Hello again fellow creators of /qst/. After a brief hiatus on my part, I'm here again to continue our journey into the Regional Evolution of our Moon Worlds. We will be visiting Region 2 of Janus for this thread.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 Rienia 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 Janus, Setting, and, and more will be posted in supplementary posts.Previous Threads for Janus and Rienia: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Lunt+system
Present Setting: As Janus enters the Late Magedivatian Era, another tectonic shift expands and molds the ocean's currents. This shift of the Janus' landmasses adjusts the global thermohaline circulation of the worlds oceans, bringing with it warm waters currents that reach far beyond its tropics. For Region 2 of Janus, this is the region where the global ocean currents of the Moon World meet up and swirl together into one massive gyre of energy, life, and nutrients. Only three significant landmasses exist in this region, two residing mostly in the tropical bands of Janus that are constantly visited by rain year-round; and the other found in the southern Antarctic of the planet, where only a few months in the year provide it enough sunlight and warmth for life to truly flourish. Terrestrial life here is fairly isolated from other ecosystems which will likely lead to unique life, far more alien then one could imagine. And then there's the Aftoan Gyre where a sudden increase in volcanic activity has given rise to a series of shallow atolls and lagoon-like seas, brimming with marine life.--Planetary Statistics--Atmosphere: 78% Nitrogen, 12% Oxygen, 6% Argon, 2% Carbon Dioxide, 2% Other GasesAverage Global Temperature: 76°F (24°C)Tectonics: 20% less than EarthVolcanic Activity: 30% less than EarthWeather Systems: Earth-like; Cooler-Wetter Weather Systems; Current-driven--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--> Marine Organisms are global unless they live in freshwater or in Shallow Seas, at which the Region must be specified.> Terrestrial Organisms will be considered global unless specified to live in a specific region.> Plant Organisms may now be as large as the size 16 increment as stated below.> Animal Organisms may now be as large as the size 11 increment as stated below.> Silicates, Calcium, and rich quantities of Iron, Copper, Silver, Zinc, and other metals are present in the environment and may be incorporated into an organisms diet/evolutions 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).> Only organisms for the Shallow Seas/Coastlines may travel and evolve onto the Glacial Taiga.> 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--All landmasses in Region 2 are too far away from one another to have interconnection and/or migration of any terrestrial species.--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 2- Atolls 1> 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.
>>1371320hooooooooo boy, its the new thread. Are there any creatures that have been neglected that i could pick up?
>>1371526Well the Calatreaver, terra-mungori, snow stridler and abominable mor-Mungus weren't available for evolution last thread, so I suppose they count as neglected.
The Bead-Body Algetta extends and fuses its cape into a broad, lifting flap. It uses this to catch the strong, persistent coastal winds around the atolls, AKA to Aftolls, and avoid predation. They also develop a free-swimming larval form, during which they collect all the nutrients that they require for their adult form, during which they collect the energy necessary to reproduce.
>>1371311The Mor-Mungus on Nemoria island increase their size to more effectively hunt Snow stridlers, the thick skin of which make the Mor Moungus poison less effective. A grabber develops under its poison gland, to pince and draw towards its teeth prey even if the harpoon tongue can't pierce its hide.
>>1371311the snow stridlers on the Nemoria Island have a huge disadvantage regarding their temperature equilibrium: their perpetually open mouths lose heat at an unacceptable rate. So they develop a mouth to keep it closed that curls back when needed.They also change their colour into something less conspicuous.
>>1371311The Fungalgae in the Fertile Lowlands of both the Bemmucga Isles, as well as, by way of dormant strains being carried through the sea on Island 2, which shall from now on be called Ovem, evolve into a more complex colony structure.To eat through shells and thicker hides, they develop a strategy of division of labour: Dormant cells form a thick hide around where they want to eat through thicker material, while inside, active ones start decomposing. The heat generated is kept in by the insulating shell of dormant cells, increasing the temperature exponentially, firing on reproduction. The huge number of cells and the increasing pressure inevitably cracks whatever shell must be cracked.Because of the noxious gasses that this process emits after completion or when interrupted, the colonies are called the Aftaon Blight
>>1371311The Sap Alteau grow taller as they develop specific organs for sap secretion that travel with the growth of the 'tree', growing and growing the outer hull like a stalagmite. A Sap Giant, as they are now called, can develop many such organs throughout its life, leading to forks in its growth.
>>1371311Some Dirtungoids in the Fertile Lowlands get a more rigid skeleton, allowing them to grow larger. Their tongues become rigid claws through this, adorned with teeth on both sides, and their hind legs gain two teeth themselves as hoofs.
>>1375096Oh, and those teeth are obviously used for both cutting plant matter, but also to cut out flesh from stridlers and the exposed parts of Caldirts, of which they just cut and eat in hit and run attacks.Because the bacteria cultivated by the Dirteethoid's digestive tract is highly conducive to infections to these animals, they often perish after some days after these small attacks.
