Hello again fellow creators of /qst/. What may be the quickest turnover time between threads recently, once again we continue our journey into the Regional Evolution of our Moon Worlds. We will be visiting Region 2 of Rienia for this thread.As GM, I'll do my best to actively work on phylogeny charts to track the evolutions, and also make random events for the world to drive evolution down new paths. Since this is the first time I've done EvoGames focused in a Regional perspective I'll be experimenting with how I approach these threads for better viability later on. Also we will be going to Region 3 of Janus next thread to explore life's evolution there.How to play:• Open an image of a species in MS Paint, or your editor of choice• Make one evolutionary change to that species• Save as .PNG!• Post your new species in the thread with a description of what evolution you've added and why.• Details indicating what the generation of your species is important. Please indicate. (Base Organisms are Generation 0)• Details regarding a creatures size or name are encouraged, but not required.• Nothing too outlandish. Anything silly or derailing will not be considered a canon species 95% of the time.Notes:• Unless stated explicitly, no species ever goes extinct. Old species can still evolve, even if they're not on the latest "chain"• Try to make your evolutions gradual and realistic in biological standards.• Everyday I'll add an update Phylogeny Chart to track changes. These take awhile, so please be patient.• Expect a Random World Event at least once per thread to shake up the world and game.• There will be no Mass Extinction Event in the near future, so enjoy building and evolving to your hearts content.• When this thread reaches its endpoint, we will be switching back over to Moon World Janus next thread.• Have funNew to the Game?:• Don't be shy. If you have an idea for an organism and want to spend the time making it, please by all means do so. • We also have a Discord to keep you up to date on EvoGame activities, and chat with other folks and myself. https://discord.gg/kk8eJgJ• Work on an Imgur Gallery to track evolution and provide up-to-date info on each world is still on-going. It will be posted soon. (I hope)• There is a Blank Template that you can use to make any organisms you wish to make for this game below.• Just a note, while it doesn't matter how intertwined your organism is with the rest of ecosystem, the more dependent it is on the existence of other creatures, the more potential your organism has to survive.The Description of the present Rienia, Setting, and, and more will be posted in supplementary posts.Previous Threads for Janus and Rienia: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Lunt+system
Present Setting: As Rienia enters the Late Magedivatian Era, another tectonic shift shakes up the flow of life on the Moon. This latest shift in Rienia's tectonic plates has helped to fully establish the global thermohaline circulation of the world's oceans. As a result, the planet begins warming a solid 2°C releasing much of the land and sea from the cold grips of the ancient ice age of the Sulioaic Era. For Region 2 of Rienia, this shift in climate is a boon for the continual evolution of life here. These lands are blessed with warm summers, and mild winters, with only the instances of violent storms churned out over the Abdominis Ocean and Tsubo Gulf interrupting the tranquility of daily life. Additionally this region is ripe with unique habitats, such as large estuaries, the almost entirely isolated Tsubo Gulf and complex cave systems that stretch for hundreds of miles throughout the bluff-like land. This is the one place in Reinia where life has all the ingredients to flourish.--Planet Statistics--Atmosphere: 77% Nitrogen, 14% Oxygen, 3% Helium, 2% Carbon Dioxide, 2% Sulfur Oxide, 2% Other GasesAverage Global Temperature: 74°F (23°C)Tectonics: Present; 20% less than EarthVolcanic Activity: 10% more than EarthWeather Systems: Turbulent Storm Systems--Size Increments--• Size 1: Sugar Ant (0.1 - 1 cm)• Size 2: Bumblebee (1.01 - 2.5 cm)• Size 3: Mosquitofish (2.5 - 5 cm)• Size 4: Poison Dart Frog (5 - 10 cm)• Size 5: Giant Water Bug (11 - 20 cm)• Size 6: Birdwing Butterfly (21 - 35 cm)• Size 7: Horseshoe Crab (35 - 70 cm)• Size 8: Australian Trumpet Snail (71 - 100 cm)• Size 9: Japanese Giant Salamander (100 - 150 cm)• Size 10: Aldabra Giant Tortoise (150 - 200 cm)• Size 11: Leatherback Sea Turtle (2.01 - 2.5 m)• Size 12: Mekong Giant Catfish (2.5 - 3 m)• Size 13: Giant Pacific Octopus (3 - 4 m)• Size 14: Ocean Sunfish (4.1 - 4.6 m)• Size 15: Tiger Shark (4.6 - 5.2 m)• Size 16: White Sturgeon (5.2 - 5.8 m)• Size 17: African Elephant (5.8 - 6.5 m)• Size 18: Great White Shark (6.5 - 8 m)• Size 19: Manta Ray (8.1 - 9 m)• Size 20: Porites Coral Reef Colony (9 - 10.5 m)• Size 21: Whale Shark (10.5 - 12 m)• Size 22: Gigantosaurus (12 - 16 m)• Size 23: Blue Whale (16.1 - 22 m)• Size 24: Brachiosaurus (22.1 - 30 m)• Size 25: Smaug, The Desolater (30m+)Regional Evolution Rules, Dossier for Organisms, and Blank Template in the next posts.
