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Everything Else / Kaidu [qaɪ̯.ˈð̞ʊ] AKA Kenotai's language!
« on: December 17, 2013, 03:58:21 pm »
Hi, I mentioned that I had a conlang, and I will briefly make an introduction here. Some linguistic knowledge (ability to read IPA) may be required.
Kaidu [qaɪ̯.ˈð̞ʊ] is a language that I have been working on for about a year and a half now.

Consonants to the left are unvoiced, ones to the right are voiced.

Stops p    t    k    q   
Fricatives f v s z χ ɣ
Approximants   β̞    ð̞    ɻ    ɰ
Nasals   m    n
Prenasalised Stops ᵐp    ⁿt    ᵑk    ᶰq   
/ɐ~a/ /i/ /u~ʊ/ /e~ɛ/ /o~ɔ/, each vowel pair is listed unstressed~stressed, and diphthongs /ai/ /ia/ /oi/ /io/ /ui/ /iu/.
Ultimate stress in root words and compounds, verb endings and some noun endings do not get stress. Stress will be indicated by underline, for example: garas, ntegimon, inme.

I guess that's good so far, never consolidated my grammar so I don't know where to start, but I have a few lessons (as in very few) on my mini tumbr:
But I should be able to adress questions or even translate something if you want. I also have a writing system for this, you can see it in the names for the colors here:

Spore: Creation Corner / Tentacular Mix Up
« on: September 18, 2011, 01:19:04 pm »
Tentacular Mix-Up

The Tentacular Mix-Ups (as they are, or rather were, called by the ancient race, the Xonians) are a rather strange creature. They are, as the name suggests, rather mismatched in terms of parts of their bodies.  They have three mouths, previously used to eat from multiple close by sources of food, mostly for speed and efficiency. They have what looks like a large eye behind their head, but it is in fact an electro sensitive organ as well as infrared sensitive. Their actual eyes are in three pairs along their back, each sensitive to one of each of red, green, and blue. They have four pairs of tentacle like hands hanging down from below. Tiny suction cups cover their hands for easier grasping in the watery environment in which it lives. In addition, behind these Tentacular limbs in a large flipper, which, along with its tail, it uses to propel itself through the water.

Another peculiarity of this species is the complexity at which names become when they are written down in other languages. Each mouth is completely capable of its own sounds, and each mouth makes a sound at the same time, and it is this cacophony of different sounds that makes up a phoneme in the Tentacular Mix-Up’s language. When written down, it is written down one mouth at a time, with each syllable beginning with a capital, like this: m1/m2/m3. Sometimes the words look simply ridiculous in other languages, for instance, the name of their home, watery planet is PanSuiMan/RokNanHal/ShatPaFoo. It is not unheard of to abbreviate simply such cumbersome words down to the first letter in each syllable, so the aforementioned word would simple be PSM/RNH/SPF.

Here is the planet as viewed from space:

The culture of the Tentacular Mix-Up is a complicated one.  There are several different religions, each originating in one of their six main, and only, cities. All six cities are named with a different arrangement of Pan, Mi, and Lan, so there’s Pan/Mi/Lan (duh), Lan/Pan/Mi, and so on. Their culture is based on the idea that everyone should help others if they can, and even if they cannot. Pay it forward is generally expected. They are always eager to meet new species, and they have facilitated peace talks numerous times between species. Despite this, however, the family unit is not a strong one, based heavily on the idea that “you don’t choose your family,” instead opting to place their loyalties with friends and colleagues, with these bonds themselves being stronger than the strongest family bonds on Earth.  Swinging back around to religion and the cities, they can easily be summarized in the following way:

1) From Pan/Mi/Lan – This is the oldest city on PSM/RNH/SPF. It is the cradle of their entire civilization. It is a sprawling, domed metropolis home to a billion Tentacular Mix-Ups. Due to the increased support from the water and the better technology than we have, the buildings in this city reach up to almost three times the height of the Burj Khalifa (nearly reaching the surface of their shallow, global ocean).  This is where the fact that it is domed comes into play; if it wasn’t domed, the ocean currents would knock down the buildings that are this tall. The dome is also habitable from the outside, and is covered with residential homes, as well as ports so that one may simply swim into the larger city beneath the dome. Expanding outward from the dome is likewise with even more residential spaces, the density slowly tapers off for a hundred miles, and then there is sprawling farmland that too eventually gives way to the natural sea floor.