>>1371295Some of Nemoria's Snow Stridler take a slightly different path to their cousins. Rather than become more adept at surviving on land they develop into an amphibious lifestyle, for the water provides safety from the abominable Mor-Mungus, in addition to providing new types of plant based food. Thus they move to Nemoria's coasts and begin to spend a great deal of time in the water seeking vegetation. They cannot breathe under water and so their time submerged is limited, but their time under water is useful none the lessTheir tails develop wide flippers at their end to aid them in swimming and their forelegs shorten to provide less drag in the water, but may still be used for movement on land (though it is slower and more ungainly than their cousins). Their bodies also thicken as they develop a layer of blubber that protects them from Nemoria's icy waters. These new Snowy Swimler are alike to their land locked brethren in one respect however, and that is that they too develop a protective covering over their drill like mouths. Thiers however are more beak-like, allowing them to easily tear chunks off of any plants they can get to and keep what they tear off firmly in their mouths.With more food on offer due to their new lifestyle, the Snowy Swimler grow bigger
>>1375115The Snowy Swimler's tail melds again with its exterior, its whole body now being used to propell itself in water, rather than only the tail.
>>1371295one Major problem for many pillage is that practically all herbivores can reach their leaf, meaning that the leaf is constantly receiving damage and needing repaired. This is something of a drain on the Pillgae's energy and means it is more open to infection. To combat this the central core expands and the leaf shrinks slightly, causing the lower quarter of the plant's exterior to be wood and therefore harder to damage.With the amount of time spent repairing their leaf reduced along with their likelihood of contracting disease, the Pillgae of region 2 grow larger, though not as large as the sap giants
>>1371311The Lantea in the Basins multiply their luminescent heads, as they take on the role of buds, growing larger and then falling off, to be carried off by water and to take root somewhere else.To this end, they are filled with all the necessary nutrients for the plant to grow, even on less hospitable ground.
>>1371311the terra mungori, due to difficulty using its tongue as an effective weapon due to the fact that most prey now has defence more complicated then being attached to a rock, develops its front legs claws, as well as entering an up right standing position, allowing it to freely use its arms and claws whenever it see's fit with maximum effectiveness. awhile its not as fast as it was before, it can still move at a reasonable pace.this new species, the borus-mungori. finds its home in the fertile low land where it preys primarily on >>1375096 and Stridlers, as well as snacking on the occasional kinail.they are also kind of clumsy, but in a cute way. I mean they're about as cute as all devouring killing machines go, right?
>>1371295The Frostbite Lichen is a composite microorganism that lives on Snap Alteau's bark. It's components are special Algae that have grown used to dark environments, and are able to photosynthesize with low light exposure, which is ideal for a polar environment,considering how erratic sunlight hours can be in the southernmost latitudes of Janus. The second organism is a subspecies of Aftaon Blight, a microfungi capable of creating insulating layers that not only protect the algae from the cold, but also work as a selective membrane that let's in substrates and water into the inner layers of it's body. Together, they are able to survive in the cold, and although they are not yet completely self sufficient, their relationship with the antartic bushes is not parasitic, but rather symbiotic, since they grow on places of bark that aren't reached by the insulating sap, providing protection against the cold for the plant, which in turn gives the lichen an anchoring place and water.
The Ab Crawler populations around Benmucga grow larger, gaining fat deposits that allow them to survive longer without food. They also separate their egg "mouth" into a detached pouch which provides the perfect environment for egg growth, culminating in a pseudo-live birth when the first one hatches and eats its siblings.Also, has anyone else here heard of Snaiad?
Due to the veritable explosion of life on and around Nemoria, some Mormungi grow larger and adapt to an amphibious lifestyle. They get a more streamlined body covered in smooth, insulating fur; forward-facing eyes, and a thick mane to help mitigate the potential damage of the Swimler's beak.
>>1371317A population of silver node bead-bodied algetta in the sea north of the Bemmucga Isles adapt to better survive in the relatively cold water by growing larger, so as to maximise their photosynthetic area and thus gain more energy.These algetta grow one leaf at a time, and continue to grow in this fashion until they die. Each leaf in their adult form is also broader than those of their evolutionary predecessors.
On Ovem, some Sap Alteau grow slightly larger and develop branching trunks. They also develop porous flesh, which allows them to cycle much more photosynthetic sap more quickly.
In response to the new environment of sap tree forests that has begun appearing, some Stridler dramatically elongate their tails and legs, allowing them to more easily navigate their sticky, twisting confines. Without as much room to maneuver their tail spikes, however, they cease to be useful as weapons and are instead used in a manner similar to a rattlesnake, both warning potential threats and signaling to an individuals mate.
