Uh, damnit, it doesn't fit. I've been trying to wedge this character concept
into something for so long that I've messed up with the details. Hmmm. OK,
here's the mod.
My character doesn't change that much, except to note that there is a being
in the deeps of the primal wood that is the center of it. It's a sorta
treelike thing, but with tentacles. Imagine Shub-Nigurath, except rooted to
the spot, and with it's "roots" (underground tentacles), reaching all
througout the Primal Wood. As such, it "sponsors" the supposed
spirit-binding rituals. But the forms that the bindings endow upon the
person involved with the ritual are not really animal forms. Though the Wood
Tribe thinks that they are binding with animals, they are actually binding
with monsterous warped versions of the animals as concieved of by the "thing
at the center". So while the shapeshifting makes the sorcerer look a bit
like a wolf or whatever animal, it also lends that "Cthuliod" look a bit as
well. Not tentacaly or anything, but definitely like something more than
just a wolf/man combination. Spikey, slimey and crusty all at the same time,
though still vaguely wolfy in my character's case.
Anyhow, the look of the transformation is enough like an animal, that this
is what the Wood Tribe believes happens. But in actuality the form taken by
those that bind the spawn demons of the "thing at the center", is something
that's actually wholley unnatural.
The Woods Tribe is aware of the "thing at the center" and worship it at
little. That is, they worship it as part of the Primal Wood as a whole. They
see it as sort of the spirit of the Primal Wood.
As for the demons summoned by The Flame, think more Hastur. The firey
creatures that are summined are thought by this cult to wield the flame of
heaven. The creature of the Forge that his brother has summoned is a
mindless beast of fire that seeks to consume. And it would love to burn the
Primal Wood, thus continuing some beyond ancient war between the forces of
the fire, and reproduction.
Is that better?
>From: "the GreyOrm" <greyorm@...>
>How does this tie into the Lovecraft/Cthulhu theme?
>That's the only problem I see with it -- otherwise it is a perfect fit for
>the visceral/primal idea we started with.
>I really need to hear back from you about when you'll be ready. I don't
>to devote any additional time to this unless I know I definitely have a
>- Rev. Ravenscrye Grey Daegmorgan
> Does Your Project Need An Artist?
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