>>19592149welcome to the primordial caverns. Its dark here, you get a little light from cracks to the surface, and deeper down, only from bio luminescence, after that, its pitch black and you get around with feelers or echolocation.Meet the cast!-inoglund, wirm- what you see is what you get. low tier omnivores/ prey-cave bord- little glowing bobber on its head to help it see in the deepest of the dark. prey-cave fus- the only flyer so far. is an ambush predator-geist- blind mid tier predator-Emils is a glowing slime that will strip the flesh off of an animal's bones. purely carnivorous. can cling to any surface.-Fat Hoppa (remember how pathetic those guys were? they still are small, weak and defenseless, but they are bigger then everything else down here) are the apex life form of these caves for now because they are much bigger then everything else. omnivoresCedya- fungus. causes upset stomach.Cave Ragas- fruiting plant found growing where light shines in from the surfaceFren- a fern type plant adapted to living off of its own bio luminescent light. is provided by glowing bacteria inside it.
but how do i play you ask?! Simply grab the picture, ms paint, and make a minor evolution to a creature, a bump in a new direction. its your imagination at work. not dice, not a GM. then post it up here.Imagine the conflicts your creature must endure, and how it will adapt to survive its environment, its predators, its prey, and even its own kind.
The cave fus develops sharp claw like endings to it's tentacles that allow it to get a better grip on it's prey.
I'm so tempted to make geist evolve eyes.I'm pretty sure that will ruin it though.
>>19592259It could have infrared eyes.Or echolocation or something else entirely.
OH GOD YES. The Bord is calling me, I can feel it in my soul. it develops slightly more muscular limbs to outrun its prey.
The Bord race thinks to itself (a dangerous thing for any species) "Y U NO FEET?" And with time, sore legs, and freakish mutations, the Bord sprout feet.
The geist's body becomes leaner and it develops stronger muscles that allow it to run faster and overpower prey easier.
Geist gets a bigger Mellon for better sonar.
inoglunds grow larger, with a much faster wagging tail. It's vibrations create a primitive form of echo location. It also grows cuter.
The cave ragas are growing more and more with each passing generation, also producing more and more fruits.These fruits are ready really quickly, rapidly increasing the number of ragas.
you guys did not seem to get the "make a minor evolution" part
>>19592319As the melon head geist and muscle geist were still very closely related, inter breeding happened, which resulted in the birth of a superior geist breed. These new geist have sonar that allows them to track down their prey better, and also the speed and strength they need to kill their prey.
>>19592252The cave fus develops tentacles that allow it to ensnare prey and drag it towards its mouth.
In response to predation, the lowly wirm develops glands that excrete foul tasting slime that deters critters from eating it.
The Bord grow a beak better adapted to gorge on the fruit of the Ragas. Also they have evolved to be better drawn.
The emils develops vesicles containing stronger acids inside of it. The slime body engulfs the victim, and the vesicles excrete the acid to break down the prey swifter.
inuglund is larger and cuter. It also has teeth now, for chomping on other things.
Cedya develops pores to it's top that produce sweet smelling spores that stick to the snouts and bodies of any critter trying to sniff and eat them.These spores will start growing in the flesh of the creature, becoming new cedya growths. Eventually, the host will succumb to the fungus growths eating it's flesh, and it's body will become a new cedya cluster.
Emals can now use the bones of it's victims for form and better mobility, at least until it's acids break them down.
The fren plants have evolved a defensive mechanism against the creatures of the caves. They now automatically lash out like a whip towards any critters that attempt to approach them.They detect animals from the vibrations they cause with their sensitive roots.
>>19592606inoglund grows a long tongue to properly restrain its food before approaching, as well as markings to identify ITS ROCK AND ROLL SPIRIT!!!
As the longer tentacles of the fus now mostly took care of the food grabbing, the claw tentacles become shorter, but stronger and the claws in them evolve into long talons useful for killing the prey.The creature's body is also becoming more transparent to help it ambush it's prey better, as that way, they are harder to see by the critters with sight.
the wirm now eats and excretes waste out of its mouth. here it is exercising the right to vomit and poop at the same time. it is the pinnacle of evolution. it also will spray this foul mix into the face of would be predators.
>>19592606>>19592620The inoglund develops a thicker, more powerful tail, which it can beat against the ground for more sophisticated echolocation.
The fat little bords decided to man the fuck up. Every single species was becoming nightmare fuel, so they did too. They lost their bioluminescent crests, because bioluminescent crests are for fags. They're also getting bored of the taste of vegetation...
>>19592670The Flashlight Bord separated itself from the main Cave Bord species, moving the bioluminescent part of the crest to the tip, using it like a flashlight so as not to alert all predators in the area.
>>19592565The fren plants develop hard ans sharp tips to the ends of their leaf, that allows them to impale any would be herbivores.
>>19592670the Cave bord grows a shell and a seriosuly pissed off attitude. He started to drink and isolate himself from his friends, then he got into hard drugs and has been strung out on speed balls for about a week, now he got into some amphetamines and LSD. He just wants to score some coke but the ants keep taking all the flashlight batteries man!!! WHAT THE FUCK?!!!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz0BGyq8Utw&feature=related
>>19592691The F. Bord's flashlight grows into their beak.
the geist has gotten more muscular to kill the cave bord. He has spent a lot of time at the gym getting swoll, and feels pretty pumped about himself.
>>19592349ragas now launches its fruits out at hard enough speeds to knock out would be creatures seeking to much on it. the smart ones will wait for another one to get knocked out, then eat the fruit.
>>19592770Not killy enough!The geist develops longer and more powerful arms and legs with deadly claws.It's sonar also improves.
The now predatorial Bord is much more active, and has lost a lot of its pudgy fat. Its skin begins to stretch and tear in places, with cracks running along the most used parts of its feet.
>>19592770A different strain becomes the Crawling Geist, evolving shorter limbs and a stockier body, dragging its body against the ground in order to navigate by sensing vibrations.