>>1371295Some Kinail in the fresh water basins find the Crawl Lantea's >>1375576 new buds to be quite delicious and so begin to feed on them regularly. To aid in this their eye becomes far more sensitive and makes it easier for them to identify the Crawl Lantea. in addition their forelegs thicken and develop into sharp claws that the newly formed "Harvester Kinail" can use to rip the pods into chunks that their slightly larger mouth can manage. To balance out the loss of their forelimbs as purely movement aids they develop a set of limbs protruding from their sides which are very similar to the original forelimbs. The new source of nutrients allows them to grow slightly larger.
In the cold, barren, nutrient-starved waters around Janus' north pole, the Mosrok has trouble sustaining itself and its symbiotes. To deal with this, they grow smaller and more active (relatively). The Mosrok is able to crudely direct itself towards potential prey, sensing via fairly developed chemoreceptors along its roots. It will then use its bulbs to either startle the prey out of hiding, attract its attention, or illuminate the area well enough for the Pale Cald to navigate and attack.
Snap Alteau's longer lifespan (Thanks to the new Lichens and the latest tectonic shift) has allowed them to develop a much complex and grander way of life. The Antartic Pehuén (Also known as Arauka Alteau or Oasis Alteau) is divided into 3 main sections. The first section corresponds to the uppermost part of the plant's canopy; overflowing with insulating sap, that flows down the trunk, sometimes forming long 'branches' that are similar to Earth's Weeping Willows. The plant's canopy has an semi-sap-covered opening on it's center, leading to a semi-hollow trunk that's also insulated against cold. The second section corresponds to the middle-trunk of the tree. It's outside is made out of 'soft' bark covered with insulating sap, very similar to it's predecessors trunk. On the inside, the semi-hollow trunk can reach temperatures as high as 25° Celsius, and sometimes has water on it's liquid form inside, acting like an oasis for life, resembling some trees on Earth's rainforests, that harbor water on their leaves. The temperature difference is thanks partly to the metabolic activities that the tree performs, and due the sap on the opening acting like a hatch for heat. The third and lowermost section corresponds to the roots and trunk of the tree. The wood here solidifies after the tree grows up to a certain height, adding significant amounts of carbon to it's structure, this helps reduce the need for insulating sap, that most times fails to reach this part of the tree. The tree's roots are very long and piercing, much like palm tree's
So I can't help but notice that nothing here has evolved to be resistant to Carpet Bombing.You're all building a glass cannon ecosystem.
>>1374647The Snow Stridler develop more complicated patterns that help it attract mates and camouflage in the snow
>>1374620A population of abominable mor-mongus develop the ability to hibernate during the coldest months of winter, slowing down their metabolism and sustaining themselves with stored fat.
>>1375971The sapsponge tree develops seed pods that cap off branch grtowth once fully developed. They stay there the tree's life span, releasing seeds every time they remature. Both male and female Sapsponge Trees have the same pods, though the two have to meet to form a sappling. As such, the land is often littered with dormant seeds as every season more are thrown out in the hopes of converging with those of the opposite sex.
>>1375980The slender Stridler utilizes his newly changed tail spikes on their feet also - as a kind of bushle of nails, it protects their feet from getting cut up by sharp object on the ground, which would lead to infections and death.They also develop a shield for their drill, which grows smaller and more sophisticated.
>>1377551THIS IS THE WRONG ONE>>1375987The Kinail's back legs stretch out to give room for a larger membrane, making gliding easier, and their mouths develop teeth to shred the fruits they consume.In addition, the general shape of the Kinail changes slightly.
>>1375096The forelimbs of the Dirteethoid develop small bony protuberances that provide them with better grip. In addition their hind limbs grow stronger and larger, providing them with more thrust when attacking and generally making them faster.
>>1375740A population of borus-mungori on Ovem Island turn from predation to a scavenging lifestyle, living off carrion. The tongue of these animals grows smaller and loses its "ribbons"; it becomes tipped with keratin.The feeding method of this species of borus-mungori is to rip apart the corpse with its long claws, then to spear the pieces of flesh with its tongue and thus carry them into its mouth.
>>1377917soome of these scavenging Borus-Mungori lose weight as the availability of food fluctuates. They also develop longer arms to better dissect corpses, a smaller mouth as they don't have to worry about swallowing things whole anymore, and a nose-hole to detect the smell of rotting, but not yet fungalgae-poisoned corpses.
>>1375740some Borus Mungori on the Bemmucga Isles find their claws shortening, becoming less useful for killing, but more useful for digging. And Dig they do, creating little burrows near the surface that they live in. When prey stray to close to one of these burrows they hear it, slip out and spear the unsuspecting prey with their tongue.To aid in this the Ears of these "Borus-Mungophers" have grown larger, allowing them to better hear their prey. Their spade-like tongue blade has grown thinner, allowing them to more easily break skin as the force provided by their tongue remains roughly the same, but the size of the point of impact has decreased. Finally they have shrunk a little to better fit in their burrows and their hide has changed to an earthier tone to better camouflage them with the dirt.
