Hey /tg/, /x/ poster here. Going innawoods soon with some friends, really remote area, native american stomping grounds. Now the reason I'm coming to /tg/ is because on /x/ we know how to run around and greenpost when skinwalkers & wendigos find us, but I figured you guys would know how to DEFEAT them, seeing as they're cryptids/borderline mythical. There is evidence that conventional weapons fall short on most forest horrors, so what kind of wizard shit needs to be done? I want to be able to fight back when it comes down to it.
>>41216783Shoot them with a gun.
>>41216802Big one.Barrel at least as wide as your thigh, and long as your entire torso.
>>41216806To prevent corporeal possession. Fey are nasty buggers, sorry if that was curt.
>>41216802>>41216815Silver bullets or anything? Come on, you guys know how to kill necomancers and dragons.
>>41216832Use more gun if you don't have sufficient gun.
I figure cold iron can't hurt. Maybe they're vulnerable to it, lots of wildsy/woodsy things are. And if they aren't you still have a hunk of metal to smack them with.
>>41216832Buckshot made of silver, cold iron, and splintered rosewood. Add some garlic and holy water for good measure. Fucks up anything.
>>41216783>There is evidence that conventional weapons fall short on most forest horrorsMost forest horrors are vulnerable to Cold Iron, which is just your general catch-all term for regular iron.Vulnerability to cold iron just means "stab them with a pointy metal object until they go away."Other then that, the general catch-alls for magical creatures should work on Forest beasties; never invite one into your camp, always be wary but respectful when meeting a stranger on the road, never *ever* mention their bestial qualities if said stranger presents them, have a crucifix on hand, and carry a pocket full of rice for quick getaway (most beings are compelled to stoop and count them.)
Will be monitoring this thread
>>41216832>Silver bullets or anything?Silver is for unholy abominations. Most forest beasties are not unholy, they're forces of primeval nature.As stated >>41216843 and >>41216850, cold iron is just your standard steel or iron blade, and their vulnerability amounts to "you can stab them and they'll feel it."
>>41216850>always be wary but respectful when meeting a stranger on the roadThis seems like the big one to me. Half the time I read about this shit it's because they pissed them off unknowingly or acted like a jerk. Actually, if a stranger just tells you to leave or to go away you should just fucking do so immediately.
>>41216783Fire seems to be a common theme for destroying supernaturally resilient things, though it's not that easy to apply in a fight (especially without risking yourself)Do some research on the specific area you're going to. Are there specific spirits there with particular wants or needs? Particular ghosts you'll need to be aware of? The last thing you need is to mistake the local beastie for a more general one and try something that it doesn't care about.Also, consider all the other options that getting into a fight *first*. Can you bribe the thing? Can you get a defense that'll block posession?
Guys, guys, Wendigos aren't forest creatures, they are fundamentally hunger spirits and the like having taken a physical form, typically through possession.And skinwalkers don't have a particular weakness, since they are just shapeshifters.A gun works on skinwalkers, but Wendigos are way more tricky.
>>41216836>>41216843>>41216846>>41216850>>41216864Man this is great. I'm gonna be the first /x/phile to come back without a possessed friend and a skinwalkers head to mount./tg/ is badass. /x/ is scared of its own shadow.
>>41216783For a skinwalker? Depends on the scale; some are held to be just shapeshifting wizards (try a gun) while others are thought to be demon monsters from before man.For those, find a native american shaman, or a nuclear weapon. There's not been rigorous testing on the efficacy of other means to fight supernatural horrorterrors, but those should work.As you are probably not a badass demonslayer or special forces operative though, don't get into a fight in the first place remains the safest course of action.
>>41216877Pretty much every time you read about a Fae it's them telling you to get the fuck out of their forest, and the human in that story saying "no."If a stranger is telling you the forest is not a good place to stay, listen to them.It's also absolutely pivotal you remain courteous around them, the Fae love this. An important thing to do is never mention, or even act like you notice, anything that give them off as Fae; Hulder in Scandinavian folklore can be very kind, loving creatures... As long as you recognize they're Hulder, and don't point it out to them.
>>41216894>And skinwalkers don't have a particular weakness, since they are just shapeshifters.You can probably just set these on fire right? What are they going to shift into that doesn't burn?
>>41216913>or a nuclear weaponmorgan, you're supposed to be _______dead
>>41216931>>41216896The Wendigo is a Native American creature born from cannibals feasting on the flesh of their kin during hard winters or periods of extended famine. As most of the Native Americans are gone, and the days of cannibalism are long gone, any wendigo you will encounter are either turned-Westerners or ancient beings, so they'll know a few tricks up their sleeve.The wendigo is not vulnerable to a great many things, cold iron does not harm them like it does the fae, and they're not known to entertain conversation. The two things that can reliably harm are wendigo is fire and silver.Keep the fire going at night, and always have some silver nearby. For a double-whammy against Fae, Demons and Wendigos, make the silver into a crucifix.
>>41216783>Native american>Top threats:>SkinwalkersDangers: Want to inflict pain on others / Steal identities.How to defeat: Learn and pronounce true name.>Katshituashku/YawkwawiakDangers: They yearn for human flesh and are physically impressive.How to defeat: Standard weaponry. (IE: You are fucked)>TeihiihanDangers: They feed on humans.How to defeat: A teihiihan will oftentimes bring back humans to their lairs, where their hearts can be found. Unprotected by their bodies, they can easily be pierced, which kills the Teihiihan.>Double Face WomanDangers: Lives to inflict pain on humans. Looking into its eyes is will paralyze you.How to defeat: Standard weaponry.>KanontsistontiesDangers: Must always feed on human blood. Eternal hunger.How to defeat: Feed it a hearthstone.>MishibizhiwDangers: Will attempt to drown people when they come close to water. How to defeat: Throw stones in the water before getting close to it. If you see something dashing away, find another location.
>>41216918What if you say, "Hey there, my friends and I would just like to camp here for a night or two. We wont litter and we'll keep the noise down." I mean supernatural creatures have to be somewhat reasonable.
>>41216961>I mean supernatural creatures have to be somewhat reasonableIf they insist you leave, then you need to leave.If they entertain your request and let you through, and you keep true to your word about keeping things civil, they'll leave you alone.They might also play tricks on you.
>>41216960>feed it a hearthstone???
>>41216960>Learn and pronounce true name.This anon is on the money about how to deal with native american beasties, but this is another important thing you should always do when dealing with supernatural creatures.Never EVER give them your name.
>>41216960Guide:>SkinwalkersStay together, if you know any locals in the area, ask if they know of any powerful shamans. There is a good chance this person is the skinwalker.>KatshituashkuAvoid the fuck out of the stiff legged bear. You aren't going to defeat it, but perhaps you can avoid it.>TeihiihanDon't try to fight back, you will only die before they take you back to their lair.>Double Face WomanIt wont be too dangerous for a grown person, they prefer to feed on children for this reason. If you have a weapon on you, you should be safe. (Unless you look in its eyes, in which case you are done for.)>KanontsistontiesA hearthstone is a stone used as a part of a fireplace. Simply shoving it in the mouth of the creature shouldn't be too hard. >MishibizhiwMishibizhiw generally stay at the same place forever, so if you've visited a waterplace oftenly, it is probably safe.
