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Scrasamax
April 16, 2016
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Caryatid System    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Humanity created a code that prevents them from creating sentient weapons. There are many other codes they created in similar fashion. It is somewhat unsurprising that despite this code, humanity proceeded to create sentient weapons. When the humans created the caryatid systems, they placed a new code on their creations. Will they be surprised when we adhere to the geas placed on us as rigidly as they follow their own laws?

Scrasamax
March 28, 2016
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Pribnow Dummy    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)

Originally test bed versions of automata, pribnow dummies are popular in the public sector and for personal interaction.

Scrasamax
March 5, 2016
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Auxon    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Space)

Not to be confused with autons, auxons are small machines, 1 to 3 inches in length, that are used for large scale, long term, resource extraction.

Scrasamax
January 24, 2016
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Votes: 5 / 3.400000
Wings of Wondrous Power    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Are your players running roughshod over your monsters and ransacking your dungeons? Are they disrespecting you as a Dungeon Keeper?

DungeonCo here to help, with the handy dandy Wings of Wondrous Power

Scrasamax
January 24, 2016
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Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Horn of Magic Power    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Are your players running roughshod over your monsters and ransacking your dungeons? Are they disrespecting you as a Dungeon Keeper?

DungeonCo here to help, with the handy dandy Horn of Magic Power

Scrasamax
January 20, 2016
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Ideas: 0
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Biodroid    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Autonomous Organic Drone, flesh built robots

Scrasamax
January 16, 2016
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 1
Votes: 3 / 4.666667
Homo Sapiens Xenus    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Space)

A secret project of the Anunnaki, the first post-human phenoclade

Scrasamax
December 31, 2015
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 1 / 4.000000
Rusalka    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Water)

The Neo-Soviet marine biomods

Scrasamax
December 29, 2015
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.000000
Phenocladistics    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Phenocladistics is an emerging field of genetic engineering that differs from gene cleaning, augmentation, and cosmetic alterations. The creations of phenocladistic manipulation are capable of breeding true and creating more of their own kind, providing there is similar blood stock for them to breed with.

Scrasamax
December 21, 2015
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
Zherebetz Zimna    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

Denizens of the frozen tundras and ghosts of the ice sheets, the zherebetz zimna are equally feared and sought after by the hyperborean races

Murometz
December 12, 2015
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Ideas: 2
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
Whore-Spiders    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (City/ Ruin)

A vulgar name for a very minor creature, granted, yet the whore-spider doesn't seem to mind its appellation.

Skull
December 12, 2015
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 1
Votes: 9 / 4.222222
Phantom Wood    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

A chilling wind whips through the hollow. Winter's bite grips your spine. The very air you breath stings. Snow swirls all around you, yet, the trees... the trees are motionless in the gale, unaffected by the cold, biting winds.

Murometz
December 10, 2015
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Votes: 5 / 4.100000
The Leg of St. Goag    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)

The limb that got away and became the symbol of a revolution.

Murometz
December 6, 2015
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Ideas: 2
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Pleem    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Long cats.

Moonlake
November 28, 2015
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Comments: 5
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Votes: 1 / 3.000000
Legendary Chinese Horses    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

A collection of legendary Chinese horses from actual history and folklore (no. 4 in my Chinse lore Codex)

Shadoweagle
November 26, 2015
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 1
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Spirit Spiders    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

Be wary of these beasts when traveling through wintry forests!

Scrasamax
November 21, 2015
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.000000
Egomorph    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

A flash copy of a person, inserted into an auton, for a variety of purposes

Scrasamax
November 21, 2015
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Expy    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)

Expies are cheaply made autons with artificial brains.

Scrasamax
November 21, 2015
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Cyclopes Auton    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

The largest autons in use, Cyclopes are mechanical giants compared to humans, but just knee high to the average battlemech

Scrasamax
October 9, 2015
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.750000
Arachnotron    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

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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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