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Title: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Areku on January 10, 2006, 09:38:08 pm
Yes, ok so I was hesitant to start my own topic rather than just post it in another thread. After working so hard on the biology and history so far, I thought I would make this just for the heck of it. I won't be able to churn out drawings as fast or as well as Hydro (unless he really wants to help me some more  :D ), but I will try and update with relevant info regarding the Quillaran as much as I can. Here it is though:

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y248/Areku55/quillaran.jpg)

Here is a bit of info on it (I have a bit more, but if I post it all at once I'll be left with very little to update you all with) So I will release the new info at intervals to keep this topic alive, and to keep you all interested. Feel free to ask any question about anything!  ;D

Origin of Idea: The idea came from a combination of an Echidna/sloth/turtle, hence the blue spikes, anteater snout, large claw arms and shell. The shell is more moddled after an ankylosaur.

Creator: Areku, drawn by Hydromancerx
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Name: Quillaran

Homeplanet: Quillaris, an icey mountainous planet with beautiful ice formations and large glaciers floating in the oceans.

Moons: Pelagia and Yogar

Classification: Warm blooded, egg laying mammal

Lifestyle: Pack animal,one alpha male that leads the pack as well as its alpha mate, Omnivore, mostly docile unless provoked

Habitat: The icey land of it's homeplanet, tends to live in large caves(which they can improve upon using their large claws to cut through the ice and rock)

Size: Around 9 to 10 ft. Females tend to be on the smaller end, while males are taller

Weight: 500 to 600 lbs. Females tend to be more petite in size and shape, while males are heavier and more muscular

Diet: Usually small burrowing mammals, occasionally water animals such as fish small and crustaceans...any forms of berries or fruits it can find

Hunt/Forage Success Rate: 70% hunt success, 40% forage

Armor: Spikey quills covering body as well as hard shell on back

Defenses: curling up under large shell and putting large claw arms to cover face

Weapons: Large claws on main arms, mouths on side with sharp teeth, clawed feet, can also use its large weight to ram another creature by thrusting its shell into the opposing creature

Tools: Uses it head arms to perform complex tasks like a normal human hand, except having two thumbs on either saide and one finger in the middle

Lifespan: about 60 to 70 yrs

Mating: The males do an elaborate mating dance to try and impress the females (can mate outside the pack, as even the Quillaran try not to inbreed). The dance consist of shaking their quills moving their arms and creating low pitched noises from their snouts. If the Quillaran male is successful, the female will join in the male's dance. After completion, the Quillaran female will bend over and the male will mount her. Quillarans mate for life and after accepting the male, the female will never require the male to repreform the mating dance in order to reproduce. They form a strong realtionship and will become enraged if their mate is killed.

Reproductive Rate: Reproduces anytime when mate is found and impressed

Gestation: 9-10 months

Offspring Survival Rate (before age of maturity): 90-100%  pack raise it and care for it(both males and females are adapt care-givers)

Number of Offspring: 1-2

Offspring incubation:  about another 3 months after egg layed

Babies/Children: Baby Quillaran suckle from the mother's teats, and since they have not developed teeth yet, it has no ill effect on the mother. Around the age of one year they are weaned and introduced to solid foods and eats the same as the rest of the pack. Once they reach sexual maturity at around the age of 15, they can then take turns hunting along with the rest, though a more experienced Quillaran may go with them at first until they learn how to hunt and forage.
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: huggkruka on January 10, 2006, 10:30:48 pm
Nice. Good info, to the point.
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 10, 2006, 11:47:45 pm
Yay! You posted it here too! Great Job! Can't wait to see your tribal version.  :D
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: jujubee on January 11, 2006, 11:41:20 am
Neat! I'm attempting to draw mine right now, but I can't figure out the body. anyways good job with all the details.
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Behumat on January 11, 2006, 12:05:02 pm
Don't be hesitant, this is REALLY cool. We live for this stuff!
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Areku on January 11, 2006, 12:26:19 pm
 ;D Glad you all like it so much, well I suppose I might as well release some more info today. SO here ya go:

Quillaran Biology 101:

Eyes: Middle "main" eye sees only colorblind like images or outlines. The three secondary eyes see their respective colors of the light spectrum combining all the sensory information into the correct image in the Quillaran's brain. The "eyepatch" is not covered in fur, but instead a bone like extrusion in the shape shown, however it is only a few cm thick. The golden outline around the main eye is just a differently colored bone extrusion, and mainly decorative.

Snout: The snout is not a mouth at all, but instead it is actually a nose. It breaths through the snout and uses its "tongue" to smell the air, much like a snake would(the snout hole is large enough for the "tongue" to be out as well as for the Quillaran to breath at the same time). The Quillaran uses its snout as their form of communication as well.They communicate by making noises from their snouts that sound similar to an aborigine digeriedoo, and are able to create different pitches in the sound. Infact(once I compile it) their "Alphabet" isn't letter based at all, but based on musical notes.

