Saturday, October 18, 2008

Weekly What the Heck

Welcome to the second installment of my regular feature here at the Near TPK. With apologies to one of my favorite blogs, the Daily WTF, I present... The Weekly What The Heck.

Each Saturday at 10 AM Central Time I'll post one of Jen's drawings of some kind of whacked-out creature, and ask my readers: "What the heck IS that?"

I hope my readers will approach the challenge in the spirit of "Yes, and ..." - building on previous responses so everyone's ideas can be used in the final writeup. Comments are now closed on last week's entry, and I hope to have the final writeup posted tonight. Comments will be accepted on this week's entry until I post next week's entry.

So without further ado... What the heck is that? What should it do? Does the dead, glassy look in its eye have anything to do with anything?

6 comments:

Reverend Mike said...

It's eye tastes like steak wrapped in bacon...it is a delicacy...while this creature is timid upon first being sighted, once attacked or even touched it goes into a violent rampage...

wyattsalazar said...

It is a very rare inhabitant of the Nine Hells. Instead of a death gaze, it has a "mildly inconveniencing stare", which reduces its enemies to half their current hp, rounded down. It uses its trump to hunt hellish ants.

RPG Ike said...

@ Reverend Mike:

Gross.

Yes, and its trunk is also capable of expelling a devastating sound wave that can warp metal and pulverize stone.

Scott said...

Yes, and it is also capable of producing a haunting song, though it only does so if it feels it is alone and safe. Sages speculate that it uses this song to attract a mate.

Gregor LeBlaque said...

@ Reverend Mike: Mmmm, steak wrapped in bacon :)

@ wyatt: "mildly inconveniencing stare" :D

Devastating sound waves and haunting songs... this is gonna be another good one...

Reverend Mike said...

Despite it's biggish looking drawing, the Cycloptic Elephantaur is actually no bigger than a house cat...

They'd make great pets if it weren't for the whole accidental-destruction-of-property-by-soundwave thing...