NEW PLAYERS WELCOME, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, READ ON TO FIND OUT MOREWelcome, Fortunates, to another edition of the Fortune: Evolution Game.Now, for this game we'll be going about this much more loosely. We'll post evolutions, discuss the details, just brainstorm this world, do that special thing of worldbuilding that /tg/ does so well. Any input or ideas are appreciated, even if you've never played with us or joined us before. Come on in. Folks are free to lend any scientific expertise in order to make this world work, so if you've got some knowledge in your noggin, don't be shy about sharing it.I've also included my e-mail address in the relevant field, so feel free to shoot me a message about all this stuff shouldst thou desire.
>>20323630Note that in the bottom right corner of the following images there will be a number, that is the creature's generation number. The creatures we start with will be "generation 1", all creatures that evolve from g1 creatures will be g2. all creatures that develop from a g2 creature will be g3 and so on and so forth. This will help me keep track of what creatures go where. Don't forget to also quote/link to the post containing the creature you're evolving from.Hopefully this little diagram should help you understand.
>>20323630All creatures on Volcano Island evolved from the aerial plankton eater called the Rainbow Blimpie. This here is the Pligmie or Pygmy Blimpie. Which plants does it eat? How big is it? Does it travel in herds or is it solitary? Well, Fortunates, that'll up to you.
Flampie or Flat Blimpie. Aquatic herbivore. Like a seal, it's graceful in water but comical and clumsy on land.
Binkie or Beaked Blimpie. Aerial carnivore. Uses modified sharpened trunk to puncture their prey and drink its fluids (maybe even just their blood, like a vampire bat, but that'll be up to you folks).A word on these Blimpies, their skin is smooth like a dolphins and they are ectothermic (sometimes called "cold-blooded"). Some species lay eggs, some give live birth. Which do which and any other details are, again, up to the players.
Grimpie, or Gorilla Blimpie is a land-bound herbivore. It walks around on strong powerful fins.
The plants of Volcano island developed from seeds carried upon ancient Rainbow Blimpie's backs. They include...> FweedSmall leek-like broadleaf weed.> Pairagus Treetall tree with a wet spongy trunk and two sets of leaves. A top one that's curled up in the shape of a Hershey's Kiss and a second set that fans out radially at the top. Whether or not it has sap, and what form the sap might take is up to you all.> Hairbsmall grass with a tuberous root structure, sort of like a ginger root. It's leaves are small, soft, and fine, resembling the wispy hair of a balding old man.> Welberygrows out of a leafy "pot" that holds water for the plant. thin green stem has lots of enticing berries. these berries are as delicious as they look and are used by the welberry to spread its seeds (by way of the droppings of the animals who eat them).
many of the smaller pygmy blimpies start hanging together in flocks, for safety in numbers and to keep potential mates around
>>20324283I suck with paintAnyway, Grimpies developed some hard scale-like shell on their back, head and part of their arms to protect from flying predators (Aka Binkies)
We can pick plants to evolve too, right?
>>20324534I see we've already got some evos going, awesome.Lastly, here's a blank map of Volcano Island. The geography, hell, even the geology of the island is up to you. That orange spot in the middle is the lava-filled top of the namesake volcano. The dotted lines around it are where the mountain begins.Volcano Island lies right at the equator, so remember it's a tropical climate. Alright, kids, have fun now.
>>20324584>tropical Volcanic IslandThe big factor here will be the presence of fresh water, with it we'll have an Island paradise like Hawaii, without it it'll be a harsh rocky land like the Galapagos.
Pele is angered by the slow pace of evolution.
>>20325077Perhaps the volcanic slopes could be harsh and rocky obsidian/basalt and the rest will be fertile volcanic ash.
>>20324584>>20325077>evolving the island itself This makes my dick rock hard. The volcano of Volcano Island is cruel and regularly active, the area around it is constantly warmed by the turmoil within and often it will boil over erupt, spilling into the sea. With each subsequent volcanic eruption the mountain grows taller oddly enough while the lower areas cool and become rugged with obsidian and steep cliffs. The volcano(which needs a name) has a particular path that it often follows into the sea and as such that particular area has grown outward from the initial landmass, if ever so slightly.
Due to the Grimpies' new protection against Binkies, these have developed a continuous sense of competition for food amongst themselves, making them fly the skies alone searching for baby Grimpies without a too-hard skin yet. They have also improved their hunting equipment, getting powerful talons to rip their preys apart and more importantly to penetrate the things smacking head-first into isn't a smart thing to do.Due to them flying alone, they have developed bright blue colors to be noted by potential mates, including a long, colorful tail for the same purpose.Hunter Binkies or Hunkies are reduced to just a handful of individuals due to the scarce food for carnivore creatures in the island.
should I wait for others to make evos or drop some more of mine?
>>20325361You are anonymous, you are legion. Far as anyone knows, you're a thousand different evofags.>>20324557there is no suck, only varying degrees of awesome
>>20325319dude you don't get to just add legs, that thing was a gas tube for propulsion before, they don't just grow bones and claws... and wingsyou gotta evolve from already present systems
>>20325361whoops accidentally deleted my description:The Island Wellberry is a variant species more fit to it's environment on the rocky sides of the volcano and coasts. It's pot has a tough, fleshy aloe like surface for holding water, surviving the heat and deterring would be grazers. It's berries become brighter to attract the herbivores to it, propagating it's seeds.
>>20325430You also forgot the generation number.>>20325428Hate to say it, but Anon's got a point mate.
>>20325428Sorry then, ignore the legs, I guess.
A different type of Binkie's emerge. One with less of a nature for violence, the Humkie has come into being.With an extended trunk taken from a recessive gene they begin to strike out wherever Wellberries can be found. They like the prick the individual berries and allow the berries to drain into the "well" where they will drink it up with a cylindrical thin tongue they dip down until they've had their fill.The creatures tend to stay airborne and in small hums(a pack of Humkies) and will lay their eggs in rocky crags, generally near the volcano to keep their eggs warm as they are unable to land and produce heat for them themselves. And with that, herbivore. Go on, someone eat it now.
The Marine Flat Blimpie undergoes some changes to better suit it's environment, it has gained a color more like the water it swims in (because I don't have that color preset) and it's tail elongates and gains a fin for greater movement in the shallows.
>>20325361>>20325568These are both Generation 2 lifeforms, sorry
>>20325505don't sweat it>>20324368pairagus trees develop a second set of leaves that fan out, to catch more sunlight for photosynthesis.
After the first big eruption of Volcano Island's volcano, Pligmies have been strongly affected due to the scarcity of Hairbs on their zone, hence evolved to become smaller and require much less food, also maximizing energy usage losing the ability to turn their heads and propel themselves, resorting to a slug-like movement generated by small, weak appendages. Plygmoids are small and a target to flying carnivores, hence they have slightly changed their color to match certain areas of the lava-affected terrain to camouflage better.
Growing mainly south of the volcano and hence far away from water, Hairbs have developed bigger and stronger roots to support it's nutrient-rich although small leaves.
>>20325690so they lose their ability to fly? interesting...>>20325568marine blimpie's little propulsion tubes are kind of useless, so they start picking shit up with them like an elephant's trunk. also like an elephant's trunk they have two little "nubs" that act like fingers. fear the new and improved MARIMPIE!
Those Pygmy blimpies that don't flock together stay closer to the vegetation and become more sluggish and camouflaged. Their trunks recede, and a ring of grasper tentacles help them feed. All hail the Cthonic Blimpie!
>>20325842well, actually it could be like a mutation where they have too many trunks, like that little girl in india born with eight legs.inb4 "oh look, another mouth to feed!"
