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Re: New Creature - The Urshans
« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2006, 10:49:13 am »
We all await Niaru Shanta's biography! No.1 Fan!



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Re: New Creature - The Urshans
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2006, 10:53:50 am »
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We all await Niaru Shanta's biography! No.1 Fan!



...I'll have to chaage my signature now that is is clear that he is alive.....

Yeah, working on it. just to get the pictures done...

I was wondering why the R.I.P stayed so long  ;)

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Re: New Creature - The Urshans
« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2006, 11:22:04 am »
It's because im lazy, and Hey, The Guy Could have died. He was in a coma.
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Re: New Creature - The Urshans
« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2006, 03:01:40 am »
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Hurry up with grasping. It must be something weird and cool if youre putting it off for so long

It's not that special, just pretty diffrent from the human way.

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Re: New Creature - The Urshans
« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2006, 03:51:28 pm »
Time line
Because eventually the ruling culture would be the eastern empire (who would develop to become the Urshan Empire) the Eastern Time line is the one that survived. BE is before the Empire and AE is After the Empire.

This is a very general time line that would be probably updated and fixed in the future. It was only made to show the time scales and major events in the Urshan history. Some of that might not make sense to you because you have no idea what I am taking about (on the subjects that I didn't write about yet) but in the future all would be understood (also feel free to ask)

(Man that got way!!! Too long…)

More generally:
170,000-15,000 – Pre-civilized age
15,000 – 4,000 – Gathering Age
4,000 – 1 – The Farming Age
1 – 535 – The First Imperial Age.
535 – 663 The new Empire Age
6633- 1100 The First Discovery Age
1100-1190 – The Cities Age
1190 – 1460 – The age of Horrors
1460 – 1730 – The Second Discovery Age
1730 – 1850 The industrial militaristic age
1850 – 2030 The industrial peaceful age
2030 – 2270 The Colonial Age
2250 – 2800 The Early Space Age
2800 – 3100 The advanced Space Age
3100 (Present) The Space Empire Age.


