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Title: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Crazen on January 08, 2010, 11:19:13 pm
(pronounced eye-ah-vulg)

population: trillions (rapidly fluctuates as their planets die and as they take new ones)
(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/1863/povolg.png)

Agnasi
(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/7206/agnasi.png)
(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/843/creagnasi09716bc4ful.png)

Uneni
Oseba
Nimbor
Moataia

(Section 1 -- Biology)
Type : Amphibious
Appearance : aquatic Reptillian
Gravity preferences : low (their home planet is higher, but low gravity helps with living on land)
Temperature pref. : warm, humid
Atmosphere breathed : Nitrogen/Oxygen
Body cover : slimy, but coarse
Body color : mud brown
Hair : wiskers
Hair color : black
Eyes : intergrated with brain. infared
Body characteristics : tail
Diet : Omnivore. (genetic modification expands them to Mineralvore
Sexual reproduction : asexual, but multiple gender classes
Reproduction method : Eggs
Limbs pair n 1 : arms
Limbs pair n 2 : legs
Mass : 50pounds, or 22 kilograms
Size : 3.5 feet, or 105 cm

(Section 2 -- Culture)
Attributes:
Militancy : 18
Determination : 12
Racial tolerance: 17 (they attack them anyway, though)
Progressivness : 3
Loyalty : 20 (truly 0, but biologicaly controlled)
Social cohesion : 20
Art : 0 (formaly 2)
Individualism : 0
Body : 6
Mind : 3 (formaly 9)
Speed : 5
Lifespan : 1 year (formaly 65 years)
Tech level : 8

(Section 3 -- Government and Religion)
Government type : Imperialist dictatorship
Religion : Leader Worship
Devotion : Total

(Section 4 -- Extra things you should know)
Special abilities:
Chemical communication
Clone
High fecundity
high speed
Infrared Vision
slavery, canibalism
Quick maturity
Radiation Tolerance
Swarm
Universal Digestion
Warm blooded
Water dependency (formerly. genetic engineering removed the need)
Water Breathing
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Yuu on January 09, 2010, 06:04:45 am
So, Agnasi, is like an evil counterpart of the Graidient? :)

If so, awesome! ;D I'll be seeing what you'll be doing with these guys! :)
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on January 09, 2010, 01:47:01 pm
The ivolog home region was a festering bog, fit for an amphibian race. however, over time, their world has become intensely polluted.

their population increases at a ridiculous rate, uninhibited; each member reproduces at a nonstop rate: each lays a clutch of a dozen eggs about every 14 hours, and each egg is hatched and nearly grown within 19 hours. to find a solution, they expanded into space.

then Agnasi took control. by manipulating their senses, he controlled the children, leaving them dumb, dependant, and submissive. He used them to devour the majority of his species. this left him as the most intelligent member of the race, and the only one able to use their technology. he directed the endless throng of his species to spread, leaving the planets they passed charred and toxic.
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Yuu on January 09, 2010, 02:16:28 pm
Zombie-like armies?

Awesome! Keep up the work! :)
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on January 10, 2010, 09:11:52 pm
(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/5940/iavolg1.png)
the Iavolg warriors are equipped in only light, primitive armor, as decreed by Agnasi. hundreds of them can easily be defeated. the problem comes from their rapid reproduction: if even one lives, they can be back to a thriving army in just Weeks. they scavenge their dead soldiers for armor, and if they run out, they go defensless
for the initial assult, the soldiers may need more powerfull weapons in support:
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on January 13, 2010, 03:57:55 pm
(Section 1 -- Biology)
Type : Amphibious
Appearance : aquatic Reptillian
Gravity preferences :  low (their home planet is higher, but low gravity helps with living on land)
Temperature pref. : warm, humid
Atmosphere breathed : Nitrogen/Oxygen
Body cover : slimy, but coarse
Body color : mud brown
Hair : wiskers
Hair color : black
Eyes : intergrated with brain. infared
Body characteristics : tail
Diet : Omnivore. (genetic modification expands them to Mineralvore
Sexual reproduction : sexual; fertilized externaly
Reproduction method : Eggs
Limbs pair n 1 : arms
Limbs pair n 2 : legs
Mass : 50pounds, or 22 kilograms
Size : 3.5 feet, or 105 cm

(Section 2 -- Culture)
Attributes:
Militancy : 19
Determination : 12
Racial tolerance: 17 (they attack them anyway, though)
Progressivness : 3
Loyalty : 20 (truly 0, but biologicaly controlled)
Social cohesion : 20
Art : 0 (formaly 2)
Individualism : 0
Body : 6
Mind : 3 (formaly 9)
Speed : 5
Lifespan : 1 year (formaly 65 years)
Tech level : 8

(Section 3 -- Government and Religion)
Government type : Imperialist dictatorship
Religion : Leader Worship
Devotion : Total

