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Aramax
January 31, 2015
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Ryenionn The Deathless    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Other)

Gives life to the notion of no good deed goes unpunished.

Nod to Gossomer, for her Solomon Grundy forum post, my inspiration

500 Word NPC challange

Scrasamax
June 13, 2014
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MagnaSpawn    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Other)

Also known as Kaiju Spawn, Magna-parasites, angel-spawn, sin spawn, and a variety of other terms

Scrasamax
February 28, 2014
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Encounter 45    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Other)

Log: Encounter 45, London Arcoplex

Classification: Keter, magnitude 3

Type: Extradimensional Manifestation

valadaar
September 11, 2013
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Votes: 5 / 4.300000
Devouring Fire    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Other)

At one time it was thought that the substance known as Anagra Estratius, or Devouring Fire, was an alchemical substance, tainted by the infernal components that went into its making.

Scrasamax
July 2, 2013
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The Tarxan    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Other)

A hostile race discovered through dimensional boring. The first encounter with the violent and nomadic Tarxan occurred in Neo-Constantinople of the Eurasian Alliance, hence the Turkish/Central Asian rooted name.

Shadoweagle
January 20, 2013
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Votes: 5 / 4.600000
Gandacai    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Other)

Feet forever on the path; smile forever on it's lips. It walks roads beaten and forgotten alike through day and night. With it's troupe of mindless puppets, it is accosted not by beast nor fiend nor monster. For they know that Terror walks past this night.

Death travels with the Gandacai.


Mourngrymn
September 25, 2012
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Votes: 8 / 3.875000
Undead Beard Fleas    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Other)

Damn 'ol thing it tis. Itches like nuthin I e'er felt. Stupid bugs, your the Poosker ye fool. Help me get rid o' these damnable things.

I hate to tell you this but you have what we liked to call, "Puces Barbe Morts", or undead beard fleas. And the only way to be rid of them is to cut off your beard and then burn the hair.

No! Just kill me it's less painful that way.

Scrasamax
August 12, 2012
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The Groves of the Fire Lord    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Other)

The land of Airithrin is a horrible place, a land of reeking fumes and geysers of flame, lakes of lava and the strange life forms that emerge when elementals breed with mundane creatures

Forganthus
June 4, 2012
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The Gentle Beasts    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

The cries sounded like some misshapen creature being devoured alive.  Or a stillborn baby deer, somehow struggling back to life in the filthy grove where it had been abandoned, crying in infinite pain and hatred.  

As I neared the ridge, I could hear a set of shuffling, twitchy half-steps, more like pained spasms than any sort of a gait.  And when I saw it. . . Oh gods. . . It's like. . . that face. . . THAT HORRIBLE FACE!

Cheka Man
January 10, 2012
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Musher Bugs    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Other)

"How is he? Will my son ever recover from the bugs that turned his brain to mush?"

 

The doctor pointed to where the thirty-seven year old was playing with toys on the floor. "It's been five years now and he has the brain of a child, give it another five and we can start the basics of teaching him magic again. He knows who you are but...but he will never have the same personality again, and by the time he regains all his magic skills at their former levels he will be in his sixties."

hylandpad
September 16, 2011
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Votes: 4 / 4.375000
Haemorosa    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Other)

The flower commonly known as "Blood Petal,"  Haemorosa is a member of the Necrofoenae family - a family of plants that exhibit a disturbing affinity for the dead.

-Court Herbologist Gertrard di Vini, from his tome "dyFoenis Terrae Modae" - On the Plants of New Terra

Pieh
April 21, 2011
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Scorch-Born    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Other)

One way of getting here, The Concave, is through conflagration of your Soul. Not a nice way to arrive, but at least you'll have the benefit of a guide, unlike most others.

Mourngrymn
April 21, 2011
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The Shalari - SaehdowBorn    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Other)

Death cults, worshipers of dark powers, necromancers, and eaters of the dead. Individually these cults are horrible in society and the repercussions can have lasting effects on those they influence and affect. But what if that not just a small group tried to influence their belief on a people, but an entire people tried to use their belief to take over the world?

Mourngrymn
April 16, 2011
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The Firstborn - The Untold War    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Other)

In a time before time, the creation of Baymaroen was primordial as all worlds are. Forces of energy clashing in a climactic font of brilliance to form the bedrock of the world. Silence issued forth for an eternity but lasting an instant. The appearance of the Firstborn was instantaneous. Life created itself from the cosmic essence left behind by creation. This is the story of the first war, the Untold War.

Ted
March 28, 2011
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The Blood Beast    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Other)

The Blood Beast, while originally a construct, has surpassed its beginnings to assume a place of infamy.

Pieh
February 7, 2011
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The Fallen    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Other)

There are a number of ways to reach The Concave; it seems that falling is one of them, but falling from where?

Pieh
August 26, 2010
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The Mirr of the Mirror-Folk    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Other)

The follow string of Mirror-folk evolutions, Mihradhz, Mihrral, and Mihradamagus, are collectively known as The Mirr. They are all curious and slightly annoying, each in their own way. They advance through their lives by pestering the rare mortals who visit their plane.

Pieh
December 2, 2009
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Mirror Golem    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Other)

The Mihradhz shrieked, with a sound like fingernails on slate, as it was dragged headlong into our world by a greedy and uncaring spellcaster whose only desire was to defeat his rivals.

valadaar
June 25, 2009
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An Adventurer's best Friend    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

One of man's most successful domestications has been that of the dog. Even in our world, the variation that has been bred is truly astonishing. It only seems natural that a world filled with magic and the supernatural could yield even greater variety. This is a collection of some of these possibilities.

Drackler
March 26, 2009
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Herther    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Other)

The abominable servants of Igg’soteku.

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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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