>>19592768the flashlight bord clearly impressed itself and decided to get drawn much better. also now its eyes are located inside of its beak.
The Bord genetics code seems to be spliting into several different trees.One of them is beginign to devellop hands and opposable thumbs, they also begin to devellop their own language and very basic society.
>>19592843that bord forgot that this thread isint for further sentient evolution, and spontaneously combusted. The bord thought the GM was probably an asshole and couldn't take a joke, but he was pretty drunk at an inappropriate time and didnt give a fuck. he also knew the bord was probably a joke, but wanted to joke too
inoglund grow some armor so they so they can eat from the ragas without fear of death.
The crawling geist suddenly moves to the side so you can see its position better.
>>19592803The long armed geist develops gecko like paws that allow it to climb everywhere in the caves. This way, they can better ambush and fuck up their hated bord foes.Their coloration also becomes darker, so that critters with eyes wouldn't spot them so easily.
the Bord grows even larger into the Titan Bord. The only problem is that its skin hasn't realised this. Bony spines rupture from its back, luckily these aren't completely useless as they offer it some manner of self defense, turning would be attackers into shishkebabs.
shelled bord becomes more shelled. for protection against ambush and plant attack.
inoglund's tail splits into two for increased beat and more vibration. it can now mimic the walking pattern of bigger creatures to scare off would be predators.
>>19592874 As a result of a huge number of them spontaneously combusting they devellop a beak capable of throwing water. Also they are becoming even more sentient every passing day.And that GM forgot he stated there was no GM in his third post.
>>19592647The need for locomotion is a prime concern for the cave fus. As such, several specimens have begun developing strange, sail-like protrusions that allow them to drift on the wind.
>>19592846The flashlight bord develops longer, thinner legs, used for running away from predators, and seducing private investigators.
The Titan Bord develops a larger, more powerful beak. This may be due to its semi-cannibalistic tendencies of mauling and eating the water/thumb Bords.
The inoglund hunkers down for the long haul. Things are moving fast, and ripping shit apart. He hopes his fancy new armor will let him get some peace and quiet.
The fat hoppa sees all these fucking bastards trying to oust him from his place as the kind of the caves, so he decides to become a monster himself.The fat hoppas become larger, their tentacles get sickles for slicing and their light organs become more fit for intimidating any critter foolish enough that they think they could attack the hoppa.
>>19593029The flashlight bord further loses body mass to allow for greater mobility. They are extremely easily scared, living life in a perpetual state of 'OHSHITOHSHITOHSHIT', constantly running in panic between meals.
>>19592647>>19593001The Cave Fus who did not desire locomotion do not develop sails, they instead grow a tough knot of muscles around their fangs, allowing them to latch themselves onto the cave wall and dangle their tentacles down to the floor.Food comes less often to them but not having to move saves on using energy.
The worm decides the Fat Hoppa has ad it too good, and has gotten to big for it's non existent britches, in more was than one. Because of this, he's decided to become a parasite, and feed off the Fat Hoppa's blood. This doubles as protection, because to get to the worm, you have to get past the hoppa.
>>19593164The worms must emit pheromones to prevent the Hoppa from killing it!
>>19593077>>19593077You talkin to me vagina face? True heir to the cave throne right here.
>>19593155The majority of the Hanging Fus' body grows and elongates. Glands appear along its sides which produce enzymes and acid; filling the "bag" with a soup of acid, digesting proteins and bacteria.Victims they drag up into their stomaches can sit in there for days, slowing being dissolved as they power the Fus. A single, decent catch can provide enough energy for a fortnight.
A splinter species of the cave fus becomes parasitic.It tracks it's prey with special infrared sensitive organ located inside it's transparent body.It moves around by waving the fins at it's side.It drinks it's victims blood by piercing it's skin with it's proboscis like red tentacles, while holding onto it with it's fang tentacles. It can also tear through armor with these stronger claws.
Why do I get the feeling that if I try to edit, the person who does the majority of edits for that thing will get mad at me?
>>19593250Just do it anyway man, as long as you don't make it too tribal. It's only a game, go crazy.
>>19593250Dude, nobody cares. Have fun with it.
>>19593250Just say it's splinter species.That way, you won't fuck up anyone's plans and if they get pissy about it, it is really their fault. No one owns any of these creatures.
>>19593220The Hanging Fus' tentacles extend, coating the wall they're attached to and mapping the floor as a net.
The fren, after it's throwing fruit failed to deter various animals, split into a new divergent: The bombadeer fren. Developing both small, stubby spikes, and a highly volatile gas that forms within it's fruit. Truly, any intelligent would think twice before attempting to secure it's exploding fruit.
>>19593274All that digestion produces a lot of gas so the Hanging Fus develops muscle-powered vents near the base of its stomach; these are periodically opened to relieve pressure in a puff of gas.While they are open, small amounts of stomach-soup leak out onto its tentacles on the floor directly below it; the odd smell encourages foolish investigators straight into its trap.
>>19593209>>19593077>implying that this isn't the true ruler of the caves.You mirring bitches?The climbing geist gets even more buffed. They gain more upper body strength and they can now stand on two legs, although they still climb and run on their fours.The bipedal stance is used when the geist attacks, as it allows them to use their powerful arms for a deadly effect.
>>19593403I know what I want to see THAT turn into.
So uh, is anything gonna achieve sentience, and become a civilized species, ever?
>>19593428Not in the caves I am afraid.This thread is part of a series of evo games that have built up already quite big world.There already exist over 20 intelligent species on this planet, so unless Indonesian gentleman, who started the primordial evo games approves, we aren't getting more of them from this thread.
>>19593428>>19593443Here is the link to (work in progress) 1d4chan page of this game.http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Primordial_Evolution_GameThis thread is about the caves that are under the southern continent (smallest one). Otherwise the continent still lacks any other developed fauna. We are now fleshing out the cave systems.Also, here is the picture of the tribal species silhouettes for size comparison and where they live.
