Monday, April 27, 2020

Hodgepocalypse - Latin America - Part 6 - Classes of Latin America


An altered style of Brazilian Jujutsu is common, and this class and path can be used to simulate this style.

Jiu jitsu submission.png Brazilian Jiu-jitsu news  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.


Explorers and Trailblazers are still needed.  Often homesteading requires a local guide who knows the way of the land and the info on new species is often sent back as records for topographical, geological, botanical, zoological and arcane information.   They often mark out paths for future travelers to transverse and have developed their own “travel code” based on pictures.

Argentina Scouts Band, 1920.jpg 1920 Public Domain

Adventurer/Scrap Foot 

Daredevils and Transporters abound and pay top dollar getting goods through this continent.

Trucks in Chungara–Tambo Quemado.jpg Roman Bonnefoy  GNU Free Documentation License, V


There is always a need for a person whom can fix the machinery that allows people to eke out an existence.    Some have garages/workshops that are more like fortresses.  Plus, the Cybercult often treats them like nobility.

Handyman photos Fix Barber Wilson diverter valve 21.JPG  TomwsulcerCreative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

Channeler/Faustian Mechanic 

This style of magical practice has only become common about 5 years ago when Lorenzo Legardo traveled to the Gazebo and opened shop to show how awesome he is.   Apparently, it worked because a lot of his students spread this magical technological lore like wildfire.

Superman-mechanical-monster.jpg Fleischer Brothers Public Domain


The mixing of magic and weapon use is often justified by magical traditions of the past, which may or may not be based on fact.  Some explanations include ancient blood lines, directed connection of spirits, or the taking of heads to act as a power source.

Conquistador Armor.jpg Asele S. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.


This class path can be used to simulate Brujos, Brujas or Curandero

Brujo.png S4d1k0  GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 


Gangs of Riders scour the continent, engaging the bandits or dino-hunters.  This is also the class/path for ranchers that are tough enough to deal with the harsh lifestyle.

Gaucho1868b.jpg  1868 Public Domain


A lot of the smaller kingdoms of South America often have compulsory military service and when their tour of duty is done, they often become two fisted freebooters seeking frame and fortune.

Lieutenant General Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz (Brazil) Force Commander (8969161515).jpg MONUSCO/Myriam Asmani  
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.


Big game hunters are common as bounties are put on the scariest dinosaurs.

EA-Gcho1.jpg Libro Blanco de la Defensa 2015  Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Argentina license.


A lot of these suffer from cranial deformities as according to the many communities that a Conehead helps channel the energies of the universe.  They wander the continent in psychic bandit gangs demanding those to bow down to their magnificence.

Cone head, take 2.jpg Hillary Hartley  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

Psychic / Mentalist

There is this organization known as the Quantum Fellowship.  Often rationalizing themselves as persons of peace and decency, they often take over people and dinosaurs in order to make them “friends.”

CSD Berlin 170.jpg Sven Volkens  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Psychic/ Psycho-Warrior

Since the harsh landscape is decremental to most, a secret society known as the old blooded plumbers who seek out threats to the entire continent and drain them away.

Plumbing trap.jpg Achim Hering  GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 o

Psychic / Rocker

There is this legendary group of psychic musicians known as the Bandaras that one day rode into a town to seek vengeance for a lost love.

Mariachi plaza.jpg Kapela Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Ritualist/Artillery Mage

These are rare, but not unheard of.  Recently the North American gang known as the Wayward Spells ended up diving into the depths of the Amazon.  They befriended many local tribes and somehow their magics mixed to make a new breed of Artillery-mage:  The Sauro-caster.  Those that are brave enough to befriend a dinosaur mount to ride while throwing large area effect spells.

Aviators' Flight Helmet (26163894732).jpg  Naval History & Heritage Command from Washington, DC, USA  
Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.


Magic is not quite as common as it is in other parts of the world, but it’s not unheard of.  Organized magical practices are common in Chichen Itza, the Faculty of Sorcerous Intent at the Gazebo, and in Sacsayhuaman in the former state of Peru.

