Next week on the 9th we'll be dropping the cover page for Chapter 2, but in the meantime, enjoy this bit of lore about Shimmers. First bit of art from Sarsi, and a taste of what is coming!
Thanks for your patience during our little break, we've been building up a bit of a buffer so pages will be more regular going forward, and I've been working on getting some small updates to the site going live:
Of all the various types of Aberrant and Aetheric creatures that plague this world, none are poorly understood as the Shimmer. As such, Shimmers live in the space between myth and monster; tales to haunt young children’s dreams, while also giving even the most veteran of Hunters pause.
Their nature is unknown, as is their origin. They manifest with seemingly no logic or pattern, taking on the forms of carnivorous predators of the region, such as wolves, bears, or in at least one terrifying case, a wyvern.
They do not persist indefinitely, though. Reports vary from a few hours to a few days. Their appearance is unnatural and alien. They appear incomplete, like they do not belong in this world, something between a child’s drawing and a bad dream. Their form shifts and shimmers, hence their name. Their attacks can be erratic and hard to read, and their teeth and claws even sharper and stronger than the beasts they mimic.
Upon death a Shimmer leaves behind no corpse, nor blood, nor any sign of their passing save for the destruction and damage they inflicted. This, along with the fact that no Shimmer has been successfully captured for study, has persisted the general lack of knowledge we have about these strange creatures.
Hunters should take note of the shape of such creatures before engaging, as Shimmers tend to mimic the attacks and stratagem of the form they have assumed. However, some reports indicate Shimmers are able to change their forms at will, so a Hunter would do well to be prepared and flexible. Hunting with a full party is advised.