Official declaration of hostilities
After a time of intense observation and research by Kadath concerning the race known as “Beholding Sirens”, the peaceful territories of Owel, listed below:
Kadath, Auroria, NPO, Rhile, Treefall, Miaoustok, Mew York, Dewclaw, Twin Luxuries, Citrico, Peril, Gloam, Althar, N.E.W. Gnoll Nation, Aromia, Croon Fens are in agreeance with Kadath’s findings:
Beholding Sirens are, by their very nature, hazardous to the lives of other species, and wish for nothing more than to partake in acts of sadism towards other species. They delight in causing pain and misery in other species, and if given the chance, will always take the life of another species.
Were Beholding Sirens unintelligent and simple beings, they would be classified simply as dangerous wildlife to be avoided during one’s travels. However, as they have been found intelligent, capable of speech, and social within their own communities, they are hereby classified as an aggressive, hostile, warlike race.
In light of these findings, the peaceful territories of Owel shall stand by Kadath’s recommendations:
Beholding Sirens shall be killed on sight if spotted north of Kadath’s already-established quarantine line, and no individual shall be found guilty of any crime for assaulting or killing a Beholder, regardless of any and all possible circumstances.
Information listed below is for the purposes of maintaining awareness only, and should not be considered accurate or complete. Should an individual come into contact with or sight a Beholding Siren, it is highly recommended to flee to the closest locality with a military force and inform them of the Beholding Sirens’ presence.
Common locations: Nature’s Folly, Heaven’s Keys. Some Beholding Sirens have been spotted north of Kadath’s quarantine line, in the Croon Fens. Extreme caution should be exercised when in the vicinity, and no individuals should travel south of Croon Fens.
Climate preference: Unknown. Owel’s Southeastern peninsula is home to a wide variety of climates and temperatures.
Ability to Plan/Abstract: All Beholding Sirens are capable of higher-level thinking, such as the ability to plan ahead, to reason, rationalize, and to understand abstract concepts and principles.
Language: Beholding Sirens are able to speak in any language that is required for them to be understood. It is unknown how this is achieved.
Common: Aura, PSI, ???
Hereditary magic: ???
Weaknesses/Resistances: No known weaknesses to the four common elements and any of their subtypes were noted during the Beholding Sirens’ attack on Kadath’s research party, and the only researcher with an affinity for Spirit and its subtypes was killed in their sleep a week prior to the attack.
Beholding Sirens have a high level of contempt for jewelry, cosmetics, and anything they regard as an attempt by a non-Beholder race to be fashionable.
During Kadath’s attempt at communicating with the Beholding Sirens, the Beholding Sirens would only speak with individuals they deemed as beautiful enough to converse with. During these talks, it was thought that progress towards peace and understanding was being made, but the Beholding Sirens were merely talking in order to abduct the individuals. They succeeded, despite Kadath’s best magical defenses. It should be assumed the individuals are dead.
In death, a Beholding Sirens’ body completely exsanguinates, and their skin decomposes to an unrecognizable state within moments. It should be noted that Beholding Sirens possess no skeletal system or organs of any kind, and all that remains of a Beholding Siren post-expiry is their main, middle eye.
- Original Post by Glip.