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Spooktober 2020 Master Post

Everything is canon. Not everything is "true". Everything relates to Exodus Lost. Embrace the ANTI-CANON

01 - The Memoir Maze

02 - Ghost Ships

03 - Bloodmen of the MEAT MOON

04 - BIO_Leech

05 - Holo-ghosts

06 - The Black Spot

07 - Voidoo and Mystics

08 - Flayers

09 - Failed Start-up Strata

10 - SPELL Gauntlets

11 - Cyber-skeletons

12 - Clones!

13 - CHIMERA Project

14 - Mutants and Synths

15 - Sapient Green

16 - The Golden Horde

17 - Executive Immortality

18 - Gangs of the Outer Reaches

19 - Taken of the Damned

20 - A Poem

21 - Transmission Begins:

22 - Starslugger Hangar

23 - FRIEND Requests

24 - The Shift

25 - Lost Doomsday Devices

26 - The Undead Menagerie

27 - Head Eater

28 - Brain Cases

29 - Body Horror Spells

30 - Legend of the Darkstar

31 - Humanist Horror


Spooktober 2020 #bonus - Treasures of the Vac

Spectral-Glass: A spectrum-glass (think spy-glass) that is falsely rumoured to see the dead. It lets the dead see you.

Lantern of the Ferry: A metal brazier that holds the fire from the Ferry of Lost Souls. Illuminates lingering spirits.

Soulflame Cutlass: A photon-sword rumoured to be able to sever the soul from a body as easily as it cuts through flesh.

Spooktober 2020 #31 - Humanist Horror

Take all the best parts of humans, and amp them up to 11.

Human Horror (or basically the Pyramid Men)

A nameless terror stalks the halls. Created by humanity's (and really science's if we're being completely honest) hubris. Designed to excel at all that makes something human, but to perfect and enhance the advantages humans have in the world.

  • Superior temperature control: Can modulate internal temperature and grow of shed hair/fur at a whim. Does not sweat in low temperature environments
  • Advanced cognition: Never makes the same mistake twice
  • Cultural advantage: Can easily communicate information through touch or short range telepathy. Perfect communication leaves everything clear and exact
  • Information through domination: Gains knowledge through eating grey matter
  • Macgyverian tool-making and curation: Is capable of assembling advanced tools (firearms, explosives, simple computers) out of unrelated parts
  • Endurance athletes: Does not need to eat or sleep for over a week. Can sprint like humans walk.
  • Muscle Regeneration: Gets physically stronger by being hurt and recovering. Subject observed tearing off own arms and regenerating them to gain permanently increased strength
  • Taller: ...for some reason?
  • Functionally Immortal: Can revert itself back to the pupae stage when catastrophically injured. 

No physical description of this creature exists, though it is sterile, it should be treated with the highest caution. Can only be killed through the simple means of [ERROR: INFORMATION REDACTED]


Spooktober 2020 #30 - The Legend of the Darkstar

Tales tell of a ship--maybe even the first ship to intentionally reach the Void--a fusion powered ship sent to the vac. No one remembers the meaning behind why that ship was sent, the only thing most folk remember is the name... the Darkstar.

In those days only a few small ships had arrived in the Void: space capsules, the Borealis, the first Martian mission. Ships with no more than a crew of 12 max. The Darkstar had a crew of 20, and room for 30 more. At their destination, on a ship intended to be self-sufficient, the Darkstar and their crew began to take on any of the Lost they found.

There are many tales of the Darkstar, the adventures they went on, the moons and planet-frags they explored. Some claim to find evidence of them from time to time. Those are stories for a lighter time. 

The Darkstar's end came just before the Collapse, when the Exodus arrived carrying those thousands of souls. A mutiny among those who had been offered salvation aboard the Darkstar caused damage to the reactor. 

Although the mutiny had been averted, the scientists aboard detected the great waves of the Collapse. Still loyal to their mission, the Captain ordered their crew to abandon ship to an unnamed moon. All but the most loyal officers remained. With the spin of the wheel and a flip of a switch, the proto-jump drive tore a hole in the Void, causing the energy of the Veil to slip through. 

In its place, the former crew-mates could watch in horror and amazement as the Veil-tear grew and grew, until it formed the star of the Void. But something about the void gave it a mysterious property. Shrouded from the void and imbued with the true energy of the Veil, the Darkstar is said to now be a black sun. 

Maybe you'll be the ones to find it.

A beacon of hope, the Darkstar is a story (mostly false) of the birth of the rumoured black sun, Darkstar. A nearly limitless supply of rumored ways to reach the DS all turn out to be false, though the skull faced tri-tailed comet is inexorably linked in these 'secret' ways (as the drunks who need cash for their next bottle will claim).

In other legends, the Darkstar never existed as a ship, though something similar did come through before the Exodus. It was the first to find the Darkstar (as a sun), though it never could find its way back.