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    15 KB Primordial Evolution Game Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)00:51 No.18447772  
    Let's play an evolution game set in the primordial oceans, shall we?
    The rules are simple:
    1) evolve a creature by modifying their picture and giving a plausible reason.
    2) only a single modification/upgrade may be made per 'update'.
    3) you can choose different species to upgrade.
    4) I'll be plopping some events which you can adapt your creatures to, and decide if any updates are invalid.

    One of the creatures: the Sluck. It is a slow-moving bottom-dweller which eats primitive moss and detritus.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)00:53 No.18447810
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    Another creature is the Worem. It's a slightly faster bottom-dweller which sometimes dig into the substrate. Eats detritus and substrate. Segmented.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)00:55 No.18447832
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    The last creature available for evolving is the Fus, a slow-swimming jellyfish that eats planktons.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)00:55 No.18447834
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    Due to their slow natures. Slucks are easily eaten by animals. Through due to the nature of being eaten not all of the animal is always taken.
    This sluck has manifested a smile on its tail end in order to draw potential attackers there.
    It can possibly regrow said tail
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)00:57 No.18447875
    Welp, there's no predator yet, but feel free to keep the odd pigmentation.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)00:58 No.18447891
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    The Fus grew two fins and a elongated flagella-like tentacle, for better movement.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:00 No.18447912
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    Might I suggest some eels to devour creatures that lurk on the bottom??
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)01:01 No.18447923
    This adaptation has caused an increase of Fus population, but not enough to cause major changes to the ecosystem.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:01 No.18447924
    I think what usually happens is one of the three develop a way to eat/attack the others. thats when the defensive evolutions occur.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)01:03 No.18447940
    Yep, so far these three are the only macroscopic creatures in the world.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:03 No.18447942
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    The Worem develops a pair of feathered scoopers for better sifting through the substrate for delicious nutrients.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)01:05 No.18447958
    the Worem now has access to a new nutrient source: seafloor bacteria. Population remains unchanged.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:06 No.18447968
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    The sluck grow a membrane sack on their backs that enables them to hover. Any movement in the water, however, will move them against their will.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:08 No.18447990
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    The fus have evolved a series of sticky strands that float above them and collect plankton and other small creatures.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)01:09 No.18448003
    This adaptation enables baloonSlucks a faster mode of transportation, albeit at the mercy of the ocean currents.
    Slucks became more widespread.
    >> The Harlequin Rose 03/25/12(Sun)01:09 No.18448005
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    I'd suggest more muted colors to let it be able to sneak up on prey.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:09 No.18448006
    The Fus' brain begins to devolp more, increasing it's size and allowing it to reason more.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:10 No.18448017
    none of these creatures seem to have eyes...yet.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:11 No.18448027
    forgot picture, just forget it or add to the newest Fus.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)01:11 No.18448029
    the stickyFus now can move a bit faster, since they have more nutrient input.
    Sometimes baloonSlucks get tangled on their sticky tentacles, though.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)01:13 No.18448048
    Is this for the non-sticky Fus or the sticky Fus?
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:15 No.18448079
    Reasoning already?
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:15 No.18448082
    Many fus die (I guess) due to baloonslucks blocking their way of food.

    Fus develop acid producing tentacles that intertwine with the sticky strands that breakdown slucks, albeit slowly.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:16 No.18448096
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    I hate captcha.
    >> The Harlequin Rose 03/25/12(Sun)01:17 No.18448108
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    They develop slight membrane on the sides of their bodies which they can flap to help maneuver as they float.

    (did it from scratch due to to much jpg)
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:17 No.18448118
    reasoning as in the safest way to travel. Verrrrrrrrrrry simple reasoning.
    >> Lancelot !!lQImMYq2XhV 03/25/12(Sun)01:19 No.18448134
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    Worem digestive tracts become more efficient at processing food. This causes a visible bulging in their lower body.

    (sorry bout quality; workin with paint)
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)01:19 No.18448135
    The ocean gets more detritus, as baloonSlucks which get tangled in the newer stickyFus tentacles get dissolved into tiny pieces. stickyFus gets their population halved, but they're slowly recovering.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:21 No.18448176
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    The Worem begins to develop a series of crude limbs, allowing it to scuttle or swim even faster along the ocean floor.

    In addition, its scoops begin to secrete a sticky resin that attracts plankton to its waiting maw.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:22 No.18448189
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    A population of Worem have become more flattened to better hide under the substrate. These flatworem cannot breed with baseline worem.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:23 No.18448204
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    Are Fus true jellyfish, or syphonophores?
    If the former, ignore this. It's many Fus put together, acting as a single individual. Covers more area, and thus gathers more plankton.
    No idea if actual jellyfish do this, but I think not. Your call.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)01:23 No.18448207
    the baloonSluck population is halved due to encounter with the stickyFus, but due to the new adaptation fewer baloonSluck gets tangled.
    gutWorems' population rises dur to more efficient nutrient digestion.

    And oh, don't forget to state if the updated creatures are replacing the same creatures, or if it's an offshoot.
    >> Lancelot !!lQImMYq2XhV 03/25/12(Sun)01:23 No.18448208
    Welp, looks like we've got species differentiation comin'.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:25 No.18448231
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    The Sluck develops a crude dorsal fin. They begin to stay airborne more, and begin to eat the pieces of the once-bretheren. This opens the field for mutated offspring.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)01:30 No.18448275
    Okay, tallying up the species for now...
    Sluck lineage:
    -smileySluck (average pop)
    -baloonSluck (high pop)
    Worem lineage:
    -gutWorem (high pop)
    -feetWorem (average-high pop)
    -flatWorem (average pop)
    Fus lineage:
    -stickyFus (high pop)
    -colonyFus (average-high pop)

    the flatWorem now can slip through the cracks between rocks. Not that they find anything worth eating or anything.
    feetWorem can move at an average speed (compared to the other Worems' slow-average speed).
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:32 No.18448297
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    Not OP, but I wanted to help.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)01:32 No.18448299
    these finned baloonSlucks have acquired taste for flesh. This allows them to grow a bit bigger than their brethrens. (they're now omnivores, btw)
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:33 No.18448319
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    The flatworems develop bony spikes using the same gene expressions as the feetworems. These spikes allow them to rapidly flee predators by swimming to the safety of rocky cracks.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:34 No.18448329
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    The Worem's enhanced locomotive capabilities allow it to take a more active role in the food chain. Their legs develop further, allowing them tremendous speed on the ocean floor, but slightly diminished swimming capability. Its sticky resin is now produced by internal glands in its mouth, and fluorescent lights at the ends of its reoriented scoops serve to attract larger prey.