>>1375740the borus-mungori on the bemmucga isles, unlike there scavenger bretheren on ovem, retain there chub and ribbon, and instead develops a smaller mouth on the end of its tongue, with a tongue inside it. tongue-ception if you would. this allows it to easily lap up the seeds of the >>1377471 as they are a good source of fiber and several nutritious metals, such as zinc and iron.it also develops a coat with a more white color as this stops it from over heating in the hot seasons, as the heat often becomes unbearable for many furred animals in the hot
>>1371311Some Caldirt retard many of their vulnerable extremities, using their 'tentacles for propulsion only now, and develop their mouths into a series of articulated grabbers with which they scour the ground to eat seeds of >>1377471 and simple algae.
>>1371311A pretty darn huge change happens to the Barnacald - they grow and grow, and as they do so, their feelers grow even more, becoming almost like roots in the rocks of the coasts. during ebb, that leaves the Barnacald outside of the water, and this becomes the main feeding time for Barnacalds, now called Landacalds - they begin excreeting sweet ooze, which is lapped up by coast dwelling animals, and its tongue, having been taken over by its hairs which now form many sticky long tongues, sometimes stick onto small prey, which dies there and gets dragged into the Landacald's maw.Having become very efficient in its digestion over the millenia, the Landacald also can pick up and digest excrement of animals too large to stick to its tongues, but taht still enjoy its sap.
>>1371295Some Stridler in the fertile Lowlands find the spikes on their tails fusing together. Males develop a sharp leaf shaped blade on their tails, were as Females develop a heavy club, both of which are used to deter predators.While these new growths are useful these new "Strikler" need stronger tails to make full use of the new weapons. As such their tails grow stronger and properly fuse with the exterior of their body, which provides it with an extra degree of toughness. The also develop small blades on their elbows which they can use to injure any predators who attacking from above, either leaping at them or clinging to their back.These new implements make defending themselves from Region two's many predators easier and so the Strikler are able to grow larger.
>>1374386>>1376135The Silverbead Kite's metabolism undergoes a change, making it's flap much sturdier with only a small increase in weight. It also develops a secondary flap, used for protecting it's "head". Thanks to these developments, not only has the Kite gained a better protection from anything that tries to eat it, it has also gained the ability to withstand collision with small objects, further improving it's chances of survival.
>>1376940The adorable Mor-mongus begin climbing the Antartic Pehuens for the sweet sap that the higher canopies excrete. In order to properly eat the plant matter, they develop flatter teeth. They also grow longer arms and a slightly longer tail to help balance themselves while climbing
>>1380316The Calseedirt grow in size and get a more generous shell, under which they can better hide their little legs of which they grow an extra pair
Mat Algea in the Glacial Taiga develop a more complex root system, that allows the plant to share multiple stems through a single root. This helps the colonies grow taller and have longer livespans
Current Nemorian Flora
>>1381181the calsee dirt, to ward of predators, developes glands on its back, that when it senses eminant pressure on any of plates, emmits an incredibly foul smelling irritant, dettering any predator from attacking it further. as a result it gains the name "repulsive calsee"
>>1377477the slender Stridler developes a longer necks, as this allows it to reach the highest reaches of tree's, allowing it easy acces to >>1377471 seeds, which have turned out to be quite the hit in the animal world. its longer neck also improves its center of mass to better rest on its legs, so that its can move more efficiently, instead of sporadically dragging its body forward like it did before.it also grows a second fin, as these are considered appealing to mates
Some Fungalgae around the Bemmucga island chain develop a symbiotic relationship with sap alteau variants. They inhabit the sap of the tree, feeding off of the sugar that the tree photosynthesizes as well as any small organisms that are trapped in the sap, which they digest. In return, the Fungalgae will release toxins in response to intrusion by herbivores, helping protect the host tree. they grow larger and get thicker tentacles and mouthparts to better move through their thick, sticky environment.
>>1381181some varieties of Calseedirt find the backs of their shells growing more rounded and curving down to better protect their vulnerable underbelly from attacks by making it harder for creatures to get a grip on the shell's lip. This new curved hind segment also hosts a series of coloured lines much like those found on the front of the body. These exist to confuse predators into thinking that the back segment is in fact the head and turn deadly ambushes into something closer to an annoyance. In addition to all this they develop a series of thin feelers on their cheeks, allowing them to sense that which is closer to the ground and thus their antennae might miss.
>>1377947A population of the borus-mungori develop their nostril into three long slits at the top of and along the sides of their mouth, improving their sense of smell and thus their ability to find carrion.They become nocturnal, avoiding opportunistic predation by larger mungori.
>>1371317Various species of mungori develop a habit of bathing in the large lake (which shall be called Calder Lake unless there are objections) in the centre of the larger island of the Bemuccga Isles.The basal cald begin to clean the teeth of the mungori, taking and eating scraps of meat from them. As a result of this symbiotic relationship, a new species of cald emerges, only present so far in Calder Lake. These cald have claws at the front of their body, which they use to scrape dead prey-flesh from the mungoris' fangs.
