maulers

Azusa fluff headcanons

Warning: Mentions of self harm

(Pun not intended in the title) Because my child needs constant love and his kitty brothers are always to the rescue!!

When it’s naptime the Mukami cats all sleep together in a protective pile with Azusa in the middle so that if he gets up at some point they are alerted to it and can rush to him on the chance his self harming tendencies kick in.

At this point it is usually Yuma who wakes up to it and since he’s the biggest, floofiest, and buffest cat of all the diakitties he gently picks Yuma up in his mouth to return to the naptime pile and Azusa just meows sleepily and happily.

The brothers take turns during the week to tend to and distract Azusa:

When it’s Yuma’s turn he and Azusa both carry water cans in their mouth to the garden wearing little sunhats Yui made for all the cats with holes for their ears to poke through, here they spend the day tending to the garden and Azusa silently admires his strong brother as they water the plants.

Azusa enjoys sitting on a chair and listening to Kou practice his vocals (out of all the vampire cats Kou has the softest and most lovely meows), Azusa finds it very soothing and Kou loves Azusa’s quiet company, afterwards Kou raids the clothes Yui buys and/or makes for them and they spend the rest of the time dressing up in various clothes, Azusa admires Kou’s voice and sense of fashion, as well as his lovely fluff.

Ruki is the most concerned for Azusa out of all the cats and often checks up on him even when he’s with the other siblings, when it’s Ruki’s turn to tend to Azusa they visit the library in the manor and picks out Azusa’s favourite books to read to him before naptime, Azusa sometimes tries his best to pick books he thinks Ruki is interested in because he’s very curious about what his older brother likes to read, he looks up to Ruki the most due to his intelligence and calm and collected nature.

All the brothers love and care for Azusa and do their best to be there for him, constantly reminding him he’s not useless and does have his own special talents (such as being able to handle Yui’s spicy as hell punishment meals)

BONUS: Smol floofy Azusa can be found rolling on his back on Yui’s lap as she sews together another piece of clothing for Kou, pawing at her and mewling softly, he is the one cat Yui is very gentle with and will put down whatever she’s doing to run her fingers through his fur and give him belly rubs and smooches on the forehead, sometimes he’ll dig his claws in out of nowhere and bite her while demanding more affection and yui does her best to bear with the love mauling as she continues to pat him

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Sughar Beer-Mauler is my baby. She’s a half-orc barbarian. She’s an alcoholic who likes to smash things and get into fights, and her goal in life is to make a shitload of money so she can buy herself the fanciest of alcohols and retire in style. 

Feel free to ask me more about her. (I enjoy that stuff.)

I’ve been playing her in a D&D campaign that’s kind of on-hold right now for 4 years now. (Almost 5 years?!) I finally commissioned a few artists (Tagged above on their art, but the top is by @ladyzolstice and the bottom two are by @lady-scribbles who are both incredibly skilled artists. It was a delight to work with both of them and if you get a chance to commission either of them I encourage you to.) 

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Endless List of OTPs (1/?): Newt Scamander and Tina Goldstein

After graduating from Hogwarts, Scamander joined the Ministry of Magic in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. His career included a brief stint in the Office of House-elf Relocation, a transfer to the Beast Division, the creation of the Werewolf Register in 1947, the 1965 passage of the Ban on Experimental Breeding, and many research trips for the Dragon Research and Restraint Bureau. His contributions to Magizoology earned him an Order of Merlin, Second Class in 1979. Now retired, he lives in Dorset with his wife Porpentina and their pet Kneazles: Hoppy, Milly and Mauler.

Good Perception, Wrong Direction

Context: As the GM I make checks easier if you’re doing them the right way so to speak. So if something is in the bookcase and you search the bookcase it’s easier than searching the whole room. The party is also Level 10 at this point.

(Me) GM: Alright as you’re going through the swamp and Druid is leading the way roll perception.

Monk: Rolls well, specifies watching the water so nothing sneaks up below them.

