Insect

Scrasamax
Great Ungez By: Scrasamax

Intelligent cockroaches of frightening size

Lifeforms: Fauna, City/ Ruin
by Scrasamax
28xp
6 replies
950 views
Scrasamax
Zosim By: Scrasamax

Also known as Ghost Wasps

Lifeforms: Ethereal, Any
by Scrasamax
20xp
2 replies
678 views
Scrasamax
Auxon By: Scrasamax

Not to be confused with autons, auxons are small machines, 1 to 3 inches in length, that are used for large scale, long term, resource extraction.

Lifeforms: Constructed, Space
by Scrasamax
10xp
1 reply
1704 views
Scrasamax
Swarm Stump By: Scrasamax

They're coming out of the ground, they're coming out of the damn ground, game over man, game over man!!!!

Dungeons: Any, Traps
by Scrasamax
34xp
5 replies
1927 views
Dossta
That Which is Forgotten By: Dossta

A short story which uses Memory Moths in a sci-fi setting. Props to Echomirage for the forum post that inspired the symbiotic Proxy Bug.

Articles: Fiction, Gaming - In General
by Dossta
30xp
6 replies
1932 views
1 HoH
Cheka Man
Changeling Wasp By: Cheka Man

The nobleman was out on horseback when he came too close to a nest of Changeling wasps. The first sting made him scream and sent him falling from his horse. When he felt the second sting and was close to passing out with the pain, he thought Whatever happens now, my life of freedom is over. Even if I am not stung again,and escape being paralysed or killed I will be a girl. I will no longer have the right to choose who I marry, to carry a weapon, to join the army or to have control over my own finances.My life is ruined now.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Forest/ Jungle
by Cheka Man
19xp
8 replies
1954 views
OmegaDraco
Puppeteer Beetle By: OmegaDraco

Caution: contains mature content regarding the gruesome ecology of a parasitic beetle.

A terrible monster. A thing of nightmares. Tales of the creature shake the core of the most sturdy and chill the spine of all who hear. They say, "Be careful who your friends are. They may just want you for your body." They were right.

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, Any
by OmegaDraco
18xp
24 replies
2110 views
OmegaDraco
Unummodo By: OmegaDraco

"Greetings travellers! You must have had a harsh journey through the desert."

"We didn't see this city was on the map."

"We're just a few like-minded folks trying to keep the world out."

"How many people live here?"

"Just a few of us, and now you."

Locations: City, Desert
by OmegaDraco
37xp
16 replies
2092 views
Cheka Man
Musher Bugs By: Cheka Man

"How is he? Will my son ever recover from the bugs that turned his brain to mush?"

The doctor pointed to where the thirty-seven year old was playing with toys on the floor. "It's been five years now and he has the brain of a child, give it another five and we can start the basics of teaching him magic again. He knows who you are but...but he will never have the same personality again, and by the time he regains all his magic skills at their former levels he will be in his sixties."

Lifeforms: Ethereal, Other
by Cheka Man
12xp
10 replies
1806 views
Cheka Man
Eye Flies By: Cheka Man

The eyes came closer and with them came a growling sound, and the warrior swung at them with his sword. They flew around it, revealing themselves to be harmless insects. The warrior swore...it was no Cave Bear or Giant Spider but a pair of Eye Flies out looking for insects to eat that were smaller still.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Underground
by Cheka Man
16xp
7 replies
1814 views
Cheka Man
Fire Flies By: Cheka Man

Some people might call them cute, but unlike fireflies that just glow and look pretty, Fire Flies can give you nasty burns if you mess around with them, so look but don't touch.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Forest/ Jungle
by Cheka Man
32xp
7 replies
3105 views
Kinslayer
Suicide flies By: Kinslayer

"Gak! Cough! I just swallowed a bug."

Lifeforms: Fauna, Plains
by Kinslayer
32xp
11 replies
3315 views
1 HoH
Silveressa
Candle Beetles By: Silveressa

In the darkness you notice a point of light erupt no bigger than a candle, quickly followed by several dozen more and a soft metallic sound, like a man at the dinner table sharpening his knife against a fork.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Underground
by Silveressa
33xp
17 replies
5074 views
1 HoH
Cheka Man
Muscle Flies By: Cheka Man

Mark woke up and groaned. His breastplate felt heavy on him. When he looked at his arms and legs he began to cry. His wonderful muscles, earned through excersise, running, fights and several quests, were gone, leaving him with no more muscle power then a young girl. He had heard the tales of the Muscle Flies but had not throught they were true until it was too late. He could move, but it would take a very long time to get his muscles back into good condition again.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Swamp
by Cheka Man
49xp
14 replies
4853 views
2 HoHs
epsilon
Rhaphi -large cave insect By: epsilon

Extracts from Alkur's book of insects.
The best thing that can happen when confronted by a Rhaphi (Rafy) is that it will ignore you and continue on its way...It seems to have no purpose in life but to transport its undercarriage of parasites, which are numerous and not exactly friendly or hygienic, from one place to the next.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Underground
by epsilon
38xp
12 replies
4647 views
1 HoH
Dozus
Dirge Moths By: Dozus

There is more than meets the eye to these nightmarish insects...

