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Enter the Dragon’s Lair Finalist: Ice Bridge by Ronald Corn

Our expert judges have conferred, and we have our five finalists for the Enter the Dragon’s Lair contest! Each day this week, we’ll post one of the finalists, and then we’ll set up a voting process so that you, our readers, can vote for your favorite entry. Today’s entry comes from Ronald Corn—congratulations, Ronald, for gaining one of the coveted finalist positions! Ice Bridge Encounter After a grueling climb, you...

Strigoi (Part 3 of 3)

Dusting the dirt and maggots from its skin, the corpse rises from the grave longing for the sweet kiss of a soulmate. [previously] __ An old gypsy remedy for killing strigoi: Dig out hearts; cut in two. Drive a nail into the forehead. Place clove of garlic on the tongue. Smear body with fat from a pig killed on a holy day. Old superstitions concerning strigoi: A black cat walking over an interred corpse puts the dead at risk of rising as...

Strigoi (Part 2 of 3)

Dusting the dirt and maggots from its skin, the corpse rises from the grave longing for the sweet kiss of a soul mate. [previously] __ If left alone with the comatose victim, the strigoi hastens to feast upon the brain. It dislocates its jaw and bites through the skull, working its way around the skull to gain easy access to the grey matter (not much different from a can opener). The strigoi then gorges itself until the brain is completely...

Strigoi (Part 1 of 3)

(Illustration by Chris McFann) Dusting the dirt and maggots from its skin, the corpse rises from the grave, longing for the sweet kiss of a soul mate. Strigoi are undead creatures who return to this mortal coil to fulfill their greatest regret. They appear exactly as they did when they were interred, and as long as their death wasn’t messy, can often be mistaken for being alive from a distance. Seeing one up close is a different story...

Aviator Prestige Class

Dwarven ingenuity and gnomish obsessive curiosity are the perfect accoutrements needed for the aviator prestige class. These reckless few reject the notion that the gods intended flight only for those with wings. The aviator’s life-long pursuit is to fly, spending his dying days emulating the birds of the air. Unfortunately, this high-risk calling means for some, those dying days often come too soon. Others find that the aviator prestige class...

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