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Sunday, 29 April 2012

GUEST WEEK: Nycter by Katie Tiedrich


Don't hurt me!

The Nycter are a race of small bat-men that live in close-knit communities in forest caves. They're a peaceful, flimsy bunch, preferring talk to fight. When cornered, they unleash a paralyzing shriek that gives them enough time to escape into the darkness. Their leaders are called Protectors of the Cave, Nycters with class levels in druid.

Despite their bat-like similarity, the Desmodu and the Nycter don't get along. The Nycter fear the Desmodu since they are much bigger and stronger, the way a human looks at a giant. The Desmodu view the smaller race as cowardly and unintelligent (though the Nycter still possesses average human intelligence). The Nycter retain more of their bat-like qualities, being able to fly and having very sensitive ears (to the point that sonic attacks are extra painful for them).

This is a race of creatures that can be used as a player race, should the DM approve. It sounds like quite a neat idea for some kinda subterranean adventure. A way to avoid the whole you have to be either a drow, druegar, svirfneblin or any of the classic human-like underground races.

Image brought to use by Katie Tiedrich of Awkward Zombie and Aikonia. Internet celebrity, wowzers!

13 comments:

  1. he's so cute. ^w^

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  2. Bitchin! So clever and coolz!

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  3. I freaking lol'd so hard that people thought that I was having a spazim here at work. I loved the iron boots comic katie! And sweet DnD creatures btw. I wish you had comments like this for your comics :\

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  4. Awww... great work! I love Awkward Zombie BTW :D

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  5. I was honestly surprised when I saw this because I never actually knew she was this good with colours, or was able to work up an image this nicely in general, having only seen her comparatively simple comic drawings before. This is just so nice.

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  6. there needs to be rule 34 of this cutie

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  7. The only thing I can think of when I look at him is Batty from Ferngully. Good job Katie!

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  8. agree w/ anonymous below jonathan harris. ):<

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  9. Nice job with the naming! I wonder how many people will get the reference to the actual classifications of bats without looking it up or ... reading this comment?

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  10. Lovely. Lots of character.

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