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valadaar
June 13, 2013
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The Leonamuth    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

Perhaps they were once natural beasts, but natural beasts cannot survive the wastes of Corpsefall. No, this beast is far from natural, and for that, I believe nature is grateful.

Pieh
October 9, 2010
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The Men of The March    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

"They used to be men. Mortal men. But now... I don't know if they are something more... Or something less?"

Pieh
August 26, 2009
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The Soli    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

Malevolent Vampire Mutation? Or Brain-Dead Sun-Junkie?

Scrasamax
October 11, 2008
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Dogo-Kalamu    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

Stone peckers, foul-tempered beasts, better suited for cooking and mattresses than being allowed to breed

Anjet of Cenn Caerwaith

Scrasamax
October 8, 2008
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Chungwa Wolf    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

A cunning and vicious predator, prized for it’s pelt and feared for it’s poisonous bite

Anjet of Cenn Caerwaith

Scrasamax
July 29, 2008
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Fauna of the Desert Wastelands    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

The Nightmare War did more than end the Old Empire, it turned a massive swath of once fertile land into the unimaginably hostile Wastelands, and populated it with beasts, horrors, and monsters.

Anjet of Cenn Caerwaith

Scrasamax
May 7, 2008
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Samaki    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

Cooked or raw, they taste like camel urine. Unfortunately they are full of water and easy to catch. I’m tired of eating these sand-fish

Anjet of the Cenn Caerwaith

Scrasamax
May 6, 2008
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Kisundege Eagle    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

Beware the lords of the sky, in the wastelands even the would-be dragons give them a wide berth

Anjet of Cenn Caerwaith

Ouroboros
November 29, 2007
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Aquurian Caravan Beetle    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

A gigantic insect, native to the arid badlands of northern Aquur, where fierce desert warriors roam the dunes, and the sand storms can flay a man to the bone in minutes.

MoonHunter
August 16, 2007
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Waste Spiders    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

"...I watched in morbid fascination as the Spider and the Rat circled each other. Soon one would be dead. My silver was on the Spider crawling away from this fight. ..." Exerpt: A Prospector’s Tale, VOL XXIII Blue Guild Press

MoonHunter
March 27, 2007
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OchreMaws    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

The shark is the most efficient hunters in the realms. This has empowered the Shark Spirit, to become the Beast Hunting Spirit. This powerful spirit has bound elementals of various kinds and places with a shark imprint. These bound spirits spawn new shark races: land sharks, sand sharks, sky sharks, and as for here, The OcrheMaws.

MoonHunter
March 23, 2007
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Soarers    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

From their home, the winds high above the desolate lands below, these giant winged creatures strike silently and sure.

Shadoweagle
October 30, 2006
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Jakthra    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

Storm clouds! The folk of the caravan were overjoyed! They had been moving through the hostile desert for weeks, and this was the first they had seen of any sign of precipitation. The people actually cheered when the first drops of rain hit the desert sand. But soon the cheering turned to cries of confusion as the sand beneath their feet began to move…

Roack
December 1, 2005
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Godkiss Butterfly    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

In Gaeaioa’s wings, inspiration is physical.

Roack
November 27, 2005
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Sirrush    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

The majestic, draconian riding beasts of Tarran.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Sun Hawks    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

Sun Hawks are the largest of the Hawks. Seen as symbols of faith for the sun worshipers of the region, their intelligence, ability to fly higher than most animals, and great power, makes them obvious symbolic choices for spirit messengers.

Cheka Man
November 5, 2005
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Gartraps    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

The poisonous Gartraps are the bane of the desert. These sand colored trappers will bring swift death to the unwary.

Cheka Man
November 5, 2005
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Web Bats    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

The Webbats are predators of the hot desert regions. They are massive bats with a twelve foot wingspan, very good eyesight, and the ability to do what no other bat can do…spit web from a gland beneath it’s jaws.

ScorpionJinx
November 5, 2005
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Carvitons - land sharks    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

These are also known as sourges of the desert sands. Carvitons bare a strong resemblance to their water dwelling cousins, including the large dorsal fin that can be seen in the sands.

Maggot
October 29, 2005
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Stone Lizards    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

Large lizards about 5 feet long, nothing about them seems to stand out. As drab and colorless as the parched brown stone of the desert, these things come across as your average (admitedly huge) reptile residents. But what most wouldn’t know is that these scaly things are virtually unkillable, thanks to a unique gift that they possess.

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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