Blank Template will be on the last post I make. Attached here is Dossier for all the Organisms of Region 1. Should tell you everything you need to know about each organism.--Organism Advancement--> Plant Organisms may be as large as the size 14 increment as stated here> Terrestrial Plant Organisms may be no larger than size 11 unless they have a means to overcome the heavy gravity.> Animal Organisms may be as large as the size 13> Terrestrial Animal Organisms may be no larger than size 10 unless they have a means to overcome the heavy gravity.> Carbon-based nutrients/minerals, along with Silicates, Calcium, Iron, Zinc, Selenium, and Organic Compounds are now present in the environment and may be incorporated into an organisms diet/evolution if desired.--Regional Evolution Rules--> If necessary, specify which landmass/geographic area an organism exists in. (This is heavily encouraged, but not a requirement).> Marine and Aquatic Organisms may only exist in the either the Freshwater Basin, or the Shallow Seas/Coastline> Organisms from the Shallow Seas/Coastline are the only organisms that can freely travel throughout the region and to other regions. (This must be specified in your evolution post)> Aquatic and Terrestrial Organisms from the Freshwater Basin and/or the Fertile Lowlands may only travel between neighboring landmasses (Interconnections of landmasses can be found below).> Organisms from the Limestone Caverns may only migrate into the Fertile Lowlands and vice versa.> The Estuaries of this region are exclusive locales that aquatic organisms from the Shallow Seas/Coastline and the Freshwater Basin may inhabit and interact with one another.> An evolution that impacts the same organism throughout the whole region is allowed, but must be specified in your post.> If you as a creator wish to establish the existence of a new ecosystem, feel free to specify this and post what organisms would belong in this new ecosystem.--Landmasses & Interconnections--> Landmass 2, Cramnick Island, Isles 2, Isles 3, and Nusharnedge Island are interconnected> D'Nesnote is interconnected with Eteap Island and Wrechland> Wrechland is interconnected with D'Nesnote and Isle 6> Cardiat is interconnected with Island 7 and Ovulon> Ovulon is interconnected with Cardiat--Additional/Misc. Stuff--> The following geographic locations still need names. Feel free to give them a name at your leisure. The Region may also be named but should be unanimously agreed on.Landmass 2Island 7Sea 2Trench 2Isles 2Isles 3Isle 6Lakes 3Lakes 4Lakes 5Estuary 2> This is a one-man job I've been doing here for the most part. If you think and/or want to provide me with resources to help improve the quality of information we have for the worlds (Food Webs, Trophic Levels, Mapping of individual Landmasses, Etc.) this would be welcomed and greatly appreciated.> Fanart is also accepted, and low-key encouraged.
And last but not least. Here is the Blank Organisms Template. That's it I'm finished spamming the opening thread.Enjoy the thread fellow creators, and I'll have the first Phylogeny Chart up in a couple days.
>>1412492The two crowns of the Crust tree grow radically different: The two begin growing spiraling around each other, using each other as levrage. This leads to the trees, now criral trees, to be able to grow very tall indeed, only hindered by their lack of roots, which means some of these giants are toppled by their own weight.The way this grow happens means the tree is dense, rigid and hard frther down, were old tissue hardnes and soft, meldible and nutritious on the top, where young tissue grows.
>>1412492Some smaller varieties of Lesser Melscopede (Known as Louscopede) find their shells widening, but only towards the top of the body. These wide extensions curve downwards and form a shield which protects much of the upper segments of the legs from harm.
