Malambruno

The Book of Names - Malambruno

The name of Malambruno is…
Hatred.

The heralds of Malambruno are…
You feel yourself changing; you experience an invisible change in the world; something changes, but nobody but you realizes that anything is different

The weapons of Malambruno are…
Monsters spawned from its blood; alien emotions that infect you — sudden berserk fury, mad pride, or the inability to cope with something (the presence of your beloved, your children, your boss, your enemies, or anyone of the opposite sex; a sight or smell like moonlight, green things, dead things, garlic, or basil; the touch of something on your skin, like oily things, soap, another’s person’s touch, or iron)

You turn Malambruno aside by…
Clinging to routine; surrounding yourself with things that reinforce your identity

Malambruno kills you by…
Eating you from the inside out; burning you to death

Malambruno is drawn to…
Injustice; pride; someone setting two people against one another

Malambruno hungers to…
Make you something unrecognisable to yourself

You may kill Malambruno by…
Eating Malambruno’s heart; hollowing it out and sleeping in its skin; absorbing it into yourself

Malambruno is reborn from…
the blood spilt in slaying it; its killers, if they’re not careful.1

You may escape the attention of Malambruno by…
Accepting some portion of your transformation and finding a way to integrate it into your life; finding a grudge, grief, prejudice, or other problem in your heart to which the transformation is “anchored” and cleansing both the problem and the transformation away.

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