It brings to mind the old pagan practice if divining through animals....their symbolism and meanings.
I am an avid fan of using animals for color and interest in my games, so I will have to add to this scroll a few of the more mundane animals and what they represented to the early practitioners of pagan religions.
(Any amount of heraldry research would divine quite a bit of info as well) Go to Comment
Mourngrymn, they don't use fire on each other because it would very likely kill the other one - this is similar to many beasts in the real world for whom mating or territorial fights (with their own species) are either symbolic, do not use their full strength or have a get-out clause (e.g. rolling over to show submission). A species which routinely kills its own kind is not (usually) successful. However, you have a good point about food - I would think that in a very harsh winter, when it was find food or die, they might perhaps flame each other. Normally, the fire is just used against prey or predators. Go to Comment
I like the idea. I never was one for large or different types of the same creature, wyverns and dragons in particular. But this gives a perfect reason as to why they are the way they are. Why do they not use fire on each other? Only because they are flamable themselves? I would think that would be the perfect reason to use it, especially in a fight over territory or food.
Still all in all, a good solid idea with plenty of reasoning behind it. Go to Comment
Sigh. I love this flower. It is a simple flower with a lot of meaning associated with it, but also has some symbolic/ magical properties. If the white flowers are used for such important rituals, and rituals that will seem to be rare, the white ones should be more common than a 4 leaf clover.
The Red Flowers should be prominent in the rituals and coat of arms of this organization. Perhaps members will wear them to holy days and special occasions.
I was originally thinking this should be in the Whimsical Flora, but this has a great deal of "effect" so it is just a very cool lifeform. Go to Comment
Magnificient plant post, perhaps my favorite so far (and I've read most of the existing ones). It doesn't have that mystical i dont know what to give it a 5, but it's a very well done post and idea. Go to Comment
"It is said that among those people they have a loathsome custom- that they keep a spotted dog always waiting beside the gate of the yard where they bury the dead, and that in every funeral they allow this spotted dog to feast upon the dead, so that it grows fat and wise with the knowledge of the dead... Many necromancers do seek out these spotted dogs, and ask of them sciomantic knowledge, or take them as familiars." -Author unknown, "The Ways of the Necromancers"