Thursday, May 2, 2013

Monsters - Shadow Man



Shadow Man


The Shadow Man is a special breed of Bogeyman. As the name suggests, he lurks in the shadows, an undefined shape creeping along behind each step, hiding in every corner. The Shadow Man does no physical harm and cannot be captured by normal means.

He creeps. By Laura Hamilton.

His victims suffer no physical harm and no trauma, but are constantly plagued with self-doubt. They will become more uneasy the longer he walks behind them. Many victims of the Shadow Man will become anxious, ill at the thought of being seen, and lock themselves in their homes. By doing so, they cause themselves greater suffering, because he can surround them and overcome the light.

The Shadow Man can spread himself thin to haunt any number of people, but the more he tries to haunt, the weaker he becomes. It is always best to find him in a crowd. He fears light, and enough light will disrupt him. Even if he is disrupted, he always comes back to instill again the anxious doubt he inflicts.



Note: If you decide to use any of the monsters in a campaign, please let me know! I'd like to see how they work out.

Today's art is by Laura Hamilton, finaira on Deviant Art. Thank you to Laura for her donation to the Monsters project! 


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