Rest of the party: Sub 15 and 20 rolls.

Me: As you’re trudging through the Swamp you go a while before noticing anything but eventually you see a few ripples in the water and look up as you hear a howl and see a swamp man otherwise known as a Fen Mauler coming at you. Roll initiative.

Monk: I was expecting everyone else to be able to cover the other directions!

Me: Hey man it’s like Jurassic Park you saw the ripples in the water as they were coming towards you better than nothing.

Monk: But I had such a good perception.

Me: Good Perception, Wrong Direction.

Tina: Newt, I mean it, no more pets!

Newt: Of course not, Love. I promise, no more creatures in this household.

*two days later*

Newt: Okay, so I know we said “no creatures” but…this is Hoppy, and that one’s Milly, and I haven’t named the third one yet but you can name him… Tina?

Tina: >:(

Newt: They’re just kneazles, nothing too dangerous, dear. Come on, why don’t you name the last one?

Tina: (deadpan) Fine. Mauler.

Newt: Not quite what I had in mind, but…alright, dear.

“By the beginning of the 1990s, he was retired and living in Dorset with his wife Porpentina (Tina) and their three pet Kneazles, Hoppy, Milly, and Mauler,” That’s what’s written in the “Fantastic Beasts’ book introduction, published in 2001. So to those people whining that Newt and Tina as a couple ‘came out of nowhere’ need to get over themselves because it’s been canon for more than a decade now. The movies are just showing how they met before they get married.

(graphic made by @panicoenlondres!)

A U.S. Navy Martin AM-1Q Mauler electronic countermeasures aircraft of composite squadron VC-4 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Kearsarge (CV-33), with vapor rings from the propellor, during a qualification cruise, 25 to 29 April 1949, off Atlantic City, New Jersey (USA).

Daily reminder that Newt Scamander is currently living in Dorset with his wife Porpentina Scamander (nee Goldstein) and their three pet kneazles, Hoppy, Milly and Mauler. Sometimes they enjoy visits from their grandson Rolf, granddaughter-in-law Luna, and great-grandsons Lorcan and Lysander.

Mauler (Familiar Archetype)

Most of the time, a familiar is seen as a precious commodity, an ally that the mage must consider carefully before asking them to serve in battle. After all, the creature is often a dear friend, and relatively fragile, though they do have their benefits.

For the master of the familiars known as maulers, however, the opposite holds true. Their familiars are savage and deadly, trading magically-augmented cunning for greater might and combat prowess.

This variation of the binding ritual is typically used by mages with a bit of a bloodthirst, whom wish for a familiar that they can sic upon their foes to great effect, rather than serve in other ways. They might belong to callous societies that host familiar battling rings, or warlike nations that have little interest in the stealth and guile that other familiars bring to the table.

The bond of these savage familiar is one of a shared love of bloodshed, and both master and familiar grow more vicious when they bring low powerful foes. However, this is a silent bond of shared emotions, rather than words, for these familiars gain no ability to communicate with others.

While far from mere beasts, these familiars gain little in the way of enhanced intelligence as their master grows in power. Instead, their physical might grows, making them uncannily strong for their size.

Being so small does reduce their combat effectiveness though, which is why this bond has been engineered to allow the familiar to grow in size and muscle mass, achieving a human-sized battle form.

They also grow more durable, making up for their frail forms.

If you’re interested in playing any sort of combat mage with a familiar, this archetype can turn your pet into a ferocious foe in its own right, giving you an ally to spend your buffs on when others are not available, not to mention often having mobility that other party members might lack. I would recommend a mixed buffing and damage dealing build, so that you and your familiar can unleash your fury on foes. Magi and certain druids can use this quite effectively, or you could be a blasting caster and obliterate foes with evocation while your familiar weaves between blasts, tearing at survivors. Just keep in mind that most arcane classes lack healing, so it is better to buff them up rather than regret it later.