Lifeforms: Fauna, Any
by Dozus
13xp
5 replies
2821 views
Wulfhere
Myrie Bugs By: Wulfhere

Crawling among the garbage and offal, the detritus of what men call civilization, the myrie bugs claim their own small domains. They eat, and breed, and wait…

Lifeforms: Fauna, City/ Ruin
by Wulfhere
136xp
14 replies
7605 views
7 HoHs
valadaar
Hanaset Grub Bag By: valadaar

"When travelling between the Hanaset towns of Setahal and Timuhal I noted a strong odor of rotting plants emanating from our trusty Hanaset guide Sehetuma. Now, the Hanaset are a festidious people and I was somewhat suprised by this. However, I kept my own consul, seeking not to offend.

"

Items: Other, Non-Magical
by valadaar
22xp
8 replies
4834 views
Cheka Man
Trapper Ants By: Cheka Man

Not all the beasts that threaten humans are large.There are those who despite watching out for dragons, bears, giant spiders and the like, have underestimated this downright nasty little ant and paid for it with their lives.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Forest/ Jungle
by Cheka Man
12xp
6 replies
5555 views
Maggot
The Varok Fly By: Maggot

A thief's invaluble companion, this little invertebrate is a must-have among burglars determined to pull off an extremely difficulte heist.

As long as the thief in question, isn't too squemish about what his little accquisition feeds on..

Lifeforms: Fauna, Any
by Maggot
21xp
9 replies
5828 views
MoonHunter
Kythrythe - People of the Insect God By: MoonHunter

The Kythrythe are a different kind of people. Given their worship of the Insect God Kythrellemen, they are more than just Humans. These people, except for their eyes, will be normal people at first glance. Some might be quite big or small or graceful, but they look like people. At second glance you will notice their small antena peeking out from their hair. Every now and again, you will see one that has been "blessed" by the God and granted "Marks of the God", insect like physical abilities.

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, City/ Ruin
by MoonHunter
16xp
8 replies
5809 views
Michael Jotne Slayer
Greenflies-Aquatic parasitic wasps By: Michael Jotne Slayer

The wasps are about the size of a finger, they are bright green with long hairy backlegs.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Water
by Michael Jotne Slayer
16xp
8 replies
6112 views
Michael Jotne Slayer
Onkorr Ants By: Michael Jotne Slayer

The name Onkorr given by locals means burning, which again has two meanings;burning bites and burning bodies.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Any
by Michael Jotne Slayer
5xp
5 replies
4486 views
ephemeralstability
Fire ants By: ephemeralstability

The mystery of fyre is one which has much occupyed my studies and the studies of men before me. ... I have concluded that fyre is the product of Fyre Antes.

Professor J Klewlise, "On the nature and origin of fyre" (1542)

Lifeforms: Fauna, Plains
by ephemeralstability
28xp
7 replies
5667 views
1 HoH
EchoMirage
Let's play cricket By: EchoMirage

There are large and small crickets, each was unique.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Any
by EchoMirage
20xp
9 replies
3740 views
1 HoH
MoonHunter
Ogone flies By: MoonHunter

These little buggers are the bane and blessing of adventurers. If you find a location with lots of ogone's, you know there is magic and magical treasure about. However, since the average adventurer has more magic items than the normal area, the flies will hang around the adventurer and their items.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Any
by MoonHunter
19xp
12 replies
4708 views
ephemeralstability
Insects (and Spiders and other creepy crawlies) By: ephemeralstability

Creepy, Crawley, Buzzing, Digging, Biting, Building, Sticking, Jumping, Clicking, and all the other things these small things do.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Any
by ephemeralstability
26xp
37 replies
83327 views
2 HoHs
Maggot
The Orc Tick By: Maggot

"OH MY GOD! LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT THING!"

Lifeforms: Fauna, Other
by Maggot
15xp
10 replies
6824 views
Kinslayer
Black Leaf Bug By: Kinslayer

It is whispered at harvest bonfires that sometimes swarms will combine into a monstrously huge pile of Black Leaf Bugs, able to instantly stop anything it comes across. What is left explodes in a shower of maggots.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Forest/ Jungle
by Kinslayer
18xp
5 replies
6724 views
ephemeralstability
Draconian parasites By: ephemeralstability

Dragons, being huge and meaty, are the ideal habitat for countless unpleasant parasites.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Other
by ephemeralstability
40xp
8 replies
7049 views
1 HoH
Shadoweagle
Lux Mites By: Shadoweagle

These mites fly silently and are small enough to be nearly invisible to the naked eye. If it was not for light, no one would know they were there. These creatures absorb and re-emmit light, turning dim to bright, and bright to blinding.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Any
by Shadoweagle
31xp
7 replies
4999 views
1 HoH
Mourngrymn
Ka'tshar By: Mourngrymn

Ka'tshar are very similar to ants with one exception. They are about 6" long.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Desert
by Mourngrymn
14xp
5 replies
5639 views