EdoMorales.jpg Fotografía de dominio público  GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 


They are rare in South America, but most found are part of an organization known as Rainmaking Inc.  They have replaced more traditional attire for a three-piece powered suits and head across the continents to offer “weather at reasonable rates.”

Luis Fernando Correa Bahamón.jpg LFCGLOBAL GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 

New Classes


These spellcasters believe in the internal connection of life and trees.  They use this link to show control over animals and plants.  The goal of the order is to achieve immortality in tree form.

(will do path if interest).

Heliconia hang flower.jpg  subhashini Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

New Concepts


You are a cowboy and you raise and herd dinosaurs
Background: Kinsperson
Species:  Haraak are practically born for dino busting.
Class/Path: Combatant/Brute

Shaximiao Formation dinosaurs.jpg ABelov2014 (  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.


You are a "never do well" that just cannot stay out of trouble.
Background: Vagabond
Species: Human are the most common, but honestly can be anybody.
Class/Path: Adventurer/Prowler 

Vagabond - painting by László Mednyánszky.jpg Szilas Public Domain

Jungle Mage

These wanders have a great understanding of the Flora and Fauna and now how to use it to heal and to harm.
Background: Kinsperson
Species:  Elves, Gnomes and Ungo have all made prominent jungle Mages.
Class/Path:  Channeler/Navighty 

Brachyteles hypoxanthus2.jpg Paulo B. Chaves  Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Mad Tinkerer

You have this tendency to wander off into the Jungle/Mountain and create a project just crazy enough to work.
troubleshooter build
Background: Fraternity/Sorority Sibling (they are usually associated with the Faculty of Sorcerous Intent and most likely hold a grudge).
Species:  Dwarf, Gnomes and Medusa are the most common after Humans.
Class/Path:  Channeler/Faustian Mechanic

Gaiman Montaje.jpg e Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Machete Master

You have a machete and you are there to beat the bad guys.
Background: Raider/Drifter
Species: Feylin and Harak are attracted to this magical world view more than any others.
Class/Path: Channeler/Sentinel

Metauten - Museo de la Trufa - Machete 01.jpg Basotxerri Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Mining Borg

You have sacrificed much of your body to dig out the precious material of the earth, ranging from metals and materials, to artifacts from the time before revelations, to the Terrorsaur’s Secrets.
Background: Kinsperson
Species: Human Cyborg is the most common
Class/Path: Combatant/Brute

Cerro Pan de Azúcar 07.jpg Hoverfish  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.


Whether from the Caribbean or one of the other island chains, you travel the seas in search of plunder
Background: Raider/Drifter
Species: Elves and Haraak seems to most likely to be seafaring dogs
Class/Path:  Adventurer/Scout

Mary Read.jpg Unknown author Public Domain

Raptor Raised

You were raised by raptors and see the world through their eyes.
Background: Feral
Species:  The Haraak and Ungo are the most likely species to be adopted.
Class/Path:  Adventurer/Prowler

Gfp-dromaesaurs.jpg Yinan Chen  Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Hodgepocalypse - Latin America - Part 5 - Species of Latin America

The following races are fairly common and found throughout the continent.

Bogey:  They are found throughout the continent and have many communities.  They are particularly populous at the Gazebo, the largest city in Hodgepocalypse South America.
Connected Myths: Duende 

 Gremlins detail, from- The Gremlins will get you if you don't watch out^ - NARA - 535062 (cropped).tif between circa 1942 and circa 1943 Public Domain

Cats:  Cats came back to South America, much like everywhere else just recently.  They have taken the various kingdoms under their paws and often act as ambassadors between rival kingdoms.  The Cybercult does not think highly of them, but so far relationships between the church and the cats have been civil.
A great many cats learn to be rainmakers as there are myths of cats spirits demanding tribute to avoid bringing storms to an area.
Connected Myths: Cactus Cat, CCoa

Cats in a Row (3275766840).jpg Argentina Anthony Arrigo  Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Dwarves: They are fairly rare across the continent.  They generally live on their own homesteads and don't like visitors.  They act as guardians of some of the worst conduits between South America and the Hallowed World.

