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Title: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on January 28, 2006, 10:10:05 pm
What can I say? I too have been inspired by some of the incredibly awesome creature creations here, and I'm in the process of coming up with all the little-bitty details for my own (I've already come up with a fair amount, but it's still being fine-tuned).  And I would just like to say, all constructive criticism is glady welcomed.  ;D

Well, to quit rambling, my creatures are called the Torpal. This picture here was an early tribal-stage Torpal. He's now found under history.

The Almighty Torpal
(http://i31.tinypic.com/10ymliv.jpg)

Some basic information for now:
Scientific Name: Cristatus Tetrarmo (Crested Four-Arm)
Average Height: 8'-10' (males), 7'-8' (females)
Average Weight: 450 lbs
Carnivourus (actually omniverous, but they really don't like eating plants)
Lifespan: Up to 80 years
Reproduction: Matures by age 25; pregnant for 11 months; gives live birth to 3-5 offspring.
Body: Short fur, tough skin. Four strong arms. 2 large claws on each foot, third smaller claw is a poisounous barb. Crest-thing on head contains nasal cavity; can smell and make trumpet-like calls (a bit like parasaurolophus). Bad hearing, fair eyesight. 

Home planet of the Torpals, Tjorn (click!)
(http://daein.blogsplot.net/pictures/Art/index.php?x=1&i=23&dir=TjornGlobe.jpg&dirl=32) (http://daein.blogsplot.net/pictures/Art/TjornGlobe.jpg)
lovely pic courtesy of ittiz

And over the next few days I should have their evolutionary line, history, culture and religion; I'm working on that now.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Golgrig on January 28, 2006, 10:19:25 pm
is that a cave dwelling  Torpal?
what is their culture like?
what is their planet like?
do they have human equivalent everything?
what is their closest earth equivalent animal?

Do they have Tentacles?

Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on January 28, 2006, 10:32:12 pm
to give you some really quick answers for the time being...

yes
violent
pleasant
not really, i dont think
ape
no


Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Golgrig on January 28, 2006, 10:41:06 pm
to give you some really quick answers for the time being...
yes
violent
pleasant
not really, i dont think
ape
no

I was just making a joke on how everyone makes these absurd on the spot questions on obscure things.
I threw the tentacle question in as a joke

so violent as in natural killers and amoral beasts or as in lions and bears?
gotten any further on the civilization of your creation, like what their modern period is like?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 28, 2006, 10:59:35 pm
They are spreading!

We really need our own spore creature forum ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Mangerman on January 29, 2006, 12:37:44 am
Quote
We really need our own spore creature forum

Yeah, everywhere you go, you see Creature topics. It's getting crowded.

P.S: Nice creature
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 29, 2006, 03:13:59 am
Question: why do they all (or a lot of them at least) have 4 arms? it seems to be a trend.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: huggkruka on January 29, 2006, 03:45:16 am
Mine has only two, but four legs... I think a real challenge would be to create a sentient creature without arms at all, even better without legs. Explain that, Darwin!

Quote from: operaghost21
Carnivourus (actually omniverous, but they really don't like eating plants)

I agree with them.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 29, 2006, 05:48:25 am
He doesnt have to, hes dead and a creature couldnt become civilised without opposable digits of some sort outside a game anyway.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: smjjames on January 29, 2006, 03:25:45 pm
Question: why do they all (or a lot of them at least) have 4 arms? it seems to be a trend.

I guess people are going for something more alien looking.

I wish I could draw as well on the computer as you guys. still I can draw pretty good on paper, but don't have a scanner.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Vivec on January 29, 2006, 04:29:46 pm
He doesnt have to, hes dead and a creature couldnt become civilised without opposable digits of some sort outside a game anyway.

Um.... dolphins? They are at least fairly sentient.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on January 29, 2006, 08:30:37 pm
Okey-dokey. Here is Torpalian History, Religion, and Culture (maybe not necessarily separate)

History
Torpalian years are based on the Reign of the Godslayer (RGS/year 0). Thus, years are BGS (Before Godslayer) and AGS (After Godslayer).

Early Cave-Dwelling Torpal
(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/4532/tribaltorpal00010cx.png)

4500-4000 BGS-Torpal develop sapience. The Torpal develop intelligence on the island of Braham. After establishing a general tribal life and means of communication, these Original Torpal (OrTo for later references) are adequately intelligent, and moderately peaceful.

2500-2450 BGS-Exploration and Mapping of Tjorn. At this point, the Torpal have developed decent seafaring and mapping technology, and so begin exploring and mapping the landmasses of their planet, Tjorn.

The Planet Tjorn; and Colonization Routes
(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/8246/planettjorn00016ds.png)

2300-2200 BGS-Colonization. After charting all the major landmasses on Tjorn, The OrTo begin to send groups to colonize these continents. These colonies, though surrounded by more dangerous wildlife than back home, survive with aid from Braham.

2140 BGS-The White Plague. A horrific plague received from one of the continents decimates most Torpalian inhabitants of Braham. Spreading to the other mainlands, where it does minor damage also, Braham and major continents lose contact for about the next 2400 years.

2140-0 BGS-Life Goes On During this time, all groups, having been affected by the white plague, nearly start from scratch. On Braham, society re-develops as it did before, but, fearing another plague, they cut off contact with the mainlands. As for the colonized Torpal, life is rough. Without any more supplies from Braham, they begin getting stronger to survive, and as they grow, gain a passion for fighting. During this time, numerous empires and tribes arise, minor wars are fought between different islands and between inhabitants of the islands themselves, and these Torpal become a more aggressive group than the OrTo.

0 RGS-Gorpt is Slain. Harn the Godslayer, generally regarded to be the strongest Torpal that ever lived, becomes the first to kill a Gorpt. (more information on this event in the Religion section). Torpals the world over faun over him, and this begins the Harnian Dynasty, the closest to a golden age that the Torpal ever had before present day.

Harn the Godslayer
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/4672/godslayer00014ba.png)

42 AGS-Harn Dies. Harn dies in a ritualistic fight (more information in Culture section) at the age of 78.

43 AGS-Harnian Empire collapses. Being that no one could hold as much respect as Harn, his empire falls a year after his death due to numerous rebellions.

320 AGS-Re-exploration. The OrTo finally decide to re-explore their world, and nearly all groups involved are killed by the violent, mainland Torpal.

335 AGS-OrTo Domination. The OrTo, more technologically advanced (for reasons explained later), swiftly begin conquering all lands in retaliation.

360 AGS-Mainland bands together for once (took them 25 years) and fights the OrTo, beginning the Big War (yes, that's what they call it). (The current technological ratio between sides is about pre WWI:middle ages)

431 AGS-War's end. The OrTo army, though more advanced, simply faced an incredibly larger-sized army, and thus both sides about equaled out. Finally just running out of resources, soldiers, etc, the OrTo come up with a plan everyone likes. The Torpalian War Treaty is signed. The treaty dictates that  every two years, for 3-4 months, every continent's army can just get together and kick the crap out of each other, for both money and bragging rights. This both ends the war, and lets everyone have peace while still being able to fight. To regulate these wars, the War Council is formed (pretty much the closest thing to the UN they'll ever have).

684 AGS-The discovery of Space. The Torpal launch their first ship into space.

740 AGS-About the Torpal equivalent of modern-day humanity.

790 AGS-World peace. The Torpal discover life elsewhere in the Universe, and this discovery unites the entire planet under the realization that they can conquer all life in the Universe!


Religion and Culture

   On the main continents of Tjorn, a creature known as the Gorpt evolved. They were absolutely massive, carnivorous, and solitary. After the White Plague, the first main religion to develop was that the Gorpt was God (since Gorpt were solitary, multiple Gorpt were never seen together, and thus it was viewed as a deity).
   To attempt to appease the Gorpt, a ceremony known as the Judging was developed. A group of Elder Torpal decided whether or not male adolescent Torpals were worthy (strong/vicious enough) for the army. If they were not, the Torpal was sacrificed. Being that the smart Torpals were not always the strongest, this caused the intelligence of the general mainland population to decrease over time.
   This is why Harn the Godslayer is one of the most important icons in Torpalian history, and a rallying point for most mainland Torpals. After Harn killed a Gorpt, they were realized to be mortal. At this point, the judging ceremony was then changed to simply decide what profession a young Torpal would seek: war, science, healing, religion, etc. And without the slaughter of the intelligence, the mainland Torpal were gradually able to develop technology again (this is also why the Torpal on Braham were more advanced; they never sacrificed the smart, and so their general intelligence had advanced).
   The next major religion to rise was that of Zeshia (which is practiced by Torpals to this day), which came from Harn himself, who was hailed as a prophet. Zeshians worship a deity named Zesh. Zesh looks more or less like a Torpal, though his four hands are thought to be death itself. In this respect, Zeshian High Priests amputate their hands in honor to the Almighty.
   In Zeshian lore, namely the Songs of Sartaal, any who dies a natural death becomes a part of Zesh's hands and provide him the power to hold the universe together. Those who die fighting, however, are reborn in the presence of Zesh himself, on a battlefield, where they get to fight for all eternity (like Valhalla). Also, the little symbol next to Zesh's name in the picture is the symbol that the Torpal use to represent Zesh.
Zesh
(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/7276/zesh00017ls.png)
Zeshian High Priest
(http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/6586/zeshianpriest00016lb.png)

   Zeshia, along with mainland Torpals' natural tendency towards violence, led to the greatest facet of Torpalian society: the gladiator fights. Since the slaying of the first Gorpt by Harn, gladiatorial fights have been the most important part of a Torpals' life (besides war). If there was no war going on, elder Torpal would participate in ritualistic fights against young warriors simply so they could die in battle.
   Also, such fights would be used to settle arguments between relatives and neighbors (whoever lived-they were right), or even if the Torpal's had been just plain bored. If a war had just ended, POW's would fight to the death, or be sacrificed to caged Gorpts for entertainment. Whatever the reason, there has always been arena fighting.

   Torpal Society is male dominated. Male warrior dominated. Scientists, doctors, and the like are regarded lowly, alongside females (though scientists are regarded slightly higher, they do make develop better weapons, after all). Females mainly raise the children, though in recent times those showing proficiency in other areas have been allowed into different professions.

The next thing I'm working on: Torpal evolution tree
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Mangerman on January 29, 2006, 11:21:42 pm
I like that timeline, and the priest looks nice. Keep up the good work  ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on January 30, 2006, 07:13:06 pm
One final addition to the Torpalian timeline:
 
865 AGS-A virulent mutagen outbreak on Tjorn gives rise to Torpalian zombies! As good at fighting as the Torpals are, the zombie-torpals spread too quickly to be stopped, and so, after years of futile warfare, the Torpals leave their planet once and for all. They proceed to blow up Tjorn and focus their efforts on conquering the known Universe.

[whether that was an entirely serious Torpalian historical narrative is up to the reader to decide]  ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Vivec on January 30, 2006, 07:14:34 pm
One final addition to the Torpalian timeline:
 
865 AGS-A virulent mutagen outbreak on Tjorn gives rise to Torpalian zombies! As good at fighting as the Torpals are, the zombie-torpals spread too quickly to be stopped, and so, after years of futile warfare, the Torpals leave their planet once and for all. They proceed to blow up Tjorn and focus their efforts on conquering the known Universe.

[whether that was an entirely serious Torpalian historical narrative is up to the reader to decide]  ;)

The Torpals are now the most awesome things ever.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Golgrig on January 30, 2006, 07:46:50 pm
anyone read Cell yet?
zombies are even more creepy Stephen king style

but the part about disease causing exploration is pretty cool
if we had to flee the oldworld because a plague killed off most people how would history have turned out
imagin the colonies repopulating europe after a massive devestation...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on January 31, 2006, 12:40:49 pm
anyone read Cell yet?
zombies are even more creepy Stephen king style

but the part about disease causing exploration is pretty cool
if we had to flee the oldworld because a plague killed off most people how would history have turned out
imagine the colonies repopulating Europe after a massive devastation...

haven't got to read cell yet, but I want to...and the torpal disease didnt really cause the exploration, it just caused the to groups to cease contact with each other after they had already set up colonies...but yea, that would be interesting if that happened in human history (during the time of colonies and whatnot...)


and this one's not too great, I did it moderately quickly, but, sorry, I just couldn't help myself!  ;D
(http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/2848/torpalswat00017dy.png)
Okay this is a Torpal Rural Militia Member fighting a zombie-torpal. For a bit of factual information, the Torpals' Rural Militias were smaller towns' armed forces, also a bit like the police. In that sense, the Torpal pictured would be similar to that of a Swat member...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 01, 2006, 01:13:35 pm
where's all the constructive criticism?  ??? I guess that just must mean that they're perfect!  :D



this is nothing, I was just bored...
(http://img485.imageshack.us/img485/5747/conquest00017ud.png)
forgive me Will, for I have sinned...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: smjjames on February 01, 2006, 01:15:18 pm
lolz, pretty funny though :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: huggkruka on February 01, 2006, 10:26:33 pm
Best picture of today! Love the zombie story too. The universe needs undead. Neat trooper as well.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 11, 2006, 02:42:03 pm
okay well, I was trying to do pics in chronological order, but meh...I've come up with plenty of things for present day/future things, so I've given up on that...

anyway, here is a diadem:
(http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/2262/diadem00014ct.png)

Upon their creation, diadems were one of the most influential weapons of their time. Diadems are spherical
robots, about 2 feet across, that are capable of hovering. Each diadem has three mechanical tentacles (think Doc Ock) and a visual-sensar thing. Once released, diadems move through a battlefield searching for enemy soldiers. Once they find a target, diadems use their tentacles to grasp the soldier, preventing escape. When the soldier is helpless, the diadem, filled with explosives, self-destucts, killing all in its blast radius. Larger models were also made later on for anti-vehicular use.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: huggkruka on February 12, 2006, 05:51:41 am
Very cool! I'd hate to see a bunch of diadems coming towards my position...  :P
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on February 12, 2006, 12:34:32 pm
Reminds me of the "Squids" in The Maxtrix. Still cool none the less. Got to love the pokadots.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 12, 2006, 03:52:44 pm
Reminds me of the "Squids" in The Maxtrix. Still cool none the less. Got to love the pokadots.

yea those and star wars' droids were my inspiration...and the polkadots were supposed to be its propulsion things are whatever, but, oh well, I hadn't really thought it out... :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: GrrrArrgh on February 12, 2006, 04:42:19 pm
They look like eyeballs with tentacles to me.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: B.A.S. on February 12, 2006, 08:31:02 pm
Wow The Torpals are indeed very interesting Creatures. There War Machines seem to be quite effective. I also like there war like nature and that one picture of the Milita against the Zombie was kool the Armour that Torpal wore was awsome....heck the Torpal are pure awsomeness

Good job man I look forward to "meeting", the Torpal  ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 12, 2006, 10:04:29 pm
okay here is a Torpalian "wonder", the Palmyrian Tower.

(http://img470.imageshack.us/img470/2733/palmyriantower00012df.png)

As they were going about conquering space, the Torpal realized that not all planets would have worthy opponents. So to fix this problem, they created the Palmyrian Towers. On every planet they encounter that is inhabited by newly-sentient life, or creatures with a promise of sentience, the Torpal construct a Palmyrian tower. The towers are X feet tall (I didn't really figure the height out, but the little dots in the upper-left picture are abvout 7-foot tall beings, so that should give you an idea), and made of immense stone blocks, with a golden symbol for Zesh on the top of every side of the tower. Sitting atop the tower is a room made of a super-strong metal alloy. When a species is advanced enough to both reach the top of the tower and find a way inside the room, that species is technologically advanced enough to face the Torpals. Once inside said top room, a creature follows a simple Simon-type color-matching excercise, which activates two things: one, a signal sent to the nearest Torpalian stations letting them know that the planet is ready for war, and two, a holographic video for said creature, showing activation of the signal, and Torpalian forces arriving to fight. This part, the Torpals believe, will encourage technologically-advanced, but peaceful, species to develop weapons by the time the Torpals arrive. Through a healthy dispersion of Palmyrian Towers, the Torpal are assured they alway have a worthy adversary to face...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Caltrop on February 12, 2006, 10:15:00 pm
The tower idea is quite unique!  :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Lambsquirter on February 12, 2006, 10:26:29 pm
i really like the idea of the tower..and then they lay in wait ready for war when its the right time to attack..an interesting wonder :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Caltrop on February 12, 2006, 10:40:04 pm
Only problem is, even a moderately-advanced race could topple the tower and active the message...

Although, then I suppose it proves they are warlike... so it did its job anyways.  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: huggkruka on February 12, 2006, 11:48:39 pm
Yeah, toppling a x1000 ton tower is very easy... ::)

I love the idea! Monolith plus size!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on February 12, 2006, 11:50:30 pm
What about an earthquake knocking it down and then a bunch of stupid non sentient creatures accidentally turning it on as they climb on it.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Vivec on February 12, 2006, 11:51:52 pm
What about an earthquake knocking it down and then a bunch of stupid non sentient creatures accidentally turning it on as they climb on it.

I'm gonna go with "Holocaust".
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Lambsquirter on February 13, 2006, 12:03:03 am
well i think if they made the top part with strong alloys, im gonna bet they made the tower earthquake proof or something using other strong alloys...or they would scan the planet for geologic activity and put it in the least geologically active area
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 13, 2006, 11:33:17 am
What about an earthquake knocking it down and then a bunch of stupid non sentient creatures accidentally turning it on as they climb on it.

well that was why the top room was metal, so non-sentient creatures couldn't accidentally get into it; i.e. you'd need explosives or something along those lines to open it. plus they would observe the planet for a short time when they got the signal before actually attacking, to make sure they are worthy and all...

well i think if they made the top part with strong alloys, im gonna bet they made the tower earthquake proof or something using other strong alloys...or they would scan the planet for geologic activity and put it in the least geologically active area

yes, that sounds nice, let's go with that  ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: smjjames on February 13, 2006, 11:54:17 am
What about an earthquake knocking it down and then a bunch of stupid non sentient creatures accidentally turning it on as they climb on it.

well that was why the top room was metal, so non-sentient creatures couldn't accidentally get into it; i.e. you'd need explosives or something along those lines to open it. plus they would observe the planet for a short time when they got the signal before actually attacking, to make sure they are worthy and all...

well i think if they made the top part with strong alloys, im gonna bet they made the tower earthquake proof or something using other strong alloys...or they would scan the planet for geologic activity and put it in the least geologically active area

yes, that sounds nice, let's go with that  ;)

well it would have to depend on how far a potential creature has to go before developing civilization which can be anywhere from a million to hundreds of thousands of years. They'd have less time to wait if the species on the planet had a definite stone age or bronze age technology at least before the species is advanced enough to activate the tower. Even then they'd have to wait thousands of years, so unless they are willing to wait tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands or millions of years, then they'd have to look for species that are moderately advanced with maybe medieval era technology with gunpowder, etc.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: huggkruka on February 13, 2006, 11:56:45 am
But they put these on every planet they see with sentient life, don't they? So they don't ignore the cavemen, because the cavemen have potential too. And if you are a space-faring galactic empire, then your probably stable enought o last a couple of thousand years.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 13, 2006, 12:05:02 pm
But they put these on every planet they see with sentient life, don't they? So they don't ignore the cavemen, because the cavemen have potential too. And if you are a space-faring galactic empire, then your probably stable enought o last a couple of thousand years.

yup
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: smjjames on February 13, 2006, 12:09:31 pm
thats sort of giving me an idea for a creature, they'd have a mindset that things take a long time and that the larger picture is not the fast, but the slower. they'll probably evolve from a slower moving creature like a turtle, thier reflexes are as fast as anything else but they have a heavy shell or something. or would that idea not work that well or dunno? anyway, its an idea. and thier lifespan is also long, up to 200 years in the wild and in the pre civilization era and up to 300 or more in the advanced era with more advanced medical tech.

also I'm starting to like jasc paint shop pro as my art medium

done hijacking the thread, sorry :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: B.A.S. on February 13, 2006, 02:55:11 pm
wow brilliant idea. Reminds me about a show i watched, and some kids were left behind to see how they would develop. Not exactly with a tower but people watched them from space.

I must say these Torpal are getting my interested with each day.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 13, 2006, 03:01:07 pm
Its a sort of perversion of the cliche of aliens setting puzzles or challenges for less advanced species and welcoming them to galactic civilisation when they succeed. very cool... sort of evil creatures arent they?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 13, 2006, 06:19:17 pm
Its a sort of perversion of the cliche of aliens setting puzzles or challenges for less advanced species and welcoming them to galactic civilisation when they succeed. very cool... sort of evil creatures arent they?

yup, they loves their warfare... :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 13, 2006, 09:44:16 pm
here is a Scylla-Class Bomber
(http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/1528/scyllabomber00019ds.png)

Scylla Bombers were a short lived, though deadly, Torpalian bomber aircraft. On attack runs, fighter escorts would venture ahead of Scyllas to clear paths of anti-aircraft defenses. Once they had been cleared, a Scylla would lower its altitude down over enemy positions, and shoot 6 deadly streams of volatile chemicals, literally raining down fire upon its enemies. While being incredibly effective against massed infantry formations, the Scylla had numerous drawbacks. Its large wings, and extra weight for chemicals, required an especially large runway, both wide and very long. Also, if enemy defenses did manage to attack it, it was slow and very lightly armored, making it an easy target.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: huggkruka on February 13, 2006, 10:34:03 pm
Cool! You'd have to clear out any defense first, since the smallest bullet would set the entire wing on fire, but if you attack civilian targets, then it's a hellbringer.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 16, 2006, 09:12:19 pm
here is a Torpalian Knight, circa 300's AGS
(http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/7567/torpalianknight00010gd.png)

by the 300's,in the time preceding the Big War, the more violent, new world Torpal had progressed to their equivalent of the middle ages. Torpalian suits of armor were large and bulky, as was the knight's sword, which required all four arms to properly use. Suits of armour such as this were only used for a few decades because, by the time they had begun to come into widespread use, the Original Torpal from Braham had begun conquering new world Torpals (a process that later led to the Big War). The Original Torpal were more advanced, and had already developed firearms and rudimentary flight (around pre-WWI technology). The new wrold Torpal's bulky armour was no use against OT weaponry, and so armour like this fell into dis-use, as the Torpals abandoned them for mobility/agility.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Vivec on February 16, 2006, 09:14:21 pm
Do any of them weild anything like General Grievous?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 16, 2006, 09:19:14 pm
Do any of them weild anything like General Grievous?

I've been thinking about that, what they would use a predominant melee weapon through out their history. The main things I've come up with are 4 swords at once, like grievous (at least that's what I assume you mean), or a four-handed bowstaff type thing, or wolverine-ish claws on each hand...
but yeah, I'm not completely sure yet...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Lambsquirter on February 16, 2006, 10:52:33 pm
the torpalian armour is pretty groovy...its a huge sword that one, would it be heavy
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: huggkruka on February 17, 2006, 05:14:15 am
Cool, I didn't see that knight before. A four-handed sword, that is too cool.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Lambsquirter on February 17, 2006, 05:55:57 am
imagine the large battles that the armoured torpals would have... :P
would  u like a torpal head sir...lol
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 17, 2006, 01:21:30 pm
the torpalian armour is pretty groovy...its a huge sword that one, would it be heavy

yea they are pretty heavy. the swords' weight is one of the primary reasonsthey wield it with all 4 hands

imagine the large battles that the armoured torpals would have... :P
would u like a torpal head sir...lol


being that the torpals love war, I reeeaaally want to draw a huge battle scene. but I can't really draw huge battles too well, so probably not anytime soon...
oh well. eventually i will, though...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: B.A.S. on February 17, 2006, 06:59:07 pm
Cough Serpenta vs Torpal Cough.

Anyway that old School Knight Torpal looked sweet dude. A Torpal with four swords would be devestating in Melee Combat, he could take on like 2-4 opponents at once >_<
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 17, 2006, 08:00:08 pm
Cough Serpenta vs Torpal Cough.