>>20325562Alright one more for tonight. Just giving the Humkie a good jump start and things for predators to work off of. Also I wanted to include some simple charts.The Humkies have developed a rump not unlike the ashlands and obsidian around the areas they dwell. They tend to hide in holes with their rump out to fool anything that would try to eat them. A hum(roughly 12-14 Humkies) will take over a wall and plug up all the holes they can to make it appear that the wall is natural. They also keep their eggs in these natural holes as wells and afford them extra protection with their own lives.
So... how do these Blimpies fly, at least, the ones who do fly.
>>20325813This is a just a suggestion for where you might go with this.
>>20325942The Blimpies that are capable of flight are mostly constructed of a head that houses main organs, and a large air sack filled with light than air gases, they generally propel themselves with the "jets" on their sides that expels whatever it needs to. There is a real science-y explanation of it somewhere but that's the gist. They are slow creatures generally unless they develop a reason to be fast and thus produce new propulsion methods.
pairagus and fweed on green, same + wellberry on light green, nothing on gray, hairb on brown.
Fweed growing in the south-east of the island, past the mountains have generated small buds because of the different climate.
>>20324534>>20325813>The Hairb PligmieThe smaller, flocking Pligmies living on the southern part of the island have continued to shrink to the point where they are small enough to hide under the leaves of the Hairb plants. These Pligmies gradually started growing thick, coarse hair, matching the colour and shape of the plants, to aid them in doing so. The hair is less prominent on females. Their tails would often stick out above the Hairb plants they would shelter under. Two ways of combating this issue have emerged, resulting in sexual dimorphism. The males eschewed their tails entirely, while the females began to grow hair on them. Eating the plant that provides you with camouflage is no way to get ahead, so these Pligmies now survive on the nectar of Wellberries, their snouts are positioned more suitably for extracting this.
>>20325942I'm assuming they're mostly gas filled, and use the propulsion tubes and small limbs to push themselves around. Wind must be a bitch for them.>>20326021The Island Wellberry grows a nutrient and water filled bulb to better survive on the Island. Perhaps it spreads to new areas?
>>20326131do welberries even have nectar?
>>20326021woah, woah woah, i dunno about that man, i think they all can grow in all the different places, gotta have *some* variety you know. they'll just adapt differently to the different regions. though here said ecosystems will be determined by geology rather than location (since it's established as being on the equator)
>>20326140Wellberry slowly expanding
>>20326237They all grow everywhere, those are just the ones that are dominant there. Except for Willberries, those are rare. Expanding now, apparently.
Just so you guys know, you're not just "evolving" the island, you're discussing the environment the animals are living in, deciding details as they come up. One of you doesn't just decide to change the setting, I want dialogue, compromised, discussion. The animals don't require player unanimity, but the climate/geology/ other setting details I'd like for you all to agree upon.
>>20326205Oops, seeing that they're berries, they definitely won't have nectar.Let's fix that.The increasing expansion of the Wellberry plant has resulted in a freak mutation; The Wellblossom, which sports bell-shaped flowers as opposed to berries.Wellblossoms are found in near the areas where Hairb Pligmies are in abundance. The Hairb Pligmies have taken a liking to Wellblossom nectar, and serve as pollinators for the plant.
With many of the Binkies being unsuccessful hunters due to their slow speed, poor maneuverability and easy visibility, they return to a herbivore lifestyle, using it's beak to upturn soil and dig out plants.
>>20326531Seeing as how petals are modified leaves, why don't you change the generation number to 3 and we'll consider shit squared (g2 will be leaves instead of fruit).
>>20326583Sounds good. I have no idea how plants work, they crazy
The Island Fweed appears, growing a tall flowing stalk. It's bright fower attracts nectar feeders like Hairb Pygmy and the Humkies, while it's fruit attracts all kinds of Blimpies.Who knew Volcano Island would be plant edition?
The Kelp Fweed is adapted to high exposure to salt water, and grows in the tidal pools, rocky outcroppings and shallows around the island, it is a favorite food of the various species of flampie that travel about.Alright, I'm hitting it, Hope this thread is around in the morning
>>20327075Well, goodnight then, Anon. I'll do my best to keep it alive for 'ya. Unfortunately I have to sleep too. My final bump before crashin'.
>>20326573Kind of hard to dig up plants when you're not grounded and your entire body is basically a methane sack.Scythed Plowbeaks have adapted to this problem with a bone-like material that grows along the spine, which assists in weighing down their bodies. The same material has grown from their "wings" and allows them to gain some grounding by digging the "scythes" into the dirt. The added weight and the changed angle of the wings has hampered their maneuverability in the air greatly, and as a result, Scythed Plowbeaks hover very close to the ground, instead dragging their scythes in the dirt to change flight direction
>>20326258solid colors, easy to see, easy to edit. two craters blown into the side of it from prior eruptions as it grew. Currently home to isolated tropical forests and unique species awaiting incineration via lava. Volcano is Shoopis (de Whoopis)
>>20324557Grimpies, with time, started to develop a more dense structure, gradually losing their "gas-filled" body and getting stronger muscles due to their necessity of living on ground.Eventually their herbivore nature leaded them to discover the Pligmies that lived under the leaves of the Hairb plants. Being small and mostly harmless Pligmies ended up as a portion of Grimpies diet, the later sticking to plants but still considering the little creatures a tasty treat. This turned Grimpies into omnivores.They also developed some sharp claws in their front extremities to improve their capacity of catching Pligmies and also prividing them with the ability of climing trees to reach the leaves of the Pairagus tree.
>>20324283Grimpie offshoot Grumpie gains a more flexible and nimble snout.
>>20328331Also claws help them to tear the little bodies apart before eating them, still not having sharp teeth to deal with meat.
>>20325834Certain Marimpies that have been residing near the lava delta of Mt.Shoopi (de Whoopi), have begun to developed a resistance to the intense heat of the surrounding waters in the form of redish membrane that helps insulate its skin on both the outside, and inside the hollow portion of its body. They are know as Tropical Marimpies.
>>20328756This is going to end in a lava shark, right?
>>20325629>>20328331Because of their slender frame, many of the Pairagus trees weren't able to support the weight of some of the heavier Grimpies, and would often snap before they were able to release the seeds stored in the upper set of leaves.Pairagus trees in areas inhabited by Grimpies are shorter and sturdier, and have thicker bark around it's trunk, as well as stronger, more expansive roots that are often show above ground.Leaves have darkened to increase the productivity of photosynthesis.
>>20325629In response to their newest predator, the Pairugus Tree has developed thicker bark, with hard, upwards pointing edges to protect it and its leaves.
>>20328768Its a long ways away... needs an entire lava ecosystem before an apex predator is even viable... :<
>>20325813A smaller Hairb species becomes capable of expanding by splitting off from their roots. They are smaller and can survive in harsher conditions, quickly spreading across the base of the volcano.
>>20328086Orange is the Lesser Hairb.
A few plowbeaks keep their predatory gene from generations past causes some to adopt a more omnivorous diet its peak becomes more spear like allowing it to strike at prey animals and break past the outer skin of some plants allowing it to drink the juices inside.Hope I did not mess up, this is my first evo post and my first time using paint.
>>20325568As posted earlier, the propulsion tubes were kind of useless.Instead of developing limbs capable of grabbing, some of the Marine Blimpies simply evolved them away, resulting in a sleeker, more hydrodynamic body shape. The flippers have made their way further down the body.
looking at real world volcanic islands, they are often made from a traveling chain, or what have you. so, I present to you, the beginning of the chain. Will the islands grow and merge together? will the chain grow? what new plans will survive on it?new introductions to the map: shallow water. obvious large chunk of shallow water from lava flow from Mt. Shoopi.Three islands, from top to bottom being oldest to newest, with the middle one having a large underwater volcano fueling its growth.
