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MoonHunter
November 20, 2004
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Gathrack    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

He is the one that whispers dreams of power and conquest in the ears of those in positions of power (or positions to take said power). He not only motivates them, he gives them ideas and plans (which they think are their own) to conquer the city/ country/ world. He manipulates the weaker minds around him, so they will follow his designated puppet. Using their own greed and lusts, his puppets will destroy the world as it is now… turning it into one where Gathrack and his kin would thrive.

And who would suspect a pet cat as the instigator of a world in chaos.

Ria Hawk
September 19, 2004
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Eamon Sianeth    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

Khass was one of the greatest friends I ever had.  So of course, what choice did I have but to save him?

Dear gods above, what have I done?

Scrasamax
September 14, 2004
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.571429
Mialee the Beautiful    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

Always on the cutting edge of fashion and the talk of the courts, Mialee the Beautiful is the supermodel of the fantastic world…

Krosus
July 6, 2004
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Votes: 9 / 3.111111
Var Salok    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

A lich who is worshipped as a god.

EchoMirage
June 24, 2004
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Votes: 7 / 4.285714
Hums-to-Gods-in-Darkness    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

Once a tool awakened on purpose, the looming stones have outlived their masters but not their purpose

CaptainPenguin
May 16, 2004
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 18 / 4.805556
Senthia Khlack, Duchess of Gears    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

Everyone knows that that Senthia Khlack died with her father, the Duke Eldward Khlack, after their failed Rebellion. But what they do not is that Senthia still lives, after a fashion.

Shadoweagle
February 6, 2004
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Votes: 13 / 4.653846
Xarlith    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

The mighty dragon - arrogant, though rightly so, for what blade can pierce such beautiful armour? What warrior can match its lithe, graceful movements and raw power? But what if such a regal, magestic beast were cut down to size? What if it became human, itself?

Shadoweagle
December 22, 2003
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Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Tarquin    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

A secluded mage garbed only in black, an obvious aura of corruption exuding from him. His emotions seem to be absent, and evil is more than a desire to him. Its a necessity.

Strolen
May 24, 2003
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Votes: 9 / 4.722222
Kaloridon    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

Those that know him have long ago forgotten his last name if he ever had one. Once a respected adventurer of great reknown he has since fell into mindlessness and general senility. An elf of no little confusion, his great knowledge is still available, just difficult to get to.

CaptainPenguin
March 13, 2003
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Votes: 6 / 3.833333
The Prince of the Endless Corridor    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

Locked away for his crimes by the gods themselves, he is the greatest spellcaster of all time.

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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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