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Shadoweagle
August 20, 2013
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.785714
Sila'Khrysath - The Great Sand Wyrm.    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Desert)

The result of Vauraki's wrath directed by Axtrami's will. The Sila'Khrysath is the elemental embodiment of the fury of the desert. Woe to those who encounter the Great Sand Wyrm within the Karikun Desert!

valadaar
June 13, 2013
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Comments: 19
Ideas: 3
Votes: 8 / 3.625000
The Leonamuth    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

Perhaps they were once natural beasts, but natural beasts cannot survive the wastes of Corpsefall. No, this beast is far from natural, and for that, I believe nature is grateful.

Scrasamax
June 5, 2013
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.125000
Claremont Biomodification    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Desert)

Those sissy boys in the army, they gotta have their 'bots and guns, shiny vehicles and iron suits. Me, I don't need none of that. I've got everything I need on me.

Cagle, Claremont Class Biomod Mercenary

Shadoweagle
April 12, 2013
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.642857
Vauraki    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Desert)

Travelling the shifting sands at night was always a dangerous task. Freshly recruited into the Ouzquin Dremorix army, young Fallava and Moruz followed the grizzled veteran before them.  They were hunting a band of Latrani orcs, and the trail was fresh. The grey-haired Avaki raised two fingers in a sign of silence as the trio neared the top of the rise, and slowly, the man breached the top of the dune. "Aaahh," Avaki exhaled mournfully as he slung his Ouzala over his shoulders. Down the other side of the dune lay an oasis, and as Fallava and Moruz came forth they saw the reason for Avacti's sigh. The corpses of a dozen Ouzquin Dremorix lay in pieces across the bank of the water. Blood stained the sand. Without looking back to the young man and woman, Avaki spoke softly, "Vauraki has fed well this night."
A chill ran up Moruz's spine. He could have sworn he heard a wilting howl inside his head.

Scrasamax
December 13, 2012
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Comments: 21
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.000000
The Strange People of Khor Kal'ah    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Desert)

100 word submission. Rumors of the lands sounds of Abodroc

Murometz
June 24, 2012
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.500000
Earth and Iron, a Love Story    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Desert)

Somewhere in the endless deserts of Iuhai, Daazan the Iron Gate and Utheleii the lovelorn Earth Elemental wait for time to end.

Mourngrymn
April 17, 2011
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
The Kaur - Daemonborn    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Desert)

The battle between the Daemon and the Styarm was most bloodthirsty. The Daemon battled with fiery rage against the Styarm's thunder and lightning. They clashed and the heavens shook. It was as if the heavens and the molten rock below clashed and bled.

That is a part of the tale of the Untold War. This is the beginning tale of the Kaur.

Pieh
October 9, 2010
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.083333
The Men of The March    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

"They used to be men. Mortal men. But now... I don't know if they are something more... Or something less?"

Cheka Man
December 17, 2009
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.000000
Wangadi Fruit    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Desert)

The fruit of the Wangadi tree should be treated with respect, because if eaten at the wrong time it can be mind blowing.

Pieh
August 26, 2009
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.166667
The Soli    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

Malevolent Vampire Mutation? Or Brain-Dead Sun-Junkie?

Scrasamax
February 5, 2009
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.714286
Janim    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Desert)

Half salad, half meat, I dont know what to make of these things, but without them our expedition would not have made it past the first oasis

Anjet of Cenn Caerwaith

CaptainPenguin
December 4, 2008
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.812500
The True Lords    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Desert)

Known as the Plateau of Dread, the desert where the civilization of the Thauns once shimmered is now a wasteland battled over by immortal tyrants.

Maggot
October 15, 2008
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.700000
Hourang    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Desert)

‘‘I tell you, if you seek to cross the dunes of the great desert alone, you will never return. Vile fiends dwell there, evil monsters that delight in feasting upon the flesh of men. I fear that if you persist in your foolish quest, you like the others before you, will end your days as a feast for these foul denizens of the desert’‘.

Scrasamax
October 11, 2008
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.500000
Dogo-Kalamu    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

Stone peckers, foul-tempered beasts, better suited for cooking and mattresses than being allowed to breed

Anjet of Cenn Caerwaith

Scrasamax
October 7, 2008
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
Chungwa Wolf    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

A cunning and vicious predator, prized for it’s pelt and feared for it’s poisonous bite

Anjet of Cenn Caerwaith

Scrasamax
July 29, 2008
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.000000
Fauna of the Desert Wastelands    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

The Nightmare War did more than end the Old Empire, it turned a massive swath of once fertile land into the unimaginably hostile Wastelands, and populated it with beasts, horrors, and monsters.

Anjet of Cenn Caerwaith

Shadoweagle
May 26, 2008
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.500000
Legend of the Opal Revenant    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Desert)

Herein lies the story of Aurali; the ghoul of Axtrami. The Vultuin Xactaki.

Scrasamax
May 6, 2008
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Samaki    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

Cooked or raw, they taste like camel urine. Unfortunately they are full of water and easy to catch. I’m tired of eating these sand-fish

Anjet of the Cenn Caerwaith

Scrasamax
May 6, 2008
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Ideas: 0
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Kisundege Eagle    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

Beware the lords of the sky, in the wastelands even the would-be dragons give them a wide berth

Anjet of Cenn Caerwaith

Kassil
March 8, 2008
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Votes: 6 / 4.416667
The Parched    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Desert)

Slain by thirst and heat, these sad souls seek moisture - any moisture - to quench their eternal, burning thirst.

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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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