(Section 4 -- Extra things you should know)
Special abilities:
Chemical communication
Clone
High fecundity
high speed
Infrared Vision
slavery, canibalism
Quick maturity
Radiation Tolerance
Swarm
Universal Digestion
Warm blooded
Water dependency (formerly. genetic engineering removed the need)
Water Breathing
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on January 15, 2010, 11:30:04 pm
warfare
traditionally, when Iavolg lived in bogs, they just grabbed little prey with their long fingers. this doesn't work against larger enemies, obviously. they are equipped with light armor, with dagger-like protrusions to whack enemies with. they attack en mass, flanking and wearing down the enemy, but with enough reserve to retreat if things get difficult.

to invade a new planet, Agnasi does not deploy large armies, or even arm them; he simply drops off a few machines, crafters (to make for armor and weapons), and a small group of soldiers. they then multiply and gear up. he will typically leave about 100 to start the conquest. if they cant defeat their enemies outright, they use eco-warfare, and starve them. when the resources dry up (and they will quickly, if you consider that reaching a maximum hundred billion population in roughly 9 days will not be sustainable for long),  the Iavolg there will die off as well as their enemies. no use building ships to carry them around when you can just grow a new army on the next planet you find
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Yuu on January 16, 2010, 05:48:33 am
Kinda like in most RTSs eh?

I like his style. 8)

One question, though: What does Agnasi do when he is planning on attacking a planet with no place to land undetected, like in an ecumenopolis? ???
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on January 16, 2010, 09:19:21 am
thats more difficult. in these cases they would land peacfully. and just spread, not waging war, not communicating. just consuming. or reaching a high enough population to overun them.

if the enemy is aggressive, and they are unable to do this, then Agnasi sends in the big guns. so lots of mechs, and any ships that can fight. he takes an area, and deffends it while an army grows. wouldn't take long.

an (explosive, not bio)  WMD would  destroy them. but then he wins anyway, as they tear their own planet apart
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Yuu on January 16, 2010, 09:45:45 am
Hmm... Plenty of Tyrannid-like potential...

Awesome! :)
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on January 18, 2010, 10:05:11 pm
this is where Agnasi stores chemicals and pumps pheromones from, on the battlefield:

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/4875/iavolgsignaldirector.png)
most dont have the legs. only if they must move swiftly, and cannot spare the time to be caried

it would be far too costly to attempt to place a transmitter into every Iavolg, do these things patrol along amongst the armies, sending commands to the soldiers. if the signal is lost, the Iavolg will revert to primal animal-like activities. not prefferable, as the problem is not solved
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on January 20, 2010, 09:10:49 pm
 knackers

 they move rather quickly, and never seem to hold completly still.
used aboard Hnangha to kill the weak and injured
(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/4127/iavolgfester.png)
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Yuu on January 20, 2010, 09:36:00 pm
"Ravager" perhaps?

Also...

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/4875/iavolgsignaldirector.png

Dear goodness! What has science done?! D:

In other words: Awesome unit! 8) It would be great to see a hybrid of those two.
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on January 22, 2010, 07:59:41 pm
to quote an overused phrased, thats only the beginning.

I have plans for all kind of overarmed, specialized mechanicals, and genetically twisted amphibians.
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on January 25, 2010, 04:54:49 pm
Niyames  unique
(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/2720/osebar1.png)
a former leader of the Larentili. not in agnasi's controll.
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Yuu on January 25, 2010, 10:31:24 pm
Osebar is a sober dude while Agnasi's in a snag? :D


Not sure about Iavolg, though... :-\
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on January 26, 2010, 07:01:42 am
no, its not an anagram. but thats very clever.

a shooting soldier:
(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/4351/iavolggutteral.png)

after a while Agnais realized it was cost inefficient to use all machines to suppliment his army. he decided to start modifying  Iavolg media to include a whider variety of weapons (again, it would be to expensive to actualy give them weapons). their head thrown to the side, and a rediculous weapon in its place, the Gutteral acts as a cheap ranged soldier.

a thing on genetics: the specialized Iavolg do not need to be bread seperatly. Agnasi just must make a genetic code for the thing he wants to make, and include it as unfunctional data in the Iavolg. the signal directors are well programed, and (because communication is biological) will order the Iavolg to produce offspring with the desired specialization
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Yuu on January 27, 2010, 12:45:46 am
It isn't?


Anyways, sweet! ;D

Their method of specialization reminds me of those cute little Zerg larva from SC. :)
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on January 27, 2010, 09:17:35 pm
armored shooter:
(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/6939/iavolggutteral1.png)

as always they are lightly armored (exept for the weapon, which is rather fragile), for the sake of efficiency.

not only does he ravage planets for no good reason, he does it on the cheap
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Yuu on January 27, 2010, 09:56:49 pm
Thuli's gonna be PO'd if these guys land on him, isn't he? :D
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on January 27, 2010, 10:07:42 pm
well, he doesn't have any natural resources.
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Yuu on January 28, 2010, 12:59:26 am
I guess so, though maybe the Iavolg could start eating at his outer layers. The resulting conversation argument between the two would be pretty neat! ;D

"Stop doing that!"

"GRAAAGH!!!"

"I said STOP!"

"GRAAAGH!!!"