Dwarves Before Stone by Frølich.jpg Lorenz Frølich Public Domain 

Elves:  The Caribbean has one of the largest elven population where most communities act as raiders and traders. The Fair Folk has also adapted to the many forests of the continent.   
Connected Myths: Madremonte 

Madre Monte-obra de José Horacio Betancur.JPG SajoR Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.

Feylin:  While there are many tales of tiny faerie like creatures in myth, it appears that they were replaced by the by Feylin.  While more sociable, they are often mischievous in their obsession to “make it big.”  Many are avid watchers of old Latin Soap Operas and often try to duplicate their antics.
Connected Myths: Acalica,

The L.A.B.Site: Lorenzo Angel Bonilla

F1D0:  The cybercult brought over many F1d0s as pets and companions and many have managed to run free over the continent.

Big Dog robot - D60 Symposium - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - DSC05557.jpg Daderot  
Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

Froggies: These Libertarian froggies have flocked to the continent.  Many frog myths of Latin America include tales of sorcery, shamanism, and curing, which the froggies happily capitalize on.  They often end up doing "medicine shows" that travel from place to place.  But there is a movement in Froggy culture where they need to go back to nature and have set up compounds deep in the Amazon Rainforest on behalf of the "great earth toad mother."

Golden-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis annae) 1.jpg Charles J Sharp Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Gnomes: Most Gnomes are outsiders and live in hidden places.  They have settlements in the garden where they drain the mystical energy not unlike a rubber tree plantation so they can build their villages in relative safety.
Connected Myths: 
 Bakru, Caipora, Desana, Mapinguari,  Saci Perere

Haraak:  The Haraak followed the dinosaurs onto the continent and are convinced this is the promised land.  Their knowledge of herding dinosaurs has become a valuable commodity and they often command top G-bill.  Unfortunately, they know this as a people and it often leads to patronizing attitudes when it comes to outsiders.  

eb9ca706c7525dd2085c0d6b207cdf84/tumblr_pwm3ugZs1t1qlah72o1_1280.png Cait May used without permission.

Harvesters:  Many of these mad scientists of the plant world have descended into the garden and have decided to make it their life’s work.  Many have heard voices whispering in their ear of a new era of plant kind with an urge to catalog and figure out new material to create into "experiments."

Mapinguari desvauxianus.jpg Dalton Holland Baptista  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Medusa:  These intellectual, but monstrous species are common in the Andes.  They claim ancestry from the "serpent goddess" but little evidence has been obtained in any way, shape or form.  

Clevelandart 2005.176.jpg 2005.176 Public Domain

Minotaurs:  While not as common as north America, The Minotaurs have adapted their love of music and mixed in native music with their love of rock and metal.  Those less musically inclined end up on pampas as gauchos.

Nelore santanna.jpg Mirandasan Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Stumpies:  Many stumpies have decided to homestead the continent.  They prefer the many rainforests but are often not picky.

Funky Funghi (5156255130).jpg  Brisbane City Council  Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Trollitariot:  These are relatively a new creature from the Times of Revelations and have developed many settlements in the Andes.  They live in high settlements and raise pterodactyl for transport.

Kurupira.jpg Ernst Zeuner The copyright holder of this work allows anyone to use it for any purpose including unrestricted redistribution, commercial use, and modification.

Ungo: The most common Ungo of South America is usually tall and black-furred and often have giant sloth-like qualities.  Many have come to nearby cities to seek their fortune.
Connected Myths: Boraro, Chivato, Chorti, Curinqueans, Mapinguari, 

Mylodon model.jpg  Dan Lundberg  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

Vampires:  Many vampires had wormed their ways to the elites of the various South American city-states until the Time of Revelations.  While most were turned into ash during this time, there are still some nomadic tribes in places like Patagonia and the Garden.