The religion of the inhabitants of this city is a polytheistic one.  The ruling deity is the god of Water, called Fal/Man/Om. He is considered a peaceful god that just “goes with the flow” as it were.  There is also the god of Warmth, who has a fiery personality, the goddess of Wrath, in which diplomatic pitfalls are blamed on, and the God of Messages and Dusk,  who is considered responsible for shady dealings and corruption. Some of their important rituals include marriage, the most important rite in the followers lives, as it signifies the bonding between friends that will and usually does (as they wait longer) a lifetime. Others include death rites, where the body of the deceased is dismembered and allowed to drift out into the sea. The afterlife is considered to be so small as to be invisible, occurring between the “particles” (this definition has changed with science) of the ocean. As more powerful microscopes are developed, this is leadfing to a crisis of faith with the believers insisting that it goes even smaller than what they can observe, even if they adhered to a view of the afterlife that was previously larger. The most important holiday in the city for everyone is the Festival of Currents, in which a seasonal strong current passes over the domes of the city. This forces those living on the dome to come into the city, where they pass the time waiting with getting drunk off of seaweed ale. The most important personal holiday is the marriage anniversary, as it solemnizes the bond between two individuals (an aside here is that marriages were never really about procreation, the female keeps the children produced however, meaning that same sex marriages are common, as love and friendship are the two concepts that are conflated, instead of love and sex). The symbol of this religion is a silver circle with an uneven spiral inside it, with a large black disk behind it. In this city, however, religion is followed in a somewhat European style, most people are only casual believers, the most that shows through in daily life is shibboleths in their idiomatic usage (an indicator that one is a native of this city, as well as the “big city” attitude that they show).

2) From Pan/Lan/Mi – This city is the second largest, and the second founded city. However, it is nearly all the way on the other side of the planet, an amazing feat, as the planet is significantly larger than the planet Earth. This city is, again, not as large as P/M/L, and it is not domed as there are no strong currents that pass through this city. The architecture here is much different from the others, instead of tall buildings; instead, it utilizes a huge array of bubbled buildings chained to each other and to the ground in an odd web of buildings. From far away, it is so dense it looks as if there is a large steel colored bump rising out from the sea floor. In addition to this difference, the farming of the city is done in tall spiraling towers with food growing on the tops, bottoms and sides of the inward spiraling terrace.  A good number of these rise up either in the midst of the network of round buildings (a side effect of city growth) or they occur far out from the lower edges of the city. This city is home to 800 million people.

One thing about this city that contrasts it with Pan/Mi/Lan is that this city is a lot more conservative than liberal P/M/L. The religion (more on that in a second) is more strictly adhered to and believed in. This religion is monotheistic in nature, worshiping the one Truth instead of the Many as they call the other religions (whether they too are monotheistic or not). The one Truth is said to pervade all elements of life, and this plays off the innate selflessness of the Tentacular Mix-Up, manifesting in this instance as a near inability to tell a lie. Of course that does not mean they are incapable, it just goes against their principles and a medium sized lie could mean disastrous effects on one’s social standing with your peers. One thing that this city is known for is its religious songs. These songs, to a human ear, almost sound like faster whale songs, being underwater and such. These songs are especially played during the “monthly” (10 times a year) festivals to the Truth. The festivals are times to celebrate your life and peers, and they are also used as a time to grow ones circle of friends, and maybe find a marriage partner, which brings us to another point. Marriage in P/L/M is different from the rest of PSM/RNH/SPF. Instead of it being a personal recognition of a lifelong friendship, it is instead used to further your wealth. In this city, financial conservatism is also prevalent as well as social conservatism. These marriages are always between opposite sexed couples, in order to produce offspring to further a families wealth (this structuring of family is unique to this city).  Same sex coupling is not frowned upon, it just doesn’t result in marriage (here, the conflation is marriage and business, versus marriage and friendship). Side lovers are common. Back to their religion, they have temple services once every eight days (eight for two pairs of hands if you must know). These temples are bubbles like the other ones, but they are more adorned, having large (dull) golden spikes come out of them. These services are generally very solemn compared to the playful festivals that they have. In these services, one casts of your Doubts, which can be considered sin, confessionals which are held to the entire congregation. Generally your entire circle of friends goes to the same temple as you, and in fact that might just be where you got them in the first place. The symbol for this religion is a large gold disk with a tentacle print on the inside in black.

