Hello again fellow creators of /qst/. After a well deserved pause, I'm here again to continue our journey into the Regional Evolution of our Moon Worlds. We will be visiting Region 3 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 3 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
resent 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. Region 3 of Janus is where the majority of the planet's landmass can be found. It is here where some of the most unique and diverse environments have sprang up, such as the Misty Deserts of Mirium and Blofka. They are an oddity when it comes to deserts, as these deserts experience precipitation daily from mist drifting from the many freshwater lakes of the world. Elsewhere you see the archipelagos of this region with individual islands that shift from tropical climates to glacial taigas. And then there is the massive Estuary of this region that rivals Earth's Lake Superior in volume. Life here is provided with many opportunities and niches to grow and diversify.--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 3. 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.> Only terrestrial organisms from the Freshwater Basin/Marshlands, and the Fertile Lowlands may migrate into the Misty Deserts.> 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--> Landmass 3, Landmass 4 and Archipelago 4 are interconnected.> Mirium, Isles 3, and Landmass 4 are interconnected.> Archipelago 5 is interconnected with Isles 3.> Archipelago 6 is interconnected with Isles 5 & 6, and Island 5 & 6.> Blofka, Isles 4, Island 5 & 6 are interconnected.> Elm Island is isolated.--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.- Landmass 3- Landmass 4- Archipelago 4- Archipelago 5- Archipelago 6- Island 5- Island 6- Isles 3, 4, 5 & 6- Sea 3, 4 & 5- Gulf 4 & 5- Lakes 2- Estuary 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.
>>1459136>>1459122Escaping the predation of the Swole Skelkers, some Bloom Borgetta from the Fertile lowlands of Mirium end up migrating to Mirium's two misty deserts. Adapting to this new environment, this Borgetta's belly and water storage grows, allowing it to last for longer without refilling the storage. Its false flower also grows larger, allowing it to capture more of the sun rays. Its colouring also dulls a bit, making it fit more into the environment,
>>1459122the Fractal tungray develops roots in the ground to keep it ground it which grow bulbs that secret orbs of sugary mucus. this attracts kinails, pastel stridlings and virtually any other herbivore looking for a meal. these act as bait for prey to come towards it, as it lacks any locomotion of its own.
>>1459122Some Caldirt take to dwelling underground to escape the notice of predators. These "Caldig" lose their tail embellishments and sensitive tendrils. In their place they develop strong spoon-like hind limbs that are effective at moving dirt about. They also develop their forelimbs to be stronger and grow an additional joint ending in strong claws that it uses for digging. They also develop a series of sensitive antennae around the horns that are used for sensing vibrations under ground so they know what places to avoid.
Also I think Isles 6 should be the Firdga Isles
>>1459136The Swole Skelker develops a special kind of enzyme in its saliva. By chewing plant-matter found in the water and Borgetta carcasses it can break down the cellulose and sugars into an interlocking kind of substance. With this substance it can create bubbles while underwater which stay while on land. This allows it to survive for as long as the oxygen in the bubble remains, while on land. The bubble bursts once it leaps for its prey. Its legs also become slightly longer, increasing its height by 10 cm.
>>1459365The Desert Borgetta of Mirium diverges into two strains (next post for the other one). One of these strains develops an even larger water storage, making it more adapted to life in the misty deserts. Due to this, however, its belly becomes too large to allow it to walk on four legs and also shifting its center of gravity. This Borgetta now instead sits still on the desert sands most of the time, waddling about on its hind legs when it has to move.
>>1459365The second strain of Borgetta develops a different adaptation. It starts to bury itself in the sand, only its false flower sticking out. There it remains dormant, focusing on its photosynthesis. The Sleepy Borgetta only moves when it has too find water, or during the germination season when all Sleepy Borgettas gather in the middle of Mirium's misty deserts.
>>1459115In the areas of arid land on Mirium, there is intense competition between terra-mungori over territory (due to the need for access to sparse freshwater sources and prey). This results in the terra-mungori growing larger and developing tusks, making them more powerful in fighting and intimidation. The tuska-mungori are more aggressive than their predecessors.This aggression makes mating difficult, and so the tuska-mungori develop a male and a female mating call.
