© 2012 Christopher Burdett
I have been holding onto some photos I took of a cicada adult molting from its nymph stage. They are amazing, wonderful, alien, and horrifying images. I was thrilled to be there to see it happen and to be able to get some images of it. I have been waiting for the right monster to use those images on and when I decided to do the Ice Devil, I knew I had found the right monster. I have always found the cicada a fascinating insect, from its size, the fact that it does now pose a threat when handling it, and their super cool nymph shell they leave all over the place. But enough about cicada... I think... Big giant evil insect horror from Hell... and it has a spear. Looks like I gave it the ability to fly too, if it was not already a handful to deal with.
If you missed the first round of monsters, A - Z, you can see them here: Axebird, Bugbear, Chimera, Dragon (Red), Ettin, Frog (Giant), Goblin, Hydra, Imp, Jacklewere, Kobold, Lizardman, Manticore, Naga, Owlbear, Purple Worm, Quasit, Rust Monster, Shambling Mound, Troll, Umber Hulk, Vampire, Wasp (Giant), Xorn, Yeti, and Zombi.
If you missed any of the second round of monsters, A-Z, you can see them here: Ankheg, Beholder, Cockatrice, Demon (Juiblex), Earth Elemental, Fungi (Violet), Giant (Hill), Hobgoblin, Intellect Devourer, Jaguar, Ki-Rin, Lich, Minotaur, Nixie, Ogre, Pixie, Roper, Sahuagin, Troglodyte, Unicorn, and Wight.
If you missed any of the third round of monsters, A - Z, you can see then here: Ape (Carnivorous), Bulette, Carrion Crawler, and Devil (Ice), Eye of the Deep, Flightless Bird, Golem (Flesh), Homunculus, Ixitxachitl, Jackal, Lizard (Giant), Mind Flayer, Neo-Otygugh, Ochre Jelly, Peryton, Ram (Giant), Salamander, Treant, and Wyvern.
That is all for another exciting week on the blog, see you back here on Monday! Until then...
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