casual household magic

Today I learnt about the Urmahlullu, a Mesopotamian spirit shaped like a lion-taur who guards toilets against Šulak, the demon who lurks in your bathroom and gives you a stroke when you strain too much while pooping.

So I drew one and put her in the bathroom, right above the toilet. Traditionally they wear a cap of divinity and hold a club; I took the slight liberty of modernizing this loadout with a pair of rubber gloves and a plunger. Which is surely a +6 Holy Avenger plunger given how it’s glowing.

Then two of the three cats who live under the house hopped in the window to investigate, and make sure they weren’t being replaced in their assorted guardian duties. They got petted, and on their way back out, one of them alerted me to the fact that I got both a cable I was waiting on for my new desk, and three unmarked envelopes containing my new credit and debit cards to replace the ones that got stolen a week ago.

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