Anyway that old School Knight Torpal looked sweet dude. A Torpal with four swords would be devestating in Melee Combat, he could take on like 2-4 opponents at once >_<

assuming he didn't accidentally cut his own arms off!  :D

and cough heck yeah cough  ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Lambsquirter on February 17, 2006, 09:20:34 pm
i reckon he will be a skilled warrior who couldn't cut his arms off  :P
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: B.A.S. on February 19, 2006, 05:06:04 pm
at least if he did, he would still have a few left >_<

Anyway, is there anything else we can expect from the Torpal, what is there Space Age like, are they still ground fighters or did they take up vehicles?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 19, 2006, 09:07:35 pm
at least if he did, he would still have a few left >_<

Anyway, is there anything else we can expect from the Torpal, what is there Space Age like, are they still ground fighters or did they take up vehicles?

oh, don't worry. there's plenty more you can expect from the torpals. ;D as for the space age, they usually prefer to fight on ground, face-to-face if they can, but if the enemy uses alot of powerful weaponry, they do have war machines. because blowing stuff up is fun.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: B.A.S. on February 19, 2006, 10:10:53 pm
hahaha good. My Serpenta tend to do the same, not rellying on Vehicles and Machines and more on there individual selves and there skill, thats why im a bit stuck on what vehicles my Serpenta would use. However there Surface Dwelling Brothers will use machines but they will still favour just plain melee or ranged combat without the use of Machines or Vehicles.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 20, 2006, 09:16:31 pm
hahaha good. My Serpenta tend to do the same, not rellying on Vehicles and Machines and more on there individual selves and there skill, thats why im a bit stuck on what vehicles my Serpenta would use. However there Surface Dwelling Brothers will use machines but they will still favour just plain melee or ranged combat without the use of Machines or Vehicles.

well they could always just have armed transports or things of that nature too...

anyway, here are a bunch of pictures I've put off for a while: the evolution of torpals and other creatures.
these first few are from fish to 'proto-torpal' (yea, I haven't bothered naming any of them), which evolves into the torpal. and I haven't made the drawings completely transitional; there are a few 'jumps', but, oh well...
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/740/evo100010lq.png)
(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/81/evo200012ev.png)
(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/905/evo300016yh.png)
and for all the rest of the pictures that begin with stars, those have evoloved from the second-to-last creature above.

these next 2 are the evolution of a glider. its bones hollowed and its figure thinned, so later incarntaions are able to flap their arms mid-glide, in a powered glide almost worthy to be called flight.
(http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/4760/evo400012vs.png)

these 2 are a creature that evolved higher up into jungle canopies. growing more agile, it lost its middle pair of legs, while its tail grew into the ability of use as another limb (prehensile might be the word for it, I think?)
(http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/6308/evo500017in.png)

here is a creature that evolved in relatively cold terrain. it developed thick fur to retain heat, as well as the addition of layers of fat to sustain it when food is scarce. in torpal society, these are the equivalent of cows, killed for food.
(http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/7214/evo600017fv.png)

here is the evolution of what came to be the terror of the prehistoric torpal world, the gorpt (at least, that's what I think I called it). this creature grew large and incredibly ferocious. like the tyrannosaurus, its front limbs grew small from un-use.
(http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/6641/evo700014vg.png)
(http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/6826/evo800010vg.png)

and this is simply a creature that evolved back into the ocean.
(http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/2158/evo900017jz.png)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Mangerman on February 20, 2006, 11:19:43 pm
That's great  :) Especially the Jungle creature
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on February 20, 2006, 11:54:13 pm
These are great. Look like you had alot of fun evolving them.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: huggkruka on February 21, 2006, 02:38:15 am
Gorpt=Pwns!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: B.A.S. on February 21, 2006, 08:00:24 am
wow amazing artwork, I guess i better get into an art class if i even want to do anything around here. The Gorpt look awsome by the way, that Torpal that killed one must of had quite the fight on his hands. Once again nice job and keep it up.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 21, 2006, 08:19:36 am
thanks guys! I really liked how these came out, so I'm glad you like them  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 22, 2006, 08:29:05 am
okay here's two more pictures.

this first one (which I actually thought about more than I had expected) is just called an arachnabulb. it is actually a mix of plant and animal life.
(http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/3139/arachnabulb00011ow.png)

The largest part of the arachnabulb is the big bulb thing, which houses the mouth stalk and vinacles(I'll talk about those in a sec). Connected to the bulb are four legs, camouflaged as tree branches, which it uses to move around. The arachnobulb hunts by first lying still. Sprouting around the bottom of the bulb are little things that look like berries. This appearance, along with a pheromone they excrete, attracts smaller animals to them. When a creature attempts to bite one, one of the arachnabulb's vinacles (a combination of vines and tentacles, I suppose) comes out from the bulb and picks the creature up, lowering the creature into its beak which comes out from the middle of the bulb. For reproduction, every year, when the arachnabulbs make seeds, the seeds are developed in a juice-type thing in the bottom of the bulb. When the seeds are ready, they take their tentacles, smear it in the 'juice', and then smear it on fertile ground.

next, we have a torpalian 'pet', the Creen.
(http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/1606/creen00015nh.png)

What's that, you say? Why would a culture based around war and violence have pets? *Commence evil grin*
The creen are not 'pets' in the normal sense. In the normal sense, I mean how we think of it, because I don't feel like explaining it. When a Torpal youth has been judged, and is decided to go into a career in the military, each new recruit is given a new-born baby creen. While the torpal goes through military school, learning how to fight and survive and other such things, the torpal raises the creen by himself, nurturing it, and teaching it to hunt/kill/fight, etc. After about 10 years, when the torpal's training is complete, the torpal is given one final test he must pass to be allowed into the army as an official soldier. (At this point, a creen standing on its hind legs is as tall as a full-grown torpal.) To become a soldier, the torpal must kill their own creen with their bare hands (no weapons)! The preferred method is wrestling it to the ground, and then stabbing it in the throat with its own front claws, though some more daring students jump on its back and snap its neck, thought the quills usually hurt them in the process. As the torpals see it, once they are able to kill such a dangerous creature that they have also known since its birth, they are both mentally and physically prepared to be a soldier.
(I would just like to point out on the creen the little shine effect thing on its front claws. I am more proud of that than anthing else I've drawn in this entire thread  ;D)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: huggkruka on February 22, 2006, 10:31:03 am
Yeah, i notced the shine effect too. The Creen, and especially their backstory, is very, very cool. Does the Torpal know this until they are told to kill it, or is it a secret ritual? Otherwise everyone would train really weak Creen(OK, people would, maybe not the Torpal!)

The Arachnabul(asaur)  :P was cool too.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 22, 2006, 01:23:27 pm
as far as I've decided, the young Torpal are simply told that their creen 'will be vital in helping become a soldier'. As such this motivates the students to train them well, while it is also not entirely untrue. Also, grown Torpal, with the passion for war that they have, respect those that pass the test and view it as neccesary to become a soldier, and so they leave younger torpals 'in the dark'.

The Arachnabul(asaur) :P was cool too.

bulbasaur...*shakes fist like angry old man*  ya' rotten kids, ya'!  :D

Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 23, 2006, 08:37:37 pm
hah I saw this in a travel brochure and it reminded me of the torpals' palymrian towers...
(http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/1548/realtower00018ai.png)


oh and I thought of another little bit about the creen to add to the torpal 'mythology'. To become a soldier, a student must kill its creen. However, not every student does. When a creen kills its master, it is further trained by actual soldiers, and they are used as guards, or as gladiator opponents, or even as the occasional soldiers' companion.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: B.A.S. on February 24, 2006, 07:23:53 pm
wow the Torpals go through alot to become Soldiers, rigourous training and then killing a comrade that they have lived with there entire life, thats some harsh stuff.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Mr. Wizard on February 24, 2006, 07:32:58 pm
Like the Spartans did in ancient Greece. They were lucky to live past birthing (all babies that did not fit into their definition of a healthy baby were thrown off a cliff) Then they were sent to military school, where they had to subsist on goats blood and bread.  Then they had to train their entire lives in the arts of war. The torpal remind me of them a lot. Cool creature! :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 24, 2006, 08:48:21 pm
Like the Spartans did in ancient Greece. They were lucky to live past birthing (all babies that did not fit into their definition of a healthy baby were thrown off a cliff) Then they were sent to military school, where they had to subsist on goats blood and bread.  Then they had to train their entire lives in the arts of war. The torpal remind me of them a lot. Cool creature! :)

yeah thanks they (and the vikings) were my biggest inspiration culture-wise when I came up with them (the vikings were the whole 'intergalactic raping and pillaging' and their warriors' afterlife)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Vivec on February 24, 2006, 09:00:13 pm
yeah thanks they (and the vikings) were my biggest inspiration culture-wise when I came up with them (the vikings were the whole 'intergalactic raping and pillaging' and their warriors' afterlife)

Uhhh... That might get awkward.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Mr. Wizard on February 24, 2006, 09:02:25 pm
yeah thanks they (and the vikings) were my biggest inspiration culture-wise when I came up with them (the vikings were the whole 'intergalactic raping and pillaging' and their warriors' afterlife)

Uhhh... That might get awkward.
Well, its the only other way if the Torpals turn out to be against genetically engineering cross breeds. ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 24, 2006, 09:03:34 pm
well, maybe just pillaging after all...but I do like the phrase... :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: B.A.S. on February 25, 2006, 09:52:34 am
Yeh thats what i kept thinking about when I thought of the Torpals....they are Spartans and a bit of viking hahah thats totally kool. So now that we have mentioned spartans and vikings what is the Torpal Death cereimony like, do they burry there creen pet with them if they didnt kill it or something?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 27, 2006, 01:28:05 pm
So now that we have mentioned spartans and vikings what is the Torpal Death ceremony like, do they bury there creen pet with them if they didn't kill it or something?

that one actually had me thinking for a while... :D

well first off, the only reason that someone wouldn't kill their creen is if it killed them; maybe I should have mentioned that, it's a fight to the death between them. so they wouldn't be buried with the creen.

anyway, the torpal have developed a few rituals regarding death and disposing of the dead.

being warriors, most torpal casualties result from war. as such, after a battle, the victorious torpal army spends the next day (or however long it takes) in the Feast of the Fallen. Basically, this feast is the winning army feasting on the corpses of all the died in battle (kind of like, they believe they retain some of that warrior's strength by eating them). Also, because of this, you will rarely, if ever, find an old torpal battlefield covered with corpses or skeletons.

another similar one to this is someone that dies in combat, but not battle (these would include willing elders in death-fights, and young soldiers killed by their creen, for example). when they die, the body is returned to the deceased's family, who then proceeds to eat their corpse.
some corpses are more popular than others', however. for example, when Harn (the godslayer) decided to die by a gladiatorial death-fight, a large, free-for-all battle actually occurred in the streets around the arena over who would get to eat harn's corpse and 'gain his strength' (as they believed)

for any torpal that does not die fighting (mainly women, children dieing of disease), their bodies are simply burned, and their ashes cast into the sea. the ashes are put into the sea not for any real symbolic reason, but more of a 'get this loser's ashes as far away from us as possible' type of thing... :D


and this made me come up with one other little thing as well...torpal, while not being really sentimental, do recognize family groups, which are headed by the strongest male warrior in the family. when the head male dies, all those wishing to become patriarch (all his warrior-sons, for example) engage in a battle, the winner becoming the new family head.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: smjjames on February 27, 2006, 01:29:35 pm
a quick question, can that tower be like a mile tall?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 27, 2006, 01:34:03 pm
well I was thinking like mountain height, or airplane altitude, but sure, there could be some reason for bigger ones too...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 27, 2006, 01:54:13 pm
In the Cryoeltan thingy-ma-jiggy I didnt specify height but i kind of assumed that it was physics defyingly tall and would require advanced tech of some kind just to keep it up. The Torpal strike me as the sort who would have ridiculously advanced 'indistinguishable from magic' technology in a few very specific fields (killing things) but all in all pretty crappy tech in others (education, preventative medicine, agriculture etc etc)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 27, 2006, 06:41:31 pm
The Torpal strike me as the sort who would have ridiculously advanced 'indistinguishable from magic' technology in a few very specific fields (killing things) but all in all pretty crappy tech in others (education, preventative medicine, agriculture etc etc)

I had never really thought of that, but yeah, they would more or less be like that
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on March 03, 2006, 09:14:00 pm
Enjoying war as much as they do, the torpals have found lots of fun in mechs. By far the most successful mechs employed by the torpal were the Pincer-Meck series mechs. These were popular both for their versatility on different terrains, and the all-around enjoyment of killing things with them.

(http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/6273/pincermeck100018op.png)

This first one is a Pincer-Meck DeathRain Mk II Variant model. DeathRains were built for one (well, two really) purpose(s): shooting, and blowing stuff up. It has six legs, and is equipped with a minigun, a laser cannon on its 'nose', and a 6-tubed rocket launcher. 'Nuff said.  :D

(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/9657/pincermeck200013nj.png)

And this beauty here is the Pincer-Meck Snatcher Ar-12 Variant model. Snatchers have four legs, and are only equipped with two light blasters, but they have spindly arms and a rear tentacle, which the torpals use (with great delight) to pick up and toss around their enemies.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Lambsquirter on March 03, 2006, 09:59:12 pm
go the mechs!..they look great mate, i like the description for the Pincer-Meck Snatcher Ar-12 Variant model, with the tentacle at the back to toss around enemies..
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: B.A.S. on March 03, 2006, 10:04:42 pm
Yikes pretty tough looking machines so do the Torpal Drive in these or is it by Remote Control or do these Mechs act like Droids and go with there programing.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: smjjames on March 03, 2006, 10:06:50 pm
they look like they are big enough to have a cockpit inside.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Bonemouse on March 03, 2006, 10:16:38 pm
Those remind of Zoids (http://www.hasbro.com/zoids/) for some reason. Regardles, I'd certainly pee myself if I saw those skittering up the hillside to attack my city.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: huggkruka on March 04, 2006, 01:28:38 am
They are percet for the Torpal! I reckon it would take at least four hands to manouver them properly.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on March 04, 2006, 10:01:11 am
Those remind of Zoids (http://www.hasbro.com/zoids/) for some reason. Regardles, I'd certainly pee myself if I saw those skittering up the hillside to attack my city.

hah I love zoids! they weren't my inspiration for these, but was thinking of them earlier on when I was tryin to come up with a design...  ;D

and as for controlling the mechs, they are pretty big. I figure a torpal (9' max height) would come to about halfway to the 'knee' of either mechs' 'legs'. so, there is a (relatively cramped) cockpit in the body. on the deathrain, it takes one torpal to man each weapon, and one for the legs (so a crew of 4). on the grasper, there would be one torpal to man the head guns, one for the tentacle, one for each arm, and one for the legs (so a crew of 5). they do also have the option to be remotely controlled, but what kind of a torpal would they be if they weren't right in the middle of combat?   ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on March 08, 2006, 07:59:17 pm
for the torpal being so warlike, i haven't given you any battle pics. I'm still not giving you any, but this one's close enough. ;D here's some poor alien's colony under attack

(http://spore-planet.rpgs.sytes.net/Gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=2214)

oh and it's supposed to be at night, which is why it's all orange and black...just thought I'd mention that... :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: smjjames on March 08, 2006, 08:02:00 pm
lol, how come you are still not going to give any Torpal battle pics? :) or do you just mean that you havent done any battle pics til now?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on March 08, 2006, 08:04:02 pm
lol, how come you are still not going to give any Torpal battle pics? :) or do you just mean that you havent done any battle pics til now?

 :D i haven't gotten around to any yet...i've still got plenty more things to draw before a nice big battle...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Mangerman on March 09, 2006, 08:12:55 am
Nice Pictures.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: huggkruka on March 09, 2006, 10:14:17 am
Wohoo! Nice picture! Very WOTWy!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Thimon on March 09, 2006, 10:33:07 am
are those human colonies?
I see cars!

Great pic though!! ;D
Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on March 09, 2006, 11:38:29 am
Wohoo! Nice picture! Very WOTWy!

thats what i was picturing when i drew it, like a tripod stepping over some house...

are those human colonies?
I see cars!

Great pic though!! ;D
Keep up the good work!

i was wondering if someone would notice that  ;) glad ya like it ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on March 19, 2006, 08:30:56 pm
some other thread reminded me today that I never thought about this for the torpal, but they're mammals...

(just thought I'd mention that here since its, you know, their topic and all...) :P


oh btw some of you already know this but i've been having computer problems so no new pics for a few weeks... :(
but don't worry, torpalian enthusiasts (assuming there are any of you out there)! I've plenty of conceptual things and whatnot still to be finalized for the masses... :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Lambsquirter on March 20, 2006, 05:16:54 am
i can't wait mate
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on March 21, 2006, 08:48:16 pm
okay well here's a little bit of torpal history to tide y'all over ;D

many historians acknowledge a remarkable fact in torpal development. on their own, the torpal never developed ranged weapons past spears. Arrows, guns, etc. With the torpals' penchant for handheld fighting, ranged weapons in general just never occured to them.  it was not until the torpal made contact with other alien races, and saw guns and whatnot, that they developed ranged weapons for the sole purpose of not being massacred (and even the torpal recognize this as just plain common sense rather than cowardice. i mean, how do you effectively get to a machine gunner if you have a sword?)
but believe you me, once the torpal made guns, they made GUNS. and machine guns, and missiles, and lasers; the works.


also, behavior-wise, i think I've made a decision for the torpal... the torpal, in their galactic escapades, encounter two types of sentient creatures: those who are in the 'galactic stage', and those who are not. if they encounter a non-galactic race worthy of fighting, or one in which they leave a tower and return later, they will wage war upon that species and completely decimate it, to the point of planet-wide genocide. if, however, they encounter galactic-stage race, they will still wage war to their heart's content (i.e. with little to no reason for fighting), but they will fight a normal war, without decimating the entire species.

and one other thing that goes along with that. i think i mentioned this somewhere else, but...if the torpal encounter a species incredibly good at fighting (galactic stage or not), they will earn the torpals' respect. basically, this means they will not ve attacked by torpal in the future, and also, the torpal will take/abduct a small community of the species. this group will then be taking to housing on a zoo planet, which houses all the torpals' notable opponents. those living on zoo planets mainly spend their days engaged in gladiator fights.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Golgrig on March 21, 2006, 09:02:42 pm
this is suprisingly like the consu, a highly advanced race in john Scalzi's "Old Man's War" series
they fight you ritualisticly and honor warriors.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: B.A.S. on March 22, 2006, 07:41:44 am
aaah finally I know more about the Torpal, this is what I was looking for. At first I thought the Torpal were just Space Pirates intent on decimating every race that they found would be a worthy fight, but now you have shown me the light, its nice to know the Torpal decide to leave super powerful races alone for a while...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on March 22, 2006, 01:23:37 pm
yea i've been trying to decide on the bottom-line torpal personality for some time now

my original vision were them being like orks (wh 40k), just fighting for the sake of fighting, but then i was kinda leaning toward predators; they enjoy the hunt, but they have their honor...

so i've tried to create a middle ground...selective honor, i guess you could call it... :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 23, 2006, 12:49:28 am
I think its good to have the personalities of the creatures evolve as you work on them... the Kazea have become xenophobic over time and the ViS have become slightly sinister.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on March 25, 2006, 06:30:20 pm
okay while i have a chance to upload pics here is the evolution of torpals' mechs.


the first mech here is from around the torpal industrial age, circa 300's ags. it was designed solely for transporting troops over uneven terrain. also, if you hadn't already guessed, this designed was heavily inspired by the giant spider from wild wild west... ;D
(http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/8862/mechwww00015nm.png)


this next was slightly after torpal equivalent to modern day, around the late 700's. this one features one large cannon, and is pretty much a walking tank.
(http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/4360/mechtank00010pi.png)

this last one here is a small, two-person mech used primarily for reconnaissance and light fire support. it was among the first mechs to have legs with ball-and-socket joints, a feature later made popular by the pincermeck series.
(http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/3863/mechlight00018xy.png)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 25, 2006, 07:06:45 pm
Yay! I have been wanting to see what the Torpals have been up to :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: huggkruka on March 26, 2006, 01:09:50 am
Me too! Mechs rule!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on March 26, 2006, 08:38:52 pm
lol i always feel special when you two comment... :D
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Post by: Lambsquirter on March 26, 2006, 11:05:39 pm
wiki wiki wiki wild wild west, jim west desperado...
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Post by: operaghost21 on March 27, 2006, 12:32:55 pm
you best not be dissin' will smith, foo! :D

edit: hah! on my sig,it just said 'and on the 8th day, God created Torpal'
sneaky little fox is trying to take credit for my creation!  :D

'kick ass with torpal' is also one of my favorites...

and 'Jesus loves torpal' !

...okay, im done coming back and adding good ones, i swear ;D
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Post by: KBF on March 27, 2006, 08:25:14 pm
Huh.. I was gonna put some comment, but I'm speachless, besides this of course. :P
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Post by: Lambsquirter on March 27, 2006, 10:19:53 pm
nah, will smith is the shiznay
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Post by: operaghost21 on March 28, 2006, 03:06:14 am
true 'dat.
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Post by: Semi-Auto Badger on April 03, 2006, 02:47:35 am
He he, i went to that slogainizer.net thing and entered my creatures name and it came up with "Gopiaribe, id sleep with one"  :o
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Post by: Krakow Sam on April 03, 2006, 02:59:56 am
Torpal kicks Ass.
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Post by: operaghost21 on April 08, 2006, 03:11:36 pm
alright this one's a bit different. here is the artistic evolution of the torpal.
 (http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/7b3e754e4c.jpg)  (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)
the very first one was a creature a came up with for a story i wrote for english last year. it was basically a rip-off of the covenant and alien, they had a few different forms; i called them the tjorn (i named the planet after them). when i decided to make a creature on here, i started out with them. the next picture is them with a slightly different head (at this point i may have just been drawing it from memory, and forgotten what they looked like).
the next one, i made it a bit more dinosaur-ish, and changed the hand a bit. and at this point i think i was calling them he torpan. the next one i made a bit more humanoid, and changed the foot a bit. the last one was the biggest change, making it furry, and big claws on the feet. i think i changed it to this because i was thinking of the gorilla-type alien from the movie evolution. and then i just took away the nose, added the hairless chest, and tweaked the ear a bit to get the torpal we all know and love.



and i wasn't sure where to put this one, but i drew it just for fun. it's a torpal polevaulting to kick a dragon in the face (takes a lot of balls to do that)  :D
(http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/86c5be8bfe.jpg) (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)
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Post by: huggkruka on April 08, 2006, 03:13:29 pm
Bad dragon >:(, good Torpal!  :D
Nice picture, maybe I need to make a Kazea slapping a furry or something...  :P
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Post by: Xarionis on April 08, 2006, 06:54:26 pm
I need to draw an Dur'gok Leviathan wrestling with Godzilla.
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Post by: operaghost21 on April 08, 2006, 08:41:56 pm
for those of you that don't follow the galactic war thread, i guess i'll show you this pic too...

here is my first official pic of the torpal at war:
(http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/3e63c6ec9b.jpg) (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)


i'll explain their weapons and stuff later, as i plan on doing a seperate picture for those...
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Post by: Hydromancerx on April 08, 2006, 08:44:39 pm
ROFL he only evolved a head :P Just kidding.
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Post by: B.A.S. on April 08, 2006, 10:48:06 pm
Its nice to see some more info on the Torpal, keep up the good work Ghost.
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Post by: huggkruka on April 09, 2006, 01:26:34 am
Awesome war pic, the ViS can't stand a chance!  :D
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Post by: Xarionis on April 09, 2006, 07:56:46 am
I like how the torpals "tactics" involve running up and punching things. That's hardcore.
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Post by: Mr. Consideration on April 19, 2006, 11:58:41 pm
The Battle skills fo the Torpal are impressive, tehy would eb a valuable asset to our alliance:
http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=3715.0
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Post by: operaghost21 on April 21, 2006, 11:38:00 am
okay in light of the torpals' recent acceptance as the CAB's head of military and defense, i thought i'd just say how they've been operating in space and whatnot...

after the whole 'zombie/blowing up their planet' incident, the torpal were never really united after that, so to speak. the central government relocated to a nearby system, and pretty much decided to let the military do whatever it wants. as such, every torpal warship is pretty much a seperate entity. a warship would have about 300 soldiers, and 50 other torpal (mechanics, pilots, etc).

if they found a young race, they'd report to the part of the government in charge of construction, and they'd request for a palmyrian tower to be built. when such a species was to be destroyed, it was pretty much a celebration. warships from all around would come and take part in the destruction.
if they found a race especially good at combat, they would also contact the government, and have them transported to a gladiator planet.

also, ships happening upon inter-species conflicts have been known to enter temporary alliances for the fun of it (like in the galactic war).  when the CAB was formed, the torpal saw an excellant oppurtunity, and decided to join. this, unlike prior alliances, was an 'official' thing, so many warships were called into a more active duty serving under the CAB. at this point, many warships still went around doing what they want, they just did it a bit more quietly...

edit: just thought i'd add: in summary, they're 'vikings in space' :D
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Post by: huggkruka on April 21, 2006, 11:48:38 am
Hehe... nice.  :)
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Post by: Jack Zetter on April 22, 2006, 08:53:25 am
Vikings rule!!!  ;D

but the Vikings where also traders and explores.  :)
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Post by: Vivec on April 22, 2006, 08:57:47 am
Well, the Torpals explore to find new opponents, and they also trade blows. :D

How's that?
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Post by: operaghost21 on April 22, 2006, 11:29:26 am
Well, the Torpals explore to find new opponents, and they also trade blows. :D

How's that?


perfect ;D
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Post by: GameManic on April 22, 2006, 11:36:39 am
Hehe, thats just great.  ;D
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Post by: operaghost21 on April 26, 2006, 09:11:01 pm
her's a nice li'l tidbit about the torpals:
Torpal names are simple, usually only one syllable, and consisting of no more than four or five letters. For example, Harn. Just thought you'd all like to know this.  ;)
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Post by: operaghost21 on April 30, 2006, 06:47:27 pm
the torpal are now featured literary characters! :D

I had to write a short story for english class, so they became the main antagonists...

if you're really bored and wanna read it I put it all here (http://www.sporewiki.com/Re:Torpal) on sporewiki
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Post by: Henqix on April 30, 2006, 07:09:00 pm
Great story you should get a good grade :)
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Post by: Jack Zetter on May 02, 2006, 12:26:40 pm
Nice story man.  ;D

by the way may i use some torpal weapon technology to the battle cruisers I am now designing for the CAB.

their expertise would be greatly appreciated.

