Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Eldritch: Halloween 034

Egads, I have five minutes to type out something to say O.o  Truth is, after what Todd just did, I’m kinda speechless myself.  I’ll probably come up with something clever to say later.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Eldritch: Halloween 033

If you’re one of the many who recognized the <I>Into the woods</I> reference last week, yaaaay!

So… here’s the thing about Robin Hood: He was an outlaw.  Today, his story is heavily romanticized, just like vampires and werewolves are.  However, while it may seen silly, or perhaps a mistake on Todd’s part, in the Eldritch version of the world, yeah, Robin Hood was a werewolf.  “Why?” you might ask… well, the reason is simple: Back in the day, outlaws were sometimes called Wolves, or Wolf-Headed.  This basically meant that these outlaws were to be treated as wolves... as dangerous animals that needed to be killed, all human rights forfeit. 

This practice may have lead to some of our werewolf legends, such as one from Innsbruck, in which a werewolf corners a woman and demands her diamonds. At the end of the story, however, her diamonds are safe… but only because she traded her loving husband to the werewolf instead.  It makes one wonder whom the real monster in the story was?  Regardless, werewolves in Austria-Hungary and Spain were said to have a particular attraction to valuable precious stones, such as diamonds and rubies.  One could suppose that some of these alleged werewolves were only rogues and outlaws pretending 
to be monsters, in hopes of scaring people out of their valuables.  After all, Loup Garou and Wargus in some cases also meant outlaw. Or, perhaps, werewolves are as easily distracted by shiny things as we humans are. ;3

I suppose that a diamond is a werewolf’s best friend…

Please also see:

The Beast Within --Adam Douglas
The Book of Werewolves --Sabine Baring-Gould
Werewolves (Around the world) --Elliot O’Donnell
Were-wolf And Vampire in Romania – Harry A. Senn (Good luck finding this one. :C)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Eldritch: halloween 032

*Puffs a breath* Urg… well, I got the page done in spite of loosing three days working time to the convention (It went pretty well, thanks for asking).  Truth is, I should have started on this sooner… I guess we all make mistakes.

Anyway!  So, yeah… Todd is dressed as Robin Hood… This was very deliberate, but why I did it is something that I will address in more detail next week.  However, whomever knows what he’s referencing there gets ten experience points.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Eldritch: Halloween 031

It seems the feline overlords have retreated from DA.  That means Faith can be a werewolf again!

Well, folks, I can’t ramble on for long… I have a convention this weekend and have been up since five-thirty, so, life’s been busy.  But anyway… yeah, that stuff about a werewolf being executed on Halloween?  It really happened.  It pops up in these books, should you wanna look:

The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves and Other Monsters --Rosemary Guiley
The Werewolf in Lore and Legend --Montague Summers
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Werewolves --Nathan Brown
Werewolves: The Occult Truth -- Konstantinos

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Happy April Fool's!

The Feline Overlords of Deviantart have demanded that I make Faith a werecat from now on XD