>>1412492the cave Bryums streamline the fruit production process. Their whole body becomes a seedpod for unripe fruit, being expelled shortly before its ripe for 'presentation'
>>1412475The lesser Melscorp on Landmass 2, now called Westwarn, become slightly smaller, but their meldibles become larger and more sophisticated, being capable of disecting carion and seperating edible from inedible matter.They do this quickly to void predators which their smaller stature now invites, and their backeyes move to the side to have the possibility of full surround vision. Their brains are not capable of processing all information at once, however, so it cycles through sides, adding to its jittery behavior.
>>1412492The Cave swirl's legs get an additional joint.
>>1412576Some of these change niche: as there are no scavengers in the cave systems, both discarded plant matter as well as dead swirls and Albas just float to the bottom of its rivers to rot. The new swirls, Carionswirls, make to scour the bottom of bodies of water and sometimes even the rocky shelves outside of them for such discarded organic matter to devour them with a new, larg, teethed mouth.
>>1412492The Cave Climbing Allsa develop small hairs along their feet which allow them to stick to walls, much like a gecko. In addition their antennae grow both longer and larger, becoming more sensitive In the process
>>1412475I propose to call the Region 'Corpus'
Some Criral trees migrate to Wrechland. TO survive the well-below-freezing temperatures during the winter and at nighttime, they grow into a denser, more compact shape and begin producing cryoprotectant compounds to help mitigate the damage that freezing has on their tissues. They also grow simple roots to help store nutrients during winter and keep from being blown over in the strong arctic winds.
>>1412949That sounds good.
>>1412492The Bog Halikot's tail fin becomes vertical instead of horizontal and grows longer, now beginning from the tail and ending just between the eye nubs. This new fin means they are not as fast as they once were, but it makes them more agile, allowing them to more easily manoeuvre along the waterways they call home
>>1412492The long Hawa's fins it uses to glide out of the water away from danger become larger to become efficient enough for actual locomotion, affording the Gliding Hwa large jumps with which to cross otherwise impassable obsticles.Additionally it develops a hard jaw for grinding plant matter.
the garden halikot has evolved to have a garden of useful plants in the mud it carries. it also breathes the moisture in the mud while its out of the water.
>>1412492Some Deep Kelp, not finding enough nutrients in the cave walls, grow smaller and build a colony structure, whereby the surface level of a wall is stripped of its iron and nutrients and the energy is evenly distributed throughout the crust the Kelp build. Once an area of wall is barren of useful material, the kelp on it die off, leving only a layer of tiny stems behind, and the colony grows further and further outward to claim the next stretch of wall.>>1415858that's above max size
>>1413063many cryoril tee's have difficulty dealing with melswarm, as they can fly to the edible section and devour the entire thing in a matter of days. as a result, the Cryoril tree develops a delicious sugary coating.the melswarm would rather eat this then the actual tree, and as a result the tree is left alone. further more, the tree tazes advantage of the melswarm, by developing seed pods. these have a particularly sweet, almost milky flavor, that the melswarm particularly like. when the melswarm eats this, it fills itself with seeds. when the melswarm eventually dies or defecates, the seeds will be scattered onto the ground, allowing this new tree, the lolly pop tree, to spread across the warmer landmasses, like D'nesnote and Cardiat like wildfire. they have a lot of difficulty growing in colder eviroments, and as a result remain exclusive to D'nesnote, Cardiat, Eteap island and Island 7, which will now be known as Hearthlen Island
>>1412492Some Land Swarmelli develop larger wings, which, through vibration, enable them to short periods of true flight, and which carry them all the way up to the tasty bits of the Criral Tree >>1412519 and the seedpods of the Lollypop tree >>1415974Their lungs are now covered in a very thick membrame for protection.
>>1412459Hawa in the ocean develop primitive eyes allowing them to catch their prey easier,that prey being swarmelli. they develop large mouths to catch entire swarms at once. They have no teeth or tounge to speak of, and have very strong stomach acid to eat away at their ecxoskeleton. The big-mouthed hawa is prone to swallowing non-food items or other animals and dying as a result.
Some Thin Troc manage to migrate out of the narrow mouth of the Tsubo Gulf. They find a successful niche in hunting swarmeli and basal meli while they are sifting for food. They develop streamlined bodies with fin placement that allows them to glide over the seabed with almost no effort and outrun potential predators easily.