PM the answer to me.  :)
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Post by: operaghost21 on May 07, 2006, 04:54:27 pm
i just wanted to announce i've vome up with something big for the torpals.
BIG.
REALLY BIG. possibly the biggest twist in torpal history i could have possibly come up with. i don't know when it will come, but sometime in the near (or not-so-near) future, you shall all find out. it has nothing to do with anything i've already said aobut torpals, or any of the fanfics, but it might even start its own fanfic if all goes as planned...
its quite shocking, if i do say so myself; i never saw it coming...

just thought i'd let you know beforehand...



are you all curious enough? now you get to wait. ;D
but it'll be good; i promise.


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Post by: Lambsquirter on May 07, 2006, 05:57:01 pm
oooh, im intrigued
can i guess, do they become peaceful furries
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Post by: Caltrop on May 07, 2006, 05:57:38 pm
Let me guess: The Torpal messiah is born, and he's Gandhi.  :D
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Post by: operaghost21 on May 07, 2006, 06:16:08 pm
lmao those would be great :D
but no.

I also decided to give one 'clue'/'hint'/related thing; and then i shall never speak of it again...until i unveil the secret, of course...

About 450 galactic years ago, one of the most popular Torpal figures of the time, a very-high ranking leader in the torpal's high council by the name of Kulp, mysteriously disappeared. His ship was said to have been lost during an ambush by space-pirates, but neither the general, nor his ship and crew were ever found. While other races have never looked into this, as the torpal had not yet taken a hand in galactic affairs (diplomacy/alliance-wise) at the time, many Torpal conspiracy-theorists have pondered the mystery.
Not that any of them were ever remotely close to the truth...
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Post by: werechicken on May 07, 2006, 06:22:53 pm
Tonight on unsolved mysteries we investigate the mysterious circumstances behind Kulp disappearance
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Post by: Neonlare on May 09, 2006, 03:50:29 am
i just wanted to announce i've vome up with something big for the torpals.
BIG.
REALLY BIG. possibly the biggest twist in torpal history i could have possibly come up with. i don't know when it will come, but sometime in the near (or not-so-near) future, you shall all find out. it has nothing to do with anything i've already said aobut torpals, or any of the fanfics, but it might even start its own fanfic if all goes as planned...
its quite shocking, if i do say so myself; i never saw it coming...

just thought i'd let you know beforehand...



are you all curious enough? now you get to wait. ;D
but it'll be good; i promise.




A seperated group of Torpal disapear with the commander Kurp, and re-appear as peace loving psychics, like the Pkunk in Star Control 2?

Anyhow, this race is awesome, I hope to see them in game :).
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Post by: Bonemouse on May 14, 2006, 09:29:01 pm
After drawing the silouhette Torpal in the prison escape story, I couldn't help myself from doing a clearer rendition.

(http://www.bonemouse.com/uploaded_images/torpal-746940.jpg)
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Post by: B.A.S. on May 14, 2006, 09:43:55 pm
HOLY **** thats amazing.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on May 15, 2006, 12:23:46 am
Wow.... cool the way you made the lower eyes look a little like nostrils... that made me double take  ;D
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Post by: Hydromancerx on May 15, 2006, 02:10:45 am
HOLY **** thats amazing.

Exactly what i thought!!
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Post by: Zneeezzz on May 15, 2006, 03:42:04 am
OMG!!! :o
I love the facial expression(sp?) kinda reminds me of a bat
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Post by: Bonemouse on May 15, 2006, 11:22:37 am
OMG!!! :o
I love the facial expression(sp?) kinda reminds me of a bat

Thanks.

HOLY **** thats amazing.

Exactly what i thought!!

Haha. Thanks. And don't worry, the Naucean is definitely on my list of fan-fanart I want to do. Been on their awhil, actually. I just need to get around to doing it.

Wow.... cool the way you made the lower eyes look a little like nostrils... that made me double take ;D

The lower eyes looking like nostrils was unintentional. I find myself doing a double take at the upper eyes. Chalk it up to our brains trying to find human faces in an alien being.

HOLY **** thats amazing.

Why thankyou. It's always a good sign when your art causes a reaction that needs to be censored. ;)
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Post by: operaghost21 on May 15, 2006, 12:18:04 pm
 :o


words cannot describe how awesome that came out!  ;D


i think i may even use it as my avatar, if you don't mind ;)
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Post by: MorgothTheEnemy on May 15, 2006, 02:00:49 pm
Does your twist in volve another persons race, cause that would be kick ass
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Post by: operaghost21 on May 15, 2006, 02:02:39 pm
it doesn't involve another person's race...
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Post by: MorgothTheEnemy on May 15, 2006, 02:04:28 pm
ahhh mannnn
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Post by: Areku on May 15, 2006, 07:55:13 pm
 :o Holy crap! amazing pic bonemouse. It looks amazing...
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Post by: Foolanaki on May 16, 2006, 01:52:37 am
ok i'm new and i must say i am very impressed with the torpal...this new twist tho it kinda reminds me of the Chaos in Warhammer 40k...maybe when Commander Kurp comes back they will be more "evil"...but i dunno thats just speculation. Anyway good story with the torpal helped me get over my boredom.
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Post by: huggkruka on May 16, 2006, 02:53:57 am
He looks a bit like Clint, doesn't he?  :P
Awesome pic, Bonemouse.
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Post by: MorgothTheEnemy on May 16, 2006, 04:22:00 am
lol
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Post by: Lambsquirter on May 16, 2006, 07:42:14 am
cool picture there bonemouse, did you use Adobe illustrator or photoshop?  I hope that one day u can rendition the lermiun, in the prison escape story, its up to u though :)
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Post by: Bonemouse on May 16, 2006, 10:57:33 am
Photoshop. That piece was done on three layers (inks, colours, background) and was drawn directly into the computer using a Wacom.

I'm sure the Lermiun will be drawn... You know, if it ever manages to get out its cell. ;)
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Post by: operaghost21 on May 16, 2006, 04:55:34 pm
okay now that i've discovered i can upload pictures again, expect more pics ;D

Fauna of Tjorn-Part One

The Bade

Bades, as they are known, are among the top predators on the Torpals' home planet of Tjorn. Ranging in height from anywhere between 15 and 25 feet tall at the shoulders. There are multiple subspecies of bades, many having slightly different skeletal postures (I couldn't pick a pose i like so i included them all). Despite their size, they are considerably agile; most  bades either quietly stalk or chase down their prey, at which point they gore their prey to death with their large claws. They live on the mainland continents of Tjorn, and were a nasty surprise for early explorers. As early torpals grew stronger, however, killing bades became easier; while not the easiest hunt, a group of torpals working together were usually able to take one down. Generals would often ride them into combat, both to intimidate the opposing army, and as an additional weapon.

(http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/4390b2363d.jpg)(http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/dabdb84de2.jpg)
(http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/266d513164.jpg)(http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/27b44a105f.jpg)(http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/34945e4f5e.jpg) 

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Post by: Hydromancerx on May 17, 2006, 12:37:13 am
neat!!
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Post by: huggkruka on May 17, 2006, 05:15:50 am
Cool creature! Looks viscous.  :)
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Post by: Xarionis on May 17, 2006, 08:44:30 am
My favorite one is the knuckle walker.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on May 17, 2006, 08:47:40 am
I like the third one down best.
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Post by: Zneeezzz on May 17, 2006, 08:48:38 am
I like the 2nd and the 5th from the top best
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Post by: tooma125 on May 17, 2006, 12:38:40 pm
Torpals are one of the best creatures I've seen here. Keep up the good work! Yeah Torpals!
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Post by: Neonlare on May 19, 2006, 10:43:05 am
*A Fleet of Tiki appear in Torpal occupied space*

//Greetings! We are the Tiki. I am Captain Ruf-ruf of the ship "Set Lasers the Kill." We mean you no harm, and are interested in meeting alien races, the Torpal's reputation is one that extends to our brethren xx's knowladge, we to, seek such knowladge.

Of course, if you try to attack us, despite this friendly conversation, we will nuke as many ships as we can, you can try nuking us for all the worlds of good it will do for you.

But, we don't want this situation happening, we Tiki would much rather interesting talks.

We eagerly await your response!//
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Post by: operaghost21 on May 19, 2006, 11:43:19 am
Of course, if you try to attack us, despite this friendly conversation, we will nuke as many ships as we can, you can try nuking us for all the worlds of good it will do for you.

//Excuse me, captain, are you threatening us?

*Torpal captain whispers behind him* pssst! close communications!//

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Torpals laugh their rears off for a good while and compose themselves*

//Ahem. Sorry bout that, we had some...technical trouble.

Anyways, sure, let's talk.//

*Captain walks away, talking to himself* Nukes? Really, who uses nukes anymore?

(  ;) )
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Post by: Neonlare on May 19, 2006, 12:20:01 pm
Of course, if you try to attack us, despite this friendly conversation, we will nuke as many ships as we can, you can try nuking us for all the worlds of good it will do for you.

//Excuse me, captain, are you threatening us?

*Torpal captain whispers behind him* pssst! close communications!//

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Torpals laugh their rears off for a good while and compose themselves*

//Ahem. Sorry bout that, we had some...technical trouble.

Anyways, sure, let's talk.//

*Captain walks away, talking to himself* Nukes? Really, who uses nukes anymore?

(  ;) )

(Warning, these Nukes aren't the old style ones, these are based off the Gamma-Waves Emited from Stars, these disintergrate planets in high enough volume, although they aren't nearly that powerful, they serve well as "modern" weapons. Plus you have to deal with the whole Fall-Out problems.)

//Good, we were looking forward to a friendly conversation.

We Tiki, former Prey of the Moon Ridili, now sapient inhabitant of such place, would like to offer a token of friendship.

This token of friendship, we hope you will enjoy.

Get the picture you fool!

Thanks.


(http://img344.imageshack.us/img344/8461/diossystem7aq.png)

We would like to offer you a planet in our solar system! There are plenty, from the gas giant that Ridili orbits, to the several moons that orbit with us, to the 9 or so other planets alongside it!

Also, whilst the communications broke down, we could swear that we saw some of your fellow Torpal laughing at something... Anyhoo.

We eagerly await your response, like last time!

(If you can't impress them, bribe them! :) )
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Post by: operaghost21 on May 19, 2006, 12:30:32 pm

(Warning, these Nukes aren't the old style ones, these are based off the Gamma-Waves Emited from Stars, these disintergrate planets in high enough volume, although they aren't nearly that powerful, they serve well as "modern" weapons. Plus you have to deal with the whole Fall-Out problems.)
)


//Whatver you say, little guys. And a planet, eh? One of the small blue ones will do just fine; we thank you for this gift.//
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Neonlare on May 19, 2006, 12:34:36 pm

(Warning, these Nukes aren't the old style ones, these are based off the Gamma-Waves Emited from Stars, these disintergrate planets in high enough volume, although they aren't nearly that powerful, they serve well as "modern" weapons. Plus you have to deal with the whole Fall-Out problems.)
)


//Whatver you say, little guys. And a planet, eh? One of the small blue ones will do just fine; we thank you for this gift.//


//Great! We'll be clearing out some space for your settlers, nomads, etc to come and land!

*prepares artist equipment*//
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Post by: Grazony on May 26, 2006, 05:48:13 pm
Ohh a story unfolds!!!!! :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: tooma125 on May 28, 2006, 03:29:54 pm
Quick question, operaghost. Do the Torpal have any aircraft or war machines other than land mechs (ie. submarines, planes, gliders)?
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Post by: operaghost21 on May 28, 2006, 04:34:25 pm
Quick question, operaghost. Do the Torpal have any aircraft or war machines other than land mechs (ie. submarines, planes, gliders)?
here is a Scylla-Class Bomber
(http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/1528/scyllabomber00019ds.png)

Scylla Bombers were a short lived, though deadly, Torpalian bomber aircraft. On attack runs, fighter escorts would venture ahead of Scyllas to clear paths of anti-aircraft defenses. Once they had been cleared, a Scylla would lower its altitude down over enemy positions, and shoot 6 deadly streams of volatile chemicals, literally raining down fire upon its enemies. While being incredibly effective against massed infantry formations, the Scylla had numerous drawbacks. Its large wings, and extra weight for chemicals, required an especially large runway, both wide and very long. Also, if enemy defenses did manage to attack it, it was slow and very lightly armored, making it an easy target.

plus, as far as things i haven't drawn yet, they have fighter planes, a personal-fighter thing (along the lines of a banshee from halo), ships, dirigible/zeppelins, an early glider, possibly a submarine, regular tanks, other wheel-based vehicles...
yeah i always have plenty of things left to draw  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 03, 2006, 03:50:00 pm
Just letting you know this picture is back up sicne it got detleted durring the big crash.

Ok here ya go.

(http://spore-planet.rpgs.sytes.net/torpal_nano.jpg)

Here is a Torpal Galactic Warrior equipped with a Naucean Nano Skin suit (a liquid-like material made with microscopic nano bots that form into diffrent shapes).. This suit protects from chemical, biologically and radiation. The suit filters out clean breathable air as well as allows for enhancer or deadened senses. It also works like an exo suit in which it enhances their strength. They can be programed to make diffrent shapes as well as even add additional limbs. As you can see its arms made a blade in which it can fight with as well as on the other arm a shield in which it can protect it self with. Each Warrior has a impant in which they can mentally be connected with this nano suit. This allows for better communication on the battle field since all Warriors can know what to do and where to go just by being told in their head by the commander as the commender is able to see the battle field through any of the eyes of the warriors.
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Post by: B.A.S. on June 03, 2006, 04:10:20 pm
That is magnificent, it almost looks like a super warrior heh I guess thats what the Torpal are though hahaha
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Post by: operaghost21 on June 03, 2006, 04:43:34 pm
thanks for the pic again hydro!  ;D


and finally, they've been mentioned in nearly every torpal-related rp, but they've never been seen until now. i present to you, the famed torpal warship!
(http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/6663/warship00014cq.png)
measuring about 50 km long, the torpal warship is pretty much the only class of ship in the torpalian navy. with a personnel of 50 or so crew members, warships carry 300 soldiers, as well as a full compliment of support mechs and other vehicles. for space conflicts, the ship is armed to the teeth. circling the ship is a ring of missile launchers (the purple thing), holding 2,000 missiles. the back is covered with a mix of laser, missile, and minigun turrets, and the very front of the ship has 3 [insert some cool sci-fi weapon] cannons. The ship is also equipped with 50-100 space fighters, for further assault. While used for all military engagements, groups of torpals are also known to take warships and just go exploring the galaxy, looking for creatures to fight...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Jack Zetter on June 03, 2006, 05:38:43 pm
That is some SWEET ship you got there operaghost!

Need some Wexxian engineers on them? We will be happy to provide them  ;) (Probably not, I would imagine that Torpals would go crazy after being on the same ship as some hippie robots, for a couple of hours! He he  :D)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 04, 2006, 07:07:59 am
Fauna of Tjorn-Part Two
The Mog

(http://img467.imageshack.us/img467/6927/mog00011os.png)

The mog is a carnivorous lizard bug, with a thick, bony, carapace covering most of its body. It has been the classic mount throughout torpal history, leading thousands of torpals charging into battle. In 'ancient style' battles (battles with primitive enemies, where they do not need ranged weapons, and prefer swords, etc) mogs are still commonly used in battle.

And here is an armored bade, ready to lead a general and his army into battle.
(http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/3632/armoredbade00014fn.png)
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Post by: Krakow Sam on June 04, 2006, 07:08:57 am
Oooh. Tres cool.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: tooma125 on June 04, 2006, 07:24:46 am
I love the armored Bade! Very cool. What are the symbols on the Bade's armor?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 04, 2006, 09:02:33 am
I love the armored Bade! Very cool. What are the symbols on the Bade's armor?

the symbol on the bade's armor is derived from this symbol:
(http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/8959/zeshsymbol6ie.png)
which represents their god zesh. (kind of along the lines of how a cross would represent christianity, or a star of david judaism) they use it on flags, the top of palmyrian towers, belt buckles, etc.

(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/7276/zesh00017ls.png)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 04, 2006, 12:37:03 pm
Aweome! I love the Torpal mount! Very cool.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Grazony on June 04, 2006, 07:40:10 pm
Amazing........ love the Torpal mount
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Lambsquirter on June 05, 2006, 05:13:54 am
these are very good drawings of the torpal, keep up the good work mate and i like the mount.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Notorious B.O.B on June 05, 2006, 11:05:28 am
Hail To the Zesh, Baby!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on June 05, 2006, 05:54:01 pm
Hey, Operaghost, can you draw a picture of a torpal with swords for hands and feet? Because that would be AWESOME.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 05, 2006, 06:13:45 pm
Hey, Operaghost, can you draw a picture of a torpal with swords for hands and feet? Because that would be AWESOME.

i have study hall tomorrow, i'll get right on it  ;D

and i may change the legs a tad from being just swords, but i'll be giving it an official (or 'canon' as us nerds say) reason for existing  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 08, 2006, 06:04:57 pm
Hey, Operaghost, can you draw a picture of a torpal with swords for hands and feet? Because that would be AWESOME.

i have study hall tomorrow, i'll get right on it  ;D

and i may change the legs a tad from being just swords, but i'll be giving it an official (or 'canon' as us nerds say) reason for existing  :D

Say hello to a torpal with genuine torpalian prosthetics.
(http://img333.imageshack.us/img333/7720/prostheticsword00016hg.png)
As can be imagined, torpals, such as this one, would often lose some or all of their limbs; be it to explosions, or swords, or necessary amputations. For many generations, soldiers who lost limbs usually replaced them with swords, in a usually painful process. In later days, with the development of hydrolaulics (and all that good stuff), and the improvement of medical techniques, swords could be attached less painfully, and could be made to move/rotate free of the elbow; as is the case with the torpal in this picture. In the future, once robotics were improved upon, limbs were replaced with robotic versions of their limbs(like anakin's arm/hand in star wars), so that they could once again fight like normal.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on June 08, 2006, 06:53:26 pm
Sweet! I'm suprised that as that point he didn't just add a sword to the end of his tail too.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 08, 2006, 08:26:03 pm
Now thats just evil!! Very cool!!  :o :o
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: huggkruka on June 09, 2006, 08:22:32 am
Evil Torpal! Evil! Now he only needs red contacts and he'll be just as evil as Anakin!  :o
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on June 09, 2006, 08:40:14 am
I suck at hands, so drawing a four-armed creature is murder.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/iarheer/misc0003.jpg)
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Post by: operaghost21 on June 09, 2006, 12:06:27 pm
nice!  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on June 09, 2006, 05:38:01 pm
hey can you give me ideas for a wep, no one would be better then the torpals for this.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: B.A.S. on June 09, 2006, 06:06:44 pm
heh that Torpal reminds me of the creatures from that xbox game where your in a jail and these creatures kill everyone in the jail and at one part you can turn into a demon once you get angry enough.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 09, 2006, 06:31:09 pm
heh that Torpal reminds me of the creatures from that xbox game where your in a jail and these creatures kill everyone in the jail and at one part you can turn into a demon once you get angry enough.

the suffering? never played it, but i know who you're talking about...hehe i tried not to make it look too much like that guy...

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hey can you give me ideas for a wep, no one would be better then the torpals for this.

what are you in the market for? close combat, ranged weapons, explosives, perhaps more exotic weaponry?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: TheNecromonicon on June 09, 2006, 08:49:43 pm
Just letting you know my Necromonicons are as eager to eat your Torpals as your Torpals are to brawl with my Necromonicons  ;D lol if they weren't so violent savage and angry i'm sure they'd make great friends  ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 09, 2006, 08:53:07 pm
Just letting you know my Necromonicons are as eager to eat your Torpals as your Torpals are to brawl with my Necromonicons  ;D lol if they weren't so violent savage and angry i'm sure they'd make great friends  ;)

hellz yeah, and hellz yeah  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on June 09, 2006, 09:13:43 pm
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hey can you give me ideas for a wep, no one would be better then the torpals for this.


what are you in the market for? close combat, ranged weapons, explosives, perhaps more exotic weaponry?

hmm so many chioces,we have close range but we could go with exotic long ranges and explsive long range as we don't have many explosives.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 09, 2006, 09:25:09 pm
well then let's see...there's the smart-bomb launcher, set a target with this missile launcher's built in computer/laser sight, and the missile will seek out the target; the lightning rod, which can either be shoulder-mounted, or replace a lost limb, which basically shoots deadly bursts of electricity; the classic acid-blasters; heat-blade throwing knives; 4-barreled 'shotgun' hand-blasters...

now, the torpal military doesn't give out their technology, but i'm sure you could always find these on the black market... ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: TheNecromonicon on June 10, 2006, 04:58:06 pm
now, the torpal military doesn't give out their technology, but i'm sure you could always find these on the black market... ;)

Ya, check out the Scion Complex... its like a candy and toy store, but for death!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Genesis on June 10, 2006, 05:10:43 pm
Thanks, that reminded me... The Scion Complex needs weapons!  ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: TheNecromonicon on June 10, 2006, 05:19:54 pm
I try to help where I can  ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Genesis on June 10, 2006, 05:21:42 pm
So you AREN'T like the Necromonicon's.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: TheNecromonicon on June 10, 2006, 05:45:16 pm
So you AREN'T like the Necromonicon's.

Nope. Not at all. They represent a side of me I keep hidden away. In public I'm very friendly and a pacifist, prefering logical discussion to fighting. However deep inside, I am a cruel heartless bastard with intent to kill  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Genesis on June 10, 2006, 06:53:50 pm
That sounds like me. At least one of me...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: tooma125 on June 11, 2006, 06:52:27 am
A Torpal is already dangerous enough! Now it has swords for arms, too?  :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: DarkCrawler on June 12, 2006, 08:53:01 pm
This is officially my favorite creature ever. Nicest design, coolest history, best customs...really great job.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 12, 2006, 09:17:16 pm
This is officially my favorite creature ever. Nicest design, coolest history, best customs...really great job.

This is officially my favorite comment ever.  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: TheNecromonicon on June 12, 2006, 09:25:24 pm
This is officially my favorite creature ever. Nicest design, coolest history, best customs...really great job.

This is officially my favorite comment ever. ;D


You'll like my creature better once it beats the snot out of the Torpal ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Kratok on June 12, 2006, 10:58:41 pm
Man I feel that your snotty! I cant wait to yell at your creatures, trying to blow them up.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 13, 2006, 01:50:25 pm
Possibly the worst creature for the Omic to meet, the Torpal
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 13, 2006, 01:53:24 pm
Possibly the worst creature for the Omic to meet, the Torpal

LMAO
they'd be nothing more than target practice   ;) :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 13, 2006, 02:23:45 pm
or they could be thrown at targets! :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: TheNecromonicon on June 13, 2006, 02:55:13 pm
I just pictured a Super Smash Bros. "Break The Targets!" course with Omic as the targets haha
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 13, 2006, 03:08:22 pm
I pity the Omic when they meet the Torpal and other hostile races.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Brutus on June 15, 2006, 09:13:46 am
for those of you that don't follow the galactic war thread, i guess i'll show you this pic too...

here is my first official pic of the torpal at war:
(http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/3e63c6ec9b.jpg) (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)


i'll explain their weapons and stuff later, as i plan on doing a seperate picture for those...

i notice that their isn't a single torpal being killed, bias is it?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 15, 2006, 01:17:52 pm
The Omic enter the same place as a torpal ship by chance while exploring space for the first time, they scan for life and find a ship full of Torpals,

//Hello? Is this thing on? Testing, 1,2,3, testing. Oh hello? Hello big blue four armed.... things, we are the Omic and would, er,  *Transmission pauses*  like to say hi and, em, we would like to meet you, and, ya know, be friends and junk, best be friends than enemys I think, em, now what. Oh this button closes transmission? Ok. //

The Omics first transmission to a new race! (the Wexxian found them) You can sorta tell though.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 15, 2006, 08:13:37 pm
The Omic enter the same place as a torpal ship by chance while exploring space for the first time, they scan for life and find a ship full of Torpals,

//Hello? Is this thing on? Testing, 1,2,3, testing. Oh hello? Hello big blue four armed.... things, we are the Omic and would, er,  *Transmission pauses*  like to say hi and, em, we would like to meet you, and, ya know, be friends and junk, best be friends than enemys I think, em, now what. Oh this button closes transmission? Ok. //

The Omics first transmission to a new race! (the Wexxian found them) You can sorta tell though.