>>41217005>A hearthstone is a stone used as a part of a fireplace.Hue.
>>41217005A stone from your hearth, back in the day you put stones in your fireplace so you have hot rocks that stayed hot long after the fire itself went out. These were useful for putting in your bed or carrying on your person for quick heat.If you have a fireplace, find a nice stone and put it in there. Start a fire, take care of the fire until it goes out, then retrieve the stone.Congratulations, you now have a hearthstone.
>>41216980Man now I'm really curious. What if you ask them to chill with you and show them your cell phone and tell them about the internet and Taco Bell? Like for real that would be crazy. "You've been guarding this forest for a thousand years wen there's this whole world where you can have a pizza sent to your home."
>>41217024And fortunately if you're on a camping trip hearthstones shouldn't be too hard to find!
>>41217033>>41217038How come a Warcraft hearthstone is called that if its a teleportation device?
>>41217046Does a campfire count as a hearth?>>41217045>What if you ask them to chill with you and show them your cell phone and tell them about the internet and Taco Bell?That's a good way to wake up naked in the middle of a cornfield, with cackling all around you.
>>41216783mfw I have wendigo as a playable race in my setting.
>>41217059Because it takes you back to a hearth.
>>41217059Because blizzard thought it sounded cool.
>>41217059Hearthstones are culturally significant because they tend to be from your home's hearth.For people who could spend months away from home, a stone directly associated with your lands and family is a very powerful source of magic.
best option is a jdamjdams always workjdams are your friends
>>41217097But can you fuck one?
>>41217103YOU CAN TRY!
>>41217103if you try hard enough anonif you try hard enough
What you need is a rifle, preferably something semi-auto, so you can get follow-up shots in quickly. 5.56 or 5.45 ought to do the job. Just make sure to dip the bullets in white ash. Skinwalkers hate white ash. It burns them and shit.
Haven't people had sexual encounters with fae (allegedly)?But the sex is really weird, like its hedonistic in the extreme or something.
This is beautiful.>man found dead in woods, crushed to death under his own pack containing countless weapons, religious items, raw ore, and a single ash covered rock
>>41216896>>41216783Aren't wendigos supposed to have frozen hearts and burned feet?
>>41217134Shit, they got him, he mustn't have had enough hearthstones. Give the next one more hearthstones.
>>41217134I can't stop laughing, send help.
>>41217131We started this thread talking about how to kill them. I should have expected this, but come on. Also, there's a story on /k/ about a dude that banged a skinwalker chick. It put on the accent it knew he liked just as he was about to walk away and after they banged she stole his 1911.
>>41217131>Haven't people had sexual encounters with fae (allegedly)?People have been fucking Fae since forever, they're pretty much the original race of waifus.The general idea is that you should remain polite, courteous yet wary about people you meet on the roads, even if they're women. If you keep your cool, they might give you advice. Being the randy dogs we are, this eventually developed into "be nice and they'll fuck you maybe."But yes, the sex is incredible and pretty comprehensive, although you need to realize some Fae use this as an opportunity to whisk you away, or get impregnated by you to make Changelings.It also depends on the Fae, someone mentioned Hulder. Hulder are very beautiful Scandinavians (Huldra is the female version) who will try to kidnap the FUCK out of you with charm magic, however the way to stop this is realizing they're Huldra (look for a hollow back or cow tail.) If you notice the tail, remain friendly, and keep in touch, you might even get a wife (same applies to Kitsune.)Nymphs and Dryads are a whole other can of worms that would require their own posts.>>41217134It's not really that much gear if you're serious about it.>Silver crucifix>Fire-starting gear>Hearthstone>Knife>Pocketful of riceThat's all you need.
>>41217195Wat. That sounds hilarious.But I don't want to fuck one, I just heard some fucked up freaky stories about people who have and weird or horrifying shit has ensued.
>>41216783God damnit /x/ stop scaring yourself over nothing. Sure it's fun to play pretend (and boy did you come to the right board for that) every once and awhile, but this kind of shit ain't real. Wedigos? Skinwalkers? That shit's not physically possible. And despite what /x/ may say and fa/tg/uys may wish for, magic ain't real. Just go innawoods and have some fun exploring nature, and save your fear for real shit like feral hogs and methheads. And even if you don't have a gun - as long as you're careful?I wouldn't worry about it.
>>41217223>It's not really that much gear if you're serious about it.>>Silver crucifix>>Fire-starting gear>>Hearthstone>>Knife>>Pocketful of rice>That's all you need.>taking a knife to a supernatural ANYTHING fightYou know, if there is any other option that works from farther away, you TAKE THAT OPTION.
>>41217224>But I don't want to fuck one, I just heard some fucked up freaky stories about people who have and weird or horrifying shit has ensued.The sex itself isn't freaky, in fact the sex is probably the best sex you will ever have.It's the afterglow you need to be careful about. If you're a poor lover they might just dump you in the forest or turn you into an animal. If they like you too much they'll steal you away to the First World or a cave where time flows all freaky.Before having sex with any Fae, it's important to know they're Fae, know their tricks, and keep them satisfied.
>>41217223Same sort of stuff with selkies. Honestly, half of folklore seems to come from lonely guys looking at animals/trees/geography and thinking 'boy it'd be great if these were women because then I could marry it maybe'.
>>41217262>You know, if there is any other option that works from farther away, you TAKE THAT OPTION.He needs steel. A knife is steel, a spear has steel but also wood, and wood is a bad idea with wood-shapers.Axes are out because those trigger Fae something fierce.
>>41217286Nigga, you can get a solid metal spear, that aren't even uncommon.Or a steel staff.Fuck, take a fucking gun, go get some custom ammo made at any comprehensive shop.Fuck knives, man.You know when knives are scary? When some fuck jumps you in an alleyway. THAT shit is terrifying.Don't take your shitty flip knife into the woods.
/x/ & /tg/ dream team.>/x/ instinctively knows when a situation is sketch, and can identify any horror besetting them>/tg/ knows a laundry list of spells and entities weaknesses Make it happen.
>>41217286Isn't steel no good since it's not pure iron?
>>41217270>Same sort of stuff with selkies.I've always had trouble figuring out which supernatural race of hot, smart women are the best.Huldra, Selkies or Kitsune. Huldra are strong Scandinavian chicks, Selkies have the whole "beautiful Celtic" girl thing going, while Kitsune are straight up designed to be the ideal wife.
>>41217332And all three are going to kill you at one point or another.
>>41217329>Isn't steel no good since it's not pure iron?If anything, steel should be even more effective.Iron works because blood smells and tastes like iron, which made people associate iron with being the "life-blood" of the Earth. As Fae are part of the Earth, it takes something *from* the Earth to hurt them, and shaped life-blood tends to do the trick damn well.Steel is largely an alloy of iron and carbon. If iron is the world's life-blood, carbon could be considered the world's bones.
>>41217356Well, that's true with any woman.
>>41217356No one lives forever, so an eventual death is assured regardless.At least you can fuck something better than your wildest dreams with some of them bitches.
>>41217315>setting is spoopy woods>/x/ wearing a trenchcoat with a tinfoil hat on and an extremely dated camcorder >/tg/ wearing a wool wizard robe and hat with an oak staff and an iron longsword>/k/ in full combat gear, face smeared with camo paint, and two ARs slung over the shoulderFund it.