4.2 Billion BE = Life first appear on Niho
170,000 BE = The Urshan race is born
100,000 BE = A great ice age connects all continents and the Urshan race which was born in Sorer starts moving to Sian which is warmer
30,000 BE = Greater tool use, fishing, fire, and basic language were invented and used. Very primitive religion is starting to form.
15,000 BE = Food gathering communities has developed, the balancers religion was invented (the fact that the religion was so old was only discovered in the future when cave painting of the balance were found). 
10,000 BE = Urshans are moving to bigger communities and tribes in order to defend each other, the Urshans now live from the west of Sorer to the east of Sian.
4,000 BE = The Urshans start a very primitive form of farming and domesticating animals. Also the mining and smelting of copper is discovered, all mostly in the east.
1,500 BE = The "barbarians" of the north and the west start raiding the eastern cultures. Therefore the great need brings to the discovery of iron and bronze.
500 BE = Writing is invented, the eastern language is invented.
200 BE = A great hatred between the Urshans of Sian and the Urshans of the west begins. Although there are no real nations on both sides the northern tribes tend work together in times of wars with the east. In the east a tribe called Nihonar (Children of Niho) starts growing and adding other tribes to its lines.
100 BE = The Rise religion (in the future the main religion) is formed.
1 AE = The Nihonar tribe because the first nation called "The Eastern Empire" or Nihokorna (masters of Niho). The empire mainly rules the eastern parts of Sian and masters the skills of agriculture of Nuka, wheat like plant.
50 AE = The empire's official religion becomes the Rise. Money is invented
150 AE = The temple of the greatest mind is formed, a true wonder of the world. 
352 AE = The great attack from the west. Most west northern Urshan tribes unite under the northern king "Tuuo Ja" and fight in the name of the balance (religion).
381 AE = The empire is nearly destroyed but in the end the "barbarians" are send back to their homes and the empire is saved.
450 AE = After the war the empire begins sending soldiers to the western Sian to prevent other attacks. Therefore the area is colonized.
520 AE = A new political group that believes in freedom and anarchy rises and starts terrorizing the empire. The group's main targets are the new colonies in the west.
535 AE = The group gains control of Western Sian and calls itself the new empire. War immediately begins between the empires.
570 AE = The new empire using the help of western mercenaries seems to be winning the war by taking more and more territories in the middle Sian. The crushing battle in the "Zoher" (Shinning) Desert is won by the new empire who is threatening to destroy the old one.
590 AE = The new empires forces are blocked in eastern Sian and the war turns into a cold war.
640 AE = without new areas to conquer the new empire is weakening and in the end losing all their relations with the west leading to war. The western tribes again work together in order to destroy their opponents.
663 AE = The new empire falls under the blades of the "barbarians". The old empire makes a peace treaty with the barbarian and the barbarians leave the middle and eastern Sian.
~700 AE = Sea navigation, The compass, new music instruments, and the Drama are invented. Also the disc theory in astronomy is invented.
~800 AE = Literature and the Calendar are invented.
~900 AE = While the western tribes keep fighting each other the empire grows and becomes more powerful also inventing great forms of construction, siege weapons, inventing math and developing philosophy.
920 AE = A new warmonger emperor called "Kuno Koor the Great" rises and in the name of the empire starts attacking the local tribes until gaining control over all Sian. After his death the great "Statue of Conquest is built in the last town he conquered on Sian, a 30 meters tall statue made of bronze of him aiming his sword to the Sorer continent.
950 AE = Crop rotation is invented, the Nuka fields of the empire allows it to grow in population and the average life time of 30 in the past rises to 60. The emperors mostly live about 100 years. 
1100 AE = The small villages of agriculture who were once 98% of the population are now only 80% after many great cities are built using new and improved construction technology.
1160 AE = Banks are invented, many Urshans becomes merchants although the Rise religion sees merchants as the lowest people without any "Sharo" thinking. Many more Urshans move to the cities.
1190 AE = The Icy plague is spread due to the lack of proper conditions in the huge cities. The disease attacks the nerve system and paralyzes the Sharo, mostly in the beginning people don't feel weaker but starts forgetting things and getting sleepy. After a few days they become very clueless and after a few more days they die.
1330 AE = The plague end due to the inventions of sewers and hygiene awareness. More is learned about disease and primitive hospitals are invented.
1350 AE = A new warmonger emperor rises building a huge army of trained warriors and siege weapons and starting the idea of much more organized armies and division to squads and legions. With his new army he sets to the northern islands and conquers them.
1370 AE = Most of the northern islands are conquered and the locals are becoming the empire's slaves.
1377 AE = The emperor dies in a battle against Northern pirates and his son takes over his army.
1390 AE = After many years of fighting the new emperors conquers the frosty islands only to die from hearth failure a year later.
The empire suffers from a great economical problem. The Nuka fields don't give enough food and many die from hunger.
1460 AE = The empire almost collapses but the imperial scientist research much about farming and invent natural selection of better breeds and new farming tools saving the empire from the economical and agriculture problems. 
~1500 AE =Since the success of the empire's scientists in finding solution to the food problems science becomes a popular thing. Basic chemistry and
