My my my, we just loooove to hear ourselves don't we?
It's good to finally have some time to look at these things! I see I was operating on a similar wavelength to you with the flying jellyfish and modded-gibbering mouther and packs of weird primates!So here is my submission for the contest.
This was a good read; lots of creative stuff (particularly items) and useful moving parts like the competing adventuring parties and tribes.
Sweet maps! CC3?