    In addition, they develop a stinger on their previously unprotected back end; though it has yet to develop poison for it, this is a deterrent for predators.

    The Worem is beginning to develop eyes.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:35 No.18448337
    can the slimy fus and the colony fus interbreed? If so, make them interbreed so much that the colony fus grow the slime strands that the slimyfus had (but only on the outer ones), and have the slimy fus pop begin to decline.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)01:36 No.18448355
    welp, again, there's still no predators... yet. We'll have to see what the finloonSluck does.
    I'd say these boney spikes can feel concentrations of plankton in its surrounding area.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:36 No.18448359
    Indonesian Gentleman, what happened to DoodleQuest? I was a fan.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:36 No.18448365
    >> Lancelot !!lQImMYq2XhV 03/25/12(Sun)01:38 No.18448392
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    The swelling caused by a more complex digestive system is unweildly, and causes gutWorem to grow larger to compensate. All gutWorem are eventually replaced by this new strain.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)01:40 No.18448417

    these centiWorem have acquired the taste of flesh, mostly from the baloonWorem bits caught in stickyFus tentacles. Due to the lack of serious predators the tail spike is used for mate competition.

    yeah, it was abandoned due to a lack of interest. I forgot what, but there was a big quest happening by then.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:43 No.18448454
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    The interbred Fus grow sacs on the end of their flagella that produce a feeling in other organisms that is similar to a sting. If applied long enough, it sends the organism into paralysis. The Worems are quick to evade this, but the slucks often are paralyzed and sent above for digestion.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:43 No.18448465
    The stickyfus strands develop an enzyme that breaks down attached flesh instead of simply releasing it. This allows them to gain energy from captured balloonslucks and other creatures that get caught in their strands.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:44 No.18448470
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    Captchafish ate my pic
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:44 No.18448477
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    The Footworem undergoes another predatory evolution. Its forelimbs become dextrous claws for latching onto wandering prey, and its stinger develops into a pincer.

    It also develops a gland for producing sticky resin from its back end, which can be shot from an orifice located between its aft-pincers.

    The Footworem opens its eyes for the first time.
    >> Lancelot !!lQImMYq2XhV 03/25/12(Sun)01:45 No.18448488
    Just realized how my species looks pretty much like a turd.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:46 No.18448494
    what is its prey exactly? It is a horrid swimmer, and the fus is usually nowhere near the ocean floor, and the sluck is sometimes there.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)01:47 No.18448498
    these largeWorem can now eat larger things, but lose some of their burrowing ability. Which means, they now burrow slower due their large girth.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:47 No.18448502
    pigment change time! make them clear!
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:47 No.18448504
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    Some Fus begin to grow tendrils that secrete a rudimentary poison. The Fus use this poison to protect themselves from Worem threats, as well as to incapacitate prey.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:48 No.18448511
    I think all fus are going to end up as tentaclerape monsters....
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:49 No.18448522
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    The balloonslucks have evolved a pair of crude light-sensing organs to avoid fus.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:52 No.18448547
    >Slucks going extinct.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)01:53 No.18448556
    probably others from the Worem line and the more archaic ones from the Sluck line.

    Current diet for these Fus: Plankton, Slucks and other Fus.

    the poison also works on other Fus.

    now these footWorem can hunt Fus by using their resin gland to overburden Fus and baloonSlucks.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:53 No.18448560
    The Fus' stingsacs develop barbs that may be shot from a medium range. The fus now hunts both worems and slucks.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:54 No.18448566
    Except this tentacle rape has all kinds of chemistry in it, none particularly nice.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:54 No.18448570
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    forgot pic
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)01:55 No.18448578
    these Slucks can now evade footSlucks as well, although sometimes they still end up gooped by their sticky stuff.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:56 No.18448589
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    The flatworems have evolved a row of eyespots down their backs to sense predators above them.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:57 No.18448598
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    With their newfound sensory organs, the Centiworem look above their homes on the ocean floor to all the yummy creatures overhead.

    Their aft-limbs develop into flippers for swift propulsion through the water, while their fore-limbs become more adept at grabbing onto prey. Nearly translucent wings begin to sprout from its carapace, and it develops two more sets of eyes for keeping track of prey.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:57 No.18448604
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    The poison fus have developed more specialized fin thingies. This allows them to propel themselves through the water faster and more accurately.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:59 No.18448612
    The colonly fus evolve a thicker membrane coating, and develop small glands that secrete a slippery oil, which negates the footworem's resin.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)01:59 No.18448628
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    >> VOLCANIC ACTIVITY! Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)02:00 No.18448632
    Hmm, I think it's time for an event.
    Volcanic activity has caused some upheaval!
    It causes mass deaths, although in the aftermath, more nutrients cause more algae and moss to flourish.
    Each species roll a 1d20 for population after the event!
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:01 No.18448649
    rolled 5 = 5

    for All fus, or just colony.
    >> Lancelot !!lQImMYq2XhV 03/25/12(Sun)02:02 No.18448657
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    What else? gutWorem. They're the biggest target on the seafloor, with no defenses to speak of.
    Predation from footWorem creates a new breed of gutWorem with chitinous plates along their top. These new shieldWorem show a startling new behaviour: when threatened, they curl into a ball.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:03 No.18448663
    rolled 9 = 9