>>41217255>I wouldn't worry about it.You're lying! Uncle /k/ told me not to trust people who say that!
>>41217378>/fit/ is doing pull ups off of tree branches in the background in unusually tight shorts, and nothing else
>>41217356Kumiho are going to eventually kill you.Kitsune are a mixed bag since most of them are good-natured, albeit tricksters to the core. They're more likely to run away than kill you, which is in fact where they got their name.Huldra are only going to kill you if you stop appreciating how you got a 10/10 supernatural Nordic waifu, and even then they'll give plenty of warning.Selkies I'm not too sure about, never read enough about them.
>>41217367My understanding was that iron is associated with the real, material world and is as such anathema to the ethereal fae.
>>41217418Both of them are probably right, iron has a lot of significance in folklore.Steel shouldn't be any less effective because it has other minerals in it.
>>41217438Well that's the thing, some weaknesses are rather specific, IE. -pure- silver.Others are vague such as "blessed water".It depends on the particular creature, so carrying straight up iron would likely be a better catch-all
>Anon from /x/ wanders in to ask about wendigos>In an hour he learns how to kill anything that bumps in the night seven times over, how to fuck anything that bumps in the night, and how to identify when one is more appropriate than the other.God dammit you guys, those poor creatures won't know what hit them.
>>41217311>Don't take your shitty flip knife into the woodsNever doubt an Eagle Scout, anon.
So...Do you people actually believe in fairies an' shit, or are you just pretending?
>>41217465>It depends on the particular creature, so carrying straight up iron would likely be a better catch-allA horseshoe will never hurt.Looking up stuff about cold iron and steel seems to suggest steel works, as cold iron generally means any worked iron, especially when made into cutting/slashing implements.Again, the implications are pretty direct here: If faced with a fairy, take out your knife and stab it until it goes away.>>41217504Yes.
>>41217504Little of column a, little of column b.Mostly it's just safe to assume that anything COULD be out there, so it's best not to discount it imediately.
>>41217504About 50:50.You never know.At the same time, should an actual bear show up or some shit, I'm sure most of the people here would shit the best, unless they are also /k/ommandos.
>>41217496I hate this boyscout shit like it really helps.Those are skills literally anyone can learn, and anyone competent doesn't really need to.I don't care how many badges you have, at the end of the day they won't do anything to save you from actual threats.Avert them? Perhaps. But doesn't do shit. They don't teach you how to properly avoid a bear when it is actually trying to kill you.They don't teach you how to stab someone to death efficiently.Sheesh. All my life all these boyscout kids acting like hot shit, every single one has broken down under stress. Maybe you're actually competent, but I don't have high hopes for that. Sour taste in my mouth.The salt is real!
>>41217535usually a bear showing up isn't an enormous problemit's not like wildlife immediately fights you to the death on sensing your presence
>>41217560Wildlife needs to be more manly.
>>41217535>At the same time, should an actual bear show up or some shit, I'm sure most of the people here would shit the best, unless they are also /k/ommandos.>/k/, /x/ and /tg/ go out into the woods and find a skinwalker wearing /out/'s flesh.Imagine the adventures that trio could have.
>>41217170Oh, my burning feet of fire!
Protip:It's not real
>>41217572Humanity already killed all the manly wildlife.
>>41217555I was mostly referring to the fact that I have far more knives than I can ever really use, because people assume that a Boy Scout is going to want a knife for a gift.They're not wrong, but I'd prefer a french knife or paring knife any day.
>>41217572wildlife is more concerned with staying alive
>>41217578Kinda makes me think of those old Pat McManus stories.
>>41217223Holy fuck this is fascinating.I must know more! More on Fae sex!After all, to paraphrase Arnold, if it cums, we can kill it!>>41217263Wow got any stories?
>>41217605Now I think about it, I really need a nice scimitar.Boning knives are good for breaking down chickens, lambs, and cows, but god damn if a scimitar isn't amazing for fish.
>>41217504We're pretending, so went we'll meet aliens we can play elaborate practical pranks on them
>>41217605See, my salt is real.Yeah, someone though I was big sword nut, so people are buying me malltanas all the time and shitty "decorative" swords.It hurts, I can be rude and say fuck nah, but I don't want them, either.I just want my sewing kit, back from my cousin, dammit! Little bastard wont hand it over.
>>41217623Bruh, all you need to know about the sex is it's *really* good, but it's not something you should brag about (they'll know.)Stories where a man snags a Wood Wife always has the man lose her, or die, due to him either mistreating his supernatural lover out of forgetting he's got a good thing going, starts to brag about having a supernatural wife, or disobeys his promise never to [Do Thing] on [Night Wife Said Never to Do Thing.]>Wow got any stories?On the sex? No.On the romance? Yes.Fae are great at sex, but they're better known for being lovers, wives and good friends at least in the stories where they're not capricious fucks.
>>41217512>bunch of heavily armed crazy people wandering in the woodsI look forward to seeing you on the evening news.
>>41217417If a selkie finds the skin that you stole from her, she'll turn into a seal and run away.
>>41217684That's romantic death, which is probably more tragic.
>>41217684What a coward!
>>41217643>shitty "decorative" swords.That shit is the absolute worst.My dad got an Excalibur replica from Amazon, and it's not even set in the handle right, so it's crooked, and it rattles when you pick it up.Also, get that damned sewing kit back. That shit gets expensive.
I've hear white ash works againt them, so if you're starting a fire, pick up some of the ashes when it's done. Also, don't go anywhere alone. The standard trick the skinwalkers and other shapeshifters like to pull is wait untill you're alone, then kill or capture you and take your place. They aren't usually described as attacking people who aren't alone.Cold iron (which really means any forged iron) works on most mythological beasties, so that's a good bet.>>41217329I'd assume it works. See, the thing isn't that iron is inherently anti-supernatural or anything. It has symbolic value because it represents man's power over nature: We can take lumps of rock with iron ore, and refine it into iron and shape that iron into a weapon. Therefore it's effective againt primal creatures of the wilderness. Infact, based on that logic, anything man-made, the more artificial the better, should work. Plastic, food that's 90% artificial sweeteners and preservatives...
>>41217684>If a selkie finds the skin that you stole from her, she'll turn into a seal and run away.>If a man steals a female selkie's skin she is in his power and is forced to become his wife. Female selkies are said to make excellent wives, but because their true home is the sea, they will often be seen gazing longingly at the ocean. If she finds her skin she will immediately return to her true home, and sometimes to her selkie husband, in the sea. Sometimes, a selkie maiden is taken as a wife by a human man and she has several children by him. In these stories, it is one of her children who discovers her sealskin (often unwitting of its significance) and she soon returns to the sea. The selkie woman usually avoids seeing her human husband again but is sometimes shown visiting her children and playing with them in the waves.For some reason this is really sweet to me.
>>41217764this is two damn qt
>>41217580I didn't want to remember that book. Fuck you for making me remember that book.
>>41217760Would a human doughball be poisonous to supernatural creatures because of all the artificial substances in their bodies?Americans OP, nerf corn syrup
>>41217845Assuming the manipulation and perversion of the so-called natural order is physically or spiritually harmful, most "modern" foodstuffs would be practically radioactive. At least in the US.>yfw you realize that the FDA has been letting companies pump toxic shit into you so you'd be safe from monsters.
