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MoonHunter
October 29, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 4.125000
Observers    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

They are so cute. They follow you around like a puppy. It is a badge of honor to be interesting enough to be followed by one of them.

But, “What is their purpose?”, “Who are they observing for?”, and “Why?”

tarock ashar
October 29, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 2.400000
The Slurg    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

This slug like parasite is actually a symbiote. After attaching itself to a warmblooded host, it feeds off that being. However, its tenticles, growing under the skin, act as secondary nerves, increase the victims nerve responses.

Siren no Orakio
October 29, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.333333
Campfire Fuzz    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

These small, luminescent creatures are a distant relative of the willowisp, little bits of orangish light that are attracted by the flames of a fire. When enough of them have gathered around a fire, the fire appears to take on a fuzzy indistinctness.

Shadoweagle
October 29, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
Lux Mites    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

These mites fly silently and are small enough to be nearly invisible to the naked eye. If it was not for light, no one would know they were there. These creatures absorb and re-emmit light, turning dim to bright, and bright to blinding.

manfred
October 29, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Globs    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Globs are a partially amorphous life-form of the shape-changing kind.

manfred
October 29, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
The Hair Beast    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)

Awakened by a Curse, fed by the cries and anger of children, this creature now roams the world.

MoonHunter
October 29, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
The Black Ones    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)

The Black Ones are a paranoid’s nightmare. They can take over any single body, or be hiding nearly anywhere. They can see as well in the dark as the light. They can hear nearly any sound, like the faintest heartbeat 10 paces away. They are totally alien, with motivations and drives that are nearly incomprehensable to humans. And the worst part is, they are here and you don’t know it.

manfred
October 29, 2005
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 5.000000
Bizzare Life-Forms Challenge    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)

The Challenge:
Think of any bizzare life-form, WHATEVER life-form that lives a not-so-standard way. Not the way common sense would expect it. Make it in some way logical or not, just forget the boring everyday logic.

MoonHunter
October 29, 2005
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 2.750000
The Fakastr    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Fakastr are large brutal bull-like creatures. They are green and brown mottle in their fur. Their hooves are large and sharp, as are their long pointed horns. They also regenerate. If they were not dangerous enough, they are semi-intelligent.

Mourngrymn
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.785714
Blood Spiders    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Blood Spiders are dark brown rust color, nearly the color of dried blood and have a body that is approximately 5’ wide, not including their legs. They have a desire only for survival and are not malicious. Tell that to one of their victims.

Chaosmark
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.200000
Scroll Golem    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

A scroll golem is a variable sized construct that looks exactly like what you’d think: a collection of magical scrolls twisted and connected into the shape of a humanoid creature.

Ancient Gamer
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
Kathyrrian Zombie    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

The Kathyrrian Zombie is a special kind of Zombie created by the Kathyrrian Cabal, an exotic group of spellcasters based in the Acaians.

Ancient Gamer
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.312500
Aoktholian Swarm    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

An Aoktholian Swarm is a huge swarm of screeching, red and black feathered crows. The Aoktholian does normally not exist, but when there is a drought, these desperate crows change.

Ancient Gamer
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.250000
The Murdered Young    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

The Murdered Young are the vengeful ghosts of infants who died before they were baptized.

MoonHunter
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.000000
Arkths aka Ravagers    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Arkths are dangerous creatures: as large as a grizzly bear, armored like an organic tank, strong like a wyvrn, and an attitude that makes them take out anything that gets between them and their “food”. These creatures are destructive to everything around them. That is why they are known more commonly as Ravagers.

Mourngrymn
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.250000
Yeaken    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Large and powerful, the Yeaken are a beast of burden to be reckoned with. While very domesticated, the Yeaken have dangerous wild cousins.

MoonHunter
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.333333
Order Dragons - Drakonus Legitus    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Drakonus Legitus is commonly know as Order Dragons or (rarely) as Companion Dragons. They are known as Order Dragon for several reasons, the most obvious was that they were used as Dragon Mounts for the Dragon Knights of the Order of Eternal Flame… a mythic order from an earlier time. There numbers in the wild are quite small and there are no captive ones known… at this time. Most of them died with the Order.

MoonHunter
October 26, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 3
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Minor Races and Race Ideas    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

This is a listing of every minor race write up and ideas to someday be expanded into full lifeform write ups.

Cleckmoon
October 26, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 2.600000
Short overview of the Effin (Red Elves)    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

Originally High Elf blood. A band of warrior type high elves moved north to the “Settlements” where they could fully exploit their warrior natures. Intermixed with a dwarven and gnomish tribe, with tales of several half-orges.

CaptainMayday
September 7, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.666667
Barrenfield Acorns    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

This is an acorn of mass destruction. It’s stored in a small box with room for six but only containing the one.

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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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