//...Why the heck is your ship so small? Dangggg, you guys are tiny. Why don't you come on board; we could have some...fun.//

 ;) :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on June 15, 2006, 08:52:37 pm
The Omic enter the same place as a torpal ship by chance while exploring space for the first time, they scan for life and find a ship full of Torpals,

//Hello? Is this thing on? Testing, 1,2,3, testing. Oh hello? Hello big blue four armed.... things, we are the Omic and would, er,  *Transmission pauses*  like to say hi and, em, we would like to meet you, and, ya know, be friends and junk, best be friends than enemys I think, em, now what. Oh this button closes transmission? Ok. //

The Omics first transmission to a new race! (the Wexxian found them) You can sorta tell though.


//...Why the heck is your ship so small? Dangggg, you guys are tiny. Why don't you come on board; we could have some...fun.//

 ;) :D


ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha *cough* ah to funny

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we could have some...fun.//
too funny,can't breath *faint*.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Kratok on June 15, 2006, 09:20:23 pm
......<.<
>.>
*begins to drag a13gts body into snake-pit*
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 16, 2006, 09:04:23 am
The Omic enter the same place as a torpal ship by chance while exploring space for the first time, they scan for life and find a ship full of Torpals,

//Hello? Is this thing on? Testing, 1,2,3, testing. Oh hello? Hello big blue four armed.... things, we are the Omic and would, er,  *Transmission pauses*  like to say hi and, em, we would like to meet you, and, ya know, be friends and junk, best be friends than enemys I think, em, now what. Oh this button closes transmission? Ok. //

The Omics first transmission to a new race! (the Wexxian found them) You can sorta tell though.



//...Why the heck is your ship so small? Dangggg, you guys are tiny. Why don't you come on board; we could have some...fun.//

 ;) :D

// Yes I'm aware that they look violent, but we must take chances Blinc, we must attempt to make friends before they attempt to make enemys! *captain looks at main computer and sees the Torpals watching in surprise on the monitor* This thing is on? Well hello, eh, things again, we are going to send over one Omic in a mech suit *The Omic gets shot out of a gun on the ship in a mech suit and explodes next to the Torpal ship, blood splatters on their windscreens.* Oh no! We shot him out accidently! Not again! Poor Rintyic, he shall be remembered. Sorry about the mess on your windows. Oh well, we shall send over one Omic wearing a camera, what happens in there will be recorded and added to our sentient creature encyclopedia. Any funny business and our Trans-Dimensional light guns shall blast your entire ship into a no-space or "Dimension X" between this dimension and the next, time does not move there and there is no space so you shall just float in a pointless abyss for maybe, 100 years? Then maybe you will learn your lesson and we will let you out. No time will have moved in this dimension but your minds will be blank and filled with memorys of being bored for 100 years. Don't let our sizes fool you, we are serious, we also have a large selection of guns including frisbee-bombs at our disposal.//

The Omic is dropped off wearing a bleeping tag with a camera on its tail, a small assortment of food and a holo map of the Hidric system including coardinates (the Omic solar sytem) this map can be self-destructed in case you are bad and want to get to Omix, the home planet.
The Omic ship then backs away and powers up its guns just in case.  ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 16, 2006, 09:22:03 am
I'm betting theyre bluffing about the dimension X gun  :P
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 16, 2006, 09:29:43 am
In a way, they have it but they have never tested it on something as big as a ship!  :P
(but don't tell the Torpal!)
Can't wait for the reply this is gonna be so funny!
And the guns are called Trans-Dimensional light rays
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on June 16, 2006, 10:15:11 am
//this is professor Net,leader of the E-10 project, you have announced that you have dimensional tech,this is tech is related to to the E-10 project,is there a way we can convince you to share this dimensional technology with us.//
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 16, 2006, 10:18:31 am
// Oh, hello, just to tell you this hasnt been tested much on big items, but yes, you may have it in exchange for some of your technology.//
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 16, 2006, 10:27:35 am
In a way, they have it but they have never tested it on something as big as a ship!  :P
(but don't tell the Torpal!)
Can't wait for the reply this is gonna be so funny!
And the guns are called Trans-Dimensional light rays
And they didnt use them on their enemies on the planet, why?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 16, 2006, 10:30:16 am
Because they are still scared it might backfire on themselves, then there would be no-one to release them from Dimension X so they would be stuck with a Nomic.
(Shhhh don't tell the Torpals)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on June 16, 2006, 10:35:42 am
// Oh, hello, just to tell you this hasnt been tested much on big items, but yes, you may have it in exchange for some of your technology.//
we should discuss this on my thread later so we don't hijack operas thread.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 16, 2006, 02:42:19 pm
thats ok with me now when will opera reply? :-\
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 16, 2006, 02:58:23 pm
pardon me, multitasking ;)

The Omic enter the same place as a torpal ship by chance while exploring space for the first time, they scan for life and find a ship full of Torpals,

//Hello? Is this thing on? Testing, 1,2,3, testing. Oh hello? Hello big blue four armed.... things, we are the Omic and would, er,  *Transmission pauses*  like to say hi and, em, we would like to meet you, and, ya know, be friends and junk, best be friends than enemys I think, em, now what. Oh this button closes transmission? Ok. //

The Omics first transmission to a new race! (the Wexxian found them) You can sorta tell though.



//...Why the heck is your ship so small? Dangggg, you guys are tiny. Why don't you come on board; we could have some...fun.//

 ;) :D

// Yes I'm aware that they look violent, but we must take chances Blinc, we must attempt to make friends before they attempt to make enemys! *captain looks at main computer and sees the Torpals watching in surprise on the monitor* This thing is on? Well hello, eh, things again, we are going to send over one Omic in a mech suit *The Omic gets shot out of a gun on the ship in a mech suit and explodes next to the Torpal ship, blood splatters on their windscreens.* Oh no! We shot him out accidently! Not again! Poor Rintyic, he shall be remembered. Sorry about the mess on your windows. Oh well, we shall send over one Omic wearing a camera, what happens in there will be recorded and added to our sentient creature encyclopedia. Any funny business and our Trans-Dimensional light guns shall blast your entire ship into a no-space or "Dimension X" between this dimension and the next, time does not move there and there is no space so you shall just float in a pointless abyss for maybe, 100 years? Then maybe you will learn your lesson and we will let you out. No time will have moved in this dimension but your minds will be blank and filled with memorys of being bored for 100 years. Don't let our sizes fool you, we are serious, we also have a large selection of guns including frisbee-bombs at our disposal.//

The Omic is dropped off wearing a bleeping tag with a camera on its tail, a small assortment of food and a holo map of the Hidric system including coardinates (the Omic solar sytem) this map can be self-destructed in case you are bad and want to get to Omix, the home planet.
The Omic ship then backs away and powers up its guns just in case. 


ooc: LMAO splattering the side of the ship  :D

anywho...

Torplas just love being threatened by younger races; they get such a kick out of it. They decided to have some fun with the omics.
//Heyyy, little guys, why don't we send one of our friends over too?// The torpal ask, as innocently as they can, while an 'unarmed' zero-g warrior begins making his way towards the omic ship.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Jack Zetter on June 16, 2006, 02:59:38 pm
Oh No  :o
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: TheNecromonicon on June 16, 2006, 03:00:46 pm
Quick kiddies! Cover your eyes!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 16, 2006, 03:30:47 pm
//Tovnic wearnenyic orkgotic, lic. *Suddenly the Omic emet an ultrasonic frequency that could smash glass* Ooops, the translator was off. anyway, no. None of you emm, what was your name? On board yet. You can however meet three of us in an escape pod. They will all be wearing mech suits. I remind you that an Omic is aboard your ship.//     

Clearly the Omic want to be sure your safe first. :D

Oh and the guns powering up goes up a notch.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 16, 2006, 04:22:31 pm
//Whatever you say, friends.//

When the Omic reaches the warship, nothing happens.

...


...


Finally, he decides to peer into the window on the hangar, where he spots a torpal, leaning against the wall in a chair, reading a magazine. The omic knocks on the window a few times and waves. Finally, after a few minutes, the torpal gets up, and drudges over to a control panel, letting the omic in.
The omic walks around a bit, and sees torpals lying all over the place, some napping, some eating, some reading...
He finally finds the captain, taking a bath, and asks, nervously "So, um...what do you folks do?"
The captain replies "Well, nothing much really...we usually just fli around all day, lounging about..." He paused for a moment as he cleaned his ears. "...now that I think about it, we're actually quite a lazy species."


Meanwhile, in the escape pod...

"Hi there!" the tiny omic bravely greet.
"Hey" the torpal says, giving nothing more than a slight nod of the head.
"Sooo...tell us about your species" the Omic ask.
"Nothin special" the nonchalant torpal replies.
The omic, now feeling a bit uncomfortable, sit in silence, waiting for further orders...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 16, 2006, 04:52:41 pm
In the war ship: "ehh" the Omic continues, "care to show me around?" he asks, waving his left tale around the ship. The commander just grunts and calls another cadet over to do the job.

The escape pod: The leader of the three Omic asks, "soo, care to tell us about your ships weapons?" Suddenly the Torpal looks up, but then, remembering his orders, he simply replies "nothing much."                                                                                               
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 17, 2006, 01:18:05 am
Come on come on.... I wanna see more of this devious plan! What happens next!?!?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Kratok on June 17, 2006, 01:28:31 am
Dude, just go read some website and wait, dude
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 17, 2006, 01:33:11 am
I have read every website in existence.  :P ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 17, 2006, 08:43:40 am
After a few more minutes of silence, the torpal in the escape pod looks up and asks "Heyyy guys, I'm gettin' a bit cramped in here...mind if I take a nap in your ship? Cap'n told me to look around there anyways...see what you've got for entertainment."
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 17, 2006, 10:55:14 am
The Omic think for a second, then talk to each other in Omic for a while, then they address the Torpal, "I don't see what damage one could do, why not?" the Omic then point a gun-like object at him, the Torpals looks surprised but all it does it shoot a blue ray scanning him. "all clear" he says, then they get out of the pod onto the ship, where the Torpal has to bend down to a low ceiling. He is shown into a room with 10 Omic beds pushed together, the door is then locked. "just ask to be let out!". They shout through the door.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 17, 2006, 01:55:00 pm
Im a very impatient person so bump!!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 17, 2006, 02:33:05 pm
i'll hurry up before you get yelled at for bumping ;)

...

While the torpal pretended to sleep, he went over the plan once more with his captain, via his nano-suit. Finally, he got up and banged on the door. "Yeah, I'm done in here if you want to let me out..."
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 17, 2006, 03:57:53 pm
"ok ok jeez, you'd think you'd have some sort of evil plan or something!" the Omic chuckles to himself as he opens the door, the Torpal has to squeeze through the tiny door frame. "apparently were part of CAB now" he continues while boarding a mech suit, doubling his size and making movement easier. "head of telecommunications. So, the grand tour then?"
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 17, 2006, 05:56:59 pm
"Grand tour, huh? Yeah, yeah, sounds good...I uh, I just need to use the little torpal's room for a moment, if you'd excuse me"


As the torpal was led to the bathrooms, he went inside, and spoke softly into his nano-suit. (ooc-this is just gonna be his side of the conversation)
"They're part of the CAB! What do I do now?!"
"Ughhh, I gotta behave? This blows."
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 18, 2006, 12:07:54 am
When the Torpal gets out, he discovers what great luck he's having, and maybe he can have his plan after all. As he looks around he notices all the screens are blank. An Omic walks up to him, "nothing is working!" he says, excited "communication, weapons, cameras..."   the Torpal cant believe this! "Zesh has provided" he thinks. "anything could happen, no one would know!" the Omic twitches "this is so cool!" and runs off.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 18, 2006, 07:58:55 am
Continuing down a hall, the torpal notices a maintenance omic, his back turned to them. As everyone else walked forward, the torpal quietly snatched him up, and popped him into his mouth, none the wiser...

 :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 18, 2006, 08:06:25 am
:D :D :D so funny!
The Omic screams for screams for a sec, and then hes gone. An Omic femal secretary runs to the spot the Omic was a while later, "Binic, binic...?" she looks up at the Torpal "have you seen a maintenance torpal wearing a blue uniform?" "uhhh, he went that away, something about the main reactor..." the gullible Omic turns and walks off. The Torpal suddenly realizes that when they realize hes gone an alarm will go off, so he dashes after her and snatches her up too. Still no one has been alerted of the big blue danger that is Torpal aboar the ship.... Dan dan daaaan!

OOC : An Omic is still aboard the Torpal ship. Oh and the Torpal are now my second favourite creature next to my own, so funny *cries*.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 18, 2006, 08:22:11 am
The torpal was now ready for some fun. Walking into another room, he greets a group of omic. "Woooow, what a beautiful ceiling! It's really the-" SPLAT!!! As he looked down at the omic he "accidentally" stepped on, he turned to the others. "Ohhhhh Zesh, I'm SO sorry, I was just so mesmerized by your ceiling, I didn't even see him there! I'm such a horrible torpal!" The torpal collapses onto the ground and bursts into tears. As the other omic come up to him to try and console him, he reaches out his arms for a hug. When he embraces the omic, a wave of spikes shoot out of his nano-suit, impaling the helpless omics. As he quietly gobbles them up, he says to himself "Mmmmm, these guys taste good...I gotta save some for the boys back on the ship"



meanwhile, back on the ship...
As the omic goes to transmit a message back to the ship, the torpal notice him having some difficulties. "What the...everything's down on the ship...I can't get in touch with them..."
Meanwhile, a group of torpals overhearing this race to get their forks...

Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 18, 2006, 08:42:39 am
Two Omic janitors walk into the room, "what the....?" says one, looking at the empty uniforms and bits of blood (not to mention a very flat omic) on the floor, the Omic picks it up "this was just taken off!" he said. The other, goofily replies "either theres a naked Omic on board, or theres an angry Nomic!" at this he gets slapped across the face, "don't be stupid! something is on board that shouldn't be." The Omic creep out the door after cleaning up the mess and creep into the ventalation.

The Torpal ship: the Omic turns around, "can u guys help me fix thi-" at this point he notices all Torpals are creeping towards him, armed with cutlery, "oh *snrgic orgin blorgik*(too bold to be translated)!" and runs off, he then grabs a handle on the wall with his right tail and swings along, propelling himself further.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 18, 2006, 03:45:24 pm
For future reference, on a scale of 1 to 10, how good do Omic taste to Torpal?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 18, 2006, 03:53:05 pm
hmmm i'd say probably an 8 1/2  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 18, 2006, 03:56:53 pm
ok just needed to know, please post the next chapter in this comedy... so, funny... :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 18, 2006, 04:12:26 pm
The lone torpal continued around, eating unwary and trusting omics, when he finally reached the control room. He knocked on the door, and was greeted by the omic captain. "Where are your escorts?" The captain asked, a bit nervous. Oh I dunno...they just told me to come by themselves, they were acting really weird..." his voice got really low "If you ask me, I think they're, uh, hittin' some of that naucean quill powder." "Oh my, that's very serious." The omic captain replied.
With a smirk, the torpal replies "Yeahhhh it is...but you know what's even more serious?"
"No, what?" the captain asks. A tentacle forms out of the torpal's nano-suit and darts out, wrapping around the captain and holding him mid-air, as the torpal respnds "What's even more serious is that you've threatened a torpal warship...and we found it so funny I've been sent over here to teach you all a lesson..."


meanwhile, on the torpal ship
"Damn, they're small! So many places to hide!" one of the chasers yelled. As the group pursuing the omic began to get fed up in finding their small prey, one of them spoke up over the comm channels "Do a scan for alien life...I'm hungry!"
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Netherflare on June 18, 2006, 05:28:13 pm
easy wipe out   ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on June 18, 2006, 07:55:41 pm
hmmm i'd say probably an 8 1/2  ;D

hmmm 8 1/2 maybe the Anubians should change thier mind about not eating them but we still need thier help reserching the TDLR.

we should make a story with Anubian scientist resiting the urge to devoure thier tech companions. that could end up being just as funny as this. :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 18, 2006, 08:04:18 pm
hmmm i'd say probably an 8 1/2  ;D

hmmm 8 1/2 maybe the Anubians should change thier mind about not eating them but we still need thier help reserching the TDLR.

we should make a story with Anubian scientist resiting the urge to devoure thier tech companions. that could end up being just as funny as this. :D

nice.  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 19, 2006, 07:03:39 am
The lone torpal continued around, eating unwary and trusting omics, when he finally reached the control room. He knocked on the door, and was greeted by the omic captain. "Where are your escorts?" The captain asked, a bit nervous. Oh I dunno...they just told me to come by themselves, they were acting really weird..." his voice got really low "If you ask me, I think they're, uh, hittin' some of that naucean quill powder." "Oh my, that's very serious." The omic captain replied.
With a smirk, the torpal replies "Yeahhhh it is...but you know what's even more serious?"
"No, what?" the captain asks. A tentacle forms out of the torpal's nano-suit and darts out, wrapping around the captain and holding him mid-air, as the torpal respnds "What's even more serious is that you've threatened a torpal warship...and we found it so funny I've been sent over here to teach you all a lesson..."


meanwhile, on the torpal ship
"Damn, they're small! So many places to hide!" one of the chasers yelled. As the group pursuing the omic began to get fed up in finding their small prey, one of them spoke up over the comm channels "Do a scan for alien life...I'm hungry!"

The captain responds in the only one way he can, he turns off his tranlator and attempts to laugh, when he does it comes out as an ultrasonic wave (yes, Omic laughing), the Torpal suddenly keels and drops him, no point in trying the alarms as they wont work, so he runs off.

In ventalation: "where are we going anyway?" asks one (corbic now) "were going to weapon storage" says the other, larger, smarter one (porlic) "why?" says corbic "we need some of those T-900 mechs" Porlic smiles, "the best yet."

Torpal ship : "damnit" thinks the omic, "they've scanners!" he sighs "gotta move!" he then starts to run, as fast as he can, and eventually runs out of the vent he was in and into the engine room, into the shadows. Where he starts to assmeble himself.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 19, 2006, 11:41:08 am
Was just thinking, i could almost think of this same story with any other humaniod creature instead of the Torpal, but the Torpal doing this just seems so... right

OOC: Opera please reply soon ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 20, 2006, 08:51:21 am
I wonder what the closest thing to Omic taste is...? Ice cream?  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 20, 2006, 09:32:32 am
I wonder what the closest thing to Omic taste is...? Ice cream?  ;D

hmm, i always pictured them tating more like popcorn chicken... :D

anywho...ic:
"can't let that happen again" the torpal says to himself. He wills his nano-suit to uncover his head, and makes a precise blade on one of his hands. With a determined grimace, he slices both of his ears off! The now-deaf torpal smiles to himself, "Let 'em try that again". After waiting a moment or the nanosuit to stop the bleeding, the torpal begins running down the hall, in search of the omic captain...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 20, 2006, 09:58:58 am
Porlic and Corbic swing out of the ventilation, into a seemingly empty room. Porlic switches on the lights revealing a huge room stocked to the brim with any war related tech. Mechs and guns in this aisle, ammo and bombs in the next, etc. "T-900. warning! experimental tech" Corbic reads, and looks at the 2 metre tall mech. Porlic jumps in to a mech and a spike goes into his spine, he now directly controls and sees through the mech.

The Omic aboard the torpal ship activates the bomb on his tail. 10..9..8..
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 20, 2006, 10:23:07 am
On the warship, the life scanners finally found the tiny omic. As a torpal slowly snuck up pn him, he saw the omic messing around with something on his tail. Leaping forward a moment later, the torpal impales the omic, and hears a quiet beeping. As the omic is shoved down the torpals throat, he doesn't give the noise a second thought. As the torpal begins walking away...BOOM! The torpal's body disintegrates, as well as part of the surrounding ship. Off in the bridge, the captain is suddenly alerted by the computer "Ship integrity-67%" Rea;izing what has happened, the captain angrily growls "Oh that little..." as he moves the warship closer to the omics, charging the particle cannons and opening the missile pods...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 20, 2006, 10:37:55 am
The two Omic wearing mech suits watch the ships radar (the mechs have their own power) "quick, field balls on NOW!" says one, suddenly strong metal alloyed balls unfold around the mechs. missiles rip through the room, blowing up crates of explosives. Now the entire ships white spiral is destroyed (sadly the Torpal was in the black spiral at the moment) and the ships antimatter storage was destroyed (the engines were off luckily) the two mechs unfold and float over, docking into the black spiral.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: tooma125 on June 20, 2006, 10:45:11 am
This goes to both operaghost and alwayswatching. One of you should definitely draw this encounter, perhaps with some humor...Would definitely be funny. *Omic biting Torpal, Torpal Eating Omic...* Oh the humor.  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 20, 2006, 10:51:17 am
I cant draw though, and I think opera's busy...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 20, 2006, 12:00:35 pm
This goes to both operaghost and alwayswatching. One of you should definitely draw this encounter, perhaps with some humor...Would definitely be funny. *Omic biting Torpal, Torpal Eating Omic...* Oh the humor.  ;D

once i draw a picture of the omic (which should be tomorrow, btw) i'll definately draw a pic of this too  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 20, 2006, 12:25:32 pm
Hey Opera don't forget to expand on the story. :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 20, 2006, 02:25:55 pm
ooc: i hadn't planned on actually attacking the ship yet, but i guess i did make it seem like they were about to...besides, i f they reakky wanted to destroy the ship, it'd be gone already...   ;) :D

ic:
The torpal had been brooding about the ship, mercilessly killing omics, when an explosion rocked the ship. He found the nearest viewport, and saw the warship attacking. Quickly sending a broadcast, he called "You do remember I'm still here, right? Why don't you let me kill some more before you blow it all up." As he was about to leave, out of the corner of his eye, he spied the two omics in mech suits, docking into the black spiral. As the torpal made his way in their general direction, he said to himself, "Finally, someone that should put up a fight!"
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 20, 2006, 02:43:21 pm
As the Omics round a corner they run into the Torpal, "dude, where are his ears?" Corbic laughed. "Get into ball mode" said the other silently "what?" "BALL MODE!" the Torpal shoots a long spear out of his nano suit, whizzing past Porlic. They turn into metal balls again, rolling past the Torpal at high speeds. As they turn a corner they crash into a computer, that turns off artificial gravity! :o
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Dr . Nick on June 21, 2006, 06:07:07 am
I hope not to come in between the story i just had to come out......i like the Torpals  :-[
I refuse to denie it any longer i love them blue furred warmongering monkey's :-[
 
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 21, 2006, 06:57:40 am
I hope not to come in between the story i just had to come out......i like the Torpals  :-[
I refuse to denie it any longer i love them blue furred warmongering monkey's :-[
 

Who doesn't? ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Dr . Nick on June 21, 2006, 07:04:57 am
true true  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: tooma125 on June 21, 2006, 07:07:14 am
I <3 Torpal.   :-*
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 21, 2006, 09:09:05 am
I also <3 Torpal
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Jack Zetter on June 21, 2006, 09:16:46 am
Everyone <3 the Torpals... Except their enemy's... And they die... Horribly and gruesomely!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 22, 2006, 03:14:38 pm
Opera please reply...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 22, 2006, 03:24:43 pm
ahem yes where were we?

As the Omics round a corner they run into the Torpal, "dude, where are his ears?" Corbic laughed. "Get into ball mode" said the other silently "what?" "BALL MODE!" the Torpal shoots a long spear out of his nano suit, whizzing past Porlic. They turn into metal balls again, rolling past the Torpal at high speeds. As they turn a corner they crash into a computer, that turns off artificial gravity! :o

While the omics are stuck floating around, the torpal begins moving around quickly, as he uses his nano-suit to shoot out tentacles, pushing him from wall to wall with ease. He finally sees the omic again, but just before he reaches them, they manage to push themselves next to a ventilation shaft, and crawl inside. While the torpal is too small to fit, he shoots another tentacle out, and thrashes it around, trying to reach the omics...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 22, 2006, 03:40:02 pm
The Torpals don't have enemies. The Torpals have victims.

LMAO i love that, it's going to be my sig now  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Jack Zetter on June 22, 2006, 10:50:54 pm
HA HA HA LOL Good One Luminar!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 23, 2006, 09:35:24 am
ahem yes where were we?

As the Omics round a corner they run into the Torpal, "dude, where are his ears?" Corbic laughed. "Get into ball mode" said the other silently "what?" "BALL MODE!" the Torpal shoots a long spear out of his nano suit, whizzing past Porlic. They turn into metal balls again, rolling past the Torpal at high speeds. As they turn a corner they crash into a computer, that turns off artificial gravity! :o

While the omics are stuck floating around, the torpal begins moving around quickly, as he uses his nano-suit to shoot out tentacles, pushing him from wall to wall with ease. He finally sees the omic again, but just before he reaches them, they manage to push themselves next to a ventilation shaft, and crawl inside. While the torpal is too small to fit, he shoots another tentacle out, and thrashes it around, trying to reach the omics...

