Sunday, March 9, 2014

Ghost Lantern

Description: The Ghost Lantern has two key components: the chimerical jack-o'-lantern and the mothroven within. Ghost Lanterns are not born; they are created. Mothwings, which are sages that specialize in ghostly powers, cut the pumpkins, imbue them with chimericality (which also includes a spell to keep the pumpkin from rotting), and then capture the mothroven within. Once inside the squash, a mothroven is anchored within until either the mothwing releases it or the Lantern is destroyed.

mothroven's hands reach out of the jack-o'-lantern, and it lifts the squash up to walk. They are usually accompanied by the mothwing that captured it, although some Ghost Lanterns have been known to escape and run free in the woods. Ghost Lanterns don't do well in a fight on their own, but the mothwing that carries it can use the creature as a weapon that enhances her powers.

If the ghost within the Ghost Lantern breaks out of the pumpkin shell somehow, it then is called just a
mothroven (Which will be a separate entry that I will link to here when it is done).





Classification: Normal
Form Category: Ghostly
SN Code: -00717301002
Height: 1-3 feet
Location found: Found specifically in the Pumpkin Valley, or at Wisper Circles, or in pumpkin patches (the closer a pumpkin patch is to a graveyard, the more likely)
Intelligence level: High
Temperament: Cautious
Weight: 10-35 lbs
Noteable individuals: Ol'Jack
Language: Whisper language of the Undergloom
Likes: being left alone
Lifespan: no end
Strengths: Can live even if the pumpkin shell is destroyed.

Can power up the magic of those around it
Weaknesses: Does not do well in solo fights
Dislikes: being trapped
Reaches adulthood: n/a
Inspired by: Halloween myth
Social order: Is often with a mothwing, not by choice
Eats: n/a
Reproduces: never
Allies: mothwing, although it is usually unwilling
Rivals: N/A
Related to: mothroven, mothwings

Unraveler RPG
Base Hit-Points:
12 +5 per level
Willpower: 5 Endurance: 13 Paranormality: 16 Luck: 2
Unarmed Attack: Cold grasp - Does 1d6 +1 per level -2 per roll, rolled against endurance Specialty: Any mothwing nearby gains +3 to paranormality and a special attack called Lanterns Light that deals 2d6 +4 per Ghost Lantern's Level, rolled by the mothwing against Paranormality

When the base hitpoints are depleted, the pumpkin shell is considered smashed open, and a mothroven escapes. The mothroven is 90% likely to flee.
EXP gained for defeat: 5

Loot: Pumpkin Mash
Imaginary points: 2