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Woofer295
November 16, 2017
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Banshee Willow    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Swamp)

An ashen grey willow with pale leaved tendils obscuring it's gnarled trunk. Sitting in the mire of great swamps, rare even in it's natural environment. The Banshee Willow's bark is known to have magical properties. Travelers beware, these trees seem to attract ghosts and other unsavory undead.

Scrasamax
August 4, 2017
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Logeko the Vile    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (City/ Ruin)

A shuddering heap of corpses and rotting soil, Logeko the Vile is a demon of of death and decomposition

Mourngrymn
August 14, 2016
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Living Haunt    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

An explosion rocked the city walls as if a hundred mages unleashed their fury upon the peaceful people of Souls'e Province. An instant silence in the wake of the blast was nearly as loud as the noise that erupted right after as another series of explosions followed the first. Then the screaming began. Low at first, then became physical as if a wave of noise punched us all in the gut and sent us to our knees. Even the guards began running, screaming. "The people, they... they are murdering everyone. The city has gone mad. RUN!!!"

Cheka Man
June 21, 2016
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30 Items Found Within a Coffin    Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Campaign Defining)

PCs one way or another often end up disturbing tombs and barrows and robbing graves. So what might they find there?

Cheka Man
May 31, 2016
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The LifeStealer    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (City/ Ruin)

The Regal Tombs of Orbis were the place where the richest of the rich were buried, and Bert was sure that if he could break in to a recent two-month old burial he would be wealthy for at least the rest of the year. Since tomb-robbing could get somebody the gibbet, he had gone alone, and now he cursed as he fought hand to hand with the bulbous, distended, decomposing corpse that had leapt up when he tried to steal the grave goods and now beat and clawed at him and swiped at him with a rapier. Every wound it inflicted on his body, he got a little weaker and to his horror, it grew a little stronger and a little less rotten. Not long afterwards, a seemingly living man left the tomb, leaving the body of a grave robber behind. A body that would soon rise...and walk...

Scrasamax
June 29, 2015
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Cadaverous Companion    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)

The spell Animate Dead has existed for a very long time, with many variations. The spell Cadaverous Companion is another such variation, but it is tailored to the animation of companion animals, rather than human corpses

Scrasamax
May 26, 2015
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Gigaschadel    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (City/ Ruin)

You can't miss it, it's eight feet tall, glows in the dark and breathes ghost flames. Even if you're blind it utters blasphemies and damnations, a black poetry of the underworld. If you're deaf and blind you can feel the cold in the air when they turn up.

MysticMoon
February 2, 2015
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Castle Kaukenn    Dungeons  (Other)   (Rooms/ Halls)

Stronghold made for the liche Haukagaron. He was betrayed at the last and Castle Kaukenn was pulled into the Abyssal realms.

Scrasamax
March 1, 2014
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The Nind Tah'Siltrin    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Underground)

Known fully as 'Nind Vel'uss Tahcaluss whol nind ehmtu siltrin' or 'They Who Hunger for Their Own Flesh'

Scrasamax
January 26, 2014
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A New Pass...    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

The Odaneimo Mountains aren't exactly the sort the bards talk about, they dont tear at the sky or trip the gods. They are still tall enough that you just can't go hiking over them. There are just two passes through them, Oshen Pass down in the south, and Zoran pass, in the north. It would be worth a pretty penny if someone could find a middle pass through.

Diad, Teamsters Guild-boss

axlerowes
March 22, 2013
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Lwausf's Intra Continental Sling Shot    Plots  (Crisis)   (Side-Quest)

"I knew Lwausf would be angry when we banished him, but I didn't see the whole undead-bearman-projectile thing coming.  Looking back it was kind of inevitable. "

Prince Gorim, Lord of the Mounatian Hall at Silverspike

Dossta
January 10, 2013
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Maire's Monsters    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

The unnatural offspring of a zombie father and a human mother.

Dossta
December 31, 2012
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Mother Monster    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

All Maire wanted was to give her husband a child.  She wasn't about to let death stand in the way.

Shadoweagle
December 11, 2012
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Lifegiver; holy sword of Linn.    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Cursed)
Once upon a time this sword may have been a sight to behold,  but no more. Rust and decay now tarnish the metal of this forgotten relic, and those who stumble upon it are more likely to toss it than use it.
caesar193
December 2, 2012
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The Semblance    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

"I take it ye've ne'er fought a Semblance. Nasty undead fiends they be. 'course, they don't look undead. They don't have gleamin' bones, or rottin' flesh. No, sir! The Semblance looks just like you or me. Except for when its tryin' ta get you. I take it ye've ne'er fought a Semblance. If you had, you'd be dead."

-Old Gerald, man in the pub

Shadoweagle
November 26, 2012
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Corpsemaker    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
It's existence expunged holy thoughts of sanctuary and left me drifting, soul-dead 'long a hellish ocean. Betwixt it's human maw a fresh corpse lay, its weeping face a testament to its posthumous fate.
Mourngrymn
November 23, 2012
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Anadem of Kormak    Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)

Ah, you are awake now I see. Wondrous news. I realized that you have no idea what is transpiring so I will be blunt so you may understand it. It is rumored that you are one of the best jewelers and metalsmiths in the region and for that you are lucky enough to have been chosen to create an item that will change the world. And afterwards, you shall be set free. My word on it.

Decanus Kormak

Mourngrymn
September 27, 2012
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The Moira Chalice of Kormak    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Cursed)

I watched in horror as the final pieces were infused together with dark magics granted to the mighty Kormak by Shivenhusk Himself. The head from Lord King Vyrkril was placed on a base of blacked bone and thrust into the cold burning fire. I swear I hear it scream in agony. Decnus Kormak smiled at his late king and when he pulled the chalice from the blue flame bare handed, he clutched it covetously. That alone made me afraid.

Mourngrymn
September 25, 2012
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Undead Beard Fleas    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Other)

Damn 'ol thing it tis. Itches like nuthin I e'er felt. Stupid bugs, your the Poosker ye fool. Help me get rid o' these damnable things.

I hate to tell you this but you have what we liked to call, "Puces Barbe Morts", or undead beard fleas. And the only way to be rid of them is to cut off your beard and then burn the hair.

No! Just kill me it's less painful that way.

Scrasamax
September 24, 2012
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Kyra's Knife    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Cursed)

Tis but a scratch, send the guards and make sure they capture that joke of an assassin

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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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