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Ria Hawk
June 11, 2007
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The Company of Stars    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

"They come with the mist, and fight to protect us.  Protecting their people meant so much to them that they kept fighting for us after they fell.  Count yourselves blessed that the Company of Stars watches over us."
- Mylnes, Ethalani Elder

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.

Mourngrymn
June 2, 2006
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Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Sleep Stalker    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

Page 589, cat. Air Elementals, sub. Stalkers

Placing wards of cow tongues and sheep blood around doors and windows is said to scare off the proddings of stalkers. Many tales and childrens stories tell of the silent stalker that enters the cracked window or unlocked door in the dead of night to steal the breath from a sleeping child. Crib deaths are often blamed on this silent stalker even though it is not true.

-Essay on elementals, subsection Stalkers.

manfred
February 25, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Welcoming Spirits    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

“The Welcoming Ones” are the first contact many people will have with the spirit world. Actually, for many they are the first creatures they meet after death.

Ria Hawk
January 13, 2006
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.600000
The Crying Ones    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

What can be more maddening than the eternal sobbing of a child whom no one can comfort?

Roack
December 20, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.000000
Cool Blue Reason    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

Simultaneously feared and desired by mages, Cool blue reasons are the collections of negative energy and the absence of emotion. A Reason appears as a tapering worm of translucent blue-black color, nearing one foot in length at the time of creation, though through their feeding on emotion can grow to be miles long.

manfred
December 18, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.600000
Via-shaal, the Lost Healers    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

Many of the Undead face this terrible fate for mistakes of their own. Dark sins, or conscience heavy for the criminal deeds they have commited, they cannot pass on and linger in this world. But some do not deserve this curse…

Maggot
December 18, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.500000
The Possesive Ones    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

There are some men who treat their wives the way they would chattel,that is,with utter control and domination,regarding their spouses not as independent beings entitled to their free will,but as mere objects of theirs,subject to the will of their lords. Such is the nature of those doomed to become the Possessive Ones,upon their death.

CaptainPenguin
December 17, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.083333
Crawling Ghosts    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

The Crawling Ghosts (from Parsic “yabuj”, “it crawls”) are the loathsome, disturbing ghosts of those who die lonely and rejected, shut-ins and the forgotten.

CaptainPenguin
December 16, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Hungry Ghosts -1    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

A Hungry Ghost is born when the lower soul (the animal soul of the body, containing physical urges and violences) becomes angered and, rather than descending to the Underworld, lashes out against the living, which, in its instinctive state and having dulled senses, it percieves as enemies who have “wronged” it.

Kinslayer
November 13, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.555556
Vapour spider    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

Spiders of the moonlight, weaving webs of smoke, mist, and moonbeams.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.666667
Manna Fleas    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

These creatures have the uncanny ability to feel the ripples of magic, so they travel through planes, rather than distance to find food.

Siren no Orakio
October 29, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.333333
Campfire Fuzz    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

These small, luminescent creatures are a distant relative of the willowisp, little bits of orangish light that are attracted by the flames of a fire. When enough of them have gathered around a fire, the fire appears to take on a fuzzy indistinctness.

Ancient Gamer
October 28, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.250000
The Murdered Young    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

The Murdered Young are the vengeful ghosts of infants who died before they were baptized.

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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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