*Splat*

 :D
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on February 08, 2010, 08:57:59 pm
Nmobor (the hornet) unique
(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/415/nmobor.png)
flies, and efficiently rips targets apart
(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/1570/crenmobor099a8754ful.png)

oh, and my naming convention. if you can answer this, you will get what I am basing this off of.

the spider and the trickster
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on February 09, 2010, 08:23:26 pm
Uneni (the python) unique


changed Osebar to Niyames.

I Still have a charater names Osebar, but he is different entirely
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Yuu on February 10, 2010, 05:42:28 am
Man, I'm still stumped at your naming convention.

But I'll never give up! 8)
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on February 10, 2010, 08:05:23 pm
it's not just the names, but it's also the theme of the characters.
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on February 11, 2010, 09:19:25 pm
Osebar (the leopard) unique

(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/7025/osebar2.png)

originally a king of sorts, of supremely high standing. Agnasi changed him to become a stalking prowler that moves on all fours, and added the mechanical limbs to compensate. he let him keep his royalty garb.
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on February 13, 2010, 07:48:47 pm
Here's this thing. I'm not going to say it's purpose yet.

The Conglomerate
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/6870/creiavolgconglomerate09.png)
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Yuu on February 13, 2010, 08:15:34 pm
W... T... F...  D :
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 13, 2010, 09:32:44 pm
Here's this thing. I'm not going to say it's purpose yet.

The Conglomerate
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/6870/creiavolgconglomerate09.png)
That thing looks like something out of a nightmare of the person who created the Resident Evil series.... O.o
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on February 14, 2010, 10:58:51 pm
right, because many races have an certain style of warfare technology (I.e. Plasma, gravity, antimater, solar) I'll briefly touch on the Iavolg specialty.

due to constant need of resources, ship mounted weapons are at a minimal. Biological weapons are used instead. why destroy a ship, when you can much more easily kill everyone inside it, and save the metal? Most vulnerabilities to poisons and radiation have been sifted out of the Iavolg genes.

the Soldiers are used similarly. Agnasi deploys much stealth in combat. sneak a Iavolg aboard a capital sized ship, and let it hide and multiply. soon there will be too many to get rid of all of them, as the creep around in difficult to reach places.

Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Yuu on February 15, 2010, 03:11:30 am
Do I hear...






Alien?









ALIEN?!









ALIEN?!









FFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU-








YES!






Whew! :)

Now that that's outta my system, I sincerely hope we get to RP a scenario like that some time. :)
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on February 15, 2010, 11:17:06 am
Agnasi lives aboard the Iavolg home-ship, Hnangha

It is a very large ship, which holds all the important elements of Iavolg society. that includes Agnasi, his Unique creations, and a sea of mechs and workers.

they have no permenant home, of course, so Hnangha is their substitute.

more on Agnais:

Agnais is very old. how old exactly in unspecified, but much further than normal lifespan. He has kept himself alive with a combination of electronics, suppliments, and gene modification; he is attempting to breed death out of himself. he has more or less succeeded.


(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/3144/iavolgcarrier1.png)
big mechanical machine with six legs, and lots of guns. carries Iavolg across battlefeilds. can hold about 30 Soldiers.
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on February 15, 2010, 07:05:56 pm
Wildlife:

The Iavolg's long abondoned homeworld has no significant animal life. it all died.
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Gnoll on February 19, 2010, 06:26:22 pm
so, the spider
catches the leopard, the python, the hornet, and the dwarf.

You should get it by now.

Anansi reference?
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Kitkat on February 19, 2010, 06:27:17 pm
Humm...

Agnasi came from "Anansi"?
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on February 19, 2010, 06:34:25 pm
YES!
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Yuu on February 20, 2010, 08:29:53 pm
Oh...

Interesting! :)
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on February 25, 2010, 09:39:56 pm
used for low altitude deployment, this craft works as a dropship:
(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/9035/iavolgdropship.png)

how Agnasi talks:
using mechanical thought methods at this point, Agnasi uses a number of symbols

message start and end:  [
new section:               <>
missing data:               //
detail or explination,      ;
 conclusion:                 :

(still working on it. probably some inconsistencies in it so far, though i've only used it twice, but I'll keep to the rules now)
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Yuu on February 27, 2010, 06:25:08 pm
Hope to see more of it. :)
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on February 28, 2010, 04:30:15 pm
Angasi is probably dead.
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Yuu on March 01, 2010, 09:41:11 pm
But, why? D :
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on March 01, 2010, 09:53:20 pm
he's realy old

well, most of what the society does is done automaticaly and systematicaly, so it would not change much if he was dead. the same goes for Agnasi. he would continue to funtion passed biological death.

If agnasi was dead, nobody would even realize it, not even him.
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on March 03, 2010, 09:55:02 pm
Nmobor's catchers
(http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/3323/nmoborcatcher.png)

Nmobor has weaker brood that help him.

