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Plants of the Garden-Fortress
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valadaar's comment on 2007-03-22 12:37 PM
Scorpion Grass

This grass appears as normal, overgrown grass - standing about 18" high with the occasional even taller spire covered with seeds. Some of these spires are different, containing a very strong, stiff core and ending in a barbed thorn. The thorn is quite toxic and sharp enough to easily pierce leather or find it's way through chain links. The spire is also capable of moving and will slash or stab at anything warm which comes within 18" of the plant. Go to Comment
Plants of the Garden-Fortress
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valadaar's comment on 2007-03-26 02:32 PM
Yep, if you can somehow harvest the 'epoxy' before it hardens (under water, perhaps) it would make excellent glue. It is, of course, biodegradable, but over a timeline too long to assist escape. Go to Comment
Plants of the Garden-Fortress
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valadaar's comment on 2007-03-26 02:34 PM
Yes, these critters are sort of Alice-in-wonderland inspired (plus my own garden, when I actually maintained it... another story).

They are part of the magically-reinforced garden of the Unseen fortress and intended as 'nature-themed' deathtraps.

If they escaped, then they could easily become the subject of an adventure. Go to Comment
Plants of the Garden-Fortress
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valadaar's comment on 2014-10-24 10:13 AM
It must be said - this sub predated Plants vs. Zombies by 2 years...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plants_vs._Zombies

:)


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Plants of the Garden-Fortress
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Wulfhere's comment on 2007-03-26 02:14 PM
Such a plant would be a magnet for those scavengers that have resistance to its toxin: Perhaps giant insects or other dangerous plants. Go to Comment
Plants of the Garden-Fortress
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Wulfhere's comment on 2007-03-26 02:19 PM
Another reason for carrying lots of alcohol...

"I'm not a boozehound, I just want to be prepared!"

Locals aware of the plant's properties might wear large planks of wood on their feet, similar to snowshoes, to spread their weight evenly enough to avoid damaging the plants. Alternatively, they might coat their shoes heavily with beeswax, to keep them from adhering.

I could see people cultivating this plant for its useful adhesive properties. Go to Comment
Plants of the Garden-Fortress
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Wulfhere's comment on 2007-03-26 02:26 PM
A well-done selection of nasty foliage. Alert travelers could be warned of the presence of these plants by the signs they leave behind (scattered animal bones near Scorpion Grass, damage to nearby plants from spitting euphorbia or singeweed, etc.).

They are too obviously magical to occur naturally; only a truly irresponsible wizard would create such nasty plants. All it would take is a few patches of Scorpion Grass near a village to wreak havok on local livestock. Hopefuilly, such plants can't effectively compete naturally with more normal flora, or they could render entire regions almost uninhabitable. Go to Comment
Plants of the Garden-Fortress
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tinypoisonousfish's comment on 2010-01-10 10:02 AM
Reminds me of Expedition to the Barrier Peaks. :) Go to Comment
Voracious Slug
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)
manfred's comment on 2007-03-24 04:09 AM
Now this is a funny one! A sweet little idea that just makes you go "Huh?". I like it. Go to Comment
Voracious Slug
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)
CirrusWind's comment on 2007-03-24 07:30 PM
Ha! Giant mutating slugs? Now that's roleplaying.

Random thought: Seeing as most slugs also eat carrion, including their own dead, could one of these slugs not eat it's fallen brethren, gaining their abilities and becoming some sort of uber-slug? I certainly hope so.

This is a great creature entry with definite in-game potential. Go to Comment
Voracious Slug
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Iain's comment on 2007-03-23 07:38 PM
This is really odd, but I like it. In my world, mages carry around gems which they use to refuel their mana. In yours, they carry around slugs... Go to Comment
Voracious Slug
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Scrasamax's comment on 2007-03-24 02:33 AM
Ewwwww. Slugs make a nasty pop when you step on them. The thought of taking out the garbage one misty morning and suddenly being tossed on my head because the slug I stepped on just became 10 feet long made me laugh. I'll not step on them for another reason now... Go to Comment
Voracious Slug
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Cheka Man's comment on 2007-03-23 03:08 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Voracious Slug
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Incarnadine's comment on 2007-03-25 01:15 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
Voracious Slug
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Murometz's comment on 2007-03-23 07:38 PM
*fan of valadaar's tables* :)

plot hooks 2 and 3 are quite nifty, and stir the imagination. Go to Comment
Voracious Slug
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Murometz's comment on 2011-01-24 08:42 PM


Gotta love slugs. And magical mutation tables. And CyrrusWind's idea.



19 scares me. A slug's only weakness is its lack of speed.  :p


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Voracious Slug
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)
valadaar's comment on 2007-03-24 07:50 PM
Love that idea! :) Go to Comment
Trees of the Unseen Fortress
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
manfred's comment on 2007-08-09 04:44 AM
Sentient angry trees are so cliche, you know...

...but where do you go, when you actually need one? To this scroll, of course! :)


It is a good listing. You might even want to link other smart trees here, I'm pretty sure we have some. Might even make a good Codex - or make a new one called 'Aggressive Flora', as opposed to 'Whimsical Flora'. :)

Anyway, good scroll. Go to Comment
Trees of the Unseen Fortress
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Cheka Man's comment on 2007-08-08 08:31 PM
this deserves more XP. Go to Comment
Trees of the Unseen Fortress
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Murometz's comment on 2007-03-23 07:56 PM
Gorgewood, great name, nasty predator! Spheres the color of unripe apples indeed!

Hmmm, animated trees scroll. I will add a tree tomorrow, I have an idea for one. Go to Comment
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