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Crucifiend

Crucifiend
Illustration Copyright Chris Pallace, 2005.
Crucifiend & AMPUTHEATRE Copyright 2005 by Gil Merritt

Mandibula Mr. Eyeballplucker Yeti in the Box The Thicket
The nine-foot tall monster now known as Crucifiend once terrorized the Scottish Moors. The cunning predator forced hundreds of livestock and townsfolk between its ravenous jaws, one bloody chunk at a time. Eventually a small militia formed and brought down the beast. But instead of killing it outright, they wanted the monster to suffer as its victims did. Thus, the beast was staked through the hands and crucified in the mountains. Crows took out its eyes, and rats claimed its fingers and claws in the months that followed. Left to die, it didn't. It eventually escaped, and picked up the bloody scent of AMPUTHEATRE contests held within the Carcasseum, where it fights to this day. Crucifiend is unaware of its role as the prize in the contest between its captors and the Evil Wardens of CFA. It only knows that it's blind, it's caged, and that it smells freshly spilled human blood. Crucifiend's weapons are his incisors, each as large as a human hand, and the stakes still in his open fingerless palms. Held fast by scar tissue and gangrene, the stakes serve Crucifiend as surrogate claws. Crucifiend is just one of many playable Slashers from Gil Merritt's AMPUTHEATRE

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