This is probably a little ambitious, but let’s see…#FFF8E7, the Hex Triplet value for the colour of the Universe. Here, in the ever-present off-beige light of middling average-ness, is a hand. Never mind who's it is, that isn't important right now.All you need to believe, or dream, is that there is a hand, wider than forever and taller than is frankly reasonable. There are entire continents of barren rock that cover only a fraction of a finger, and even the largest ocean stretches over but a portion of the palm.'Up', we suppose, is where the Fingers point. As good as any a direction to be! The rocks here are porous, the water light and frothy, the shining air glimmering and bright. As one strides 'down' to the Palm, the world gradually grows more solid, more recognizable to a certain species called Humans. Until, that is, one reaches the Wrist. This is the 'Down' of the world, where even a pebble is a burden, the water runs dark and heavy, and night lasts far longer than day.Of course, what of those floating orbs, and the rivulets of colour they pour down?
>>4214604These are Mana, familiar to a good many of you, I assume. Each is a memory, an instinct, of what a world could be. The orbs over each Finger are there, far above even the highest mountains. Their light, and essence, suffuses each Finger, dripping down through water and rock to the depths of the Wrist, only to vanish, along with everything else, where the Hand ends.Mana is not a physical thing, but it can soak into the essence of something, and even be formed into physical matter, with willpower. That’s where life comes in, but more on that later. Mana wishes to impose its own values onto everything, and bending it otherwise is impossible.Red Mana is hot, tempestuous, hasty and passionate. It gouges the land into canyons and mountains, and already the rocks along the Red Finger are beginning to rise and peak.Green Mana is stable, fruitful, large and sedate. The barren lands of the Green Finger need only a light touch before they will explode into verdancy.White Mana is protective, organized, uniform and exclusive. The White Finger has miles and miles of horizon undisturbed by even slight hills.Blue Mana is insightful, deceptive, intelligent and isolated. The Blue Finger’s oceans and rivers are mightier than any other, with great promise for the future.Black Mana is deconstructive, decadent, insular and hungry. While the other lands roil under the fresh forces of creation, the Black Finger has already settled, it’s long journey of decay begun.While each Finger vibrates with Mana, by the time it has reached the Palm it has already begun to settle, turning into the metaphorical equivalent of molasses once it reaches the Wrist. As a result, wilful acts of temporary creation tend to be easier the higher you go, while stable infusions tend to last longer the deeper you stay. Of course, wandering below the Wrist is death, and flying above the Hand’s atmosphere into the Beige Beyond will show that it hosts no Mana and only a thin, stale atmosphere. Diving into the spheres of Mana would make dropping into a star look like a warm bath.Now, onto the rules of Life, and then I will, hehe, HAND them over to you all for evolving!
>>4214608There are 4 forms of life so far, one microscopic and three macroscopic. The tiny Pentanoids are not available for evolution, but they form the base of the food chain, and are the only creature able to feed on raw Mana itself. They tend to congregate, whether in air, on land, or under water, for short times to multiply, and the then-visible clumps of tiny beings attract other animals.These three larger beasties all interact with the world, the Pentanoids, and Mana in unique ways. However, there are rules they must follow!Each creature can evolve to have two SUFFUSIONS or ABILITIES, or one of each. Any greater ambition leads to a meltdown on the molecular level, the basic DNA of these primitive beings unable to work with more than two of these primal forces. >A SUFFUSION absorbs Mana from the environment and slowly works it into physical form.>An ABILITY stores Mana absorbed from the environment and then unleashes it in a wilful creation. To have either, a creature must have a feasible way to spend long periods of its life in that Mana’s area. Suffusions won’t grow or develop, and abilities won’t recharge, if the creature doesn’t spend time in an area of the corresponding mana (or get it from another source…) Creatures in the Fingers will be hard pressed to reach another Mana, those in the Palm could feasibly reach an adjacent Mana, and those who call the Wrist home will easily roam over each. However, one must remember that the deeper one ventures, the harsher an environment it becomes!Creatures must feast on Pentanoids and/or each other. Mana is too fickle/non-physical a resource to metabolize, and even converting it into matter isn’t very efficient. Luckily, Pentanoids are plentiful, but their poor nutrition means that other sources of food must be found if one wants to evolve any decent complexity! As always->Save the picture as a png, both before and after editing, and try to remember to turn off your anti-aliasing!>Don’t spam evolution on the same creature.>Try to keep it gradual. Don’t have creatures leap from one biome/area to the next, and don’t go rushing intelligence and/or tool use. I reserve the right to yeet your creation off the Hand.>There may be events, there may not. We shall see.>If you evolve to use Red Mana to shoot flames, you had better evolve means to not burn up as well.Now, we begin.
The first shall be the soaring Regli, which calls the Red Finger it’s home. It glides to and fro from peak to peak, using their primitive eyesight to chase the hazy patches of Pentanoids when they form in the air. Tiny hooks on each corner of their glider help them hang from steep cliff faces. It has just begun to prey on Veruge.The Regli has ONE Suffusion, and ZERO Abilities. A poor choice for the energetic mana of the Fingers!SUFFUSION: Red Mana - Gliders: Stretched skin over fragile bones suffused with red Mana to improve the speed of their flight.
