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Forganthus
June 4, 2012
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The Gentle Beasts    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

The cries sounded like some misshapen creature being devoured alive.  Or a stillborn baby deer, somehow struggling back to life in the filthy grove where it had been abandoned, crying in infinite pain and hatred.  

As I neared the ridge, I could hear a set of shuffling, twitchy half-steps, more like pained spasms than any sort of a gait.  And when I saw it. . . Oh gods. . . It's like. . . that face. . . THAT HORRIBLE FACE!

valadaar
June 25, 2009
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An Adventurer's best Friend    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

One of man's most successful domestications has been that of the dog. Even in our world, the variation that has been bred is truly astonishing. It only seems natural that a world filled with magic and the supernatural could yield even greater variety. This is a collection of some of these possibilities.

Ouroboros
September 17, 2008
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Blimp Dragon    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

The living airships of Locastus, City of Mirrors

Dozus
January 12, 2008
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Aerophin    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

The whales of the Epoan skies…

valadaar
December 13, 2007
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Nyanthian Beastiery    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

Nyanthian Beastiery

Wulfhere
September 24, 2007
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Tempest Blades    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

In the heart of the storm dwell the aerial creatures known as tempest blades.

MoonHunter
August 16, 2007
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Waste Knight    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

"I have to give the creature credit. After it stood its ground for a bit, it charged me. Sure I outweighed it by nearly 100 stones, but that would not deter it. I almost didn’t have the heart to kill it." Exerpt: A Prospector’s Tale, VOL XXIV Blue Guild Press

MoonHunter
August 16, 2007
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Crawlers of the Wastes    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

"...The spider did win, but his victory was short lived. The Crawler came down from the rocks above and killed him, then eating the Waste Spider, The Rat, and the small bit of jerky that I started this battle royal with. " Exerpt: A Prospector’s Tale, VOL XXIII Blue Guild Press

MoonHunter
August 16, 2007
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Waste Rats    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

Rats. Why did it have to be Rats?

Appaloosa
July 14, 2006
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Greiges' Killer Shrews    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

Those who hunt by night will tell you that the wildest, most vicious of all animals is the tiny shrew.
The shrew feeds only by the dark of night. He must eat his own body weight every few hours or stave to death. The ravenous shrew eats everything, bones, flesh, marrow… everything.
Intro from Attack of the Killer Shrews 1959

MoonHunter
July 9, 2006
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Verner    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

The toxic lands of the Wastes should support no life. Here the land is slowly corrosive to the touch, causing illness with prolonged contact. The bubbling sulfur and ectomass pools are especially lovely, if you have the right aesthetic. The soil is soft and any heavy object slowly sinks. Other than a few migrant birds and some exotic small insects, The Wastes support only one native lifeform - The Verners - Exerpt from the often wrong but very popular Kalemandi’s Beasts of Lore and World.

Drackler
April 8, 2006
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The creatures of Thanethia.    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

The numorous denizens of Thanethia all in one place.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Skeleton Worm aka Glisten Worms    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

The undead horror shambled forward. Peaking out from under its tattered leather armor is a roll of slick smelly maggot worms.

Maggot
November 8, 2005
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The Orc Tick    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

"OH MY GOD! LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT THING!"

ephemeralstability
October 29, 2005
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Draconian parasites    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

Dragons, being huge and meaty, are the ideal habitat for countless unpleasant parasites.

Mourngrymn
October 28, 2005
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Votes: 11 / 4.045455
Choke Horror    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

Choke horrors are nightmarish creatures that give the most knowledgeable and adventurous pause. They are tall gangly bipedal creatures that have four whip like appendages instead of arms.

Mourngrymn
October 28, 2005
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Dark Unicorn    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

To kill a Unicorn is to bring bad luck and the hatred of nature itself down upon the foolish. It is said that the mate of a unicorn that is murdered will turn horrible in it’s pain and anger, turning against nature to hunt and kill the murderer of it’s mate. It turns dark and soulless and seeks nothing but the death of it’s enemy.

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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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