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Spark
March 5, 2006
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Comments: 27
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.821429
The Ink Drinkers    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (City/ Ruin)

“The last thing we ever saw was its inky tail as it swept under the door. I fear the scions of Durnthar have taken yet another piece of us.” - Gould Maran, Keeper of the Throne Seal

manfred
October 29, 2005
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 5.000000
Bizzare Life-Forms Challenge    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)

The Challenge:
Think of any bizzare life-form, WHATEVER life-form that lives a not-so-standard way. Not the way common sense would expect it. Make it in some way logical or not, just forget the boring everyday logic.

EchoMirage
September 24, 2006
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Comments: 22
Ideas: 0
Votes: 18 / 4.916667
Ylithain, the Drowned Queen    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Swamp)

Sing to me and I shall write, on lilies, poetry of the night.

Psalmanazar
September 28, 2006
Hits: 11762
Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 16 / 4.843750
Zhâo Wén Jûn, The Morning Lord of Writings    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (City/ Ruin)

A beast made of writing; a strange, sad, and beautiful being that haunts the libraries and universities of the Sacred World

Wulfhere
November 27, 2006
Hits: 5852
Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.833333
Myrie Bugs    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (City/ Ruin)

Crawling among the garbage and offal, the detritus of what men call civilization, the myrie bugs claim their own small domains.  They eat, and breed, and wait…

Agar
September 8, 2003
Hits: 13717
Comments: 22
Ideas: 1
Votes: 20 / 4.825000
Centipede Nails    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Many magical items adventurers seek out help them carry more loot, keep themselves fed and healthy, or just simply hack the bad guys to itty bitty bits. This one lets their loot carry itself.

MoonHunter
December 20, 2005
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.950000
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

Murometz
February 18, 2007
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Comments: 26
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.566667
The One-Eyed, Red-Eyed Crow    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Swamp)

Despair! Despair! The Dread Crow’s Glare!

Scrasamax
April 24, 2007
Hits: 6223
Comments: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.750000
30 Horses    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

God forbid that I should go to any Heaven where there are no horses.
  - R. B. Cunninghame-Graham

Scrasamax
May 11, 2009
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 5.000000
The Great Demon of the Ocean    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Water)

It is unwise to speak the name of the Great Demon of the Ocean if you are close enough to the sea to smell the salt in the air. It is inviting disaster to speak it’s name when you are on the ocean itself.

Strolen
August 31, 2002
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.500000
Bloody Vines    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Scratches are a small price to pay for the comfort and protection of the perfect campsite. At least they were a small price until members of the party aren’t waking up.

Mourngrymn
October 28, 2005
Hits: 3697
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.625000
Sandgrazer    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

These Camel like animals roam the desert in small herds. The desert folk have uses for these creatures.

Agar
October 29, 2005
Hits: 5112
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.300000
Devil's Thorns    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

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

CaptainPenguin
March 3, 2003
Hits: 6102
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.000000
Honest Wrekk    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Masters have come and gone, but Honest Wrekk has always been around.

manfred
March 20, 2003
Hits: 6227
Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.611111
Beast Weed    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

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

Grimalkin
April 2, 2003
Hits: 6290
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.500000
Kubla Khan's Herb    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

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

Agar
October 28, 2005
Hits: 3895
Comments: 10
Ideas: 1
Votes: 10 / 3.800000
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.

Siren365
August 6, 2003
Hits: 6592
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 2.888889
The Green Rose    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

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

RoryD
September 24, 2003
Hits: 5639
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 2.916667
Venus Mantrap Seeds    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

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

CaptainPenguin
March 30, 2006
Hits: 3606
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
Lavas, the Raging Ones    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)

The Lavas are animalistic warrior-demons who converge in packs like lice on the inconceivable walls of Hell, filled with inconceivable fury and berzerk bloodthirst.

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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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