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CaptainPenguin
January 17, 2008
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Votes: 5 / 4.400000
Handvermin    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Unleashed from the high white temples of Hosok in massive swarms, the Handvermin are among the lowliest and most disgusting of the children of the Hand That Sees

valadaar
November 7, 2007
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Spirit Leech    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Gredil the Leech was the best healer in Szridhar, but no-one went to him with minor ailments.  All of his cures were disgusting, and usually involved some type of bizarre creature. Take for example the Spirit Leech.

MoonHunter
September 19, 2007
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.300000
Gate Hounds    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Gate Hounds, also known as Temple Dogs to the South, are a breed apart from most hounds. These gifts from The Others

Dozus
July 4, 2007
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.625000
Dirge Moths    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

There is more than meets the eye to these nightmarish insects…

Teller
April 25, 2007
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 2.700000
Howler Demon    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

A large predatory mammal that can run or fight on two legs, not requiring sleep these demons were brought onto the world to create killers, in the world of werewolves these could be considered alpha males.

Scrasamax
April 24, 2007
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Comments: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.750000
30 Horses    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

God forbid that I should go to any Heaven where there are no horses.
  - R. B. Cunninghame-Graham

Maggot
March 30, 2007
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.750000
Hounds Of War    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Standing atop the parched hill and triumphantly displaying their gory trophies , the berserker s begin to shriek aloud their terrible, keening war-cries, confident that the coming battle will belong to them as the enemy flees before their frenzied onslaught, all its discipline and training forgotten in the face of a foe that harbors no fear at all for any enemy born of humanity.

Just as the red mist clouding their eyes begins to fill their minds with fantasies of mass slaughter, a mass of shadowy figures suddenly materialises out of the darkness, charging towards the berserkers with long, loping strides that lend them speed that is at once awesome and terrifying to witness, even to the crazed minds of these onlookers.

As a heavy,furry shape hurtles into the the commander, he falls to the ground,  his throat ripped out by the savage fangs of his assailant. As his life ebbs away from him in the rapidly expanding jet of blood gushing from his ripped arteries, savage growls become the lullaby lulling him into the never-ending slumber of death.

Maggot
October 27, 2006
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.571429
Geshua's Clouds    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

And the Immortal Spirit shall unleash his wrath to strike down the maloveant forces that would seek to oppose the Chosen sons of Geshua..

-Fifth Verse from The Gospel Of Prophecies

Scrasamax
October 23, 2006
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Comments: 20
Ideas: 10
Votes: 8 / 4.187500
Concerning Bears    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Often the largest of the terrestrial predators, the bear is often overlooked in favor of more flashy and glamourous monsters.

Maggot
March 13, 2006
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.375000
The Varok Fly    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

A thief’s invaluble companion, this little invertebrate is a must-have among burglars determined to pull off an extremely difficulte heist.

As long as the thief in question, isn’t too squemish about what his little accquisition feeds on..

Mourngrymn
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.750000
The Creatures of Hewdamia    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

This is a compilation of all the creatures I have in the world of Hewdamia.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 13, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 2.500000
Onkorr Ants    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

The name Onkorr given by locals means burning, which again has two meanings;burning bites and burning bodies.

Cheka Man
November 13, 2005
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 3.250000
Silverspider    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

They are beautiful in an icky fuzzy spider way.

EchoMirage
November 13, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.200000
Let's play cricket    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

There are large and small crickets, each was unique.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 3.272727
Cor-Spiders    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

“Look at the woods. There must be dozens of giant spiders here! We are so in trouble. ”

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.428571
Ogone flies    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

These little buggers are the bane and blessing of adventurers.  If you find a location with lots of ogone’s, you know there is magic and magical treasure about.  However, since the average adventurer has more magic items than the normal area, the flies will hang around the adventurer and their items.

ephemeralstability
November 13, 2005
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 23
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
Insects (and Spiders and other creepy crawlies)    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Creepy, Crawley, Buzzing, Digging, Biting, Building, Sticking, Jumping, Clicking, and all the other things these small things do.

Iain
November 8, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 9
Votes: 7 / 4.357143
Mediaeval Style Mythical Beasts    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

The authors of Mediaeval bestiaries were not merely concerned with providing a description of creatures. No, for them, everything in Creation had a purpose - nothing had been made without an ulterior aim: the edification and instruction of sinful man. So, each creature described is not merely an animal but a living parable, imbued with moral or religious symbolism.

EchoMirage
November 8, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.937500
Sunfire Laerti    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Sacred bird of Raelis, the Sunfire Laerti is a bird of prey, a perfect flyer and fearless predator.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.611111
Omen Birds    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Omen Birds are the harbringers of death and bad things to come. They accompany war/ battle, monsters, pestilance, and disaster. They follow the bringers of such as well as selecting their victims.

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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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