>>20326131A groups of Hairb Pligmies continue to eat Hairbs, evolving peculiar feeding habits. Much more of their body becomes covered in thick coarse hairs, and as they move around Hairbs strands of Hairb become stuck in the Plygmie's own hair, later to be picked out. Thus Gatherer Plygmies possess a mobile food source, easily replenished by rolling around in Hairbs. They lose the sexual dimorphism of the previous species, and exist in smaller numbers.
>>20328332Some Grumpies move further inland to feed on the Lesser Hairb. Because of the hotter ground where the plants grow the fins of the Grumpies evolve further so that less contact with the ground is needed. They also become a bit longer.
>>20324557Other Grumpies grow in size and come to dominate the Hairb fields. The Trunkie develops larger, more powerful himdlimbs, and a longer body, becoming about the size of a horse.>>20329072Looks good to me.
Alright, there's a lot more I want to do but I'll have to do it when I get back later.
>>20329226To balance itself more with this new way of walking the fins of the Grumpie develop even further so that more balance can be maintained. Thanks to this the Grumpie can now move faster, but usually it just walks slowly because as of yet there is no real danger to it's kind.The snout of the Grumpie enlarges and becomes more muscular so that it can now grasp the Lesser Hairb which are harder to uproot thanks to their shared rootsystem.
yo dawg, i herd you like nature, so i put some evolution in your evolution, so you can adapt while you adapt.the volcanic islands are forming cones, and lava has created a massive shallow section of water between the two islands. [20 foot deep sea] with a whole new variety of sea life and coral living there.fortune: Require sea life to exist now. how else will my fishing blimpies [get] eat[en]?
>>20324265binkies now have a more squid like and refined propulsion system. they go faster.
>>20329321Thriving on the Lesser Hairb the Grumpie undergoes another evolution which makes it easier for it to walk on the slopes of the volcano. It's hind legs grow stronger and more muscular while it's front legs develop into basic arms so that it can grab onto the terrain. Because of the plentiful amount of food available to it the Grumpie grows larger and has the size of a hippo. This type of Grumpie will become known as the Grappie (Grappling/Grumpie).
>>20329536Little edit i forgot, because it walks so much on the ends of its fins they have hardened a bit.
>>20328331little fix to hide the fact i didn't realize that thing was a trunkAlso Grimpies look more primate-like now, being mostly herbivores with just the occasional meat snack.Since they have a vast diet and they aren't too aggressive with their food sources, Grimpies soon find themselves living in most parts of the island.
>>20328331It began by not having the ability to fly anymore, just like the flat blimpie, but good thinking. Your evolution still stands obviously, just pointing that out. It all looks awesome Fortunates, don't let me slow you down.Also, somebody needs to sit down and give English some all-encompassing pronouns.
>>20329414Ah, how right you are, and silly me for forgetting to mention that part. Volcano Island was part of a chain, though now it's sister volcanoes are underwater, submerged by erosion and the raised sea levels that came with the melting of the great glaciers of the Ice Age. A quick look at these once proud sister-islands.
>>20329536Living peacefully on the side of the volcano the Grappie devotes itself to this area because of the vast amount of food available. Because of the light and nutrient rich food they store very little fat which shows in their bodies that are slimming down with each new generation.Having developed real hands now that are suited for digging up the Lesser Hairb they begin to develop smaller snouts and a separate mouth. They also develop an elongated head its purpose is not yet know. Some color patterns can be found on the Grappie because of the high concentration of pigment in the roots of the Lesser Hairb.
>>20330248Co-o-o-o-ool... Feel free to evolve other creatures if you wish, you don't have to stick with just one.Also, to everyone, especially new players, I'd forgotten to mention, we've got a wiki page up on 1d4chan, it's got all kinds of juicy background info, as well as links to our previous threads in the various archives. Feel free to check it out!> http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Fortune:_Evolution_GameAlso, if you've enjoyed this game, feel free to vote our little shindig up on suptg.> http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Fortune%20Evolution
>>20328756With the expansion of the shallows between the the two islands, Tropical Marimpies have developed a thicker heat-resistant membrane to protect them from the sun/lava cooked-water. Their front appendages have also grown closer to their propulsion tubes for greater control.
>>20329481Some of the binkies with improved propulsion become more aerodynamic allowing for faster movement.
>>20327075The mineral rich sea water due to active volcano eruptions has allowed the Kelp Fweed to subsist entirely of the water around it and freely float around just beneath the water's surface.
>>20330248Scaling tall, volcanic rock formations day-in-day-out begets a shift in posture. Strong back legs accompany the Grappies' considerably powerful arms; strong enough to support bursts of upright movement.Their patches of bright colouration are used among groups to make one another easier to spot, an ability with no ramifications when you're the largest creatures on an island with no real predators.Though their major internal organs remain near the head, their internal gas sacs have atrophied greatly, now just a vestigial legacy of a floatier time gone by.
Bumping for when I can return to my comp to add more creatures.
>>20333407We'll leave a light on for you, Anon.
>>20325690Because of the lack of Hairbs in the area that the Pligmies live they had to adapt they did this when they found the body of a dead Binkie. While eating this meat at first was hard the Pligmies snout started to slowly split allowing them to better take hold of the meat. As such the Pligmies became scavengers, since they do not require much food the small amount of carcasses they find are enough to survive on for now. To better move on the land their segmented tails grew larger and they developed some of their appendages into a small tentacle to pull themselves forward. Because they are still slow they further improved their camouflage so that they don’t get noticed while scavenging. At this point in time they are the size of a cat.
>>20334249So instead of eating through their tube-like straw mouth, they just gum at the meat? I like it. It's sounds like a weird mix between cute and utterly disturbing.
>>20334249> size of a catThis of course begs the question how big are some of the other critters? If their predators are larger than the prey, then they'll hunt differently than if they are smaller than their prey.
>>20334366Yeah not all the sizes have been set yet as far as i know but since the Binkies are the only carnivores (i think) they should be the only predators at the moment.
Those plymgies that remained in the air have evolved longer flippers and and a broader tail for improved flight. This allows for greater speed and maneuverability to escape predators, and gives them control in wind currents and thermals. They spread across the island, even reaching the neighboring volcanic spits.Addendum; should plants with seeds be transported to the new island? The wellberry family seems designed for this.
The Cthonic blimpie's flipper moves closer to its head for more precise maneuvering. It also gains a prehensile tail for grasping branches and stems to anchor itself. However, these hurt its ability to maneuver in open air, so it sticks to dense vegetation.
>>20334434Well, the ancestors of Volcano Island's flora came in the "tubs" of Rainbow Blimpies. Believe it or not, the Welberry is descended from an aquatic plant resembling a lily pad.PS. >>20334434 >>20334481Don't forget to "quote" the post you're evolving from. By "quote" I mean this: >>(number goez 'ere)By the way, if in later months I seem 'out of it', I've started watching Evangelion, and I've been warned of mindfuckery. So... just a reassurance that I'm not dead or forgotten about the game or something. Just brainWAT.> in b4 wait, you're only NOW seeing it?> in b4 prepare your brain's anus
>>20331657The Binkies their air intake becomes larger allowing them to produce larger bursts of air to even further improve their speed. Because of this their feet from which they expel the air come slightly movable so that they can direct the air current and their direction even though it is not much.The shields on their head grow larger to further cut down wind resistance. It should be noted that the male Binkies have larger shields then the females this is seen as a sign of fertility in the species. The males with a larger shield will have a larger amount of females that will want to mate with them. Their beaks are further encased so that the puncturing of skins is easier. They still only feed on body fluids which they absorb through pores in their beaks. On the lower part of their heads a secondary spike is starting to grow the purpose of this is not yet known.