Head-Graspers: These are used as the Quillaran's equivalent to hands. They are quite dexterous. They have three digits, two thumbs on either side of the grasper, as well as having a finger in the middle. Luckily for the Quillaran, their eyes are able to move vertically enough to be able to see whatever it is they have in their grasper. In times of need, their "tongue" appendage can be used to help out the graspers in difficult tasks, as it is a very strong muscle in their body.

Claw Arms: These front appendages are the second strongest on the Quillaran, falling only behind their legs in strength. The arms have three large claws on the end that are used for multiple things. Their main use is for digging, used for digging up the ground, and enlarging their cave homes. They can also be used for attack if needed, however most of their prey are smaller animals, but if a predator attacks, the Quillaran can inflict massive damage with these claws.

Side Mouths(henceforth nicknamed hip-penises): These are the Quillaran's true mouths. They can be operated with as much ability as any regular arm. The inside of the mouth is rowed in sharp teeh used for cutting up their food, the rows of teeth continue down its throat for better dissection of food, then swallowed and digested. See "Hunting" for more info on the mouths...

Ears:The mouths have ears on them used for hearing, especially helpfully in small spaces(the ears are hyper sensitive and able to pick up the smallest vibration). Usually the ears arefolded up against the mouth, but when they pick up a sound, they perk up and become very alert.

Legs: The Quillaran's legs are the strongest limbs that are on them. They have to be, in order to support this massive behemoth. The reason that their toes are webbed is for walking on the icy/snowy terrain of its ice homeplanet(working much like snowshoes) , and yes, it is bipedal. And although they aren't the fastest creatures, they can charge if provoked. The claws are very sharp on the end of each toe, though the prospect of them actually lifting their feet to attack with them is slim. The webbed feet can also be used while swimming...more on that in "Swimming"...

Fur/Quills: Over time in the Quillaran's evolution, their light blue fur evolved into sharp quills, much like those of a porcupine or echidna. It uses these for defense and protection, as well as being able to shake its body, making the quills rustle together creating a loud rattling sound to signafy danger or to try and scare off any predator etc. The quills also provide plenty of warmth for the Quillaran on its cold, wintery planet.

Shell: The shell is the heaviest part of the Quillaran, and strangely enough, the most buoyant as well. It provides a great deffense for them. As you can see, it has small protrusions from its shell forming spike like objects for greater deffense. By curling up under its large shell, tucking its limbs underneath, and using its large claw arms to cover its face, it creates an almost inpenatrable defense.

Swimming: The Quillaran are not aquatic creatures by nature, though their physiology provides interesting ways to get around in the water. If a Quillaran near the water, it may want to take a dip or even just hunt for food. They do so by swimming on their backs, sinking a small bit below the surface. Their shell creates a nice boat shape for them to lay back in, just like an otter when they are swimming. They can fold their arms on their bellies and use their webbed feet to paddle. they tilt their head slightly so they can use their snout like a snorkle, able to stay under as long as they want.

Hunting/Foraging: They tend to hunt alone, one Quillaran goes out to hunt while the others stay at home and care for the children. They all take turns, both female and male. Its main prey are any small burrowing creatures. They smell prey out with their tongue, then send in the mouths in after it,using the ears on them to sound out where the prey is. If too deep or if they can't find it, it digs them out with the claws. And if by chance the prey trys to escape when sniffing it out, it grabs the prey with the head graspers near its snout. If hunting in the water, they use the same method as above for swimming, except they use their mouths to find food by the vibrations sent out by swimming or moving creatures, since their eyes are little use while submerged. When found, the mouths lash out at the prey and hold it inbetween their sharp teeth until it dies. If foraging they pick berries using their head graspers, or shake trees using their claw arms until food falls to the ground. They carry back all the food they can using their claw arms, head graspers and mouths, and if needed will bring more Quillarans to assist it.
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: RealmRPGer on January 11, 2006, 11:15:02 pm
Hmmm, I find it interesting that so many of you have decided to come up with a creature before hand. I myself prefer to just let things happen as they will -- it really adds to the overall experience as it's all a mystery!

Granted, I DO have creatures of my own, but, well, I developed them for other games, though I guess it would actually be pretty cool to make them in Spore. But only after I create some creatures on a whim.
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 11, 2006, 11:45:08 pm
Hmmm, I find it interesting that so many of you have decided to come up with a creature before hand. I myself prefer to just let things happen as they will -- it really adds to the overall experience as it's all a mystery!

Granted, I DO have creatures of my own, but, well, I developed them for other games, though I guess it would actually be pretty cool to make them in Spore. But only after I create some creatures on a whim.

