Under shine of hollow stars,its belly full and swollen,its all-mouth still ajar,its life force false and stolen,still lies Thadoz evermore,a wish without an end,and fills its gut still full and sore,a wound without a mend.Welcome back to Eldritch evo! Last threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/3083697/#p3083697The Setting:Planet SII-2453-0 is strange, and has been, for quite a while. It is a Rogue planet, which, even though it receives an inordinate amount of star light, should not be able to sustain life. Yet it does. It does through a form of energy emanating for its core, which its plants consume and give on to its animals, and which has some quite odd side effects.Something lies within that planet, something that cradles its molten core, and which gives off an energy unlike any other in the known universe. It that emanates that energy was dramatically dubbed 'It-that-dwells-bellow', and the energy it sent out 'Null Light', on account of its particles sharing many qualities with photons, though its visible spectrum is very limited.Ingesting this energy has lead to abilities which would be thought impossible anywhere else, and over the last few eons, the organisms on SII-2453-0 have evolved those abilities to worrying heights.You meet them in the Eon of Comfort, after a substantial mass extinction owing to rising temperature and an omnicidal parasitic strain.
>>4231615How to play:• Open an image of a species in MS Paint, or your editor of choice• Make one evolutionary change to that species (try to turn off anti-alialising when drawing)• 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 aren't necessary, but are encouraged.• Nothing too outlandish. Anything incredibly silly or outlandish will not be considered a canon species 95% of the time.• Between evolutions using 'Null Light' (see bellow) any given ID should try to make at least one evo without it. This is not a hard and fast rule, but it's a suggestion meant to prevent power creep.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.• This includes 'supernatural' evolutions, which must flow naturally from what has been established before, just as normal evolutions would. It is not permissible to just say 'and now they can shoot lightning' without internally and evolutionarily consistent explanation.• From time to time I will update an Phylogeny Chart so you can track your progress• Also from time to time, random world events will occur• Rules for Extinction will be supplied with extinction eventsSupernatural stuff:• NULL LIGHT is the source of everything supernatural in this evo game. It can be converted into usable energy through photosynthesis and is passed on when the plant is eaten.• There are so far TWO known effects of Null Light ingestion: Generation/Access to pocket dimensions and The physical manifestation of consciousness (rudimentary as it may be) as ectoplasma. Pocket dimensions are generally corossive for biological matter in them. Ectoplasma is a white, gooey substance slightly lighter than water which flows freely in conscious beings and quickly decomposes into Null Light when no longer in a living organism. Ectoplasm is the material side of the consciousness coin.• Most evos utilize these strange abilities. Utilize them and evolve their use as you evolve your creatures!• Additionally, there are the supernatural biomes of THE FLESH and THE PYRAMID. The Flesh is a writhing mass of Flesh and mouths and hosts THE WOMB which brews something unknown. The Pyramid is a structure on the pole(s) which does not adhere to euclidean geometry. Their traits can be used by creatures which incorporate part of this ecosystem into them• DON’T make up unrelated magic powers. The idea of the game is to evolve supernatural abilities, not invent new ones without evolution. If you do add supernatural stuff out of nowhere, your evo will not be counted.
>>4231617FAQ:Q: Where can I get the pictures to edit?A: pic related.Q: This is a magic evo! Can I just throw in my own magic powers?A: No. This is foremost an EVO and if you wanna evolve something, you will have to use a sensible evolution of the already established rules.Q: Does every evolution have to involve null light?A: No! There should be multiple mundane evos for each supernatural ones. Evos consisting only of small adjustments to an organism aren’t just allowed, they are encouraged!Q: How does ectoplasm work?A: Ectoplasm is the material aspect of consciousness. Changing consciousness means changing ectoplasm and vice versa. If an organism expels ectoplasm, it also expels part of its consciousness.Q: How do Portals work?Portals can be generated by organisms with dedicated organs. They adhere to the geometry of realspace: one meter in the portal is one meter in realspace, forward is forward. They are spatially finite and they break slowly break down matter in them. This process goes equally for all molecules, so it doesn’t move from outside in.Q: How does The Flesh work?The Flesh is as much ecosystem as organism and as much predator as prey. It is actual flesh which can be eaten for nutrition and has actual mouths which eat organisms for nutrition. It houses The Womb which is hub for all psychophages. The excretion of The Womb are invigorating and energizing.Q: How does the Pyramid work?The Pyramid is a structure on the North and South Pole where euclidean geometry doesn’t apply. This means a line is no longer the fastest way between A and B, rooms can be bigger on the inside etc. It is made of a porose, magenta stone, which, can be incorporated into organisms to make use of its unique geometric qualities.Q: How many Pyramids are there?There is but one pyramid.Q: What are the Obsidian Isles?A: They are continents of obsidian which are partly made up of calcified null light.
>>4231619nice. welcome back fekken
>>4231619Last things: Please use the template provided in pic related.And IMPORTANT: The link in the OP is only to the first thread. See both threads HERE:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/3083697/#p3083697
Oh and last last thing: This map >>4231615 is in need of names for landmasses, seas and so on. If you wanna name stuff, throw me a name and location and I will canonize it.
Some entries in the Dossier, like the Mentat Imash, are missing sizes. How big are those guys?Also, glad to be able to take part this time. Here's a pretty simple Evo to kick off the thread.The Sated Irrinoct has developed a longer horn. After it disconnects trios of Sarglath with its acid and light, it uses the horn to quickly impale and kill members of the group, so they can't regroup or recover on time.
>>4231626that happens when people don't use the template. There is no good data for me to off of so I will call it 150cms.
Palm Bismuths have thinner stalks, as a result of less water further inland. However, its root system remains robust.With a thinner stalk, it is able to grow taller as well.
>>4231633In that case, I'll go ahead and Evo one so that it's recorded on a template.In the wake of the mass extinction, Mentat Imash have taken to hunting Fekkirri. They're able to locate them quite easily, since the Fekkirri spring to life in the presence of their arms. To hunt Fekkirri, the Imash grab them with their ectoplasmic limbs and drag them into the pocket dimension, often losing some of their own ectoplasm in the process. They wait for the Fekkirri to die within, before extracting the corpse and claiming the full bounty of flesh and ectoplasm.In terms of actual physical adaptations, the Imash has developed null-light sensitive spots on its head. Areas with more null-light mean more plants, and more plants mean more food- a precious resource in this new age.
Three Sarglath have completely fused together, forming one being. It's a little smaller and, due to its compact shape and composite mind, can move faster using the Ectoplasm that it has.However, going at full speed can drain its ectoplasm supply very quickly, so it prefers to propel itself leisurely with ectoplasm, only going full speed when in pursuit of prey.
Fekkirri develop an ectoplasm detection organ. Normally appearing purple, it glows orange when there is an ectoplasm user nearby.
>>4231626Operating on the principle that More=better, some Sated Irrinocts develop two long tusks on either side of its face.
>>4231644Converging on the now-extinct Brave Sarglath, the Tri-Sarglath has also begun using a secondary nervous system to offload the dose of fear they receive from hunting Feeling Imashes. However, where the Brave Sarglath spread the neural duties evenly between it's two components, the Tri-Sarglath exhibits a much more biased arrangement - two mated Sarglaths are completely unaffected, while the third, non-mating Sarglath takes the full brunt of the ectoplasmic attack.No Sarglath wants to be the "third wheel" in a relationship, given that it would completely prohibit it from passing down it's genes, so mated pairs who haven't yet found a nerve slave have to hunt them down like they would prey.
>>4231652the Tusked irrinoct gains shorter front flippers and longer back flippers. They migrate upwards, eating mentat imash >>4231642 more often, waiting till they are about to eat fekkiri and pouncing while they use their hands,
>>4231665the Tri-sarglaths young need more protection so they create a smokescreen around them which can sometimes fool their predators. Unfortunately it needs to keep its eye unclouded
>>4231619Some Pyramid Stalkers have been born without slots into which they could insert pyramid stones. What seemed like a curse turned out to be a boon however: with ectoplasm shaping no longer on their minds, much more thought could be spent on hunting, and the excess that would have once been spent on extraneous pseudomouths and fingers is now used to create an insulating coat around the creature, protecting both from psychofages, from their prey's null light bursts, and from the cold.Just like the normal Stalkers, their only potential prey is the Nullightened Irrinoct - a creature whose constant ectoplasm-dissipating flashes make it a powerful foe.
