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12/25/2017 12:07 am  #1


Ghul Power

p334 refers to ghuls as shapeshifters and calls out "their natural form" -- but I can't seem to find anything else describing, limiting, or governing their shape-shifting. I am guessing if they are like folkloric ghuls, they can turn into hyenas, jackals, and buzzards? Maybe people too?

Last edited by Jimm.Iblis (1/04/2018 12:33 pm)


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1/06/2018 1:11 pm  #2


Re: Ghul Power

Jimm.Iblis wrote:

p334 refers to ghuls as shapeshifters and calls out "their natural form" -- but I can't seem to find anything else describing, limiting, or governing their shape-shifting. I am guessing if they are like folkloric ghuls, they can turn into hyenas, jackals, and buzzards? Maybe people too?

They are powerful and ancient beings.  All you suggested and more!!  Though I don't see them as mixing with normal people very often.... Great suggestions!
 


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1/06/2018 1:15 pm  #3


Re: Ghul Power

Agreed. I suppose it could have been quantified. If so, I would surely do it as you suggest, Jimm.


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1/06/2018 6:18 pm  #4


Re: Ghul Power

They say that in the cold north woods where the North Wind blows there is a small village wherein lives a Ghul in its natural form. It is encountered in far-flung locales throughout the year where adventurers and their treasure gather, but always it retreats to its frozen arboreal lair. They say its true form is too horrifying to face directly, but its likeness has been captured by the brave . . . or the foolish . . .

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1/06/2018 11:07 pm  #5


Re: Ghul Power

Its powers of transformation can be ASTONISHING!

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1/08/2018 4:17 am  #6


Re: Ghul Power

You guys are killing me.  http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/lol.png


Wait... is that the fabled Crown of Tlakk-Nakka... O.O


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1/24/2018 3:14 pm  #7


Re: Ghul Power

Is the picture with the crown a DÆMON, GREATER, CLASS I (Undead Type 13)?


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1/24/2018 9:59 pm  #8


Re: Ghul Power

Thrasaric wrote:

Is the picture with the crown a DÆMON, GREATER, CLASS I (Undead Type 13)?

Obviously! ;)
 


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