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 Rienia 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 exploring the ocean habitats of both Janus and Rienia in the next threads.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 over to the oceans of 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 Threads for Janus and Rienia: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Lunt+system
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 3, one particular plant organism, the Rustree found the nutrients and the makeup of the soils for the landmasses of this region to be perfect for the plant to flourish in. Huge swathes of Rustree forests blanket the landmasses, where the soils are most fertile, and climate most beneficiary. Organisms here have quickly adapted to life under the reddish canopies. Elsewhere, close to poles, the tundras of this region have begun to surge in life as hardy, pioneering organisms take their first steps into the frozen, dry tundras.--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/Rustree Forests may only travel between neighboring landmasses (Interconnections of landmasses can be found below).> Only organisms from the Shallow Seas/Costline and the Fertile Lowlands/Rustree Forests may migrate to the Glacial Tundra> 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--> Knodge is interconnected with Island 9 and Redger> Eamoht Isles is interconnected with only Island 9> Isles 5 is interconnected with Redger and Yurdlad Island> Theac and Noume Island are interconnected--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.Isles 5Island 9Gulf 4Gulf 5Gulf 6Gulf 7Lake 6Lake 7> 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.
>>1523105The Ruby Kelp undergoes a mutation in which its whole structure is turned around: it moves its iron stores into the ground, where the bulging, watery mass is more than sufficient to root it in place.Its roots and stalk is now what remains of the plant above ground, and it too, undergoes changes. the thick stalk grows into multiple thins leafs with razor sharp edges. These edges it uses to tear off small pieces of biomass from passing animals, be it chitin from Melscorps, skin from Halikots, etc. This then slowly wanders down to the 'root' as the razor kelp sways in the wind and provides fertilizer.The Razor Kelp make out huge fields tightly covering both the plains and the forests. This explosive rate of expansion is due to the fact that any single leaf, ripped off by wind, water or animal, can, once returned to safe ground, start a new plant, as the leafs themselves are the roots and thus the basic starting parts of the plant. In this manner it can not only travel by wind or stuck to animals it's lodged its sharp spikes in, but also by the current of the ocean.
>>1523164>Isles 5Bitwintu Isles>Island 9Nortrio Island>Gulf 4Westodge Gulf>Gulf 5Egdsouton Gulf>Gulf 6Kenodeast Gulf>Gulf 7Teakeas Gulf>Lake 6Watainger Lake>Lake 7Watainlad LakeI can only chip in this for now, I hope these aint too cheesy. I'll see if i can make some stuff later
>>1523164some rustrees and crust trees interbreed, with the crustree's method of growth being kept, but otherwise retaining most of the rustrees features. The combination also results in huge roots that can grow to cover a large area around the tree.
>>1523701oh, and region is rustree forests
>>1523105the lesser Melscorp begins to add hunting to its means of acquiring food. For this, they dig into the ground in the forest, waiting for prey to pass by (often the young of their cousins), only to emerge from the ground, and scuttling towards the animal at a high speed and attacking it with its mandibles
>>1523164With the expansion of new land that had been thawed, the Mellow became more hardy and muscular to dig through somewhat still cold mud, eventually, this stronger Mellow found itself spreading evrywhere. This gives challenge to its predator, for the bulging tail can give enough kick to break free from unstable grip of their mouths, and the animal now wont nearly stop moving until it really been killed.
>>1523164Some weeping scotera extend their slime-excreting tissue along their whole length and their organs move further up their body. This gives them a new way of moving, using their whole body as an appendage to grasp onto branches and leafs. They develop their sporadic feathers into a thick layer on their back as insulation in the winter.They are now named after their new mode of movement.
>>1523164Some White Hawkie find their forelimbs growing longer and stronger in addition to developing an extra pair of toes. This makes them better at digging and the pair of antennae they develop allow them to better sense thingd when they're in their burrows
>>1523164On Knodge and Island 9 the Ruby Kelp evolves in a different direction. Instead of losing its pods and specializing in harming creatures, the Ruby Kelp here evolves a specialization similar to that of grass. It focuses reproduction, becoming larger and having more pods. on Knodge and Island 9 it spreads fast, quickly replacing most of the original Ruby Kelp.
