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Zylithan
December 1, 2005
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Votes: 5 / 3.800000
Hotheads    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

Hotheads are small badger-like animals that inhabit the frozen lands of the north.  They are cute, furry, playful ... oh yes, and quite dangerous if you’re not careful.

Roack
November 27, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
Sirrush    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

The majestic, draconian riding beasts of Tarran.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 13, 2005
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Votes: 6 / 3.583333
Greenflies-Aquatic parasitic wasps    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

The wasps are about the size of a finger, they are bright green with long hairy backlegs.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 13, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 2.600000
Onkorr Ants    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

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

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.300000
Hovers    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Named after some Oldthings by the early colonists, these large, even by Kerrenese standards, these iridescent insects are a common sight everywhere in the world.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.625000
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.

ephemeralstability
November 13, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.714286
Fire ants    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)

The mystery of fyre is one which has much occupyed my studies and the studies of men before me. ... I have concluded that fyre is the product of Fyre Antes.

Professor J Klewlise, "On the nature and origin of fyre" (1542)

Cheka Man
November 13, 2005
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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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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.333333
Let's play cricket    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

There are large and small crickets, each was unique.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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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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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.437500
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.

Cheka Man
November 10, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.500000
Giant Mussel    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

The Giant Mussel is probebly the only creature in the world that can, if you are not careful, lick you to death…

Iain
November 8, 2005
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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.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.500000
Surabuya or Ocean Crocodile    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

These seagoing creatures are as dangerous, if not more so, than their swamp orriented cousins.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
Darbeast    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Darbeasts are fearsome jungle beasts. They thunder through the jungle defending their territory from any perceived threats. They swim through the rivers and lakes, their massive bulks buoyant, eating grasses and spearing fish. Their strident calls are known to cause other beasts in the jungle to run.

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.

Maggot
November 8, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.250000
The Orc Tick    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

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

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.125000
The Gar Eeel    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

Gar Eeels live in the large,weed choked rivers and lakes that cover much of the Powi lands,are are revered as godlings by these primitive people. Many shamans say that the power to control the rains, rest with the Gar Eeel or Messengers of the rains, as they are known by the tribes.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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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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There are more ways than one to encounter a dragon. With a low level group it's obviously not feasible to meet one in its lair and fight it. But standing on a bleak moorland, utterly exposed and vulnerable, it can be a chilling experience to see something flying far far overhead. Something that could just be an eagle, but you never know...

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