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(Bestiary) Terrain: Bog/Marsh/Swamp

A bog is a wetland that accumulates peat, a deposit of dead plant material—often mosses, and in a majority of cases, Sphagnum moss. It is one of the four main types of wetlands. Other names for bogs include mire, quagmire and muskeg. Frequently they are covered in shrubs rooted in the sphagnum moss and peat. Bogs occur where the water at the ground surface is acidic and low in nutrients. Water flowing out of bogs has a characteristic brown color, which comes from dissolved peat tannins. In general the low fertility and cool climate results in relatively slow plant growth, but decay is even slower owing to the saturated soil. Hence peat accumulates. Large areas of landscape can be covered many meters deep in peat. Bogs have a distinctive group of plant and animal species, and are of high importance for biodiversity, particularly in landscapes that are otherwise settled and farmed.

A marsh is a type of wetland that is dominated by herbaceous rather than woody plant species. Marshes can often be found at the edges of lakes and streams, where they form a transition between the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. They are often dominated by grasses, rushes or reeds. If woody plants are present they tend to be low-growing shrubs. This form of vegetation is what differentiates marshes from other types of wetland such as swamps, which are dominated by trees, and bogs, which are wetlands that have accumulated deposits of acidic peat.

A swamp is a wetland that is forested. Many swamps occur along large rivers, where they are critically dependent upon natural water level fluctuations. Other swamps occur on the shores of large lakes. Some swamps have hammocks, or dry-land protrusions, covered by aquatic vegetation, or vegetation that tolerates periodical inundation. The two main types of swamp are “true” or swamp forests and “transitional” or shrub swamps. The water of a swamp may be fresh water, brackish water or seawater.

Bog/marsh/swamp Environmental Rules

Bog/Marsh/Swamp Terrain, Temperate Climate
Ahlinni[3PP]
Algoid[3PP]
Babbler[3PP]
Barracuda, Swamp
Blackwisp Egret
Blood Pudding[3PP]
Boggard
Bog Beast[3PP]
Bog Strider
Bog Strider Seer Queen
Bogwiggle
Bone Cobbler
Brown Pudding[3PP]
Catoblepas
Chuul
Dark Young of Shug-Niggurath
Dog, Goblin
Dracolisk, Black
Dragonfly, Giant
Eblis[3PP]
Eel Hound[3PP]
Faceless Stalker
Fen Witch[3PP]
Fetid Spore Mound
Fly, Giant
Flytrap, Giant
Frog, Giant
Frog, Giant Dire[3PP]
Frog, Giant Dire[3PP-FF]
Frog, Killer[3PP]
Frog, Killer[3PP-FF]
Frog, Poisonous[3PP]
Froghemoth
Froghemoth[3PP]
Fungoid[3PP]
Giant, Marsh
Gray Render
Grippli
Hag, Green
Harpy
Horsefly, Giant[3PP]
Hydra
Leech, Giant
Leech, Giant[3PP]
Leech Swarm
Lizardfolk
Lizardfolk, Fungal
Lycanthrope, Weretiger
Maggot, Giant
Marsh Jelly[3PP]
Medusa
Medusa, Greater[3PP]
Medusa Animus Shade
Boggart
Mire Brute[3PP]
Mosquito, Giant
Muckdweller[3PP]
Mustard Jelly[3PP]
Naga, Spirit
Ochre Jelly
Peluda
Poisonous Frog Swarm[3PP]
Psyche Serpent
Retch Hound[3PP]
Riptide Horror[3PP]
Rorkoun
Shambling Mound
Sloth Viper[3PP]
Slug, Giant
Slug, Giant[3PP]
Slurk
Snake, Emperor Cobra
Stirge
Stirge, Giant
Stirge Swarm[3PP]
Tentamort
Tentamort[3PP]
Thessalhydra[3PP]
Tiger, Dire
Toad, Giant
Troll, Flood
Troll, Swamp[3PP]
Tsathar[3PP]
Tsathar Scourge[3PP]
Turtle, Bog (Giant)[3PP]
Turtle, Snapping
Vampiric Mist
Viper Vine
Will-o’-Wisp
Witchfire
Bog/Marsh/Swamp Terrain, Warm Climate
Alligator
Barracuda, Swamp
Bog Creeper[3PP]
Bog Scum[3PP]
Bog Strider
Bog Strider Seer Queen
Brown Pudding[3PP]
Catoblepas
Crocodile
Crocodile, Dire
Death Butterfly Swarm[3PP]
Dragon, Chromatic (Black)
Dragonfly, Giant
Dwarf Caiman
Faceless Stalker
Fly, Giant
Frog, Giant
Frog, Giant Dire[3PP-FF]
Frog, Killer[3PP-FF]
Frog, Poison
Fungoid[3PP]
Grippli
Herald of Tsathogga[3PP]
Horsefly, Giant[3PP]
Leech, Giant
Leech, Giant[3PP]
Leech Swarm
Lycanthrope, Weretiger
Maggot, Giant
Manticore
Manticore, Poisonous
Mantidrake, Black[3PP]
Mosquito, Giant
Mosquito, Giant[3PP]
Mosquito Swarm
Mosquito Swarm, Bloodhaze
Poisonous Frog Swarm[3PP]
Rakklethorn Toad[3PP]
Shocker Lizard
Sloth Viper[3PP]
Slug, Giant
Slug, Giant[3PP]
Snake, Anaconda (Giant)
Snake, Constrictor
Snake, Emperor Cobra
Stirge
Stirge, Giant
Stirge Swarm[3PP]
Tentamort
Tiger, Dire
Toad, Giant
Troll, Flood
Turtle, Bog (Giant)[3PP]
Turtle, Snapping
Viper Vine
Will-o’-Wisp
Witchfire
Zhen Worm