Egg of Coot as Brain in a Jar

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Egg of Coot as Brain in a Jar

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This is an idea I stole from the old Dungeon magazine adventure The Year of Priest's Defiance - an antagonist in the form of a huge psionic brain in a jar on robotic legs. Hopefully this idea inspires others as much as it hit the right note for me regarding the alien nature of the Egg.
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I don't think I've read The Year of Priest's Defiance. Without posting spoilers, does it explain the origin of the huge psionic brain in a jar on robotic legs?
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I always thought about the Egg of Coot as a lovecraftian creature, but your approach is absolutely as good as mine and very appealing as well!
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Brains in a jar are very Lovecraftian -- the Mi-Go make them, at least.

The adventure, judging by the title, is a Dark Sun one. That explains why the brain is psionic. The robotic legs point to the Blue and Green ages' higher level technology (and/or psionic tech).

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Perhaps a whole cluster of brains merged in a hivemind? One brain running the show feels like there needs more to it. Granted, a Brain-in-a-Jar is secretly a big villain of my futuristic Blackmoor. (Albeit, one that controls a cybernetic body.)
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Kind of a cool idea. Brings to mind 1960s pulp sci-fi movies.

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agathokles wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:09 pm
Brains in a jar are very Lovecraftian -- the Mi-Go make them, at least.
You are right! Let's say that I pictured it in my head a bit like a Yog Sothoth. But that's just my imagination, not canon. :mrgreen:
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