    Rolling for flatworems
    >> CentiWorem 03/25/12(Sun)02:03 No.18448665
    rolled 11 = 11

    Rolling for death.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:04 No.18448674
    rolled 10 = 10

    Rolling for poisonfus
    >> Lancelot !!lQImMYq2XhV 03/25/12(Sun)02:04 No.18448676
    rollan for mah babies
    >> Lancelot !!lQImMYq2XhV 03/25/12(Sun)02:05 No.18448685
    rolled 17 = 17

    damnit, did it wrong
    shield and gut Worem
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:05 No.18448687
    rolled 7 = 7

    Rolling for sticky fus

    (or are the poisonfus equipped with flesh-eating enzymes too?)
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:06 No.18448699
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    And here is the timeline, pre-eruption.

    Let's get some variation in the sluck!
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:08 No.18448723
    It looks like they divulged from each other just before that adaptation.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)02:08 No.18448724
    Still need rolls for the Slucks and gutWorems.
    The free-swimming Fus gets the burnt of the event, with many unable to cope with the sudden heat. The survivors are either those who happen to wander to colder waters or the rare few mutations that can withstand the sudden heat increase (mostly the thicker membrane colonyFus).
    FlatWorems also get some deaths, but since they are able to slip between rocks, far fewer of them died.
    CentiWorems scurry way before the lava hit their homes, so most of them survived.
    >> CentiWorem 03/25/12(Sun)02:09 No.18448726
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    The losses suffered after the volcanic event have only made the Centiworem more ravenous. No longer do they use tricks of light to draw their prey. Their scoops have developed into chitinous jaws, and their mouth has become more adept at chewing up meat instead of plankton.

    Its aft-flippers become larger, allowing it to shoot through the water in great bursts.
    >> Lancelot !!lQImMYq2XhV 03/25/12(Sun)02:10 No.18448740
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:11 No.18448747
    colonyfus develop two, very long and strong transparent tentacles with "fingers" to grab ahodl of shield worms and either crush them against the sea floor or fend of attack worems.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:11 No.18448752
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    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:12 No.18448758
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    After generations of being preyed on, the most active sluck develop armored shells to ward off stings and bites. While their soft-bodied cousins continue to provide meals, the armorslucks are safe... for now.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:12 No.18448759
    rolled 1 = 1

    Rolling for the glory of all Slucks!
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:13 No.18448770
    >> Lancelot !!lQImMYq2XhV 03/25/12(Sun)02:13 No.18448775
    Oh dear.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:16 No.18448792
    Wow, I rolled horribly.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:16 No.18448797
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    The stickyfus feeding behavior becomes more elaborate, as a new set of tendrils appears that methodically scrapes bits of food down the enzyme strands and into its digestive system.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:16 No.18448799
    Can the Slucks get a single reroll?
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:17 No.18448804
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    Since the colony fus is relatively slow moving and only has a thick membrane, its pigment in its strong tentacles begins to spead all over the fus, leaving its membrane and flagella mostly transparent. Only the stingscs and the digesting strings remain visible, leaving a odd sight to behold.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:18 No.18448812
    see I thought that the pink tendrils on the fus were hollow that led straight to its digestive system...
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:21 No.18448852
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    The colonyfus develops two large antannae, which sense movement in the water around them.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:22 No.18448860
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    Yeah, I suppose it was some kind of osmosis thing. This is more direct and lets it shovel in food more quickly.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:25 No.18448871
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    Following the great shake-up of the volcano, some flatworems take to the air! Or at least the higher water, becoming more flexible and maneuverable above the surface of the sea floor. Their food-hole has shifted to the front of the body to suck in anything they run across (usually plankton) while their eyespots remain to avoid predation.

    The underbelly is lighter colored to blend in from above.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:26 No.18448879
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    the remaining slucks develop a tough hide which encloses their inner organs. the hide is strong but flexible and they can puff themselves up both to increase bouyancy and thwart predators.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:27 No.18448885
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    The colony fus develops a means of echolocation on its upper antennae, and in order to make use of this information more, its brain develops further.

    I think Sluck REALLY needs some love.
    >> Lancelot !!lQImMYq2XhV 03/25/12(Sun)02:27 No.18448887
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    Faced with nutritious mosses they can't eat, but have been sucking algae off of, shieldWorem develop teeth to munch up dem leafy greens.

    Also, their little manipulator things become more sensitive and switch functions to become antennae, allowing them to sense the water flow around them.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:29 No.18448899
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    The bouyant slucks quickly develop a limb on their sides to assist in propulsion through the water.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:34 No.18448933
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    The poisonous fus, in their dwindling numbers, begin to prey upon all forms of life, including the colony fus.

    They develop tendril-like limbs to assist them. They use these limbs to grasp onto their prey, and to anchor themselves when they rest.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:34 No.18448934
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    many colonyfus get tangled in thick algae clouds and die off. Half survive, and a quarter of them develop a acid dispersing orifice near their antennae. The acid burns through algae on contact, but doesnt harm worems or slucks. The Fus are however not totally immune, and freefus are irritated by it. Colony fus, however, get extremely fucked over by it, where it burns their membrane off (which regrows later), and messes up their antennae and echolocation for awhile.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:35 No.18448940
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    The limp flapping fin on the armorsluck becomes more robust and braced with bony spurs that allow it to move more rapidly and with greater control.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:36 No.18448945
    should we post the final fus to /d/ and see if a drawfag can .....something.... with it? should we?
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:39 No.18448964
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    The armour sluck's rear end develops into a powerful fin, helping gain quick speed in when they take off.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)02:41 No.18448986
    Hohoho, a burst of life happened when I had lunch.
    Anyways, currently the ratio of lineages:

    The Sluck is cornered, so the Sluck lineages now can either find new places, or get to pick a stat to upgrade for free: either their breeding rate, speed, or defense mechanism.
    >> Lancelot !!lQImMYq2XhV 03/25/12(Sun)02:42 No.18448996
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    Faster shieldWorem are able to gobble down all the food before their bretheren get there. The soft underparts of some individuals become elongated and supple at their junctures, allowing for a rilling movement not unlike a centipede.