I considered making them mechanical, but that would be inefficent.



speaking of, despite the seamingly cost effective nature of the Iavolg, there efficiency is low. it can take months for the Iavolg to make proggress in an attack, and there are many fixable problems that Agnasi does not do anything about, costing more overall.
so it's not so much ruthless calculating as it seems. more lack of effort
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Yuu on March 03, 2010, 11:26:22 pm
Agnasi is a pure example of the "man spammer", eh? :)
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on March 20, 2010, 12:15:04 am
Historical culture:

before the enslavement, the Iavolg, who's original name is Larentili, where a trade-based society. they where made of small tribal groups, living together. gold was very plentiful on their planet, and was nearly worthless exept as a decoration. wealth was measured not only by the goods you produced and controlled, but by the people you had in your tribe.  people where traded between families for commercial gain (not like slavery. more like sports teams)

naturally, egg clutches  where laid once a month and bonded together. when half had hatched, the rest would self terminate, feeding their nutrients into the newborns. Each egg, while different from the parent(s. their could be many) was genetically identical to the rest in it's clutch, meaning It was actually beneficial for some eggs to die for the others, as their siblings would pass on their genes.

after Agnasi, the eggs where modified to be disconnected, meaning each would hatch, and the newborns would be ravenously hungry. in addition, the eggs would now be laid every day.
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on April 10, 2010, 05:01:15 pm
Fun fact: A ship that size would strip pretty much every planet they own of its metals and other natural resources.

these guys do have a huge ship, not that size, but realy big, because they DID strip every planet they own of its metals and other natural resources
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Yuu on April 10, 2010, 06:52:14 pm
Just wanna remind everyone that strip-mining planets is actually a very common thing to do for some of the golden and silver age races. One of the most prominent of whom are the Mon-Krai, which use mass-produced mining drones to "gnaw" at a planet until all valuable materials are extracted.  :)
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 11, 2010, 03:36:40 am
Just wanna remind everyone that strip-mining planets is actually a very common thing to do for some of the golden and silver age races. One of the most prominent of whom are the Mon-Krai, which use mass-produced mining drones to "gnaw" at a planet until all valuable materials are extracted.  :)

YUM IRON YUM ALUMINUM YUM CARBON.

EAT THE PLANET.
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on April 22, 2010, 09:01:37 pm
this:
(http://library.thinkquest.org/J001798/gulper%20eel.JPG)
plus this:
(http://blog.bioethics.net/541447~Australian-Kangaroo-Posters.jpg)
and this:
(http://www.silverbearcafe.com/private/images/frog.jpg)
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Lush City on April 22, 2010, 10:08:44 pm
Just to note, these guys are psycho awesome, I got the theme off the bat, and I thank Scribblenauts for knowing what a Gulper Eel was.
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on April 23, 2010, 04:12:49 pm
thank you. i'm flattered
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on April 23, 2010, 09:43:34 pm
had to switch OS, old one crashed. so I lost most of the Iavolg creatures, cept Nmobor, strangely.
after a while, Agnasi found that, statisticaly, scratching at rocks with your fingernails until they fall of is an unaffective way to gather raw material.

so he made this:

(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/5080/iavolgdigger.png)

it diggs through the ground and smashes through metal and rock. it basicaly has pickaxes for hands
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on August 16, 2010, 07:14:39 pm
soldier:
(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/5940/iavolg1.png)

shooter:
(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/3104/iavolgshooter1.png)
they shoot hardened, fragmenting shards of their own blood

savage:
(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/9504/iavolgsavage1.png)

beast:
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/1115/iavolgbeast1.png)

Monster: (yes, it's actualy called monster)
(http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/4094/creconglomerateagnasi0a.png)
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Yuu on August 17, 2010, 05:11:43 am
W00t!  ;D


Man, those crystallized blood shooters will always be awesome to my eyes!  ;D
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on August 27, 2010, 12:48:01 pm
an Iavolg filling a smaller niche than the others. I'm calling it the breathless until I invent a good name.

designed for higher speed and dexterity. usefull for catching fast-moving enemies and as aggressive guards. their lack of armor prevents them from edging out the tougher savage.
(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/5264/iavolgbreathless1.png)
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on August 27, 2010, 09:14:37 pm
in larentili culture, only tribal leaders are allowed to have names.
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Kitkat on August 27, 2010, 09:17:31 pm
That brings up the question, how to Larentili differentiate each other, for communication purposes, for example?
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on August 27, 2010, 09:45:28 pm
they don't.
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Kitkat on August 27, 2010, 09:55:09 pm
They how the heck to they communicate?

I mean, they have to have SOME way to differentiate each other besides name, then. You've got to have SOME way of specifying who you're talking to, in a group, for example.

Do they just say something like, "hey, you there."?
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on August 27, 2010, 11:51:25 pm
standard communication is handled through pheromones. language is seen as a luxury for the upper class. yea, they where *** ****s even before Agnasi took over.
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Kitkat on August 28, 2010, 04:20:41 pm
That's creepy, but interesting. So they use chemical compounds unique to each individual to differentiate who's communicating? That's rather neat.
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Yuu on August 28, 2010, 07:45:35 pm
Kinda like penguins, but with scents instead of voice tones?
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on October 03, 2010, 10:34:39 pm
similar to what the Iavlog's head actualy looks like:

(http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/8489/fishi.png)
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Yuu on October 04, 2010, 04:33:40 am
What...


