grab a creature and evolve, this final stretch of the southern continent will be a time of great change as some creatures attempt to gain sapience and progress to tribal era. The ultimate goal of this game is not an arms race, but to create a fun setting that will reference back to all its previous eras.for new players, or for reference. see at the bottom of the page all of the southern continent threads for an exhaustive list of creatures. the foolz archive links are the preferred ones.1d4chan article and archive links:>http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Primordial_Evolution_GameIRC: come and talk.>http://mibbit.com/?channel=%23EVO&server=irc.thisisnotatrueending.comPlayer, lurkers, and those just curious, feel free to come in. ---------------------------------------Biomes and event incoming.
>>19774741QuestionCan you take a creature from the Southern Caverns, or is it just from the main continent?
The seismic activity could not be contained for long. Across the world was felt an earthquake so powerful it sundered a continent. The crust of the southern land mass had endless miles of caves, caverns running underneath it. Inside them, strange life forms, most of who had never seen the sun. The caves are now split open, wide to the world and the creatures inside are free. It is a new era for the denizens of the southern continent.-------------regions that may need some sort of explanationfloating forests: floating plants filled with strange gasses, anchored above bodies of water by their roots. hungry creatures will sometimes snip those roots and release a cluster high into the sky. With enough rain they can stay up for months, or possibly years, until they wither and deflate enough from lack of nutrition, sinking back to the land below.Clefts: Great rents in the crust of the planet, where the caves are opened and the beasts of the depths will spill out.The pits: the deepest parts of the caves are now the deepest of the fissures, great valleys or craters where the worst the caves has to offer dwell.Lacorra fields: grows anywhere, land based coral, growing several stories high.Dream Forests: forests filled with a strange mix of plants, fungi, moss, mold, and mildew. humid. choking with spores that are highly hallucinogenic. Creatures get lost in the mists, then they loose their minds.
>>19774814During the first days the creatures who lived in the upper caverns ventured fourth to the surface first.Bouncing Wirm is a happy go lucky prey creature.Angry Bouncing Wirm is less happy, and a tiny predator.Blade Shwirm took to the open plains like a fish to water, and now are found running in great herds munching on the abundant plant-life.Spinder Shwirms crept into the forests in the dead of night, finding a comfortable niche as an ambush/ web based predator.Inoglunds and their bulwark cousins travel in small mixed packs, as opportunistic omnivores with a slant towards herbivore.Laser Bords are very territorial, and travel with a small entourage of Flashlight bords. The smaller of the two is carniverous and vicious. The laser bord is an omnivore, with leaning towards predator, primarily eating smaller species, or their young. true to its name, it can fire a laser (See caverns for limitations. its not a god monster.) both are nocturnal.Deep Bords have a large flashlight on their head, are nocturnal,and fill the roll of medium small prey creature. they reproduce quickly.
Next to emerge from the caves were the larger, slower organisms.Cleaner hoppa- a helpful eater of parasites. will seek out the sick, and infected, attempting to clean off fungi, mold, etc.Cedya- Mobile fungi. will spray flesh eating spores in a dust form on you.Cedya Hunter- Larger version of the above with a gooey spray of flesh eating spores. harder to get off then dust. both species have located to the dream forest, where there is an abundance of rotting material to eat.Greater Cave Hoppa- a dominant predator from the upper levels of the caves. plains predator.Fus Head hunter- about the size of a large cat from front to back, and about as tall as a human. It will attempt to choke, and then burrow its tentacles into a host creatures neck, hijack its nervous system, and take the still living corpse for a ride. your first taste of the caves horrors. lives around the coast.
The Inoglund Bulwark has taken to it's new home and has as a result of the more nutrient-plenty surroundings grown in size.It's talons has become flatter to better traverse this new terrain.The Inoglund Bulwark still swears by it's nomadic nature but has started to develop set patterns so that it may satisfy it's need for both plenty of food and the minerals it needs to keep it's armor as hard as possible.This means that the Bulwark can be found both in the plains and outskirts of forests as well as wandering the pits and cleft in search for minerals.But Once the Bulwark find herds of it's cousins, the Inoglund, they can often be seen accompanying them trying their best to keep them safe, as is in their nature.
>>19774990Finally the most intelligent creatures of the caverns ventured out, cautiously, slowly.The Bipedal Shwirms are an insect race with blades on their limbs. Very instinct driven, but able to plan ahead. Smaller then the geists but they travel in large swarms of 15-30. They will accept heavy losses to complete a successful hunt, prefer eating easy things. carrion, plants. eggs, the young. the sick. whatever. Egg layer. Highly social. Are omnivores.Geists- where to begin? biologically, they are blind. they communicate/ navigate with echolocation. they are coated in a thin layer of slime. this slime traps pheromones, and this is the other half of geist communication. It indicates gender, age, health, breeding status, social rank in a tribe, and more. A geist will usually smell, but upon introduction to a new comer will lick as greeting to get a more potent and immediate understanding of the individual. Packs sleep in a massive "Cuddle pile", to reinforce social bonding, and allow for pheromone saturation. The strongest male becomes alpha of his pack and breeds with all the females. He grows larger and stronger as the pack gives off submission pheromones. Other males will stay smaller and more androgynous. Cunning Females "rule" the pack by influcing the alpha male. The most cunning of the lower ranking makes will secretly reproduce with the females, thus ensuring the cunning trait grows stronger. So your either the strongest, or the smartest, in geist "society".
>>19775046males are almost always the stronger of the two sexes, with females being more nimble and highly flexible. The degree is dependent on the individual and can go from one extreme to the other. Females will act as scouts and hunters, harrying their prey, and if need be the male(s) will come to engage in more direct combat if needed. An alpha can be challenged by a growing male but will usually proceed to remove it from his pride before it becomes a problem. Geist females give live birth, and to feed the young they secrete a much thicker nutrient packed slime for the young to lap up. This reinforces the pack bond with the children. Geist slime has slight optical qualities, bending light ever so slightly, making them very hard to see in dark conditions. (very low quality biological camouflage)
The Aquaschwar have developed large, striped, syringe like appendages under their tails. These inject their prey with acids and enzymes, which digest them from the inside out. The prey is not necessarily dead at this point. The Biomatter soup is then fed to the fat Larvae. This allows the Aquaschwar to hunt larger animals, such as Bords, Chompas, and even Hoppas, while still being able to feed their young.
here is a sampling of all the great art we have had from the last two threads, look back, grab a creature and evolve!thread 1http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/19684354/thread 2http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/19738694/
The simple addition of flexible joints around their otherwise stiff and rigid "finger' provide the Stridas with a novel way to interact with the world, grasping and holding things easily. A rudimentry nub forms along the sides of their hands, providing them with some additional grasping benefit. Some begin to move to the outer edges of the forest, where the thinner vegetation make it easier for them to exploit their new found ease of movement.
A new breed of Giest has appeared.These new Faunus Geists has taking a liking to the forests, stalking the tree tops and pouncing on unsuspecting victims below.Their skin has become green in order to better blend in with their surroundings.In addition they have also started to traveling in smaller packs than their cousins, resorting to traveling in packs of five or less, young Faunus Geist will hunt alone until they come of age.
With the sheer abundance of food The Aquashchwar have grown to incredible sizes, reaching many metres in length. Also the need for a feeder stage Nymph has become unnecessary, and has been replaced with a pupal stage, where the gorged larva undergoes a massive metamorphosis.
the blug have risen. while they had many beneficial symbiotic relationships in the caves, out on the surface they are smaller, alone, and easy prey. They will slowly reform small patches of land into "blung territory" covered in thick purple placenta like goo. While all spawned form the goo, blungs are not a hive mind. Blung are very colony/ cooperation driven. consider them a biosphere within a biosphere...though perhaps they brought a few seeds with them by accident from some of their prior symbiotic plants.
puncha...ready to fuck things up in a new thread. with some semi new art. that one is for you bronze
Punchas living on the edges of the plains and the forests gain a new coloration, more suited for hiding until they can sucker punch their enemies.
Puuru climbers have evolved significantly, now much taller then before, they are able to navigate their floating domain with impunity, and even explore outside it. Basic biology remains the same. lay "Eggs" in a common pool with the rest of the community, the microorganisms mix, form individual lumps, split. Then a puruu "eats" one, carrying it to term, where it will regurgitate a miniature puruu, that will then ride around on its back/ shoulders until its large enough to walk safly on its own.
New Yazda species emerges.Hunter Yazdas are a splinter species of the Stake Yazdas.The Hunter Yazdas are bigger and stronger than their ancestors, but less social than they are. While the Stake Yazdas often swarm their prey, the hawk sized Hunter Yazdas work alone.They prefer to fly high above their prey, waiting for the opportune moment to strike. When it comes, they will surge towards their prey, pin it to the ground with their feet, and quickly stab them with their pneumatic poison stinger.Their stinger is much stronger than the one of the stake yazdas. It is fully capable of piercing thick hide, and even moderate armor plates. The fleshy tube that surrounds the spike are a part of the muscle mechanisms that generate the force behind their stings.Like the stake yazdas, the Hunters sting their prey in order to deliver acidic poison inside their victim, that causes them to liquidize. They will then slurp up the remains.
Not all stridas became upright. In fact, many still walk around on four legs. These Deer Stridas horns become more sweptback, and gain more branches.
>>19775046The more open environments above the ground removed the main limit on the size of the geists. As the generations passed, the communal geist populations that spent the majority of their time above the ground experienced a significant increase in their body size. The communal geists now mostly hunt above the ground, killing blade shwirms which have been their prey for generations. They usually still make their nests in the wide upper caverns, in which they rest and feed. They mostly move during the night, as the intense sunlight easily burns their sensitive skin. The geists prefer to move in areas near the mountains, or in the forests, as the wide open plains and the endless sky are abhorrent to the geists, who have no prior contact with such things. Their sonar causes them to experience the plains and the sky especially as large voids which suck in their calls. Because of this, some of the geist populations continue to remain in their caverns, and only occasionally venture above the ground to catch some food when it is needed.
>>19776831The ears of the forest stridas grow longer, and they are now much more aware of their surroundings. Predators better step up to better hunt these guys
rainbow horn's armor plates become tighter and more sleek, allowing them to charge thru the forests with less sound.
a new breed of very quick shambler is born, thanks to a developing proto nervous system it is able to "sprint", and react with more instinct. infrared sensitive spots form on each major branch.
the tree thumpa has become the Grabba!Reaching down with its long arms and danging from a long tail it will snatch away food, kills, or fruit. it is a mischievous creature, very curious.
an offshoot of the cruncha develops armor that is more like flexable thick leather, which is very quiet, and allows it to climb the mountainous regions with a greater degree of ease.
Due to the recent influx of hellish predators from the depths of the earth, the slime hamun makes its home completely burrowed underground, only revealing its algae-filled waves when it feels unthreatened. It remains aware of its surroundings with a well-developed tremor-sense, however.A mutation in slime hamun causes them to constantly grow throughout their lifespan. As the surface becomes increasingly hostile, this quickly becomes the norm. Most hamun will perish between one and four feet in length, although older, ancient specimens can grow utterly massive.Their slime tentacles grow longer, stronger, and more dexterous. They can stretch up to two or three times the hamun's body length, although they are typically within one body length.Hamun slime becomes increasingly corrosive, and eats through organic matter easily, if not rubbed or washed off quickly. Hamun are now omnivorous, primarily crunching through rocks and soil, but also pursuing plants and slow animals such as coral hamun, and digesting them alive.
