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axlerowes
December 15, 2014
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The Dwarven Beard Explained    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

A 100 word Sci-fi explanation as to why Dwarves can never shave and why the beard truly is a matter of life and death.

axlerowes
January 27, 2012
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The Hemangini Flying Squirrel    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

100 word pest

Pieh
August 25, 2009
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Silver Snake    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

Don't run blindly for the silver vein or you will never see that what you seek is pain.

Ouroboros
September 25, 2008
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Rock Traghax    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

..and from the heaps of the fallen burst a nightmarish creature, sinuous death, like a snake with legs, the dying fires of the battlefields reflecting in its glittering scales. Mounted on its back, in dark, light-absorbing armour and wielding a lightning-wreathed lance, sat a monstrous knight, the horns on his helmet marking him as a Knight of the Locastrian Heron Guard.

He and his mount fell on me and my unit and from that encounter; I was the only survivor….

Excerpt from A Soldier´s Tale by Sgt. Amonar Trask (ret) of the Home Guard of Akral Tel

Siren no Orakio
September 15, 2008
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Crystal Dragons of Sogth VII    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

The crystal dragons of Sogth VII are strange and sinuous beasts, be they stalking across the land on their four legs, and swimming through the ammonia seas.

valadaar
February 20, 2007
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Asrok (New Take on Yeti)    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

What follows is an passage from the journal of the famous Beastiographer Laans Torier

“Many have said the Old Men of the mountain were mere myths, or had been wiped out by the Theosians many years ago, but I am staking my reputation on the fact that they do in fact still exist!”

Scrasamax
June 15, 2006
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Kha-nyou, the Rock Rat    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

In a sparse and hungry land, the kha-nyou have no problem finding food and flourishing.

Murometz
May 21, 2006
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Aspergoi    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

Vog’s Children, the Lava-Oil Symbiotes

Iain
November 7, 2005
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Woolly Wyvern    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

When the great ice-sheets covered the north, life retreated before them, but some species stayed and endured. Whilst man huddled around fires in his caves, mighty beasts roamed the tundra: the Woolly Mammoth, the Woolly Rhinoceros…and the Woolly Wyvern.

ephemeralstability
November 6, 2005
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Rukuk-nurudni    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

The grisly anthropomorphisation of a rockfall…

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Grolen - A type of Winged Gargoyles    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

There are seven or so types of lifeforms considered Gargoyles by the less informed. This is one.

Grolen are another semi-sentient creature which is called a Gargoyle in popular parlance.

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       By: hopfrog16

One thing you must realise is that there is no such thing as pure iron/steel these days. Iron/steel isn't nearly as strong now as it was in medieval times. However, with that said, iron in early medieval times was so soft you could hack right through a helm with a sword and leave a nice lil mark on the skull (depending on the grade of iron used on the sword and the helm, ofcaurse). After many hundreds of years of fine tuning, however, the only use the sword had was to puncture the plate. That was very difficult, however, since the grade of steel was so hard... only blunt instruments and weighted axes had any use against plate armor in later medieval times. Makes me wonder why rapiers were so popular then and why less people wore plate (Other than it's obsene costs... a nice suit of armor would cost as much as a nice lexus does now... and a kings suit would be as much as a rols royce).

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