In estuary 1, or Tumur, the dancing kamoina begins to leaves the twistalgae more often, as it has barely any predators. It grows sleeker and overall better suited for swimming. To reduce drag and make itself less visible, the colorful flaps becoming spots on its cheeks which can be covered by an opaque membrane,
>>1459115Some Bloom Borgetta in Blofka made their way into the desert, where their biggest issue was the loss of water via cellular transpiration, that rendered their water-retention systems useless. In order to minimize water loss, they lost their "mouths" and grow two more layers of skin on top of their old, bio-circuitry filled one. The first one is very thick, and made out of plant fats (Think the inside of an avocado), and the second one is thinner, but very coarse, which helps protect the Borgettas from the sand. Although very effective, these changes inhabilitate the plant's water absorbing capabilities. In order to compensate, the Borgettas develop a new kind of foliage, one that is very porous and consists of three-dimentional leaves, which are perfect for absorbing the moisture from the desert's mist.
In the shallow oceans around isles 3 & 6 and archipelago 5, the Calatreaver takes advantage of its natural insulation to begin hunting in extremely cold temperatures, only migrating farther north during the middle of winter. They get a layer of fat for energy and heat retention, and overall become larger. This increase in mass has the side effect of making them rely less on their poison and more on speed and force to kill prey.Let's call isles 6 Nixsi and isles 3 Pagolam.
>>1459733The sleepy borgetta develops tubes that pump water from both the surrounding sand as well as the surface in case of rains, sacrificing their ability to move for a steady supply of water.In the harsh deserts of Mirium, Sleepy Borgettas become one of the only surefire ways of getting water.
>>1459122Some of the Skulkers in the Lowlands develop claws for a better grip on the ground. their legs also get more defined joints and their body more room for organs
>>1459136The borgetta living in the arid land around the deserts of Mirium evolve a new formation for the pseudopetal leaves around their respiratory false flower.These leaves become rigid, adapting to be covered in a waxy cuticle which helps them to retain water. The leaves also change position on the borgetta, from lying on the back to growing from the tail, where they surround the false flower (which also moves). In this new position, they shield the false flower from the sun and thus help it to prevent it from drying and withering.
>>1465147Forgot to crop it.
>>1459122Borgetta on the Landmasses 3 and 4 develop a special kind of defence against predators. Their water storage mutates, making it turn the water the Borgetta consumes into an extremely foul smelling and strongly basic, red liquid. Together with a mutated mouth, these Borgetta now shoot this liquid in defence, giving that which the liquid touches chemical burns. Suggesting that Landmass 3 should be called Helgia, and Landmass 4 Vardagia
>>1459733Some Sleepy Borgetta migrate back out of the desert, colonizing the arid lands of Mirium. They retain their mostly underground lifestyle, typically only uprooting themselves to mate during the spring or to relocate. They become much less suited to locomotion, with an irregular tuber-like body plan.
>>1459122The Pastel Stridlings are in an amazing spot. Highly nutritious Borgetta just sit on the sand to be eaten >>1459702, water deposits are well advertised with colourful flowers >>1464636, and its preditors aren't well suited for the climate.They develop their drills into pincers, with which they claw sleepy borgettas out of the ground wholesale and catch cumbersomely fleeing mobile borgetta species.Their body is now covered in tiny, baseline black scales that reflect colorfully in the light. These scales absorb light and send that information back to the nervous system, acting as a shadow-detector for finding shelter. They also use this as protection, as communication in the day, and as camoflage at night.
>>1465513to clear up confusion: its scales are iridescent
>>1459122The Canope Alteau changes tactic again, instead of keeping the leaf far away from predators and using a lot of biomass for the trunk, it cuts back on the latter and instead increases the size of its leaf. For this to work, it not only increases supporting branches, but also adds supporting strips of rigid, photoactive plant matter on top of the leaf.
>>1459122The Terra-Mungus is a larger, sligthy more intelligent Mungori. It travels between the misty deserts and fertile lowlands, preying on the different Striders and Caldirts >>1459122 >>1465513 found on in the region.
>>1465167The Helgian Borgetta evolves long legs covered in a layer similar to bark. The petals of its false flower also changes, a way to make the Helgian Borgetta stand out to other Helgian Borgettas. The Helgian Borgetta lives solitarily, traveling through the Arid lands to the different fertile lowlands
>>1459136The Blofkan Caldao develops more efficient gills and, needing little else, expands further, both in width and length.
>>1459122The legs of some Kinail in the Lowlands atrophy and instead the creatures body extends backwards. These Kinaik slither across the dirt, using their clawed forelimbs to scrape mat algae into their waiting mouths. While slower than their cousins They are far less skittish highly skilled at hiding among the algae mats that they feed on.