    Convergent evolution!
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:42 No.18449002
    armored slucks develop mandibles (covered in what seems to be lipstick), and are used to bite through armored worems and things of the sort.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:43 No.18449007
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    The foldworms increase in size evolve a series of light armored plates connected with tough but flexible tendons to stay ahead of predators.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:43 No.18449016
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    >> Lancelot !!lQImMYq2XhV 03/25/12(Sun)02:44 No.18449019
    This becomes the dominant phenotype among shieldWorem, driving not-feet-thingied types to extinction.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:44 No.18449025
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    The free floating fus develop more tendrils, and the one that they had grew stronger and longer. This allowed them to propel themselves faster through the water.
    >> OXYGEN INCREASE! Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)02:47 No.18449041
    Another event occurs! Due to the algae boom, oxygen is now more dominant in the environment! This means the creatures now can increase in size previously unheard of, as well as increased muscle growth!

    In an unrelated news, some of the moss had made it above the water. Yes, there's now surface plants. This doesn't effect the creatures much, though, since there's still a lot of space in the ocean... for now.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:48 No.18449052
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    buoyant slucks begin to float higher and higher towards the waters surface, aspirations of leaving it's predator filled environment prompts the beginning stages for developing aerobic respiration and two harpoon like tentacles, which extend and shoot out, to prey on organisms from above
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:48 No.18449056
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    Perhaps taking a cue from its cousin, the flatworem's leg-spines lengthen and become more flexible to allow it better swimming ability when it must flee for safety.
    >> CentiWorem 03/25/12(Sun)02:49 No.18449059
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    >Redrawn after countless frustrations with working on the tiny original.

    Bolstered by its new lifestyle as a swift-swimming predator, growing in size, the Centiworem have nevertheless needed to develop new and more efficient means of securing prey. With the various breeds of fus becoming more resilient to attack, the Centiworem have begun relying on their superior speed.

    It's fore-claws have developed into bony cutting blades, useful in hit-and-run strikes against fus and hard-shelled prey. Bladeworem prefer to weaken their food by cutting them repeatedly before going in for the killing stroke with their powerful jaws.
    >> Lancelot !!lQImMYq2XhV 03/25/12(Sun)02:50 No.18449073
    So Fus have become Lovecraftian nightmares, Worem have become the Zerg, and the Sluck have become drag queens.

    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:50 No.18449078
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    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)02:53 No.18449108
    Well, there's nothing in the air yet, except moss spores. So yeah, you could refluff the harpoons to hunt spores (if you were meaning to pluck yet-nonexistent flying things from the air in your post).
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:53 No.18449117
    If I get to pick, I say breeding rate.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:53 No.18449119
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    the armored sluck have develops bony arms that are use for attacking and walking on the surface floor. The sac on its back begins to use oxygen to inflate.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:54 No.18449130
    He means the sluck is above the things it's preying on.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:54 No.18449131
    nah. slucks are going to be like the nids soon.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)02:55 No.18449139
    Whoah, too far jump in evolution there. I'd say keep the oxygen sac, but the bony 'legs' are actually bony armor portrusions. Can't move them... yet.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:56 No.18449142
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    The free floating fus, due to their predatory nature, no longer relied on their floating feeder tendrils. These were eliminated. But due to the increase in food, their grabbing-tendrils increased greatly in strength and length.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:56 No.18449146

    No no, The harpoons are used to strike at Fus or Worem and drag them above the waters surface
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)02:58 No.18449161
    Ah, killing its prey by suffocating them eh? I like your style. Approved!
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)02:58 No.18449169
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    The colony fus develop two large sacs that inflate with air. It can use these float upwards VERY fast. It even allows the fus to go airborne outside of the water. However this can only be achieved for a limited time as it needs to use the air to breathe while out of the ocean.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)03:00 No.18449181
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    Behold! We will squiggle into the seas! No longer we are hindered by the sea's cruel tides and bottom feeding predators with our udulating fins and electro-magnetic antennae!
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)03:02 No.18449194
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    The armored sluck grew hinges on their armor protrusions, but only in one spot. this allows them to use them to move vertically faster, but no more.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)03:02 No.18449199
    so much can be accomplished with paint and /tg/'s imagination.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)03:03 No.18449203
    Was that a foldworem or a flatworem?
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)03:04 No.18449205
    A small fraction of these new Fus have managed to beach themselves. These sort of individuals usually die due to suffocation, though. Only a few of them manage to get swept back by the tide, obviously shaken by the experience.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)03:04 No.18449208

    Vertically? unless its using them to climb up between to walls I think you mean horizontally
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)03:04 No.18449216
    filename says paddleworem. I guess a new species?
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)03:06 No.18449231

    I'm trying to promote the evolution of some sort of manta-creature with highly receptive electromagnetic sensors.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)03:07 No.18449236
    its like extending your arms out horizontally, them flapping them up and down. If humans didnt weight so much, wed sort of move up and down. thats what happens with the sluck. the point of articulation is where the black lines are.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)03:07 No.18449238
    I think it's a flatworem. They now compete with the foldworems in terms of niche.

    And oh, don't forget, you can change colors if deemed fit. Right now there's an overwhelming number of brown Worems, like some kind of realistic FPS in the 2000s.
    >> BladeWorem 03/25/12(Sun)03:07 No.18449242
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    The Bladeworem have undergone a drastic change in pigmentation to better suit their lives above the ocean floor.

