A Cat of Tindalos

A Cat of Tindalos

Sunday, June 12, 2016

New Dungeon World Monster

The CocoSolitary, Stealthy, Intelligent
Drains Life (d10 damage)10 HP0 armor
Close, Ignores Armor
Special Qualities: Undead, Shapeshifter

The Coco (or Cuco, Coca, Cuca, Cucuy) is a mythical ghost-monster, equivalent to the bogeyman, found in many Hispanic and Lusophone countries. He can also be considered a Hispanic version of a bugbear,as it is a commonly used figure of speech representing an irrational or exaggerated fear. The Coco is a male being while Coca is the female version of the mythical monster, although it is not possible to distinguish one from the other as both are the representation of the same being. 

The Coco is actually an undead, murdered child that preys on other children. Children killed but not consumed by a Coco will arise as a a Coco within three days of being drained.The Coco's true form is hideous, that of a twisted, half melted corpse child in rags. It will normally only reveal its true form if and will only appear as a cloaked figure (sometimes with a jack-o-lantern head) if not shapeshifting. It can appear as anything roughly human to child-sized, but radiates magic and evil strongly. The Cuco is normally cowardly but has been known to work as a spy for other undead. It dislikes, but can endure, sunlight.It is vulernable to holy water and will normally not cross salt or running water. 

Instinct: Devours children
  • Shapeshifts
  • Plots evil
  • Spy

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