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Magpie Daemon - A step into horror 
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Post Magpie Daemon - A step into horror
I came across this in a horror manga and it just screamed for adaptation. The visuals in the story were a definite creepfest. Anyhow...enjoy!

Magpie Daemon

No. Appearing: 1
Size: Medium
Hit Dice: 6 (d10)
Move: 40 ft/Fly 80 ft
Armor Class: 20
Attack: Bite (1d8) + life span consumption
Special: Shape Change, Paralysis, Time Shift, Immune to normal weapons, Life span consumption, Fear Aura, Force Feed
Saves: M & P
Intelligence: Low
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Type: Infernal (extraordinary)
Treasure: Nil
XP: 450+6


The Magpie Daemon appears to its chosen victim as a tall humanoid with a human-like female face of bone white skin, glowing crimson eyes on black schlera, creepily smiling thick red lips, and shark-like teeth. Its body is also feminine but where clothing and flesh would be only feathers of blackest black are seen. The victim chosen will always be an intelligent human or demi-human. It will only appear to its chosen victim when said person is alone, be it day or night no matter where they may be though the location will always be somewhere dangerous.

When it appears, it merely shows itself to its victim, taking no physical action. The victim will be afflicted by its Fear Aura and may fall to injury should they panic because of it. The Magpie will keep appearing to the victim until they do fall to injury at which point it will move in to do its evil.

The victim will be approached slowly and should they meet the Magpie’s gaze, paralyzed. The Magpie will embrace the victim lovingly and then lean in for a kiss. Only this isn’t a kiss. The magpie will force feed chewed flesh via mouth to mouth or blood should the victim be thirsty instead of hungry. It will then release the victim and begin walking away, only to change into a bird-like form and fly away. Thereafter, it will appear to the victim once per day when they are alone or with others who are sleeping. Should someone wake up and see the Magpie feeding its victim, it will mark them as a future victim once done with their current one. After about 30 days of this, the Magpie will no longer appear.

Now this doesn’t seem to be anything more than creepy and harassing. The true evil and horror of this daemon is realized months to years down the road, usually no more than a decade. At that time, the Magpie will appear before the victim again and approach in its normal manner. Only this time, while the victim is paralyzed the Magpie will not lean in for a kiss, but grab for an arm or leg and take a large bite of flesh or sucking blood before turning and flying off chewing. This wound will not heal back even with magical healing by any means short of a wish though it may stop the bleeding. For each day that the victim was force fed in the past by the Magpie, it will return and take another bite until the victim is consumed, dies, or the Magpie itself is slain.

Unlike a true magpie bird, the Magpie Daemon does not collect treasure nor does it lair in any given area. It is a wide ranging hunter that preys on people.

Abilities:

Fear Aura – As per the Fear spell with a 50 ft radius around the Magpie Daemon.

Force Feed-The Magpie Daemon forces either chewed up flesh or blood into the mouth of its victim by kissing until it is swallowed. This flesh and blood actually belong to the victim’s future self hence the inability of the future wounds inflicted by the bite of the Magpie to be healed. The victim is literally being forced to consume themselves.

Immune to Normal Weapons- Only magical weapons can damage a Magpie Daemon.

Life Span Consumption- When the Magpie Daemon bites its victim in the future, it consumes a number of years from the victim’s life span equal to the damage inflicted by its bite. These lost years cannot be restored by any means other than a wish or equivalent magic.

Paralysis- Meeting the gaze of a Magpie Daemon requires the victim to make a saving throw to avoid being paralyzed by a mass of fear and horror. This paralysis will last until 2d4 rounds after the gaze has been broken.

Shape Change- The Magpie Daemon is in its humanoid form when it attacks. It can shift its body into a bird-like form in order to flee. Arms become wings and legs merge to become the tail. But the face will always remain the same frightening, smiling visage.

Time Shift- The Magpie Daemon has the ability to travel into the future to unerringly find its victim’s future self to consume and unerringly return to the victim’s exact location 24-hours later to feed them.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:02 pm
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Post Re: Magpie Daemon - A step into horror
Coooooool !

I love that, it is creepy & evil. And it doesn't come out as a titanic uber powerful monster.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:46 am
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Post Re: Magpie Daemon - A step into horror
Here's the link to the manga if you want the full effect. http://www.mangahere.co/manga/ma_no_kakera/c006/

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Post Re: Magpie Daemon - A step into horror
Watch tons of manga here: https://freemangahere.com


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