    Their three sets of eyes have fused into a single set of compound eyes, and their inner-mandibles have become better at tearing away meat.

    Their natural fluids have begun to lose their adhesive properties, becoming increasingly caustic with time.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)03:08 No.18449251
    when did they go above the ocean floor?
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)03:10 No.18449261
    The colonyfus developed a protective membrane around its airsacs, so they wouldn't get popped. It also developed a intake tube, allowing regular air to be used.
    >> BladeWorem 03/25/12(Sun)03:10 No.18449262

    Around the time they developed eyes.
    >> Lancelot !!lQImMYq2XhV 03/25/12(Sun)03:10 No.18449263
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    ShieldWorem have an immense population. They started their path with a boost for their digestion, came through the volcanic eruption almost unscathed, and their predators are too few to knock a serious dent in their population. Under such conditions, any environmental pressures become negligible. This becomes the shieldWorem's strength. Their next step takes this to another level: live birth and large litters. The old, slow-breeding shieldWorem can't keep up and die off. Predators can't make a dent in the overall population.
    Also, their little leggy things separate into two legs instead of one rill.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)03:11 No.18449269
    The free floating fus develop a thick, squishy protective membrane around their soft bodies to protect from the coming attacks from above and below. Their grabbing-tendrils strengthen again, and gain the protective membrane, allowing for a tighter grip.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)03:11 No.18449271
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    And I forgot the picture.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)03:13 No.18449287
    Don't you just love it?
    >> Lancelot !!lQImMYq2XhV 03/25/12(Sun)03:13 No.18449290
    It's bed time for me, so I'm taking off. The idea I had with that last one is to provide a solid base for the food chain. ShieldWorem don't really NEED to evolve anymore anyway. They're doin' alright.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)03:15 No.18449306
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    the slucks appendages further articulate, and some slucks venture to the surface in search of food (since the worems are eating it all).

    Many also clash with the bladeworms, and victors are always random.
    >> THE BEACHED ONE Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)03:15 No.18449313
    rolled 3 = 3

    Time for another event, of sorts.
    Unusual tidal forces have carried a creature from the ocean into the land... and to its suprise, it didn't die! But from which lineage is it?
    1: Fus
    2: Sluck
    3: Worem
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)03:16 No.18449324
    WELP. Ive been evolving the fus and the armorsluck to eventually go to land, safe fro mthe blade worems.... and then this.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)03:17 No.18449327
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    The paddleworems struggle to dominate their annelid cousins eventually leads them deep into the abyss, losing all pigmentation while subsequentially heightening their receptiveness to changes in the environment. They also begin to show signs of bio-electric capabilities through a mild-but-constant discharge through the manipulation of sodium intake making contact with a chemical cocktail in their improved nervous system.
    >> BladeWorem 03/25/12(Sun)03:17 No.18449331
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    As the Bladeworem become increasingly active, their quick reflexes remove the need for a back-facing defense mechanism. Their aft-pincers have become vestigial.

    The beginnings of a water-intake system have developed along its carapace.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)03:18 No.18449341
    Welp, it's a shieldWorem, and a pregnant one at that. As it struggles about to move about on the land, it gave birth, and to both creatures' suprise, they didn't die!
    The fact that they landed on a tidal moss patch also helps.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)03:18 No.18449345
    I gotta say man, your bladeworem is just... horrifying.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)03:20 No.18449361
    well the stable food source is now on land. thats good!
    >> BladeWorem 03/25/12(Sun)03:20 No.18449364

    Drat! World domination shall have to come another day.
    >> Lancelot !!lQImMYq2XhV 03/25/12(Sun)03:21 No.18449378
    DAMN IT.
    I have to go to bed, Indonesian Gentleman. WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO DO TO ME.
    Take care of my babies, internet! They need lungs first!
    >> President Paddleworem 03/25/12(Sun)03:22 No.18449386

    I might add that I guess the bio-electric functions of the abyssal paddleworem would allow it to attract both prey and predators fond of flickering lights.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)03:25 No.18449412
    Don't worry, they're in a kind of amphibious environment since the tidal moss are periodically submerged in water. There's still shieldWorems in the ocean, so no worries for the other races.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)03:27 No.18449423
    The floating fus' poisonous tendrils have receded into their bodies, and are almost non-existent.
    The thick, squishy protective membrane has also coated the Fus' locomotive tendrils, making them much more powerful.
    They are not as specialized as the grabber-tendrils, but they are now able to coil around whatever the fus sees fit.

    They have also grown slightly in length.
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    >> BladeWorem 03/25/12(Sun)03:31 No.18449453
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    The Bladeworem has developed a water propulsion system that runs the length of its sinuous body, affording it a degree of speed and maneuverability through the water heretofore unseen.

    They have lost the ability to produce their now caustic-solution from their aft-ends. But new developments are on the horizon...
    >> AirBorneSlucks 03/25/12(Sun)03:34 No.18449473
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    Well since it seems everyones forgotten about the AirBorneSlucks lets give them a hand:

    The AirBorne Slucks reproductive cycle changes becoming plant-like, females release spores which land on males feeding off of them like parasites until they grow to a certain size. As an offensive adaptation their harpoons harden becoming as hard as bone, allowing them to feed off of armoured prey
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)03:36 No.18449483
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    The sluck that have arrived on land have slighted evolved. The Fins that were on the sides of the sluck are now no articulated, as they were limp for a long period of time where the slucks didnt use them. They are now part of the slucks armoring. Also, the dorsal fin on the back of the sluck has been changing....
    finally its air sac has receded into its body. However, no armor has developed over it, leaving a vital weak point.