>>1416161The body of the big mouth hawa changes to better accomodate its new lifestyle
>>1412492Some Plain Melscorp develop their two front feet pairs to be longer and thinner, propping themselves up against Criral Trees >>1412519 to be able to chew the middle of the tree, where the crown is still edible but also plentiful. For this its mandibles multiply to three sets of pincers on the sides of a mouth at the underside of its head.Its new habbit of just standing leaned against a criral Tree and slowly munching gives it the name Chewscorp
>>1412459A population of meli in the sea to the east of Wrechland evolve a lighter-coloured shell to better camouflage them from the snowca. Their shells also grow larger, covering all of their body (not including their extremities); this adaptation not only protects them against attacks by snowca but also insulates them from the cold water.The antarctic meli also grow larger overall as this reduces their surface area / mass ratio and thus helps them to retain body heat.
>>1412576Some Cave Swirl find that they require a little more than simply solid armour to survive the Cave Allsa, and so they begin to experiment with other forms of defence. The develop a sharp serrated spike on the tip of their tail, and a pair of curved, serrated horns on either side of the head, both of which are used to injure potential predators. This is done mostly by thrashing the body violently and hoping that the spikes cut the enemy, but despite the inaccuracy of this tactic it acts as an effective deterrent.
>>1412492The Blimp Troc's "head" develops into more of a skull, allowing it to turn it when necessary. This allows this slow-moving creature to be more agile in catching prey. With this development the "trunk" (elongated mouth-tube) become wider, allowing it to suck up larger/more prey.
Some Plated Melscorp adapt to a burrowing lifestyle. They grow smaller, more flexible and maneuverable body plans that allow them to easily transition between digging for roots and standing uproot to look out for danger. They also expand the now-useless antennae on their backs to cover most of their body, with the exception of the parts that are most likely to become dirty (ie face, digging claws, feet), since excessive buildup of grime makes it easier for potential predators to track them via scent. They live in/under plains of ruby kelp and petroc, in small familial warrens.
>>1416794The antartic meli grows larger and develops a segmentated body
Some Bog Halikot migrate to freshwater rivers and lakes. They grow larger fat deposits to keep themselves warm and store energy, and a jaw structure geared towards grabbing and dragging shoreline prey into the water.
Hawa develop glands that can shoot the acid from their stomach. They use this in multiple ways, for attacking their prey before they eat them, as a way to cloud the water to escape preditors, and as a way to fight over a mate. (hawa of either gender will fight for a mate as all of this type of hawa are agressive) They line their mouths up and hold them togeather, spraying acid into each other until one gives up or dies.
>>1417366the Lake halikot develops its legs to be thicker and more muscular to give it more force when tugging animals in, allowing it to pull in much larger prey, allowing it to easily pull in a >>1416948 or >>1416526 and even a shivralsa if its fast enough (although this is a terrible idea for the most part considering that its dragging in a slimey rabbid death machine)it also develops fluting across its stomach, allowing to swim and slide in a more straight line, and a tail fin to increase its speed in water
>>1416041Some Swarmelli, as their new vibration.-based wings grow larger, migrate to the coastlines, and they change their diet to prey upon the defenseless >>1416911 Troc floating there, descending in swarms, picking on their skin and flesh, but often leaving before fatal wounds have been inflicted, using them as replenishing food sources.
the kamikaze shivralsa makes some quality of life changes. the first is it completely looses its dorsal fins, as they proves to be completely useless on land, and in the end prove to be dead weight. it also develops a plate of hard carapace on its faces to protect it from missed dives and to protect from downward attacks when attempting to take the >>1416526 and >>1416948 by there soft underbellies (seriously, >>1416948 is practically asking for it with those soft exposed thighs, shi-chan can't help herself at this point)the shivralsa continues to prosper brilliantly as it always has in its niche
>>1412475Some Wu-Wei Halikot develop small lungs on their sides that enable them to stay outside after ebb for some time. They lose their fins as a slithering motion proves more effective in the soft sand than their mushy flippers, and their feeler hairs grow together to form singular fleshy feelers to prevent them getting stuck in the sand or between rocks and single hairs being ripped off painfully and with opnen, infectious wounds.They prey on the Halikots and Hawkies that find their ways to the beaches.this new species is called the Jor-Wei.
>>1416948the Burrowing Melscorp, to fight off the >>1420183it develops a plate of carapace that goes down from its head to cover its neck, a favourite spot for the shivralsa's bites. it also develops a horn on its head, as the shivralsa is rather resistant to blunt force due to its lubricated skin and shock absorbent bones
>>1416911The Blimp Troc develops protection, of the same kind that it has on its claws, on certain non-blimp parts of its body. This decreases the damage it takes from swarmeli munching on it, as it munches on them.It's the circle of life!
