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October 27, 2014
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Mistflowers    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)

An addition for the Whimsical Flora Codex (based on my Crunalan society in my Dragon Empire setting)

March 7, 2014
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A Dozen Unusual Flowers    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

From the same school of thought as, "Hey GM, which book did I just randomly pull from the shelf of the wizards' library?" No plot hooks here, just flavor additions.

November 6, 2013
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Shrinkstools    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Shrinkstools are a powerfully enchanted toadstool, typically found in enchanted forests or other secluded magical locations. Watch your step.

October 3, 2013
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Volcano Trees    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Mountains)

A heat resistant tree with stone bark and leaves, that only lives in volcanic areas.

Part of my series on pseudo-magical world building

May 19, 2013
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Friars Weed    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Swamp)

Found, normally, deep in the swamp, the Friar's Weed's poison is something to be watched for.

May 5, 2013
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Flowers Of Innocence    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (City/ Ruin)

Also called the Flowers of Childhood, they look like they were taken straight from a fairytale. But they have a darker side.

January 6, 2013
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The Saulberry    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)

The food of the Gods: specifically a bitter sappy God.

September 16, 2012
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Tracker Bush    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

Those attuned with magic and nature can use this plant to quickly identify what might be traveling or living in its area by their footfalls.

August 31, 2012
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Tumble Melon Tree    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

A tree that sends roaming fruit on a singular quest.

August 12, 2012
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The Groves of the Fire Lord    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Other)

The land of Airithrin is a horrible place, a land of reeking fumes and geysers of flame, lakes of lava and the strange life forms that emerge when elementals breed with mundane creatures

August 9, 2012
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The Great Tree    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

"Aye, lad, the Great Tree- its got a branch in each world, and each branch is a world. If one were to find the place this world, this branch, met the main trunk, like I did, they could go to them other worlds. 'Course, you'd be some kinda poison, or, or, disease to the Tree, and that damn tree got one hell of an immune system. When me an' me buddies entered her trunk, she put up one hell of a fight. We fought for hours through every protection system she had, and all to get lost is this world fulla strange elves who glamoured us, trying to keep us as pets. We barely got back." -Old Gerald, man in the pub

Borrowed shamelessly from Norse mythology (see Yggdrassil, the World Tree), the Great Tree both connects and is worlds.

Cheka Man
July 12, 2012
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Slow Death Cap    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

The Slow Death Cap looks, to those who don't know what they are looking at, like an edible mushroom, but eating it is one of the most unwise things anybody could possibly do.

July 9, 2012
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The Qualm    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Space)

The Qualm is a giant mass of tentacles and leaves with hundreds of mouth-like pods lined with teeth. It is about 1/8 of the size of Earth's moon, and it travels through space looking for nutrient rich planets that it can suck dry.

June 25, 2012
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Clypse    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Swamp)

A strange magical plant known for it's psychosis-inducing effects, commonly used in poisons, alchemy, rituals, and illicit drugs.

Includes: Appearance, Toxin Information, Harvesting and Uses, Signs, Plot-Hooks.

February 10, 2012
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Turtle Lotus    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Water)

A response to Dragonlordmax's Freetext Friday. Specifically, Exotic Mounts.

Thanks to axlerowes for help fleshing out the details and helping me tie it in further with the rest of the setting.

January 25, 2012
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Hemangini Tree    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

A coveted tree, 100 words

September 21, 2011
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Sylvan Incubus Tree    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

The Sylvan Incubus is a common name for the plant Dendrophagia Necrofoenae, a member of the Necrofoenae family. Like all Necrofoenae, it feasts on the dead - but it is one of the few that actually murders it's prey, before it feasts.

-Court Herbologist Gertrard di Vini, from his tome "dyFoenis Terrae Modae" - On the Plants of New Terra

September 16, 2011
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Haemorosa    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Other)

The flower commonly known as "Blood Petal,"  Haemorosa is a member of the Necrofoenae family - a family of plants that exhibit a disturbing affinity for the dead.

-Court Herbologist Gertrard di Vini, from his tome "dyFoenis Terrae Modae" - On the Plants of New Terra

March 21, 2011
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The Mel Victus    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

A silent vestige sits among the vine covered ruins in a forest that has overgrown who once lived here. No more towers rise among the skeletal remains of a seeming once vast city. Instead, carved into the face of a leveled statue of a man, peaceful in his dead slumber now are etched the words - Si vis pacem para bellum – If you want peace, prepare for war.

December 21, 2010
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The Majestic Silver Oak    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (City/ Ruin)

In the small town of Silver Oak rests a towering Oak flush with silver metallic leaves that chime in the breeze, even during the heart of winter. Its story, and its secrets lie within this humble text...

A magical tree, suitable for any fantasy campaign.

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The city of Nausopol is built on stilts. Lots of very sturdy stilts and butresses, of course, because it rises about five hundred feet from the ocean. Even the most terrific of storms is only heard in the city as a distant cacophony of blasts as waves strike the solid stonework fathoms below. It has never been attacked because of its isolation and impregnability.

It's not a place for the faint-hearted: vertigo and sea-sickness are not desirable traits. But when you are standing in the middle of the city there is no way you could tell that you were standing above an ocean, separated only by a gulf of air and a few stones.

A thousand steps lead down from Nausopol to the floating docks. These docks are pitch-coated wooden and can be raised by winches during squalls. Trade with other cities and countries is good: Nausopol is built over a sunken atoll whose minerals are still mined by divers, and it was from this that it originally derived its wealth.

But the principal method of getting to and from the city is by riding the giant sea-eagles which have been captured and bred for that very reason.

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