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Re: New Creature - The Urshans
« Reply #225 on: December 13, 2007, 12:05:38 pm »
Hi everybody, another update of Niho’s ecology! This time the Spiked Kingdom!



PlateViner:
This spiked is a member of the “midget-spiked” family, a family of much smaller spiked that evolved later when the Twistlings became dominant in Niho. The PlateViner can only be found in the great mountains of Niho where the common Plation plant rules. The PlateViner is very small and light and therefore doesn’t activate the “water release” instinct of the plant and can stay on it through out its life. In fact only the males leaves the plant to reproduce once every few months by going to other Plations and searching for females. When the female gives births she lays all the eggs in a single Plation and leaves it. Then when the eggs hatch all the siblings take care of each other and work as a group until they are too big and some of them leave the “nest”. The Viner mainly hunts other “midget-spiked” and tiny organisms that visit the Plations by camouflaging itself as one of the vines and when the prey arrives grabbing it with its spiky arms and sometimes even drowning it.



Ramming Thornak:
The Ramming Thornak is an herbivore that roams around in the huge plains of Niho. They get from 70cm-120cm in average and are quite passive to other creatures. They are heavily protected by a massive spiked armor and therefore very few animals can feed on them. They feed on the massive fields of weeds that can be found all around the vast plains and suck their way through it using a beak like skeletal organ in the shape of a tube called “vacuum bone”. They have four pairs of deep red eyes that can see quite poorly and an amazing taste sense. They have lots of breathing holes all over their armors. In the mating season one can easily see Thornak males bashing and ramming each other, sometimes to death, in order to win the mating right.



Tokotar:
Tokotar, or Shadow Spawn in Urshan language, is a viscous lurking predator that calls the massive rainforests of central Niho home. They live in small packs of about 5 members for the first years of their lives and when they grow big enough they become lone wolves taking care of their own, a behavior common in many Spiked. They are roughly the size of earth pumas though they can grow slightly larger. They have a hard armor and feed on anything from bigger herbivores, other predators, and even on small organisms that gets in their way.


(swimming)


(walking)

Orange SpikedMarine:
This spiked like its ancestor has aquatic swimming capabilities though it is in fact (like all spiked that can use their breathing holes underwater though rarely do so) amphibious. The Orange SpikedMarine can be found mainly in the shores and islands of Niho where it is usually the top predator. They are usually loners though in the mating season, or when they are forced to live near each other, they can live in a tolerant group formation as well. They have powerful tails used for swimming and wiping their preys, and powerful sharp teeth that are part of their exoskeleton. They are about 2 meters long and 1.3 meters high. All SpikedMarines have a maternal sense and often help random younglings of their kind gain food whenever they come across them.

Hope you enjoyed. (as always you can check they whole thing out in the wildlife of niho in sporewiki)
Coming next: The Twistlings, The Furry. And finally some other Urshan information.

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Re: The Urshans
« Reply #226 on: December 13, 2007, 02:37:42 pm »
I love the Orange SpikedMarine, it looks like it just as easily could have become the Urshan "flying fish."
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Re: The Urshans
« Reply #227 on: December 13, 2007, 05:19:57 pm »
I think you mean the Orange SpikedMarine  :P, the picture is before the description.

And Thanks :).

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Re: The Urshans
« Reply #228 on: December 13, 2007, 05:30:03 pm »
Awesome. I've got to get going with my Darmet creatures again...

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Re: The Urshans
« Reply #229 on: December 13, 2007, 05:56:53 pm »
Reques... err, fanart for BioCat. ;D


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Re: The Urshans
« Reply #230 on: December 13, 2007, 06:03:51 pm »
YEY!!! Teddy Urshan! ;D

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Re: The Urshans
« Reply #231 on: December 13, 2007, 06:04:19 pm »
:o

Holy cows! That’s awesome! It is so... so... adorable!! (Damn the CareBear curse! damn it!)

The official Urshan cub picture from now on.

((Oh and if I may be picky those lines are hatches not whiskers, but what the hell, it makes it look cuter :) ))
« Last Edit: December 13, 2007, 06:06:41 pm by BioCat »

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Re: The Urshans
« Reply #232 on: December 13, 2007, 06:05:19 pm »
Oh, they looked like whiskers. :(

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Re: The Urshans
« Reply #233 on: December 13, 2007, 06:20:18 pm »
awwwwwwww  ;D
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Re: The Urshans
« Reply #234 on: December 14, 2007, 02:01:46 am »
Can I hug him? :)

I love the Orange SpikedMarine, by the way. :)

If the Thornak was as big as a car, that would just be awesome++! 8)

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Re: The Urshans
« Reply #235 on: December 14, 2007, 05:42:07 am »
Great creatures Biocat
And yours is great too Eligecos  :D

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Re: The Urshans
« Reply #236 on: December 14, 2007, 08:23:25 am »
Really cute Urshan, pretty far from what I envisioned!

Are the Orange SpikeMarines' fins also used as arms? They sort of have little fingers on the end.

I love your biology stuff, Biocat, keep it coming.
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Re: The Urshans
« Reply #237 on: December 14, 2007, 08:31:54 am »
Damn you Gec, why does everything you draw have to end up so damn cute!
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Re: The Urshans
« Reply #238 on: December 14, 2007, 12:48:03 pm »
I wouldn't mind an Eligecos Suntus...

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Re: The Urshans
« Reply #239 on: December 14, 2007, 01:59:50 pm »
*hugs the cutest Urshan he's ever seen*

Very great work Eligecos.