"Shoot it!" one says, the other grips a small gun in a holster in the mech, it shoots out a 1 mm tall robot that sinks itself into the nanobots and this robots outer shell disintigrates, leaving tiny (not as small as nanobots) transmitters inside. They then run up and drop into a room far from the Torpal. Porlic projects a hologram from the mech. It shows what is left of the ship, "look, were here." He says and points at two bleeping yellow dots, then he points at a blue dot "the tracking device we put in his nano suit is here" he then points at a room further up the corridor, as he touches the hologram it zooms in and shows blueprints of the room "this is the main computer, if we can hook up our mechs to that long enough we can restore power to the ship." Then Corbic looks solemnly at a small room on the map, it is full of bleeping yellow dots. "is that...?" "yes" the other replies, "thats all thats left, thirteen others in a hidden room under the floor." he presses a button on the mech. "I think we have established that the Torpal could not safely use coardinates to our solar system."

TORPAL SHIP : A small box lies next to the engine, when that button was pressed, a hologram was beamed out reading : // JAMMING SYSTEM ACTIVATED, EXPLOSION IRREVIRSIBLE //. A few seconds later, it blows up with a tiny explosion, which egnites the engine, boosting the bomb with unstoppable force.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 23, 2006, 09:49:55 am
"Damnit, what the hell was that?!?!" The captain cried out, as explosions rocked the ship. "Structural Integrity-12%; Critical Damages Sustained" the computer carelessly noted. Bringing up readouts of the ship, the captain was shocked that the engines had exploded, and that nearly everything from the back of the warship up was now in ruin.

He no longer cared if one of his soldiers was on the other ship, enough soldiers had been lost on his own ship. He was glad that the missile pods and particle cannons still work, partially, and he unleashed everything he could, while the ship still functioned.


Meanwhile, on the omic ship...the torpal angrily stalked the hallways. "Where'd they all go!?" He shouted, as he searched the ship...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 23, 2006, 10:03:44 am
Missiles and energy beams tear through everything, they seperate the spiral from its magnets and it floats away from the engine, it starts to spin violently and approaches a star, getting hotter and hotter and the walls start turning red hot. Corbic approaches a window and looks out, all he sees is the engine that was previosly attached burning away in a huge star that was getting bigger and bigger. "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" He screams, and runs off "were all gonna die, all gonna die......" he jumps out of his mech suit and passes the Torpal, not caring, the Torpal didn't care either because he was too shocked they had shot the ship he was in. Porlic walks into a door and goes through an airlock, seeing as hes gonna die, he might as well get the big mystery over with, floating in space, he brings up his TDLR and shoots the star, for a moment the star flickers, then dissapears, Porlic sighs, thats the end of that. But no, it wasn't, suddennly a vaccum opens up and sucks everything around into dimension X aswell, planets, the two ships, everything in that area. For a second everything is twisting through a black hole, screaming, wreckage, then, nothing. Everything was scattered around, the Torpal ship and the other ship are nowhere near each other, and they had escaped the sun, sadly, Porlic was somewhere else too, all by himself. Corbic stops at the corridor, and looks up at the Torpal, "uhhh, hi.... I gotta go now bye!" and he runs down the corridor. The Torapl approaches the window, all he sees is an abyss, going on forever. "What the....?"
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 23, 2006, 10:13:23 am
ooc: so they're in dimension x now? cant they not move at all in dimension x?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 23, 2006, 10:22:00 am
They can, its just an empty abyss that never ends....

We can end the story now, if you want, or we could (lol) make them work together...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 23, 2006, 10:24:26 am
They can, its just an empty abyss that never ends....

We can end the story now, if you want, or we could (lol) make them work together...

from a story point of view, the remaining torpals would probably just go crazy and kill each other  :D
not to mention hunting down the rest of the omics  ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 23, 2006, 10:25:52 am
Yay! So thats it, here it comes, its get nearer, WHEEEEEE!

THE END

 :'( It brings a tear to my eye... I enjoyed it, now lets all concentrate on the Arcadia story!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 23, 2006, 12:41:39 pm
the torpals have won the ion games' second event, the mech fights!
(http://img271.imageshack.us/img271/1599/mechtrophy6kz.png)
in addition to this lovely trophy, they have won possession of a mountainous planet called Vallypla, as well as a nice cash prize (http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/7834/kaching7pd.th.png) [/bragging rights]

 ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 23, 2006, 01:42:52 pm
On to the next contest!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on June 23, 2006, 08:11:33 pm
don't worry it start tomorrow but for the topal story i got something funny.

as the torpal and omic stare at each other,wondering what will happen to them far in the blankness there is a small hole,a clawed brown furry hand comes out and another hole rips in front of it,the hand followed by an arm which seems to be covered by a white cloth enter the new hole,confused the two groups wonder what is going on.
Omic//someone has opened a hole into dimension x...who?
torpal//it doesn't matter,as long as it get me out!!he pushes himself towards the holes as other torpals follow.
the arm pulls out a flask out of the second hole and right before the torpals reach it it closes
torpal//nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo,now I'm stuck with some monkey
omic//rodent
//whatever//he stretches his arm and promptly strangles the omic but before killing it,a new hole opens next to an omic and another hand comes out and the omic promptly latches on to it and it pulled out of the hole.
the strangle omic//noooo,don't leave me here,i want to liiiiivvvvveeeee.
on the other side of the hole there is an anubian in a lab coat surprised to see an omic on his arm.
omic//help,torpals there trying to kill us//
Anubian//na kimo tawh eth lleh si ti ingod ni noisnmed X//
other scientist come to see what happen as the omic realizes that he can't communicate with them.he jumps off the arm and points at him self
they scientist stare at eachother and figure out its charades and pay attention to the worried omic
he continues to point at himself and then begins to beg and then points at the scientist then at a TDLR.the scientist then head toward the TDLR and flip it open and look in.
in dimension X space, the torapls are chasing the remaining omic when a head pops into space and sees the torpals and omic.
after helping them out,they try to figure whatare they doing in Demension X


you can choose to ignore this but i just want to keep the story going but it make sense since Anubians are the only other species who know how to use TDLR.hope it help the story continue.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 23, 2006, 11:37:47 pm
Was that Anubian talking backwards? Anyway, if opera says its ok then I am all for it, but should we start a new thread?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 24, 2006, 01:21:50 am
aww heck just keep it going here  :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 24, 2006, 01:26:45 am
You know what I hate? The fact that over in Ireland its 9 o'clock, and over in America it's one in the morning (I think?) and when its midnight here it's like, 4 o'clock over there, so I have to stay up late to see the forum buzzing and alive.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 24, 2006, 01:31:39 am
You know what I hate? The fact that over in Ireland its 9 o'clock, and over in America it's one in the morning (I think?) and when its midnight here it's like, 4 o'clock over there, so I have to stay up late to see the forum buzzing and alive.

lmao i wish it were still 1, its 4:30 in the mornig here right now  :o   in my defense, i just bought guitar hero last night, and i stayed up playing it...though i probably would've been awake now anyway...

ahh zesh bless summer vacation... :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 24, 2006, 01:35:24 am

ahh zesh bless summer vacation... :D

What?!? My summer vacation starts on wednesday!  >:(
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 24, 2006, 01:37:12 am

ahh zesh bless summer vacation... :D

What?!? My summer vacation starts on wednesday!  >:(

*attempts to stifle laughter* 
*ahem* thats not cool... :-\
oh well...summer (for you) before you know it!  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 24, 2006, 01:43:13 am
*Picks up a gun, loads it* Dance! Dance! *shoots at Operas feet*
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on June 24, 2006, 09:39:24 am
lol i'm four or five weeks into summer vacation but yea the anubians talk a modified viersion of backwords like etiadar which i keep saying is radiate,look it up on my thread.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 24, 2006, 10:02:17 am
don't worry it start tomorrow but for the topal story i got something funny.

as the torpal and omic stare at each other,wondering what will happen to them far in the blankness there is a small hole,a clawed brown furry hand comes out and another hole rips in front of it,the hand followed by an arm which seems to be covered by a white cloth enter the new hole,confused the two groups wonder what is going on.
Omic//someone has opened a hole into dimension x...who?
torpal//it doesn't matter,as long as it get me out!!he pushes himself towards the holes as other torpals follow.
the arm pulls out a flask out of the second hole and right before the torpals reach it it closes
torpal//nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo,now I'm stuck with some monkey
omic//rodent
//whatever//he stretches his arm and promptly strangles the omic but before killing it,a new hole opens next to an omic and another hand comes out and the omic promptly latches on to it and it pulled out of the hole.
the strangle omic//noooo,don't leave me here,i want to liiiiivvvvveeeee.
on the other side of the hole there is an anubian in a lab coat surprised to see an omic on his arm.
omic//help,torpals there trying to kill us//
Anubian//na kimo tawh eth lleh si ti ingod ni noisnmed X//
other scientist come to see what happen as the omic realizes that he can't communicate with them.he jumps off the arm and points at him self
they scientist stare at eachother and figure out its charades and pay attention to the worried omic
he continues to point at himself and then begins to beg and then points at the scientist then at a TDLR.the scientist then head toward the TDLR and flip it open and look in.
in dimension X space, the torapls are chasing the remaining omic when a head pops into space and sees the torpals and omic.
after helping them out,they try to figure whatare they doing in Demension X


you can choose to ignore this but i just want to keep the story going but it make sense since Anubians are the only other species who know how to use TDLR.hope it help the story continue.

The Omic turns to another after an hour of charades, "I wish we could understand them" "yeah, me too, this is getting tiring and we don't even know where we are" "wait" the other replies, then turns to the Anubians, he shrugs first *what,* then makes a circle with his tails *planet* then points at all the Anubians and Omics *are we on?*
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on June 24, 2006, 10:07:04 am
the scientist stare at each other,trying to figure what he charaded and then one fliped a hologram of an asteroid with a labratory in the center of a crater.

also i think we should have a seperate thread for this its getting big.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 24, 2006, 10:11:44 am
uh, yeah, okay, you make it you, make it!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on June 26, 2006, 05:46:05 pm
hehe,i tried to draw the topal

(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/3732/torpal1jg.png)

and for this i coulden't resist,remember when i said how much ass would be kicked if you teamed up neod with the torpal commander

(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/384/scan00028pl.jpg)
i didn't draw the nano because it wouldn't look good
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 26, 2006, 06:12:13 pm
oh man those are awesome, i love them! ;D especially the commander's arms, that's the perfect pose for a torpal! :) lol its funny seeing them with shoes...and clothes :D i think i'll draw them with clothes more often now :)


hah and what a coincedance, i was just about to post a big update...but i'll save that for later  ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on June 26, 2006, 07:41:18 pm
omg i just noticed you drew them naked.*gorges eyes*ahhhhhhhhh!!!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 26, 2006, 07:58:53 pm
After their introduction to the naucean's first mother sphere (which later blew up and thoroughly pissed them off), the torpals have wanted something like it, something even more powerful. And so, in a distant corner of the galaxy where no one would look, they secretly began construction. Many years later (a bit after the necromonicon war) work was complete. Making it to be greater than anything previously known, they named it after their own god.

And so it was,
Zesh Incarnate

(http://i2.tinypic.com/66c4t43.jpg)
thats my crappy attempt at editing so it looks like it's in space

The Zesh Incarnate is arguably the pinnacle of torpal engineering, meant to inspire fear in the hearts of their enemies; it was made to be strong enough to combat even a mother sphere! Around the main body of the Zesh are eight multi-barreled charged particle cannons. Also lining the surface, invisible from far away, are hundreds of thousands of turrets [think death star]. These turrets are all controlled by AI, but if need be, live gunners can take control of any turret at a moments notice. At the very crown of the Zesh is one of the largest known weapons ever created. Few are sure what kind of weapon the cannon actually is, although hushed rumors say that it can single-handedly destroy a planet! Although the torpalian government has denied testing it on any actual planets, of course.

The entire top floor of the Zesh's main body is a massive hangar, large enough for nearly all types of ship to dock. The majority of the rest of the main body is dedicated to training soldiers, mostly commandos, and is complete with soldiers' housing, and artificial environments of every kind. The rest of the main body is taken up by engines, equipment, etc. And the top middle, right below the gun, is all command. The Zesh is controlled from here, and it also serves as a meeting place for military leaders, as well as senators and other higher-ups stopping by.

Aside from its offensive weapons, the Zesh is still heavily defended otherwise. It generates its own powerful shields, and thanks to a generous gift from the nauceans, it is covered in nano-bots, and protects the Zesh just like on mother spheres. The entire hull is also plated with extremely strong, thick alloys. In addition, a powerful modified tractor beam continuously spins two asteroids around the Zesh, ready to collide them into any unwanted incoming ships.

Now, you may have noticed that I have not yet explained the spiky, black dots covering the hull. These are all the Zesh's shield generators. You may also be wondering why I didn't just mention them offhand earlier. Well, these aren't just plain old shield generators. They have a built in fail-safe. If, for whatever reason, the shields take too much damage, and shut down, the shield generators themselves will detach from the Zesh
Once detached, the shield generators, with their own propulsion and AI controls, will seek out enemy ships. For, unbeknownst to would-be attackers, underneath these generators is a backup arsenal of two charged-particle cannons and six-hundred seeking missiles. This is perfect to the torpals for two reasons. If the shields are down, there's no reason for the generators to sit there useless, and, if there's any force strong enough to penetrate their shields, they'll need all the extra firepower they can get.

Detached shield generator
V
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(http://i7.tinypic.com/5ytv8qw.jpg)



[btw none of the races actually know of this since its still being built, and isn't finished until after the necro war, but im just sharing it with y'all now since i finished the designs  ;D ]
p.s. you can't really tell from the picture, but its 5-sided; a top view would look like a pentagon with the sides widened and the top pulled up



and lol a13gt...they have fur, you couldn't see anything!  :D
lmao that just gave me the idea...aliens in the spore universe should have some sort of saying involving a shaved torpal, or the like  :D 
hah...there's more than one way to skin a torpal...thats uglier than a shaved torpal...rofl the possibilities are endless... :D :D :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: TheNecromonicon on June 26, 2006, 08:06:26 pm
are those asteroids orbitting it?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on June 26, 2006, 08:07:04 pm
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo wow,all these big ships,i need a defence,hmmmmm maybe i should make the Anubian mk 2 a giant killer ship,hm yes Neod would be plesed,very plesed.muahahaha
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 26, 2006, 08:13:11 pm
are those asteroids orbitting it?
In addition, a powerful modified tractor beam continuously spins two asteroids around the Zesh, ready to collide them into any unwanted incoming ships.
:)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Mr. Wizard on June 26, 2006, 08:15:07 pm
Few are sure what kind of weapon the cannon actually is, although hushed rumors say that it can single-handedly destroy a planet! Although the torpalian government has denied testing it on any actual planets, of course.

So it was designed like new Americans Nuclear weapons are, without any testing? That is neat, kind of like the American T.I.T.A.N.S, the only eleven people who know how to build a nuclear bomb beyond the theory.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: The Terminator on June 26, 2006, 08:20:56 pm
The Zesh Incarnate

(http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/dea1ef09a7.jpg)
(http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/e6e1cb62ad.jpg)

Nice ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 26, 2006, 08:29:32 pm
Few are sure what kind of weapon the cannon actually is, although hushed rumors say that it can single-handedly destroy a planet! Although the torpalian government has denied testing it on any actual planets, of course.

So it was designed like new Americans Nuclear weapons are, without any testing? That is neat, kind of like the American T.I.T.A.N.S, the only eleven people who know how to build a nuclear bomb beyond the theory.

oh they've tested it alright, they just deny it...it was never "officially" tested  ;)

Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on June 27, 2006, 07:16:41 am
i wonder what poor pitaful planet got "tested" ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 27, 2006, 07:20:04 am
Put me down for 16!  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on June 27, 2006, 07:24:17 am
why 16,around 2 or 3 maybe 1 can hold your entire species...if you stack em in boxes :D,or maybe you want the offencive protection to keep you from being a meal.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 27, 2006, 07:25:54 am
why 16,around 2 or 3 maybe 1 can hold your entire species...if you stack em in boxes :D,or maybe you want the offencive protection to keep you from being a meal.

No I mean for me!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Aegis on June 27, 2006, 09:11:30 am
Cool. Was that detached shield generator at all inspired by the Deus Ex Machina from the Matrix Revolutions? (That big floating head thing at the end)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 27, 2006, 09:12:46 am
Cool. Was that detached shield generator at all inspired by the Deus Ex Machina from the Matrix Revolutions? (That big floating head thing at the end)

it totally was.  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 27, 2006, 10:07:38 am
Ooooh. Gigantic space station/ship/moon.

I'm not going to be outdone by those snobbish Nauceans and stupid Torpals!
<Runs off to invent ViS superstation>  ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on June 27, 2006, 11:14:30 am
I've already designed a superstation for the Squillisk but if I posted it everyone would say I was ripping off the Nauceans/Torpals.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 27, 2006, 04:14:41 pm
Ooooh. Gigantic space station/ship/moon.

I'm not going to be outdone by those snobbish Nauceans and stupid Torpals!
<Runs off to invent ViS superstation>  ;)

*goes to invent a unviverse size mother sphere :P*
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 27, 2006, 04:18:43 pm
yeah, thatll work.

My Magnadisc (for that is what its called) wont be used for combat... oh no, it has much better uses than that.  ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on June 27, 2006, 04:25:03 pm
Making s'mores? Do ViS like s'mores? Mmmmmm... s'mores...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on June 27, 2006, 05:08:29 pm
It'll probally be used to sort all paperwork IN THE UNIVERSE.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Aegis on June 28, 2006, 08:05:47 pm
When I get to that stage in my creature's development (which will be in a year or so, at the rate I'm going  :-\ ), I will probably make a superstation for terraforming and construction.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on June 30, 2006, 01:56:09 pm
That's the first Torpal I have seen that has Nipples.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 30, 2006, 02:02:40 pm
That's the first Torpal I have seen that has Nipples.

LMAO reminds me of the first torpal i ever drew "hmm, should i actually draw their nipples?"  :D

anyways, great job, luminar, i love it ;D  only thing i would say is that they dont have 'noses' (their nostrils are on their crests) :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 30, 2006, 02:24:24 pm
That's the first Torpal I have seen that has Nipples.

LMAO reminds me of the first torpal i ever drew "hmm, should i actually draw their nipples?"  :D

anyways, great job, luminar, i love it ;D  only thing i would say is that they dont have 'noses' (their nostrils are on their crests) :)

Do they even have them? I mean you don't have to have them. They are aliens and might not even have mammary glands at all.

Also Luminar, great job!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on June 30, 2006, 02:25:55 pm
The Ghulos have mammary glands, but only the FEMALES.

Same with the Borrabes.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on June 30, 2006, 09:08:51 pm
jeez it has a tiki head,great details though the nipples make it look funny,give it a shirt,the torpals have entered the age of clothes right.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 30, 2006, 10:12:56 pm
jeez it has a tiki head,great details though the nipples make it look funny,give it a shirt,the torpals have entered the age of clothes right.

technically they've entered the second age of clothes...i mean, that old zombie was wearing khakis...  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on July 03, 2006, 01:47:28 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: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on July 03, 2006, 09:21:19 am
 :o
oooh that's awesome!  ;D
good ol' dr. nauvorkean  ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on July 03, 2006, 09:51:57 am
OMG That is soooo awesome!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on July 03, 2006, 09:59:11 am
that looks great,also if you could do another fusion,fuse the torpal with serleans for extreame combat power,or the naucean,it'll be smart and strong.and the best part all three can use nano suits.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Areku on July 03, 2006, 11:04:37 am
Indeed quite amazing!  :o That thing would be a pain in the ass to try and take down should anyone have to try...I call for a cock fight between the Torquil and the Nazean
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on July 05, 2006, 01:30:59 pm
"We want Torpal ninja! we want Torpal ninja!" ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on July 05, 2006, 05:57:38 pm
some more of Nauvorkean's crazy creations...(if you don't mind me, hydro)


Perhaps Nauvorkean's most ironic creation is the Tormic, which was created simply for, as he claims, 'kicks and giggles'. At about two-feet tall, this mixture of torpal and omic is ferocious, but laughably weak.
(http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/b4934c28ba.jpg)


The next two creatures are possibly the most deadly Nauvorkean has ever imagined.

The first creature is quite possibly one of the most dangerous lifeforms in the galaxy. Attempting to creat the perfect combination of brains and braun, Nauvorkean spliced the genes of both a Naucean and a Torpal. Only one Torcean was ever made, for, shortly after its creation, it broke free and escaped Nauvorkean's lab, killing numerous guards along the way. Before it escaped, Nauvorkean noted that it possesed each of its parents' greatest strengths; the calculating mind of a genius, in the powerhouse body of a warrior. Eventually, legends throughout space whispered of a deadly being, impossible to classify...
(http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/8dbff9fd89.jpg)
(with only one of these guys in existance, he should be a fanfic character...that would be sooo cool!)  :o ;D



The last creature has not yet actually been created, but complete plans for its development are nealy finished. Simply known for the time-being as the "Many-Beast", it is a mix of Torpal, Serlan, Fluffel, Necromonicon, and Anubian. It is expected to become the galaxy's greatest fighter.
(http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/aa76dc3ae1.jpg)


Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on July 05, 2006, 06:00:26 pm
GReat work on the hybrids. You're still working on THE SECRET PROJECT I ASKED YOU TO DO-nudgenudgewinkwink- Right?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on July 05, 2006, 06:09:06 pm
yeah, yeah, i'm working on it ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on July 05, 2006, 06:12:32 pm
Victory shall be mine!-swishes cape-
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: arriman on July 05, 2006, 06:19:54 pm
wow i love hybrids, i can't wait to see this "secret project" xarionis is talking about hope it's good  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on July 05, 2006, 06:20:41 pm
It will be, if you enjoy mindless bloodshed.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: arriman on July 05, 2006, 06:31:26 pm
o i do, i do....... *laughs maniacally*
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: HanianKnight on July 05, 2006, 09:42:41 pm
ooc: the Torpal seem pretty bad-a$$ !! I wonder if there could be some way for them and the Kangorian Empire to meet without the Kangorians being obliterated on the spot. Oh well im not a very imaginative guy, maybe ill think of something someday.

p.s. i love those hybrids, especially the ultimate fighter guy(almost cute in a deadly way)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on July 05, 2006, 09:54:22 pm
I wonder if there could be some way for them and the Kangorian Empire to meet without the Kangorians being obliterated on the spot. Oh well im not a very imaginative guy, maybe ill think of something someday.

well, (nowadays) as long as you don't threaten them, and you've already contacted other races, you probably won't be attacked on the spot  :D
besides, you guys know the ayuelciads, right? we're tight, like this *holds up fingers, crossed* ;D

but if you do cross 'em... total ownage ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: HanianKnight on July 05, 2006, 10:05:00 pm
yeah the Kangorians are pretty friendly with the ayuelciads so i guess the Torpal are like a friend of a friend if you dumbed down intergalactic diplomacy into teenagers ;D.
and its a good thing the Torpal mellowed cause right now the Kangorians are pretty wimpy.

p.s. did i thank you for making that pic of the Great Throne?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: gec05 on July 05, 2006, 10:11:03 pm
Say, how would you like to have my Arcolaun join your posse Operaghost?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on July 05, 2006, 10:51:56 pm
p.s. did i thank you for making that pic of the Great Throne?

i think so  ;D

Say, how would you like to have my Arcolaun join your posse Operaghost?

lol i saw that earlier in their thread...lmao 'posse'...they can roll with us  8)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: kcron on July 06, 2006, 12:08:28 am
Quote
The last creature has not yet actually been created, but complete plans for its development are nearly finished. Simply known for the time-being as the "Many-Beast", it is a mix of Torpal, Serlan, Fluffel, Necromonicon, and Anubian. It is expected to become the galaxy's greatest fighter.
(http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/aa76dc3ae1.jpg)

We need this Dr. Nauvorkean working for the S.W.U.
Someone like this is prefect for our bio weapons division.


The "Many-Beast" looks awesome
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on July 06, 2006, 12:12:13 am
some more of Nauvorkean's crazy creations...(if you don't mind me, hydro)


Perhaps Nauvorkean's most ironic creation is the Tormic, which was created simply for, as he claims, 'kicks and giggles'. At about two-feet tall, this mixture of torpal and omic is ferocious, but laughably weak.

The next two creatures are possibly the most deadly Nauvorkean has ever imagined.

The first creature is quite possibly one of the most dangerous lifeforms in the galaxy. Attempting to creat the perfect combination of brains and braun, Nauvorkean spliced the genes of both a Naucean and a Torpal. Only one was ever made, for, shortly after its creation, it broke free and escaped Nauvorkean's lab, killing numerous guards along the way. Before it escaped, Nauvorkean noted that it possesed each of its parents' greatest strengths; the calculating mind of a genius, in the powerhouse body of a warrior. Eventually, legends throughout space whispered of a deadly being, impossible to classify...

