The humanoid hornet fighter asks your Paladin, who has the cannibalistic BBEG at his mercy this as a reaction to the latter's motor mouth that is giving the Paladin reasons to not kill him:
"Why don't you just eat the bastard? He ate children so consider it biting back."
What is your and your party's reaction to this?
The hornet fighter himself asks you this then:
"Then can I have him? The last victims of his was an entire orphanage of kids, including an acquaintance of mine running the place. She helped me get out of the gutter and fix my life after my kin kicked me out of the hive for being too independent. I owe her a lot and because of him...I cannot repay her anymore. At least let me sting him."
"That sounds fitting. Very well, then - <BBEG>, by the powers I have been vested with as an ordained representative of <insert God here>, I sentence you to death by means of hornet sting, and the consumption of your carcass upon your passing."
Better idea, Wasp-man BBEG.
Him and his buddies want to murder absolutely everything because they are fucking wasps.
Keeping in mind size discrepancies between bees and wasps, if a Bee man was 5 feet tall, a Wasp man would be somewhere around 13 feet tall.
Minotaur sized Wasp dudes.
The hornet man raises his left arm and in an instant a long and sharp black stinger. Before the BBEG can react, he is already pierced in the leg by it. If you look closely, the hornet's arm pulsed just for a short second as if it pumped something into the cannibal. As the scum shrieked in pain and started to sprout curses in the face of the insectoid that stabbed him.
"Normally I'd shred you into a unrecognizable pulp with my mandibles, but this should be fitting enough. The dose won't kill you, but it will be sufficient for all the people you feasted on."
Seconds after the hornet ripped out the stinger, the BBEG's body started to spasm violently and suddenly stopped.
"He'll live, but you cannot say about his nervous system. Let's say that from now on he'll have difficulties in moving or functioning. This is still light compared to what I originally wanted to do to him."
Nah, he'd be a little bigger. Hornets are big compared to wasps. On the other hand, this hornet guy was too independent, so they kicked him out of the hive for that...and nearly killed him in the process too.
Got into the gutter, had to go full thieve and live like a scumbag until a girl found him and fixed his life. Worked in a orphanage and used his mandibles to do all kinds of stuff with wood. Kids were afraid of him for some time, then got over it after they saw him as a cool dude.
Actually if the bee guy was 5 feet tall, the wasp guy would be around 15 feet tall.
But fuck wasps.
>Hey, Jim, you see that city full of innocent people who did literally nothing to us?
>Let's go murder them all and burn the city.
>"Sounds like a plan, I'll go get Mike and Joe."
The Paladin and Cleric are probably going to freak the fuck out at the idea and say no, my Ranger meanwhile just shrugs, chalks it up as the foodchain at work, and says go for it, Rogue is too busy looting shit to care, though she'd probably request that the BBEG's face be left intact so we can collect any additional cash for the guy's head, and the Bard has three kids of his own that he adores, which makes the kid eater nothing but scum in his eyes. Add the hornet to the list and it's a three yeses, two no's, and one neutral. The BBEG gettin ate.
Wasps and Hornets can do wonders when they shred wood with their mandibles and mix it with their saliva.
Meleagra Garuda is badass I tell you.
As in Karmic Retribution? Would be a fun thing.
The party moves a couple of rooms away after the rogue finishes looting and leave the hornet fighter with the cannibal. The party only hears heavily muffled screams as the fighter "dug into" his meal. An hour later the hornet appears in the room the party was waiting in covered from head to waist in blood. The Paladin sarcastically asked the hornet how the BBEG tasted.
"Biggest piece of trash. Probably I'll get food poisoning. Then again, nobody I ate tasted good...and there were a lot of irredeemable scum in my life."
They are too badass or are underground. That, or how >>45054059 says.
No, because Buzz Buzz would then cut out pieces of his regenerating flesh and burn them on a altar.
Every piece of flesh represents a child from the orphanage and the final piece, the largest one, representing his acquaintance.
The ritual he does is to have their souls feel eternal peace in the afterlife.
The hornet man responded.
"He's already wrecked and his allies abandoned him. On the other hand it will further humiliating for him if he were roasted to death after what I did to him. I agree to it, for only this way can their souls rest in peace much faster and it would be a long time before the bastard dies and rots away."
There are those Thir-kreen, but lets ramp it up.
Aforementioned Mantis Shrimp Martial Artist
What other classes would be nice?
That's bees. Ant males are picked up by a colony and groomed and fed so long as they continue to breed with the queen. Most of the time the old males are simply booted out to die alone when new males are taken in, but some species like Amazonian soldier and bullet ants outright rip the old male apart and feed him to his children. Nature is fucking scary sometimes, but it provides interesting inspiration for games. Imagine if an amazon tribe took after the soldier ants.
Doesn't leave much for adventuring if you're old and already at death's door at that point (unless they eat you like you said)
It could be a queen in the making off to eventually form her own hive while wheeling and dealing among human society and fending off rivals (hence why there are so few queens because they wind up fighting and killing one another)
Agreed, both Hercules and Rhino would be rivals, while the Goliath would play the middleman and cool them off.
Raises arthropod exoskeletons. They lost all the fleshy bits and are simply spirits in organic armors.
Actually all ants are all female with the exception of some consorts of the queen.
Actually there would be an idea if the arthropod you are playing was kicked out of their group for being too independent (like the hornet man in this thread), or if you are playing as a non-hive dude, then like looking for land adventure like the Mantis Shrimp Martial Artist.
I ask Hornet Man if he would finish off the BBEG with a flying jump kick instead of eating him. Like I don't want to be culturally insensitive but I hear that bug people have some crazy ass kicking powers
The party moves quickly aside while the hornet fighter moves to the back of the grand hall. The BBEG jump-stands and starts calling everyone fools for lowering their guard and prepared to cast a spell he readied earlier but couldn't use due to the Paladin having his sword touching his neck. However, before he could even react, the last thing he saw was the hornet fighter jumping very high with the further aid of his wings, and then him suddenly dropping towards him with an extended leg. Before he could do anything, the BBEG had his head, along with some of his upper body ripped by the hornet fighter that landed with such force that he made a small crater in the stone floor. The hornet fighter then said:
"Always wanted to do that. Reminds me of the great heroes of the grasshopper kin from times ancient."
Sometimes someone needs to permanently remove something.
Sometimes the lands get cursed if a scumbag dies, so what's the other best way if not to eat the scumbag if you don't have any fire around?
Nah man, hornets are lazy fucks.
They would also be really easy to befreind considering hornets can become familiar with you by having a scrap of food for them and just hanging around.
Oh and cazadors: huge pussies.