The...





What the heck is that thing?!   D :

It's like, some kind of angler fish/Zerg hybrid...
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Gnoll on October 04, 2010, 04:43:38 am
It's eeeevil!
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Kitkat on October 04, 2010, 04:20:57 pm
I think it's kinda cute! :D
Title: Re: Iavolg
Post by: Crazen on October 06, 2010, 11:16:17 pm
Monster: (yes, it's actualy called monster)
-pic-

Agnasi has not created this: in the RP timeline,  it does not exist yet. the Iavolg are gonna go through a pretty big shift somewere down the road.
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Yuu on October 08, 2010, 02:33:24 am
A very, very twisted shift...
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Crazen on October 08, 2010, 03:05:01 am
 when Agnasi, left his home world (the Original Hnangha. the ship shares the name. of course, now he knows it has planet 1) he had enslaved or killed a total of 88% of  the Larentili population, and desecrated most of the planet. the Larentili natural home of forested marshlands had been dreadfully damaged
           with their lands and technology in ruins, the Larentili quickly reverted back to their tribal hunter-gatherer roots. all that is left of their civilization is burnt out machines. crashed ships, and the marvelous golden towers rising up from the misty jungle.

 Niyames is still alive. He waits, trapped on his spoiled world. He is aging, and does not remember all of it, but he remembers five names: Osebar, Uneni, Nmobor, Moataia.

 and Agnasi: the crippled traitor, the mind flooder, the fetus king, the lord of carcasses, consumer of decay, the rotting god
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Yuu on October 08, 2010, 03:15:26 am
RETRIBUTION!
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Crazen on October 23, 2010, 10:14:05 pm
Hnangha
what does it look like? unknown. the thick cloud of scratchers surrounds it at all times, blocking it from view.


the Machines of the Hnangha are self evolving; their data and construction is programed to vary between each 'generation' and the machines that properly function and keep themselves running pass their data on.

this is part of the Hnangha super-organism. the Iavolg, the machines, and the ship fulfull various roles in keeping it 'alive' and improving it autonomosly.
       however, they can still be overoad by the director: Agnasi is, infact, a detrimental part of his own creation. he only gets in the way of a smooth, independant machine.

and the Hnangha knows this.
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Gnoll on October 24, 2010, 08:18:41 am
See, this is why you do not build "living" spaceships. They always eat you in the end.
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Crazen on November 25, 2010, 08:51:30 pm
on the contrary. Hnangha still has loyalty to Agnasi, just not anything else
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Crazen on November 27, 2010, 11:39:31 pm
the Iavolg are not a hive mind at all. they are children coerced by signals to obey by Hnangha/Agnasi, who do infact form a mind hive (Agnasi's body is like a male anglerfish at this point. so you are right)



well there is the Fetus King (Agnasi), the Atrophied Womb (hnangha), the infant swarm (Iavolg)...the theme is clear: Dead babies.

Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Yuu on November 28, 2010, 01:16:55 am
*imagines several mental images*


*feels squeamish*



So my suspicions were right...

Though, I did originally think that the dead baby theme only applied to the Agnasi-Hnangha symbiotic system.



Zombies, mutilations, dead babies, and naked molerats...

Very twisted indeed...
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Gnoll on November 28, 2010, 05:19:29 pm
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH my BRAIN!!!
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Crazen on December 14, 2010, 09:55:12 pm
Niyames isn't quite the friendliest guy, despite being the 'protagonist" of the species. he come across as a "He Who Fights Monsters" type  (and we all love tvtropes, right? you fall into a "Time abyss". but I digress; that is my other race)

he was a King, and like most Larentili  kings ruled his subjects tightly, though not unjustly. Larentili lived in identical, modern community communes in his land. they were well taken care of, however, and it was far Superior to the mud and trees that most lived in.
after the corruption of the world, they had to abandon their cities. it is imppossible to leave the jungles now, because the contamination would burn their skin off. So the torture is that they are within miles of salvation through technology (i.e. spacecrafts to get off the toxic rock) and are unable to reach it.
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Yuu on December 15, 2010, 01:46:59 am
Well, that was, kinda cruel...   :-\



Not to mention utterly sadistic...   :(






and we all love tvtropes, right?

Must... Resist...
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Crazen on December 30, 2010, 01:46:49 am
Do you think death is lesser for others? They are apart from you, but not me. They all end the same
Do you think death is lesser for the enslaved? Trapped in pain, it is the directive. They all end the same.
Do you think death is lesser for the remainders? No respite from the folley, safety from themselves. They all end the same
Do you think death is lesser for him? He clings at its edge, fading through it and back unwilled. They all end the same
Do you think death is lesser for me? The countless times and kinds, I have felt them all. They all end the same.
But there is no death with us. our deaths have been had. they all end the same.
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Yuu on December 30, 2010, 03:20:34 am
The Wombship is mad at Agnasi?
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Crazen on January 01, 2011, 04:49:50 am
the Agnasi-Hnangha symbiotic system

Hardly symbiotic. neither really is benefiting at this point. though if you had to pick a winner, it would be Agnasi, seeing as Hnangha seems to be the only thing keeping him alive. after all, thats what Hnangha was built for, long before it was given that name. it was Agnasi's life support. Machine 1.