>>1464636the sleeping borgetta, due to lack of use of its eyes, due to it being under ground, moves it to the top of its flower so it can make actual use of it. however it still has one problem with its eyes: its not going to use it when it can't move.this is where its new fangled needles come in. to defend against >>1465513 it devlopes sharp needles around its flower. these can be ejected using a high pressure blast of water to eject it long with incredible force, giving up some of its water to fire off a devastating piercing shot. it uses its eyes to aim these. awhile they rarely kill, they often lodge themselves very deep into the pincling, and could potentially cause permanent nervous damage. this is usually enough to deter a pincling. admittedly these take a while to grow back, and having to use water to fire them off is far from the most efficient way to fire them off, however its much better then being eaten and they work well enough for the time being
>>1467857the Kinaik the develops a slimmer body, as well as a side wise biting head. this allows it to better eat mat algae, as well as move faster.
Around Blofka's lakes, some Mat Algea begin trapping sediment with a extremely hard glue. When the current layer dies at the end of the summer, the next one will regrow on top of it the following spring, the glue and trapped particles forming a solid base. This allows the mat algea to have some level of defense against it's main consumer, the Caldirt, as well as allowing the higher layers slightly better access to sunlight than normal mat algae.
>>1459122As the creatures of Region 3 grow larger, the Canopy Alteau continues to increase in size to protect its canopy-leaf. It also develops purple spore-capsule fruits, which it drops once they mature. The different herbivores and omnivores in the region feed on the capsules. As they bite down on the capsules to get to the sweet fruit-meat the capsule goes *poof!* releasing spores into the air and aiding the plant in its reproduction. While the creatures get covered in yellow spores they don't mind, being too busy feeding on the fruit.
>>1459122Some Crawl Lantea adapts to life in the Fertile Lowlands. Here they grow next to Canopy Alteau >>1468164 , hugging the plant tightly and using friction to grow upwards, around it.
>>1467883The Kinaik's abysmally bad eyes are grown over by a soft membrane. The movement of this membrane, vibrating with the smallest of sounds all along the spectrum, are recorded by the eyes, which can see little more than simply movement and shapes, and the image constructed from the nature of the vibrations is better than that of the eyes on their own.
>>1459122Some Lake Namelgea and Mat Algea evolve into a composite organism. It consists of a tall grass-like structure in the center, originating from the Lake Namelgea, and a bushy structure that surrounds its sides, originating from the Mat Algea. Its center inside of the bushy structure consists of a somewhat starchy core, serving as a water and energy storage for the the organism. The Bush Nalgea can be found thriving in dry and harsh environments, such as Glacial Tundra and the Arid lands bordering to the fertile lowlands.
>>1467872The Sleepy's Borgettas flower stalk grows taller, and it 'fuses' it's inner petals and its fangs, making the latter a sort of ultra-hard seedpods, that grow harder as the embryo inside them develop, and get blasted by the water when it's attacked by an hervibore, or when the fang is has reached peak maturity.
>>1467857As Kinaik expose themselves to predators more often those whose bodies easily mesh into the algae and cover a wider area are favored. In addition their claws gain a few small outcroppings to make tearing out mat algae easier, these Kinaik'ka often find the algae they tear up getting stuck to them and their new ridges, giving them some extra camouflage.
>>1459115On Archipelago 4, henceforth known as the Elsbard Isles, surviving the cold semipolar winter is hard for the bloom borgetta. However, they manage to overwinter by clustering around crawl lantea on the shores and harvesting their light for photosynthesis.These bloom borgetta develop long dorsal leaves which drape down the sides of their body, allowing them to harvest as much as possible of the weak light of the lantea. They also evolve more sensitive eyes, which allow them to see better in low levels of light - this helps them to identify herbipredators (predatory herbivores) lurking in the dark, and makes it easier for them to find freshwater by starlight if necessary.
>>1468996Even when the darkness isn't present enough to require seeking out crawl lantea, the long dorsal leaves help them to maximise the most of the daylight,
>>1468289The Lake Namelgea, ordinarily growing simply by extending its roots and growing upwards from there can no longer do this as its surrounded by Mat Algea. So it develops spore pods on some of its larger leafs which burst when ripe
>>1459122the golden Diggler find the sleepy brgtettas >>1468681 to be ideal prey. When they reach maturity, the females, after being fertilized, latch onto one and convert its water and tissue periodically eggs surrounded by nutrient rich goo for the hatchlings. A whole host of Digglers can attatch themselves to one borgetta, sucking it dry, coating the lower layer of sand in egg goo.
