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Pariah
July 12, 2006
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.450000
The Silenced Ones    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

And Sama decreed a fitting punishment for the liars and the braggarts, to walk the earth for all eternity without their ears or their mouth.

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.

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.

Mourngrymn
June 2, 2006
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Sleep Stalker    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

Page 589, cat. Air Elementals, sub. Stalkers

Placing wards of cow tongues and sheep blood around doors and windows is said to scare off the proddings of stalkers. Many tales and childrens stories tell of the silent stalker that enters the cracked window or unlocked door in the dead of night to steal the breath from a sleeping child. Crib deaths are often blamed on this silent stalker even though it is not true.

-Essay on elementals, subsection Stalkers.

Cannibal Monkey
May 25, 2006
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Comments: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 16 / 4.812500
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.

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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Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 1.500000
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

CaptainPenguin
March 30, 2006
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
Zayarahausc, the Viles of Salt    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)

The children of the Sea of Pandemonium, the Viles of Salt are always thirsty, and they draw water from living beings with even a single brush from their crusty white flesh, dessicating those who are touched.

CaptainPenguin
March 30, 2006
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.500000
Seyeverasin, the Waning-Moon Musicians    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)

The Seyeverasin are supernaturally excellent musicians- no other can play a cello as well as them, and when the moon wanes, one may hear their haunting phantom strains echoing about night-time mountain cliffs, by dark pools, and in places where mortals no longer go or have never gone.

CaptainPenguin
March 30, 2006
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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.

Ria Hawk
March 18, 2006
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
ShadowKin    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

“It is said that the shadows hold many dangers, and that is true.  I am one of those dangers.” - Saja Jyn
“It is not merely the things lurking within the shadows that you must be wary of.  Sometimes, the shadows themselves can be your enemy.” - Moraten Li

Maggot
March 13, 2006
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.375000
The Varok Fly    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

A thief’s invaluble companion, this little invertebrate is a must-have among burglars determined to pull off an extremely difficulte heist.

As long as the thief in question, isn’t too squemish about what his little accquisition feeds on..

manfred
February 25, 2006
Hits: 4281
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Welcoming Spirits    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

“The Welcoming Ones” are the first contact many people will have with the spirit world. Actually, for many they are the first creatures they meet after death.

manfred
February 2, 2006
Hits: 4237
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
Hits: 4565
Comments: 5
Ideas: 2
Votes: 3 / 2.666667
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
Hits: 2547
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
Hits: 3745
Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 2.000000
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
Hits: 2716
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.

Mourngrymn
January 24, 2006
Hits: 3050
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
Flesh Stalker    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)

“Check the right flank, it seems to be weakening. be damned for their commander. I knew of Convius when I was fighting my way up to this position. It grieves me to say this, send in a stalker. Without him standing among his legions they will fall on our flank.

it grieves me that after today, I will not pit myself against him in battle one last time.”

Legatus Suuhai - Commander of the Minotaur Armies of the Blades - The Demon Wars

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Wet Faeries

       By: Murometz

Sages and naturalists frown at the common name given to these strange creatures by the small folk, but sometimes the silliest nicknames for creatures, places and people persevere in the minds of many. “Purifiers”, “Pond Jellies”, “Breath-Stealers”, “Lung-Ticklers” and “River Butterflies” are much less commonly heard appellations for these life forms. Wet Faeries are basically (and simply) a species of fist-sized, fresh-water jellyfish. Several traits steer them toward the peculiar category however. Firstly, Wet Faeries are nearly invisible in the water, much like their marine cousins but even more so. One can swim in a river swarming with these critters and not even notice their presence. Secondly, they possess the unique ability to clean and purify whatever body of water they inhabit. They do this via some sort of biological filtration process, sucking in all toxins present in the water, and releasing it back in its purest form. Needless to say, they are both a blessing and a curse to whichever folk dwell beside the rivers and lakes Wet Faeries inhabit. On one hand, no purer water can be found anywhere than a Wet Faerie lake or pond, and yet, in “pure” water “life” tends in fact to die out, lacking the needed nutrients to prosper. Thirdly, their “sting” is (unfortunately) virulently poisonous to all mammalians. Wet Faeries are loathe to sting anyone or anything, using their barbed fronds as a last line of defense, but if stung, most swimmers will suffer respiratory arrest, and die within minutes, usually drowning before they can make it back to shore.

Alchemists, druids, and less savory characters have studied these creatures over the years, and have predictably found all the ways Wet Faeries could be exploited. Morbidly humorous, some bards find it, that the Poisoners and Assassins Guilds as well as the Healer’s Union, all prize these creatures. The assassins use the extracted venom in obvious fashion, while the priests and healers use the still-living jelly-fish to sterilize other poison potions and to cure those already poisoned on death’s door.

It is known that a certain Earl Von Trumble keeps his vast castle moat stocked with Wet Faeries, the waters so clear that every bone of every one of his past enemies can be clearly seen on the bottom, twenty two feet below.

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