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Cheka Man
October 10, 2008
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Tovenaar's Tome    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)

"Things were better in the old days," said the mage, "when you could watch the beautiful spellbook soaring on the air currants high above the geysers, and it would come to you to be fed. But they drove it into hiding, they did."

May 3, 2008
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Votes: 7 / 3.428571
Chasers    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (City/ Ruin)

These pale mutations may have once been children, or perhaps monkeys, now all that remain of their former origins is the humanoid shape of their bodies, all else having been twisted into a gross mockery of life…

April 29, 2008
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Votes: 6 / 3.333333
Scalies    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (City/ Ruin)

A swarm of what appears to be small gray chips of concrete leap and skitter across the ground from the shadows of the ruins towards you…

January 2, 2008
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.500000
The Unclean Ones    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (City/ Ruin)

The dead, when buried without last rites, often find it impossible to rest easy…

November 26, 2007
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The Races of Locastus    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)

The various intelligent species that inhabit Locastus, City of Mirrors.

November 14, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.500000
The Moon Maidens    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)

A creature of perfect, unhuman beauty, until one notices its face….

November 7, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
Distiller Worm    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (City/ Ruin)

The Moon´s little alchemists

November 7, 2007
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Votes: 2 / 4.000000
The Dreamkin    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)

The various creatures that serve the Bloated Moon.

November 2, 2007
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.785714
Orbats - The eyes in the sky    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (City/ Ruin)

The airborne spies of the Bloated Moon

October 31, 2007
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 3
Votes: 9 / 4.611111
30 ZOMBIE FREAKS!    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)


Last words of Derrius the Bold

October 1, 2007
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Votes: 5 / 3.600000
Living Stones    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)

"The walls moved!" Krunis exclaimed. This he was sure of it this time.
"Of course they did. They are trying to accommodate the additional room needed for tonight." Xarn returned matter-of-factly.
Living stones are tuned to one master to do his bidding.

August 27, 2007
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Votes: 8 / 4.062500
Absent Companions    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (City/ Ruin)

Sometimes, the places remember.  Where Destiny’s threads intertwine, echoes of the past live again.

August 24, 2007
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Giants of Stoneholt    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)

The Ky’iish are greatly advanced in the arts of magic and created many strange and powerful materials and items. Some of their weapons were the most formidible artifacts found on Neyathis, dwarfing both physically and magically virtually all the works of man.

August 7, 2007
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Comments: 20
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.576923
Clochardshire Shambler    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)

Dont mind him, he’s just a rag man

Clochardshire resident, common quote

August 3, 2007
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.375000
The Caretakers of Stoneholt    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)

The Caretakers of the Vast City - Stoneholt, a race of great skill, persistence, and antiquity…

Cheka Man
July 14, 2007
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Emma Stewart's Husk    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)

Once she was Archmage Stewart’s beloved wife Emma, an acomplished which in her own right, now she is but a husk of what she once was, and yet the Archmage loves her too much to put her shell to rest.

May 9, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.500000
The Color-Wraiths Of Gor-Kashesh    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (City/ Ruin)

Malignant entities, these beings have existed in unlife for so long that they have forgotten what it means to be mortal.

Cheka Man
March 30, 2007
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
The Nervampires    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (City/ Ruin)

Not all vampires suck blood, there are those who suck feelings as well and you often have no idea of it until the vampire is feeding upon you.

the Wanderer
December 22, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.777778
Tomb Trilosydes    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (City/ Ruin)

Some places are better left undisturbed…you never know what may be waiting there for you.

November 27, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.833333
Myrie Bugs    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (City/ Ruin)

Crawling among the garbage and offal, the detritus of what men call civilization, the myrie bugs claim their own small domains.  They eat, and breed, and wait…

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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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