Hello again! It's been a little while longer than expected, but finally I'm back with the next edition of our journey with Janus and Rienia. Today we will be revisiting Region 1 of Rienia.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 this is the first time I've done EvoGames focused in a Regional perspective I'll be experimenting with how I approach these threads for better viability later on. Also we will be going to Region 2 of Janus next thread to explore life's evolution there.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 at least once per thread to shake up the world and game.• There will be no Mass Extinction Event in the near future, so enjoy building and evolving to your hearts content.• When this thread reaches its endpoint, we will be switching back over to Moon World Janus next thread.• 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 activities, and chat with other folks and myself. https://discord.gg/kk8eJgJ• Work on an Imgur Gallery to track evolution and provide up-to-date info on each world is still on-going. It will be posted soon. (I hope)• 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 present Rienia, Setting, and, and more will be posted in supplementary posts.Previous Thread for Janus: Janus Part 5 >>1263602Previous Thread for Rienia: Rienia Part 4 >>1218817
Present Setting: As Rienia enters the Late Magedivatian Era, another tectonic shift shakes up the flow of life on the Moon. This latest shift in Rienia's tectonic plates has helped to fully establish the global thermohaline circulation of the world's oceans. As a result, the planet begins warming a solid 2°C releasing much of the land and sea from the cold grips of the ancient ice age of the Sulioaic Era. In the case of Region 1 (It needs one) life near the landmasses has become temperate and wet in terms of climate. The coasts are bathed in seasons of rainy weather with some interludes of sunlight, while further inland most life is reliant on the abundant freshwater sources of the land, as plants enjoy almost year-round sunlight. Life slowly takes its first steps away from the water entirely, as the first terrestrial ecosystems continue to grow and specialize to the changing climate of Rienia.--Planet Statistics--Atmosphere: 77% Nitrogen, 14% Oxygen, 3% Helium, 2% Carbon Dioxide, 2% Sulfur Oxide, 2% Other GasesAverage Global Temperature: 74°F (23°C)Tectonics: Present; 20% less than EarthVolcanic Activity: 10% more than EarthWeather 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+)Regional Evolution Rules, Dossier for Organisms, and Blank Template in the next posts.
Blank Template will be on the last post I make. Attached here is Dossier for all the Organisms of Region 1. Should tell you everything you need to know about each organism.--Organism Advancement--> Plant Organisms may be as large as the size 14 increment as stated here> Terrestrial Plant Organisms may be no larger than size 11 unless they have a means to overcome the heavy gravity.> Animal Organisms may be as large as the size 13> Terrestrial Animal Organisms may be no larger than size 10 unless they have a means to overcome the heavy gravity.> Carbon-based nutrients/minerals, along with Silicates, Calcium, Iron, Zinc, Selenium, and Organic Compounds are now present in the environment and may be incorporated into an organisms diet/evolution if desired.--Regional Evolution Rules--> If necessary, specify which landmass/geographic area an organism exists in. (This is heavily encouraged, but not a requirement).> Marine and Aquatic Organisms may only exist in the either the Freshwater Basin, or the Shallow Seas/Coastline> Organisms from the Shallow Seas/Coastline are the only organisms that can freely travel throughout the region and to other regions. (This must be specified in your evolution post)> Aquatic and Terrestrial Organisms from the Freshwater Basin and/or the Fertile Lowlands may only travel between neighboring landmasses (Interconnections of landmasses can be found below).> An evolution that impacts the same organism throughout the whole region is allowed, but must be specified in your post.> If you as a creator wish to establish the existence of a new ecosystem, feel free to specify this and post what organisms would belong in this new ecosystem.--Landmasses & Interconnections--> Split Shelf and Island 2 (Isla de Iridian) are interconnected.> Island 1 and Island 11 are interconnected> The Archipelago and Isles 1 are interconnected.> Isles 1 is interconnected with Isle 7 and the Archipelago--Additional/Misc. Stuff--> The following geographic locations still need names. Feel free to give them a name at your leisure. The Region may also be named but should be unanimously agreed on.Island 1Island 2Island 11Gulf 1Gulf 2Isles 1Isle 7Lakes 1Lake 2> This is a one-man job I've been doing here for the most part. If you think and/or want to provide me with resources to help improve the quality of information we have for the worlds (Food Webs, Trophic Levels, Mapping of individual Landmasses, Etc.) this would be welcomed and greatly appreciated.> Fanart is also accepted, and low-key encouraged.
