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August 28, 2015
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The Immortal Worms    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

They appear to be very dark, overly large worms - perhaps a handspan in length and half as thick as a finger. That and their matt, dull skin marks them as something other than a typical earthworm.

April 7, 2014
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The Vorrkush    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Underground)

''I stand before you now to tell you that the gods have spoken to me! Obey not the strictures of the Church! They seek only to deprive us of the very same pleasures that they enjoy themselves''.

March 1, 2014
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The Nind Tah'Siltrin    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Underground)

Known fully as 'Nind Vel'uss Tahcaluss whol nind ehmtu siltrin' or 'They Who Hunger for Their Own Flesh'

February 23, 2014
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Votes: 4 / 3.250000
Igneus Saxum    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Underground)

Ostensibly but a rock, a chunk of metal, it has one extraordinary use: randomly, the Igneus Saxum issue flames.

May 27, 2013
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Votes: 14 / 3.607143
Skittering Steel    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

Spindly, steel spiders, spinning silk so sharp. (100-word sub)

October 2, 2012
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Votes: 13 / 4.653846
Dwarven Pets    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

Pets mind you. Not exotic monster companions. No saddled dire-boars to be found here. No purple worm caravans.

September 23, 2012
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Shivenhusk the Unliving Refuse    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Underground)

He stood before me, a freankenstien of a man beast that towered twenty feet tall or more. Its rigor colored flesh stunk of eons of decay both sickly sweet and of putrescence beyond what the mortal mind could fathom. I tried to gag it from my throat but my stomach refused to relieve its contents and for that made me more uneasy. 

Former Cult Leader who outlived his usefulness

September 15, 2011
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Fler    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Underground)
Fler. They come, they swoop, they burrow into your flesh.
March 30, 2011
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Dust of Sages    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Underground)

When a thousand years of dust settled upon the worked stone floor of The Grey Tomb, a new sage was born. A creature, of dust, time, age, wisdom. The dust that was once the bodies of ancient wise men. It coalesced and swirled into being, small and wispy, dry as its home. It mutters words of wisdom for no one to hear. Begging its dark home for a soul to learn from.

Cheka Man
October 11, 2010
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Eye Flies    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

The eyes came closer and with them came a growling sound, and the warrior swung at them with his sword. They flew around it, revealing themselves to be harmless insects. The warrior swore...it was no Cave Bear or Giant Spider but a pair of Eye Flies out looking for insects to eat that were smaller still.

August 27, 2010
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Votes: 6 / 3.833333
Steelfeasters    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Underground)

Dwarven Undead with a hunger that won't be satiated by simply your blood, brains, or flesh.

July 18, 2010
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Votes: 7 / 3.642857
Choo Mold    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Underground)

Sometimes walking through a moldering old crypt can be a pleasure. With the smell of bone dust and ancient burial wrappings, almost like a library. Certainly as quiet. Until you step in a patch of Choo Mold.

July 1, 2010
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Votes: 8 / 4.437500
Earthwyrm    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Underground)

What do you mean, the little wriggly ones you throw at fish or the big rock ones that squish people?

May 18, 2010
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Veglins    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Underground)

Veglins are fungus-goblin hybrids with a unique life cycle, all of whom are inflicted with inescapable racial dreams.  Their biology and psychology are product's of an ancient, evil wizard's plan to get someone else to build his hideouts for him.

Cheka Man
February 24, 2010
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Votes: 7 / 4.000000
The Dumuzid    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Underground)

He raised his sword to fight the foul undead thing in front of him, which was when it threw something only just glimpsed in the beam of his torch at him. When he blocked it with his sword, the resulting explosion both shattered his sword and took off his hand. As he turned to flee, screaming in pain, the Dumuzid he was facing stabbed him again and again until he fell dead to the sandy floor of the tomb.

September 29, 2008
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Stalagmen    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Underground)

"Is it just me, or is this cave moving?"
- Obin the Spelunker’s last words

April 29, 2008
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Candle Beetles    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

In the darkness you notice a point of light erupt no bigger than a candle, quickly followed by several dozen more and a soft metallic sound, like a man at the dinner table sharpening his knife against a fork.

December 25, 2007
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The T´Cha    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Underground)

The smoke-breathing gnomes of the Thunderheads

Michael Jotne Slayer
October 23, 2007
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The Nurglur    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Underground)

The Nurglur stand taller than a man, though they are stooped and hunched so their faces lie at a height similar to ours. Their bodies are slim with a muscled, wiry strenght and their feet are turned with three bird like talons.

Magus of the Citadel
October 18, 2007
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Dungeon Anemone    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

A writhing mass of red tentacles

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Great Magic and Ruination

       By: rickster

With a huge number of sacrificial victims, another realm long ago secretly bound a Prince of the land spirits, Iorstonn by name, thus ensuring the fertility, and improving the magical defences, of their realm. But binding that Prince to one spot has disrupted the weather and magical patterns (ley lines?) over half the continent. Things have become bad enough that a coalition has been formed to rectify the situation, once divinations have established the cause.

Your party is one of the teams assembled to do the rectification: find the binding object and steal it ("so that we can destroy it here in our realm, of course"...*) or destroy it over there. Presumably the Prince will be grateful to his rescuers and angry at the binders, but with a greater spirit like Iorstonn one can never be sure: such beings are "tricksy".

* Of course, the rulers of our realm might want to control Iorstonn for their own ends...

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