Well i make it becuse its fun. Infact its gotten so fun i probbly could not care less if it can translate to Spore or not. ... Thoughbit would be nice if this guy or my Nauceans could be made in Spore. I am sure just doing this will help me have a better idea of how i want to build any creature in Spore. who knows by the time Spore coems out i may be sick of the Nauceans and just make a brand new thing in the game.
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: huggkruka on January 12, 2006, 02:31:43 am
What you're doing Hydro, is world building. It's a nice activity, especially if you like drawing. I'm pretty ceratin I'll jsut let things happen in Spore too. Unintelligent Design, so to speak.
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Areku on January 12, 2006, 01:06:27 pm
Hmmm, I find it interesting that so many of you have decided to come up with a creature before hand. I myself prefer to just let things happen as they will -- it really adds to the overall experience as it's all a mystery!

Granted, I DO have creatures of my own, but, well, I developed them for other games, though I guess it would actually be pretty cool to make them in Spore. But only after I create some creatures on a whim.

Well i make it becuse its fun. Infact its gotten so fun i probbly could not care less if it can translate to Spore or not. ... Thoughbit would be nice if this guy or my Nauceans could be made in Spore. I am sure just doing this will help me have a better idea of how i want to build any creature in Spore. who knows by the time Spore coems out i may be sick of the Nauceans and just make a brand new thing in the game.
exactly my thoughts, word for word. I enjoy making my creauture, and Hydros especially, and by making new ones and taking ones I like I can create a good idea of what my Spore creature will be. I most likely will create my creature just as huggkruka said, that half the fun of Spore, having a defined idea is nice, but once we get Spore we will have so many options none of us could think of that it would be foolish to stick to a strickly designed and pre-thought out creature without experimenting a bit!  ;D
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Areku on January 12, 2006, 09:46:05 pm
Well heres some more

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y248/Areku55/QuillaranTribal.jpg)

Tribal Stage: Sentience Reached!

Cultural Changes: The Quillaran tribes are very spiritual. They don't believe in gods per say, but more in ancestral spirits much like Native Americans. They perform many rituals in which the tribal leader will play a main role, such as at funerals, births, and on certain other special occasions. They celebrate life and view it as a very precious object and are very humanitarian (Quillaritarian?) in nature. Their culture is also very nature based, they respect the cycle of life and never take more than they need, and also believe that death is a way of giving back. They tend to be very peaceful and never aggressive unless they feel as if thet themselves or the tribe is in danger. There are a good number of different tribes throughout Quillaris. And although they have a basic belief system, they are different in many ways. I will be focusing on the Woodland tribe as they are the dominant ones on the planet. The key aspects of this tribe are their great storytelling, as they pass down stories of past Quillaran such as heroic trails, and the fact that they enjoy keeping these records and are able to keep primitive notes and history in the form of crude drawings in their homes. Some other well developed tribes are: Mountain tribe, Plains Tribe, and Oceanic Tribe. There is a major difference in the Mountain tribe is very aggressive and tries to take land and grow their numbers as much as they can. Now although the rest are relatively peaceful, some have deviated in the way the Mountain tribe has. Another key difference is hunting, they go out in small hunting groups instead of the single Quillaran hunter of past days. They realized early on that there could be much greater success with a small group working together, as well as sending out the greater hunters and letting the rest of the tribe specialize in other areas. If a Quillaran in some way disobeys the tribe or commits an act that they deem as harmful to the tribe they are cast out and are stripped of all their tribal wear, and rather than a life-long sentence, the Quillaran's will only send them in exile for around a year, but if they kill another Quillaran in the tribe for any reason, they will be permanently exiled.

Tribal Wear:

Headdress: The tribal headdress is mostly worn during ceremonies, but it isn't uncommon to see some being worn by the tribal leaders or when the warriors are in a hunt. They are made from material made from the skins of certain animals and then stiffened with a sticky residue that is found on most of the planet's trees. The feathers are put on and are a good sign of the tribe you are looking at. Each tribe has a specific color, and feathers from any bird can be used and then dyed using the juice of berries found in the wild. They are also many variations and are decorated in many different ways using a variety of methods. The headdress is attached by tying the leather strap on the bottom of it together.

Nose Bone: Usually a Quillaran gets one when it reaches sexual maturity and then their nose is pierced. It is seen as a right of passage for them. A interesting note is that only males wear them. They are still easilly able to breathe and smell with their nose pierced like that. This way it is easy to distinguish males from females apart from their other physical differences. Another interesting note is that a Quillaran cannot pierce their own nose as, they cannot reach it!

Earrings: A Quillaran may or may not choose to get their ears pierced. They can pierce one, two, three, or all four of them and in any sort of pattern. It is mainly an aesthetic thing rather than having any sort of significance. They are for show only.

Jewels: These tribal jewels are very significant of a tribe. As stated earlier, each tribe has a specific color they have chose. They are: Woodland(Blue), Mountain(White), Plains(Yellow), andOceanic(Green). The Jewels are tied to their claw hands and almost never taken off.
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: huggkruka on January 12, 2006, 10:39:10 pm
Nice. You drew that?
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 12, 2006, 11:44:37 pm
Well he traced the creature i drew above then added the rest. Its not compltly cheating :P
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Areku on January 13, 2006, 08:10:27 pm
Well he traced the creature i drew above then added the rest. Its not compltly cheating :P
ahh you had to kill the mystery...lol
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Areku on January 17, 2006, 01:50:07 pm
Here is my recently finished pic of the Quillaran's skeleton, its not perfect, but you guys get the idea...

