Hall of Honour Featured

Random Gold Golden

Random

Lifeforms » FloraView GoldenView HoHNorm

Cheka Man
October 14, 2006
Hits: 2502
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
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
Hits: 5260
Comments: 6
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
Hits: 6772
Comments: 8
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
Hits: 4056
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
Hits: 4780
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
Hits: 23956
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
Hits: 18475
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
Hits: 5808
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
Hits: 10439
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
Hits: 4706
Comments: 6
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
Hits: 4770
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
Hits: 5099
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
Hits: 8594
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
Hits: 5410
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.750000
Luzori Mushroom    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Mountains)

An influential fungus among us!

Spark
December 3, 2005
Hits: 9023
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
Hits: 9484
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
Hits: 4288
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
Hits: 4893
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
Hits: 5768
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
Hits: 5093
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.

 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 > 
Reset Sorting
Total for selections: (114)
Sort By:







Random Idea Seed View All Idea Seeds

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.

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | December 2, 2015 | View | UpVote 4xp


Creative Commons License
Individual submissions, unless otherwise noted by the author, are licensed under the
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
and requires a link back to the original.

We would love it if you left a comment when you use an idea!
PayPal
Powered by Lockmor 4.1 with Codeigniter | Copyright © 2013 Strolen's Citadel
A Role Player's Creative Workshop.
Read. Post. Play.
Optimized for anything except IE.
0.0657