>>1459122Some Snow Stridler develop wider limbs with more toe joints. These new joints allow hem to dig hollows in the snow which they use to avoid snow storms. They are named Snow-Born Stridler in honour of their habit of popping out of the snow once the storm has finished
>>1468880Some Kinaik begin building small shelters in the interior of Lake Namalgea, where they share food, raise young, and hide from predators. Since they bring in more food than the herd can eat, they bury the surplus underneath the nest; while they will sometimes dig this excess food up in times of hunger, it typically ends up as fertilizer for the Namealgea.
>>1459136In the fertile lowlands, juvenile terra-mungori are at risk of becoming victims of predation by fractal tungrey or larger mungori.They evolve a more camouflaged coat of uneven colouration, which helps them both to avoid predation as juveniles and aid their own predatory attempts as adults. Juveniles also adopt a burrowing behaviour, retreating to their burrows if a larger mungori is sighted. They are still solitary and do not burrow close to one another.
>>1459702The Desert Borgetta develops a large set of leaves, covering its body. This protects its body against the environment. Its also changes further, making it stand out a little bit less against the sands of the desert.
>>1459136The abominable Mor-mungus's fur becomes paler, more closely mimicing the colour of snow. Sexual evolution selects for individuals with slightly larger ears with fur-tufts on their ends.
Some Cutekina migrate to the Loche Pontay lakes, dealing with the increased predation there by becoming fairly poisonous. They become brightly colored in eye-catching patterns to warn potential predators.
>>1459136Some kinail grow so large that they become unwieldy in the plant canopies, and instead start to live on the ground. Over time, their initial awkward quadrapedalism evolves into bipedalism, allowing them to move faster and more comfortably. Their leg webbing atrophies and eventually disappears, their back claws shrink, and they become much larger.Their bipedal stance also helps them to reach the higher, thinner parts of the namalgea stems, which they shear with their longer front claws.
Phylogeny Charts, HO! These are accurate as of >>1473703Part 1 is just Plants, not including the Borgetta Clades
>>1474132Part 2 features the Borgetta, by far the most extensively diversified clade in Region 3.
>>1474144And now onto the animals with Part 3, featuring all the Cald and Tungus related organisms.I'm surprised that there's been so few evolutions here, considering the multiple types of environments and landmasses that are provided in Region 3.
>>1474149And Part 4, featuring all the Kina organisms. I actually kind of anticipate there to be an increase in animal organisms in the coming days, considering the event I will soon be posting.
>>1474038The tallkina develop a tail to aid it's balance
Alteaus in the Blofka desert develop a way of capturing the morning mists more effectively, they turn their leaves into a series of thick, porous vines that grow hanging from it's branches, and intermingle together, forming some sort of humidity nets.
>>1474203Tallkina grows an eye stalk that has capability to bend and look in any direction, aiding in its ability to find food and avoid predators.
>>1474847fuck forgot file
>>1471633The Camo-Mungori soon keeps the burrowing behavior as an adult, but no longer for nesting, but for hunting. When they go hunting, they burrow in the night, and attack what comes by.For this, they use their changed tongue, which they now can propell like an arrow. It becomes rigid, and its frontal spike more primitive, so that it may grow back when used.Its eyes also move forward to accomodate the new behavior.
>>1474852The Tallkina gets a more stable posture, its tail helping it move. Its arms also get another nail, giving it pincers to better feed its mouth that still is where it always has been, occupying the top of its head now.
>>1462265The southern Calatreaver, due to its size, finds that it is more succesful using its horn as a battering ram rather than poison, and it loses its glands, but gains a far larger horn, which grows its whole life and is actually quite well circulated at the younger base.
>>1459122The Terra Bongori are a variety of Terra Mungori in the fertile lowlands which develop an additional jointed claw on the feet, which makes gripping onto their prey far easier. They also develop a long busy tail with dark stripes. They use these to find mates as darker more numerous stripes are a sign of good health.
>>1475448The Tallkina grows back to the size it was meant to be anyways when I made this mutation but musjudged the number
>>1459472The Caldig's frontal pincers adapt to its digging needs, and it loses its larg feelers, as they are very vulnerable while digging and the front feelers do their job, although slightly worse.
