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    316 KB Folklore Kicks Ass Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)05:01 No.6784778  
    Baba Yaga (also: Baba Jaga) is a witch-like character in Slavic folklore. She flies around on a giant mortar or broomstick, kidnaps (and presumably eats) small children, and lives in a house which stands on chicken legs.

    How fucking cool is that?

    Do you guys know any other badass heroes/monsters from folk stories? Would make - and in fact are making - excellent encounters in games.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)05:02 No.6784789

    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)05:03 No.6784793
    Baba Yaga is a Nosferatu in WoD and I believe makes an appearance in "Something Rotten in Kislev".
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)05:04 No.6784806
    I have a story.
    You won't like it. Story told only in my family.

    If you want it say so, or else I'm going to bed.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)05:07 No.6784830
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)05:10 No.6784856
    Alright gimme a few..

    Summarized version it will have to be I want to sleep.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)05:21 No.6784958
    Great Grandmother Moe told my mother, and she passed the story unto me. Unknown location, I wasn't told where, but it was roughly 90 years ago.

    Late at night in idaho during may a local gang of hunters went out on a hunting trip to kill a rogue wolf pack that's been evading them easily during the daytime. The gang of hunters were known to be very wicked and abusive to the locals and always jump at the chance the local sheriff puts up a mark on wolves.

    They went out hunting during a few nights, the first week they killed one wolf. This wolf was very thin but long limbed, it almost didn't represent a wolf at all. It was hung up for display near town. The next few nights they had no luck hunting the other wolves. Roughly a week after they got the first wolf the first wolf went missing, one of its paws still dangling from whatever they hung it up with. (Really the story gets blurry, I will have to ask mom to tell it to me again)

    There were sightings of a wolf limping around missing one of its rear paws, sickly and gangly looking on the outskirts of town. The gang claims to have shot it again and again and it keeps running off in the same direction crossing the river and escaping every time. It just kept coming back staring at them from afar.

    Sometime about a month after one of the gang's wives had a miscarried child, and what came out was pure black. She later died shortly afterward. (It was an infection I assume, but to continue with the story)

    The second month a gang member went insane and shot his own head off. His brother claims he kept having weird dreams that he couldn't wake up from. The fourth month two more of the gang members got into a fight and shot each other, neither of them survived overnight.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)05:22 No.6784962
    Continuing, field was too long..
    pasting the rest~

    I don't remember how many were left but they went out hunting for that wolf they thought they killed and didn't return. (They had rival gangs, I assume they were shot dead)

    The story has no name. Nothing special about it other then the gang just had a string of bad luck or stupidity, or both. Typical 1920's/'30's gangs. Mother/Great Grandmother claims it was the wolf's curse. I don't believe it but hey you wanted the story.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)05:37 No.6785071
    Thats not copypasta.

    This shit sounds cool if you tried telling it properly.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)06:51 No.6785592
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    >chicken legs
    that made me remember another slavic legend
    -polish goete-like sorcerer Twardowski who frequently rode a giant rooster
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)08:59 No.6786802
    Why does that not surprise me... The poles have strange strange things at time.

    Alright lets see what I can think up here also cool story bro. Honestly, No sarcasm.

    Various regions of Africa have folkloric tales of beings with vampiric abilities: in West Africa the Ashanti people tell of the iron-toothed and tree-dwelling asanbosam,[60] and the Ewe people of the adze, which can take the form of a firefly and hunts children.[61] The eastern Cape region has the impundulu, which can take the form of a large taloned bird and can summon thunder and lightning, and the Betsileo people of Madagascar tell of the ramanga, an outlaw or living vampire who drinks the blood and eats the nail clippings of nobles.[62]
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:03 No.6786836
    That all sounds alot like El Chupacabra and the "beasts" associated with alien abduction stories...
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:08 No.6786878
    Everything from Malaysia and Philippines, for one. Vampires that eat shit by pushing their tongue up people's intestines, demon fetuses, flesh-boring hell crickets, oil-covered phantom rapists, hairy, living pet voodoo dolls. They've got it all.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:10 No.6786899
    It does though its a hell of a lot older. Also Celtic Fae and Elves. Tiny people who would steal children and replace them with their own and render people unconscious using sticks that if you were poked by you would fall asleep.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:11 No.6786901

    shapeshifting mind-control dolphins, awesome

    Also my favorite story involving the
    Baba Yaga is one where a little boy is warned that the Baba Yaga will come into his house to count all the spoons, and not to disturb her while she does this because (surprise) she's fucking crazy and a powerful witch. Instead, he screams in her fucking face BABA YAGA DON'T TOUCH MY SPOON and then gets saved at the last second by his foster parents (who are a cat and a rooster). Then she comes to count the spoons again and he screams in her face again so she fucking kidnaps him and takes him back to her place to get eaten so he murders all her daughters except one, tricks her into dying somehow, then marries the daughter he didn't murder. Little bastard Mary Sue.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:13 No.6786925
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    Everything from the Philippines?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:14 No.6786931
    Another cool dude from Slavic folklore is Koshchei Bessmertniy (Koschei the Deathless). He is a wizard, who cannot be killed by ordinary means. instead, you have to find his "death," which is a needle, inside an egg, inside a duck, inside a hare, inside a chest, which is on the top of a tree on a faraway island.

    Sound familiar?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:15 No.6786942
    Yeah the "fairy" thing has been reincarnated as modern folk lore in Latin America too.

    People claim little Gnomes, with pointy hats walk through walls and shit.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:16 No.6786947
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    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:18 No.6786962

    video cartoon thing with Brazil's weird folklore creatures, the Shape-shifting pink dolphin included!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:18 No.6786968
    She was statted in Rage Across Russia, as a Nos with humanity 0, whose main goal was to return Russia to a very primitive (corrupted) form of nature-worship. She had bloodbonded several Spiral hives, a cabal of Mages, and a small army of kindred, fomori, and had deals with an Earthbound...so yeah...

    She also was attempting to summon several elder dragons called Zmei.
    >> !TarBOrxGts 11/20/09(Fri)09:18 No.6786969
    >Everything from Malaysia and Philippines
    As a Malaysian myself, I agree. I've encountered one of those Pontianak, not a nice experience.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:19 No.6786971

    There is a mythical creature from the Philippines that uses optimized builds to steal your soul and
    feeds on the rage of trolls.

    It also likes frilly hats.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:20 No.6786981
    Yes because that dude is, by some accounts, Baba Yaga's henchman.

    Anyway, Maui. Fished out an entire island, beat up the sun so it'd go slower (days were faster back then and people couldnt get shit done before dusk), switched his face with his wife's (ultimate trap hero?) and died while trying to climb inside his giantess ancestress' snatch (he was literally cleaved in twain when she closed her thighs. ) If any hero truly fits Exalted, that's him.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:21 No.6786986
    Yeah, and I keep having to drive the chupacabra away from my livestock while keeping an eye out for unicorns trampling my flower bed.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:21 No.6786989
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    Trauco: A little fairy tale creature from Chile (South America) represented by an old man who steal the young girls and get them pregnant
    That little awesome bastard
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:22 No.6786999
    >and lives in a house which stands on chicken legs.

    Medieval Mecha?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:22 No.6787001
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    That's the worst tikbalang ever.
    You ruined my friday.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:23 No.6787008
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    >climbing inside his great grandmoms snatch
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:25 No.6787023
    Spina de Mul is a pretty cool guy too, eh.

    He's a whizard who likes running around in the form of a zombie ass with the hindpart being either completely skeletonized and rotting or the hind part missing altogether for extra freakyness. He screams so hard that people die.

    The Summer ladies are pretty cool too.

    They're ususally women dressed in white standing in the middle of a field. Depending on the legend, they'll either crush you to death if you dare talking to them or will ask you questions about hemp cultivation and hack off your head with a sickle if you can't answer them correctly.

    The irish belived that alcoholics would run off into the woods, gathering at drunk's covens where they'd slowly turn into freakish birdpeople.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:26 No.6787029
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    aren't Tikbalang kinda like Werehorse?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:28 No.6787054
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    In turkish folklore , there is no such thing as ghosts, but there are some fucked up shit called genies. Apparently they live on another plane and sometimes drift into ours to simply disturb the living. They can mess with your mind,fuck you up poltergeist style and some more stuff. Also the first "boogey-man" kind of character a turkish infant learns is "öcü" which is apparently discribed as this Dark/smog kindish creature that feeds on children
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:28 No.6787055
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    The Pincoya. From the south of Chile too is the daughter of the sea. A lovely creature who is known for standing on the rocks in the mornings, always naked, and them go to her submarin palace the rest of the day. If you see her standing on the rocks and dancing, with her back to the beach it means good luck in the fishing and in fertility in general. If you see her with her arms extended to the beach it means a very bad luck in the fishing
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:29 No.6787068
    Oddly the unicorn mentioned in the bible is turning out to be the Aurochs A giant six foot tall cow that actually existed. Gotta love those translation errors. Also, I have to say from my side of the Pond(america) we've had some odd ones. The Sasquatch is actually quite old and the tales originate as an ancient forest people who were best not to be trifled with lest they eat you or some such.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:30 No.6787072
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    >giant mortar

    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:30 No.6787074
    swedish trolls. Huge ass or tiny, with moss and stuff growing all over them, sitting still and looking like rocks untill some poor bastard tries to make a grab at their gold.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:34 No.6787107
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    Don't you mean Norwegian trolls?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:34 No.6787114
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    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:34 No.6787117
    Indeed. I might as well mention I greatly enjoy that image. My praise to whomever came up with that.