And last but not least. Here is the Blank Organisms Template. That's it I'm finished spamming the opening thread.Enjoy the thread fellow creators, and I'll have the first Phylogeny Chart up in a couple days.
>>1316157Let's keep going w/ the anatomy theme and call that archipelago the Visceral Islands.
Some Rustree on Isle 7, now called Hepatia, begin taking advantage of the Swarmeli to spread their spores. They take on a texture and smell similar to that of rotting meat, and oozes a thick sap that imitates the copper-based blood of many organisms on Rienia. This sap is also filled with spores, which are later carried by the Swarmeli to actual carrion which provides the perfect growing medium. They also get better roots, to help them survive in the colder and more arid environment.
>>1316157might I suggest Oculox for Island 11's name
>>1316157holy shit i cant wait to get home and do some stuff>>1316457immidiately awesome stuff happens. great.
>>1316086Plated Melscorp in region one grow larger and develop a level of sexual dimorphism. The tail fins of males harden into plates of chitin and grow larger. Males use these to display to females during mating rituals. Females on the other hand also find their tail growths growing chitinous, but theirs grow thinner instead of wider, and the outside edges of them sharpen. The result is a larger pair of tail blades that females can use to ward off predators
>>1316086Some wei wu halikot in the Lungen Sea specialise in ambush predation near the shoreline, preying on amphibious animals and - in the rivers - animals coming to the water to drink.With less need for speed or stamina, they shrink and become less elongated; but their jaws become wider so as to better grab hold of prey.I'm afraid I don't have the size details as that wasn't on the picture, but let's say it's one size smaller than its evolutionary predecessor.
>>1317389Dossier has the size details. >>1316157
>>1317400Thanks, Librie. Let's call >>1317389 ~50cm, still Size 7.
>>1316086Some of the Long Tongue Halikot in the fertile lowlands begin to venture further and further from the water. To aid them in terrestrial life their legs grow longer and stronger, developing a hinge joint halfway down the limb, allowing for a greater range of movement. Meanwhile their tail grows shorter, more a tool for balance than anything else, and they grow slightly larger.This new variety is called "Long Legged Halikot"
>>1316086Working link to the last Rienia thread http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/1218817/
>>1318300I'm gonna go ahead and stress this as a general statement to all creators new and old. The Region 1 Map that I posted that features all the available organisms in it contain all available organism images in their original size with like 2-3 exceptions.I notice some people are resizing organism illustrations to do their edits, so incase it isn't intentional, I just want to let everyone know that the organisms seen in the OP post are their original size.
The Muddy Haaga already has a relatively god sense of smell, but with the development of specialized predators they could use a little something extra. They evolve long, sensitive antennae that they use for touch and hearing. They also get a set of hollow appendages on their tail which they strike together quickly to produce a dull chatter as a form of communication. These pincers are too weak and brittle to be used as effective weapons, but they still look pretty threatening.
The Mellow adapts to survive in smaller, faster streams and rivers. They get longer, more articulated legs, as well as small claws used to better tear into byriver byrock formations.
>>1318309Should also post a link to the other archived threads http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Lunt
>>1316086Some varieties of Armoured Scotera have their two weaker eyes fuse into one stronger eye at the front of the head. They also develop a long flexible stalk that this eye balances on top of. The flexibility of the stalk allows it to look in practically all directions (excepting directly upwards). This combined with the increased strength of the eye allows these new "Cyclopean Scotera" to better detect, and therefore avoid, danger meaning they can grow slightly larger
>>1316157Some sludge-coated halikot take the step from scavenging to predation. They specialise on small or juvenile marine animals such as the basal hawa, the nostril hawa and the swarmeli.They use their - now larger - mouth to generate enough suction to pull the prey inside. Their main tactics of predation are to lurk, camouflaged, near to food plants and bloody rustrees and wait for prey to appear.
