Just over a year ago I made an NPC Wytch for The Chapel (Collaborative) Project. I finally apinted her today so consider this my second submission for Womens History Month.
The last, alleged, Witch to be executed in Europe was Barbara Zdunk, a Polish woman who was a know arsonist as well. She had a “fondness” for magic so, naturally, she was to blame for a fire that all but destroyed the city of Robel. The poor woman was burned at the stake in 1811.
Many women, throughout early history, were hanged, drowned, stoned and burnt to death for Witchery, black magic etc. Many, if not most, were simply, what we’d call today, natropaths, herbilists or healers. Women who sought to help others with their ailments with the use of natural herbs, flora and even fauna based remedies instead of through prayer or the old “Cut it off before it spreads” method.
During the macabre “Salem Witch Trials” women were bound and thrown into the water. If they sank and drowned they were shown to be innocent but if they bobbed to the surface this provved they were a witch so they were burned at the stake. So basically they were screwed no matter what.
Bizarre, horrible and incredibly sad to think that we, as humans, could be so scared of something we didn’t know about or understand that we’d resort to such extreme violence.
My Wytch is 100% WITCH! (That sounds like a good title for a song).
The Albino woods are dense with colourless trees and scrub. It is a cold, mystical and foreboding place that both intrigues people and fills their sleep with nightmares. However at the northern entry of the vast white forest curious travellers will find a pass splashed with colour but mostly of Crimson. It could be mistaken as a reserve of rare flora, a peaceful garden, if it wasn’t for the long writhing tentacles riddled with razor sharp thorns. The keeper of the Pass is Corlina Rayne a cannibal, a taker of souls and a cruel and heartless Wytch. Her skirt is made from the rotting flesh of those who answer her riddles incorrectly. Her long tongue plunges down the throats or stabs directly into the heart to retract the soul before she feasts on the flesh. She will give you only one riddle, one chance, and if Corlina likes your answer she might possibly let you pass.
Here’s her riddle…
A FIVE Letter word that becomes Shorter when you add two letters to it?
(Don’t cheat and google it).
Her skirt is made from sheets of shredded human flesh.
Her tongue is like the Proboscis of a Mosquito and will drain the very life and soul from your body.
Her weapons are also tools of butchery used to skewere, club, skin and gut you.
Her dead eyes will penetrate your soul first, hypnotising you, before her tongue and spear follow through.
She was difficult and fun to build and quite straight forward to paint.
My Blood For The Blood God Tech Paint had dried up so I used Red food dye for the blood this time round. It turned out ok because I didn’t want the blood to look too fresh.
I hope you like her……..
I hope she gives you nightmares. MWWUAAAHAHAHAAAAAA…