The emil slime develops the ability to spit out the deadly acid it's vesicles contain.It uses this ability to hunt and defend itself. It recognizes potential prey based on the vibrations they cause.
The cedya plant develops the ability to shoot out the spores towards critters who come close to it.It has also developed an IR sensitive spot in the center of it's top, that allows it to spot suitable targets.The spores are shot out with the aid of liquid pressure from specialized chambers that are under the spore pores.
BONES FOR THE BONE GOD
>>19593403I love your art. Really.
Made this picture to indicate in what depths different types of organisms generally live.
>>19592715Some fern plants living in the deeper tunnels begin to augment their diet with living creatures.They develop acidulous poison that they produce in special glands in their roots and then inject it to their victim trough their stinger.The victim quickly succumbs to the poison it's body starts to rot exponentially fast because of the poison, allowing the fenr plant's roots to absorb the nutrients quickly.
>>19592658A splinter species of the wirm develops caustic vomit, that it uses to burrow through the soil, detritus and rock of the caves. Their eyes begin to atrophy, as they now rely more on vibrations for navigation.
>>19593238The fus develops poison that they excretes from the grooves of their fangs.The poison paralyzes it's victim, allowing the fus creatures to drink away it's innards in peace.These hunter fus creatures also reproduces by implanting their young inside the paralyzed victim, allowing them to feed on the body until they pop from blister like wounds.
Sweet mother of Venus! How'd I miss this?! Bumping for justice, and so I can participate.FortuneHost.... AWAY!
Emils in the more deserted areas are less acid and more sticky. This helps them to stick to animal and start slowly digest it while it is still alive. this way they can sustain themselves longer times with less animals.
>>19592915Some of the crawler geists develop longer and stronger jaws that allow them to quickly grab and kill even bigger prey.They lurk in the dark, waiting for a suitable prey creature to walk by. When one appears, the geist surges forth and grabs the creature to it's jaws.
So... Where do NEW animals come from? Just get far enough away from their predecessor?
>>19594858Yep. You can do a splinter species from any critter here.Just say that the adaptation you make causes the line diverge into a new species, while the original one still remains.
The bombardier fren, with it's predator deterrents successful, develops slightly more distinguished markings, so as to warn any who would dare attempt to consume it. It straightens up slightly, as well, to take up less space and allow faster growth, as well as better stabilization.
>>19594975>forgetting image of a plant>2012
A splinter species of the wirms develops hard beak that allows it to gnaw through the flesh of corpses and even through bones so it can reach the sweet marrow inside. They can also eat harder plant matter when carcases aren't available.
>Implying I can draw for SHITA new offshoot of the wirm begins to develop as with it's new ability to eat better food, it becomes tastier and more nutritious prey. The need for speed now crucial to it's survival, this wirm develops small stubbly legs, while jagged spikes develop on it's harder outer carapace.
>>19594752Weak Emils start to use their preys bodyparts to make themselves more firm and solid. As they wander around the caves they use their newly gained bodyparts to attack their prey to kill them for easier assimilation and continue to grow in mass. If they are long time without finding food they slowly digest the corpses and turn back into simple slime.
>>19594979The bombardier fren, now fully free of predators, begins to develop in more... interesting ways. The fruits, no longer consumable, are converted into semi-conscious moving seed-pods, dedicated to gathering dead animals and other decaying material with which to enrich the main stalk.
>>19595495>nope.jpgJesus christ how horrifying. This cave just upped the ante on the nightmare fuel department.>>19595369Would this work for you?No offense intended, but here is your evolution drawn more clearly.
>>19595576I praise you, good sir. I'm terrible at arts.
>>19595128Beak wirms develop a trio of whiskers, vertically centered, along their head. These whiskers brush up against surfaces, helping the wirm to know its way in the dark and not bump against walls. It also keeps wirms out of tunnels and holes that the wirm are too big for, as getting stuck would be a death sentence here in the caves.
>>19595576The beaks of the Shell Wirms have extended and strengthened. They can even use these spiffy new beaks to pick up bits of food and carry them back to their nest (possibly to feed hatchlings?).Their legs have also elongated, but only a little.
>>19595729Sir, I praise you. I wish I could draw this well.
>>19594154along the sides of its shell, the tunneler wirm now has spikes, these serve to help widen the hole that it starts with its acid vomit
>>19593403The stalker geist species becomes more social.They begin to live in family groups that consist of one dominant male, and larger group of females and juvenile gests.The males are larger and more muscular, as they compete for the dominance of the pack with each other, while the females are more lithe and agile, as they tend to do the actual hunting.The geist are mammal like creatures. They have similar skin as dolphins have, and they give birth to live young and take care of them together as a group. They are cunning predators that can take down stronger and bigger prey as the titan bords or the monstrous hoppas by working together.They navigate with their sophisticated echolocation and they can use these high frequency sound waves to both communicate with each other and to stun small prey.The maze like cave systems have forced them to develop good memory, as they need to know how to navigate the tunnels.The stalker geists can be encountered in the deepest parts of the tunnels, as well as in the caves near the tunnels, as they aren't limited by sight. Their nests tend to be in the deeper tunnels though.They hunt by stalking their prey as a group, and striking when the opportune moment rises. They use their strong jaws and clawed hands to quickly maim their victim, and then disengage until it bleeds to death.
We figured that the Geists are probably related to the Cidexes and Firdogs in the IRC.
>>19596231Just in case this post didn't make it clear, the stalker geists have quite pronounced gender dimorphism.The females are smaller and more agile, while the males are big and strong.The ratio of females to males is around 3:1. A dominant male doesn't tolerate other adult males in it's territory, so it will drive them away. The young males often group up and hunt together, looking geist prides with weakened male so they could take his place.The combat between geist males starts with trying to impose the other one away with shows of strength. These shows include producing high pitch sonar shrieks that can actually to damage to some of the more vulnerable organs of the geist, as well as rising to their back legs to show off their strong arms.If the howling and flexing doesn't deter the other combatant, the geists will attack each other. These fights are usually short and brutal, and more often than not, end up with the death of the other participant.>>19596313True, which means that the geists are actually one of the few mammal like species of this planet. They give birth to litters of young, lactate, tend them until they have grown big enough and so on. They are also warm blooded and very social creatures.
https://cbe003.chat.mibbit.com/Irc channel the regular primordial evo crew uses.Server: irc.thisisnotatrueending.comChannel: #EVOJust pick a nickname and jump in.
