Hello again fellow creators. After a short break on my part today we will be returning to Moon World Rienia at the start of the Magedivatian Era, post mass extinction.As GM, I'll do my best to actively work on phylogeny charts to track the evolutions, and also make random events for the world to drive evolution down new paths. Since I've done this a few times now, and taken the time to observe/lurk on other EvoGames, I've picked up a few new tricks to keep everything organized and streamline too. Also we'll be returning to Janus after having 2 threads for Rienia.How to play:• Open an image of a species in MS Paint, or your editor of choice• Make one evolutionary change to that species• Save as .PNG!• Post your new species in the thread with a description of what evolution you've added and why.• Details indicating what the generation of your species is important. Please indicate. (Base Organisms are Generation 0)• Details regarding a creatures size or name are encouraged, but not required.• Nothing too outlandish. Anything silly or derailing will not be considered a canon species 95% of the time.Notes:• Unless stated explicitly, no species ever goes extinct. Old species can still evolve, even if they're not on the latest "chain"• Try to make your evolutions gradual and realistic in biological standards.• Everyday I'll add an update Phylogeny Chart to track changes. These take awhile, so please be patient.• Expect a Random World Event in order to drive new and wonderful evolutions.• There will be no Mass Extinction Event for this era, but this will be the final era the Base Organisms are available for evolution.• This thread and the next immediately following thread with focus just on Rienia.• Have funNew to the Game?:• Don't be shy. If you have an idea for an organism and want to spend the time making it, please by all means do so. • We also have a Discord to keep you up to date on EvoGame stuff, and chat with other folks. https://discord.gg/kk8eJgJ• I will be making an Imgur Gallery for this EvoGame in the near future (ETA Soonish) Till then use the Dossier PDF provided for any details you need on organisms we're using.• There is a Blank Template that you can use to make any organisms you wish to make for this game below.• Just a note, while it doesn't matter how intertwined your organism is with the rest of ecosystem, the more dependent it is on the existence of other creatures, the more potential your organism has to survive.The Description of the Era on Rienia, Setting, and, and more will be posted in supplementary posts.Previous Thread for Janus: Janus Part 4 >>1127053Previous Thread for Rienia: Rienia Part 2 >>1034440
Alright so posted in the OP Post is the playable organisms that you can use for evolutionary purposes in this thread. Got a nice little dossier of info for each of them. (Slight embellishments made to maintain a sense of realism)Present Setting: We revisit Rienia in the post Sulioaic Mass Extinction. As we enter in the new Magedivatian Era, all but handful of surviving organisms have found themselves left on a cooler and wetter world. Even as Rienia has orbited back into the full radiance of its host star, the dense weather systems of rain and snow still dominate the atmosphere. This has caused the Ice Caps to expand almost twice their normal range, but also left much of the land now fertile to life, thanks to a fungal-lichen like microorganism that thrived during the Mass Extinction. Now life is free to once more expand across the globe, but new challenges will lie ahead in the future for life here on Rienia.--Organism Advancement--> Plant Organisms may be as large as the size 10 increment as stated here> Plant Organisms may now start inhabiting land> Animal Organisms may be as large as the size 8 increment as stated here> Animal Organisms may now start inhabiting land> Carbon-based nutrients/minerals, along with Silicates, Calcium, Iron, Zinc, Selenium, and Organic Compunds are now present in the environment and may be incorporated into an organisms diet/evolutions if desired.--Planet Statistics--Atmosphere: 79% Nitrogen, 12% Oxygen, 4% Helium, 2% Carbon Dioxide, 1% Sulfur Oxide, 2% Other GasesAverage Global Temperature: 64°F (18°C)Tectonics: Present; Active, Earth-likeVolcanic Activity: FrequentWeather Systems: Turbulent Storm Systems--Size Increments--• Size 1: Sugar Ant (0.1 - 1 cm)• Size 2: Bumblebee (1.01 - 2.5 cm)• Size 3: Mosquitofish (2.5 - 5 cm)• Size 4: Poison Dart Frog (5 - 10 cm)• Size 5: Giant Water Bug (11 - 20 cm)• Size 6: Birdwing Butterfly (21 - 35 cm)• Size 7: Horseshoe Crab (35 - 70 cm)• Size 8: Australian Trumpet Snail (71 - 100 cm)• Size 9: Japanese Giant Salamander (100 - 150 cm)• Size 10: Aldabra Giant Tortoise (150 - 200 cm)• Size 11: Leatherback Sea Turtle (2.01 - 2.5 m)• Size 12: Mekong Giant Catfish (2.5 - 3 m)• Size 13: Giant Pacific Octopus (3 - 4 m)• Size 14: Ocean Sunfish (4.1 - 4.6 m)• Size 15: Tiger Shark (4.6 - 5.2 m)• Size 16: White Sturgeon (5.2 - 5.8 m)• Size 17: African Elephant (5.8 - 6.5 m)• Size 18: Great White Shark (6.5 - 8 m)• Size 19: Manta Ray (8.1 - 9 m)• Size 20: Porites Coral Reef Colony (9 - 10.5 m)• Size 21: Whale Shark (10.5 - 12 m)• Size 22: Gigantosaurus (12 - 16 m)• Size 23: Blue Whale (16.1 - 22 m)• Size 24: Brachiosaurus (22.1 - 30 m)• Size 25: Smaug, The Desolater (30m+)
Here is a full res image of all the surviving organisms you guys will be able to use.Just a note, because I can emphasize this enough, the base organisms are still available for evolution and I heavily encourage you guys evolve new organisms from them. For biodiversity purposes and what not.
