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2016 Monster Girls Challenge - Favourite by LukkiStarr 2016 Monster Girls Challenge - Favourite by LukkiStarr
Day 25 - Favourite Monster Girl Type.

"While I am aware that I have already written extensively about the spiderfolk before, I feel it necessary to further explore the cult surrounding the subspecies known ad Children of Agony. I will remind you that it is because of this cult that spiderfolk are treated rather poorly in more civilized areas - and for good reason. It can be hard to distinguish a cultist from a peaceful individual and assuming the worst can save your life!

The cult is primarily centered around the spiderfolk at its core and form the highest position in the cult. Other races, mostly humans, fill the lower rungs. The hierarchy itself is very organized with several steps in power with the goddess they worship sitting solely at the very top. Whether this goddess actually exist in our world is uncertain. Each tier in the hierarchy has power over those lower in the power structure, though each leader also has their own specific section that they are in charge of. The difference is also visually striking - those in power are allowed to grow larger and receive more blessings from their goddess. Their hands are also darker in colour starting from the tips of their fingers and this colouration seems to be directly correlate an individuals devotion to their goddess. This is the simplest way to tell a cultist apart from the more friendly kind of spiderfolk as they do now have the discolouration. If their goddess does exist, I would say that this is one form of her blessing.

The blessings may take a variety of shapes and forms which are not seen in non-cultist spiderfolk. It's even been said that to keep the cult's power structure in place the highest priestesses of the cult have a kind of hive pheromones similar to those of beefolk. This keeps them orderly in their temples even though the lone cultists out in the wild can be very hostile and seem to work with their own agenda.

The purpose of the cult seems to be to drink the magical force from living beings and gifting it to their goddess in return of blessings of power. This ability seems to be the first blessing given to the initiates as it is another feature that normal spiderfolk don't possess. Should a cultist be allowed to finish their feeding the results are often fatal to the victim. In rare cases they continue to live but become hostile and bestial with no trace of who they were previously.

It is most likely the promise of blessings that draws other kinds to join the cult. They are those who are willing to sacrifice everything for it, which should be seen as a warning sign of how dangerous the Children of Agony can truly be. The non-spider members of the cult seem to be an even split between genders even though the spiderfolk themselves in the cult are mostly female. It's not out of the question that transformative magics are in play, the same ones that are used to convert the initiates into the spiders' own kind in special cocoons.

I truly hope this has been enough of a warning to keep all my readers safe from the cult."

- Alfred Foxworth, researcher


~Lukki
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centauric Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016
I can't tell if the one in the foreground is in agony or rapture, or both!
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LukkiStarr Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
It's a whole variety of emotions! But a lot of it is because of the ickiness of the cocoon fluids.

~Lukki
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centauric Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016
Get turned into a spider below the hips? Sure why not.
Dedicate yourself to the service of dark god? Yep.
Suck the life out of the innocent? Absolutely.

...icky goo? 

NO.
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LukkiStarr Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Student Digital Artist
One needs to ask themselves what they are ready to deal with any given day and draw the line somewhere!

~Lukki
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
-more rages-
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LukkiStarr Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Ohh? I wasn't expecting to succeed at that with spiders but looks like I ended up doing a good job.~

~Lukki
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DiminutiveBust Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
As usual your spiders are far too cute.
Praise the Spinner in Darkness!
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LukkiStarr Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Yeeess! The cuteness cannot be halted!

~Lukki
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MsgtBob Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
Great job!  Poor thing should get away from that cult!  :)
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LukkiStarr Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Perhaps she'll enjoy her stay, something has driven her to come this far after all.

~Lukki
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StarBoy8 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting cult I'll definitely make sure to stay clear. I can easily see the temptation of joining though.
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LukkiStarr Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Just need to avoid traversing desolate roads after dark. The temptation is stronger for those who don't have much to lose to begin with.

~Lukki
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StarBoy8 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's your large interest with spider girls? Like why are they your personal favorite
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LukkiStarr Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I'm not too sure but I think it's because they are fairly similar to centaurs, which were my older favourite. Then in one pathfinder campaign I ended up playing a drider and it was one of the more interesting characters I've had.

~Lukki
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