>>19596313Which I forgot to say, are the only other mammal-like creatures. That's where that information in the last Geist post came from.>>19595565Someone got something confused a while back. This should be a Raga, not a Fren.Bugfruit Ragas, have a two stage life cycle. The pods grow on the stalk, and when they mature, they break their stems and go out to seek mates. From the rear of their abdomens, they now have flower parts (Stigma, style, stamens and filaments. No petals though).Seeds develop after mating, and planted in carcases. The Bugfruits "lays" the seeds, which grow into new stalks, and repeat the cycle.
>>19596591Quicker method. Open link, create nickname.>http://mibbit.com/?channel=%23EVO&server=irc.thisisnotatrueending.com
the an offshoot of the crawling Geist find greater mobility in new powerful spindly limbs that they uses to scale the craggy walls of the caverns
>>19596692these Spider Geist adjust their posture and become far leaner creatures with shorter torsos to place less strain on their thin legs. The seismic sensory organs once found on the bellies of the crawling geist have migrated to the pads of their feet. They using both ground vibrations and sonar to pinpoint passing creatures to eat but the Spider Geist are lean creatures and eat very little, surviving weeks on end without meals if necessary. Like their crawling predecessors they are ambush predators that, instead of resting on the floor, climb to high points to quickly pounce upon passing prey or swing down their long limbs to snatch smaller animals.
>>19594752Some of the sticky Emils without their predecessors acidity develop a tough leathery membrane around the top portion of their "body" to defends itself and prevent its parasitic hosts from brushing them off easily.
>>19595729> SirHahaha, nope.> wish I could draw this wellD'aw, you're a sweetie for saying so, though.>>19595810Developing two toenails, the shelled wirm, now called a "Shwirm", can scratch away, digging a little cubby hole for its nest. (I'll submit an easier-to-edit version after this)
Barrage raga is a bombardier raga offshoot.It's fruits are like cluster bombs, their core containing chambers filled with substances, which will react explosively when in contact with each other, while the inner layers are filled with sharp seeds that will embed themselves to rock, creatures and plants like shrapnel.The raga shoots barrages of these fruits towards creatures that pass by it which it detects by the vibrations they cause. These barrages serve to both defend the plant as well as to proliferate it, as the seeds embedded to the flesh of animals will feed off the host until it dies from the raga growing in it's innards.
>>19596482Due to the cave environment they live in, the geist are quite small creatures, though by the cave's standard, they are relatively big.The titan bords and moster hoppas are bigger than the geists are, but the geists can with co-operation, take down even these bigger beasts, though they prefer smaller prey.
Membranes form inside of some Cave Hoppa breathing tubes. They are very much like vocal cords, and are used to create a sharp squealing noise to disorientate the echolocation-dependent geists which hunt them.
>>19596980some spider geist have been finding that brachiated climbing and snatching with their long arms a superior mode of hunting and movement these Spider Geist's hind legs have atrophied to weak nubs barely good for standing. They're now more active climbing from one place to another but still hunt by resting upon their cavern wall perches swiping at anything that passes.
A new species branches from the Cave hoppas. Lesser Cave Hoppas. They are much smaller than the common sort, and their beaks have changed in order to pull Raga seeds out of other creatures to eat. One beak for extraction, another for crushing.
>>19597147The hide on the emil becomes a keratinous shell that suctions tightly to the flesh of the creature the shelled emil is feeding off of. It is incredibly difficult to pull the creatures off.
>>19597303> mfw Death tomatoBwahahah!>>19597304The Shwirm takes a cue from its cousin, the tunneler wirm, and develops spit that can digest rock. By using is back legs as tentacles, the humble shwirm is now a geophage, allowing it to subsist on rock and dirt when regular prey isn't available.
An off-shot of the Inoglund Hunkers Species develops as a means to better defend itself against increasingly hostile competing creatures.This new strain of Inoglund Bulwarks develops larger legs with small claws for greater grip and mobility, their tails become longer and more muscular to use not only as a instrument to cause vibrations, but to also pummel any predator that comes too close.They are still largely peaceful creatures who will rarely look for a fight, if attacked they will defend themselves using their mighty tails and if victorious they will happily eat their victim instead of their usual vegetarian diet.The Inoglund Bulwarks are solitary creatures who will only seek out others of the same species to mate, but their defensive nature compels them to help out any other Inoglund they find in danger, lumbering towards any would-be aggressors without delay.
Shwirm now has stretchy segments in its body, useful for...stretching, or perhaps up righting itself...maybe even..partially standing up.
>>19595369It's stubby legs mean that the aptly named Bouncing Wirm must hop around like a Mexican Jumping Bean to get around.
The Shwirm's saliva glands enlarge, engorging with corrosive, sticky mucous. The Shwirm has taken to laying this out in thick strands, wrapping it around rock, bone, or even entire corpses to emulsify the substance, allowing the Swirm an easier time digesting the meal.
>>19598376>>19599366We call this Longshwirm, and this one: >>19598320Shortshwirm, now, mm'kay?Shortshwirm's body armour extends further down its leg and tentacles.
the flashlight and shell bord over many generations cross breed. The flashlight bord no longer flees, it hunts. slowly stomping thru tunnels, its light illuminating its prey ans it hunts them down. Those two previous species are closed up.Hey bone bord guy, up for some exciting cross breeding?
>>19599690Not Bone Bord guy, but...> crossbreeding> mfw
I got bored and did some fan-art, hope you guys don't mind.[spoiler]I'm in the process of coloring it, but I got tired, so I will now sleep instead.[/spoiler]
>>19600517Words cannot describe how much I just came. Fucking awesome.