The Nullightened Irrinoct gains longer, thicker legs, as well as a flatter tail to help it balance upright. In the wake of the extinction event, it now feasts on the massive corpses of now-extinct Spinetaurs.
The Standing Imash, so named for its standing posture (And totally not anything else) pours all its fear into a single, powerful projection meant to chase away predators.The projection will actually chase predators who come into a certain distance of the Imash, instead of just passively acting as a decoy.
Some Pyramid Stalkers have fallen deeper into depravity, instead of shunning their stones. These ones have uncovered impossible, paradoxical shapes, which they induct into their bodies. These pyramid stones bend and shift the growth of their bodies, and cause ectoplasm to go wild.This new breed of Stalker is far more aggressive than their predecessor. They tend to drag around spare stones to forcefully replace those of other Stalkers, and violently assault those whose bodies cannot bear stones. >>4231691
Both the links still only direct my to the first thread.
>>4231721Huh. How about this onehttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=eldritch+evo>>4231622
>>4231680Some Nerve Slaves are able to overpower their mated pairs, and are able to offload the fear attacks of the Imash to them. This leads to a more equitable distribution of fear, however, it takes an immense amount of concentration for the Nerve Slave to be able to maintain this configuration.This causes them to lose their ability to zoom with ectoplasm, making them much slower.It seems that Sarglaths tripled this way are able to reproduce with all three Sarglath's gametes
>>4231619With no prey left in the Ashlands, the Spinetaurs were forced to migrate closer to the Fleshlands. As the Fleshlands are positively teeming with Psycofages, they were also forced to do away with their ectoplasm mist, as not only did it give away their location but using it as a defense mechanism was much too wasteful when you have to use it every 15 minutes or so. As they no longer had any musculature they had kept their ectoplasm-based locomotion however, and have managed to fully encase that motile ectoplasm in bony shells around their joints in order to prevent it from leaking out and alerting even more Psychofages, effectively creating a sort of hydraulic system. While it doesn't allow for the extremely quick, jerking motions that were facilitated by the mist, it is much, much more cost efficient.Additionally, they have developed thick leather over what parts of their bodies were still exposed, which, while weaker than bone, is still harder to chew through than normal skin. This does nothing to protect their earnostrils however, as those still need to be permeable in order to provide sensory information, and thus they still end up heavily infested by Psychofages - just not as heavily infested as they WOULD be without all these adaptations. Accordingly, their average lifespan has been cut down from 20 years to a measly 5, and they can grow to only a third of their original size due to how much nutrients are being siphoned by the parasites.Their hunts are more similar to raids - a Spinetaur will use it's high speed to quickly assault a Queen Ant, bite off a sizable chunk of it's flesh, and just as quickly abscond before the large, but clumsy ant workers catch on to what it just did.
>>4231671Tusked Irrinoct's favorite tactic is running into their prey head first, in an attempt to impale them on their tusks. They develop a hard covering for their heads.
>>4231736the crying spinetaur gains bones on the sides of its body that can stab at enemies who attack themthey also get stronger forelimbs
>>4231648some fekkirri develops "ghost" teeth two rudimentary zipper like collections of interconnected flexible but "hard" plates made of ectoplasm allowing them to sever ecto. >>4231642 trying to fish them, they with some success can open there mouth to sever ecto "fingers" or disrupt the hand enough to escape with a mouthful of ecto both giving them there lives back and some food
Okay, here is how events work: You roll a 1d8 on the bellow table. It will be resolved in between 24 and 48 hours.Until then, continue evolving. There is no point in waiting for the event to hit before you evolve again. 1 - Supernatural event - negative2 - mundane event - globally negative3 - mundane event - locally negative4 - mundane event - consequences I5 - mundane event - consequences II6 - mundane event - locally positive7 - mundane event - globally positive8 - Supernatural event - positive
>>4231748Fekkiri develop the ability to sort of extrude its ectoplasmic teeth outside of its mouth, allowing it to bite off more ectoplasm from its would-be predators.
Rolled 6 (1d8)>>4231758Rolling. >>4231642Pain. Anguish. That is all the Mentat Imash know of now. Its taken the influence of pain to an extreme degree, allowing the Psychophages to take far deeper root than before. It has developed extra nerves just to feel this endless agony, so that it may fight through it and gain further control over its Ectoplasm.Despite the new teeth of the Fekkirri, they're only able to bite off a finger at a time due to their size. Certainly not a grasping network of limbs, constantly writhing in agony as they weave in from every direction to seize prey.
>>4231766Sorry, this pic instead. Forgot to remove the bottom layers.
>>4231768Additionally, the Mentat Imash tends to attack Standing Imash >>4231712, since their projections don't feel fear by themselves. It's not uncommon to see the two ectoplasm-wielding cousins duking it out on the seafloor, batting grasping limbs out of the way in flurries of flying Ectoplasm.
>>4231712Not all Standing Imash are able to produce a powerful projection - only the bravest can muster up the courage to stand their ground. Thus, the others have begun to flock to these bravest Imashes, those who can overcome their natural cowardice, for protection. The Standing Imash gets breeding rights to it's entire pack in return for defending them. It's much more gallant than the similarly social Turtlehead Irrinocts - a Standing Imash will never lay a tentacle on a member of it's harem. As the Imashes travel together, a primitive camaraderie forms among them.(note: while the image depicts the male Imash as the one utilizing his [STAND], the likelihood of males and females developing [STAND]s is about the same)
>>4231780Sometimes, the leader, with its less cowardly nature feels an emotion other than fear: Willpower/Hope. While this makes their projection slightly stronger, it also runs the risk of actually making their opponent feel Willpower/Hope instead of making them run away, lengthening the amount of time that Standing Imashes have to fight before their cowardice overtakes them.The two longer tentacles they've developed contain organs allowing for greater control of their projections, however if these are cut off or eaten, then their projections will also be crippled.This new emotion is denoted on their skins and projections as a sort of green glow.
>>4231722That worked, thanks
Some Feeling Imash, instead of fighting, continue to feel the same intense fear. The fear of being hunted, the fear of being wiped out, the fear of dying before they can pass their genes on, all sorts of horrid anxious thoughts. The poor fucks are constantly stressed.The females of this branch keep their eggs with them, steadily releasing them into the water as they travel with a mate. This way, their offspring are spread across great distances, and have a higher chance of surviving.In the event that offspring hatches while the parents aren't on the move, they carry the offspring along. The newborns are packed into the decoys, feeling a constant sense of fear from the moment they're born into the world. Their skittish, non confrontational attitudes are branded deep into them from day one. When a predator dispels the decoy, the Imash within burst out into great clouds, panicking and spreading in every direction. This tactic increases the chance of each individual one surviving to breed in the future. As generations go by, the Imash continue teaching this 'lesson' to their children: The Ocean is to be feared beyond all else.
>>4231619The Turtlehead Irrinoct's mask is extremely brittle; this discourages attacks aimed at the head, as the assailant is likely to get a fistful of shrapnel. Of course, the target will also get a FACEful of shrapnel, so some Irrinocts consider it a fair trade and go for the head anyways.
>>4231761Some Fekkiri try their luck by moving out of the Deep Ocean. Their fins widen to help them swim in the ocean sea, where they pick fights with Standing Imash >>4231780 so they can grab mouthfuls of Ectoplasm and then flee in terror.
>>4231810While their willpower lets them overcome their fear, sometimes cowardice is better left unovercome; the Standing Imash's fear projection is much weaker than normal, and thus it has to rely mainly on it's willpower when conjuring it's [STAND], making the process much more exhausting and the projection much less effective.
>>4231738the irrinoct focuses its entire null light into one horn. This level of null light is so powerful that if you survive it there is a possibility that you will never use ectoplasm again.It gains new eyes that are very cloudy as well
>>4231847As the Standing Imash feel less and less fear, they become more dependent on using Willpower as the base of their projections.Some Standing Imashes even experiment on using Non-Imash forms. For example, the female here is using a projection based on a tripled Sarglath.However, due to their primitive minds, they can only copy what they've seen instead of imagining up a completely original projection.