>>1459122The Alteaullas growing around Sleepies >>1468681 infected with Diggler >>1470906 grow a sort of onion-root with large pores that take in the sand wetted with Diggler-eggs, filter the water out, and expell it again.
>>1459136In the desert of Blofka, the terra-mungori make two adaptations to help them surivive in the desert.Firstly, the colour of their coat changes from dark grey to a much more camouflaged light yellow, which allows better reflects the sunlight to minimise heating of the mungori.Secondly, their ears become bald and enlarge; they pump blood through veins close to the surface in order to quickly move heat out of their body.
>>1478599Oh, forgot this evo, their gills move backwards, out of the way of their now larger ears.Just regard this as the original evo.
>>1478253Some Alteaullas begin focusing exclusively on maximizing the amounts of water they can "Steal" from Sleepies. They develop a softer stem that is mainly made out of water and at the cost of their size, begin producing many smaller canopies to absorb water. The plant is more frail than it's family, but compensates with a fast growth, and a very diluted, sweet yet posionous xylem sap. The sap's venom and clorophyl concentrations are directly proportional with eachother, and inversely proportional with it's sugar concentration, which causes the plant to have gradient-like patterns along it's body.
>>1473425Being preyed on by creatures, such as the Pincling Kina >>1465513 , the Desert Borgetta become even more yellow-ish mimicking the desert more closely and standing out less. As the competition for water heats up in Mirium's deserts, the Desert Borgetta develops a way to still stay in the race and get its share of the sweet, sweet liquid. Its appendage-leaves evolve into poorly limber "hands", covered in a hard, bark-like structure. Using these they dig out sleepy Borgettas >>1468681 >>1465371 and Spiral Algea >>1459122, as well as down to the Onion-roots of the Alteaullas >>1479905 ; thus giving them access to the water harvested by these organisms.
>>1459657Two of the Argonaut Skelker's tentacles grow larger and stronger developing into appendages which allow for easier grabbing of prey, and carrying/dragging it back to the water. These tentacles have a small area covered in suction-organs. allow for more easy grabbing of Borgettas.
>>1476203some talkina are born with wonky arms. some with 1 really short arm, others with exceedingly long arms. awhile the talkina with one short arm quickly die off, the ones with one long arm have a significant advantage, as the long arm proves to be an effective striking tool, first of all for being able to reach the highest reaches of the namalgie plants and secondly to fend off would be predators, like the >>1476111
Some Basal Algae begin grouping together to live on the side of rocks and cliffs in moist places. They form stringy clumps which trap moisture from the air, and grow most prominently on the side of mountains facing the sea.
>>1459136Some silver node bead-body algetta start free-swimming less, instead preferring to walk with their fin leaves whilst half-swimming with their tail so as to save energy. These leaves become stiffened with cuticle, allowing them to walk along the seafloor without swimming at all.This switch to more benthic motility makes them a little less visible to the dancing kamokina, which aloneis enough to select for their genes. Their tail, meanwhile, becomes serrated; the stegetta can wield it as a defensive weapon against predators. They also approximately double in adult size. These two traits make it a tougher species of algetta to prey upon than its evolutionary predecessor.The stegetta becomes fairly common in rockpools in Region 3, due to a lot of sunlight being available at the bottom of the pool.
>>1482016Forgot to change the colour of one of the leaves, use this as the evo image.
>>1480410The Argonaut Skelker evolves even more tentacles adapted for grabbing, allowing for even more grabbing of prey.
>>1459122Some Swole Skelkers, in the shallower freshwater basins, evolve, becoming flatter. Their legs also change. These Skelkers favour a hunting style more similar to that of its forebear, lying in wait under the waterline, striking once prey gets close. Once prey gets close enough, the skelker shoots out of the water by jumping against the waterbed. It locks its legs around the prey and starts biting it repeatedly.
>>1459122some stridlers move to the coastlines where they eat moss algea >>1481862. For this purpose, they develop arms more suited for climbing and a more muscular tail, and they lose some of their size.Since the female mouth is much more adapt at scraping of algae from the rocks, it becomes common in both males and females.
>>1481728Some Tallkina find movement becoming more difficult with their forelimbs becoming engorged and unwieldy. To counteract this they develop an additional set of Legs to aid them in movement.
>>1486326i don't get it, are they crawling again?
