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Monster

Tanglevore

The Devourer

Nature
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Terra

Tanglevore

The Devourer

Nature
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nature
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“A monstrosity lurks in Verdune Marsh, a great force that terrifies the bravest, puzzles the wisest, and petrifies the most dexterous. Those who wish to live a long life, beware.”


During the Age of Gods, Yggdra planted a small seed in the heart of Verdune Marsh— a gesture of kindness to the region, as she cherished all lives, even those who live in the infertile land such as the marsh itself. Yet as the gods went into slumber, the plant grew in size and power, unsupervised and uncontrolled.


A behemoth that never stops growing, Tanglevore is every Terran’s ultimate nightmare. It resides and preys on beings inside Verdune Marsh, where the harsh environment impedes even the most agile of adventurers and creatures, shaping them to be the perfect fertilizer. The thick mist that surrounds the marsh also makes a great camouflage for the monster’s gigantic body, that even the most cautious adventurers are oblivious to its presence.


Many Terran people believe that the Marsh was not blessed by Yggdra and in turn, the place has been neglected for years and many more to come. Tanglevore noticed this and bid its time to grow in strength, laying traps and vines to strangle its unfortunate victims before devouring them to nurture itself. It then stored the excess sustenance it had as an overgrowth mass; for if one died, it would rise again from the innumerable masses it had stored over the past centuries. Countless naïve heroes fell victim to this, unaware that the danger would still live as long as the Marsh existed.


Many obituaries have been made in the past; of foolish adventurers and tales of Tanglevore’s cruelty and its many victims. An adventurer came to slay it, only to have his own life forfeited. One managed to cull its head, only to be felled by the other ones. A malevolent force of nature, Tanglevore spared nobody during its prime time, yet no effort seemed to be enough to keep the creature at bay. It was not until its hunger had been sated that the creature went to deep slumber— much like the one who had brought it to life. In the marsh it lies dormant, yet clever Terrans know better.