>>1320393Oh, forgot to add: the melswirm which grazed upon the back of their evolutionary predecessors cannot tolerate the suction and the symbiotic relationship breaks down. This allows the sludge vegetation to grow more vigorous.
Snatchtrocs are larger trocs that have adapted themselves to be faster in the water, their claws having adapted into a long proboscis capable of grabbing prey from great distances compared to their body size.These trocs have even grown a simple set of nervous tendrils that stretch out of their back that sense movement and pressure in the water around them.
>>1316086 The clinging Allsa's antennae move closer to its head to keep them from tangling as it maneuvers through the trees, And double in surface area to broaden their ability to sense heat.
>>1320525lol holy shit dude
The Marsh Kelp grows a thick, fleshy base that serves the dual functions of storing nutrients and accumulating a mild toxin from the surrounding water which helps discourage Muddy Haaga. They also get longer, thicker leaves which extend further above the water.
>>1320926Some of the basal hawa evolve the ability to consume and excrete the toxin without being harmed (much), and therefore are able to consume the marsh kelp. This leads to a set of other adaptations.They develop a larger mouth, stronger jaw muscles and a beak, so as to better eat the marsh kelp. They evolve a row of vents on either side of their bodies to better excrete the toxin before it has time to be absorbed into the body. Lastly, they evolve an eye so as to identify the marsh kelp,The increase in available food supply allows them to grow to Size 2.
Some Ruby Kelp grow larger, splitting their separate nubs into full leaves and growing a larger trunk. This also lets them produce way more sticky seedpods from the tips of their leaves
Some Byriver Byrock migrate to lakes and ponds, where they are unable to employ their previous strategy to gain extra nutrients. Instead, they begin growing in a more organized stack with a shared root network, and dead individuals fall off instead of hardening.
This thread seems really cool but I got here late and don't feel like reading through all the toher threads D:
>>1322450You don't really need to read through all the archives. the PDF @ >>1316157 gives you the basic information you need for the evolutions and you can just ask people in the thread/on discord if you have any questions.
>>1316086the hopping swarmelli develop their lungs out to ave more surface area, and their mouths to be more tactile for filtering organic matter even from dirt and mud.
>>1316086The Lesser Melscopede of region one develop slimmer heads to make them less of a target and develop an additional set of legs at the back of the body to support the tail. This generally makes moving faster since they're not dragging their tail through the dirt. Their diet of detritus also forces them to shrink a little in size.
Some basal Troc begin specializing in hunting Meli descendants, especially Swarmeli. Their claws fuse into a single powerful jaw, made of calcium carbonate and able to easily crack open the exoskeletons of their prey. They also get a split in their fins, giving them more precise control over movement.
>>1320894The tails of the Clinging Allsa lengthen and strengthen, becoming prehensile. They use their tails like a third limb. It aids them in their movement by allowing them to move faster by swinging from branches with the tail and generally acting as a failsafe device if they fall from the trees
Some Crustree adapt to more arid environments; although they are unable to survive in full-on deserts they do require much less water and nutrients and thus can live in places with very little competition. They move most of their mass underground into a extensive, tuberous root system, only keeping a single broad cap aboveground. They also change their reproductive strategy to be more efficient; instead of dumping large numbers of lightweight spores into the wind, they wait until they have a surplus of resources to produce flat seeds that are easily blown away.
>>1316086the kamikaze shivralsa (since it doesn't seem to have bother much with it before) begins laying eggs, this frog spawn like eggs eggs taste awful, deterring most animals from eating them (although clinging alsa that feed on weeping scotera don't mind the taste so much, and as a result tend to eat the egg anyway) these eggs are placed under loose bark, and eventually develop into alsling. these alsling are incredibly weak, and tend to scavenge kills off more experienced adults, or kill smaller animals young until it matures into an adult. the alsling are, on average, 6 to 8cm in size.awhile young shivralsa do have there neurotoxin, it is at a decreased potency due to underdeveloped glands.