>>1383956The Cald, now called Dentald, develop a second pair of claws, and their feelers move to their lower side, to feel out the animal they are cleaning at the time and determine when it's time to leave.
The twistalgea that inhabits the deeper areas of the coastline evolves to grow longer. Allowing it to get closer to the light. These Ropalgea create underwater "forests" along the coasts of region 2.
>>1371311Some Sparkfin Borgetta evolves a membranes which filter Algea and other, larger, organic matter from the water which goes through the Borgetta. These membranes then slowly break down the organic matter, nurturing the Borgetta. This mutation has caused some Borgetta to grow very large. Specializing to its new niche of slowly swimming around in the shallow seas, adding whatever nutrients it gets from what it catches to the energy it also gets from photosynthesis.This line of Borgetta is called Gulofin.
Other Borgetta become able to shoot the water inside of them as a powerful jet. This allows for quick acceleration and the ability to jump above the water surface. Their side-leaves instead evolve into a pair of rigid leaves, allowing it to glide for a couple of seconds once it penetrates the water surface.This line of Borgetta is called Flightfin.
>>1371311Some Caldirts on the Bemmucga Isles become highly nomadic, traveling through the Freshwater Basins, grazing intermittently, but always in search of Crawl Lantea >>1375576of which they, once they've found them, often decimate whole populations.To move, their front squiggly bits develop into big legs that they use to drag themselves forward, and the rear squiggly bits develop into smaller squiggly bits that push the massive body forward.They also lose their big scissor-like protrusions which instead grow upwards into one vestigial horn.
Well these are long overdue, but here are the Phylogeny Charts that marks everything evolution in Region 2 up until this posting.Phylogeny Chart 1 of 2.
>>1387506Phylogeny Charts 2 of 2.Thank you for your patience on this latest rendition of the charts. Been a bit busier than usual, but that should be mostly done with now.
>>1371317The terra-mungori living on the eastern coast and eastern islands of Bemuccga develop a habit of swimming from island to island and between the islands and the shore. These journeys are fueled by the search for mates, hunting opportunities and fresh water.They evolve webbed feet with wider-spaced claws. They also adapt to exude an oil from their skin that waterproofs their fur.
--Region Event: Radiance of the Silicate Aftolls--For past few million years, the ocean centered around the great Oceanic Gyre, aptly called The Aftolls has been privy to some of Janus most violent volcanic activity. Fortunately for global life, most of this has occurred deep down on the seafloor, and has only be spewing out layers of basalt and molten rock that has rapidly accumulated over recent time into the mounds that formed the Aftoll Shallows. The layers of fresh molten rock that are exposed to the direct flow of the Oceanic Gyre in Region 2 are infused with some of oceans metal deposits that over time are pressurized and heated by the continual volcanic activity into a beautiful and extraordinary phenomenon. The shallow seafloor of the Aftolls are covered stretching fields of basalt substrate encrusted with radiant gemstones made of silicates, iron, zinc, copper, and many other metals that refract and reflect sunlight through the nearby waters. In addition to this, the basalt substrate is rich in fertile nutrients leading to a potential explosion in life in the Aftolls.
>>1387507Some Calatreavers develop into a more brutish variant: The Calatcleaver is a species in which a muscle growth hormone went wild within the Calat, which not only lead to growth in size and strength, but also inhibited the poison production. These mutants only survived witht he ddditional mutation of a far larger, more sturdier horn, and have taken on aggressive persistant attacks instead of the hit, poison, and runs of their more succesful cousins.Calatcleavers aren't necessarily more succesful than their predecessor, but they are succesful enough to exist beside them.
>>1376838Some snow stridlers become smaller, and their drill becomes specialized in scraping of Lichen >>1375830 from Sap trees, which is the niche they now inhabit on Nemoria.
>>1386530The Dentald develop a long tongue covered in sticky hair-like feelers. This allows them to better clean the mouths of their clients and therefore more effectively collect their food
can some one please post a decent quality image of the cute kina pl0x
>>1389088Thats its latest evo in the original poc. People jus sloppily rezised, theres no higher quality images of this evo
>>1389088This is the last available good image, the only thing it's missing are the coloured spots on the bow
>>1389184>>1389088Yeah, in the particular case of the Cutekina, whoever made the last edit of it, saved it as a .jpg, and it kind of got borked.I can try and make a fix to it in a bit.