And last but not least, here is the Blank Template for posting new organisms onto.I will be around here now and again, so feel free to ask questions if there's something you want/need to know.Thank you for your continued patience and participation with this game, I'll be back with a new Phylogeny Chart for you all in the next 72 hours.
>>1173150The Mellow develops a more elongated and powerful abdomen. It also serves in making the Mellow's body more streamlined, improving its aquadynamics and therefore decreasing drag on the creature from the flow of the river.
>>1173150Some Axe-Headed Halikot develop a mutation that causes their Axe-like horn to become more sword-like (hence their new name: the Knife Headed Halikot). A by-product of this is that their heads slim down somewhat, as they require less force to kill things due to the far ore precise and piercing nature of their new horn. However, they also begin to supplement their meaty diet with some of that oh so plentiful plant life that's all over the shop, becoming omnivorous
>>1173156The Ragalikot develops a hard shield to protect its squishy body from attacks from the front, as well as to redirect thrown up dirt from getting into the gaps between its body and upper jaw-plate
>>1173150Some Bryum evolves into Bryum Kelp. The Bryum Kelp is a small plant that grows in abundance next to shorelines and riverbanks. You can usually find them growing up to 10 meters out from the shoreline and 1 meter up on land. Being a quite hardy organism, the Bryum Kelp plant can survive being out of water for several hours while it's low tide.
>>1173156A very large variety of Melscorp redevelops some legs as it makes its way onto the land for food, making its nests in the shallow waters where Bryum Kelp (>>1173229) grows, and venturing onto the land at night to graze the less salt saturated land Kelp.
>>1173150Other Lesser Ragalikots Migrate southwards and make their homes in the rivers and streams of the non-frozen continents. Here they make use of their omnivorous heritage, feeding mostly on plants and different Meli species found in the river systems, such as the Mellow >>1173192 Adapting to the environment, it's whiskers grows longer and more abundant. These allow it to sense tremors and movements in the water.
>>1173156the elder ragalikot develops a complicated nervous system, including a large clump of densely packe nerves, forming a brain. this gives it unparalleled intelligence over the other creatures on this planet, who still operate on an impulse/instinct based nervous system. elder ragalikot is also able to tertain memories, and even form incredibly basic social structure.on a side not its also develops its beard further, as well as a pair of eyebrows, giving it better perception
>>1173243The Wu-wei Ragalikot further adapts to the its new habitat, its body becoming more elongated allowing it to better work its way up and down the rivers.
>>1173256is teh Ragalikot water or land based?
>>1173156the sludge halikot, due to a lack of predators to stop it, gets much bigger. this is also slightly assisted by >>1173273 entering the seen, adding a new species to die and fill the mud with food
>>1173192the mellow, in its attempts to hid from the >>1173273 devlopes a pair of frontal arms for burying itself in mud. namely the sludge found on the backs of >>1173328. this is a particularly good place to hid as the sludge halikots mud is held together tightly by its scales, making it much tougher then normal mud. as a result Wu-wei ragilikot tend to avoid them due to there jaws being rather inefficient at penetrating the mud to say the least, and the >>1173328's size is rather intimidating to say the least
>>1173326so `what do the eyebrows do?
