August 11th, 2013

Djao'Kain

May have to go about this differently.

I originally started work on the Gosgolot religion with the hopes of coming up with a solar deity to transplant to Yahgahn. But it seems that's not going to happen. I know now why Shao'Kehn and Ahndahn work in both religions, and why Pofoshiintus will not work in Yahgahn; because they are different types of deities. Even though Djao'Hkein and Iandyn (the Gosgolot versions of Shao'Kehn and Ahndahn) are hundreds of orders of magnitude more powerful than Pofoshiintus, they are a benevolent class of deities that can, and DO, relate to mortals, by multiplying off little bits of themselves.

Pofoshiintus, on the other hand, is of a class of deities that are powerful and don't notice or care about mortals. As I was writing out the list of other titles and names the Duenicallo have for Pofoshiintus, I realized that they're fucking terrified of this guy. It'd be like if someone genuinely believed that Cthulhu or Azathoth was a real life monster lurking out there somewhere, and terrified that calling its name in any kind of ritual or magick working was not only putting themselves at risk but also gambling with the lives of everyone on the planet. If any Ah'Koi Bahnis even suggested the possibility of transplanting Pofoshiintus to Yahgahn with the intent to work with him in magick (the way some fluff bunnies stupidly try to work with, say, Bielobog or Hekate for something outside of those deities' range of influences), most Duenicallo - whether they were Gosgolot or not - would probably freak the fuck out. I even ran scenarios in my head.

One of the human characters I came up with for the scenario said "Duenicallo are huge. They're upwards of five feet tall on all fours, and when they walk on their hind legs, they can be 10 or more feet tall. They're also bulky, hugely muscular predators that are very intimidating. Their strength is such that they could make a human head fly across the room with a casual swipe of one fore-paw. So to see a being that impressive and strong break down in terror like a human toddler chased by a lion when I idly suggested I was going to summon Pofoshiintus, was... unnerving to say the least."

So yeah, gonna have to find some other way of coming up with a Yahgahn solar deity.

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Harry Potter Dark Lord

So, in the sixth Harry Potter book, Snape talks about rumors that Harry was a new Dark Lord, and a possible new standard to rally against. Which made me think, it would be interesting to see a series of novel-length HP fanfics with Harry in just such a position. After all, he could have gone either way, what with the horrible Dursleys raising him.

Yes, a Harry Potter sorted into Slytherin, a Harry Potter who - angry at his treatment by his aunt and uncle - used his magic in the days before his letter, to torment Dudley. A Harry Potter with a personality making him a dark lord in the making.

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Drawing project - Kusahnia

I was looking through one of my picture collections last night and came across this picture: http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c228/marionette_of_obscurum/tumblr_m09k9sSRfk1qd09eyo1_1280_zpsc8252094.jpg

I looked at it, and got an inspiration. This is the picture I was going to use to finally draw Kusahnia, Goddess of Knowledge. Kusahnia is one of the many deities of mine who don't have drawings of them yet, but should. The woman in the picture even looks a wee bit like Kusahnia. In one of the stories, Kusahnia was described as having brown, slightly speckled skin, a bit like an old book cover. But She also has paper-white hair and blue eyes, unlike the woman in the picture. But that's not an issue.

More on this as it develops.

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Djao'Kain

Pofoshiintus

Gosgolot Deities

Entry #1

Name: Pofoshiintus
Name meaning: Merciless Star Lord
Class: VaHK-tuma
Sub-class: Shiintu-Bahn (Star People, as in a living star; all stars are alive to the Gosgolot POV)
Represents: Pofoshiintus IS the sun of the Traipah system.
Personality: As a VaHK-tuma, is immensely old and powerful. Either does not notice mortals or does not care. Responsible for making life on Traipah, by accident. Would not be hesitant to swat Traipah out of the sky if it was in His way.
Story: Ate the corpses of some relatives, possibly His own parents or grandparents, after possibly killing them in a fight for dominance. Ate their flesh, forged their bones into the planets, moons, asteroids, and comets of the solar system as a territorial marker. Used Traipah as a toilet on his way back to the center, accidentally creating life in the process. Now stands in the center of the system howling into the void with His light and heat as another territorial marker, presumably.
Other names:
    * Naipah (old word meaning “He who must not be named”)
    * Howls of Flame
    * The Daystar/Merciless Daystar
    * The Bright Death
    * Pitiless Sky Lord
    * Water Killer/Water Eater/Water's Demise
    * Thirstmaker
    * Nyzviindah (means “Life and death”)
    * Cannibal Star
    * Merciless Glory
    * The Bright Darkness
    * Howler Into The Void
    * Screaming Death
    * Lord of the Wastes
    * Daily Reminder of Our Insignificance/The Reminder
    * Sight-taker (if you stare at him too long)
    * The Foot Which Stomps (on our every achievement)
    * Lord of Futility
    * Deadly Host (if planet is a parasite, the host is the sun, and the “food” is toxic)
    * Tyrant of No Kingdom (basically saying he's a tyrannical “king” over a kingdom he has
no awareness of.)
    * King of the Fire Realm
    * Monarch of Ashes (implying his subjects are ashes waiting to happen)
    * Azya-Zyaturu [Ahz-yah Zyah-too-roo] (Basically “Alpha Omega”)
    * Bone Lord (reference to bleached bones and to the bones he used to forge planets, etc)
    * The White-Hot Eye of Fire/The Eye
    * The All-Staring Eye (implication that He stares but does not really see; not blind, just
not paying attention)
    * The Wind That Burns All Sails
    * Orphan-Maker
    * The Passive Predator (implication is that if he ever became an active predator we should
REALLY worry then)
    * The Alpha Beyond/The Alpha Above (reference to the alphas of a Duenicallo pack; He
is beyond/above all of those mortal alphas in power,
as well as being literally above and/or beyond them)
    * The Ultimate Alpha
    * Nyahlah of the Sky (a nyahlah is a creature like a large crocodile, but it has warm blood,
feathers, and a toothed beak. Much faster, meaner, nastier, and
hungrier than any crocodile. Ahbahss is still plagued with them.)
    * Nyahlah of Fire/Nyahlah With Red and Gold Plumage
(nyahlah = nigh-ah-lah / nigh-all-uh)
    * Fiery Jaws of Death