>>1389184cheers, its not perfect but its workable, hopefully this'll save the qt kina from extintion by obscurity>>1388462the cutekina takes advantage of the nutrient rich silt that collects around the volcanoes of the aftolls, and devlopes a sharp beak to bite into the silt/rock to collect its raw nutrients. it also devlopes a rectum on the underside of its tail to excrete depleted soil. due to more or less becoming primary producers (as they no longer eat vegetation or meat) these kina become a highly nutritouse snack to many a predator. to assist in getting away from the mean predators it devlopes a second tail to assist in propelling it along. with the superior maneuvrability offered by its "wings" and its new powerful back fin propelling it forward, the cute kina's mobility becomes unmatched in the oceansalso, has no one else noticed that all cutekina are hermaphrodite and moe? who let /d/ into this evo thread!?
>>1371317In the dark seas around Nemoria Island, algettaform plants (that's borgetta and the silver-node bead-bodied algetta) begin to live together with a greater mosrok so as to access a constant and strong supply of light to use in their photosynthesis.This also necessitates cohabitation with a colony of pale calds. Being carnivores, however, the pale calds mostly ignore the algettaforms as they can't be efficiently digested. In fact, the presence of the calds discourages herbivores from approaching and preying on the algettaforms.
>>1388462The Barnaclad in the Sillicate Aftolls, incorporaw the new metals available into their structure, enveloping themselves in precious opalucid minerals. They no longer anchor themselves in substrate, but rather float mid-water, drifting with the warm currents. It's new shell allows it to attract both plant and animal organisms using the sunlight it reflects, and thanks to it's massive size, it slowly digests whatever may venture into it's filter feeding mouth, taking weeks to fully eat it's meal. This slow metabolism process is necessary due to the fact that it's unable to catch prey knowingly, and has no means of self locomation.
>>1388938In order to survive the colder seasons on Nemoria Island, the Tiny Stridlers begin nesting and mating inside the hollow trunks of >>1376009. In order to to so, they have developed horns which are used to carve small openings on the bark. These holes also encourage the growth of Lichen on the sap deprived bark. Stronger 'nails' for scraping are also grown by the Stridlers.
>>1376838Some Snow Stridlers develop specialized drills designed to uproot >>1381234, allowing them to grow bigger, but losing effectiveness when eating other plants. In order to survive when Snow Mats aren't around, they develop Plow-like hooves that allow them to scrape other plant-life. But these hooves have also given the Stridlers the ability to move and dig on the snow, building small cave-like burrows when colder seasons come.
>>1381234The Snow Mat's lack of competition and high adaptability leads into an over-population of sorts that spawned several mutations during it's course, the most important being the Flowering Snow Mat, which is basically, a more advanced strain that is capable of advanced sexual reproduction, which lead to an explosion in diversity in the Glacial Taigas of Nemoria Island. The main victors of this period of 'golden age' of sorts were the Snow Chilte; a strain of Snow Mat which had a mutated root, that instead of growing new stems, accumulated starch. This tuber gives the plant a longer life span, and high endurance to dark and gelid periods. The Snow Mats that didn't die due to the new competition evolved into small bushes, and lost their multiple stems in favour of multiple small blades that grow in a broad manner to capture sunlight. These blades also produce a meat-like fragrance that deters herbivores from eating them, but attract carnivores who inconspicuously drag the small seeds produced by the plant on their bodies after passing by it.
>>1388985The Dentald gets a membrane which catches bits of food peeled out of cavities of its clients, filtering them towards its mouth.They grow slightly, but not enough to make their job difficult
>>1380821The strikler loses its gender dimorphism as they turn their weapons to offense - While still mainly herbivorous, the strikler grows more and more aggressive, its eyes moving into a more forward facing position, and its elbow horns not only doubling in number, but also moving towards their claws.Strikler, living in small communities, are not only extremely territorial towards other striklers, but towards all wildlife that they encounter.
>>1375576The Crawl Lantea, preyed on by Kinail and Fardirts, increase their output of buds to encourage the herbivores to be satisfied with eating those instead of devouring the plant itself.
>>1371317The basal algea evolves a sticky sap which covers one of its sides. When that side touches something - whether it be an animal, a plant (motile or sessile), or a rock - it sticks to it. In this way, it avoids being eaten by the gulofin borgetta and generally makes itself less vulnerable to consumption by herbivores. Once on a host, it multiplies and sends out spores into the water.Overgrowth of sticky borgetta can lead to issues for its host, due to increased drag and / or being less able to photosynthesise, which can even lead to death.
>>1376838Other varieties of Snow Stridler develop large durable tusks which can be used both to dig through snowfall to locate plants and to uproot said plant life, so that the Snow Stridler may feast upon the nutritious roots once they have finished with those segments of the plant which are above ground. It is also used to defend themselves from predators.
>>1371317On Ovem Island, some kinail become more social, living together in groups. This leads to a greater emphasis being placed on the competition for mates. The males are judged on the size of their back legs, which as a result become larger, and pigmented with a bright yellow colour to draw the attention of females.As this colouration is very conspicuous, it only emerges before a 1-month breeding season in spring, fading again afterwards.