>>1523164on the frozen tundras of the northern hemisphere only the strongest survive. Here the largest Reagalikots, with large manes, are more likely to survive. Due to this, the Reagalikots of the North grow slightly larger and more muscular.
>>1523076The mountains and hills of eastern Reinia become the perfect habitat for the petraroc to live in. Richer soils and higher altitudes become two major factors in it's evolutionary changes. As the plant has more resources than it needs, it's blades grow thicker and increase significantly in number, this makes the plant grow slightly taller, but more importantly, it becomes a prickly trap for any unsuspecting animal that wants to feed on it. It's not uncommon to see trapped herbivores die of dehydratation or hunger inside a Mountain Range Petraroc, and their carcasses become a reliable supply of additional nutrients to help the bush grow. The plant also develops an advanced reproductive organ; a thick, long stalk that grows once sexual maturity is reached. The tip of the stalk is filled with many flowers, that grow out from prick-like branches made out of leaves that eventually become the flowers.
>>1523164Some Blimp Troc migrate to the Marshlands and Freshwater basins of Knodge. Here they become slightly more agile, losing weight and becoming more aerodynamically shaped. Their claws become slimmer, the outer back-side of the claws and becoming like sharp blades. The Troc use them to defend themselves creatures seeing them as prey and to fend of competitors of the same species.
shallow sea food chain i just threw together, contains lots of guessing and headcanon-ing shit so feel free to correct anything
Armored Scotera in Knodge and Island 9 begin mass-feeding on the (Crowned?) Ruby Kelp's seed pods. >>1524750 This new amount of nutrients helps them grow slightly larger, and in consecuence they develop a more complicated shell armor. The Tank Scotera are able to retract inside of it if necesary, however this new shell has a downside, the complete loss of vision. The newfound amount of iron in their bodies changes their pigmentation, and their pincers become softer, since a new highly acidic chemical becomes part of the Scotera's digestive enzimes, also due to the iron.
>>1524943The hawkie are terrestrial, so they're not going to be regularly preyed on by the snowca, which are marine.
>>1523403Some Armored Scotera living in Razor Kelp clearings and plains have a hard time cutting through their leaves. Since they are the only food sources they have, they are forced to move their mouths into their undersides, developing a huge opening with multiple folds that secrete digestive enzymes that break down the plant matter into a more easily absorbable size. This shift in positions, alongside the need for a more protective structure against the razor sharp leaves, cause the Puffy Scotera to develop a single eyehole, and a bigger, bulkier armor.
we sure have a lot of boys this time around, huh
>>1523164Long-tongue Halikots living in the lowlands of Knodge adapt, their legs becoming longer and more dexterous. This allows herds of halikots to more quickly traverse the plains of Knodge, seeking out swarmeli and redder pastures.
>>1523076The increasing competition created by the evolution of most hervibores forced the Armored Scotera to evolve into a more agressive lifestyle. The Anthrantae Scotera is covered in rigid scales that not only protect it, but also help it move by flapping them and "leaping"slightly, resulting in a very humoristic slinking or crawling movement. Hilarity aside, this turns out to be very effective, and Scoteras are able to flee predators very quickly. The hervibore has a pair of very strong jaws, two pairs in female specimens, that can pierce through both soft leaves, and very tough bark. Much like most of it's cousins, the Anthrathrae Scotera is blind, and percieves it's surroundings by echolocation
>>1525144Forgot to mention, it also develops a tail.
aaaand done! only took me several hours
>>1523105Some Crust trees begin growing several canopies, one for each "layer" of it's trunk.
>>1523164In the cold, small Land Swarmeli adapt by devolving its pseudowings into onion like layers upon layers of membrane to keep in heat. The sight of swarm of Warmmeli jumping around like tiny red dots across the ice is a sight to behold, before a Tundral Shivralsa jumped in between them, catching as many Warmmeli as possible in a single mouth opening.
