The universe of Tryslmaistan! A steady state cosmos consisting of a serpienski gasket of triangular worldplates inhabited by crystalline fauna. They are known as White Life. Due to being native to the orderly cosmos, they do not evolve... but a new change has happened. 15 earthly species, humans included, have stumbled into the worldplate of Hajime.These species are:
>>4496617> Humans> Pigs> Rats> Crickets> Koi Fish> Bees> Ants> Chickens> Rice> Sour Grass> Cone Trees> Green Basil> Plum Trees> Dandelions
>>4496619And following the strange blight that is the weakness, humans seek to cure them with the miracle plant that is Vlax. Which no doubt creates all manner of mutations, as is evidenced in the dandelion plant:
>>4496621And then even Man himself...!Forming the very first Race Clans, for which there will be many more to come...
>>4496624Many years have passed, and the glorious Seeder Culture has dispersed these fourteen species all across the WorldPlates of Tryslmaistan. With such a limited set of specimens, there is no doubt that there are *many* niches to fill in the crystalline desert, and the wetlands, plains, and lakes, already teeming with native White Life. https://www.unicornjelly.com/alt135.html
>>4496619Mutate these fifteen organisms in any way you see fit. Go ahead. Go crazy!
What in the multiverse is this stuff?I don't think I'm high enough to evengenuinely impressed though
>>4496644What you are seeing here, anon, is potential. Raw potential.
Errr....mutate the given creatures? As in, describe how they were mutated via Vlax, by people as part of cultivation to help them survive on Hajime? Am I understanding this? What even is Vlax? Is it the fifteenth eathly species, not documented in the first image, which only describes 14?
>>4496667Yeah, too much for me it seems. I'm not galaxy brained nearly enough to imagine things here.Let's see.. so we have flat world that takes form of a triangular slab with apparent gravity pull, exposed to risk of getting showered by falling rocks from above.There appears to be a diurnal cycle.Steady state means... what exactly? That there is some semblance of balancing forces that are keeping the system from going out of bounds? Is the balance emergent from current state of the world, or is it a fundamental force that determines it, as in arrival of the apparent outsiders will upset, change or destroy it if it's former case, or will be integrated somehow if it's the latter...I'm guessing the people will want to use the mutagen to enhance their lives and natural selection will seek to thrive in the new circumstance. As in developing a wider variety of tastes for the fruit trees, yield and nutritional values for the rice, giant working ants to assist with construction, high ethanol grass for fuel?yeah, well, good luck with this, OP.
>>4496678I think the 'vlax' is one of the native things in >>4496627, that domed cactus thing
>>4496685Huh. Then what's the 15th species?Whatever. Concerning the red blooded creatures, we should absolutely breed pigs and chickens into food sources. We can probably make them into some sort of... living vehicles and beasts of burden, too. Chocobo ripoffs and huge boars to ride?Rats could probably be bred into some sort of intelligent companion animal, ala the dog.No clue what to do with the koi fish, beyond a food source.As for the insects, some sort of 3D printing ant colonies, and the bees can be pollinators and...alarm drones? I'm at a loss with the crickets.
>>4496685You're right. If I had more time, I'd crudely illustrate basils and dandelions bit it's eleven where I'm from.
>>4496692Whoopsy daisy, I mistyped.
>>4496697Oh, okay. So, do people need to rely on the earthly species for everything? Or is some of the white life usable/edible? Like, that dodofruit dome.Also, what's that question mark behind the DeepBottles on the life in the sea image?
>>4496629Imagine going to the beach and stepping on that LEGO caltrop. It’s like a war crime from the age of creation.I’m guessing people will be quickly educated to wear solid shoes on this crystalline world.
>>4496617 Unicorn Jelly, now there is a name I haven't head in in a long time.For those who don't know its an old and now completed webcomic
>>4496700Earthly biology is totally incompatible with crystalline biology, with a few exceptions. Vlax is arguably a hybrid between the two, and the source behind red & green life's mutations. Of course, there are extrenely rare incidents when Green life hybridizes with White life in the case of KayWai, and when White life hybridizes with Red life, in the case of Chou Kazemahou.
This species of Koi fish can breathe on land for a limited period of time. It has a pair of rear fins, but it mostly moves around by slithering.It can stay on land for about 30 minutes before needing to go back in the water again to breathe.
>>4496768A species of crystalline skin parasite lives in the Spikefish, affording it defense against predators but eventually killing it with the bodily waste it releases into it's bloodstream.
The potherb dandelion is a plant that grows out rather than up. It's grown as a salad green and usually harvested before it flowers as that's when the leaves contain the most nutrition.The flower however, is grown as a sweet treat and is considerably more expensive than the leaves.
The blue plum tree is the result of mutating Plum Trees with Vlax.Though the fruit is highly poisonous, the deep blue leaves and deep purple fruits can be processed into a luxurious dye.Its gorgeous blue color is also highly sought after as an ornamental plant.
The Redstripe is a Bee variant used to pollinate Vlax. Sadly, the mutagenic plant causes them to be highly aggressive to humans, so Vlax farming is a highly dangerous job.They can be differentiated from normal bees by the red stripes and constant coating of crystal pollen.
>>4496777Koifish further mutate to be able to move around on land. Unfortunately, their capacity to breathe above the water has not increased, and being out of the water for long periods of time stimulates the crystal growths into filling them with more toxin.The fragile Koi Spikefish are popular designer pets.
