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CaptainPenguin
November 8, 2005
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Jewel-of-the-Mire    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Water)

“Like the Jewel of the Mire, the soul is a bright light along the dark path of time. “
—Scedebus Scholar

Scrasamax
November 8, 2005
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Votes: 5 / 4.500000
Whimsical Flora    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

All too often, a new magical creature, or plant is not seen with wonder or awe, but rather a keen eye for exploitation. In the often violent and brutal realm of role-playing, the wonders of nature are often overlooked, and never realized. I though I would start this thread to see if anyone else had any ideas along these lines. With that being said, may I present…

Iain
November 8, 2005
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Ideas: 9
Votes: 7 / 4.357143
Mediaeval Style Mythical Beasts    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

The authors of Mediaeval bestiaries were not merely concerned with providing a description of creatures. No, for them, everything in Creation had a purpose - nothing had been made without an ulterior aim: the edification and instruction of sinful man. So, each creature described is not merely an animal but a living parable, imbued with moral or religious symbolism.

MoonHunter
November 7, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.500000
Surabuya or Ocean Crocodile    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

These seagoing creatures are as dangerous, if not more so, than their swamp orriented cousins.

MoonHunter
November 7, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
Darbeast    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Darbeasts are fearsome jungle beasts. They thunder through the jungle defending their territory from any perceived threats. They swim through the rivers and lakes, their massive bulks buoyant, eating grasses and spearing fish. Their strident calls are known to cause other beasts in the jungle to run.

EchoMirage
November 7, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.937500
Sunfire Laerti    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Sacred bird of Raelis, the Sunfire Laerti is a bird of prey, a perfect flyer and fearless predator.

Maggot
November 7, 2005
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Votes: 7 / 3.357143
The Orc Tick    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

"OH MY GOD! LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT THING!"

MoonHunter
November 7, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.125000
The Gar Eeel    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

Gar Eeels live in the large,weed choked rivers and lakes that cover much of the Powi lands,are are revered as godlings by these primitive people. Many shamans say that the power to control the rains, rest with the Gar Eeel or Messengers of the rains, as they are known by the tribes.

MoonHunter
November 7, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.611111
Omen Birds    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Omen Birds are the harbringers of death and bad things to come. They accompany war/ battle, monsters, pestilance, and disaster. They follow the bringers of such as well as selecting their victims.

MoonHunter
November 7, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.500000
Sun Hawks    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

Sun Hawks are the largest of the Hawks. Seen as symbols of faith for the sun worshipers of the region, their intelligence, ability to fly higher than most animals, and great power, makes them obvious symbolic choices for spirit messengers.

Cheka Man
November 7, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.928571
Wrapper    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Swamp)

On the muddy banks of the river deltas and the swamps they wait to wrap their prey in their crushing embrace.That is how they got their name.

Iain
November 7, 2005
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Votes: 7 / 4.071429
Woolly Wyvern    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

When the great ice-sheets covered the north, life retreated before them, but some species stayed and endured. Whilst man huddled around fires in his caves, mighty beasts roamed the tundra: the Woolly Mammoth, the Woolly Rhinoceros…and the Woolly Wyvern.

Iain
November 6, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.600000
Crown of Senren    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

Small red flower, originally sprouted from the blood where St. Senren fell but now found widely over all Laurentia. Occasionally, a rare white flower will be found, with powerful magic properties. It is particularly prized by the religious order, the Senrenites.

ephemeralstability
November 6, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.833333
Rukuk-nurudni    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

The grisly anthropomorphisation of a rockfall…

Mourngrymn
November 5, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Fey Hound    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

A fey hound is a majestic animal, blending feline and wolf aspects to form a complete graceful animal.

Scrasamax
November 5, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.750000
Swan Drake    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

Not dragons proper, these beasts are often beheld in the respect that is commonly reserved for other beatific wildlife such as unicorn and pegasi.

MoonHunter
November 5, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.875000
Gar-Monkey    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Gar-Monkey look like small chimpanzees with long (nearly prehensile) tails and two feathery wings. They have become pests in most human habitats. However, most people do not know their real reason for being.

MoonHunter
November 5, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
Karnan    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

It seems to be a giant turtle with a long neck. One expects it to be slow. However, it is one of the most effective predators in the rivers, deltas, and swamps of Vireland.

Maggot
November 5, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Zabans    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

They are the result of the magical merging between a goblin and a bull shark. Zabans are a classic example of a wizard’s tinkering with life gone horribly wrong; a warning to those who would meddle with life.

ScorpionJinx
November 5, 2005
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Votes: 5 / 3.400000
Squicken    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

The best way to describe these creatures, 3 legged chicken/monkey/squirrels. These animals are proof that Gods have senses of humor.

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A young girl with a dirty face and tattered dress stands near the town market offering to sell the PCs freshly cut flowers. They are only a single copper a piece, and smell nice. Perhaps the PCs will be generous with their wealth, or they will not. Great for paranoid parties.

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