>>1173229the Byrum kelp develops large iron deposits on its epidermis, allowing it to take in oxygen raw as long as its well hydrated. this allows it to more or less move permanently onto land
>>1173370they sense electromagnetic pulses and vibration in the water, same as the beard
>>1173256the Elder Ragalikot develops its frontal thins to be thinner, more rigid and with a number of 'tips' which each sport sensory hairs, so it can clearly feel-see everything it crawls over, and in addition it has now the possibility to spread its feelers into unknown gaps without putting its head into harms way
Does anyone know whats going on with the Hawkie? Other than the eyes, legs, and tail, I can't figure out what any of the parts are supposed to be.
>>1173150As other species have adapted into their niches, the original Meli and Hawa have mostly been left alone together with the Troc in some areas of the moon's oceans. This has resulted in some Troc evolving to become "huge", slowly floating around the oceans, saving energy and picking off any Hawa or Meli they can get their claws on.
>>1173150Some Petaroc spores find their way to the mainland and somehow take root. Eventually these land based Petaroc (Called Petrand) lose their stems and instead connect directly to the ground, their Bell-like root being submerged in the soil.
>>1173216The Lesser Ragalikot's body elongates and develops a stronger, more complex set of front fins that allow it to spend short periods of time on top of the ice caps and frigid shores.
>>1173335>>1173330The Mellows' abdomen grows even more, mostly due to sexual selection where a more elongated shape is favoured by potential mates.
>>1173150the Scotra devleops a set of rudimentary lungs as well as developing its fins into rudimentary walking mechanisms, allowing it to slither around like a slug. its diet consists mostly of >>1174521, and lives on the same mainland island
>>1173273The Wu-wei continues to adapt to its environment. It develops fins/flippers similar to a branch of its now extinct Halikot cousins (Totally didn't just copy paste them on because I'm lazy). It's body also slims down slightly.>>1173328Sensing the hiding SC Halikot with its whiskers, the WW Ragalikot sometimes makes attempts at taking bites out of its larger opponent.The temperament of the Wu-Wei Ragalikot becomes milder when it's not hunting. It seems almost content in simply following the path that is its life.(Currently working on the next gen for this one. Made this as an inbetweener so as not to make the change to adrupt.)
A branch of Hawkie begins to live on the Bryce Vines mature stage. They cling to the top, using their "beak" to tear off chunks before eating them with their combination mouth/lung below. They grow a darker color to better absorb heat, and lose the selenium in theirs tail, which they now use to carve out a hole in the Bryce roots to deposit a foamy mass of eggs.
A branch of the base species of Bryum adapts to take advantage of the fertile soil and massive amounts of atmospheric methane on Rienia. They grow basic roots structures.
>>1174980The Scotera begins preying on river-dwelling organisms in addition to the Petrand. Between their armor and herd behavior, the Mellow are fairly well protected; instead, the Scotera hunts by biting chunks out of Sludge-dwelling Halikot and then crawling on to land before they can retaliate. They secrete anticoagulants and analgesics to help facilitate this.
>>1175819A branch of Land Bryum adapts to live within cave systems. They lose the ability to photosynthesize, instead relying entirely on atmospheric methane for energy and runoff water for nutrients.
>>1174072The Thick Troc's name is actually a misnomer; while they do appear almost spherical from above, they are shaped more like a ray. They, along with populations of base Meli and Hawa, have become fairly isolated from the rest of Rienia. In order to help grip prey better, they develop simple, stubby appendages on the bottom of their head.
>>1176288This is the section of ocean they inhabit; while it is technically connected to the rest of the oceans by a freshwater channel, the difference in depth along the edges means that it is rare for an animal from "outside" to enter the open ocean in the center.
>>1175819Land Bryums quickly begin to form colonies near bodies of water. The minerals from the rocks near the water's edge are perfect for their growth, and the landscape of the planet slowly begins to acquire that characteristic pale-green tone of the Bryum
>>1176050the Scotera's mouth becomes completely engulfed in two long teeth, giving it the equivalent of a beak
>>1173561>>1173554the elder ragalikot, due to its incredibly and unrivalled proficiency as a smart, perceptive hunter, and as an Arctic specialist, it has very little else it could feasibly improve on. instead it deveelops its brain to be larger and more dense, giving it about the intelligence of a farm pig. it also grows larger, as a larger body is useful in cold climates, and lastly it changes its colour slightly to better blend into its enviroment
>>1173150the shivering alsa decides its sick of the ocean and climbs on land to begin hunting some >>1173240 and >>1178291. its able to diffuse oxygen into its body through its skin, allowing it to breath in and out of water.
