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Gossamer
October 16, 2013
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Votes: 7 / 3.785714
Drowner Lice    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

-"He's dead, Jim. Drowned, from the looks of it."

-"Cramps? Swimming too soon after a meal?"

-"No, but something got a meal alright."

Scrasamax
October 14, 2013
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Votes: 6 / 4.166667
Gallinippers    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Swamp)

Megafauna mosquitoes

Chaosmark
October 2, 2013
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Encounter: Swollen Shadow    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (City/ Ruin)

A short sidebar of encounter information for the Swollen Shadow. Intended for use with Shardis, the Shining City and Quarantine of Light.

Moonlake
June 29, 2013
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Bad Omen Chinese Mythical Lifeforms    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

A collection of Chinese mythical lifeforms representing Bad Omens or associated with the onset of Disasters

Moonlake
June 28, 2013
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
Good Omen Chinese Mythical Lifeforms    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

A collection of Chinese mythical lifeforms representing Good Omens or have divine associations (more entries will be added)

Moonlake
June 28, 2013
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.700000
Dangerous Chinese Mythical Lifeforms    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

A collection of Chinese Mythical Lifeforms that can pose varying degrees of danger to adventurers and the general populace

valadaar
June 13, 2013
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Comments: 19
Ideas: 3
Votes: 8 / 3.625000
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.

Shadoweagle
May 27, 2013
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 3.607143
Skittering Steel    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

Spindly, steel spiders, spinning silk so sharp. (100-word sub)

Murometz
October 2, 2012
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 13 / 4.653846
Dwarven Pets    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

Pets mind you. Not exotic monster companions. No saddled dire-boars to be found here. No purple worm caravans.

axlerowes
September 25, 2012
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Ideas: 3
Votes: 8 / 3.687500
Beardspiders    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Beard grooming is a life-long process divided between two schools of thought:  harsh mineral treatments or more the natural approach.  The popular naturalist approach requires beard-spiders that live off lice, fleas and other small insects.

Agar
August 29, 2012
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Votes: 4 / 3.500000
Plague Dragons of Tameltyne    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Prophesies exist for a reason, legends of dragons destroying the lands and violent struggles for survival often have a grain of truth to them. The Plague Dragons grain of truth is large, angry, and due to return sooner than anyone is ready.

caesar193
August 18, 2012
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.555556
Shnickels    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

"Ye've ne'er heard of the Shnickels? Ye must 'ave not grown up in yonder country. The Shnickels are pests. Varmints. They move in, and you're done, son."

-Old Gerald, man in the pub.

Dossta
July 30, 2012
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Votes: 9 / 3.888889
The Hellephant    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
DNA can be a funny thing.  Flip a gene here and the resulting offspring is sterile.  Twist this one around and the kid winds up twice as big as either parent.  And this one?  Lets just say that there‚Äôs a reason why some genetic experimentation is very, very illegal. 
Chaosmark
July 12, 2012
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Encounter: Shadowbeast    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

A short sidebar of encounter information for the fel Shadowbeasts.

Cheka Man
June 25, 2012
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Votes: 8 / 3.375000
Changeling Wasp    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

The nobleman was out on horseback when he came too close to a nest of Changeling wasps. The first sting made him scream and sent him falling from his horse. When he felt the second sting and was close to passing out with the pain, he thought Whatever happens now, my life of freedom is over. Even if I am not stung again,and escape being paralysed or killed I will be a girl. I will no longer have the right to choose who I marry, to carry a weapon, to join the army or to have control over my own finances.My life is ruined now.

Forganthus
June 9, 2012
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.136364
Time Zombie    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (City/ Ruin)

Death is the fate of every birth, and life is only a brief loan of light before the eternal darkness swallows us.  The remaining years of life have been stolen from the creatures known as Time Zombies, who stalk the living in the hopes of stealing a few more years of precious life.

Forganthus
June 4, 2012
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Ideas: 0
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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Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.350000
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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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.750000
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 / 3.642857
Sheen Leech    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)

A variety of bizarre but otherwise harmless insects.

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Castoria, Land of Shattered Stars

       By: Veretrix

Castoria was once a thriving and prosperous nation, a rich trade center for the surrounding lands. This all changed when, on one fateful night nearly a century ago, the Mist of Eternity rolled in and surrounded the land, obscuring more of the outside world as days and nights passed.

By the time the Mist blocked out the sun, a new light shone during what was assumed to be daytime: The Starpoint Spire, a mysterious place atop Castoria's highest peak in the northern-central region. Some say that there is some sort of building atop the mountain shining the dim "sunlight" onto the land, but it is only ever too bright or too dark to fully make out any structure, not to mention the mountain's immense height.

Not a month after the Spire's light lit up, the stars fell. Flaming rocks and debris from far-flung edges of space plummeted downward onto the eastern region of Castoria. Once the shower subsided, a strange energy from within the fallen stars transformed the eastern lands in what are now known as The Voidwastes, a barren gray land littered with craters and strange alien creatures (these can vary, but I had Pathfinder's Akatas in mind).

To the south, strange mechanism of eldritch origin are again at work after aeons of rest in the Ruins of Kchuthngnl, an ancient city of non-human creation that is estimated by scholars to be no less that five millennia old.

To the west, the once peaceful and serene forest, now known as The Plagued Woods, has been experiencing corruptions of the wildlife and humanoids living there. Some humans have reported creatures that appear not unlike a halfling, except that they can open their mouths to massive proportions to swallow creatures the size of an ogre.

When adventurers and citizens alike try to make an escape from Castoria, they are never seen again, and it is utterly unknown whether they found hopeful sanctuary or agonizing death withing the Mist's depths.

What is unknown to all residents of Castoria is that all of these events occurred because of the actions of a secret but powerful cult loyal to the Elder Gods who call the space between the planes their abhorrent home. The cult still lives on, larger than ever, and their plan is for the alien horrors to incubate and thrive within the dome of mist that now envelops Castoria, so that when the Elder Gods return as the cult's prophecy foretells, they will have an army of blasphemous creation at their disposal that they will use to make war with and enslave the denizens of the Material Plane.

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