Competition - Petrixic

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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by Alpha » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:48 am

Votes are locked.
My Major Competitions:
Droetis
Charbiss
Petrixic

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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by Alpha » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:01 am

TURN 1
Years passed since evolution of Eukaryotic life: 500 million

WORLD:
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PLANET DESCRIPTION: In a solar system similar to our own, there is a small planet approximately 80% the size of Earth, known as Petrixic. Aside from this it is practically identical in terms of composition, and is located within the goldilocks zone, not too hot, and not too cold, just right for life! It has a 20 hour day/night cycle, and takes approximately 400 of its days to orbit its sun. It has one tidally locked moon which is the same proportion as Earth's moon in terms of its size relative to Petrixic. It is highly tectonically active, however the land is completely uninhabited and inhospitable, due to the very thin and weak ozone layer. Currently this planet is devoid of any form of complex organisms, however new species of eukaryotes have evolved and spread across the oceans through the use of their flagella, and some have developed one of the earliest forms of predatation - cytophagy, in which they engulf the other organisms and digest them to absorb their energy and nutrients. However other organisms, have responded to this new threat by developing unique defence mechanisms, such as physical "shields" and poisons.

PLANT LIFE: A strain of Origin Bacteria absorbed a cyanobacteria and eventually developed a symbiotic relationship, forming the first true plant cell, a primitive unicellular Algae. Plant life exists only within the oceans at this stage.

EVENT: Incoming on Turn 4, biological in nature.

VOTING RULES
1 - 20 is the reverse of what was intended.
21 - 40 is no change.
41 - 60 is slight change towards what was intended.
61 - 80 is evolving the desired trait.
81 - 100 is becoming specialised and extremely good at whatever is being evovled.

Vote trading is allowed, however it will be modified by 0.75, making it more "risky" to do this than to vote normally. You can have one vote trade per other team, and cannot support vote trades.
Once gene transfer adaptions are evolved, you also unlock one extra vote, however this also cannot be supported (however it is unmodified).

Votes have to be mostly realistic or at least plausible. You must be able to provide a valid reason as to why something should be evolved if asked.
They also have to follow a linear progression, aka you can't just vote for "wings" as its too far of an evolutionary step, rather youd have to vote for climbing of trees/other structures, then methods of gliding, and then finally powered flight.
Also votes have to be specific and not vague, for example you cant just vote for "a better heart", you have to explain exactly what it is you want to be changed.

Each team will have a conservation status given to them each turn. This will reflect the success of each organism.
Extinct (EX) – No known individuals remaining.
Critically endangered (CR) – Extremely high risk of extinction in the near future.
Endangered (EN) – High risk of extinction.
Vulnerable (VU) – Bad risk of endangerment in the future.
Near threatened (NT) – Likely to become endangered in the near future.
Least concern (LC) – Lowest risk. Does not qualify for a higher risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.
Species can only move up or down 1 level each turn, or 3 after a bad event. Species can go extinct if they are located in both the Critically Endangered or Endangered categories, in which the team will revert to another species similar in ancestry to their current species, but much more heavily adapted to whatever killed the original. Other changes may also occur to make this a last-resort tactic (aka the species you inherit will be much different than your other one, so you don't just get a free adaption).
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SPECIES FOR TEAM “FRIENDO”
(Members = joshthehawk, Ewery1, AOE22)
Team Votes:
  • joshthehawk: Develop Flagella: base 37 = 37 (trait not evolved)
  • Ewery1: Develop Calcium Frustule: base 73 = 73 (trait moderately evolved)
  • AOE22: Develop Cytophagy: base 38 = 38 (trait not evolved)
Vote Exchanges: No vote exchange :(
Sex Vote: These poor little buggers are asexual

Conchacalcites (Neovitus Clupeatus)
The Conchacalcite has evolved a porous calcium-based "shell" called a frustule, surrounding its cellular membrane. This frustule provides protection against the new predators that have begun to dominate the oceans, however it is not impenetrable, merely making it significantly more difficult for predators to distinguish from the surrounding rocks and well as dissolve the frustule in their digestive acids. Due to the rise of the Amoeboids, this cell has been heavily preyed upon, and it's conservation status has dropped a level, to Near threatened.
Appearance:
Small eukaryotic cells, approximately 150 µm in diameter. Has a porous calcium-based frustule (cellular shell) that provides protection.
Notable Features:
  • Reproduces asexually
Diet:
Chemotroph: Absorbs various mineral from the surrounding water to provide energy and grow.
Habitat:
The rocky substrate and currents of the mineral-rich oceans of Petrixic.
Conservation Status:
NT