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y248/Areku55/lastscan.jpg)
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 17, 2006, 02:57:02 pm
Hazzah! Great job! I see you managed to put on the teeth now :) And all drawn by you! Told you could could do it if ya tried!
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Areku on January 18, 2006, 10:49:00 pm
A Quillaran tribal chief performing a story telling ritual:

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y248/Areku55/a9be7f04.jpg)

badly drawn in paint
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 19, 2006, 12:25:23 am
Areku, for doing so well on the Naucean Evolution Video i did all of your Quillaran's evolution for you like you requested. But you will ahve to morph it. I am not that crazy :P

I hope you like them :)

(http://spore-planet.rpgs.sytes.net/quill_001.jpg)
(http://spore-planet.rpgs.sytes.net/quill_002.jpg)
(http://spore-planet.rpgs.sytes.net/quill_003.jpg)
(http://spore-planet.rpgs.sytes.net/quill_004.jpg)
(http://spore-planet.rpgs.sytes.net/quill_005.jpg)
(http://spore-planet.rpgs.sytes.net/quill_006.jpg)
(http://spore-planet.rpgs.sytes.net/quill_007.jpg)
(http://spore-planet.rpgs.sytes.net/quill_008.jpg)
(http://spore-planet.rpgs.sytes.net/quill_009.jpg)
(http://spore-planet.rpgs.sytes.net/quill_010.jpg)
(http://spore-planet.rpgs.sytes.net/quill_011.jpg)
(http://spore-planet.rpgs.sytes.net/quill_012.jpg)
(http://spore-planet.rpgs.sytes.net/quill_013.jpg)
(http://spore-planet.rpgs.sytes.net/quill_014.jpg)
(http://spore-planet.rpgs.sytes.net/quill_015.jpg)
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: huggkruka on January 19, 2006, 03:05:26 am
I actually like the "badly drawn" quillarian. Hey, that's a band: Badly Drawn Quillaran!  :D

Good job anyway. The pattern works, but you could have erased it from the creature itself.
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Areku on January 19, 2006, 03:36:10 am
WOW, amazing job Hydro, as always. Thanks a ton man!  ;D

Oh, and I fixed he paint image I posted before so the creature no longer has the pattern on it.  ;)
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: ChaoticCreature on February 13, 2006, 02:50:50 am
very original those quillarian, I love thier brute design:) I will look forward to see them in spore and hopefulle make peace with them;):P
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Areku on March 09, 2006, 09:00:19 pm
Well it has been a while since any update, but I figured I would start up with more info coming soon, these are just a few desgins I made for possible creatures on the Quillaran planet... They probably will be modified to look more residential rather than just more weird creatures. What do you think?
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y248/Areku55/creatures.jpg)

The reason for the names is because seeing as the Quillaran species is very Musical based, they name their creatures based on the sounds they make(or at least how they interpret them)
The Weese are the burrowing mouse like creatures the Quillaran usually eat. They use their claw like whiskers to dig tiny tunnles and burrows. The twark is a bird species native to Quillaris, it is also the species of bird that the Quillaran tribespeople get feathers from to use in the tribal headdresses. The Gyin are flightless birds much like Earth's penguins, though with such smalle "useless" feet, they crawl on their bellies using the claws on their wings. The Beez are like lightning bugs and produce a luminescent chemical that not only lights them up at night, but also is lighter than air(or whichever compound the planet has) and helps it fly. More info to come soon....if you have questions be sure to ask as I would be happy to answer them, if you want to see anything specific also let me know as I am running out of ideas on what to do next...
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: huggkruka on March 09, 2006, 10:33:23 pm
Nice update! Do any of these eventually get domesticated or any other creature for that sake?
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Areku on March 09, 2006, 10:40:28 pm
none of the current ones get domesticated, though the Twark can sometimes be kept as a pet, and is used as a messenger bird during certain times just like big ol pidgeons. But i am trying to work on a mount like creature (man that gona have to be huge to support them  :P ) as well as a few other things :D
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Doomstrom on March 09, 2006, 11:52:11 pm
Nice drawings and creatures :)
Especially Hydro, nice one  :o
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Areku on March 13, 2006, 10:08:13 pm
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y248/Areku55/www.jpg)