Some of the Hexis trees have taken to piggy backing on their older brethren. These new Vine Hexis' climb up proper Hexis trees, and grow their own leaves. A single hexis tree often hosts a pair of Vine Hexis', and they are not always of equal size
>>19776087As the puruu are siphonopores, they age differently than we do.Their bodies are colonies of constantly reproducing micro-organisms, which do not have similar internal clocks which are one of the prime factors that cause aging in us.After reaching their mature adult size (the smaller one in the picture) the puruus continue to grow, at increasingly slower pace. The micro-organisms that make up their body keep reproducing and thus, increasing the size of the puruu. The bigger the puruu gets, the slower and more inefficient it's body becomes, though the increased mass also means more muscle string tissues, which means that the bigger puruus are considerably stronger than their smaller brethren.In their current life style, these big and old puruus are very rare. Their larger size isn't as fit for the balloon forests, as their weight and lesser agility make them more accident prone. Usually, the bigger puruus live in the coastal shallows, and stalk the woods that surround the lakes and rivers where their former balloon forest homes grow.The puruus have also started to feed their dead members to their spawning pools, to lessen the need to hunt. In these pools, the enzymes and hormones the growing egg mass excrete cause the body of the dead member to break apart into the micro-organisms that it is made off. These micro-organisms will then merge with the developing eggs, and thus carry some traits, and in rare cases, fragments of memories of the dead puruus to the next generation.
>>19780698Forgot to say one thing about the big puruus.Their size growth has a limit. At some point, they will become too big for their skeletal system and musculature to support, which will lead to their dead. At the moment, the big puruu in that picture is about the average big one. They can grow about twice as big as that individual is, but that will take many decades.The siphonopore nature of the puruu means that, although they are relatively frail, and weak creatures, they can survive from injuries that would be fatal to other creatures. A limb loss is a severe injury, but the puruus can deal with it quite well. They have amazing regenerative qualities, and the smartest puruus, (crow level intelligence) have learned to use the egg paste gestating in their pools to speed up the regeneration even further. The quickly reproducing larval micro-organisms are able to swiftly incorporate themselves to the already existing colony that is the body of the adult.The puruus have quite good eyesight, and extremely developed sense of touch. They smell and taste trough the small pores in their skin and tongue, and they hear with specialized and sensitive sacks of gel which pick up vibrations from the air, that are located in their "ears". The puruus have rows of small, sharp teeth in their mouth which they use to kill their prey.Their poison is mostly for self defense, and it is excreted like slime from different parts of their bodies.The puruus aren't very strong creatures, but their light weight allows them to move quite fast. They can jump and climb around the balloon forest like no other creature can. The adhesive pads on their feet allow them to climb easily on the balloons.
>>19780807The puruus lack the familiar ties of many other creatures. They are asexual creatures, though during the development of their eggs, the micro-organisms exchange genes with each other and in some sense, practice sexual reproduction.They also tend to merge with other "eggs" and even with parts of already dead puruus. Because of this, the new generation of puruus are a mixture of the genetic material of the whole pack. The puruus do incubate the sufficiently developed eggs inside their throat pouch, and often form a protective relationship with the young puruu once it has been regurgitated out. The puruu pack focuses around the egg pools they construct. They protect them together, and hunt food to bring into them together. They communicate with sounds (I have no idea what they would sound like) and on body language. Their communication is quite simple and the scent their poison excretions have has a large impact on the identification of the individual. They lack any true leading members, usually it is the biggest puruu, who forces the smaller ones to do it's bidding. There leading puruus change naturally, as their growing size will eventually kill them or force them to leave the balloon forests. The smaller puruus can also some times gang up on the big one, and kill it. The puruus are sometimes surprisingly violent towards each other. Although big disputes are relatively rare, when they do occur, they are resolved trough combat, and it is not that uncommon for the losing participant to leave with one or two missing appendages. The winner often either eats the parts it tore off or feeds them to the spawning pool.
bumb.Don't let this thread die.
bump with a disease The Gas from the pits is continuously shot up by geysers and spread throughout the land, with in these heavier then air clouds are extremophile fungal spores that when breathed in, attempt to recreate the environment of the pits in the host body; extreme heat, high pressure and no oxygen. as one could guess this plays havoc with the host's bodies, death is ensured with in 3 days. usually the hosts innards liquify not long before the skin, but on armored or thick skinned creatures the fungus does not pierce the surface before the pressure and heat inside bursts the poor creature to smithereens.
>>19776063Its damn hard to punch thigns when your eyes are on the sides of your head. So the punchas evolve to fix thisPunchas now have binocular vision
the symbiotic bugfruit ragas emerge from the depths and retake their posistion in the placenta fields, they also develop something new for the spieses, long thin cones of the sides containing blungemilis that takes in the sun's energy.[warning really shitty art]
>>19782542forgot the pic...
bump!with fun fact: the horrors of the deep are only just getting started.
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GEmils start to colonize the low valleys in the mountains. the harshterain and deadly weather proving no match for their rocky bodies[pic for any one who wants it http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/19618306/#p19687655]
>>19774819Small correction for the floating forests. They aren't true forests, as there are no trees. They are actually large colonies of massive airborne jellyfish anchored to the ground. The Jellyfish themselves are sustained by algae living in their bodies.>>19774990Cleaner Hoppa is outdated, and this is also missing the Lesser Cave Hoppa, which is less than half the size of the Greater.Cleaner has a sticky comb for collecting spores.Lesser Cave Hoppas feed almost exclusively on seeds, mostly those of Ragas imbedded in corpses. Mouth parts act as tweezers to extract the seeds.-----Non-picture change for some the two smaller Hoppas. With much of their diet consisting of spores, Cleaners were quick to begin occupying the Hexis forests, where the air was full of spores from the trees. With living of the surface, their eyes begin to become less sensitive to the light.Lesser Hoppas preferred the fields, where the Siwari grass developed seeds. They still maintain the instinctive behavior of picking apart corpses to find seeds, but with less Ragas, it is usually a fruitless effort. Occasionally, they'll find undigested seeds in the stomach of something.
more things from the depths are incoming.
Hey guys, your friendly subGM here. I wanted to talk to you all, about the game, and about us. What do you want next? I've noticed the game has run out of some steam. Are you all evo'd out? Do you want tribal? Would you like this evo game to run its course, then we sit and wait for a while? I want all the players inputs. who is still playing? who is interested in tribal? Are you still interested in this IG?If this game continues on into tribal with me at the helm, here is what you can expect from the game. A start with nothing for your tribe, It will be up to you to roll for development of language, beliefs, fluff, fire, all that good stuff. You start with your skins. The burden of the tribal area will be on the player. I will attend to rolls, but how the area is fleshed out will not just be the GM's job. The tech will be limited to stone age, which can allow for some inventive shit. But guns, metal, mining, and the like, thats not happening this time. thats for the next era.I see about 5 races so far that could make it to tribal. Only 2, the geist and puruu are fleshed out. I know how they live, socialize, culture, how their biology works, etc. The Punchas, Stridas, Bipedal Swhrims I know only what their ancestors and what Ive done with them, which is little.Have fun players, take care, and let me know what you want with the above options.
>>19789560If we do go into this next game, It will be with clear heads. Complaints in any game, from sports, to pen and paper, should be handled directly and immediately. Going and talking with everyone else, drumming up animosity and making plans behind each others backs, is for children. Go to someone with a problem, have it resolved then and there, move on. I saw complaints about me, about every other player, and more that came out of the wood work at the very end of that last tribal game. All of it could have been resolved by discussion in a direct, absolute fashion.
>>19789560I am still very much invested in this game, but due to real life stuff, I won't be able to participate that much in the foreseeable future.Your plan for the tribal game sounds good. Each tribal phase has been different from the ones in other continents, they were all experimental. We will see how well the game runs on the setup you have planned.I will try to participate as well as I can.I hope that people well regain their interest in this game, and that it doesn't die. I have put so much of my efforts on this setting that I would hate it to wither away.
>>19782523hey bro, I wanted to show you the puncha's already had binocular vision. see pic related. they do have a much wider blind spot between their eyes then a human does, but they have the added benefit of being able to break apart their field of view like a chamelion with independent eyes. I was going to introduce that into an update, but you sorta beat me to it. but look at the skull structure, its already set up for even basic binoc. vision.
Derp. It looked like they didn't have binocular vision. So, thanks to for showing me.Also, I'm fairly ambivalent about going onto tribal. Perhaps we should wait another day, make a few more evos, then perhaps move onto the next stage.
I've got a few disjointed thoughts to chew on.I think its pretty clear by now that the Geist and Puruu are the choices for Tribal and maybe that's just why these evo threads have run of steam. I know half the fun is seeing who gets to sentience first.I'll add that Tribal is often very intimidating to newcomers. It becomes very in depth and self referential very quickly and isn't the best stage to draw in new blood.I think that maybe this continent was one too many and the whole world building phase may have run its course with this audience and maybe its time for the next step whatever that may be.Either way, I am greatly interested in this project and eager to see this world progress.
>>19791010Similar concerns are had by myself. Im still pushing for a few more sentients to round out the mix. The Geist are kind of hard more when it comes to roleplay, and not everyone may want to play a cuteling. Im working on the final bits of this place. Your input has been appreciated. i would prefer if for this people namefag it up so i know how many people im dealing with.
>>19789560I like this world? perhaps a new Evo game? new basic creatures?
(Gonna do a bigger blung update later.)The primitive blunghound form was quickly refined into much faster and deadlier creature in the surface. The blunghounds have developed three sharp and powerful jaws they use to crack open the shells of the chompas and runnas so their proboscis can access the prey's innards better.The blunghounds are fast and cunning predators, that swarm their prey and drag it back to the blung fields for digestion.
>>19777688It sure is hard to live in the trees when you don't have a necks. So that's exactly what the Grabbas evolve: A neck!
>>19789740>>19777421>>19776831>>19775405Did you guys all forget about this guy?
Nope. Its just that not all stridas have to have evolved to be arboreal. We can still have the other species: The Deer, the Humanoid.
Creatures from regions 3-4 are released, they will seek out appropriate environments suitable to their survival. the creatures most adapted to the heat and toxic gas will stay in the pits.
>>19775422The Faunus geists are having a tough time on the surface. Their echolocation works alright in the forests, but it often alerts prey. A chance mutation may save the Faunus Geists. They've gaine spots on their faces that are slightly sensitive to infrared light, given off by heat. They can hardly pic out specific creatures now, but they at least now know if something is in front of them.
>>19789560I'm still very much interested. However, there was a heat wave in my area, and the power has been out for a few days. No air conditioning, no computer. Now some people have internet-capable phones but I'm not one of those people, so I had no way of even letting you or the people in my game know about this.Tonight I've got an IRL game to GM so I'll be out, but no, by no means am I evo'd out, just haven't had access to the computer for a while, that's all.
The first of the flying geists to leave the caves find themselves in the forests, which is not very different from their previous habitat. Flying between trees is a lot like going in between the stalactites down below. They are still the size of cats, but their coloration changes to better blend into their surroundings. They are awake sporadically, because they cannot see the sunlight.
>>19792636Oh, and while I'm gone, it's kind of presumptuous, but would it be alright if the Coral Hamum get left alone? I have a big update planned for them and a large picture, and I'd hate for all that work to just get evolved out (though perhaps I could just ignore evos I don't like, as some seem to have done with the Striders. No longer bipedal? Guess that didn't happen now. *roll eyes*)
>>19792874Wha? No, we still have bipedals. It's just that not ALL striders became bipedal.
