Beware. Krampusnacht approaches. We will soon have a visit from a being of the Netherworld, an unearthly, Hellish creature, shackled to his punishment, except on one fateful night during the cold Winter.
Krampus is a demon, released from Hell each year by Saint Nicholas. He wanders the countryside as the Anti-Santa, doling out punishments to the wicked, the naughty, and unpleasant. When Santa Claus is checking his list to see who’s been naughty or nice, he hands the list over to the Krampus, who uses his whacking stick to beat the unruly.
Those people who have been extra bad get a personal invitation from Krampus; shoved into his basket and taken home to be eaten for Christmas dinner.
If you hear the sound of bells, and the whip crack of a tightly bound bundle of sticks outside your door, you better lay low, for Krampus is nigh.
Avatar Bizarre has long upheld the Krampus tradition, and faithfully spread the tale through the years by releasing something Krampus-related about this time of year to the huddled Second Life masses.
This year, Avatar Bizarre will be releasing a new Merry Krampus holiday sweater at Twisted Krissmuss, starting December 7. It is a rigged mesh sweater, available for both male and female avatars. It should fit most mesh bodies, provided you use the alpha HUD that comes with your mesh body of choice. But please do try the demo first.
The other Krampus goodie appearing just in time for the holidays is a Krampus Hat. This is a gacha item (don’t worry, no rares!) that is available in “naughty” or “nice” versions, and eight colors of each. If you’re particularly good I may create a copy/modify version of each with a color HUD. For now, the item is Modify/Transfer and 20L per play. This gacha will debut at Twisted Krissmuss as well.