>>41217876That would make for one hell of a revelation in a supernatural campaign.>you will never battle insidious FDA agents.
>>41217876>freedom cletus on his motorized wheeliebin is our knight in shining armour in the fight against the supernaturalgod bless the US of A
>>41217918>The FDA will never have it's own monster hunting division>You will never fight werewolves with weaponized Chez Wiz>You will never have a shoot-out with vampires in an Aldi wielding only name-brand ketchup and a can of soup made from steroid-filled chickens>You will never drop a mayo nukeWhy live?
Everyone in this thread is either a creep or a freak for talking so eagerly about implementing pain and death upon the Fair Folk. The Fae are friends, not foes, and the sooner you realize this the sooner you could have a shot at some adorable mythological maidens.So put down that nasty knife and come visit the forests some time, bring friends!
>>41217311>Don't take your shitty flip knife into the woods.It might not make for a very good WEAPON, but you absolutely should have a good knife with you in the woods.
>>41217974Someone has never read classical mythology. Or did you just forget the bits about faeries stealing children, phouka dragging people into the night never to be seen again, and forest sprites causing all kinds of crazy shit?
>>41217949Don't think it would work on vampires, as they'e undead and therefore inherently unnatural themselves....Maybe FDA is actually run by vampires who are trying to get rid of their ancient enemies by wiping out all the supernatural being associated with natural powers?
>>41217949>monster hunting division of the FDA>they call themselves The Biological and Ethereal Extermination Force... Or BEEF.
>>41218006>The USDA is still pissed about not thinking of that name first.>They got stuck with Federal Undead Control Service
>>41218004im pretty sure that was the entire plot of werewolf the apocalypse
>>41217760>>41217876Reminds me how in WoD (OWoD at least), one of the major weaknesses of werewolves, along with the more traditional silver and setting them on fire, is radioactivity since werewolves are the servants of Gaia and radiation is pretty much anti-life.
>>41218041Not quite. It's not vampires, but a maga-corporation run by people serving the cosmic embodiment of chaos on destruction, who want to poison and destroy the world in order to release their master.
>>41217974Are you fucking high? Did you think all that shite that people told you about happy friendly pixies and fairies was how it actually was portrayed in myth?Dude, the fair folk are assholes. Seriously, they were NOT nice people.
Do skinwalkers eat people or is that just wendigos?
>>41218135I don't think anyone who knows for sure would be in a position to tell.
>>41218131Obviously he's and Elven Shill, here to take you away before drowning you for fun, or breaking your bones in a specific order to form a musical accompaniment for the babbling brook that runs behind his house.
>>41217103You don't fuck jdam, jdam fucks you.And anyone dumb enough to be standing beside you."Never stand beside someone throwing rocks at an armed man".
>>41218004>you will never poison the blood of an entire state through clever use of fast food coupons to kill off it's vampire population
>>41217555Maybe your scouts didn't, ours involved actually hunting and killing rabbits and deer with bows and guns and camping out with minimal survival gear for a week straight.Then again, I'm coming from the Canadian forests so . . . .
>>41217555I knew a guy in the Scouts. According to him, it was basically a glorified work-release program and half the kids in it were batshit fucking crazy. That may just be an Indiana thing though.
>>41218151Oh well thats ok.
>>41217845>>41217876>>41217918>>41217920>>41217949>>41218004>>41218006>>41218023Jesus fucking Christ. Only on 4chan.
>>41218356Obviously. Agents from BEEF and FUCS come here all the time. All those flame wars are actually extremely heated debates in secret code about the proper way to go about eliminating supernatural threats. And now I want a Hellsing spin-off set in the American food inspection industry.
I only read the first half of the thread but here you go:>Cross hilted daggers/swords can double as crucifix. Also a separate protective symbol in other folklores.>Fey will likely try some form of suggestion/mind control. If you'd prefer to be safe at all cost and are not exited about becoming a friend of the fey, get iron cufflinks/buttons. You don't always get to draw your iron whatever and the fey like to dance or do other physical contact stuff.>Salt works for both making them count it and sanctify stuff and even making a barrier/circle. Vulnerable to being drecnhed though so carry seeds or peebles as well.>For non-hostiles that still like to play tricks on you (like, making you skip 5 years while you dance tricks). You should know some riddles to occupy them until the sun rises. They can be hard but certainly not unfair or you'll incur their wrath. Also know several of them in case the figure it out.>Also get glass in case of fext.My kit would include:glass peeblesno iron cufflinks/buttons because I like most feys from my local folklorethat silver filigraned iron dagger with a cross hilt I got from my grandmaa hearthstone (I learnt something today)a pouch of salta glass lensan ironwood poignard (basically a good stake)And fire starting gear ofc
>>41216832>>41216783What you want are blue glass bullets tipped with ironwood, or shotshell with blue glass and ironwood shot. Will kill vampires, werewolves, fexts, fey, you name it.
>>41218464>I only read the first half of the threadwe've moved on from thathere's the proper kit:a box of peepsan iron spatulacolt 1911two quarter poundersa pouch of saltyour ipoda tub of miracle whipa portable deep fryer
>>41216832Cover the tip of the gun in white ash, I remember that white ash makes it so you can hurt them. Cover everything in white ash.
>>41216783You need three things: a blade sufficient for cutting through the rib cage (to enable removing the heart), matches, and whatever you think it will take to get the thing to the point where you can do the first thing. Regular old steel swords work pretty well on either, although a silver nitrate solution poured onto the blade will help. So does a mixed load of silver and steel buckshot from a few yards out. You can just alternate if you can find pre-loaded silver buckshot.You can also avoid the entire mess to begin with by completing a ritual of obeisance at an altar inside the woods you're going to be in. You can make the altar if there isn't already one there. The ritual requires a sacrifice of sustenance and of blood (a squirrel works, usually), as well as an oath to not violate the area. Like by leaving your trash behind.Happy camping.
>>41218556Oh, I kind of realized this isn't obvious but...once you've removed the heart you should burn it. It will go up like dry kindling.
>>41218500thx mang I' continuing my reading as I type all this. Speaking with my famlily I also gathered:garlic is good for health but thoses that consume it become less in touch with magic stuff. For when you don't want to meet anything.Mortal bread, fruits and beer/wine (try to have something not too tainted by the food industry, ie amke it yourself). Good for keeping a full stomach befor entering undertown and having less of a harsh time trying their foods. Also good for offering if you want to be friend.Blue dirt and ashes can symbolically turn you into a spirit if used as face paint.
>>41218582Kinda running low on ideas. I'll talk to the family during lunch so I can gather more ideas but for now, I'm out.If you can play it well, flute/harps/fiddles and maybe some other intruments (mostly flutelike) will do a nice job at charming beasts/making the fey dance at a more mortal pace so you can enjoy it.
Man this has been a cool thread.
>>41217555But Eagle Scouts have a neato fucking scholarship for doing the stupid crap. Enjoy that nice salt rub.
>>41218582So Blue Man Group is actually an unholy choir of spirits?
>>41218710Why else would they be banging pots and throwing their supernatural powders around?
