Definitely Not Earth’s Twin Two

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Re: Definitely Not Earth’s Twin Two

Post by Tiberius » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:07 am

I was distracted, I'll finish it tommorow, which is basically today at this time of night

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Re: Definitely Not Earth’s Twin Two

Post by Tiberius » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:59 pm

Turn Eleven: To Land
No Event:
Team Octotank
Votes-
Tentacles into legs Auto 6
Sex Vote: Terrestrial Herbivory 2+3=5


Changes:
Terrestrial Virim- Oscolumpnam Maresuperficium
Virim have extended their skeletal system throughout its tentacles and evolved proper joints to allow it to move at a decent pace across the Mat. It runs with its six locomotion limbs while keep its four bladed limbs held higher up to avoid wearing the edge of the flanges. Their niche has changed somewhat dramatically as this variety of virim is most often found nesting at the edge of the sea, as they’re digestion has become specialised for the few surviving plants on the beach and the land variety of the slime. They still hunt Banshees of course, but they’re expanded niche was the result of the Banshee’s scream making them much harder to hunt, even with proper legs.

Event Effects
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Description:
  The organism is a predator with a cylindrical shape and symmetry from one end to the other. It is omnivorous and can eat land slime and grasses. Its covered in fish-like scales. It has a cylindrical ribecage. It has a digestive system that can process fresh and decayed meat as well as slime. It’s immune system is based on virophages that are selected for to defeat pathogens and held within a small organ. Each end has three limbs that are used as locomotion aids and for grabbing and identifying things. Two of the limbs have bladed flanges that are replaced over time. These limbs are particularly strong and can be used to crawl. It has a beak. It has lungs. This lungs can store air when it dives to be expelled in an air jet through a hole above the mouth to escape predators. It has a trisexual reproductive system and herding behaviour. The herds are made up of many males and females centered around an ocmale. The ocmale carries the fertilised eggs given by the males and females. The eggs can be used as weapons, spearing predators attacking the herd. The young have specialised teeth for burrowing through flesh so they tend to burrow out of the host, killing them in the process, but they struggle to survive long enough to find a herd.. It has basic social intelligence, and can communicate with simple chirps within their burrows to describe locations. They have a region of their brain for memory, sensory awareness and vocalisations to facilitate this. Packs cut burrows into the slime.




Team Any
Votes-
Terrestrial Colonies Auto 6
Sex Vote: Spinerets 4+3=7

Changes:
Spider Banshee- Ingenticalamore Aranealolligo
The glue created by the banshee has become specialised as competitions between Banshee males for the best nest have escalated. This resulted in the glue slowly developing into sticky thread. Nests have also migrated up onto land. The Banshee now relies on the slime’s descendent, the forest. It creates its nest by weaving connected domes ontop of the slime, then chunks of the forest floor and draping them over the domes. This results in the slime growing over and under the domes, keeping they very humid inside, which prevents the eggs from drying out, allowing them to live anywhere the forest is. The banshees do need to periodically clear slime away from the entrance, but since they eat it, its not really a bad thing.

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N/A.

Description:
The Banshee is a Herbivore that eats slime. Its Shaped somewhat like a squid or octopus with a central body ending in a mouth surrounded by tentacles, and it is covered in a thick exoskeleton. It has four digitigrade legs that it uses to run on the mat, although it faces down as it does so. The Exoskeleton is covered in spines that cause muscle weakness and eventual death. It uses chemoreceptors throughout its mouth and tentacles to find slime to eat. Its has six eyes around its mouth. It has a combination digestive-circulatory system that digests food and acts as an open circulatory system. It has lungs. It lives in small herds that build dome nests in-between layers of forest slime by weaving domes using their spinnerets and then covering the domes with slime. These nests are used to hide and protect their eggs and keep their wet. It has basic social intelligence. They mate on top of the slime mat. Their land calls are inaudible to other species and can mean a number of things. Underwater they can be loud enough to stun predators that get too close. It strengthens these screams with pressurised airsacs located on the top of the body.