The large Veruge, which crawls through the Green Palm. It has surpassed the limit of size one can when one only eats Pentanoids. The slow moving beast is vulnerable to Regli, who form great migrations once a ‘year’ to glide over and prey on them. However, when the red-winged beasts land, they are in for a shock!The Veruge has ONE Suffusion and ONE Ability.SUFFUSION: Green Mana - Expansive Flesh: The Veruge has increased its size and weight across its body, surpassing the limits of it’s diet.ABILITY: Green Mana - Hairy Burst: When a predator lands on the Veruges back, it can trigger an explosive growth of green fibers to repel the enemy. These fall off after a few hours.
Finally, the Wrist bound Ornik. A scuttling creature with a bony ‘face’, this blind beast vacuums Pentanoids off the floor it crawls over. It’s mask is dense and angular, wielded as a deadly ram when it comes to mating season. The Ornik have no qualms eating their fallen brethren, or anything else they can find.The Ornik has TWO SuffusionsSUFFUSION: White Mana - Bone Mask: The bony mask is nigh-impenetrable to the meager forces the beasts of this world present.SUFFUSION: Black Mana - Rapacious Sack: This creature can digest rotten meat and stale blood with little to no issues.
>>4214615The Veruge grows more sedate, but don't be fooled. Despite its docile exterior, the hairy growths on its back have grown spiny, making the activation of its ability an unpleasant surprise for any predator. The spines would dig into skin and draw blood, feeding the docile Veruge.However, it doesn't actively go out looking for trouble, hence the size of its body doesn't change much.
>>4214613Empowered by the fiery nature of Red Mana, the hooks on the Regli's hands grow into proper claws. While sharp, the claws are as fragile as the Regli's bones.Slightly more ferocious than their ancestors, they hunt Veruge twice a year instead of just the once.
>>4214616the ornika gains a sac below its bone hide to store the pentanoids it harvest. females flock to the male with the biggest sac
>>4214616In mating battle, only those with the strongest mask survive. The Crested Ornik has wicked forward-facing horns growing from its mask, sure to break the defense of its brethren.
>>4214735the crested orniks horns become longer
>>4214725Due the their settlement on the vibrant Red Finger, the Fritfli has gained ONE NEW ABILTY: Horrid Screech (Red Mana)When any the Fritfli's prey hears its horrid screeches, they will be overwhelmed with fear, preventing them from fighting back. However, emotional state only lasts for a few minutes, so the Fritfli must act quickly.Additionally, it has grown a beak to rip and tear at flesh as it eats.
>>4214727the thornika gains spikes on its sacs and longer legs
>>4214720Sometimes, after a Veruge drudges through a puddle or other small water basin, the pentanoids living in it will get stuck to the Veruge's spines. The Veruge uses these pentanoids as an emergency food supply, bending it's elongated neck in order to feast on it's own back.While their neck is comparatively longer, their total size remains the same.
>>4214725Some of the Regli that migrated twice a year start not migrating home, making new nests for themselves on the green finger. The camouflage of their skin-flaps develops into a form to better camouflage against the finger-face.
>>4214616some ornik are most predisposed for building up adipose tissue with it being a advantage when food becomes scarce and acting as a soft blunt trauma armor
>>4214998Some Gregli who instead settled on the Green Palm grew much less predatory due to exposure of soothing Green Mana. These flying friends are called Gamgli, and they have ONE NEW SUFFUSION:Big Goofy Grin (Green Mana)The Gamgli mouth has grown tremendously large in presence of Green Mana, allowing it to more easily swallow swarms of Pentatoids.
>>4214933The thornika's throat sac evolves. Instead of just containing harvested pentanoids, it also contains other stored food, such as blood and viscera from other Thornikas that it has cannibalized.Already sick of cannibalizing its own kind, the thornikas move upwards, into the green palm.
>>4214948Assaulted by Reglis coming from the north, and Thornikas coming from the south, some Veruge migrate east into the white palm.They grow legs to better traverse the White Palm's vast plains.
>>4216157As it moves farther away from any rich source of black mana, the Ex-Thornica loses its signature sac, meaning it loses its ability to process rotten meat and store its food. This also causes the Ex-Thornica to become less aggressive, especially towards its own kind.
>>4216225Note: this creature has LOST ONE SUFFUSION.
>>4214933Some Thornika who wander upper portions of the wrist, between the Blue and Black sections, lose their MASK SUFFUSION, making them much more vulnerable but also much lighter and nimbler, which is quite useful in a place as heavy as the wrist.
>>4216255The legs of the Strider Thornika have turned gentle, able to distribute its weight such that it can walk on the Blue Wrist's waters as if it were land.It has gained the ability WATERWALK.
>>4216225As the Pointika settles around more vibrant mana, it manifests a NEW ABILITY:Puncture (Green Mana) - The Pointika is now able to very quickly elongate its mask to poke a hole in its prey. Streching hard matter is no simple task however, and can't be done too many times within a short period.The uniform nature of White Mana also manifests itself by compelling some Pointika to hunt cooperatively.
