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Pieh
November 22, 2010
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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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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.

Grey
May 18, 2009
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.944444
Anchor Spirits    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Water)

Few things define a ship more than her guardian spirit.

manfred
May 17, 2009
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Votes: 5 / 3.900000
Spirits of Tradition    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

When a mission becomes something more.

Scrasamax
May 11, 2009
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Votes: 10 / 5.000000
The Great Demon of the Ocean    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Water)

It is unwise to speak the name of the Great Demon of the Ocean if you are close enough to the sea to smell the salt in the air. It is inviting disaster to speak it’s name when you are on the ocean itself.

Scrasamax
March 10, 2009
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.428571
The Steeds of the Dead    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

have made thee as no other. All the treasures of the earth shall lie between thy eyes. Thou shalt cast thy enemies between thy hooves, but thou shalt carry my friends upon they back. Thy saddle shall be the seat of prayers to me. And thou fly without any wings, and conquer without any sword.
The Koran

Ouroboros
November 7, 2008
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Votes: 12 / 4.625000
Cog Devils    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (City/ Ruin)

"Aye, 'dis here is yer problem, squire. Yer gone and got yerself a Cog Devil infestation in the ol' gear box, haven't ya? Look at the little bugger squirm, eh? Nah, dont be embarrassed, squire. It's better than lice on yer privates, innit? Coz, they're harder to get rid of, they are. And a lot more expensive too.."

Istherm Mild (esq.), licensed steam engine mechanic, overheard advicing one of his customers…

Scrasamax
May 15, 2008
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Little God    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

The everyday kin to the elementals and the demons

MoonHunter
April 17, 2008
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Grue    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

Kassil
March 12, 2008
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.937500
Whispers    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

The leftover remnants of Mind can sometimes cling to existence when the Body fails and the Spirit departs…

Pieh
February 27, 2008
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.333333
The Luminary    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

You see a glowing figure, four feel tall, it looks like it has been waiting for you. Suddenly, it flies right through you, and it looks like its coming around for another pass…

Scrasamax
February 5, 2008
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.500000
Stamagast    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

Behold, the Harbinger of ill-tidings, the blizzard rider, the thief of winter, the Stamagast.

Cheka Man
October 11, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.166667
The Barbed Arms    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Plains)

As the small group of mercenaries settled down for the night, they failed to notice that some small pieces of barbed wire sticking out of the ground nearby were moving like tentacles.Until it was too late and they woke to feel it clutched around their throats and squeezing hard. As their blood spilled upon the ground the Barbed Arms had claimed yet more victims.

Wulfhere
August 27, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.062500
Absent Companions    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (City/ Ruin)

Sometimes, the places remember.  Where Destiny’s threads intertwine, echoes of the past live again.

MoonHunter
August 11, 2007
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Astromorph    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

Any being or creature made of spirit energy that exists on the astreal realm and non material realms.

Scrasamax
August 6, 2007
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
The Oojah Spider    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

Gentlemen, BEHOLD! The celestial spider!

Cheka Man
July 25, 2007
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.583333
Geyser Ghosts    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Swamp)

The rules against nighttime travel in the Sorcery Springs Geyser Basin are there for some very good reasons, not least the highly dangerous Geyser Ghosts.

EchoMirage
June 30, 2007
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Votes: 5 / 4.500000
The Sinners    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

It is the tortured and imperfect souls who most often cannot find a clear path to the afterlife. Weighted down by sins unforgiven, sins for whose forgiveness they never ask, sins they never regretted.
To be added to Remaking Undead when finished

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       By: ephemeralstability

A little way up the narrow valley, before they reach the woods, the PCs notice the squat, tumbledown buildings by the riverside. They are hardly big enough for a human to stand in, and the complex cogs and shafts that occupy the central cavity of one of the buildings are perplexing. What were these buildings? And how safe are they to explore?

Alternatively a desolate place is the perfect setting for a derelict chapel or croft. There needn't be any actual physical encounter involved, but it adds atmosphere to a place to see its dead history. For instance, in the Outer Hebrides there are whole deserted villages which were razed to the ground by the English during the Clearances. Such stories give a setting authenticity and character.

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