3) From Mi/Pan/Lan – This city is the third oldest of all the cities, but only the fourth largest. The city is made up of large glass and steel step pyramids, rising out of the say floor, about 4000 miles from Pan/Mi/Lan. Think of it as a large, single building. The outside is glass and open, so that “fish” can swim in and out freely. Their farming is similar to Pan/Lan/Mi, except that it is instead a large white ceramic spiral that goes all the way around the pyramids. And unlike Pan/Lan/Mi, the spiral is not like a long curved rectangular prism, but it is curved all the way around like a cylinder. The population of this city is at 700 million.

The culture of this city is similar in many ways to P/L/M, which is to be expected because this city is a colony from there. As such, their religion is somewhat similar, they also worship the one Truth, but the level of devotion is similar to that in Pan/Mi/Lan. There are also several differences in the core of the belief system. They still believe in the one Truth, that is all pervasive, but instead of the nearly Puritanical work ethic, they are much more laid back. They are also much more in tune with nature, as evidenced by letting wildlife swim freely around in their city and homes. They also forgo the ten times yearly festival for a more continuous joyous living. The Truth is a self-truth in this case, and not necessarily truth to others, but Tentacular Mix-Up charity still dictates that you should be honest with each other. This extends to their worship practice, which is nearly nonexistent. Instead, they meet with peers every so often and share good times in an informal session, without necessarily attributing it to the greater Truth of their lives. Drug use is extremely common in this city. They have a seaweed that produces a neurotoxin which numbs the body’s sense of isolation, making the person feel as if they occupy the entire universe and undergo a complete, but euphoric, ego death. Done in groups, this increases the bonds between them. In marriage, their practices are more in line with the customs of Pan/Mi/Lan, in which you marry your best friend and have children outside of the marriage. However, in this case, instead of the mother being the one to keep the children, it is the father who raises the child. Weddings are held far outside the city, out in the openness of the sea. The two to be wed share some of the psychoactive seaweed, and keep consuming it until they feel as if they are a part of each other. And then they consume more, and an officiator, mutually agreed upon, rings an instrument, again and again and again, which causes the newlyweds to associate the sound of the instrument with the feeling of being part of each other. This instrument is played once a year for all to hear at the top of the farming spiral. The symbol of this religion is a gold tentacle on a black disk, the inverse of Pan/Lan/Mi.

4) From Mi/Lan/Pan – This city is the fourth oldest and the third largest. This city is unique because it is built in a field of volcanoes. The volcano is extinct, but it still produces heat that warms the city, which is a good thing as this city is near to the poles of the world. The volcanic vent is gigantic; it stretches along for hundreds of miles before terminating.  Along the way are more traditional cone volcanoes, and there is a large cluster of them, mostly the undersea equivalent of cinder cones. There are two types of architecture to this city, the part built atop of the crack, and districts built on top of the cluster. The buildings associated with the  are huge arches that flare out in the middle, catching the warmer water as it rises. It is made with highly heat resistant metal on the bottom of the superstructure, while the top is glass and steel like in M/P/L. The buildings built over the cluster and other volcanoes are domes, catching the warmth the same way as those along the vent.  The population for this city is 750 million.

