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Un-Official Verra Monster Book

LumbermarkLumbermark Member
edited May 10 in General Discussion
With the hippogryph lore adittion it come to my mind the idea of a Monster Book or Bestiary and that we can made it together, it's simple, we have to put:

Monster/Creep/Animal name (cientific names can be added but common names are preferable)

Length

Hostile/neutral/friendly/tameable

Habitat

A brief description from our own

A picture

Skull Crab
20-30cm from side o to side 50 with the legs extended
Neutral (it prefers fleeing, only fights back if it feels cornered)
Found mostly in swamps and caves with great humidity
It was believed time ago that these crab didn't have a shell of its own, so they look for human skulls for protection, it was later know, thanks to captivity study that the shell actually is shaped in form of a human skull, probably for camouflage purpose, the moss that sometimes grows in the skull is toxic and can be distilled in a powerful sleeping brew

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  • DamoklesDamokles Member
    edited May 9
    Swamp-Troll:
    5+m tall
    Neutral (juveniles and adults sleeps over the day and hunt small fish at night, ancient Swamp-Trolls seem to survive without any sustenance in some kind of superior hibernation)
    Found in damp regions like swamps or jungles, but can also be met at long, old and forgotten bridges or landlocked lakes.
    The Swamp-Troll is one of the rarest trolls known to mankind. All parts of it can be used in various potions, while its skin is extremely magic resistant and is used in high-tier leather armour.
    They grow to unimaginable heights over their lifetime. A juvenile Swamp-Troll is normally around 5m tall, while ancient ones are known to reach the height of 25m and taller. It is assumed that some hills are in actuality Swamp-Trolls from before the Great Calamity, they chose to burrow deep into the earth and fell into a deep hibernation, in which they continued to grow.

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  • PokoPoko Member
    Good idea c:
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  • LumbermarkLumbermark Member
    Thanks @Pokosaurous :smiley:
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  • PokoPoko Member
    Lumbermark wrote: »
    Thanks @Pokosaurous :smiley:

    Mhm~! <3
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  • Goro-gura
    3-3.5 meters from nose to point of tail
    Neutral
    Warm jungles and forest
    The goro-gura could look whimsical but in the sight of one you have to pay attention to the changing color of their skin
    Green, blue and brown means no problems
    Red, purple or yellow you have to pass quickly and without being too loud (mostly during the mating season)
    Deep black, pure white or a fast changing between the other colors means danger and you better start to run (probably a male or female near a nest)
    The two main weapons of this gigantic lizards are their tail and tongue, both with a sharped end like a sting that the goro-gura uses for defense or hunting along with a paralysis poison
    As curious it might sound there has been reports of goro-gura helping children that got lost in the forest, taking them to the nearest encampment or road, this has lead to some scholars toe hypothesis that this animal have some sense of empathy...
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  • NagashNagash Member, Leader of Men
    edited May 10
    Name: Wight

    Classifaction: Undead

    Hight: 2 meters tall

    Disposition: Hostile

    Habitat: Ruins or battlefields

    Throughout the lands of Verra, there are many ruins of the once's proud nations that fell during the fall. These ruins are a testament to the battles thought between the oncoming corruption and the determination of the people of Verra. In these ruins, many adventures have come across the reanimated dead of these once proud defenders, but even rarer are sightings of a superior undead which are as skilled or as hard to destroy than the wight.

    Wights are incredibly powerful Undead infused with Dark Magic to fight back the corruption they had to become what they hated. A Wight's weapons shimmer with baleful energy. The merest touch of their spear tip or blade can drain the life from their foes, or slice through flesh and bone. Clad in the ancient armour, they wore at the time of their death and with their now undead physiology, there is little for an opponent to cut or stab. Even to stand before one of these skeletal warriors of antiquity takes an extreme effort of will.

    when fighting use extreme caution

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    The dead do not squabble as this land’s rulers do. The dead have no desires, petty jealousies or ambitions. A world of the dead is a world at peace
  • DamoklesDamokles Member
    edited May 10
    Name: Thunderbird

    Classification: Bird of Prey

    Height: 18m

    Disposition: neutral

    Habitat: Mountains and open caves

    The Thunderbird is one of the apex predators in Verra, with its only natural enemy being a dragon. Their prey are normally whales and big herbivores.
    A Thunderbird has the ability to change the weather with its mere presence, summoning storms and thunder wherever it goes.
    They normally try to stay away from civilisation, but that does not mean that they fear humanity. We mere mortal humanoids are nothing but ants in their eyes and they just dont want to associate with us in any way.

