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Ria Hawk
December 3, 2005
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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.

CaptainPenguin
December 2, 2005
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Ideas: 5
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
The Iothun: A New Look at Giants    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Mountains)

Deep in the mountains, beyond where the trails end, one can find collossal stairways and long, cliffside roads, massive arched bridges and huge vaulted tunnels, spanning thousands of miles. These roads, though seemingly deserted, are closely watched by their creators, the reclusive and strange Iothun (“yoh-thoon”).

MoonHunter
December 2, 2005
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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 As the Gods have withdrawn from the Mythic Lands, as the blessing of Time has graced the World,  they have become the guardians of The Magic and The World.

Maggot
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.875000
The Surash    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Water)

The Surash are without doubt,the most distrusted and least liked race in existence.

EchoMirage
December 1, 2005
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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.

Maggot
December 1, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.250000
The Daharvati    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Desert)

The Daharvati bear a striking resemblance to large kangaroos forced to breed with apes by some deranged scientist.

Maggot
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
The Jabbaru - rhino folk    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Plains)

Towering giants that stand well above 15 feet,these inhabitants of the great grasslands that border the most remote boundaries of the nation of Xhiklus,are an intimidating cross between humanoid and rhino. Their massive heads resemble those of a rhino,but they possess the hunched,hulking lower bodies of a humanoid being,and are endowed with the ability to fashion and use tools with their huge,three fingered hands. Often called ‘‘the Grey Monsters’’ by most people of the Hundreds,they are a force to be reckoned with.

CaptainPenguin
December 1, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.125000
Ru-Men    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Mountains)

Ru-Men are an old race who dwell throughout the area encompassed by the Hundred, but are most plentiful in their traditional homeland on the Andraverly Mountains on the west coast of the Heavy Sea (northward of Peklichr). They live in small “nests” of 10-20 individuals which generally lie in the mountains or cliffs. Many call them the Crow Men or the Jackdaw Men, while others refer to them as the Black Mountain Bastards.

MoonHunter
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.500000
Qwards    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Other)

The Qwards were just another type of goblinoid race -a bit more odd than most- living in the cramped dark spaces. While durrable and intelligent, they could achieve no level of dominance.  Upon the advent of Technology, their natural aptitudes came forth. They are born engineers.

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.

MoonHunter
December 1, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.125000
Elves of Tallarn    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

Elves are said to be girly, elves are said to be gay. What does this popular opinion stem from? Hardly their lack of facial hair. Note: Not quite a new take, but something to think about.

MoonHunter
December 1, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.666667
Growren:    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Growren are bear like people, who appear much like Giant Teddy Bears… and are as about as smart.

MoonHunter
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
The Khor    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

The Khor are a monsterous and violent race that can grow to great size.

MoonHunter
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.375000
Children of HighFather    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

These are Elves of a different sort. Not quite a new take. The HighFather is the father of all his race. He is immortal, powerful, and a strong physical presence. His memory is quite powerful- it is the races way of immortality - to be remembered by the HighFather.

Maggot
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.500000
The Frozan    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

The Frozan are revered as creatures so old and ancient that only the very ice caps and glaciers are older than they are.

Mourngrymn
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.333333
Souless    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)

The call to Him is unnerving. The power He gives is unmatched. He is the reason why I turned my back on my God and now worship Him. I will live eternal for the trade of my Soul to a God. I can live with that.

-Rakeos -Follower of Sethalis, fallen Priest of Aduivo

Mourngrymn
December 1, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.750000
Hewdamian Trolls    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Mountains)

It is interesting to realize that in the scheme of the world we are but one oddity. But we are an oddity that the humans and other smaller pitiful races take for the corrupted races of Sethalis. That we are not. I would say they hate us for our superior mentality and superior quality weaponry. As is with all children who can’t have what is out of their reach.

-Synn the Undying - Troll Cheiftan and Mastersmith

MoonHunter
November 30, 2005
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 13
Votes: 3 / 4.500000
True Trolls - A New Take On Trolls    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

I was spending some time reading some Rune Quest, Changeling, and Castle Falkenstein material and remembered why I hated most of the Trolls found in the majority of “Psuedo Medival, Eurpoeanesk Fantasies”.  So once again, I charged up my rant muscles and….

MoonHunter
November 27, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 15
Votes: 5 / 4.700000
Dokoren - The People of Legacy - A new take on Dwarves    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Underground)

A new Take on Dwarves should hit the following key points Short (After all Dwarf means a short person), Underground (traditional living arrangements), Artificers (Maker of things, use of forge), and Good Combatant.  They don’t have to be short vikings.

MoonHunter
November 27, 2005
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 19
Votes: 6 / 4.000000
The Orcen: A New Take on Orcs and Barbarians and Horsemen    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Plains)

When looking for an Orc substitute in a campaign, one should think about just a violent ethnic group of people. Huns, Goths, Visigoths, Franks, and Mongols, have all the same campaign effect of Orcs and other “monster races” that fight in large groups/ hordes. And it has the added bonus of people not being able take the moral high ground when they kill an intelligent being… because it is a people… not just a worthless Orc.

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