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“Psychokinesis – Sciences: detonate, telekinesis; Devotions: control flames, control lights, control winds, levitation, molecular agitation.

Al-mi’raj are rather stupid creatures, but are potentially dangerous because of their unpredictable nature. They resemble large rabbits with long, soft fur. A single black horn, one to two feet long and spiraled like that of a unicorn, protrudes from the forehead. Although most al-mi’raj have yellow fur, white, pink, and even light green specimens have been seen.

Though the origin of the al-mi’raj is unknown, they may be an example of a failed science project conducted by Krynnish gnomes, though the creatures are found on many worlds. They are often kept as pets by gnomes, and al-mi’raj, in an ancient gnomish dialect, means experiment seventy-two

Combat: Like normal rabbits, al-mi’rai are rather nervous creatures. Rather than hopping away when threatened, however, almi’raj become aggressive and vicious. They leap at the offending intruder, attempting to stab with their horns.

Al-mi’raj are also able to teleport short distances, giving them the nickname blink bunnies. They blink to and fro seemingly without pattern, attempting to avoid attack. The al-mi’raj appears about 3’ from its opponent and immediately hops to the attatack. Al-mi’raj teleport on a roll of 4 or better on a 6-sided die. To determine where the creature appears, roll an 8-sided die: 1 = in front of opponent, 2 = left front, 3 = left, 4 = left rear, 5 = directly behind, 6 = right rear, 7 = right, 8 = right front. Because of a quirk in their breeding, a few adults, about 10%, have psionic abilities. If an al-mi’raj sits still instead of jumping to attack an opponent, it is sure to be psionically endowed. It will almost always use its powers in the following order: control light to cause the sky to darken, control wind to cause the wind to blow, levitation to rise into the air, and molecular agitation to cause items to hear and burn. Then it will use telekinesis to throw rocks, control flame to move fire about, and detonation to cause weapons and armor to explode. After it levitates, it uses control winds to fly about, its eyes glowing redly as it harasses its opponents. If attacked physically, it will try to blink away.

Al-mi’raj are immune to poison.

Habitat/Society: Al-mi’raj live fairly peaceful lives as long as they are left to themselves. They roam about pastures and woodlands, eating all manner of plants. Their lairs are usually above-ground nests composed of fur, grass, and twigs. Al-mi’raj of the same herd tend to build nests close together.

During the spring mating season, the males joust with their horns competing for the favors of the females. About two months after mating, the female gives birth to a litter of 2-12 cute, cuddly babies with nubs where their horns will later grow. It takes an al-mi’rai about a year to reach full growth.

Psionic al-mi’rai, sometimes known as bunnies of the Abyss develop their powers as adults. Except when the herd is attacked, they act in all respects like normal al-mi’raj.

Ecology: Because they breed rather quickly, al-mi’raj can become a problem in any area where there are few natural predators. They can decimate natural vegetation or destroy entire fields of crops. Their nesting areas can also become dangerously impassable. The conglomeration of twiggy nests makes movement difficult, and the large numbers of blink bunnies defending their young is a formidable obstacle.

The bodies of al-mi’rai are very useful: their fur is soft and warm, their meat is tasty, and their horns are useful in cures for poison. Some gnomish communities have a superstitious belief that an al-mi’raj’s hind feet bring good luck, and although gnomes have stopped the practice of carrying them around, some homes are still decorated with al-mi’raj feet.

If captured when very young, al-mi’raj show a surprising aptitude for training except for the psionic variety, which have an unfortunate tendency to detonate the possessions of their trainers. The al-mi’raj’s fearlessness can make them useful companions.


Se the online Monstrous Manual for stats og xp value.



Politisk rollespil

Udover rollespil synes jeg politik er interessant. Når det kommer til at formidle politik mener jeg at rollespil kan noget helt unikt. Ved at arbejde med forskellige politiske problemstillinger som rollespilsscenarier kan de blive meget mere nærværende end politikkens tomme referencer, der jo blot henviser til et lukke politisk system, nogensinde formår at blive.

Hvorfor rollespil er bomben når det kommer til politik er ret simpelt. Til gengæld er ret svært at skrive scenarier der bygger på politiske problemstillinger uden det bliver plat. Jeg forsøgte i Thais var i Afghanistan, der er min bidrag i De Navnløse antologien. Om det scenarie blev plat må andre om. Dennis gjor-de det godt i Højhus – Løsningsmodel uden titel der var en vred og dog elegant kritik af daværende kulturminister Brian Mikkelsens besparelser på børnelitteraturen. Der er sikkert andre gode bud på fine politiske scenarier fra vores lange scena-rietradition.

Senest har Uffe lavet et politisk scenarie, der måske er det mest elegante jeg har set. Det hedder Kaniners Mod. Kaniners Mod er inspireret af Kaninbjerget og er et Mouse Guard hack som du bør læse. Det handler den mest grundlæggende politiske problemstilling nemlig fordelingspolitik. Jeg læser det som et ideologisk marxistisk litterært værk om sammenhængen mellem individets mod og solidaritet. Andre, med andre politiske baggrunde, kan sikkert tolke det anderledes. Hvad siger du, Peter? Det er et sejt drama, fordi det ligger op til at kaninerne bevæger sig fra en normativ fordring til politisk handling uden at påstå at det er let gå op imod uretfærdigheden.