(with only one of these guys in existance, he should be a fanfic character...that would be sooo cool!)  :o ;D

Te last creature has not yet actually been created, but complete plans for its development are nealy finished. Simply known for the time-being as the "Many-Beast", it is a mix of Torpal, Serlan, Fluffel, Necromonicon, and Anubian. It is expected to become the galaxy's greatest fighter.


I think i have created a monster ... or atleas sone that can make monsters LOL

Nice creatures though.

PS you got mail
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Daan on July 06, 2006, 02:30:48 am
I wonder, is the Tormic better tasting than the Omic?  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Kratok on July 06, 2006, 02:32:39 am
I wonder, would you like to bet your tounge on that? Cause the Tormic might bite it off.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: TheNecromonicon on July 08, 2006, 03:01:13 am
The Torpal, via Creature Editor 2.0

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/TheNecromonicon/Torpal1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 08, 2006, 03:07:04 am
The Torpal, via Creature Editor 2.0

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/TheNecromonicon/Torpal.jpg)
The Bells! The Bells!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on July 08, 2006, 03:29:01 am
The Torpal, via Creature Editor 2.0

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/TheNecromonicon/Torpal.jpg)

OMG!!!

But one thing would make it better ... set horns to yellow and the nails will become yellow just like the real Torpals.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: TheNecromonicon on July 08, 2006, 03:36:17 am
Sadly If I did that, the ears would loose their green and their fur would go yellow as well, so it's a toss up: would you prefer green or yellow ears, white or yellow toenails, or dark or yellow fur?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on July 08, 2006, 03:44:41 am
Sadly If I did that, the ears would loose their green, so it's a toss up: would you prefer green or yellow ears, and white or yellow toenails?

Um ... if that were true the ears would be white. See what i mean?

Skin = Body Color Tab
Ear = Extra Color Tab
Nails =Horn Color Tab

(http://spore-planet.rpgs.sytes.net/torpal_example.jpg)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: TheNecromonicon on July 08, 2006, 03:46:23 am
Sadly If I did that, the ears would loose their green, so it's a toss up: would you prefer green or yellow ears, and white or yellow toenails?

Um ... if that were true the ears would be white. See what i mean?

Skin = Body Color Tab
Ear = Extra Color Tab
Nails =Horn Color Tab

(http://spore-planet.rpgs.sytes.net/torpal_example.jpg)

Ya I just saw that... but I forgot to save the Torpal and would have to remake him *ick*, however, I do have a simpler solution so just hold on.

Edit: He is fixed! Damn I'm good.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on July 08, 2006, 03:56:53 am

Edit: He is fixed! Damn I'm good.

Yay!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on July 09, 2006, 09:56:04 am
nice...alot better than the one i tried making  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on July 11, 2006, 04:56:25 pm
here's a pic the topal Vs a blast from the not so distant past:the Reaper

(http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/4874/torpalvs0cd.png)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: TheNecromonicon on July 13, 2006, 08:00:31 pm
That thing is UGLY.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on July 13, 2006, 08:05:15 pm
lmao that made my day
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Kratok on July 13, 2006, 08:07:52 pm
One of its ears isint colored correctly. Or its backwards.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Genesis on July 13, 2006, 08:15:01 pm
Wow, looks like Weximaru has some competition in the genetics department. Maybe we could make a contest of some sort?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on July 13, 2006, 08:47:44 pm
Damnit! I already called dibs on the KORpal!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: tooma125 on July 14, 2006, 07:45:50 am
That is really cool! The KORpal!!!!  :) Great job.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Genesis on July 14, 2006, 08:14:41 am
Damn it! Now I have to put a genetic creation of mine up. Eventually.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on July 17, 2006, 11:02:29 pm
great pics! thanks guys!  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Axelgear on July 18, 2006, 08:04:44 am
I keep mistaking the second set of Torpalian eyes for nostrils... Do you have any idea how disconcerting it is when you see a picture where you think the nostrils are blinking?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 18, 2006, 08:05:36 am
I was noticing that before it was cool  :P
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on July 18, 2006, 08:18:21 am
Do you have any idea how disconcerting it is when you see a picture where you think the nostrils are blinking?

nope, no idea  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on July 20, 2006, 01:01:55 pm
alright, i suck at editing, but i was really bored, and i didn't feel like drawing, so i decided to revisit an idea i got from this:
Cool. Its interesting to see what other species will visit Earth. The trick is to make your speces fit a mythology or lore. Or in this case the myth of Roswell. *Imagines th Torpal visiting and becomming the legend of bigfoot or yeti*

Well...some torpal was flying through space, and yadda, yadda, yadda, he crash-landed, and spent the rest of his life living in the forest, hiding from the natives...
(http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/3c7d018006.jpg) (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)
 :D
(this isn't 'canon', i just felt like screwin' with that picture  ;) )
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on July 20, 2006, 01:19:10 pm
Lol, very nice.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on July 20, 2006, 02:05:57 pm
Ghost, how is that picture I asked for you to do coming along? Not to rush you, just wondering.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on July 20, 2006, 11:03:51 pm
Ghost, how is that picture I asked for you to do coming along? Not to rush you, just wondering.

i finished it like a week ago, actually, but i had forgotten about it  :-[  :D
i just have to color it now  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on July 20, 2006, 11:22:36 pm
Thats funny operaghost!! I wondered when you would do somthing like that.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on July 21, 2006, 04:19:54 am
(http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/4201/semi00019xjtc9.png)

...... ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on July 21, 2006, 04:25:33 am
yay!!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on July 21, 2006, 04:46:05 am
whoah, i just realized i have more pages than the kazea  :o

i'm not worthy! :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on July 21, 2006, 03:56:35 pm
whoah, i just realized i have more pages than the kazea  :o

i'm not worthy! :D

Well you have come a long way! You should feel proud opera. Yours goes up there as one of my favorite creatures. And thats somthing for being so humanoid looking.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on July 22, 2006, 05:19:51 am
alright...i came up with the original idea for this on easter, and its taken me this long to finish, but here they are...

COMMANDOS!!!

Torpalian commandos are the best of the best of the best. Given rigorous training for nearly twice as long as normal soldiers, commandos are the ultimate infantry. Commandos are trained in two divisions, destruction and stealth.

Destruction Commando
(http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/b56377e7a8.jpg) (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

The destruction commando is all about firepower. These armored hulks are equipped with two commando acid-blasters (heavy duty versions of the 'super-soakers that shoot acid'), two heated wrist-blades on each lower arm (the torpalian heat-blade technology gives the blades a lightsaber-like quality, the ability to cut through the toughest of armors), two blast-pistols (four-barreled handgun; shotgun-like effect), two shoulder-cannons, and attached to the back of each leg is a pack of explosives (like C-4, they are set and then detonated). The shoulder cannons use a neural interface to connect directly to the user's mind. This allows them to be aimed and fired by thought alone. Also, depending on the mission, and the torpal's personal choice, the weapon itself on the shoulder cannon can be changed between multiple made-for-shoulder weapons.
(http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/0db369fd6c.jpg) (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

*cough* here's the ninja i promised
Stealth Commando
(http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/3c562aef36.jpg) (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)
As loud and 'outgoing' as the torpals are, they do use stealth tactics when the time calls for it. Stealth commandos are the definative silent warriors. Commandos equip themselves with any number of heated wrist-blades and swords, as well as a belt of throwing knives worn around the chest. Strapped to each leg is a high-powered dart-gun, as well as various darts containing many different, powerful toxins. Stealth commandos also wear an eye patch (someone help me, I can't think of a better word for it), which gives them night vision, as well as a HUD that utilizes the patch's built-in database, containing the physical weaknesses of all known alien races. It is said that with their bare hands, stealth commandos could kill a member of any given species in over 500 ways.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on July 22, 2006, 05:26:42 am
Yay ninjas!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Brutus on July 22, 2006, 05:30:43 am
the zesh creature looks like a dailek thing from docter who, was it your inspiration?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Jack Zetter on July 22, 2006, 07:09:15 am
OMFG thats sooo cool Operaghost. I love the Des- Commando, the Torpal MASTER-CHIEF!!!! SOO F%#% COOL  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on July 22, 2006, 09:30:06 am
the zesh creature looks like a dailek thing from docter who, was it your inspiration?

lol i love doctor who, but it hasn't inspired any of my drawings  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: aname on July 22, 2006, 09:32:20 am
w00t ninjas FTW!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Brutus on July 22, 2006, 09:36:11 am
the zesh creature looks like a dailek thing from Doctor who, was it your inspiration?

lol i love doctor who, but it hasn't inspired any of my drawings  :D

(http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/dea1ef09a7.jpg)(http://images.google.co.uk/images?q=tbn:vqXH_cjPLmqc_M:www.themindrobber.co.uk/new-dalek/new-series-dalek-3d.jpg)

you sure? subconsciously?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on July 22, 2006, 09:40:32 am
well, my original idea started out looking nothing like that, and it slowly changed to where it is, so even subconsiously, i dont think so...lol i didn't notice the similarities before though
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Brutus on July 22, 2006, 09:42:02 am
it is quite uncanny
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on July 22, 2006, 09:42:23 am
I wish I could draw as well as you. Cuz I spend alot of time thinking up awesome picture but they come out like crap. I mean, I have thought up the armor and weapon specifications for 5 different classes of Ghulos soldier.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on July 22, 2006, 09:49:00 am
I wish I could draw as well as you. Cuz I spend alot of time thinking up awesome picture but they come out like crap. I mean, I have thought up the armor and weapon specifications for 5 different classes of Ghulos soldier.

thanks, that really means alot to me ;D
you should try drawing anyway, though :)  who knows...if practice doesn't make perfect, maybe i could re-do some of your pics for ya ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 22, 2006, 01:12:48 pm
I can just imagine a Stealth commando climbing up the side of a mobile fortress to plant explosives at a weak point or something.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on July 22, 2006, 11:40:38 pm
Neat comandos :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: huggkruka on July 23, 2006, 09:32:20 am
I should check these old threads more often. Congratulations on beating me, operaghost. :P The commandos rock, especially the stealth one.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Vivec on July 23, 2006, 09:37:21 am
Eye Patch = Cybernetic Eye?

I don't quite know what it would be either.

Those commandos are awesome by the way.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on July 23, 2006, 09:54:11 am
It's a monocular visual enhancement device.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 06, 2006, 11:24:10 pm
i'm bored. and even though i have about twenty or so things i could always draw and put up here (i came up with 3 new things alone in driver's ed this past week), i dont feel like drawing :P  so i'll just write a little...

Don't F--k With Us
or
Things that Piss off Torpals

With the things that make torpals angry, it can be summed up as (imo) "Don't f--k with us".

The first thing that torpals can't stand is being threatened. Meeting another race for the first time, if they hear something along the lines of "Don't try anything. We've got BFG's.", you'll have a bunch of angry torpals on your hands. They take threats as an insult, and when threatened, feel the need to prove themselves superior to whoever is threatening them. For example, in an afformentioned first contact, with a crew's afformentioned comment, an otherwise 'calm' group of torpals would blow that ship to hell.

Second, torpals absolutely hate traitors. Being that soldiers trained together grow incredibly loyal to one another, they see traitors not only as backstabbersm but also cowards, turning for money, or fear of losing. Torpals themselves are rarely traitorous (another reason they're such great allies  ;) ), so this is mostly in dealing with other races. If given the chance, a torpal will almost always exact revenge on a traitor.

Third. Torpals, as you could imagine, hate being subdued. As such, they will try, above all, never to be captured prisoner in war*. Torpal soldiers never surrender, and will always fight to the death. The only reasonable way to capture a soldier is to keep it heavily sedated or bound (in chains or the like). Otherwise, a torpal prisoner will never stop attempting suicide. To die fighting honorably, they will usually try fighting their guards, but if they can't, they will try anything; starvation and self-suffocation are most common.

*on a related note, most torpals despise intergalactic prisons, though some will tolerate it, if their jail mates are cool (tough) guys 
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Camdoggery on August 07, 2006, 01:20:58 am
(http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/6295/torpythetorpalvt1.jpg)
One of my best works! There you are, Opera! I really need to get to making my race so I can team with the Torpals and kick some ass.
>:0 Pow.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on August 07, 2006, 01:27:15 am
This turned out nice! Great job! :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Mr. Consideration on August 07, 2006, 01:28:19 am
*Takes Notes about how not to piss off Torpals*
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Camdoggery on August 07, 2006, 01:32:42 am
Wait...I SUCK! >:0 They looked like awsome eyebrows in the original picture. Well, anywho, fixed it.
(http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/2091/torpywx6.jpg)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on August 07, 2006, 01:44:20 am
LOL nice.

Although Torpals don't have nostrils, they smell in the big pointy thing.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: huggkruka on August 07, 2006, 02:21:08 am
Cool!  ;D Now why don't I have ten different fanpics?  :P
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Axelgear on August 07, 2006, 07:12:47 am
Because very few people can do good art.

This is not the case for Cam, however. Heh, I think that's a female Torpal yelling at her mate. "You didn't come home 'till 2 in the morning!"
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: HanianKnight on August 07, 2006, 07:36:14 am
wow, he made the Torpal.....cute. I love it cute Torpals for all!!!*gives plushies to everyone*

but on another note thats a really nice pic.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on August 07, 2006, 07:38:17 am
nuacean,torpal.....yep we can expect the vis getting a fan pic very soon...lucky slugs ...and i'll do fan pics
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Camdoggery on August 07, 2006, 08:59:07 am
Because very few people can do good art.

This is not the case for Cam, however. Heh, I think that's a female Torpal yelling at her mate. "You didn't come home 'till 2 in the morning!"
Actually, it's rallying all the Torpals together for world peace(hint, Look at all the hands), so they can conquer the universe. I'd totally buy a Torpal plushie.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: The Terminator on August 07, 2006, 09:36:21 am
(http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/6295/torpythetorpalvt1.jpg)
Nice pic :o
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Daan on August 07, 2006, 11:43:26 am
Just so you know, the Torpal Senator of the Galactic Congres has been sedated and been assigned for slave labour for the new Ulium Galactic Prisoner Torturing Center.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 07, 2006, 01:39:08 pm
Actually, it's rallying all the Torpals together for world peace(hint, Look at all the hands), so they can conquer the universe. I'd totally buy a Torpal plushie.

ahhh, so it's a historical picture :D
790 AGS-World peace. The Torpal discover life elsewhere in the Universe, and this discovery unites the entire planet under the realization that they can conquer all life in the Universe!
great job, i love it! ;D  LMAO you guys reminded me too...i found this guy's website a while ago, and he makes custom stuffed animals...guess what im asking for for my birthday? ;D i found a custom action-figure site too ;) and on that note...halloween. :D

Just so you know, the Torpal Senator of the Galactic Congres has been sedated and been assigned for slave labour for the new Ulium Galactic Prisoner Torturing Center.

thanks, you reminded me of something else i forgot that pisses off torpals...
Torpals, as you could imagine, hate being subdued. As such, they will try, above all, never to be captured prisoner in war*. Torpal soldiers never surrender, and will always fight to the death. The only reasonable way to capture a soldier is to keep it heavily sedated or bound (in chains or the like). Otherwise, a torpal prisoner will never stop attempting suicide. To die fighting honorably, they will usually try fighting their guards, but if they can't, they will try anything; starvation and self-suffocation are most common.

*on a related note, most torpals despise intergalactic prisons, though some will tolerate it, if their jail mates are cool (tough) guys  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: HanianKnight on August 07, 2006, 02:19:50 pm
// Hello, this message is directed at the Torpal Empire. We are the Kangorian Empire. It seems that our embassadors to the Galactic Senate have been taken by an insame Yuminus Leader. If it were just the ambassador than we would let them die, but they insulted the Kangorians and thus he will be killed. We sent this message to ask if the Torpal also wish for this mans head.//
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on August 07, 2006, 02:28:17 pm
For no reason whatsoever a group of Omic youth thrillseekers with a hijacked ship contact Torpals.

//Yo//
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Camdoggery on August 07, 2006, 03:53:40 pm
(http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/581/thetorpinatorcn3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: nuclearchinchila on August 07, 2006, 03:57:44 pm
that is one angry bald Torpal
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: HanianKnight on August 07, 2006, 04:04:42 pm
ha, I could see him fighting the guy you made for me ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on August 07, 2006, 04:22:43 pm
You even tossed the Symbol of Zesh in there!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: nuclearchinchila on August 07, 2006, 04:45:56 pm
A Torpal enjoying his day job, he's an omicinator.  Eliminating the pesky Omics from various locations they've infested and selling them off to the highest paying Restaurant.   ;D
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d173/nuclearchinchila/TorpalOmicinator.jpg)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on August 07, 2006, 04:58:21 pm
OMG

10/10 For picture
10/10 For concept
10/10 For Evilness!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: nuclearchinchila on August 07, 2006, 05:18:04 pm
OMG

10/10 For picture
10/10 For concept
10/10 For Evilness!

Thankyou!  I got inspired to draw my own Torpal after I saw what a fine job Camdoggery did on his.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on August 07, 2006, 05:39:12 pm
Wow! Its a torpal fest!!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Axelgear on August 07, 2006, 07:35:15 pm
... How much does he sell Omics for?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Beastmaker88 on August 07, 2006, 11:01:27 pm
these look great
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: nuclearchinchila on August 08, 2006, 04:22:29 am
... How much does he sell Omics for?

It depends on how much the restaurants are willing to pay!  (that and I don''t know what the galactic or Torpal currency is called or how much things cost with it)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on August 08, 2006, 09:19:05 am
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d173/nuclearchinchila/TorpalOmicinator.jpg)

that is.....one..awesome torplal..the best i've ever seen..it just awesome :o.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: nuclearchinchila on August 08, 2006, 09:40:26 am
that is.....one..awesome torplal..the best i've ever seen..it just awesome :o.

Thanks!  I'm really waiting to see what Operaghost says tho
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: huggkruka on August 08, 2006, 11:51:18 am
He seems a bit absent lately. I granted him a commission and he hasn't replied. He's probably away somewhere.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 08, 2006, 04:33:30 pm
He seems a bit absent lately. I granted him a commission and he hasn't replied. He's probably away somewhere.

yeah, i ended up having a friend sleep over last night...and huggs, i sent you that pm


now...   :o
OMG you guys! both of those pics are TOTALLY awesome!! ;D ;D ;D nuke, i love that gun, and the omic, and he's even got a little goatee!  :D  and cam, now that is a true torpal warrior  8) ;D


EDIT: two things i forgot

a few people PM'd me asking about the custom stuffed animal and action figure websites. i figured i'd just put them here, since other people probably wouldn't mind looking at them (read: i'm lazy and didn't feel like sending pm's)

custom stuffed animals (http://members.optusnet.com.au/rahball/commissions.html)
custom action figures (http://www.artcardmike.com/artarmy/folder/customfigures)

// Hello, this message is directed at the Torpal Empire. We are the Kangorian Empire. It seems that our embassadors to the Galactic Senate have been taken by an insame Yuminus Leader. If it were just the ambassador than we would let them die, but they insulted the Kangorians and thus he will be killed. We sent this message to ask if the Torpal also wish for this mans head.//

//Ten warships are already on the way.//
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 08, 2006, 06:16:02 pm
For quite some time, I've always been dissatisfied with the first torpal I drew (on page one). mainly the legs were too short and i never ever drew the ears like that again. i'm just generally dissatisfied with it...

where was i going with all this?  :D ahh yes...its not perfect, but i finally put up a new picture on the first post, as the new 'default' torpal picture...so yeah...go look... ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: nuclearchinchila on August 08, 2006, 06:24:43 pm
That new Torpal looks more sinister than Emperor Palpatine on his throne!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 08, 2006, 06:34:43 pm
lol you're right...i didn't realize what an evil grin he has   >:D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: huggkruka on August 09, 2006, 08:46:28 am
I've drawn the picture, but due to a spyware attack I don't have my usual programs. We'll see what I can do in GIMP or Inkscape tough!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 09, 2006, 08:50:45 am
ooh awesome! well, i'm sleeping over a friend's house anyway, so take your time ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: HanianKnight on August 09, 2006, 08:59:42 am
hey I was wondering. Since the Torpals are a Super Power race are they gonna end up ascending, or are they actually here to stay?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Axelgear on August 09, 2006, 09:14:52 am
Read the OMYL thread. They do eventually, supposedly. They represent Chaos on the Law/Chaos axis. The Ademas Bestia, however, oppose the "Gods" at that time. Gods need Demons, right?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 12, 2006, 12:18:21 am
//Shocking! Grainy footage has recently surfaced of a group of torpals killing a ship of yunimius' under the control of the false holy emperor. We hear at news-satelite ZZ Plural Z Alpha have secured the exclusive footage!
Warning: The following image displays some graphic and intense images. Species with weak blood-pumps may wish to look away.//

(http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/f03ac860f8.jpg)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on August 12, 2006, 01:22:22 am
Nice. Real nice.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Grazony on August 12, 2006, 05:38:20 am
Wow one getting its head blow off.

Nice pic.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Axelgear on August 12, 2006, 09:13:44 am
Nice cleaving slice. I guess you could say the Torpal has... Great Cleavage! *Shot by Rich Burlew*
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Vivec on August 12, 2006, 09:29:45 am
Nice cleaving slice. I guess you could say the Torpal has... Great Cleavage! *Shot by Rich Burlew*

OOTS is the best comic in existence.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Daan on August 12, 2006, 09:41:15 am
The new torpal is just plain scary XD

Anyway, great to see the Yunimius being slaughtered ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Axelgear on August 12, 2006, 09:42:00 am
It's like fighting the Necro's, but they're not tough as all-get-out.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 12, 2006, 11:27:13 pm
okay, im bored, so i'll share some random pictures i 'made'  ;)

this first one i made in the robot editor i posted about, its a general idea of what a torpal robot would look like (don't worry, i'll draw a real one someday  :D)
(http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/a0aa8fcf86.jpg)

and this is a torpal i made in the 'hero machine' (http://www.ugo.com/channels/comics/heroMachine2/heromachine2.asp) when i was bored...
(http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/c46e9695d0.jpg)


and uhm...well thats about it for the most pointless update ever  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Axelgear on August 13, 2006, 12:01:26 am
Hero Machine is fun to waste time with...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: p-luke on August 13, 2006, 06:13:49 am
Early Cave-Dwelling Torpal
(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/4532/tribaltorpal00010cx.png)

I decided to turn this into the Torpal-y flash thingy I promised  :P
(btw, it was a bit harder to make, with its four arms, so dont expect anything complicated :p)


Torpal-y Flash (http://proflax.clashx.com/paulluuk/Torpal.html)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: HanianKnight on August 13, 2006, 07:32:52 am
lol. the baby Torpal is pretty cute. ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on August 13, 2006, 09:44:31 am
Torpal flash not working for me, sends me to your other flash thing.
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Post by: Daan on August 13, 2006, 10:50:23 am
Yeah, he used the wrong swf file
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Post by: huggkruka on August 13, 2006, 11:20:08 am
More comission work!

(http://www.sporewiki.com/images/f/f0/Torpal_city.jpg)

A Torpal outpost on a distant world.
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Post by: p-luke on August 13, 2006, 11:46:34 am
Actually the flash works just fine, the server had a slight overload  ;)
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Post by: Axelgear on August 13, 2006, 01:24:53 pm
Nice work Huggs. Heh heh, that Torpal looks chunky. Chunky Torpal!.... That could be a name for a Candy Bar actually...
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Post by: Daan on August 13, 2006, 02:55:02 pm
Nice work huggs :D
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Post by: Gunner on August 13, 2006, 03:11:03 pm
AWESOME Huggs!  :o
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Post by: operaghost21 on August 13, 2006, 04:54:01 pm
ooh thanks you guys those are so cool! :o 8)
i love the flash p-luke, i've always wanted to see the torpals in motion  :D  and the city is awesome huggs, just how i imagined!  :)
thanks again! ;D
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Post by: operaghost21 on August 19, 2006, 03:04:15 am
Attack of the Clones!  :D

(http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/5f6b8ecdb1.jpg)
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Post by: Daan on August 19, 2006, 04:33:09 am
The clones are the personal property of the Holy Ulinium Empire :D
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Post by: Grazony on August 19, 2006, 03:19:46 pm
Why is one laugh as he gets shot through?
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Post by: gec05 on August 19, 2006, 03:21:31 pm
Why is one laugh as he gets shot through?

It tickled... ;)
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Post by: Xarionis on August 19, 2006, 03:34:56 pm
It's obvious that the clone's psychological stability was affected, and that he's a masochist. If his desires were met, he'd be striding around the battlefield in leather straps holding a sign that says "shoot at me!"
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Post by: operaghost21 on August 19, 2006, 05:42:43 pm
Why is one laugh as he gets shot through?

he's supposed to be yelling, being in excruciating pain... :D
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Post by: gec05 on August 19, 2006, 06:00:43 pm
it tickled... :)
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Post by: The Terminator on August 19, 2006, 07:39:00 pm
Why is one laugh as he gets shot through?

