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Scrasamax
July 20, 2006
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Sincewela    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Eww…take a look at that nasty beast!

Scrasamax
July 18, 2006
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Votes: 5 / 4.400000
The Haint    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)

Having spent many years facing the Swollen Shadow and it’s lieutenants, the dwarven resistance fighter Vars is one of the few people who could be considered an authoritative source on the most active and malevolent of the Shadow’s Minions, the Haints.

Appaloosa
July 14, 2006
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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

manfred
July 13, 2006
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Ideas: 7
Votes: 6 / 4.000000
Spirits of the Spirit World    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

Too many are the spirits of the Spirit World, these are only a few better known types.

Pariah
July 12, 2006
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Votes: 10 / 4.450000
The Silenced Ones    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

And Sama decreed a fitting punishment for the liars and the braggarts, to walk the earth for all eternity without their ears or their mouth.

Murometz
July 9, 2006
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Shadow Bestiary    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)

Featured creatures of the Swollen Shadow Codex.

MoonHunter
July 9, 2006
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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.

Mourngrymn
July 7, 2006
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Torch Spider    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

There! Did you see it that time? I swear someone is following us. I keep seeing torchlight through the damn trees. I'm telling you, something is following us.

Thom, your either seeing things or drinking to much. There is no one following us. See look . . . wait, they look . . . they look like spiders but they are on fire!

- Last words of Micha, Traveller and Explorer.

Alec_Shadowkin
July 4, 2006
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Votes: 6 / 3.500000
Drakulia    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

The hiss of a drakulia fills the night air, and your blood runs cold. You know that you are about to die, and there is probably nothing you can do about it.

Maggot
July 1, 2006
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Votes: 8 / 4.250000
Slurran    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Water)

Have a family that is ever at odds with each other? Beware lest the Slurran comes for you..

CaptainPenguin
June 20, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.333333
The Minotauri    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Other)

The abominable spawn of Ll’hhrau, the Thing Behind The Sky, the Minotauri descend from above, hideous and awful perversions of natural life.

Scrasamax
June 15, 2006
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Votes: 6 / 3.833333
Kha-nyou, the Rock Rat    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

In a sparse and hungry land, the kha-nyou have no problem finding food and flourishing.

Ria Hawk
June 12, 2006
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Votes: 5 / 4.200000
The Jandoshan    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)

“We beg the protection of the gods.  Of Deneth, divine father; of Larisa, queen of the heavens; of Mynis, guardian of the gates; of Tychis, master of secrets; of Desha, she who protects.  Grant us safety from the sons of the devourer of worlds.  Grant us protection from the Jandoshan.”
- Ethalani prayer

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!”

EchoMirage
June 6, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.666667
The Kumbra    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Desert)

Known in folk-lore as the Blighted Storm-Serpents, the reclusive Kumbra are far more than any might guess.

Michael Jotne Slayer
June 2, 2006
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Ideas: 7
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Adventurous Plants    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

A collection of plants that could present a challenge for the PCs.

Mourngrymn
June 2, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Sleep Stalker    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

Page 589, cat. Air Elementals, sub. Stalkers

Placing wards of cow tongues and sheep blood around doors and windows is said to scare off the proddings of stalkers. Many tales and childrens stories tell of the silent stalker that enters the cracked window or unlocked door in the dead of night to steal the breath from a sleeping child. Crib deaths are often blamed on this silent stalker even though it is not true.

-Essay on elementals, subsection Stalkers.

Cheka Man
May 31, 2006
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Urn Beast    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (City/ Ruin)

Several arson attacks, and two deaths later, as the Mayor retreated from the ashy figure before him and his curtains went up in flame, he decided that burning the Bishop had been a very bad idea.

Roack
May 26, 2006
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 15 / 4.100000
Kissing toad    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Underground)

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

Erfunden
May 26, 2006
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Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Crystal Waveivore    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Space)

This vast and ancient organism played an important part in the mysterious organization of the cosmos, facilitating the isolated development of inteligent species.

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       By: ilya

While traversing the tractless deserts of Shezmu, the pc's come across a travelling caravan led by Vual, the Demon-Camel, the Lord of Lust, the Thrice-Humped...Vual is cursed to only be able to assume one form outside the Abyss, that of a rather large, golden-skinned three-humped camel,with a frog-like, black, barbed tongue......

Vual is the demonic manifestation of Lust...his followers, a cult of truly disturbed individuals, engage in bizarre orgies, travelling the desert towns, "entertaining" the desert folk with their perverse antics...

Vual's Rapture is what the cultists call their monthly festival, where they perform perverse rites to honor Vual...ofcourse folk come from great distances to witness the festivals, despite themselves, and the Cult of Vual welcomes all...

Surprisingly for such a hideous creature, Vual has the power to beguile and charm with his magical voice. His voice will always sound to pcs as the voice of the person they most desire...his followers also gain this ability slowly over time...

When the pc's meet with Vual, he tries to seduce them into joining his cult. If for whatever reason the pc's resist..well then... Vual would probably kill them for sport, as a lesson for those who "resist Vual's love"....

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