    Anyway, here's a local tale you won't easily hear. Over here we tell of the Albastı, the crimson hag. A shapeshifting flesh-eater, its true form is that of a stereotypical hag - a scornful old face, long fingernails, large teeth, backwards feet (compare with many other shapeshifting demons both beneficial and harmful who share this trait! ) It feeds on livers, preferably those of newborn children or pregnant women. She sometimes visits in the guise of a relative, or a goat, dog, cat or bird, to bestow a curse upon pregnant women. She also has more complex tricks up her sleeve, such as turning into a small object like a strand of hair, mixing herself with food and drink and stealing the liver of her victim from within after getting ingested that way.

    An odd thing is the albastı have familial relations and a form of society, as they too strive to feed their children (with human livers. ) If one succeeds in pricking an albastı with a needle, she must serve him onwards so long as the needle stays on her. Even if the needle falls and she is freed, apparently servitude to humanity is a great insult for their kind (they are a form of fairy, after all) that this albastı would be killed if she ever returns to her own society.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:35 No.6787121
    Thunderbird(american again)
    A massive creature that with each wing flap would create a sound like a thunder clap and eat whales that it simply picked up from the ocean.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:37 No.6787134
    >genies. Apparently they live on another plane

    Sure they'll have to live on another plane, this plane's too busy with SNAKES
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:37 No.6787138
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:38 No.6787143
    Grettir from Norse tales was a pretty badass guy. He was cursed with bad luck, and had a short temper to boot, so his life was riddled with misfortunes, but he still got shit done. At one point he got into a fistfight with a monstrously strong undead called Glámur and they basically beat the shit out of each other through an entire farmstead until Grettir pinned him down and throttled the fucker until it stopped moving - but not before Glámur cursed him to never have another restful sleep again - after which Grettir decapitated the fucker, reburied him facedown, and shoved the head at the buttocks so the corpse would never find it again.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:39 No.6787146

    I mean SCANDINAVIAN trolls.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:40 No.6787153
    I seem to recall an old Icelandic folk tale about a kind of horse from the sea that, if you got on its back, your legs would become stuck to its sides and you couldn't get off it, and then it would leap back into the ocean and drown you.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:41 No.6787158
    That's well, at least not what I knew of those. Let me expand a bit on that. Genies are predominantly Arabic and mentioned in Qu'ran. They're like mankind in that they are sentient creatures with their own society and a concept of good and evil (whereas, for example, in Islam angels are not sentient and can never act on their own, making the matter of Lucifer's fall a bit complicated. ), with need for physical sustenance and humanlike reproduction. They are, however, very strong and fast, and usually invisible to the eye (but humans are visible to them. ) They're saprophytes, feeding on waste. Dealing with them is generally akin to dealing with another person.

    The "öcü" is just a general term for a boogeyman or imp, I do not think it refers to any particular creature.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:42 No.6787164
    Personally, I enjoy cryptozoology over folklore when it comes to freaky critters.

    However, Folklore is a very interesting way of examining a society. For example, medieval East European folklore is full of outsider threats (Baba Yaga, vampires, forest and water spirits), whereas Western Europe has an emphasis on insider threats (witches and werewolves).
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:42 No.6787168
    just a witch that lives deep in the forest inside a walking house with chicken legs, she is evil and can fly on a broomstick
    >> Rektum 11/20/09(Fri)09:44 No.6787178
    or Neck, were male water spirits who played enchanted songs on the violin, luring women and children to drown in lakes or streams.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:44 No.6787180
    Popo Bawa, a South American Incubus who only rapes men.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:44 No.6787186
    Hell yes nude male nymph creature from swedish folktales.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:46 No.6787199
    >Personally, I enjoy cryptozoology over folklore when it comes to freaky critters.

    There's a fuckton of overlap there bro.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:47 No.6787201
    calling the Baba Yaga just a witch is like calling Satan just a demon.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:47 No.6787203
    I cant even imagine a world where all these stories are true. humans would basically be fucked.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:47 No.6787207
    There are also a lot of old Icelandic folk tales about female seals coming up onto the shore in the dead of night and shedding their skin, only to be gorgeous dark-haired women underneath with seal's eyes. And that if you steal away their skin and hide it away, they'll marry you as long as you keep it from them, or something like that.

    Then there's the Icelandic fey.. they're fucking evil. Living in rocks and hills and mountains, and if you disturb them you'll get nothing but ill fortune. I remember one tale about a group of siblings, all of whom picked on the littlest sister, so she went and sulked by a mound that had a hole in it, where a voice whispered to her to put her hand inside. So she did and when she pulled it back, she was wearing a beautiful golden bracelet. When her siblings saw this, the oldest shoved her aside and stuck his hand inside as well, only to scream and pull it out - his entire forearm having shriveled to bone.

    Then there's troll stories too, like Gilitrutt. And the Icelandic "Santas".
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:47 No.6787209
    And this is why you all want to play Changeling the Lost. Because you could basically be any of these things, or, more aptly something like one of these things that used to be human.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:48 No.6787214
    Fly on a mortar and pestle, you mean.

    I may as well mention another small piece of Turkic folklore to make up for this post. Markut is a bird that flies the shaman initiate through the heavens. Depicted as so large that it can cause local eclipses by raising a single wing, Markut also has claws made of bronze.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:48 No.6787218
    sounds good
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:48 No.6787221
    outsider threats (Baba Yaga, vampires, forest and water spirits), whereas Western Europe has an emphasis on insider threats (witches and werewolves)

    Oh yes, the right and proper times when lycantropy was non-contagious!
    Git off my lawn, you gerbil-bitten cockroaches!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:49 No.6787224
    Magopauri(or some such) a south american monster probably based off the Giant ground Sloth, A massive hairy beast with a single glowing red eye set into its skull, a gaping maw where its stomach is and a stench so foul that it kills plants around it.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:50 No.6787234
    True dat.

    But with folk lore, you sort of know it's all fairytales and the anthropological side of it is more interesting for a scholar. Whereas with cryptozoology - fuck yeah, let's go hunt some dragons!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:50 No.6787236
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    >>Giant house on chicken legs.
    >>Chicken Walker

    Pic related.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:50 No.6787238
    Isn't the "magic" in Changeling based around unbreakable oaths? Doesn't sound very interesting, and furthermore doesn't sound like a good way to simulate the supernatural abilities of mythical creatures.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:50 No.6787240

    If we're talking appearances in RPG's, then she also turns up in Horror on the Orient Express, as three different avatars, the maiden, the mother and the crone. The investigators have to try and steal something from her, and they might just get help from the local Shub-Niggurath cult.
    >> Nightmare Work 11/20/09(Fri)09:51 No.6787243
    Koschei the Deathless
    He went to ABSURD lengths to guarantee his immortality.
    Here is what he did (Stolen from Wiki)

    Koschei cannot be killed by conventional means targeting his body. His soul is hidden separate from his body inside a needle, which is in an egg, which is in a duck, which is in a hare, which is in an iron chest (sometimes the chest is crystal and/or gold), which is buried under a green oak tree, which is on the island of Buyan, in the ocean. As long as his soul is safe, he cannot die. If the chest is dug up and opened, the hare will bolt away. If it is killed, the duck will emerge and try to fly off. Anyone possessing the egg has Koschei in their power. He begins to weaken, becomes sick and immediately loses the use of his magic. If the egg is tossed about, he likewise is flung around against his will. If the egg or needle is broken (in some tales this must be done by specifically breaking it against Koschei's forehead), Koschei will die.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:51 No.6787250
    First one's a selkie.

    That's a kelpie or whatever the local variant is called.

    Well, another part of Turkic folklore claims that Turks descended from werewolves. Honestly, Central Eastern Turks' obsession with wolves rivals that of the Space Wolves.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:52 No.6787251

    Fey from northern countries are fucking horrible . The Norse legend Elves for example, was the most evil little fucks you'd ever meet.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:52 No.6787254
    ah so thats where the lich came from.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:52 No.6787257
    Väinänöinen. Rune-kenner, healer, bard, warrior. Fuck yeah.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:52 No.6787258
    Norse legend elves were basically demigods and they were not little. God damn.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:53 No.6787261
    >Baba Yaga
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:53 No.6787262
    >Then there's the Icelandic fey.. they're fucking evil.