>>19792636all good man, its always been a treat having you in the games, and when you can, you can and there is a spot open for you--------------i was in the IRC with "everyone" at once, and the talk and feedback gave me good feelings about what is to come. i look forward to it. got a pretty good grasp of whats going on, and thats always a plus.when we start the next tribal game, i think it will be pretty fun.----strida: can go ambulate on two or four legs dependent on the situation. herbivoreShwirm: egg layers, lives for the swarm! (colony is higher in value then their own life), colony based but no queen or hivemind. (instinct driven), omnivore, very practical in all aspects, slightly curious about the world. communicate with ultra sonic clicks.Puncha: Douche bag omnivores with a leaning towards herbivore, very territorial, arrogant. live birth, always twins. eyes can see in binocular mode, or de-join to look around like a chameleon.this is all preliminary, please add on, discuss. do more. change, enjoy!
>>19793246Perhaps the twins thing of the Puncha can be expanded, have it become a real defining part of their culture.Their twin would be their first friend and their bond would likely stay with them throughout their lives. Perhaps there is a cultural expectation. If a twin asks something of you, you are honour bound by blood (blood-bound?) to do it. Or perhaps each twin has a certain "allowance" of these favors. One time in their lives where they can invoke this sacred blood bond, a sacred favor to one's twin that you are NOT allowed to shirk for any reason.
The blungs that have adapted to the surface have grown somewhat larger, as it was advantageous in the more open environments above the ground.Besides this, the blungs behave much like they did in their caves, but in far larger scale.In the caverns, a typical blung field size ranged between a tennis and a basketball field and housed only a couple dozen blung life forms at any given time. Above the ground these fields, depending on the nutrients of the soil, and the amount of prey the blungs can bring to the fields, can easily grow to the size of a football field and be homes for hundreds of blung organisms. This is simply the result of the ample amount of food that exists in the surface.The blungs aren't a hivemind. The different blung strains are actually different species that diverged from the base floating blungs by adopting different niches in the blung "biome". The different species can however, communicate with each other, as the communication methods that the base blungs evolved have stayed mostly the same across all the blung breeds. This combined with the signature scent of the placenta fields makes the blungs see the other breeds as their own kin, and thus rarely attack them.Anything that doesn't carry the scent of the fields gets assaulted by the blungs however. The symbiotic non blung species that also live in the fields have adapted to either siphon or produce this scent that keeps the drone blungs from removing them from the placenta growths.
>>19794427The blungs form a biome of their own, that invades other biomes. The placenta fields will quickly grow over any ground vegetation and their emils component then digests these plants for nutrients. The blungs sustain the field and reproduce as long as they can, but usually the field eventually starts to die, as the blungs are unable to feed it anymore, and the soil is sucked dry from nutrients. When this occurs, the blungs usually eat up the fields, and all the symbiotic partners that the fields have. The seeds/spores of these organisms then travel with the blungs to the new area and are released with the placenta fields.This means that the blungs have long periods of dormant behavior, during which they are confined relatively small area. They reproduce and feed of the fauna and flora of their area, until the environment can no longer sustain the massive blung population and their placenta field. When this happens, the blungs disperse, and numerous small blung hordes composed of different blung breeds swarm out in their search of a new breeding ground.The blungs prefer to stay near the mountains and the northern meadows and forests, as the more arid southern plains offer less food to the blungs.The blungs are mainly carnivorous, though they can feed on some plant material. The placenta field can digest pretty much anything, but the blungs are at least currently too stupid to harvest anything else but meat for the field to feed on.
>>19794592A different idea arose in the IRC for why they eventually move.Instead of moving on when land becomes too barren, they instead do so when it actually becomes saturated with the waste that the fields produce. A little while later, plants move in, and the waste acts as fertilizer for them.
Some tree Schwar split off to eat their home, instead of hunt on it. They are now the Wood Schwars. Colonial in nature they bore thru the bark and make their homes inside the trees. They eat in such a way as to avoid being fatal to the trees, usually anway, and many trees are "infested" with them. This opens up a niche of "Wood peckers"
>>19794592(Expanding slightly on what happens when the blungs depart from their dying field.)The placenta fields begin to die, when they have sucked out nutrients from the soil, but this doesn't mean that the soil is actually barren or sucked dry. No, it is full of the waste material and dead cells from the placenta fields that the field itself was unable to utilize.The "leaders" of the blungs are the floating "overblungs." They have over time evolved higher brain capacity than the other blung breeds and they also are very capable of directing the efforts of the other blungs. These blungs also serve as scouts, as their ability to float in the air is extremely useful in both hunting and searching new breeding grounds.The blung hounds are the "warriors" of the blung fields. They are fast, cunning and dangerous predators that were detailed here: >>19791594The hopper blungs are primitive ancestors of the current blung hounds. They are smaller, and lack the jaws of the hounds, but despite of this, they are still occasionally found with the blung horde. They rely on their numbers for taking down their prey.The drone blungs maintain the blung fields, they tend the eggs and clean away parasites from the placenta growths. They also help in the defense of the field.
>>19794904The crawler blungs are very primitive, they are the ancestors of the drone blungs and the hopper blungs. They crawl around in the placenta fields, and feed on the corpses the big blungs bring there. They often serve as quick snacks for the more developed blung creatures.The sprayer blungs are defensive beasts. They can spray a corrosive mixture of emils slime and their own stomach acids at their foe. They also use this ability to quickly establish a new blung field when a suitable location is found.In addition to these blung creatures there are also some symbiotic organisms that live in the blung fields. Bug fruit ragas, cedyas (flesh eating spore spraying mushrooms) and frens (plants with poisonous whips) for example They help the blungs defend and maintain the fields, and thus are left alone by the blungs.
>>19794822As the competition for living space in the trees becomes more difficult, some Wood Schwar develop the beginnings of insectoid wings, which allow them to navigate through the tree layer by gliding. These Schwar Drones seek out uninfested trees to begin new colonies in.
>>19789740Upright Stridas begin add Wood Schwars to their diet. When they find an infected tree, they'll use their horns to peel off the bark off and occasionally, will use a shred to fish out the Schwars to eat. This does two other things besides providing them with a food supply that they need to compete with Deer and Monkey Stridas for. It serves to wear down their horns, keeping them from getting too long, and controlling Schwar populations.Sloth Puruus will feed on schwars as well. but don't actively hunt for them. Climbing Puruus that migrate back to the hexis forests might though.
>>19792633Faunus geists have learned to "taste" the air, and determine which scents belong to certain animals. This aids the Faunus Geists in their hunting, and they gain longer tougne to help them with it
Stop fucking around in the IRC and actually bump the thread I'd contribute myself but it's 1am. If y'all are awake do some evolving. Christ... it's like I can't even sleep or this topic will die.
>>19801403Only I am actually in the irc, and I can't do any evolutions, seeing how I am sitting in a bus.
Things have gotten difficult for the Cleaner Hoppas which have moved to the surface. While spores were more abundant, they weren't an issue in the Hexis forests like they were in the case of Cedyas. The old behavior of letting other creatures come up for a grooming was a liability, thus only the skittish would survive. They've become more nimble escape predation.Also, while their tongues have always been tipped by hair-like structures, they've become more wispy to aid in collecting spores to eat.Since they no longer clean creatures of spores, their names are now simply Forest Hoppas.
>>19801446Well... now I look like an asshole.
>>19801495this is what the check box and delete button are for. no worries man.-----------------------------the leviathwirm has adapted to life above ground, slowly plowing thru the soft soil of the open plains, its tell tale horn breaks the surface at all times. Rare and large to the extreme it is both majestic and deadly. a predator bar none on this continent. They can be found in the plains, and along the sandy coastal beaches. In time they may even break out into open waters.
The three tendrils of the Dream Eaters become shelled, improving defenses, and making the limbs stronger due to support structures. This makes them more agile, and better at ripping up dreamer molds to eat.Because of their diet, anything that tries to eat one of these is likely to get an overdose of the toxins produced the the molds.
>>19801723...urge...to create Ohmus....rising...
Flesh Hoppa- aggressive. has no skin. coated in mucus to keep its exposed musculature healthy. Active during dusk and night, due to the sun burning it. Will burrow into the ground during the day and sleep. about 9 feet tall. mates for life, hunts in duos, and with children until they are large enough to live on their own.Tyrant Ripper- 14 feet tall, nocturnal predator. lays eggs. eats its own mates. thankfully a rare creature to encounter, usually found along the coastal regions.
Are you not entertained?Is this not why you are here?
Daily dose of bump for this thread.
>>19801723A species of predatory Gesh are already known as Dream Eaters.
>>19801723>>19803825Hoom, correct... then this Hamun descendant shall be named Oghma.
bumb.We need moar creatures, moar diversity, moar evolutions!
>>19805852I'm working on a picture, worry not! Evos are on the way!>>19803363And Drawbro is at it again.
>>19779337The vine hexis have develop some of their leaves into little hooks, to better hold on to proper hexis trees.
>>19803363>>19789740this pleases me...
>>19801994Some Pond Hamuns have found their way to the larger and deeper lakes. The foot of those that live in the open waters branches out into soft flipper-like structures. These begin to take up live as aquatic detrivores.
>>19808332Oh dear god what is that thing and why does it terrify me?>>19808485Adorable! I love it.Just posted up the new Fortune evo, for those who care. I'll link it here when I've posted all the available creatures. After that I'll finally get onto that Coral Hamun update I've been promising.
>>19808766Fortune: Evolution going on right now: >>19808680Sorry for the self-advertisement, but I know there are lots of people who play both games. If it's any consolation I linked to this thread in there, so maybe things will pick up in a few minutes!
Gonna chart stuff up for these threads.
>>19810921Awesome, thanks Anon.
>>19751534The Coral Hamun is no more, having evolved into what future Gantu explorers will eventually term the Ma'uma. The Ma'auma has lost the geophagic filter feeding that sustained its ancestor, instead relying on its two pseudopods on the front of its body, right between the eyes and "sandwiched" in between its protective shell.Like Earth slugs, Ma'uma are hermaphroditic. When two non-related Ma'uma wish to mate* they use their now-defunct filters as sexual display, each trying to convince the other that they will be a good selection. After mating two Ma'uma part ways and each will then lay up to 4 eggs in a soft sandy nest, watching over them until they hatch. The parent Ma'uma watches over its children for around 3 weeks, after which they are adults (though they won't reach their full size for another month) and can strike out on their own. That said, it's not uncommon for the children to remain in the same herd, grazing alongside their progenitor.The herd is the primary family unit of the Ma'uma, consisting of up 40-50 individuals (though this can vary from species to species). The herd is let by a single barren heirarch who directs the daily movements of the troop as it plods along the Lacorra fields, eating vegetation and carrion.*Ma'uma can tell if they're related. How is not quite known, but it is theorized that perhaps some form of pheromonal signal could be involved.
The Lesser Cave Hoppas which live on the surface add eating the grasses themselve to their diet. They grow bit larger. Minor mutations have changed the colors of some spots and the shape of the side frills with almost no effect.Their main defense mechanism is intimidation. They squeal loudly and snap at predators while madly flashing their luminescent organs.Just to not confuse them with anything from the western continent, these will be called Field Hoppas.
>>19813997Made the pick an while ago, so I forgot about the longer sickles on there. They're used to fight things off.Also, Thudder chart done.
>>19814034You are a scholar and a gentleman. Great thanks for this stellar work. If you need any of my originals of creatures (the coral hamuns, the arboreal striders, the groovy horns) just say so and I'll upload them and put the links here for you.
