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Nobody
October 3, 2013
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Volcano Trees    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Mountains)

A heat resistant tree with stone bark and leaves, that only lives in volcanic areas.

Part of my series on pseudo-magical world building

valadaar
April 30, 2013
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.250000
The Devil Of The Mountain    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Mountains)

Rumors of gold and more, spoken on the wind draw the greedy to their doom.

Forganthus
December 9, 2012
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.571429
Ghorion, the Weaponmaster    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Mountains)

Ghorion was once one of the Three Troll Kings of the Cloudsteeth Mountains.  Undeath has only made him crueler, and much, much more powerful.

axlerowes
January 27, 2012
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.555556
The Hemangini Flying Squirrel    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

100 word pest

Tundra
August 29, 2011
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Votes: 5 / 3.700000
Balarian Mountain Goats    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Mountains)

They hop, they bleat. They shed their skins.

EchoMirage
March 14, 2011
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 1
Votes: 9 / 4.444444
The Tree of Bone    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Mountains)

High above the lands of the living, where frost and howling of the wind reign, the morbid monument to a faith long dead calls the deceased on a last pilgrimage.

Rathor
December 22, 2010
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 1.833333
GraveBorn    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Mountains)

Hidden in the snowy mountains lies a small settlement. Not unlike others however this village is entirely populated by undead. These undead are atypical.

Ramhir
November 5, 2010
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 1
Votes: 8 / 3.312500
The Strolenati Mountain Sheep    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Mountains)

The young mountain sheep came charging up the trail and into the Meadow of the Elders, past the startled Elder-Guards, and stopped, panting and half incoherent. “Relax,” came a deep, amused voice in his mind. “Take a deep breath, and then share your thoughts with us.”

Yes, Revered One.” He took the deep breath advised, then trotted forward and touched his head to that of the Elder.

Robopoop
October 27, 2009
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Votes: 3 / 3.833333
The Earthen Titans of the White Sky Mountains    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Mountains)

"Neither steel nor stone could cause any damage, my Lord... It was simply too big, unlike any enemy we have ever seen."

Legion Captain Meron's last report to General Lorgar

"When the trees shuddered and the earth shook, we knew it was far too late to retreat."

Excerpt of General Lorgar's last report to Emperor Paulus, following the loss of his entire army of 10,000 men

Pieh
August 25, 2009
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.083333
Silver Snake    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

Don't run blindly for the silver vein or you will never see that what you seek is pain.

Grey
May 22, 2009
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Zekluft    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Mountains)

Picture the wildest rodeo you’ve ever seen. Now picture it half a mile above the earth.

Ouroboros
September 25, 2008
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.166667
Rock Traghax    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

..and from the heaps of the fallen burst a nightmarish creature, sinuous death, like a snake with legs, the dying fires of the battlefields reflecting in its glittering scales. Mounted on its back, in dark, light-absorbing armour and wielding a lightning-wreathed lance, sat a monstrous knight, the horns on his helmet marking him as a Knight of the Locastrian Heron Guard.

He and his mount fell on me and my unit and from that encounter; I was the only survivor….

Excerpt from A Soldier´s Tale by Sgt. Amonar Trask (ret) of the Home Guard of Akral Tel

Siren no Orakio
September 15, 2008
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.500000
Crystal Dragons of Sogth VII    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

The crystal dragons of Sogth VII are strange and sinuous beasts, be they stalking across the land on their four legs, and swimming through the ammonia seas.

ephemeralstability
March 10, 2008
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.600000
The Cursed Twins of The Stalagmite King    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Mountains)

The genesis of Gurgustius and Gorboduc and the curse upon their father Brutus is a terrible legend. Who knows if it is true? But it is the only way to account for the hideous sutured spawn of the King who is hidden.

Kassil
January 11, 2008
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.571429
Goldleaf    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Mountains)

Prized for the metallic sheen of the foliage, this peculiar plant dwells on the banks of mountain rivers, relying on heavy metals and photoelectric power to spread itself

Ouroboros
November 17, 2007
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.000000
The Molochii    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Mountains)

The giants of the Thunderheads

Dozus
November 16, 2007
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Comments: 0
Ideas: 0
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Humanoids: Darnuné    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Mountains)

Few even know of the existence of the Darnuné.

Ria Hawk
August 25, 2007
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
The Matakos    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Mountains)

"Such a delirious monstrosity would never be allowed by the Unconquered Sun!  It is the spawn of the hell-fiends sent to do their foul work!  It and those that brought it into being must be destroyed!"  - Lux Sialos, Knight of the Shining Crusade

Scrasamax
June 16, 2007
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Comments: 8
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Votes: 4 / 4.750000
Mountain Trolls    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Mountains)

They were formidable even before they learned how to use weapons.

Nahactl, the Wanderer

Scrasamax
April 21, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.812500
The Abomination of Yirn Monastary    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Mountains)

Does that thing ever shut it’s blasted mouth? Why did you give it one to begin with?

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Hu's Iron Ball

       By: Murometz

Hu was an ambassador of the Seventh Emperor of the Reng Dynasty. Throughout his life he traveled across many miles and lands to entreaty with neighboring kingdoms and the semi-savages who dwelled amidst the Metal Mountains.

During one such diplomatic mission, Hu was gifted a small iron marble as a gesture, by a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe. Little else is known of Hu, but that marble was lost and is now somewhere out there for someone to find.

A tiny, shiny sphere, the marble has several properties. First and foremost it is a strong magnet, considerably stronger than its size and density would indicate.

Secondly, if thrown or rolled upon the ground and the command word is spoken, the iron ball will magically enlarge to either the size of an ogres's head or to that of a great globe, twelve feet in diameter. The rolling ball of either size will continue to roll or fly at the same relative speed it was when launched as a marble, and can thus cause great damage to anything in its path. The magnetic power of the ball will also magnify when enlarged.

Legends claim that the ball has been tossed from besieged castles upon attacking foes and rolled at marching armies in ages past. At the end of such rolls, the larger size globe has been known to not only crush soldiers underfoot, but to also "collect" many dozens of metallic weapons and bits of armor unto itself, appearing as an armored sphere, with swords and spears sticking out from it in all directions.

Owning this powerful marble has its drawbacks. Anyone carrying it on their person, will experience the iron ball's insidious effects after some time. The owner feels no worse for wear, but after two month's time they will suddenly awaken one morning to find that their hair has fallen out completely, their teeth loosened like baby's teeth ready to drop, and their fingernails simply shriveled and sliding off the fingers and toes. Perhaps unbeknownst to the owner at first, the iron ball also renders an owner sterile or barren by this time.

Regular clerical healing will not reverse this horrible malady. Only finding and beseeching a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe to heal the iron ball's effects with their particular brand of magic, will work.

Hu's Iron Ball should be handled carefully by players and gms.

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