>>1319031The Mellow's tails grow larger to aid them in swimming against strong river currents and they gain a pair of hook-like hind claws they use to cling onto plants. This allows them to feed in situations where the current would otherwise sweep them away from their food
Some Crustree in fertile areas, typically near sources of fresh water and places that have large amounts of biomass (e.g. forests and swamps), begin to grow taller to get unrestricted access to sunlight. They form their trunks into tubes of hardened bark, making them much stronger than the typical fleshy crustree. They also get deeper taproots to be able to support their new size.
>>1316086A new variety of Long Hawa, called the Long Marwa, make their way to the marshes of Split Shelf. They lose the fins on the sides of their body and the fins thin towards the front of the body, but grow thick again at the tail end. Their main bodies also thicken, allowing them to provide their tails with more power as they manoeuvre through the swampy waters.
>>1328401should also note that A: the fin on their backs has lengthened so it now curves around the underside of the body and B: the loss of their side fins means the Long Marwa can no longer glide above the water
>>1328401>>1328409Having to cope with the poorer visibility of the marshes, the long marwa evolves larger, more powerful eyes.
The Murky Smolonyum is a strain of the plant that adapted to live in the calmer, nutrient rich muddy and sometimes submerged soil of the Marshlands. In order to survive in this new enviroment, they developed a chain growth behaviour. Meaning that they will always grow a new 'link' in their body until the uppermost one isn't underwater and is able to reproduce properly.
The Jaws of the region One Bog Halikot lengthen. The extension to their jaw thins and tapers to a point. This new extension allows them to keep a grip on smaller, slippery prey
>>1332531The Bog Halikt's tail splits for better balance and to aid swimming through lakes and ponds in the marshland
>>1320309The Cycloptian Scotera's eye, while staying flexible, develops a natural inclination of looking forward, giving it a better sense of its positioning. It's armour plating coat also connects up to its beak to protect itself against small parasites like swarmelli.
>>1321886Some of these ruby shrubs in the lowlands have their pods be carried up further, into rocky highlands, where they suit their roots to clamber onto rocksides. Their 'leafs' become smaller and grow to have less surface area that would give the wind purchase and blow the plant off the rocks.
>>1328660the long marwa in the marshes changes colours to better mask itself in the muddy waters, and it develops rows of rotating sharp teeth to shred off plant matter from the mostly rigid plants growing in the swamps.
>>1316157The plain Melscorp lose several sophisticated parts of their bodies - the extra eyes, the fin, some intelligence.But with that comes a reduction in weakspots, the eyes being an obvious one, but the unnecessary inflation of the profile of the fin also gets lost. And with that, the Plains melscorp can grow larger still, to now feast on Spotted Crustrees.>>1328280
>>1335228The tail of the Bog Halikot grows longer and stronger, making swimming somewhat easier. However this also makes walking a little more difficult, seeing as they now have to drag their heavy tails along with them. To counteract this the legs move slightly further forward and flip the direction they face, giving the Bog Halikot a little extra traction on land
>>1323245Some hopping Swarmelli develop their little legs into one large membrane for longer hops, and they use them to get up the bloody Rustrees >>1316457. The sap of the Rustrees smells like the decaying flesh the Swarmelli feast on, and it contains enough nutrients to serf as a healthy side snack for the little swarm beasts.
>>1336143Some long-tongue halikot specialise in preying on >>1336143, the bloody rustree-dwelling swarmeli. Their usual method of predation is to attack the rustree by bashing it with their skull, eating any swarmeli inside or which try to escape.Their skull grows stronger and more curved to better support impacts, they grow tusks in order to better damage the rustree and get at the swarmeli within, and they grow an extra eyelid which rolls up before the attack to protect the eye from splinters. They also become larger, with more powerful neck muscles to support a forceful impact.