    It is said that the God of Thunder himself turned lightningbolts and thunderclaps into these ginourmous birds of prey, blessing them with his protection.

    Do not engage, if you ever find yourself in the presence of one then kneel down on the ground and hope that he/she ignores you.


    NEVER ENTER ONE OF THEIR NESTING AREAS!

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    (I used the nagash format, because that looked better xD)
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  • caedwyncaedwyn Member
    sorry i dont understand
    may i ask if are these things actually in the world or is this something like my monster/animal/pets ideas threads?
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  • DamoklesDamokles Member
    @caedwyn

    This is not an "inspiration" thread if you catch my drift^^
    Inspiration threads are most of the time there to share cool pictures and artwork of specific things, while this is more like an imaginary monster manual
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  • NagashNagash Member, Leader of Men
    think of it as a forum bestiary
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    The dead do not squabble as this land’s rulers do. The dead have no desires, petty jealousies or ambitions. A world of the dead is a world at peace
  • @caedwyn this is a bestiary or monster book, that mean each creature, creep or monster we upload has a description, like an encyclopedia not only the image , the idea is to make a book that you could find in the library of the cientific node, you can add yours if you like :#
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  • LumbermarkLumbermark Member
    edited May 11
    Name: Urotaurus
    Classification: Beast
    Height: 4-5 m nose to tail Horns 1.5 m each
    Disposition: Neutral (tameable)
    Habitat: Plains
    This thick beast travels in groups, sometimes as large as 30 individuals, leaded by dominant couple, herbivores and docile, they will not attack if not being disturbed, in fact one can come as close to be able to pet them and be in the middle of the pack without worries, they recognize a menacing entity tho, a predator or a hunter, forming a circle in response around the old, the ill and the young, with the alfa male and the alfa female facing the danger.
    Their skin, milk and meat are of higth quality and that's the reason that some tribes and farmers domesticate them, although they're sometimes difficult to handle.
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  • caedwyncaedwyn Member
    Lumbermark wrote: »
    @caedwyn this is a bestiary or monster book, that mean each creature, creep or monster we upload has a description, like an encyclopedia not only the image , the idea is to make a book that you could find in the library of the cientific node, you can add yours if you like :#

    so there is no guarantee any of these will be in the game right?
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  • NagashNagash Member, Leader of Men
    caedwyn wrote: »
    Lumbermark wrote: »
    @caedwyn this is a bestiary or monster book, that mean each creature, creep or monster we upload has a description, like an encyclopedia not only the image , the idea is to make a book that you could find in the library of the cientific node, you can add yours if you like :#

    so there is no guarantee any of these will be in the game right?

    Thats right
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    The dead do not squabble as this land’s rulers do. The dead have no desires, petty jealousies or ambitions. A world of the dead is a world at peace
  • caedwyn wrote: »
    Lumbermark wrote: »
    @caedwyn this is a bestiary or monster book, that mean each creature, creep or monster we upload has a description, like an encyclopedia not only the image , the idea is to make a book that you could find in the library of the cientific node, you can add yours if you like :#

    so there is no guarantee any of these will be in the game right?

    Nope, that's why it's Un-Official :#
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  • DamoklesDamokles Member
    Name: Dragon Turtle