>>1524983the tank scotera's soft mandibles fuse into a long trunk, with which it can envelop iron pods, rip them off and bring to their mouth more easily.
>>1527029The warmmeli change their shape to one that minimizes heat losing surface area and gets a fuller coat of warm.
>>1525222>>1523164Seemingly had found a niche, White Hawkie became more rotund as its mechanism to store food when there arent any, plus, it slightly deter T. Shrivalsa or Reagalikot to actually carry them outside from its icey burrows.The eyes also moved slightly towards the tail, givng the creature to stalk the environtment above without completely getting themselves outside. A small hump of centralized nerves help maintain this function.edit the size a bit.
>>1525151>>1523164Some Byrock Towers are so old, the chanels inside the dead plants that transfer nutrients had become strong and permanent, allowing for more robust growth, where several living individuals can live in the upper areas, not just the topmost areas. While some herbivores tries to nibble them, the Byrock Towers are especially tasteless, whereas it mostly were used as shelter for young aquatic animals or eggs (if there are any)
>>1524855Once the flower matures and fertilized themselves among the stalks, the bundle slowly increased their weight, allowing it to be easily swayed by the wind.Once it was heavy enough, the stalk use its weight and the wind to land and the soil nearby. Using the same, sticky properties of the leaves, it anchors the stalk in a new location and thats where the new plant can grow again.
>>1523164In the marshland/fertile lowlands, the Ruby Kelp develops an even curvier design in their stalks to ensure even more that their pods sticks in whatever animals that came near them, not jus tthose who consumes them.It is now named Quartz Kelp to difference it from its olden glaciar types.
>>1524750The Ruby Kelp develop a sturdier stalk to support its crown's weight
>>1525167Some of these long tongue Halikot develop a series of bony plates on their back and the backs of their legs, which protect them from predators like the Kamikaze Shivralsa. Their necks also grow longer, allowing them to better reach for food, though this is counterbalanced by the loss of their tongue. This new breed is called the Solid Halikot
A species of Swameli begins building relatively large homes out of a combination of chewed plant fiber, dirt, and dried saliva. These structures take the form of hollow tubes built on top of one another, and are typically home to one or two mated pairs of Swarmeli and their developing offspring. They generally prefer to inhabit rustree variants or crust ponchos, as they provide more shelter and protection.
>>1525167the long-tongue halikot develops a longer tongue and its saliva grows acidic. The longer tongue helps them reach through the nesting swarmeli's nests with ease, while the acidic saliva helps with a multitude of things, like hunting prey and breaking down food. While the acid eventually damages the teeth, tongue, mouth and stomach regions, the increase in consistency of the lifespan makes the genetic trait continue to propagate through the species.
>>1523164The rustrees in the forest, now oversupplied with easily reachable nutrients find a way to store them, by closing up their crowns and filling them up with sugar and fat filled sap which is accessed in the winter like fat in many animals.
>>1523164The Plains Melscopede evolves larger and more powerful extremities. Its bigger, more powerful claws makes it capable of gathering more vegetation in one go. It also allows it to grab and crush tougher materials. Due to this the Plains Meloscopede adds the plant fiber of the Swarmelis' homes to its diet. It's not uncommon to see a plains Meloscopede tearing into and feeding on the outer layers of a swarmeli hive, generally unconcerned by the angry swarmeli >>1527530 swarming around it.
>>1527154A variant of Quartz Kelp develops a strategy to maximize seed success while conserving energy. When young, or during most of the year, they do not spout seeds and maintain typical coloration. In spring, however, reproductively mature individuals will greatly vary their pigmentation to attract mobile organisms, and begin sprouting seed pods. The shell of the seed pod will outgrow the seeds inside, causing them to rattle in the wind and attract even more epizoochorous herbivores. All this allows them to thrive in less favorable environments than normal, especially dryer climates.
