|From:||"J.D. Falk" <jdfalk@****.CAIS.COM>|
|Subject:||Paranormal Animals of Europe|
|Date:||Mon, 27 Mar 1995 19:19:22 -0500|
more, and found assorted interesting comments about how some of these
other animals interact with Dragons. Now, since this book is meant to be
about /any/ paranormal entity but Dragons are the topic du jour, I thought
I'd share these with you and perhaps spark a little creativity on one of
This is not a NERPS submission, because I'm quoting way too much
from the book.
Remember that all these are just what I've eye-grepped from the
book. There may be more, I may be misunderstanding things, and much was
probably just put there because Carl Sargent was fooling around.
From the Shadowbabble on page 29, it sounds like a Dragon lives in
the island of Limnos in the Meditteranian(sp), guarded by at least one
cerebus hound. It also appears that there's a dracoform in the northern
mountains around Lake Prespa on the Balkan border, and two cerebus hounds
have been sighted in the same area. Why do Dragons need guards?
The European Gargoyle isn't six-limbed; it's actually extremely
humanoid (except, of course, for the wings.)
One of the few pseudo-dracoform creatures listed in this book is
the Hydra Wyrm, an aquatic lizard with nine necks and heads. The
shadowbabble says that they're becoming more saline-tolerant and spreading
along the coast, "and if they manage to mutate f rom the toxic sludge
rather than dying from it, something very nasty could pop up out of the
Page 73 mentions the existance of a Wyrm shaman. What do the
Dragons think of them?
We could have a lot of fun with the Quicksilver Mongoose, on pages
84 and 85. Here's some selected shadowtalk from the book:
>>>>>[The really funny thing is, if you mention a quicksilver mongoose to
a wizworm, you know, those dragons get kind of jittery. Heh, heh.]<<<<<
>>>>>[What? You're kidding. You got to be.]<<<<<
>>>>>[They get jittery and then they rip your head
So, what does all /this/ mean? Is it just bull, the awakened
equivalent of the old tale about elephants being scared of mice, or is it
There is a magical potential in the stone toad which, as of 2053,
had not yet awakened! Think maybe these critters eat bugs? Big, scary,
magical bugs? Hmmmm....
We could have a lot of fun with the Knocker on pages 118 and 119.
Basically digging subterranian creatures, the shadowtalk says:
>>>>>[Nevertheless, I beleive these critters are up to something. I also
find it intriguing that there are no reports of knocker activity in areas
where powerful subterranian dragons are said to lair. They seem to drive
the little guys off. Wonder what they're afraid of the knockers
Then, of course, there's that whole big section on Powers of the
Awakened starting on page 124. It includes all the powers from SRII and
PANA, as well as some new ones.
Just after that is the critter table, which lists all the Awakend
creatures printed as of 1993. Dragons are not there. Perhaps they did
not wish to be, and Carl couldn't stand up to them. *grin*
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