Thursday, 17 March 2011

Nue (Japanese Chimera)

I've been quiet over the last few days, but I have been busy, honest. I've been playing D&D through MapTools and working on my project previously mentioned here, as promised here is a sneak peak. I must admit I'm no expert on Epic Tier play and this is in no way a final product so feedback would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to use any of this that appeals but please link back to this site if you redistribute. Art by Nana Takeda, a full resolution image can be found here although the quality of the photo doesn't do it justice.


Nue (Japanese Chimera)

“A thousand birds fly over head in a massed panic, the noise almost deafening. Thunder and a rolling black mist on the horizon soon follow. This is more than a bad omen.”

Lore (Arcana or History DC 29:) The Nue is said to have the brain of a monkey, the body of a raccoon dog, tail of a snake and legs of a tiger. It brings illness, famine and misfortune wherever it walks. There have been numerous accounts of a brilliant White Thrush appearing in the dreams of men before such disasters have fallen. A great Samurai of old was said to have slain the last Nue and buried it beneath the sea, but even the greatest of warriors can be deceived by the trickery of beasts.