Saturday, 15 January 2011

The Undead Pigs of Andong

(Inspired by this news story.)

The hills and forests of Andong, it is said, were once a tranquil and beautiful wilderness, famous for its many varieties of orchid and the peculiar clarity of its light. Now it is a dark and desolate region, where the trees are tough and blackened and no flowers can grow. This is all due to the depridations of what the locals call the Dwaeji - roaming packs of black-eyed and grey-skinned pigs which devour any living thing they can find: plant, animal, or human.

Legend has it that an ancient king of Andong ordered twelve thousand of his people's pigs to be buried alive to stop the spread of an uncontrollable sickness across the land. These swine died the most painful and terrifying of deaths, but their souls were unable to rise from their bodies through the earth which covered them. Over the centuries they became progressively more enraged, hateful and insane, so that when finally they were dug free by unsuspecting farmers they spread across the land, motivated by their fury and malice, destroying anything that was alive in incoherent spite.

Dwaeji, Undead Pig of Andong

Armour Class: 5
Hit Dice: 2*
Move: 180'
Attacks: 1 bite
Damage: d6+2
No. App: 20-200 (20d10)
Save As: F2
Morale: N/A
Treasure: None
Intelligence: 1
Alignment: Chaotic
XP: 55
Type: Undead, uncommon

Dwaeji enter a killing frenzy if they encounter anything alive, and will attack it relentlessly until destroyed. They never check for morale.


  1. Could you disguise yourself as an undead? Also, you just gave anyone who wants an unstoppable menace the ability to create one, since it's not impossible to buy a hundred-thousand chickens and bury them alive on a farm, for even a low level character.

    Capcha: Retchig.

  2. Those are two fucking great ideas. This sort of thing is what makes this hobby great in my view - picking up an initial concept and taking it in an unexpected and cool new direction.

  3. Thanks! Now I'm off to go stick one of these in a sinkhole. Excuse me please. (The game I'm running has a sinkhole, which is perfect for this kind of thing)

  4. A horrible story, it really made me sick to think about it, but on the other hand I think it would make for a great story. It would even work as the beginning of a campaign where this was done by the current king of a neighboring land.

  5. I think I may tie an insane druid or nature god into the mix with this, but this was a brilliant way to take real life events and put a gaming slant on them.