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CaptainPenguin
December 17, 2005
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Ghulas - Eaters of the Dead    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)

Below the surface of the Earth, dwelling in darkness and forgotten catacombs, the goat-headed Ghouls, dark spirits of murder, feast on the dead. Ghouls dwell in old, forgotten places, luring others down into the grasping claws of their evil tribes.

CaptainPenguin
December 17, 2005
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Crawling Ghosts    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

The Crawling Ghosts (from Parsic “yabuj”, “it crawls”) are the loathsome, disturbing ghosts of those who die lonely and rejected, shut-ins and the forgotten.

CaptainPenguin
December 16, 2005
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Hungry Ghosts -1    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

A Hungry Ghost is born when the lower soul (the animal soul of the body, containing physical urges and violences) becomes angered and, rather than descending to the Underworld, lashes out against the living, which, in its instinctive state and having dulled senses, it percieves as enemies who have “wronged” it.

CaptainPenguin
December 16, 2005
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Azhag    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)

The Azhag (‘ah-ZHAHG’; from Old West-Carmanian azadg, meaning watchman, sentry), called Tomb Guardians or Demon Shadows, are the terrible Undead guardians of the tombs of the Ancient Ones.

CaptainPenguin
December 16, 2005
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The Torlakia    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Other)

Hiding deep within catacombs of the ancients, in low, deep alcoves where they lie, spider-like, awaiting the taste of fresh blood, there are the hideous Torlakia, dark beings who once lived and are now, fearfully, undead.

CaptainPenguin
December 16, 2005
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Remaking the Undead    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)

Undead are, simply put, among the most horrific things one can think of. Can you imagine anything more frightening than a being which is dead and yet still walks? Can you imagine the horror of being faced by the hollow shell of being, a hollow shell which must feed?

CaptainPenguin
December 2, 2005
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The Iothun: A New Look at Giants    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Mountains)

Deep in the mountains, beyond where the trails end, one can find collossal stairways and long, cliffside roads, massive arched bridges and huge vaulted tunnels, spanning thousands of miles. These roads, though seemingly deserted, are closely watched by their creators, the reclusive and strange Iothun (“yoh-thoon”).

CaptainPenguin
December 1, 2005
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Ru-Men    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Mountains)

Ru-Men are an old race who dwell throughout the area encompassed by the Hundred, but are most plentiful in their traditional homeland on the Andraverly Mountains on the west coast of the Heavy Sea (northward of Peklichr). They live in small “nests” of 10-20 individuals which generally lie in the mountains or cliffs. Many call them the Crow Men or the Jackdaw Men, while others refer to them as the Black Mountain Bastards.

CaptainPenguin
November 27, 2005
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The Duerga - A New Look At Dwarves    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Underground)

I’m bored of dwarves. So, I’m trying to create my own dwarves. I’ve decided to call them the Duerga. Here’s my basic ideas, and I’ll flesh them out later, hopefully with your help.

CaptainPenguin
November 27, 2005
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The Urwhor- A New Look At Orcs    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

Since the New Look At Dwarves was such a success, I decided that I would try an overhaul of another fantasy standard which I find boring, the Orcs. I’m using the Orcs only as a very loose base.

CaptainPenguin
November 8, 2005
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Dog Pods    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

A plant named for its gords, both in the smell of wet dog and for their roughly dog like appearance.

CaptainPenguin
November 8, 2005
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Jewel-of-the-Mire    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Water)

“Like the Jewel of the Mire, the soul is a bright light along the dark path of time. “
—Scedebus Scholar

CaptainPenguin
October 28, 2005
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Marongghovec aka Ale-Ox    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

the Marongghovec, or Ale-Ox, is a large, yak-like animal native to northern Ageratos. To keep its belligerent, stubborn, and generally annoying personality in check requires an interesting ingredient.

CaptainPenguin
March 3, 2003
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Honest Wrekk    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Masters have come and gone, but Honest Wrekk has always been around.

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       By: ephemeralstability

A little way up the narrow valley, before they reach the woods, the PCs notice the squat, tumbledown buildings by the riverside. They are hardly big enough for a human to stand in, and the complex cogs and shafts that occupy the central cavity of one of the buildings are perplexing. What were these buildings? And how safe are they to explore?

Alternatively a desolate place is the perfect setting for a derelict chapel or croft. There needn't be any actual physical encounter involved, but it adds atmosphere to a place to see its dead history. For instance, in the Outer Hebrides there are whole deserted villages which were razed to the ground by the English during the Clearances. Such stories give a setting authenticity and character.

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