Bear Rover

The Bear is cruising on a rover.Roving Bear B&W

Bear Rover, Bear Rover, send Bavel on over!

This bear rides an exploration vehicle through the market streets of Mattanah to boost the people’s passion to buy and consume. The bear’s megaphone loudspeakers roar out the latest sales on items like Dumpling Bundles.

The speakers also blast Bavel propaganda over the din of the bustling shoppers, with the ursine enforcer there to intimidate anyone who dares not swear loyalty to the regime.

The Bear Rover is powered by the שקק shoresh root, which deals with rovers, bear grunts, roaring, noise, bustling, street markets, longings, oaths and more.

Jackal-in-the-Box

The Jackal-in-the-Box is a not-so-special delivery!Jackal-in-the-Box color version

 

The Jackal-in-the-Box is a special delivery for all the wrong reasons!

This packaged predator hides among the piles of presents lining the streets of Mattanah, a wealthy Bavel city. When an unfortunate citizen, subject or creature opens the box expecting a reward, the jackal pounces. Unscrupulous donors — including Bavel’s Sotem forces — have used these traps to assassinate enemies.

The Jackal-in-the-Box is powered by the תנן shoresh root, which governs jackals, gifts, donors, delivery, citizens, subjects and more.

The Battering Ram charges ahead

The Battering Ram will beat you with his log.

The Battering Ram is an enemy who climbs the arboreal boughs of Ilan, one of several giant trees rumored to be the original Syntax Tree.

He comes from the אול shoresh root, which deals with rams, trees, strength and foolishness. This spontaneous beast wanders aimlessly in the forest he worships. And his herculean strength lugs a giant oak log with a horned idol at the end. But woe to any intruder directly in front! His grand slam can send almost any target flying.

Look forward to fighting the Battering Ram in the months ahead in the “Milhamah: Fighting Words” RPG and video game!

RPG Stats

Size: Medium
Type: Beast
DOM: 3D VIG: 3D GRA: 1D CRE: 2D WIS: 1D PEA: 1D BLE: 1D
Equipment: Oak Battering Ram (Weapon) DOM +2D
Abilities: Strong in front, Congealed stupidity

Beware of the Oger, the piggy bank hamster!

When most people think of fantasy worlds, ogres tend to come up. The “Milhamah” universe has its own set of beasts and monsters that inhabit it, including the oger. But an oger is a bit different from the average porcine giant…

Oger hamsters gobble up money.

Ogers are basically large piggy bank hamsters, or coin-eating “hammy” banks.  In the upcoming Milhamah Issue #3, Ogers appropriately live in the underground Oger Reservoir, a lake filled with treasures and scrap that the Holy Tongue Society has obtained in war.

Under Arigah’s authority, the oger hamsters help organize the war booty by either eating it or sticking it into their backs. When they are ready to deposit it, they spit out their contents. Piggish manners, but what can you do?

So why do ogers like to eat and store up money? Well, they are based on the shoresh root אגר, which deals with hoarding and wages. “Oger” literally means “hamster” in Hebrew, and the root also connects to “agorah,” which is 1/100 of a shekel. That is why an oger’s fur has a print that resembles the Israeli new shekel sign, similar to a dollar sign.

Ogers are typically friendly with people, and they aren’t the only creature to dwell among the Holy Tongue Society. Look forward to a bigger bestiary to come!