How about Trilby and Svengali? Great book from the 1890's by George du Maurier. Everyone's familiar with Svengali the hypnotist, but the female character Trilby is great too, a real muse. It'd be nice to redesign Svengali away from the stereotype he's often presented as.
In Dune, Herbert notes that the Baron possesses a "basso voice" and is so "grossly and immensely fat" that he requires anti-gravity devices known as suspensors to support his weight. It is implied by Margot Fenring that the Baron has allowed himself to become obese.
I watched the Dune film as a small person and the image of the repulsive character has always struck me as a sinister and menacing person - I wondered if the amazing CAers could do him justice and make a character as forboading
Dwarf don't love gold, that is just something we say to get into bed.
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Quetzalcoatl, the feather serpent God of the Aztecs.
He was a common God for Aztecs, Mayans, Toltecs, and other tribes. His full name is Tze Acatopitzin Quetzalcoatl Kukulcan, and acording to the legend was blond, tall and hairy, adn was found in the beach covered with algi, thus the name feathered serpent, as he looked like one.
He caused a great deal of ideological revolution among the Toltecs and eventually was expeld. He made himself a ship and sailed to the east, trying to find the place he had come from. He promised some people like him was comming back soon, and among the aztecs, they saw this as the return on Quetzalcoatl and then the end of their world.
He is considered a historical person, with lots of legends around him. Probably scandinavian. His preaching and ideas where completly catholic and many of the temples and worship places dedicated to him have crosses in them.
the drawing may portray him in any of his stages, when he was found, during his time of preaching, his departure, or the Godly image the aztecs and mayans used to portray him (a snake covered in feathers)
They are characteristic of their glowing blue eyes resulted from their proximity with the spice melange, and they fight with knives made of the tooth of a sandworm which they also ride with much skill.
I've been kicking around the idea of doing a sampling from Dune for a while, so the possibility of this is fairly high.
However, while the Fremen are an interesting subject, I've seen them done many times, so I am more inclined to lean toward the Bene Gesserit, or one of the Mentats. Perhaps even one of the Emperor's Sardaukar ...
This is the big bad from a D&D campaign thats been on going and has become a menacing force since his inception a few years ago.
The Jester King or Lord of Jest
He is a chaotic lord of like minded fools, he runs his court where he and his 'guests' dance and entertain. His guest are tormented souls who have been turned by chaos or whos minds cannot cope and so dance with the music in a trance.
He has his security guards - known as death jesters - around them in a 20ft diameter there is a sphere of silence they are dressed in black even their jesters hats are black and the bells on the points make no sound.Some have their faces painted black with only white highlights to suggest a skull.
The jest enjoys meddling in adventures business often changing their course or putting some red herring on their path to throw them off course.
He has not malicious intent only to cause chaos and disruption.