>>1336136The Bog Halikot gets snatchier jaws and tusks. The males use these to fight over mates, while the females use them to protect their young.
>>1319018Some Muddy Haaga, in the expansive swamplands of southwestern Split Shelf, begin to favor size over spikiness as a deterrant to potential predators. They grow larger, roughly equal in size to their predator the Bog Halikot itself, and lose most of the spikes on their carapace. They keep the claws, which, I cannot stress enough, are not weapons and used entirely for communication among herds.
>>1319018Conversely, the Muddy Haaga that live on the Visceral Islands get smaller but better armored. They fuse their mandibles in a single strong beak, and begin using their front set of legs to manipulate food. Since this closes off the mouth frill things they use for smelling, they migrate up to the ends of their antennae.
>>1336392The head shape of the long tongue Halikot becomes even more optimized for ramming, and their tusks move forward to aid that endavour.Its leg splits slightly to also as better support when ramming.
>>1323728The butterfly Troc gets closable pseudo-claws around its mouth to protect it's permeable soft tissue.
>>1337121>tra. They evolve long, sensitive antennae that they use for touch and hearing. They also get a set of hollow appendages on their tail which they strike together quickly to pThe Crescent Haaga, still reliant foremost on the sense of smell, develop pheromones they use for communication between individuals and herds, marking territory etc.The pheromone is stored in a thin walled sack on their back, which connects only indirectly to any organs, and thus, when popped by a predator, only expels all pheromones in a concentrated manner, acting both noxiously to the predator and as a warning sign to the other members of the herd. The tissue beneath the sack is armoured, and if the Haaga survives the ordeal, the sack will grow back after a while.
>>1338957goddamnit, still got my trip on
>>1336102Is this an evolution of the plated melscorp or the plains melscopede?
>>1338994As the image says, plains melscorp. Does that pose problems?
>>1317283Female Plated Melscorp develop struts between their tail blades in an attempt to increase both their durability and the damage they can cause. Males on the other hand develop additional tail plates for their displays >>1339000None at all, just wanted to check
>>1316086As the ruby Kelp migrates frther into the highlands, it develops a cup-like structure to catch water in, so that it may keep water even if the ground below it is too rocky to keep it.
>>1316086The Swarmeli in the Shallow Seas change colour and shape to have more of their body shielded by their head shield.
>>1318300The eyes of the Long Legged Halikot lower and the lumps they originally resided on atrophy as does their long tongue. This makes their eyes less of a target for other creatures. They also develop a set of sharp boney grows along their back to dissuade kamikaze Shivralsa from attacking from above. Their diet has also shifted to become singularly predatory and their mouths have lengthened slightly granting them a better grip on their prey
>>1337269The Drumstick Haaga, in competition with its cousins begins to adapt its diet to include tiny animals in the ground, like base Hawa and swarmeli. for this, they develop one of their claws to have powerful muscles that can contract at an extreme rate - knocking at rotting rustree-wood or porous stone to find the little creatures nesting within it by vibration alone.
>>1338957The Crescent Haaga grow a long thin fin between the hind limbs and tail, providing them with a speed boost. In addition the Crescent Haaga's forelimbs grow larger, allowing them to move faster by crawling along the riverbeds in addition to swimming.
>>1339393The Crescent Haaga's fin's shape gets optimized to not inhibit its crawling speed too much.
The Wu-Wei Ragalikot develops a fairly typical form of sexual dimorphism; the males are smaller and compete for the females attention, while the females are larger to protect their eggs. In terms of coloration, the males signal fitness by handicapping themselves with bright, contrasting colors and patterns, and the females use countershading to disguise their larger bodies from prey. This increased competition leads the gene pool overall to becoming more fit, eg smarter, faster, healthier, etc.Both sexes also get vividly striped tongues, which they flash as a warning sign to potential threats, similar to a rattlesnakes rattle.