>>4496768after many (fish)generations of breeding and farming in tubs of water private breeders have managed to create a fatter and meatier variation with careful applications of incest and and small inflow of new genes to keep them healthy, this luxurious food fish is simply called "pig of the water" it has a fine marbling with unsaturated fat leading to tender flesh and a underbelly of mostly fat that can be cut away to be melted in pans to cook other foods or sold as lantern fat its very similar to lard but has a rich buttery taste its also rich in fish oil its a fish with many uses
>>4496617Yo, is this some motherfucking Unicorn Jelly I see here? Oh hell yes, I loved this as a kid. "How life would evolve and mutate on Tryslmaistan to make a wider ecosystem" was something I fantasized about, I was kind of a nerdy kid. Nice.So, has Stormfall happened yet? Are we on a time limit, or do we have plenty of time to mutate things?
>>4496975No mention of Stormfall has been made yet, everything that has happened so far is in this thread, and I wonder if we'll ever see how things are on the other site of the Plate
The honeypot ant is type of ant found across many species, being a specialized caste with a liquid-storing sac in their abdomens used as living larders, dispensing sweet nectar to their fellow ants as needed. A similar mutation has occurred in the Vlax Bottle Ant, the sac being used to store the vlaxilin compounds needed for the ants to survive. The greater access to vlax that ants now possess has a huge role on the ecosystem. Vlax Bottles gather vlax from where it exists in high concentrations on the shore of the Inner Sea and carry it further inland. When the ants die trace amounts of vlax in their systems re-enter the biosphere, expanding the habitable range of Red and Green life (while adversely affecting White biodiversity thanks to Green ecosystems displacing White primary producers). Further, this bounty of ants provides a hefty amount of biomass for chickens and rats to consume, allowing their numbers to grow. And of course, with more ready access to vlax the ants undergo an increased rate of mutation, making for more varied forms of ant to evolve.Forgive the shitty drawing. I'm not good at MS Paint.
>>4497006good job even if its more just a hieroglyph and this makes for something humans would collect or farm
>>4496777This is of course the result of errant amphibious koi fusing with tumbledice in a manner not unlike how Amalthea fused with the Crystal Basilisk and became Chou.
>>4496975>>4496977No stormfall thus far. Although in a later thread, I might consider how life may evolve in a sudden zero-L environment...
>>4497145i actually dont know this setting could you explain white-green hybrids and what stromfall is is it like a cycle thing with like how nightfall is a thing on earth?
>>4497149Whitelife hybrids are just the native life forming a symbiosis with Earthly life. It's very rare and biologically unlikely, but it works more or less like how you'd expect.Stormfall is something very different, though. It's not a natural event, it's the end of the world. Tryslmaistan is a universe with an objective downward direction. Everything falls in the same direction. The worldplates levitate because they're locked into defects in the fabric of space, that's why they're in a mathematically-regular fractal grouping. But they need to be a certain size to fit into those defects. If you break a worldplate, the pieces fall. Then they hit the worldplates below them, and shatter those, which fall and join the hail of debris. You get an ever-expanding cone of destruction...until it turns into a cylinder of destruction. See, Tryslmaistain is finite yet unbounded, like physicists believe our universe might be. If you go far enough in any direction, you loop around the fabric of space and wind up back where you started. Which means the cone of destruction loops around and starts hitting things above itself. Then its top and bottom fuse and you get a continuous cylinder of falling debris, slowly expanding until it's destroyed the entire universe. Eventually everything is chewed down into tiny particles, which coalesce back into new worldplates and Whitelife evolves again. This has happened at least once before in Tryslmaistan's history. In canon, it happens again when humans wind up destroying a worldplate in a war, and the species winds up fleeing from the Stormfall until they figure out a way to pass through the danger zone on the leading edge and build new worlds inside the dust zone.
>>4497189ah so the sheer friction from the falling causes the plates too melt and fuse into the right shapes like casting metal
>>4497201Bascially. The entire cosmos of Tryslmaistan is one big mold, encouraging matter to be cast into the right shapes and patterns. And another evolution, the Shatterel Hen. Shatterel is a unique form of precipitation on Tryslmaistan, the chemical components of the air condensing into a soft, crumbly crystal, like giant high-temperature snowflakes. The Shatterel Hen has taken to using it as a nesting material, the crystal making for excellent insulation and cushioning for their eggs.
sooo ummm i started reading the comic and it would be super helpful if we got pictures of rats chickens and such >>4496617>>4496619>>4496621>>4496624>>4496627>>4496629>>4496631
>>4497636Here's a rat.
>>4496792Some hives go rogue as financial issues render apiaries abandoned. This results in them evolving smaller and smaller until they become the minute Dotbees, which are below the size limit for an object to be affected by linovection. Therefore, these are less physically active compared to redstripes. All they need to do to stay fixed in the same point is just stay still, and they will hang in the air as though linovection does not exist for them.Likewise, they supplant the need for beehives. All they need to do is establish a fixed swarm somewhere high up, preferably within comfortable range of a WorldPlate, and call that their "hive", which they use as a homebase without having to deal with the tedium of actually building it.
>>4496678This here is Vlax.
>>4497224Sort of. A force called Trinal Recutriation feebly pulls falling dust and debris into the shape of WorldPlates.
I love the concept of this, but I can do nothing but ruin your genius so I'll just lurk.
Is OP JDR?
>>4499772Nah. Surely she has better things to do than make a qst thread.At least I hope so.
>>4499776From what I’ve read about her, I don’t think so.
>>4499824I'm from New Zealand, actually, as my posting times would indicate.
>>4501932Good point. They seem like more of a they. Or an it.
>>4496617Looks good. But it looks kinda hard as an evo-/qst/.The motivation or anons around is rather low for thatkind and very specific evos.
>>4524185Oh, I could tell.