>>1419963 in response to >>1420721 Swarmelli develop harder sharper teeth to work through the armour of the Blimp troc , but it now takes longer for swarmelli eggs to hatch (Previously what took a day or two now takes a week). due to this, swarmelli do not just wander around as they used to, they now stop in one place for a week at a time, and migrate to a new place.
>>1412475The Weeping Scotera in the Lowlands gains a smelling organ with which it smells out the musk of other Scotera, determining their sexual availability, mood and hunger, thereby gaining vital information on both the other Scotera as well as the habitat they're from. Their feathers line up to thickier patches, some concealing its hearing organ, others lining its side.They also grow larger, as the top of trees becomes a much more nutrient rich enviroment, and trees grow larger, supporting their new size.Their behavior towards each other affords them the new name Proutera
>>1412475Trench 2 is to be called Arterial Trench
>>1417471Cling onto >>1420721 and use their acidic spitters to corrode their shell and suck out their organs, Blimp troc becomeing new prey.
>>1412571Some of these lesscorp specialise in coastal scavenging. They patrol the beaches of Westwarn, consuming washed up plants and animals.They evolve a different colouration which more effectively camouflages them in their new (and more exposed) habitat.
>>1412475Lets call island 2 veinute
>>1412475Some varieties of Plated Melscorp in the Marshlands develop thin membranes between their hind limbs and along the sides of their tail. They use these fins to swim through the rivers of the marshes and take up a somewhat amphibious lifestyle.The also lose the claws on their front limbs, so that they are more useful for movement, allowing them to more effectively escape predators
>>1412475The cave climbing Allsa's fingers elongate to better grab onto the varieties of Swirl which have now grown, and, in the case of >>1416904 need restraining or they will cut up the Allsa.
>>1420408The Burrowing Melscorp's Mulligan expands and forms a unit with it's frontplate, going all in on protection, whereas its dexterity suffers from it
>>1421504>>1421140A new subspecies of Blimpah Troc emerges which preys on the myriad smaller predators/parasites of their larger cousins. They follow herds of Blimp Troc, typically at a 1:3 snapper:blimp ratio. If a swarm of swarmeli or school of hawa begins attacking the herd, the Snapper Blimpah will use their smaller, fast-striking claws and grabbier trunks to grab as many as they can and eat them. In return, they get food and the protection of the larger, more imposing Blimps.
>>1423072Just want to be clear that these guys still have exoskeletons and shit underneath the fur.
>>1423349yeah, and like all Melscorpthey'vegot a gap between their neck plate and other exoskeletoon. Now that's protected. It hardly touches the fur.
Some Long Hawa migrate to the underwater caves that ring the Ieme estuary. Due to the salinity of the estuary mixing with freshwater runoff, these caves have a sharp saline gradient, the density variation of which causes two distinct layers of water to form. This halocline layer is typically full of bits of organic detritus that are dense enough to sink in freshwater but too light to fall through the salty water and reach the seafloor. The Long Hawa that live in these caves feed off of this distinct stratum of decomposing matter, and adapt to their new environment by developing a sophisticated set of lenses in their eyes that allow them to see in different salinity's of water. Their middle eye regresses, however, now mostly used in circadian regulation. They also develop a stronger jaw to more easily break down the wide variety of food they come across.
>>1412492Some Long Tonged Halikot find their necks lengthening and becoming more flexible, allowing them to reach foods that would otherwise remain out of reach. These newly dubbed "Halilope" develop a herbivorous lifestyle, feeding on plant matter, and travel in herds to provide safety from predators, as they are neither particularly fast nor are they as dangerous as they once were, with heir fangs atrophying.
>>1425789The Bug-eyed Hawa's fins extend to facilitate standing levitation in the water more easily which they often need to maneuver when changing from one layer of salinity to another, and their eyes adjust.They also develop their jaw even more and feeling hairs on it.Oh and did I mention their eyes grow a bit? Their eyes grow a bit, a random mutation tied to one of the benefitial mutations previously discussed but in itself of no particular use.