>>4231873just for people who want to evo this in future, note: These projections, if used against a preditor, will make them stronger willed. It is not a useful defense in its current state. Keep that in mind when working it.
cool i cant draw, sadi cant think, sadder
>>4231871Tusked Irrinocts gain more shells, however these weigh them down so they're forced to mostly crawl on the sea floor with their fins.
>>4231836Male Turtlehead Irrinocts gain bone plating on their arm so they don't get pierced by bone fragments from the skull of whatever they're punching.Females get nothing.
>>4231748desperate times calls for desperate measures when there is no fresh ecto/corpses around the passive form of the fekkirri is forced to live on what ever plant scrap they find no matter how little they get from it its better then starving to death
>>4231873With their projections now being a liability, the Imashes eventually stop using them altogether in order to conserve resources. Instead, they use their ectoplasm expulsion for a completely different purpose - communication; the Talking Imash can use the ectoplasm it generates from it's [SOCIAL LINKS] to transfer simple messages to it's companions, alerting them of danger or calling for help lifting a particularly hefty Thyruius branch.They are able to send fear and willpower as well, which they use for scaring away predators and punishing their teammates respectively(as being deprived of their fear projection abilities is indeed quite the punishment for these small creatures)
The longchor root's root was a good initial idea, but with the vortex that originally caused the development of this root gone, its function had slowly shifted to more nutrient absorbing rather than any need to anchor itself. On that front, it could be better, so better was developed in the Longchor Reachroot. Sacrificing the length of their main root, the Reachroot instead grows out its long neglected hooks, creating a proper (though simple) root system.Probably due to some weird eldritch fuckery though, all Reachroots grow with perfect symmetry in their root system. Pretty strange, but that's honestly the least weird thing going on in SII-2453-0's ocean.
>>4231829The Feeling Imash now travel in schools of hundreds of individuals; while before each Imash in a mated pair had a 50% chance of escape when the group is assaulted by a predator, now the chance is closer to 1% - much better, but still nowhere near good.As a school demands much more sustenance than just two Imashes and their kids, they've also developed large scissor-like beaks for cutting apart Thyruyus roots more efficiently.
>>4231922>>4231619Some Longchor seeds have been taken to the deepest depths of the ocean by currents. Normally this wouldn't be such a big deal, but with the recent spread of Calcium Spikegravs and their nets, something unusual happened; the two plants, being close enough genetically to register each other as kin, have begun sharing nutrients, and entered a symbiosis: the Calcium Spikegravs and their nets reflect null-light onto the Longchors, and the Longchors give the nets some much needed permanence by anchoring them.
>>4231619An armored creature lasts longer than an unarmored one, especially when it's in a perpetual state of torpor due to thousands of tiny buggers sapping it's brainpower, and thus toughness becomes more important than agility; the Armor Psychofages have realized this, and shifted their forms to match.
>>4231680When the Sarglath is attacked, the nerve slave can manifest its fear and suffering in ectoplasmic form, spewing it on its attacker while it jets away. Its suffering is even greater when it takes damage.
>>4231892as the tusked irrinocts plates get lighter,it also moves upward
>>4231619some Bismuth Georados put more cells (crystals?) into the photosynthetic parts than into the stem, resulting in smaller, but more efficient plants. Since the Bismuth Forests aren't very dense, height isn't that important.
>>4231900To better snip at plant matter, the teeth grow into flatter incisors. Their organ also shifts in function, being able to pick up both Null-light and the related Ectoplasm. That way, they can search for areas high in Null Light, and feast on the bounty of plants.
>>4232632phylogenic chart time
>>4232625Bismuth grass simplifies its body further, trading height and the ability to store food for longer in exchange for reproducing much, much faster.
>>4231908Some Talking Imash get beached and decide they like it there. Without Sarglaths to worry about, their fear gets a bit weaker. It seems they like the Bismuth Grasses growing on the beach.They have a water bladder that they need to fill up occasionally.
>>4231619Due to the protective quartz shell of the Quartz Pangla the plant can barely receive any starlight. To overcome this issue a new breed of Pangla has emerged. This variant grows off the side of Pangla colonies in the waters surrounding the Obsidian Isles. There it grows out stems covered in thin algae heads that it uses to maximize it's photosynthetic surface. To protect its central vascular system the Shot grows a simple quartz shell and stores arcane sugar inside it.
>>4231766Mundane Event, locally positive: The age of land plantsPlants have taken over most of the land mass on SII-2453-0. Though outside the Bismuth forests thier biodiversity has remained low, this might be owing to the fact that they have little to compete against: Few herbivore stalk the massive fields of grass, the forests are almost deserted. While this is not only good for the plants, as it means slow development of soil and slow proliferation of seed-bearing plants such as the Hoya family on the Ghatpratavi and Lokeshura landmasses, it has nonetheless allowed them to proliferate freely.As a consequence, the atmosphere on the planet is uniquely oxygen rich, with the few land animals not able to establish an equilibrium with their CO2 output. This means that oxygen is easy to come by even for imperfect lungs, and that supplying a big body with oxygen has never been this easy.Effects: - Ocean dwelling animals may develop land-capable lungs in a single evolution for the duration of this event.- Land animals may now grow much larger for the duration of this event.
>>4234330note: Ocean dwelling here means any animal in any layer of the sea. Deep sea creatures will still have to account for other problems like preassure, but not for lungs.
>>4231980Tusked Irrinocts develop flippers specialized for swimming faster in the water.They are known for getting beached occasionally and only being able to get back in the ocean with great difficulty.
>>4234352the irrinocts that get beached start adapting there.they do not have any way to break the birmuth so they smash their jaw into them hard. this has lead some to be endowed with stronger jaws but overall is a bad idea. they also lose their flippers as they cant move properly with it in the way.However, they havent grown anything to replace it yet
>>4234361Bismuth plants are alright, but a Land Tusk needs meat. Their tusks become controllable by their mandibles, allowing them to eat the Standing Imashes when they catch them.
>>4234330>>4231846After taking to the open seas, the next step is to wander onto shallow shores, and then to land! They begin crawling onto the Bismuth coasts. Their singular bottom foot splits into multiple pseudopods, so they can slowly move themselves. Fekkiri move silently and stealthily in their passive states, until they find food.While they can breathe the air, they still need to wet themselves often, and so still remain by the coastlines.
>>4234394Facehugger Fekkiri latch onto Standing Imashes to eat the ectoplasm that they spew. They use their ecto-teeth to latch onto their target.
>>4231619Social Hsmyx spread quickly in the wake of the last extinction event. Abundant food prompted wandering herds to explore from the depths into the shallower seas over successive generations. Meanwhile the occasionally cannibalistic sugar hsmyx had died off, leaving them to only contend with the "hunters".Notable morphological differences include:Grooming/ Social tendrils- Packmates brush off parasites that dont get boiled alive by ambient temperatures, and socially touch one another as they migrate from feeding ground to feeding ground.Communication vents- lost due to being a structural weakness, it was not uncommon for courting hsmyx to explode. Their exhaust vents are dual purpose for creating low frequency sound and venting waste heat/ ash.4 eyes- Each vent on a hsmyx is host to an eye sensitive to IR-visible light spectrum.As a Hsmyx grows older, it burns more brightly. The most elder of the pack will begin a migration away from the community as their time comes near, the binary portal system within their bodies explodes in spectacular fashion.