>>19814034awesome job.any final evos for the sentient potentials will be welcomed.
>>19814469I'm working on the Ma'uma. Trust me, by the time I'm done, the sentients will be swimming in potential livestock.
>>19814034Good work man!
>>19812725Now, Ma'uma are a diverse lot, with several species to choose from, or "breeds". Some of them are small, some of them are rather large, almost as big as dairy cows. Some Ma'uma species have one of their feeder tentacles hardened into a "horn", and others curl theirs up like a butterfly proboscis, so that it can be protected when not in use.Still others use on of their tentacles as a secondary mating display (not shown).Here you'll find a small selection of the omnivorous, docile herd animal, the Ma'uma.
>>19814777>>19814469>>19814163Thanks. Here's the next one. I'll make up a couple more tomorrow, which will include the caves.
>>19815216I imagine there are scores of Ma'uma species all over southern continent. Feel free to make your own, but I think they're done evolving. They've reached their role, delicious hermaphrodite cows with pretty colours.Here we have the "Vanity Ma'uma", so called for its re-purposed feeder tentacle that has become a *second* colorful sexual display.
>>19797490Faunus Geists come into possession of several warty growths. Unsightly, but then that's the point. It aids in camouflage by making the creature resemble a bush or tree.
>>19816393>>19815216I like what you did with the hamuns fortune. These creatures ad loads of much needed fauna to the lacorra biome. Perhaps some of them could learn to feed of the lacorras themselves?Also, regarding lacorras, in the irc we came up with the ideathat the lacorras would excrete potent glue which they use to build their shells. This glue could be very valuable to the tribes.>>19815309Good work notrip! I hate to nitpick, but I think tht you missed one species of freefloating lubs.I'll try to chime in later this day. I hardly have any free time here.
>>19816660More where that came from. Let's get the mountains started, eh?>>19812725 >>19815216 >>19816393The Mountain or Sunset Ma'uma is about the size of a domestic pig, and has slowly wandered into the foothills and mountains of the South, happily and dimwittingly munching on the plants provided there. For now it has no predators, but these Ma'uma are in a prime position to become the basis of an ecosystem.
Have a few evo ideas.The vine hexis could adapt to the balloon forest.A mobile species of lacorras, which don't grow shells, and instead hunt using their electricity as a weapon.More water creatures. We currently only have puruus and schwars. Perhaps a hippo like chompa?Those grass like plants need some love too. Perhaps a variety which has sticky leaves that stick to the shells of the chompas and thus spread the plant farther.A plains schwar that lives in communities and makes burrows. Think meercats.Some sort of predatory balloon lub?I hope some of you can fulfill these ideas.
>>19789740thread is not over yet, but when it is, i would like to know what races from this list you fine folks would want to play? no option is wrong. Got questions about those races? i got fluff. here is a really, really, brief overview of the three races we have not covered. Puncha- Omnivore with leaning towards herbivore. binoc vision w/ chameleon like independent eye movement. live birth. territorial. arrogant/ prideful. is rare to kill its own kind. Dramatic displays of dominance via Flex offs and feats of strength. Skin secrets a fine oily substance that is a natural sunblock. Multiple males will band together to form packs with their mates. extendable (just past the fist) barb. Does not mate for life.Bipedal Schwirm- Very much an insect. communicates via ultrasonic rapid chirps. omnivore, with leanings towards carnivore. Can live on for an hour or so from what would be a fatal injury for most. sharp elbow spike. Egg layer (clutches of 10-20 small eggs) children are hatched as miniature adults, molting every week until adult sized. Practical, yet curious in their nature. Strongly driven by instinct. No "queen", but dominant individuals will become the natural leaders. Low value of self vs the whole (the colony/ tribe).Strida- very tall race, not very strong. quick. able to transition to a 4 "legged" posture for rapid movement/ charging with horns. Female dominated "herd". Omnivores with a heavy lean towards herbivore. Eating the termite like creatures that live inside the hexis by prying them out with their horns. Breeds by season, with children forcing the tribe to stay in once place until they are able to travel on their own.
remember that biome chart? im grabbing races from the caverns and surface, and figuring out what works together.Lacora feilds are full of electric, electric resistant, hauman, rainbow horns, etc.got suggestions, spit em out.
>>19818089I think a good rundown of what animals live where and how they interact would be awesome and especially helpful for tribal. Just don't forget to go back into the older threads for those creatures that sill exist but have fallen by the creative wayside.
>>19818089I'd be willing to make a food web for the Lacorra Fields, or possibly other biomes. I think it'd help people know 1) what's available 2) how the organisms are connected/relate to each other.This game has honestly gotten so big I have, more than once, pondered the idea of building a wiki for it. Not just 1d4chan, no, I mean a Primordial Evo wikia, modeled off of the Sagan 4 website.
>>19821096Here it is, ladies and germs.At the top we have the Rainbow Horn, who preys on the Lacorra, the Tubenose, and the Ma'uma. The Tubenose preys on the Ma'uma. The Ma'uma are herbivores but also eat carrion, scavenging the dead flesh of Tubenoses and Rainbow Horns. Anything the Ma'uma don't pick off decomposes and ends up feeding the Lacorra.
>>19801477Some Cleaner Hoppa find their way into the Dream Forests where they can feed all day on a near endless supply of Dream Spores. The Dream Collectors are mostly sedentary becoming fat and lazy creatures. Much like the Dreamer Gesh the Dream collectors live in a stupor wandering and eating in a psychedelic haze.Sorry not capable of giving a picture right now. anyone else feel free to make one.
Got the third one finished. Going to take a break for a while.
>>19822281Looks awesome, notrip.The tubenoses, now that they're eating Ma'uma instead of Lacorra, begin to replace their long tube-like mouth with a beak. This structure is far better at tearing through Ma'uma leather, that the wielder of such a weapon may get at the delicious slug meat inside.
Also, since I've completely neglected the poor little bastard.> Plains GreshNow called the Paresh. The Paresh is an herbivorous creature native to the plains and is about the size of a Great Dane, though much bulkier. Almost like miniature cows.Without eyes the Paresh's hearing becomes paramount to survival, thus they end up developing large and sensitive ears. Any sound out of place will cause them to look up from their perpetual grazing.
>>19822437Thanks. I also just had an idea for Tubefaces that don't change their diet.The vast majority of Tubefaces may have adapted to eating the Ma'uma, but a stubborn few have stayed with their old diet. Those that have became more lithe, and scale the shells of Lacorras in order to snatch a tendril. They have to be quick in order to bite one off and before getting electrocuted.
>>19822545Following their grazing habits, the Paresh's teeth specialise into 2 large incisors for cutting through plant matter and large, stagger molars for extended periods of chewing. Their incisors often protrude from the face as they grow constantly; frequent grazing and occasional scraping on rocks wears them down again.They also start to partake in chewing cud.
With it's long life-span and impressive armor the Inoglund Bulwark has been out of the Evolutionary arms-war for a good long while now.But with the increasing number or predators the Inoglund Bulwark has been forced to adapt by growing to an even greater size.The Dual tails of this walking fortress has also changed in shape in order to better serve this size.The Inoglund Bulwark is very much still the same as it was before in terms of behavior and sociology, but with it's increased mass many lesser predator has began taking precautions and will stay out of the Bulwarks way, sometimes leaving fresh kills behind them, which the Bulwark will happily snack on.Same as before the Bulwark will happily take on any Inoglund creatures, be they herds or individuals, and protect valiantly.But most Inoglund will not follow the Bulwark into the Cleft or Pits, which the Bulwark needs as part of it's natural cycle.
>>19823322You know how they'll punch holes in outdoor banner so that they don't get torn up by the wind? Well, that's the impetus behind the Paresh's new exotic looking ears. Howling plains winds may tear their massive ears apart. A mutation causing gaps in the ear membrane proves beneficial.Wanted something exotic looking for the plains herbivore, so here you go. Feel free to develop it into something even more wild.
>>19823170The Climbing Tubenose Gesh (Protoureshi ascendii) evolves into the Common Uresh (Ureshi originalis). The Uresh developed large curved claws for gripping into the tall shells of the Lacorra. Their frame has become much more lithe and agile, the better to catch their prey before it realizes what's going on and shocks them.The crooked teeth are actually helpful, as the criss-crossing serrated mouth of the Uresh prevents thrashing Lacorra from escaping.
>>19801786Never my intent, but the resemblance is uncanny. My original plan was actually land crabs, but armored slugs with legs just seemed more fun.Some of the Oghma grow much larger and develop numerous small, single-jointed legs alongside the bottom of their shell. They become more mobile, for now they wander through the Dream Forests hunting the smaller species and the occasional Dreamer. When they find prey, they grab it with their powerful mouth parts and crush it open. As probably stated earlier, they are immune to the psychological effects that the fungi have. The small ones are raccoon size, while these are more like an ox. They are quite few in number.
Plant chart ready.Siwaris need some love.
>>19824273>>19824457Image hosting link since neither of these seem to be working.> http://sadpanda.us/images/1072651-823587Z.png
>>19824721What is the large batch of question marks for?I'm going to get working on some evos for the Lacorra, add some variety to the Reef. After that, I'm going to work on a post for the Siwari, multiple radiations, like I did earlier for the Ma'uma.Also, less frilly, easy-edit version for the Uresh should anyone feel like editing it. Feel free to.
>>19824822No clue what it branched off from. No similarities to anything else.I assume that the bee-like Yazdas have been collecting the nectar-like substance from Flowering Lubs to make honey or something like that. If not, they do now. Fluids that they mix with the nectar to make honey are also poisonous to other creatures, resulting in inflammation of the esophagus, and stomach ulcers when eaten. Just horrible pain in the digestive tract.
>>19825003Actually, the fluid that they sucked out of the Flowering Lubs was originally whatever counts for "blood" among the Lubs, but then, it turned some of that into a juicy fruit, filled with a sweet fluid full of seeds. I created both the Flowering Lub and its descendant, the Fruiting Lub. It's food, nothing more, and unless the Yazda defecate it out, the Fruiting Lub would just start growing right there in their nests.
>>19801918Guess who who wants to say hiThats right, it's everyones favorite Demonic Skeletal Predator: THE RIPPER TYRANT!Rippers on the surface develop a stubby tail, to balance them as they chase after prey. The tails also act as a fat storage area.
>>19825079Easy fix. They swallow the fluid, siliva kills seeds, regurgitated at the hives as "honey".Siwari Grass originally developed the cone for its seeds in order to become less appetizing, but this clearly wasn't the case, as it form a major part of the food chain. In parts of the fields, Siwari Grass has become stiff, leaves becoming needle-like. In other words, cactus grass. Have fun with that.
>>19825175But then how is the Fruiting Lub supposed to pollinate? It relied on the Yazda to reproduce.
>>19825205This didn't. It just used wind. It worked more like a pinecone.
>>19825246What? I was referring to the Fruiting Lubs. It relies on some outside agent to spread its "seeds" (though technically more like eggs since the Lub is an animal).
>>19825205Like this.With having trouble reproducing with having the "seeds" in the nectar itself, a number of hair-like structures form around the buds of Flower Lubs, so that they instead get caught in the hairs of the Yazdas. While hopping from bud to bud, they pollinate them.
>>19825286Thought you were talking about the grass for a moment. The post was taking forever to load, so I hit the stop button so it wouldn't go up, but it apparently did.
the spiky siwari grass grows more robust and gains mor spikes, they now grow much closer together then other siwari types.they prefer costal areas.
