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Scrasamax
May 26, 2015
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Gigaschadel    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (City/ Ruin)

You can't miss it, it's eight feet tall, glows in the dark and breathes ghost flames. Even if you're blind it utters blasphemies and damnations, a black poetry of the underworld. If you're deaf and blind you can feel the cold in the air when they turn up.

Ancient Gamer
February 2, 2015
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.300000
The Elder Crow of the Tarlathii    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

Beware, beware, the hidden snare.

Where the shadows linger, and fiends do fare.

Go on, run, hide and pray.

For the elder crow feasts,

on our souls' decay.

Scrasamax
February 4, 2014
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Ghosts of the 3rdNet    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Cyberspace)

The net went down, it went down hard. People got hurt, people died.

Scrasamax
January 26, 2014
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Larvae of the Outer Gods    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

Strange creatures, half dreamed half imagined, figments of delerium, wisps of insanity.

MysticMoon
January 13, 2014
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.250000
River Horses    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Water)

Wild beasts of the imagination — untamed spirits of the quick and unfettered waters of this world. These steeds of the fast-flowing rivers are never to be captured, never to be controlled; to stop is to die — to be stopped is to be turned to droplets which return to the fast-flowing waters. Yet, while free they are things of pure beauty; mystical bringers of the gods' good will.

Scrasamax
June 5, 2013
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.125000
Claremont Biomodification    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Desert)

Those sissy boys in the army, they gotta have their 'bots and guns, shiny vehicles and iron suits. Me, I don't need none of that. I've got everything I need on me.

Cagle, Claremont Class Biomod Mercenary

Forganthus
November 22, 2012
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.500000
Psuedo-Imaginary Dinosaurs    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Forest/ Jungle)

We were crossing a ridge when Corgan was lifted off the ground by something.  "Shoot it!  Shoot the tyrannosaur!" he screamed as blood streamed from the puncture wounds that had opened up in belly.  I fired into the empty space above him to no effect.  Then Corgan's ragged corpse dropped to the forest floor, and I was alone.  Utterly alone.  There was no dinosaur.  There was nothing.

Moonlake
June 9, 2012
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Of Sprites    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

"Do you feel it?"

"Feel what?"

"Feel... well, never mind, I'm just not feeling well"

Pieh
April 15, 2012
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 1
Votes: 4 / 4.250000
Lojcrelt's Lojcreltians    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Water)

In the strangest parts of The Ocean, the Lojcreltians are born. Beings of weirdness and cosmic balance so profound they can alter reality.

Cheka Man
March 17, 2012
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 1
Votes: 10 / 4.050000
30 Genies    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

So you want to rub a lamp, do you? Here are many mighty Genies, beings of great magic who might turn out to be your greatest boon or your greatest bane.

Cheka Man
January 10, 2012
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.000000
Musher Bugs    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Other)

"How is he? Will my son ever recover from the bugs that turned his brain to mush?"

 

The doctor pointed to where the thirty-seven year old was playing with toys on the floor. "It's been five years now and he has the brain of a child, give it another five and we can start the basics of teaching him magic again. He knows who you are but...but he will never have the same personality again, and by the time he regains all his magic skills at their former levels he will be in his sixties."

hylandpad
September 4, 2011
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.500000
The Soul    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

"A little bit of the arcane, hidden within the mundane."

-Victroinox, Archmage of the Circle of Masters

hylandpad
August 18, 2011
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.142857
Prophets and Sorcerers    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

"I saw him! The Sorcerer! His skin cracked and glowed like it was smoldering beneath. His eyes burned like Sol and Radia. He spoke with a voice like a legion of hellspawn, in a strange tongue that parted the skies and reigned fire down upon the earth."

-Excerpt from Mycenae's Dissertation on Sorcerers.

Moonlake
February 27, 2011
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On Violent Deaths and Ghosts    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

When a life is snuffed out through a cause other than old age and natural ailments, the spirit lingers in the Mortal Realm rather than immediately entering the Spiritual World, as is its due. The incorporeal form attached to such a being is what is commonly referred to as a Ghost.

MysticMoon
February 22, 2011
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.700000
Skrelleth Demons    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

How much hatred does it take to buy revenge?

Silveressa
January 9, 2011
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Votes: 12 / 4.708333
The Sanguine Mist    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

They say you give up a few things, chasing a dream. In those mists that's the literal truth, for every dream of yours that comes true, a piece of yourself, mind, body, or soul, gets taken by the mist. Worst part is, you won't even know what the cost of your dreams are until you go to leave, and by then you might not even have a mind left to change...

A fragment of the mists of creation, drawn to those desperate to make their dreams come true. Suitable for any magical fantasy setting.

Pieh
November 22, 2010
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.000000
Horng Poh-Buh, The Bloodiest Cloth    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

The Red-Wind Rag; Trappings of a Bloody Death; A Malevolent Sheet of Scarlet and Ichor.

EchoMirage
November 21, 2010
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Votes: 7 / 4.714286
The Saintmakers    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (City/ Ruin)

“Swiftly, repent! The Saintmaker is coming!”

Pieh
October 8, 2010
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Votes: 5 / 4.000000
Parasitic Youth    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

The poor boy.. Man, I mean. I tend to forget his age, given his appearance...

Argus
August 17, 2009
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 2
Votes: 7 / 3.500000
Lost Idea    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (City/ Ruin)

When inventors, scientists and researchers die, they don't always take their ideas with them.

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Order of the Moonbeard

       By: valadaar

Among the assortment of organized criminals who live in the great city, few command greater fear the Moonbeard Order.

They of course do not call themselves that, but have earned the moniker from their fashion of dying their large beards with lye to produce a distinctive crescent shape running from earlobe to earlobe. This is meant as a taunt for their enemies, for it clearly outlines their throats.

They also wear garb similar to the northern tribesman, carefully tooled leather and showing multiple, colourful glyphs.

They are feared due to the intense discipline that their group maintains, due to their origins as a warrior-sect.

They serve as paid thugs, enforcers and assassins within the city, with the client simply ordering a service from the organization, not hiring an individual. Apart from making the request and providing payment in full in advance, the order completes the assignment themselves.

Their order has many moles through the organizations of the city, and more than a couple of nobles. As such, no organized move has been made against them since their chief activity is directed against other members of the crime world. It is said that their services have been useful for those in power as well, further protecting them from persecution.

Their religion holds that their time in this world is vanishingly brief, and largely unimportant except as training for the Great Battle.

The order is very utilitarian with weapons choice - they simply use the tool needed for the occasion, though not without having trained extensively with it beforehand. Daggers, garrottes, swords, bows, battle axes, polearms, wagons, even siege engines have been used to carry out their contracts.

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