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MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Grolen - A type of Winged Gargoyles    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

There are seven or so types of lifeforms considered Gargoyles by the less informed. This is one.

Grolen are another semi-sentient creature which is called a Gargoyle in popular parlance.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Winged Geomorphs - A type of Gargoyle    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (City/ Ruin)

There are seven or so types of lifeforms considered Gargoyles by the less informed. This is one.

Geomorphs are related to Earth Elementals in structure and form, but these creatures have more in common with ectomorphs (spirit forms) than true Fey or Elementals. They may be a distant offshoot of spirit dragons.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Gargoyles!!!    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

gar·goyle Pronunciation Key (gär goil)  n.
1) A roof spout in the form of a grotesque or fantastic creature projecting from a gutter to carry rainwater clear of the wall.
2) A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.
3) A person of bizarre or grotesque appearance.
4) In a fantasy world, these are more than projections. They are animated. They could be constructs, spirit forms, or an actual species.

MoonHunter
October 29, 2005
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Unknown Death    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Other)

Your adventurers can name this one, if they survive. The last thing they will hear is: “ppppooockt-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t” before their eyes and ears start bleeding and their body become black and blue… battered by something unseen and untouched.

Kinslayer
October 29, 2005
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Black Leaf Bug    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

It is whispered at harvest bonfires that sometimes swarms will combine into a monstrously huge pile of Black Leaf Bugs, able to instantly stop anything it comes across. What is left explodes in a shower of maggots.

Maggot
October 29, 2005
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Stone Lizards    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

Large lizards about 5 feet long, nothing about them seems to stand out. As drab and colorless as the parched brown stone of the desert, these things come across as your average (admitedly huge) reptile residents. But what most wouldn’t know is that these scaly things are virtually unkillable, thanks to a unique gift that they possess.

MoonHunter
October 29, 2005
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Observers    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

They are so cute. They follow you around like a puppy. It is a badge of honor to be interesting enough to be followed by one of them.

But, “What is their purpose?”, “Who are they observing for?”, and “Why?”

manfred
October 29, 2005
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The Invisible Lake Beast    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Water)

Unseen and striking from suprise, this creature is on its way to becoming a legend.

manfred
October 29, 2005
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Stone Leech    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Large, difficult to kill, and long lived, this creature is responsible for the return of the Dagger as the primary tool of political intrigue.

MoonHunter
October 29, 2005
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Votes: 2 / 2.750000
Spoilsbugs    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (City/ Ruin)

Adventurers and Beetles both quest after the same things. The Beetles tend to win.

Shadoweagle
October 29, 2005
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Charyn Slug    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Found mainly in dense forests, the Charyn slug is a most irritating creature to the average adventurer. Not because it is dangerous in any way, but that it tends to disturb their sleep.

ephemeralstability
October 29, 2005
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Draconian parasites    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

Dragons, being huge and meaty, are the ideal habitat for countless unpleasant parasites.

Agar
October 29, 2005
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Devil's Thorns    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Not many plants kill animals. This oaklike tree is predatory in the spreading of its seeds.

manfred
October 29, 2005
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Medusa Tree    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

This tree has a somewhat unclear bush-like appearance. But so far, nothing special. The actual reason why is it called after medusas, is his power to deter any hostile creatures, and to be sure, all creatures

Strolen
October 29, 2005
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Rainbow Snails    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

Both beautiful and delicious, these highly sought creatures are almost extinct in some areas.

manfred
October 29, 2005
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Crevasians    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Mountains)

Crevasians were human long ago. The differences are several, but few were ever noticed by outsiders. They have astrong communal feeling, which _literally_ flows in their blood…

tarock ashar
October 29, 2005
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The Slurg    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

This slug like parasite is actually a symbiote. After attaching itself to a warmblooded host, it feeds off that being. However, its tenticles, growing under the skin, act as secondary nerves, increase the victims nerve responses.

Siren no Orakio
October 29, 2005
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Campfire Fuzz    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

These small, luminescent creatures are a distant relative of the willowisp, little bits of orangish light that are attracted by the flames of a fire. When enough of them have gathered around a fire, the fire appears to take on a fuzzy indistinctness.

Siren no Orakio
October 29, 2005
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The Molochi    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Other)

On a world made entirely of molten rock, there is still life.

Shadoweagle
October 29, 2005
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Lux Mites    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

These mites fly silently and are small enough to be nearly invisible to the naked eye. If it was not for light, no one would know they were there. These creatures absorb and re-emmit light, turning dim to bright, and bright to blinding.

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Wet Faeries

       By: Murometz

Sages and naturalists frown at the common name given to these strange creatures by the small folk, but sometimes the silliest nicknames for creatures, places and people persevere in the minds of many. “Purifiers”, “Pond Jellies”, “Breath-Stealers”, “Lung-Ticklers” and “River Butterflies” are much less commonly heard appellations for these life forms. Wet Faeries are basically (and simply) a species of fist-sized, fresh-water jellyfish. Several traits steer them toward the peculiar category however. Firstly, Wet Faeries are nearly invisible in the water, much like their marine cousins but even more so. One can swim in a river swarming with these critters and not even notice their presence. Secondly, they possess the unique ability to clean and purify whatever body of water they inhabit. They do this via some sort of biological filtration process, sucking in all toxins present in the water, and releasing it back in its purest form. Needless to say, they are both a blessing and a curse to whichever folk dwell beside the rivers and lakes Wet Faeries inhabit. On one hand, no purer water can be found anywhere than a Wet Faerie lake or pond, and yet, in “pure” water “life” tends in fact to die out, lacking the needed nutrients to prosper. Thirdly, their “sting” is (unfortunately) virulently poisonous to all mammalians. Wet Faeries are loathe to sting anyone or anything, using their barbed fronds as a last line of defense, but if stung, most swimmers will suffer respiratory arrest, and die within minutes, usually drowning before they can make it back to shore.

Alchemists, druids, and less savory characters have studied these creatures over the years, and have predictably found all the ways Wet Faeries could be exploited. Morbidly humorous, some bards find it, that the Poisoners and Assassins Guilds as well as the Healer’s Union, all prize these creatures. The assassins use the extracted venom in obvious fashion, while the priests and healers use the still-living jelly-fish to sterilize other poison potions and to cure those already poisoned on death’s door.

It is known that a certain Earl Von Trumble keeps his vast castle moat stocked with Wet Faeries, the waters so clear that every bone of every one of his past enemies can be clearly seen on the bottom, twenty two feet below.

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