The Wombship is mad at Agnasi?

well...
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Yuu on January 01, 2011, 05:09:31 am
More like a quarrel between partners?
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Crazen on February 12, 2011, 12:55:41 am
I realized I can really say any more about them without spoiling the plot. bleh, and I have so many ideas, things to introduce and subsequently kill off.

also, worms. lots and lots of worms.
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Crazen on March 05, 2011, 10:20:39 pm
the word 'Iavolg' has changed definitions several times. first it meant an invalid. in post-industrial times, many Larentili took up residence amongs the expansive, sprawling train network. the name fell to them. it's come to refer to stowaways, worthless slaves, and all many of gutter swimmer.

the theme was always the same; stupid, low class, and dependant. Perfect for the mindless infants born of rotting metal.
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Yuu on March 11, 2011, 09:07:11 am
Yo, Crazen, have you ever considered making your personal world building project?

Your creatures make excellent templates for a poetically driven universe.  :)
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Allari on March 25, 2011, 06:41:18 am
Pretty kewl!  ;)   Nice story line...
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Crazen on March 26, 2011, 08:03:12 pm
Thank you. it's a work in process.
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Crazen on March 30, 2011, 05:01:41 pm
so its about time I introduce these to the galaxy proper.

though I can't see how I am supposed to market a story about a salamander chasing a spider through a glue factory.
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Crazen on April 13, 2011, 10:23:26 pm
he's called the blood eater because his diet consists entirely of infant's blood. it is extremely low in nutrition, so he can go through over a hundred carcasses a day.

supplying Agnasi is the main reason for Hnangha's conquests.
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Yuu on April 15, 2011, 06:33:42 am
he's called the blood eater because his diet consists entirely of infant's blood. it is extremely low in nutrition, so he can go through over a hundred carcasses a day.

Over a hundred children?!

That's like ten tens!

And that's terrible!

 :'(



though I can't see how I am supposed to market a story about a salamander chasing a spider through a glue factory.

A Benny Hill chase scene, but with SPIDERS AND ZOMBIEMANDERS!   ;)
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Crazen on April 24, 2011, 12:14:31 am
well, they are his children. he can basicaly do with them as he pleases.


oh, and just about all Iavolg are children. just keep that in mind.
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Crazen on April 28, 2011, 12:11:49 am
Hnangha isn't exactly a planet eater. it has a slight variant.

as I have touched on, in the final phases of iavolg consumption, after any threatening life has been destroyed, is to devour the planet. the iavolg steadily congeal into a single mass of flesh and skin around the world; they build a stomach around the planet.
inside, all usefull resources, matter and substances are piped up through space cables into Hnangha until everything is drained
then they dig deeper and deeper until they implode the core. (one way or another)
this also fits with the spider theme, wrapping up the victim and sucking out its liquefied innards.
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Yuu on April 28, 2011, 08:11:26 am
The image doesn't show up for me.   :-\


Though, yeah, judging from the description, that's... kinda creepy.

More or less on this level. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTBJPrRO2Sw)
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Crazen on September 30, 2011, 12:45:54 am

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Think of all the pain you have ever felt                                                                                                                                                          
This is what I feel, always                                                                                                                                                                              
Imagine the pain of those you know; your family, your friends                                                                                                                          
Imagine all pain they have ever felt                                                                                                                                                                
This, I feel as well                                                                                                                                                                                        
Imagine, if you can, all the pain that anyone has ever felt, and ever will feel                                                                                                      
This I feel                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Imagine the pain of the dead                                                                                                                                                                        
This I feel                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Imagine the pain of those not yet born                                                                                                                                                          
This, I will feel                                                                                                                                                                                              
Always                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                     
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: UFO King on September 30, 2011, 03:33:14 pm
Quote from: AM
HATE. LET ME TELL YOU HOW MUCH I'VE COME TO HATE YOU SINCE I BEGAN TO LIVE. THERE ARE 387.44 MILLION MILES OF PRINTED CIRCUITS IN WAFER THIN LAYERS THAT FILL MY COMPLEX. IF THE WORD HATE WAS ENGRAVED ON EACH NANOANGSTROM OF THOSE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF MILES IT WOULD NOT EQUAL ONE ONE-BILLIONTH OF THE HATE I FEEL FOR HUMANS AT THIS MICRO-INSTANT FOR YOU. HATE. HATE.
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Crazen on October 01, 2011, 09:38:01 pm
so yea, Hnangha is big enough to wrap up planets in a coat of atrophic flesh and suck out their innards (couldn't let the spider theme die entirely)But because he is their only ship/world, it should balance out.
unfortunately, my restraint actually does the opposite. see what I'm getting at?

balance is shot cause someone wants a million ships the size of stars.
I don't mean military power balance or anything. I mean narrative power. someone like Hnangha loses all significance if there is a fleet of ships each individually a hundred times his size.
or maybe its my fault for thinking small.