>>4216255The Thornika gains a simple nose for identifying tasty smells.
>>4216273That seems more like a suffusion since its based on the use of a body part rather than an abstract manifestation.
>>4216170The Veruge of the White Palm have lost their SIZE SUFFUSION in favor of A SHELL SUFUSION, which is made of the same fibrous material as their thorns (which can still extend out of their shell.
>>4216273The Aquatika gains a tail which it uses to paddle as it glides across the water, where it can hunt Pentanoids with no fear of predation.
>>4216376The protective White Mana of the White Palm hardens the Heavy Veruge's shell into a substance resembling wood. Two spiny growths remain continue allowing them to use their ability. Instead of purely defensive purposes, they now use it as a whip.
>>4215786Gamgli gain brush-like growths in their mouths that help them filteer out Pentanoids out of the air.
>>4216490The Heavy Veruge's tendrils are now hollow, and can be used as "straws" from which to drink the pentanoids nesting inside it's shell.
>>4216225Some Ex-Thornikas migrate closer to the White Palm, where they redevelop their sack - but now, instead of processing rotten meat, it processes soil; the Ex-Thornika concentrates white mana in the sack, and the essence of order causes the chemicals within to coalesce into less entropic forms: simple sugars and amino-acids. While this does restrict them to areas closest to the manastreams, it also means that they can subsist indefinitely on literally just dirt.Ability gained: manasynthesisThe Ex-Thornika can use ingested white mana to convert high-entropy chemicals into low-entropy ones, generating energy.
>>4216414The influence of Black Mana is strong and tempting. Aquatikas engage in cannibalism to fuel their growth, eating the weakest of their kind.
>>4214615Some Verunge have ended up on the Black finger and traded their original SUFFUSION for Poison Flesh which allows them to turn their body poisonous for a short while. The lack of green mana also means the lose their ability
>>4216637If that poison thing is temporary, its actually an ability, which would also be more fitting on the finger, where abilities are more common because of the freshness of the mana.
>>4216705In that case it is an ability
>>4214867High above the Red Finger, closer to the fiery source of red mana and free from predation by larger organisms, great swarms of Pentanoids cover the sky. The great bulk of these microorganisms makes for an easily acessible alternate foodsource for the flying inhabitants of the Red Finger, who soon begin to adapt to this new opportunity.Some Fritflis begin to fly ever higher in order to harvest the defenseless hordes of Pentanoids above, growing much larger on the inexhaustable, defenseless bounty of the sky. Additionally, the imperative to stay in the air for longer amounts of time cause this new branch of fliers to select for wider wings.How the fuck do i draw in Paint bros? are you using some other program or something?
>>4216750All you need to do is click the pencil tool and then increase the size. After that it's just draw and fill.
>>4216490The shell of the Veruge becomes more hollow, allowing it to retreat into its shell whenever there's trouble.
>>4216755huh, guess im just shit at drawing in paint then. Being left handed is a curse sometimes.
>>4216769If you like using your hands more, you could use Paint 98 on your phone.
>>4216588Since Exthors eat earth, the influence of White Mana leads to them gaining protective, stony growths along their mask and back.
>>4216773Goddammit forgot the image.
>>4216291The Nosi has gained one NEW SUFFUSION:Super Sniffer (Blue Mana) -Empowered by the insightful nature of Blue Mana, the Nosi gains a stronger nose that can sense food from miles away, along with some stylish nose hairs.
>>4216774Their front horn also becomes a stony growth.
>It has been a fruitful day for this Gamgli. A belly full of Pentanoids may weigh it down, but this one's tiny little mind, for some reason, 'enjoys' the view of the Green Finger it calls home, so it glides its way up to the frost-tipped peaks. It may not remember, but its once-homeland had mountains that dwarf these, but they will do. A pack of Veruge make their way river-ward as other gamglis glide along the backdrop of the other Fingers and mana orbs. It lands on the rock-strewn cliff edge, and basks in the green light of home.Anons I just wanna poke in and say I came in from yardwork today and my little critters are looking RIGHT BEAUTIFUL. Thanks to each and every one of ya lot for stopping in.I'm collecting the pictures and will post evolutionary trees at the start of the next thread, whenever that is. On that note, I'll also be kicking off SOME sort of event at the start of each thread, as is tradition for alot of Evos. Feel free to give suggestions, ideas, threats and questions to me at any time. I'll be on at least once every 24 hours.
>>4216893After all, I love to watch these little guys of yours just go about and live.
>>4216899Hey Pentanon, you on the Evogame discord?
>>4216914Here's the link.https://discord.gg/YjjuAS
>>4216814The legs also become stony growths
>>4216914>>4216920Thank you! I was distracted by a sandwich. Once I am no longer distracted, I'll see whats up.
>>4216774The Exthor's faceplate becomes darker and larger in order to maximize white mana absorption.
>>4216496The Gamgli's GLIDER SUFFUSION has been replaced with GREEN MANA, which makes its wings bigger and allowing for greater height in place of speed.