>>1376838A group of Snow Stridlers become specialists in consuming elderly sap trees and bushes, developing a flat drill that easily chops weakened bark and branches. During cold and mating seasons, the Carpenter Stridlers use their slightly more articulated hooves to construct bark stock-piles, that are covered in mud and snow and flattened with it's tail. These mounds are used to store food and to keep it's calves safe from the cold.
>>1393293Since the Snows Stridler's main method of defense was charging against it's predator with it's tusks, it only made sense that those with firmer backs and trunks survived more than those who didn't. This lead to the development of a longer, thicker body, with an extra segmentation that allowed for faster movement , and stronger endurance when colliding against another animal.
>>1393164Some mutated Striklers develop bigger elbow horns that are very successful in fending off any potential predator. However, these horns also come with a deformation in it's skin, and although it's not detrimental, it has yet to serve any practical purpose
>>1375158As competition on Nemoria becomes harsher, the Swimlers feed almost exclusively in the water. As they spend more of the time swimming, they develop a pair of flippers that help them propel themselves, they also grow a dorsal fin that helps them enter and leave the water in a more aerodynamic manner, since they tend to dive in from elevated gullys or glaciers. However when they are not feeding, they still spend most of their time inland, taking care of their young and mating.
>>1393836some stlicker find that flapping these wings allows them to propell themselves short distances through the air. these strikler further develop there "wings" and gain a tail flap to help it steer. these strickler are able to quickly get away from thebulkier mungori that, due to there hardy bordy structures, where able to with stand the blows of the strickler and kill it by brute force.on the flipside however, flying for even short distances is incredibly tiring, and the strikler must rest after its flight, leaving it open to smaller, faster mungori
>>1393460The Sockinged Kinail's males grow in an arms race for larger legs, and both the male as well as the female gain a joint in their arms which facilitates both better manipulation of objects as well as grooming in the group
>>1393164some other varieties of Strikler turn to a more omnivorous lifestyle, becoming known as Swift Srikler. Their drills thin and lengthen and develop a hollow interior along with a hole at the end. The swift Strikler use this to mulch the flesh of plant or animal, mix it with their saliva and suck up the resulting sludge. To aid in their hunts their legs move towards the middle of their body, allowing them to more effectively lift their tail end up instead of dragging it on the ground while running, which speeds them up. They also develop their backward facing claw into a long toe-like support which provides them with greater stability and provides them with a little extra thrust
>>1393278" sticky algea
>>1383780The borus-mungori's foreclaws become slimmer and more curved, better for slicing through meat, and their side nostril slits move upwards to flank the top one, allowing it to better process scents coming from one particular direction. Its eyes also grow larger and move to face forwards, allowing it to see more clearly in the dark and utilize depth perception.They now work in packs with a segregation of work in nannies and scavengers according to age.
>>1388462In the Silicate lagoons, some species of Sparkfin Borgetta take advantage of the nutrient-rich waters to grow larger. They also grow long, sweeping fins that allow them to capture the light which reflects off of the seafloor, and grow a much more advanced propulsion system to compensate for the increased drag the larger fins create; they grow an muscular, rubbery pouch on their "throat" which enables them to rapidly suck in and expel water without venting it through the center of their body, an adaptation which not only increases water pressure but is crucial in keeping the silicate crystal in the water from seriously damaging them.
>>1393899Some Swimler find it easier to migrate north and avoid the intense antarctic competition altogether. They move to the Silicate Lagoons around the Aftolls, where they eat Twistalgae and prey on Borgetta variants in equal measure. To assist in swimming, the front "hooves" become broader and flatter, and the tails widens into a large set of flukes. This new, less demanding environment allows them to grow larger, but has its own set of problems: having spent millennia fine-tuning their bodies to absorb and retain heat, the warm equatorial waters combined with the refracted sunlight hitting them from all angles causes them to frequently overheat. To compensate, they develop the behaviors of swimming upside-down to allow their bright bellies to reflect more direct sunlight, as well as waving their fins out of the water and allowing evaporation to cool them off.
>>1377556The Harvester Kinail become somewhat communal, living in small groups, or "hives" primarily composed of females, with a handful of males, generally having migrated to the hive from their own after passing through adolescence. These males mate with a select few females (known as Ladies) who are then their mates for life and produce young. Meanwhile the females who are not chosen (known as "Maidens") tend to the young of the Ladies, primarily by fetching them food. The leg membranes of all Harvester Kinail (due to the fact that this is useful for all of them) fuse together, forming a kind of basket which they can use to hold materials harvested from the Crawl Lantea. To get these materials there in the first place their fore claws grow larger and stronger, allowing them to tear off chunks of Lantea and toss them into their back basket. These baskets are used to transport the food easily from origin to hive.
>>1371317Some basal tungus in the sea around Nemoria Island adapt to avoid the extreme cold of winter becoming migratory. They evolve two wings, which they use to migrate through the sky in flocks, allowing them to winter in the warmer clime of the Bemuccga Isles before returning to Nemoria in the spring.