>>20328889The pairagus tree has found a better way of reproducing. Medium sized fruit grows on the side of the tree. The seeds are strong enough to resist the digestion system. The advantage a free ride to new locations and extra nutrients from the fresh dung.
What do you all use to edit images, guys?
>>20332387Through compaction of the muscles that line the Grappies' backs, a line of cartilage begins to develop hard calcium deposits.Eventually, these deposits combine and harden into a series of vertebrae that run its length, lending further support to their climbing ability and allowing for longer bursts of bipedal walking; this proves helpful when reaching and grabbing for footholds in rocks.
>>20324206Some flampies take advantage of the rich plankton and micro-organism life around the Island, becoming filter feeders. Their trunk becomes shorter and wider, and their wings become larger for more energy efficient gliding.
>>20334992MSPaint>>20334997forget my flampie
>>20334992Adobe Photoshop Elements>>20334996>Become able to stand up for longer>>20334942>Tall trees start growing fruitI love it when an unmade plan unintentionally comes together.
>>20334992Most use MS Paint (short for Microsoft Paint) the basic image editor that comes standard in every version of Windows since the freakin' graphic interface. There are however, more powerful and more versatile programs out there. SAI, GIMP, or the one I personally use, Paint.NET (pronounced paint dot net). Think of them as the Burger King to Adobe Photoshop's McDonald's if that helps. Except the three I mentioned are absolutely free to download. Each has it's pros and cons, so you'll have to see what works for you.Of course, if you just wanna make a quick scribble, then you don't have to set aside any extra RAM as MS Paint's already on your comp (unless you have a mac, though i wouldn't be surprised if apple has some equivalent).
>>20334996Because the Grappie often comes close to the volcano they develop a small membrane on their heads in which they can store water so that they do not get dehydrated. They also gain more markings on their body. The markings now also indicate how much food there is in an area that the Grappie lives in. If there is little food to eat the markings become thin and vague because they do not absorb as much pigment as when there is a lot of food. The more food the Grappie has to eat the bigger and brighter its markings will become
>>20335009the Filter flampie develops a blowhole, allowing it to breathe independently of its feeding. The filtered water is pushed through it's propulsion tubes, giving it surprising speed. It's wings have finally reached a delta shape and it's trunk has become an open maw.The Filter flampie can now sleep in the shallows with it's blowhole, however it must sill come ashore to lay it's eggs. (Think sea turtle)
>>20335149I keep forgetting the small things It should be G8 and:The Grappie's trunk reduces more in size because for lack of use. The remaining part of the trunk is now used in mating rituals.
Fuck Darwins Finches, we got Blimpies
>>20335063Thanks a lot ^_^ I'll be downloading paint.net in a while, then.>>20325813Being surrounded by bigger trees combined by the lack of soil around the volcano's base, Hairbs have expanded sideways, managing to capture the nutrients on the shallow soil. These being richer nutrient-wise have made Hairb's underground fruit has become bigger. The leaves have expanded to the sides to match the nutrients gained with more sunlight.Sadly, due to the other plants' bigger roots, the Hairb has been pushed up, sometimes even completely outside of the ground, which has generated a color change because of the lack of minerals that were present underneath the top level of soil.
>>20334996Very nice art, far superior than my drooling. I hope you don't mind that I steal a bit off your thunder.A mutant of the Grappies also know as the Fruppie. The Fruppie has become totally dependent of the fruit of the Pairagus tree. They have developed an exoskeleton around their nose, which they use to plow the land to get right of unwanted plants that block the growth of young Pairagus tree's. The Fruppie and the Pairagus Fructum have a symbiotic realtion
Turning in for the night. I'm curious to see what changed when I'm back and if there are some more predators because now we are living the high life of peace and tranquility.
>>20335257A new modification to the Fruppie! The nose of the Frumpie as evolved in a more flat and more effective plow, that can even be used as a weapon to defend Pairagus tree's from other herbivorous.
>>20334481The Cthonic Blimpie's gasbag atrophies, slithering around with it's now larger prehensile tail is more efficient and quicker. It's diet and habit remain unchanged for now.
>>20335149Because of the time the Grappie has spent on rocky areas, combined with the necessity to reach fruits on tall trees and hence being forced to stand on two feet; Grappies have grown a tail to enable easier balancing of it's body while standing up.
>>20334942Being protected by the Fructum the Pairagus tree has grown bigger leaves, thus being able to produce more fruit.
Alright, I'm back and want to do some evolving, but I'm a bit lost so I'll put together a list of the current species like I've done before.
>>20335396Although Fruppie's are herbivores, they are very territorial. Every Fruppie has its own land with over a hundred pairagus tree's. Many young Fruppie's die from head injuries from other Fruppie's or Grappie's.The Fruppies has developed a protective exoskeleton on their head.
>>20329563Hey guys, can someone with a little skill drawing (i saw we have some skilled guys around) fix this?I think i screwed it a little... i just want it to look like some kind of primate (obviously) but my mistake with the trunk ruined the perspective a bit.Can someone touch the pic just a little to make it look correctly?
>>20336064If it makes you feel better, I didn't realise it was a trunk either.
>>20329163There's no doubt that these Plygmies have made the connection between looking like a Hairb and their survival.A heirachy emerges, the more a Gatherer looks like a Hairb, the more attractive a mate it is.Eventually, Plygmies with their entire torso's covered in the coarse "hairb" fur are a common sight. Their skin has darkened, beginning to match the bulb of the hairb plant.This was inevitable.I hope nobody minds me retracing the previous image, it was looking a little eclectic with different brush sizes and the like
>>20336163a mustache?That's awesome
>>20336187Their not even the first Fortune resident to have a mustache. That would be the Gel Walrus and its kind, whom I've taken to calling the Royal Jellies.
>>20335429What was once a blimpie has now evolved into something else...A body more adapted to slithering and climbing up trees and a do away with the now useless blimpie propulsion system caused the new creature to be called the Cthonic Serpent. It still primarily feeds on fruits and leaves, but a tubular body allows it to enter burrows to feed on eggs and young of other blimpies.
>>20336163Underground, overground, Plygmieing free,The Plygmies of Volcano Island are we~♪
>>20336034Small evolutionary changes to the Fruppie. Its tongue has grown much longer and can reach high places. The main purpose is to eat bugs and parasites of the leafs and trunk. also No tail.Because I cant draw tongue's, I will draw the Fruppie with a closed mouth. The tongue is still there.I think I fucked up my numbering previous was 09 this is 10 if i'm correct.
>>20336279I recognize a Cthulhu spawn when i see it
Pligmies>>20336279 - Chtonic Serpent; Gen 05 (the tendency for Fortune snakes to be tentacled/arboreal never ceases to be disturbing)>>20336163 - Gatherer Plygmies; Gen 06>>20334434 - Flocking Plygmies; Gen 03>>20334249 - Scavenger Plygmies; Gen 03>>20326131 - Hairb Plygmies; Gen 03Binkies>>20334692 - Binkies; Gen 04>>20329072 - Plowhooks; Gen 04>>20325319 - Hunkies (no legs); Gen 02>>20325889 - Humkies; Gen 03Grimpies>>20336396 - Fruppies; Gen 10>>20335665 - Grappies; Gen 09>>20336329 - Grimpies; Gen 03>>20329262 - Trunkies; Gen 03Flampies>>20335171 - Filter Flampies; Gen 04>>20331505 - Tropical Marimpies; Gen 05>>20329091 - Common Marimpies; Gen 03
>>20336329Thanks man, that's great!But i was actually talking about making the difference between its head and the right arm (ex trunk) to, well, make it look like an actual arm.You know, the thing i tried to do here and failed:>>20329563Also i loved the rock looking protection, it goes well with the volcanic environment
>>20336396Small update: closed the mouth of the Fruppie. Good bye ugly tongue, also added an extra toe for extra stability
Fweed>>20332217 - Kelp Fweed; Gen 03>>20326814 - Island Fweed; Gen 02Pairagus>>20335763 - Pairagus Fructum; Gen 04>>20328898 - Spiked Pairagus; Gen 03Hairb>>20335204 - Hairb; Gen 03>>20329051 - Lesser Hairb; Gen 03Welbery>>20325361 - Island Welbery; Gen 02>>20326531 - Wellblossom; Gen 03
>>20336707Enlarged front legs and Fruppie walks now bipedal. can still use back legs in fights for stability.