Biology is invented, mainly for farming. The first university is created, education becomes much more common and instead of only learning about the subject you will work in as an adult all Urshans are being taught math, chemistry biology history and more.
1560 AE = The great monument for knowledge, "The great Library of the Sharo" is built, a true wonder of the world.
~1600 AE = The basics of laws of genetics, evolution geology and ecology are discovered. Although all Urshans know they as well developed by evolution there in no proof because of a lack of an Urshan ancestor.
1690 AE = First ships are sent to discover Karir there they meet the natives and turn them into their slaves. Until now the slaves' population in the Eastern Empire is 10% including northern islands slaves and Karir slaves.
~1700 AE = Great military inventions. Gun powder, titanium smelting, steel making, explosives and steam power (therefore trains). Although the Empire is environmental friendly they establish many factories in the cities, mostly containing slave workers.
1730 AE = The great revolution is in need of more materials and more slaves and in the name of the economy the emperor sends his new and improved army to conquer Sorer. At first this doesn’t seem like a problem. The new and advanced soldiers slay the tribal armies without any problem and enslave all the population.
1750 AE = The war is getting problematic, sending so many soldiers across sea costs a lot and the natives are learning how to use gun powder and defend themselves.
1805 AE = The emperor dies and the struggle continues. Although the empire's forces are winning the war is taking ages and many innocents dies. The Rise religion calls the empire to stop saying the barbarians are Urshans as well and too have Kia and Sharo but more slaves are needed.
1830 AE = After years of battles the Sorer continent is captured. The natives are tortured, ignored enslaved and killed. Many of the natives abandon the Balance and move to the Rise who talks about equality. A few small tribes who helped the empire are spread.
1850 AE = After the emperor dies the new emperor is a peaceful one. He helps the small Sorer countries to survive and even helps them build defenses and an army and establish a well based economy.
1860 AE = The new law of the free allows each slave to become a free man only to move to Sorer. This affects the Empire's economy that starts searching for new workers. The conditions of work become more normal and many empire citizens become workers.
~1900 AE = All great sorer countries unite under the "alliance of the west". The pollution stops and the military loses from its power. More scientist start researching space and learning much about it.
1940 AE = The first ship sails around the Niho, Niho is round! Pretak continent is discovered and there the proof for Urshan's evolutionary is found. A creature called Niashan is very similar to the Urshan and is a carnivore (although Urshans tend to eat more vegetables).
1980 AE = Both the western alliance and the empire send colonists to Pretak.
2000 AE = to celebrate 2000 years of the empire the "Ever-Lasting Emperor" statue is built. An 80 meters steel statue of the first emperor holding a Nuka plant in one hand and a Sharo on the other looking into the skies. 
2030 AE = Many Urshan move to Pretak. Now not only scientist and miners.
~2100 AE =  Electricity is invented, Radio is invented. The air plane is invented. Polymers are invented. Bio-Engineering is invented and commonly used. Pretak becomes a non-national area in order not to upset other countries.
2140 AE = Another world wonder is built, The New world Economy building. A huge building shaped as a sphere. A great place for merchants in pretak to meet.
2160 AE = Another world wonder is built, The University of the New World. A huge building where scientist from all around the world gather. Physics because a respected science thanks to it and Laser is invented.
2190 AE = Pretak because a new country called Neo-Power. The empire and the weak western alliance are not pleased.
2200 AE = The supreme religion is invented, Computers are invented, Tanks are invented , Fusion is invented and Neo-Power creates the first atomic bomb. 
2240 AE = There is great tension between the nations of the world. When negotiation about war-fare technologies fail the empire starts a war against Neo-Power with the western alliance as an ally. Using their atomic bombs Neo-Power destroys many of the Empire's cities and the imperial army strike and conquers all northern pretak.
2255 AE = Neo Power gives up and agrees never to hold military equipment.
2260 AE = Neo Power falls and becomes a part of the Empire. The western alliance becomes very weak and economically the empire rules them as well.   
2270 AE = After all wars between Urshans are over a pacifistic point of view is more common. The first Urshan gets into space.
2290 AE = The first Urshan lands on the moon Afar.
2300 AE = The first Urshan lands on the moon Katan. Using the icy water farms are built there.
2340 AE = Katan is being colonized. Fusion beams and nuclear engines are invented.
2400 AE = Jano is colonized, first ships leaves Hindo star system and reports back. The western alliance joins the empire.
2500 AE = Kando Jan and Doo are colonized and the first scout reports from another star system.
2600 AE = All the Hindo system is colonized. A small group on Jano rebels the empire and invent the famous Urshan Cloaking device in order to surprise the fleet. In the end they are all killed.
2700 AE = Signs of early live in Jano were found, it seems micro-organisms did live there. Is there life out there? Perhaps they know the secret of getting to the higher minds" (Rise religion stuff).
2800 AE = the hyper drive is invented. The Urshan becomes an inter galactic empire.
2900 AE = First life are discovered on a small planet in another star system. They are only worm like aquatic being but there is a great boost is bio-engineering and xeno-biology. They also found evidence for more advanced life that lived in that planet before and probably destroyed itself.
3000 AE = The Urshan empire gets a message from another space being, (not yet decided which) and meets all other intelligent life.
3100 AE = Present days (of the Halycon  :( )