>>19599366Longshwirm feels kind of naked, so develops some armour to protect his soft back.
>>19595495Bogleech, is that *you*?
>>19600517damn dude. that right there, yep. fuckin awesome. I was debating on if i would keep this thread going once we hit our limit. yeah. i think i will, its not done yet. the story is alive now, and who am i to stop it?
>>19600848Amen, nongent.>>19599690A splinter-species emerges. Behold, I give you the short-beaked flashlight bord.
>>19592742Holy shit, thank you for introducing me to this god-tier music, Anon.
Bumping, then g'night.
The inoglund bunker develops a resin that cover it's armor, the resin is base-like in nature, to protect them from acid and other corrosives.
The emils develops a pump like organ that allows it to shoot out it's acid for even longer distances.Large emil slimes can contain many of these organs, and thus be more effective at killing their prey.
>>19595818An offshoot of the tunneling wirm becomes more worm like and looses it's eyes.The slime wirm excretes caustic mucus everywhere from it's body. It uses this slime to melt it's way trough soil and rock. The slime wirms are omnivores.Their spikes also begin to atrophy as their bodies become more streamlined.
>>19602768In order to better locate predators, the inoglund bunker develops echo-location.
>>19593001The fins of the flier fus become stronger, allowing it to fly around in the caves far better. These creatures often hunt in small groups.
>>19596980An offshoot of the spider geist emerges.The stilt geist develops sharp talons to their forelimbs as well as growing many sensitive hairs across their body.The stilt geist hunts by lurking in the ceiling and walls of the caves, and when something comes close to it, the geist quickly attacks the prey, jabbing it with the sharp talons and biting it with strong jaws.Their long legs grant their attacks respectable reach, and also allow them to run at considerable speed in pursuit of their prey in the change it manages to evade the first attack.Btw, nongent, should we have some sort of even to shake things up a little? Things are getting kinda stale.
>>19599690The flashlight bord develops more refined light organ.This organ has 3 major components. The lens, which is flexible, allowing the muscles attached to it to alter the focus of the light.The light chamber, which has numerous bioluminiscent organs floating in extremely transparent jelly.And finally, the catalyst pump, that excretes chemicals that cause the light organs to produce light.The catalyst pump controls the intensity of the light.With the developed light organ, the flashlight bord can make different kinds of light shows. They can cause brief flashes that illuminate large area, focused and intense beams of light that blind their prey and so on.
Some tectonic activity has released gas in some parts of the cave. Deep cave levels has the most of these gas, while the shallower cave levels has few of these. The gas is heavier than air, and induce drowsiness in animals. Plants and Emils kinda thrive in them, however.
>>19605385Hey, IG, care yo jump into the irc?There is stuff we could discuss about regarding this game and the south continent one coming up.
roll 3d6 (in email field type Dice 3d6 .)mutation- a result of the gas, can be a little extreme.-------------1-skeletal2-muscle3-skin4-sensory5-armor6-mobility--------------evolution-this is more natural, a result to a stress from the environment, or something hunting you, or you trying to adapt to catch it. but its specific.--------------1-environment2-predator3-prey4-diet5-defense6-offense------------hybridization----------1-3- you are the latest version of your species.4-6- Your species has interbred with a close relative and the two are now one. (just look up the thread, every species has several offshoots)
rolled 5, 2, 1 = 8>>19605447Rolling for the stilt geist.
same as above, the choices are vague to let you flex your imagination. for this just roll a 3d6. if you get more of the same, its a more extreme trait.1-bigger (get bigger. simple)2-carniverous (who eats who?)3-long vines (good for tripping things, creeping up walls and more!)4-root system (Spread more rapidly from root network)5-rapid growth (able to endure being eaten by herbivores more easily)6-nutrient storage (Things will be much more tempted to eat this new food source)
rolled 5, 2, 5, 2, 1, 2, 3, 3, 1 = 24rolling for all ragas species, cause i'm greedy.
rolled 3, 1, 1 = 5A well-a Bord bord bord, the bord is the word
rolled 5, 4, 3 = 12>>19605473The stilt geist develops thick, scaly and resilient skin that both allows it to withstand the irritation caused by the gas better, as well as becoming less vulnerable against other creatures.The hard skin at their tails develops into a stinger like appendage that the geist uses for hunting other creatures. A sharp jab from it can strike even the heavily armored flashlight bords trough the gaps of their armor and cause them to bleed to death.The geist uses this weapon when it attacks more discretely, slowly, descending towards unaware creature, and stabbing in before the victim can react.
rolled 4, 1, 6 = 11>>19605883That roll was for the tunneler wirm.The tunneler wirm gains additional armor and develops more teeth. The armor helps them to defend themselves against creatures who might try to kill them, and the teeth help the creature to grind down hard food stuff faster.These worms have taken liking into tunneling through the flesh and bones of corpses.
Inoglund Bulwarks roll
rolled 5, 2, 2 = 9>>19605968For sail fus.Gonna merge the hunter fus and the sail fus when I get back from dinner.
damn I don't know how to roll
rolled 6, 5, 5 = 16trying one last time
>>19606021dice+3d6 in the email field.
>>19605785fucking ragas man...First up is the clinger Ragas, creeping up walls, and ever towards the cracks of sunlight in the roof of the caverns it spreads far and wide, spewing its fruit down to the cavern floor which feed the herbivores. Next, is the False Ragas. It creates little seedlings which are semi aware to the hive, which is the plant itself. They go out in great numbers, killing and eating by swarming over their prey. When they are bloated with meat and gore, they will waddle their way back to the hive and throw themselves into the open stomach of the plant near its roots, to nourish its parent. some fruit bugs will get lost and form new plants. Finally is the Barrage Ragas. When it senses vibrations nearby it will pelt its prey with a deluge of seedlings from its body, those that make contact are hyper active and rapidly consume the biomass of what they impact into, taking root and disolving flesh and bone. If they do not make immediate contact, after a few hours they become intert, having spent their energy anyway, and are now good to eat for passing herbivores.
rolled 5, 6, 4 = 15>>19605447Rolling for the Inoglund Bulwark.
