Fey-pact warlock Longtooth Shifter whose shifting characteristics resemble the Cwn Annwn of Welsh myth (fey hounds of the Wild Hunt who were white with red ears).  Gonna make him albino ‘cause of it I think.

Infernal-pact warlock Centaur who, as they move deeper into the pact they start throwing up sparks and flames from their hooves and leaving fiery hoofprints behind them when they run (okay I may be thinking of Sam Elliot’s rad horse from the ‘07 Ghost Rider movie, best damn part of that whole movie right there).  Maybe becoming skeletal-ish too.

Eldritch-pact warlock Revenant who slowly gets corrupted and contorted to a horrifying lesser abomination the more they use their powers.  And they were raised against their will and probably against the will of [insert death deity here] by their eldritch patron and they have to deal with the potential fallout of that not to mention their past life and memories and stuff.

Help me, I went to make one warlock and ended up with three.

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Okay, 5e player’s handbook, “dog” isn’t an option for familiar but “sea horse” is?  (I’m caught between chain and blade pact boons for this guy.)

Anyway, I think I like this shifter warlock of mine too much.  I need a name for him.  Don’t know how adventuring would suit him, though, being pretty heavily albino and all the sun issues that presents.  We’ll see.

Hm…names for this guy though…Braith, Robyn, Wynn, Finn, Ban, Marrok…hmmm…

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During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies. 

A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy. 

Mission fucking accomplished

Okay so I love this but it doesn’t cover the half of why the design is awesome and actually borders on making sense.

It wasn’t just that they didn’t want to smell the infected and dead, they thought it was crucial to protecting themselves. They had no way of knowing about what actually caused the plague, and so one of the other theories was that the smell of the infected all by itself was evil and could transmit the plague. So not only would they fill their masks with aromatic herbs and flowers, they would also burn fires in public areas, so that the smell of the smoke would “clear the air”. This all related to the miasma theory of contagion, which was one of the major theories out there until the 19th century. And it makes sense, in a way. Plague victims smelled awful, and there’s a general correlation between horrible septic smells and getting horribly sick if you’re around what causes them for too long.

You can see now that we’ve got two different theories as to what caused the plague that were worked into the design. That’s because the whole thing was an attempt by the doctors to cover as many bases as they could think of, and we’re still not done.

The glass eyepieces. They were either darkened or red, not something you generally want to have to contend with when examining patients. But the plague might be spread by eye contact via the evil eye, so best to ward that off too.

The illustration shows a doctor holding a stick. This was an examination tool, that helped the doctors keep some distance between themselves and the infected. They already had gloves on, but the extra level of separation was apparently deemed necessary. You could even take a pulse with it. Or keep people the fuck away from you, which was apparently a documented use.

Finally, the robe. It’s not just to look fancy, the cloth was waxed, as were all of the rest of their clothes. What’s one of the properties of wax? Water-based fluids aren’t absorbed by it. This was the closest you could get to a sterile, fully protecting garment back then. Because at least one person along the line was smart enough to think “Gee, I’d really rather not have the stuff coming out of those weeping sores anywhere on my person”.

So between all of these there’s a real sense that a lot of real thought was put into making sure the doctors were protected, even if they couldn’t exactly be sure from what. They worked with what information they had. And frankly, it’s a great design given what was available! You limit exposure to aspirated liquids, limit exposure to contaminated liquids already present, you limit contact with the infected. You also don’t give fleas any really good place to hop onto. That’s actually useful.

Beyond that, there were contracts the doctors would sign before they even got near a patient. They were to be under quarantine themselves, they wouldn’t treat patients without a custodian monitoring them and helping when something had to be physically contacted, and they would not treat non-plague patients for the duration. There was an actual system in place by the time the plague doctors really became a thing to make sure they didn’t infect anyone either.

These guys were the product of the scientific process at work, and the scientific process made a bitchin’ proto-hazmat suit. And containment protocols!

reblogging for the sweet history lesson



Giant amethyst geode from Uruguay

no that’s a magic rock that has outer space in it

I want to crawl inside!


  1. Hera
  2. Zeus
  3. Poseidon
  4. Hestia
  5. Hermes
  6. Ares
  7. Apollo and Artemis
  8. Hephaestus
  9. Athena
  10. Demeter

Drawings by wonderful and very talented Ninidu


relationship goal: a relationship


do you ever just


Stay Gold(fish)

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Being drunk does not excuse being an asshole.

Being drunk does not excuse shitty and destructive behavior.

Being drunk is not an excuse.

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