One of his journeys through the
warp brought the Lonely Shee to a very strange
place. He had been to strange places before, but
this one was outstanding..
On Albia there had been houses too,
all right. But here you couldn't see a spot of
green, no tree, no bush, nothing. Only a sea of
houses. Small, tall, high, square, rectangle,
with two, three, four...many windows, two storey
high next to five storeys next to only one...,
lenghtwise, cross, flat roof, tiled roof, sloping
roof, .... roofs without end, front doors, back
doors, made from concrete, brickwork, plastering,
without plastering, ... in short: a many, a great
many houses. Far away in a distance you could
spot some skyscrapers. Streets and alleys were
cobbled or paved. The Shee was shocked. Apart
from a single dandelion and some small weeds that
had found their path through small cracks in the
concrete you couldn't spot any green.
Agape, the Shee thought, "how
could anyone live here?" It all seemed so
cold, dead and dreadful. Here, no norn could exist,
he was convinced. He just wanted to power on his
warp device when suddenly, out of the corner of
his eye he noticed something moving! As he looked
closer he could see a creature on the roof of
the house on the other side of the road. And then
he definitely became excited: Yes, it was a norn!
He simply had to have one of those
specimens for his collection. With the help of
a ladder, which he had found in a courtyard nearby
he climbed to the roof. It wouldn't be so high,
so at least, it did appear from down there, but
now being up here.... Uuuuhh! Don't look down!
he told himself, quickly shutting his eyes. He
immediately reopened them. The norn! He shoudn't
give him the chance to escape! Where was he?
He... no, despite of the horns and
long teeth it was a SHE, and she was still sitting
there, next to an egg she must have layed shortly
before. So he thought, assuming that in this world
as well it was only the female norns who layed
the eggs, not the males ... She looked at him
in surprise but with a bit of curiousity expressed
in her face. She didn't seem to move fast. So
he just grabed her and the egg ... and disappeared
in the warp.
Back on Capillata he gave her a
closer inspection. She had the colour of a roof-tile
and her fur a strange kind of stone pattern. As
an ornament she wore sempervivum or houseleeks
on her head, just like the ones you find on an
old roof. She had wings with a touch of mossy
colour. The perfect camouflage!
From the egg a male norn hatched. He looked a
bit different than the female. Despite having
a similar fur pattern as the female he wore more
of a steel blue colour. The Shee assumed that
male norns of this breed probably preferred living
on more modern buildings made from steel and concrete
and had therefore adapted to their surroundings.
The horns, teeth and wings reminded
him of some gargoyles he had seen once in ...
heck, what was that town called?...nevermind.
He named them "Gargoyle Norns".
Gargoyle Norns come with new sprites
and a new genome. The sprites take slot geat W.
Gargoyle norns take things easier and are not
prone to stress. Since they have to stand a good
rainfall on a rooftop they are able to breath
under water. And as they are just a bit slower
than normal norns, they enter reproductive stage
only at age adult, but live longer than ordinary
The Gargoyle Norns are dedicated
to Mummy and to the 5th anniversary of her site
If you should wish to upload the
Gargoyle Norns on your site to make them known
to a bigger audience, go ahead. Please don't forget
to give credits and in particular please mention
to whom they are dedicated! You are welcome to
use the above picture for this purpose. If you
only want to do it, because you want to look better
than you really are, switch off your computer
and get you some real friends, you really need
Thanks to Tafgana
for beta testing and for the idea with the colour
Download and installation
of the Gargoyle Norns
Installation: Copy the file into
your "my agents" folder and let the
egg layer in the game lay the first egg and hatch
it. That's it.
And here are some coloured Gargoyle
norns. In the upper row the males, in the lower
one the females. Male and female norn with the
same colour information in their genes are one
below the other.