>>1523105the Tundral shivralsa devloeps its back legs to be longer, allowing it to dash through the snow at incredible speeds. this allows it to chase down its already existing prey easilly, as well as being able to leave >>1524812 completely in the dust, forcing the Reagalikot to get an ambush
>>1527051The Warmmeli changes color to be able to blend in with Ruby Kelp by partially burying itself. It also grows slightly larger for better heat retention.
>>1523076Some marshkelp begin growing big sprouts made out of multiple leaves that wrap around eachother. These are able to float on top of the water and absorb sunlight
>>1527425The ruby kelps develop slightly stronger and taller stalks, they also grow deeper roots.
>>1524855The Petrarocs begin covering their seeds in small, fleshy fruits in order to protect them from hervibores that have begun feeding on them,
>>1524943>>1523164Fierce competition created Melram that can stay in its place during active currents created Melrams that had wider, stabilizing finsAlso, unknown to them, but Melram had develop healing ability to keep up with its headbutting activity. Older and Alpha Melram had darkened and rugged horns, as a results of continous breaking and restorin of their head piece. For predators with better eyes than them , this is an excellent sign system to figure out which specimen are younger, and thus would put up less fight
>>1527660Some Long-Tounge Halikots begin eating grazing on plant matter as a way of protecting their insides from their corrosive salive. As they become more dependant on it, they develop a longer snout with teeth fitted to chew leaves and blades. However, more than just the apropiate teeth is required to properly digest plants, an added pair of stomachs and appendices that secrete the appropriate enzymes are developed. Also, their eyes multiply in number and rise slightly over their bodies in order to help them locate themselves, and their prey in their surroundings. They grow in size and their tails begin slowly contracting. All these bodily changes imply an increase in fat storage, and stronger legs to support it.
>>1523105In rives and bodies of water found on Knodge and Island Wu-wei Ragalikots have evovled, completely losing their flippers. Instead they favour using their whole body to swim, similar to that of a sea snake. Their thick bone-mask has also become tougher, a side effect of that is the ragalikots growing "crowns" out the back of it.
>>1524943>>1523164With sneak and get away bein its primary tactics, Long Hawa began a natural selection at traits that can help it escape or be undetected. For now, a strain that makes the creature's mouth to be highly elongated, giving it the ability to take snippets or Pararoc without Telili noticing was proven to be successful. Not to mention that a needle like front end can help the creature plunge into the water with less of a hassle when they employs the gliding above the water strategy to avoid predator.
>>1528096Mutation resulting in Marsh Sprouts with weaker stalks turn into blessings when the plant gradually perfected the hollowed materials in its body to store air to keep itself afloats, thus the Sprouts can grew despite being weaker. It grows in the bud too
>>1523076Clinging Allsa develop long arms in order to maneuver their bodies better while swinging in rustrees. They grow slightly on size thanks to a more constant diet
>>1528508no offense but this feels like it should be two or three posts
>>1529369>>1528508I have to agree this is sort of a big jump, but I'll allow this one. For future reference, try to make evolutions more gradual.
The Muddy Haaga adapts to an almost fully aquatic lifestyle, only coming on land to bury it's eggs in the mud around the base of Byrock Towers. Its legs flatten and it loses the spikes to be more streamlined, while the smelling gill bits develop retractable stalks to better explore the environment.
>>1523105The tails of some Riptail Melscorp grow longer to provide the creature with more range for their swings. In addition the two end segments of the tail fuse into one, providing it with a heavier, more stable base for their tail blades, meaning that they cause more damage with each hit.
>>1528034The tundral Shivralsa develops sturdier, stronger claws.
>>1523164The tundra melscopede's fluff becomes thicker and longer, isolating it further from the cold. The fluff forms into a long tuft on its rear, creating a fluffy false tail.
