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ephemeralstability
November 6, 2005
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Rukuk-nurudni    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

The grisly anthropomorphisation of a rockfall…

MoonHunter
November 6, 2005
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Aviansis    Locations  (Area)   (Desert)

The wind blows out of the West. It is warm and gentle. It rolls over the rough terrain. A man is standing, one foot on the soft sandy ground, the other stepping on the ruin of a once great column. He has a hawk upon his outstretched gloved hand. It takes flight.  This is Aviansis. This is the Wings of Sand.

Chaosmark
November 5, 2005
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Votes: 6 / 3.666667
The Elemental Defenders    Items  (Armor)   (Heroic)

“...Ande in the Dayes of the War, the masses of the darke ones grew into a greate ande terrible force, ande thus were the Fyve Armours sent unto the worlde…”
~The Grynthar Codex, chapter three verse ten

Mourngrymn
November 5, 2005
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Venkis    Locations  (City)   (Water)

Located at the mouth of the River Vella, Venkis has a commanding view of the Bay of Pearls. On clear nights, occasionally the lights from Stormgarde can be seen across the bay. Venkis is the major shipping port for the kingdom and deals with most of the navel aspect of the military.

Mourngrymn
November 5, 2005
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Stormgarde    Locations  (City)   (Mountains)

Located in the northern most tip of the kingdom, it stands strong vigil over the mountain passes to the north and the sea passage to the west. Stormgarde, while a fairly good sized port, tends to be modestly populated city.

Mourngrymn
November 5, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Fey Hound    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

A fey hound is a majestic animal, blending feline and wolf aspects to form a complete graceful animal.

Scrasamax
November 5, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.750000
Swan Drake    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

Not dragons proper, these beasts are often beheld in the respect that is commonly reserved for other beatific wildlife such as unicorn and pegasi.

MoonHunter
November 5, 2005
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Votes: 5 / 3.900000
Gar-Monkey    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Gar-Monkey look like small chimpanzees with long (nearly prehensile) tails and two feathery wings. They have become pests in most human habitats. However, most people do not know their real reason for being.

MoonHunter
November 5, 2005
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Votes: 5 / 4.000000
Karnan    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

It seems to be a giant turtle with a long neck. One expects it to be slow. However, it is one of the most effective predators in the rivers, deltas, and swamps of Vireland.

Maggot
November 5, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Zabans    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

They are the result of the magical merging between a goblin and a bull shark. Zabans are a classic example of a wizard’s tinkering with life gone horribly wrong; a warning to those who would meddle with life.

ScorpionJinx
November 5, 2005
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Votes: 6 / 3.416667
Squicken    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

The best way to describe these creatures, 3 legged chicken/monkey/squirrels. These animals are proof that Gods have senses of humor.

Kinslayer
November 5, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.500000
Scrats    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Rats the size of cats, these insectivores are tree-top hunters. While they are useful to farmers and people, they are considered pests.

Cheka Man
November 5, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 3.333333
Gartraps    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

The poisonous Gartraps are the bane of the desert. These sand colored trappers will bring swift death to the unwary.

Cheka Man
November 5, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 2.500000
Web Bats    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

The Webbats are predators of the hot desert regions. They are massive bats with a twelve foot wingspan, very good eyesight, and the ability to do what no other bat can do…spit web from a gland beneath it’s jaws.

ScorpionJinx
November 5, 2005
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Votes: 8 / 3.562500
Carvitons - land sharks    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

These are also known as sourges of the desert sands. Carvitons bare a strong resemblance to their water dwelling cousins, including the large dorsal fin that can be seen in the sands.

Maggot
November 5, 2005
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Ranchowen    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

Ranchowen are aquatic beasts that are ridden by high ranking Eshal warriors. A lot more comfortable to ride than Great Serpents and infinitely more docile,they are highly prized live stock that are bred and reared in special hatcheries by skilled Eshal animal trainers and herders.

Psalmanazar
November 4, 2005
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The Candles of God    Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (Country/ State)

Perhaps they lack the subtlety of other groups, but the Candles of God have no desire to be subtle.  Perhaps they do not keep their secrets very well, but the Candles of God want their voices to be heard.  Perhaps they are careless about who they kill, but there shall be no innocent bystanders when the fires of hell consume the unrighteous.

ephemeralstability
November 4, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.875000
The Amethyst Lake    Locations  (Area)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

A permanently frozen lake, high in the Askharnn mountains, associated with the strange legend of the Amethyst Dragon.

ephemeralstability
November 4, 2005
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Votes: 9 / 4.222222
Lazhkmazhon    Locations  (City)   (Mountains)

An impressive citadel in the Askharnn mountains. Their prohibitive laws on travel during the Winter months can be a problem for pilgrims and wanderers.

Pariah
November 4, 2005
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The Demon's Advantage    Items  (Other)   (Cursed)

Some games are played to be won, others can only be lost.

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Man-Eating Grapes!

       By: Murometz

A wild species, vinus homophagus, more akin to sea-grape rather than the terrestrial variety, is not a monster despite its fanciful name. The grapes, a deep purple color when in bloom, and oozing dewdrops of perspiration, like the most prized and delectable of drinking wine grapes, do however deserve their moniker. Wine made from this fruit, is deadly to most humanoids, as is the raw berry, if plucked and eaten from the vine. It is the unnatural chemical concoction found within the fruit’s tart skin, which gives the man-eating grape its name. The chemical stew found inside each berry, functions as a necrotic agent, the same as found in some species of venomous snakes. The grapes literally eat the victim from the inside out, via cell death, dissolving organs and flesh in quick succession.

The tribes of Pra-Oohk Crater, from the jungles of Ghlush are known to sell the fermented “wine” of this grape to merchants of distant lands. Sadly, the taste of the concoction is divine when first quaffed, and even worse, the man-eating grape wine will never detect as poisonous via mundane means, its horrid natures somehow masking all attempts. Luckily the man-eating grapes are extremely rare, and endemic to humid jungles.

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