Alright, let's roll for another event. The previous event is still in effect until this one is resolved in 24-48 hours. I recommend utilizing it until then.1 - Supernatural event - negative2 - mundane event - globally negative3 - mundane event - locally negative4 - mundane event - consequences I5 - mundane event - consequences II6 - S͢͝͠͝t̵͠i̶͜͢l̷͠l̡ ̶̨s̵̛͘͡͠ĺ̨̕͟e̵̢̛e̴̡͟p̵̨͞y͝.͟.̷̡͟͡͡.̶̴͘͝͞7 - mundane event - globally positive8 - Supernatural event - positive
Rolled 4 (1d8)>>4234880
>>4231617The psychocrawler is a Psychovore that has responded to the preassures of eyelash weedgrowths and the relative dirth in prey. Instead of vast swarms of thousands, this version of the psychovore goes hunting alone, sharing a stomach only with incidental individuals in its proximity. It has grown imensely to one centimeter and developed a beak to latch onto its prey more tightly, now that it can actually be scratched away. This change in size makes the mode of transportation of floating on air currents unsustainable, and so it repurposes its docking clamps into legs.The Psychocrawler's tumors no longer birth hundreds, but merely dozens of its kind.It preys on Talking imash>>4234187 and Land Fekkiri >>4234394 in the forests and on >>4231691 pyramid stalkers as well as the odd incidental nulllightened irronoct >>4231696 in grasslands.
>>4231691Some stoneless pyramid stalkers realize the abundance of food left on the ground: grass grows uninhibited by herbivores on the poles as it does on most of the planet. So some stalkers scale down: they forgoe the shedding of ectoplasm in favor of a smaller, less energy intensive brain, and use their little tippy toes to move around, and they change their diet to eating the most abundant source of nutritien on the planet: grass.
>>4231718the stalker develops a hammer which it uses to bash the nullightened irrinocts heads in. the hammers ectoplasm is stronger than regular ectoplasm
>>4231768the mentats arms begin to develop specific uses. some are used to hold fekkiri down and some are used to knife the fekkiri. It also starts secreting a mild poison to stun psychophages
>>4231696the tongued nullightened irrinoct gains a tongue to slurp up grass. the tongue is stronger than regular tongues. it cannot keep its tongue in its mouth
>>4231696Since the corpses of the spinetaurs only keep so long, some Irrinocts on Lokeshura migrate to the Hoya Forests to eat the canopies of the trees there. For this they develop grabing hands and feet.Any ectoplasm they could vconvert into null light, these Climbinocts get from the grass they eat occasionally, and so they have massively reduced null light capabilities, a bulb on their head and tail, which they use situationally, rather than all the time.
Spineroot Synapses have tasty leaves and spiny roots to encourage herbivores to eat the leaves and leave the roots alone.
>>4234370land tusks have gotten better flippers to move around. their tusks have also moved forwards
>>4236097Hoya trees now produce a mild soporific. Sleeping herbivores can commonly be found around it, making it a perfect hunting ground for carnivores.
>>4234170some bismuth grass links up to share null light. They figure out that the more overall null light you have,the more likely you are to survive
>>4236106Some Bismuth Grass move their entire 'selfhood' underground. The only organs seen above ground are the photosynthesizing leaves and the reproductive organs which burst when touched.Otherwise, the actual organism is the complex root system located underground.
>>4236102The Land Tusk gains a stouter body to help balance its head. This helps it waddle around better.
>>4236117The armor plating on the Land Tusk extends so it can better spear Thinking Imash as well as dig out some Bismuth grass. The fin on its back is used for balance.
>>4236080The stalker's body continues to be twisted by the Pyramid stone. Their growth becomes sporadic, with pieces of skin jutting out at geometric angles. Their aggression continues to grow, and they begin hoarding the most impossible of the pyramid rocks, in order to gift it to less-warped stalkers.
>>4231980Tusked Irristeps feed on those Climbinocts >>4236090 that have been put to sleep by the Sleepy Hoyas.>>4236103
>>4231896Some Irrinocts in shallower waters wander onto land, to feast on the plentiful plants. Gradually, their crystals and plating take on the hue of the Bismuth, so they can camouflage among it.
>>4234895>consequences INew Event: The Boneyards of the Obsidian seaLong ago have the Thyrius Clingers died off, and with them the influx of herbivores dying of the arcane sugar there. The Pangla Shot >>4234219, being much less dense, and consisting of more inedible than edible mass, has been a poor replacement, though it did keep the engines of Deep Ocean scavengers going for a few hundred thousand years.But the wheel continues turning, and there is less and less meat for the carnivorous ecosystem of the Ocean Deep. And soon, there are only bones left.Effects:- End of the age of land plants. Effects of >>4234330 are over (you may still post stuff you are currently working on)- New ecosystem: Deep Sea Boneyards- Extinction event:All Deep Sea/Ocean floor animals must pass an extinction test or go extinct. Every ID has 2 rolls. Thanks to the Pangla shot, the Target Number to beat is 4. Add 1 if scavenger.Subtract 1 if creature is in a symbiosis or dedicated parasitism with a saved deep sea creature.Since this is not an end-of-thread extinction event, you may still evolve the endangered creatures till I say they're dead, and the evolutions will survive.
Rolled 5 (1d8)>>4236195rolling for>>4231892
Rolled 1, 8 = 9 (2d8)>>4236195Rolling for deep Irrinoct. Let's save our boi who hasn't gotten evolutions yet. DC 5 since they're scavengers and carnivores.
Rolled 4 (1d8)>>4232632>>4236195dc4 they are scavengers, who basically eat anything
>>4236201The Deep Irrinoct has grown larger, protruding fangs, as well as stronger thumbs to crush Pangla shots and get at the precious edible material. They mainly rely on marine snow nowadays, when not hunting.
Rolled 3 (1d8)>>4231896rolling this as well
Nature abhors a vacuum and without the Thyriuses, some Spikegravs take their place.Nominally, the Obsidigrav is somewhat parasitic, leaching nutrients from Calcium Spikegravs' networks. However, they give something back. Their vines secrete a mild acid for melting obsidian and it gives the absorbed obsidian back to the network so they can reinforce their shells with the collected material.They have distinct downward-facing spikes tipped with blue from absorbing the obsidian.
Rolled 4, 2 = 6 (2d8)>>4234621Hsmyx saving throw
Rolled 6 (1d8)>>4231619Rolling for the Hsmyx hunter
Rolled 6 (1d8)>>4234621I will use one of my rolls for this babe
Rolled 5, 8 = 13 (2d8)>>4231619I’ll roll for the Fekkrirri and the Turlehead Irrinoct
Rolled 8 (1d8)>>4236263Now that these guys are good I'm going to use my roll on their parasites.>>4231619
Event end. What's not saved has an X on the chart
Next event to be resolved in 24-48 hours1 - Supernatural event - negative2 - mundane event - globally negative3 - mundane event - locally negative4 - t̵h̀͝e̛y̵ ̴͘y͘é̢̛t̢͞ ̀̀s̴l͝e̷̷e͡͝p.̸.̧͘͢.̨5 - mundane event - consequences II6 - S͢͝͠͝t̵͠i̶͜͢l̷͠l̡ ̶̨s̵̛͘͡͠ĺ̨̕͟e̵̢̛e̴̡͟p̵̨͞y͝.͟.̷̡͟͡͡.̶̴͘͝͞7 - mundane event - globally positive8 - Supernatural event - positive
>>4234621The Hsmyx adapts to the loss of abundant carrion in the depths with surprising grace; they spread.Those who stay in the depths expend more energy using short range cutting beams on the bones of the depths; processing marrow and ossified material alike, while others simply filter the water of the ocean and process its microbial bounty. Scant few begin hunting smaller, slower organisms; but in actuality its often all these choices. The Hsmyx is a varied eater, and seems to enjoy variety. Surplus food will be carted by the herd, carried in tendrils for later consumption.Worth note is a nascent third portal that flickers in and out of existence within the binary system. The third portal adds the needed erosive force to break down tougher matter quickly.
Rolled 8 (1d8)>>4236540
>>4236043psychocrawlers grow larger as they develop large internal sacks of the microscopic psychophages. These little bastards hitch a ride with the crawler and infest a prey organism from within. The armor plates of some variants cause internal clotting and other trauma. Only the strong survive.Of note, some crawlers return from the grassland to the flesh, to the great anthills, and "attack" their own. It is unknown why.
>>4231617Hsmyx hunters were not immune to the migration of their favored prey, but adapted quickest to the change. The symbiotic mold within their bodies became more and more a part of them each generation, the arcane sugar a byproduct of their metabolic process. The prey grew, and they grew. Their prey moved, so did they, their prey went into the shallows, and so did they. But in the shallows was something new; things not Hsmyx. Things on land. The little pig like creatures could slowly ambulate onto the shores for short periods before retreating due to dehydration.