    They thrive on eating shield worems, and are sometimes attacked by colonyfus (who are slightly mobile, and living)
    >> President Paddleworem 03/25/12(Sun)03:36 No.18449484
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    The paddleworm's adaptive senses only grow, increasing it's perception of the visual spectrum to that equatable to a mantis shrimp with evolved eyes. Its bio-electrical capabiltiies only further expand with its growing nervous system and expanding sensory array. Its intellect has evolved enough that its capable of establishing rudimentary schooling orders. They light up the abyss in flickering swarms and overcome larger prey in a electrocution frenzy before ravenously devouring it.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)03:46 No.18449564
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    The beached colonyfus live, but not as they once did underwater. They use their tw ostrong tentacles, as well as their flagella, to slowly pull them over moss and digest it. Their stingsacs and barbs are used to ward off the armoredslucks, and their echolocation beacons are used to communicate with other colonies. Their pink digestive tendrils have curled into the underside of the colony, and fuzed with the under membrane.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)03:48 No.18449571
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    The Floating Fus' navigational fins grow and strengthen, allowing Fus to propel themselves out of the water for short periods of time to escape from predators. They developed sacs filled with very light gases, that allow the fus to slowly float back to the water after they launch themselves into the air.
    >> BladeWorem 03/25/12(Sun)03:48 No.18449573
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    With their new means of locomotion, the Bladeworem have become increasingly streamlined. Their aft-flippers are all but vestigial now, and their once-mighty pincers have shrunken to a more manageable size, which serve to spray its payload of caustic fluids into the surrounding water to wound and confuse closely-clustered schools of prey.

    They have also begun to develop proper hing-jaws.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)03:52 No.18449604
    this will haunt my dreams...
    >> President Paddleworem 03/25/12(Sun)03:53 No.18449615
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    The paddleworem begins to slowly make its return to the surface. Its pigmentation still pale but just enough to endure the sun. Its row of eyespots from its ancestral heritage atrophy and migrate as an assortment of simple eyes located around the primaries. They lose their schooling trait in favor of mating pairs that actively watch over nests near the coast, laying their egg clutches in reefs. Their rear sensors begin to develop manipulative protrusions that allow them to traverse on the sea floor and beach shallows, saving energy and increasing their lifespan gratuitously. Their requirement for moisture to effectively breathe through their skin limits their short journeys though.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)03:54 No.18449624
    my paddleworm can't be this kawaii
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)03:56 No.18449634
    alright guys I was doing the armorsluck and the colonyfus, and I have to sleep now. This was amazing /tg/. I love these threads. see you awesomefucks tomorrow.
    >> AirBorneSlucks 03/25/12(Sun)03:56 No.18449637
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    The AirBorne Sluck evolves again! Now its harpoons are used for feeding, sucking out the insides of its prey and using a specialized enzyme to break it down for energy, this enzyme is extremely acidic is secreted from the Slucks skin as a defensive mechanism, females also develop a third harpoon used for placing spore sacks within the bodies of its prey, the spores grow and devour the prey from the inside out bursting from the body fully matured, the prey is alive upon insertion of of the spore sac
    >> President Paddleworem 03/25/12(Sun)03:58 No.18449656

    >> President Paddleworem 03/25/12(Sun)04:04 No.18449700
    And you in fact may have to wait. It's 3:03 AM. That's roughly an hour before I lose control of my life.

    Great game. Hope my paddleworems make it.
    >> BladeWorem 03/25/12(Sun)04:11 No.18449761
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    The Bladeworem's front limbs have begun to devolve into a spiny exterior, as the creature has long since ceased grabbing its prey. In addition, it has developed a dorsal blade.

    Its propulsion system becomes even more powerful, allowing it to take its first great leaps out of the water to catch low-flying prey.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)04:18 No.18449817
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    I am a geology/paleontology major and I adore this thread.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)04:24 No.18449850
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    Lurking airborne sluck trawls the ocean at any depth. Sharp eyes on long stalks provide precise vision. The creatures cluster of harpooons are able to extend far below it's body. The harpoons are sensitive to electric activity, and can be used as sensors as well as weapons. Spores cling to it's thick hide, suspended in thick poisonous goo.
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    The Floating Fus occasionally breached themselves on land with their floating. They developed significantly stronger tendrils, now much more resembling tentacles than tendrils, to pull themselves across the land and back to the ocean. The membrane surrounding their body increased in thickness and strength, and allowed for greater protection, though was still very squishy, and allowed them to survive the brunt of land dwelling predators.

    Their air sacs allowed them to survive the trip back to the ocean, but does not allow for true land life. YET.
    >> BladeWorem 03/25/12(Sun)04:31 No.18449889
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    The Bladeworem's jaw and mandibles gradually fuse into a single gaping maw, its acid glands shifting into the interior of its mouth.

    Its primary set of eyes shifts to the side while a new set develops in their place, allowing it a greater field of view for catching sight of prey both above and below.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)04:37 No.18449919
    Hohoho, archived.

    In the meantime, it's official: the BladeWorem is the first superpredator of the primordial seas. Think Anomalocaris. This meant it's on the top of the food chain! All potential prey must adapt!
    >> BladeWorem 03/25/12(Sun)04:48 No.18449963
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    The Bladeworem's uppermost blades lose their sheer bony ridge, developing into fins that allow it to glide briefly above the water. With its propulsion stronger than ever, this grants the species some considerable time in the sun, though it still requires water to survive.

    As if to compensate for their loss, their other spines and blades have become sharper and more numerous.
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    The Flus' air sacs seperated into two lobes, each increasing in size on the inside of the body. This allowed for significant longer sustained floating, as well as a decreased need to return to water.

    The increased space in between the air sacs allowed the Flus' mandibles to grow in size, and is now used more aggressively.

    The poison glands of old adapted into a thing coating of the poison along the Flus' body. This poison is alkaline in nature, and neutralizes the Blade Worem's acid. Though it is now immune to the Blade Worem's acid, the Flus' soft yet rubbery hide is not a very good defense against the Blade Worem's blades and teeth. This, combined with their slow floating speed, makes the Flus a major prey for the Blade Worem.