    The fey in any and every setting are pure fucking evil. Nevermind that shit about elves where Tolkien turned them into a prissy little nice race of good. The original elves from the olden days were the stuff of nightmares, whisking your children away and making them into one of you.

    Come away, O human child!
    To the waters and the wild
    With a faery, hand in hand,
    For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:53 No.6787264

    In Norway, Nøkken is a more troll like being while the Fossegrim corresponds more to Näcken.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:54 No.6787270
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    Tren-tren and Cai-cai. Both giant snakes, both very close to the Deluge Myth
    The tales tell about a giant snake from the mountains who saved the humans after the great Cai-Cai, a water snake, decide, after being betrayed by a human, to make a giant Deluge. The Tren-tren snake, very close to the ancesters of the men, decided to save them, creating the Andes to leave the humans there and started fighting against the water snake.
    After that people say that every earthquake is blame of the endless fight between this two beings
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:56 No.6787282
    In Iceland, we still believe in folk lore to some extent. In my hometown, we were drilling a tunnel through a mountain to provide a faster route between towns. Despite the bedrock showing no signs of being able to withstand the massive construction drills, at least four drills, expensive and brand new at that, broke trying to get through, before they decided to just go around it.

    They decided the rock must have been home to fairy folk.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:56 No.6787288
    There's a näkki in finnish folklore, an evil spirit of water (rivers, wells, springs, pools).
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    Sounds like a case for: OH NO, YOU LE DIDN'T!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:57 No.6787291
    how whimsical

    she looks nowhere near skinny or old enough tho
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:57 No.6787293
    >Isn't the "magic" in Changeling based around unbreakable oaths? Doesn't sound very interesting, and furthermore doesn't sound like a good way to simulate the supernatural abilities of mythical creatures.

    Not at all. There are oaths and pledges (and the old tales are full of them, and the consequences when you break them) but the Changeling's main magic is based on ancient contracts with reality itself. For example, fire burns. But by invoking the proper contract, fire agrees not to burn me, so I can waltz happily through the blaze while I leave my enemies behind.

    The concept of Changeling is that these old tales, these myths are probably true. And probably all True Fae. Only the dark haired beauty that used to be a seal that seduces a young man? She doesn't leave him behind, heart aching and forlorn, no. She leaves a fetch, a copy of the man made of broken seashells and seaweed and heartbreak to live that man's life. The man she takes back to her underwater kingdom and forces him to be her consort. To love her, to live with her, to die for her over and over again.

    When he finally escapes to the real world he left behind, he finds the Fetch has been living his life and no one knew that he was gone. Furthermore, he's been changed. Like his mistress, he's now seal slick with big, dark eyes and his hands and feet are more like flippers than anything. He finds he can glide through the water with ease and has a keen ability to charm almost any girl he cares to...
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:58 No.6787300
    Bastard fairy folks!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:58 No.6787301

    that is because your people are inbred retards.

    how is that banking thing going?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:58 No.6787307

    yeah i know The light evles were led by Frey afterall. I was thinking of the little fey fuckers living underground, stealing children


    Sounds awesome
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:59 No.6787312
    Go figure thats the first time I've heard a myth about a good Giant snake.

    Rakshasa (as told by wiki)
    According to the Ramayana, Rakshasas were created from Brahma's foot; other sources claim they are descended from Pulastya, or from Khasa, or from Nirriti and Nirrita. Legend has it that many Rakshasas were particularly wicked humans in previous incarnations. Rakshasas are notorious for disturbing sacrifices, desecrating graves, harassing priests, possessing human beings, and so on. Their fingernails are venomous, and they feed on human flesh and spoiled food. They are shapechangers, illusionists, and magicians. They also were are told to have backwards facing hands.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)09:59 No.6787313
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    Alternatively, Icelandic trolls, when they're not trying to grind you up for dinner, look like the friendliest fuckers ever. Especially the kids.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:00 No.6787315
    Well that's better than I thought it was.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:00 No.6787318

    When i was in Iceland, we saw a road that suddenly, lost half its width.

    Turns out local myths named a small hill by the road as home to fae so instead of demolishing the hill they had simply let the road be half as wide as it should be fifty meters or so.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:01 No.6787333
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    When I was little I was told stories about a hag/troll called 'Slattenpatten' literary meaning limp tit.
    Her breasts are so long and saggy that she have to swing them over her shoulders when she run.
    She would show herself before people, especially young men, that stay alone near the deep forests where she lurk, and tempt them with gold pieces. If you accept the gold, it would turn to coal the instant it touches your hand and burn through your palms.
    Then she leave, and you will die before sunrise.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:01 No.6787334
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    You mean the banking thing where we just complain for the most part that everything costs more, whereas any other country would have descended into riots and flames?

    Oh, you know, still better than most countries in spite of that.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:01 No.6787335

    Yea they have a significant interest to our plane-according to the qur an that is. It is mentioned in folklore that sometimes they even fall for their sexual counterpart,among humans. Of course the "lover" of a genie doesnt have much of a say in this,and start to have serious delusions / hallucinations and other examples of mental disorder as the time passes. They are also fond of acceding one s dreams.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:01 No.6787337

    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:02 No.6787343
    I think Changeling the Lost is the best thing White Wolf has done. Whether that means anything significant to you is another question entirely. But if you like cruel fairy tales and want a way to play the results of them in the modern world, it's a perfect start.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:02 No.6787346
    New Changeling uses Oaths (Long-term deals set up between two parties), and "Contracts" (Mini-oaths of sort, basically "I get to do something provided I do something else," or "I get to do something in exchange something happens to me." An example being "Fix an item provided you're doing so for another person" or "All doors open for you, but the next time someone wants to rob you, all doors open for them and the alarms fail.")

    As much as old Changeling was Derp, it had a very cool power system (Which Land of 8 million dreams was even more fun about). Basically, you had your discipline-like effects (Arts), which included stuff like superspeed, causing plants to grow rapidly, transmutation, etc. Realms determined what you could affect with it.

    So for example, the Art Primal dealt with forces, nature, and shapeshifting. At level 5, the Cantrip was Primal Form (effectively polymorph). By using Primal with the Fae Realm (Fae/Changelings/etc), you could transform yourself into something else entirely. By using Primal Form with Actor (Mortals, nonfae, etc), you could do a classic witch-curse, turning a person into a toad, etc. With Prop (inanimate objects), you could do stuff like turning a pumpkin into a coach, etc. Higher dots in a Realm affected both how specific you could affect something (For example, actor 1 being an intimate friend, actor 5 being a total stranger), and gave you more dice to cast. Additionally, there were metamagic realms one could use to alter spells: Time which delays a Cantrip from going off, and Nature which gives an area effect. Land of 8 million dreams had some ideas that could be ganked from it as well, stuff like adding conditionals ("And the curse shall be broken when kissed by her true love"), etc.

    So really, as much as old changeling was derp, I liked Arts and Realms as they had more inherent flexibility than the Contract system. That's just me.
    >> Amomynous 11/20/09(Fri)10:02 No.6787347
    Vydar from Norse mythology is a pretty cool guy. eh rips Fenris' jaw off and doesn't afraid of anything.

    No, seriously. Fenris just ATE Odin and his horse. The wolf is the avatar of destruction and wrecks shit up, one of the most evil creatures in the Norse cycle, fundamental to Ragnarok. It just ate the most powerful god alive.

    Vydar just rolls up his sleeves and gets to fucking work. Plants one boot on the wolfs head, grabs its other jaw with his hands and RIP MOTHERFUCKER. To that end, the Vikings cast aside unused scraps of leather so that they would be gathered and made into Vydars boot. All the better to kill the wolf-demon with.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:02 No.6787350
    that's probably more about respecting cultural heritage than actually believing in fairies
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:02 No.6787351
    huh? Could'nt they just like, pave the road AROUND the hill?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:03 No.6787359
    >Go figure thats the first time I've heard a myth about a good Giant snake.

    Honestly? Orochi doesn't ring a bell? Shesha the Endless? Yurlungur? Rainbow Serpent? The various winged serpent deities?

    I'd understand if it was something obscure like snails (there's one African snail deity, as well as the French Lou Carcolh... I think a snail shell featured in some creation myth too) but snakes are really common motifs.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:03 No.6787362
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    >>Oddly the unicorn mentioned in the bible is turning out to be the Aurochs A giant six foot tall cow that actually existed.

    Or more likely some kind of antelope, especially an Oryx viewed from the side. And the Behemoth was likely an elephant.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:04 No.6787364
    Basicly, when the other worldy forces are fed up Iceland will fair better as they respect the fey.
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    >Olmec deities
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:05 No.6787377
    Bit of both. Iceland is very particular about their history, since not only the language, but pretty much everything can be dated back over a thousand years ago. The language has changed so little, in fact, that most Icelandic folk can read old skin texts without much difficulty.

