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Scrasamax
November 23, 2017
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Staff of Doves    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

A staff that summons doves

valadaar
May 5, 2016
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Arrow of the Winged Sparrow    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Magical)

A means to deliver a pointed message...

Scrasamax
September 18, 2013
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Budiansky Drone    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Plains)

An incarnation of Laserbeak, and condor/cyborgs for the Cosmic Era

valadaar
April 30, 2013
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The Devil Of The Mountain    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Mountains)

Rumors of gold and more, spoken on the wind draw the greedy to their doom.

Raptyr
September 24, 2011
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The Moadi-Bird    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Out of all lifeforms on this planet, none is more feared than the insidious Moadi-Bird.

Seek Not the Moadi-Bird

axlerowes
August 11, 2009
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Ghostchasers    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)

Ghostchasers are small nocturnal birds that have the ability to see what normal humans and most other animals cannot.

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Corpse Herders

       By: Murometz

The Jiangsi was the name of an undead being in Chinese folklore and mythology. Usually translated as zombie or vampire for Western palates, the Jiangsi was really neither. They appeared as simply risen, fresh corpses. They moved (peculiarly!) by hopping rather than walking, and sought out the living to suck the Qilife force from their victims.

Perhaps significantly more interesting than the Jiangsi itself, was the lore surrounding them. "Zombie wranglers", or "Corpse Herders", usually Daoist priests, were men tasked with delivering these undead beings back to their respective home towns. Tradition in China placed great importance and emphasis on the return of the dead to their homes and families, and thus the corpse herders came to be. By using magick words and talismans they would animate the dead, and by placing specially inscribed parchments of paper over the Jiangsi heads and faces, the corpse herders would be able to control the hopping corpses. Then like pied pipers, they would lead processions of subdued undead, across many miles, rhythmically chanting and ringing tiny bells.

Special inns were built across China to house these undead caravans, as the zombies could only travel by evening and night, the sun anathema to them. Rows of doors opening to barely a closet-space, lined the walls of these special establishments. Behind these doors, the corpses would be stored upright while the corpse herders rested in rooms.

The Jiangsi under the control of a corpse herder were quite harmless, merely hopping after him, silently and without complaint, for weeks and months. If however, the magicked parchment would somehow be removed from their faces, the creatures would immediately seek living humans to kill. Their thirst for Qi was unquenchable.

The job of a corpse herder was an interesting one to say the least.

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