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Iain
November 8, 2005
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Mediaeval Style Mythical Beasts    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

The authors of Mediaeval bestiaries were not merely concerned with providing a description of creatures. No, for them, everything in Creation had a purpose - nothing had been made without an ulterior aim: the edification and instruction of sinful man. So, each creature described is not merely an animal but a living parable, imbued with moral or religious symbolism.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Votes: 6 / 3.500000
Surabuya or Ocean Crocodile    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

These seagoing creatures are as dangerous, if not more so, than their swamp orriented cousins.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 3.666667
Darbeast    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Darbeasts are fearsome jungle beasts. They thunder through the jungle defending their territory from any perceived threats. They swim through the rivers and lakes, their massive bulks buoyant, eating grasses and spearing fish. Their strident calls are known to cause other beasts in the jungle to run.

EchoMirage
November 8, 2005
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Votes: 8 / 3.937500
Sunfire Laerti    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Sacred bird of Raelis, the Sunfire Laerti is a bird of prey, a perfect flyer and fearless predator.

Maggot
November 8, 2005
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Votes: 7 / 3.357143
The Orc Tick    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

"OH MY GOD! LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT THING!"

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Votes: 8 / 3.125000
The Gar Eeel    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

Gar Eeels live in the large,weed choked rivers and lakes that cover much of the Powi lands,are are revered as godlings by these primitive people. Many shamans say that the power to control the rains, rest with the Gar Eeel or Messengers of the rains, as they are known by the tribes.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.611111
Omen Birds    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Omen Birds are the harbringers of death and bad things to come. They accompany war/ battle, monsters, pestilance, and disaster. They follow the bringers of such as well as selecting their victims.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Votes: 5 / 3.500000
Sun Hawks    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

Sun Hawks are the largest of the Hawks. Seen as symbols of faith for the sun worshipers of the region, their intelligence, ability to fly higher than most animals, and great power, makes them obvious symbolic choices for spirit messengers.

Cheka Man
November 7, 2005
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Votes: 7 / 3.928571
Wrapper    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Swamp)

On the muddy banks of the river deltas and the swamps they wait to wrap their prey in their crushing embrace.That is how they got their name.

Iain
November 7, 2005
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Votes: 7 / 4.071429
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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Votes: 6 / 3.833333
Rukuk-nurudni    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

The grisly anthropomorphisation of a rockfall…

Mourngrymn
November 5, 2005
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Fey Hound    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

A fey hound is a majestic animal, blending feline and wolf aspects to form a complete graceful animal.

Scrasamax
November 5, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.750000
Swan Drake    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

Not dragons proper, these beasts are often beheld in the respect that is commonly reserved for other beatific wildlife such as unicorn and pegasi.

MoonHunter
November 5, 2005
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Votes: 5 / 4.000000
Karnan    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

It seems to be a giant turtle with a long neck. One expects it to be slow. However, it is one of the most effective predators in the rivers, deltas, and swamps of Vireland.

Maggot
November 5, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Zabans    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

They are the result of the magical merging between a goblin and a bull shark. Zabans are a classic example of a wizard’s tinkering with life gone horribly wrong; a warning to those who would meddle with life.

ScorpionJinx
November 5, 2005
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Votes: 6 / 3.416667
Squicken    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

The best way to describe these creatures, 3 legged chicken/monkey/squirrels. These animals are proof that Gods have senses of humor.

Kinslayer
November 5, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.500000
Scrats    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Rats the size of cats, these insectivores are tree-top hunters. While they are useful to farmers and people, they are considered pests.

Cheka Man
November 5, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 3.333333
Gartraps    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

The poisonous Gartraps are the bane of the desert. These sand colored trappers will bring swift death to the unwary.

Cheka Man
November 5, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 2.500000
Web Bats    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

The Webbats are predators of the hot desert regions. They are massive bats with a twelve foot wingspan, very good eyesight, and the ability to do what no other bat can do…spit web from a gland beneath it’s jaws.

ScorpionJinx
November 5, 2005
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Votes: 8 / 3.562500
Carvitons - land sharks    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

These are also known as sourges of the desert sands. Carvitons bare a strong resemblance to their water dwelling cousins, including the large dorsal fin that can be seen in the sands.

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Custom among pirates to yearly vote for their leader. If a majority believed the leader was doing poorly they could hold another vote. Democratic except in times of battle and danger at sea. Could bleed that over to some 'honorable' bandits.

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