>>41217045Fae, like most reasonable ("reasonable" as in "won't cut you down on sight") enchanting creatures of the wood, care little for the products of humanity, only when it entertains them. We have nothing to offer the Fae that they can't consider or produce if they so desire. What they have, and what they serve, is far beyond our ability to grasp or appreciate. What little is known about creatures of the forest, like most who study such cryptids will tell you, is really only what they care to let us find out. Even those of us who would dedicate our lives to studying them may not really discover anything new, and if they do, it is unlikely the Fae mistakenly/accidentally let it be discovered about them. Like someone said, you're just going to be made a curious plaything for lacking such humility as telling a Fae that pizza is better than guarding its forest.
>>41218754Depends on the fae really, korrigans would probably kindly accept human booze. Probably the same for other things you can offer but they're likely to be old and not like change too much. Don't feed them pizza but a nice pie.I believe is fae exist, all folklores are true and the fae are jst different by area. If that's so, some fae are not guardian of the forest to the core and such, though they share certain ideals.
>>41218476Wouldn't the glass just shatter
>>41218930glass shards are nasty
>>41217015what if i give them my neighbors name?
>>41216832Necromancers are people, they die like everyone else. Well, unless they've gone lich or vampire or something
>>41216783Wendigos are the spirit of those that resort to cannibalism to avoid starvation. Do you think you can kill starvation with bullets or arrows? You can't. The Wendigo eats human flesh but it's still a human in some level, so it doesn't sate him. It just keeps doing it out of a cursed addiction, but this is a recurrence of the Wendigo's sin. If you want to defeat a Wendigo, you have to offer him meat. Preferably from a local animal and raw. Wrap a nice piece of blood venison in leather and just put it in front of the creature. Stand your ground.Also, unclean Native American spirits fear the smoke caused by burning sage. Sage is believed to be a plant associated with sacred rites and healing. It's smoke has purifying properties and the Wendigo is a sin, or sickness, made form. So if the offering of meat fails, have a bowl of crushed dry sage leaves ready to be burned and use a fan of sage leaves to blow the smoke towards the Wendigo. He should back off immediately.Last but not least, arrowheads made with the antlers of a buck. The horn of a buck is one of the most powerful materials on Native American Mythology.Happy huntings and welcome to the club.
>>41218135Skinwalkers live to inflict pain (death) on others. They are not monsters per say, but powerful shamans who use their powers for evil. Some may eat their victims.
>>41218542>Cover your dick in white ash
>>41217481Fuck the spirits of nature and beyond; they try to wreck the one time some nigga goes outside to camp, they get what they deserve.
>>41216783You've already gotten tons of answers, but I want to offer my condolences. I hate that you have to come to us for this sort of thing.
>>41219357this to be honest
>>41217504A little bit of belief. The shit our ancestors had to deal with wresting control of the primeval forests of the planet's land masses from regular old nature? You better believe I wouldn't be surprised if some things like fae were/are out there. And anyway, being polite to strangers and carrying weapons in the woods are good ideas even if you don't think there's the possibility they aren't human.
>>41217504It's fun to consider a silly question completely seriously.
>>41217974This poster is a sidhe, pay no attention to what it says.
>>41219357You seem to know a lot friend. Any practical experience with Wendigos?
>>41219871Well, not with Wendigos. I'm not from North America but I like studying mythology from anywhere I can. I'm South American. We have different creatures here.
>>41218002That's rather unfair. There's bits about house spirits keeping the evil ones at bay and friendly faeries granting one luck in exchange simple tokens of kindnessThe fae are just a bipolar people. It's not their fault you just don't understand their ways.
>>41219666>The shit our ancestors had to deal with wresting control of the primeval forests of the planet's land masses from regular old nature?If we really would want to consider this issue seriously, then the problem is in you thinking that your ancestors took those ideas literally in the first place.The problem with modern people ACTUALLY believing in things like natural spirits is that you people don't really understand the kind of language or mindset these people thought in. Monsters are a very real category, there is no doubt about that. But that does not mean vendigo's are a real threat actually lurking in forests.
>>41219891>you just don't understandI understand that there are mythical creatures who in the vast majority of cases fuck people over or murder them for fun. If it's not human and not cuddly it must be purged.
>defeat>not seduceyou're on the wrong board
>>41219926When has sticking your dick in a mythological creature ever worked out for anyone?
>>41219950Quite literally never, but that has also never stopped people from thinking they'd be the exception.
>>41219950If it's cuddly enough, what could go wrong?
>>41219950Stick dick in kitsuneReceive wife
One observation I've made about world folklore and myth is to NEVER eat food while you're in the world of the supernatural And it's even worse to STEAL food from it
... I wonder if Fae or other monsters can sense curses and whether or not that would affect how they would interact with you.
>>41219950I recall one Japanese story about a cliché Kitsune who seduced and married a guy.The whole "if anyone finds out what I am I'll leave you" trope happens but the husband chases her to the edge of their farm. He spills his guts out proclaiming his undying love for her and their children and for the only time I remember a Kitsune came back to her family
>>41220014Japanese magical fox lady: good move.Korean magical fox lady: she's gonna eat your organs.
>>41220058You're the guy who got cursed by a Yogi, aren't you?
Salt is a valuable weapon against the undead.It prevents things from rotting/decaying and by extension has a deep association with life triumphing over death.
Here's something helpful I picked up when I was apprenticed to an old carpenter. Cool old dude, tall, skinny, bald, and old as hell. Anyway:>Shadows darken, cold wind wails, moon is shining clear.>Pocket full of iron nails, never shall I fear.>In the trees and on the trails, strangers drawing near.>Pocket full of iron nails, never shall I fear.>Keep the faith when courage fails, hammer so they hear.>Pocket full of iron nails, never shall I fear.Pound a few nails into trees in a loose ring around the camp. Especially be sure to hit anywhere two trees lean together to form an archway.Of course, this is one of those situations where "be polite" and "be safe" are at odds. But honestly, anything this works on, FUCK polite.
>>41216783A strong right hook. Follow up as necessary until incapacitated. Don't squander openings.
>>41220139>weird trees that make fae gates Why even camp near such a benighted place?
>>41220103Wait, not that guy, but i think i remember you. You bumped in to some wizard looking guy in india and your sister got cancer or something, right?Wow, reading what i just wrote makes me feel like a dick, but isn't a yogi just a dude who does yoga and doesn't sex?
>>41220282I also ended up with Nerve Damage around my eyes.And the word my Dad used to describe the guy translates closest to "Black Magician." He was technically more of a Saddhu than a Yogi.
>>41220310What path did he follow?Aghori?Those fellas are strange as all hell.
>>41220528Definitely not Aghori.Kerala has some traditions that are only found there. I do remember that my grandparents said something about him "consorting with demons" (their words, not mine). Dunno if they meant Rakshasa or something else.
>>41217255Sure thing, Skinwalker.
>>41219950Ancient Greek heros were usually the result of their dad banging a nymph. So it worked out pretty well for them.
>>41217760>plasticPlants compressed over millions of years into the blood of the earth. Belching fire and smoke, mankind punctures deep below the surface, to extract, to distill, to burn and bubble.We create thickened tar to curse and seal the earth with our mark, burn it, converting the lifeforce of earth into domestic appliances.We make it into tupperware and store last night's meal.You better fucking believe plastic is going to beat the fuck out of them.New anti primal creature weaponry - nerf guns.