The religion that was founded here is based on two entities, the Mother Sea and Father Heat, but these are just translation conventions because these familial terms do not normally apply. It is fairly obvious what these two are implying, but I’ll explain anyways. Father heat is a non-corporeal entity that lives beneath the sea bed, and it provides the warmth for the whole city, while Mother Sea is responsible for keeping Him from overheating the whole area. The level of devotion is minimal, with it being relegated to more of a mysticism that everyone tolerates. However, there are priests and priestesses that commit sacrifices to the two in horrible displays of cruelty. The sacrifice to Father Heat is done by taking a condemned prisoner, tying weights to them, and tossing them into an uninhabited volcano. As a confirmation, this religion is state sponsored and this is a legal method of execution. The sacrifice to Mother Sea is similar, instead of weights, flotation devices are attached, and the victim rises to the cold surface waters and the exposed air, where they freeze to death. These events are public, and despite it sounding like these guys are a bunch of Aztecs that do this to everyone, they do not. They only do it to people that the public have condemned as unsavable, which goes against the more global attitude of charity. This leads to those in other cities to insult uncharitable people as being “as cold as Mi/Lan/Pan.” Marriage here is like in most other cities, you marry your best friend. The ceremony is a plain one, with a state officiator legalizing the union. Some of the holidays that are celebrated here are Summer, when the waters outside of the warmth of the volcanoes become warmer, and your wedding anniversary. Summer is celebrated by travel outside of the city, where you take in the beauty of the surrounding waters.  The emblem for this religion is two joined semi circles, one red, on the bottom, and one bluish purple, on the top.

5) From Lan/Pan/Mi – This city is nearly the exact opposite of the previous city. Instead of a nearly polar location, this is located with a large archipelago of Caribbean islands and atolls. The architecture in this city is the most familiar to anyone from Earth. The architecture could be described as a “modern gothic” with pointed arches combined with more modern elements such as skyscrapers. The whole city follows the Tentacular Mix-Up trend of living in more and more crowded spaces in an effort to save space. As such, in addition to the contrasting old and new buildings, they are sometimes built right on top of one another. You could have gothic arches as the façade to a modern looking square skyscraper. The whole layout of the city is somewhat similar to Pan/Mi/Lan, in that it is not all bunched together and crowded like Pan/Lan/Mi and Mi/Pan/Lan.  The population is 650 million.

The culture of this society is very giving, even more so than the other cities. Personal possessions are almost unheard of, in a sense, as they are constantly being traded among peers.  Everyone shares, and this is a guiding principle of all interactions in the city. Peers groups as a result are incredibly close, even more than an immediate family would be on Earth. These peer groups generally all live together on the same floor of a flat, in some odd combination of roommate and neighbor. The faith of this city is a reform of a previous, savage religion. During ancient times, there was a lot of slavery and war within the city. Yes, this species does do things in really tight quarters. The religion sanctioned it as being part of the plan of some cruel God that wanted the blood of enemies to appease him. Well, the definition of enemy was never defined, and as such, it was one tight knit group fighting others, making alliances, declaring vengeance.  This went on for centuries, and people who were born here left the cruelty of the city and made their way to settle a new city, one that would rise above all the others in achievement, despite its smaller size.

6) From Lan/Mi/Pan – This city is the crown jewel of all of PAM/RNH/SPF. It is a scientific dream, designed from the ground up to be as modern as possible and to integrate all the latest advances into its basic infrastructure. The city’s architecture is similar to that of its ships and space stations, and for a very good reason. It was the “winner” of the planet’s space race, and has since reached further and further into the future, sometimes making the other cities feel like throwbacks in a sense. The buildings are all soaring and made with lots of curves at the bases of the buildings, tapering into spires at the top. Blue is a dominant color, as it is with most of the other cities. Think of any futuristic pipe dream of a city shown in the media (most especially Corning’s City of Glass demonstration), add the obviously missing criminal element, and you have this city. The citizens live in the lap of luxury, but it isn’t all good, of course. It is located near the equator, but it is not anywhere near as tropical as Lan/Pan/Mi, instead being more mild in terms of oceanic weather. 