>>1530772Some populations of riptail melscorp, pressured by predation on their young by the long-tongued halikot - too small to use their tail spines to defend themselves well, too slow to run away effectively - develop a more complex life cycle.When hatched from the egg, the young melscorp (pictured on the right, to be known as "riptail scorplings" or just "scorplings") have a cursorial morphology, allowing them to easiy run away from predators with speed.Their four back limbs are precocially large, their head prongs are not yet developed, and their tail is uncurved (helping the scorpling to balance whilst running). After growing for about six Earth months, they begin to develop their adult characteristics, which itself takes around the same time. During this time, they also start to sexually mature, making the morphological transition comparable to a puberty.
>>1531116The tundra Melscopede becomes even fluffier
>>1524812Lying in ambush, and generally making the glacial tundra your home, requires not getting cold. Thus the fur spreads out over the entirety of the Northern Reagalikot's body, serving as isolation. This only happens for a strain of the species, making it slightly less efficient in the water (Something that is only partly countered with bigger tail fins).
>>1523105The Bog Halikot's eyes move down from the raised nubs they previously occupied. These nubs now play host to nostrils, which allows the Bog Halikot to skim the surface of the water when they require air, rather than completely emerge from it. Their tails also grow in size and strength, allowing them to move faster
>>1532061The Melscopedebecomes fluffierstill.
>>1535889Although not outright noticable, the Tundra Melscopede begin growing fat and muscle on top of their "shells" turning their exo-eskeleton into pseudo inner-skeletons
>>1532061On Knodge, the tundra melscopede becomes migratory, inhabiting the tundra during summer and wintering in the glade highlands to the south (where it is warmer and there is more vegetation).They develop a green coat for the winter, whilst retaining their white coat for the summer.They only lay their eggs in the highlands, as the eggs and young melscopedes are more likely to survive there. They breed after migrating to the highlands and lay their eggs shortly before migrating north again to the tundra.
>>1535004The Halikot's head shape changes to give him a proper raised nose.
>>1523164Some base troc specialise in scavenging corpses from the floor of the shallow seas, competing with the nostril hawa and the swarmeli.They evolve a larger claw which has two uses. Firstly, it helps them to intimidate smaller scavengers and drive them away from the carcass. Secondly, it allows them to split upon bones for their marrow, a niche not exploited by any other scavenging species.The eyes of the new species - the scavenger troc - move, one eye becoming focused on looking forward to search for carrion, and growing larger to cope with the dimmer light of the seafloor; and the other moving up onto its back, looking upwards for signs of predators.They also grow larger, which brings them an array of obvious advantages..
>>1537905* split open bonesie. split bones open
>>1537905The scavenger Troc develops a small proboscis mouth to suck bone marrow with greater ease.
>>1528647The Swinging Alsa develop a pair of small hind limbs with two prehensile toes. These make their moving through the trees far easier, both in that they provide an additional level of balance and stability when moving on a single branch and in that they provide them with an easy way to avoid falling to their death if they happen to miss a branch while swinging between them.
>>1530988the tundral shivralsa losses its fins as they often drag in the slow, slowing it down and throwing away precious body heat.
Phylogeny Charts are ready dudes. Just a note to the creators. Like 60% of the organisms you guys have created are suggested to be exclusively endemic to Knodge and/or Nortrio Island.Part 1 is just plants.
>>1541348Part 2 is exclusively the Hawaiiforms
>>1541354Forget the picture. Fml
>>1541359Part 3 is the Meliiforms and the Trociiforms.I'll try and whip up a Region Event by the end of tonight, before I sleep again. Also, thank you to the individual that provided names for all the unnamed geography points seen here. >>1523674Also thanks to the person that posted the food webs seen here.>>1524943>>1525151>>1525222>>1525559
>>1541359>>1541370>>1541348Fantastic work as always Libby, but just a quick note >>1524401 is not Knodge specific
>>1541389This fine gent is correct, I smeckledorfed. The >>1524401 is a species found throughout the entire Glacial Tundra range of Region 3.