    Since everything is a site of something, or steeped in old folk lore and myth, there's a lot of desire to preserve it so the tales can be told to later generations.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:05 No.6787378
    And I deserve to be whipped for forgetting motherfucking Jormundgard.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:05 No.6787379
    True I just woke up, they sorta skipped my mind for a minute though the tales about Orochi was anything but benevolent from what I know.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:05 No.6787381
    In Finnish folklore there's a small, malicious haunt similar to poltergeists or other ghosts called "kakkiainen". I won't bother to go into detail, though, but it's only point of interest is it's name. What does it mean in english?

    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:06 No.6787388
    Pretty much. Hell, Icelanders would probably SIDE with the fey.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:06 No.6787390
    Oh, I took "good" as in "cool" instead of "benevolent". My apologies.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:06 No.6787397
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    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:07 No.6787402

    Awesome if a bit impractical.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:08 No.6787410

    Hey dont ask me, i was just the tourist.

    All i know was that we were driving down a pretty ok road, that suddenly for 50 meters or so crimped into a tiny little stub of a road that hardly could accomodate one car.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:09 No.6787424

    As aswede i won't side with the trolls. They will just eat me anyways. I will keep the fuck away from rivers and look suspicius at any creature in the woods
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:09 No.6787427
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    Yeah, is true. Well in Chile there are almost not snakes, and the only onces are little ones with no poison in them, so the firt people here never saw them as threaths. And, after all, if you see the Andes looks basically just as a giant snake, and that's what it looked for the people here

    Caleuche: Basically a giant ghost ship, who sail in the south of Chile and is say to have a crew of warlocks. Almost all of them are lame persons (i mean, with a bad leg) and without memories of their previous life. You can see the ship sailing with all its lights on and with party music, but if you see it you have only two options: You die, drown, or, if you manage to live, you can't never sail again, or the Caleuche will catch you and kill you.
    Other people say that, in full moon nights the warlocks can make a pact with you to give you the treasures of the sea if you bring someone else to be part of their crew
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:10 No.6787436
    It's not really all that impractical, seeing as Iceland has no need to build massive construction factories anyway. It's one of the leading countries in the entire world as far as renewable energy goes, as they have been using geothermal power for ages now. Hell, even as far back as the dark ages, Snorri Sturluson, an Icelandic skald (and the author of Snorra-Edda, the full detail guide to Norse mythology and all of its tales) used the hot water from the earth itself to heat his house before they even invented radiators.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:13 No.6787475
    Huldra (norwegian) or Skogrået (swedish)

    The huldra is a stunningly beautiful, sometimes naked woman with long hair; though from behind she is hollow like an old tree trunk, and has an animal's tail. In Norway, she has a cow's tail, and in Sweden she may have that of a cow or a fox. Further in the north of Sweden, the tail can be entirely omitted in favor of her hollow or bark-covered back.

    In Norway, the huldra has often been described as a typical dairymaid, wearing the clothes of a regular farm girl, although somewhat more dazzling or prettier than most girls.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:14 No.6787485
    Wasn't Iceland the only country actually given PERMISSION to create factories that would pollute because compared to the rest of the world, their pollution output was next to nothing?

    As opposed to, y'know, America which is responsible for 3/4ths of the entire world's pollution.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:14 No.6787486
    Interestingly, American folklore - that is, the kind that grew here and didn't get ported over by immigrants - doesn't play much into the 'wee man' myth. We mostly have cryptids - strange animals. Your spring-heeled jacks, your mothmen, your skunk-apes, your jackalopes. Then there are the tall-tales, which are about humans doing incredible things.

    But you can still mine them for ideas. The classic one is, of course, the devil at the crossroads waiting to trade your soul for anything you desire. Robert Johnson played the best guitar in the states for a few years, before dying a young man...
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:15 No.6787492

    Norway got Draugen, a skeletal captain piloting half a ship that glows with ghostly light, if you see him you will most likely die at sea, if you get to land and ever get close to the ocean again then you will still risk death.

    One story tells of a couple of friends that see him when they are young, and avoids the sea for many decades, one day however they meet again after years, decide to celebrate and get drunk, next morning they are both found drowned in the harbour.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:16 No.6787503
    Yep, even that is a 'tall tale' sourced from the immigrant populations. Come to think of it are there any little people myths from America? I've never heard any personally.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:17 No.6787509
    You're referring to the Kyoto Protocol then, right? Iceland was given permission to take certain advances that could cause pollution if they wanted to do so in an attempt to boost their economical status, yes, because of their general lacking in being a pollutive nation.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:19 No.6787523

    Huldra can lack a back in Norway too, there are a lot of variations, but usually she is very good looking and got a cows tail.

    Huldra at times bring a lover with herself into her hill, and while he only remember spending a night with her, decades or centuries may pass on the outside.

    Someplaces she is also known to turn those that displease her into stone.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:19 No.6787531
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    >Kyoto Protocol
    >Steps to prevent global warming and reduce pollution all over the planet
    >Green are countries that have signed and are following it, red are the countries that have no intention of signing

    Lookin' kinda dickish there, America.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:20 No.6787535

    Is that the illustration that "Mitos & Leyendas" used in their own Caleuche card?!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:21 No.6787543
    to be fair America is the one that has the most to lose from signing it
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:22 No.6787552
    Is that an argument against signing it? The longer they wait, the bigger their loss will be!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:23 No.6787557
    Only because you guys make it that way on purpose. You guys have hundreds of scientists and ecologists constantly proposing methods to fix your situation and barely lose anything, but your country ignores it because that would require effort.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:23 No.6787564
    >Implying that America has any industrial base left to lose
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:24 No.6787568
    >personal attacks

    woah don't turn this interesting thread into a flamewar
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:24 No.6787571
    At least now we know why the US is responsible for 3/4 of the entire world's pollution.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:24 No.6787575
    It wasn't an attack, it was a commentary.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:25 No.6787579
    That much? Amazing!

    Any stats please? I would like to have them myself. It's always useful to have such data!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:25 No.6787581
    We won't budge untill those bastards in Zimbabwe go first.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:25 No.6787586
    Agreed. Let's get back to our talk of fey and otherworldly types.

    Although the pollution thing does bring an interesting thought to mind.

    Just how pissed off do you think the fairy folk are at the human race at this point?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:26 No.6787595
    THE FUCK you're talking about! You're waiting for a country the size of a peanut compared to yours to sign first? THINK IT'LL MAKE A HUGE CHANGE?!!

    Pragmaticism - That which the U.S. lacks!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:26 No.6787596
    why would they give a shit about pollution, they're interdimensional
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:26 No.6787597
    Think Ferngully. Pretty pissed, but unable to do shit against the massive death machine that is smog and metal.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:27 No.6787599
    There are reasons why thousands of people go missing every year and are unreported, unknown, and most often ignored by the authorities.

    Remember Midnight Meat Train by Clive Barker?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:27 No.6787605
    except in Fern Gully they didn't think humans were even real
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:27 No.6787608
    Not all of them. In plenty of folk lore, fairy folk, trolls, and elves live in hills and trees and whatever else.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:28 No.6787612
    And also the presumably fey villain was very pleased with all the pollution
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:28 No.6787613
    Dude, I think the fairy folks were probably wiped out around the time we started spraying pesticides on everything.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:29 No.6787618
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    I think they're very pissed. Because of us, who knows if they're on the brink of extinction or already gone for good... I do think however, they aren't doing their jobs right, being apaprently the armed side of mother nature!

    I like it when this topics happen, i feel so happy and childish!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:29 No.6787619
    Death by toxic spray.. Fey Holocaust?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:30 No.6787634

    Now i am envisioning Tinkerbell with an DDT overdose.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:30 No.6787636

    Ah, I see. Space/time warping huh?

    I lifted that stuff from wiki
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:32 No.6787648
    Raid kills feys dead

    Hell Camp 2: Soulfire of Feys
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:32 No.6787650
    In Europe they might be gone but I know at least in the Americas there are still areas that are not horribly altered.

    Dammit now I want to work on a world with fey coming back and being rather pissed at us.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:32 No.6787652
    I'm still thinking the fey will apear and start raping our stuff one night. Missing children by the thusands. Seatravel becomes impossible etc etc
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:33 No.6787654
    Uhm, no... their revenge would be terrible!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:34 No.6787661
    I'll be damned if i let those winged fucks take the seas!!!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:34 No.6787664

    I wonder if fairies are attracted to bugzappers too.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:34 No.6787668
    Only one way to find out...
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:36 No.6787679
    Skogsrå is apperently one of many Rå

    In Scandinavian folklore, a rå is a keeper or warden of a particular location or landform. The different species of rå are sometimes distinguished according to the different spheres of nature with which they were connected, such as skogsrå or huldra (forest), sjörå (freshwater) or havsrå (saltwater), and bergsrå (mountains).

