Where Peace and Rest Can Never Dwell
The Nepri have an affinity for water, which is what may make the bayous of Louisiana so appealing for some. Before Jim Crow, Bloodwater Bayou was home to such a Nepri, an old Promethean who lived there while it was still a French colony. The Nepri knew he was close to achieving the New Dawn, and knew what he had to next: create another Promethean. He had spent years in the wastes, attempting to ensure that he was pure enough to do it correctly: it was not his first time, and he knew the threat of Pandorans. He dug up the body of a young man, carefully reassembled it, and began the process. But, Flux came anyways, and the Nepri released a Sublimatus in Bloodwater Bayou.
It took the Nepri a year to hunt down his prodigy, finally killing it deep in the swamp. He rested deep in the bayou, knowing his troubles were over. He remained in Bloodwater Bayou, and after a decade, decided he needed to try again. The results were much the same, but ended worse: he miscalculated the new Pandorans adaptability to the swampy conditions of the bayou. The beast lingers in the swamp still, hungering for Azoth.
Jim Crow has encountered this Pandoran before, which he calls Broke Jaw. It resembles an Alligator, but it’s jaws are twisted and deformed, yet still incredibly workable and dangerous. It lacks scales, instead it is coated in a viscous slime like a salamander or a frog, it’s skin wrinkled and loose. It has only emerged from Dormancy once, attacking Jim Crow deep in the Bayou before the Promethean fled. Crow has not returned to the site, which is deep in the area that the locals call the Gator Pit, a series of deep pools and canals that hold a large amount of alligators in them. Broke Jaw appears as a rotted, broken tree jutting up from the swamp, like part of the trunk of a dead Cyprus. Lucky for any Promethean who encounters Broke Jaw, unlike it’s dead “brother,” it is not a sublimatus.