(Wulfgard) The Imperial Bestiary – The Creep

Perhaps one of the greatest mysteries that has entered our world exists in the Creep. A gelatinous, living substance like slime, the Creep is an unnatural thing that devours all life it touches. The Creep can only exist in shadow and generally makes its home in dark places, spreading outward. Anything caught in its grasp will be engulfed at a rapid rate.

It has been described as a sickly grey-purple in hue, or grey if it has entered a dormant state, during which it becomes like stone. In this shape it conceals itself until something alive touches it. Then it will immediately awaken to devour life again. In its bid to absorb all living things, the Creep can extend tendrils from its mass to snatch its prey.

Smaller, mobile beings exist separate from the Creep, called Creeplings. These creatures are the result of living things that have been touched by the Creep. As the Creep digests the form of the living creature, it may possess it, using that creature’s body to move about. However, as the prey is digested over time, it will become misshapen until it returns to the same formless slime as the rest of the Creep.

Masses of Creep have been discovered only in the most secluded of regions. It is thought to have originated from the Blasted Wastes far beyond the southern lands, where it was created, or perhaps summoned, due to the Mage Wars of Sinkarya. The Wastes remain its greatest home in this realm.

Some mages say the Creep is the sweetest substance known to man, and if one were to eat it, one would experience bliss almost alike to eating ambrosia, the food of the gods, just before one’s mind becomes consumed by the creature.

Due to its inability to be understood, it is likely an entity demonic in some fashion, perhaps related to the sins of Gluttony, or conversely Famine, or even Madness.

– excerpt from the Caudex Daemonum, by Grigore Summers

This entry on the Creep comprises one of Summers’ best descriptions of an unnatural or monstrous creature. So little is known of the Creep that his writings can scarcely be offered addition.

Dear reader, should you have the great misfortune of encountering any Creep or especially Creeplings, do your best to avoid it entirely. Anything it touches will become tightly lodged and drawn into its mass to be devoured and possessed. Physical attacks are all but useless against this abomination, though some Venatori report severing the limbs of Creeplings still with form enough to have limbs. Even this still could not stop their advance, but it at least slowed them enough to provide escape. As with most any monster, only the Venatori have even a chance of battling, much less truly destroying, any form of Creep.

We are incredibly lucky that the Creep has spread so little in the mortal realm and that the holy light of the sun, and even the moon, can usually keep it at bay and prevent it from engulfing all life.

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Join the new official Wulfgard RPing server in Neverwinter Nights!

I’m finally doing something I’ve always wanted to do – I now have my own fully in-character roleplaying server in the video game Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition!

What does that mean? It means there’s now a big privately hosted public server you can hop into and start roleplaying immediately! Go check out NWN EE on Steam or GoG to learn more about the game.

This is a game where you can be anything or anyone you want to be – the sky’s the limit! And you’ll not only mingle with fellow players, you’ll also find DMs ready to tell exciting stories.

Features so far:

  • Working inn system (individualized rooms)
  • A town with some secrets (starting town is PvP disabled)
  • Various shops
  • Some wilderness zones (some are PvP enabled)
  • Emote system
  • Support for player housing
  • Scripted Vampire subrace
  • And more!

And it’s going to keep expanding! We’re starting small, but it’ll definitely grow.

To join the Wulfgard discord and discuss the server/learn more, click here!

So – are you tired of big impersonal MMORPGs? Tired of trying to find RP guilds and groups? Tired of D&D always in some super awkward little browser program or something?

Come and join us!

Just start up NWN EE (available on Steam and GoG), install these mods (simple installation), go to Multiplayer, Join Internet Game, and find Wulfgard – Roleplaying in the server list!

Please be sure to read the server rules, and remember, this server is in-character. It’s a RP server, not something else.

Come and join us and have some fun!

Wulfgard: The Hunt Never Ends now available on Amazon, Wattpad, and Royal Road

Wulfgard: The Hunt Never Ends

The latest Wulfgard adventure is now available on Amazon.com in paperback and ebook, and available online to read for FREE on Wattpad and Royal Road.

Wattpad and Royal Road are updated every 2 weeks until the entirety of the book is posted. Please note the book in its entirety is currently not available for free on these sites, but it will be later in the year.

Be sure to visit the Fiction page for more info on this and other publications!