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Siren no Orakio
February 6, 2008
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.166667
Summer's Extinguisher    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Other)

Perhaps the most destructive of Kel’Regar weapons, Summer’s Extinguisher plunges the world it is deployed on into a deep and permanent winter.

Dozus
January 12, 2008
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.500000
Aerophin    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

The whales of the Epoan skies…

valadaar
December 13, 2007
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Nyanthian Beastiery    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

Nyanthian Beastiery

Wulfhere
September 24, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.500000
Tempest Blades    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

In the heart of the storm dwell the aerial creatures known as tempest blades.

epsilon
August 18, 2007
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Ideas: 2
Votes: 5 / 3.900000
vissewort    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Other)

  At that moment the drizzle eased, and Ledoik could see as plain as day a blight upon the fields near the edge of the forest. Like a rock dropped into a pond, a wave of lighter shades of green emanated from the blights centre. Growing from the forest, where it was darkest, the field got lighter and lighter the further away it was from the blight. It was clear enough. The commander barked words, organising the archers, the few catapults they had and the giant rockslings to this side of the battlements. He motioned them to aim towards the blight, the dark patch near the fields edge

MoonHunter
August 16, 2007
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Ideas: 0
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Waste Knight    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

"I have to give the creature credit. After it stood its ground for a bit, it charged me. Sure I outweighed it by nearly 100 stones, but that would not deter it. I almost didn’t have the heart to kill it." Exerpt: A Prospector’s Tale, VOL XXIV Blue Guild Press

MoonHunter
August 16, 2007
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Crawlers of the Wastes    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

"...The spider did win, but his victory was short lived. The Crawler came down from the rocks above and killed him, then eating the Waste Spider, The Rat, and the small bit of jerky that I started this battle royal with. " Exerpt: A Prospector’s Tale, VOL XXIII Blue Guild Press

MoonHunter
August 16, 2007
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Ideas: 0
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Waste Rats    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

Rats. Why did it have to be Rats?

valadaar
June 27, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Warbeasts of the Rephatians    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Other)

Now was to be the Third such invasion, and who knows who would be writing the records….

valadaar
May 15, 2007
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
Tsgara - The Grey Fist of the Rephatians    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Other)

The Tsgara, commonly known by non-Rephatians as ‘Shark-Warriors’ carry that name for both skill in battle, and their appearance. They are the dominate member of the Warrior caste in the Tshaal and Tynarma Nations of Rephatia.

Siren no Orakio
April 16, 2007
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.750000
Thoron, the Crystal Ones    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Other)

The Thoron. The great crystal ones. The Speakers of Lightning. The unstoppable wall. The unmovable force. Many are their names, few are their numbers, even less is the understanding Man has of them.

Mourngrymn
April 3, 2007
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 4
Votes: 6 / 4.583333
Traveler Spirits    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Other)

And in the name of the great and powerful I command thee to return to your body, hearth and soul, so that you might walk again and continue in the gods plans.

See that. . . wait. . . what!?! NO! I knew it was too risky here. You have brought ruin to us all. Why you ask? Ready your weapon, a traveler has come.

-Father Hayden, performing a ritual on the deceased outside the protection of the church.

Lord Kimahri
December 12, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 2.500000
Lady Shayla    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Other)

The life and time of lady Shayla was not all to long. She was the second founder of the Holy ground, after a thousand years, when the disserperance of the lengendry Moon rider tribe. She was also the founder of the great and powerful staff of destiny. Lady shayla preformed a dance of passing in the Holy Ground, that sent on the spirits and dead creatures of the many years that had pasted. But to the time of today Utopia lies in ruins of darkness as it transformes into the abyss….

Shadoweagle
October 19, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.681818
Axtrami    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Other)

Faith is a powerful thing.
Belief in ones self can help you push yourself beyond the limits imagined.
Belief in others can raise spirits and make them work with greater fervor.
Belief in a religion can make people perform actions which would otherwise be unacceptable.

Once however, long ago in times forgotten, someone believed so deeply; so strongly, that in an eternity of darkness, a glass eye opened.

valadaar
September 25, 2006
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.000000
Nethernimbus    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Other)

Nethernimbus - Also known as Wraithstorm, Necronimbus, The Great Blackness

Siren no Orakio
September 16, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.333333
The Devourer Of Here    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Other)

The product of a conjuring gone horribly awry, the Devourer hungers, and it hungers not for anything of this world, nor of the next..

Scrasamax
September 4, 2006
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.333333
Frungy Pods    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Other)

Frungy-headed Fool

Regional insult for someone considered stubborn, or gullible.

Mourngrymn
August 2, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Hraun    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Other)

The screeching and squealing sound pierced our skull like a hot poker edging at the back of our mind and taking over any free thought. We knew what it was that was coming for us and could run no more, trapped like a mouse in a maze we frantically ran in circles trying to get away from the inevitable. It towered over us like a frozen monster . . . wait . . . it was. It ran its limbs against its own body knowing what the sound did to us. We cried in agony and horror; in pain physically and mentally. Knowing the fate that would befall us we cried in tight balls on the floor . . . the sound . . . it stopped. I looked up to see it walking away, its shoulders heaving. If I didn't know better I would think it was laughing at me for my fear of it. I'll never know for sure, I hope against all hope that I never will.

- Srowley, adventurer and historian

Appaloosa
July 14, 2006
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.062500
Greiges' Killer Shrews    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

Those who hunt by night will tell you that the wildest, most vicious of all animals is the tiny shrew.
The shrew feeds only by the dark of night. He must eat his own body weight every few hours or stave to death. The ravenous shrew eats everything, bones, flesh, marrow… everything.
Intro from Attack of the Killer Shrews 1959

MoonHunter
July 9, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.916667
Verner    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

The toxic lands of the Wastes should support no life. Here the land is slowly corrosive to the touch, causing illness with prolonged contact. The bubbling sulfur and ectomass pools are especially lovely, if you have the right aesthetic. The soil is soft and any heavy object slowly sinks. Other than a few migrant birds and some exotic small insects, The Wastes support only one native lifeform - The Verners - Exerpt from the often wrong but very popular Kalemandi’s Beasts of Lore and World.

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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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