>>20336279Mother of God, the circle is now complete...
>>20336943A terrible disease has struck the Pairagus tree. Many Fruppie´s are starving to death. The Fruppie´s are forced to find alternative food. They develop there back legs in to grabbing claws, which they use to pick up different kinds of vegetation and plant them in plowed fields ( they use their horn/plow to create the fields ). Becoming the first farmers. Don't worry they aren't intelligent enough to create tools or raise villages.This is the last version of the Fruppie's. I'm going to get some sleep.
>>20336925The Island wellberry is actually Gen3
>>20337184i don't think all of those things would result from a single famine, the digging up fruit with their claws was quite a change in of itself
>>20338099It'd go vestigal legs, then small, then large, so like 2-3 gens for a pair of legs
The Razor Fweed is a larger and prickly specimen of Fweed that attempts to deter grazing Blimpies from eating it. It's thorns drive off pligmies and grazing plowbeaks, but doesn't deter the thicker skinned Grimpies
>>20332217The Kelp Fweed's unnecessarily long roots weave together to form a kind of buoy, allowing the plants leaves to remain facing upwards towards the sunlight at all times.
>>20335665The Grappie thrives well upon the island now being able to feed on almost all the plants but still preferring the Lesser Hairb that grows on the volcano. Thanks to the water membranes they can now go longer without the need to drink. They grow a third claw on their hands (not yet opposable).The Grappies begin to live in small packs of up to six members. When in these packs the female Grappies tend to gather food from the ground while the male Grappies climb in the Pairagus tree for the fruits. Solitary Grappies can still be found but they are less efficient in the amount of food they can gather.
>>20334692The beaks of the Binkies become even stronger and the pores with which it absorbs the body fluids become larger to quicken the process. When a Binkie is done feeding on a prey they leave its corpse now resembling a mummy behind. The lower spike grows larger in shape and is now used when the Binkie can’t attain high enough speed to ram its beak into the prey. When this happens they make a hole in the skin of the prey and then forcefully insert their beaks. Because this is painful for the prey they will only do this in groups because a single Binkie would be thrown off. Their propulsion can now be controlled a bit more thanks to a change in their tail shape and the ability to move their exhaust legs more. The Binkies also develop a rudimentary leg that helps them push themselves away from a prey when they are done feeding. A strange change can be seen in the Binkies shield they become slightly larger but the shields of the males start to get protrusions. For each female they have as a mate one more protrusion appears.
>>20334249The trunks of the Scavenger Plygmie (now named Scygmie) start to atrophy and take on a smoother shape retaining its small mouth with which it sucks on the meat of dead bodies it finds. Their bodies become even longer, they still rely mostly on their tentacles to pull them forward but they now also develop the ability to make small leaps with their tails.A secondary tentacle grows from one of its small appendages to help with the movement. The first tentacle grows in size and develops the ability to secrete some of the Scygmies gastric acid allowing it to apply it to the corpses to better loosen the meat. They develop the habit of removing meat from the corpses and rolling it into tiny meat balls.
>>20339154Now that the Kelp Fweed has smaller roots it develops two longer leaves that rest on the water surface to help it keep balance and stay upright in the water.
>>20336279To further improve the climbing ability of the Cthonic Serpent it’s small fin develops a sharp spiky end so that it can grip the bark of the trees while climbing. It more frequently enters burrows of other species of Blimpies, burrows that are too small it tries to pry open with its mouth.Because it had trouble with the shells of eggs and struggling young Blimpies, the end of its tail developed into a compact spike which it uses to puncture eggshells so that it can suck out the contents. The tail spike is further used in an attempt to strike at the nerves of young Blimpies. This is done to try and paralyze it so that it can be eaten alive. Most of the time this fails and the young Blimpie just gets wounded and struggles more.
I think this is less fun if everyone picks one thing and keeps just evolving that.Part of the fun of this is evolving stuff with others to see the weird creatures you end up with
>>20342331finally, somebody who talks some sense. besides, grim alone has probably edited a good deal of the critters him/herself, so if folks stay off those creatures thinking they're his, then we'll be a lonely group indeed
>>20342366I agree I've changed those creatures hoping other people will see some possibilities and jump on the boat so to say but it's going slow. I really wish there would be some more diversity. Maybe we need an event or something that inspires people. This island is a bit of a utopia at the moment so there isn't a real need for evolution. I think my vegetarian cthulu at this point is the ruler of this island, I think it’s cool that it got there but it wasn’t hard without any predators. I can work on those myself but then it would be just me again.So people feel free to take any of the creatures and just edit them as you like I want to see more of what you can come up with.
>>20329414The steady lava flow has caused increased land mass. The new islands have cooled enough for plant and animal life to take root.
>>20331505 Tropical Marimpies develop nubs along their lower body to help them crawl around the most shallow parts of the water, and periodically onto the very edge of land.
>>20341666Binkies develop more powerful thrust to cross the gaps between the islands without risk of premature fatigue and falling into the sea.
Ive been posting here, and you might even be able to guess which works are mine. So i havnt left you high and dry, but now things are getting a bit stale and an event may be in order. May i offer a Predator, Prey scenario. Every creature that is an omnivore or carnivore designates a preferred target, then the prey must evolve to counteract them. Perhaps we could also get some migratory species here. those amphibious ravesharks are a viable. Maybe some other things as well.
The Binkies develop groves along there beak much like a screw this allows them to do more serious damage when they attack there prey. They have also started to attack Grappies more as there hight makes them easy targets to spot.
>>20345102Also i included a front view of the head.
>>20342366>>20342414I laid the groundwork for a couple of creatures and plants, but it's only a 50/50 percent chance someone will evolve them. some like the marimpie were a big hit, other like the Cthonic were not so much so I evolved them.
an offshoot of the Island wellberry, the tallberry appears, The plant invests more into it's thick aloe-like body and reaches the size of a small Pairagus tree.
>>20345555this here, >>20326140is a split evolution of this.
>>20345568The tallberries grow sharp thorns along their sides to ward off plowbeaks and Grimpies, as those creatures are as likely to demolish the plant as spread it's seeds. It's well and berries however, remain smooth and are now elevated to attract Humkies and flying plygmies.
>>20341799When Kelp Fweeds begin to drift too close to the Lava Delta, they burst into flames. However, some are able to resist the heat through the adaption of a more heat resistant body, and are able to take advantage of the intensely mineral-rich water just outside the lava's edge. Due to the lava's on heat and light, this branch of Fweeds no longer needs as much light as it once did, its leaves becoming a narrower color to keep cool.
>>20342716The large volcano on the new island becomes active causing the other nearby volcano to also erupt. Spreading fertile ash on the new island it causes some more problems for the mainland covering a part of it in a dark cloud depriving the animals and plants from sunlight. Some parts of the cloud contain some fine sharp debris. How will this affect the life on the island..