It is from this city that we get the designs we have for their ships, take this personal ship:

More to come. Comments please!

Storytelling and Roleplaying / World Sphere
« on: August 25, 2011, 11:10:50 am »
World Sphere

In the furthest reaches of the galaxy, there lay slumbering the goodness that was the World Sphere. It provided everything for the inhabitants, food, water, and obviously shelter. It was the crown jewel of the ancient race of the Xonians. They prided themselves with advances in Nano and energy manipulating technologies. There they lived, in the World Sphere, content with their existences, never questioning what might be going on outside. Well, they should have paid a bit more attention.

A great cataclysm struck the world sphere, rending it from time and space. A large object, rife with a corrupting and out of phase substance, struck the Sphere, duplicating it and the people on it, and the copy was sent into a dimensional called Viox. The object did not stay with the newly formed Hell Sphere, and was left behind and began to corrupt the World Sphere.  The substance that the Xonians called Xiao (pronounced as ZEE-a-oh) was toxic upon contact. It had abiogenic properties, and the Xonians began to either die or mutate into grotesque forms. Meanwhile, the Hell Sphere, forever bound to its twin, grew more powerful as it drew upon the energy of the original.

The few Xonians left at the center of the original Sphere were desperate, they tried to call out for help, instead an interdimensional rift from the Hell Sphere opened up, and out came the Gotudhorl, a twisted evil race, and they promptly began a slaughter of the Xonians. Fortunately, for the Xonians, the Gotudhorl could not remain in this dimension for very long, and frequently had to return to the Viox. The opposite was also true for the Xonians; they could not enter their domain for any length of time, for the effects of the space on their physiology was too tremendous. A small compartment of the World Sphere was set aside and the remaining living Xonians all crammed into the area and the sole remaining leader put them into stasis until the situation could be rectified. That was two hundred cycles ago...

A Vykusi shuttle neared the large disturbance on him monitor. A massive gravity well was showing up on his sensor grid, and it was knocking him slightly off course. This was unusual in quite another way as well; generally not even the largest of stars will alter the course of his ship, so there had to be something else going on. Being a quite inquisitive Vykusi, he turned his ship and headed for the anomaly. As the warp field got closer to the disturbance it suddenly dissipated into nothing, and his ship slowly moved in on thrusters. At first he could not see what was in front of him, but as he got closer, the gaping hole in the star field suddenly clued him in. He tried to reverse his thrusters quickly to avoid a collision, and he was more or less successful, as the ship stopped a few meters away from the anomaly.

“Voice activation on. What is that thing?” he asked in a small panic.

A cool, female sounding voice responded. “The object directly in front of the vessel is a type 3 orbital habitat designed to sustain a population of up to several million inhabitants. Sensors cannot penetrate the inner thermal shell. Analysis based on surface structures present.”

“Is there a way inside?”

“A port is detected 1.2 kilometers toward the southern pole of the structure.”

He piloted to ship using minimal thruster power, and gently, as possible, flew into the bay. The bay was a mess. Debris was strewn all over the floor of the hangar, and wires hung from the ceiling (sending sparks flying everywhere).The ship landed softly in the middle of the bay, among a few other ships of design he did not know.

The side of the shuttle popped opened, and slowly came upwards to reveal the pilot. His name was Ryku, and he was a mercenary working for various governments, killing undesirables, things like that. He was clad in an environment suit, and he had a basic weapon at his disposal. He clambered off the ramp and into the bay.

“Voice activation on. Please lock up the ship until I return.”


Ryku headed into the bay, looking around with the flashlight attached to his pistol, which he held with his front right arm.  There were several covered up vessels, they were all covered with a strange white substance, something that the sensors in his HUD could not identify.

What should Ryku do? Where should he go?