>>1316086some kamikaze shivralsa run into a bump in the road as the >>1336102 has no real area to dive into. as a result the shivralsa out in the plains develop hard shelled carapace on its claws, face and legs. this new species of alsa is called the bolt faced shivralsa as a result.using its new hard shelling it pounces upon >>1336102 and >>1323295 and relentlessly hammer at there skulls until they begin to crack open. they then eat out the contents as the brains of melscorp are highly nutritouse. these new alsa however are rather slow, as the new weight on there apendages understandably weighs them down.
At long last. Here is the Phylogeny Charts for this region. Took much longer to post then usual, but really helps put the perspective of life on the region.Someone else had pointed it out, that despite there being less creations in this thread, they have definitely been more interesting and quality based.This is part 1 of 3. Bryum only. I will be posting a regional event soon after these charts. Also, despite this post >>1339685 not making it into the charts in time, I will canonically exist.
>>1339705And I forgot my chart. •_•>>1339704 This post is a canon organism too.
>>1339710Part 2 of 3 for the Phylogeny Charts
>>1339715Part 3 of 3.
>>1316157The pressure of predation from >>1320393, the suction sludge-coated halikot, encourages some basal hawa to develop electrosensory antennae. They use these to detect the presence of other organisms, especially large organisms.The antennae make the electrosensory hawa much less vulnerable to predation by the suction sludge-coated halikot, as well as (to a lesser extent) less vulnerable to all other predators.
>>1336734The bog halikot becomes sexually dimorphic.Males stop fighting over mates and territory as much, favouring a purely visual confrontation. The tusks of the male halikot become larger, and grow filled with air cavities so as to be light enough not to be cumbersome. However, this also makes their tusks weaker.
--Region Event: Life in the Glade Highlands--Life in Reinia rapidly diversifies, spreading across the terrestrial habitats of the Region. The world's first forests begin to sprout in the Fertile Lowlands and competition for space and resources intensify around the Freshwater Basins of the Region. This high competition and specialization, leads to organisms searching for new territories to take root in. And so terrestrial life arrives in the Glade Highlands, large stretches of Granite and Limestone rock jutting around 2000-5000 ft above sea level. This new habitat that is endemic exclusively to Region 1 at this time, is relatively temperate and dry climate, compared to the wetter habitats below. Rainfall that does make it to this habitat carves small streams and pools into the rocky landscape, acting as the lone source of groundwater during the drier seasons. Basal Bryum in this area have adapted to growing on decomposed remains of past generations of Bryum that create breakdown into a substrate for living plants, much like Earth's moss or lichen. Additionally, pockets of Helium that fall down into the Glade Highlands, making the air thinner to oxygen dependent organisms, but reduces the effects of Rienia's heavier gravity. --Regional Impact--> New habitat, Glade Highlands are now present in Region 1.> Organisms in image presented are present in the habitat as of now.> Only organisms from the Fertile Lowlands may migrate to these habitats.> I will officially be marking organisms from the Freshwater Basin and the Wetlands/Marshlands as a single ecological biome. This is mostly due to how similar and interconnected these habitats are with one another. Wetlands/Marshlands as a habitat will have a separate identifier/ecology in the next time period.--Misc PSA--The following geographic landmarks still need names.> Region 1> Island 1> Isles 1> Lakes 1> Lake 2> Gulf 1> Gulf 2Enjoy fellow creators.
Some Weeping Scotera change the shape of their beak, gaining a long, hollow proboscis. They use this to burrow into the soft flesh of most plants in their habitat and suck up the nutrient-filled fluids in the interior; it can also be used defensively, injecting a clotting agent that causes numerous health issues. They also get larger, stiffer dry feathers, which makes the task of eating them more difficult and much more unpalatable.
>>1316157Some lesser melscopede begin preying on land swarmeli and alslings, as well as continuing to opportunistically feed on carrion. They exclude herbivory from their diet, becoming carnivores.Their mandibles grow longer in order to better catch prey.
>>1339047The plated Melscorp in the highlands gets slightly smaller and changes its colour due to change in diet. the female tails become more sturdy and the male fan slightly smaller. Also, crucially, the eyes gain frontfacing sockets, giving the Rockscorp a slightly smaller sight cone but more protection to their biggest weakspot.
