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chilled
August 23, 2007
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Votes: 2 / 1.500000
Li'vah    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Underground)

Van Torxus first line of defense against intruders into his realm.

Maggot
August 4, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.000000
The Uroghi    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Underground)

To experience liberation in the arms of Goran, one must first await the coming of the Uroghi..

epsilon
July 10, 2007
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.055556
Rhaphi -large cave insect    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

Extracts from Alkur’s book of insects.
The best thing that can happen when confronted by a Rhaphi (Rafy) is that it will ignore you and continue on its way…It seems to have no purpose in life but to transport its undercarriage of parasites, which are numerous and not exactly friendly or hygienic, from one place to the next.

Pieh
June 28, 2007
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 2.500000
Dusk Cheese    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Underground)

Dusk Cheese is a naturally occuring lubricant and potent alchemical ingredient.

Strolen
December 14, 2006
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.700000
Sieka    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

Named for a type of tick found in the wastelands of Acheron, it is extremely tiny, barely the size of an ant or ladybug and, due to its bright blue coloring and segmented, mite-like body, it is often taken to be a strange insect. It is not, however, a harmless bug.

Pariah
October 3, 2006
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.562500
Gehanna's Horror    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Underground)

“You may cage the animal/ But you can’t take away the rage”
Shinedown - Heroes

Demagogue
August 23, 2006
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
The D'Karr and the Karr    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Underground)

An offshoot of humanity arises from its underground home due to a massive civil war and other ancient fueds…

Roack
May 26, 2006
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.071429
Kissing toad    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Underground)

Her lips pressed against the soaking flesh of the toad, and Viova’s words entered her mind…

Maggot
March 8, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
The Sahari    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Underground)

Whenever the earth trembles and shakes, it is the children of the Stinging One furious that the nourishment due to them, has been denied. Honor them unceasingly by sating their hunger, or the earth itself will swallow man-kind whole to feed them’‘.

-Taken from the Arahuain Codex, the most sacred text known to the priests of Ixtili, the Stinging One.

Spark
February 9, 2006
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Ideas: 5
Votes: 6 / 4.333333
Ironbones    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Underground)

Skeletons are weak. The armies of darkness made them into something much more suitable.

Cheka Man
January 14, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.000000
Jewel Worm    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

Many is the thriving mine that has been brought to it’s knees by an infestation of Jewel Worms, resulting in cave-ins, loss of productivity and the threat of a major disaster if work continues.Miners fear these as much as pockets of poisonus gas or earthquakes,and with good reason.

MoonHunter
November 27, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 15
Votes: 5 / 4.700000
Dokoren - The People of Legacy - A new take on Dwarves    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Underground)

A new Take on Dwarves should hit the following key points Short (After all Dwarf means a short person), Underground (traditional living arrangements), Artificers (Maker of things, use of forge), and Good Combatant.  They don’t have to be short vikings.

CaptainPenguin
November 27, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 24
Votes: 3 / 4.666667
The Duerga - A New Look At Dwarves    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Underground)

I’m bored of dwarves. So, I’m trying to create my own dwarves. I’ve decided to call them the Duerga. Here’s my basic ideas, and I’ll flesh them out later, hopefully with your help.

MoonHunter
November 18, 2005
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Comments: 21
Ideas: 17
Votes: 13 / 4.307692
The Nekron: A New Take on Drow    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Underground)

Let me just say I HATE DROW. The DnD anti-elves really annoy the heck out of me. They are annoying two hit die monsters.  They have become hugely popular because of some well written DnD fiction books. Yet, they don’t make sense. So lets try again.

manfred
November 2, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.000000
Solitaire Spider    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

A very rare spider, combines a certain degree of inteligence and wickedness. Living in underground locales, it can survive for long periods of time without fresh food. Even a rat is good, but it likes bigger prey, even humanoids.

manfred
November 2, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.250000
The horrible and hated Nail Worm    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

The horrible and hated Nail Worm lives in deep caves near the Evil Labyrinth. It is unknown, whether only one monster exists, or there are several. There was at least one guaranteed sighting in the Labyrinth itself.

Scrasamax
October 30, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.285714
Magma Borers    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Underground)

The Magma Borer is a large creature native to the extreme world of Crematoria. Scientists and planetologists have yet to be able to explain so many things about the planet and the unknown lifeform that made it possible.

Strolen
October 29, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
Rainbow Snails    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

Both beautiful and delicious, these highly sought creatures are almost extinct in some areas.

Agar
October 28, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 2.500000
Glow Leach    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

A life form that emits bright light while feeding.

MoonHunter
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.333333
Wumpus    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

This ferocious creature has plagued adventurers that enter it’s cave for hundreds of years. No one knows what it gaurds in it’s lair, but rumors of vast wealth continue to draw adventurers to it.

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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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