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CaptainPenguin
December 1, 2005
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Ru-Men    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Mountains)

Ru-Men are an old race who dwell throughout the area encompassed by the Hundred, but are most plentiful in their traditional homeland on the Andraverly Mountains on the west coast of the Heavy Sea (northward of Peklichr). They live in small “nests” of 10-20 individuals which generally lie in the mountains or cliffs. Many call them the Crow Men or the Jackdaw Men, while others refer to them as the Black Mountain Bastards.

MoonHunter
December 1, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.500000
Qwards    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Other)

The Qwards were just another type of goblinoid race -a bit more odd than most- living in the cramped dark spaces. While durrable and intelligent, they could achieve no level of dominance.  Upon the advent of Technology, their natural aptitudes came forth. They are born engineers.

EchoMirage
December 1, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 16 / 4.062500
The Dunshar    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

Seldom does one see a Dunshar “nude”, as an amorphous masses of jelly.  They can animate mud, earth, stone or metal, and use them as a body to shield their fragile self.

MoonHunter
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 26
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.125000
Elves of Tallarn    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

Elves are said to be girly, elves are said to be gay. What does this popular opinion stem from? Hardly their lack of facial hair. Note: Not quite a new take, but something to think about.

MoonHunter
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.666667
Growren:    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Growren are bear like people, who appear much like Giant Teddy Bears… and are as about as smart.

MoonHunter
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
The Khor    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

The Khor are a monsterous and violent race that can grow to great size.

MoonHunter
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.375000
Children of HighFather    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

These are Elves of a different sort. Not quite a new take. The HighFather is the father of all his race. He is immortal, powerful, and a strong physical presence. His memory is quite powerful- it is the races way of immortality - to be remembered by the HighFather.

Maggot
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.500000
The Frozan    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

The Frozan are revered as creatures so old and ancient that only the very ice caps and glaciers are older than they are.

Mourngrymn
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.333333
Souless    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)

The call to Him is unnerving. The power He gives is unmatched. He is the reason why I turned my back on my God and now worship Him. I will live eternal for the trade of my Soul to a God. I can live with that.

-Rakeos -Follower of Sethalis, fallen Priest of Aduivo

Mourngrymn
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.750000
Hewdamian Trolls    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Mountains)

It is interesting to realize that in the scheme of the world we are but one oddity. But we are an oddity that the humans and other smaller pitiful races take for the corrupted races of Sethalis. That we are not. I would say they hate us for our superior mentality and superior quality weaponry. As is with all children who can’t have what is out of their reach.

-Synn the Undying - Troll Cheiftan and Mastersmith

MoonHunter
November 30, 2005
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 13
Votes: 3 / 4.500000
True Trolls - A New Take On Trolls    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

I was spending some time reading some Rune Quest, Changeling, and Castle Falkenstein material and remembered why I hated most of the Trolls found in the majority of “Psuedo Medival, Eurpoeanesk Fantasies”.  So once again, I charged up my rant muscles and….

MoonHunter
November 27, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 15
Votes: 5 / 4.700000
Dokoren - The People of Legacy - A new take on Dwarves    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Underground)

A new Take on Dwarves should hit the following key points Short (After all Dwarf means a short person), Underground (traditional living arrangements), Artificers (Maker of things, use of forge), and Good Combatant.  They don’t have to be short vikings.

MoonHunter
November 27, 2005
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 19
Votes: 6 / 4.000000
The Orcen: A New Take on Orcs and Barbarians and Horsemen    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Plains)

When looking for an Orc substitute in a campaign, one should think about just a violent ethnic group of people. Huns, Goths, Visigoths, Franks, and Mongols, have all the same campaign effect of Orcs and other “monster races” that fight in large groups/ hordes. And it has the added bonus of people not being able take the moral high ground when they kill an intelligent being… because it is a people… not just a worthless Orc.

CaptainPenguin
November 27, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 24
Votes: 3 / 4.666667
The Duerga - A New Look At Dwarves    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Underground)

I’m bored of dwarves. So, I’m trying to create my own dwarves. I’ve decided to call them the Duerga. Here’s my basic ideas, and I’ll flesh them out later, hopefully with your help.

CaptainPenguin
November 27, 2005
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 14
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
The Urwhor- A New Look At Orcs    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

Since the New Look At Dwarves was such a success, I decided that I would try an overhaul of another fantasy standard which I find boring, the Orcs. I’m using the Orcs only as a very loose base.

Roack
November 26, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
Ylfharn    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Swamp)

They were born before we were, and they will last, long after we die.

Mourngrymn
November 23, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.500000
Sladiva    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Mountains)

The wait shall be over soon infidel. Soon we shall come from our darkened homes and sally forth on the Plains of Redemption and wipe the blight of our anscestors from our history. Our counsins will tremble at our approach, the humans will run from our strength and the Gison will board themselves in the mountain citadels giving the land beneth them to us. Oh yes, weakling. We are coming.

-Shieox Chief-priest of the Night Eyes Clan

sniperspy
November 22, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 2.875000
The Nasgareth    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Forest/ Jungle)

The Nasgareth may look like elves, but instead were created by an entirely different divine being, which admired the elvish looks and traits, but wanted to create his own army instead. One without Love.

MoonHunter
November 18, 2005
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Comments: 21
Ideas: 17
Votes: 13 / 4.307692
The Nekron: A New Take on Drow    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Underground)

Let me just say I HATE DROW. The DnD anti-elves really annoy the heck out of me. They are annoying two hit die monsters.  They have become hugely popular because of some well written DnD fiction books. Yet, they don’t make sense. So lets try again.

Mourngrymn
November 17, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.250000
The Races of Hewdamia    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

This is a compilation of the races of Hewdamia. Each is unique in their own way with certain strengths and weaknesses.

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Pearl Spider Economics

       By: Murometz

These rare, fist-sized spiders do not make webs, but rather excrete secretions which harden upon contact with air. These "droppings" resemble barley-sized spider eggs, or even lustrous pearls, once the slime coating them, dries up. In fact, dried Pearl Spider "drops" are indistinguishable from the marine varieties produced by mollusks, and hence of identical value on the open market!

Several centuries ago, they were studied by naturalists, and several observations were made. Firstly, was that these spiders "lay" these pearls for no apparent or discernible "natural" reason, and secondly, the naturalists had discovered that the more these spiders ate or were fed--and they were true omnivores--the larger the spider pearls came out.

A cottage industry began. Enterprising merchants hunted and collected these creatures across the lands, erecting spider-farms for the manufacture of Spider Pearls. It wasn't long before someone got the idea to force-feed the spiders, ala foie gras geese, and soon, the fattened spiders began pooping out pearls of great size! (relatively speaking). The regular pearl market came to disarray, and prices and value fluctuated wildly.

[b]Plothook[/b] The Mermen Mercantile Alliance hires the party to eradicate all terrestrial Pearl Spider Farms!

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