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axlerowes
January 6, 2013
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The Saulberry    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)

The food of the Gods: specifically a bitter sappy God.

Scrasamax
December 13, 2012
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.000000
The Strange People of Khor Kal'ah    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Desert)

100 word submission. Rumors of the lands sounds of Abodroc

Forganthus
December 9, 2012
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Ghorion, the Weaponmaster    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Mountains)

Ghorion was once one of the Three Troll Kings of the Cloudsteeth Mountains.  Undeath has only made him crueler, and much, much more powerful.

Forganthus
December 8, 2012
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The Awakened    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)

"We're nothing new.  We've always been here.  YOU're the newcomers.  You're the animal that forgot that it was a man.  Stop crying, you animal, you sleepwalker!  If you opened your eyes for only an instant you would see that.  You're a race of amnesiacs, of dreaming children.  I said STOP CRYING!  You disgust me.  That's why I'm not going to explain anything else.  That's why you will die--screaming--without ever having truly woken up.  I will paint every inch of this floor with your blood."  

-An Awakened, formerly Ms. Albright, speaking to Albert Frond, immediately before his murder

caesar193
December 2, 2012
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The Semblance    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

"I take it ye've ne'er fought a Semblance. Nasty undead fiends they be. 'course, they don't look undead. They don't have gleamin' bones, or rottin' flesh. No, sir! The Semblance looks just like you or me. Except for when its tryin' ta get you. I take it ye've ne'er fought a Semblance. If you had, you'd be dead."

-Old Gerald, man in the pub

Forganthus
November 28, 2012
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Hagula    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Water)

I try to avoid them if I can.  I see them sometimes herding their flocks of flabby grey creatures into and out of Boston harbor, and it always gives me the chills.  Briano tells me that they brought me back to life, but I can't remember it.  I can't remember a lot of stuff.  He also tells me that I was good friends with one of them once.  One of the ones that begs outside of Grand Island Bank for nickels or blood.  I can't tell you why I'm uncomfortable around them.  They're just fish.

Shadoweagle
November 26, 2012
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Corpsemaker    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
It's existence expunged holy thoughts of sanctuary and left me drifting, soul-dead 'long a hellish ocean. Betwixt it's human maw a fresh corpse lay, its weeping face a testament to its posthumous fate.
Forganthus
November 22, 2012
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Psuedo-Imaginary Dinosaurs    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Forest/ Jungle)

We were crossing a ridge when Corgan was lifted off the ground by something.  "Shoot it!  Shoot the tyrannosaur!" he screamed as blood streamed from the puncture wounds that had opened up in belly.  I fired into the empty space above him to no effect.  Then Corgan's ragged corpse dropped to the forest floor, and I was alone.  Utterly alone.  There was no dinosaur.  There was nothing.

Shadoweagle
November 21, 2012
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Scable    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (City/ Ruin)

Watcher comes now. It comes to set me free

Of its curse of dark and emptiness and endless misery.

Scrasamax
October 12, 2012
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Types of Transformers    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

It is easy to assign Autobot and Decepticon like race or nationality, when it is much more a matter of political pursuasion. 

Murometz
October 2, 2012
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Dwarven Pets    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

Pets mind you. Not exotic monster companions. No saddled dire-boars to be found here. No purple worm caravans.

axlerowes
October 1, 2012
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The Bank    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Cyberspace)

Act now and receive a 0.9% APR for 6 months on any home or personal loan, and walk away with 1000 frequent flyer miles*



*Usage limited to those departing Lagos, Nigeria or Fairbanks, USA. 

Chaosmark
September 28, 2012
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Votes: 6 / 4.083333
Murderblaze    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)

 ...And 'lo, the days of Bennu drew to a close, and he built himself a pyre from which to be reborn in cleansing fire. But trickery snared his form, blackening radiant feathers to twilight...

Mourngrymn
September 25, 2012
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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.

axlerowes
September 25, 2012
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Beardspiders    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Beard grooming is a life-long process divided between two schools of thought:  harsh mineral treatments or more the natural approach.  The popular naturalist approach requires beard-spiders that live off lice, fleas and other small insects.

Mourngrymn
September 23, 2012
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Shivenhusk the Unliving Refuse    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Underground)

He stood before me, a freankenstien of a man beast that towered twenty feet tall or more. Its rigor colored flesh stunk of eons of decay both sickly sweet and of putrescence beyond what the mortal mind could fathom. I tried to gag it from my throat but my stomach refused to relieve its contents and for that made me more uneasy. 

Former Cult Leader who outlived his usefulness

Scrasamax
September 16, 2012
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Takamoto's Dogs    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Ingo Takamoto was first a foremost a dog lover, but was also a brilliant geneticist 

Strolen
September 16, 2012
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Tracker Bush    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

Those attuned with magic and nature can use this plant to quickly identify what might be traveling or living in its area by their footfalls.

caesar193
September 10, 2012
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Votes: 4 / 2.875000
Yothats    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

"O'er the Wall Mounts there's this race of creatures. They look humanoid, but big. Mebbe 15, 20 feet tall? There all covered in this hair. Most of the species' hair is an auburn, but theres some that are black or blonde or brown. There faces look kinda like a cat face. The eyes are always one solid color, but the colors differ, like with humans. But the thing that makes them special is that they milk our females, like we milk cows. They breed 'em. They treat us like cattle. They even breed out the aggressiveness and intelligence."

-Old Gerald, man in the pub

Scrasamax
September 9, 2012
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Machine Intelligence in the Cosmic Era    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Cyberspace)

Clarification and details on the tiers of machine intelligence

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       By: Ancient Gamer

The air had grown chill the minute they descended into the strange valley, which was unmarked on any of their maps. It was so strange here, devoid of animal life and completely silent. The horses were nervous the entire journey through the vale. As they set about to collect firewood for the campfire they could hear their own voices as dim echoes through the eerie silence.

The food didn't taste anything that evening and their sleep was cold and troubled by nightmares. While they are clearing camp the next morning, one of them stumbles over a piece of stone jutting out of the ground nearby the horses. On closer inspection there seems to be runes engraved into the polished surface. The symbols true meaning is no more known among mere mortals and if they decide to dig deeper, they will discover that it is an ancient altar buried within the soil.

Any historically oriented party member will recognize the largest symbol to be the insignia of the powerful warlock who ruled this realm several centuries ago. At their departure from the area, something will seem amiss with one of the party members and all will remember the stories of the warlock's thousand curses.

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