>>4216928It's entire body becomes a stony growth. As a result, it no longer needs nutrition and faces absolutely no predation, since its literally just a fucking rock.
>>4216955The Rock has become incredibly hostile, it can not be stopped, only escaped, temporarily
>>4216282Due to constant exposure to Green Mana the Pointika's mask changes from bone to wood. While Wood Mask is not as strong as it's previous SUFFUSION this does let the Grovetika use it's ABILITY slightly more often
>>4216750As the great clouds of Pentanoids above the tip of the Red Finger begin to thin from predation, the Manti begins to compete for prey. As the necessity for staying in the air ever longer grows, the Gliders SUFFUSION is replaced by a new trait better suited for their new niche, the Updraft SUFFUSION. Additionally, it has undergone a regression in its evolution, retracting its predatory beak and instead developing a cavernous hole on the front of its face. The inside of the hole is lined with the hard exterior of its former beak, allowing it to resist the sustained intake of air as it flies without sustaining internal damage. Its ability to scoop up the abundant Pentanoids found in the sky has now drastically increased.The Beardi has gained a new suffusion, allowing it to generate a constant artificial updraft below its wings. While very costly, the immense amounts of red mana gained by the Beardi through its diet now allows it to stay in the air perpetually.
>>4217010That's an ability, not a suffusion.
>>4217001the beak becomes expandable and retractable. This allows it to use its ability more
>>4217022ah, fair enough.
A small population of isolated 'ancestral' veruge lived for a while near the blue finger. With less predation from above, it has adapted the Green 'Hairy Burst' into the Blue 'propellant fronts', to let it float and paddle across the blue finger waters as the majestic Verune.
>>4216637Having moved further up the Black Finger the Noirunge's flesh becomes permanent poisonous and it gains the ability to spit acid from it's newly formed mouth
>>4219145The insightful nature of Blue mana gave the Verune a new SUFFUSION: Eye Stalk
>>4219207The blue hairs on the under side of the Verune become longer to better filter pentanoids out of the water.
>>4219204The influence of the Black Mana have turned Noirunges cannibalistic. They gain a big ole mouth.
>>4219145The gains a GILLS SUFFUSION for hunting pentatoids underwater, as well as a back fin for faster swimming.
>>4219370The Gluttunges have abandoned their ACID SPIT ABILITY in favor of a NEW ABILTY:Gaping Maw (Black Mana)Through the power of the ancient undying hunger of Black Mana, the Gluttunge can disort its entire body into an enormous toothy mouth that can swallow its prey whole before tearing it apart.
>>4216938The Exthor develops an eversible stomach, which it probes the ground with in search of deeper-lying nutrients.It stays in one spot for most of it's life in order to conserve it's meager energy reserves, only moving when it's time to mate.
>>4215786Some Gregli end up flying to the White Finger where they not only change color but also gain a second SUFFUSION in the form of Protective Scales becoming Scalegli. Unfortunately the scales do make it harder to move their wings so they are less maneuverable.
Pentanoids, despite the rapacious appetites of the larger creatures that call this hand home, have spread and multiplied across the world. Found drifting in the highest stretches of the White Finger’s upper atmosphere, to the deepest oceans of the murky Wrist, they have worked ceaselessly to accomplish goals none but the Mana itself can understand. Land and sea have been reborn anew, scraped and scratched and pushed about by the tides of microbes. In a wonderful cycle, the more the world shifts, the faster the Pentanoids seem to reproduce, and permanent Pentanoid clusters can be found sprouting up in certain conditions. Some form recognizable shapes as they grow, taking on new properties.>Each finger now has biomes, with prevalent conditions and weather to help direct evolution. Pentanoids will gather in certain conditions of each area, forming hotspots of biological wealth.
>>4220049The RED FINGER is DRY and EXTREME, with areas of scorching heat and freezing cold. There are Mountains, Cliffs, Caves, Volcanoes and Lava fields to be found. Pentanoids congregate in TOUGH CRYSTALS around snowy peaks and the edge of lava pools, soaking in the extremes.The GREEN FINGER is WET and COMFORTABLE, with an abundance of Pentanoids. Growing tall and thin, these colonies start out grass height, but can stretch to grand height, forming GRAND TREES (if they escape the munching hordes). The larger colonies form hard, bark-like shells to protect the microbes within, but vulnerable roots can be found deep below. The biomes of the Green Finger range across all kinds of forest, from rainforest to roiling thickets.The WHITE FINGER is DRY and WARM, and the least diverse of all the fingers. It’s endless planes are always bright and shiny, polished smooth by the mat of microbes. This work generates a lot of sand, which has piled up to form vast, scorching deserts. Pentanoids that sense uneven ground will sometimes take their polishing to an extreme, forming MIRROR PLATES along the ground. The air around these begin to sizzle, the beige light of the universe reflected back intensely. The sea, too, is nearly waveless, and the water so clear one can see to the seafloor.The BLUE FINGER is SOAKED and ROILING. Vast storms carry tidal waves along the oceans, smashing into the multitude of islands, some of which have decided to disregard the concept of gravity. These floating havens house most of the above-water Pentanoids, hanging down in RIBBON STRANDS. When they detach, torn off by beast, wind or wave, they settle onto the seabed, continuing to grow until they form a veritable reef.The BLACK FINGER is WET and HOSTILE. The oceans are dark and murky, the beige light easily snuffed out by even a few feet of water. On land, solid ground is hard to come by, with at least a few inches of brackish water a constant. Pentanoids form rib-like structures around carcasses, sinking into rotten flesh and bone. These SKELETON CAGES release toxic fumes as they break down the creature, as if to guard itself while feeding. The biomes here include fens, bogs, marshes and quicksand pits.The Palms Biomes share similar, if less extreme, conditions to the Fingers. Overlap between adjacent territories is not uncommon, with an example being that one may see a small Blue floating island drifting over a White desert, or a Green pentanoid tree clinging to a Red cliff face.The Wrists Biomes are subdued and muddled. Any one point of land may have 3 competing mana forces, Green grasses sprouting between White mirror fields along a Blue river edge. Pentanoids are less common here, their structures smaller and dis-organized. As before, the air is often cooler, and the light remains dim. It's hard, being at the edge of existence.