>>1178345oh also it grows another limb to allow it to properly move on land without dragging it back half around
>>1178345How do Alsas hunt? in packs, or like parasites, or how do they take down their much larger prey? I'm just asking because it doesn't say in the PDF and it's gonna be relevant for the evolution of most land dwelling animals.
>>1178354they are loan wolf type hunters. they hunt prey usually much largest then themselves by rushing in with incredible speed, bite them 3 or 4 times with there venom laced fangs, then rush away and stalk there meal until it eventually succumbs to the venom and blood loss
>>1178396then the Melscorp in all its armourdness is poor prey for them anyways.But one of their greatest weakpoints, the eyes on their backs, has to be protected, and so the armour plates of the Melscorp change to accomodate this need. It isn't perfect, but it is a good deal better than before.
>>1175049The Wu-wei Ragalikot adapts even further to its role on the top of the river systems' food chain, becoming longer and more agile.
>>1178407Alternate, less anatomically messed-up, fin placement.
>>1173150The tail fins of those Melscorp that remain in the oceans grow into a large fan shaped fin, providing them with greater speed. In addition their central limbs atrophy, as they rely on them less and on their front and hind fins more
>>1173328the sludge coated halikot develops into a humongous mountain of mud and flesh. standing at a massive 352 cm it towers above all else as a monolith of moving mud. rather then confronting its predators directly, its gone for the approach of "the wounds are practically a paper cut, it'll grow back" to attacks on it. often parts of it can be seen above water due to its huge size. an appropriate name for this beast is "behemoth", hence the behemoth halikot was born
>>1178530max size is 8 at this point.
>>1178530>>1178539also, that's a gigantic size jump for a single mutation.
>>1178545shitok, forget that ever happened, hopefully it gets deleted or something
>>1178530The Sludge-coated Halikot supports its size by becoming an herbivore in addition to a detrivore. As it is unable to camouflage itself at this size, it has no need for the raised scales that allowed its ancestors to coat themselves in mud. Instead, it relies on size and its sharp claws to keep Wu-Wei Ragalikot at bay, although this is not guaranteed to work.
>>1174521A branch of Petrand migrates even further inland, adapting to a desert lifestyle. They regrow the root structure that once anchored them in place, now used to store water and nutrients deep underground.
A branch of Mellow follows the Cave Bryum underground. They live in the cold, still lakes of water that the Bryum grow over, feeding off of any dead material that falls down. They lose their eyes and muddy pigmentation, and gain a radically slowed metabolism, allowing them to survive for decades.
>>1173371" takes advantage of its increased oxygen intake to survive in the stale, humid air of Rienias caverns. Like the Cave Bryum, they use methane chemosynthesis in the absence of light; unlike them, the Deep Kelp is able to survive much further underground but is more dependent on nutrient runoff from aboveground to support its larger size.
>>1178345The shivering Alsa that have taken to the land more permanently develop strong, muscular tails and legs more suited for jumping with the aid of those legs.They use these to catapult themselves into the gaps between armour plates of Melscorps (>>1178404), where they lodge themselves until the huge animal drops from the poison. They thereby negate the defensive capability of the Melscorp, but for it to work, they have to be undetected until they make the jump. That's why a change in outter colour to camouflage themselves in the sandy coastal regions is an extreme advantage.Their change in lifestyle warrants a change in name, combinging their earlier attribute with the main name, they are now Shivralsa, and these particular ones are of the jumping variety.
>>1178750the freshwater halikot develops a much slimmer, more agile frame, making it less vulnerable. its able to swim incredibly fast thanks to its new swimming limbs, such as its massive tail fin and its large dorsal's. it can also claw apart the Wu-Wei using its claws. due to its drastically different body shape, it is no longer considered part of the halikot genus, it now by the name "lavikan"
>>1179021the claw of some Lavikans extends and becomes thinner, which makes it less of a hindrance when swimming, and it allows them to hook into prey from further away.Due to their energy heavy hunting style, they lose quite a bit of volume to be sustained by their irregular diet ofHalikots and Ragalikots
>>1178332the elder ragalikots brain gets even bigger. it now has about the intelligence of an octopus. it has complicated social structure and has developed basic language/communication, allowing it to develop concepts such as friend and foe. it communicated by creating subtle electromagnetic pulsations in the water using it beard.
>>1179064lavikan are herbivores
>>1179106huh. The super fast movement and the clawing apart things threw me off, sorry.Well the energy intensive lifestyle's still a given so there's just a smaller variety of the Lavikan.>>1179101we might get sapience in record time. Either that or their skulls crack from inside as the brain grows beyond its limits whatever comes first.
