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Jonah Bomgaars
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Monster Monday: Poludnitsa - Lady Midday
Today's  Monster Monday  is the polunitsa, or Lady Midday. She is a malicious fey from Slavic mythology who appears in the heat of midday to deliver heatstroke and madness to those laboring in the fields. She tends to appear as a woman dressed in white peas...
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Monster Monday: Drop Bear - Australian Tall Tale
Today's  Monster Monday  is the drop bear, a big mean koala that plummets out of the trees onto its hapless prey. Unlike regular koalas, these drop bears are carnivorous predators with a taste for human flesh. It's still pretty cute, though. modified (by me...
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Monster Monday: Armored Grave - This Armor Shall Serve as My Epitaph
Today's  Monster Monday  is the armored grave, a knight buried in his armor, its once-gleaming plates now bursting at the seams with hard-packed grave dirt and the putrescence of decay. These are the tanks of the low-level undead world. Buried in their armo...
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Monster Monday: Zahhak - Snake-Filled Three-Headed Dragon
"When the Hero burst into the throne room, the wicked King Dahag was feeding the snakes sprouting from his shoulders - the snakes it was forbidden on pain of death to speak of or even look at. Dahag's guards rushed forward, shamshirs flashing silver, four-m...
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Monster Monday: Xiphactinus, Prehistoric Monster Fish
Today's  Monster Monday  is xiphactinus, a giant prehistoric monster fish known for swallowing other large fish whole. These ugly fish reached lengths of 15 to 20 feet and swam the seas of the Late Cretaceous, when Tyrannosaurus was roaming the land. Xiphac...
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Monster Monday: Whip Scorpion & Pseudoscorpion
Today's  Monster Monday  is all about things that are called scorpions but which aren't actually scorpions. Whip scorpions are arachnids that spray acid from their butts, and pseudoscorpions have poisonous claws but no tails. They are both really small, but...
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Monster Monday: Gelatinous Hypercube - The Slime Out of Time
Today's  Monster Monday  is the gelatinous hypercube, an ooze from the astral plane that has become untethered from causality. To the eyes of those who travel forward through time at a constant rate and for whom actions precede reactions (that is to say, mo...
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Monster Monday: Tasmanian Devil & Dire Tasmanian Devil
Today's  Monster Monday  is the Tasmanian devil and the dire Tasmanian devil. Sometimes called the "marsupial wolverine" by me and at least one other person , Tasmanian devils are fierce little critters from the island of Tasmania off the south coast of Aus...
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Monster Monday: Bellwether - It Tolls for Thee
Today's  Monster Monday  is the bellwether, a black ram with a large bronze bell in place of its head. This harbinger of doom delivers blasts of pummeling sonic energy with every toll, leaving its targets shaken. If the bellwether is not stopped before it t...
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Monster Monday: Termite Mound Guardian, a Swarm-Filled Construct
Today's  Monster Monday  is the termite mound guardian, a druidic construct full of swarming, biting termites. Crafted from the gigantic termite mounds found in the tropical regions of the world, these stalwart defenders are often created to protect village...
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