>>4215786As it slowly moves up to the Green Finger, the Tungli grows a big, sticky, slobbery tongue, which it uses to lick pentatoid colonies.
>>4219397The subaquatic Verune's propellant fronds thicken into propellant fins, as the insightful nature of the blue mana leads to the development of basic eyes to better find the Pentatoids they seek.
>>4216750With the congregation of red-finger pentanoids into TOUGH CRYSTALS, the Manti develops a stronger beak to crack and break these open.
>>4217010The Succli take to a more sedentary lifestyle, opting to merely sit on their asses and SUCC away at pentanoid crystals all day long, only leaving to hydrate themselves.
>>4216170Migrating back into the Green finger lured by the abundant vegetative Pentanoids, some Veruge grow taller with longer limbs to help them better reach the higher growths.
>>4216588A Derivation of the Ex-Thornika, the Shovika adopted in a similar fashion to their cousins, but did not grow separated stony growths. Instead, they grew a stronger, thicker shovel-horn to protect the digestive sac and bulldoze earth and anything else away.
>>4217036In order to easier pierce the bark of Pentanoid colonies the Drilltika's ABILITY and SUFFUSION both change slighty. The Wood Mask develops a spiral at the tip which when retracted spins around like a drill, it stays expandable though
>>4220299The Manti develops tough arms for bashing the Pentanoid Crystals into tiny edible pieces. They will defend their stash from other Manti with these tough arms.
>>4220944It spins around when extended not when retracted
>>4219455The Gluttunges migrate to the Blue-black palm in search of food other than their own kind. There, they grow fat by glutting on >>4216793 and >>4216611
>>4219892As they lose its BIG GOOFY GRIN after distancing itself from green mana, the Dazzli's scales become super shiny, and even blinding in the intense desert sun.
>>4216496Some Gamgli that migrate to the blue finger grow wider maws and goofier grins to help filter Pentatoids from air and water.
>>4221669The grin is a GREEN SUFFUSION, so you'll either have to give up the grin or settle for the for the wrist (where green and blue are the closest).
>>4220944As the Drilltika move closer to the wrist, their ability morphs into a more permanent SUFFUSION.
>>4220944As the new pentanoid colonies provide much more nutrition than the pentanoid mats of old, the Drilltika no longer needs to rely on a suffusion to maintain it's skull; as it's head is now composed of normal bonewood rather than of solidified mana, it has much more mana left over for powering it's drill.Suffusion lost: wood mask
>>4221700Then it will become instead the BLUE suffusion, DECEPTIVE MAW. It is uncanny just how wide this mouth can open to swallow up Pentatoid shoals!
>>4220403The Shovika, with it's sac now concealed from the ambient mana it requires to function, develops a set of filaments on it's back for mana collection. These filaments are very inefficient compared to equivalent organs found in pentanoids, only absorbing ~12% of all the mana that hits them, but they'll do well enough for now.(small note: >>4216938's faceplate is similarly inefficient, though it makes up for that with a much larger surface area)
>>4215418The Longnik is long. That's all.
>>4223488Migrating into the White Palm with its myriad creatures, the Longnik's mask develops into a full-body armor.
>>4220358By digging its feet into the soil and standing very still, the Arboruge is able to trick Pentanoid clusters into growing on its skin, which it can eat with its long neck.
>>4221669The Gamblaw opts for a smaller mouth but a much harder set of TEETH which it uses to chew up pentatoid streamers.
>>4223955Gamclamps develop tail clampers that allow them to hang on the underside of the Blue Finger's floating islands.
>>4221045Manli, empowered by the fury of red mana, have grown BEEFY ARMS. [spoilers] that or they have popeye tumors [/spoilers]
>>4223976Fucking 4chan formating
>>4223976Manlegs don't forget leg day, however their leg and arm muscles make them too heavy to fly. A distinct disadvantage in the mountain-filled Red area.
>>4223777The Longnik has abandoned its legs. Instead, its body has become segmented and wormlike. It uses its head to burrow through the sands, slurping up sand and Pentapods easily. They grow significantly in size over time.
