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Animals and Monsters As Guards

Discussion in 'Writing Discussions' started by ShadeZ, Aug 27, 2020.

  1. Insolent Lad

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    Weasels are fearsome. That's why the dragons of my primary world are essentially giant weasels. Intelligent, flying, giant weasels. With the typical scent glands and ability to spray of many of their tribe.
     
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  2. S.T. Ockenner

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    Fire breathing gorillacorns (Gorilla+unicorn)
     
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  3. ShadeZ

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    No battle kitties? Lol. The kind that like booze and hanging around night faerie princes?
     
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  4. S.T. Ockenner

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    They're overdone.
     
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  5. ShadeZ

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    The real trick would be micro kitties lol an army of tiny song bird sized fairy winged kitties lol. Just imagine the swarms.
     
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  6. A. E. Lowan

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    Flying purple kittens so thick the sky darkens.
     
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  7. ShadeZ

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    Oh I was actually looking for a way to make a really unusual pixie. Fae in my books are usually called pixies by humans who dont know the difference. Pixies are small, winged, not particularly smart and often glow and are aggressive. Calling a fae a pixie is not unlike calling a human a bug.
     
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  8. A. E. Lowan

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    Nothing is overdone if you give it the proper spin.
     
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  9. ShadeZ

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    I believe this was a nod to HIS own battle kitties lol.
     
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  10. Morgoth_69

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    I've participated in joint stories where one of the subgenres was anthropomorphism, and one of the scariest characters I can remember was a gate guard. A big black bear with scars on his face and wielding a double-edged axe, which imposed a lot of respect.
     
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  11. Orc Knight

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    Until someone got out the pot of honey and otherwise distracted him?
     
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  12. Morgoth_69

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    It would be a good way to try to avoid the axe... :)
     
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  13. ShadeZ

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    Especially if the honey "accidentally" spilled on his route lol.
     
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  14. Morgoth_69

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    He was a seasoned guard, if I remember correctly. Many years of watch. Maybe he could find the strength to fight gluttony. However, his shift companion, a younger and more inexperienced brown bear, would fall like a fish taking the bait.
     
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  15. S.T. Ockenner

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    I'm not a 'his'. You're making an awful lot of gender assumptions here.
     
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  16. A. E. Lowan

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    True story. I have no gender. Only rage.
     
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  17. S.T. Ockenner

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    And age.
     
  18. Aldarion

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    Bears, especially polar bears. Bulls. Any African large game, but especially hippos and elephants.
     
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  19. S.T. Ockenner

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    An elephant with bull horns on it's head, and hippo heads growing on it's sides.
     
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  20. S.T. Ockenner

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    A polar bear with a shark head.
     
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