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MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Treller Vine    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

Treller Vines are impressive enough in the jungle, where they wind along trees adding a riot of color. Then they moved to a new neighborhood.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Scarlett Call    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

Scarlett Call: Also known as Blood Tangle, Tryms Mark (Trym being a god of Battle), Hunter’s Eye,Krell’s Mark (Krell being an Evil Spirit whos worship has to deal with blood), Widow’s Tears, Scarlet Call, and Earth’s Wounds. When blood has been shed in anger or waste, The Scarlett Call will be there.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Surabuya or Ocean Crocodile    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

These seagoing creatures are as dangerous, if not more so, than their swamp orriented cousins.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Darbeast    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Darbeasts are fearsome jungle beasts. They thunder through the jungle defending their territory from any perceived threats. They swim through the rivers and lakes, their massive bulks buoyant, eating grasses and spearing fish. Their strident calls are known to cause other beasts in the jungle to run.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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The Gar Eeel    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

Gar Eeels live in the large,weed choked rivers and lakes that cover much of the Powi lands,are are revered as godlings by these primitive people. Many shamans say that the power to control the rains, rest with the Gar Eeel or Messengers of the rains, as they are known by the tribes.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Omen Birds    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Omen Birds are the harbringers of death and bad things to come. They accompany war/ battle, monsters, pestilance, and disaster. They follow the bringers of such as well as selecting their victims.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Sun Hawks    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

Sun Hawks are the largest of the Hawks. Seen as symbols of faith for the sun worshipers of the region, their intelligence, ability to fly higher than most animals, and great power, makes them obvious symbolic choices for spirit messengers.

MoonHunter
November 5, 2005
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Gar-Monkey    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Gar-Monkey look like small chimpanzees with long (nearly prehensile) tails and two feathery wings. They have become pests in most human habitats. However, most people do not know their real reason for being.

MoonHunter
November 5, 2005
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Karnan    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

It seems to be a giant turtle with a long neck. One expects it to be slow. However, it is one of the most effective predators in the rivers, deltas, and swamps of Vireland.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Ocadian PitFiend    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Desert)

Ephemeralstability wrote:
The ochre sands stretch for miles around. Something kicks up the dust. It’s a yak. A desert-yak. It ambles slowly, nuzzling the ground for the low-growing shrubs. The ranger freezes. “Stay very still,” he warns. “Don’t move at all.” “What is it?” you ask, breathlessly. “It’s the most dangerous creature in the whole Ocadian desert. And it’s about to eat that yak…”

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Balisk Lichen    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

“Man, that is an incredible likeness.”
“What’s that stuff growing on that statue?”
“The better question, what is that statue doing out here?”

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Midarans    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)

Midarans come from a middle island in the far sea. They have become well known for being traders and merchants. They are also know for being quite magical. Then there is their appearance.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Gharjoy - A type of Gargoyle    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (City/ Ruin)

Gharjoy are one of the seven things that are called Gargoyle. They may be the origin of all things Gargoyle.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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The Stayers - a type of Gargoyle    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

There are seven or so types of lifeforms considered Gargoyles by the less informed. This is one.

Stayers are classic stone gargoyles, big gothic, bat wings, claws, fang, and so on. They are quite variable in their appearance, but they tend to keep this in common. They are also the defenders of Wizardry - Great Magics.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Grolen - A type of Winged Gargoyles    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

There are seven or so types of lifeforms considered Gargoyles by the less informed. This is one.

Grolen are another semi-sentient creature which is called a Gargoyle in popular parlance.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Winged Geomorphs - A type of Gargoyle    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (City/ Ruin)

There are seven or so types of lifeforms considered Gargoyles by the less informed. This is one.

Geomorphs are related to Earth Elementals in structure and form, but these creatures have more in common with ectomorphs (spirit forms) than true Fey or Elementals. They may be a distant offshoot of spirit dragons.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Gargoyles!!!    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

gar·goyle Pronunciation Key (gär goil)  n.
1) A roof spout in the form of a grotesque or fantastic creature projecting from a gutter to carry rainwater clear of the wall.
2) A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.
3) A person of bizarre or grotesque appearance.
4) In a fantasy world, these are more than projections. They are animated. They could be constructs, spirit forms, or an actual species.

MoonHunter
October 29, 2005
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Unknown Death    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Other)

Your adventurers can name this one, if they survive. The last thing they will hear is: “ppppooockt-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t” before their eyes and ears start bleeding and their body become black and blue… battered by something unseen and untouched.

MoonHunter
October 29, 2005
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Observers    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

They are so cute. They follow you around like a puppy. It is a badge of honor to be interesting enough to be followed by one of them.

But, “What is their purpose?”, “Who are they observing for?”, and “Why?”

MoonHunter
October 29, 2005
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Spoilsbugs    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (City/ Ruin)

Adventurers and Beetles both quest after the same things. The Beetles tend to win.

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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