>>19825298Ah, I see. Great solution, incorporates all of our ideas. Excellent work, my good Anon.Almost done with my multiple Siwari descendants. They're simple so people can take them in their own directions.
Large Siwari become larger, and more treelike. The large curly fruits become bright red when ripe, which attracts a lot of attention. From being larger and having woody stems, they can't reproduce anymore from a falling branch. Tree Siwari grow in the forests alongside Hexis trees.
With the two habitats being close together, Climber Puruus can be found living on both Lubs and trees, and occasionally wander around both. Some in the forests observe Stridas fishing Schwars out of trees with a piece of park. Over time, the Puruus which observed this mimic what they saw, and from it, gain a basic understanding and capacity for tool use, but more importantly, being able to learn things from watching each other. Passing on knowledge from one generation to the next.
>>19824721Siwari (Siwari Prime)Weed-like plant scattered throughout the Southern Continent, but grows in dense thickets in deep woods areas. Grows quickly and requires about 3/5 the amount of water that a similar plant would need. Reproduces by tiny seeds around the size of ball bearings. These can get stuck in fur, be blown on the wind or carried downstream by rivers (where it will grow along the muddy banks like cat-tails or reeds. Averages about 3-5 ft. tall when fully grown.Paari GrassCovering the whole continent, but especially the plains and meadows, in its millions, the highly succesful Paari has very deep roots, allowing it to find water even in relatively dry areas like its native grasslands. Breeds often, grows quickly. Provides food for many herbivorous creatures. 2-3 inches tall at adult-size.Savar Jungle-Root11-13 inches in height when fully grown, the Savar Jungle-root is common in wet, humid, tropical areas. It tries to avoid being eaten by tasting terrible. A chemical in its leaves gives it a very bitter taste. This chemical is also responsible for the yellowing of the tips of the older "central" leaf. Future mammalian tribes will discover that the garlic-like bulbe of this plant helps ease morning sickness when consumed.(Field too long, continued...)
>>19826466CypariThis wide, woody plant grows best in tropical maritime areas and is especially common along the beaches of the South. A one-to-two-and-a-half foot woody stem, peeling like the layers of an onion to fresh, green, palm-like leaves that can be almost 3 feet in length.Renawi Red-LeafThis plant does well in the shade of trees, and thus is common in the forest, especially the undegrowth of the deep woods, where it grows like a weed. An irritant on its stem and leaves ensures a moderate itch for about two hours afterwards. It's basically a 5-6 inch tall mild poison ivy.BusharriThis 1-1.7 foot tall cereal grain is common in cooler areas of the continent. Northern plains, temperate forests, and foothills are its common habitats. Future civilizations will likely farm it as a subsistence crop. Bread and pita made from Busharri is described as tasting similar to sourdough.
>>19826466>>19826474Excellent work fortune!We really needed more plantlife, and you just delivered them brilliantly.My evo ideas from yesterday are still open for the taking, if you, or anyone else is interested.
>>19826582I aim to please, Nad. I think I'll add some variety to the Lacorra now. Give the Reef more of its namesake coral.
>>19817990Starting a couple of these. Rolled some dice to decide what to apply this to.Some Hammer Burlies have begun to live more around the river flowing to the north. They put on some bulk due to the water supporting some of their weight a lot of the time. It didn't take long for their legs and skeletons to catch up to the increased weight of this new species. They currently can be found between the foothills of the mountains and well into the northern forests.
Final bump before sleep.
Damn fortune and company. holy fuck. you guys came in and tore the place apart. I had a full list of creatures and everything for all biomes, but i guess ill keep some of it to myself. You and I had pretty much the same ideas.-----------------------------------grabbas! they have evolved into two sub species of the origonal. the first is now known as the pest. They make their living by stealing from the less mobile sentients. harvest fruit? look away? stolen! walking and minding your own business? get hit on the head with a rock. or nut. branch. they are pains in the ass. Communicate with shrill hoots, grunts and shrieks.the other Grabbas are now called; Grips as they dont grab at things that aren't theirs so much anymore. but they communicate with tropical bird like noises, strange yips and howls. They make the the music of the jungles quite alive. they are much less of a pest, happy to eat from the canopy when possible, avoiding interaction with the species of the ground at all costs. I know, i broke out of the orky naming theme, but it needed to be done, if just for me. Besides, Grip sounds pretty cool.
>>19827480> Fortune and companyCompany indeed, half a legion of loyal followers. We are called the Fortune 500.Also, given these two species, I'm thinking in the future there will be a "Goofus & Gallant"-type show, book, or whatever featuring these monkey creatures. It'd be called Grab & Grip.> Grab takes things he sees without asking.> Grip makes sure to ask permission before using something that belongs to another.
>>19827480Actually, I think the list of critters for each biome would be exceedingly helpful, especially for newcomers.
>>19827480Aww, I was hoping that you would share the species list.Anyways, couple more evo ideas incoming.A rainbowhorn splitoff that has specialized into eating the lacorras, and another splinter species that has adapted to storing and then channeling the residual static electricity in order to attack their prey.A large herbivorous scwar.A stalk yazda offshoot that live in colonies and behave like parasitic wasps.A puruu species that has adapted to the plains. Perhaps dumb thick skinned larger puruus that hibernate underground during the dry season and breed during the rain season.A lub species that grows on the riverbanks and forms dome like structures.A chompa or a runna species that lives in the mountains.
>>19827796Maybe I'll get to that once I'm done with making multiple coral species for the Lacorra Reef.Also, nongent, the biome/critter list would be very helpful, as between here, Fortune and real-life I've gotten a little lost. One more thing, Onol & I in the IRC were feeling that perhaps a fourth thread would be needed, in order to *really* start differentiating between biomes.
>>19777421the quadrupedal stridas get a good deal taller, thanks to their elongated stilt-like legs. they also experience an overall size increase. their curved front hooves are now able to reach and strip much higher branches.the protrusions on their backsides contribute to a pincer-like kicking defense, slamming the spikes on their legs into aggressors attempting to attack from behind.their eyes have become more color-sensitive to help pick out juicier morsels, and have become somewhat more front-oriented.
>>19827849in that case can you make one of them to be a mobile lacorra who lack shells like I suggested earlier?Basically electric slugs/worms that hunt in swarms and fry their prey with their bioelectricity.
>>19827849seems like the people crave it, and so, it shall be done.
>>19828133It was one of the ones I was doing. But for now, sleep.
The thing i made was way too big for a post on 4chan. So here is a pastebin link. good for one month from the day of this post. I have a saved copy. What i want you good folks to do, is review it, then suggest races, or even outright say "this race will be in this environment for this reason." But nongent! what happened to the comprehensive listing of all creatures? It died a horrible death, and i could use help now.http://pastebin.com/JADUZntv
>>19829512>>19829512Good work on those biome descriptions. I would love to help with listing the creatures but as I only have my phone to use right now, my ability to track them down is quite limited.As a general guideline, the balloon forests and puruus mostly exist in the more humid northern regions.I did draw a concept of the plains puruu in my notebook, but my phone's camera is too shitty to take a proper picture of it.
>>19831184>>19831184Actually, it seems that I have just been too stupid to use my phone's camera correctly.Here is the picture.Basically, a species of puruus with thick skin, more muscless but less smarts. They share a common ancestor with the smart puruus who live in the balloon forests, but the lineage that led to the big plains puruu never developed similar intelligence and social structure. The plains puruu has a thick skin to prevent water from evaporating from their bodies. Their strong muscles allow them to easily dig and subdue prey.They hibernate underground during the dry season, and emerge during the rain season to breed and feed. They usually make their burrows in the mud of the riverbanks. They dig water pools themselves, in which they lay their "eggs" and then they guard these pools alone for few weeks, only occasionally leaving to hunt down prey to drop into the pool. When the young emerge, they quickly disperse and begin their own lives alone.(feel free to draw a better, more editable picture than my sketch.)
>>19831430Jesus Christ... it's a Puruu on steroids. The Borgas IV equivalent of a gym gorilla. "How much 'ya bench" or "Do you even lift"?
>>19831430feeling absolutly intimidated by the plains puruu the punchas have started taking steroids and working out constantly.
>>19831617Okay, I lol'ed.
>>19831430Best part of this: Still has a bit of a baby face.During a hurricane, a large population of Lake Hamuns are swept down into the caves, mostly setting down in the third level. There isn't much light, so they eventually end up losing their eyes, but in return gain a powerful sense of smell.
Along with the hamuns, some Bell Puruus were also swept down. While the snaillike creatures have lost their eyes and are staring to get duller in color, the Puruus become more vibrant than ever before. Along the edges of their stinging tentacles, the develop small buds that flash a multitude of colors in order to attract small bugs in the water. Their whole body also glows faintly in the dark waters, shifting between colors.Cave Puruus.
With increased aerial activity and the creatures on the ground becoming far too large and armored for it to easily hunt, The Puuru hawk becomes more maneuverable and cunning. Now the majority of it's prey are the flying and aboreal creatures of the regions it inhabits. It hunts by divebombing, attempting to cripple prey on a pass and send it tumbling to it's death.
>>19721810Lacorra evolved from small ectothermic worm-like creatures. They live much of their lives underground, but must come up every morning to heat themselves in the sun so that they have energy for the day. However, many predators made a meal out of them, and in response they began to build armoured tubes, that the Lacorra could climb up and bask in the sun without being eaten. As predators then started nosing around in the tubes, the Lacorra just got taller, growing beyond their reach.At the base of a Lacorra coral (No matter the species) lies a bulb riddled with tubes, tubes that lead to dug tunnels. Lacorra serve as decomposers, and they come up from underground and munch on decaying animals.While there are several species of Lacorra that live in the Reefs, there are five that are the most common. (Continued in following post...)
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>>19833787Ripper's about to get his wish.Each Lacorra species builds a tube of one of several shapes. The material is mostly smooth (texture of an eggshell) but as hard as concrete. That said, the material is rather light, despite average shell thickness being anywhere from 0.3-1.2 inches thick, weighing about as much as wood of a similar volume.> Mated Pair Lacorra (Mecorra)Despite the relatively large tube dedicated to them, this species only lives in ones or twos, unlike other species which lives in packs consisting of 2-4 family groups. When these Lacorra mate, they do so for life, and the dominant member in the relationship (can be either gender, it depends on the couple really) builds a tube, and the other builds a branching tube. These Lacorra will breed about every 7 months, raising the young (up to 3-4 at a time) for about 3 weeks, after which they are booted out of the house (damn mooching kids) and they disperse to build nests of their own.> Flute Lacorra (Flucorra)This species is similar to the Mecorra in that they live as one family unit and build branching tubes from a single central trunk. Unlike the Mecorra, every member of the house gets a basking spot of their own (rather than the young sharing the bigger spot). A side effect of the divergence that led to the Flucorra as a separate species was denser shells, so dense that they may even fall over. To compensate, Flucorra coral is riddled with tiny holes, most no bigger than the head of a pin, but some holes can be up to the size of ball bearings. When the wind blows through these coral, it makes a whistling sound not unlike pan pipes.
>>19833940> Branching Lacorra (Bracorra)Similar to the Flucorra, but the Bracorra branch out in irregular patterns, nor is their shell possessed of the holes that would make music like the shells of their Flucorra cousin. A Bracorra shell usually houses about 3 family groups.> Great Lacorra (Lacorris)Great tubes inhabitated by up to a dozen small Lacorra worms (maybe up to 5 family groups or just 2 families with a boatload of kids), they all bask on the lip of their tree-like structure.> Fan Lacorra (Vanicorra)A sturdy thick shell hides around 7 or 8 tubes that fan out into the Vanicorra's distinctive shape. The rest is solid shell, rather than building relatively flimsy branches that leave the tubes exposed.I trust that'll suffice, Ripper?