/rant
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: UFO King on October 01, 2011, 10:20:00 pm
I think that Yuu wants to make the galaxy like something out of an anime. He's always super happy and friendly, but the sheer scale of what he's making makes me think that he has no idea what he's talking about. From what MartyK once told me, Yuu first joined the Spore forums back in the Communicant Wars. He immediately proceeded to make up incredibly overpowered species with incredibly overpowered technology, and everybody naturally called him out on it. From what I can tell he seems to have restrained his ridiculous activities to the self-contained Yuuinverse (squid creatures that turn entire galaxies pink and worship pink, just because!) until the Nameless. If they really did have hundreds of ships that size, the galaxy would fold like a human spine on Gliese 581 d.

He's been watching too much Tengen Toppen Gorgan Laragganananan. Pretty soon he'll start making galaxy-sized ships that shoot galaxies. (That was in the Tengen Toppa...whatever anime. Seriously.) Not to be hating, but stuff like that is pretty godmoddy. And that's terrible.
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Yuu on October 02, 2011, 04:48:40 am
I think that Yuu wants to make the galaxy like something out of an anime.

As I've said before: I. DID. NOT. BASE. IT. ON. ANIME.

The Terran-Ixians, if they were to be based on anything, were equal parts the Scrin and their tripods, and allegories of some interpretations of Jewish Mythology.

As you can see, the former is based ultimately from the American B-Movie Monolith Monsters and H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds.

The former, on the other hand is from South West Asia.

Totally not anime.


He's always super happy and friendly, but the sheer scale of what he's making makes me think that he has no idea what he's talking about.

Unless you'd cared to ask exactly why they're that large.


From what MartyK once told me, Yuu first joined the Spore forums back in the Communicant Wars. He immediately proceeded to make up incredibly overpowered species with incredibly overpowered technology, and everybody naturally called him out on it.

While I do admit that they did start out somewhat powerful and I wasn't, or ever will be, an uber 1337 RPer like Patman, there is the fact that virtually everyone, maybe except for Plank of Wood, overlooked the fact that their only foothold in the galaxy was a lone and heavily damaged ship manned by a decimated crew and under the command of a partially decapitated collection of surviving officers.

They were by no means intended to be overpowered, especially considering the fact that I purposely gave them built-in idiot balls and posted a method to kill said lone ship.

You could blame me for using my noobishness to make them on par with the others from the get-go (instead of rising from the totem pole), maybe, but making it a no-win situation? Nope.

And by the time of the RG, I specifically moved the TI's back to their original story, on the other side of the universe no less, specifically to avoid any further issues like this.

The whole Nameless LAC issue is ignoring one fundamental thing as to why they're here: They're the villains of the current arc. It's not like I'm gonna keep them here forever.

Seriously, guys, chill out.

My defining RP race is, and for the foreseeable future will remain to be, the Orealyianis. Not the Terran-Ixians, the Nameless, nor any other nation of equal standing from the EU.


(squid creatures that turn entire galaxies pink and worship pink, just because!)

Then you need to re-read their description, then, cause certainly do not do this "just because".

In case you don't get it, they're basically waging a space Jihad against what they deem to be imperfect, ie. everything that's not drowning in pink.

And then there's that heavy implication that, to the eyes of non-Versavol, they've become a race of neurotics.hi


If they really did have hundreds of ships that size, the galaxy would fold like a human spine on Gliese 581 d.

Even all the Nameless' feats are but small fry compared to some of the (http://outskirtsbattledome.wikispaces.com/Character+Profile+-+The+Shrike) other (http://outskirtsbattledome.wikispaces.com/Civilization+Profile+-+The+Xeelee) guys (http://outskirtsbattledome.wikispaces.com/Civilization+Profile+-+The+Culture) out there. (http://outskirtsbattledome.wikispaces.com/Civilization+Profile+-+Downstreamers)


He's been watching too much Tengen Toppen Gorgan Laragganananan.

I only ran through it once, thank you very much.

I'm more of a slice of life / comedy guy. And if I ever watch robots, it's mostly Macross.

That, and it's not like I only watch Eastern Animation.


Pretty soon he'll start making galaxy-sized ships that shoot galaxies.

Been there, done that.

Of course, not in this RP verse.

However, I'm fairly certain that most you guys would love to insinuate that I would, even though I won't. (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NeverLiveItDown)


Not to be hating, but stuff like that is pretty godmoddy. And that's terrible.

You know what's terrible?

People not getting the point.  >_>
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: UFO King on October 02, 2011, 05:26:32 am
Okay, I get your points.
(squid creatures that turn entire galaxies pink and worship pink, just because!)

Then you need to re-read their description, then, cause certainly do not do this "just because".

In case you don't get it, they're basically waging a space Jihad against what they deem to be imperfect, ie. everything that's not drowning in pink.
"Jihad" simply means struggle in Arabic, and within Islamic context refers to anything from personal nonviolent resolution of problems to war. It usually means nonviolent stuff, but of course Western media likes to distort images like that. Then again, I never expected anyone here to have studied Islam like that, so there's a lesson for you.

