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Murometz
March 7, 2014
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.750000
A Dozen Unusual Flowers    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

From the same school of thought as, "Hey GM, which book did I just randomly pull from the shelf of the wizards' library?" No plot hooks here, just flavor additions.

valadaar
November 6, 2013
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.750000
Shrinkstools    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Shrinkstools are a powerfully enchanted toadstool, typically found in enchanted forests or other secluded magical locations. Watch your step.

Nobody
October 3, 2013
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.250000
Volcano Trees    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Mountains)

A heat resistant tree with stone bark and leaves, that only lives in volcanic areas.

Part of my series on pseudo-magical world building

caesar193
May 19, 2013
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 1
Votes: 14 / 3.714286
Friars Weed    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Swamp)

Found, normally, deep in the swamp, the Friar's Weed's poison is something to be watched for.

caesar193
May 5, 2013
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 1
Votes: 12 / 3.583333
Flowers Of Innocence    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (City/ Ruin)

Also called the Flowers of Childhood, they look like they were taken straight from a fairytale. But they have a darker side.

axlerowes
January 6, 2013
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 3.500000
The Saulberry    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)

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

Strolen
September 16, 2012
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.250000
Tracker Bush    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

Those attuned with magic and nature can use this plant to quickly identify what might be traveling or living in its area by their footfalls.

Forganthus
August 31, 2012
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.142857
Tumble Melon Tree    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

A tree that sends roaming fruit on a singular quest.

Scrasamax
August 12, 2012
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.500000
The Groves of the Fire Lord    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Other)

The land of Airithrin is a horrible place, a land of reeking fumes and geysers of flame, lakes of lava and the strange life forms that emerge when elementals breed with mundane creatures

caesar193
August 9, 2012
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
The Great Tree    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

"Aye, lad, the Great Tree- its got a branch in each world, and each branch is a world. If one were to find the place this world, this branch, met the main trunk, like I did, they could go to them other worlds. 'Course, you'd be some kinda poison, or, or, disease to the Tree, and that damn tree got one hell of an immune system. When me an' me buddies entered her trunk, she put up one hell of a fight. We fought for hours through every protection system she had, and all to get lost is this world fulla strange elves who glamoured us, trying to keep us as pets. We barely got back." -Old Gerald, man in the pub

Borrowed shamelessly from Norse mythology (see Yggdrassil, the World Tree), the Great Tree both connects and is worlds.

Cheka Man
July 12, 2012
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.500000
Slow Death Cap    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)


The Slow Death Cap looks, to those who don't know what they are looking at, like an edible mushroom, but eating it is one of the most unwise things anybody could possibly do.

OmegaDraco
July 9, 2012
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Comments: 23
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.227273
The Qualm    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Space)

The Qualm is a giant mass of tentacles and leaves with hundreds of mouth-like pods lined with teeth. It is about 1/8 of the size of Earth's moon, and it travels through space looking for nutrient rich planets that it can suck dry.

clydedavis
June 25, 2012
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Clypse    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Swamp)

A strange magical plant known for it's psychosis-inducing effects, commonly used in poisons, alchemy, rituals, and illicit drugs.

Includes: Appearance, Toxin Information, Harvesting and Uses, Signs, Plot-Hooks.

Roack
February 10, 2012
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Comments: 21
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.812500
Turtle Lotus    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Water)

A response to Dragonlordmax's Freetext Friday. Specifically, Exotic Mounts.

Thanks to axlerowes for help fleshing out the details and helping me tie it in further with the rest of the setting.

Scrasamax
January 25, 2012
Hits: 872
Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.800000
Hemangini Tree    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

A coveted tree, 100 words

hylandpad
September 21, 2011
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 1
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Sylvan Incubus Tree    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

The Sylvan Incubus is a common name for the plant Dendrophagia Necrofoenae, a member of the Necrofoenae family. Like all Necrofoenae, it feasts on the dead - but it is one of the few that actually murders it's prey, before it feasts.

-Court Herbologist Gertrard di Vini, from his tome "dyFoenis Terrae Modae" - On the Plants of New Terra

hylandpad
September 15, 2011
Hits: 675
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.375000
Haemorosa    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Other)

The flower commonly known as "Blood Petal,"  Haemorosa is a member of the Necrofoenae family - a family of plants that exhibit a disturbing affinity for the dead.

-Court Herbologist Gertrard di Vini, from his tome "dyFoenis Terrae Modae" - On the Plants of New Terra

Mourngrymn
March 21, 2011
Hits: 886
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.875000
The Mel Victus    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

A silent vestige sits among the vine covered ruins in a forest that has overgrown who once lived here. No more towers rise among the skeletal remains of a seeming once vast city. Instead, carved into the face of a leveled statue of a man, peaceful in his dead slumber now are etched the words - Si vis pacem para bellum – If you want peace, prepare for war.

Silveressa
December 21, 2010
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.750000
The Majestic Silver Oak    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (City/ Ruin)

In the small town of Silver Oak rests a towering Oak flush with silver metallic leaves that chime in the breeze, even during the heart of winter. Its story, and its secrets lie within this humble text...

A magical tree, suitable for any fantasy campaign.

Pieh
August 26, 2010
Hits: 863
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.083333
Augment Trees    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

A warped and twisted, low-standing, tree covered in dark bark. It's wild, overgrown tangle of branches creep across the ground in a large circle. The entire thing is covered in a multitude of thorns that shift from a bright acidic green to a deep blood red.

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Order of the Moonbeard

       By: valadaar

Among the assortment of organized criminals who live in the great city, few command greater fear the Moonbeard Order.

They of course do not call themselves that, but have earned the moniker from their fashion of dying their large beards with lye to produce a distinctive crescent shape running from earlobe to earlobe. This is meant as a taunt for their enemies, for it clearly outlines their throats.

They also wear garb similar to the northern tribesman, carefully tooled leather and showing multiple, colourful glyphs.

They are feared due to the intense discipline that their group maintains, due to their origins as a warrior-sect.

They serve as paid thugs, enforcers and assassins within the city, with the client simply ordering a service from the organization, not hiring an individual. Apart from making the request and providing payment in full in advance, the order completes the assignment themselves.

Their order has many moles through the organizations of the city, and more than a couple of nobles. As such, no organized move has been made against them since their chief activity is directed against other members of the crime world. It is said that their services have been useful for those in power as well, further protecting them from persecution.

Their religion holds that their time in this world is vanishingly brief, and largely unimportant except as training for the Great Battle.

The order is very utilitarian with weapons choice - they simply use the tool needed for the occasion, though not without having trained extensively with it beforehand. Daggers, garrottes, swords, bows, battle axes, polearms, wagons, even siege engines have been used to carry out their contracts.

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