>>1524860Some trocs, having been hardened in Knodge, move away to Redger and Yurdlad and they develop their trunk into a snoot from which many teeth grow forth, pseudo-claws that just fester and grow continously, new ones pushing older ones out. These it uses to impale prey, instead of sucking it up with a trunk - it no longer catches smallfry, but bigger animals like Hawkies and Telili
>>1523105Some Long-tongued Halikot in the Rustree forests (known as "Turtlikot") develop shorter armoured bodies and longer necks, which allow them to more easily reach the elevated food in the forests. Their legs also become longer and sturdier to support their increased weight and their diet becomes singularly herbivorous.
>>1544774where did its blow-holes go?
>>1544784I'd forgotten about those. Let's say they move to the nose and use this image instead of >>1544774
>>1544797The armour plates of the Turtlikot fuse to a continuous plate.
>>1525481On Noume and Theac, the Anthrathrae Scotera has trouble competing to find enough resources to support its mass due to the colder, dryer climate combined with a relatively low amount of open fields, where its current method of locomotion is most effective. To compensate, they differentiate their armor into a rough ventral mat of short, thick scales, which they use for slow, careful movement by contracting and expanding the length of its body. The dorsal scales become much larger and broader; these are used for protection against Shivralsa attacks, and can be used to move much quicker than normal by employing a sideways leaning motion that puches them back into the ground, lifting and pushing the Scotera forward. The tail, no longer needed to assist in locomotion, becomes a pair of decoys with little actual mass, almost entirely a thin strip of skin. These serve two purposes: they discourage aggression from larger organisms by making the Scotera appear much larger, and since they can be easily regrown in a matter of weeks, they can provide an easy escape from pursuing predators which try to grab on to them.
>>1536400The Bog Halikot's feet separate into two, giving them a more apropiate shape for paddling in the water.
A variant of Muddy Haaga follows >>1527959 into the rockier/dryer sections of Redger. Since they have a much lower risk of Shivralsa attack, they thin their armor plating and cut back on the number of spikes drastically. Overall, they evolve a more lightweight form better suited to covering long, flat stretches of land. The "tail" on the final segment once again evolves to create sound, now a pair of claw-like bells that can be shaken rapidly to produce a sound extremely similar to the tinkling of Fool's Ruby seedpods. This helps them blend in, but can also be used to signal a threat during the non-spring months.
>>1527034The Tank Scotera grows a more efficient armor shape, able to retract a larger body with less energy wasted on growing unnecessary bits. They develop to loosely mimic the Slithera and other forms of Weeping Scotera, using a tangle of fleshy, semi-prehensile "trunks" and colored spikes to take they place of the irritating feathers they sport. This helps dissuade most larger predators, and the Clinging Allsa can be often be avoided by withdrawing into the shell.
>>1546766The distance between the Bog Halikot's two new sets of legs increases and the hind limbs develop a thin webbing connecting the toes. these allow the Bog Halikot to move faster as it's legs have new equipment to aid in locomotion and now have more room to move, allowing them to display their full capabilities with out being tangled in one another. Also they get more teeth.
>>1524145The Slithera on Noume Island fill a niche somewhere between Melscorp and basal Weeping Scotera. They use their long beaks to both dig up kelp roots and help reach for food in the treetops. Due to their size, varied food supply, and multiple defensive mechanisms, they are fairly docile and slow-moving; content to lounge in the branches of Rustrees to avoid the heat or to sun themselves on rocks for most of the day.
>>1527034Other Tank Scotera develop a second trunk, which they use to aid themselves in both moving around and feeding themselves.
>>1523105some Kamikaze Shivralsa develop their fore claws to be larger, stronger and more powerful . These allow them to cling to heavily armoured prey more easily and allows them to sometimes break through said prey's shell and bite at the vulnerable flesh beneath.