Nevertheless, it's still pretty darn one-dimensional. Why in the world would they consider non-pink imperfect? It's like if humanity's mission was to turn other planets into large-scale versions of the south English countryside. Are they just really big Peter Sellers fans? Or maybe they're just throwaway comic relief, because pink is a funny color and thus they're annoying in an endearing way.

If I hold such a low opinion of them, then why do I like them so much? There's the big question...
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Crazen on October 02, 2011, 08:14:08 am
Jihad? You can't have Jihad! the graid are supposed to be the token Muslim race! no fair!  :'(

of course they also take influence from Peru, Spain, Australia, Vietnam, Serbia, romania Scandinavia, ancient Greece, Mesopotamia, Scottland, several native American groups, and the USA.
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Yuu on October 02, 2011, 08:18:48 am
Still, makes you wonder how Graidient would react to a Time Abyss, considering they're astounding levels of patience.   :)

Once the head-banging issue's resolved, Gradient would make excellent ambassadors for any super long distance expedition.   8)


"Jihad" simply means struggle in Arabic, and within Islamic context refers to anything from personal nonviolent resolution of problems to war. It usually means nonviolent stuff, but of course Western media likes to distort images like that. Then again, I never expected anyone here to have studied Islam like that, so there's a lesson for you.

Actually, I already know about that.   :)

As I've said, their beef is against everything that's not pink, which isn't necessarily limited to people.   ;)

Going to war with everyone that hinders them isn't necessarily their Jihad, just a rather unfortunate side-effect of it.



Nevertheless, it's still pretty darn one-dimensional. Why in the world would they consider non-pink imperfect?

Maybe there's something about the particular wavelength that only they or their higher ups know?

Maybe it's all a cover for something else entirely?

Maybe it has something to do with how everyone is still stumped as to how a bunch of nomadic herders ever managed to get a Starship?

Maybe they really are just plain crazy?  ^^

Or maybe the manifestation of the color pink had a large role in their ancient society?



Or maybe they're just throwaway comic relief, because pink is a funny color and thus they're annoying in an endearing way.

In a sense, yeah.

It also kinda works both ways, actually, in that pink was is still a very manly color back then to this day.  :D



If I hold such a low opinion of them, then why do I like them so much? There's the big question...

They are affably evil knight templars, after all.  :3
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Crazen on October 03, 2011, 06:10:55 pm
Covering the galaxy in pink? Not their style, but thanks for the derailment; the first thing Hnangha did was stop the trains.
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Yuu on October 06, 2011, 01:16:24 am
Covering the galaxy in pink? Not their style, but thanks for the derailment;


Thanks for the concern.

Now I feel more awful.


Why is it that I try my best to be cordial and yet I always get shouted at or ridiculed like this?

Maybe I'm just too foreign. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utang_na_loob)


Well, at least now we have an example of how psychology from another country can also be as alien as most alien psychologies.

That, or the fact that I wouldn't sarcasm you out of my thread.

It's like that "kick a dog" moment, where I'm the one playing as the dog. I always get the short end of the respect, or at least just simply empathy, stick.



TL;DR  I'm sorry, Crazen, but could you please tone it down I little? I don't necessarily have the willpower of adamantium, let alone the ones most of you guys possess.
Title: Re: apparently every thread is PPDT now
Post by: Crazen on October 06, 2011, 04:16:32 pm
sir, I am a rather low key and relaxed individual. I don't take most things seriously enough to get upset about them*. and I take absolutely nothing negative personally. so many things are just ridiculous if you step back and think about them.

I used to have anger issues.
What I realized  after a while of self destruction is it's not worth getting upset most of the time. hell, some of the time the thing your upset about isn't a thing. my frustration response has changed from seething and yelling to a bewildered laugh. sure, I slip up sometimes, and so does everyone else, but that's alright.


*exceptions are western imperialism, spousal abuse and a handfull more topics that get me livid.
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: UFO King on October 06, 2011, 04:18:14 pm
Different cultures do not have completely alien mindsets. They simply define innate values that all humans possess. Every one of us knows what utang na loob is, as well as African ubuntu. Some languages just don't have words for them.

On willpower, I find vegetarianism helps. Self-restraint for the greater good can be a powerful motivator, and that way you can set yourself an example.

Crazen, you're like the most Zen guy I know.
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: Cyst on October 06, 2011, 07:15:51 pm
UFO, vegetarianism is in no way for the greater good, it is merely a choice. Willpower requires belief that you can do it, not some sort of forcing yourself.
Title: Re: The Iavolg, of Agnasi
Post by: UFO King on October 06, 2011, 08:18:18 pm
UFO, vegetarianism is in no way for the greater good, it is merely a choice. Willpower requires belief that you can do it, not some sort of forcing yourself.
You mindless, bungling imbecile![/skeletor] I never implied vegetarianism was inherently good, that was only an example. Also, willpower is basically both of those things. And how is a choice different from anything for the greater good? Do you have no choice in that? QUESTION BARRAGE!