Kelilah Kilyah represents the Kidney among the Souls Division of the Bavel Macrostructure’s Yetzer Ra’ cult. She handles battlefield logistics and supplies the troops.
Kilyah is a knavish careerist who works herself to death to achieve the End of History. On the surface she reins in her emotions, but her innermost thoughts, feelings and morals all steer toward annihilation.
She also is a hoarder who always wants to collect the complete set of everything: weapons, clothing, accessories, tools, consumables — you name it. Her powerful strength lets her carry a massive lacquered Provision Pot, which boasts a near-infinite storage capacity. And in a pinch, her bean-shaped ocarina is a sonic weapon too.
Kilyah was inspired by the כלי shoesh root and related family, which has to do with completion, kidneys, vessels, tools, instruments and potential. It also fulfills Inktober’s Day 3 theme of “Vessel.”
Tired of getting your best clothes dirty or destroyed? Wish you didn’t pass away after that finishing blow landed? Now, from the makers of “Milhamah: Fighting Words,” there’s the Substitute Suit!
The Substitute Suit reproduces clones of itself that absorb stains, damage and more before vanishing. It even deflects slaughtering knives! It’s perfect for any quests into dangerous territory. (Spare parts not included.)
The suit comes with the חלף shoresh root, which broadly refers to changes, alternatives, money exchange, passing, suits, knives, swordfish, amoebas, blight and so much more.
Purchase your Substitute Suit now for 24 easy payments of ₪118, or *hit* that subscribe button to get more “Milhamah: Fighting Words” sketches, comics and games in your social media feed. DON’T DELAY!
The Arid Annihilator Sword is a cut-and-dried weapon used by many warriors in the Milḥamah War. Its slash wreaks havoc on an enemy’s body, but the blade rarely gets bloody since all liquids quickly dissolve or evaporate upon its surface. However, wielders have to watch out for dehydration, so they usually use this sword for limited amounts of time.
The weapon is based on the חרב shoresh root, which has to do with destruction, droughts and carob.
Drought of Destruction (חרב): Qal stance. The user dwells on fiery anger or passion, imbuing his body with hydrophobic heat and causing the moisture to evaporate from objects and the air within a spherical area. The affected area might also be prone to cosmetic heat haze.
Noncombat: Roll DOMor VIGto hit. On average (3S), this speech act has a higher cost (2 MP), takestwo items with relevant semantic domains to prepare, two minutes to enact, lasts up to two hours and covers aradius of about 100 meters (or 300 feet). It is difficult (2S minimum required) to control well.
Success: The air in the affected area feels dry, plants may wither and living beings may get thirsty or fatigued. In areas with high moisture or lots of water, this skill might not actually harm ordinary living creatures and instead, for instance, evaporate pools of water or dry out soaked clothes. But in temperate or already dry climates, it may do combat damage.
Failure to hit: Failure can mean no dehydration occurs, or the area becomes wetter and more humid. Botching can cause the user to take 1DN Dry damage, and 1 Wound (ignoring armor) if the user has Water or Wet semantic domains. In addition, botching may cause combat damage to targets in range when unintended.
Combat Damage: When intending to harm, this skill on average does Success Margin +1DNDry damage, and 1 Wound (ignoring armor) if the user has Water or Wet semantic domains.
The general’s epaulets are worn by the head honchos of the ‘Ivrit Revival Movement. They give expertise and authority to the wearer, but are rare to find! Will the Holy Tongue Society be able to dig some up in the Ulpan?
This artifact is based on the אלף and כתף shoresh roots. The first root is based on training (including generals), and the other is based on shoulders.
The following stats below are for the beta of the Milhamah RPG:
Artifact Size: Small Weight: Very Light Worn: Torso Stat adjustments:DOM +1D, WIS +2D
While worn, the user gains the Intimidation skill at +1D as well as the Tactics skill at +2D.
‘Ezrä ‘Ezer, the auxiliary verb, is a junior member of the Holy Tongue Society who’s an assistant to Pelë Po’al. While growing up on a farm gave him super strength, he also has a knack for a mechanics. And the Assistant Arm on his back gives him an additional helping hand!
This bionic arm, which is standard equipment among the Society, not only packs a powerful punch that fractures foes. Due to its ties to the זרע shoresh root, it also launches parasitic seed berries that can force enemies to fight for you! The only weakness it can’t overcome is ‘Ezrä’s compulsion to support his friends at all costs!
This drawing is the first digital art that I made on my new Wacom Cintiq 16 tablet via Clip Studio Paint. In 2021, I plan on developing my digital drawing skills in tandem with my standard vector art. If I can make CSP art quickly and efficiently, I might switch the comic over to B&W manga style in exchange of releasing more content quickly!
Shoresh: עזר Kind: Ben Adam Affiliation: Holy Tongue Society Part: Verb Size:Medium
Liability Points: 25 Stats:DOM: 2LIF: 3GRA: 1CRE: 3WIS: 1SHA: 2BLE: 2 Skills: Survival: +2, Medicine: +1, Electronics +1
Equipment: Torso: Assistant Arm
Shoresh: זרע Type: Instrument: Weapon: Glove Rarity: Carnelian Size: Medium Stat Modifiers:DOM: +1DCRE: +1D Abilities: This weapon acts as a fully functioning arm and hand. It may carry a weapon, shield or other relevant item.
Mighty Arm (זרע): A powerful punch fractures its foe.
Bashing Touch Melee Attack, user cost: 1D LP
DOM+2D to hit, hit target must make LIFsave or have LIF -1D until rest.
Seed Shot (זרע): Berries sow parasitic seeds into a target.
Piercing Long-ranged Attack, Medium Spread, one-turn cooldown
CRE +3D to hit, hit target must make SHAsave or get charmedstatus ailment.
Milhamah: Fighting Words
Feeling silenced by the world? Join the Holy Tongue Society’s linguistic warriors as they use ancient alphabet powers to fight speech stranglers, truth manglers and a rebuilt Tower of Babel. And get immersed in a story that prizes freedom, candor and fighting back against overwhelming odds.