With only limited ability to convey emotions and reduced intelligence, these familiars might be particularly brutal in their thinking, or disturbingly naïve and innocent as they obey their master’s commands to tear at foes and destroy them.

 

As unpredictable and vicious as a feral predator, Princess Sildri delights in toying with her guests, pushing the boundaries of hospitality and graciousness. Her true viciousness, however, she reserves for those who actually offend her, commanding her housecat, actually an esipil sahkil to grow in size and tear apart foes while she watches and supports it with her magic.

Always eager as he was to prove himself in the area of spell duels, High Mage Erbranz invested in mystic rituals to turn his dwarf caiman into a much more fearsome crocodilian. However, while a fearsome fighter indeed, the beast was unable to do much to help when its master, having experimented with abyssal energies, accidentally brought a mass of lab equipment to life as a deadly urannag.

A shaman devoted to the ruined places of the world, the wyvaran mystic Huhanra is no stranger to defending herself from forgotten horrors, but she is not alone, using the power of her spirit to enhance her centipede spirit animal into a serpentine, many-legged horror to match what she finds in the dark.

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Make Me Choose: Newtina or Jaqueenie - for anonymous

“Newt Scamander was awarded the Order of Merlin, Second Class, in 1979 in recognition of his services to the study of magical beasts, Magizoology. Now retired, he lives in Dorset with his wife Porpentina and their pet Kneazles: Hoppy, Milly, and Mauler.”

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I found my quail killer/chicken mauler! Look how red and cute and tiny he is!!!

Found him trying to catch my quail, and he almost picked him up at first because I almost mistook him as a dead quail. But I gave him a gentle scoot with my shoe and he flew to nearby saplings, then a tree. 

He is incredibly tiny, in the last picture, that’s a sapling he’s sitting in. 

Hard to believe this little dude tore up one of my chickens (she survived, but lost a lot of feathers in that brawl). We’re gonna reinforce the roof of the chicken pen, we found how he got in. Don’t know yet how we’re gonna reinforce the quail, as they’re in secure but he waits for one to lean on the wire and then yanks their leg through and kills them that way. 

Makeshift Mauler
Large undead, neutral evil
Armor Class 15 (armor plating)
Hit Points 133 (14d10 + 56)
Speed 30 ft., climb 10 ft.
Str 18, Dex 13, Con18, Int 2, Wis 11, Cha 3
Skills Stealth +3
Damage Resistances necrotic
Senses blindsight 60 ft. passive Perception 10
Languages -
Challenge 6 (2300 XP)
Fragile Construction. A makeshift mauler’s body is crudely put together. If a makeshift mauler takes damage from a critical hit, it takes the maximum possible damage that could have been rolled.

–Actions–
Multiattack. The makeshift mauler makes two scythe arm attacks. If both attacks hit the same target, the makeshift mauler tears its victim’s flesh horribly, dealing an extra 13 (3d8) slashing damage. Any creature (besides the victim) within 30 feet that witnesses the attack, must make a Wisdom saving throw (DC 11) or gain the frightened condition for 1 round. Once a creature succeeds on its saving throw against this effect, it cannot be affected again for 24 hours.
Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d8+4) piercing damage) piercing damage.
Scythe Arm. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d8+4) piercing damage) piercing damage.

Makeshift maulers are horrid undead crafted by the most twisted necromancers. Half-flesh, half-rusted metal, black ichor leaks from where the two meet, oozing over the creature’s body. They serve as brutes in undead armies, guardians of ancient tombs, or to gather more corpses for a necromancer to experiment on. Makeshift maulers stand about nine feet tall and weigh almost 600 pounds.

Breaking with my plans a bit to bring you a monster from Magic The Gathering that has always been a favorite of mine. I may do a few more of these, but I will mostly stick to converting monsters from third edition to fifth edition. Also, please send me a message or inbox me if you have a particular monster from 3.5 that you’d like me to convert. I’ve got all the sourcebooks.