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Maggot
March 26, 2014
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The Warriors of Jove    Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Local)

''Rrrbit! Rrrbit! Great Jove has found you unworthy, human! Now prepare to die !''

Maggot
July 20, 2011
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Lurdi    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Water)

Toltep walked slowly along the avenue, it would have been easier to swim along in the viaduct, but he had made it a point to not do the easy thing. All to often the easy path lead to ruin, and he had not survived so long by taking shortcuts, or the easy road. The market, what was above water, was abuzz with conversation. A large school of blood-crazed lurdi had been diverted into an ambush where the brave people had slaughtered the monsters. There was some worry, Toltep gathered, as a few had escaped.

Maggot
June 19, 2010
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The Usholal    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Water)

''In a world dominated by savagery and barbarism, we alone represent civilization. Is it any wonder then that we are forced to keep the horrors of the outside world at bay?''

 

-an anonymous Usholal

Maggot
May 13, 2010
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The Uuluun    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Water)

Swimming with the Great Western Tide that sweeps towards Tarrod from the far west of the Ocean, the mighty and enigmatic Uuluun sing songs that speak of the unfathomable gods of the deep, and wrestle each other in seabed-shaking contests of strength and martial skill.

Maggot
December 11, 2009
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Tawsooooshar    Locations  (City)   (Water)

 The jewel of the imperial shoal, this aquatic city is the emperor's seat of power.

Maggot
November 25, 2009
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Organi    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

Inhabiting the waters of Tarrod, the Organi is a dangerous creature.

Maggot
November 20, 2009
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The Brave People    Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Regional)

Isolated from the known world by the seemingly endless watery wastes of the fabled Vaet Ocean, the Eshal rule the watery continent of Tarrod with an iron fist, ever ready to carry out plundering raids on the subject races at the slightest excuse. Proudly calling themselves the Brave People,the Eshal are a race of savage warriors and fanatics that are driven by the consuming need to find an ever larger number of victims to feed the monstrous thing known simply as the Matriarch .

Maggot
December 4, 2006
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Domain Of Huokorloctol    Locations  (Country/ State)   (Swamp)

Founded on the promise of prophecy, this fiefdom owes it success to its previously worthless amethyst deposits. And its very survival as well.

Maggot
November 21, 2006
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Anura    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Swamp)

Swift and deadly as any Dunleoustous, the Anura remain a proud and free people, though outsiders have time and time again, imposed great cruelties on this race.

Maggot
November 17, 2006
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The Agerai    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Swamp)

A dark shadow falls over the still waters of the swamp, and for a brief instant every sound made by a living creature ceases.

Unbeknown to them, the party of Brave People wading in the shallows in hot pursuit of a small band of defeated human soldiers, have themselves unwittingly become the prey.

Maggot
November 12, 2006
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Curd    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Swamp)

‘‘By the strength in my sinews, I swear upon the spirits of my ancestors that this Curd will not forget the mate and children he has lost, nor find rest until his jaws have crushed the life out of the scum that dare to call themselves the Brave People!’’

Maggot
January 3, 2006
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The roles and duties of the Eshal    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (World Wide)

The siblings of the Emperor:The High Priests

Maggot
December 1, 2005
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The Surash    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Water)

The Surash are without doubt,the most distrusted and least liked race in existence.

Maggot
November 22, 2005
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The Old One    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Specific)

The Old One is the living core of Tarrod.

Maggot
November 17, 2005
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Shura Fist of Slaying    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

Just like with the sharks they so revere,a wrong or inappropriate action can provoke a lethal reaction from a Shura. As the other mer-races are so fond of saying among themselves,the only thing more unpredictable than a shark is a Shura.  This is a prefered weapon, simple yet deadly.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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The Gar Eeel    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

Gar Eeels live in the large,weed choked rivers and lakes that cover much of the Powi lands,are are revered as godlings by these primitive people. Many shamans say that the power to control the rains, rest with the Gar Eeel or Messengers of the rains, as they are known by the tribes.

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.

Maggot
November 2, 2005
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The Brotherhood of Larfu    Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Regional)

The Brotherhood’s goal was to preserve traditional Eshal practices and customs, with emphasis being placed on the belief that every member of the tribe mattered and that to ignore his rights and contributions, would result in the Clan collapsing.

Maggot
October 30, 2005
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The Great Serpents    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

The Great Serpents are the primary form of riding transportation for the Eshal. These massive, venomous creatures are one of the primary reasons that the Eshal were so successful in running roughshod over the cities of the Mer-folk.

Maggot
October 28, 2005
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Dunkleoustous    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

Large and powerful, they are the aquatic equivalent of elephants in a battle situation-very dangerous, but no army can afford not to have large numbers of them.

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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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