>>4223485>>4216588Anon I appreciate the effort and I get that you're keeping it at 12% (for now), but I did say that no creature can subsist entirely off of mana, and having it eat dirt+mana is only 1 pretty small step from that. I'll allow it for now, but keeping an eye on this evo line.> PATCH 0.5.1Suffusions are getting touched up. If an animal has a Suffusion and moves to an area where it can no longer access that Mana, it OFFICIALLY keeps that Suffusion, and its effects, until it replaces it. HOWEVER, said Suffusion cannot be improved or changed unless a source of the old Mana can be reliably found, such as heavily predating in a specialized (Ability/Suffusion) way on a creature who uses that Mana consistently.Abilities are similar, but they MUST be recharged after use. While the creature doesn't necessarily LOSE the Ability by migrating to a new home, it can't really use that ability at all unless (once again) a source of Mana can be found.A reminder to all that Suffusions are a way for a creature to 'achieve the impossible' considering their diets and physiques. A creature can evolve a shell the normal way, or it can get some White Mana and just Suffuse one. A creature can fly without Red or White, and swim without Blue, but Red/White Mana can very easily be used to improve flight, or Blue to improve swimming.A reminder to all that you can change multiple Suffusions and Abilities in a post, along with a migration and/or physical change. Feel free to replace/touch up them whenever you feel is appropriate. As a rough guideline, a creature with an Ability is superior to a creature with an opposing Suffusion (an Ability for offense can pierce a defensive oriented Suffusion). HOWEVER, Abilities will recharge every few days in the Fingers, every few weeks in the Palm, and every few months in the Wrist. Keep the location of this in mind when designing one. A hunting oriented Ability on a creature in the Wrist, even if it migrated from a Finger or Palm, means it would only be able to hunt once every few months. > A change to HOW Mana is considered "accessible" for Suffusions and Abilities.Manas are adjacent, as seen in the opening image >>4214604Red / Green / White / Blue / BlackIf your creature is from a Finger, it can only use that one associated Mana, UNLESS it spends a Suffusion on a method of motion to allow migrations. This allows it to access the two adjacent Manas, via the Palm. If both slots are used for a movement Suffusion, then said creature would be speedy enough to visit the edges of the Palm from anywhere, and thus gain any type of Mana.Creatures from the Palm can access up to 3 types of Mana as long as they are adjacent. A Suffusion for movement can allow you to access all 5 types of Mana. Easier than the Finger-bound creatures, for sure.Creatures from the Wrist can have all 5 types of Mana, no Suffusion needed. That's the prize they get for living in a pretty dismal area.Happy evolving guys, and thank you!
>>4224529As the Longnik moves into the White-blue palm, they are forced to adopt an upward posture in order to secure the Pentanoid clusters growing from underneath the islands. In the absence of Pentanoid clusters, Gamclamps>>4223971 will do.
>>4223996To make up for their lack of flight, Manchads gain a more muscular build. They also get sharper claws to cling on to handholds in the cliffside, and thicker skulls to shield their heads from falling debris.
>>4216611To deal with predation by >>4221114, the Aquatika develop large spines along their backs. With these, they impale Gluttunges from within, making it far harder to swallow them whole. SUFFUSION: Black Mana - Rapacious Sack: This creature can digest rotten meat and stale blood with little to no issues.
>>4225750Ability- Waterwalk: The legs of the Strider Thornika have turned gentle, able to distribute its weight such that it can walk on the Blue Wrist's waters as if it were land.Forgot to add this in. Just cataloguing the previous ones for easy access.
>>4223971Gamcloaks make use of the deceptive, thoughtful aspects of Blue mana, and gain a new ABILITY.Ability 1- Blue Mana: Invisibility. Gamcloaks can erase their presence for a short period, allowing them to escape predators. Suffusion 1- Blue Mana: DECEPTIVE MAW. It is uncanny just how wide this mouth can open to swallow up Pentatoid shoals!
>>4216157Some Thornika have moved to the red palm, and began using the heat of the tumultuous volcanic activity in the region in order to ferment whatever's inside their sac. While they stay away from all but the coldest hotspots, they still risk overheating, and as such have developed the ability to sweat to vent excess heat.
>>4223996The landbound Manlegs lose their Glider suffusion, and replace it with the Big Steppy suffusion, allowing them to perform amazing feats of parkour among the mountain peaks.
>>4220319With a pentatoid crystal being quite hard to suck for worthwhile nutrients and the Mani, Manlegs and Manchads all breaking them so easily, the Succli start sucking their nutrition from their cousin-species' body fluids.
>>4225773The Manchads gain colorful feathers that insulate them from the extreme temperatures of the Red Finger.
>>4220261The subaquatic Verune develops a small jaw to help it graze upon the ribbon strands of pentanoids in the oceans of the blue.
>>4225929Bigger flippers! Bigger flippers!
