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Pariah
August 13, 2006
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Gremils    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Cyberspace)

[Pariah] 4:20 pm: OMFG!!!  It’s a gremil swarm.

Cheka Man
August 11, 2006
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Votes: 4 / 3.125000
Giant Urchin    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

Twisted and cave-filled are many of the coastlines of Acqua, scoured by the mighty waves and sucking currants and tides. If you are not careful when approaching one of these caves, you might well not be able to dodge in time as one or more spines spring out at you.

Dozus
August 9, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.055556
Grassbiter    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)

“Careful where you step.  There’re grassbiters ‘round here.”
-Farmer Jorl

MoonHunter
August 5, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.900000
The Beastmen of The Six Lands    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

These are an Old Peoples, the original occupants of Daletal. They have been displaced by the Humans into the back corners of The Six Lands and the Badlands. For generations they waited for a sign so they could take their revenge against the Humans. The Great One came and led them. They swarmed across The Six Lands and ruled! Then The Fall occured. Their numbers have been greatly reduced since the time of their vengence, the Time of Merideth. They have returned to their back corners of The Six Lands. They wait for the Return of the Great One.

Mourngrymn
August 2, 2006
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Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Hraun    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Other)

The screeching and squealing sound pierced our skull like a hot poker edging at the back of our mind and taking over any free thought. We knew what it was that was coming for us and could run no more, trapped like a mouse in a maze we frantically ran in circles trying to get away from the inevitable. It towered over us like a frozen monster . . . wait . . . it was. It ran its limbs against its own body knowing what the sound did to us. We cried in agony and horror; in pain physically and mentally. Knowing the fate that would befall us we cried in tight balls on the floor . . . the sound . . . it stopped. I looked up to see it walking away, its shoulders heaving. If I didn't know better I would think it was laughing at me for my fear of it. I'll never know for sure, I hope against all hope that I never will.

- Srowley, adventurer and historian

MoonHunter
July 26, 2006
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.750000
The RJD2 CyberVirus    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Cyberspace)

The RJD2 series virus, affectionately known as The Red Scribble, is the scourge of cyberspace.

Scrasamax
July 20, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.250000
Sincewela    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Eww…take a look at that nasty beast!

Scrasamax
July 18, 2006
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Votes: 5 / 4.400000
The Haint    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)

Having spent many years facing the Swollen Shadow and it’s lieutenants, the dwarven resistance fighter Vars is one of the few people who could be considered an authoritative source on the most active and malevolent of the Shadow’s Minions, the Haints.

Appaloosa
July 14, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.062500
Greiges' Killer Shrews    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

Those who hunt by night will tell you that the wildest, most vicious of all animals is the tiny shrew.
The shrew feeds only by the dark of night. He must eat his own body weight every few hours or stave to death. The ravenous shrew eats everything, bones, flesh, marrow… everything.
Intro from Attack of the Killer Shrews 1959

manfred
July 13, 2006
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Ideas: 7
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
Spirits of the Spirit World    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

Too many are the spirits of the Spirit World, these are only a few better known types.

Pariah
July 12, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.450000
The Silenced Ones    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

And Sama decreed a fitting punishment for the liars and the braggarts, to walk the earth for all eternity without their ears or their mouth.

Murometz
July 9, 2006
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Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Shadow Bestiary    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)

Featured creatures of the Swollen Shadow Codex.

MoonHunter
July 9, 2006
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Votes: 6 / 3.916667
Verner    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

The toxic lands of the Wastes should support no life. Here the land is slowly corrosive to the touch, causing illness with prolonged contact. The bubbling sulfur and ectomass pools are especially lovely, if you have the right aesthetic. The soil is soft and any heavy object slowly sinks. Other than a few migrant birds and some exotic small insects, The Wastes support only one native lifeform - The Verners - Exerpt from the often wrong but very popular Kalemandi’s Beasts of Lore and World.

Mourngrymn
July 7, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.409091
Torch Spider    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

There! Did you see it that time? I swear someone is following us. I keep seeing torchlight through the damn trees. I'm telling you, something is following us.

Thom, your either seeing things or drinking to much. There is no one following us. See look . . . wait, they look . . . they look like spiders but they are on fire!

- Last words of Micha, Traveller and Explorer.

Alec_Shadowkin
July 4, 2006
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Votes: 6 / 3.500000
Drakulia    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

The hiss of a drakulia fills the night air, and your blood runs cold. You know that you are about to die, and there is probably nothing you can do about it.

Maggot
July 1, 2006
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.250000
Slurran    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Water)

Have a family that is ever at odds with each other? Beware lest the Slurran comes for you..

CaptainPenguin
June 20, 2006
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Comments: 21
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.333333
The Minotauri    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Other)

The abominable spawn of Ll’hhrau, the Thing Behind The Sky, the Minotauri descend from above, hideous and awful perversions of natural life.

Scrasamax
June 15, 2006
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.833333
Kha-nyou, the Rock Rat    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

In a sparse and hungry land, the kha-nyou have no problem finding food and flourishing.

Ria Hawk
June 12, 2006
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Votes: 5 / 4.200000
The Jandoshan    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)

“We beg the protection of the gods.  Of Deneth, divine father; of Larisa, queen of the heavens; of Mynis, guardian of the gates; of Tychis, master of secrets; of Desha, she who protects.  Grant us safety from the sons of the devourer of worlds.  Grant us protection from the Jandoshan.”
- Ethalani prayer

Murometz
June 10, 2006
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Votes: 15 / 4.400000
Jul-Ghose the Prophet    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Plains)

“Like a great, green god he stalks the savannah!”

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       By: Psalmanazar

In the Middle Ages, and even up to the early twentieth century, most of Europe's executioners were related: the Sansons and Deiblers in France, the Pierrepoints in England, etc. The reason for this was that, it generally not being socially acceptable to, well, kill people, executioners and their children could, generally, only marry other executioners or their children.
The parallels with massively inbred, Hapsburg-style dynasties are obvious- imagine a rather clever but politically inept satirist noting this, and being sentenced by the latter to a meeting with the former; even worse, imagine a dynasty of deranged and deformed executioners- think Texas Chaisaw Massacre with government funding.

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