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Cheka Man
October 14, 2006
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Votes: 4 / 3.250000
Manjaweed    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

This glowing fungus has been known both to save lives, and to ruin them as well.

valadaar
September 7, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
Demontrumpets    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Demontrumpets, as illuded to by the name, are not normal plants, but are plants who hold their origin in the Abyss. Perhaps brought by summoned demons, perhaps created by a dark god for some purpose, perhaps simple plants mutated by an artifact of great evil.

Scrasamax
September 4, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.900000
Chokesprout    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Swamp)

Sleep with a cloth wrapped around your face or you’ll be a frungy garden in the morning…

Scrasamax
September 4, 2006
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.333333
Frungy Pods    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Other)

Frungy-headed Fool

Regional insult for someone considered stubborn, or gullible.

Siren no Orakio
August 29, 2006
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.045455
Blossom of Rage    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Brendan stared at the creature in the pale moonlight, transfixed by the silvery petals that glistened beneath that perfect purity. It was not until his final breath that he gathered his wits enough to scream after the thing had descended on him, all muscle and thorns and hard, barklike skin. It was too impossible, even the crimson blossoms that shone in the light of the moon.

Michael Jotne Slayer
June 2, 2006
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 7
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Adventurous Plants    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

A collection of plants that could present a challenge for the PCs.

Cannibal Monkey
May 25, 2006
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Comments: 21
Ideas: 0
Votes: 17 / 4.794118
Arcanis    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

Also going by the names ‘Mageweed’, ‘Sorceror’s Moss’ and ‘Puff-Wizard’, these tiny little shoots can have a variety of uses to the canny alchemist.

Appaloosa
April 25, 2006
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.875000
Grex    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Proof that some times truth is stranger than fiction. (Sometimes)

The Unique Life cycle of the Grex. A forest Decomposer.

Scrasamax
April 12, 2006
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.300000
Black Oleander    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Swamp)

Often mistaken for the mystical Black Lotus, the Black Oleander is a common blooming plant found in temperate swamps.

Cheka Man
April 9, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.583333
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.

Kassil
March 6, 2006
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.166667
Fireleaf    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

This odd, fern-like plant taps into the power of fire to protect itself and prosper amid the cold northern tundra…

Wogden
December 20, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.583333
Necrosia Animensis    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

“Since the vile Plante’s Deceased Hoste is not technically a Part of its Anatomy, any attemptes to Kill the Monster using regular methods is likely to prove Futile, especially that of Beheading the Creature. It seems to regarde its Head as a most Unnecessary part of its Composition, and thus as it moves its Head exhibits a frightening lacke of Expression, and lolls in a way most Unpleasant to observe.”

MoonHunter
December 20, 2005
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.909091
Autumndale Trees    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Seemingly lit from within, autumn foliage blazes with color in the late-afternoon sun. Yet, is is spring.
Trodways Known by Ericus Huntcrafter pub 1185 p. 245

Roack
December 7, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.750000
Luzori Mushroom    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Mountains)

An influential fungus among us!

Spark
December 3, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 13
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Selected Lichens, Mosses, and Ground Covers from the Mura Katur    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Swamp)

Although the stink and slime of the swamp is not the perfect habitat for dry plants, within forests of the Mura Katur can be found a respectable variety of lichens, mosses, and ground covers.

Spark
December 3, 2005
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 13
Votes: 8 / 4.187500
Selected Mushrooms and Funghi from the Mura Katur    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Swamp)

From the Black Marsh to the Glowing Swamps of Luminiall, the Mura Katur is home to a great abundance of funghi. Enclosed is a sampling of the many species found in its dank mires and soaked forests.

Agar
November 30, 2005
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 2.250000
White P'nash Berries    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

There are two types of P’nash trees that survive, the Red berry tree, and the White berry tree. Both can be picked and, other than some mild psychological effects, are rather benign. Combined in the right situation ... Well that’s something else.

Agar
November 30, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.000000
Red P'nash Berries    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

There are two types of P’nash trees that survive, the Red berry tree, and the White berry tree. Both can be picked and, other than some mild psychological effects, are rather benign. Combined in the right situation ... Well that’s something else.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 22, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.000000
Corpse Flower    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Deep in the Ankorillian jungles grows the Corpse Flower. A dreaded plant that can entangle and poison you silently.
Hours later your companions notice your absence,
turn and search for you.
As they backtrack they unknowingly pass your last resting place.
A rather smelly, orange plant.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Qanquen Trees    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

The name for and the tree itself come from a land far away. The name means Long Wall in some foreign tongue. It is representative on how these trees grown.

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Hu's Iron Ball

       By: Murometz

Hu was an ambassador of the Seventh Emperor of the Reng Dynasty. Throughout his life he traveled across many miles and lands to entreaty with neighboring kingdoms and the semi-savages who dwelled amidst the Metal Mountains.

During one such diplomatic mission, Hu was gifted a small iron marble as a gesture, by a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe. Little else is known of Hu, but that marble was lost and is now somewhere out there for someone to find.

A tiny, shiny sphere, the marble has several properties. First and foremost it is a strong magnet, considerably stronger than its size and density would indicate.

Secondly, if thrown or rolled upon the ground and the command word is spoken, the iron ball will magically enlarge to either the size of an ogres's head or to that of a great globe, twelve feet in diameter. The rolling ball of either size will continue to roll or fly at the same relative speed it was when launched as a marble, and can thus cause great damage to anything in its path. The magnetic power of the ball will also magnify when enlarged.

Legends claim that the ball has been tossed from besieged castles upon attacking foes and rolled at marching armies in ages past. At the end of such rolls, the larger size globe has been known to not only crush soldiers underfoot, but to also "collect" many dozens of metallic weapons and bits of armor unto itself, appearing as an armored sphere, with swords and spears sticking out from it in all directions.

Owning this powerful marble has its drawbacks. Anyone carrying it on their person, will experience the iron ball's insidious effects after some time. The owner feels no worse for wear, but after two month's time they will suddenly awaken one morning to find that their hair has fallen out completely, their teeth loosened like baby's teeth ready to drop, and their fingernails simply shriveled and sliding off the fingers and toes. Perhaps unbeknownst to the owner at first, the iron ball also renders an owner sterile or barren by this time.

Regular clerical healing will not reverse this horrible malady. Only finding and beseeching a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe to heal the iron ball's effects with their particular brand of magic, will work.

Hu's Iron Ball should be handled carefully by players and gms.

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