The Titan Bord has grown a thin membrane of skin between its exposed spines, this helps filter out the gas from its bloodstream and keeping it an active predator. The shrunken wings also atrophy out of lack of use.
The two inoglund species have interbred, giving the Bulwarks the bunker's acid resistant secretions. In addition, the inoglund has grown taller legs and has become bulkier. It has become a very teritorial species, and, upon finding a threatening species, will charge, and defend it's domain.
>>19606108Woops, sorry, looks like I (the guy who couldn't figure out how to roll) beat ya to it. But I guess it doesn't mater that much, another species would be more than welcome, and I look forward to your results.
the Bord have grown long needle like fangs to stop their prey escaping. Because Teeth+Beak=winning.
rolled 5, 4, 3 = 12>>19605215flashlight bord go!
The Inoglund Bulwark has gained more bulk and increased armor, earning it's namesake as it has become a walking fortress.It's Tails has also become longer and stronger, capable of crushing almost anything beneath it's pounding.With the addition of a new more aggressive Inoglund species the Bulwark has retained it's nomadic lifestyle and will avoid the younger species territories in hopes of avoiding any potential confrontation.The Bulwark has adapted to it's nomadic life by living longer than before, sometimes becoming ancient.The Bulwark does still have it's defensive nature and will defend any and all Inoglund it may find in danger, even it the act is not always welcomed.
rolled 3, 5, 3 = 11>>19605995I think this roll will be for fren plants.Rapid growing acid stabbing plants.I will draw these developments when I get back home and have the time for it.
>>19606385And a roll for the stalker geist creatures.Slippery and slimy skin pretty much covers both of those results.
rolled 1, 4, 3 = 8>>19605447Rolling for Hanging Fus.
>>19606472Given the influx of armoured prey, the Hanging Fus develops a ring of jointed bones around its mouth with 3 beak-like growths not dissimilar to its grasping claws. These are used to crunch through armour before the creature is passed into the stomach, aiding digestion and widening its available diet.
So I wake up, have breakfest, check /tg/ and I find we have thread of nightmare monsters from an evo threadWell done /tg/, well done
>>19606738Oh you have no idea, this is just round one. im taking the survivors, the best, and sending them to southern cave evo part 2. the rejects will be compared to their progenitor species, find available cousins, and hybridized into new terrors.
rolled 4, 2, 3 = 9>>19592915Rolling for the mainline Crawler Geist, it's time for them to make a come back.
The territorial inoglund, Now called the grumpy inoglund, There species now has some gender dimorphism, with the males now having a horn and and flatter, larger tails, which, in addition to beating the crap out of stuff, now help to attract mates. Female grumpy inoglund have remained more or less (exactly) the same. The social habits of the grumpy inoglund have changed as well. The females have lost their territorial drive and have gone back to their peaceful ways, and now wonder as they please. The males now welcome females into their territory. Males have begun fighting over territory, and females, and now buck horns to contest their property. The challenge continues until their horn is broken, and the broken horn male retreats to find a new home. The young live with the females until they become adolescents, at which time the adult male will chase away any young males, and females begin to roam.
rolled 3, 4, 3 = 10>>19606783The Crawler Geist slims down, becoming leaner and faster to avoid larger predators, which have now evolved to be more dangeous than it, and to provide a less nutritious meal. They stop dragging their bodies along the ground.Their seismic sensory organs are now concentrated in a series of hanging appendages formed at the bottom of their body, and their tail, allowing them to sense vibrations in the ground while keeping a more comfortable gait.
>rolled 3, 5, 3 = 11The gases that started to seep into the lower caverns caused extreme irritation in the skin of the geists.Over time, their rubbery skin started to excrete oily and slimy sweat like substance everywhere, that covered their skin and prevented it from being exposed to the irritating gas. This slime proved to be very useful for the defense of the geist, as it made it hard for other predators to get a good grip on their bodies. This slime also began to serve the social structures of the geists. Each geist's slime has signature taste and scent, allowing the geist creatures to recognize each other just by sniffing the slime marks they have left.The scent of the slime also starts to deliver simple biological signals, such moods, sickness, when female is in heat, danger and so on.The geists have also started collectively "humming" low frequency sonar waves that resonate with each other and allow the geist group as a whole "see" a wider area together. These deep bass like sounds map the caves of the geist group, and form this constant sensory link between the whole pride.The geists use the higher frequency sounds for personal sonar, communication and attacks against small creatures, as the high pitched shrieks easily disorientate creatures such as wirms.
rolled 1, 5, 2 = 8>>19605447Rolling for Wemils
The carnivorous fren develops even stronger poison that causes the flesh of the victim to rot almost immediately after being stung, as well as paralyzes them completely. Their stinger also gains length, strength and speed, allowing the fren to deliver quick lashes and jabs at anything that moves too close to it. It's size is deceiving, as the some plants can reach as far as one meter from their growth place.They have also started growing new fren plants from their roots, instead of spore based reproduction. Because of this, the fren plants will quickly form large glowing and deadly groves. Walking through one of these groves results in almost certain death, as the fren plants are prepared to deliver their deadly sting the moment an opportunity arises.The fren plants detect movement through their roots, allowing them to spot suitable victims. The plants seem to eerily track any creature near them, their stingers twitching and waving, eager to plunge their hollow ends to the flesh of their next prey.
rolled 1, 2, 1, 1, 6, 4 = 15>>19605447Rolling for the Longwirms and then the ShortshwirmsFirst 3 LongSecond 3 Short>>19600517I'd be happy to colour it, Nad (FortuneHost here)
>>19608522That isn't me I afraid. The lineart is much better than mine is.Join us in irc. Onol and Drawbro are there.
