Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Guignol Petite Mal

Guignol Petite Mal
No. Enc.: 1 (0)
Alignment: Chaotic (Evil)
Movement: 60'
Armor Class: 6
Hit Dice: 2+ (Regenerate 1pt/hour)
Attacks: 1*
Damage: 1d4
Save: F4
Morale: 4

Special Attack: Guignol Petite Mal will usually attempt to attack by surprise, either from behind or by way of their Sucker Punch attack (+4 to hit, 2d4 damage, Save or suffer -4 to Initiative and all Reflex Saves for 1d4 minutes). Instead of attacking, they can instead lunge, tumble and cavort about frantically as they dodge the attacks of others. They also can cast the following spells once a day: Confusion, Fear, Feeblemind, Ventriloquism.

Twisted and filthy little children's puppets who've gone very, very bad. Terrible things, barely the height of a small child and composed mostly of sticks and scraps of cast-off fabric, once these puppets performed for appreciative audiences, their antics bringing laughter and joy wherever they went. Now they sow fear, discord and mayhem wherever they go.

Most experts agree that the only really effective way to destroy these perverse little terrors is to burn them. However, even if they are burned to a fine gray ash, those ashes remain capable of tainting, corrupting and animating any other puppets it comes into contact with, converting them into another Guignol Petite Mal within 2d4 hours. The only sure way to finish one of these things off for good is to properly exorcise the ashes. And maybe it would be a good idea to mix the ashes into cement, just to be safe, according to some of the Midwives who tend to have dealings with Refugees from Nagrothea.


  1. This great. There are just never enough evil puppets.

    1. Our thoughts exactly. We have a few more coming along later in the month, all appropriately lurid and icked-up for Wermspittle, of course...

  2. Great write up and a really creepy image, all snotty and saliva-y. How are they created? From the way this one looks, I could see part of its genesis being spending too much time in a kid's mouth, being chewed and slobbered on...or otherwise being abused (tossed around, used a club, hit against other objects, etc.). Angry kids make angry toys - almost an Aspect!

    1. There are a few illicit manuscripts and at least one banned grimoire that are alleged to catalog and offer such details on the various types and sub-types of such evil simulacra...but locating a legitimate copy of this text is difficult. The book-binder used fragments of Guignol and other puppet's fabric into the cover...not all of that fabric was completely nor properly exorcized. Now the book serves as a sort of magnet or attractor for these horrid things.

      According to the Midwives, these warped little toys are created by Feral Children, but this might be due to the pronounced bias the Midwives have against Street Urchins, Roof-Brats and the like.

      One proven method for making one of these wicked little things is to sprinkle a puppet with the unhallowed ashes of an incinerated Guignol Petite Mal.

      As an aside, mixing those ashes into Black Liquor creates a horrid toxin that provokes violent seizures that bring about an extremely painful death, leaving behind a twisted, distorted corpse noted for a particularly disturbing, grotesque not-smile...


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