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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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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
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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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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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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: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.625000
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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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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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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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.750000
Luzori Mushroom    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Mountains)

An influential fungus among us!

Spark
December 3, 2005
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Ideas: 13
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
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: 12
Ideas: 13
Votes: 7 / 4.142857
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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       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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