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Forganthus
June 4, 2012
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Votes: 3 / 4.333333
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!

Forganthus
May 22, 2012
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.333333
Surgeon Birds    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Swamp)

A big flock can suck a cow bloodless in a few minutes, yet your doctor shows up carrying one around a small birdcage in the tip of his staff.  Maybe you're better off just learning to live with the kidney stones. . .

Forganthus
May 22, 2012
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.714286
Dendrognaths    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Stay out of the woods.  It's not a place for men.  Not anymore.

Moonlake
May 13, 2012
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 7 / 3.571429
Sheen Leech    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)

A variety of bizarre but otherwise harmless insects.

Cheka Man
March 10, 2012
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.000000
30 Maggots    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

30 squirming maggots, worming their way through dead and decaying flesh.

Murometz
February 21, 2012
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 12 / 4.833333
30 Flies    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Viva la Musca!

30+ slightly-off or downright demented flies for your campaign.

Agar
February 21, 2012
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.875000
Nose Neighbor    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Not only an interesting species of fungi, but a fashion statement as well!

axlerowes
January 27, 2012
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.555556
The Hemangini Flying Squirrel    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

100 word pest

hylandpad
October 29, 2011
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.333333
Peregrine Drake    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

"What I wouldn't kill for a rodent problem. I'd give anything for an infestation of plague-ridden rats. But no. We have Drakes. Bloody gods - it never ends."

Mourngrymn
October 21, 2011
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Votes: 6 / 3.666667
Talari Eggs    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Imagine this. You are the honored guest of the Conyamo himself and his chosen peers. You are placed at his right hand so everyone in attendance can look on you with wanting. Your every move, every breath will be watched. You are the highlight of this evening. Unfortunately, removing the talari eggs will cause you great pain. The nostrum I've just given you will not help the pain but it will burn your vocal cords so you do not disturb the dinner with your screams. With more than one talari loose inside you, you will beg for death. If you had a voice, and you will receive what you wish for. It will be a long and painful as they eat down to your hallows. I would almost pity you, but your not worthy of my pity. Do not worry though as my attendants are very skilled and will remove most of the eggs to be eaten, but not all. Enough of this dribble, be happy for tonight you are the honored guest of tonight’s celebration.

Syr Caran - Head Chef to the Conyamo

Pieh
November 22, 2010
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Ideas: 4
Votes: 6 / 4.166667
Sonorous Aquaticus: The Beasts of Thunder Reef    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

Welcome, Lads, to Thunder Reef. A marvel of magical energies existing in harmony with the local fauna. Here, in Thunder Reef, you can find a large variety of oceanic creatures just overflowing with sonic energy. From the lowly Cacophony Crab, to the mighty Thunder-Squid, we will be taking a look at all of them today.

slartibartfast
November 21, 2010
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.000000
Denizens of the Chill Squall    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

The wind picked up to the point where it sounded like a chorus of a hundred howling banshees. Even deep in the cave, we all felt the temperature drop even further as the Chill Squall moved through; snatches of wind fingering in as if it was trying to pluck us out of our hole.

Dossta
November 9, 2010
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Comments: 24
Ideas: 1
Votes: 15 / 4.533333
Memory Moths    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Memory loss is a sort of living death -- and these moths are the Grim Reaper.

Pieh
October 23, 2010
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.800000
Odinsteed    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)

When you want a horse, but not any horse will do. You don't want a Lord's horse, nor one fit for a King. You want a horse bred for a God.

Be careful of unearthing legends, however.

Cheka Man
October 10, 2010
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.500000
Eye Flies    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

The eyes came closer and with them came a growling sound, and the warrior swung at them with his sword. They flew around it, revealing themselves to be harmless insects. The warrior swore...it was no Cave Bear or Giant Spider but a pair of Eye Flies out looking for insects to eat that were smaller still.

Pieh
October 9, 2010
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.083333
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?"

Ted
September 12, 2010
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.357143
Veracit's Furball    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)

It's so cute!

Wait, why is it glowing?
 

Forganthus
June 30, 2010
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.400000
Mordanfey    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Only after the unicorn hunts ended did the people realize that the unicorns were not returning. Many were saddened to discover that they had killed the last unicorns.  Some wept.

But when they returned many long years later, many more would weep.

Scrasamax
May 5, 2010
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.285714
Emperor Whale    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

The whales of the deep are not to be trifled with, those who hunt them are as mad as those who think to slay dragons.

Cheka Man
December 19, 2009
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.285714
Atissi Worms    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

It may be wondered why packs of wolves, Giant Spiders and other such animals would attack PCs, when said PCs are normally armed to the teeth with deadly weapons and spells. Surely it would make more sense to attack weaker prey? Sometimes it is because the PCs are threatening the animal's territory or cubs or egg sac. Sometimes the animals may be crazed with hunger. Or it may be because the animals have become infected by Atissi worms.

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Purple deer have begun to appear near the ruins of a fallen city, or other place of power. Hunting the deer is absurdly easy, as their coloration makes them easy to see. The heros prepare a feast from a freshly killed deer find out several hours later that the meat of the new purple deer is poisonous. This can range from cramps and vomiting to the truly sinister and lethal.

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