New evo with my shitty hand drawn art.A splinter species of the plains scwar emerges.The burro scwar lives in communities of up to few hundred individuals. They use their specialized digging limbs to create deep and complex networks of tunnels in which they store food and breed.They are opportunistic omnivores, they gather plant material such as seeds, leaves and roots. They also hunt small creatures and occasionally even gang up on bigger ones. They use their strong mandibles to bring down prey.Their underground lives have caused them to develop more sensitive hairs around their body, but as they spend their lives also above the surface they have quite good eyesight as well.they mostly live in the plains.
>>19834056I believe the colloquial term is "you are the shit"? I think I'm pronouncing that right.
>>19833940>>19833948Good job fortune!I'll make that predatory lacorra tomorrow when I get the change.
Underground colonies of Schwars? Sounds like the Cathedral Chompas need to restart the old rivalry
>>19833584>>19833940The lacorra shells also contain symbiotic algae that gives out sugar to the worms. Perhaps the algae gains the nutrients it needs from the slime glue/excrement of the lacorras?The algae could in turn excrete the extra sugar and create microscopic sugar shards that are embedded and then absorbed to the lacorra worm's skin.The lacorras also filter pollen and spores from the air. Some could even use their electricity to zap down low flying yazdas and then consume their bodies from the ground. Perhaps this is the way the lacorra reefs gain much of their new biomatter?
>>19834648Perhaps some of them do, or they end up doing that, and perhaps these variaties still bask in the sun, although now, they do so to eat.My thoughts on the electricity: The lacorra have an organs that draws in electric heat and energy that is generated from the friction of them crawling around in their tubes/tunnels. I am planning on making the tube-less lacorra, it shall start with a mutation that, instead of just *storing* energy, can also produce small amounts. As it evolves, the amounts it can produce grow. What do you think, Nad (or anyone else).
>>19834763Go for it.A split occurs between Communal Geists. As many species of the surface have thick exoskeletons, they needed different ways to hunt these creatures. One branch gained more powerful jaw muscles to break through the shells (not pictured). The stronger jaw muscles restricts the size of the braincase.The other (pictured), developed more of a taste for the softer marrow within the bones and outer shell. They've figured that rocks can be used to break bones open. As a result, their fingers have become longer and more dexterous for tool handling. These have also become a bit omnivorous, with dining on fruit. Their diet of softer foods have made their jaws weaker, which allowed for some brain growth. Scavengers often follow them on hunts due to the large amounts of meat left over.Both of these species live around the same areas, from the mountain foothills, all the way across the plains and into the forests following the openings into the underground. While looking similar, they are two very different species which operate on vastly different mental levels, and each gives off different pheromones distinctive to their own specie. (worded badly, but it should get the idea across)
>>19835247And here's the thick jaw. They're slightly larger than the other, but lack the intelligence of the others.
>>19835247This guy knows how it's done...
>>19836047A couple of us were tossing ideas back and forth to figure out how to do this realistically.With the range of locations, there's plenty of room for differences in behavior. Plains can be nocturnal from the sun irritating their skin, forest dwellers could possibly be up at any time of the day due to the forest canopy, and some mountain geists could possibly spend a lot of time lounging in hot springs like a Japanese Macaque. Plenty of variety for others to build off of. Keep in mind that these are just examples for single groups. Do whatever comes to mind with them.
>>19836663And perhaps these different areas for the smart/communal Geists can develop into separate cultures. I like it. I like it a lot.
>>19835247> Scavengers often follow them on hunts due to the large amounts of meat left over.Perhaps this will allow them to domesticate the Ma'uma during tribal.
>>19834648>>19834763>>19833940A selection of Lacorris species develops not just the ability to store static charges from friction, but the ability to produce faint charges on their own. These creatures eventually abandon their nests, using their own shock as defense rather than a towering armour. These 5-7 inch long worm-like molluscs eat carrion like their ancestors, coming out at night, as its safer then, because currently the Lacorral Reefs have very few predators.
>>19836858>Follow Intelligent geists for food>Follow for food>Like Wolves>Mfw the Ma'uma get bred to be as varied in appearance and size as dogs
>>19838392God, I hope so, I filled about five pages in my sketchbooks with varying designs of possible Ma'uma breeds/species.
Bumping, you know what hasn't seen some love in a while? The Floating Forest. Hold on to your shorts, for when I return, awesomeness shall I bring with me.
>>19839220Looking forward to it fortune. We could use different species of balloon lubs for example to diversify the biome.
>>19839305....Oooh, that's a good idea too! What I had in mind was something different. Guess I got two things to work on now!Also, seems the outside world has found us... how will we respond?! (My vote is for shrieking terror, as the sunlight hits our pale nerd flesh)
>>19839408Herp-derp, forgot link.http://www.brikwars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=9794
>>19839428>>19839408Weird, it 404s.But in any case, whoa! It's awesome! Couldn't have done it without the support of the players.
>>19839506Our fearless leader returns! Are you pleased with our progress in your absence?
>>19839517Hehe, it's all cool! Biomes are well developed. Looking forward for some more evolution!Also, sorry bout the sparse replies, work is getting quite hectic.
>>19839638Good to hear, IG. Alright, I'll be back with lots of Balloon Lub evos.
Over time, the eyes of the River Smashas have moved higher up their heads to rest above the water, and they've developed nostrils for breathing easeir.Going into some background details that can apply to others of the Burly line. They don't have teeth, but rather a single plate which was part of the jaw itself. While it looks like the outer shell was lost, some are now sub-dermal plates, as they are actually a part of the creature's skeleton. (I can make a pretty cool skeleton pic to show what I mean if anyone wants. Hybrid endo/exoskeleton).
>>19839638No worries man. This place is in good hands, we got it under control (as the thread and everything around it burns down). Work and life are eating big chunks out of my time as well, and i think fortune and nad's too.
>>19840146Actually made that as an in-between stage for this.A mutation arose in the River Smasha population that caused their skin to take on a light grey color. They've also become able to eat some of the plants growing in and around the rivers to the north, descendants of Poison Evolas. Their bodies are able to handle the toxins and store them in layers of fat. This can be seen as a pink pigment showing through their otherwise thick skin.
>>19840322I hope mentioning the evolas wasn't a problem. I just figured since they evolved when this was still a single supercontinent, there'd still be some.Also, drew out the skeleton for fun. Should work for a unified endo-exo hybrid skeleton. Glunds have expanded vertebrae plates, Ramels have them extended to full body, Desert Worms have atrophied arms and legs, and Koburrogs have near full internal plates (except the pelvis). Here with the Burly line, only the snout remains external. To make sense of Ramels shedding shells, perhaps external portions grow in layers, so the outermost falls off in time.
>>19840225Work? Life? HA! Mere distractions from the God-complex that is creating a world. I'm just a slow drawer (when using a mouse). Combine that with a propensity to get easily distracted while on the net and it only *looks* like I'm away doing something productive. I also tend to stay out of IRC, because when I'm in there, I don't get anything done.>>19839220>>19839973As promised, Balloon Lub descendants.>>19707776> ShalubTallest of the Balloon Lubs, reaching from 40-50 feet high (all heights are from the water's surface up). They have a dome-shaped top with a very shallow incline.> DillubBowl-shaped top with a flat rim. Collects rainwater and serves as a shallow "watering hole" for the creatures of the floating forests. Reaches heights of 20-35 feet.> KrawlubThe top of this B. Lub possesses multiple fat "pseudopods", in an effort to maximize space for its photosynthetic algae. These stubby fingers can strecth almost five feet from the main bulbous center. Krawlubs, when fully grown can be up 27 ft. tall.> FalubA wild mutation caused very large flat "petals", well below the range where a B. Lub's algae normally attaches. Such gigantism has proved beneficial, as the Falub's algae covers far more space (relative to body-size) than any other major Lub species, and serves the same purpose that tree leaves do, maximizing surface area for photosynthesis. Falub's lofty heights (32-45 ft. high) are only exceeded by their distant cousin, the Shalub.
Well, it's 4:04am here. Sleep not found. One last bump, and then going to bed. G'night, you elegan/tg/entlemen.
>>19841350Excelent work fortune! You managed to come up with far more ideas for the balloon lubs than I could.The balloons are pretty alien, jellyfish like "trees". Though I do have few vague ideas for them.A lub species that has developed multiple smaller balloons that grow from the same "trunk".A lub that has hollow spaces under the red "leaves", which serve as homes for either bee yazdas or puruus, which in turn protect the puruu against herbivores (we need more herbivores to this biome!)A predatory lub that hunts creatures with it's long poison tentacles.
>>19841745it just occurs to me that the lubs are actually animals... man, in Borgas IV, there are carnivores who graze, and herbivores that hunt their food... I like it. I like it a lot!So yea, now there's more Lub and Lacorra varieties, we can develop more predators for them. Of course, what can stop you from evolving Shamblers that eat Lubs? Oh, the irony!
>>19841745Nad, someday, you need to make a picture for the Floating Forests and/or the Lacorral Reefs like this one you did so long ago for the Western Continent.
>>19841745For predatory lubs, we already have these.>archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/19738694/#19766867And these would be easy to make another one out of.>archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/19738694/#19759515The feelers of the Ravenous Shambler become more sensitive and gain more scent receptors, which improves their ability to detect prey.A species also branches off from the earlier Ravenous Shamber. Inverted Shambers have begun to eat grasses, using the tendrils around their mouths to pluck plants to eat. They'll still eat meat, but only from finding a partially eaten creature, or something killed by the Shambler defending itself.
>>19837898So, Lacorra are supposedly evolved from Slucks. Let's take a look at its other side... And yep, there it is.
>>19841857>>19841857I will when I get back to my computer.Also, my evo ideas that I posted here over the few past days are still open for the taking.
For Indonesian Gentleman: The lub shambler. It will make its home near a body of water that has a lub forest. there it will accumulate water in its mouth opening. Juvenile lubs will anchor themselves into its mouth. from there it just slowly pulls them in digesting away.
>>19842602hey nad, ive been trying to realize some of your ideas, and even do the plains puruu up in color, but i'm having serious creative issues. The things i keep making look too vicious and evil, and most of your art does not covey that.
>>19844081I appreciate that ng.Sorry that I haven't contributed anything. I am pretty worn out and depressed.
>>19845101I just figured it was because you were in boot camp.>>19842602I know it'll be a while, just let a man dream. Ha ha ha.While I joked about having no life here >>19841350, I actually do have some shit to do today, so my contributions will be scarce, at least for a while. Continued bump-ery of Fortune would also be appreciated.
>>19845101Keep on enduring buddy. You will adapt, and overcome the challenges ahead.
>>19845448That said, is there any other critter I can radiate into a thousand different forms for you guys, add some variety into this place? I seem to be doing well with this "bunch of critters at once" approach. Something to work on when I get back?>>19845794nongent speaks truth. Every experience is but an opportunity to learn. Learn about yourself: How do I handle situations? Why do I choose what I choose? What is it I value? Learn about the world: What is the state of things? Where can good be found?But let's stop before this turns into Dr. Phil.
Lets see.... the Plains Runnas could use some love. They haven't changed a bit since I gave them their unique red coloration when... well, running
>>198461761) I thought that was a joke evo, and 2) I thought they evolved into the Forest Stridas? Link me to the post, I guess.ps. you don't have to post the whole foolz address, just the post number and I can find it.