>>20341652>>20346303To cope with the periods of poor visibility, the Grappie's eyes start to function like that of an octopus. A large pupil takes in more of the diminished light and the ciliary muscle focuses by moving the lens rather than changing its shape, greatly improving their long distance vision.
>>20346303Species such as the Hairb and Wellberry families quickly bounce back from such an event by using underground bulbs when the surface is clear. They become reclaimer species, softering the soil for other species of plants.
>>20346303The Flocking Plygmie takes the coloration of it's new volcanic environment, it also gains the ability to spit up "hairballs" of volcanic dust and mucus, These gunkwads litter Plygmie nesting sites.
>>20335204>>20346303Not the greatest of photosynthesisers at the best of times, the Hairb needs to find a new to harvest energy in periods of lacklustre sunlight.Its solution is to grow softer, downy leaves around its base. This ring of fuzz traps airborne detritus and ash for its top-level roots to exploit.
>>20329091A group of Marimpies decide that foraging in lean times is too much effort, and begin to snap up small fish and crustacean analogues. The new Hunter marimpies develop bones and muscles in their trunks to facilitate catching and holding prey.
Both the sea and air are gradually becoming warmer due to the erupted volcano's. I threw some prey animals together for in the sea feel free to make use of them. If Fortune agrees to it these creatures can later on also be evolved to make a more diverse ecosystem.>>20346514The plans are succesful but because the ground is softend their roots are easier dug out by more animals.>>20346608Thanks to their new coloration the Flocking Plygmie can hide more easier. Over time the gunkwads start to rot and spread bacteria that deteriorate the eggs causing the newborns in one thirds of the eggs to die.>>20346681Because the leaves of the Hairb are now softer they are more quickly eaten but thanks to the new fertilization of the top-level roots they quickly regrow and thrive. Feel free to grow bigger.>>20346893The Marimpies can succesfully eat small fish but because their jaws are not strong enough to break the shells of crustaceans, these escape most of the time.
>>20347312If only the picture would expand for me. *sadface*I say these guys are welcome, with the condition that you now retroactively come up with a sort of lineage for them, tracing them eventually to Pinkie, Flipper, or Wiggles (the creatures this whole crazy thing started out with). It doesn't have to be a picture, just a quick paragraph that would place them somewhere in relation to critters past.
>>20347312As for the GMing thing, hate to be the bad guy, but that's kind of my job there, man. Though asking those kinds of questions, ie. "wouldn't that cause a buildup of bacteria?" are certainly welcome, it's why I wanted a more open, discussion-style this time around.
>>20346893The Hunter Marimpies jaws grow more defined gaining, simple peglike teeth for grasping prey. It also gains barbels for hunting in poor visiblity conditions. It still shares the same breeding cycles and living habits as the common Marimpie, leading to an occansional hybrid offspring that, while sterile, is successful omnivore.>>20347312The Flocking Plygmies develop an efficient yet horrible practice: they devour their own dead young and stillborn eggs as to not waste the nutrition.
>>20346681Oh that adaptation is just flat-out brilliant, well done. The more explanation like this, the better. Tl;dr is just about right as far as I'm concerned. This makes sense without seeming like something out of a bad fanfic (it has flames of HONOR that slay the ebil wunz, it has poison bloods, it sparkles in sunlight etc.)
>>20347533but they don't have any teeth! maybe the skin around the edge of the trunk begins to harden into a fingernail-like density, with plans to harden more (like the keratin of a rhino horn) later along the way?
>>20341684Some Scygmie attune to their new method of feeding only on predigested food that they develop small trunks with which to efficiently suck up all that remains once spraying their meals with acid. These new Scittermie also develop a set of large pincers at the end of their slightly shorter tails, with which to grab on to the environment, providing another method of movement besides the previous slow crawls. Their clumsy method of grapple has caused a third mutation where their skulls are somewhat thicker, a few bumps portruding at the top of their otherwise squishy heads.
>>20345989Due to the lack of sunlight specifically in the area the Fire Kelp Tweed inhabit, many of the species die out. However, some developed heat sensitive spots on their leaves, which enable them to use the heat of the nearby lava as a means to aid their photosynthesis with some basic thermosynthesis.
>>20341799To deal with the less sunlight, the Kelp Fweed develops a larger woven root base, allowing it to catch the ocean currents, and find patches of sunlight.
>>20347841The deveplopment towards eating predigested food continues for the scittermie, as their acidic appendage becomes more specialized, dedicated to dissolving flesh while the creature relies on its tail for movement.The knobs at the top of their heads also continue to grow larger and thicker. The scittermie are mainly ambush predators. They will cling to small objects with their tails where they lie in wait of prey. When the prey arrives, the scittermie will swoop down and attempt to smash the poor creature with its thick skull, before spraying it with acid so that it might be eaten.
>>20347865ah, so they develop dark spots... good call, darker colours absorb heat better. perhaps later generations will burnt orange, then brown, maybe even black spots on their leaves, simply soaking up all that heat.
>>20347865>>20348037Technically, dark spots only absorb more heat from light, which is then converted into heat. While this will be still beneficial to the Fire Kelp, it's not the most efficient option; sunlight is poor due to being blocked by ash and most of the local heat will be irradiated from the volcano.Its best bet is dull patches (which may well also be darker), which will better absorb energy radiated in the form of heat. Getting wet water will also lower its efficiency at absorbing radiation, so perhaps a logical step forward is a felt-like material on the leaves to collect any water and roll it back into the sea?I say felt-like rather than waxy, which would obviously be better at waterproofing, because a waxy surface would reflect more radiation.
>>20348156I've learned something new today.
>>20347865>>20348156Illustrating this.Also, the felt-like surface that coats the Fire Kelp's leaves are a natural intumescent; meaning if the Kelp were to ever catch fire, the felt would burn first and form a char that protects the rest of the leaf.Could potentially, eventually, be used by a tribe as a flame-retardant?
EVOS FOR THE EVO GOD!IMAGES FOR THE IMAGE THRONE!
>>20342774To take advantage of the nutrient rich Fire Kelp Fweed, the Tropical Marimpie has adapted a thicker coating of its heat-resistant membrane, allowing it to brave the waters where the plant thrives. It has developed hardened parts on its trunk to help tear apart its felt-like texture.
>>20347994In order to combat the lower mineral content of its home in the open ocean, it has developed a more structured weave to its root system, creating a net-like buoy beneath it, able to sometimes trap fish. These captives are then ingrained into the root system and consumed by the plant.
>>20329091Some Marine Flat Blimpies escape the new predators in the open ocean by making an arduous trek across land to the inland lake. Those that make it adapt to the freshwater environment, growing smaller to meet their new home's size limitations.
Yes... good, good, let the evolution flow through you...
>>20354340Bumping again, so that when the Fortunates awake, their creations remain.
Browsing 1d4chan, saw this, read the first 5 threads post by post- holy shit. This is cool.
The end of the scittermie's tail divides in two, so as to gain better grip and leverage.
Derp, messed up on the generation number. Should be gen. 7.
>>20356531Glad you could join us, Anon. Welcome!
>>20347312Ah, at last the image loads for me, ooh, damn, nice linework, Grim. Lets see, the orange slug looks an awful like our currently available rock slug species, let's put them somewhere around there... The purple fish would have to be a flipper of some kind... As for the green bug, well, I'm going to go with either a *very* distant relative of Demolishers (what? don't look at me like that) or an offshoot from one of the chitonous bluefly descendants like piranha flies or proboscis scorpions.
>>20357908> an awful lot likeFix'd. Didn't mean to imply that the orange slug was awful.