>>1427485Wait, that image isn't quite right, here, pic related is the right one
>>1412475Some Landmeli develop a sloped head and enlarge their front claws and adopt an underground life, digging themselves into the soft ground of the lowlands. Their back feet fuse and gain a joint, and their mouth moves back into the protection of its head plate to shield it from the rubble it digs through.Its eyes retard and the Digmeli almost exclusively relies on vibration to orientate itself.
>>1412492Other Wu-Wei Ragalikot experience a similar mutation to that of their distant relatives, the Long tongued and bog Halikots, having their gills (how did they respirate previously?) turn into simple lungs.Their flippers/fins also mutate, turning into claws.These Ragalikot now live in bodies of water in the fertile lowlands. From here they slowly crawl up on land, lying in ambush in the vegetation and waiting for the right time to strike. Once a >>1427462 passes by and gets to close, the Ragalikot strikes, trying to catch it with its jaws as it at the same time shoots its powerful acid at the prey. This style of ambushing is also used from bodies of water, a bit similar to that of crocodiles.How long The Wu-wei can lie in wait for on land depends on how well the vegitation protects it from drying. The timespan varies from 30 min to a few hours.Also>CRAWLING IN THE GRASS!! YOUR ACID WOUNDS THEY WILL NOT HEAL!!!1
>>1412492Some hawa, living in the cold arctic sea to the north of Westwarn, develop a darker coloration on their back and dorsal fin which helps them to absorb heat from the sun.They also roughly double in adult size due to the effect of polar gigantism.
>>1423055The Marsh Melscorps grow fatter than their exo skeletons allow, and they, spending most of their times in rivers, expose their bellies and legs (which fore a long time now have to have had actual bones). Their membranes expand, giving them the possibility to swim up to the surface from the bottom of a river even despite the considerable weight of their armour.
>>1412475The porous Rustrees in the Lowlands becomes thicker and more robust
>>1412492Some Mellows instead adapt to living on and around the Bog Halikots, feeding the marsh debris that gets stuck on it.
>>1412492Other Porus Rustree move to the Marshes and develop longer trunks to keep their upper segment out of the water, aswell as longer, more solid roots. These new roots allow the newly dubbed "Porus Rustgrove" to keep a decent amount of its length out of the water and support it in the fragile soils of the marshes
>>1427918As the Rustgrove grows larger and larger it develops multiple crowns.
>>1427565The Wu-Wei Ragalikot develops filaments similar to fur, protecting its body from the heat of the sun. It also develops a plumage crown, its colours playing a part in the sexual selection by serving as a signal to other Ragalikots for when the animal is ready to mate / searching for a mate
>>1412475The bristles of the marsh kelp thicken to better take in sunlight and they gain a deeper root system
A population of Pararoc/Telili in Ieme also move into the mostly empty brackish grottos. They develop a unique metabolic system based on the differing osmotic pressures between the different layers of water. By giving fresh water a direct path to diffuse through to higher salinity areas and harnessing this movement to build proton gradients within their cells, they create a weak but persistent source of energy. The Telili develop a vertical body plan that extends into layers with a larger salt difference, as well as growing out their antennae for the same purpose; the Pararoc grows thicker leaves to better resist deformation due to osmosis.
>>1429176fixed leg colors
>>1412475some Armored Scotera in the marshes/freshwater basins undergo a significant change in both physiology and diet. The beaks of these new Scognawra atrophy and are replaced by a lamprey like jaw filled with sharp teeth. These teeth are used to gnaw at the Scognawra's food, which has now expanded from simply plant matter to include other small herbivores as the species has become omnivorous.
>>1416185The eyes of the Manta Troc move sideways to be able to more easily see under it by just tilting slightly, and a secondary, gridded opening into its throat opens up on its forehead which it uses as a smelling organ
>>1423347The Snapping Blimpah develops a complex 5-faceted eye structure with which they can track multiple sources of movement at once, being able to detect and follow swarmelli as fast as it snaps them.
>>1429851>lampreyThe Scognawra's armour becomes more seperated from its body, the 'shards' seperating from the main body when grown out and fusing into a sort of shell. This allows the Scognawra to grow larger and keeping their armour throughout life by simply pushing out shards that get into the way of growing, which break off and get replaced by newly grown ones
>>1416526While the eyes on the Chewscorp's back give it some ability to detect danger whilst they munch on Criral, but their position means their vision can be blocked by the crest, and their sensitivity is somewhat limited. To compensate, these back eyes meld into a singular larger eye found at the top of the head as opposed to the front. This larger eyes is both more sensitive than the spinal eyes and has a better view, providing them with more protection
>>1430729The Chewscorps band together in bigger groups to deter Shivrallsa from attacking them head on.this change in social structure necessitates a stronger brain capable of understanding social clues and of having empathy, which the Chewscorp develop.
