Mab here, Prospero Inc. company gumshoe.
As part of my campaign to protect you woefully-uninformed humans from your own folly—in hopes of saving even one of you from an elf-induced death, or worse—here is some of my gathered wisdom concerning the supernatural world.
Read. Pay attention. And maybe you’ll live.
For those of you who are just coming in, we’ve started with Tsukumogami, Japanese household objects that wake up after their 100th birthday and become animate.
Name: Abumi-Guchi – Stirrup Mouth
Description: A furry tsukumogami formed from a stirrup that once belonged to a fallen soldier. The abumi-guchi are very loyal. They will stay forever where they fell, waiting for their master, the fallen soldier, to return.
Where To Find It: Old Japanese battlefields
Danger Level: Don’t be alarmed—but better stay away
Mab’s Eye View: A cousin of mine stepped on one of these while walking across an old battlefield. Fell face first in…well, I won’t describe what he fell in, but let’s just say they use that field for pigs. The thing clamped onto his foot, and he couldn’t shake it off. Still walks funny to this day.
I tell you. Stay away!