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Raptyr
November 28, 2011
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Deck the . . . Dungeon?    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Players)

A delectable chrismas classic - Now with mayhem!

Raptyr
November 13, 2011
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Stri'en - The Curled Lute    Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)

The most melodic of notes, the most soothing of tunes.

"It would help if I knew how to play the thing, though."

Raptyr
November 9, 2011
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The Gi'en Scroud    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

"Isn't it just a skillet?"

"That's what I thought... Now I'm not so sure."

Raptyr
October 13, 2011
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Corpse Buds    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (City/ Ruin)

Nine times out of Ten, it's the undead that do the running.

Raptyr
September 24, 2011
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The Moadi-Bird    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Out of all lifeforms on this planet, none is more feared than the insidious Moadi-Bird.

Seek Not the Moadi-Bird

Raptyr
July 6, 2011
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The Leech and the Mud-Puddle    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

The wide wicked world is a very dangerous place, especially for not-quite so big leeches who wish nothing so much as to be left out of thing such as wars, and wizards, and spells.

Raptyr
July 6, 2011
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Ram, the Dread Castle Incarnadine.    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

Welcome to my humble home. Feel free to stay as long as you like, if you remain at all. Do be warned, though, the place is a bit... unstable...

Raptyr
July 3, 2011
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The Amulet of "Oh Flock."    Items  (Jewelry)   (Sentient)

Take it, take it! I’ve had enough of that thing! Maybe you can make head or tail of it, but I certainly don’t want any part of it!”

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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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