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Title: Kshonix
Post by: bad Karma on January 04, 2010, 07:29:03 pm
I decided to have a go at this. Tell me where I'm going wrong, please!

Name                       : Kshonix
Type                       : Ground and Aquatic
Appearance               : Otherworldly
Gravity preferences    : 0.001 - 100 g
Temperature pref.      : -50 to 200 C depending on host, 30 to 60 C without host.
Atmosphere breathed  : None
Body characteristics   : dirty yellow sludge without host. Hosts look like they are decomposing.
Diet                         : Anything containing Boron, Phosphorus, Arsenic, Nitrogen, Hydrogen, Oxygen and Lead.
Sexual reproduction    : Viral
Reproduction method  : Viral
Mass                       : without host
Size                         : without host

  Militancy           : 10
  Determination    : 10
  Racial tolerance : 20
  Progressiveness  : 10
  Loyalty            : 20
  Social cohesion : 20
  Art                 : 0
  Individualism    : 0
  Body              : 5
  Mind              : 12
  Speed            : 4
  Lifespan         : 5 minutes to 10,000 years depending on host, indefinitely without one.
  Tech level      : 6

Government type   : Other*

Special abilities(No host assumed):
Chemical communication
Dependency (DNA or equivalent)
No Sense of smell/taste
Strange appearance

* As far as the Kshonix are concerned, they are one. This is true, technically. The more of them they are, the smarter they are.

The Kshonix are a disease. An strain in biological warfare which wiped out two sentient species in 3 human weeks. The Kshonix are nothing but a viral hivemind. They can "connect" to each other like neurons in order to hijack host creatures to control and travel in the open (Including a vacuum).

The convert any from of genetic data for to their sole purpose of existing, and are capable of creating a genetic memory, consisting of a strand of modified protiens that can be translated by the Kshonix into "memories" these protiens are made from several elements and can be switched from host to host freely. Both of their home worlds are "Farms". The sole purpose of their existance is to exist by finding new life and breeding new hosts. Through selective breeding, they have turned the wildlife into vehicular slaves, bred to do whatever task is needed of them.

All technology is made from specifically bred versions of wildlife. All ships, submarines and boats are bred from fish and aquatic animals, most ammunition is made from poison stingers, parasitic eggs or acidic compounds launched from their guns, buildings are usually made from altered fauna and scientific eqiupment are breeds of small animal with enhanced sensory implements.
Title: Re: Kshonix
Post by: Crazen on January 04, 2010, 07:41:27 pm
I have a species that is one. (in a different sense; their is only one individual of the entire 'race'.)

I like your disease race idea though. it's not often seen.

one question though: are they animals, or something else, more like bacteria?
Title: Re: Kshonix
Post by: bad Karma on January 04, 2010, 07:50:03 pm
Viruses that generate eletrical impulses and as such can behave like brain cells.

Think Zombies. Smart ones.
Title: Re: Kshonix
Post by: bad Karma on March 05, 2011, 01:58:54 pm
Bump from god knows where.

Edited the species.

Evil space zombies are now benelovant Tyranids.
Title: Re: Kshonix
Post by: Crazen on March 05, 2011, 10:31:11 pm
Isn't that funny? we have a natural tendancy to 'humanize'-I mean in the best possible way- things of our making. we like them to be likeable and admirable. gradualy we try to develop them and realize its hard to keep them evil. its much easier to create something when you appreciate it's tastes.

(full discloser: all my races started evil. yes, even the the gay lobster-poet-pacifists.)

Title: Re: Kshonix
Post by: martyk on March 05, 2011, 10:40:55 pm
Same here.  The Kratair started off as thickheaded brutes with a penchant for savagery and warfare.
Title: Re: Kshonix
Post by: bad Karma on March 06, 2011, 08:24:52 am
Oh hell no, I'm still keeping the Blue and Orange morality.

I just didn't like how borgy they ended up.