    Well fuck. They are keepers of areas. Meaning i have my new Unknown Armies Campaign
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:36 No.6787680
    True I'm an amerifag...I can see the whole continent falling to them in a matter of hours as the great beasts and monsters of this land awaken and move across the land again.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:36 No.6787681
    My ideal world is one where every myth in every society and country is true.. The Greek myths such as pegasi, gorgons, cyclops, Heracles, Perseus and such? All true. The legend of King Arthur, the dragons and pixies and Celtic lore of the British Isles? True. The Norse trolls, elves and such? The Egyptian myths regarding Ra and Horus and Set, Arabic or Indian tales of efreeti, djinn and rakshasa.. Aztec, native American, all of it true as well. And all of it in a balance with each other, but at the same time, the world being steeped in myth having hampered humanity's scientific evolutions to some point. Magic and the use of runes would be as much practiced as alchemy and medicine, quite possibly in a struggle as far as efficiency goes. Guns would exist, but nowhere near the advances we've made in this day and age, and swords would still be a more affordable and commonplace choice in many nations and countries.

    A world where if you're planning to make a flight by airplane, it has to be scheduled around whatever flying monsters are out there, and sometimes it's safer to go the slow route by ship or by train. And the night is something to be feared once again.. because who knows what's out there.

    That's my ideal world.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:38 No.6787702
    That just kinda sounds like FF7 or something.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:38 No.6787705
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    You forgot to mention me, asshole.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:38 No.6787707
    I was playing around with that idea in my head for sometime I never figured out a good way to place things though. America would still be under the dominion of the Natives for sure but beyond that I'm having trouble seeing it.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:39 No.6787717
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    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:40 No.6787723

    >Implying Jesus is a myth
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:40 No.6787728
    The Slavic Firebird is a neutral mystical creature. It is very rare, and it or its feathers are a quest item, usually commissioned by a king (Tsar). The Firebird's feathers glow brightly in the dark, bringing hope and wonder to humans.

    The reason that it's a tsar commissioning the capture of the Firebird is because the Firebird eats the magical golden apples from the tsar's garden.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:41 No.6787736
    You can't possibly exist because Christianity insists that none of those other things exist. Unless of course Christianity is an imaginary faith created by anti-nonhuman racists who wish to purge the world of all things magical out of zealous fear.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:41 No.6787737
    while not maybe myth, jesus must have really been real lame guy.
    He lead cult with 8 close members, never killed anyone (according to pro-christian propaganda bible) and the cult didnt end in mass suicide.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:41 No.6787739
    Who says he's not?

    Also, in which way him being a myth affects any of "his" teachings and ideas?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:41 No.6787740
    >Come to think of it are there any little people myths from America? I've never heard any personally.

    Not really, no. Gremlins could be considered American, but the concept was almost certainly introduced by RAF pilots. Little men, sabotaging planes. It's probably one of the most 'modern' of the little people tales.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:43 No.6787753
    I think it'd be a lot like a modernized Ravenloft, sans the Dark Gods, and expanded and modified to fit different cultures throughout the world.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:44 No.6787762
    I would live in this world. Sure, there'd be the risk of the bubonic plague, but I'd live in it.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:44 No.6787763
    Which is not. Ergo, Jesus doesn't exist. OR...

    >>6787681 's idea becomes a reality. Then would Jesus exist!

    ENOUGH ABOUT RELIGION, THIS IS NOT /B/. It's /TG/ and we can believe in whatever we fuckin' want...
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:45 No.6787773
    I'm getting serious The Witcher vibes from that concept.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:45 No.6787776

    Rå actually means to rule, either that or raw.

    So those names translate to Forest ruler, Mountain ruler and so forth.

    Your Big Bad is now a Huldra that is annoyed because all the male mortals she have encountered the last decades have been facially challenged, satiate her demands by tossing a 18+ charisma male at her.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:45 No.6787777
    there is historical evidence that proves that there was a guy that was named jesus, but the mythical parts of him like if he was the son of God or whatever can still be argued about. but let's leave that outside of this discussion.
    what about angels and demons? how would all these monsters interact whit us?
    I'm now imagining "mythical" monsters being put into concentration camps during ww2...
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:45 No.6787780
    Well that and alien abductions but I won't even dare touch that one.

    As for Jesus(catholic fag here) I don't doubt his existence but to a certain extent the bible has myth. The old testament is our mythos. Genesis and our other most ancient texts were partly based on other cultures. Things such as OT angels were fucking scary. Revelations also falls into that category as well really. which raises a whole new slew of questions.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:47 No.6787789
    Well, there's always been concepts and ideas of angels and demons. Those aren't exclusive to christian faith, for one.
    >> sage sage 11/20/09(Fri)10:47 No.6787794
    sage for offensive pic :P
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:48 No.6787802
    Yep though we certainly worked on them a lot. Look at King Solomon for example.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:48 No.6787803
    Let Christians believe what they will, we have no right to tell them what to believe in, or what not to belive in. Period. Please.

    On your concentration camp idea, I don't think so. You're gonna put away creatures of inmense power? Looks unproductive. Better ask them yto work with us humans and create a better society of halfbreeds!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:48 No.6787805
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    >I'm now imagining "mythical" monsters being put into concentration camps during ww2...
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:50 No.6787821
    Oh be nice I just wanted to mess a bit. I apologize to anyone who felt offended, it was not my intention. please forgive me, christian fa/tg/uys.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:51 No.6787830
    Buddhism did it first, and much better, I'm afraid.

    they didn't even confine them to one side or the other - there are devils who are considered guardians of Buddhism as well as angelic beings and saints. Demons, on the other hand, were always the enemies of order, and therefor enemies of Buddhism.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:51 No.6787835
    I'm pretty fucking sure that nobody is actually seriously following those protocols. Sure, the US could sign onto the treaty and then ignore it like everybody else, but why bother? Pollution isn't fixable, neither is global warming. Best thing to do is to live in a wealthy country and hope that the government is willing to take the steps necessary to prevent the worst of the damage caused by climate change, and obviously the only thing poor countries can do really is drown or emigrate enmass.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:52 No.6787839
    Question: Did Buddhism ever exclude the concept of other religions, or mythical beings?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:52 No.6787843
    Not offended honestly, I get more offended by people who try to push religion especially Christianity. (once more I may be catholic but I'm not stuck in the dark ages)
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:53 No.6787862
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    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:54 No.6787875
    I lol'd

    youse troll'd
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:55 No.6787886
    No, generally speaking the older variaties of Buddhism incorporated them.

    That's a lot of why most of the Japanese Shinto tales involving Tengu are of Tengu and such spirits irritating and making fools out of Buddhist priests.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:55 No.6787887
    Either way, I'm sorry... But thanks!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:55 No.6787892
    I'm not trolling genius. I'm telling the truth here. The only way to really reverse climate change is for everybody to live like a third world peasent. That's not going to happen because us first worlders like our luxuries. All the rest follows naturally from the above facts.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:56 No.6787897
    Guess that means we can toss Buddhism into that ideal world's setting then.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:57 No.6787912
    According to the facts, America is responsible for 3/4th of the world's pollution. So either everyone except the US is a liar, or the US is dragging everyone else down. Guess which is much more likely out of the two.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:57 No.6787915
    A little more modern is the Jersey Devil. A hell spawn child from the new Jersey Pine barrens. A typically demonic looking beast it supposedly now lurks amongst the forested areas of Jersey(yes there are still some.)
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:57 No.6787917
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    You're right. You're not a trolling genius. You're not a genius whatsoever. Carry on.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:58 No.6787921
    pic maybe? drawing?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:58 No.6787924
    The idea philosohpy for a person to follow in that universe would be Taoism, actually - because a taoist studies the world, and how to peacefully make his way through it without offending the way things work. They're supposed to be able to cope with magic, sciences, spirits, gods, demons, dragons, nature itself, and supernatural things as a matter of course without causing disturbance or failing to achieve their goals in a realistic (so to speak0 manner.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)10:59 No.6787938
    That's largely because America covers 3/4 of the worlds landmass in population.

    If you talk pollution to size ratio, your top notches are Germany and China.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:00 No.6787939
    The facts as outlined by a shitty trolling image? Yes.

    The actual truth? Not really.

    Yeah because europe or china really give a rats ass about africa or bangladesh or any other poor part of the world.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:00 No.6787951
    Someone needs to fashion a setting out of this, with all the latter mentioned Buddhism and Christian zealot nazis included. Also forging guns out of mythological weapons.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:01 No.6787953
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    My friend is running a steampunk Spirit of the Century campaign, set in the late 19th century. For one story, he did a cross-over combining the tale of Baba Yaga with War of the Worlds, taking place in siberia.