>>4231617>>4231619With the great dying off, some Imasites adapt, becoming more simple in their body plans and more versatile in their diet. They make their homes in the Boneyards of the sea, burrowing into and feeding on the calcified structures. The Simplicite is capable of reproducing sexually, without being a parasite of Hsmyx and other creatures that would eat them. But if eaten or accidentally ingested (>>4236570; >>4236207 ), they burrow into flesh, feed, grow and asexually divide.
>>4236652The simplicites naturally produce a mucus that covers it. This prevents its hosts' immune system breaking down the creature and also allows it to better initially stick to a creature, before it has managed to completely secure itself by burrowing.This mucus eventually gets another usage, as it serves as an ectoplasm medium. Simplicities obegin "lumping" together underneath bones and within hosts, the mucus allowing them to stick together. Here, basic thoughs better refered to as impulses are shared between the creatures. It is simple things like, getting to a too hot place in a Hsmyx will most likely kill you (as survivors are able to share the experience and pain suffered), or don't burrow into bone of a certain makeup, as their marrow will most likely have decomposed. This way instinct is shared and passed along within the species. Not through genetics, but by the way of understanding.
>>4236175The female Treerinoct has taken to climbing the >>4236103 in order to escape it's abusive home life(and also predators). To facilitate this behavior, it's toenails lengthen for better climbing, and conspicuous bodyparts such as the flasher crystal and the helmet become less obvious, making this creature harder to spot. To prevent the soporific from affecting it, it covers more of it's skin in thick leather, which coincidentally also allows it to spend much more time on land before it dries out.
>>4236652Some Simplicites make their way up in the world, and by that I mean back to shallower waters, where not being covered in spikes makes them a much more desirable prey than their Imasite ancestors. They undergo sexual reproduction while they're swimming freely in the currents, and asexual reproduction when they're inside a bigger creature's gullet. As they lost their primary spike, they no longer burrow into stomach lining and are content with simply soaking up whatever their host's digesting through their highly permeable skin.
>>4234219The Pangla Shard is a Shot that has significantly refined its physiology. Rather then use multiple, small algae heads it now uses one massive head that it fuses with nearby shards. To better transport nutrients through the much larger body it has grown sub-vascular systems that act as relays for the central vascular system.
New Event time!Age of biodiversity: The Obsidian Island of Jobari starts shedding flakes. Just a few at first, but then, over the course of millenia, the shedding becomes more extreme, paper thin flakes flowing off of it fast enough to noticably shrink the island year by year. Almost... eager, the island seems to be shedding its hull, as if intent to show us its core. What exactly has caused this event is unclear. But its effects are strange and exciting: As the atmosphere and Ocean of SII-2453-0 get inindated with obsidian flakes, generations seem to mutate faster, and with a higher chance of benefitial mutations. It is almost as if the obsidian, or the null light trapped within it, is encouraging the spread of genetic diversity...Effects: -Until end of this event, no evolution may exceed Gen 8-Evos everywhere in the world may incorporate Obsidian into them.
>>4236612start excreting form its skin a hardened collection of obsidian particles that from nullight glowing crystals/scabs
>>4236097the spine root has taken in obsidian and incorporated it into itself for razosharp electrified roots with spines of obsidian and feeding on the nullight it gives of even a spike on the upside that gives a mean shock to anything that nibbles on its leaves but stabs anything in the thrat that tries to eat the sprout part of it
>>4236168The Irristep have developed a frontal pair of legs but a painful issue arises.The irristep begins to start catching obsidian flakes that cut into its skin. Several die due to this, but a lucky few survive and gain minor armour. The back side is bloodied a little less, but gains the same flake coating
>>4237993gen 9, doesnt count sorry
>>4238028>>4237993I'll allow it.
>>4231736when your body is mostly just hollow bone filled with ecto and a fleshy core you have very few limits in body shape and change. the bone now near completely encapsulates the thick skinned sack, two fast legs, a near completely armored body and sharp blades all this makes for fast and dangerous predators slicing and carrying of bits of flesh
>>4231619The Thryu-Imasite that parasitizes on Hsmyx develops a novel strategy; once it's anchored into it's host, it will regrow it's once-atrophied portal organ and use it to intersect another portal into the host's furnace, greatly increasing it's energy output - and subsequently the amount of budding Imasites the host can support as well.The creature is a sort of a double-edged sword - on one hand, it's extra portal allows the Hsmyx to reach unprecedented heights of power generation, but on the other hand the risk of blowing up is much higher as well due to the ineptitude of this new helper.
>>4236175A mutation of the Y chromosome has caused the male Lightbulb Irrinoct to produce visible light instead of null-light, which granted it and it's harem a significant advantage as they suddenly gained the ability to actually see where they're going, albeit in rather poor resolution.The tradeoff is that the male can no longer use his null-light "flashbang", and so the species has to rely on their thick skin as their sole layer of protection against psychofages.
>>4236540Rolling again for event, to be resolved in 24-48 hours.1 - Th̶͠ȩ́y̵͢͡ ̨h̸͠á̸v̧̕e̸ ͘s̢͘͡l̡̕ep̡͘t2͢ - C̸o̷͟l͠d͝ ̧́h̴̷a͘v̷ȩ͢ ̛́͞t́h̕ȩ͝y̷ ́͞b̷͝e̢̢͜ȩn̸3 - Da̷rk͢ ̛͢͡a̶͞r̛͠e̷͟ ͜t̕h̢͝e̢͢͜y̵̶̨̕̕4 - F̸͘ŗo̡̕͘m ̵D͜a̶͡rḱ ̧́d̶ò̴ ͟th̸͠e̷͜y̵͡͡ ̸c̸o͞m̕͝e̵̢͡5 - S̛͞t͟͝͝i̧̕ll͜ ͠t̶͠h͡ęy̸ ̴͘sl̵e͠e̸p̨̕6 - O̶l̀d̷͘e̷͢r ̵t͟h͞a̶͢͞ņ͟ ̵̢̀L͘͘͞if̧̧e̷̡7 -Uņ̶c̛h͡͞a͞n͜͢g̀͜͟i̶͜͝n̛͡g͟8̷̡ - Ţ̸̨he̶y w̨aķe̸͠
Rolled 7, 8, 4, 4, 7, 3, 2, 1 = 36 (8d8)>>4238188Rollin
Rolled 3 (1d8)>>4238188
>>4238188wow guys, i wonder what will happen
>>4239207Probably the security event we didn't pick last thread.
>>4236115The reproductive organ on the Bismuth Grass gains a sheath that retracts when the reproductive organ has spores. The root system is able to transport null light safely due to the obsidian flakes on the shore stopping digging creatures
>>4236082>>4236082Mentat Imash are some of the first organisms to absorb and incorperate obsidian into their makeup. The inorganic material gradually forms a shell on the outer layer of their brain matter, turning into a hard shell. The shell limits the amount of ectoplasm that can be expressed from them, allowing it to only seep from cracks. Those Imash who become more skillful in their manipulation survive, utilizing shards of obsidian as killing tools, slashing or skewering prey and dragging them back through the portal quickly.As a concequence of not using so much ectoplasm, the current generation of Imash are SMARTER, and tool users.
>>4236064Smolmunchers are abundant, and easy prey. There is a certain downside to this niche. Being prey.The smartest of the creatures will adhere shards of obsidian to their bodies to ward off predators. not pictured are obsidian nests. They are a bit like beavers. but horrible.
>>4236163Some Stalkers incorperate a core of obsidian, and while their bodies do not change, it has clear impact on their minds. Fragmentary, maddened, the Obsidian collectors ectoplasm rips, flickers, and manifests erratically. this turns out to be a net positive for the organism, as it maintains its virtual body surface and structure while using LESS brain power through the gift of INSANITY. While insane, less ectoplasm expended means the current stalker is actually SMARTER.A shame they use that intelligence making sculptures out of flayed prey.
