Charbiss is the second planet that orbits around the star Firiope. The surface of planet Charbiss is a barren wasteland, exposed to high amounts of radiation due to having a extremely thin atmosphere. Almost all of Charbiss' Oxygen and Hydrogen is used to form the water within its caverns.
Deep underneath the surface however, an enormous network of interconnecting caverns exist. These caverns vary from the size of a large city, to tiny little tunnels that only a mole could fit through. The caverns are almost entirely filled with water. The water has a gradient in temperature, being around 80C at the bottom and 30C at the top due to the high amount of geothermal vents that scatter the underwater caverns floor. Charbiss has currents that are caused by convection, the hot water rises to the top, then as it cools is forced back down again to start the cycle again.
Team I Am Out Of Ideas (IAOOI)
Team Metamorphic Magic
Team Three Star
(Yasahiro, Silly otter)
SPECIES FOR TEAM “IAOOI”
Symbiotic Virus: base 5 +2 (50% support) = 7, capped to 6.
Develop acid-resistance: base 3 +2 (50% support) = 5.
Sex Vote: None provided
Viral Slyhunter (Saxerihund Pestis)
Viral Slyhunters are different from their ancestors in two main ways.
Firstly, the a single Slyhunter came into contact with a Virus, which for various unknown reasons did not kill the Slyhunter, and instead resided within its bloodstream. This virus does not recognize the Slyhunters DNA as different, and thus it now lives within the bloodstream of the Slyhunters, and float around looking for bacteria. If they find one, they prey upon it, eventually creating more virus. These virus are extremely tiny however, so there is no chance of them clogging up the circulatory system of the host Slyhunter. This has given the population of the Slyhunters an extreme boost, because they can no longer be affected by harmful bacteria (however other viruses are still a problem).
Slyhunters have also evolved an anti-acid, which is effectively a protein designed to destroy the acid produced by the Narquis. Slyhunters are now able to eat Narquis, however they aren't very nutritious and are still difficult to catch.
Small multicellular carbon-based life forms that look similar in shape to small dolphins/fish. Each organism is around 13cm. Has four fins on its head that it uses to stabilise itself while swimming. It has a long tentacle underneath its mouth. It has strips of eyes along its sides.
Reproduces sexually by males mating with the females and the females consequently producing large clusters of eggs. Developing embryos use a combination of Thermosynthesis and nutrients found within the egg to grow.
Has a complicated nervous system which feels pressure, temperature and pain.
It has a web of veins that use convection to make the blood spread around the body, using an organ that generates heat to do this. A symbiotic virus resides within their bloodstream, effectively acting as an immune system that destroys bacteria.
On its face there is an organ that senses vibrations and converts them into sound. They can emit high pitched sounds and construct a mental image of where things are due to their very good ears. They have strips of eyes along its sides that have a 360° view of the world.
Has four stabilisation fins around its face, and a dolphin-like tail fin which it moves up and down to swim with.
Has a series of organs devoted to digesting food, this includes two stomachs that connect to their own seperate intestine, and a bowel that the two intestines dump the digested food into.
Developing embryos are producers, (Thermosynthesis). Uses heat to produce energy. The adults are Carnivores. Eats other organisms to produce energy.
The geothermal depths of the caverns.
SPECIES FOR TEAM “METAMORPHIC MAGIC”
Bioluminescent defense mechanism: base 4 +2 (50% support) = 6.
Digest more metals: base 4 +2 (50% support) = 6.
Sex Vote: Infra-red sensing = 2.
Titiron Woith (Wothinium Titanferrus)
The Titiron Woith now eats Titanium, however it doesnt gain energy from doing so. Instead, the titanium is used in create of its armour, which has now become much thicker and stronger. The armour is built as cylindrical segments around the whole body, rather than plates of armour. This forms a Titanium-Iron armour, thus the name "Titiron".
Another major change is their unique defence mechanism. Along with their amour, Titiron Woiths now have small sacs of bioluminescent liquid located around the head and the tail of the wotih. When attacked by a predator, such as a Lytracker or Slyhunter, some of the sacs burst and create a large cloud of glowing green fluid. This distracts predators, as they suddenly have this glowing light surrounding them and thus the woith has time to escape.
Small multicellular carbon-based life forms that resemble worms and grow around the geothermal vents and deposits of iron and titanium. Each worm is around 10cm long when fully stretched, and about 5cm when fully shrunken. It's body has segmented titanium and iron fused armour on it. Has a series of paddles on either side of its body. Small green bioluminescent sacs are located around its head and its tail.
Reproduces sexually using a complicated system where three parents donate their sex cells to form a new organism with a full set of chromosomes, where they have three different copies of each chromosome (one from each parent). Resembles a worm.
Has an organ that crushes rocks to get at their minerals. Has three glands around their mouth that spit acid. Has cells in their skin that can sense minute changes in electricity in the surrounding environment.
Have muscles that allow them to expand and contract so they can hide inside of their burrows. Can swim using a similar way that snakes move on land. They have a series of paddles on either side of their long bodies, which allow them to swim quite quickly. These paddles have a cluster of small hairs on the end; these hairs sense the direction of the current and if they are touching an object. Has mitochondria that provide them with a lot of energy when they Thermosynthesize and use Chemolithotrophy.
