Campaign of the Month: November 2012
THE EMERALD CITY
Native American Cannibal Spirit
High Concept: Cannibal monster of the wintery north
Trouble: My Hunger is Endless
Civilization is wrong
Pain and Hate
(5) Superb: Intimidation, Might
(3) Good: Fists, Conviction
(1) Average: Discipline, Presence
- Can use survival to defend vs. ranged when in snow
Creature of snow
- can ignore penalties from snow.
Claws[-1]: Weapon 2
Supernatural Sense[-1]: Smell Magic – Alertness
Cloak of Shadows[-1] +2 Stealth at night
The Catch [+1] per story
A creature that was once human but was transformed into an immortal evil spirit when it took up the practice of cannibalism. Wendigos are cursed to wander the land, eternally seeking to fulfil their voracious appetite for human flesh.
Various Native American tribes tell slightly different stories about this creature and refer to it by different names – Wendigo, Witigo, Witiko and Wee-Tee-Go – but each version roughly translates to mean the evil spirit that devours mankind . Around 1860, a German explorer translated Wendigo as cannibal.
Wendigos are believed to live in the northern woods of Minnesota and in the north central regions of Canada . Kenora, Ontario, Canada, has been given the title of Wendigo Capital of the World by many. Sightings of the creature in this area have continued well into the new millennium.
Wendigos are generally rumored to be gigantic spirits, over fifteen feet tall, lanky and with glowing eyes, long yellowed fangs, terrible claws and overly long tongues. Sometimes they are said to have a sallow, yellowish skin; other times they are described as being matted with hair. The Wendigo’s full powers have never been recorded. The creature excels at stealth and is a near-perfect hunter, knowing and using every inch of its territory – caves, hills, trees and bushes. Some stories posit that Wendigos can control the weather through the use of dark magic.