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CaptainPenguin
July 22, 2003
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.428571
Never Ending Silence    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

Never Ending Silence is the greatest Death-Knight of the Ghostlord known as Frozen Priestess Adorned With Bloody Feathers, and he is very good at his job.

Ria Hawk
July 22, 2003
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.055556
Bianca la Fiere    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

When Bianca was blinded, many people said that she would never fight again.  But, then, Bianca has always enjoyed being above expectations.

CaptainPenguin
June 24, 2003
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Comments: 20
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.000000
Wrothgar    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

He’s seen villages burn. He’s thrown the torches, and he’s thrown the water. He’s been up to his waist in gold, and up to his waist in blood. He’s seen it all.

devblu
June 17, 2003
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 2.083333
Didet    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

This Elf is a very thoughtful warrior. But he has an absent past.

hopfrog16
June 7, 2003
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.333333
Brumbeldor    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

Resting in tree branches and picking his teeth, this creature wastes the day sleeping or walking across the country side.

hopfrog16
May 30, 2003
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.500000
Ansgar Haakon    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

Ansgar is a Rohirrim (Same race as the Riders of Rohan)that wanders aimlessly along roads and paths mearly to see the world or to patroll… depending if he is employed or not. He usually sings or whistles while traveling and is quite formidable looking while riding his meara.

Ria Hawk
February 21, 2003
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.100000
Aliana de Cienn    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

By all appearances, she was a successful fighter.  Pity she didn’t know if she was or not…

Cleckmoon
February 20, 2003
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.625000
Teggeter    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

A devout fighter, protector of his family, willing to go to any length to serve his homeland.

CaptainPenguin
February 5, 2003
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 2.875000
Shkur-Lotan the Boiled    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

Shunned and exiled, Shkur-Lotan the Boiled seeks to engulf the world in flesh-scalding steam.

forgottengods
February 4, 2003
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 2.214286
Motar    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

A corrupted captain of the Western Empire.

Ria Hawk
January 14, 2003
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.615385
The Family Cohrron    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

They’re an odd set of siblings… excellent fighters and all too ready to take exception at the slightest thing…

ephemeralstability
December 26, 2002
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Comments: 26
Ideas: 0
Votes: 22 / 4.545455
The Great Gate of Calast    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

The Great Gate of Calast is not like other gates. It’s got a mind of its own…

manfred
September 23, 2002
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.062500
Riel    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

What does a warrior do, if he can not “go on” anymore? Some give up, this one did not.

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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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