' thoughts.

The Dibbuq Censor is a common evil spirit that the Bavel Macrostructure uses to inspect and censor its subjects’ thoughts.

Bavel creates Dibbuqim in a lab attached to its censorship office, near a shipyard along the Perat River. The exact process is unknown, though the spirit looks like a pastiche of a sea cucumber, a remora and a lumpsucker. Black censor bar stickers surround its figure.

The Dibbuq takes its powers from the דבק and בדק shoresh roots. (Bidduq can mean censorship.) Despite its abominable appearance, the Dibbuq is fairly intelligent, though clingy. They often explore the world in platoons, meticulously auditing the thoughts of people around them. When they see a breach in a dissident’s indoctrination, they race in pursuit and spit glue at him. After the target can’t move, the Dibbuq’s tentacles cleave to the target’s head. Then sharp teeth inject a contagion that infects the brain, controlling it by “repairing” all thoughts into obsessive devotion toward Bavel.

Look forward to fighting the Dibbuq Censor in the next update or two of the “Milhamah: Fighting Words” video game, as well as in the upcoming RPG!

Tentative Milhamah RPG stats

DOM: 2 LIF: 2 GRA: 2
CRE: 1 WIS: 2 SHA: 1 BLE: 1

Gadiëlah Hagdalah

Gadielah Hagdalah waves the banner for 'Ivrit.

Gadiëlah Hagdalah is the linguistic augmentative in “Milhamah: Fighting Words.”  she is the daughter of a hairdresser who despises her poor upbringing and longs to be rich and powerful someday. She joined the ‘Ivrit Revival Movement and now trains young recruits in the Department of Morphology.

With her tough skin, hardened heart and icy personality, Gadiëlah often argues with and looks down on her colleagues. She sees herself as the “big girl” grown-up in the room. She also loves to show off her skin and brag about her body and (augmented) breasts, despite being self-conscious about a prominent facial scar.

Her gel shoes and legs, toned by frequent rope skipping, power her giant leaps. Her only obstacle to fitness perfection: cravings for gelatin and ice cream.

Based on the גדל shoresh root and family, Gadiëlah can increase her size and power, demoralizing foes with her glory. On the battlefield, she wields a Freezing Flag and uses semaphore martial arts to excoriate her enemies.

Other updates

“Milhamah: Fighting Words” Demo Version 0.1 will be released the week of Nov. 30. Get ready for some action-arcade RPG mayhem!

Robber Buzzard

The Robber Vulture will take what it wishes.

The Robber Buzzard is a cunning, deceitful foe. It joins birds of a feather as they fasten themselves to rubble along the clefts of the Biq’ah Rift. When victims with riches pass by, the birds swarm and threaten to tear them apart with razor-sharp wings. Favorite treasures include chalices and Beqa’ half-shekel coins.

This enemy is based on the עקב shoresh root and larger family, which deals with buzzards, robbers, cleaving, chalices and the beqa’ half-shekel.

Watch out for this enemy in the Milhamah RPG and video game!

Amirah Meimrah (Inktober Day 31)

Is Amirah Meimrah the peacekeeper the world needs?

Amirah Meimrah is a mysterious foreign leader from the treetop summit of Emirut. Based on the אמר shoresh root and family, she has exceptional sonic speech powers. She can emit fire and even sublimate her body into vapor. She carries a knife and a treetop martial arts staff, though nobody has seen her them in combat.

The nations proclaim Meimrah to be a noble peacemaker. With a tall frame and ladylike demeanor, she is a bold orator who inspires many to sacrifice for the greater good. But a few critics say that she — behind the scenes — is rebellious, defiled and an arrogant, condescending snob.

Will she prove herself a messiah who can end a global war… or leave things a mess?

 

Ḥamuṭal Teḥillah (Inktober Day 30)

Ḥamuṭal Teḥillah is the prefix.

Ḥamuṭal Teḥillah, the linguistic prefix, is a bundle of energy who cosplays as a kitty while fighting for the ‘Ivrit Revival Movement. Don’t let her kawaii looks fool you. She’s not afraid to earn some bandages, get dirty and prove that she’s better than a second-string rookie.

Based on the חתל shoresh root and family, her fighting style relies on slash attacks and firing speedy ammo. She loves to take initiative and claw her way to the battle’s front lines. Though she becomes a scaredy-cat when she bites off more than she can chew.

When she isn’t fighting, she burrows into her wardrobe and wraps herself in the latest fashion.