Growing Excrescence remains at large

Excrescence is a coagulated tumor.

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, BLE 1D
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)

Basic Attacks:

  • Braided Hair (גדל): Qal stance, Whiplike hair lashes at the target.
    • To Hit: DOM at close range.
    • Damage: Success Margin +0D bashing or slashing damage. (User’s pick)

Speech Acts:

  • 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, takes one item with relevant semantic domains to prepare, takes 30 seconds to do and covers the user’s self. It lasts 3 minutes.
    • Noncombat To Hit: Roll VIG for 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)

Pelë Po’al (Inktober Day 17)

Pelë Po'al is the verb.

Pelë Po’al is the verb part of speech in “Milhamah: Fighting Words.” He was a stuntman actor for the Bavel Macrostructure’s propaganda machine. But he went on strike after not getting paid enough for jumping off Bavel’s  Migdal Tower. Once blacklisted, he illegally emigrated into ‘Ivrit territory, became an activist and worked his way up the ranks in the Holy Tongue Society.

Based on the פעל shoresh root and broader family, Po’al spends all his effort being a working class hero. He wraps himself in a flag of solidarity. His butt expands when he unleashes power, and that also cushions him from steep falls.

Po’al’s fighting style is daring and reckless. He crams lots of actions into a short amount of time. But he often errs by applying the Labor Theory of Value to battles. So he vainly toils away at hopeless situations until he grows feeble and faints.

Some Society members are skeptical of Po’al due to his focus on works over orthodoxy. Meanwhile, Po’al sees Shem ‘Etzem as a rival who is too rigid in his ways. Can the two eventually form a dynamic duo?

People worship the dictionary out of boredom. War causes the rise of Bavel. The Holy Tongue Society is holed up in the Binyan. Tiqwah and Shem disagree.