View Poll Results: Who is the monster in the dungeons?
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July 28th, 2012 #1
ChOW#297 :: FINALS :: Undead Dungeon MasterCharacter of the Week #297
Undead Dungeon Master
Create a design for the undead master of the royal dungeons and crypts!!
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- Needs to be male
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Here goes mine
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July 28th, 2012 #3
Apparently , more than one of the queens subjects was sleeping with the queen.
at least mine hit it first
Last edited by FROZ3N; July 28th, 2012 at 11:57 AM.FROZ3N
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July 28th, 2012 #5
Had to work this weekend, so I didn't have time to put much polish on it. At least I finished to some extent.
July 28th, 2012 #6
Valcharius the Cruel was demented long before the events that led to his cursed resurrection. As a boy Valcharius was the eldest son of the prominent Valerian family, close to the King and respected within the realm. The first person Valcharius killed, at age nine, was his servant Joffey, by strangulation. The second was a stable boy named Eggert, with a chopping ax, at age eleven. As Valcharius grew so did the number of his victims, while his family emptied their coffers desperately attempting to cover up their monstrous son's murders. When he grew to manhood the Valerian family begged the King to take their son into his employ, in the deepest of the King's dungeons where his sadism and blood lust could be quenched in secret. Although the King was reluctant Valcharius took to his appointment with fervor, but it was only the beginning of the horrors he would unleash.
For fifty years Valcharius lorded over his dungeons, transforming the already dismal prison into a sanctum of misery and suffering. As rumor of Valcharius's malice spread criminal behavior in the kingdom all but ceased, for the fear of being sentenced to Valcharius's dungeon was deemed a fate far worse than death. A new age of prosperity dawned across the land, and for decades there was order and law unlike there had ever been before. The King, pleased with the Valerian family and the restorative effect their son had had on his kingdom, held a royal banquet to commemorate the dungeon master's appointment. Valcharius, of course, was not invited.
But the Dungeon Master did attend. He attended at the toast to his honor, drenched in fresh blood and dragging his greatsword, the Executioner, behind him. At first the crowd responded with horror, then awkwardly attempted to thank Valcharius for his service to the kingdom. The dungeon master accepted their compliments and platitudes with a smile on his face before laying into the crowd with the Executioner, butchering dozens of terrified revelers. His family pleaded with him to stop before they too were cut down. The King, tears running down his face, asked "why, why, why".
Valcharius responded plainly, "There was nothing left in my dungeons to kill."
As punishment the King, enraged at the horrific massacre, had his darkest magicians put a curse upon Valcharius to grant him the eternal life of undeath, and chained him to rot for all time in his dungeons. Valcharius's interment lasted only briefly, for he soon escaped his bonds by chewing off his own arm, and appeared once more before the King, brandishing Executioner, to deliver his ultimatum. Now immortal and more insane than ever, the King had no choice but to bow to the insane Dungeon Master's demands, providing fresh prisoners, innocent or otherwise, to slake the monster's thirst for suffering.
None have ever escaped the Black Dungeon, for only Valcharius's burning eyes can pierce the lightless gloom. Valcharius does however light torches, placing them far from any exits, so that those who do flee their cells will be drawn deeper into the labyrinth away from salvation. Valcharius is then able to hunt escapees down at his leisure, relishing their fear as they huddle in dim pools of light, listening to the approaching rasp of the Executioner's edge on the blood-stained floor.
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July 28th, 2012 #7
Having lost his mind years ago, he travels through the dungeon collecting prizes from his victims while he sings bawdy show tunes. The more someone screams the louder he sings. His raw singing echos through the dungeon sending fear through the prisoners.
July 28th, 2012 #8
[ Here is my entry. I am not happy with result. First sketch looks great. Finished one... Don't know, I hate it. ]
That guy died years ago, but he still walks because he loves his job. It's torturing prisoners and beheading them with a blade, right from the forge, by the way. But sometimes it becomes boring so he summons spirits of his slain victims that are willing to tear apart their mortal brethren.
He keeps his keys on rings so he can lose them all at the same time.
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Hi there, first time I take part in this competition aaannnd and also first post in this forum. Jeeiiiiii!!!
So here he is, my "creepy" undead dungeon master.
Oh and I'm really sorry I didn't have the time to post my WIP in the WIP-threat. Hopefully next time I won't be in that much of a hurry.
July 28th, 2012 #10
He was sent as a one man wrecking crew...the finest warrior of the Giants, sent to kill the Monarch who had destroyed their home and family. Little did he know that the Monarch had set up a trap at the entrance to his chambers. As the giant reached in to snatch the Monarch the trap sprung severing his hand. The giant assassin was captured and cursed to the undead, sentenced to spend eternity as the castle's dungeon master. He is sustained by the souls of those he keeps in his stomach cell.
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July 29th, 2012 #12
This was a fun one, wasn't it!? Good luck y'all!
July 29th, 2012 #13