 Hairyvampireskull.jpg Elliot, Daniel Giraud, 1835-1915 Public Domain

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Hodgepocalypse - Latin America - Part 4 - Strange Places

The following places of mystery are noteworthy for their unusual properties, whether by magic or other means:

The Bermuda Triangle

This triangle in the Caribbean was known in the mythical context for its effects on magnetic navigation.  It is claimed by the Elves of the Caribbean where it has been marked out by buoys to do not enter.  It is rumored that great treasure is located on an island in its middle that requires a riddle to be solved.

Bermuda Triangle  NASA Public Domain

The Boiling River

Located in the center of the former country of Peru’s Amazon, this river is noteworthy in that it is flowing of boiling water that flows into the depths of the earth and kills everything that falls into it.   It is rumored to be the home of Mayantuyacu, a powerful jungle spirit with the head of a frog, the body of a lizard, and the arms and legs of a turtle.

Link - This is a real location

Cerro Viruela

Smallpox hill is filled with 5,000-6,000 man-sized holes found in the Pisco Valley on the Nazca Plateau in Peru.  It is a rumor this was used as a place to measure produce and that anybody whom ventures too close will be methodically processed, broken down into base components and stored.

Link - This is a real location

Chichen Itza

A large pre-Columbian city located in the Yucatan peninsula; this mish-mash of architectural styles is a monument to a past long since gone.  It has been resettled and now is a booming city.

Chichen Itza 3.jpg 18 August 2009  Daniel Schwen Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Cono de Arita

This natural volcano is in Argentina and looks out of place in its bed of salt, as it looks like an Egyptian pyramid that towers over 400 feet.

Cono de Arita, Salta. (Argentina).jpg 22 October 2012, 10:52:33  Flickr by rodoluca88  Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Coral Towns

There are a series of towns built on coral reefs found along the coasts of South America in order to avoid the dangerous flora and fauna of the mainland.

Santa Cruz del Islote houses.JPG 30 March 2014, 12:11:02  Uhkabu Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Cueva de los Cristales

Originally in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico, this giant place of crystals have begun to grow and has been begun to spread to the surface.  It may be a similar species as the great Crystal forests of the Boreal Forests of North America.

Cristales cueva de Naica.JPG 15 April 2010, 06:52:02 Alexander Van Driessche  Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

Dinosaur Burial Grounds

These are found throughout the continent.  These massive open-air burials are usually either Euornithopod or Sauropods dinosaurs that create a place of the dead.  The largest one known is on the pampas of Argentina.

Amnh protoceratops hatchling1.JPG 14:52, 29 November 2013

El Peñón de Guatapé

This ginormous rock in Colombia is a physical manifestation that sticks out of the terrain to survey all within eyeshot.  It’s ancient lettering GI is rumored to have once identified a mighty wizard that may live in the tower above.

El Peñón de Guatapé 2014.jpg 18 November 2014 Jaroslav Jelínek  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Ichytheo Point

This small island chain is located in the bay of the amazon is known for its clusters of Ichthyosaurus that use the rocks breaching the water to sun themselves.

Ichthyosaurus h harder.jpg  Heinrich Harder. Public Domain

The Eye

In Northeastern Argentina in the swamps, is a near-perfect circle of land that turns and moves on its own axis. It now spins as a response to the magic in the area which changes drastically.

Link - This is a real location

Machu Picchu

This former royal residence of the Incas towers over the landscape as it sits perched over the Urabamba Valley.   Still intact generations after the civilization that made it, it is rumored that there is a ritual that is done at the Torreón, or the Sun Temple inside, during the winter solstice, a sunbeam will open a portal to the Dreamtime.

91 - Machu Picchu - Juin 2009 Original.JPG 31 October 2009, 00:58 (UTC)  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

Mano del Desierto

in the Atacama Desert of Chile lies a mysterious sculpture of a gargantuan stone hand that reaches for the sky.  It is a persistent rumor that it moves and may swat those that get too close.