It tickled... ;)
it tickled... :)
.........................................*cricket noises*................................... no need to repeat yourself, we understood you the first time :P
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Post by: gec05 on August 19, 2006, 07:49:48 pm
...

Anyways, continue... :)
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Post by: operaghost21 on August 24, 2006, 07:53:02 pm
time for an almost real update! ;D

When most races of the galaxy think of a torpalian army, they think of nothing but soldiers. This, however, is a misconception. Races rarely see torpal vehicles, because they are rarely needed.
In the first battle of any conflict, only footsoldiers fight, to judge the enemy's strength. These 'first-strike' groups are comprised of the most hardcore torpals. Call them what you may-charismatic, suicidal, psycotic-they are proud of their high casualties, and look forward to nothing more than meeting Zesh. Depending on the amount of casualties from this first battle, commanders will decide what degree of force to use for the rest of the fight. If need be, they will use vehicles, and lots of them.
Vehicles are also used sometimes when torpals feel like slaughtering some poor, pathetic race...
(http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/e5b78fc2d3.jpg)
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Post by: a14gt on August 24, 2006, 08:10:36 pm
this makes me think and my conclusion is......i need mechs.
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Post by: Xarionis on August 24, 2006, 08:17:35 pm
We haven't seen a female torpal yet.

Care to draw one?
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Post by: operaghost21 on August 24, 2006, 08:28:00 pm
We haven't seen a female torpal yet.

Care to draw one?

as i've told about...3 people, i will eventually...i just want them to look different, but i haven't decided on how exactly...
so...you'll see a girl just as soon as i decide what she looks like...  :D
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Post by: Xarionis on August 24, 2006, 08:32:59 pm
K.-waitwait-
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Post by: TheNecromonicon on August 24, 2006, 08:56:41 pm
We haven't seen a female torpal yet.
Care to draw one?
as i've told about...3 people, i will eventually...i just want them to look different, but i haven't decided on how exactly...
so...you'll see a girl just as soon as i decide what she looks like...  :D

Will they be nude as well? ;D I mean, we get an aweful lot of Torpal nipple in our faces, but it's all guy nipple... we need an exciting change ;)
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Post by: operaghost21 on August 24, 2006, 08:58:01 pm
LMAO

they'll probably be clothed :-*
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Post by: Krakow Sam on August 25, 2006, 02:34:55 am
alternatively, since Torpal males dont have nipples they may not have mammaries at all. Maybe they feed their young by regugitating food... or by seeping wax from a gland in their lower armpits... or anything
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Post by: emmet on August 25, 2006, 02:42:09 am
Okay.... How about just two or none of those sticky out thingys on the head. Or more blunt ears. Or two eyes. Or black skin. (that would look cool! I want this one) Or 2/6 arms....
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Post by: Xarionis on August 25, 2006, 09:49:06 am
Sam, just cuz male torpals don't have nipples doesn't mean that female torpals won't. Male horses don't have nipples.
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Post by: Krakow Sam on August 25, 2006, 10:08:59 am
What? So instead of making a suggestion I should have just kept quiet, because you want to see tits on a four-armed alien rendered in blue pencil?
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Post by: Xarionis on August 25, 2006, 10:45:32 am
No, I'm saying that it's possible for a species to have males without nipples but females with developed mammaries.

It says that the torpals are "mammals", and the word "mammals" come from "mammary" glands. Thus, I would assume that they would have mammaries.

Please don't take it so personally, Sam.
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Post by: operaghost21 on August 25, 2006, 01:07:26 pm
just because i don't draw nipples on the males, doesn't mean they don't have them ;)
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Post by: Krakow Sam on August 26, 2006, 02:43:16 am
yeah, theyre based in the armpits and ooze wax.  :P
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Post by: operaghost21 on September 06, 2006, 06:40:48 pm
BATTLE OF THE GODS!!!

(http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/26d39319ba.jpg)

The almighty Zesh blasts a beam of death itself into the side of a mountain, while the deadly Anubis leaps above the clouds, out of harm's way...Who will win this epic battle?!?!  :o

 ;D

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Post by: a14gt on September 06, 2006, 06:45:09 pm
here is my version

(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/7606/theutimatebattlesy6.png)

the two almighty gods stare each other down,one the definition of death itself the other the bringer of death everywhere.Who will win this epic battle?!?!   :o


edit:yea i forgot zesh's tail...dang
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Post by: operaghost21 on September 06, 2006, 06:49:22 pm
nice 8)

okay, you can go post 'em in your thread now  :P  (really, i'm too lazy  :D )
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Post by: Netherflare on September 06, 2006, 06:49:52 pm
ok Opera, the torpal are now in the oven and everything looks ok *knocks on wood*


i will paint it tomorrow!
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Post by: operaghost21 on September 06, 2006, 06:52:51 pm
ok Opera, the torpal are now in the oven and everything looks ok *knocks on wood*


i will paint it tomorrow!

when you knocked on wood, you accidentally broke the oven...damnit, not again!   :P
but really, cool :)



edit:
and soooo much thanks to ittiz, here is the torpals' homeworld, tjorn: ;D
(http://daein.blogsplot.net/pictures/Art/index.php?x=1&i=23&dir=TjornGlobe.jpg&dirl=32) (http://daein.blogsplot.net/pictures/Art/TjornGlobe.jpg)
(click it for da bigger picture)
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Post by: Xarionis on September 06, 2006, 07:03:56 pm
Ghil would win the battle of the Gods, he is a Ghulos after all.
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Post by: a14gt on September 06, 2006, 07:09:19 pm

i'll put my pic up tommarow as i to am too lazy
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Post by: Hydromancerx on September 06, 2006, 08:26:10 pm
Wow! Thats a great map/globe!!
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Post by: B.A.S. on September 09, 2006, 08:45:58 pm
Zesh is such a player, he looks really badass in that picture ahaha
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Post by: shadowlord18 on September 09, 2006, 08:48:40 pm
hey opera i think our planets are the same from that image (or look the same from space)
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Post by: operaghost21 on September 09, 2006, 09:51:13 pm
hey opera i think our planets are the same from that image (or look the same from space)

they don't look remotely similar to me...
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Post by: shadowlord18 on September 09, 2006, 09:58:16 pm
opps your right hehe sorry i did not look closly enought
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Post by: operaghost21 on September 13, 2006, 03:13:26 pm
haha, funny story...
at school, we have this 'advisory' class. long story short, they got rid of study halls, and make us go to our homeroom (which they also got rid of, in the morning) for an hour in the afternoon, and they don't let us do homework. so, in an attempt to fill time, one of of my two teachers suggested 'show and tell'. >:D
so, i brought in my inch-thick stack of torpal drawings, and spent about twenty minutes showing them to the class (at that, i only got through about half of them). one girl even said i should make it into a book (which i think i've talked about with someone before).  ;D they also said they were very violent  ::) :D

hahaha...and then, one of my teachers told me to create an alien race based on each of them... :D
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Post by: a14gt on September 13, 2006, 07:53:06 pm
hehe nice....if i had show and tell my drawing would consist of fights between Deon VS. Raizin and Tsozin and pages of my comic
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Post by: operaghost21 on October 03, 2006, 05:59:05 pm
hmm okay...as some of you may remember, i was never happy with my original 'default', first-page picture. so, i drew a new one. unfortunately, however, i never really liked it; i just dont think it portrayed the torpals all that well. this is where i get lucky. after finishing a spanish test, i draw a torpal, for no particular reason. when i look at the finished sketch, i realize that i have drawn (in my opinion) a perfect torpal, and how i've always pictured my default picture.
so yeah...long story short, i happened to absolutely love the new torpal i drew (even if i may never be able to do it that good again), and its the new picture on the first page (so go back to the first post and look at it!)

and since there's no reason to get rid of a perfectly decent picture, here's the old one, just to put it somewhere:
(http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/2d8d8386c7.jpg)
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Post by: Xarionis on October 03, 2006, 06:02:24 pm
He's got a staff :o.
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Post by: a14gt on October 04, 2006, 07:31:21 am
wizard torpals come to mind
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Post by: shadowlord18 on October 04, 2006, 02:35:22 pm
it is a spear people say it with me spear. on the other hand a magical torpal is just plain cool
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Post by: Kratok on October 06, 2006, 10:52:29 pm
..... Your new torpal looks kinda chubby
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Post by: BioCat on October 07, 2006, 03:10:49 am
Very nice, he looks like he has a warrior's pride
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Post by: operaghost21 on October 07, 2006, 09:45:46 pm
..... Your new torpal looks kinda chubby

wtf? he's the leanest one i've drawn yet...are you even looking at the right one (on the first page)?
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Post by: Kratok on October 07, 2006, 10:49:28 pm
..... Your new torpal looks kinda chubby

wtf? he's the leanest one i've drawn yet...are you even looking at the right one (on the first page)?

Yeah. Actually infact at first I though. "Why does it have four breasts?"
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Post by: shadowlord18 on October 07, 2006, 11:23:44 pm
*sigh* ever seen an apes chest its like that it naturaly hard skin sheesh. you people are dirty minded
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on October 08, 2006, 07:54:53 am
the drawing on the first page is compelling me to draw a torpal....not for admiration though.
that torpal doesn't even look that lean and why didn't you color it. can i redraw it?

no need to answer here
(http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/2673/torpal2lp7.png)give me more time and i'll color it
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Post by: Xarionis on October 08, 2006, 09:43:02 am
I drew a female torpal berating her husband for his lack of hunting skill.

Too bad I don't have a scanner, eh wot?
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Post by: a14gt on October 08, 2006, 10:06:58 am
at last,after much editing
(http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/7707/torpal2ib1.png)
my best work yet...well colored

that is a lean torpal
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Post by: operaghost21 on October 08, 2006, 02:27:38 pm
...

screw you guys...I think it came out perfect.
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Post by: Xarionis on October 08, 2006, 06:35:49 pm
I think it came out perfect too, Opera. Don't feel sad. Do you need a huuuug?

I've noticed how the Torpal's have become alot more sleek. They used to have short, stumpy legs like apes but their legs have gotten longer without being disproportionate like A14gts legs. they're very long, A14gt.
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Post by: operaghost21 on October 09, 2006, 06:04:58 pm
I think it came out perfect too, Opera. Don't feel sad. Do you need a huuuug?

...
yes. 
 :D thaaaank  you

Quote
I've noticed how the Torpal's have become alot more sleek.

yeah, thats partly why i was never satisfied with my drawings of them, since i always picture them 'sleeker'


and thanks, a14gt...you know I always love a picture  ;)
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Post by: operaghost21 on October 23, 2006, 07:50:18 pm
well, whether you may have noticed or not, i've gotten back into the flow of drawing things, and (hopefully) you can be expecting some more updates  ;D

The first thing I'll be focusing on (for my next few updates) are torpalian vehicles/weapons/war machines.

Now, the torpal are good warriors, no argument there. However, even the greatest warriors can fall if facing too numerous an enemy. Due to the nature and exsistance of 'swarm' races floating around the galaxy, some torpalian machinery was built simply for extra firepower, when there aren't enough torpals to provide the shooting. And so I present these first two machines, both autonomous, used for dealing with races whose armies darken entire continents...

The Seeker Turret
(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/313/turret0001yn7.png)

Seeker turrets are combinations of large turret-heads (themselves consisting of a laser or balistic main cannon, as well as a minigun attached on either sidde), and compact bodies, similar to that of a mech. Controlled by computer, seekers roam the battlefield by themselves, blasting away at any enemies. When outgunned and outnumbered, deploying a few of these can help to overcome many desperate situations.

The Leaper
(http://img475.imageshack.us/img475/5582/leaper0001xp8.png)

One of the torpals' more unique creations, the leaper was first conceived of jokingly, in the back of a seedy bar among several intoxicated torpals. Like seeker-turrets, leapers, too, roam the battlefield. When they find a suitable target, their legs propel them high into the air, over a target, where they unleash a blast from their underside as they dall to the ground. While at first seemingly bixarre, leapers have been known to get the best of more than a few soldiers.

Both of these weapons, originally meant for use against any large group of soldiers in general, were found to be extremely useful against swarms. Due to their independance, they help thin the enemies' ranks, while leaving the torpals free to do what they do best.
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Post by: TaylorFlame on October 23, 2006, 11:51:00 pm
Very nice vehicles! I can just imagine the leaper jumping around the battlefield, destroying troops by shooting them, and occasionally spearing them with their sharp legs. :)
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Post by: sltlamina on October 24, 2006, 12:00:38 am
woah...nice :) I like the leaper, I had an Idea similar to that although I scraped It. Anyway nice stuff, who am I kiddin' It's AWSOME!!! and some other things but I forgot the words and the deffinitions... :-[ :-\ I might go to the doctors about that.
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Post by: Daan on October 24, 2006, 02:27:15 pm
those vehicles are awesome! :)
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Post by: Grazony on October 24, 2006, 05:41:12 pm
Those leapers are sweet.
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Post by: a14gt on October 25, 2006, 12:16:46 pm
leapers are great. i was also thinking of making a mobil turret version of our super laser, can i just use your design and beef it up
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Post by: Hydromancerx on October 25, 2006, 02:31:54 pm
Cool "Leaper" opera! I hope to see that in game when i find the torpals :D
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Post by: operaghost21 on October 25, 2006, 07:30:05 pm
i was also thinking of making a mobil turret version of our super laser, can i just use your design and beef it up

i dunno...why don't you ask the torpals for their thoughts on 'creative liscense'  :P


glad you guys all like the leaper, btw...when i thought of it, it just screamed 'torpal'  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on October 27, 2006, 01:02:07 pm
*you recive a message from the anubian wepon eggineering scientist*
"we have come to ask if we can use your leaper model as a template for a new super turret design, how do you feel about this"
better? ;) :D
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Post by: operaghost21 on October 29, 2006, 05:38:40 pm
While the diadem proved to be one of the torpals' most effective weapons (at destroying both their enemies. and their enemies' morale), they found it had one major drawback: some things were very difficult for the diadems' tentacles to firmly get a grasp on. Going on this thinking, the diadem's counterpart, the ripper, was born.

(http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/46/ripper0001uy5.png)

Like the diadem, the ripper self-destructs upon connecting with its target. Unlike diadems, however, rippers impale their target (usually aircrafts or smoother vehicles) with the large claws on its 'head'. Once deployed on the battlefield, rippers were found to be as effective as diadems, and in some cases, even more effective , as they could impale multiple soldiers, before finally attacking a vehicle.
Now commonplace on the battlefield, rippers and diadems are deployed from Mobile Command Posts in small swarms, wreaking havoc on their enemies.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Kratok on October 29, 2006, 08:17:30 pm
Torpal awffely waste alot of metal. Why not just have it drill in and place some explosives inside
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on October 30, 2006, 06:11:22 pm
Torpal awffely waste alot of metal. Why not just have it drill in and place some explosives inside

pfft you're no fun :P
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on October 30, 2006, 07:30:53 pm
Torpals should make tiny tiny torpals and fill up robots with them then the robots latch on and the tiny torpals come out and attack the thing the robot hit.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on November 27, 2006, 06:48:10 pm
Introducing yet another gear in the torpal war machine:

Torpalian Battle Suit

Not every torpal can become a frontline warrior, not every torpal has what takes to become a commando. Simply put, some torpals are born that are just not as strong as the rest. Among these weaker torpals, many take positions in leadership, and similar jobs. Many, however, still crave to be a part of combat. Thanks to the wonders of technology, a torpal no longer has to have muscles of steel (by torpalian standards) to be a part of the military. There are multiple options for weaker torpals nowadays, and one such option is the battle suit.

(http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/7237/battlesuit0001ns1.png)

Due to numerous sensors throughout the suit, a torpal soldier, once inside, simply needs to move his body as if he were acting normally, and the suit reads these movements, and does them, with enhanced strength. Jumps are also enhanced by a pair of small booster jets on the suit's back. In addition to sheer raw power and speed, battle suits come equipped with two shoulder-mounted cannons, which fire small rockets. The ends of the battle suit's arms are modular, and can be outfitted with any number of devices, from normal hands, to laser cannons, to servo-claws, or even powerful heat-blades.
yeah, these were slightly heavily based on the power armor suits from startship troopers (the book)...


Also, something slightly unrelated:
Up until now, all mechs and metal constructions have been gray, and different shades thereof. I never liked that, and so I'm changing it, as of this battle suit. Coming straight off the production line, mechs/suits/diadems/etc are shiny and metallic. Once they arrive to their designated ship, however, they are painted, depending on that crew's preferances (think warhammer 40k, where all the groups have different colors).
Just wanted to mention that.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on November 27, 2006, 06:53:47 pm
How does he breeeeathe? Where's his nostril-crest?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on November 27, 2006, 07:19:25 pm
there's vents...and stuff...
and room in back for his crest...
yeah.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on November 27, 2006, 08:09:43 pm
Oh okay.
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Post by: a14gt on November 28, 2006, 12:26:46 pm
cool, this makes me want to get my dark hunter up even faster!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on December 02, 2006, 08:25:30 am
Didn't turn out as well as I hoped, but what the hell....

(http://img318.imageshack.us/img318/6654/pict0019sq7.png)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on December 02, 2006, 11:06:36 am
Didn't turn out as well as I hoped, but what the hell....

(http://img318.imageshack.us/img318/6654/pict0019sq7.png)

Poin Deckz'tor, the galaxy's geekiest torpal.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on December 02, 2006, 11:18:30 am
Yeah, I'm not the best drawer. >:(
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on December 02, 2006, 01:02:50 pm
"Hey guys! My mom said I could go hunting with you as long as I bring my inhaler! See? I even have a spear! I made it myself!"

"DAMNIT GO AWAY POIN."
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on December 02, 2006, 01:13:47 pm
Haha. I hate you so much. :) (Sarcasm :p)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on December 02, 2006, 01:52:40 pm
"-wheeze- Wait-wheeze- up, guys! I think I twisted my ankle when I tripped over that root!-uses his inhaler-"

"RUN WHILE HE'S INCAPACITATED!"
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on December 02, 2006, 01:54:24 pm
you did the feet wrong, but i like it  :P ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on December 02, 2006, 01:59:17 pm
Im drawing a Torpal RIGHT NOW.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on December 02, 2006, 02:01:40 pm
Im drawing a Torpal RIGHT NOW.

*chants*

DO IT! DO IT!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on December 02, 2006, 02:05:44 pm
I AM. I FINISHED HIS HEAD.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on December 02, 2006, 02:09:18 pm
you did the feet wrong, but i like it  :P ;D

I noticed his feet after,but couldn't be bothered. Also, I drew it fast.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on December 02, 2006, 02:15:37 pm
Lololololol.

He donated his body to science.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/iarheer/12-02-2006051116PM.jpg)

I was too bored to finish the rest of his body.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on December 02, 2006, 02:20:31 pm
Quote
lol dead


hahaha niiiiice  :D

Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on December 02, 2006, 02:25:06 pm
Did you notice I put the scientific name on there? It's so little baby Squillisks can be like "HAY LOOK IT'S A CRISTATUS TETRARMO. THEM'S LIKE PUDDING."
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on December 02, 2006, 02:53:27 pm
Did you notice I put the scientific name on there? It's so little baby Squillisks can be like "HAY LOOK IT'S A CRISTATUS TETRARMO. THEM'S LIKE PUDDING."

Wha...?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: nuclearchinchila on December 02, 2006, 02:54:54 pm
Hey Operaghost, how bout I draw you ANOTHER torpal(that'd make 3 I believe) and you draw me a Syrbor/Zrahi of any sort or one of their ships er something, k?  It'll be a fanart exchange.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on December 02, 2006, 03:18:43 pm
Hey Operaghost, how bout I draw you ANOTHER torpal(that'd make 3 I believe) and you draw me a Syrbor/Zrahi of any sort or one of their ships er something, k?  It'll be a fanart exchange.

you know, i was just thinking, 'i really have to draw a zrahi, those things rock!' ;D
sounds like a plan!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: aligon on December 02, 2006, 03:41:23 pm
Did you notice I put the scientific name on there? It's so little baby Squillisks can be like "HAY LOOK IT'S A CRISTATUS TETRARMO. THEM'S LIKE PUDDING."
so random...
Cool creature by the way...I'm up to page 3 of this thread lol...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on December 02, 2006, 05:53:15 pm
Cool creature by the way...I'm up to page 3 of this thread lol...

 :D
keep reading, you can do it! ;)

Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on December 02, 2006, 05:58:57 pm
Cool creature by the way...I'm up to page 3 of this thread lol...

 :D
keep reading, you can do it! ;)

LIAR!!! BEAT HIM TO A BLOODY PULP...I'm sure It's what the Torpals would have done...haha nah you're alright man...I always pictured the torpals more like 10 ft tall than 7 or 8 also...what was I gonna say again...?...oh yeah I think I was drugged via my water last night...It was scary HELP ME!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on December 02, 2006, 06:03:09 pm
...I always pictured the torpals more like 10 ft tall than 7 or 8 also...

*thinks for a moment, then quietly sneaks back to first post to alter their height*  ;D



oh btw, due to today's lovely fanart, i've decided to put up a random sketch i drew a few weeks ago. it's some torpal with a big*ss gun, and some big servo-claws in place of a hand. for some reason, i hadn't posted it before, because i didn't like how it came out. but i looked at it again today and decided i like it. so enjoy :)
(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/888/torpalsketch0001rl9.png)

(and i just put this on my last post, but changed my mind and moved it here) :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on December 02, 2006, 06:11:15 pm
First off let me express how my face looks at the moment using a meer 3 characters...

o_O

Now...HOLY FRIGGIN...COOL!!!

Just out of Interest how come whenever I see anyones uploaded pictures they're really visible and black but mine always go gray and hard to see...still awesome pic and did you actually change the height? (goes to check)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on December 02, 2006, 06:11:36 pm
that's a biiiiiiig gun!...does he reallize he is shooting the ground cus sry to say but that torpal looks empty headed
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on December 02, 2006, 06:12:36 pm
and did you actually change the height? (goes to check)

ahahaha lmao i forgot to  :-[ :D


...does he reallize he is shooting the ground cus sry to say but that torpal looks empty headed

he could be standing on the edge of a cliff! :P
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on December 02, 2006, 06:15:23 pm
or shooting a midget?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on December 02, 2006, 06:17:00 pm
LMAF i just went back to the first page to check i forgot how tall a torpal was...then i saw the face of the front page torpal....now that is a empty headed creture...i wonder whats going through its mind
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on December 02, 2006, 06:19:14 pm
LMAF i just went back to the first page to check i forgot how tall a torpal was...then i saw the face of the front page torpal....now that is a empty headed creture...i wonder whats going through its mind

"ADUH!!!"
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: aligon on December 02, 2006, 06:21:23 pm
LMAF i just went back to the first page to check i forgot how tall a torpal was...then i saw the face of the front page torpal....now that is a empty headed creture...i wonder whats going through its mind
hey don't be hatin' on the tribal dude... ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on December 03, 2006, 01:25:26 am
When I first saw the Torpals I thought, "damn that looks easy to draw." But when I actually tried to i realized how hard it is to get all 4 arms in a natural position. Now I'm hooked on trying to perfect my Torpal, hehe. I have already drawn 4...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on December 03, 2006, 07:20:15 am
i got it on my first try. as i kept drawing humans they got easier to draw as all i ned to add is another set of eye and arms..and a tail which i always forget.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: nuclearchinchila on December 16, 2006, 07:22:10 pm
Here's some Torpal fan art as promised(if not late)!!
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d173/nuclearchinchila/Torpal.jpg)
a four-bladed Torpal warrior charging into battle, it kinda speaks for itself.

Hope you like it! ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: aligon on December 16, 2006, 07:23:50 pm
Awesome!  ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on December 16, 2006, 08:46:20 pm
Thats AWESOME nuclearchinchila!!!  :o
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on December 16, 2006, 09:31:15 pm
ho-ly f**k.
 :o
i think my jaw just hit the floor  ;)
its so beautiful! (and i'd have to second you, it most likely IS the best freaking thing you've drawn for these forums)

thanks!  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on December 16, 2006, 09:45:30 pm
I have to agree with them HOLY *Insert every swear word here* :D... :o

Only thing that I don't like about It Is the head...I know It's meant to look like that but I can't quite pinpoint why It doesn't look right...probably cos It Juts out half way...It looks like the aliens heads out of aliens :D...that's not funny why did I laugh?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Slartibartfast on December 16, 2006, 10:58:44 pm
That guy's about to **** somebody's day all to ****!   :o

I just realized I've never posted in this thread before.