    Classification: Amphibian

    Dimensions: 80m high, 150m long, 130m wide

    Disposition: Neutral/Friendly

    Habitat: Oceans and coastal areas

    The Dragon Turtle is the biggest waterturtle ever discovered. These gentle giants live their eon long lives in their habitats in the endless sea.
    These turtles are known to laze around in the sun, while submerging their heads in the cool ocean water. It is also known that desperate shipwrecked sailors are regularly saved by these majestic creatures, carrying them unto the shallow waters of islands or the nearest beach.
    A Dragon Turtle is also known to answere a persons question as long as this question is not too specific. One person even asked Liumardaht, the grand turtle of one thousand words, what the meaning of life is. The answere was pretty confusing: "Life is the continuation of being. As long as there is life, there will be death."
    The questioneer later became the Grand Necromancer Liubert Hazkel, bringing death and destruction to 15 cities, before he was truly slain by the Army Marshall Senkrel Hazkel, his own son.
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    (I somehow always do ginourmous creatures xD ... could be because i am pretty tall irl though :D )
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  • Name: Vulture Bee
    Classification: Insect
    Dimensions: 1.5 cm (worker) 3 cm (soldier) Queen size unknown
    Disposition: Hostile
    Habitat: Mostly forest and jungles, but researchers have discovered that they can live almost any climate as long as they have access to enough corpses to feed on.
    This type of insect is a realtive of the common bee that has adapted to sustain their colonies from a honey-like substance produced by ingesting the flesh of corpses, the speculation is that these bees that where left in Verra during The Fall have no access to flower and regular honey that, combined with the corruption the entire planet suffered and the abundance of corpses, where the concoction that give birth to these creatures, now with the world returning to it's former self the vulture bees have made the grounds near graveyards their homes festering of what is left to rott in the common pits.
    Some necromancy practitioners have claimed that a potion made from a substance that the queen oozes can amplify the power of reanimation spell for a period of time
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  • ArzosahArzosah Member, Leader of Men
    Nope Nope Nope Nope!!!!
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  • DamoklesDamokles Member
    Arzosah wrote: »
    Nope Nope Nope Nope!!!!

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  • DillyDilly098DillyDilly098 Member, Braver of Worlds
    I need that Flesh Honey!
    I need not fear, for I am beyond fear - Eonoth the Old One of Corruption
  • NagashNagash Member, Leader of Men
    edited May 14
    Name: Crystal Golem

    Classifaction: Construct

    Hight: 8 meters tall

    Disposition: neutral/hostile

    Habitat: Ruins

    During the Fall many attempts were made to combat the oncoming corruption, but none were as effective but controversial as the golem. The means to create new golems is all but lost, but from the little, we do know is that they were created by binding a living soul into a gemstone which was then placed into a body of stone or other unconventional materials. These new golems had enormous strength and could fight without ever tiring. Many warriors gave up their life willingly to be interred into these war construct to fight back the corruption.

    Over time the minds of the hosts became to falter and become damaged, many still see them self back in the time of the fall and will fight anything as they see it as the corrupted beasts they once fought. There are still a few golems who have held on to their sanity and ally with the new returned people of verra to fight back the corruption once more.

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    The dead do not squabble as this land’s rulers do. The dead have no desires, petty jealousies or ambitions. A world of the dead is a world at peace
  • Name: Screaming Bukara
    Clasification: Bird (not flying)
    Hiigth: 2.5- 3 m
    Disposition: Neutral
    Habitat: Dense Forest
    "The supersticious farmers and peasants that lives near the shadow forest claim that the souls of the dead manifest across all the wood covered land with horrifying screamings that freezes the blood and brings terror to the hearts of warriors, NONSENSE!!!! our scholars caravan have discovers that this allegedly supernatural entities are no other than the not flyin bird called screaming bukara, the screaming bukara or just Bukara for the sake of the abreviation and ink preservation, is medium size bird ( considering that the Verran ecology society has papers about birds that doubles or triples this bird's size) with no wings and a tendency to hide from strangers, specially humans, despite this birds menacing apperance due to the red eyes, beak and red protuberance under the head, is not a direct menace to a common human, it´s main weapon consist in it's vocal cords and lungs, together they're capable of a scream with unusual power that is used to scare and confuse predators, giving the animal enough time to scape, but one must be careful, being too close when the scream is released could cause a permanent damage to the ears, sometimes leaving the person with perpetual hearing loss"
    "Extract from Elure Croncak's diary, ecological researcher"
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  • Name: Dunima
    Clasification: Insect (Worm)
    Hiigth: The records cannot agree on a proper length, it's estimated that this creature can measure anything between 30 cm to 2.5 m
    Disposition: Neutral - Hostile
    Habitat: Deserts
    The creature known as the dunima (sometimes called desert blood worm) is, with ease, one of the enigmas of the Verran fauna, living in a hostile environment such as the death dunes desert, it is not well understand how this creature manage to survives, not that the scholars haven't come with the most bold claimings.
    Everything has being said about the dunima's life circle, from being a corpse eater, to sustain itself on the blood of unfortunate creatures that cross their path, to being capable of creating a vaccum with his mouth leaching water from the environment, one thing is sure, this rare worm can be sold, specifically it´s blood, for thousands of coins a little flask, one sip and the most fatal wound or disease can be cured in one or two days, if the taste doesn´t kill you first, if it´s maximized using herbs and healing waters from the famous moon oasis that the Vaelune keeps with zealotry, it has the power to grow back limbs, make a crippled man move again or being able to sustain a man's life for week without eating or drinking anything. It´s also used by the Vaelune priest and priestesses, along with racial techniques only they know to amplify their healing powers, an old story says that in the brink of defeat and annihilation by the enemy army, a priest used this sacred blood to cure the entire of the Vaelune army bringing a glorious victory to the desert people, a fairy tale for the most part...maybe...
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  • beardobeardo Member
    Name: Leek
    Classification: Divine Onion
    Height: 3 feet
    Disposition: Lawful Good
    Habitat: Discord (lets be real forum users)
    The newcomers of Verra sought after the onions of divination to find answers about the new world.. With the portal opening and their magic only getting stronger, cultist have emerged chanting to the Sandal god for Leeks.. The god happy in his ways gave to his people these prized onions from time to time. The visions and information was addictive though and drove his people into madness.. When the Sandal god comes to be amongst his people all they can say is leek leek leek... The Sandal god knew this could not go on.. His people wanted more and more.. He devised a new way, summoning a market lead that held his precious leeks from his people. The new entity, though good, held back the Sandal god from corrupting his people with visions of the future. Cultist still to this day seek after these onions chanting leek leek leek