Can convert vibrations into sound using a special organ; however they can only tell the difference between large and small vibrations.
Small green bioluminescent sacs are located around its head and its tail, these burst when the organism is under threat, which distracts the predator and gives the organism time to get away.
Uses heat to produce energy.
Uses Iron and Water to produce energy. The water is split using a chemical reaction to produce oxygen and hydrogen. The oxygen and iron combines to make Fe2O3 (rust), which also creates energy in the process. It then uses the rust to build its armour and expels hydrogen as waste.
They are also opportunistic carnivores, and will happily digest any edible organisms that they find lying on the sediment.
The geothermal depths of the caverns.
SPECIES FOR TEAM “THREE STAR”
Echolocation: base 4 +2 (50% support) = 6.
Control production of light: base 3 +2 (50% support) = 5.
Ambush Terkk (Terrarkus Ambusae)
Ambush Terkks are able to turn off their bioluminescent markers, especially when they sense prey nearby through their ability to echolocate. They then lie in wait, until the creature comes close enough then they strike by waving around branches of spines which the prey will hopefully get impaled on.
They have gained a simple hearing system to echolocate with, however it can only really tell how close or far away something is.
Small multicellular carbon-based life forms that grow from a clump into spiny clusters around deposits of Sulfur. Has bioluminescent (aqua coloured) dots on their spines. Each organism is around 15 - 20cm tall.
Reproduces using singe-celled spores that float through the caverns and find new vents to grow around.
Has a primitive form of respiration.
Is bioluminescent, producing aqua-coloured light from small dots scattered around its spines. Has small patches of light sensitive cells on their skin, which connects to an organ dedicated to processing this information and coming up with an image of the surrounding world.
Has two forms of roots: large, stable, acid secreting roots and the tiny, rapid growing mycelium-like absorbing roots. The first use Sulfuric acid to dissolve Sulfur deposits and the latter absorb this dissolved Sulfur to fuel their metabolism.
Has large spines that deter predators. If an organism is impaled upon these spines, a paralysis toxin is released into their bodies and then they are dissolved and absorbed by small roots. These spines are controlled by small muscles contained within the spines. Their skin is acid resistant.
Has the ability to echolocate and can hear.
Producer (Chemolithotrophy). Uses Sulfur and Water to produce energy. The water is split using a chemical reaction to produce oxygen and hydrogen. The oxygen and Sulfur combines to make Sulfur Dioxide, which also creates energy in the process. More water and hydrogen is added to create H2SO4 (Sulfuric acid), which is released through the roots to dissolve the surrounding Sulfur and thus get more ingredients to make energy. The acid harmlessly disperses, usually forming back into water and Sulfur.
They are also opportunistic carnivores, and will happily digest an organism that is trapped by their spines.
The geothermal depths of the caverns.
SPECIES FOR TEAM “FREMULON”
Spoons launch out of body when sustained a lethal wound: base 4 +2 (50% support) = 6.
Develop anti-viral compounds: base 6 +2 (50% support) = 8, capped to 6.
Sex Vote: None provided
Immune Narquis (Narcitias Munis)
These Narquis are immune to the virus contained within the Slyhunters, and if exposed to it they are able to produce enzymes that are poisonous and destroy the virus. This immune system can also be used on other viruses and bacteria, and thus the Narquis now have an effective immune system.
The spoons on the outside of the Narquis automatically launch after the death of the Narquis, due to a large muscle contraction. These muscles are always stretch when the Narquis is alive, and are similar to an elastic band in which they constrict and shoot the spoons away, to potentially start new Narquis from the old spoons.
Small multicellular carbon and silicon-based life forms that form into the shape of corkscrews. Each corkscrew has a series of growths on the outside that resemble spoons, which catch the water currents and make the organism spin much faster. Each corkscrew is around 8cm.
Narquis have two forms of reproductive cells, the released cells (sperm) and the kept cells (eggs). The eggs are kept in microscopic ‘pores’ in the skin, and are safe in there until a sperm released from another Narquis joins with it and creates a new Narquis. These baby Narquis take a little while to grow, and eventually leave the parent organism once big enough.
They also have a secondery way of reproduction: Reproduces using it's discarded spoons. These elongate and slowly grow into the shape of a corkscrew. The spoons shoot out of recently dead Narquis because of an extreme muscle contraction.
Has spoons on the outside that make it spin faster. These spoons can feel pressure and can use muscles to swivel them around the get more current. Narquis are able to drop these spoons if they get stuck, in a similar ways to some varieties of lizard drop their tails.
Narquis secrete an acid that dissolves skin, however most species are now immune to this acid.
Narquis have an effective immune system which releases proteins to kill the intruders (unlike earth ones which use alive cells to consume them).
Producer (Kinetosynthesis). Uses the kinetic energy of the currents to produce energy for itself.
The geothermal currents of the caverns.
Slyhunters are much hardier, being immune to viruses and acid. Woiths have gained much better defences in the form of improved armour and a way to distract predators so that they can escape. Terkks are mastering the art of being the ambush predator, and Narquis continue being the awesome little survivors that they are, helped by their new immune systems and ways to reproduce, even after they are dead! What will happen next time on Charbiss? (hint: its something bad