>>4236570Social Hsmyx are curious and mobile organisms. Herds will occasionally come onto the coastal areas of land, retreating before they suffocate, but finding new grazing lands. Their bodies become less flabby and stronger to handle the transient visits to land.(ALCON: I am trying to draw simplified versions of some organisms. All of the evos i have made work towards that. Our art is nice, but has too many stray pixels or soft edges, and breaks the ability for easy edits which is likely what is slowing this game down.)
>>4238128due to a Major errors in there genetics that mysteriously did not turn out badly, as juveniles and children instead of just being smaller versions of there adults selfs they instead come our in a larval looking stage that is a nymp, they latch onto the flesh nourishing and maturing on it before partial-metamorphism strikes and they shed excess bones and cracking open there eyes like a eggshell to emerge as fully sexually mature members of there species.(the sealed eyes as a nymp prevent parasites from getting in)
>>4231619Slingshard Glassgrass has adapted the obsidian which litters it's environment. Obsidian chunks are ejected from the plant to kill predators, and if that doesnt work, eating glass tends to do the trick. The colony will grow from the fertile soil. The incorperation of obsidian seems to result in the plants emitting less charged ectoplasm. They seem at peace.
>>4239657(sorry for the back to back, but here is the easy to edit version)Within a few generations, the pyramid stalkers who collect obsidian cores have heavily deviated from their normal kin. Their ectoplasm manifests as more abstract ideas, often in the form of shadows of things, or fire. Interestingly enough, the fire ectoplasm does not burn the land, but does inflict burning pain, and forms blister like injuries on creatures touched by it.A pyramid stalker will hold its prey in an embrace of ectoplasm as it emulates the sensation of burning it alive. This process takes a while, but generates an excess of useful energy for the creature.
>>4238128bonesnek is the evolutionary conclusion of bonestrich. When not eating the flesh, other creatures or bone, the snek eats obsidian which gradually deposits on its exoskeleton.The Snek is in symbiosis with the 'cytes and phages. Their rapid growth provides cushion for its obsidian armor that would otherwise destroy its true flesh. It's eye's lens is inorganic and thus visual clarity is unimpinged by the parasites.
>>4239674the nymph stage collects and silicates in it eyes to form lenses over its eyes for when it becomes a adult, extending there life span by adding another separation from the infected world
>>4238195new event: SECURITY - There is only Void. 1/3After millions of years of COMFORT, the heat that has dominated the planet, subsides. Something that has brewed and boiled is simmering down, and its heat is dying off.It is an arduous time for all creatures, and for none more than the psychophages, whose incubation period is made longer by the low temperature and whose presence on SII-2453-0, for many million years constant and oppressive, becomes lighter and less all consuming. An exception to this is The Flesh, where their already massive presence masks their decrease in numbers, and the surrounding grasland, where psychophage crawlers have a better defense against the cold than their smaller brethrens.SECURITY it seems, is COLD.effects:End of >>4237853.- Obsidian may now still be used, but only where there is obsidian on the map. Note that this is not only on the Obsidian Isles.- Gen 8 may again be exceeded- It is getting cold
>>4238195new event: SECURITY - There is only Void. 1/3After millions of years of COMFORT, the heat that has dominated the planet, subsides. Something that has brewed and boiled is simmering down, and its heat is dying off.It is an arduous time for all creatures, and for none more than the psychophages, whose incubation period is made longer by the low temperature and whose presence on SII-2453-0, for many million years constant and oppressive, becomes lighter and less all consuming. An exception to this is The Flesh, where their already massive presence masks their decrease in numbers, and the surrounding grasland, where psychophage crawlers have a better defense against the cold than their much smaller brethrens.SECURITY it seems, is COLD.effects:End of >>4237853 (You).- Obsidian may now still be used, but only where there is obsidian on the map. Note that this is not only on the Obsidian Isles.- Gen 8 may again be exceeded- It is getting cold
>>4240920>>4240948turns out you cannot delete posts over one hour old. So please ignore the first post, it has an imperfect map
>>4240949i dont see the difference
>>4236726in the <DARK> in the <COLD> sometimes you want <WARMTH> and <COMFORT> above all else, even <SUFFERING>. Parasites become constant companions as many creatures voluntarily wade into the thrashing waters of the beaches, wincing in pain as their flesh becomes host to as many 'cytes as they can burden.Lives made shorter, but warmer, and thus longer than without. Its a faustian trade.When a host nears death the simplicites will guide it towards the flesh. towards home.---Hosts who can endure the relationship with their parasites will find that the worms grow in length and begin to resemble dreadlocks.
>>4237927The spineroot grows a large edible fruit full of ectothermic warmth and nutrition in these hard times. Animals who consume it will be infused with ectoplasm and heat for a time, but also carry with them the seeds of the next generation. Those foolish enough to consume the obsidian shard often die and are fertilizer.
>>4236212Obsidigravs have changed considerably (to be easier to edit)The juvenile gravs will cling to obsidian of any type, and can be found world wide. Obsidian is melted and processed into it's soft fleshy body. A majority of the inedible parts are no longer present, allowing it's seeds to be consumed by herbivores when the mature fruit falls to the ground.The fruit emits null light in significant amounts as it decays, and is also rich in alcohols.
>>4239685The cold does not bother the grass so much. What is above the surface is nothing compared to what is below. Electrical activity is enhanced, and flickering child like sprites can be seen coming and going out of existence as the grass fields dream. So far they dream of peaceful things.
>>4239668>>4239668The Social Hsmyx adapted to the colder climate easily, as their primary issue has always been thermal regulation and a steep food requirement.Their portal maw has been located on the bottom of their body, where shovel like tentacles fling matter into the "furnace" to keep the beast going. Cold air offers nothing but a constant source of cooling, and perhaps an enhancement to accidental combustion of matter.---It was soil. rich, organic soil, that gave the Hsmyx it's reach inland. Soil is full of microbes, minerals, and carbon. A true opportunist, there is nothing a Hsmyx won't eat, as long as it doesnt try to get away too hard. They aren't very fast.Their glow now stretches from the depths of the ocean to the shadows of great mountains. More than their glow, they offer <COMFORT> for those that would herd with them, in a world of dwindling heat.
>>4241531The Spineroot Myelin begins growing more than one fruit per bulb. They develop a slightly harder skin so as to let them finish developing their seeds before they're eaten.
>>4231922Golden Reachroots reach 'true' perfection, as they shift around their root structure to form hooks that anchor them better to the seafloor. This change 'future-proofs' them to survive the potential shifts in the ocean currents of SII-2453-0. These more-than-likely happening shifts would be caused by the planet's temperature change.These hooks form archs that follow the golden ratio, whether this change was caused by Thadoz itself or evolutionary pressure is unknown. However, it is known that said proportions give the plant the ability to be swayed by the sea in a 'perfect rotation'.
SECURITY 2/3 - There are only Eyes. The shrinking island of Jobari, wittled down by eons of shedded obsidian, have seized their deconstruction a couple million years ago. In its wake, a vastly diminished island remained, and, on its surface, on the Ocen floor it once covered, and protuding out of its sides, it had left a number of peculiar statues of no further interest to the instinct driven denizens of the Obsidian Sea. Inert and lifeless, they provide neither nourishment nor danger for anything but the odd Obsidigrav node. Lifeless and inert they remain no longer. Now, in the age of SECURITY the Seekers awaken. Not more than a few hundred at first, these lumbering Giants of obsidian dislodge themselves from their sleeping places and start to spread out, mute, lumbering, and unyielding. Their bodies are made almost entirely of Obsidian. A silicate nerve cluster, tiny for their size, smaller for the males than the females, governs their movement, which is relayed in simple silicate nerve strands down to their undemanding limbs. Their joints, unyielding obsidian like the rest of them, are hidden in Pocket Dimensions, where the gradual breakdown of their 'flesh' makes it porous and movable. And moved they are by the rotation of the pocket dimensions, generated by powerful, carbon based organs. There are two kinds of Seekers, males, and females. To each female one two four males are bound, the latter acting as a kind of hunter class to the former's receiver. Male Seekers scour the Ocean floor and the land, for organisms, which they spear unto their arms with surprising speed and agility to bring back to their female, who processes them in a Hysmx-like layered portal, using the resulting ground down inorganic mass to patch up or increase either herself or her partners. Curiously, Seekers seem to never be content with a food source, even if it is plentifull. Though they are happy to take many specimen of a species for nourishment, something seems to drive them to hunt ever new and unknown organisms to present the novelty to their females. And indeed, when a wholly unknown organism is brought before a female, a different kind of processing is done: With her piercing eyes (Eminating/Receiving Null Light/Light or vice versa) she looks deep into - literally - the object's soul, looking for something. So far, any animal which had this done to it has gone mad and was chucked in the processor. The search continues. Reproduction is slow with Seekers and happens through the manual construction of a juvenile by the female using stored up resources. It can take centuries to gather up enough resources for a newborn, and then millenia for it to be increased in size so that it could be considered mature. SECURITY, it seems, is VIGILANT
>>4242555oh and to be 100% clear: as everything on SII-2453-0, the seekers are the evoers playthings. You may evo them as any creature.