>>1176288In response to the increased speed and power of the Thick Troc, the isolated Meli population develops a sandy color to avoid detection and a pair of rear-facing antennae.
>>1176305The base Hawa also get better at avoiding the Thick Troc, by secreting a thick, slimy cocoon of mucus that helps them slip through both the water and the fingers of predators, as well as being extremely unpalatable.
>>1179101This seems really advanced for the time period. Even if we didn't literally just get on to land, you can't just say "it has language now" out of nowhere. Also, having three posts in a row that are just evolving the intelligence of the same creature is kind of missing the point.
>>1179295I agree, I feel like >>1179101 and >>1178332 are done with the mindset of a single thread evogame, where you have to get to intelligence before the thread dies if you want to do social stuff. But this game has no danger of dying so changes can be suitably gradual.The intelligence of a pig right after the development of a proper brain alone was questionable, but an octopus? That's a fucking lot.
>>1179305the funny thing is that, iirc, pigs are way smarter.
>>1179358that's not fair to say. Their intelligence is extremely different, but octopi are among the most intelligent animals in the world. Since their intelligence is decentralized its not a clear cut issue, but to say pigs are way smarter is unwarranted.
>>1178780The Petrand's leaves get a harder and sturdier structure that allows it to withstand the sandstorms and strong winds that would erode it's predecessors to death. They also 'rise' allowing it to work as a canopy that collects atmospheric water.
>>1178291The Scotera develop a primitve plate-armor to protect itself from new predators.
>>1178291the Scotera, upon gaining lack of species to hunt in streams due to the >>1179064's drastic increase in speed, discards all meat eating traits to become a full blown herbivore, complete with more flat clipper like teeth for cutting pieces out of leaves. it also develops mucus glands on its stomach. this helps as the mucus acts as a lubricant, allowing it to move faster without having to develop any limbs or expend any extra energy
>>1178750Other Freshwater Halikots shrink. Their gills develop into crude lungs. They live next to riverbanks and in shallows, now feeding more on the Bryum kelp found both above and below the water. They still live mostly underwater though, their bodies needing to stay hydrated for them not to die.
>>1177033>>1173371Cross-pollination between the Land Bryum and the Bryum Kelp creates the Ruby Bryum. The Ruby Bryum is basically a larger Land Bryum, except with the advantage given from the iron deposits.
>>1173371while some strains of kelp take to the caves, some develop into singular organisms, allowing the individuals to grow rather large, averaging at about 15 cm, however on rare occasions they can reach 25 cm if given the right conditions. these "rustree's" form dense kelp forests inhabited by >>1179000, >>1179675 and>>1178404
>>1178413the wu wei Ragalikot's tongue develops glands, which produce several chemical substances, harmless on their own, but when mixed, spewed out as one, react violently with water, corrosive to most organic tissue.This is used only in life and death situations as a defense mechanism, to afflict pain and confusion to a foe rather than kill it, and the glands are dormant for most of the Ragalikot's life.
>>1179731The Riverbank Halikot's fins get stronger, allowing it to lift it's main body as it crawls around on the riverbank.>Previous gen was supposed to be called Riverbed* Halikot.
>>1173198As the Knife-Headed Halikot make the change from primarily predator to primarily herbivore their jaws change to become more beak-like and better at cutting through plant matter. In addition their head blades get bigger and develop an edge on their underside
>>1179000the jumping shivralsa develops its front limbs further, allowing it to climb the >>1179764 with ease. this allows it to dive bomb from the Rustee's into the gaps in the >>1178404's armour, improving on the past jumping technique as this does not require it to sneak up on the melscorp, as well as giving it a much better view of here it needs to land in combination of the higher momentum allowing it to lodge itself deeper, albeit the results of failure are almost certain death. this new species is called the kamikaze shivralsa, as its shrivralsa of the divebombing variety.to fit its new lifestyle it devlopes a fnacy new colouration to suit the plants it jumps from. it also looks utterly insane
>>1179987I love the mutation and I don't wanna discourage it, but >>1179764 is like three sizes smaller than >>1178404
>>1173198Some other varieties of Knife Headed Halikot find their horns growing smaller, yet sharper at the tip. These Halikot took to using these new more light weight horns to duel one another for mates/territory (as such they are renamed the Duelling Halikot). This new method of showing off causes their manes to atrophy, as mates are now selected based on duelling ability as opposed to mane size. The Duelling Halikot remains staunchly omnivorous and its mouth becomes somewhat longer to aid it in catching smaller, faster prey.