>>20348512With heat being much more readily available than light, the Fire Kelp Fweed thrives upon it. Their roots untangle from their natural buoy, and form thick tendrils that grow towards heat, anchoring the plant near outcroppings of lava, and a constant source of intense heat.
>>20347533A few Hunter Blimpies evolve their two fins into six for greater maneuverability and speed, becoming Finpies.
>>20357908I'd argue the green bug can get away with being a neoserpent/bladed flipper descendant.Well, I'm finally ready to join in, sorry I haven't been active, I finally caught a few moments of peace and quiet so I'll be evolving some beasties pretty intensively.
Alright, just as I say that something comes up. I guess I can't really make any promises, but god damn it, I'll join in before the thread is over! Or, worst case scenario, wait until Part 7 to realise my plans. For now I'll try to write up some fluff, since I can't edit images at the moment.
No! Don't die! I just got here! Bump!
>>20351025The Tropical Marimpies follow the Fire Kelp Tweed to its anchored point right beside the lava, their skin easily comfortable in the easily over boiling temperature water. To suit their change in habitat, they are know called Lavimpies.
>>20347587nah, they just kind of vaccuum them up. They're small and don't have any hard bits as chicks so I'm assuming it's feasible.Bump for when I get out of three day work mode, Evolutions soon fellow fortunates!
>>20367513Good to hear, anon. Great job everybody, keep it up. Hope your evos continue to bring life into this world of ours.
>>20370319dont know where to go. so we are going strange.>>20346509grappies eyes produce a lot of extra data, and its small brain had to grow to cope with that new information. It was a subtle thing, but the creatures began to see the world around them in a whole new way.---The braincase is contained by a blue membrane, the bigger the brain the smarter the mate, so mates tend to look for the individual with the biggest brain.
>>20370354A big brain takes up space in the skull and something's gotta give; in the case of the Grappie, that something is the strength of its jaw.With a weaker jaw, the Grappies start to favour fruit over vegetation and attempts are made for easier harvesting. Longer arms helped for some them but this did little more than add a little diversity to the species, the major adaption was a more upright position. Long legs and a straight back gives the Grappies a leg-up on reaching for delicious fruit.
>>20365700The Lavimpies begin to develop a hard, crusty coating that blends in with and protects from the lava flows, so they can eat without being eaten.
>>20359614Once again, the Finpies' fins split, this time into 12 total. Their body elongates to accomodate them.
This is horrifying. I feel like playing god now.
I'm playing god and nobody can stop me!>>20356609The Scittermie start favouring ambushing tactics even more. To help this this, its bumps has taken on a slightly spikier character to daze or even injure its prey upon first contact.All of its nubs have also evolved into tentacle appendages to help keep the prey still while it bathes it in acid.
Not sure if i did to many things at once but here it goes. The Binkie's leg jets lose some of there mobility but allow it to travel faster to compensate for this there tails become more fan like to allow for sharper turning. There front legs grow longer to help the Binkie hold it's self in place while it drains it's pray of blood.
>>20371930Good, good, it's a wonderful feeling, isn't it? Intoxicating even.>>20372170Indeed, we encourage it here. Bwahahahha!
>>20371295That is a very, very, very extreme environment. If you want to justify that and have Fortune approve it... well you're going to need some serious technobabble. I suggest you start ...
>>20370354>>20370529Fortune's been pretty anal about turning critters intelligent folks...
>>20342294The Cthonic Serpent's tentacles become sharp and strawlike, allowing it to suck the fluids out of prey easier.
>>20373433They're not intelligent yet, just bright; like a dog or an octopus.
>>20370529The Grappies develops primitive ears from the vestige remnants of its underdeveloped jaw. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution_of_mammalian_auditory_ossiclesThe remaining jawbone is comprised of flat crushing and grinding teeth that are well suited for processing Hairb root.
>>20373600and thats 14, btw. my apologies
>>20373535Perhaps, but I do know my history, and the weakening of the jawbone was one of those "pebbles that creates a landslide" that enabled human intelligence. Besides, what predators do these massive critters have? At best they'll end up like Austrolopithicus, a huge, Bigfoot looking hominid that died out. Why? Because they were herbivores and didn't need to be smart to chase down flowers. Lots of dumb herbivores, but when Cro-Magnon man came by with it's tools and what-have-you, well... Aussie didn't do too well b/c the Cro-Magnon were smarter. Why? Because they were hunters. Not only that, they were hunted *back*. Without those kinds of pressures, intelligence has no incentive to arrive.
>>20373664It all depends if there will be an event that causes their food source to diminish. Cause then they will have to find a way to cultivate their food again, they can't simply evolve to eat other things at this moment they are to specialized towards Hairb and the Pairagus fruit
>>20373788exactly, so where is this intelligence coming from?
>>20373842The eyes of the Grappie had to develop because of the bad conditions. Now those did help them but not the whole island is covered in the ash cloud. When they get out of it naturally their eyes see more and in a different way then in the cloud. They have to develop a way to cope with all this information or else they will get some very negative problems because of an overload. So developing a bigger brain is explainable, especially if as said they just get a bit smarter but not near sentience yet.
>>20373948well *alright*, then EXPLAIN that in the post, mate. we could have avoided this whole conversation, edifying as it was.
>>20374158Sorry kept forgetting the Name field. I'm not the one who made those evolutions i did create the Grappie though. But now I'm curious what would be a fitting evolution according to you instead of the brains?
>>20373418Okay, here's said technobabble. The Fire Kelp Tweed, as it is so near lava, might intake some crystals of harder metals. Said harder metals are eaten by the new Lavimpies, which have skin that allows said crystals to grow. They're not born with the shell, rather, they grow it through their food.
>>20374294well, he's explained his reasoning now, and it makes sense. i posit that perhaps next time he should include that as part of their post, so we can avoid the whole "wait, how the fuck did he get there?" conversation. now that he's mentioned all this, i see his reasoning.
>>20374487ooooh, that's a great start, but it probably still has a long way to go before swimming in lava.
Just read the whole thread, kinda new at this, how should I start?
>>20375674Get the latest pic of the creature you want to evolve, think up an evolution, edit it in Paint or somesuch, and post.
>>20375674Just take a creature or plant from the first few posts or one that are already more evolved and continue evolving. Don't do changes that are too big in one post. Make correct evolutions so nothing like "they can fly now because it's cool" it has to have a reason and finally make sure to explain that reason in a little story why it happened.
>>20335171The Filter Flampie develops a larger, more specialized mouth that is better suited for filter feeding. It also has the ability to develop an embryo in it's womb and no longer needs to go to land to lay eggs.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivipary>i love evolution
>>20371308The Finpie's body begins to grow into segments, all the better to use its fins to make sharp turns and maneuvers to catch prey.
>>20376808>inB4 water centipedes
>>20329262The Trunkie, long unchanged, suddenly enters a state of evolutionary turmoil. A chance mutation allows them use of the vestigial air sack in order to produce loud trumpets by blowing air out through their trunks, capable of intimidating predators and other Trunkies. Those possessing this property begin to select for others with it, leading to the species splitting into two distinct populations.The dominant species is the Trumpeter Blimpie, or Trumpie. They travel in small herds, with intermixing when herds meet. The leaders are typically the loudest trumpeters - larger air sacks with higher capacity are very desirable in Trumpies, and the species also develops a direct connection between their air sacks and trunks.