>>1339214the long legged halikot up in the highlands can't benefit from its precarious balance and height, so its form of movement retards to a more archaic form of draging themselve along the gorund. This is not as efficient when trying to traverse plains, but supremely more effective for cliimbing the steep rock faces.
>>1339214The Long Legged Halikot that remain in the Lowlands develop a short yet flexible neck connecting their head to their body. This grants them a greater range of movement with their head, but causes them to become more front heavy and throws off their balance. To correct this their tail lengthens and stiffens, acting as a counter-weight.Their legs also lengthen, providing them with faster movement. This makes catching prey easier and so they grow slightly larger as a result of the increased nutrition.
>>1340143The Rustree Parasite changes size and height to not be torn off as easily.
>>1341715The Climbing Longlegkot develop a set of small hind limbs. While they aren't particularly strong, they still provide the creature with much needed support whilst climbing, as well as making movement generally slightly easier/faster
>>1316157The northern hawkie evolves to be able to store fat in large sacs on the sides of the front of its body. It uses this fat later, to survive in winter.In the absence of predation, its tail atrophies and no longer carries toxins.
>>1342076Or possibly the hawkie lineage''s tail never carried toxins. I'm not sure.
>>1339514I messed up the thing on its bag I just realized, pic related is the right one
>>1342139and this one's messed up too! Pic related should hoipefully be the good one
>>1316157Some mellow in clear freshwater (not the marshlands) lost their hind legs. They also develop a large pair of yellow imitation eyes in order to intimidate predators.Their bodies double in size.
>>1342266the false eyed mellow develops little flaps of flesh on its belly that move in waves, propelling them forward when touching the ground.
Some species of Blimpah on Oculox migrate inland, inhabiting the fields and forests of Ruby Kelp descendants. They change coloration to match this, and adopt new hunting strategies to fit their new environment. First, they get a longer trunk with six flaps used to capture prey; the mouth also migrates to the base of the trunk. The claws, meanwhile, adapt to crushing and manipulating small, armored prey, as the Whipnose Blimpah prefers to hunt swarmeli variants.
>>1340223the boring scotera develops intake filters on its side, that allow it to take in large quantities of oxygen quickly, as well as giving it cleaner air.this also allows it to develop another defensive function. when threatened it will inhale massive quantities of air, inflating its body greatly, making it an incredibly unfavourable meal, in addition to its already unpleasant feathers.
>>1342027the climbing longlegkot develops its tail to be longer, this allows it to anchor itself to rocks, as well as being a useful fat deposit. its mouth also develops more teeth, making it far deadly
Some species of Blimpah on the Visceral Islands also migrate inland. They, however, hunt a wider range of prey, using their powerful trunk to grab prey and float it up into the sky, dropping it to its death. They prefer the young of Halikot species, but will try to kill whatever they can pick up. The claws atrophy and are now only used to pick through the remains of prey.
>>1343327also the coloration is for countershading, meant to point that out in case it wasn't obvious
On Hepatia, meanwhile, the Blimpah fuses its claws into a beak and its fins into a muscular tail; and expands its calcium plate to provide more internal support. They feed on small animals and detritus, but are only able to slurp up fluids with their tongue/mouth appendage. To feed, they take dead or decomposing matter into small nest ponds, shared by several related individuals, where it ferments and liquifies. To feed, they simply skimp the surface of their pond and scoop up the soupy mixture. This diet has the added bonus of making them fairly unsanitary to eat, hence the bright warning colors.
>>1343580shit, almost forgot the moe blush.
>>1343604...and that should say size 8...
Back on the Visceral Island chain, a second species of Blimpah moves to the fertile lowlands. They are comfortable in both crustree and ruby kelp forests, and have coloration to match. They develop stronger fins and a more aerodynamic form, and their gasbag shrinks as a result.