Next to come (I always say that and in the end do other things :)): Niaru Shanta, Religions, The Empier, Grasping and more...
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Re: New Creature - The Urshans
« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2006, 06:39:57 pm »
woah, what is it with people and timelines, all this inovation and thought keeps making me look lazy, ah well monkey see money do
nice timeline though...

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Re: New Creature - The Urshans
« Reply #36 on: April 30, 2006, 06:20:35 am »
It got a little bigger then I suspected  :).
I guess it will even get bigger later.

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Re: New Creature - The Urshans
« Reply #37 on: April 30, 2006, 03:55:20 pm »
You should draw some of the events from your timeline.

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Re: New Creature - The Urshans
« Reply #38 on: May 02, 2006, 02:06:49 am »
Will do Hydro  :)

But first for my many fans (OK, well mostly for Balthemal :P) I present to you Niaru Shanta:


(He is wearing the official Commander uniform of the Urshan fleet. His shirt has stripes on it like the Urshan body to show the Urshan pride. Unlike human ranks the Urshan ranks don't show your authority but mostly your deeds. Meaning for each great thing you have done for the empire you gain one. His weapon is the known Urshan Auto-Gauntlet, A small and light weapon that is mostly that is rarely used in battles but mostly to show power and respect.)

Niaru Shanta - Biography
Niaru Shanta was born to a militaristic family destined to be s space pilot like his mother and father. In his "assignment" test in age 20 he surprised everyone, the computer destined him to be a fleet commander. He worked for 12 years in the Imperial army gaining one of the highest ranks possible for a commander. With his known fleet he annihilated many rebel and space pirates and brought great pride to the empire. Politically he believed in peace (unlike most military Urshans). He also admired the old emperor, "Shan Koor the Peacemaker" and even saved his life once when escorting his ship in space. When he was 32 years old (quite young for Urshans) The Halcyon Corporation took control over the Urshan race. In that time he was is in a 1 year mission with his fleet to search for new life and explore the galaxy. When he returned he and his rebels were the only one that were not infected by the Halcyon but the Rise church who used the Sharo concretion methods to survive (although after a short time they were effected as well). When he landed in Niho at first he was welcomed and admired but a few days later he noticed the Halcyon mind control everyone and fled with his fleet and a few Rise priests (They were all infected). He and his men were infected as well but using the Sharo methods they fought and destroyed the Halcyon (it was in an early stage). As known an Urshan who gets infected with the halcyon suffers from great damage to its Kia but they didn't know it at the time. Niaru felt others races must know about this before they will get infected and therefore he took control over the Urshan's universal communication center and was the first to tell all the other races about the Halcyon. After that he was chased by the Imperial forces and the Halcyon members for many days. He lost most of his men on a small colony that was bombarded by the Halcyon (who killed millions of innocents) and all he had left was a small base on a moon in the Tian system. He couldn't stay there for long and therefore flew alone into Auyelcliad space. When he got there he was very wounded (the Halcyon on Urshan effect) and entered a coma. The Auyelcliad who were close friends of the Urshan before the war due to the O.T.H.E.R alliance tried to heal him and took care of him. After a month or so he awoke although still paralyzed in most of his body. Then he flew to check what happened to his rebel base but they were all dead because of the illness. At the end he joined the Auyelcliad fleet hoping to help save the Urshans and at the moment he is searching for an Auyelcliad rebel.

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Re: New Creature - The Urshans
« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2006, 02:25:14 am »
LOL the hat makes it too cute!! I know he is shooting but man he looks so cute.

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« Reply #40 on: May 02, 2006, 02:35:04 am »
Don't know why really, but one of those furry Russian hats or a little fez would be so much more fitting.
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« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2006, 02:54:15 am »
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Don't know why really, but one of those furry Russian hats or a little fez would be so much more fitting.

LOL, I really did consider putting something like that. Probably inspired by the Cossacks.

And again the Urshans are not cute! (Well maybe a little  :P)
And they have nothing to do with care bears  ::)...

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Re: New Creature - The Urshans
« Reply #42 on: May 02, 2006, 03:47:59 am »
It's a deceiving look. Get too close to hug it and *splurp*! he hands you your left kidney.

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« Reply #43 on: May 02, 2006, 03:58:13 am »
it kinda looks like the body of a pig :) and he has a funny little hat
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« Reply #44 on: May 07, 2006, 07:23:41 am »
Hi everyone, it is time for a new Urshan update *Yay!

