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Scrasamax
March 25, 2014
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Star Whale    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Space)

Methinks we have hugely mistaken this matter of Life and Death. Methinks that what they call my shadow here on earth is my true substance. Methinks that in looking at things spiritual, we are too much like oysters observing the sun through the water, and thinking that thick water the thinnest of air. Me thinks my body is but the lees of my better being. In fact take my body who will, take it I say, it is not me.”

? Herman Melville, Moby Dick

mrcelophane
March 24, 2014
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Votes: 5 / 3.700000
Golden Golem    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

If life hands you lemons, make lemonade.

If life puts you in charge of defending a gold mining operation and you are only a mage....well

axlerowes
March 23, 2014
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The Martell Griffin and the 8th Plague of Lake Superior    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Plains)

All you need to stop a brain is a bullet.

Dragonlordmax
March 15, 2014
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Votes: 3 / 4.166667
Bjonak    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)

A strange mask containing a merciless demon, a parasite on those around it.

Murometz
March 7, 2014
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Votes: 5 / 4.800000
A Dozen Unusual Flowers    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

From the same school of thought as, "Hey GM, which book did I just randomly pull from the shelf of the wizards' library?" No plot hooks here, just flavor additions.

Scrasamax
March 1, 2014
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Votes: 3 / 4.166667
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'

Scrasamax
February 28, 2014
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Votes: 1 / 4.000000
Encounter 45    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Other)

Log: Encounter 45, London Arcoplex

Classification: Keter, magnitude 3

Type: Extradimensional Manifestation

caesar193
February 23, 2014
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Ideas: 0
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.

Scrasamax
February 13, 2014
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 1
Votes: 2 / 4.000000
Youma    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Also known as demons, mutants, and monsters, Youma were once human beings.

valadaar
February 6, 2014
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Votes: 5 / 4.200000
The Blackwings    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

Cold, mystic master manipulators.

PeteBain
February 6, 2014
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Trash Golem    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

The adventurers hear a noise and turn, only to see a bottle clatter down the street. Shrugging it off, they continue on their way, blissfully unaware of the hulking mass of junk taking shape behind them...

Scrasamax
February 5, 2014
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 4.000000
Mechanical Life in the Cosmic Era    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Droids, Drones, and the Neo-Cortex.

Scrasamax
February 4, 2014
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Ghosts of the 3rdNet    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Cyberspace)

The net went down, it went down hard. People got hurt, people died.

Scrasamax
January 26, 2014
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Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Larvae of the Outer Gods    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

Strange creatures, half dreamed half imagined, figments of delerium, wisps of insanity.

Scrasamax
January 21, 2014
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Votes: 3 / 4.666667
30 Androids, Gynoids, and Mechanoids    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)

the three pillars of robots

Scrasamax
January 15, 2014
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Law Enforcement in the Cosmic Era    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)

In the Cosmic Era, the proliferation of arcanotech, cyborgs, robots, parapsychic threats, black market weapons, new illegal drugs constantly hitting the market, all backed up by large organized criminal syndicates, the average police officer doesn't stand a chance.

MysticMoon
January 13, 2014
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Votes: 4 / 4.250000
River Horses    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Water)

Wild beasts of the imagination — untamed spirits of the quick and unfettered waters of this world. These steeds of the fast-flowing rivers are never to be captured, never to be controlled; to stop is to die — to be stopped is to be turned to droplets which return to the fast-flowing waters. Yet, while free they are things of pure beauty; mystical bringers of the gods' good will.

young0ne2
January 10, 2014
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.500000
Concordare Iram,    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

"They're many names given to the things of this vast consciousness that we don't understand, are afraid of, or otherwise just don't want to be associated with. These creatures, though familiar in appearance to many common races, have no name for themselves, but have been appropriately named "Concordare Iram", Translated: Harmonized Rage."

Jojokiwi
January 4, 2014
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 7 / 3.928571
Robber Squirrels    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Once the shipment arrives at the kingdom it seems that all the boxes are empty and for some reason most of the coins were replaced with small rocks and acorns.

Scrasamax
January 3, 2014
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Autons    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Also known as automatics, dummies, skinnies, and mannikins.

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Corpse Herders

       By: Murometz

The Jiangsi was the name of an undead being in Chinese folklore and mythology. Usually translated as zombie or vampire for Western palates, the Jiangsi was really neither. They appeared as simply risen, fresh corpses. They moved (peculiarly!) by hopping rather than walking, and sought out the living to suck the Qilife force from their victims.

Perhaps significantly more interesting than the Jiangsi itself, was the lore surrounding them. "Zombie wranglers", or "Corpse Herders", usually Daoist priests, were men tasked with delivering these undead beings back to their respective home towns. Tradition in China placed great importance and emphasis on the return of the dead to their homes and families, and thus the corpse herders came to be. By using magick words and talismans they would animate the dead, and by placing specially inscribed parchments of paper over the Jiangsi heads and faces, the corpse herders would be able to control the hopping corpses. Then like pied pipers, they would lead processions of subdued undead, across many miles, rhythmically chanting and ringing tiny bells.

Special inns were built across China to house these undead caravans, as the zombies could only travel by evening and night, the sun anathema to them. Rows of doors opening to barely a closet-space, lined the walls of these special establishments. Behind these doors, the corpses would be stored upright while the corpse herders rested in rooms.

The Jiangsi under the control of a corpse herder were quite harmless, merely hopping after him, silently and without complaint, for weeks and months. If however, the magicked parchment would somehow be removed from their faces, the creatures would immediately seek living humans to kill. Their thirst for Qi was unquenchable.

The job of a corpse herder was an interesting one to say the least.

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