Desktop role-playing games did not succeed in becoming widespread in Iranian culture, but their legacy, namely role-playing video games, made up for this unpopularity, and today role-playing games , Both Western and Japanese, have many fans in our country. It may be hard to believe, but all of these games have the same direct or indirect roots, and that is the root of the game Dungeons & Dragons, which was released in 1974 and has since become the face of the gaming industry. Always changed. Games like Baldur's Gate, Planescape Torment, Neverwinter Nights are direct adaptations of Dyandy, and many other titles like The Witcher and Dragon Age are directly and indirectly from Dyandy games were inspired to take a different path. In this series of articles, we intend to get more acquainted with the world of Divandi, because getting acquainted with Divandi means getting acquainted with a large part of the game world. Join us.
"Sometimes a box is just a box, but don't worry."Mystic (X the Mystic)
Suppose you are pulling out a sticker from the body of a goblin who lived in a network of underground caves that you entered. In the corner of the cave your eyes hit a wooden box. Your default is to collect goblin treasures in the collection box. You go to it to open it.
When you open it, you will notice hard bumps that cover the inside of the trunk. Suddenly you see the box open on its own, displaying a very large row of teeth and tongue: There is no treasure.
Before you can react, the box whips its tongue. He throws at you and catches you. The box pulls you towards the row of sharp teeth. You try to free yourself, but to no avail.
The creature that has captured you is a mimic. Mimics are among the most symbolic, unique and disgusting monsters in the world of Black Holes and dragons. The idea of a monster disguising itself as an ordinary object has gone beyond the realm of the living and has been seen in many video games: from the Dragon Quest series to the Dark Souls and Prey. p>
In this article, we will look specifically at the Mimics of the distant world and a series of interesting transformations.>
History of Mimicry
Mimicry for the first time in The Monster Manual was first introduced in 1977. The Mimics were described as: "Underground creatures that can perfectly transform themselves into wood or stone and are commonly seen in the form of stone carvings, doors, boxes or similar items."
Image of the introduction of Mimics in the culture of monsters
It was also mentioned in the culture that Mimics are of two types Are: 1. A wild mimicry that attacks everything around it. 2. A more intelligent mimic will show friendly behavior if you compliment him or her, and will even be able to speak a common or specific language of mimics. The second idea came back. They then returned to the first monster culture for 3rd and 3.5th editions.
Image of the Introduction to Mimics in Monologue Culture
Surprisingly, in the fourth edition of Diyandadi, Mimics were only introduced in the third edition of the Monology Culture, but in the fifth edition of Diyandi again in the culture Ordinary monsters appeared.
Different types of Mimics appeared during the various supplements published over the years. Were. An article entitled "The Ecology of the Mimic" was published in the 75th issue of Dragon Magazine, which is one of the sources of this article.
Image from the article "Mimic Ecology", published in issue 75 of Dragon Magazine
The image of Mimics recorded in people's minds is a living box, but it is not their natural form. The body of a mimic is naturally gray and the outer skin is smooth and very hard, which makes it look like a stone at first glance. The mimicry body contains a number of muscular organs filled with brown fluid. When the muscles contract, this fluid rapidly enters the capillaries beneath the surface of their skin and gives them a woody appearance instead of a stone-like appearance. . So Mimics can change both their shape and their skin color. These two capabilities together allow them to shape themselves into anything made of wood or stone. Mimicry has a series of sensitive points on its skin through which it receives environmental effects such as heat, light and vibration. All environments that are constantly dark are inhabited. Sometimes there are stories about Mimics that lurk on the ground at night and ambush victims. For example, a mimicry place itself in the middle of a crowded square for two years instead of a statue so that it can feed the homeless at night.
An image of a mimic
The mimicry moves through a limb that emits a sticky liquid. Mimic can detach itself from the glue at any time. This movement system allows the mime to move easily on the walls and ceilings on the floor and, if necessary, to replace the stone walls or tall arches.
The way to survive the mime is to look for resources The food is constantly moving, changing its body into different shapes that fit the environment and attacking the victim unknowingly from everywhere.
Mimics are a viscous substance used to walk. They also use trapping their victims. This substance is so powerful that only the most powerful people can get rid of it. His ankles hit him so hard that he collapsed. Clever and patient mimicry, if you have enough time, can easily destroy a group of human beings and human beings, monsters and animals. Mimics are commonly placed in Black Holes and wizard towers to trick intruders.
A picture of adventurers fighting a mimic
A typical mimic can take many forms:
- Treasure chest
- in wood
- artwork hanging on the wall
- small outdoor bathroom
Different Types of Mimics
Things get a little complicated when it comes to different types of Mimics as well as similar creatures that can change shape.
One of the common transformations of metal mimic is Metal Mimic, which can transform itself into metal in addition to wood and stone. They can make their limbs look like rare weapons to deceive adventurers.
An image of a mimicry disguised as a toilet
Space Mimic, in the form of a spelljammer, or in the form of a large volume of Ink-like blackness is seen by flashing lights representing space in the distance, or by the wreckage of spaceships.
Some Mimics are much larger than normal. These Mimics are known as House Hunters or Greater Mimics and can transform your body into a large room or small building full of decorations and furniture. So it is possible that a room inside a Black hole is just a hidden trap. If an adventure enters unknowingly from everywhere, the giant mimicry pulls its body inward to kill the victims.
Some giant Mimics even have the ability to create artificial creatures inside their bodies that can be mediated Let them speak.
A picture of a giant mime
said It is possible that there is also an Impersonator Mimic. These Mimics can absorb and shape a person's memories and language by swallowing them.
Other monsters that look like ordinary objects
Other similar creatures that are seemingly harmless to an object, but can pose a great danger, include the following:
- Animated Armor li>
- Flying Sword
- Rug of Smothering
- Dark Mantle
- Hoard Scarab
- Bags of Devouring
Armor Moving, flying swords and suffocating rugs are ordinary items that are magically moved and if they remain motionless, they will be no different from ordinary armor, swords and rugs. For this reason, they can easily ambush the enemy.
Image of a moving armor
Dark roppers and cloaks are underground creatures that are immobile, do not brush their hair with stalagmites and stalactites or other types. The dark cape clings to the roof of the caves until a victim passes under them. As soon as this happens, they throw themselves on the victim and strangle him.
Image of a dark cape
Ropers use ivy attached to their bodies to pull victims towards their large jaws.
An image of a ropper
gargoyles, as probably You can guess, they are evil statues that usually live in old ruins or are tasked with guarding a Black hole or a wizard's tower, biting their enemies at great speed and clapping at them.
Image of a gargoyle
There are shiny, metallic shells that go halfway under the sand and expose part of the back of their body. This part of their shell, which is half-buried, looks a lot like a piece of gold or silver, but if someone goes to pick it up, your dung beetle accumulates and destroys them.
Image of your dung beetles accumulating
swallowing pods They look like magic pouches to hold things, but instead of opening their heads to an empty space to hold objects, they open to the jaws of monstrous creatures. Of course, although it can be used as a storage pouch, it is possible that objects and organs that enter the swallowing pouch will be swallowed.
A picture of a devouring pod Mimics and similar creatures are ruthless jokes used against less experienced adventurers , Because mimicry is basically a monster that few people are ready for and has a high ability to ambush.
An image of a mimicry disguised as a barrel
Fortunately, most mimicry is not deadly, and if one of the victim's companions is near him, he can kill him. Save the mimicry hand. But Mimics such as giant Mimics can destroy a group alone.
Mimics have become a popular but nerve-wracking element in board role-playing games for decades, and are likely to surprise in the coming decades. The players will continue to break their nerves.
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