>>1393774A population of snow stridlers starts to dabble in scavenging, using its drill to break through tough armor and bones. Its drill becomes stouter and sharper, and its tusks enlarge for use in driving off other predators from kills. Their legs become stouter and stronger, as does their body, and their skin thickens to defend against rival predators.
>>1399225>they evolve two wings
>>1394434To aid in flying, the Strikler's wings connect for a broader wing span.
>>1374806As the Aftaon Blight's hide becomes sturdier and thicker, it is now less prone to bursting open prematurely (although that still happens, especially when touched by larger animals) and it can now potentially grow whatever size necessary to consume cadavers.
>>1371317In the relatively cold and periodically very dark sea north of the Bemuccga Isles, the borgetta evolves a similar adaptation to the Snalgetta.Its tail becomes larger, allowing to increase its rate of photosynthesis, which helps it to survive during the dark winter.
>>1388462>>1387038In the Aftoll Shallows the Gulofin Borgettas have thrived. However, the higher content of minerals in the water has laid the groundwork for a strange mutation. Unlike their cousins, the Broadfins, the Gulofins around the Aftolls have instead developed a mutation causing them to store the minerals that their membranes have filtered in their bodies. This has caused the insides of the Gulofins to take on a red hue. It has also made the Gulofins store the abundant minerals in the cells on their backs. Due to this the Gulofins at the Aftolls have hybrid palnt-mineral "crystals" on much of their backs. While it serves to protect the gulofins somewhat, also increasing their intelligence, it has made their photosynthesis less useful, making them more dependent on filter-feeding.
The Borgetta species around Ovem develop toxic spines to help defend themselves from predators; because they no longer need to rely on them, their eyes regress to a less developed state.
Due to the increased nutrient content of the water around the Aftolls, some basal algae develop simple roots and begin growing larger, forming clumps on the surface of the ocean or on rocks along the seafloor.
>>1371317Some Algetta that grow old and thus large enough in the Aftoll consume enough silicone to make their leafs rigid and first porous, then hardened. these older Algetta can only survive by permanently settling down in the Aftoll, living off its nutrient rich substrates
>>1401981The Algae Weed begins growing more complex root networks (relatively), and splits its main body into multiple thick, rounded leaves.
>>1402006The Algae Weed develops buds for gendered spores
>>1402017The Algae Weed grows an trap-anchor that discourages herbivores from eating it's roots
>>1401987The Sedentalgetta's bio-circuitry became more effective as it became more silicone rich, however, communication between each segment of the plant became more difficult. In order to fix this the Sedentalgettas incorporate more copper into their bodies, absorbing it from the substrate-rich waters it has settled in.
>>1402088this increase in copper causes a sad decrease in intelligence, as it decreases the silver content of its logic beads. to combat this, the algetta moves all of its silver into one incredibly big, incredibly powerful logic bead. this logic bead also contains magnetic cobalt, which acts as an advance memory system, and also allows it to transfer memories directly between algetta simply by touching there logic beads together.this new large bead is called the CPB, or central processing bead. thanks to this advancement the sedentalgetta is now about as intelligent as an early home computer.
>>1402250In order to protect it's CBP, the Sedentalgetta prioritizes growing branches around it, it also grows several smaller beads to give further balance to it's body. Since silver is scarce and hard to synthesize, it uses different, more common mineral alloys. However, this change in composition renders these new beads useless, or so it seemed until they started showing abilities different than processing information; receiving and transmitting it. These new beads dubbed Light-Producing Pellets, and Photo-Sensitive Beans are capable of emanating weak infrared light and react to it, accordingly. Using this primitive short-range wireless method of communication, the Sedentalgettas are able to transfer information without having to touch their beads together.
>>1388462Fungalgae living in the Aftolls have a hard time breaking apart the hard tissues the organisms living there have evolved thanks to the metallic composition of the local substrates. As a response to this, adapt their bodies, which are now constantly expelling corrosive toxins and drifting around digesting whatever dead matter they can get a hold on. Once an individual has accumulated enough energy and matter to reproduce, they anchor themselves to the nearest >>1402373 's CPB and break their bodies apart in order to properly access the creatures' memory system. After enough Viralgi have anchored themselves, they begin releasing massive amounts of a secondary toxin that is composed of corrosive solutions and a special type of protein that infiltrates and re-arranges the Sedentalgetta's "Memory System" circuitry, stopping the plant from producing it's own tissue, and instead fills it's cells with Viralgi spores, that begin growing as soon as they come in contact with the weakened flesh of the biocomputer.
In the silicon lagoons, the base cald finds that it has a massive surplus of detritus to scavenge, but the shimmering, multicolored seafloor combined with the omnidirectional lighting means that it sticks out like a sore thumb. To compensate, they become almost entirely transparent.