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  • Name: Golden Gumpara
    Clasification: Insect
    Higth: 70 cm long
    Disposition: Neutral (tameable)
    Habitat: Deep caves, golden mines
    During the excavations of some of the mines in far mountains of the realm, the workers started to whisper about clicking noises during their shifts and amounts of cargo dissapearing during the nigth, of course bandits and smugglers where to blame and soldiers where sent to secure the values so the gold could keep flowin from the under ground, after some time the most extravagant of stories came to the ears of the officials and foremans, a gruop of soldiers and minners set various traps hoping to catch the ones that where stealing the nuggets, what a tremendous surprise they got when they discover a creature with a golden shell trying to reach one of the wagons, this insect like creature was seem to absorb the gold into its system purifing it and adding the metal in a nature way to its own body, sadly for this creatures, which would later be named "Gumpara", the miners later realized that they could kill them and extract the already procesed gold from their corpses without much effort, bringing these creatures to the brink of extinction.
    realizing that this would make the gold extraction back to the pikes and wagons the minning guilds decided to consult with the verran ecology society for a solution, after a lot of research the ecology society came with a special oil to make the gold to fall from the gumpara shell without harming the creature, leaving the animal to go back to keep feeding.
    Since then the Gumpara have become a very valuable resource, maybe more valuable than the gold it extracts from the mines.
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  • ryuujiryuuji Member, Founder, Braver of Worlds
    Why not have I game enciclopedia, not only for animals and monster and for plants, geology, history, politics....
    Player that like discovering can go and discover all this lore.
  • ryuuji wrote: »
    Why not have I game enciclopedia, not only for animals and monster and for plants, geology, history, politics....
    Player that like discovering can go and discover all this lore.

    Like...in-game? or here in the forums? 🤔
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  • ryuujiryuuji Member, Founder, Braver of Worlds
    Lumbermark wrote: »
    ryuuji wrote: »
    Why not have I game enciclopedia, not only for animals and monster and for plants, geology, history, politics....
    Player that like discovering can go and discover all this lore.

    Like...in-game? or here in the forums? 🤔

    In game, if you played BDO you maybe undestend what I say is similar with knowledge system there.
  • ryuuji wrote: »
    Lumbermark wrote: »
    ryuuji wrote: »
    Why not have I game enciclopedia, not only for animals and monster and for plants, geology, history, politics....
    Player that like discovering can go and discover all this lore.

    Like...in-game? or here in the forums? 🤔

    In game, if you played BDO you maybe undestend what I say is similar with knowledge system there.

    I think there would be something like what you want in the scientific node
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  • ryuujiryuuji Member, Founder, Braver of Worlds
    Lumbermark wrote: »
    ryuuji wrote: »
    Lumbermark wrote: »
    ryuuji wrote: »
    Why not have I game enciclopedia, not only for animals and monster and for plants, geology, history, politics....
    Player that like discovering can go and discover all this lore.

    Like...in-game? or here in the forums? 🤔

    In game, if you played BDO you maybe undestend what I say is similar with knowledge system there.

    I think there would be something like what you want in the scientific node

    Good idea, library or something similar
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