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BeatDropGaming
October 11, 2017
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BOOM-puffs    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)

These flowers give an... explosive suprise to those who would pick it for its silver stem and gold petals.

Moonlake
October 27, 2014
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Mistflowers    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)

An addition for the Whimsical Flora Codex (based on my Crunalan society in my Dragon Empire setting)

axlerowes
January 6, 2013
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The Saulberry    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)

The food of the Gods: specifically a bitter sappy God.

Scrasamax
January 25, 2010
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Votes: 8 / 3.437500
Dew Nettle    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)

Mind the nettles son, it's wet out.

 

manfred
December 21, 2008
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Votes: 7 / 3.071429
Seaman's Fruit    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)

"And make sure the fruit stays dry."
- The Best Cook of Royal Navy, a book never read

manfred
December 12, 2008
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Votes: 4 / 3.500000
The Zenahin Flower    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)

The Zenahin Flower, Zenahin Bloom, Star Eye, Mood Flower, Little Judge, it has many names.

Scrasamax
October 9, 2008
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.000000
Dandélion    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)

Fluffy headed plant things with an equally fluffy headed personality

Scrasamax
October 6, 2008
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Black Grape    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)

The grapes of sorrow

Ouroboros
April 1, 2008
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.142857
Whisperweed    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)

The susurrating death-bringer of the Northern Moors.

Scrasamax
June 19, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.687500
Mana Weeds    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)

Also known as the Ankarran Thistle, Magewort, and a general nuisance.

Cheka Man
April 9, 2006
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Corpse's Revenge    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)

To the vulture, the body of the lion down below seemed to be a tasty morsel. It appeared to be slightly swolen with the beginnings of decay, but that was to be expected. He dived down, landed beside it, and bit deeply inside it.And the body exploded, showering him with entrails, blood, and a strange dust.

He preened himself to get as clean as possible, ate his fill and flew off. And an hour later he fell dead to the ground, and his body began to swell with the spores and fibres of the Corpse’s Revenge.

Phoren
November 8, 2005
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Silverblooms    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)

The basis for many a bardic tale of courting and love, these beautiful small flowers symbolize new love to many.

manfred
July 28, 2005
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Votes: 10 / 4.150000
Bugger Leaf    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)

A small weed that rarely grows big enough. Farmers like to remove it from their soil, finding little use for it. A secluded sect of monks living in the same region thinks differently, and bases an important ritual on this plant.

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Corpse Herders

       By: Murometz

The Jiangsi was the name of an undead being in Chinese folklore and mythology. Usually translated as zombie or vampire for Western palates, the Jiangsi was really neither. They appeared as simply risen, fresh corpses. They moved (peculiarly!) by hopping rather than walking, and sought out the living to suck the Qilife force from their victims.

Perhaps significantly more interesting than the Jiangsi itself, was the lore surrounding them. "Zombie wranglers", or "Corpse Herders", usually Daoist priests, were men tasked with delivering these undead beings back to their respective home towns. Tradition in China placed great importance and emphasis on the return of the dead to their homes and families, and thus the corpse herders came to be. By using magick words and talismans they would animate the dead, and by placing specially inscribed parchments of paper over the Jiangsi heads and faces, the corpse herders would be able to control the hopping corpses. Then like pied pipers, they would lead processions of subdued undead, across many miles, rhythmically chanting and ringing tiny bells.

Special inns were built across China to house these undead caravans, as the zombies could only travel by evening and night, the sun anathema to them. Rows of doors opening to barely a closet-space, lined the walls of these special establishments. Behind these doors, the corpses would be stored upright while the corpse herders rested in rooms.

The Jiangsi under the control of a corpse herder were quite harmless, merely hopping after him, silently and without complaint, for weeks and months. If however, the magicked parchment would somehow be removed from their faces, the creatures would immediately seek living humans to kill. Their thirst for Qi was unquenchable.

The job of a corpse herder was an interesting one to say the least.

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