This time I finally give you some Urshan culture.

Hallelujah bless the lord! I give you Urshan religion:

Religion:
There were 3 main religions in the history of the Urshans.
In general:

The Balancers:
The most ancient religion mostly based on the shamanist believes of the tribal Urshans.
This religion was born and mainly taught in the continent of Sorer and in the western northern part of Niho.
Its followers believe there is a great high being called "The Balance". This being has no physical appearance. It is more like a phenomena then a thinking creature.
This being balances everything in the universe; whenever something dies somewhere else something else is born.
More importantly whenever someone suffers other gain great joy. According to this faith a tribe who believes in The Balance will try and harm other tribes.
This is a militaristic religion with many sacrificial ceremonies (one suffers, other gain joy…) many consider it evil but the Balancers believe it is just a simple fact of life,
they must work together and take care of each other. This religion dominated the world only in the early days of Urshan civilization. 
The most known Urshan who worshiped the balanced and became a saint is "Tuuo Ja", A great northern warlord who conquered many lands and tortured their people in the name of the Balance.

Here you can see a shaman of the Balance in the early ages of civilization:



The weapon he is holding is in fact a torture tool (to cause pain so others will gain happines). The huge fangs are made of copper or bone and are mostly ceremonial.

The Rise:
The main Urshan religion, this religion shall rule most of the world from the early decades of the Empire to the Galactic age.
This one was born in the continent of Sian and in its early days was considered foolish and only was taught in a few monasteries.
Later on in the days of the third emperor "Kora Yogamoth the Great" it was even forbidden and many monasteries were burned.
It was only when its son "Inu Yogamoth the Wise" started embracing the religion that his father agreed to make it the Empire's Religion.
The Rise is all about the three minds theory. Early shamans of the Balance discovered each Urshan has two brains, the Sharo and the Kia.
After many experiments it was discovered that the Kia is responsible for the instincts and body functionality and the Sharo for the mental abilities.
Those shamans were the first priests of the Rise. The Rise is all about learning to let go of the Kia and basic needs and get to the higher mind, the Sharo.
The people who are moved by the Kia are animals to the believers of the Rise, motivated by simple needs. The people who are moved by the Sharo are better and are considered more honorable.
And a few rare priests say they have reached completely to the highest brain called the "Una" and were totally free from all thoughts and needs and could only focus on higher and philosophical things.
The Rise is called so because they inspire to rise to higher minds and leave their material bodies.
The greatest follower of the rise ever was one of the first priests of the Rise, called "Notaro", or English "The Highest".
He has taught many students the ways of the Rise and even got to the forth mental mind who few even know about. He promoted the way of peace and tranquility but was killed by shamans of the Balance. 

Here you can see a priest of the Rise in the early days of the empire:



The symbol on his medlion (which can barely be seen) represents the three minds.

The Supreme:
The Supreme is the newest religion, born in the continent of Pretak in the "Neo-Power" country and it stayed mostly there.
This is a very modern religion who doesn’t believe in an upper power but in the rule of Urshans over their destiny.
This religion never disappeared but will never be dominant either. The Supreme believe in the higher power of the Supreme Church,
a great powerful corporation of rich and wise capitalists. All of the believers give 20% of their income to the Supreme church and the church
uses that money to grow other member's, for propaganda and for glorifying the church itself.
The members of the church (the believers) get job places in other believer's places, chipper merchandise from the church, and most important knowing that someone takes care of you.
It is more like a big business organization then spiritual teaching religion. All the Urshans who work directly for the church are called priests and in the head of the pyramid stands the "Supreme Father".
This Urshan (who is replaced only in death to another politically high capitalist in the church) is the most important figure in the church.
The Urshan who invented the Supreme church was "Luto Casho", a very rich Urshan and the manager of the greatest weapon factory in "Neo-Power".
He was the greatest Supreme father of all times and used his power to bring "Neo-Power" into war with a tiny country near it and after it
bought the conquered land from the state and made it the Supreme headquarters. He is also the Urshan that brought the Supreme religion into the Empire.

Here you can see a modern priest of the Supreme:



He is holding a "Message Jar", SMS like communication device. To show the power and money this religion has most of his clothing are made from expensive materials.

I will be more then happy to answer any question  :)