sábado, 25 de agosto de 2018

The Cabinet of the Doctor Faustus

Allways fascinating, the scholar, magus and physician Johan Georg von Faustus and the tempter and ironic Mephistopheles - as far as we know, the only demon who can stay in front of the Presence...

miércoles, 27 de junio de 2018

Ghatanothoa, or the One that Should not be Observed

It is asserted, in obscure and abstruse volumes as the "Ponape Scripture" and the "Pnakotic Manuscript," that Ghatanothoa is the "first born of Cthulhu"; although the way this may be, for these hyperdimensional creatures, we can not even imagine (fortunately for our sanity)... It is also said that Ghatanothoa was brought to earth by the fungal species of Yuggoth, and that he was worshiped in pre-human times, in the lost continents of Mu and R'lyeh... Although more than worshiping, their worship was a way to keep appeased, in their prison lair, under Mount Yaddith-Gho....

martes, 15 de mayo de 2018

Beware of the Sidhe

Did you think the sidhe, elves and fairies were a sweet, eternal young, thar are one with the environment that surrounds them? Well, maybe they are more dangerous, capricious and lacking in empathy than the people usually thinks... Like a cat, perhaps...

lunes, 14 de mayo de 2018

Conclave of Wizards

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As usual, I'm not completely satisfied with the execution or with the final result, but everyone has to know when to end at some point and move on...

And now a few words about the image: In the convulsive years between the declaration of the "Ninety-five Theses" of Martin Luther and the numerous wars of religion that ravaged Europe, during the 16th century, a secret meeting took place. A meeting about which very few know: The number and identity of the majority of the attendees is ignored; the subject that brought them together is ignored, as well as the issues that were discussed. It is said, however, that this meeting had a vital importance, and no less relevant consequences. Just as above, you can hardly make mere speculations. Some unambiguous and known facts, in any case, can help to give weight to these speculations.

It is known, for example, that the meeting place was the impressive castle of Smaragdrakenberg, in a mountainous spur of the Black Forest. Thanks to this data, it can be assumed that the host would be none other than the owner of the castle: Huldreych von Unheil, Graf of Rotestadt (in the picture, on the left), a small county that remained independent between the Duchy of Swabia and the margraviate of Baden. A few reliable data survive on the biography of Graf Huldreych. Some mention in the Chronicles of War between the Swiss Confederation and the House of Habsburg, rulers of the Holy Roman Empire, which highlights its belligerent character and its unblemished sense of honor. About the Graf of Rotestadt it was said that nobody had seen him without his armor for years... Rumors circulated about curses and enchantments or spells of nefarious result; of course, nobody dared to ask him directly. 

Among the attendants of the conclave, it is known that were present, at least: Franz von Falkenstein (in the center, with a white staff), burgrave of the castle of the same name and master of fire magic; Kalonymus Kostakowicz (on the right, the bald guy with the black staff), szlachcic of the Mazovian voivodeship, in the Kingdom of Poland, and master of illusionism. The presence at the meeting of Princess Chiara dei Canivari, of the Serenissima Republic of Venice, is also known as the representative of a certain secret order of exclusively female membership.

The Graf von Unheil insisted that only those who "were great in power" be present, but in the end it was decided that the wise were also present, and not only the powerful ones. Therefore, the scholar and humanist Walter Wyckes of the Illumined Order of Hermes Trismegistus appeared. Finally, and only for reasons of protocol, a certain number of beings and creatures of a peculiar nature was invited. These, of course, had a voice but no vote.

viernes, 9 de septiembre de 2016

Wild Weird West (III): The Ghoul

After the "K´n-yan Incident", many changes happened in the Wild Weird West; many ultraterrestrial and supernatural changes, we mean... Thus, for example, was the rapid proliferation of these necrophages creatures known as the "nameless offspring" or commonly "ghouls"...

By the way, one of the more relevants behaviors of this ghouls is the assignment of the best pieces of his prey to the most important member of the group, the alpha individual (the pieces of the corpses which are the most important part of their diet, if is not the only). In this manner, and by a process not sufficiently clarified, those that feed the different parts of the brain of its corpses, can develop skills that were appropiate to their "food" and even recall past memories of these... And then, it is possible that the "fortunate" ghoul will be compelled to continue the quest or mission of his dead prey with unexpected consequences...

For more information about the behavior and morphology of ghouls (in spanish): kcy.me/2eauo

miércoles, 7 de septiembre de 2016

Wild Weird West (II): The Masked Hero

In the Wild Weird West there´s a place for everyone; or, at least for all of those who don´t care the risks, the daily gunfire, the duels, the curses... and the occasional and recurrent night vigilante. 

In case you were thinking that there are no laws in this place: beware of those who seeking retribution.