Here, another quickly thrown together sketch of a mother Quillaran and her child. Notice the female mother has no spikes on her shell as it is a trait of the female side of the species. The baby is a lighter color because it has not developed quills yet, at this point it just has its soft fur. The babies are born completely furless and the fur grows over time then hardens into quillas at about 1 yr of age. This is important because you'll notice the mother has a small pouch on the bottom of her stomach which she develops when she is pregnant. The pouch also has no quills so as not to hurt the baby and vice versa for the mother. The child Quillaran is using it's "tongue" to sense different things around it since its vision still isn't up to par with older Quillaran. Also I decided to do a badly drawn background for the pic to show the large mountains of the tundra planet Quillaris. Notice the strange tree as well called a Dulcis Bloom. It sprouts large leaves off its branches and small vine like structures from there which the Dulci berry grow from. The Dulci berry is a favored treat for the Quillarans as it is very sweet. The berry itself is completely harmless, but a few Quillaran have found ways to concentrate it into a powder known as Dul (because it dulls the senses haha....  :P ). Luckily, Dul is higlhly illegal and is extreemly hard to find, even if you're looking  :D

Phear the MS Paint Skillz!!!!  :D
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 13, 2006, 10:51:10 pm
Awww sooo cute!
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Areku on March 14, 2006, 04:41:08 pm
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y248/Areku55/kjd.jpg)

Here is a pic I did to illustrate how the Quillaran swim. Its much like the otters here on Earth do. The shell is the way it stays bouyant, it paddles along using its webbed feet and uses its tentacle mouths to search for food by tasting the water and even listening for prey. It will occasionally grab a fish or crustacean and use its arms to hold on to it while it feeds on the prey with its mouth. It can obviously stay submerged for quite a while, as long as it keeps its nose up out of the water like a snorkle.  :D
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 14, 2006, 08:46:40 pm
Yay! You finally drew that!! I was wondering when you were going to show this, sicne we had discussed it on th IM before.
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: WaRrIz on March 15, 2006, 03:45:18 am
Amazing Areku,

if I'm not mistaken, it looks like you have combined a Sloth and a Giant Ant Eater togeather to make a very creative creature, that I ver much like!!! :D

Keep posting great pics man!!!
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Areku on March 16, 2006, 04:34:30 pm
Ok I finally got another pic done. It's one of a Quillaran "hunting", so I will upload it as soon as I can scan and color it  :D   Stay tuned!
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: LONE GUNNER3 on March 16, 2006, 04:47:30 pm
Wow,were did all these pic come from?Never seen any of them  ???.They are all realy cool  8),great job.
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Areku on March 16, 2006, 06:11:57 pm
Ok here it is Hunting, read more about Quillaran Hunting techniques on the first page of the topic  ;D

EDIT: Woooh! I edited the sprite RedFish made so that it isn't prisonerish...enjoy and thanks much to RedFish

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y248/Areku55/hunting.jpg)
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 16, 2006, 08:14:40 pm
Looks like its is getting away! Are you going to show it with its nose in a hole and it catching one with its tiny upper hands?
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: KICkMEdOOd1 on March 16, 2006, 08:16:19 pm
Frigging awesome creature.
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Areku on March 21, 2006, 02:52:33 pm
Ok finally with the help of Hydro, I was able to find a good example of what the Quillaran would sound like  ;D  enjoy

http://www.didgeridoostore.com/soundsrhythms.html   Just click on the Kookaburra one, thats a good idea of how they sound
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: huggkruka on March 21, 2006, 10:42:23 pm
That's a cool sound. I always think "what is that" when they use it in movies... now I know! Cool hunting picture too! ;)
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Areku on March 22, 2006, 05:04:48 pm
Woo, I finally added the Quillaran to the SporeWiki page. It really does look like I have a good bit of info. I need to add the rest of my pics and other random info from this topic, but it's a start ....  linkify http://www.sporewiki.com/Quillaran_%28Concept%29
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Caltrop on April 20, 2006, 03:30:05 pm
What are all the dots around its eye for?
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Areku on April 20, 2006, 03:50:11 pm
http://www.sporewiki.com/Quillaran_(Concept)#Eyes
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Grazony on May 11, 2006, 12:31:28 pm
http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/glados
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Areku on May 11, 2006, 12:32:20 pm
Hmmm its been a long time since an update, but I have started working on the Quillaran Language...It is heavily based on Solfege(google it) and also the adaptation done on it by the creator of Brakenwood(again, google it). I think it fits them quite well. I will try to come up with more soon enough, plus seeing as I have a musical backround as well as a few friends of mine do, the language will be updated and smoothed out soon enough.  :D enjoy
Rough Translation of "Efgoles", the native Quillaran Language:

Do   am/is
Re   and
Me   the
Fa   if
So   for
La   to
Ti   yet
* Words to the right of first words are opposites(kinf of) such as DoRe is "I' and ReDo is "my,mine"
(Pronouns)

DoRe   I                           my,mine
DoMe   you                      yours
DoFa   he,him,it                 his,its
DoSo   she,her                 hers
DoLa   they,them             theirs
DoTi   us,we                    ours

(Tense/Mood Modifiers)

