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Andimia
October 13, 2006
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The Bygnok    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

The symbiosis of plants and animal has always been present, but long ago a special bond was formed to make the survival of plants coincide with the survival of their caretakers.

Wulfhere
October 11, 2006
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.000000
The Lilitu    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

These beautiful women first steal your heart, then your mind, then your soul…

manfred
September 9, 2006
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.800000
Icathian Lycanthropes    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

Not quite a race of its own, not quite the mortals they are so close to.

B9anders
August 20, 2006
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.642857
The Sorcen    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

The current state of the mythical elder race who once ruled the world known as the Sorcen.

MoonHunter
August 5, 2006
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.900000
The Beastmen of The Six Lands    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

These are an Old Peoples, the original occupants of Daletal. They have been displaced by the Humans into the back corners of The Six Lands and the Badlands. For generations they waited for a sign so they could take their revenge against the Humans. The Great One came and led them. They swarmed across The Six Lands and ruled! Then The Fall occured. Their numbers have been greatly reduced since the time of their vengence, the Time of Merideth. They have returned to their back corners of The Six Lands. They wait for the Return of the Great One.

Alec_Shadowkin
July 4, 2006
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.500000
Drakulia    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

The hiss of a drakulia fills the night air, and your blood runs cold. You know that you are about to die, and there is probably nothing you can do about it.

Mourngrymn
May 3, 2006
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.500000
Giants of Hewdamia    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

Some claim that the giants were the first mortals to walk the land in the wake of the spirits rising when the gods began breathing life into the souls that Kasal deposited on Hewdamia. As elusive as they are at times, here are my findings of their cultures in my search for the truth.

-Aergais, Sage, Traveler, Historian

MoonHunter
April 18, 2006
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Comments: 20
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.041667
Protoss - A fantasy version    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

Protos in Elder Tongue means ‘first’. This name is supposedly given because the Protoss were the first beings through the eyes, but some say it was given to the humans who first met them.

Drackler
April 4, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 2.000000
Wolfkin    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

To see one of the wolfkin running is an inspiring sight, they move as if they had wings instead of legs, as if they were not tied to the ground, but could soar among the clouds

manfred
February 2, 2006
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
The Marcas    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

A race of little peoples, that have found the key to immortality. Sadly, it has evolved to more of a curse than of a blessing.

necromancer
January 28, 2006
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 2
Votes: 4 / 2.750000
Replacements for Hobbits    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

Lets face it the Hobbits are dead and gone so if you would like to create a race to ease the pain of their departure or use necromancy to bring them back from the dead then this is the place for you.

Mourngrymn
January 24, 2006
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 3.000000
Obak`e    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

There are three types of Ma`no, each one nearly a different race as they have evolved through the years. They were all created by Sethalis for his master idea to take over the civilized races, but it was a failed attempt. These abominations live in multiple parts of the world, and will never be seen allied together as their dislike for each other is stronger than that for anything else.

Mourngrymn
January 24, 2006
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 2.500000
Lider`l    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

There are three types of Ma`no, each one nearly a different race as they have evolved through the years. They were all created by Sethalis for his master idea to take over the civilized races, but it was a failed attempt. These abominations live in multiple parts of the world, and will never be seen allied together as their dislike for each other is stronger than that for anything else.

Mourngrymn
January 24, 2006
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 2.750000
Alla`t    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

There are three types of Ma`no, each one nearly a different race as they have evolved through the years. They were all created by Sethalis for his master idea to take over the civilized races, but it was a failed attempt. These abominations live in multiple parts of the world, and will never be seen allied together as their dislike for each other is stronger than that for anything else.

Scrasamax
January 21, 2006
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.142857
Equus Vigilia    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

Many know the image of the Night-Mare, a sable horse wreathed in a nimbus of hellfire sent from the underworld every night to deliver dreams of terror and fear to the living. While this is not entirely incorrect, the truth is more complicated…

CaptainPenguin
December 24, 2005
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 1
Votes: 12 / 4.416667
The Zombie    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

The spirit which dies with a murderous rage upon it’s conscience cannot rest, and re-inhabits the corpse it once dwelt in, stalking the earth in search of one thing: revenge.

Ria Hawk
December 3, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 6
Votes: 5 / 3.800000
Wild Ones    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

There was once a tribe of humans that was referred to as “the Wild Ones.” They were humans who were linked to the wild natural world, having animal characteristics.

MoonHunter
December 2, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 5
Votes: 2 / 4.000000
The First Ones - A slightly new take on Elves    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

The First Ones, The Kan-Yow, are the only non constructed beings to know the face of their Creator God. They were born as the world was being made. Tutored by their God (Kanchiyonnaho), they developed a perfect society immersed in the magic of the world. The Kan-Yow breathed magic, they are saturated with it, and they are bound to it as the world itself. As the Gods have withdrawn from the Mythic Lands, as the blessing of Time has graced the World,  they have become the guardians of The Magic and The World.

EchoMirage
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
The Monroi    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

Pride. Strength. Skill.
These are the values of the Monroi, woven into their very being - for them, battle is not just self-preservation, but a need.

EchoMirage
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 22
Ideas: 0
Votes: 16 / 4.062500
The Dunshar    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

Seldom does one see a Dunshar “nude”, as an amorphous masses of jelly.  They can animate mud, earth, stone or metal, and use them as a body to shield their fragile self.

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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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