Monster: Masanei




Sometimes called Blight Walkers and growing up to over thirty feet in height, these vaguely anthropoid constantly shapeshifting creatures made of soil, branches, leaves, moss, and sap appear in forest and woodland areas where the Wasteblight has retreated to. Masanei, which in the ancient Vathar language means “black eaters”, are expelled from Wasteblight pools as small black globs of corrupted magical sap. They gather and absorb detritus from the forest floor as they hunt the trees for living creatures to consume, morphing fluidly and randomly between the various shapes of the creatures they have previously eaten. This consumption of living creatures happens by engulfing the prey and drawing them towards the heart of black Wasteblight sap in the center that feeds on life force. Those who survive a masanei consumption, of which there are precious few, may find themselves touched by the Wasteblight, corrupting them or poisoning them; the Afflicted rarely live long without access to healing magics as the Wasteblight destroys them from with. Continue reading “Monster: Masanei”

Magic Item: Tambak Shells



One of the more numerous magical items that have survived from the Golden Age and named for their original creator, Tambak Shells resemble large conch shells paired together across a special link that traverses the aether. Faint glowing light (usually blue or red) pulses slowly from the center of the shell while in use. The possessor of one shell can speak and hear in any language to the possessor of the other paired shell. Used to communicate across great distances, as well as act as instantaneous translators, these shells are highly prized, with the smaller and easier to conceal versions more so. Some shell pairs (or even a single shell in a pair) can be locked to a particular individual so that only they can hear from and speak into it. Continue reading “Magic Item: Tambak Shells”