>>19608251Skeletal defence?Wemil now with more bones! When Wemils capture prey inside them, they start to pull its bones off and position them closer to wemils own surface to make exoskeleton from bones of it's victims. Meat and other soft stuff stays inside while bones and other hard stuff goes on top. This also means that they no longer digest bones so even if they don't have food for a while they won't lose their acquired bones making some of them hulking boneyards.
/tg/ I love you. I love Evo games in any form [spoiler] except Spore[/spoiler]Question though. Are you guys god-tier paint users or are you using Drawing Software?
>>19608814Paint.net or Photoshop mostly, I guess.
>>19608814Well, I'm using a program called paint.NET (pronouced paint dot net), it's free to download. I guess you could think of it like "MS Paint Plus". Loads quick and familiar setup, but with some added capability.Others are using something called SAI, haven't used it myself so can't comment on its pros/cons. (Also free)The biggest (without paying a cent) is GIMP. It's pretty much Photoshop lite.All these, as I said are free and each has pros and cons. I listed them in order of filesize (smallest first) and vesatility (least tools/filters first). You can get any of these here:> http://www.getpaint.net/download.html> http://sai.detstwo.com/sai/> http://www.gimp.org/
>>19608814I'm on linux, and I'm stuck using GIMP as a sorta ms-paint type thing. It's not ideal but it works well enough
By "not ideal" I mean "I'm too lazy to learn how it works"
>>19608814Well, I do straight up use Ms Paint, but that's out of laziness and I should really try out something else.
>>19608522Longshwirm develop tumorous growths in their bones creating a second "leg" branching from their primaries.Their beaks also become serrated to mash up food (especially delicious meat).I have to leave, if anyone wants to, feel free to illustrate the shortshwirm's results. If nobody picks that up, I'll do it myself when I get home from Dungeonmasterin'
>>19600517If anyone cares I finished this.Not especially great.
Behold! The fearsome Fuzoid blood sucker!The seeping gas damaged both the sail and the hunter fus populations in the deep caves, until eventually, they were forced to interbreed due to the lack of individuals of their own species.The original sail fus lacked any kind of proper senses, rendering it quite vulnerable to both attack and to the gas which irritated their thing skin. The hunter fus had primitive IR sight, but it's slow locomotion rendered it equally vulnerable in it's gas caused weakened state.The fuzoid creature has both the beneficial traits of it's ancestors, so it can now be even more active hunter, as well as avoid the tunnels with gas.The fuzoids hunt in swarms, poisoning creatures, drinking their blood and laying their eggs in the corpses. They use their 3 powerful fins for locomotion, and their developed IR sight to track down prey.
>>19609093That is very good drawing. Don't be that hard on yourself.
>>19609093Sir/Ma'am, I have been drawing for most of my 20 years of life and I am practicing in *hopes* of being that good. I am actually trying to "get on your level".It's stellar, I don't care what anyone says. I am more jelly than strawberry preserves.
rolled 1, 6, 2, 1, 2, 1 = 13>>19605722Rolling 2 times for the cedya fungi to get more of them around.
Splinter of Inoglund emerges. In the caves use of sight is less useful and thus some inoglunds have started to become more dependent of taste for knowing their surroundings. Their tongue have become feeder tendrils that they use to taste and feel what is happening around them.
>>19609329Two new cedya species split off from the normal cedya mushrooms.The first one is a hydra cedya. It stores large amounts of nutrients in the fruit like blisters in it's sides, which excrete sweet smelling odor. They use these fruits to attract herbivores, which they will spray with their spores when they come too close. It's tree heads allow it to monitor larger areas.The second one is the great cedya, or "spore cannon". It is much larger than the normal cedya plant, and it doesn't spray spores around, it spits out large blobs of sticky and caustic blob that contains it's spores. These blobs ensnare other creatures, and melt trough their skin and armor, allowing the spores to feed on the creature and to grow into new spore cannons.They can shoot out these blobs for over 6 meters away. Their main targets are inoglunds and shell wirms.About the cedya mushrooms in general.They resemble animals far more than they resemble mushrooms. They can move their body around, and they are very active predators. They have keen Infrared eyesight that allows them to spot potential prey. Their attacks are based on their flesh eating spores. Many of these spores never reach adulthood, as the adult cedya consumes them through it's root network that extends quite far from the creature. The cedya eats the creatures it kills also trough it's root network. The roots quickly grow inside the creature and drain it dry of all nutrients, allowing the fungi to continue on living.All cedya variants live in large colonies in wet areas.The cedya spore is made from the embryonic cedya, food reserve to fuel it's growth and attachment roots. This small organism is covered with an caustic mantle, that it uses to melt through the flesh of it's host, or soil in case it fails to make contact with the flesh of other creature.
rolled 4, 3, 2 = 9>>19605447Rolling for the Shelled Emil
>>19610354The shelled Emil develop heat sensory organelle pits in its shell and in response to the stronger hides and basic secretions of its prey animals the Shelled Emils acidity jumps to higher proportions than even its green relatives. so much so that they will dissolve their own shells if they do not consume enough minerals from their prey.
I present to you, a splinter species of the wevils that lives in the deepest tunnels.The pool wevils are massive. They can sometimes encompass whole tunnels.They mostly feed on the gas that seeps inside the tunnels, as their jelly like bodies contain organs and micro-organisms that can catalyze and break down the gases for energy and nutrients.The pool wevils are however capable of also slowly digesting creatures as well. If something approaches the pool, it will quickly extend numerous sticky tentacles that will ensnare the victim and pull it to the jelly, in which it will quickly suffocate and then get digested.Btw, ng, I assume that the emils and their descendants are derived from lemuy spores. They seem similar, seeing how the lemuy were gelatinous creatures as well.
>>19606064But if they just get lost, they can't grow. Seeds develop after separating from the main stalk. They require finding another fruit to mate with first.
The grumpy inoglund's tongue begins to grow. The tongue itself becomes a complex network of muscle, bone and sinews capable of extending outward to catch prey with a suction cup like ending. This is to catch small creatures or bits of plant that is hard to reach for the inoglund.
