The Hungerer
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"He-who-devours is sealed somewhere deep within my subconsciousness.
I can hear him when the seal as at its weakest… when dreaming.
His essence is that of pure malevolence and bloodlust.
And he keeps taunting me within the dreamscape.
Know one thing: I shall not yield to someone who would be eager
to take over my body just few moments after I regained my
free will… not in this life !"

- Altharid when questioned about 'the Hungerer'

Description

Unlike the Whisperer, the one-who-devours does not seem to be really beneficial to Altharid. It's existence is also a
mystery in itself however unlike the former being its motives are at least clear: they involve first shattering the mind of our (anti)hero
and then assuming the control of his body. As for now however the entity appears to be powerless… but should certain conditions be
met… who knows what would happen ?

UPDATE: The Hungerer evolved into a higher form of existence within the mind of Altharid. He calls himself Xolrethe now. His goals became obvious - amalgamation with No22. The horror uses no22's affection towards a certain female and the latter's preferences for 'The Bloodhaired One' in order to gain more foothold inside Altharid.

UPDATE 2: According to Xolrethe… the amalgamation process is almost complete… no22 and the Bloodhaired One will become one very soon… the question is… how it will affect Altharid… those associated with him…or maybe even the world itself ?

During the sealing of The Whisperer the entity lent some power of his to ensure that the former will be eternally bound to No 22's will.

The Hungerer's presence is derived from an injection of D.E.I.M.O.S type sample to the subject No 22.

Quotes

""I AM XOLRETHE, THE BLOODHAIRED ONE, THE ONE WHO HAS INCORPORATED MUCH MORE IN HIS FORMER LIFE THAN YOU JUST SIMPLY DIGESTED" - to Zargon after being called a 'pretender'

# Adventure Date Actions
1 Shadow of the Library 11-6-2011 Mentioned once by The Whisperer few moments before the latter got sealed.
2 Dragonport Adventures (Swamp Trek) 11-8-2011 Altharid borrowed some of his power to recharge his own reserves of mental might (action points -> pp recharge)
3 Hector's Wedding 11-10-2011 The Hungerer resurfaced when Altharid was critically wounded in the battle with chamelon men
4 Trouble on the Waterfront 11-15-2011 Altharid got overtaken by The Hungerer when the first one got really pissed
5 Dealings with Green Dragons 11-16-2011 Altharid transformed into The Hungerer to wrestle with a dragon… the psionicist won.
6 Mali is Missing ! 11-17-2011 The Hungerer forcefully resurfaced when Sidhe tried to seduce Altharid and make him forget about Mali. After threatening the halfling he left with his wings outstretched… and soared into the great unknown.
7 Into the dreamscape ... 11-20-2011 The Hungerer entered the dreamscape of Velnias where he met Mali.
8 The Lost City 01-04-2012 The Hungerer's name was revealed : Xolrethe, the Bloodhaired One. Altharid temporarily merged with the entity in order to defeat the Elder Evil.
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