    Long story short; The strange tracks left in the snow, which the locals attributed to Baba Yagas traveling chicken-legged cottage, were actually the work of a Tripod. There was also intigue involving a russian femme-fatale and fighting on the top of a train speeding along the trans-siberian railway.

    Awesome pulp action all-around.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:01 No.6787959
    No, you imbecile. We're talking about the US, not the entire continent, you hypocrite. America is Northa Merica, Central America, South America and the Caribbean, you redneck!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:01 No.6787960

    A lot of the fey would take offence at someone trying not to offend them, or at their haircolor, their name or their grandparents deplorable lack of apple jelly.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:03 No.6787968
    Prove us wrong, then, we're all ears!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:03 No.6787971
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    sure thing.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:04 No.6787980
    No, the facts as given out by any schoolbook not published in an American school - because the American nation wouldn't want their own children to know how they're destroying the planet singlehandedly, after all.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:04 No.6787984
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    >North Merica
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:06 No.6788000
    American Conservation major here. Yeah we have caused a lot of damage but, internally we are starting to fix it. Most of the damage is coming off of the third world and developing nations like china. Right now we are fighting a lot against the major industries to build a green economy.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:06 No.6788005

    That's like a bipedal winged horse? The wings maybe look like those of a thestral from the Harry Potter books?

    Interesting creature nonetheless. I wouldn't use it for any game, tho, it looks hideous and boring!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:07 No.6788009
    A taoist is supposed to be able to cope with that. There is a difference between not giving offense and not BEING offensive, you know. Sometimes you have to be rude, because it's appropriate.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:07 No.6788014
    Than tell your home boy to get his facts straight. That, or tell him to go back to his luxurious life at the trailer park.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:08 No.6788026
    no idea about boring but it certainly is supposed to be a mean bastard. Legend has it it will harass people during the night and will even outright attack at other times. It's like a norther n chupacabra really.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:10 No.6788041
    One creature of interest is the Sea Bishop. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishop-fish

    All hail Cthulhu-jesus.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:10 No.6788042
    Why does it attack then? Pure evil?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:11 No.6788046
    Not my homeboy. From what it sounds like the guy is a typical american, most don't honestly care or pay attention to this sort of stuff. That and a lot really is not public knowledge its almost all self-contained within its own sphere.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:12 No.6788058
    the original tale stated it was the people that were from the family it was born from. Nowadays though the sheer number of sighting just suggest a malicious nature.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:12 No.6788064
    Finally a smart one! I apologize for calling him your homeboy, and thanks a lot for the insight!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:13 No.6788071
    Right... it's like an incubus or a succubus than, without the SEX thing involved?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:14 No.6788076
    I've heard myths here in Georgia about sentient stars (no really). Some stars are giant, thermonuclear generators light years away, others are glowing lights that live in the upper atmosphere. When the latter see something or someone they like on earth, they fall towards it. They then grant wishes on the way down (don't wish on a meteorite, that's the devil).
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:14 No.6788077
    Looks gay to me... pretty weak!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:15 No.6788085
    pretty much. Though it did not try to get inside your house very often. Another thing of note is the original nightmare which was a small demon that used to sit upon your chest at night and give you bad dreams as you slowly suffocated from its weight.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:15 No.6788088
    you just made that up... that's mere superstition, not FOLKLORE!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:16 No.6788096
    The midget demon soudns a lot scarier thn your horse there... Stick with that one!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:18 No.6788123

    In Norway and i belive in several other countries, the Nightmare was an old and ugly hag that "rode" you in what probably a pretty nasty mix of fear, ugly and sex.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:19 No.6788127
    haha agreed. Also something that might be of relevance.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:21 No.6788153
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    that's hot!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:22 No.6788164
    *humping your leg*
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:24 No.6788186
    Your welcome now please, can you get off my leg? also there are a few other texts I might be able to find
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:25 No.6788199
    in one version of Kalevala the evil witch summons a demon that gives birth to seven or so plagues/demons that will haunt the people of Kalevala for eternity, one of them is Näkki.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:25 No.6788202
    Japanese folklore has a lot of ridiculously bizarre creatures. Problem is they dont really do anything. Despite being crazy wicked looking most are fairly benign and just do annoying stuff like eating all the oil out of your lamps.

    There are some decently evil ones though. The Jurogumo (hilariously enough that name means whore spider) is a spider that transforms into a beautiful woman then entices a man into her shack. Once there she plays an instrument for him and while he's distracted by the music she ties him in silk and then devours him. Although in some other myths they just marry a guy and slowly suck out his life force overtime.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:25 No.6788205
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:26 No.6788217
    thaks a lot, i'll give it a thorough look!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:26 No.6788218
    Oh please, do you honestly believe that? I mean really.

    Here's some facts moron. Nobody takes the kyoto treaty seriously, nobody is willing to sacrifice their own standard of living for the third world, and nobody really gives a shit about climate change aside from using it as a stick to beat on americans with.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:27 No.6788221
    another good one is the Japanese take on the vampire which was pretty much a flying head with intestine tentacles.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:27 No.6788224
    Like normal Asian women, doing it for the green card. =P

    In all seriousness though, spidergirls are something else...
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:27 No.6788225
    Doesn't Shadowrun have all of today's modern weaponry? I think the point was that the firearms would possibly be Wild West era at best.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:27 No.6788226

    "they just marry a guy and slowly suck out his life force overtime."

    So pretty much like real life then.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:28 No.6788231
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    In a tangent line to this thread, I would like to know you fa/tg/uys' opinion on this conflict.

    I think Matheson's "vampires" are way better than that of Rice, in various senses that will be given as the covo progresses...

    How bout you?!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:28 No.6788235
    And this is why Americans continue to pollute the earth. "There's no way we're at fault! It must be that everyone else is out to get us! They're all just as bad as we are!"
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:29 No.6788246
    And you're not helping your country with such arguments, you ignorant fuck. Go check out Europe's CO2 emissions and Japan's productivy rates!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:29 No.6788251

    Is not that one Malaysian or somesuch.

    Pennangalan might be the name.
    >> Captain Failmore Has A Sweater 11/20/09(Fri)11:30 No.6788257
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    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:30 No.6788265
    It might be. My eastern folklore is shaky at best.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:30 No.6788268
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    Don't make me laugh, "moron". Go back to your trailer.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:31 No.6788281
    I've always liked the English BugBear. Not because of anything it does or what it is. I just really love that name. Bugbear,
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:31 No.6788284
    one point for matheson, from woll smoth
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:32 No.6788286
    Ahahaah. No. Really, no. This is a problem that isn't fixable in the way that you think it is. If you live in the first world, your quality of life is dependent on the exploitation of the third world. What's more, most of the luxuries you take for granted have pollution as a byproduct of their production. A green economy is a joke unless you want to switch over to nuclear power plants for electricity. Most people don't and even if they did, that wouldn't fully solve the problem.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:33 No.6788300
    If you want some cool stuff to incorporate into interesting campaigns, look at most greek mythology. Specifically, the Odyssey and the Iliad have islands and monsters that can always be interesting, and because they are fairly commonly known you can make it so they have to be killed in specific ways.

    Another way to spook up campaigns is to incorporate things from creepypasta, like >>6784958. Look through the page on ED, you make any one work into your games pretty easily.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:34 No.6788304
    In whcih way does exploiting the third world has anything to do with it? Even so, if the third world colppases due to climate change, then your luxuries disappear, moron. Logi, logic, logic.

    Trying to prevent it is a way to keep being number one. At least you could see it that way, redneck.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:36 No.6788327
    No shit. I think its a pretty big piece of common knowledge and there is not single source for a green economy. Regional power systems would have to be designed its a lot more than just nuclear power there buddy. So please, lets stay on the fucking topic instead of getting bogged down by someone who likes to sling mud. If its that big an issue take it to a thread thats not this one.

    Also who would be willing to set up this sort of world? One where the mythos of various cultures actually are existent?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:37 No.6788331
    Except that is not actually preventable because nobody is actually willing to make the sort of sacrifice necessary.

    Not me, nor you, or anyone. If our situations were reversed with the developing world they too wouldn't do shit about climate change. Hell some people in china consider the pollution that comes with industrialization to be a point of national pride.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:37 No.6788336
    Then let me help. There's a wide assortment of flying head critters. Japanese one's called nukekubi ("sliding neck" or something. ) and has no guts tentacles, detaching cleanly through the neck at night. Malay one's indeed pennangalan and includes vinegar baths and trailing intestines. Pinoy version is manananggal, which splits from the waist area and is transformed from an ordinary girl due to some black demon chick nesting in her stomach.

