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August 28, 2015
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The Immortal Worms    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

They appear to be very dark, overly large worms - perhaps a handspan in length and half as thick as a finger. That and their matt, dull skin marks them as something other than a typical earthworm.

May 27, 2013
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Skittering Steel    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

Spindly, steel spiders, spinning silk so sharp. (100-word sub)

October 2, 2012
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Dwarven Pets    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

Pets mind you. Not exotic monster companions. No saddled dire-boars to be found here. No purple worm caravans.

Cheka Man
October 11, 2010
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Eye Flies    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

The eyes came closer and with them came a growling sound, and the warrior swung at them with his sword. They flew around it, revealing themselves to be harmless insects. The warrior swore...it was no Cave Bear or Giant Spider but a pair of Eye Flies out looking for insects to eat that were smaller still.

April 29, 2008
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Candle Beetles    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

In the darkness you notice a point of light erupt no bigger than a candle, quickly followed by several dozen more and a soft metallic sound, like a man at the dinner table sharpening his knife against a fork.

Magus of the Citadel
October 18, 2007
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Dungeon Anemone    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

A writhing mass of red tentacles

July 10, 2007
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Rhaphi -large cave insect    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

Extracts from Alkur’s book of insects.
The best thing that can happen when confronted by a Rhaphi (Rafy) is that it will ignore you and continue on its way…It seems to have no purpose in life but to transport its undercarriage of parasites, which are numerous and not exactly friendly or hygienic, from one place to the next.

December 14, 2006
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Sieka    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

Named for a type of tick found in the wastelands of Acheron, it is extremely tiny, barely the size of an ant or ladybug and, due to its bright blue coloring and segmented, mite-like body, it is often taken to be a strange insect. It is not, however, a harmless bug.

Cheka Man
January 14, 2006
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Jewel Worm    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

Many is the thriving mine that has been brought to it’s knees by an infestation of Jewel Worms, resulting in cave-ins, loss of productivity and the threat of a major disaster if work continues.Miners fear these as much as pockets of poisonus gas or earthquakes,and with good reason.

November 2, 2005
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Solitaire Spider    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

A very rare spider, combines a certain degree of inteligence and wickedness. Living in underground locales, it can survive for long periods of time without fresh food. Even a rat is good, but it likes bigger prey, even humanoids.

November 2, 2005
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The horrible and hated Nail Worm    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

The horrible and hated Nail Worm lives in deep caves near the Evil Labyrinth. It is unknown, whether only one monster exists, or there are several. There was at least one guaranteed sighting in the Labyrinth itself.

October 29, 2005
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Rainbow Snails    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

Both beautiful and delicious, these highly sought creatures are almost extinct in some areas.

October 28, 2005
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Glow Leach    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

A life form that emits bright light while feeding.

October 28, 2005
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Wumpus    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

This ferocious creature has plagued adventurers that enter it’s cave for hundreds of years. No one knows what it gaurds in it’s lair, but rumors of vast wealth continue to draw adventurers to it.

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