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Scrasamax
December 3, 2016
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The Sage Mugwort    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Natural)

Near the end of many a heroic venture or quest a brave band of adventurers upon return will find it necessary to seek out a sage, a wisened person, looking for the answer to a riddle, to decipher a map, or to unlock a geas or curse placed on one of their own. The strangest of quests, those touched by the madness of the fae, the eldritch influence of the outsiders and abominations, and those tainted by the hellish realms, are best met by the mysterious sage known only as Mugwort.

Maggot
January 23, 2016
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Votes: 4 / 4.000000
White Death    NPCs  (Minor)   (Natural)

A bane to the local fishermen, White Death is determined to rectify the terrible injustice that humanity has inflicted on her people.

axlerowes
March 31, 2014
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 5 / 5.000000
My Taalkastin Boatman    NPCs  (Minor)   (Natural)

After she ate the middle part of my wife’s body she gestured me out the door. Then she paddled me to the den of the Sage. All the while I stared at her rune marked back, my hand on the hilt of my sword, and I thought of my father and the hens.

Siren no Orakio
April 12, 2012
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Votes: 3 / 3.500000
The One Beneath the Waves    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Natural)

From time to time, one of the All can be divided from the One and All mind. This is a traumatic event, and it is rare that the severed member of the All survives, let alone becomes a solitary One. But from time to time, it can occur. Seeking succor from the desperate silence in its mind, the One Beneath The Waves has sunken himself beneath the oceans of Shamash II, and there it lies, seeking fruitlessly to soothe its injuries.

Scrasamax
October 21, 2011
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Ideas: 2
Votes: 1 / 4.000000
10/30 Treefolk    NPCs  (Minor)   (Natural)

30 in progress

Scrasamax
October 19, 2011
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Casey Scott Rogers    NPCs  (Character Sheet)   (Natural)

An unfortunate man and his canine companion

EchoMirage
April 9, 2009
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 1
Votes: 11 / 4.818182
30 Treemen    NPCs  (Minor)   (Natural)

What is a forest’s firm support, yet walks ‘round on its own accord?
What’s possessed of a titan’s might, stands before you, yet out of sight?
What soundly spanks with gnarled root a behind that is not good?

Moonlake
February 6, 2009
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Woolragon, Druid-turned-Poacher    NPCs  (Minor)   (Natural)

The Poacher
This man has a double life. By day he protects the wildlife from poachers. By night he sometimes poaches himself and smuggles the skins, horns, ect, out of the Park in the back of his Ranger Jeep and blames the deaths on poachers. After all,who would suspect a Ranger of poaching?

EchoMirage
May 11, 2008
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.583333
Seheth Vianna Sai-Shahi    NPCs  (Major)   (Natural)

A harvest queen, a druid of war, a monarch of leaves.

Scrasamax
April 15, 2008
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.857143
Olgiherga Ogerhunch    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Natural)

Brave Olgiherga Ogerhunch, ogre hunter of the Ostrobogs and fenstalker.

Siren no Orakio
March 21, 2008
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Kinadarn Blossombringer    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Natural)

"Humans think of plants as food and decoration, but they are living creatures in their own right."

Pieh
February 23, 2008
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.000000
The Shark Lord    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Natural)

Brine S’Vick is the Shark Lord, a giant man amongst the ocean curent.

Scrasamax
February 18, 2008
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.562500
Simidon the Brave    NPCs  (Minor)   (Natural)

We all go a little mad…sometimes

Scrasamax
December 24, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.937500
Old Crynog    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Natural)

You’re a mean one Old Crynog
You really are a skug

Halfling children’s rhyme

valadaar
September 17, 2007
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The Oaken Duke    NPCs  (Minor)   (Natural)

The kingdom of Shyvora is known for its inclusion of non-humans.  One of their best fighting Dukes is a tree…

Pieh
June 30, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.666667
Sonic - the God of Sound    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Natural)

"Did you hear that? He speaks to those who would listen. Simply adjust your hearing frequency and you will hear his voice." - Audicus, Disciple of the Sound Mind and Body.

Scrasamax
March 28, 2007
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Votes: 6 / 4.583333
Crastia of Applerow    NPCs  (Minor)   (Natural)

Blessed be are those wed beneath apple tree

Common Falk Saying, the Midlands

Maggot
December 17, 2006
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''Creeper'' Jose    NPCs  (Minor)   (Natural)

Endowed with a generous love for the untainted bounty of the natural environment, this enigmatic individual has all but forgotten what it means to be human..

MindForge
October 23, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.150000
Satrya    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Natural)

Satrya returns to her homeland, to the elves dismay.

Drackler
June 13, 2006
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Votes: 4 / 2.875000
Thentr    NPCs  (Minor)   (Natural)

"Thentr was made from moonlight and flame; he has killed one of the mighty rulers of the skies; he has yet to return home".
-Old Cro, the story teller

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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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