>>4122066310/10 would convince someone else to try first before believing
>>41220644And most of the kids were super fucked up, best end had a tragic hero vibe, worst was outright evil bastard. Still smarter to just stick to humans and let the supernatural world romance itself. As if a leanansidhe could really compare with the miller's pleasantly plump red headed daughter with rockin tits and skin like milk and I'll stop now.
>>41220693Don't stop, I'm getting aroused.
>>41216783/k/ here, skinwalkers are our gig.And remember to use some "fuck your shit" shotgun rounds. Because if its worth killin', its worth killin' with fire.
>>41218131The way I play fae is how I imagine wild animals see people. Sometimes they'll feed and shelter you and heal you if you're hurt, sometimes they'll hunt you and torture you and eat you. Often it'll be the same fae and there's absolutely no way to know what it plans to do until it's happening.
>>41217606This was my big problem with Jurassic World. The dinosaurs started acting like movie monsters instead of real animals. Especially the pterosaurs.
>>41216783>Hey /tg/, /x/ poster here. Going innawoods soon with some friends, really remote area, native american stomping grounds.Yeah, no, you aren't.
>>41221540Direct that sad face at all the fucking Chinese assholes and poachers that like to kill endangered animals for dumb ass reasons or profit.Not that it's just the Chinese or poachers, just to be fair. Just the very rich and very fucking stupid in general. Seriously imagine a cool animal you've never heard of before, and is rarely seen. The chances of some fucktard in a poor and or under education nation going and making bullshit medicine of it is probably 90% even though modern medicine is more effective, or a rich asshole who decides he wants something nice looking to put in his wife's bathroom.Pic fuckin' related. I'm ultra mad and super salty.
>>41220032More often than not, it's the theft part. Usually, if you're being offered the food, it's safe to eat. This is because in the majority of mythologies around the world, spirits tend to have rules to follow, so by willingly offering food they are effectively making sure you don't fuck up. Taking food that wasn't meant for you is a serious offense in most cases.If it's a non-spirit, then it comes down to a matter of customs and respect. Fae may be trying to trick you, or warp your very being, but at the same time you must be careful as Fae have very strict rules as well. If you know the rules, you can keep yourself safe and even use them against the Fae. Think of the Blind Man from Pan's Labyrinth. Pan specified ahead of time that he has but one rule. Do not eat his food. If you can avoid that, you're golden. If you cannot, he will rend you limb from limb, eat your delicious white meat, and fashion your scalp into a tea cozy. But these are just generalizations. Unfortunately, the world of mythology and fantasy is full of creatures many and varied, and not all of them follow the same rules. Some may give no fucks, others may be intentionally trying to harm you in such a case, and some may wish to aid you. Knowing is half the battle when it comes to magical creatures, and when that doesn't work that's when you draw your sword.
>>41216958Does it have to be a crucifix or can it be any other symbol of faith? If I went around wearing a silver crucifix my own family would kill me, let alone the wendigo.
>>41221945Around where I live all legends warn you to never eat fae food unless you're already a friend.Depending on who offered it you'll end up waking up five years later or in a cage.
>>41217378>>41217401>/out/ is wearing a ghillie suit and plague doctor mask, carrying a bag of chipsThis is based on an actual story from the early days of /out/.
>>41218290It's a mixed bag, really.You get some boys who are in it for the outdoorsmanship and camaraderie. You get others who are in it for the skills. Others are in it because it means a lot to their family. All of these guys tend to be pretty chill. Then you have the kids who are in it because their parents hope it helps sort them out/calm them down. The ones who agreed because they knew scouts get to play with Fire and Knives. Those guys can be fucked up.In general, it's a fine organization, with a lot of people in it to do good and have fun as a community, but there will always be bad eggs for various reasons. I know quite a few Eagle Scouts, coming from a Scouting family, and they vary in demeanor as much as anyone else. My brothers and I are trustworthy friends and dedicated volunteer workers, but we're also sarcastic assholes. Another one I know is a comp sci guy, who I've never heard say a cruel thing about anyone. Another served time in Leavenworth Military Prison for stealing from a Naval Shipyard. I'm reminded, somewhat, of the words of Olivander in the first Harry Potter. "He did great things. Terrible things, but great ones nonetheless." The big thing is it teaches you confidence, teamwork, and enough skills to appear competent. That's a recipe for people to lead others. Whether for good or ill...It wouldn't be terribly wrong to think of it a little like The Night's Watch from GoT. Some of the dudes are total asshats, here because they have to be. Some are here for the stories they heard, and some are here because it's what their family expects. But they're a group, and they do useful things, so they push on.
>>41217504A lot of folklore is based around real animals, past or present.>ogres/trolls/giantsNeanderthals were basically this to early homo sapiens, up to and including the massive height and "rip your arms off and beat you with thesticky end" strength.>griffinsProtoceratops fossils>selkiesseals>>41217684Why don't you just take the seal skin, put it in a metal box, weld it shut, and drop it into the ocean?
>>41218045Thats silly. Several creatures feed on radiation and Chernobyl is teaming with wildlife.
>>41218754>We have nothing to offer the Fae that they can't consider or produce if they so desire.What about real estate on the FUCKING MOON? I'm pretty sure that if fae are real they're confined to this planet.
>>41222282Not many, and they're generally small or single-celled animals.As for Chernobyl, large parts of The Zone are completely safe and now completely devoid of humans. Animals can sense radioactivity far better than we can, and they know where they can and can't go.
>>41222260neanderthals were shorter than sapiens tbh
>>41222368I read that most animals just dont live long enough for the radiation to really be a problem to them.
>>41222372Well shit, guess I was thinking of something else. Maybe that ten foot gigantopithcecus variant from southeast asia?
>>41217255If we're being completely honest, the line between backwoods methhead and wendigo is blurrier than the end of a Jap's dick.
>>41217504I've seen things with my own eyes, if that helps. I've grown up in an area associated with ancient native folklore. I've had a friend attacked at a river right in front of me by some kind of water spirit that was bigger than a person and covered in scales. It left one of these green scales behind. The other incident was with a hidebehind
>>41222397neanderthals could be nibelungens/tolienic dwarves
>>41222162I remember that thread
Let me tell you the ultimate defense, also works vs dragons, fairies and assorted things.Are you ready?Really?Really, but really, really, really really +1 and foreverial?o-okay h-here i-it-it comes!!!They don't exist, hence can't hurt you. Drunken hobos with a pipe can, so get away from hobos.
>>41222502IIRC they were barbecue chips.
>>41216783Want to defend yourself from mystical and mundane creatures while showing how god damn AMERICAN you are? Fireworks work well. In all seriousness wendingos, Katshituashku, and the like are not very familiar with the human world. A roman candle would make a great first line of defense in attempting to startle them off. Anything without a frame of reference would be startled by a giant boom and a ball of bright colors exploding in their face
>>41222368Actually the reason wildlife is thriving there is because so few people live there. Turns out humans are worse for the environment than nuclear meltdowns!
>>41216832i've always heard the argument that silver bullets would fly with poor accuracy and rage, because of being too heavy and soft compared to other bullet-materials. what does anyone think of a very thin layer of silver over the normal bullet (careful not to get it on the joint between bullet and shell-casing of course), like a silver jacket? or silver tips, or possibly grooves cut shallowly in the bullet and filled with silver?I don't mean effectiveness against monsters or whatnot, just asking whether such a thing might fly better than an all-silver round.
