Remember how I said I was hoping to get the rest of my Escher gang painted this week? Well you know what I'm like, I suddenly had an urge to populate our little area of the Underhive with some Gribblies. So the last couple of days have been spent painting up some critters for our next adventure in Rockridge.
The Sump Tank
"How much longer before we get to out of this stinking tunnel?" Whispered Cinders.
"Shouldn't be too long now. According to that drunken Ratskin it should join up to a large sump tank anytime soon." replied Jinx. "Once there, we take the tunnel on the right and it will bring us out on the far side of Pumphouse....those Goliaths will never know what hit them!"
|Known locally as Skeetas, these flying bugs are usually more of a nuisance than a real threat, but they're more than capable of taking out a solitary individual who disturbs their nest.
Jinx sighed "He said...in the great sump tank, those of pure spirit will find what they seek on the right....or some such.....He didn't call it that, he used some Ratskin name but it was obvious what he was talking about."
"Ah yeah, what was the name he used?...the divine nager....the diving nadgery...."
"Shush, we're here" interrupted Jinx.
|Hive Mites can be found throughout the Underhive. Their hard outer shell makes them incredibly tough to get rid of and some gangers have been known to use their shells as armour plating.
"Jinx!" yelped Cinders suddenly.
"Shush, you're making enough noise to wake the dead!"
"But Jinx, the wa...."
"What!" she hissed through gritted teeth.
"The walls Jinx, it's the walls."
"What about the bloody walls?"
"They're moving Jinx!"
|Sump Slugs. Often found in in the sump swamps of Stranglevine Creek, though any dark moist area suits them. Although they move incredibly slowly, their ability to spit poison can soon incapacitate the unwary
|Rats can be found throughout the Hive and are often hunted by the locals for their fur and meat. On their own they are harmless but swarms are more than capable of bringing down the largest of pray.
They ran until it felt like their lungs would burst and collapsed in a heap unable to go on any further.
"I've remembered." Wheezed Cinders.
"What that Ratskin called the Sump Tank....He called it the Devil's Menagerie!"
"He'll call it his grave if I ever see him again." replied Jinx wearily....
|Bomb Rats. Usually used by House Cawdor, unscrupulous Guilders or prospectors will use them to clear out an area that they have designs on.
Until next time....may Our Lady grant you her number 😉