    These recent adaptations allowed the Flus to attack prey by dropping on top of it.
    >> BladeWorem 03/25/12(Sun)04:49 No.18449975

    Someone should update the evolution chart, while the thread's still goin'.
    >> a curio: fluff event Insanity 03/25/12(Sun)04:52 No.18449997
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    ((>>18434333 went so wrong, but is dead now. i leave this here as a bit of atmosphere, nothing more.)) A meteorite strikes into the ocean, sinking to the deepest parts of the trench. It is clear and crystalline in nature. Inside is a creature from another world...or perhaps moon. It appears long dead, never to move again...just a cautionary tale of evolution gone horribly wrong.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)04:54 No.18450012

    I'm working on it right now.
    >> AirBorneSlucks 03/25/12(Sun)05:05 No.18450072
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    Liked the colour changes :D

    Due to lack of predators and high population the AirBorne Slucks brain is developing at an increased rate they have begun to organize their communities and form a primitive social system.

    Their bodies have become hardened shells to protect from the few predators able to reach them in their high altitude environments. The reach of their harpoons has increased as well, allowing them to stab prey in the ocean and on land without descending from their homes
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)05:08 No.18450089
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    The Bladeworems grow another set of gliding-wings towards their aft-ends, and their tough carapace begins to loosen into a more flexible array of plating.
    >> AirBorneSlucks 03/25/12(Sun)05:18 No.18450142
    The BladeWorem is starting to remind me of a gyrados xD
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    The Bladeworem's jaw becomes all the more deadly, splitting into four iron-hard, tooth-filled beaks. Its caustic spray begins to regain some of its adhesive qualities, allowing it to bind or weigh-down flying prey before jetting in for the kill.
    >> BladeWorem 03/25/12(Sun)05:33 No.18450236
    Think I'm gonna have to call it a night (or morning, as the case may be).

    Vive la pr├ędateur!
    >> AirBorneSlucks 03/25/12(Sun)05:41 No.18450281

    Nice. That will work against the Fus but good luck shooting into the upper atmosphere to get my Slucks

    The AirBorne Slucks social structure develops more. They begin to work in groups to remove threats and deal with dangerous predators. Their brains are still expanding and growing, theirs bodies have hardened even more becoming almost unpierceable (being made out of Carbon ex. diamond, carbon fibres)
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)05:49 No.18450323
    Well, I wouldn't say it's made of diamonds, but just really tough and striated. Basically, they will need a long time to kill.

    Also, feel free to develop the land dwellers now! A new kind of plant has evolved, which resemble interconnected bushes. These plant types can grow further inland, and they can trap rainwater in leaf-cups.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)09:19 No.18451322
    Bump for the other folks on other timezones.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)10:34 No.18451726
    Bump. I don't want this thread to end.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)11:04 No.18451936
    It occurs to me the slucks never picked their upgrade

    Might I suggest an earlier sluck gained the ability to shoot water through itself via pores to increase with a jet like speed
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)11:06 No.18451958
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    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)11:44 No.18452174
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    Worem evo chart had a mistake on it: the paddleworms evolved from the flatworems, not the foldworem.

    Speaking of which, the foldworems have been ignored for a while...
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)12:49 No.18452704
    Bump to keep the thread alive until tonight. We need to continue this, at least until we get plenty of land-forms.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)13:31 No.18453027
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    (playing a little catch-up with the foldworms; this is three posts' worth of evo)

    As the food chain moves away from the sea bed and toward the beach, the foldworms return to their roots. Losing their plated exoskeleton in favor of a sleeker, faster body, their undersides now sport color to blend in from underneath. Meanwhile, the vestigial filter scoops now serve a new purpose- a cluster of sensitive cells at their tips relays information to its tiny brain along with the row of eyespots along its back.

    A new row of filter-slits along each side has developed next to the mouth-hole to pull in more food.
    >> AirBorneSlucks 03/25/12(Sun)13:47 No.18453181
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    And im back :D sorry my last post was at 5:30 am here xD


    >taken into consideration
    guess it wouldn't be too fair if they could kill EVERYTHING. But as it stands they can still almost everything in here except FoldWorems because they're still bottom dwellers.

    The AirBorne Slucks bodies begin to grow and elongate to provide room for more harpoons and internal organs
    >> AirBorneSlucks 03/25/12(Sun)14:08 No.18453335
    Bump for different time zones
    >> ecologyfag 03/25/12(Sun)14:24 No.18453455
    I am now monitoring this thread. Also for those who are moving towards sentience. It's pressures such as predation and competition that seem to spur intelligence. Any species we have on Earth that shows signs of cognitive ability is often a predator or some form of scavenger that has lots of active competition for food.
    >> President Paddleworem 03/25/12(Sun)14:57 No.18453736
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    The paddleworem's returning trips to the shores allow it to slowly process oxygen from the air through its moist skin. In response its hide begins to also take on tougher qualities as it traverses the prehistoric marshes and swamps bridging the pseudo-amphibian's way into terrestrial territories. Its constant pursuit by advancing air and landborne predators force it to sometimes take to the depths of muddy banks. Its lack of sodium deters its bio-electric abilities, but it retains its heightened senses, staying one step ahead of predators and prey as groups of frowgworems make harmonious chirps and clicks during breeding season.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)15:10 No.18453835
    I love seeing these threads. Just shows that Aether started something pretty good.
    I do have to admit the last one was a bit crazy for my tastes. Island and Cave were much better.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)15:12 No.18453858
    I stopped contributing to Evo Moon when it seemed like people started taking sides and trying to out-cool each other. I think that game lost a lot of focus because the players were all focused on making "their" organisms the coolest rather than responding to blind evolutionary pressures.
    >> President Paddleworem 03/25/12(Sun)15:20 No.18453929
    Outcool nothing. I'm just trying to adapt to spontaneous predatory and evolutionary pressure. I'm turning into a goddamn frog.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)15:26 No.18453994
    And for that the creator of the flatworem thanks you.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)15:36 No.18454081
    This thread needs more variety.