>>1343796Bleh, I am really off my game tongiht
the climbing longlegkot develops an incredibly resilient outer shell of ivory, as well as powerful acidic glands in its mouth. the ivory longlegkot's massive size also grows to be MUCH larger. its ivory coating makes it a juggernaut, able to withstand virtually anything that strikes it, albeit making it kind of sluggish.its acid glands come in here, as its able to spit the acid over admittedly short distances (about 30cm), however its better then nothing. the acid, awhile incredibly rarely fatal, is more then capable of greatly weakening/maiming a creature, and likely impede its movement, allowing the longlegkot to catch up to it
>>1340143some land swarmeli in the highlands grow larger as their food source becomes completely herbivoral, and the Dangleshrubs and Rubicup being the sparsely distributed plants that they are necesitate competition between the Swarmeli, leading to that size change.To accomodate their plant-only diet, they develop large mandibles with which to cut into the plant flesh, and their shield changes as to protect their lungs.
>>1340143Those land swarmeli that specify in decomposition on the other hand, stay their size and keep their swarming tendencies, but develop more sharp little mandibles to tear out flesh from dead animals as well as develop their little side legs to proper ones, losing the need for the back legs.
>>1321378The beak of the toxin-eating hawa gets larger and stronger, allowing it to carve out bigger chunks from the marsh kelp. Since their diet causes toxins to build up in most of their tissues, they have little to fear from potential predators, and grow larger fat deposits while shrinking their tail.
>>1343580The Butterfly Blimpah develops little feelers on its chin to survey the pond and beach floors that are often muddy to invisibility, for carcasses to feast on.
>>1339328Some Drumstick Haaga find that their new tactic is most effective, but only if they actually tap on rustrees/rocks. to aid in actually tapping on the right objects they develop a large eye on their foreheads. The tapping organ also moves onto a long muscle that extends from the mouth (akin to a tongue except that it lacks taste buds) which is capable of far faster tapping and frees up the other forelimb to return to being a claw.Speaking of claws, theirs develop an extra joint, allowing them to be used for far more delicate actions more easily whilst not sacrificing their skill at catching small things
>>1345234I think you used the wrong Haaga for the picture.
>>1345255Right you are, it was the wrong colour. Thanks for pointing that out
>>1344738the ivory longlegkot develops a shield on its snout, used in territorial battles
>>1330722The Smolunyum lose their characteristic L-shape and their tiered structure is altered in a way where the former buds close again when a new level grows out of it.
Troglo on Hepatia make the move onto land, characteristically late to the party. They find that their hunting tactics work even better, due to terrestrial organisms generally having better eyes than aquatic ones. The sexual dimorphism continues, with females getting duller colored and adapting their jet organs into organ-like sound producers used to signal for mates and warn other females of their territory. The males stay mostly the same, although their eyes shrink somewhat. Both genders get beaks.
>>1316086the kamikaze shivralsa that remain in the crustree forests find another easy prey, the orange blimpah. as the orang blimpah flies among the tree's when hunting many kamikaze shivralsa find them easy prey, as they can easilly dive down at them from above, and rarely miss there mark due to the blimpahs massive size. to adapt to this new prey the kamikaze shivralsa devlopes a pair of sharp puncturing scythes on its claws, teeth and tail, sllowing it to slash the oranga blimpah open and devour its insides. due to the orange blimpah's incredibly simple, bordering on none existant nervouse system the shivralsa's once deadly neurotoxin glans begin to atrophee into none existance.
>>1328401Some long marwa mimic the appearance of the shivralikan in order to intimidate competing herbivores and dissuade predation.
the shivralikan devlopes variation within its species, as some shivralikan are born different. this seperates the shivralikan into to types: phalanx and beserker.phalanx have a sharp spear like protrustion and a large sheild to protect it from heavy blows. these phalanx are usually at the front, and gradually weaken any predator that threatens there dominance.the beserks however usually stay at a distance until the creature has worn itself down, or shows any sign of weaknes. these beserkers charge in and slash mindlessley at the flesh of the beast until its dead. this an incredibly effective stratergy.Shivralikan are universally feared at this point in the pond eco system due to there sheer agressivness