    They all share a common weakness, their body when they're out hunting. They usually die if they cannot rejoin their body at dawn. The gutsy variants also don't like spiky or sharp objects for obvious reasons.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:39 No.6788355
    thanks kind anon. God eastern folklore is an odd batch.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:41 No.6788370
    That's their problem, not mine and certainly not my country's. If you wanan think that way, go ahead, but don't come falacing your ass off because your trailer has AC and you don't feel any changes, because you're a moron that fails to see reality and rejects all economically convenient changes, maybe becuase you're also a conservative fuck afraid of all the liberals and socialists that are willing o take a chance at soemthing that hasn't killed anyone yet!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:48 No.6788456
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    Ok dudes I got one. Its an old story from Mississippi (USA) about a witch who was killed and before she died, she cursed the town to burn on a certain date which it did. Her grave is in the local cemetary and ashes from the towns burning are kept in the Yazoo City Museum (Picture Related). Here is the tale copied from a site that tells it a lil better than I do:

    Many years ago, there was a mean and ugly woman who lived alone in carefully guarded seclusion near the banks of the Yazoo River. Nobody knew anything about her, but they loathed her nonetheless. They hated her so much they didn't even give her a name. It was rumored that on stormy nights she would lure fisherman into her house, poison them with arsenic, and bury them on a densely wooded hill nearby...this was her hobby, but although many people suspected her of these evil diversions, no one was able to prove anything. Then one late afternoon in the autumn of 1884, a boy named Joe Bob Duggett was passing by her house on a raft when he heard a terrible, ungodly moan from one of the rooms. He tied his raft to a cypress branch, ran to the house, and looked through a window. What he saw chilled his blood and bones. Two dead men were stretched out on the floor of the parlor, and the old woman, wearing a black dress caked with filth and cockleburs, had turned her face up to the ceiling and was singing some dreadful incantations, waving her arms in demented circles all the while.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:49 No.6788467

    Joe Bob Duggett raced to his raft, floated into town, and told the sheriff and his men what he had seen. They got a horse and buggy and sped to the old woman's house...They smashed down the front door, but were unable to find either the dead men (who have never been found to this day) or the demented old woman. They climbed the stairs to the attic, opened the door an inch or two, and caught sight of several dozen half-starved cats, all bunched together and gyrating in their wild insanity. Two skeletons, which were never identified by the sheriff's office, dangled from a dusty rafter. Fish bones littered the floor, and the smell was unusually pungent. The sheriff, his deputies, and Joe Bob stood there transfixed, finally banging the door shut when eight or ten of the cats tried to get out.

    Then from the backyard they heard the sound of footsteps in the fallen pecan leaves, and from an upstairs window they saw the old woman sneaking away into the swamps which abounded along the River. "Stop in the name of the law!" the sheriff shouted, but the old woman, who as Joe Bob Duggett would later tell his grandchildren, looked "half ghost and half scarecrow, but all witch," took off into the swamps at a maniacal gallop. They followed in hot pursuit, and a few minutes later they came upon a sight that Joe Bob remembered so well he would describe it again, for the thousandth time, on his deathbed in the King's Daughter Hospital in 1942. The old woman had been trapped in a patch of quicksand, and they caught up with her just seconds before her ghastly, pockmarked head was about to go under. But she had time to shout these words at her pursuers: I shall return. Everybody always hated me here. I will break out of my grave and burn down the whole town on the morning of May 25, 1904! Then, as Joe Bob also described it later, with a gurgle and a retch the woman sank from sight to her just desserts.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:51 No.6788480
    Here's a few good ones. Celtic Mermaids, Not at all pretty and more often than not malicious creatures that would lure sailors and drag them to their doom.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:51 No.6788487
    With the aid of pitchforks and long cypress limbs the authorities were able to retrieve her body. The next day, with the wind and rain sweeping down from the hills, they buried her in the center of the town cemetery, in a cluster of trees and bushes, and around her grave they put the heaviest chain they could find---some thirty strong and solid links. "If she can break through that and burn down Yazoo," the sheriff said, more in fun than seriously, "she deserves to burn it down".
    The years went by, the long Mississippi seasons came and went, and the town forgot the old woman.
    >> Captain Failmore Has A Sweater 11/20/09(Fri)11:53 No.6788505
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    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:53 No.6788506
    Hawaiian mermade (aka lorelei) were fairly vicious as well.

    So were japanese mermaids - their flesh could turn you immortal....or it would horribly mutate you into a monstrous flesh eating beast. If it didn't kill you outright.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:53 No.6788510
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    On the morning of May 25, 1904, some twenty years later, Miss Pauline Wise was planning her wedding. As she entered her parlor to show her visitor some gifts, she discovered a small blaze. Suddenly a strong wind, unusual for that time of year, spread the fire to adjoining house. From Main Street the fire spread to all intersecting streets and soon reached the residential section. The roar of the ever-increasing flames, the confusion of terrorized thousands, the hoarse shouts of the firefighters, and the sound of crashing walls made a scene of awesome horror that remained a fixed picture in the memory of eyewitnesses as long as their lives lasted. Many fine homes were destroyed, and every bank, every physician's, lawyer's and dentist's office, every hotel and boardinghouse, every meat market and bakery, the newspaper and printing office, every church, clubroom, and lodge room, every telephone, telegraph and express office, the depot, the post office, every furniture store, every hardware store, all but one livery stable, all but one drugstore, every barbershop, every tailor shop, every undertaking establishment, and, in fact, nearly every business necessity.
    The next day, after the murderous flames had consumed themselves, several elder citizens of the town made a journey to the grave in the middle of the cemetery. What they discovered would be passed along to my friends and to me many years later, and as boys we would go see it for ourselves, for no repairs were made, as a reminder to future generations. As if by some supernatural strength, the chain around the grave had been broken in two.

    here's a photo of the grave - some asshole pushed the marker over and broke it
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:57 No.6788546
    Koschei Bessmertnyi (Boner the Immortal) was really the first lich, phylactery and everything.

    In some versions of the tale, Baba Yaga's house is said to use it's chicken leg(s) to turn, preventing a trespasser from using the door. Also, Baba Yaga herself is this scary, repulsive witch perfect for scaring little children into bed.

    Zhar-ptica (literally Heat-bird) is basically the russian Phoenix.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:59 No.6788563
    LORELEI is a german word!!!!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)11:59 No.6788566
    Japanese mermaids fluctuated between modern image of mermaids to deep ones. I think there was the account of some girl eating the flesh of the latter version and living for 700 years, the immortality deal was generally beneficial.

    I think Lorelei was the legend of a woman who drowned and became a vengeful spirit.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)12:03 No.6788601
    I am christian myself, I have no problem with pondering how much man and myth jesus was, I study christology for that purpose.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)12:06 No.6788639
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    Chilean here, i believe so.
    Another story:
    Chile is more of a warlocks place than a witch place but the warlocks still have few disciples, generally the daughters of the same warlocks, who they used as messengers between them and with the people who help them. Generally they give "Duams", messages of life or death. As the messenger of the warlocks she have the permission to kill anyone who refuse the warlock agreedment.
    To give the message the warlocks give them the permission to fly, but to do it they have to transform themselves in birds. To do it they have to drink a juice, make by the warlock, who make them vomit them guts and almost any organ (except by they hearts) and then they have to hide it in a pot. If the guts are discover they will keep like a bird forever
    They are called "las Voladoras"
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)12:07 No.6788650

    Christology?? please do tell me there is no such thing.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)12:08 No.6788663
    There is. People study it. It brings them closer to god. End of story.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)12:14 No.6788738
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    "La Llorona" or "La Pucullén" is a very normal mythological creature from Mexico to South America. In Chile is a woman in white, crying about the death of her childrens and people say she is the guide of the dead kids. On other stories she is a crying woman, only visible by warlocks or people who can see magical beings and steal babies, confusing them with her own
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)12:19 No.6788794
    Aboriginal legend has it that the Bunyip (more commonly known as Yowies) are creatures that lurk in swamps, creeks, waterholes and riverbeds. The Bunyip emerges at night time, often with terrifying cries and blood curdling screams.
    Devouring any animal or human venturing near their home, it is said that women are their favourite prey, most likely because they are more defenceless.
    There is no absolute description of Bunyips recorded. They have varied from animal to spirit form. Often the Bunyip has been described as a gorilla-type animal, varying to half human half animal and also as a spirit. The shape, size and colour of the Bunyip varies as much as it's description. Some have reported seeing the Bunyip similar to a fish, with the Bunyip having scales. Another with fur. Some have reported it as having fur, others with feathers. One witness reported seeing the Bunyip as similar to an Elephant, even down to the trunk. One report states the Bunyip as being similar to a giraffe, with its long necks and tail. Others claim to have spotted the Bunyip as having claws and horns. No physical evidence has actually been proven, although scientists suggest that they could have been a Diprotodon, which became extinct about 20,000 years ago. The natives were so frightened by this being, this Bunyip, that even after its extinction, they were too afraid to venture near waterholes. Their dreamtime stories were full of horror and death making it a much feared creature.
    When white settlers started to befriend the Aborigines, they were told about this fearsome creature. Settlers were also warned about going near any waterholes at night, or near any known haunts of the Bunyip. Many times when the settler was out in the bushland at night, hearing strange, loud noises, they were sure that the Bunyip was out there, waiting to attack them. The existence of Bunyips was taken very seriously by the white settler.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)12:23 No.6788837
    omg, nobody's said this?