DoDo   present                                (ie. I eat)                            (Different chords/pitches *POSSIBLY)                                 
ReRe   past                                     (ie. I ate)
MeMe   future                                  (ie. I will eat)
FaFa   present participle                  (ie. I am eating)
SoSo   imperitive mood                 (ie. Let's eat)
LaLa   declaritive mood                 (ie. He eats, declares a truth or fact)
TiTi   Cohortative mood               (ie. Please eat, expressing a plea or wish/hope)

(Other)         

ReDo   my,mine               I
ReMe   like                      dislike   
ReFa   above                   under
ReSo   before                  after
ReLa   out                       in
ReTi   with                     without

MeDo   yours                    you
MeRe   dislike                  like
MeFa   where                   there
MeSo   why                      because
MeLa   who                      what
MeTi   when                    then

FaDo   his,its                    he,him,it
FaRe   under                    above
FaMe   there                     where
FaSo   always                  never
FaLa   beautiful                 ugly
FaTi   bright                   dark

SoDo   hers                      she,her
SoRe   after                     before
SoMe   because                why
SoFa   never                    always
SoLa   small                    big
SoTi   good(yes)             bad(no,not)

LaDo   their                     they,them
LaRe   in                         out
LaMe   what                    who
LaFa   ugly                     beautiful
LaSo   big                       small
LaTi   hello                    goodbye

TiDo   ours                      us,we
TiRe   without                 with
TiMe   then                      when
TiFa   dark                      bright
TiSo   bad                       good
TiLa   goodbye                  hello

Have You though of send the Quillaran to other planets yet or are you waiting until layer? :)
:o IMAGINE my surprise when I was FINALLY updating my posts and someone posts before me! But to answer your question, I am going to do a bit more to expand the Quillaran history etc. before sending them to other planets etc. Though that should be soon, once Hydro gets back, he will be helping with new pics and helping me decide what to add historically to them.  ;D Lots of stuff to look forward to VERY SOON
Title: Re: Quillaran- My new creature
Post by: Rizniik on May 11, 2006, 12:33:49 pm
hehe  Nice language.
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: huggkruka on May 11, 2006, 12:56:09 pm
Oh my... that's very in-depth.  :P
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Areku on May 11, 2006, 01:13:37 pm
Oh my... that's very in-depth.  :P
I just finished up my college exams, so school is out. What do you expect me to do  :D
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Notorious B.O.B on May 23, 2006, 10:30:34 pm
Anything new?  You should do more about these guys, they're awesome!
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Grazony on June 07, 2006, 11:01:12 pm
Anything new?  You should do more about these guys, they're awesome!

Yes I agree they are awesome.
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Kratok on June 20, 2006, 10:31:02 pm
*Gaspeth* He died!
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Areku on June 23, 2006, 12:35:00 am
Haha not dead yet, just been away since Spore news is clight these days. I will have a commisioned pic for you all of the Quillaran as soon as my check gets to Bonemouse...  ;D
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: TheNecromonicon on June 23, 2006, 12:43:02 am
Holy crap, Areku has risen like Christ! Its a Christmas miracle in June!
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Grazony on June 23, 2006, 06:53:45 am
Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Aegis on June 23, 2006, 07:53:24 am
w00t, the Quillarans are back!  ;D
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Hydromancerx on July 03, 2006, 01:47:04 am
(http://spore-planet.rpgs.sytes.net/torquil.jpg)

Once again Dr. Nauvorkean (the Naucean from the prison Escape Adventure) is at it again. He has created many abominations by making alien hybrids such as the "Nazean" and his latest creation the "Torquil"!!  The Torquil are a hybrid of the Torpal and Quillaran. This strange harry combination makes for a most dangerous specimen. It has 8 clawed limbs, spiked armor, a toothy muscle, pointy eats and 8 eyes. It makes a horrible didgeridoo sounding howl and can climb up just about anything. Its bat is virtually impenetrable to laser fire and it has a terrible temper. If there was an ever an abominable snow man this was it since it thrives in cold climate with its woolly quill filled fur. This is one of the more popular specimens in the Scion Complex chimera pit fighting.
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: TheNecromonicon on July 03, 2006, 03:11:01 am
It's funny how so many creatures on here remind me of ex-girlfriends...

Nice job. Bloody ugly looking beast.
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Areku on July 03, 2006, 11:01:33 am
Freaking awsome Hydro, I love it. Haha... looks like it could kcik serious ass.
On a note: I should get my pic from Bonemouse soon, and along with that I got some extra information ready to post as soon as it gets here  ;)
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Grazony on July 04, 2006, 12:05:35 am
Hooray! (again)
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Areku on July 06, 2006, 07:04:41 pm
Yay! Finally got Bonemouse's pic request... so here it is:

(http://spore-planet.rpgs.sytes.net/Gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=4103&g2_serialNumber=2)

Thanks so much to him for an amazing picture! Go commision him, he deserves money....haha!