Art / Land of Kenotai and Paintings
« on: February 09, 2011, 05:00:22 pm »
So I like to paint Homestuck lands.

Land of Silk and Quartz (from MDAST):

Land of Irrigation and Elegance:

Land of Flames and Ichor
Land of Neon and Celestials
Land of Cogs and Waterfalls

Spore: Roleplaying and Story Games / [AC] Crystals and Carbon
« on: January 04, 2010, 01:36:18 pm »
Alpha Quadrant, Sector (2,0)

The scouting mission was going as planned.  The probes going out in all directions were gathering incalculable amounts of data that could aid the Crystalion.  A habitable planet with a lot of iron, a gas giant that had plenty of noble gases in its atmosphere, and an asteroid belt.  The 4 L,LF,MF,HR-Q,LP,LP,LP, or to imitate it in sound, would be Rouli, was a medium sized ship, about 100 Crystalion in radius.  Its purpose was mostly scientific, and was succeeding marvelously at it.  

Things were going smoothly, the crew oozing through the corridors without much question.  However, in a distant system, there was a very imposing question that needed to be answered.  The energy output of the system in question was much higher than should be for a system of its profile.  There was indeed life, but, there were what looked like roads on the surface.  The walls hummed as the various options were weighed.  

Should they go, or should they explore an alternate route of investigation?

It was decided.  They would go to the system and launch an unmanned probe to see how civilized the system was.  Then they would see if it was in their best interests to contact them.

Delta Quadrant, Sector (2,-1), Cyro System

I took many weeks, but the Rouli eventually reached the edge of the system with the strange roads.  The probe was launched, and streaked on towards the main inhabited planet.

The OOC for our first contact RP.

Spore: Creation Corner / [RG] Crystalion
« on: January 01, 2010, 10:05:39 am »

   The Crystalion is an unusual creature, around 1.5 m tall.  Its body is highly generalized.  There are three basic layers to the “flesh” of this being
   1.The outer layer is somewhat tough.  It is extremely sticky, which serves both the purpose of holding it together, as well as ensnaring food, ranging from minute particles to medium sized creatures.  It protects the creature from moisture, and gathers oxygen for the next layer.
   2. The next layer is where the nutrient storing cells are located.  However, this creature acts like a poriferan, with the second layer cells acting similar to amoebocytes.  They deliver the food and oxygen throughout the body, and also act to break down food.
   3.The third layer cells are pretty much like a liver in a human.  They do a lot of tasks that are applicable to them, like filtering out toxins from the amoebocytes.  They also store fats, and it also behaves like a muscle.  By that, I mean it interacts with the crystal like structures.  The very center also acts like a center of memory along the crystals.

   The crystals:  These are very special.  On the outside, they appear like large crystals, but in reality, they are clumps of electromagnetic fibers.  They behave like the nerves of the Crystalion, sensing touch, electromagnetic fields, basic light/dark seeing, some sound (it makes the clump vibrate), and chemicals.  They also can contract, which allows the Crystalion to move.  However, it couldn't move very fast.  The crystal fibers can also un-clump and retract back into the body mass, or can re-clump and push out of the body in order to gather better senses in that direction.

   Reproduction is a complex matter.  To make a new Crystalion two crystal protrusions fuse.  The first layer from both Crystalion creep over them, and then mix.  The first layer cells then undergo mass meiosis, which then exchange genetic information.  The mixed crystal and flesh then breaks off.  The cells, which is made up of many different combinations of DNA, then try to eat each other.  In the end, the three-seven most dominant genetic codes then “claim” bits of crystal.  They then pull apart from each other.

