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manfred
May 17, 2009
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Spirits of Tradition    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

When a mission becomes something more.

Siren no Orakio
March 25, 2009
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.300000
Kir'bret'rasach    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

The Kir’bret’rasach is the Kel’Regar answer to the question of the main battle tank. More than one foe has been caught unaware by its massive strength and tearing claws.

Scrasamax
March 10, 2009
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.428571
The Steeds of the Dead    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

have made thee as no other. All the treasures of the earth shall lie between thy eyes. Thou shalt cast thy enemies between thy hooves, but thou shalt carry my friends upon they back. Thy saddle shall be the seat of prayers to me. And thou fly without any wings, and conquer without any sword.
The Koran

Siren no Orakio
March 4, 2009
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.250000
The Accursed of Alabrin    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Undead abominations born of the Light, the glow of the Accursed’s warped flesh strikes terror into those who behold it.

valadaar
January 12, 2009
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.000000
Sorcerghul    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)

Beware this wizardly cadaver! His spells might not kill you, but you will wish they had…

Drackler
January 11, 2009
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.900000
Houselings    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

"Oh, there goes another make-believe
creature"
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Murometz
January 5, 2009
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 3
Votes: 6 / 4.750000
30 Were-Creatures    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)

Therianthropes? Lycanthropes? Animorphs? Homo-Zoological-Hybrid-Sapiens? Manimals? Take your pick.

Scrasamax
January 2, 2009
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.375000
Of Mutants    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

Fire is the purifier, let it cleanse the taint from the flesh of the mutant

Prelate Deacon Delhomme

angryscotsman93
December 28, 2008
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.250000
The race of Steve    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

A completely average race, similar to humans, but with a few small differences.

Maggot
December 17, 2008
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.800000
Rot Beetle    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

A plague in improverished locations, the Rot Beetle is the bane of those who are not careful about where or what they eat.

Chaosmark
December 12, 2008
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.666667
Sunflower    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

A flower that blooms in honor of the sun itself.

Scrasamax
November 25, 2008
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Cristata    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)

In the bleak midwinter frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, Long ago.

Christina Rossetti
English poet (1830 - 1894)

Kuseru Satsujin
November 22, 2008
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.916667
Karakuri Ninja    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Electro-Clockwork assassins of the Far East.

Railus
November 6, 2008
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 3.954545
Mech-Undead    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

The grinding of gears in the dead of night is a precursor of an unforgiving danger. Survivors remember little, save the smell of metal and death.

Kassil
October 26, 2008
Hits: 1900
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
The Hollow Ones    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)

The dead, imbued with the divine essence of magic, walk again, ever hungry for the missing spark of a living soul.

Kassil
October 22, 2008
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.428571
The Trolls of Kuramen    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Loathsome creatures born of magic gone hideously awry, the trolls of Kuramen are little more than ever-hungry masses of cancerous tissue.

Siren no Orakio
October 20, 2008
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.000000
The Kth'k'k'kt - A New Look at Hivers    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

Though each drone possesses little intelligence of its own, together, they are the Kth’k'k’kt, who span the stars.

MoonHunter
September 19, 2008
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.250000
Valnorians    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

These lovely people had the unfortunate luck of living adjacent to a zenophobic bug race and a species that would defend their colonies

MoonHunter
September 18, 2008
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.928571
Synths    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Synthetic Bioforms: (Syns, Synths, SBF):  The use of synthetic people helps alleviate the manpower shortage and most real peoples’ dislike for manual labor.  They are also cheaper, easier to utilize, and easier to maintain than robots in most situations. Encyclopedia Galactica 2453ed

Scrasamax
September 15, 2008
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
The Green Dragon Challenge    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

There it was, big as two horses and all scales and wicked looking head. thought we was alldead, we did. Then the beastie did the damndest thing. Instead of breathin fire on us, or cursin us with magic it started eatin one of the damned bushes.

Explorer Kurold the Hammer

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Pearl Spider Economics

       By: Murometz

These rare, fist-sized spiders do not make webs, but rather excrete secretions which harden upon contact with air. These "droppings" resemble barley-sized spider eggs, or even lustrous pearls, once the slime coating them, dries up. In fact, dried Pearl Spider "drops" are indistinguishable from the marine varieties produced by mollusks, and hence of identical value on the open market!

Several centuries ago, they were studied by naturalists, and several observations were made. Firstly, was that these spiders "lay" these pearls for no apparent or discernible "natural" reason, and secondly, the naturalists had discovered that the more these spiders ate or were fed--and they were true omnivores--the larger the spider pearls came out.

A cottage industry began. Enterprising merchants hunted and collected these creatures across the lands, erecting spider-farms for the manufacture of Spider Pearls. It wasn't long before someone got the idea to force-feed the spiders, ala foie gras geese, and soon, the fattened spiders began pooping out pearls of great size! (relatively speaking). The regular pearl market came to disarray, and prices and value fluctuated wildly.

[b]Plothook[/b] The Mermen Mercantile Alliance hires the party to eradicate all terrestrial Pearl Spider Farms!

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