The Rare And Beautiful Bouncing Mice Of Potawango Island

…they glow in the dark

Happy Halloween, y’all!

Today, we end People With Swords week with somebody who may or may not be a “person”. Tomorrow: Tiny Folk!


The Doclopedia #83

People With Swords: The Clockwork Swordsman


Nobody knows who built the Clockwork Swordsman, but there are reliable reports that he has been around for at least 200 years. Since the Swordsman himself cannot speak, he can’t confirm or deny any of the reports.

You never know where or when the Clockwork Swordsman will show up, other than the fact that it will be when he is needed. He might rescue a young woman from bandits today, then show up on a battlefield fighting an invasion of Prussian Mutantroopers next week.

The Clockwork Swordsman is 6’4″ tall, made of some silvery alloy that is nearly indestructible and is modelled after the knights of old. He cannot speak and seldom interacts with humans except for when he is fighting. He carries two longswords made of the same material as his body. He can fight equally well with either hand.

3 comments on “The Rare And Beautiful Bouncing Mice Of Potawango Island

  1. doc_mystery says:

    Odd, but very interesting. This would be good for an RPG that is steampunk, offbeat pulp, or some updated variation of “Kolchak: The Night Stalker”.
    P.S. What system?

    • Doc Cross says:

      Yeah, I was thinking steampulp as I wrote it. As for Kolchak, there was actually an episode of the original series that had some similarities to this entry. It was titled “Mr. R.I.N.G.”
      As for the system, hey, I just sorta toss out a few stats in different configurations every week:)

  2. aota says:

    It would work well in a Girl Genius RPG game.

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