Mano del Desierto.JPG 13 February 2010, 14:38:16 OutCrow Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Nazca Lines

These massive large geoglyphs depict animals, plants, random geometric shapes and even straight lines that can be seen for orbit.  Despite the belief that they involved aliens in some manner, the truth is that during the Times of Revelations they began to glow with mystical energy and expanding, creating a massive magical enclosed maze that has something at its center, for good or for ill.

Parque Arqueológico do Solstício

This megalithic stone circle in Northern Brazil consists of 127 blocks of granite and it might be a ritual point used by the Terrorsaurs when they came across.

Link - This is a real location

Punta Gallinas

This series of giant sand dunes create a vast wild desert at the northern tip of Colombia.

Bahia hondita.JPG 18 March 2014, 12:39:27 Uhkabu  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.


The fortress-temple complex lies at the northern edge of the former Inca capital Cuzco and is one of the largest ruins on the continent. 

Sacsayhuaman - 2017-12.jpg 10 December 2017 (according to Exif data) Mx._Granger  Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

Sargasso Sea

This pile of seaweed was legendary for being a place of minimal wind and entangling menace.  Since the Times of Revelations, it has achieved sentience and has entered into an agreement with the Elves of The Caribbean.

Lines of sargassum Sargasso Sea.jpg 9 August 2002 U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Public Domain

Salt Ponds of Maras

A series of raised ponds that are built near Cuzco, these small salt ponds are still being used by locals to mine salt to this day.

Maras salt ponds 2005 - panoramio.jpg Taken on 13 May 2005  ogwen  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.


This town is one of the more unusual settlements are a series of transparent conical dwellings that are interconnected with a series of metal framework that has only grown since it was used as a hotel. 

Link - This is a real location

The Lava Tubes

The Time of Revelations has awoken volcanic activity along the Andes.  The most prominent location is the magma tubes located in Chile, that have created a series of tubes that spray lava into the water at random intervals.  What is particularly bizarre is that it seems to do it in layers, creating a swiss cheese-like matrix along the coasts that often gets settled by dinosaurs and other creatures that seem to migrate before such activity occurs.

Pahoehoe toe.jpg 3 May 2003 Hawaii Volcano Observatory (DAS) Public Domain


Located on an island near the western shore of Lake Texcoco in central Mexico, the former capital city of the Aztecs has been abandoned and is considered haunted by the locals.

Model of Tenochtitlan-2.jpg  3 March 2010, 15:39 (UTC)  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

The Undergarden

Directly below the amazon is a hollow dirty pocket that is a vast mesh of roots, vines, and other plant material.  It is a land of carnivorous plants as they are all interconnected into something sinister.

Interior of Indian dug-out home on Warner's Ranch, ca.1901 (CHS-746).jpg circa 1901 (date created) Thresher, George P Public Domain


This ancient underwater temple lies at the bottom of Lake Titcaca and is almost the size of two football fields.  It lays abandoned, but when it was built to be an automated museum, aquatic robotics act as a sentry against those whom would plunder its treasures.

Link - This is a real place


Originally a cave in Cobán, Guatemala, this the place was once considered an entrance to the Mayan Underworld.  It has expanded to cover most of the depths of Central America and is rumored to be 
one of the many locations that dinosaurs invaded the land from the Hallowed world.

Balakanche1 cyark.jpg CyArk  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Yax Mutal

Also known as Tikal, it is a ruin of an ancient city in what was once Guatemala’s rainforest.  It has been lost to most other than a few tales, but it is rumored that every so often it appears to travelers to test them.

Tikal National Park-17.jpg 7 January 2017, 21:23:14 AlisonRuthHughes Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

A Note About Locations Names

I found out the following about the most common names of city locations of the world, and see for yourself.

Something to think about if you need to pull a city location out of thin air.

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