>>41217504It's only paranoia if you're wrong.
>>41216850i always interpret 'cold iron' to mean something that's pure, un-tempered iron - that is to say, no steel or other alloys.
>>41222648Modern interpretations take it to mean basically anything iron, from lumps of ore to steel-jacketed bullets.
>>41222648It actually means forged iron. Think of cold in this instance as distant or un"emotional". A doctors lab is high tech but it could be considered a "cold" and removed placeAn iron knife is very distant from the natural ore that once comprised it
>>41222648Tempering doesn't add anything to the iron, I don't think. it's just cooling/heating at certain rates and temperatures.I dunno, been a while since I learned all this shit.
>>41222632silver is lighter and harder than lead, so it must be the opposite. I don't know why it being soft is good, but less mass would reduce the damage and increase the air resistance.
>>41222632The weaknesses to materials generally have a burning/repulsive effect.Also the anatomy of theses things would be different so you wouldn't know where is the heart.Better to pack buckshot to make it cower and a dagger to pierce the heart/behead afterwards.Also remember the fair folks and fay beasts leave to world to mortals when the sun shines (unless you went balls deep into a magical forest) so you don't have to kill the menace, just keep it at bay until dawn.
>>41222691yeah, but i don't like that idea. you could even take 'cold' to mean it was never melted/heated/worked in the way more complex metals, though I'm sure that's not why it was originally called that.
>>41222706People say silver bullets are unreliable and inaccurate, and that's right. But silver ballbearings would make great buckshot. You don't want a pistol loaded with silver bullets. You want a silver shotgun
>>41222700doesn't it add carbon?
>>41222708How the fuck do Huldra survive summers with midnight sun?Do they just migrate down to Stockholm and prey on kebab immigrants who don't know better?
>>41220663When you think about it, our entire world is powered by the dead, plant and animal, that have festered in the Hell beneath the earth for countless eons.We're a society of necromancers.
>>41222693that makes sense. i always wondered what the 'cold' part meant.watch we find later that you actually have to super-chill the metal for it to work on beasties.
>>41222741No, that's part of the steelmaking process. High-carbon steel is brittle but holds an edge better. Low-carbon steel is more malleable but dulls easily. Medieval European sword makers used separate pieces of steel - low-carbon for the core of the blade, high-carbon for the edges.
>>41222741I don't believe so, since tempering high carbon and low carbon iron/steel are done differently.I think.Again, it's been ages since I learned all this.
>>41222722egyptians did have trinkets made of meteoritic iron worked at cold temperatures because they didn't have wood to fuel funaces hot enough for ironthat being said, where I'm from the fair folk are said to be hurt by any iron. I believe rpg introduced cold iron because packing regular iron would be a very easy way to get an advantage on a lot of ennemies at a very low cost.
>>41216958I remember hearing a story about Wendigoes. They only showed up when you said the word "Wendigo." Not sure if true, but if it is, just don't fucking mention the demon-cannibals.
>>41222026What religion are you?
>>41222755didn't said they died in sunlight.Just said the day belongs to mortals and the night to the faeAlso this is true in my country's legends but not necessarly in the far north, different places, different fae
>>41219023Why blue glass?
>>41222706Soft is good because it reduces wear on the barrel and conforms to the rifling rather than wearing it down.
>>41220663i really like this reasoning o_oclubs made by dipping solid metal rods in layers and layers of hard plastic.
>>41222827there's multiple ways to make blue glass, one involves a form of silver
>>41222816Jewish, with some very grumpy ancestors on that side of the family, and Irish-Catholic on the other side. The Jewish side of the family would probably see it as a betrayal of everything they are, since I'm the last male in the direct line.
>>41222843Gee, thanks anon.I'm really interested in weaknesses of fae stuff. I loved the bits in Troll Hunter where he's got a shit ton of rosemary(?) in his caravan to ward trolls off.
>>41222853there's a work around in the cross hilted dagger>>41218464they wouldn't suspect a thing
>>41222779I forget the name of it, but there is a powder material that smiths would use on the iron to add carbon and other stuff to the metal. A lot of the mixtures were forgotten when people stopped handforging but there are some remains still hiding around. My dad started forging for fun and found some old stuff of this. Just forget the name.
>>41222869and Christian music enrages them. love it.
>>41222880I worked a bit as an apprentice smith and we rubbed burnt cow horn on the blades when we somehow had to do iron knives to make the edge hold at least a little.
>>41222900FLUX!! Thank you! Yeah, most of those recipes were lost I heard.
>>41222767I've heard it said that cold iron is just unforged iron. Never been heated, hence cold.
>>41219886If you're still in the thread, what are some things from your local mythology? I don't know much about South American stuff.
>>41220091>>41220103>>41220282>>41220310>>41220528>>41220560Can I have a cap, or at least a link, to that old story? I remember reading it, but wanna save it in my story archive
Movie recommendation: Thale
>>41218754Fae have no interest in the shallow creations of humans, and reject our petty reliance on technology.Except for a Domino's stuffed-crust ham and pineapple pizza every Tuesday night, with a portion of those little garlic doughballs.
>>41216783A mere boltgun shall send the unholy to oblivion.
>>41222608The real reason so many monsters have been proven to be "not real" is that our ancestors wiped them out, possibly by accident. We're in the middle of a dinosaur-killer tier mass extinction, and humans are the prime cause.
>>41216918 >>41217223>HulderThe hulders were held to be kind to charcoal burners, watching their charcoal kilns while they rested. Knowing that she would wake them if there were any problems, they were able to sleep, and in exchange they left provisions for her in a special place
>>41223279while you are right about the mass extinction, that's not why we haven't found unicorns and dragons it's because of the mists of invisibility
>>41217024>powerful shamans. There is a good chance this person is the skinwalker.Well we're dealing with two different definitions at that point. American Indian shamans that shift their shape have been called Skinwalkers, but the kind that terrorize campers and lack the ability to pass as human due to lack of social skills are shapeshifting spirits. At that point, you want the powerful Shaman to help you fight.
>>41222968It's literally the opposite of that, weirdly. The name doesn't make much sense. I always thought it was 'cold' because it's been forged into something and then given time to cool down.
>>41223249Not yet! We have barely learned anything about those specimen. A vivisection could prove very insightful.
>>41216783Wendigos are typically told to be extremely dangerous creatures; most tales have them with some combination of murderous, shape-shifting, cannibalistic, supernatural beasts. But, they also can typically be dealt with, if you're careful.Most of it seems to be about your situational awareness, first and foremost: Sometimes they're seen from a distance first, appearing to be a scraggly human, and will eventually try to infiltrate the group. In this case, be alert for a incredibly strong rotting stench, stay together at all times, and count heads. Some stories have wendigos being aggressive after someone strays into their turf. Watch for signs of bad shit, like bones, and the stench again.They're told to be strong, and perhaps even supernaturally 'suggestive' towards people; it seems to be a theme that people don't think as clearly around them, or be as alert.The most common theme seems to be that traditional damage DOES hurt them, and CAN kill them, but it seems to do a lot less damage than expected, so I wouldn't assume a gunshot has killed it until I'd seen its brains on the ground for myself. Fire is absolutely your go-to, if it's safe to do so. Fire usually works for pretty much any supernatural mojo, is my impression.tl;dr Be alert, stay with each other always, watch for weird people, pay attention for a horrible rotting smell, and if you have to kill it, either shoot/bludgeon/whatever it until you're standing over its mangled, ruined smear of a body on the ground, or light it on fireI've spent a lot of time reading and thinking about this stuff :(
/k/ is a better choice. They know how to kill all sorts of things.But skinwalkers are more afraid of you than you are them. I wouldn't worry about it
>>41223519Oh, I forgot: Despite what others have said in the thread, Wendigos can be either a powerful spirit of Nature, or a person who suddenly lusts for human flesh even when other food is easily available, and eventually becomes a sort of undead-ish monster that just lives to feast on living flesh. Sometimes it can be infectious, but more in a possessive way. Silver could prove to be a little more helpful, but unless you have the time you test out metals, I wouldn't worry about it and just shoot it in the chest with a flaregun, and hack it down with a nice ax while its chest cavity crackles merrily.