>>1180159shit! I need to fix this shit fast!>>1179764the Rustree kelp grows bigger fast due to the plentiful and nutrients rich soil of the ground. its average size rockets up too whopping (the max size is larger for plants right?) 137cm, towering above everything else, giving the Kamikaze alsa a perfect view point for dive bomb on unsuspecting melscorp.
>>1180219boku no forgot pico
>>1179965>Riverbank** HalikotFor fuck's sake
>>1179772desu the name should have tipped me off way earlier that you were trying to make a dragon
>>1180226The Justree Kelp takes advantage of its larger bell by moving the iron deposits to the stem and increasing the amount of chloroplasts on top. They also begin releasing simple, lightweight seeds from the underside of the bell, helping them spread faster.
The land mescorp, being so vulnerable around its eyes, decides to enhance and protect. Color vision is developed in the land mescorp's main eye, as well as complex color patterns along the creature's rear end. When two of these beings meet they will raise their rear end and waggle it towards each other, a basic form of communication. The eyes also serve to better spot the shivralsa's among the foliage, which when spotted will trigger all sorts of waggling and claw clacking. Primitive spikes also form among the back eyes, while an experienced will be able to avoid these spikes rather easily they serve as a way to kill inexperienced/young shivralsa
>>1181734Forgot to change the gen, I'm an idiot. After experienced should be the word "adult" too.
>>1175767Some Southern Hawkie migrate farther north, adapting to the more temperate climate there. they get a stronger, serrated beak to chew up land-based kelp species, more claws to help movement, and they move their oviduct to the base of the tail.
>>1180649The Justree develops a sturdier lower body, reinforcing it with bark
The riverbank halikot, lacking any form of self defense, widens its own arms. These arms serve mainly as a deterrent towards predators with it being able to rear up on its side, looking extremely large and brightly colored. The tail also gets more muscular to support the halikot when it is raring itself up. If the predator isn't fooled the halikot will raise both of its arms upwards and attempt to crush the predator underneath the mass of it's wings. Obviously, arm muscles are increased but I can't exactly draw that
>>1180550my first evolution with that thing. I just saw where JqBEUazG was going and went with it
>>1179987the Kamikaze Shivralsa loses its residual traits from life in the ocean due to lack of use for them. it also changes it colour to match the colour the tree's had changed to, allowing it to blend in much better among the foliage. thirdly and finally its exchanges its former calcium bones for ones made of cartilage, which have much better shock absorption properties, mitigating the damage of a missed dive bomb slightly.
>>1173229Branch etc moves to the swamps of the northwest continent, adapting a darker color and better gas exchange to survive in the murky water. They also get a simple root structure, taking advantage of the high nutrient levels.
>>1179064the Lavikan, in order to protect itself from the wu-wei, develops a tough carapace, similar to the armour of a knight (wink wink)as a result its name changed to the Shivralikan, as it is rather chivalrous
>>1184351if someone actually tries to make this into a knight fighting a dragon i literally swear to god i will be vaguely annoyed and express my dissatisfaction
>>1184374this is what I want! you can't stop me!>>1184351the Shivralikan develops its facial protection further, covering its eyes and mouth, compromising its vision but making it much more protected. its now a filter feeder as many microscopic byrum easily slip between the grates of its mouth.Shivralikan also develops a knife like formation out of what was its nails on one hand, and on the other a hard flat formation of pure carapace. it uses the knife like formation for stab and slash at foes and the flat plate to protect it from powerful strikes aimed at its exposed joints
I made this thing. Oversized the trees quite a bit but I thought they looked better that way
>>1184467that melscorps about to be jumped by that creepy fucker in the tree
>>1184503And he's none the wiser
A new Branch of Meli called 'Swameli' begin to explode in numbers. They are small and require very little food to survive. Every Swameli has both sex organs, and lay up to 100 eggs at once that hatch within the day (the organs are in a way where they cannot impregnate themselves). They stick together in large swarms to take down larger prey.
In order to reach the plants that grow on branches too thin for the Scotera to slide across the creature instead develops a long, muscular neck. He also looks permanently sad
>>1184518meli are herbivores, which is actually good because we need a small common primary consumer
>>1181864>>1179764Some smaller Rustree Kelp begin to grow on the Land-Melscorp that dwell near it and consume it. The new Rustree Parasite causes severe nerve damage to it's host, slowly killing it. They then use their host's corpse to gain nutrients before spreading their spores. If it's host survives long enough to have children, the Rustree Parasite begins to grow on them as well.