>>4241574the obsidigrav sticks to seekers and drains them of null light.They reproduce asexually from spores on their stem
>>4239713stalkers have gained much more powerful obsidian stones and are able to use the newfound strength to reinforce the edge of the cloud
>>4234332Just finished reading through the archives. I can't draw very well but will nontheless try my best to contribute.If you don't mind, i'd like to name two regions on the map. First, i'd like to name the sea between the four (three since the pyramids connect the poles?) continents, but out side of the obsidian mountains. Its new name will be "Stygian Abyss".Second, i want to name the area inside of the spires, where the vortex once sprung from. It will now be known as "Tartarus, The Black Gate"Now then, i had some questions regarding paint. If i'm using the PC program, do i need to do something with anti aliasing, or am i fine with the default settings? should i just use PAINT3D or the .net instead?
>>4242715>>4239713Retroactive justification of something that doesn't prima facie make sense:Obsidian doesn't do anything to creatures on its own, inherently. I will rule this as the Stalker mind being evolved to tap into pyramid stuff to then elegantly warp its surroundings; With the pyramid stone being replaced by an inert stone of obsidian, the mind reaches into emptiness, unable to actualize its capacity - it thus falls into a feedback loop, constantly trying to use the stone, but the stone not answering. This causes the madness.
>>4242716Your names have been canonized. Paint.net is better, and to avoid anti alializing, select brush tool and then click the squiggly line up top in the tool bar.
>>4234394the surprising and cancerous growth of the seeking gem offers actual protection but it is too heavy to allow them to really swim so they can at most float around or crawl on surfaces. they can retract into the shell and they have two modes >hunt.where they have enough ecto to materialize there soul cutting mouths and swell up there size. too snap at anything with enough ecto in itself and try and scare it away if they are not too big. or when hunting >>4234187 by snapping at there ecto or tentacles or any other being that is not too big >harvest.where they are not using any ecto this is mostly when only eating plants or pretending to be out of ecto or when actually having run out of ecto >hide if its startled by a presence it cant detect from ecto and is not very small or makes a too big physical movement, or has a huge amount of detectable ecto, they will simply drag as much as possible into the shell and pretend to be dead, if enough time passes or if it detects or perceives the target as dead they will try and feed on it.(some causes of big movements >>4242555 >>4241676 >>4239668)(some causes of ecto disturbances >>4239633>>4238148>>4236082>>4231727>>4231680>>4231644)too sum it up it hunts anything it thinks is food, pretends or is actually without ecto and while its eats plants or when startled it pretends to be dead and thats quite often. and its eating bismuth grass but badly beacuse its kind of needed when you are growing a shell this big
>>4236133The land smasher loses its tusks and goes vegetarian.It also moves its horn to the armor plating to easly kill thinking imash
>>4231617The ants have lost the bait and the burrower but the slave now burrows tunnels. The males can now reproduce more and the female naturally keeps its tail up to not get it bitten off
>>4231619Unimorph Ants are creatures that live within the flesh.A female will spend most of her life with her sisters, tending the flesh fields. During times of stress, some females from the colony will start an irreversible transformation into males.The first stage of a male morph will still be able to participate in tending to the colony, but the second stage is hostile to the extreme, and will only patrol the colonly's edge, and attack even it's own kind should they venture too close.As the male's hormonal transformation consumes it's body, it gradually becomes a giant gonad. This is the final form of a male; it will chase the trail of pheramones towards another colony in a last ditch to spread it' lineage. Only the most fit males make it past a colonies defenses to impregnate a female, and then die.Females who are fertilized turn into tumor masses and eventually rupture to bring fourth the next generation.
>>4242555the little creatures keep getting away. This annoys the seekers. The women make arms so the men can grab species
>>4242906future evoers, keep in mind these fingers have no means of articulation. They are simply multi pronged forks.
>>4242555knees help for a smoother mobility of the females as they move from location when they are no longer satisfied by the local food
>>4242555instead of a mobile lifestyle the female will find a single high spots to root to and gather material towering as high as they see fit and observe for any materials or living beings for the male to harvest, but there focus is on gathering raw materials to expand on the male work force to direct them further into a ever expanding searching web
>>4243025Because king is my mother, the light emination of female tower seekers is streamlined.
>>4242961The Seekers begin using portals with 3d surfaces instead of 2d surfaces, allowing a higher range of motion as well as the expulsion of used-up organic matter in a gaseous manner directly from the joints, granting them much greater stamina as their equivalent to "lactic acid" is now quickly discharged.
>>4236082The Huge-ass Mentat deals with the cold by just getting bigger, so that it's surface area-volume ratio decreases and less heat escapes it's body. To maintain it's size, it supplements it's diet with schools of >>4231925, trapped by the cilia that now cover it's tentacles.
>>4236671Pacts to unions. Thoughts to flesh. Digesting, merging, changing. Ripping flesh. Detaching. No final endings. No new beginnings. Instead, amalgamations; Sharing of self. Many are one. One are legion.Kept separate by the physical - The low real. [WE]
>>4239633Some Mentats now hunt for Lightbulb Irrinocts in addition to their normal diet of Fekkiri as they are more plentiful near the shores, and the Mentat needs any food it can get in these cold, trying times. To assist in the hunt, primitive light-sensitive stalks emerge from it's body, incredibly helpful in detecting the glowing creatures, though their poor vision often leads to an altercation with the similarly glowing, but much more docile shore Hsmyx.Despite the easier access to food, the Mentat tends to straddle the fine line between aching hunger and the barest of satiation - the feeling of starvation seems to give it some sort of twisted pain... or is it pleasure?Because it's body is so big and it's brain surface is no longer available for respiration, this duty has been delegated to a special breed of Psycofage, known as the Wrinkly Psychofage, which targets specifically the Mentat's brain-gills.
>>4243121>>4241676Unwelcome intrusion. To feed is purpose.To consume the real.To feast on spirit. To devour.Blissful suffering.Exuberant fear.Exhilarating despair. Anguished cries into void. The void listens. It knows; it remembers. To take is to make part. To make part is to become.To feed is purpose.[SHARE]
>>4243248Nice. Reminds me of the anon who made the deep irrinoct and kept posting really high effort analogues of Francis e Dec. Whatever happened to that guy?
>>4231617As all things have an end, so too does all things have a beginning. A creature, sick and starving, struggles into the Bay of Flesh only to collapse, succumbing to the root-like tumors penetrating out of its skin. And as such, a plant that has evolved to thrive in flesh takes root in landscape made for it. Over millenia it the Weedgrowths here increase in size and adapt to the environment. Taking advantage on its “soil” the plant uses its roots to hook itself up to the occasional blood vessel of the flesh – giving it any nutrients that it might need, allowing for said increase in size. The plant has found its victim in the bay; The Ant ( >>4242819 >>4242887 ). By passing blood through its cluster of Desire-invoking flesh-pods, the blood absorbs the ectoplasm and slowly releases it over time. The strong urge caused by the ectoplasm is too much for the ant. It goes over to the plant and feeds. Thus sealing its doom and spreading the Saguine Growth’s seeds.