>>41223607>But skinwalkers are more afraid of you than you are them.This is basically the opposite of true with Naagloshii.
>>41223519>I've spent a lot of time reading and thinking about this stuff :(Have you tried this?
>>41223508WE DO NOT STUDY HERESY
>>41216783Get him a Daughter/Waifu
>>41223316That movie is my shit.
>>41223607This poster is also a sidhe, do not listen to it.
>>41221727Only humans can ascribe human traits to the nonsapients.
>>41221727I know that's from monster hunter but I'm not sure what that monster is called
>>41222994I don't think anyone capped it but I can retell it. I got a bunch more details after asking my dad about it.>be me>be eight years old>be visiting family in India (Kerala province specifically)>walking down the street with my dad in my family's town (Literally their town. Descended from the Kings who ruled that area and own all the property rights)>fall behind and bump into a guy who just walked out of a store>look up, only see a red and orange mask>weird looking shaman guy in orange and red robes>Back away, but the guy raises his hand and yells something I don't understand before walking away>Suddenly, everyone in the street is avoiding me.>This is India, the streets are fucking crowded, but there's a good 5-10 feet of empty space around me>my dad comes back and I tell him what happened>he immediately drags me back home>calls a bunch of my aunts and other female family members>Has my grandmother lead them in some kind of ritual>We end up leaving the next day>My mother does a ritual for me and my sister every few days when we get back Stateside>Has me chant the Hanuman Chalisa every morning>Carries out a ritual to Vishnu every full moon>Eventually, end up going to college and told to continue chanting>Do for a few weeks but eventually quit>Month later, sister ends up with leukemia>Little after that, I end up with an Autoimmune disorder that ends up damaging the nerves near my eyes permanently[Cont.]
>>41224317Nargacuga. A very fun fight
>>41220088Not my fault liver is delicious
>>41224479>Sister is mostly better now but her athletic prospects are shot>Nerve damage makes it slightly more difficult to drive, read, use computer, etc.>Eventually ask my mom and dad about the whole thing>Mom says that she was just warding off the Evil EyeDad told me later on that my grandparents had a few Sikhs and Vaishnivite Priests drive the Black Magician out of town and away from some Evil Temple Nearby. Apparently, without the Temple, the guy is powerless. The Priests also consecrated it so it couldn't be used for evil anymore. Dad also said that Mom's family is favored by Hanuman so they get divine protection that extends to me and my sister. Who knew.
>>41224748Oh, so your sister lived. That's good, from the way i read the story i thought she died. Wouldn't put so much faith in Hanuman though.
>>41224948Eh, the way I see it, he was shielding us so long as we invoked him and it was his influence that mitigated the effects of the curse.
>>41217974Nymphs, Centaurs and Dryads are about the only"Friendly" ones and unless you're a greek Hero or demigod there's still a chance they fuck you overWendigos? Skinwalkers?Yeah, fuck no. They're not nice. Cold Iron buckshot is all they deserve
>>41224948>don't put faith in HanumanWhy?
Important Note on Faith Based Defense:Holding up a Crucifix will do jackshit unless you believe in God and believe that the crucifix will protect you. If you aren't Christian, or truly do not believe in a Higher Power, you're better off running.On top of that, the strength behind a symbol's defense depends on the amount of belief empowering the deity it represents. Holding up an Ankh or a Hammer of Thor will, usually, be less effective than a Crucifix or a Star of David. However, if the belief of the person is particularly strong, then it will be just as a effective.However, it is entirely possible to defend yourself using symbols that do not belong to deities. Holding up a dollar bill might provide you with an equivalent amount of defense as a crucifix, provided that you actually Believe in it enough.
>>41225236>scaring off undead by woppin yo wad on da countah!I have a new character now.
>>41225236Any /g/entooman should be fine with a GNU icon or a picture of RMS. They have a Belief and a Cause and a Symbol, just no higher power.
>>41225236So... you're saying that it's possible to use Fedoras as symbols of Faith?
>>41225236>>41225296>I'll leave you alone for 1700 Macca!
>>41225236My love for the saviour, Matt Ward and the depth of my conviction is unending. What holy symbol do I wield to channel his divine power?
>>41225410I dunno man, a picture of his face?
>>41223648That was one of my favorite books as a kid.
>>41225410A Grey Knights codex
You're all paying child support because this awesome thread made me cum.
>>41216783Now I remember a screencap. They gave the skinwalker some drug that you shoot up in that, so that may be your best shot
>>41217223cae-lanion luhialdi mari felanuakreata tu ciartu alaran didirella. amauenloesi an deliantu nia vor ruhlenFelurian thae.
>>41225694>intentionally courting FelurianYou are not Kvothe, you are going to die.
>>41223103Oh shit yeah, that film is the shit.If you are into all of this sort of paranormal stuff, its a must watch. Plus the director is hot as fuck.
>>41225819Kvothe the raven, 'Nevermore'.
>>41225819>>41225953On an unrelated note, if a tree starts talking to you, run away immediately and/or kill yourself.
>>41225236Question. Could I smite fools with the power of Strong Force if I hold a science book?
>>41226185Well, you can check to see if Flight of Dragons rules apply.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uw9bny88OuYSometimes that works.
>>41222429Story time now. No idea whether you are telling the truth, but I like this anyways.
>>41226227That scene has got to be every nerd's wet dream.I know I get chills watching it. My favorite scene in the whole film.
>>41226227>Psychology>SociologyPfftt. Totally broke my immersion at that point.
>>41226380Hah. Yeah a bit.
>>41225977Nah, just ignore it, everyone knows that trees can't talk.The tree can see the entirety of time so trying to avoid disaster is impossible.
>>41217876So what, the movement to go to natural and 'organic' foods and cut out all the artificial stuff is actually from fae sympathizers trying to let the monsters run rampant again?
>>41226709Why do you think they're all smelly hippies? So long as they don't create planetary monocultures, GMOs have proven to be remarkably safe. There's a reason Paolo Bacigalupi never did a sequel to The Windup Girl.
Personal rule one for dealing with weird stuff: it ain't dead till it's missing a head.
>>41217255/x/ is like the kid that plays pretend even after all the kids are done and have gone home for dinner
>>41227553/x/ is more like the kid that plays in the woods by himself with only his imagination for company because the other kids don't like him, live too far away, etc.
>>41226750>the windup girl sequel Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but The Water Knife just came out and that's exactly what it is