     The Crystalion do not communicate with sound, since they cannot produce it, even though they can hear a little bit.  Instead, they use a combination of chemicals produced by the first layer, and electric signals from the crystal fibers.  They have nine different chemicals, which can be in any combination, and can have a wide variation of voltages, amplitudes, frequencies, etc. which allow for whole ideas to be compressed into a single chemical/electrical burst, and as such, can communicate quickly, however, close proximity is required.  The chemicals have basic emotions attached to them, the first three are happy, the next three anger, and the last three sad.  The middle ones (2, 5, 8 ) are pure emotions, while the ones on the ends of the three ranges are combinations, with whatever range they happen to be in being the dominant one. [(123)(456)(789)(123)]

Solar System

   The name of the Crystalion system is 1,3 Q,LR,HF-L,HF,HF.  It is seemingly gibberish, but it's really quite simple.  Chemicals 1 and 3, quick pulse of low frequency rising, with high amplitude lowering, and then a long pulse with high falling frequency and high falling amplitude.  For simple folk, it's Crystalia.  It is a binary star system, with a red giant, named the Greater, and a red dwarf, named the Lesser.  Early in the systems development, the red dwarf's system was moving towards the red giants, and the have been caught around each other ever since.  There are a few, small, constantly molten planets near the two suns.  Their names, when translated from their language, are the Three Angry Ones, in reference to their high heat.  However, they were not know until recently, since the Crystalion can't see!   The next one is the Strong One.  It has lots of iron on its surface, causing it to appear rusty, while it also has dark places where there is a lot of obsidian.  Then we have Crystalia Prime, with a moon the Penitent One.  There is a gas giant, called the Hungry One, because it eats passing asteroids, comets, and meteors.  

Crystalia Prime

   Crystalia Prime is a somewhat rocky planet, with infrequent rainfall.  The days are hot, and the evenings and nights cooler.  Most of the water is held in massive water tables beneath the planets surface.  Most of the planet had karst topography.  There are extensive cavern systems within the water tables that house a unique variety of lifeforms.  A lot of lifeforms are amorphous like the Crystalion, while some are closer to having more distinct tissues, like jellyfish.  More to come on this issue later.  There are plants, which live mostly above ground, most are non-vascular, and nothing much larger than the Crystalion.  Again, more to come at a later time.  In the planets past, there were shallow oceans, which you can see by the intricate carving of the surface, but for reasons unknown to Crystalion scientists, they eventually migrated to beneath the surface, where most of the water is in the extensive cave system.  Fortunately, there was plenty of life on the land to allow for recovery, and most of the microbes followed the sea into the ground.  The rings are the result of the collision of two small moons.

Art / Drawn Music
« on: November 11, 2009, 10:50:15 am »
This is a little experiment I thought up of.  Basically, you draw whatever you want while listening to a song.  Don't think too much, just do what your hand wants.  It can be monochromatic, but if you can change colors quickly, fine.  After, put a filter on it (if desired) that emphasizes the mood of the song (or at least you feel it does).

My own:

Over Mode - Infected Mushroom

Storytelling and Roleplaying / Dark - A Freeform Game
« on: July 13, 2009, 05:00:44 pm »

"It's very dark in here.  WHAT WAS THAT NOISE?  Oh, what should I do?"

Can you help me?

Assembly Hall of the Legitimately Elected, Planet Ju

A few minutes ago, the Legit Assembly received a cryptic message from command ship Hukuopo, that stated that war was to be declared against a race known as the Supara.  Records were checked and crosschecked, and it was determined that they shared membership in the Galactic Trade Confederacy.  This was shocking to the Assemblymen and women.  The hall went into a frenzy, assemblymen yelling from across the room. 
"What are they thinking?"
"Can this be real?"

"STOP!"  Chief Random Elect Zhukop came into the hall.  "There can be no doubt that this is real, the frequency is too perfect.  We need to mobilize our ships, and we should seek out those odd fellows, the Vykusi.  It clearly would be an advantage to get them on our side."

//From Chief Random Elect Zhukop to the leader of the Vykusi, we seek your assistance...//

Palace of Vyku

The leader of the Vykusi was a wreck.  Her world was falling into chaos, and there was nothing that could be done about it.  The Agents of Wi were getting more and more daring by the day.  Fire damage had all but destroyed the palace.  Servants of Om were getting killed in the streets, and she weeped over them every day. 

