INKTOBER DAY 9 (NEST): The Jacked Nest is a sentient jumble of tangled cords that disguises itself as a bird nest. In reality, it’s an avian death chamber that jolts its unsuspecting prey into a burnt offering, and then converts the corpses into energy via the cord jacks. The nest’s electric hum sounds like a dirge.
Shoresh family: ננק
Attributes: DOM 1R, VIG 1R, GRA 1R, CRE 2R, WIS 2R, PEA 3R, BLE 2R
INKTOBER DAY 2 (SCURRY): The Bishop Courier is a sentient chess piece that hastily relays secret messages to and from spies throughout the Bavel Macrostructure’s territory. It can zig-zag on a dime while sprinting, and it keeps enemies in “check” by swarming them from multiple angles.
The Falsetto Gargoyle is a rejected idol statue who was chiseled out of the side of a mug filled with human waste and spoiled garbage. It smoothly and evenly hovers above ground. Then it blasts enemies with the distortion caused by singing off-key perverted ballads.
Its own singing causes damage to itself, causing the mug to chip over the years. But the noise does help a birthwort plant grow out of it.
The Growing Excrescence may look like a terrifying teratoma, and that realization will only grow on you over time!
This coagulated glob of skin, braided hair and more has the tumorlike power to enlarge itself several times over, crushing obstacles in its path as it bounds around. It tends to guard areas Beli Ya’al wants protected, including areas around the Migdal Bavel tower as well as the Ilan Tree.
The Growing Excrescence is largely based on the גדל shoresh root, dealing with growth and magnification. Fight it yourself in Milhamah RPG, or eventually in the Milhamah video game!
Milhamah RPG stats
Shoresh: גדל Gematria: 37 Type: Abomination Rarity: Silver or Onyx Size: Large Liability Points: (4DN * 2) or 24 Merit Points: 2 Law Points: 0 Stats:DOM 4D, VIG 3D, GRA 1D, CRE 1D, WIS 1D, PEA 3D, BLE1D Skills: None Domain Tags: Growth, Disease Standard Equipment: Habitat: Migdal Bavel, Ilan Tree, Bavel strongholds Personality: Bounds aimlessly, either by itself or in small clusters. (For number, may roll 3DN, pick lowest number. Wild = 1)
Braided Hair (גדל): Qal stance, Whiplike hair lashes at the target.
To Hit: DOM atclose range.
Damage: Success Margin +0D bashing or slashingdamage. (User’s pick)
Eminent Expansion (גדל): Qal stance, Grows in size by three to seven times. Becomes heavier, stronger and more durable.
The Norm: On average, this speech act has a cost of 1 MP, takesone item with relevant semantic domains to prepare, takes 30 seconds to doand covers the user’sself. It lasts 3 minutes.
Noncombat To Hit: Roll VIGfor expert (4S) base difficulty.
If success: Increase Size by 1 rank, +1D VIG, +1D DOM, +1 Armor
On natural success: Increase Size by 2 ranks, +3D VIG, +3D DOM, +2 Armor
If failure: Nothing happens, or the user grows a tiny bit and then shrinks back to normal. On botch, the user may shrink: Decrease Size by 1 rank, -1D VIG, -1D DOM, -1 Armor (if user has Armor)
The Idol Oak is a gnarled, withered husk of wood that demands worship and submission from the ‘Ivrit Revival Movement. This enemy most frequently dwells in the Ilan forest, but sprouts near the Ulpan when the Bavel Macrostructure tries to invade it.
While the creature is as dumb as a stump, its spiritual abilities come from the Kena’ani masks that surround it, as well as an old Edomi idol that dwells within and gives it life. The Idol Oak is frequently the subject of nature worship among the nations.
Like the Battering Ram and the Dumbkuchen, the Idol Oak is based on the אול shoresh root. This character takes inspiration from the root’s ties to trees, oaks, stupidity, wickedness and idolatry. Look forward to seeing this monster in the Milhamah RPG and video game!
Milhamah RPG stats
Shoresh: אול Gematria: 37 Type: Plant, construct Size: Medium Domains: Ilan Tree, Ulpan Academy, Ketef Hinnom, forests, temples
Liability Points: 3DN or 11 Merit Points: 0 Law Points: -3 (Evil)
Stats:DOM 1D, VIG2D, GRA0D, CRE1D, WIS0D, PEA 1D, BLE1D Abilities: Thick Thicket (Pi): Attacks with VIG+1D; opponent must defend with WIS. Causes confusion on critical hit. Equipment: None Loot: Oak wood
Milhamah: Fighting Words
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