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Agar
October 29, 2005
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Devil's Thorns    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Not many plants kill animals. This oaklike tree is predatory in the spreading of its seeds.

manfred
October 29, 2005
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Medusa Tree    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

This tree has a somewhat unclear bush-like appearance. But so far, nothing special. The actual reason why is it called after medusas, is his power to deter any hostile creatures, and to be sure, all creatures

Kassil
October 29, 2005
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Dead Pepper    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Desert)

A large, ruby-red pepper, found in dry regions; much prized by alchemists and gourmands alike.

Agar
October 28, 2005
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Maternity Blossom    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

This herb is given to the father of a baby upon conception. Nine months later, the father will have an experience that will instill life long respect in the mother of his child.

Agar
October 28, 2005
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Golden Cherry    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

The result of an unexpected side effect of magical research. The cherries help to light up the dark in a unique way.

CaptainMayday
September 12, 2005
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Miracle Forest    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

The counter to the effects of the Barrenfield Oaks. It converts sunlight into the ingredients necessary for a healthy soil.

CaptainMayday
September 7, 2005
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Barrenfield Acorns    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

This is an acorn of mass destruction. It’s stored in a small box with room for six but only containing the one.

manfred
July 28, 2005
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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.

AgentTwiggy
March 9, 2005
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Jenny Green (maladous alertus)    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

The nutritious fruit of this plant is not unlike a star fruit, with fleshy spindles sticking out in all directions. The leaves, on the other hand, are highly dangerous and have driven many a hungry traveller mad!

Mourngrymn
December 9, 2004
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Amber Rose    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

An Amber Rose is a very unique flower that only grows every five years. It is amber is color and seems to radiate with a sheen of energy. It’s properties are sought after by anyone who knows of the rare flower.

RoryD
September 24, 2003
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Venus Mantrap Seeds    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

Magical seeds that grow quickly to full size when a spell is cast on them.

Siren365
August 6, 2003
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The Green Rose    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

It is a green rose created by a god long ago to give to his mortal lover.

Grimalkin
April 2, 2003
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Kubla Khan's Herb    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

A magical herb that keeps things cool…for a long time.

manfred
March 20, 2003
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Beast Weed    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

A tiny leaf, that can make the smallest animal truly dangerous.

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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