    We need to introduce plants into this, or a fourth strain of creature
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)15:40 No.18454126
    There are four species of worems, two species of sluck and two species of fu.

    Point taken, though.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)16:02 No.18454322
    Fus haven't been evolved in awhile... or armored slucks.
    >> Totally original by the way. Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)16:15 No.18454435
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    A small group of Fus have grown red, eye-like spots, making them look more menacing to their prey. As a result, they are slightly larger than their un-spotted cousins, but move slower as a result.

    (Is the ocean dark or light? If the former, the spots also glow in the dark, if the latter, they're just decoration.)
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)16:30 No.18454555
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)17:10 No.18454910
    More like Tentacrule
    >> AirBorneSlucks 03/25/12(Sun)17:47 No.18455272
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    point taken. How about two new strands of Sluck?

    Introducing the Dragon Sluck

    Evolving from the AirBorne Sluck it has lost most of its harpoons but grown in size, it also no longer secretes its toxic enzyme, instead the enzyme has become increasingly toxic and volatile, the increase in size and introduction of enzyme excreting glands has caused brain size to decrease and their reproductive cycle has changed to that of laying eggs removing the need for the spore sac harpoon, it is shrinking becoming vestigial
    >> AirBorneSlucks 03/25/12(Sun)17:58 No.18455396
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    And the Wasp Sluck evolving from AirBorne Sluck spores placed within prey to adapt to the increasing number of prey and predators on land, they no loger excrete their toxic enzyme but still contain it for food digestion many of their legs have developed bones and become like legs, they no longer float like their AirBorne cousins but have developed large clear rounded wings, and a short stinger attached to their thorax, they have lost their social system but have developed a hive mind
    >> AirBorneSlucks 03/25/12(Sun)18:04 No.18455438
    > both of these are divergent species, only some of the spores have mutated to create these changes. AirBorne Slucks are still alive and thriving but now have competition for food

    >Dragon Slucks are very agressive and due to their large size have muscled the AirBorne Slucks out of some of their territory, the AirBorne Slucks are still to numerous to be threatened by this new creature but are unsure of how to deal with it

    > Wasp Slucks don't have the problem of dealing with Airborne or Dragon Slucks but must contend with Blade Worems and are often confused by the Red-Spotted Fus
    >> AirBorneSlucks 03/25/12(Sun)18:25 No.18455672
    >Bump because fuck this thread is awesome DONT LET IT DIE!!!!
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)19:20 No.18456277
    Please don't die on me?
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)19:58 No.18456612
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    The foldworm's filter slits are now true mouths, able to both open and close, and to suck in or spit out water.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)22:57 No.18458654
    Am I okay to create a new creature?
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)23:00 No.18458680
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/25/12(Sun)23:10 No.18458784
    Wow, we're on the fast track already! First flying predators and such.
    But it seems like there's not enough herbivores in this ecosystem... thus, I call for a diversification of the surface shieldWorem!
    >> Anonymous 03/25/12(Sun)23:18 No.18458868
    You can't make an all-new creature, but you CAN specify that a segment of a population evolves into a new species, and then go from there.
    >> President Paddlefrowg 03/25/12(Sun)23:34 No.18459036
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    The paddleworem begins to grossly deviate from its annelid ancestors. A cartilaginous structure begins the first steps into developing a genuine skeleton. Fully formed toes and red muscles fueled by an early single lung, (despite their dependance on absorbing oxygen through their skin still) develop as the paddlefrowg scuttles onto land into further inland water sources, spreading its influence far and wide. Airborne slucks compete with these landbound creatures and their wily maneuverability, maintaining a niche as one of the first genuine terrestrials, feeding on their woremy ancestors with controlled electric jolts from their roughly untouched forelimbs.
    >> Anonymous 03/26/12(Mon)04:17 No.18461657
    Don't let this glorious thread die.
    >> President Paddlefrowg 03/26/12(Mon)04:19 No.18461670
    OP is going to start a new one to continue off from supposedly.
    >> Anonymous 03/26/12(Mon)04:20 No.18461676
    Oh, ok then.
    >> Anonymous 03/26/12(Mon)04:30 No.18461716
    Are you sure about that, though...? Indo didn't mention doing one, he just talked about multiple worlds based of off the three people posting these threads...
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/26/12(Mon)04:35 No.18461745
    Due to timezone differences and today being a workday, maybe not tonight. Tomorrow evening perhaps, 18 or so hours in the future? That is assuming I don't get an avalanche of work.
    >> falc 03/26/12(Mon)04:54 No.18461828
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    The surface shield worm develops primitive lungs to help itself survive longer on out of water and get dem tasty greens. As a result it becomes a bit larger.

    It's feelers become more feathery and lighter to move in the air.

    it's jaws shift slightly to help it chew these stronger plants.
    >> Anonymous 03/26/12(Mon)04:56 No.18461838
    Would it be alright if someone posted up a new thread in the absence of you lot?

    I suppose it needs a little educated imagination, and paint.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/26/12(Mon)05:09 No.18461878
    Go ahead and make your own evo game! But try to make an original one, as I'm planning to base the next thread on this one. It would be nice to see an interaction between these and your new ones!
    >> Anonymous 03/26/12(Mon)05:11 No.18461888
    I'd love to make one! My only issue is the lack in artistic ability, haha. I can design creatures well, but I paint with words not with digital-pencil.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/26/12(Mon)05:52 No.18462076
    Let me let you in on a secret: evo games' DM only need to make the pic for the 'progenitor' creatures.
    The others?
    /tg/ magic happens.
    >> Anonymous 03/26/12(Mon)06:54 No.18462361
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    An Aquatic plant joins the fray (maybe?)!
    >> Anonymous 03/26/12(Mon)07:01 No.18462396
    What slucks are extant?

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