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MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.625000
Skeleton Worm aka Glisten Worms    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

The undead horror shambled forward. Peaking out from under its tattered leather armor is a roll of slick smelly maggot worms.

Kinslayer
November 13, 2005
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Votes: 9 / 3.555556
Vapour spider    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

Spiders of the moonlight, weaving webs of smoke, mist, and moonbeams.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Votes: 9 / 3.666667
Manna Fleas    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

These creatures have the uncanny ability to feel the ripples of magic, so they travel through planes, rather than distance to find food.

ephemeralstability
November 13, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.714286
Fire ants    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)

The mystery of fyre is one which has much occupyed my studies and the studies of men before me. ... I have concluded that fyre is the product of Fyre Antes.

Professor J Klewlise, "On the nature and origin of fyre" (1542)

Cheka Man
November 13, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 3.250000
Silverspider    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

They are beautiful in an icky fuzzy spider way.

EchoMirage
November 13, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.333333
Let's play cricket    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

There are large and small crickets, each was unique.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 3.272727
Cor-Spiders    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

“Look at the woods. There must be dozens of giant spiders here! We are so in trouble. ”

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.437500
Ogone flies    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

These little buggers are the bane and blessing of adventurers.  If you find a location with lots of ogone’s, you know there is magic and magical treasure about.  However, since the average adventurer has more magic items than the normal area, the flies will hang around the adventurer and their items.

ephemeralstability
November 13, 2005
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Ideas: 23
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
Insects (and Spiders and other creepy crawlies)    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Creepy, Crawley, Buzzing, Digging, Biting, Building, Sticking, Jumping, Clicking, and all the other things these small things do.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.500000
Ring of the Day    Items  (Jewelry)   (Non-Magical)

A Ring of the Day is fine piece of metal work. Worn on a necklace, rather than a finger, it is a way to measure the cycle of the day.

Pariah
November 13, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.750000
Cells in The Western Bogs    Locations  (Establishment)   (Swamp)

Squish, Squish. Squish.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.500000
The Place of Holding    Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)

The People of Antioch are pretty forgiving. However, when their laws are transgressed, you really do not want to be the person who is caught.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.375000
Elven Prison    Locations  (City)   (Any)

What is an Elven Prison? It is their entire city.

Cheka Man
November 13, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.625000
The Paul and Peter Fortress    Locations  (Fortification)   (Any)

It is massive and grey. It nearly blots out the sun as you approach. Soon it will be the last time you will see the horizon.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.625000
Old Town Jail    Locations  (Establishment)   (Water)

As you are marched towards The Key, you can feel the rickety dock sway back under the weight of the prisoners. The rowing of The Key is slow and deliberate. You see your home for the next few months. You are suprised it is still afloat.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 3
Votes: 6 / 3.583333
Prisons, Jails, and Places of Holding    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

bastille, big cage, big house, big school, black hole, booby hatch, brig, bucket, bull pen, caboose, cage, calaboose, can, cell, clink, concentration camp, cooler, coop, county hotel, death house, detention camp, detention centre, doing time, dungeon, fish bowl, freezer, inside, Jail, Jailhouse, joint, jug, keep, limbo, lockup, mill, pen, penal institution, penitentiary, pokey, pound, prison, rack, reformatory, slammer, solitary, statesville, stir, stockade, tank, there are hundreds of names and hundreds of thousands of different ones. What are yours?

Cheka Man
November 12, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.500000
Ring of Procrastination    Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)

It is a good looking ring. It is handsome and worth quite a bit.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.600000
Beautiful Hair Ribbons    Items  (Jewelry)   (Villanous)

These simple ribbons caused the near destruction of an entire town. And, the ribbons did nothing wrong.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
Cloaks of Misfortune    Items  (Clothes)   (Villanous)

At the estate sale of one wealthy merchant, a seamstress found several lengths of black silk cord, the kind that is used for trim and piping. A local seamstress purchased those odd lengths and the remaining bolt cheap and turned out two or three cloaks using the thin black silk cord as trim. An evil seems to follow them, though nobody knows it.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.312500
Memory Book    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Villanous)

It is a personal journal tucked away in an library. It appears as an ordinary journal or diary from the outside and inside. In the spine or binding there is always a tiny strip of metal that other components and symbols are attached. Yet there is more, if you read carefully.

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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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