Have you dared to enter Marisand’s Maze of Mystery yet? No? Go ahead, I’ll wait:
Each item in the Maze has its own little origin story. Here are a couple inspired by Seattle’s Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, the original real-world model for Marisand’s Marvelous Market.
She’s my own version of a Fiji Mermaid (a common sideshow hoax made from a monkey’s head sewn to a fish tail), especially this one that hangs from the rafters:
Danyl is more human (and more draconic), of course.
Two-Headed Spider Pig
Start with Ye Olde Curiosity Shop’s Freak Pig:
Mix in a two-headed calf:
Weave in spiders (naturally), dash in a joke radio commercial for “Pig in a Jar” from my childhood, and set the “Spider Pig” song from The Simpsons on repeat, and that’s how you do it!