Yokai Profile: Kamaitachi

Posted on Jul 6, 2013 in Character Profiles

Yokai Profile: Kamaitachi

Konnichiwa! Michael, here. Next weekend, DC and I (a.k.a. The Monster Guys) will be returning one of our quickly-becoming-favorite places on earth, Wichita, Kansas, for the 9th year of Anime Festival of Wichita. We are super excited to be going this year, diving into one of our favorite topics that we haven’t previously presented on before in books or speaking events: Yōkai, or Japanese monsters. Our panel devoted to this, “Yōkai: Classic, Creepy, and Outrageous Monsters...

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Monster Profile: Dub, Dother, and Dian (Evil Sons of a Witch)

Posted on Apr 6, 2013 in Character Profiles

Monster Profile: Dub, Dother, and Dian (Evil Sons of a Witch)

Monster(s): Dub (pronounced DOW), Dother, and Dian (three sons of the powerful witch Carman) Class: Lessers Type: Witchspawn Which book(s) are Dub, Dother, and Dian in?: Witch Moon (Book 2, Available at Amazon, B&N, and here); Council of the Hunters (Book 3, Available April 2014) One of the most powerful witches in history, Carman is a witch known for wreaking havoc and destruction across the countryside of the Old Country. However, she was not alone in this. Her three...

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Monster Profile: The Gargoyles of Hunter’s Key (Help From Above)

Posted on Mar 30, 2013 in Character Profiles

Monster Profile: The Gargoyles of Hunter’s Key (Help From Above)

Monster: The Gargoyles of Hunter’s Key Class: Construct (friendly to humans) Type: Living Statue Which book(s) are the gargoyles in?: The Varcolac’s Diary (Book 1, Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or here); Witch Moon (Book 2, Available Soon) As a conglomerate culture revolving around magical prowess, superiority, and class, it is perhaps no surprise that monsters have long since designed living creatures that act as servants and guardians: Constructs. These range...

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Monster Profile: The Dark Prince, The Sagemistress, & Carman (A Cast of Evil Intent)

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 in Character Profiles

Monster Profile: The Dark Prince, The Sagemistress, & Carman (A Cast of Evil Intent)

Monster: The Dark Prince Class: Greater Type: Varcolac Which book(s) is The Dark Prince in?:  The Varcolac’s Diary (Book 1, Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or here); Witch Moon (Book 2, Available Soon) A young monster royal, the Dark Prince was bored with his easy life slaughtering villages to feed his hunger and lounging around his father’s fortress. He began questioning his father’s rule, believing the humans had been allowed to become too civilized and free...

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Character Profile: Maurie & Aisling (Old Ways & New Blood)

Posted on Mar 8, 2013 in Character Profiles

Character Profile: Maurie & Aisling (Old Ways & New Blood)

Character: Maurie, Grandmum to Aisling Resident of: Cooraclare, County Clare, Ireland Interest / Likes / Habits: Reading, particularly cookbooks. Has no particular cooking ability, though. Watching cooking shows when the telly actually has a good signal. Having a cup of tea while looking over the back of her estate. Assisting in the marketplaces of nearby towns and villages. Dislikes: Her monthly travels to Drakauragh. The dark energies stirring at the approach of the Witch...

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Monster Profile: Dräng (Chief of Assistants)

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 in Character Profiles

Monster Profile: Dräng (Chief of Assistants)

Monster: Dräng Class: Lesser Type: House Spirit (Tomte) Resident of: The Otherworld Interest / Likes / Habits: Shiny things. Hot Cocoa (which he enthusiastically pronounces Ko-ko-Aaaah). An incessant need to be doing something around the house – tidying up, cooking, measuring things – which makes him a perfect candidate to be the Chief of Assistants to the Dark Prince. Human pets. Traveling along ley-lines. Dislikes: Things being out of order. Mustard. Being...

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