--Region Event: The Spiral Mountains of Rienia--Rienia's uniquely heavier gravity has made the geological phenomenon of expansive mountain ranges on the Moon World, nearly impossible. But over time spires of hardened rock has gradually twisted and spiraled against the gravitational forces of the Rienia, giving way to habtiats for life, and one day influencing the climates around other environments. These spine or drill-like mountains, comprised of heavy, dense rock, as well as rich veins of metal that are found to be exposed in some faces of these steep mountains provide unique nutrients and minerals to the sparsely spread soil and ground sediments that plants have taken root in. And further up many of these mountains are frozen peaks with harsh, freezing conditions that would prevent almost any plant life native to the mountains as of now to reach those heights.--Regional Info--> The Sprial Mountains will allow migration of organisms from the Glacial Tundra, and the Fertile Lowlands/Rustree Forests.> All organism life here is restricted to growing now larger than Size 13 on the size chart here >>1523105 until the end of this era.> Plant life here has the caveat/benefit of being able to grow without the necessity for soil/ground sediment.> Animal life here has the caveat/benefit of having strong resilience to thinner atmosphere in the mountain ranges and protection from the extreme cold.
I should also note that this will be the last thread for any Terrestrial life on Janus or Rienia as the Magedivatian Era comes to a close.The two threads to follow this one will be focused exclusively on the evolution of marine life. This of course does mean I will be allowing creators in the future threads to create unique marine habitats, and I would heavily encourage this.That all for now though. As always, I'm actively recording and archiving all organisms, fanart, and information you guys make regarding the state of Janus and Rienia. I hope you're all having fun, and anyone that is new/newish to the EvoGame threads, I hope you're enjoying the threads, and that you're not having to difficult of a time finding an opportunity to provide input and/or new organisms to our worlds.
Here's the full image for the rustree variant of the northern melscopede, just to save anyone a few minutes of filling fluff lines with the bucket tool.
>>1552416The picture here >>1551969 actually has a full size image of the your critter seen in your post as is everything else in that picture.Just thought I'd let people know that all the animals seen in these picture >>1551969>>1523105 are in fact their original resolution/size. Apparently that is confusing to folks.
>>1552485I'm not confused.The image in your picture is not fully orange. The image I just posted is. Therefore this is a more convenient base image for evolutions, as I said.
>>1528134Ruby Crowns that had emigrated to the Spiral Mountains took a shape that may seem a bit too alien, even for a moonworld like Rienia. It reduces it's height considerably, keeping itself from freezing to death by reabsorbing heat from the ground, and by compacting it's older leaves ontop of eachother, a growth method that also allows it to be an evergreen (red?) plant, that is highly resistant to extreme exposure to light. The "Bushes" grow directly ontop the mountainrocks, much like simpler algae and moss organisms do on earth, however this plant retains it's complexity, and even expands on it, developing a proper pair of sexual organs. It can grow virtually anywhere, regardless of moisture (Although it prefers dry soil) or height, and 'ignores' the lack of nutrients on the soils, being able to grow in basic or acidic enviroments.
>>1525144the puffy Scotera in the Mountains, while still mainly eatingruby kelp, gains a shovel-like armour-spike, with which it digs into the unnamed plants >>1552829.This it doesn't do to eat, but to make itself nests in the bulbous mass of plant, where its protected from the enviroment.
>>1554230forgot thge pic
>>1523403The razor Kelp in the Mountains often get ripped out of the arid, incredibly steep ground by wind, so it re-purposes one of its leafs to its original role as root, digging deep into earth and porous stone alike.
>>1528038The Warmmeli in the mountains develop stronger, more articulatre legs to grab onto the sides of cliffs. They stay there most of the time, stuck to the cliff like moss, only dropping down when winds die down to go find food.
>>1551969Some Rustrees from the forests migrate to the mountains, their roots far strengthened to hold onto the steep spiral mountains, and their crown excreting a glue-like substance when touching rock for a long time, thereby sticking to the rockface and holding on.
>>1523403Some Razor Kelp grow larger, with accompanying growth of the root, and since their leafs are now less liable to be ripped off to populate other areas, they develop reproductive organs.They now sport small pods in which juvenile specimen lay dormant, which get released in the summer.