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MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Orc Rose    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

A careful forester keeps an eye out for the Orc Rose. The presence of Orc Roses in an area often shows that Orcs have been, or are, in the area. This way they can avoid suprises.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Torren Mangrove    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Swamp)

“Evil” often infests swamp. This tree thrives when the other plants wither under the presence of true Evil. However, this is not an evil plant, but a land healing one as nature attempts to reclaim its own.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 3.333333
Fydres    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (City/ Ruin)

Fydre tried to destroy cities and return people to the Green in his lifetime. His “curse” attempts to drive people out of the cities.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 3.000000
Broad Oaks    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

There are times at night when you think the evil tree spirits are out to get you. They open their eyes. They reach for you, grasping for your soul. When you try to run, the very ground rebels, you trip and fall, often finding the branches reaching for you in the night air.

Phoren
November 8, 2005
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Votes: 7 / 3.285714
Silverblooms    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)

The basis for many a bardic tale of courting and love, these beautiful small flowers symbolize new love to many.

CaptainPenguin
November 8, 2005
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Votes: 7 / 3.357143
Dog Pods    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

A plant named for its gords, both in the smell of wet dog and for their roughly dog like appearance.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Treller Vine    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

Treller Vines are impressive enough in the jungle, where they wind along trees adding a riot of color. Then they moved to a new neighborhood.

Kinslayer
November 8, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.625000
Night Eyes    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Mountains)

Sometimes, someone is watching in the middle of the night.

Strolen
November 8, 2005
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King's Finger    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

It is a squeeky clean flower.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Scarlett Call    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

Scarlett Call: Also known as Blood Tangle, Tryms Mark (Trym being a god of Battle), Hunter’s Eye,Krell’s Mark (Krell being an Evil Spirit whos worship has to deal with blood), Widow’s Tears, Scarlet Call, and Earth’s Wounds. When blood has been shed in anger or waste, The Scarlett Call will be there.

Maggot
November 8, 2005
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Wyvern's Lure    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Other)

“ew. What is that smell? Where did it come from?” 
“Where did that wyvern come from!”

Strolen
November 8, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.125000
The Wizard's Rube    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

A bright red flower that faces certain directions all in unison.

manfred
November 8, 2005
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Rose Tree    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

Quote from an idea of Strolen: “A series of trees drop super spiny seeds to the ground. Only the most durable shoes can keep the spines from stabbing through.”

Scrasamax
November 8, 2005
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Pixie Flowers    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

Pixie flowers are small flowering ground cover. The plant itself is a creeping vine that can cover the side of a building like an ivy.

CaptainPenguin
November 8, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.125000
Jewel-of-the-Mire    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Water)

“Like the Jewel of the Mire, the soul is a bright light along the dark path of time. “
—Scedebus Scholar

Scrasamax
November 8, 2005
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Whimsical Flora    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

All too often, a new magical creature, or plant is not seen with wonder or awe, but rather a keen eye for exploitation. In the often violent and brutal realm of role-playing, the wonders of nature are often overlooked, and never realized. I though I would start this thread to see if anyone else had any ideas along these lines. With that being said, may I present…

Iain
November 6, 2005
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Crown of Senren    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

Small red flower, originally sprouted from the blood where St. Senren fell but now found widely over all Laurentia. Occasionally, a rare white flower will be found, with powerful magic properties. It is particularly prized by the religious order, the Senrenites.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Votes: 7 / 4.571429
Ocadian PitFiend    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Desert)

Ephemeralstability wrote:
The ochre sands stretch for miles around. Something kicks up the dust. It’s a yak. A desert-yak. It ambles slowly, nuzzling the ground for the low-growing shrubs. The ranger freezes. “Stay very still,” he warns. “Don’t move at all.” “What is it?” you ask, breathlessly. “It’s the most dangerous creature in the whole Ocadian desert. And it’s about to eat that yak…”

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Balisk Lichen    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

“Man, that is an incredible likeness.”
“What’s that stuff growing on that statue?”
“The better question, what is that statue doing out here?”

Agar
October 29, 2005
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Devil's Thorns    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Not many plants kill animals. This oaklike tree is predatory in the spreading of its seeds.

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Wet Faeries

       By: Murometz

Sages and naturalists frown at the common name given to these strange creatures by the small folk, but sometimes the silliest nicknames for creatures, places and people persevere in the minds of many. “Purifiers”, “Pond Jellies”, “Breath-Stealers”, “Lung-Ticklers” and “River Butterflies” are much less commonly heard appellations for these life forms. Wet Faeries are basically (and simply) a species of fist-sized, fresh-water jellyfish. Several traits steer them toward the peculiar category however. Firstly, Wet Faeries are nearly invisible in the water, much like their marine cousins but even more so. One can swim in a river swarming with these critters and not even notice their presence. Secondly, they possess the unique ability to clean and purify whatever body of water they inhabit. They do this via some sort of biological filtration process, sucking in all toxins present in the water, and releasing it back in its purest form. Needless to say, they are both a blessing and a curse to whichever folk dwell beside the rivers and lakes Wet Faeries inhabit. On one hand, no purer water can be found anywhere than a Wet Faerie lake or pond, and yet, in “pure” water “life” tends in fact to die out, lacking the needed nutrients to prosper. Thirdly, their “sting” is (unfortunately) virulently poisonous to all mammalians. Wet Faeries are loathe to sting anyone or anything, using their barbed fronds as a last line of defense, but if stung, most swimmers will suffer respiratory arrest, and die within minutes, usually drowning before they can make it back to shore.

Alchemists, druids, and less savory characters have studied these creatures over the years, and have predictably found all the ways Wet Faeries could be exploited. Morbidly humorous, some bards find it, that the Poisoners and Assassins Guilds as well as the Healer’s Union, all prize these creatures. The assassins use the extracted venom in obvious fashion, while the priests and healers use the still-living jelly-fish to sterilize other poison potions and to cure those already poisoned on death’s door.

It is known that a certain Earl Von Trumble keeps his vast castle moat stocked with Wet Faeries, the waters so clear that every bone of every one of his past enemies can be clearly seen on the bottom, twenty two feet below.

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