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hopfrog16
June 26, 2003
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Hummingbird    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

This blade is not old, nor is it renowned. It means alot to the one that bears it, however, and can be very deadly if used properly.

hopfrog16
June 16, 2003
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Kagmond    NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)

You might think this is just crippled man living in the woods, but he has been through alot more than you would think.

hopfrog16
June 15, 2003
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Chosooth    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Mystical)

A soft smile and good nature hides this mans true intentions.

hopfrog16
June 7, 2003
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Brumbeldor    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

Resting in tree branches and picking his teeth, this creature wastes the day sleeping or walking across the country side.

hopfrog16
June 3, 2003
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VonHorst's Harness    Items  (Clothes)   (Combat)

A simple leather harness covered with an odd assortment of axes.

hopfrog16
May 31, 2003
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Tarsir Celebalda    NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)

Not everything apears to be what it is. Orcs were once elves at one time…

hopfrog16
May 30, 2003
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Ansgar Haakon    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

Ansgar is a Rohirrim (Same race as the Riders of Rohan)that wanders aimlessly along roads and paths mearly to see the world or to patroll… depending if he is employed or not. He usually sings or whistles while traveling and is quite formidable looking while riding his meara.

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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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