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valadaar
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Aldruku    Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Country/ State)

A powerful empire, macabre and violent. Now gone, a victim of their own folly.

valadaar
January 6, 2009
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The Temples of Stoneholt    Locations  (Area)   (Underground)

Great, mysterious chambers hidden deep in the earth beneath that enigmatic city of Stoneholt!

valadaar
November 4, 2008
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Hanaset    Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Regional)

The Hanset are a sleeping giant of a race. Once the owners of an empire of Alexandrian proportions, they new reside in their hidden sub-tropical home, living the simple lives of tribesmen. Though bereft of metal tools, they have adapted to their forest home and it to them. Though their empire is long gone, they still hold onto the seed of its greatness.

valadaar
October 2, 2008
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Methranar    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

The Methranar
The remnent of a much older time, the Methranar, the Icerender, the Lurker, is a figure prominant in the Megamoth Hunter’s legends.

valadaar
March 7, 2008
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Malitazum one-eyed    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Swamp)

The Yang to Lutazum’s Ying, the grand totem of the Maletanalu, the 5th tribe of the Hanaset.

valadaar
February 29, 2008
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At The Foot of the World    Plots  (Travel)   (Mini-Campaign)

At the foot of the World can be found both great treasure and danger! Adventure Awaits!

valadaar
February 12, 2008
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The Salwar    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

"When the dolphins and whales propel themselves into the air, it is a great spectacle and joy to watch. When the Salwar launch themselves, it is a terror."

valadaar
December 17, 2007
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Karviseral the Pain Lord    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Combative)

The Lord of Agony, He of Corpulent Pain

valadaar
December 12, 2007
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Nyoria    Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Country/ State)

A powerful, maritime people, brought down by the foulest Necromancy.

valadaar
December 5, 2007
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Headsmans Tree    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

A tree of somewhat macabre aspect - its coconut-sized fruit have hair-like fronds hanging down, suggesting decapitated heads dangling from the tree.

valadaar
December 4, 2007
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Shevourus the Mad    NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)

"Yeeah!" the old man shouted as he made a dramatic flurry with his chalk - the mounted knight now bearing a stylized lance as it bore down on the many-headed dragon before it.

valadaar
November 27, 2007
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The Sundering Crystal    Items  (Materials)   (Magical)

A magical, multi-dimensional crystal that damages all it touches, even reality.

valadaar
November 16, 2007
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Frost Owl    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

The icy lands of Sagaris are cold and unforgiving, and the Frost Owl is a manifestation of the dangers of that frigid realm.  Of all the fantastic beasts that roam the Sagarian tundra, the Frost Owl is the greatest threat to man.

valadaar
November 16, 2007
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Megamoth    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

The Walking Mountains of the lands of Eternal Ice

valadaar
November 5, 2007
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Rage of the Forest    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

- First encountered during the Green War, leading to the loss of Castle Marcharin at the culmination of the Druid’s Seige

valadaar
November 1, 2007
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Crystal Rose    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

A flower from the gardens of the Divine…

valadaar
October 31, 2007
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Megamothoid    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

Disagreements between the tribes are sometimes settled with Megamothoid battles, and during war they are almost always used. 

valadaar
October 30, 2007
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City Image - Stone Holt    Locations  (City)   (Plains)

StoneHolt

The greatest city on Neyathis - not built by the hand of man, but by long-gone giants.  It is a city of superlatives and place of new beginnings.

valadaar
October 22, 2007
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Palace of the Ebony Fields    Locations  (Fortification)   (Plains)

A beacon of brilliant white stone surrounded by black, clutching death..

valadaar
October 10, 2007
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Oaken Shambler    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

The Shambler is not a subtle foe. It bursts onto the scene like an elephant-sized lion to trample and smash it’s foes…

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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