>>20329262The second species is descended from those individuals who did not possess the trumpeting mutation. As Trumpies came to dominate the traditional habitats of Trunkies, this second species was forced to migrate to less favourable regions, such as the center of the island and the area around the volcano.These areas are difficult habitats for the Trunkies, primarily due to being more arid than the rest of the island. The none-trumpeters had a difficult time adjusting to these lands and came close to extinction - what save them from death was the return of another hereditary Blimpie trait - the tubs, reduced to small, vestigial slits on the backs of most Volcano Island species, proved useful to this species, heretofore knows as Tubbies, as it allowed them to collect and store rainwater.Tubbies are largely solitary animals, inhabiting the drier areas of the island, including the Lesser Hairb fields. As currently no plants grow inside their tubs, and the storage capcity of the tub is relatively small, they generally keep the tub shut by constricting the edges of it together, except when refilling it (generaly during rain or when encountering a freshwater pond). They grow to be about the size of a smallish hippo, compared to the smaller horse-sized Trumpie. A portion of the Tubbie's size consists of their tub, however.
>>20378077The structure of the Trumpie's head and trunk gradually changed to enhance their trumpeting. First their trunk shortens, allowing them greater control over the musculature, then their head becomes wider and smoother, creating a more natural and comfortable head structure, and the muscular system of their trunks and air sacks develops, allowing for control over the tone and acoustics of the trumpeting.At this point the Trumpies possess only rudimentary teeth inside of their trunk-mouth, allowing them to graze, typically on Hairb. It is difficult for them to reach higher up plants or dig roots up due to their very short trunk.
>>20378077>>20378415these would both be gen 4. just keeping people up to date
>>20379107True, for some reason I though the previous Trunkie was Gen 2.
>>20336163Gatherer Plygmies become longer and generally larger, consuming more hairbs. Their heavier bodies and their new shape, which is less adapted to flying assure that they spend more time on the ground. Rather than slithering like snakes, they tend to roll sideways by revolving parts of their body separately, allowing their hair to get caught on Hairb. They possess two modes of defense - a slow liftoff back into the air and their coarse, abundant hair. During liftoff they fill their air sacks, expanding somewhat like a puffer fish.
>>20329072The scythed Spearbeak develops a more specialized mouth more suited to rooting around leaf litter for small seedlings and small, slow creatures.It's limbs become more hooklike to dig through the soil in search of prey and for warding off predators.>behold the grubeak
>>20336329>>20336064these guys grow a slightly larger brain as well, but it is used to plan how to catch their next meal. new anchoring talons help them stay in the trees.
>>20325319Hunkies continue to be aerial predators, their methods changing little over the years. Their skin gradually assumed a dull blue colour, allowing them to blend into the sky. As many of their prey species grow larger, so do the Hunkies, averaging at about the size of a large bull. They float across the sky, generally unseen, until they spot prey, whether floating on or land, at which point they will rapidly descend and grab onto it, either attempting to crush or constrict it, or pierce through its skin, or in the case of smaller land creatures, pick them up then drop them from some height. They will often do this repeatedly to corpses in order to soften them up for consumption. Hunkies possess hard, though largely dull keratin bumps on the ends of their split, claw-like trunk. They still possess decorative flaps and a vibrant tail, however, these are on its back, hidden from view to the creatures below. Hunkies prefer the smaller land species or the young of larger ones, including eggs.
>>20379803Dear god, Stooge... what have you done?! That thing is a floating nightmare.
>>20373292brinkies grow larger, faster, and develop a camoflauge that is dark on the top to blend in with the ground, and light on the bottom to blend in with the sky. the gas sack has grown more cigar shaped to facilitate better aerodynamics.
>>20379826And I approve wholeheartedly...
>>20379702oh no you don't, explain your reasoning...
>>20371295The Lavampie's coating grows harder, and better mimics the surrounding area, leaving it well protected from most predators. It has adopted a larger muscle mass in its flippers, allowing it to push this extra weight with relative ease.
>>20380140>Not really an evolution, just fluff, so pic is a demonstration, not a documentation.Binkies near the coast begin to collect Kelp Fweed to line their nests. They time the decomposition of the Fweed with the period in which their eggs will be lain; the natural heat of rotting Fweed keeps their eggs toasty while the Binkies hunt.
bump for those who passed out and would like to continue
>>20379826It's just a bull-sized zeppelin hawk which hunts by dragging off blimpie babies then dropping them from huge altitudes until they're a fine mush. You know, standard fare.Anyway, I'm thinking once we hit the image limit I'll put these guys up onto the wiki. Maybe >>20347312 as well.
>>20384348Hmm, like a combination of an alligator (decomposing vegetation warming the eggs) with a seagull (coastal nests). I like it.>>20386954The bump is most appreciated, Fortunate.Alright, I'm thinking it might be time for an event soon, just let me do some thinking, see if I can come up with something, though if any of the players have ideas feel free to post them. Nothing too crazy, like a meteor crashing (that would affect the entire planet) but something continent scale could work. Remember, this "island" is probably about the size of France. That dotted line on the map here: >>20324584? That's not the beginning of the mountain, that's just where the elevation starts to go up. The very first few miles in it's just the *foothills*. Like, if it were the Rocky Mountains, that line would probably be the border of the state of Colorado, where the Midwest Prairies begin going imperceptibly up. Keep that in mind, sorry I didn't mention that earlier.
A hurricane would make sense. Also I think there should be a new thread soon.
>>20387710True, we're 144/150 when it comes to image limit. Perhaps we'll use the event as a kickstarter for the new thread, or perhaps use it for part 7, as the other regions got about one thread each. Mayhaps we could just move on to the next area before folks run out of ideas.
>>20387756That sounds grand. I support you.
>>20387644Totally jinxed there, bro.As for the event, since we're at 144 images, does that mean we're going for another thread after this one?Also, while I'm at it, I've been thinking about the Lavimpies, and I can't really find any way of justifying them swimming directly in the lava. I'm thinking maybe some microscopic thermophile could eventually adapt to it. The Lavimpies themselves should probably stick to hydrothermal vents and the areas around lava flows - as Blimpie descendants they could even eventually adapt to floating just above the lava. If anyone wants to take them there I'd suggest looking up the adaptations that real extremophiles possess.
>>20387803Sure thing, but this next thread might be a new region (I'm thinking... Jungle?), as the other regions got one area each.Regions available:jungle of alphahighlands of alphaabyssal trenchdesert of beta
>>20387803> can't really find any way of justifying them swimming directly in the lavasame here, you and me both, brother
>>20388474highlands would be neat
>>20388474No Tropical Gulf? Well, I'll go for Desert.
>>20389126well, shit, i knew i forgot one
bump. New thread coming soon?
>>20389911After this one 404's. I'll post the link up on the foolz archive version (you can find it on the wiki page i linked to earlier in the thread). In the future, I announce stuff on the wiki, in case I cannot do so through a new thread or it would be silly to do so. Just keep that in mind. I also post the foolz links here as soon as the new thread starts, so if you've been gone a bit, or I take a break, here is where you look to see if I've returned yet (or whatever) without having to go through the pages of /tg/.
I'd love to do some evolving, but first I need a computer which doesn't insist on crashing all the time. I'll have to see if the image limit's been reached by tomorrow morning.
Bumping. You guys can still evolve, right up until the end, you realize this? Besides, probalby won't get to the new thread until *at least* tomorrow.
>>20325690Plygmoids living on the higher slopes of the volcano find food scarce, and continue to decrease in size and length to conserve energy.Their limbs lengthen and develop points to help them keep their footing on steeper slopes of the volcano, and also increases their potential speed.Despite their inhospitable environment, these "Scittermies" are great in number, and tend to live in swarms, each consisting of dozens of Scittermies.Scittermies will survive on anything and everything they find in their harsh environment, from the occasional Hairb that manages to sprout so far away from the base of the volcano, or (in exceptionally rare cases), will scavenge from the corpse of a creature who has wandered far from home, and met it's demise in the area. In desperate times, Scittermies will try to gain nutrients through eating ash.