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manfred
November 19, 2008
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The Melaran Drakelings    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)

"Never forget the season if you want to defeat the plainsfolk."

Scrasamax
October 9, 2008
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Votes: 7 / 4.000000
Dandélion    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)

Fluffy headed plant things with an equally fluffy headed personality

Scrasamax
October 6, 2008
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Black Grape    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)

The grapes of sorrow

Kinslayer
September 24, 2008
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.777778
Suicide flies    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)

"Gak!  Cough!  I just swallowed a bug."

Cheka Man
June 25, 2008
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.250000
Manna Mosquitos    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)

It is said that the bite of a Manna Mosquito can turn someone with no magical power into a spellcaster, but few are willing to pay the price for such power.

Ouroboros
April 1, 2008
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.142857
Whisperweed    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)

The susurrating death-bringer of the Northern Moors.

Cheka Man
October 11, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.166667
The Barbed Arms    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Plains)

As the small group of mercenaries settled down for the night, they failed to notice that some small pieces of barbed wire sticking out of the ground nearby were moving like tentacles.Until it was too late and they woke to feel it clutched around their throats and squeezing hard. As their blood spilled upon the ground the Barbed Arms had claimed yet more victims.

Scrasamax
June 19, 2007
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.687500
Mana Weeds    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)

Also known as the Ankarran Thistle, Magewort, and a general nuisance.

Cheka Man
December 13, 2006
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.125000
The Snarf    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)

The Snarf is one of the funnier and seemingly harmless and defenseless beasts, but underestimate it at your peril.

Cheka Man
December 9, 2006
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.900000
VirginsBane Beetle    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)

The VirginsBane Beetle has ruined the life of many an innocent girl. Many a forced wedlock or an honour killing has been caused by it’s sting.

Scrasamax
August 27, 2006
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Comments: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.466667
The Demon's Herd    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)

Fiendish of appearance, beware these black kine…

Dozus
August 9, 2006
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Votes: 9 / 4.055556
Grassbiter    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)

“Careful where you step.  There’re grassbiters ‘round here.”
-Farmer Jorl

Murometz
June 10, 2006
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Votes: 15 / 4.400000
Jul-Ghose the Prophet    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Plains)

“Like a great, green god he stalks the savannah!”

Appaloosa
May 6, 2006
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Falani Tersk    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)

The Falani Tersk is an easy going and willing breed. They are very intelligent and eager to learn new tricks or commands. This along with their lovely silver color makes them highly desirable as circus horses as well as very accomplished hunter mounts and race horses.

Appaloosa
April 23, 2006
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Votes: 7 / 4.071429
The Calcobrinian Hotblood    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)

“From the desert I come to thee on a stallion shod with fire.”

The calcobrinian Hotblood. One of the Oldest and purest of all horse breeds. Also a foundation breed for all know types of light riding/racing horses. It is considered by many to be the single most beauitful of all the breeds as well. With it’s refined head, dished profile, large expressive eyes, high spirits, and unique floating gait.

Cheka Man
April 9, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.583333
Corpse's Revenge    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)

To the vulture, the body of the lion down below seemed to be a tasty morsel. It appeared to be slightly swolen with the beginnings of decay, but that was to be expected. He dived down, landed beside it, and bit deeply inside it.And the body exploded, showering him with entrails, blood, and a strange dust.

He preened himself to get as clean as possible, ate his fill and flew off. And an hour later he fell dead to the ground, and his body began to swell with the spores and fibres of the Corpse’s Revenge.

Scrasamax
April 8, 2006
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Votes: 2 / 4.750000
The Hill Folk    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Plains)

The Hill Folk are friendly, as well known for their crafts as their crops.

Erfunden
March 20, 2006
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Votes: 8 / 4.562500
The Blib    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)

Blibs are generally genial in nature, posessing malicious thoughts only for the flying insects they eat.  But regardless of their peacful predispositions, bodily harm is inevitable if one happens to be standing in a blib’s shadow as it falls out of the sky.

CaptainPenguin
December 20, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
The Flinthill Clan    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Plains)

Brutish masters of the Highlands, the grey-skinned, wolf-riding men of the Flinthill Clan are famed for their ferocity and their savagery.

EchoMirage
December 10, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 4.166667
Braggu    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Plains)

They are the menace of the borderlands, travelling with their herds paths they used for millenia, and razing any signs of civilization in the process. When the winter is especially harsh or the summer unusually dry, they descend upon the heartlands of kingdoms like a plague, more a natural disaster than an enemy.

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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