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manfred's comment on 2006-05-07 02:15 PM
Shouldn't that be a Bump? :D Go to Comment
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manfred's comment on 2006-05-08 07:02 AM
Oh, I didn't vote? Corrected. Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-01-27 10:40 AM
I don't know why they would drive players away if they feed off of their heat.
Because the players/ people will be deafened and vibrated to death as the creatures bounce off them and absorb heat. Even if they didn't die from the vibration, they would die from the hypothermia.


A lot of things in this bizarre things codex seem to feed from heat.
All life requires energy of some kind. The primary source of energy for all life on Earth is the sun, which sends light and heat to Earth (which is normally captured by plants and micro flora, and travels up the food train.). Those animals not on the solar food chain deal the geo thermal vents, thus more light or heat.

What if they fed off of sound? Given enough sound you get heat. So, in a way, you do.

The players would all be muted or silenced?
Sound is actually vibration in the air. We just don't hear most of the vibrations (though we might feel them), as they are too soft or too low in the vibrational spectrum.

And the echoes would try to keep characters IN the valley, by making noises and vibrations worse if they try to exit. The echoes try to bring people in to make noises to feed them.

If they feed of sound/ vibration, they would make the world around them totally silent. Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-11-07 01:54 PM
How do you respond to dangerous food? You stay away. Or near by, waiting for an opportunity for the fugu to prepared "just right" or waiting to see if the more adventuerous members of your group drop dead from the food. So they will add noise to the radient heat... but they will be there right after the vooop of the fireball... absorbing the scortched air and substance's struck. Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2008-05-06 01:11 PM
Yah! someone is going to use them :) Go to Comment
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Iain's comment on 2006-05-07 04:54 PM
Very impressive! Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-02-27 06:41 PM
Elemential-type creatures with a real difference. Go to Comment
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Ancient Gamer's comment on 2005-11-08 08:41 PM
This is highly unusual and highly creative. I must say I like it and all the ideas this spawned in my evil little GM's mind. Very good... Oh, did you hear that?

pppooockt-t-t-t-t-t-t Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2006-05-08 09:01 AM
Definately takes the odd ot the extreme. I like the thought of this being a form of an air elemental. Odd choice of descriptive sound but the knowledge of what multiple raquete balls sounds like is intriguing. And I can see how that could make someone go nuts. Go to Comment
Unknown Death
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Chaosmark's comment on 2010-06-02 12:41 AM
Hush Moss
Wherever a colony of Unknown Death lives, nearby can soon be found a colony of Hush Moss, a steadily growing carpet of blue moss-like flora. Of special note is the growth of leaf-shaped structures on the surface of the moss itself.

Unlike normal plants, this one doesn't use photosynthesis to generate energy, thus the lack of a green coloration. Much as the Unknown Death consumes heat, this specialized plant consumes sound, making it a natural enemy of the living sounds.

While it can grow anywhere there is a sufficient quantity of sound, generally the only place with enough sound is near a colony of Unknown Death.

Inspired by Manfred's suggestion of a sound-consuming membrane. The natural enemy of these living sounds. Go to Comment
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Pariah's comment on 2006-05-07 03:01 PM
Bang, Clatter, and ZOOOOWWW!!!! Go to Comment
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Zylithan's comment on 2005-11-12 03:23 AM
I like it... a sound elemental (sort of). I don't know why they would drive players away if they feed off of their heat. A lot of things in this bizarre things codex seem to feed from heat. What if they fed off of sound? The players would all be muted or silenced? And the echoes would try to keep characters IN the valley, by making noises and vibrations worse if they try to exit. The echoes try to bring people in to make noises to feed them. Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2006-02-27 06:48 PM
Wow! I didn't see this one, until Cheka just voted on it. Regardless of the sound and heat science involved, it's great! And the first time my players hear that sound (if I get it just right) they will freak!

Thanks for the instant encounter for next session!! Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2006-05-07 10:17 AM
"ppppooockt-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t" Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2006-06-10 07:42 PM
Yep! This is a beaut! Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2007-02-19 12:03 PM
I've always liked this one. Its that spooky, perverted sound I guess. Nice scenario, a hidden sound elemental! Go to Comment
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Feraltetsuo's comment on 2006-06-10 06:33 PM
I like it. The idea of a sound elemental is great. Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2006-11-06 02:21 PM
How would they react to explosions (such as fireballs and the like?) we have both heat (which they like), and sound (depending on your take on Fireball and similar spells - Boom vs Woof!). Go to Comment
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mrcelophane's comment on 2008-03-17 07:26 PM
4.5/5 I really liked it! I'll be sure to use it on my RP board. Go to Comment
Observers
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manfred's comment on 2005-11-17 11:42 AM
If something had a fitting size (remember the hobbit rogue cliche), it could camouflage as an Observer. May work, may not. Go to Comment
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