If you want the post, I can find it. But if you want the pic, here it is.And yes, it was a joke evolution, but then someone mentioned we have image limits, so then I made up for wasting an image by writing an explanation that, when firghtened, Runnas begin circulating blood at super speeds. This results in a color change of their hides, making them become very, very red. Weak, young and old runnas do not turn red, as their bodies can't quite pump blood enough to change color, which lets predators know they're weaker, and making them favored prey
>>19846302Hmmm, I could work something up later. As I said, stuff to do, but consider it my next project.
>>19846206They split between Red and Stridas. Don't forget about those charts I posted up..>>19814034>>19841857I'd love to see another one of these. I do have to wonder why we strayed off from these more unique plants. I'll just assume Evolas, Flower Mevolas, and Yantars to be background life.>>19844081I tried coloring the Puruu.
>>19846515that is an awesome color job man. well done.
I wonder who would in a fight. Buff Puruu or a Ripper Tyrant...
So this is as far as I have gotten to making the creature Biome list. Feel free to edit this, I'm taking a break.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EuqXMALtOAgyVYD198GhDVmHceuI6P0cgBOIpHSeTFI/edit
>>19846902Neither. A 500-year old drachengeist would find them and have them as lunch.>>19846934You are a god amongst men for this, Apoe. I regret that I have but one internet to give.
The tail of the Aquagesh becomes shaped like a paddle for swimming, and they develop flaps to cover their nostrils.
>>19846515Great job on that puruu, better than I could have done myself.Anyways I'll try to be more productive tomorrow, this day was really straining for me.Tomorrow I will make the three lub species I had ideas earlier, unless someone else makes them, which would be perhaps better, as I am restricted to hand drawn stuff.
>>19846972In that case, Puruu wins. Poisonous.The arms and legs of the Aquagesh over time become flipper. unless water slizers are about, Aquagesh are the top predators of the rivers.
>>19847400you...water based flying animal based off that, make it so! Bat Gesh. Flys out of water, hunts, returns to water. glorious.
>>19847645Wait, what? No, those are just flippers, for swimming. No flight here. No doubt that they can leap out of the water really far or something though.
>>19847400>>19846902>>19847747This thing does look like a bat though... Also, I think this guy is far enough away from the base gesh for an entirely new name.... River Bats perhaps?
Bump with a recolored River Bat
>>19847862Even though they may look like bats, they just swim. Not wings, just badly drawn flippers.
>>19848955Don't know what purpose the new color served, if any, but rear flippers were cumbersome for swiming, and they ended up fusing to the tail. Front ones just get drawn better.The batwing like appearance in the old flippers was just me drawing them badly. Would have looked more like this if I had actually looked at a reference beforehand.
Alright, no river bats....River seals?
The tentacles of the Freefloater Lub become longer, and develop small glowing sections near the lower ends of their tentacles to attract prey as they aimlessly drift across the land.
>>19849824Rivesh. Rye-veshI was having some trouble coming up with ideas for the runnas, so I derped around in GIMP on a hi-res pic of a runna. Hopefully get the ideas flowing. Hopefully I can come up with some cool stuff now, but until then, I bump with the fruit of my labours.
>>19849504I dunno, man, if anything, fusing limbs to the tail would *more* cumbersome.
>>19853445At rest image? Don't forget that they still have exoskeletons.>>19853497They've become one big flipper. Look at seals. Leg bones themselves could have gotten shorter and moved back, but externally, extra limbs are out of the way. Looks like a seal, but behaves like a shark.
>>19853861Yes, at rest, rather than the vascular red of running.>>19853861I see. That makes sense. Thanks for clearing that up.
Sure is quiet in here...
>>19846302First Runna descendant.> Kirunna (kee-roo-nuh)Thicker and bulkier than most Runniformes, the Kirunna stands about 5-7ft. tall at the shoulder. As a result of its weight, the Kirunna is slightly slower than most of its cousins, rarely reaching the full 55mph that most Runnas can accelerate to.That's it for tonight. Just one of those nights, the "art" ain't flowin' really. I'm sure some of you drawfags know what I'm talking about.
>>19855777I lied. Seems I had another one in me.> Tarinna4-5 ft. at the shoulder. Large Triceratops-like crest, forward turned nose-horns. Shown in both normal and "red ones go fasta!" mode. If you look closely you can see the veins and arteries flushed, giving it its red colour.Now if you'll excuse me, it's 2am. Not that I'm going to bed, I've just got the munchies.
>>19855777>>19856802>>19853445Good work fortune. I'll try to do something productive today.Starting here with evo idea.The hunter yazdas expand their sight range to infrared, which allows them to spot the chompa herds from long ranges due to the heat they generate.
>>19857210Thanks for the kind words, mind keeping Fortune bumped while I go pass out in bed?
Another evo ideaa sivari plant that has specialized into growing in the nutrient rich ground that the blung fields leave behind when the blung leave and the fields die.This sivari starts to grow in the early stages of the blung field's death, and it is partly responsib for speeding up the process. It has small, sharp and sticky shard like seeds that embe themselves to the skin of the blungs, and thus travel with the horde where ever they go.The plant starts to grow when the seeds detect that the field is growing weak. These plants are telltale signs f the blung field's death.
>>19857924>>19859275>>19859448Thanks you three. I appreciate it. In return, a third Runna descendant.> FrennaAs this species' nose-antlers atrophied, their conical chins grew, and eventually tapered, almost like an upside-down rhino's horn. Interestingly, despite possible combat applications, this feature is not for fighting, but for loving. Mated pairs will "nuzzle" each other with their chins, a sort of bonding/social ritual.Frenna are common along the majority of the plains, where they thunder along in graceful herds of anywhere from 20 up to 200. They are no strangers to the forests, however, as evinced by their faint green stripes, which help to mimic sunlight breaking through the forest canopy.
>>19847400>>19848955>>19849504a strange split off of the aqua gesh occurs. The Aqua Bat is a continuation of the slowly fusing limbs. Front and rear legs work in concert to flap a massive wings. The creature will spend most of its time in the water or air. By building up sufficient speed underwater it will break the surface and just keep on going. aqua bat doesn't give a fuck. why: certain aqua gesh would jump out of the water to catch low flying yazdas. take that train of thought and run with it.
>>19859785> mfwawww yeeeaaah
>>19847400Some of these creatures take not to the air, but remain in the water, where they feel they belong. Happily eating fish and chilling in the waters of the Floating Forests. Life's good, man.Their colours remain, as they serve to keep them hidden from prey among the Lub anchors that dot their underwater habitat.
Wow, thansk fortune! You sir, have powerful paint-fu
>>19859785I have a couple concerns with flight and living in water. Can they detect things above the water while in it? Or do they swim, build up speed, launch out of the water, and then begin detecting surroundings? If they had eyes, there'd be no issues, but with just echolocation, this needs some figuring out.
>>19860711the two are mutually exclusive. in water they hunt water things,but are not the best at it. so they will build up speed, and launch, then start searching. it is also a good way to escape predators.
>>19860711Hoom, I'd like to think that as soon as it breaks the water surface, it starts pinging like crazy for a few moments, and looking where the closest prey are. Then they do another jump, this time for the killbite.Of course, they might have wholly different echolocation frequencies while under water and above water.
>>19860700Thank you. Also, here, the Runniformes To-Scale with a humble plumber. Don't knock plumbers, man. It was a Kentucky plumber who found the flaw in Stephen Hawking's Black Hole Theory. Joe the Plumber who? His kung-fu is week next to Physics Plumber.
>>19860917Okay. Thanks for clearing that up.The tails of Climbing Puruus become a prehensile limb for better climbing. With it, they can hang upside down from tree limbs and Lub tentacles. What this helps with mostly is reaching downward, as their hind feet don't look to be suited for grasping.
>>19859785and so he said, fuck you guys, i can be a pelican too! and lo, did the aqua bat also become a pelican! It would go on to develop a natural immunity to puruu poison, and snatch the cute little things from their homes atop the lub forests, whole. this let it feed on the go, not having to chew so much and carrying larger food objects.supersedes the previous species.
A new type of algae is spotted in the Floating Forests. A distant cousin of the photosynthetic covering of the Balloon Lubs, this pond scum attaches to B. lubs, often connecting the two. However, clumsy yazda would often sever the strands, and so the slime eventually hardened, until millions of years later, it's as hard as a wire cable. Thick, slimy, wire cable. Seeing as it connects two different balloons together, the Puruu use it to get around more easily, without having to go near the water and braving the double-rays. Clearly, a sign of this creature's developing problem-solving skills, a hint of intelligence to come, perhaps?
Bump for the bump god
Bumping with a fixed version of Boreale riding a Slizer. Leg was messed up.
Alright, this evo is in response to the new hive Schwars.The Cathedrals return to the rivalry of their Ancestors: SchwarsCathedrals will use their digging claws to uncover schwar colonies, and consume the squirming inhabitants. To aid in this, Cathedrals have gained longer, stickier tounges to snatch up individual Schwars
>>19867085So... how big are Cathedral Chompas, because I couldn't help but imagine them as big as *actual* cathedrals. Plus, I think they were massive herbivores. Then again, they could be like whales. Giant animals who eat a bunch of little things... like whale anteaters with stained-glass window faces. God damn, Borgas IV is awesome.
>>19870171They were omnivores that leaned more herbivore. As for size, little bigger than an elephant I'd guess.Things that try to flip over Hermit Puruus in attempt to eat them are now in for a nasty surprise. Along the inner sides of the legs and along the belly, the Puruu is covered in venomous stings. The poison itself is actually a nasty cocktail of many toxins.>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CnidocyteYou'll have to zoom on the image to see the change.
>>19870485Not seeing the change, man. Also, to those who were in IRC, here's my progress on the Drachengeist-zilla vs. Mecha-Bord. (it's conversations like that, that ensure that no evolutions get done when I participate, ha ha ha)
>>19870621When I say zoom in, I mean so that you can see the individual pixels. The change itself was on the microscopic level.
>>19870650Oh, I just thought those were jpeg artifacts or something.
>>19870666No, I drew that pic myself from the beginning with the pencil tool in Paint. No color blending of any sort.Also Fortune, I'm beginning to suspect that you may be a Satanist.
>>19870826> beginning to suspect you may be a SatanistI... what?! Is this the setup for a punchline or something? I'm not Satanist at all, assuming your're being serious, what gave you that idea?
>>19870906Oh, wow. Totally didn't even notice that. That was rather newfag of me.Also, I'm about to inject some serious levels of fuck-awesome into the Floating Forests. Step-by-step.As for the Satanist thing.... despite my penchant for having delicious ground-up kittens with a nice glass of Chianti I am by no means a Satanist.
>>19870964>>19870964I am waiting in antisipation.Also, fortune, if it isn't too much to ask, would you be willing to draw the three lub evo ideas I posted few days ago?The predatory, muli balloon and the one with hollos chambers in it in which puruus or bee yazdas can live and then protect the lub from herbivores.Speaking of herbivores, the balloon foret could use more of them.
>>19871141Yeah, after I do step one of my 12-step awesome injection, I'd be happy to. As for more herbivores... it's kind of a strange thing, given that the balloon lubs themselves serve as a kind of foliage. Though, as I'm typing, I realize there isn't any critters that prey on *them* either. It's a wonder the Floating Forest hasn't taken over the continent.Btw, heard a rumour that /tg/ had recently expanded autosage limit to 500, is that true?