    The reason America has no "Little People" myths is because all the stuff normally attributed to such people was blamed on the indians. It's super simple. America already had a race of people living in the forests with no concept of ownership, why would they invent one?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)12:30 No.6788904
    it could have been that but what about the south american tribes who had a reasonable trade economy and also really were afraid of the things that lurked in the forest.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)12:31 No.6788921
    The book about the founding of Rome . . . .

    the Aeneid by Virgil

    That has some fantastic shit in it.
    There's a part in the beginning where Jupiters wife talks to the god of the winds. He lives on the top of a hollow mountain, and chained inside the mountain are the four winds (east south west north). Since she was the one who gave him the sceptre that allows him to command the winds, she calls in a "you owe me bro" favor and he looses the winds on Aeneas.

    Poseidon (or neptune as the romans called him) is like "WHOA WHOA FUKKIN WHOA BITCH" and tells the four winds to stop disturbing his nice calm waves as it is ruining his general feng shui, pimp slaps the god of the winds with a rather pointed "Bitches make you crazy bro" speech, and then tells Jupiter that his wife is being a cunt and generally fucking things up.
    Also, just to piss her off, he ensure steady winds and safe passage for Aeneas.

    Also, Aeneas is a whiney bitch.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)12:47 No.6789082
    christology is a philosophy school that ponders how much god/man jesus was, it feels rather silly that we have classes where we discuss this, but a lot of people feels that it is necessary. I don't really bother wheter he was a god or not, he seemed like a cool guy anyways.

    while on the subject, in many swedish tales trolls seems to be almost demons. they are reppelled by crosses, can't enter churches and so on.
    and in ancient tradion, when we built new churces here in sweden, we killed the first living creature (man or beast) that came upon the church ground and buried it under the building. it's spirit would then stand vigil over the holy grounds and chase of evil spirits. and the occasional troll that came to close
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)12:52 No.6789122
    Well that was because for them the human form wasn't really important - the form of a thing followed the essence of a thing. Hence Jaguar Warriors and whatnot.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)12:52 No.6789126
    also, sorry for being a fag. I didn't mean to turn this into some kind of christfag thread.
    is there any more awesome fae out there?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)12:54 No.6789140
    fair enough. Might you be some sort of expert in this field?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)12:56 No.6789163
    It happens and besides we got a lot of stuff here that was pretty awesome at least you're not raging about the environment and whose fault it is for getting so screwed up. Also, guys might we make a fluffy setting from all this?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)12:57 No.6789179
    sure as hell, but what would it be called? fairy world? myth-topia?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)13:00 No.6789206
    No real idea on a name but where to focus first do it region by region?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)13:12 No.6789321
    The vampires in that movie are just zombies that eventually develop intelligence, and happen to be repelled by the sun. Other than the sunlight thing, nothing about them is particularly vampiric.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)13:14 No.6789356
    I think he was talking about the novella....
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)13:25 No.6789476
    I guess I can elaborate about some of the monsters of the philippines.

    Theres the mananangal which is our version of the vampire.It is human during the day but at the night its body splits in half and its upper body grows wings, it thens flys around searching for prey preferably pregnant woman. When it finds prey it makes a hole through the roof and slips its extremely long tongue and sucks out the baby/ the blood of its prey. It has to get back to its lower body before daylight though.

    The tikbalang which is a were horse, hooved feet standing on two legs, a human torso and the head of a horse.

    The Kapre, which is an ogre who lives in huge trees and smokes huge cigars. Usually goes for girls.

    The Pugot is a shapeshifter, but in its most comfy form, it’s a huge headless man who runs around the jungle at very high speeds shoving bugs and snakes down its neck hole. It looks terrifying, but it’s mostly harmless. Its only problematic characteristic is its affinity for women’s underwear, which it steals off clotheslines.

    The tiyanak which is a demon baby who takes human baby form during the night and cries to attract prey to after then devore their insides, it leaves the rest of the body intact.

    The duwende which are basically small gnomes who live under the ground, they are grumpy and dont like being bothered they can cast curses to those who annoy them.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)13:30 No.6789534
    how about "Fairy punk"?
    if we're going to make a setting out of it, we need to decide if the fae has allways been there or if they have just emerged. looking at earlier post it seems liek they have always been there.
    how integrated are the fae into our society? do they keep to themselves or do they interact whit us on a daily basis? are players human only or are fae and other mythical beasts playable?
    and what is the focus of the campaign? high adventure or dealing with fae/human interaction?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)13:31 No.6789553
    bump this is relevant to my interests
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)13:32 No.6789563
    Humans are the only playable race. The focus being their interaction with the strange creatures from all the different regions and such. Hell, if it's the modern day world, I imagine there might even be some form of import/export.. bringing unicorns or pegasi to a certain country for breeding.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)13:32 No.6789567
    weird. I've gotta say the philipines seem to be an interesting place.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)13:37 No.6789635
    I would say yes to the humans only if just because most fae would be fucking strong. I also would suggest perhaps that its more a resurgence. Perhaps lands where the Fae were said to dwell suddenly are swallowed up and revert back to a natural state the people there either vanishing or simply displaced all at once to various parts of the world. Perhaps forests spring up in urban areas without any reason and sighting of massive things within the ocean hint at the return of sea monsters.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)13:48 No.6789777
    what if we put a post apocolyptic spin on it?

    Humanity is a mere shadow of it's former strength. In the recent past the fae-types and folklore creatures of all the worlds mythologies appeared without explanation.
    At first they were bewildered, as if they did not expect to be here on earth. As they began to attempt to settle they found the planet was infested with bipedal, mostly hairless ape-like creatures that burned forests and tore massive holes into the living earth. These creatures were superstitious and ignorant, and cared only for their survival and expansion.

    The mythological creatures began to be hunted for their powers, or feared and attacked on sight. Things escalated until the world was torn apart by all out warfare. The magic and sorcery of the mythological creatures killing hundreds if not thousands of the ape-creatures while their own terrible technology struck back and toppled even the most fearsome of the magical beasts.

    Cut to 20 years after the worldwide war/apocalypse. Both sides are still "technically" at war, however the war has stalemated and in some regions humans are beginning to return to the old ways, trying to teach about love and respect for the earth and it's guardians. Still other places vehemently cling to the old ways and manufacture terrible weapons of war.

    What does /tg/ think? It's just a rough idea for a general backstory
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)13:52 No.6789830
    sounds like a good start Now I've gotta go eat and find a job I'll drop in sometime later
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)14:00 No.6789909
    I'm a little tires of these SUDDENLY! FANTASY! settings. can't we just allow the fae and mythicals be there from the start, even thou we haven't been on good sides with each other that often we live side by side. the norweigans have contracts with the mer-folk allowing them to fish and travel the seas in relative safety. The japs are waging a terror war on the pennagolan. the brittish have a bounty on werevolves. and so on.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)14:06 No.6789964
    That was the original intent with my ideal world pitch when I wrote >>6787681

    All of the myths and fantasy creatures have always been around, and mankind has advanced with consideration to the influences of such entities.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)14:38 No.6790306
    The icelandic build all their roads around places they think the fey reside in, for example.
    >> swede christology fag 11/20/09(Fri)14:42 No.6790339
    exactly! and we swedes never disturbs graveyards at nigth, wouldn't want those angry guardian spirit tearing you appart.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)14:45 No.6790363
    fair enough. That could just as easily work as well. I wonder what sorts of deals the americans have with their various nature spirits.
    >> swede christology fag 11/20/09(Fri)14:52 No.6790434
    what do we do about these "Tall tales"? are there humans inte the setting that have super powers or are the just that kick ass?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)14:55 No.6790459
    hrm...I would say they probably were just very kick ass. thats one of the weird things about Americana most of our heroes were just really damn good at what they did and got blown up to crazy levels thanks to it.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/09(Fri)14:58 No.6790497
    maybe they are a well guarded secret of government black ops. Men outfitted with experimental technology that allows them to better combat the legends. (i.e. silver bullets, "holy" water, etc)

    maybe they are actually mythical beings in the guise of humans, enacting justice against a particular being for some law or code it violated

    maybe they are half breeds like the heroic sons of greek gods/goddesses

    Maybe all three?

    There is no reason to limit it to one explanation after all.
    >> swede christology fag 11/20/09(Fri)14:59 No.6790508
    but how about kick as udes from other myths? half gods and such.
    speaking of gods, is there ongoing trade or conflict with places like Asgard and Olympia? such agressive and active gods seems hard to restrain, I imagine Zeus knocking up pop-stars all around the place.

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