UL BANNER

8/22/2011

Klaus Serling, our Editor-in-Chief



GREETINGS PEOPLE OF THE SURFACE
What follows owes something to Zak S's impressive rethink of Fiend Folio monsters. For your consideration: A list of alternate universe AD&D beasties, INDEED a veritable cabal of horridly skewed mutations. Creatures that once hailed from the finger-oil-softened pages of Gary Gygax's beloved Monster Manuals I and II... 

that is, before they crossed into a place known as... 


~ Humbly,
~~ Your Editor,
~~~ K. Serling
~~~~ 24 COCKBURN LANE
~~~~~ DEMON'S HEAD, MALBOLGIA  66666 

A
AERIAL SERVANT aka VAPOR-SLAVE: Once a member of a gaseous race of jale-hued automata. Magic-users telepathically drill into the minds of these aethereal creatures in order to bring them into thralldom. Once the gas' mind is breached it becomes the servant of its wizard master. Aerial servants can teleport inert objects of M size and smaller vast distances. They are telepathically bound to their masters and thus can act as remote-controlled sensory organs.

ATOMIES: Sentient particles too small to be perceived individually by the average human. They make up all matter in every known plane of existence. The atomies are always in motion, like a sky filled with countless swarms of battling and buzzing bumble bees. In toto, the fluctuations of the atomies are the ebbs and flows of Time itself, which does not move in a straight line from beginning to end but in wild spirals and jagged terminus points. 

NEXT: B! 

2 comments:

  1. Good sutff! I missed this last night, but I'm glad I happened back by today.

    I wonder if the atomies have a degree of quantum uncertainty about them. Perhaps when their not being observed they can do almost anything, only in a specific context of observation "fixes" them to certain abilities?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Why thank you, sir!

    Your theory re the atomies is a precise distillation of the Paramalphean Paradox and might explain both why monsters appear randomly from time to time and why socks consistently disappear after washing.

    ReplyDelete