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Scrasamax
June 15, 2006
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Votes: 6 / 3.833333
Kha-nyou, the Rock Rat    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

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

Dozus
May 25, 2006
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Votes: 15 / 4.366667
Marching Barnacles    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

“Jones, when was the last time ye cleared yer hulls?”
“Mm, a few months back.  Why?”
“Yer ship.  She’s comin’ outta the water.”

Murometz
May 21, 2006
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Votes: 10 / 4.400000
Aspergoi    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

Vog’s Children, the Lava-Oil Symbiotes

Scrasamax
May 15, 2006
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Votes: 8 / 4.000000
The Lash Serpent    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

Twas as long as a yard-arm and fast as a cobra. Took crewman Dobbs off of the rail and into the deep, that’s why we dont lean over the rail, lad.

Midshipman Oberhall lecturing new sailors

MoonHunter
May 14, 2006
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Votes: 4 / 3.250000
Condori Dragonlings    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

The fishing was good, but everyone else was wary. These were Condori waters. ...

The crew was pulling up a net when it happened. The claws first appeared on the railing. Golden eyes preceeded the broad snout. Gregus grabbed a pole and advanced upon it. The creature spat at him, covering his face in a green slime.  He fell and screamed. The creature looked at all of us slowly and deliberately. Assured that we were no threat, it simply stretched over a bit farther.. secured the huge tuna we had just pulled in with its maw, and slid back over the side. We were in its waters. It only wanted its due. .....

Gregus died the next day of a terrible fever and strictures. His face had been scared and develope terrible white sores. Our limited magics were no avail to stop it. We decided to secure the body in a case and return it to the see when we left these waters.
Log of the Dolphin Clanship- Myra

Cheka Man
May 7, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.000000
Sandkoi    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Swamp)

Whilst they are not the leading predators that they used to be, a bite from them is still to be avoided.

Appaloosa
May 6, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.250000
Falani Tersk    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)

The Falani Tersk is an easy going and willing breed. They are very intelligent and eager to learn new tricks or commands. This along with their lovely silver color makes them highly desirable as circus horses as well as very accomplished hunter mounts and race horses.

Cheka Man
April 25, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.250000
Trapper Ants    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Not all the beasts that threaten humans are large.There are those who despite watching out for dragons, bears, giant spiders and the like, have underestimated this downright nasty little ant and paid for it with their lives.

Appaloosa
April 23, 2006
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Votes: 7 / 4.071429
The Calcobrinian Hotblood    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)

“From the desert I come to thee on a stallion shod with fire.”

The calcobrinian Hotblood. One of the Oldest and purest of all horse breeds. Also a foundation breed for all know types of light riding/racing horses. It is considered by many to be the single most beauitful of all the breeds as well. With it’s refined head, dished profile, large expressive eyes, high spirits, and unique floating gait.

Mourngrymn
April 14, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.500000
Alerion    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

To see an Alerion, is to be blessed. The lords of the sky are a sign of good offering and an omen of well being. Welcome the feeling into your heart and let the warmth cascade into your soul. You will be a better person if you do.

- Daeser, Scholar and Wiseman.

Cheka Man
April 13, 2006
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.500000
Velvet Worm    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (City/ Ruin)

When in towns or near human habitation, be careful what you use your swords on, for that large sluglike Velvet Worm you might be facing could well be someone’s beloved family pet.

Drackler
April 8, 2006
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Ideas: 5
Votes: 4 / 2.375000
The creatures of Thanethia.    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

The numorous denizens of Thanethia all in one place.

Erfunden
March 20, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.562500
The Blib    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)

Blibs are generally genial in nature, posessing malicious thoughts only for the flying insects they eat.  But regardless of their peacful predispositions, bodily harm is inevitable if one happens to be standing in a blib’s shadow as it falls out of the sky.

Maggot
March 13, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.375000
The Varok Fly    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

A thief’s invaluble companion, this little invertebrate is a must-have among burglars determined to pull off an extremely difficulte heist.

As long as the thief in question, isn’t too squemish about what his little accquisition feeds on..

Kassil
March 8, 2006
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Votes: 3 / 4.500000
Burnbee    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

Adapted to the northern tundra, these hardy little insects dwell among the Fireleaf ferns…

CaptainPenguin
March 6, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.400000
Topal (Lake Squid)    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

In lakes throughout the East, these lake squid are as plentiful as fish.

Arminas
February 27, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.541667
The Maidenhead Wasp    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

A beautiful creature with a deceptive nature, and a very, very odd method of caring for it’s young…

Maggot
February 25, 2006
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Votes: 7 / 4.071429
Ahoi Worm    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

‘‘Parasitical worms that breed at an alarming rate , these vicious little creatures are indeed a great plague to other aquatic species that share their habitat. It is regrettable that some of them were able to escape their enclosures and infect our local fish stocks. But rest assured good people, that our illustrious and gifted leaders have an excellent reason for encouraging the domestication of these foul things. Trust in a wisdom that exceeds ours by far ‘’.

-Village Spokse man for the Quarsooth initiated aqua-culture project.

Pariah
February 24, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.777778
Hyrizi Dragon    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

“Had I known then about these vile monsters I would never have ventured into those woods, let alone declare war against them”
—-Unnamed veteran of the Wyrarth Offensive

Cheka Man
February 21, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.000000
Polar Horror    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

The Polar Horror is one of the most feared predators of the Northern Polar Icefields, because of it’s speed and because it has no fear whatsover of Man…

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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