Fear Laith Moor

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General Information

Am Fear Liath Mór, or Big Grey Man or The Grey Man of Ben MacDhui is known to stalk the people who climb the mountain Ben Macdhui, the second highest peak in Scotland. Because of the high levels of fog there, not many people have seen it. Some believe the Grey Man to be a guardian of the mountain, but others believe him to be the guardian of a gate to other dimensions. The grey man is reported to be very tall humanoid, at least 8 feet high (Although sometimes as high as 30 feet). It is covered in short, gray hair, hence the name. Many times the witnesses didn't even see it, but still could hear it due to the loud footsteps. Many believe the Gray Man is a relative to sasquatch/bigfoot. It normally stalks its victims until they realize that it is following them, and then it chases them. This is a common pattern. It walks on two legs, and walks (and runs) like a normal person. But more frequently, the Grey Man is encountered in physical sensation, but without a true physical form. Sensations of this type include vast, dark blurs which obscure the sky, strange crunching noises, echoing footsteps which pursue the listener, an icy feeling in the surrounding atmosphere, as well as a physical feeling of a cold grip on, or brush against the observer's flesh. There is also a high pitched humming sound, or the Singing as it is sometimes called, which is associated with Ben MacDhui and the Grey Man.Additionally, the Grey Man has an extremely powerful psychic effect. Visitors to Ben MacDhui report a feeling of overwhelming negative energy. Occasionally this is described as extreme lethargy and despondency. More often, it is typified by acute fear, apprehension and an overwhelming panic, leading to suicidal thoughts or physical flight from the area. Generally, this fear is accompanied by the physical sound of echoing footsteps chasing the observer, and sometimes the sound of a resonant and yet completely incomprehensible voice which seems to be faintly Gaelic in nature.

The Event

Hello, Elizabeth here I’m the one who came up with this one. Now I’ve always been a hopeless romantic, so I decided to take up this ‘prank gone good’ assigned by our generous benefactor, Loki.

Loki- The banshee thinks she got stood up thanks to Novas prank on the Dullahan. You must get Fear Laith Moor to go on a date with her.

Cue the hopeless romantic trait, so I went to Scotland and talked to Fear Laith Moor myself. I explained what we do, and how this one isn’t a prank but a date. He agreed to go on the date, but only if it was in Scotland. So, I then went to the banshee (her name is Deirdre) and apologized profusely and explained that I have a date for her set up in Scotland if she would accept…it took a lot of groveling and favors but she eventually agreed.

Date night comes, and Fear is nervous and is fading in and out of a corporeal state (have you ever tried to get a semi-corporeal being groomed for a date?! It’s a challenge) Deirdre showed up and took her seat, and not long after Fear joined her. It’s been a year since, and next month we are attending the wedding.