>>1486346It's more to aid in getting back up after they fall down, and preventing dangerous falls all together. When they fall the limbs jut forward, much as you'd put your hands below you to lessen the damage of a fall.
>>1476203Some tallkinas grow their legs longer, getting a new name
>>1486380You mean their tail grows longer?
>>1485292Due to the scarcity and quick depletion of moss algea, some Climblers are forced to eat Plasmold Fungalgae and emigrate from the rocky coasts into the rest of the region.These enviromental and feeding changes force the Climblers, now Mycophilers, to undergo harsh physical mutations. They lose their tail and turn it into a massive appendage that not only helps them balance their clumsy body, but also allows them to live exclusively off of the mildly toxic fungalgae. It acts as some sort of massive excretory system, which slowly filters out the toxins out of the Mycophilers blood, and secretes it through it's 'scales'. This process consumes a lot of water, so although they are able to live anywhere, they thrive when they're near freshwater sources. The Mycophilers waste is very acid, although not corrosive.
>>1488073>>1485292After many generations of crossbreeding between Climblers and Mycophilers, what were initially a species of constantly endangered critters found their way into the deserts of Janus, where the huge amounts of food, and relatively little competition, provided an habitat that miraculously allowed them to live. With the passage of time, they turned from what looked like a god's mistake, into the high functioning psychopaths of hervibores. The Orion's Feet Climbers are extremely agressive, and although they eat only plant and fungi matter, they attack any animal that comes near them, poisoning them with their stingers, and using the cadavers as fertilizer for their clump algae nests. They form family 'packs' that inhabit within an established territory. These packs are highly competitive with eachother, and their battles are a common sight in the deserts of the Eastern Mainlands.
>>1488681Forgot to specify habitat.
>>1488073Mycophilian lung tissue expands out behind its head plate. This thin membrane has lost its ability to breath once outside the body, but it acts as a semirigid coat shielding the ridges of the Mycophiler's head from the poison that drops down its body. This prevents scidic reaction and mold that happens when toxins gather in one of its body nooks for too long.
>>1473703The Spotted Cuteina's central tendrils grow longer and develop pointed stingers on the ends. This allows them to poison their predators without having to be eaten first. Their secondary tendrils also grow longer and more flexible. They may now be used to hold onto objects.
>>1459122Some varieties of pastel stridling Develop a hump on their back for the storage fat that they can metabolise in lean times. Their tail also shortens and stiffens, now existing more to balance the newly dubbed "Pastel Caeling" as it runs through the dunes.
--Regional Event: Diversifying Climates--Over the millions of years and by large thanks to the oceanic circulation of warm and wet weather across the Mirium, Blofka, and the many island chains that surround them; new habitats rise up across Region 3.For Mirium, Helgia, Vardagia, the archipelago that neighbor them, weathered coastlines of the eastern coasts erode into rocky coastal cliffs. Further inland, constant rainfall has given way to some of worlds first rainforests throughout much of Region 3. Tropical islands of the Archipelago rapidly flourish into green paradises filled with Borgetta and Canopy Alteaus. In Blofka, the sandy deserts that stretched over its inner landmass turns gradually into a shimmering salt flats, becoming even more inhospitable to the sessile plant life of their that depended on nutrient substrate.
>>1482578The Devilish skelker develop a series of sharp horns on their head that they use to hurt both prey and other predators
>>1488073Mycophilers in the rainforests have trouble reaching the Plasmolds without harming themselves. In order to protect themselves from harm, their lung tissue duplicates and slightly hardens, allowing them to glide.
>>1490889These were meant to evolve from >>1489667
>>1481862Moss in the rocky cliffsides begin developing long strands of vine-like structures.
>>1459136A population of kappagetta in the rainforest adopt a hunting strategy of using their trunks and bodies to shake the trunks of small canopy alteaus. They then catch the falling kinail in their conveniently-placed mouths.The trunks of these kappagetta grow longer, allowing them to shake the branches of (still fairly small) canopy alteau with their trunks.
Some Estuarine Bead-Body Algetta follow a similar path to their rockpool-dwelling relatives. They simplify their body plan into a repeating chain of "beads" with clawed leaves, with a slightly larger head at the front and a broad tail at the other end. They crawl in shallow, murky water, using their electroreception and limited photoreception. When they do sense animal life, they have several options for escape: swimming away, burying themselves, or curling up their leaves to appear like a small pile of pebbles; the Algipede makes use of its fast, decentralized nervous system to great affect in avoiding hazards.