>>4221375Unfortunately, the deserts are too flat and even for the ones on the fingers to glide. They lose their SUFFUSION, with no red mana to sustain it anyway,The new generation of creatures crawl and burrow in the sands, sifting the sand for microbes. On the BRIGHT side, the constant abrasion of grains and Pentanoids polish their scales to a near-mirror sheen, giving them even MORE shine!
>>4214745The Crested Ornik gains longer, thicker legs. Being flat on the ground while having a heavy head makes it hard to move, so they raise themselves up with stronger limbs. They still have balance issues, though.
>>4226373Bigger claws for better digging. That is all.
>>4226361They develop an air bladder that allows them to swim up and down more efficiently.
>>4226534These gain pincer claws made of the same hard material as its mask.
>>4225759Losing their White Mana suffusion, they gain another Red Suffusion instead. [HEATPROOF] protects them from heat, though they're not totally immune, they can still go to places a bit hotter than they could before.
>>4227648As generations pass, the toughest of the Crested Orniks pass on their genes. Their chitin turns solid and tough, even without the mask.Also their horns begin curving upwards, to shift their centre of gravity.
>>4227695My bad, forgot to change the generation number.>>4225888While not as specialised as the Manlegs, Manchads don't skip leg day either. Under the continued influence of Red mana, Manchads learn to unleash wild, untamed fury. They gain the ABILITY: BLOOD RAGE. For a duration, they become nigh-unstoppable, fighting fiercely enough to beat back any threats. The sheer rage displayed is enough to make prospective predators back down. It's not uncommon to see two Manchads activating this to settle a territorial dispute.They still have the Horrid Screech from their ancestors >>4214867, but its changed in pitch to a PRIMAL BELLOW.
>>4216170Some Veruge in the White Palm grow large, flat feet, so they can walk among the sands without sinking in.
>>4227695The Crested Orzhovnik grows more quarrelsome and its claws become bigger. It also gains a second, smaller pair of claws.
>>4220299Some Manti in the Red Palm develop sticky tassels on the end of their tails. As they fly, Pentanoids accumulate on the sticky tags of skin.The Manti slurp them up once they find a place to land.
>>4227721The Manchad's fist become covered in tough scales which are actually hardened feathers to both protect them from the results of their blood frenzies, as well as to provide extra offense.
>>4227733Voluges adopt a wide stance to distribute their weight better.
>>4227750Mantis develop additional sticky skin tags.
>>4225740After sifting through the sands for a while, the Longnik's mask has been polished by the microbes that it constantly weaves through. It's now a shiny plane of enamel.Additionally, its Suffusion can no longer be considered a 'Mask'. It's upgraded to a BONE SHELL. While they no longer come in contact with Black mana, they haven't lost the ability to digest decomposing food just yet. Their immune systems are slowly but surely catching up.
>>4227747Big boy time. The Crested Orzhovnik gets larger, to support its new frame.
>>4227770The Longazor's Rapacious sack has evolved to more fit in with blue mana.Aquaeous Sack:The Rapacious Sack has evolved with the influence of Blue Mana.The Longazor can now take in and store water from any source,be it filthy stagnant water or ocean saltwater with no ill effect.
>>4227780Him wide. Also bigger claws.
>>4227638While not an evolution per se, Dazzli have taken to digging communal tunnels beneath the sands. They stick together in uniform, organised groups, carving their homes out deep enough to avoid the Longniks.The labyrinthine tunnels tend to be geometric, symmetrical, and expertly sculpted.
>>4226361Some dive deeper into the depths of the sea, grazing along the seabeds. The Verbyss slowly migrate towards the Black Palm. The depths push down on them, forcing their heads down. They lose their two suffusions, as their bodies truly adapt to the waters. The gills and flippers are no longer beyond their reach.
>>4227761Some Manchads wander into the volcanic regions of the Red Finger in search of more crystals. While their predecessors would have had no issue, the inclusion of feathers makes it rather inconvenient for this new subgroup.The Singed Manchad constantly have their feathers catch alight in the volcanic plains. A stray spark can easily ignite the tough fibres. The stubborn beasts persevere regardless.This one hasn't yet realised that he's on fire.
>>4225747>>4225852Sick of their cousins leeching off them, groups of Manchads have started turning Succli away from food sources. The Manchad Wardens tend to clusters of Pentanoid crystals, and violently repel Succli. If the parasitic creatures try to drain them, the Manchads rip them out and fling them off the mountain. Hopefully the Succli can strike out by themselves and find a better source.
>>4227859the virgin succli vs the chad wardens
>>4227670With their [HEATPROOF] suffusion, the fermenting sac becomes unnecessary as they start enjoying meals of lifeforms that have strayed into the hottest of areas and become ready-cooked. Instead, they find another use for the organ; developing it into the red-infused [FURNACE SAC] ability to allow the disgorgement of a whisp of flame from between their hard-shelled scrapers.
>>4223940The pentanoid clusters grown on the Arboruge become symbiotic, and it no longer needs to trick them there with motionless. The Hairy Burst is lost and repurposed into a [NURTURING CAGE] of pentanoid growth of both frondy and bark-like forms wound together... good for a nibble, or just a steady supply of nutrients to tide them over when wandering between the thickets of Pentanoid trees.