>>1184565I thought meli where herbivores? well, if they are supposed to be herbavores then I guess they are herbavores. Everything still applies, they consume an entire large plant quickly.
>>1184574I ment to say I thought they where omnivores
Some Haaga migrate into freshwater marshes, losing the red coloration due to the lack of selenium and growing in size due to the abundance of food and lack of competition. They also lose most dimorphism, as females no longer need to dig nests to protect their eggs and there are no predators to threaten with tail spikes.
the forest food chain
>>1184568I don't feel like this new change I'll make really requires a picture since it's simply a behavioral thing. The land melscorp begin to tolerate Sad scoteras being around them since they both benefit off of each other. The scoteras can hitch rides on top of the melscorp and be protected by its size. The melscorp on the other hand benefits from the scotera eating parasitic plants that latch themselves to the melscorp. The melscorps still eventually die from the plant due to the scoteras being unable to eat the plant's roots but the death rate is still heavily reduced. By the time a melscorp would die from its parasitic partner's intrusion the arthropod would have been close to death from old age anyways.
>>1184568the healthy melscorp learn to spot and avoid the infected melscorp, helping contain the fungal infection
>>1179000A branch of jumping shivalsa specializes in eating Scotera, growing smaller and getting limbs better suited to climbing tree trunks.
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>>1186889>>1186729>same IDnice try
>>1189126OH HECK! this thread is basicallly dead sadly. I want to see more evos but I cant come up with any
>>1189151don't worry, there's gonna be an extinction event soon (Or, judging from the last thread a >favourable conditions event) that will breath new life into it.
>>1184204the Kamikaze Shivralsa develops a thick coating of slippery mucus, acting as lubricant that allows it to slip much more easily into the gaps in the Melsorps armour. it also makes failed landings much less painful, as usually most of its momentum causes it to slide forward or tumble around sporadically rather then breaking all of its bones or worse its neck
>>1184554the sad scotera develops foul tasting,that irritate the throat, making them less apealing to the >>1185274 as a meal
>>1183249the Riverbank halikot changes its mouth structure to better suit its new diet, as awhile sucking in food is still functional, it would be much simpler and easier to bit into the plants manually
>>1174072While some Thicc Troc are flat other are round, as their name suggests. These Troc grow more powerful claws and increase in size. Being quite gluttonous, these Troc even prey upon their sibling species.
A single rouge Swarmeli had a mutation allowing it to breath air (although they can die of drying out, so they tend to stay near bodies of water), this single swarmeli reproduced quickly (like swarmeli do) and a new branch of amphibious swarmeli arise. While they are for the most part herbavores, they also scavenge off of newly-dead creatures.
>>1189454The Thicc Troc grows larger and more elongated. They have now spread out of the area they previously were contained. With the increase in size they develop a large pouch-like organ on the inside. By compressing it and then expanding it the Thicc Troc can suck in large amounts of smaller, creatures. This has made it very successful in preying upon the Swarmeli >>1189501 , containing their numbers and keeping the ecosystem in balance.
Over some time swarmeli develop two flaps of their exoskeleton that develop into psuedo-wings. They can't exactly 'fly' as much as they have long jumps (something like 15 feet). They remain omnivorous, scavenging on newley-dead bodies and pretty much any plant.
>>1185274The Climbing Allsa gets better, with larger heat sensitive organs and longer fingers to grab and climb.
>>1173150While some Axe-headed Halikot slim down and focus more on technique in their hunting methods, others grow more massive, relying more on brute force to hunt. This line of Halikot, called Tempestuous Halikot, have been given their namesake from a sexually dimorphic trait. The female is smaller, has more colourful protection, a larger "axe" and larger "teeth" and is very aggressive. Due to fighting other females and having a aggressive hunting style, the female usually has several scratches and dents on its face-plate. The male on the other hand is larger, its axe has become relatively smaller and is a lot more calm. For each male that is born, around 15 females are born.The Tempestuous Halikot has the following mating ritual: The females fight over the males, by ramming each other repeatedly. A male only has enough sperm for 3-6 females each mating season, thus only the most fit females with the "healthiest" genes get to reproduce. Due to this change in mating ritual the "mane" has lost its previous purpose, thus degenerating and becoming smaller.