And as promised the NEW Quillaran info! The creation story(Uploaded to SporeWiki days ago, but none of you checked there did you?  ;) Check out the SporeWiki page anyways for updated stuff, the pic will be there soon!):
As stated by Quillaran history, handed down and recorded in historical scripts kept by the Ecclesiastical Council of Ancestors:

    In the beginning there was the Sun and Quillaris.

    The Spirit of the Sun,Solis, taking a liking to Quillaris, had two children with him. They named their two children Pelagia, the boy and the oldest, and Yogar, the younger and a girl. The two children were the first two spiritual beings to resemble Quillaran. Yogar had a beautiful White coat of quills, pure and unsoiled. Pelagia's quills were an ugly dirty red color. Being jealous of his younger sister's coat of quills, Pelagia slowly plotted ways to get rid of her.

    As the two children roamed across their father, the mighty Quillaris, their thoughts and feelings manifested into the numerous physical features found on the planet today. Yogar's pure thoughts and actions created the plentiful forests, beautiful lakes, and colorful sky. Pelagia's cold and dark thoughts created the jagged mountains, desolate wastelands of deserts, and the dark night sky. Quillaris, their father was quite proud of each of them contributing to his otherwise blank land, however Pelagia suspected that his father favored Yogar over himself.Continuing his evil thoughts, Pelagia's intents manifested themselves into the cold ice and snow that now covers the planet. The severe cold destroyed most of the beautiful things Yogar had created, killing many plants and freezing many bodies of water. Fearing for his daughter's life, Quillaris, not being able to seperate or kill either of the two himself, did the only thing he could do, locked their spirits into large objects composed of rock and jettisoned them out into space, keeping Yogar close to him in order to keep an ever watchful eye out for her. Pelagia, orbiting farther from his father and looking jet black being so far from Quillaris, was still close enough to his sister so that he must live with his jealousness for eternity as he continues to despise and plot against his sister, hoping one day he will be free again.

    Mourning the loss of both her children, the Sun spirit, Solis, created the race of the Quillaran in the likeness of her two children, giving them traits of both Pelagia and Yogar in hopes that the balance of power would keep them alive and safe for all time. She sent them to live on Quillaris, who happily accepted them and would vow to protect them for all time.
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: TheNecromonicon on July 06, 2006, 07:07:22 pm
Tight man. Damn skippy.
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: tooma125 on July 06, 2006, 07:09:35 pm
 :o That is such a good drawing! I love those kinds of pictures for fanart! Great job Bonemouse!
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Kratok on July 06, 2006, 07:11:10 pm
Looks alive almost...
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Hydromancerx on July 06, 2006, 07:12:05 pm
You really got your money's worth Areku. Great job Bonemouse!!! I love the weight of it. Also its 100% accurate. Wonderful job!
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Bonemouse on July 06, 2006, 07:22:52 pm
Well, I'd like to thank Areku for supporting the arts. ;D

If anyone else is interested in a piece, I'm still available. Just PM for the details.

Great job Bonemouse!!! I love the weight of it. Also its 100% accurate. Wonderful job!

It helped that I had really good image to work from. ;)
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Areku on July 08, 2006, 05:32:24 am
Once again, thanks Bonemouse for really doing a kick butt job. Anyways, I will try to keep the thread more updated on a regular basis from now on, as well as possibly attempt at getting some more drawings(and of course fanart is welcome no matter how good/bad). Will have new stuff soon!
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Hydromancerx on July 11, 2006, 03:42:21 pm
It's a little big, LoL. :D I had to think about it for a while about how the Quillarian would fit in, It just makes it funny. I also had to make up a new instrument for the Kazean being that a floor mounted instrument seemed unconventional.

(http://f10.putfile.com/7/19114462749.jpg)

Thanks sooo much gec05!!
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Areku on July 11, 2006, 03:50:46 pm
Haha thats great....Quillaran lead singer. Makes sense seeing as they can create any sound in the known universe after hearing it only once....hehe  ;D   more info coming soon as well hehe  ;)  Awsome job gec!!!
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Camdoggery on August 06, 2006, 07:01:34 pm
(http://img173.imageshack.us/img173/995/quillaranmaulingfinalxk8.jpg)

Drive-by fan art! I call it: Quillaran Mauling. These guys are too awsome. 'Specially the various multicolored eyes.
There are two things I dislike about this. One is that I went overkill with the special effects. Two, I totally spaced the toothy tentacles. I realized right in the middle of coloring. Maybe I'll draw another so I can get it right.. >:l
Like a Quillaran gladiator or something. :D~

Ohyeah. If you want to see it clearer, and less jaggy, drag the picture into the url bar. Or save it and open it.
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Hydromancerx on August 06, 2006, 09:10:27 pm
why are their nostrils ON the nostril? The place where the tounge comes out is a single nostril while the 2 mouths are comming out of the sides. ALso it has 3 claws per hand not 4.
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: operaghost21 on August 06, 2006, 10:06:34 pm
that quillaran is ready to kcik some ass 8)
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Camdoggery on August 06, 2006, 10:14:27 pm
why are their nostrils ON the nostril? The place where the tounge comes out is a single nostril while the 2 mouths are comming out of the sides. ALso it has 3 claws per hand not 4.
1. Because I know nothing of ant eater anatomy/didn't really read all of the creature entry.
2. My bad, my bad. 'Least it was fun to draw.
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Areku on August 07, 2006, 12:08:29 pm
WOW amazing....random fan-art for the win! And it looks amazing as well. As far as finger numbering and nostrils...we can just say it was taking artistic license. But anyways, thanks so much I love it...goes to save it to archives and upload...  ;D

Two, I totally spaced the toothy tentacles. I realized right in the middle of coloring.