  



Team ABNTT
Votes-
Strengthen Stem with Minerals 1+2=3
Roots 3+2=5
Sex Vote Spiral Stair Case 4+3=7

Changes:
Rocky Forest- Altamoss Spiralisauctus
The Rocky Forest has continued to better adapt itself for life on land. Proper roots have split off from the white tendrils. These roots dig deeper into the ground to absorb minerals in the dirt, and in theory water, but the mat tends to catch all the rain, so the dirt beneath it tends to be particularly dry, unless its near a body of water. Unfortunately the mat can’t process all of the minerals and this has resulted in bony growths across the mat. Usually these grows are recovered by slime within a short period of time, but they also don’t really do anything.
The Trees have evolved to collect sunlight more efficiently by growing a double spiral pattern of branchs with few but large uniform leaves. The Trees have become better at collecting sunlight closer to the burst bubble, which eases the transport of energy, but it also means that the mat surrounding the tree depends on it for energy.

Event Effects
N/A

Description:
A bright green slimy mass that grows across the surface of the Munr Sea and its beaches. It is dense with chlorophyl. It forms mats that flow across the sea with white tendrils holding the mass together. Other thicker white roots dig down into the dirt to collect water(hard away from water, since all rain is captured) and nutrients/minerals. Its covered in blackspots that it uses to direct its growth towards areas of greater sunlight, but for the most part have become vestigial. It develops bony growths due to unusable minerals, they quickly covered over by the mat. The slime gains a thicker cell wall and its tendrils turn into roots that dig towards the water allowing to avoid desiccation. ¬ It has developed large stalks ending in balls that periodically explode releasing spores and chunks. The stalks have large branchs with uniform leaves in a double spiral pattern. The spores fertilize other trees and the chunks grow into new patches. These stalks can grow quite large but are limited by the weakness of the stalks.



Environmental Information:
At the moment most life is found on/in the Munr Sea, or in the surrounding region that is overgrown with the forest. Grasses have begun to spread farther than the forest, further north or south where the forest can’t survive due to the harsher seasons. Small Migratory herbivores have also appeared, venturing into these regions to graze on grass in the warm months, before returning to the forest in the cold months.

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Re: Definitely Not Earth’s Twin Two

Post by magmacube_tr » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:13 pm

So, the rocky trees didn't work. And now the slime has these solid hunks of rock that litter its insides. Fine, I'll just use the regular and lame style of... the DNA!

Vote: The ends of each branch connect to the other two above and below them through a stolon, which fuses with them, forming a shape akin to DNA. After the connections are complete, these stolons then thicken, creating more stalks to support the plant even higher.

Sex vote proposal: The bursting balls turn into floating bursting ballons that get pulled off and carried around by the wind, only exploding after a few hours of just stumbling around.
Your everyday cube of molten rock. Also, look, a baby dragon.

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But thats a swa-

Shut up! This is the closest thing I could find.

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Re: Definitely Not Earth’s Twin Two

Post by Tiberius » Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:40 am

If I don't get a vote for each team by next weekend I might let this die. This semester is going to be rough, so there'll probably be more breaks in the game than last semester, if that last break takes more than a week to recover, then this semester will kill it.

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Re: Definitely Not Earth’s Twin Two

Post by BakedToast » Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:40 pm

Team Octotank

Evolve flute-like whistle structures on the vent of the lungs, such that various pitches and tones of whistle can [voluntarily] be produced, to aid in communication with other members of our species.

Sex Vote: Drastically increase brain size, to allow for higher cognitive function.
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Re: Definitely Not Earth’s Twin Two

Post by DehEvil » Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:55 pm

Oh, sorry. I've been busy lately.
Hey Nature

Team Any:

Live in large colonies for defense.

Sex Vote:

Create elevated protective shelter in the forest.
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Re: Definitely Not Earth’s Twin Two

Post by Tiberius » Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:07 pm

And with that we have crossed the threshold. Guess I'll be working on a turn this sunday

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Re: Definitely Not Earth’s Twin Two

Post by Tiberius » Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:57 am

Next turn postponed to tuesday or wednesday, I forgot how much I had due on sunday/monday

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Re: Definitely Not Earth’s Twin Two

Post by Tiberius » Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:26 pm

This game is dead, I wanted to keep pushing on, but there's no way with this semester. Sorry. If the forum isn't barren by the time the semester ends I'll continue this game, if not then you might see me on bay forums. Or maybe not, who knows what the future holds?

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Re: Definitely Not Earth’s Twin Two

Post by DehEvil » Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:30 am

This has been one of the longer games I have been in so... good job.
RIP
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joshthehawk wrote: your only limit is your limited imagination.
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