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Legends of Godville:
== Legends of Godville ==
Per a recent vote (results were, I believe, 6 aye:0 nay), E.I.S. has agreed to make use of this talk page to create the "Legends of Godville." Below are the ideas currently under development:
* ''God of Monsters''-- Also known as "The Leveler," the mists of time obscure whether this monster was a God or simply a primordially huge monster. He carried on a war with the First Deities that was long, horrifying, bloody, and endless. His single known footstep upon Godville flattened the great mountain range of [insert name; must have something to do with magnetism] into the meadowlands now known as Vector Field. The blood and viscera of his enemies dripping from his claws soaked into the soils of Godville and became the deposits of startite known today. The particular concentration of startite within and around the Caves of the Leveler is explained among monsters this way: When the great Leveler concluded his razing, he settled to admire his work but his scaly eyelids drooped. He stretched forth his smeared and glistening claws across the forests and the dales. He sank into the soil to rest as into a soft nest of sand and leaves. He opened his terrible maw and fell asleep, to be covered in a blanket of rocks and gravel as the gods and goddesses of the human heroes rained down meteors in the same measure as their tears. The Caves of the Leveler are the great one's mouth and throat and stomach as he slumbers, and the startite around and within them is the remnants of his vanquished enemies, rent asunder or eaten as meals to prepare for his hibernation.
* ''Dig Monsters''-- Where did they come from? Why did they suddenly appear? All monsters must have startite to eat. It is a trace mineral, much like salt to humans, and it is similarly essential to survival. However, some monsters gain an addiction to startite, and overindulge, growing to great size. These monsters could be controlled by the general monster population, until the weeks prior to [date of dig boss appearance], when they threw off their yokes and rampaged into the startite mines around the Caves of the Leveler. Their sizes, their uncontrollable hunger for startite, their crazed aspects, and their lack of care to preserve and share resources wrecked the monsters' mines of startite (which caused a shortage among monster populations-- address?). The boss monsters fell, one-by-one, into comas induced by gorging on startite, allowing regular monsters to gather them, sentence them in a court of monster law, and banish them to the undergrounds. Each boss was separated from its fellows, and left in a place where a small deposit of startite existed. When they woke, the bosses hungrily burrowed for the startite, hollowing out lairs in their searches for final morsels, until they came to the conclusion that no more existed.
** Experience/processed startite also exists in the form of heroes. Boss monsters concluded that they had to start luring heroes if they were to survive and feed their addictions.
** Alliance formed with spiteful goblins. Goblins collect treasure from heroes and surface burrowing, which they give to the boss to use to lure heroes. Boss, in return, shelters the goblins from the heroes, and will give the goblins food when it kills a hero.
** Goblins develop a mystery box cocoon upon hearing the sound of a hero digging, so if the sheltering boss is defeated, the heroes will transport the goblins aboveground, release the goblins, and provide a bit of gold or an artifact for the goblin to offer to the next boss it finds in exchange for shelter.
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