Ummm...sadly and shamefully you would be surprised how many times I'VE drawn the Quillaran and forgot the tentacles...  :-[
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Xoatl_169 on August 26, 2006, 03:30:16 pm
(http://img173.imageshack.us/img173/995/quillaranmaulingfinalxk8.jpg)

Drive-by fan art! I call it: Quillaran Mauling. These guys are too awsome. 'Specially the various multicolored eyes.
There are two things I dislike about this. One is that I went overkill with the special effects. Two, I totally spaced the toothy tentacles. I realized right in the middle of coloring. Maybe I'll draw another so I can get it right.. >:l
Like a Quillaran gladiator or something. :D~

Ohyeah. If you want to see it clearer, and less jaggy, drag the picture into the url bar. Or save it and open it.

wow that is so awsome it could be a some sort of cross breed or something lol...
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Draugr on January 06, 2008, 11:24:48 am
Hey a fellow monotreme creature! My Daarnuk are also monotremes! When Spore comes out I want to upload some your stuff!!!
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: gec05 on January 06, 2008, 11:31:40 am
Areku hasn't posted in this thread for quite some time. I doubt you're going to get a response.
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Areku on January 25, 2008, 09:59:49 pm
Hey a fellow monotreme creature! My Daarnuk are also monotremes! When Spore comes out I want to upload some your stuff!!!

*Wakes up*Wha huh? Someone posted here? Sounds good, glad to see you like them. Plenty of info on them if you want to see at Spore wiki. 

Areku hasn't posted in this thread for quite some time. I doubt you're going to get a response.

Yeah after not being able to get a decent computer for a while plus Spore being continually off in the distance, my interest sort of died. With my new laptop and Spore closer than ever...I now occasionally check the site and make sure to keep up....perhaps even more Quillaran stuff in the future, maybe....

*Goes back into hibernation* *Hell unfreezes*
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Blarg on January 26, 2008, 05:21:48 am
 :o

Areku eez alive!
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Daan on January 27, 2008, 10:40:15 am
Wow, a response. I always love the Quillaran :D Please would you consider RP'ing? :)
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Draugr on January 27, 2008, 03:02:57 pm
I did it! I woke up Areku! Worship me!!!
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: gec05 on January 27, 2008, 09:50:25 pm
Please would you consider RP'ing?

You see, that kind of response usually scares returning members away. :-\
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: B.A.S. on January 27, 2008, 09:51:58 pm
Yep, people need to understand not everyone wants to RP or be part of a secret goverment of awsomeness.
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Daan on January 28, 2008, 10:01:10 am
Please would you consider RP'ing?

You see, that kind of response usually scares returning members away. :-\

It sort of depends on who gives the response ;) I'll admit I'm incredibly scary. With the emphasis on incredble, being it isn't very credible.
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Areku on January 28, 2008, 07:10:50 pm
Haha don't worry about scaring me away, the idea of RPing with the Quillaran sounds great, sadly I'm incredibly busy now a days( which is why i don't come to the boards much anymore). I have 5 classes at college with around 30 hrs of work each week. That doesn't leave a lot of free time for me. I may consider RPing and joining into the discussions a bit more when things quiet down a bit though, so don't worry I'm not dead, just lurking....  8)
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 25, 2009, 11:02:41 pm
I made an adventure based on your Quillaran thread. Here you go.

The Quillaris Expedition (http://www.spore.com/sporepedia#qry=sast-500377494707)
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Hydromancerx on October 19, 2010, 06:02:26 pm
(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/292/4/8/quillaran_2010_by_hydromancerx-d313vl7.jpg)

A re-imagined version of Areku's Quillaran.

As you can see I took out the side mouths and put them on the main claws. I also tweaked some other stuff. Just thought it deserved an update since I helped make it when he was first designing them.

Happy Birthday Areku! :D
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Raz on October 19, 2010, 06:11:53 pm
Hydro just loves people who Necro lately...
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Yuu on October 19, 2010, 06:13:59 pm
Quillarans are awesome, and always will be!  ;D
Title: Re: Quillaran - My new creature
Post by: Watcher in the Puddle on October 20, 2010, 08:06:11 am
Hydro what you done!!


Just kidding, but separate arms/mouths are better..