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SPECIES FOR TEAM “PROMETHEUS”
(Members = Natural_20, GabrielGG, Tiberius)
Team Votes:
  • Natural_20: Develop Cytophagy: base 70 = 70 (trait moderately evolved)
  • GabrielGG: Develop Flagella: base 69 = 69 (trait moderately evolved)
  • Tiberius: Grow Larger: base 93 = 93 (trait is fully evolved and specialised in)
Vote Exchanges: No vote exchange :(
Sex Vote: These poor little buggers are asexual

Giant Amoeboid (Amoebefigura gigantica)
A new family of unicellular organisms has arisen, known as the "Amoeboids", which have developed a much more flexible cellular membrane, allowing them to stretch and enwrap other cells and then to digest them by pumping the cell-containing "bubbles" within them full of digestive acids. This amoeboid has evolved the ability to transport itself through the use of a single flagella located on its end, in order to find its prey much more effectively. However, it still travels blindly and preys upon all cells it encounters - including members of their own species. The Giant Amoeboid has also grown significantly, now measuring around 800µm in diameter. This gives it a great advantage, being the largest organism in the ocean, being able to prey upon almost all smaller cells.

Appearance:
Large eukaryotic cells, approximately 800 µm in diameter. The have a single large flagella at their rear.
Notable Features:
  • Reproduces asexually
  • Flexible membrane allows ability to engulf other organisms (cytophagy)
Diet:
Cytophage: Engulfs other organisms in order to then digest them and obtain nutrients and energy
Habitat:
The rocky substrate and currents of the mineral-rich oceans of Petrixic.
Conservation Status:
LC

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SPECIES FOR TEAM “WHATEVERTHEFUCK”
(Members = Alexcat989, 20 characters!, Grockstar)
Team Votes:
  • Alexcat989: Develop Cytophagy: base 29 = 29 (trait not evolved)
  • 20 characters!: Develop toxic hunting secretions: base 7 = 7 (reverse of trait evolved)
  • Grockstar: Develop Flagella: base 33 = 33 (trait not evolved)
Vote Exchanges: No vote exchange :(
Sex Vote: These poor little buggers are asexual

Cyanitutelas (Neovitus venenum)
This species has developed a potent defensive cyanide-based poison, their name literally meaning "Cyanide Defence". The poison is not excreted, and lies within the cytoplasm waiting to kill any organism that preys upon them. Because of this, other species have effectively left this species alone entirely, allowing to spread across the ocean and have a large population. However, this poison becomes completely useless shortly after mixing with high doses of salt, meaning it cannot be excreted into the surrounding environment or used in an offensive manner.

Appearance:
Small eukaryotic cells, approximately 150 µm in diameter.
Notable Features:
  • Reproduces asexually
  • Stores a potent cyanide-based poison inside it's cytoplasm
Diet:
Chemotroph: Absorbs various mineral from the surrounding water to provide energy and grow.
Habitat:
The rocky substrate and currents of the mineral-rich oceans of Petrixic.
Conservation Status:
LC
My Major Competitions:
Droetis
Charbiss
Petrixic

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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by Natural_20 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:49 am

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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by Alexcat989 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:29 am

-Colonies
Because who would go near a lump of poison?
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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by joshthehawk » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:20 am

Voting for that flagella.

Can you use the vote exchanger as support for votes?
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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by Alpha » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:28 am

joshthehawk wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:20 am
Voting for that flagella.

Can you use the vote exchanger as support for votes?
No but you can use your own team members.
My Major Competitions:
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Charbiss
Petrixic

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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by Ewery1 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:00 pm

Can we develop calcium spikes on the outside of the shell to dig into our enemies and also to prey on other creatures by bumping into them? It would puncture the cell membrane and provide us with yummy cell guts to eat.
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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by Sassy Cassie » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:45 am

Double up on the flagella vote.
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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by Tiberius » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:15 am

Extracellular Acidic Digestive Enzymes
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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by Alpha » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:39 am

Grockstar wrote: I need to vote
GabrielGG wrote: I need to vote
20 characters! wrote: I need to vote
Still waiting on votes from you three
My Major Competitions:
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Petrixic

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