Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Evilest Little Cathouse in Freedonia


Visitors to the small, rural town of Butterwort, Freedonia, will find themselves encouraged to sample the pleasures offered by Stang House (supposedly named for the New Ylourgne madame held to have opened it in '52)--a “sporting house” in the antiquated local parlance. A short trip to the edge of town will reveal suggestive silhouettes behind gauzy curtains in the house’s windows, and the faint, but seductive sounds of feminine laughter, music, and general merriment coming from within.

Those entering the house will find things very different from what they expected. The inside is pink-walled and pulsating. The undulating floor is slick with secretions, and possibly strewn with glistening (and softening) bone. Should one try to turn and run for the door, he will find the opening tightly sealed. Then the caustic, acrid smelling liquid will begin to spew forth in gouts from the walls....

Living House: AC 6 (outside) 10 (inside); HD 20; Attacks: 1 (acid, 2d6 per round).  There is a 50% chance that the house will disgorge its prey after it has taken 25% or more of its total hit points in damage.

The living cathouse was inspired by the gardinel from the stories of Manly Wade Wellman.

7 comments:

seaofstarsrpg said...

And once you escape from the house, you must escape from the locals who are like parasites, gathering the non-digestible valuables from the victims of the house. They cannot afford word of their terrible deeds to spread.

Needles said...

Short,sweet,evocative,& oh so nasty. This is exactly what I was looking for a brothel encounter! Thanks,Trey

The Angry Lurker said...

There's definitely no happy ending with this place.

Sean Robson said...

Ooh, a carnivorous house! I like it. Now I'm thinking about a different breed; a Suburban Flytrap that eats solicitors and Jehovah Witnesses.

Trey said...

@seaofstarsrpg - Very true. They're in a murderous conspiracy to keep their dying town on life support.

@Needles - You're welcome. :)

@Angry Lurker - Ta-dum. :)

@Sean - Perhaps they can be trained? ;)

Justin S. Davis said...

In 1985, Eclipse comics put out Laser Eraser and Pressbutton #2, which featured a futuristic "green" apartment building made of organic materials...that mutated and digested its occupants.

I distinctly remember a rescue crew slicing through an outer wall, and acid-melty corpses falling out.

Freaked me out as a kid.

Trey said...

Gruesome in that way peculiar to horror comic books. :)