>>19871141I know we have one predatory lub, the Freefloater. As for Herbivores in the Balloon Forests, I think it'd be difficult for them since Lubs are actually animals, they are protected from below by tentacles, and the only actual plants are the Floating Ragas and algae. If I can get some permission from IG, I'd like to toss in some Evolas and other things living below the jellies. I think it'd be cool to have some small Frowgs living down there.
>>19871229No, I don't think so. I was in an active thread. 475 replies. Page 14.As for stemming the expanse of the jelly forests, they probably need the humidity of the jungles. I do believe it was previously stated that they live above lakes and streams.
>>19871356Ah, good point.>>19871316Why not throw some derivatives of the South Continent starter species? No reason they can't end up serving the same ecological niches.>>19707776One species of balloon lub experiences a rather bizzare mutation. One amongst their number is born with dual "anchors". While one could call it a deformity it actually served as helpful, anchoring this subspecies against strong winds or other things (like being toppled over by big critters before they're fully grown). Such stability allows these Titan Lubs to grow to incredible heights, commonly around 65 ft. (19.812 meters) in height but individuals as tall as 70 feet (21.336 meters) and beyond are not unheard of.** The tallest Titanolub on record was measured to be 73.4665 feet tall. (22.3925892 meters)
>>19871782More diversity. This continent was once connected to all of the rest, so it would make sense for some sort to still be around one some form. Also, I just like the look of the purple cupped leaves.
>>19871817Fair enough, I suppose. Alright, keep this and Fortune bumped for me, I'm going to go illustrate Nad's evo ideas while listening to some rather *fascinating* lectures on "the benefits of a culturally diverse society vs. an insular society". Why, yes. I am trying to sound smart by mentioning that, how could you tell? Was it the fact that I brought it up despite no one asking, lol.
>>19841745>>19871141Alright, Nad, your evos are here.>>19707776Two new species of Balloon Lub have also arisen, adding ever-greater diversity to the Floating Forests.The first species is the 30-35ft. Upalub (oo-PAH-lub) species. It can be identified by the multiple balloon-sacks at its top as well as its peanut-shaped anchor.The second species is the 25-30ft. Bromelub (broh-meh-lub). A mutation in its past caused dual rows of pink "leaves" or "petals", one of which was sterile*. Unfortunately, many yazda would make their homes in the fertile (lower) row of leaves and damage the reproductive organs. But when some Bromelub developed cupped sterile rows, the yazda cradles their nests in their instead.* The pink petals are where the reproductive organs are.Alright, that's it for me tonight, I've stayed up way later than I should of. Tomorrow is busy and the day after is my DnD night, so don't be surprised if 'ya don't hear from me for a few days (though I can't really stay away, so don't be surprised if you hear back from me earlier).
>>19873481> I've also written up the B. Lub life cycle. I hope its satisfactory.Much like coral and anenomes underwater, B. Lubs spew thin golden clouds of gametes (either sperm or eggs) and allow these drifting particles to mingle and create the next generation. When a sperm particle and an egg particle unite, the fertilization is marked by a "spark", wherein the new life comes into the world with a tiny flash of light. They look like tiny stars, fallen to the world, no bigger than the head of a pin. Eventually this "gamete dust" settles to the surface of the pond, whether it's the fertilized glitter or lifeless golden dust.The fertilized B. Lub will sink to the bottom and experience a larval medusa stage. At this point they are microscopic. Their they eat plankton and other tiny snacks until they grow to macroscopic size (but still only the size of a human thumbnail). These macroscopic medusae then aquire their algae, which expands their growth to obscene rates (almost 89% increase per day). They float to the top and resemble Fruting Lubs at this point. After about two weeks of this, their feeding has allowed them to start growing an anchor downwards. Once it hits the bottom, horomones kick in, and the production of gas begins, and with it, the growth cycle into a full-grown B. Lub. After about 5-10 years depending on the species, it will reach its adult height, though it will continue to grow throughout its life (albeit at a near glacial pace).
>>19873612>>19873481Splendid job as always fortune.Perhaps the reprodcution of the lubs and that whole "small stars in the water" would be a seasonal thing. So during few nigths of summer, the lakes and rivers would look like the night sky.That could become religiously significant thing for the puruus for example.
>>19874899Thanks. Have a few hours before I gotta go. Figured I'd spend it on what is currently my favorite site on the web.I would imagine the microscopic medusae stage of these lub would be fodder for lots of creatures, feeding many small animals the way krill do in Earth's oceans, meaning that B. Lub would have to reproduce often. lest they all die out.
Oh, and while I'm thinking about it.For tribal stage, to anyone who wants to create a language or an writing system, remember this. A writing system's style and look is *heavily* dependent upon the materials available and the materials used to make it. Look at Viking runes. Sharp, straight lines. Why? Because they wrote in stone and wood. Rather difficult and time-consuming to make a curve or a circular shape in stone or wood. Thus, lines and angles. Chinese on the other hand used ink and brush, allowing for a vast array of symbols and shapes, many of which taper off, which, in traditional calligraphy is where you'd raise your hand off the page very quickly, creating a "flourish".Just something to remember. Also, for anyone interested in this sort of thing, come tribal:> http://www.zompist.com/kit.htmlThe Language Creation Kit. Free step-by-step guide to being *almost* as much of a nerdy faggot as yours truly.
>>19875141>>19875141Yeah, lubs reproducing often would make more sense.I am still fond of the idea "star water" being culturaly significant thing to the puruus.Perhaps the word they use for to the night sky resembles the word they use for water?
>>19875397Oh absolutely. I think that would be awesome. I imagine in their tribal state they wouldn't connect the two things together (lubs and the stars). They might see these little pinpricks fall to the water and see the reflection of the night sky and make the following connection. These stars these "ghosts" or "spirits" as the Puruu might come to believe are either mischievous fairies (akin to the Irish "wee folk") or perhaps ancestral spirits? The Puruu see water as a portal or medium of the spirit world. The spirits fall to the water that they may enter the spirit world. The spirit world is the sky, but it is entered into through the water (might mean entering space could be either a religious venture or utter heresy).This has other implications. The Puruu know how essential water is to life, water is the gateway to the spirit realm. Just as man cannot live by bread alone and all that... Basically, the spirit realm flows through us, and is life giving. The waters of life are as essential as food and drink. The word for soul/spirit/life derives from their word for water... who knows, just throwing ideas.Perhaps in the civ stage this leads to more vigorous exploration of the ocean, in a way that absolutely dwarfs our hesitant attempts at exploring the deep. Maybe this view of water will endear them to the Gantu, or perhaps their ancestral worship will enable them to get along with the Sillith. Why not both? On the other hand, it might also result in wars over interpretation of just how water or the stars are sacred. Things like that.
>>19875763Brilliant ideas fortune. Though I imagined that the puruus would be more inclined to believe in reincarnation, seeing how they have a habbit of tossing their dead to their spawning pools, in which the countless micro-organisms that make up their body join with the developing young.Perhaps they would see the water as the medium of souls, in which the souls of those that weren't reclaimed to the pools wander until they are found and brought back to the pools.This belief could manifest itself as the puruus attempt to catch the "stars" that flow in the water, which they believe to be souls.I am not sure how the sky would fit to this however.
>>19875890I brought up the sky because of its reflection in the surface of the water. Sort of like "Alice through the Looking Glass" they may see this reflection as being a sign that it *goes* somewhere. It's not a mirror... it's a window to a parallel universe, like the realm of the Fey.
>>19875953Oh, I understood that just fine, and I loved the idea.I just meant that I didn't really know how to mix that idea to the consept I posted about the "stars" being souls.Perhaps the puruu believe that the sky stars are the souls of gods swimming in the astral river, until they are returned to flesh again so they may walk amongst the mortals again.Honestly, you are better at this than I am fortune.Feel free to mix and match the ideas I proposed with your own in order to create something awesome.
Im going to make thread part two soon.
>>19877338Catch up post. This is meant to be pre-sticky tongue Cathedral.With the Chompas moving on to eating plants, the old plains schwar began returning to the surface. When the Cathedrals began to loose their musk, the tendrils starting getting use mainly in warning them of Runna stampedes. Their jaw-like antennae begin to be used more as sensory organs once again.
>>19877338Looking forward to it.>>19879385Refresh me, what were the yellow squiggly antennae on this creature's back?
They could feel disturbances in air currents and were sensitive to Chompa musk.The new plains schwar (including hive) are descended from tree schwars.Also, am I the only one who's not namefagging?
>>19881144it is likely. also, after i get back from a haircut and food, ill make a new thread. fair warning, this next one is dedicated to planning for tribal, and fleshing out the continent. i dont really expect to hit the limit on posts, final evos are welcomed but i feel its pretty safe to assume we are all done or close to done with the evo side of things.One thing that im gonna expect out of the next tribal game: art, even if its shit. draw your huts when you build them, draw the tools your tribe uses. shit like that.
>>19881252Is that toward not namefagging, or the antennae? If antennae, that is what they were for.As for art in tribal, having as an optional thing is what attracted a couple people.
>>19882196I think he's saying if you are going to do art, go whole hog. Illustrate the important things and not just the "looks pretty" stuff, something I'm admittedly guilty of.
>>19870485The cute wittle hermits gain a bright orange colouring on their shell to let the whole world know that if you mess with them, they will poison you. Now everyone knows not to mess with that bright orange thing
>>19883539And that's post three-hundred. Btw, nongent, if you'd like, care to give us a list of critters that haven't seen a lot of love yet? I seem to do really well with this "many critters" at one time kind of deal. And to everyone: any of my critters are free to edit (unless I say otherwise, I suppose). Don't feel like you'd offend me if you've got an idea.
>>19883539Hermit Puruus live in salvaged Hamun shells.
Wait, they do? Awww.....consider my evo retconned then
>>19883604I'd edit your runna descendants, but they're too high def for me to easily change the color of entire areas without shading, and I'm no good at shading. Post some lowdef versions and I'll get right to work on em
>>19883682Not neccesarily. Perhaps the poison contains a pigment that seeps in as the Puruu takes on a new shell. Said poison is, after all, stored in their cheeks, which are orange. Perhaps you can tell how long a Puruu has had it's shell by how closely the colour of it's armour resembles a cheese-puff.
>>19883682Wait, we can salvage it.The shells get discolored due to reaction with the poison. Bam, plausible.
>>19883743Here you go. It's why I keep a copy with all the layers intact.
>>19883986Sweet. Wipped up a quick evo for the chinhorns... frennas, right?To compensate for their lack of headgear, male Frennas develop a new means of impressing the laidies: YellingA pair of dueling mails will yell at each other, in increasing volumes, till one is intimidated by the other. To make their shouts even louder, male frennas throats expand, to allow more air to pass through. Pictured: A male frenna shouting
>>19884094> filename> not FUS RO DAH!Son, I am disappoint... but not in the evo, it's different, I like it.
Just as I was finishing typing, I thought I should include somthing about the "Throat of the World"I wish I'd went with it
>>19884201Nothing's stopping you, we're the only one's here.
Anytime, nongent. If you're struggling to update it so that newbies can come on in and play along, just tell us what needs done. It's 11pm and I'm BORED. Gimme something to do.
Oh fuck this, when was the last time this guy had an evo? The Faunus Geist develops skin growths that resemble foliage all the more allowing it to blend in even better. Look at the provided pictures for frogfish for what I'm going for. I figured it'd be silly to take all that time to make a big long quality picture when it just scares anons away.