>>1412475Some Ruby Kelp develops a new way of insemination: They hollow out their 'bells' and center the nutrient deposits in its inner flesh, making it necessary for herbivores to dig into it, when sticky spermazoa will attach themselves to the extremity in question. Once the animal will do the same with another plant, the spermazoa will fertilize it.
>>1412563The Louscopedes shell thickens, and they grow a more compact body shape. They mostly eat Petrand and Ruby Kelp, and can dig their feet into the ground to make them almost impossible to flip and thus very hard to eat.
Phylogeny Charts, HO!(1/3)
>>1432449Phylogeny Chart (2/3) Includes all Hawaiiforms.Part 1 included only plants obviously.Loving the Wu-Wei and Big Mouth Hawa evos btw.
>>1432452And Phylogeny Charts (3/3) Meliiforms and Trociforms.Also thanks to the person that post two giant and detailed organisms, had a hard time deciding if I was gonna shrink them or extend the chart to make room for them.Regional Event for the Corpus Region, will drop this evening. (Well, evening for me at least.)Have fun and keep evolving folks.
>>1412571Some Melscorp on D'Nesnote adopt a fossorial lifestyle, feeding off of the bulbs of the Petrand. They become massively simplified, their legs mostly used to clutch on to toots and bulbs, and their eyes degenerate to the point of near-nonexistence.
>>1412475the Pertrand's seedpodsget a hard exterior shell made of two parts fused together. the seeds grow inside of it, building up pressure and eventually are released in a pressure explosion, scattered into the wind.
>>1415843The big halikot develop a series of spines connected to their fins. These spins are small and fragile, but they are sharp and thus provide a significant amount of irritation and pain when break off in the mouth of a would-be predator
>>1416948Some Burrowing Melscorp on Cardiat get more upright bodies to easily see predators coming and to reach the tops of trees more easily, as well as longer legs to run more good. The males also develop a head crest similar the their old tails, which is also used for signaling fitness.
>>1433216>>1433240my fanart to your fan art
>>1433275>Meljiit have wares if you have coin
>>1427955the porus rustgrove develops sharp thorns on its caps. this wards herbivores off eating that part of the plant, as it needs the caps to take in oxygen, and unlike its trunk, its much harder to grow back, while not warding off beneficial predators, such as shivralsa and climbing alsa
>>1412492Some stiky Ruby Kelp in the marsh seem to be unable to find enough nutrients to support their life all year round. Most of the time, they remain hardened up in as a spike with sharp ridges, making itself as unpleasent a meal as possible, and only in the summer, when the waters in the marsh recede, it grows again a mantle of photo/chemosynthetic tissue to produce its sticky seeds.These Spikelp begin covering the marsh all over.
--Regional Event: Rise of the Iron Forests--Throughout the past few million years, the warmer and wetter areas of the Corpus Region have experienced a beneficial shift in the fertility of soils. This has led to an explosion in the population of Crust Tree and Criral Trees throughout the these areas, that have rapidly built into densely packed forests. These forests in turn alter the weather in these areas, increasing the rainfall in these new habitats and providing shade and wet humid air. Gradually life in the Corpus Region begins to migrate en masse to these new Ferrous Forests as new niches and opportunities for evolution present themselves to the world.--Habitat Details--> The Ferrous Forests are extremely rich in decomposing matter near the forest floor, and deposits of iron, zinc, and other metals.> The Ferrous Forests are a climate that organisms from the Freshwater Basin, Fertile Lowlands, and Limestone Caverns are free to migrate between.> Organisms that reside in the large lakes of the Corpus Region are also technically considered to be apart of the Ferrous Forest Ecology.> Organisms in the Ferrous Forest are allowed to grow as large as Size 20 as seen here >>1412475 in this habitat exclusively.
>>1412519In the forest >>1436327 the Criral trees develop a larger base, allowing them to grow taller.