Does anyone have a picture with all the current creatures in it? I'd like to help, but I'm completely lost as of now.
I believe these are still current. May be missing one or two.>>19611468>>19610514>>19610513>>19610052>>19609146>>19608981>>19608637>>19608468>>19608065>>19607800>>19606522>>19606329>>19606064>>19605968>>19605883>>19605215>>19604112>>19603821>>19599356>>19597811>>19597490
>Skeletal Offense>Merge with RelativeLooking up relatives aside from longshwirm.
>>19607800After generations in the deep dark earth, pigment vanishes from the Ghoist, leaving it with pale, transparent skin.Look closely, can you see? Yes, those are his veins and arteries. Fascinating specimen. Don't get too close, now, they're very territorial.
rolled 6, 3, 3 = 12flashlight bord roll
>>19608981The Longshwirm's tiny hooves become full-fledged feet.
>>19599690flashlight bord has developed an extended light organ and more complex lens system. The extra power from their enlarged spinal organ lets them focus their beam into a tight band of single frequency light. This beam is not indefinite in duration, but is powerful enough to cause painful burns to would be predators. This leaves the bord able to happily graze on the plants and smaller life forms at its leisure. Bordle.
>>19609659The splinter of the inoglund, develop suction cup like soles on the bottom of their limbs, allowing them to climb on any solid surface.
flashlight bords have become more predatory. They have gained longer legs, which together with the massive muscles that where already there make for some powerful runners. Their neck and tail have elongated, moving their center of gravity more towards their middle, and aiding their maneuverability. Their wings are sort of drifting upwards into more useless space. The Flashlight Bord now favors small prey, and target the young of almost every species.
>>19615642The spectacular lights of the flashlight bords makes them an tantalizing target for the heat sensitive Shelled Emils.
>>19615577It's back two appendages atrophy, leaving the Longshwirm with 4 powerful legs. The tumorous growth has also developed a single point of articulation.
>>19615869The inoglund develops spikes to deter predators. Now shall be referred as the spiked inoglund.
A splinter species of wemils becomes parasitic instead of predatory. This slime stiks to it's host and absorbs nutrients form it.Removing it is hard because of it's jelly like nature. The slime also eats any other parasites, dead skin and other waste and dirt that sticks to it's host.
>>19606329The gas filtering membrane of the titan Bord evolves into a external lung turning ambient gas into breathable air and absorbing small amounts of nutrients allowing them to travel deeper into the gas filled caverns. In these less populous areas the Lungbord find themselves becoming significantly smaller.
>>19616575The Lungbord continue their evolution path, bulking down and further developing their external lung. Within the pockets of heavy gas the external lung adds a buoyancy to the bords supporting a portion of their weight and allowing them to move faster and jump higher. While still predatory a rising portion of their energy is being derived from the biochemical processes occurring within their external lung.
>>19616561WE ARE VENOM'S COUSIN, SLIME!
The mutation causes the knees of an isolated population of Stil Geists living in the lower caverns to bend in the opposite direction, and some skin forms into a small membrane. between the upper arms and torso.
The membranes expand along down the legs of that isolated Stilt Geist population, allowing them to glide for long distances in the more open caverns.Scale wall, leap off, descend onto prey.
DEAR GOD, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE! I ALWAYS SEE THESE THREAD, THEY ALWAYS LOOK SO FRIENDLY BUT I NEVER LOOK AT THEM! How can something so small and friendly looking become death itself!?!
all i know is..ball good....AND RAPE.
>>19617356darwin wills it my friend!!
>>19617356>>19617387Could you inform what creatures are causing your reaction?
>>19617427All of them are terrible killing machines except for flashlight bird.
>>19617616muahahahahah! just wait
the laser bord. An odd creature. Normally using its head mounted lense to emit low intensity light like a flashlight, it can focus the beam, dim it, or strobe. As a method of defense it can also emit single wavelength tight beam light, in essence, a laser. This can blind, or scaled up, burn enough to drive away most predators, as the hard shelled laser bord is not worth the burns and effort. As a last ditch effort, it will over power its laser creating a 3-5 second cutting beam. This will overwhelm its natural lense and burn it badly, the regeneration takes days, much like the surface of our own eyes after PRK or LASIC surgery (but that takes months). This is a dramatic if not somewhat risky display, as laser bord are not communal creatures, meeting only to mate, or in passing during feeding. They will defend each other when around one another.While overcharging their laser they are known to do "the flappy dance" where their tiny wings wildly flap and they shake and bounce wildly from the knees while their feet remain firmly planted. It is a last ditch warning display before they fire their laser!!!
>>19616850The lungbord further adapt to their odd niche. they now need only occasionally supplement their diet with prey animals for vitamins and minerals surviving mostly on the respiration on the heavy cave gas into oxygen. Their natural lungs have even atrophied. Likewise their mobility has become more dependent on their buoyancy within the gas, bounding about like an astronaut on the moon. Their prey is mostly any weak or young animal who wanders too close to gas filled chambers and clouds.
>>19617724>"the flappy dance"Do they also have a warning call of "AAAAAHHHHHMMMMMAAAAAA FIRRRRRRIN MAAAAH LAAAAAZOR!"?
>>19617783>>19617724I'm just waiting for these two to combine, Voltron style.'It's floating laser death!'
>>19617888Although I respect the trips, I think they've diverged a bit far for that now. Of course, there's the possibility of convergent evolution.
>>19617911I believe he said Voltron style, so I'd imagine it as a social symbiosis.But I'd shoot that idea down hard since man, flying lasers.
>>19617941Odd how one has just arms and the other has just legs.S'like the two planned this.
>>19618019They make such a cute couple.
>>19618096I want someone to run with this so bad.Someone quickly make this a real thing for the thread.
this one has reached its image capacity...more or less. so fuck it, the new thread is below. can someone archive this fucker on SupTG/ fools, then link to the wiki?>>19618306
>>19618525Hmm... not linking?>>19618306