Monday, March 30, 2015

A discussion of the Spirit Realms and another new beast for Deluxe Ruins & Ronin

I am providing more substance in regards to setting with the new version of Ruins & Ronin, and hope to provide some elements of that in the upcoming posts over the next few months (while I develop them). The setting (the mystical island empire or Ryuku) is an island split between the "real" world (the material plane) and an encroachment of the spirit realms. A struggle (some would say "eternal") between Law and Chaos.

Each city, castle town, and village have torii gates that mark the line between the two realms. Outside of these localized realms of "law", there is the wild lands of chaos, where spirit creatures have free reign and hold court in a mockery of the civilized lands of the Empire of the Eternal Sun.

As such, a Gakusho (and to some extent Sohei) play a very critical role in adventuring parties, as they have the ability to "banish" spirits. So they become extremely powerful as they gain in levels in dealing with creatures in the wild beyond the torii gates....

Today I present another beast from the upcoming book...


Chimi (Mountain Spirits)
No. Appearing:
2d8 (2d8x10)
Alignment:
Chaotic
Movement:
120' (40')
Armor Class:
7
Hit Dice:
1+1
Attacks:
1
Damage:
weapon
Save:
Bushi 1
Morale:
9
Hoard Class:
XIX
XP
15

Chimi are chaotic spirits that haunt mountains, forests, and swamps. They have bestial faces with humanoid bodies. They feed on carrion, but are not above eating live food as well if given the chance and they have the numbers to overcome any potential victims.  They will use every trick available to lure unsuspecting victims to their doom in their remote natural lairs.



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