~"Oh, can there be no end to this?  Why must my people suffer?  I fear for my life, but nothing can touch me, for I have too much protection for that.  No end in sight..."~

Just then her Personal Supercomputer chirped up, indicating a message.  She walked over to where it was resting, and opened up the message.

To the leader of the Vykusi,
   We are the Milika, and we have been attacked by a race that was supposedly our ally.  Our forces are numerous, but the opponent is even more so, and at this point we are alone.  We wish your assistance.

      ~Zhukop, Random Elect of the Milika

~"What a world, that people are being needlessly killed.  Our space forces have suffered nothing of what has happened here on Vyku.  Very well, I will authorize the free use of any ships they need."~  She then sent a return letter...

Assembly Hall of the Legitimately Elected, Planet Ju

When the letter came through, cheering erupted in the Assembly Hall.  Zhukop motioned for their silence.

"This act of friendship by the Vykusi is victory for us.  Now, not even the Supara can harm us!"  And cheering erupted once more, and Zhukop did not motion for them to stop.

This is the OOC for the Milika-Supara war.  It came into being from here.  To join, you must have had some form of official contact with either race before hand (why would you voluntarily enter a war that does not effect you?), and you must choose a side, to avoid a mess. 

So far:

Milika and Allies

Supara and Allies:

Spore: Roleplaying and Story Games / The Journey of a Cell - A Spore Story
« on: February 03, 2009, 05:15:23 pm »
Welcome to my very own Spore game.  Bear with me, as my pictures may not be of the best quality.

In this game, we will start by choosing a starting cell, and then by voting and defending your option (in addition to the poll).

Here are our cell choices:

Cell 1:

A small cell with few adaptations.  They are the most populous, however, and can hunt in packs.

Cell 2:

A larger cell, which at this point preys upon Cell 1.  They, however, are much slower than Cell 1.

Cell 3:

Smaller than Cell 2, larger than Cell 1.  These cells can move in wave like movements with their cytoplasm, making them the fastest.


Generation 0
Generation 1
Generation 2
Generation 3
Generation 4
Generation 5
Generation 6
Generation 7
Generation 8
Generation 9
Generation 10
Generation 11
Generation 12
Generation 13
Generation 14
Generation 15
Generation 16
Generation 17
Generation 18
Generation 19
Generation 20
Generation 21
Generation 22
Generation 23
Generation 24

Spore: Roleplaying and Story Games / The First Contact of the Vykusi
« on: November 23, 2008, 10:16:18 am »
  Things were going well for the Vykusi, a ship was ready to make diplomatic contact with another race.  But as the ship activated its engines, the explosion of a quantum singularity in the area caused a massive quantum shift.  The entire system got pulled out of space and time, with the ship acting as a form of tether.  They cut the engines on the ship, which continued forward in a loop, settling back into their original galaxy.  The system itself stopped immediately afterward, lost in time and space.  Upon entering this new realm, a quantum shock wave rippled out from their point of entry, attracting the attention of the neighbors.

  On the Milika home world Ju, a scientific mission was being carried out.  A small one man scout was sent out to investigate a space-time disturbance.  The discovery he made shocked the whole population of Ju.  A whole new system had come out of nowhere!  The Chief RE notified his delegate to the GTC, who in turn notified the Chairman of the GTC.  A ship, more equipped than a simple one man ship was to be sent to the newly formed system.

Spore: General / Restart Possible?
« on: October 15, 2008, 02:17:49 pm »
Here's the story:

I play through the first three stages with a little difficulty, but not much.  I reach Civ stage, play through a little bit, saving every so often.  Problem is, I saved at a bad point, now no matter what I do, I keep losing my last city.

My question is, is there any way possible, through cheat or not, to start a particular stage over?

This is the place where people can discuss scientific news and theories.
And since this won't get off the ground without a starting topic, how about we start with this article on pictures of Mercury?  Which, in reality, was randomly picked, but it's recent, so it works.

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