>>1436327The Long-toothed Halikot are longer and toothier than their Long Tongued Halikot ancestors, as well as being carnivorous. Their one set of legs has become two smaller sets, which provide a greater level of speed and manoeuvrability, both which are necessary in the confines of the forests. Their bodies have also grown longer to accommodate these new limbs, as well as to allow more space for organs.In addition, while their longue tongue has vanished, they have developed a set of longer teeth on either side of the mouth. These are highly effective at piercing windpipes, or just generally damaging their prey more than the normal teeth do.
>>1420183the kamikaze shivralsa develops needle sharp stingers on its tail, as well as extending its tails length. it uses its tail to strike at the eyes and soft under bellies of the creatures from the Neoscorpe genus, such as the >>1433216, >>1432335 and >>1423057 allowing it to take a more head on hunting approach. awhile it still relies heavily on ambushing its prey from the tree's to gain the upper hand by element of surprise, its now doesn't require to land on its preys back, although that still helps.
>>1436327Some Meldeer in the ferrous forests develop their fingers into long scythe-like claws that they use to discourage predators from eating them, though they are also extremely good for scraping material off of trees to eat.
>>1436669>>1437358Remember, there can be other predators besides the Shivralsa! ;)
>>1438097your word is my commandThe Chewscorp in the forest, now living in the not very complex social structure of a rut, take social cues mainly from the leader, the most experienced female. Since fighting defense has become a viable strategy for them, it is quite possible for the leader to be particularly aggressive. If that's the case, the rut doesn't hesitate to slay Meldeer >>1437358 when they come across them, supplementing their diet with their flesh and becoming in effect omnivores.For this, they develop claw hands which they use to bring Meldeer down, hold on better to Criral trees and not least groom each other.Their feet also become broader, and less slip-prone on the thick humus of the forest.
>>1436327Some crust trees undergo a dramatic change in structure: They become more efficient in the use of nutrients, and so their bells grow while their trunks, the storage needs not be as big, so it oozes out paste to a far lesser degree. This leads to the bell being used partially as support.
>>1436327The Climbing Alsa changes its coloration now that it lives without the pale white wood of the Rustrees.It also develops a bushel of thick hair around its hearing organ that help it filter out background noise and concentrate on any particular movement.They also develop a longer tail to help them keep their balance.
>>1436092Some of the Spikelp develop into larger, even less active plants, that grow incredibly slowly and only extrude a paste of seeds in the blooming season. then, whenever an animal brushes off on it, and inevitably rips up its skin, the seeds go into the animal, staying dormant, often causing infections. Once the animal has died, the Spikelbrush can grow on its corpse to a reasonable size in an uncharacteristically fast manner, using the corpse as nutrients, only starting to become inactive once its used up.The Spikelbrush are far less common than the Spikelp that cover the marshes ubiquitously, and do NOT replace it, nor does it occupy the same niche, if their undemanding lifestyle can be called to inhabit a niche.
>>1432335Other varieties of chewscorp in the Ferrous Forests retain a herbivorous diet, but gain a curved horn upon their heads that they use to fend off predators. This new variety is called the horned Chewscorp
>>1412475The Muddy Haaga of the corpus region develop a large flattened tail which is used to pat down mud. You see, they lay now dig hollows in the silt with their enlarged front limbs into which they lay their eggs. After this is done they use their hind limbs to pile the mud up on top of their eggs and then beat the mound down with their tail, in an attempt to flatten it and make it indistinguishable from the surrounding silt. This protects them from predation.
>>1436611also, a version of this guy that has less shit leg placement
>>1439594The long toothed halikot changes its colouration to better fit into the forest, and its tooth grows even further.Additionally, its front legs' toe joints change directions so that it can now use them as claws in their attacks.They also grow out of necessity rather than out of abundance.
>>1412492Some hawkie evolve scaling on their sides and back, which insulate them from the cold air and seaspray. The dark colour of these scales helps them to absorb heat from the weak Wrechland sunlight.They also develop a new behaviour: incubating their eggs in simple mounds made of sand, which are guarded by the mother to prevent them from being dug out by rivals.
>>1439081The long-vestigial dorsal fin of the Climbing Alsa develops into a pair of large, vein-rich sails on its back and tail, which are used in thermoregulation. This allows the Sailsa (pronounced salsa) to be active year-round, although to be able to sustain an active lifestyle during the winter it becomes an opportunistic omnivore. Also they change colors with the seasons which I'm pretty sure counts as a free mutation?
>>1440567shit, these guys are in the iron tree place, hence the summer color