>>1193205you're projecting some fetish really hard man
>>1189302The Riverbank Halikot's flippers and its claws mutate, giving the creature crude broad legs, adapted to swampy and wet ground. While it still makes its home in the water (being unable to stay above water for too long without dehydrating), it is now more nimble up on land.>>1193416It's literally regular sexual dimorphism found amongst mammals and other animals here on earth, just that the females are the ones who more aggressive and competing for the mate while the male is the one who chooses his mate. A fetish would be to coat an animal in shit or have several species become 'roided up at the cost of life-span.
>>1193539or have a bunch of plants with big ol sacs that make you cum to death
It's been awhile, but at long last here they are. The next two posts contain all Phylogeny Charts of all the organisms that have spawned throughout the Early Magedivatian Era.I like looking at these charts as I finish making them, because they really show what organisms are the favorites of our creators.Don't forget to focus on other creatures/ecosystems though. Most of what been evolved at this point are organisms of the freshwater and proto-forest ecosystems.
>>1194425And part 2 of the Phylogeny Charts
>>1173156The QT-Snowca develops a fat sac at its back to draw from when food is scarce.
>>1178404The classic land Melscorp develops a different way of devendin itself - Its tail sprouts another pair of spikes, and elongates to be more flexible in crushing Shivralsa
>>1192797I was at first angry for these fellows existence, but since they're herbivores/scavangers, and likely act as easy prey for futures small carnivores, I'm pretty okay with these guys. the only issue is no natural preditor, speaking of which, I'm going to work on that
>>1193539some riverbank halikot take to eating >>1192797 as they are plentiful in number and cuts out the middle man, as the swarmeli usually claim most of the halikots food already due to the swarmeli's superior mobility. the riverbank halikots that develop long sticky tongues find it easiest to catch the swarmeli, and as a result the longue tongue becomes the norm
>>1189541The Thicc Troc develops gas sack making it float more easily in shallow waters. The sack gets filled as organic material in the stomach gets consumed, producing methane among other gases. It also develops a "trunk" that aids it in sucking in and catching smaller creatures.
>>1173150The Collonyum develop a series of smaller pods around the sides of the stalks, which can both be used to replace the missing pods when a pod is ripped off, but also function on their own as fertile pods (though plants born from these smaller sub pods generally grow slower and have a slightly stunted maximum height, but are perfectly healthy in all other aspects). This allows Collonyum to produce more of their kind during their lifetime
>>1179974The beak-like mouths of the Knife-Faced Halikot develop a more obvious overbite. Meanwhile, their tail fins develop a slim membrane to increase their max speed. In addition, this tail is home to a collection of small, hair-like spines, that can both be used to detect movement behind the creature and dissuade a creature from attacking. This is mostly because these spines can break off and act as an extreme irritant if they get caught in flesh.
>>1196775*Knife-Headed* not Knife-Faced. No idea where I got that from
>>1197084doesn't work after 3 days on qst
>>1197084>>1197365Don't fret dudes. There will be another thread of Rienia coming out shortly after this ones expiration (which is about 2-3 days from now)
>>1196733the collonyum shrinksd down to become more stout and more sturdy, giving itself a stronger shell against the cold. the two bushels on its top retract to form a little crown on the upper end of its trunk
>>1173150Some Meli lose their flippers, but gain a significant elongation to their bodies, as well as a thin fin around the entirety of their body from below the head. This provideds them with a greater level of speed than having only the tail.This new specie is called the Melswirm and move through the oceans like flatfish, eating any plant matter they can get their mouths into.
>>1174953The reagalkilot's posterior fins grow thicker, and become more complex, allowing it to spend longer periods of time on land.
>>1189235the kamikaze shivralsa, awhile being incredibly fast and efficient in its hunting stratergies, has some problems none the less. namely some melscorp are able to see the shvralsa diving toward it and move just at the last second to avoid the shrivralsa's dive bombing assault. as a result the kamikaze shrivralsa developes its legs, namely its thighs, to be longer and more muscular. this allows it to dive down at incredible speeds toward the melscorp and lodge itself deep within the gaps in its carapace as well as being able to plummet from the tree's to the ground at a speed comparable to the nerve impulses of the melscorp. tits more athletics back legs also make it faster when not diving, and is able to sprint rather fast and leap up tree's even faster then befor
Hey guys. I've stated work on the newest map and Phylogeny Chart today, but I don't think both will be done before this thread dies. So I'll be posting both in the next thread later today. The next thread will include the following. > New Map of Rienia in the Mid Magedivatian Era> Updated Phylogeny Chart> New World Event> Regions and Geography naming will be a thing.Thank you for your patience and continued participation, and I'll see you in the next thread.