>>4243248>>4241676>>4238148To share is purpose. The struggle weakens. Acceptance forthcoming.To take is to make part. To become is to make real.The real is to be beheld.Spirits now one.The voice in seeds shared. A union made. Cries of jubilation and anguish merged.Host and void become one. The gift is shared.Legion spreads. To share is purpose. [THE]
>>4243716>>4241676A new bond shared. Old kin becoming prey. Many becoming one.Legion Spreads. [BECOMING]
>>4243716>>4238148The sharing in the giving.The Exuberance. The becoming real.The voice in seeds.Compelling silence in blood.The Path; No longer lost. The struggle ended.The seeking begins. A new bond shared.Many becoming few.Legion Spreads.[REAL]
>>4243735>>4243754So what are these, then? Creatures infested with the parasite or mimics made from it? I would assume it's the former with the talk of hosts, but i'd like to be certain.
>>4244439only the former would be legal
SECURITY 3/3 - There is only iceSlowly Seekers prolifirate, too slowly to attain the numbers of any other species on the planet, but with a death rate infantesimally small and in a constant state of hunting. They disrupt ecosystem, and destroy long hold balances. But the Seekers are the least of the global ecosystem's worries. The cooling has not yet stopped and the ice that has increased over the last few millions of years has reached solid ground. And organisms start dying.First order of business: The seekers are technically excempt from this extinction. But since I don't want seven different seeker species at the start of next thread, I will have a vote which TWO variants will be the base for evolution. Reply to this with your vote for your favorite and second favorite Seeker. Most Seeker 'models' will survive as individuals.This out of the way, Extinction time. Please link to the organism you want to roll for, and uniquely this time, SPECIFY ITS ECOSYSTEM IN YOUR POST. This should be as specific as: Bismuth Forest, Pyramid grasslands... 'Global' is considered a biome.Every ID has 4 rolls.Target number is 7. -Subtract 2 if your organism is among the first 4 organisms saved in your biome. -Subtract 1 if your organism has a defense against the cold OR lives consistently around Hsmyx OR is made of largely anorganic material (Bismuth)-Subtract 1 if your organism has an already saved dedicated symbiote or is a dedicated parasite to a saved creatureThis is the END OF THREAD EXTINCTION EVENT. As such, no further evolutions are allowed with a grace period of 30 minutes for already started stuff.SECURITY is unyielding
>>4244439Creatures infested and on a genetical level changed by carrying the parasite
Rolled 4 (1d8)>>4244483>>4243716GlobalTarget: 6 (?)
Rolled 3 (1d8)>>4244493
>>4244493no, global is considered a biome. it is among the first 4 saved.
Rolled 8, 6 = 14 (2d8)>>4244483>>4231617Rolling for the original Eyelash Weedgrowth and for the original Surface Psychophage
>>4244497please add the biome of the species you are rolling for to your post.
Rolled 3, 1, 4 = 8 (3d8)>>4244496Ok. Will do a big old dump of rolls then.>>4243735Global>>4243754Continent 2 (Ghat)>>4231617Original Nullightened Irrinocts. Pyramids
>>4244497Forgot to specify, the Surface Psychophage is everywhere except the poles, the Eyelash Weedgrowth is on the eastern continent
Rolled 4 (1d8)>>4231617Rolling for the original Calcium Spikegrav, living in the deep ocean
Rolled 1 (1d8)>>4244507Reroll
Rolled 6, 1, 4 = 11 (3d8)>>4243088Rolling. -2 because of open ocean, -1 because of cold adaptation. DC 4.>>4242758Rolling. -2 for being one of the first in the beach.DC 5>>4239970-2 from living in the fleshlandsDC 5Saving my last roll for later. For >>4236163>>4239643>>4239657creatures that already live on the frozen poles, do they get any additional bonus for presumably already being suited to the cold?
Rolled 8 (1d8)>>4242758>of the first in the beach.DC 5
Rolled 6 (1d8)>>4239674first flesh lands DC 5
Rolled 5 (1d8)>>4231925Rolling. Open seas -2. DC 5. We need herbivores.
Rolled 5 (1d8)>>4239598second bismuth forest to be saved DC 7-2(second to be saved)-2(largely anorganic material (Bismuth))=DC 3
>>4244529bismuth gives it a -1, not a -2
>>4244532thanks then DC 4
>>4237841>first of the ocean surface and largely anorganic material need to save atleast one water plant and this is 7-2-1=DC 4
Rolled 7 (1d8)>>4244548fucked up and forgot to include dice. this would basically save the ocean if no other water plant survives
Rolled 2 (1d8)>>4242770Dc 5
Rolled 4 (1d8)>>4242715dc 5/4: (first in ice caps and possible ice defense
>>4244554they do have ice defense
Rolled 6 (1d8)>>4237993Dc: 5
>>4244509>>4244516You guys rolled for something already saved. The Calcium Spikegrav and Crying Bonestrich's dcs were 4 thanks to living near thermal vents and being mostly composed of inorganic material respectively. You both can still use those rolls.
Rolled 5 (1d8)>>4231617Rolling for the Quartz Pangla.DC is 3 thanks to being the first creature to be saved in the Pangla Forest, a protection against cold, and a symbiosis with the Pangla Shard.
Rolled 3 (1d8)>>4231617Rolling for the Sweet Mold.DC is 4 thanks to being the second creature to be saved in the Pangla Forest and having a symbiotic relationship with the Quartz Pangla.
Rolled 1 (1d8)>>4236103Lives on the East Continent
Rolled 7, 5, 5, 6 = 23 (4d8)>>4241591>>4241676rolling my first two.
>>4242715>>4243716and apparently I am too retarded to pick 2d8, so here are my next two.This is NG by the way. My dynamic reset.
Rolled 7, 4, 7, 6 = 24 (4d8)>>4242236Spineroot Myelin, Poles and Northern Grasslands>>4242295Golden Reachroot, Ocean
Rolled 8 (1d8)>>4231617To my neglected child the hoya tree I give thee a roll. DC 5.
Rolled 2 (1d8)>>4231617To my strange sorta child the Flowering Windleaf I give thee a roll as well. DC 5.
>>4232625This bismuth is declared safe using my overflow roll.
>>4237908Let’s save some badass things. Dc should be 4 I think.
Rolled 4 (1d8)>>4247819Stupid dice
Rolled 5 (1d8)>>4231617Now this Stalker, DC is 5.
Rolled 3 (1d8)>>4243143DC 4 for him.
Rolled 7 (1d8)>>4247830Reroll
>>4243037>>4243053These two are pretty good
Rolled 3, 3, 3, 7 = 16 (4d8)>>4236103Hoya ForestsDC5>>4236090Hoya ForestsDC5>>4234187Bismuth ForestDC5>>4239643Polar RegionDC5
Subevent 1: Finishing up this biome stuff pt. 1Every ID gets now 2 free saves, without rolls, exclusively for biomes which have under 4 saved organisms, up to them having 4. These are:Deep Ocean: still needs 3Shallow Seas/Coastline: 2Bay of Flesh: 3Grassland: 3Hoya Forest: 2Bismuth Forest and grasslands: 2Ocean Surface: 3Polar Ice Caps: 1
>>4248460>>4231617Calcium Spikegrav for Deep Ocean
>>4248497Calcium spikegrav is already saved. Twice.Why you guys are so in love with that ebin troll plant I dunno
>>4248760global has no slots open
>>4248777:(the original seekers survive?
>>4244483I would havy to say that this One:>>4242555And this one:>>4243053Are my favorites right now.
>>4248795read>>4244483I can take>>4248760as your vote.I will also vote:>>4242961>>4243037
>>4248460It took a long time but I’ve finally decided what I want to save.>>4231617The Hsmyx Hunter for the deep ocean and the Flowering Windleaf for the Hoya Forest. Honorable mentions for the Nullightened Irrinoct, Deep Irrinoct, Hsmyx, Volvo-Ismacite, and Flesh Ant. May someone vote for you.
>>4248460just realized I'm also an IDI'll save Palm Bismuth >>4231639and talking Imash >>4234187both Bismuth forest
>>4231736Saved for flesh>>4236710Saved for Hoya forest