>>4227823In order to survive as they're exposed to less light, the Verbyss develop larger, bulging eyes to allow for improved vision in the depths. Their mouths also extend wider, allowing them to intake more Pentanoids as they graze
>>4227764The growths on its back begin to droop and dry up in the sun. Fortunately, the suffusion still works when they're threatened. In the barren deserts, Voluge develop nostrils to sniff out oases of Green Pentanoid trees. The farms on their back serve as emergency rations.
>>4220211The growth of the green Pentanoid forests allows the Tungli to become a larger, stronger flier as it swoops and grazes through the high canopies
>>4226361Bigger flipers, Bigger speed! Bigger Speed, Bigger feed! Bigger feed, Bigger... Verohle.
>>4229442To cling better to the branches of the Pentanoid trees, Tungli develop a little hook on the end of their bodies.
>>4226361Some Verunes have found Pentanoids not filling enough of a meal, and started to prey upon other Verunes with their toothy maws.
>>4227670Some Thornika develop thermosynthesis, hosting a strain of thermophilic bacteria inside their sack. This minimizes the amount of food they need as they can produce energy by means other than breaking down nutrients.
>>4225852>>4227859Tribes of Succli exiled from the red finger flap their way unsteadily to the green and surrounding palmal areas, where they find abundant nutrients to suck from the fauna there.
>>4227988The Furnika develop more patches of heat-resistant shell, further boosting their ability to tolerate high temperatures.
>>4229457Bigger feed, Bigger Verhole, Bigger need!The Verohle develop larger mouths, so they can scoop up Pentanoids easily. Unfortunately, their large bounty of meat make them easy prey for the fanged variety of Verune >>4229820, and they have little in the way of natural defences. Uh oh, someone ought to help em out.
>>4228052The eyes are set farther apart for a wider field of vision.
>>4228052Some Verbyss display the same adaptation >>4231717, but in a different form. Their eyes shift to opposite sides of its face, heightening its ability to spot predators, and its snout becomes more hydrodynamic. It gains a second nub to its tail for paddling too.
>>4229820The Devourune grows more and more aggressive. It gains a barbed tail and dorsal spikes, to wound anything it brushes against.
>>4232799Devourunes gain a sharp claw on their front fins for slicing and dicing.
>>4227638The Dazzli spends most of its time underground, and its eyes become more sensitive to light. The tradeoff is that they can see better in the darkness.Their backs have gained little nubs, to help them shift soil around.
>>4225773The Manlegs develop larger tails to keep their balance when they're leaping. Shifting their weight helps them a lot with their leaps. Their legs get even more RIPPED, and serve as lethal weapons for kicking at foes and rivals.
>>4225757The outer edges of the Gamcloak's body has turned into a thinner membrane, allowing them to fold and spread it easier and control their motions. It shimmers and flows much like the namesake cloak.
>>4231598Bigger mouths, wider tail, size increase all across the board.
>>4217010Secure in their dominon above the Red Finger, The remaining Beardi population has been soaring through the red sky for aeons, harvesting the plentiful shoals of Pentanoids that multiply perpetually across it. The singular prerogative to stay airborne and feed more efficiently has led to extensive mutations in the species over time, to the point where it no longer lands even to sire offspring. The previously singular pair of primitive eyes has split, becoming large SUFFUSIONS capable of directly sensing the clouds of mana that emanates from aerial Pentanoid shoals, while its skull has partially retracted into its serpentine body in order to fascilitate a more aerodynamic form. Its vestigal claws have been discarded as it no longer lands, instead depositing its eggs inside a specialised fold meant to hold its spawn until maturity. This new variant has completely replaced its less optimised ancestor, rendered extinct by predation from Manlegs and Manchads during spawning season, with no way to defend themselves.Aerdi has gained one new SUFFUSION; RED MANA VISION.
>>4237741(sorry for the rather large single gen changes. i thought the Pentanoid harvester Beardi needed some major updates after being neglected for so long though. Anyway, here's a shitty PAINT drawing of the Aerdi i made)
Gonna jump in and make a few evos. I've read through the thread but forgive me if I make some canon mistakes.
In the Green Finger, the warm soporific airs continue to mold its inhabitants, and newcomers as well.The once-ferocious verohle >>4229457, having immigrated to the Finger, spend an increasing amount of their time lazing around on the surface of slow-moving water basking in the sunlight. They become gradually thicker and wider, their upper ribs growing outward to support a frill of skin that maximises this warming bounty.This animal, the flat verohle, evolves further to become the round verohle; so-called because its long ribs now support a large gut. The round verohle is found in deeper or more tangled water than the flat, slowly negotiating its way along using diminished flippers.The pointika, on the other hand, are longer-term inhabitants of the Green Finger. The ardean pointika, the descendant of >>4217036, evolves a long flexible neck which improves its agility and aim. Becoming top-heavy, it simultaneously begins to grow a balancing tail.Next in its lineage is the high velocity pointika. Trading manoeuverability for raw power, it develops powerful muscles in a hump on its back -- these create an explosive force from the beak that quickly deals a fatal wound to prey.