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Old 04-21-2020, 10:05 AM   #2261
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Glowing red eyes? Check.
Teeth that can pierce the skin? Check.

And they say this moth only eats fruit...
Fruitarian vampires. Man, y'all in Australia get all the weird animals, don't you?
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Old 04-21-2020, 02:29 PM   #2262
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Every nation gets an allotment of horror. Australia blew it all with their above board beasts, so had none left over for the monsters.
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Old 04-21-2020, 03:54 PM   #2263
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Every nation gets an allotment of horror. Australia blew it all with their above board beasts, so had none left over for the monsters.
I think it's per continent, actually. Which gives Australia a large ration per species.
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Old 04-21-2020, 09:11 PM   #2264
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A bottle at the Pitt Rivers Museum, containing a witch. https://twitter.com/profdanhicks/sta...70850558095360

"Silvered & stoppered bottle, said to contain a witch. Obtained about 1918 from an old lady living in a village near Hove, Sussex. She remarked, 'and they do say there be a witch in it, and if you let un out there'll be a peck o' trouble."

Game #1: Rescue mission!

Game #2: Rescue prevention mission!

The Twitter thread is "Curator Battle: Creepiest objects," so it's full of nice stuff. Sheep's heart pierced with nails on a cord, as a charm against evil spirits. A mummified cat is pretty normal, for Egypt, but... concealed in the floorboards of the Museum?! Surrounded by a ring of hazelnut shells?!?

Edit: Guys. I can't stop browsing this thread. There is a real-life hand of glory. There is a book made with wood from a gallows tree. What the hell kind of necromancy is Real Life up to?

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Old 04-21-2020, 09:19 PM   #2265
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Also, I suddenly thought of using this as a form of divination. Very simple yes or no questions, and you have to phrase it as a child's verse:

Tap bottle three times gently but soundly.

"Witch O Witch, advise me do.
Use your wisdom, tell me true.
Does she love me, whom I woo?
If yes one knock, if no then two."

Shake slowly until one or two knocks are heard.

Replace third-line question with something else of desired import.
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Old 04-21-2020, 11:59 PM   #2266
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...Australia blew it all with their above board beasts, so had none left over for the monsters.
Not so sure about that.
We have Min Min lights, kurdaitcha men, yowies, garkin, the yara-ma-yha-who, and (my fav) the bunyip.
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Old 04-22-2020, 02:20 AM   #2267
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A bottle at the Pitt Rivers Museum, containing a witch. https://twitter.com/profdanhicks/sta...70850558095360

"Silvered & stoppered bottle, said to contain a witch. Obtained about 1918 from an old lady living in a village near Hove, Sussex. She remarked, 'and they do say there be a witch in it, and if you let un out there'll be a peck o' trouble."

Game #1: Rescue mission!

Game #2: Rescue prevention mission!

The Twitter thread is "Curator Battle: Creepiest objects," so it's full of nice stuff. Sheep's heart pierced with nails on a cord, as a charm against evil spirits. A mummified cat is pretty normal, for Egypt, but... concealed in the floorboards of the Museum?! Surrounded by a ring of hazelnut shells?!?

Edit: Guys. I can't stop browsing this thread. There is a real-life hand of glory. There is a book made with wood from a gallows tree. What the hell kind of necromancy is Real Life up to?
Is it this thread?
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Old 04-22-2020, 07:52 AM   #2268
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Not so sure about that.
We have Min Min lights, kurdaitcha men, yowies, garkin, the yara-ma-yha-who, and (my fav) the bunyip.
Ah, but those are mythical monsters, not real monsters. But perhaps I've said too much. ;)
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Old 04-22-2020, 01:24 PM   #2269
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Yep, that's the one.
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Old 04-25-2020, 01:13 AM   #2270
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Doomsday preppers, French medieval style. Only a third of the estimated 3km of tunnels have been accessed so far.
I'm sure that there's nothing untoward in the rest of the complex...
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