Great job on the Torpal, operaghost21.   :D 
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: BioCat on December 17, 2006, 12:43:05 am
Awesome...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on December 17, 2006, 08:34:22 am
badamn....tail bugs me though.

man i've been practicing drawing torpals in my new art style but...they end up looking like skinny muscle heads...i have to keep practicing, although my anubian comes out great in my new style.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: huggkruka on December 17, 2006, 12:10:17 pm
Really really cool, correct or not.  :P I love the style.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: nuclearchinchila on December 17, 2006, 04:38:27 pm
Hey thanks guys!  but don't expect anything that good again, cuz I don't know where it came from!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 17, 2006, 05:14:08 pm
Here's some Torpal fan art as promised(if not late)!!

Oooh! ooh! Now do a ViS, now do a ViS!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on December 18, 2006, 11:37:27 am
man i've been practicing drawing torpals in my new art style but...they end up looking like skinny muscle heads...i have to keep practicing

lemme see one, just for the heck of it, it might now be as bad as you think  ;) :)
if they are skinny muscle heads, though, just draw them however the hell you want  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Malt on December 18, 2006, 12:44:03 pm
omg i love torpal so much i mad you fanart

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j200/Qoder/torpal.jpg)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on December 18, 2006, 03:21:55 pm
is that an insult or a joke....
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: aligon on December 18, 2006, 03:26:18 pm
Kind of looks like a gorilla with a blue face and a <projectile-launching device of some sort> pasted onto it, actually.  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 18, 2006, 03:27:24 pm
Revolver?

Pray tell, which party of that handgun revolves?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: aligon on December 18, 2006, 03:36:22 pm
sorry, that better?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on December 18, 2006, 03:54:24 pm
...

yay?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on December 19, 2006, 01:21:44 pm
alright here's the random torpal i drew for spore city (click for full size)
i quite like how it came out  :)

(http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/5001/torpalcrosscolsmallersn2.jpg) (http://ic1.deviantart.com/fs6/f/2006/353/8/b/Casual_Torpal_by_OperaGhost21.jpg)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on December 19, 2006, 01:26:34 pm
best torpal i've ever seen you draw opera, real nice though why is he giving out his hand to you, or is it a nice torpal.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on December 19, 2006, 01:29:23 pm
Unless those teeth are shorter than the others or his upper jaw is crooked, the teeth wouldn't be able to part on one side and not another. Unless of course it's some kind of torpal anatomy thing I don't know about.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on December 19, 2006, 01:32:08 pm
best torpal i've ever seen you draw opera, real nice though why is he giving out his hand to you, or is it a nice torpal.
thanks!  ;D

since it's for spore city, i tried to make him look like some random torpal you'd meet out on the street, saying hi, or something like that...

Unless those teeth are shorter than the others or his upper jaw is crooked, the teeth wouldn't be able to part on one side and not another. Unless of course it's some kind of torpal anatomy thing I don't know about.

...im not perfect. get over it.  :P :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on December 19, 2006, 01:33:26 pm
don't worry, it took me a while to get a grin right without looking retarded
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on December 19, 2006, 01:35:10 pm
best torpal i've ever seen you draw opera, real nice though why is he giving out his hand to you, or is it a nice torpal.
thanks!  ;D

since it's for spore city, i tried to make him look like some random torpal you'd meet out on the street, saying hi, or something like that...

Unless those teeth are shorter than the others or his upper jaw is crooked, the teeth wouldn't be able to part on one side and not another. Unless of course it's some kind of torpal anatomy thing I don't know about.

...im not perfect. get over it.  :P :D
Im just trying to help, OG.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: BioCat on December 19, 2006, 02:46:17 pm
Very cool. I like the way he is standing.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on December 19, 2006, 03:17:22 pm
omg i love torpal so much i mad you fanart

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j200/Qoder/torpal.jpg)

by the way, im totally taking that as my new avatar  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on January 11, 2007, 11:17:06 pm
Alright this isn't much, but i figured I'd at least do something, since it's been a while...

While most torpals are born with their iconic brown fur, there are a small percentage of torpals with other natural fur colors (Some can, of course, dye their fur if they wish, anywhere from these colors to the outlandish neon ones). This picture shows some of those different colors.
I don't particularly care for how the torpal itself came out, but, oh well, that's not the point of the picture...

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/3372/torpalcolors0001uv9.png)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: huggkruka on January 11, 2007, 11:37:23 pm
Albino torpal! Should they not have red eyes?  :P
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on January 12, 2007, 12:01:32 am
they're not albino, they're, um...[think polar bear/abominable snowman] ::)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: BioCat on January 12, 2007, 03:14:44 am
Nice, but I like the original brown color the most.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Daan on January 12, 2007, 05:04:48 am
I like these new colours. I should consider making new drawings some time for myself :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 12, 2007, 11:29:02 am
If it was albino, it's flesh would probably be a good deal paler as well.

I knew the Yeti and Bigfoot were really Torpals!!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on January 12, 2007, 12:14:38 pm
what about the other picture*nudge nudge wink wink* or are you still working on it.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on January 12, 2007, 12:19:01 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on January 14, 2007, 06:54:42 am
Incoming message from the Omic...

//You guys smell!//

And what are YOU gonna do about it operaghost? (very random)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Grazony on January 14, 2007, 10:54:16 am
You just screw your creature! Those thing have gut for being so tiny.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on January 14, 2007, 11:02:41 am
The Omic work in mysterious ways... ^^
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Mr. Consideration on January 14, 2007, 11:49:31 am
The Omic work in mysterious ways... ^^
No, if you look on the back of the packet there is generally a full list of ingredient and instructions on how to make your own Omic burger....
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Daan on January 14, 2007, 11:51:25 am
"Torpals, the Grand Union has started a hunt for fat Omics to be farmed for their delicious meat. Please send any nuisance to Vii."
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on January 14, 2007, 12:39:29 pm
omics

a balanced part of every meal 8)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on January 14, 2007, 12:42:41 pm
...when Leba's attack is over i'm gonna try and do something to keep Omics from becoming extinct.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on January 14, 2007, 12:48:44 pm
...when Leba's attack is over i'm gonna try and do something to keep Omics from becoming extinct.

I said already that their breeding rate is WAY too fast.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Jack Zetter on January 14, 2007, 01:01:45 pm
...when Leba's attack is over i'm gonna try and do something to keep Omics from becoming extinct.

You don't have to worry about the Omics, the Wexxian's got their back!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Daan on January 14, 2007, 01:24:10 pm
The Union is busy removing all traces of intelligence from farmed Omic, so do not worry, you won't be eating a sentient one ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on January 14, 2007, 04:13:18 pm
that's much more reasurring....

@Jack great to have the wexxian on this but...they protect everything..even the rocks if they would breath. and do Wexxians even eat omic or anything alive at all..plants included.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Jack Zetter on January 14, 2007, 04:22:57 pm
Nahh the Wexxians don’t “Normally” eat food. But they do go to war if they feel that they are protecting life and freedom by doing so… and the GU are pushing it!!! Anyhow we should stop spamming Opra’s thread.

TORPALS RULE!!!
 :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on January 14, 2007, 04:35:09 pm
Anyhow we should stop spamming Opera’s thread.

TORPALS RULE!!!
 :)

aww, thanks jack  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on January 14, 2007, 04:45:07 pm
i wish i had spam.... nothing but cool and awesome! from opera and some random pweson in my thread.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on January 16, 2007, 12:28:57 am
!!!!!!!!!!!  :o  ;D
I did it, I finally did it! I re-downloaded Gimp, and found a tutorial on coloring pictures.
That's right. The torpals. Now in pretty colors!
In place of updates (not that I ever have time for the, anyway), I'll spend my upcoming weeks recoloring all my old pictures (any that I have the uncolored version saved, or I never colored in the first place).
Yay me!  ;D

but you know, for some reason, I will miss using my good ol' color pencils...I've had the same box since I colored the very first cave-torpal... :'(

anywho...I am so FREAKING excited, I could stay up all night coloring!  :D But alas, I have school tomorrow, and should get to bed soon...

and just for a starting example...
http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=3675.msg289514#msg289514 (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=3675.msg289514#msg289514)
 ;D

Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Grazony on January 16, 2007, 07:12:04 pm
Swootness!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on January 17, 2007, 12:19:46 am
...pure awesomeness! ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 17, 2007, 01:07:48 am
Nice coloring on those :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: BioCat on January 17, 2007, 06:21:05 am
Wow. That's amazing! Much better colored that way.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Daan on January 17, 2007, 06:24:24 am
Very nice colouring :) This is with the help of your new GIMP skills, correct?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: captainjp on January 17, 2007, 06:47:30 am
You are a real (gimp)artist.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Inkling on January 17, 2007, 07:04:04 am
What tutorial did you use?  The stuff I found when I downloaded the Gimp wasn't very helpful.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on January 17, 2007, 11:40:14 am
Very nice colouring :) This is with the help of your new GIMP skills, correct?

yup!  ;D thanks, you guys! glad guys you like 'em  :)

What tutorial did you use?  The stuff I found when I downloaded the Gimp wasn't very helpful.

http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Coloring_A_BW_Sketch/ (http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Coloring_A_BW_Sketch/) this is what i used. thought it was helpful enough  ;D



anyway, i deleted my last post because one of the links appeared to be broken, and i need to re-upload them anyway. for some reason, when i was coloring, i gave them extra-light fur by accident. i'll upload the other one again after i recolor it
(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/9503/torpalcrossed0001jq3.png)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on January 17, 2007, 11:49:51 am
It brings out more detail in the fur.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xenomorph on January 17, 2007, 11:52:46 am
whooohooow! its like he wants to say: 'look at me man, i'm all coloured up and ready to roll!'

me like new colouring!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Daan on January 17, 2007, 11:57:10 am
The new colouring is indeed nice! :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on January 17, 2007, 11:44:13 pm
fixed the fur
(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/4429/torpalsketch0001om8.jpg)

and colored this guy :)
(http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/4050/battlearmor0001lz3.png)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 18, 2007, 12:27:59 am
These are great what are you using to color it?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Daan on January 18, 2007, 07:21:01 am
Hydro: The GiMP
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: huggkruka on January 18, 2007, 09:21:43 am
This sure looks spicy, especially the red suit. An idea, however, is to update the old messages instead and then adding links to the updated posts in a single post. That, or simply adding all the colourations in one 56k-unfriendly post.

Just so you don't double the size of the thread, I mean.  ;)  Keep it up, it looks gooood.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on January 18, 2007, 11:18:25 am
This sure looks spicy, especially the red suit. An idea, however, is to update the old messages instead and then adding links to the updated posts in a single post. That, or simply adding all the colourations in one 56k-unfriendly post.

Just so you don't double the size of the thread, I mean.  ;)  Keep it up, it looks gooood.

well, since i'm far too lazy to look for the old posts to update, maybe i'll save pictures to post more at once.
or not.
whatever works.

 :P
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on January 18, 2007, 11:43:40 am
I like the new colors OG.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 18, 2007, 02:52:29 pm
Hydro: The GiMP

Cool i figured it was :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Grazony on January 20, 2007, 12:49:54 pm
Scanner finally started working again!!!


Here have some fan art!!

 http://img182.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fanart23yw.jpg
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 20, 2007, 03:22:12 pm
Scanner finally started working again!!!


Here have some fan art!!

 http://img182.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fanart23yw.jpg

That's not too bad Grazony!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Grazony on January 20, 2007, 03:37:51 pm
I just finish one for the Naucean!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Malt on January 20, 2007, 04:30:19 pm
Scanner finally started working again!!!


Here have some fan art!!

 http://img182.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fanart23yw.jpg

I say is that tail used for warning splashes?!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Grazony on January 20, 2007, 04:40:19 pm
Yes yes it is.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on January 20, 2007, 06:37:09 pm
awesome! :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on January 25, 2007, 01:36:13 pm
eh, what the hell; I'm bored...
I cut out some stuff I didn't feel like thinking about... :P :D

GalactiPedia Entry on: The Torpalian Empire

Full Name: The Grand Torpalian Empire and Nations of Allegiance to the Almighty Zesh
Political Affliation: C.A.B.
Suceesor State to: United Torpalian Colonies
Predecessor to: None.
Languages: Galctic Basic, Torpalian
Government: Torpacracy (yeah, I made it up...a few weeks ago I was trying to think of how their government actually works, so i came up with some stuff; i'll write about it later...)
State Motto: "Praise Zesh, and Conquer"
Currency: Galactic Credits
-Galaxy's Leading Ship and Weapon Builders
-Galaxy's Second Largest Army (the ViS have numbers, baby)
Capital Punishment? Yes.
Corporal Punishment? Yes.
Self Sufficient? 96%
Energy: 43% Geothermal, 19% Solar, 23% Zero-Point Energy, 16% Other
State Religion:Zeshism
Sovereignty Recognised By: All in Contact.
Territories: All major and minor Torpalian-claimed territories.


Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 25, 2007, 03:05:37 pm
Nice opera :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Grazony on January 25, 2007, 03:15:34 pm
Oh swootness!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Jack Zetter on January 25, 2007, 03:20:51 pm
Hurray  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on January 29, 2007, 12:49:54 pm
dunno if you all forgot, even opera forgot but, yesterday was the torpals 1st birthday and as i told opera, my virsion of the torpal "jesus" Harn.

(http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/2831/torpalworriorfp0.png)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: BioCat on January 29, 2007, 12:58:11 pm
WoW, not exactly a Torpal but sure is fearsome. Good job.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Daan on January 29, 2007, 01:00:46 pm
That's excellent! :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on January 29, 2007, 01:02:45 pm
not exactly  torpal..what's wrong i made the legs shorter this time, more proportinate, four arms, i even gave the guy a tail, and i always forget that part...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on January 29, 2007, 02:34:01 pm
DAMMIT i totally forgot it was today, i was thinking i had a day or two; i guess i'll have to finish my version tonight... :-[

anyways...awesome job, a14gt, i totally love it! ;D
hmm, i'd say the only thing you missed is that the feet are usually covered in fur...but i actually quite like it the way you did, so it's all good  :P
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 29, 2007, 04:24:11 pm
That picture is awesome :D

And happy birthday Torpals :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Grazony on January 29, 2007, 04:31:25 pm
Oh nice :) .............I wish I made some. :(
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: huggkruka on January 30, 2007, 11:11:44 am
Nice pic and
(http://images.google.se/url?q=http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/diet/emoticons/e177.gif&usg=__LoERQajPHfqQdL4dyqHforom4Kk=)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on January 30, 2007, 11:18:23 am
i just noticed at the end of the chain you put his symbol! attention to detail ftw!  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Gunner on January 30, 2007, 03:14:42 pm
ARRRRGH!
MUST MAKE FANART.....
(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k285/Gunneroid/scan0004.jpg)
Torpal with wrist blade!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 30, 2007, 04:14:46 pm
OMG! If a Torpal could look Anime this one is the best candidate.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Gunner on January 30, 2007, 04:16:43 pm
OMG! If a Torpal could look Anime this one is the best candidate.
;D
Thats how I draw...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on January 30, 2007, 04:18:42 pm
hehe, you're getting better gun. it actually looks like a treeko.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on January 30, 2007, 04:37:13 pm
love it, gunner!  :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Gunner on January 30, 2007, 04:40:43 pm
love it, gunner!  :)
I told you make you one!
HA! I DID!
:P
But seriously thanks.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Grazony on January 30, 2007, 04:50:37 pm
I had to make one to enjoy. :)

http://img178.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hwctpo5.jpg
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on January 30, 2007, 04:57:05 pm
grazony, that totally rocks!  ;D i love his title too, 'holy war crusader torpal'  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on January 30, 2007, 04:57:31 pm
hole crud, i think i wet my self... :o ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Grazony on January 30, 2007, 04:59:27 pm
I knew you love it.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on January 30, 2007, 04:59:40 pm
i wet my self...

well, that sounds perfectly healthy  :P
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on January 30, 2007, 06:46:03 pm
I am a bad drawer person:(.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on January 30, 2007, 06:50:54 pm
put something in anyways.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on January 30, 2007, 07:46:19 pm
Well, here it is. In honor of the torpals' first forum birthday. It's not quite perfect, nor how I had pictured it, but here is my depiction of Harn, the Godslayer, in all his glory. It would have been done about two hours earlier, but Gimp had decided to be a bastard tonight, and it froze about four times.  >:(

Anyway, here he is...

(http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/6251/harn0002ej5.png)
ZOMG teh spoilers, harn has black fur!!  :P

Harn, otherwise know as The Godslayer. Reportedly over twelve feet tall, with muscles like steel, teeth like razors, and a brain equally sharp, Harn is said to be the greatest torpal that ever lived. Harn has left a greater impact on the torpalian race than any other single being. After slaying a member of the largest race to walk the surface of Tjorn*, Harn single-handedly ended one religion, and began another.

For a time, after the gigantic gorpt was first slain, Harn spent an extended period of time isolated in the wilderness. Here, he experienced numerous visions. A torpal, even greater than Harn, and with hands covered in great masses devoid of light, visited Harn,   proclaiming him a prophet. Invigorated by these visions, Harn returned to society. After seeing how powerful Harn was, torpals the world over submitted their power to him, and he was quickly the ruler of a vast kingdom.

During his time, the Harnian Dynasty, the planet Tjorn experienced their first, and only, pre-technological-era golden age. First, he founded a religion dedicated to the torpal from his visions, a torpal who would come to be known as the Almighty Zesh. Unlike most religions, Zeshism found widespread adoption with little argument; the creature they had once worshipped was now dead, and with nothing left to believe, its killer seemed the perfect choice to listen to. In addition to founding Zeshism, Harn also influenced torpalian style; his personal symbol became as inspiring as Zesh's, and can still be found on painted on armor, flags, and vehicles. Also, after becoming king, Harn commissioned his own personal sword, including a hilt design that is mimicked in swords to this day.

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. Harn and his reign were no exception. After having lived for 77 years, much more than the average lifespan at the time, Harn decided it was his time to leave. Time had finally caught up with the now-weakened leader, and the dignified torpal still needed to go out with a bang. Harn organized a ceremonial death-match, so he could die fighting, to be held day of his 78th birthday.

When the day came, the arena was filled to the brim with spectators, all ready to see their beloved leader into the next life. Harn entered the arena, followed by ten gladiators, picked from the army's strongest warriors. The battle began, and three gladiators were killed before the aged Godslayer was finally beaten. As mobs began fighting outside to try for a piece of his flesh**, the legacy of Harn came to a cheering, bloody, end.



*their home planet
**the whole, you know, 'eating-corpses-to-gain-their-power' thing
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Malt on January 30, 2007, 08:07:01 pm
I thought it said Ham at first.

Otherwise, totally awesome. I might try to draw the Torpal tomorrow, and will post if it's not too horrible.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on January 30, 2007, 08:33:06 pm
Was Harn's fur always grey or is that him as an old dude?

I wonder if Harn would be friends with the Emperor.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on January 31, 2007, 03:06:30 am
Was Harn's fur always grey or is that him as an old dude?

well, black, but yeah, it always was except for at the very beginning when i hadn't come up with different fur colors and he was just brown...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on January 31, 2007, 12:29:05 pm
man i could of drawn Harn in black fur, woulda look more feresome..also wasn't his armor orange?..oh well your man uh torpal.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Spop on January 31, 2007, 03:17:33 pm
mmmmm, ham...oh sorry harn?  :D good drawing.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: B.A.S. on February 01, 2007, 08:34:12 pm
Been a while since ive been too the forums, and i return too see another beautiful piece of artwork by you Opera. Keep up the work man.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on February 10, 2007, 11:21:18 pm
LOL that cute in a clay blob sorrta way.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Bonemouse on February 10, 2007, 11:28:22 pm
I finally got Photoshop working on my computer again...

(http://www.bonemouse.com/uploaded_images/torpal-chop-757466.jpg)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on February 10, 2007, 11:29:54 pm
Thats awesome Bonemouse!! You are talented beyond belief !!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Slartibartfast on February 10, 2007, 11:30:16 pm
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

Words fall.  That is awesome!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Bonemouse on February 10, 2007, 11:32:31 pm
Nah, it's not that great, I was just monkeying around with a picture of gorilla. (Get it? Monkeying around? Gorilla?)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Slartibartfast on February 10, 2007, 11:33:50 pm
Your art is so good, I'll tolerate that joke.  Normally, I would kill you.   ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Bonemouse on February 10, 2007, 11:41:40 pm
Tough crowd. ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on February 10, 2007, 11:51:16 pm
Good picture, but does he have a beak?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Bonemouse on February 11, 2007, 02:56:56 am
Yes. I always thought that the Torpals needed beaks.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on February 11, 2007, 03:22:47 am
Okay.

*Runs.*
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 11, 2007, 11:08:59 am
why thank you kratok, your blob came out very nice ;) too bad bonemouse came right in and upstaged you  :P

speaking of which...WOW. and I thought malt's gorilla-to-torpal conversion was good.  ::)  this is probably the most different torpal I've ever seen, but it's just...so...beautiful! *tears of joy* thank you! ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Kratok on February 11, 2007, 11:12:11 am
Yep, ah wellz. Not like I care much. Just payback for your Kratok fanart.
And then I got to use the schools computers =P
(http://img465.imageshack.us/img465/654/torpalhw6.jpg)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 12, 2007, 07:25:22 pm
woo hoo!  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on February 12, 2007, 11:51:54 pm
cute :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Slartibartfast on February 13, 2007, 12:59:00 am
For some reason I think that's what a Torpal child's toy would look like.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Daan on February 13, 2007, 08:43:09 am
Oh my, Bonemouse's picture and Kratok's picture are lovely :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Kratok on February 13, 2007, 08:51:10 pm
And now I will never do anything that nice again =D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: El_Buro on February 16, 2007, 02:59:26 am
Fan-art for a very deserving creature.

http://img70.imageshack.us/my.php?image=torpal2picmj1.jpg (http://img70.imageshack.us/my.php?image=torpal2picmj1.jpg)
http://img151.imageshack.us/my.php?image=torpalprofpicka8.jpg (http://img151.imageshack.us/my.php?image=torpalprofpicka8.jpg)

Blender for the base model and PhotoImpact for the hair (It isn't great in the first one).

Hope you like it!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: BioCat on February 16, 2007, 03:13:58 am
Very cool, a bit apish but I like it :). The hair is indeed the coolest part.

I didn't get an Urshan fan art in a while. Probably because I didn't post there myself in a while :P.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 16, 2007, 03:37:33 am
ooh that's awesome, thanks!  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Jack Zetter on February 16, 2007, 09:42:00 am
OMG thats just brilliant.

I take my hat of for you El_Buro.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: El_Buro on February 16, 2007, 02:03:19 pm
Very cool, a bit apish but I like it :). The hair is indeed the coolest part.

I didn't get an Urshan fan art in a while. Probably because I didn't post there myself in a while :P.

I thought they were meant to be apish.

Thanks for your your complements everyone. :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 19, 2007, 04:28:40 pm
(http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/1030/anubianfight0001oc0.png)
this is one of the pictures I drew for a14gt. don't any of you think that you'll be seeing a defeated torpal (from me) any time soon. :P


(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/371/torpalspacesuit0001yk7.png)

I drew this about a week ago (I dunno why it took me so long to put it up, I guess I was thinking I'd touch it up). It's basically a torpalian soldier, wearing basic imperial (Torpalian Empire, that is) armor. If you notice the helmet under his foot, this armor also functions as a space suit, for inter-ship battles, boarding maneuvers, and the like. Like I said a while back with the robo-suit, the armor's color varies depending on the group using it.

It was kinda quick, and I may end up redesigning it, but this is ther basic armor for now.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on February 19, 2007, 04:30:48 pm
again thanks a bunch fot the first pic, about the second one though, the torpal looks bald.

it may not be anytime soon but i will defeat a torpal eventually.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 19, 2007, 04:33:05 pm
it may not be anytime soon but i will defeat a torpal eventually.

don't be greedy, you already got the first picture  :P

but if i'll let anyone...only the anubians, a14gt. only the anubians.  :-*  or the KOR, or the communicants, or the matarissans, or the serlan, or maybe on occasion the vis  ;) :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on February 19, 2007, 04:34:06 pm
great to know opera ::)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Jack Zetter on February 19, 2007, 04:39:22 pm
Cool, Torpal-117 
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on February 19, 2007, 04:44:06 pm
yea it looks like master chief
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on February 19, 2007, 05:00:23 pm
Where is his ears and nose :o?


Also why can't the Ghulos and the Squillisk defeat a torpal :(?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on February 19, 2007, 05:08:11 pm
that's why i thought it looked bald
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Kratok on February 19, 2007, 05:13:28 pm
Also, hes missing the Torpal trademark.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on February 19, 2007, 05:18:52 pm
Also he's not wearing any shoes. You could defeat him by throwing thumbtacks in his path!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 19, 2007, 07:48:41 pm
A-the armor is actually a rip off of star wars, not halo. i'm changing its color. you also compared it to master chief when i drew a commando forever ago

B-their ears are streamlined back, they don't stick out sideways; hence you can't really see them from the front. same goes for their crest (which is its nose), which also faces back, not straight up like everyone draws it, for some reason.

C-I forgot about the ghulos and squillisk. the ghulos are isolationist, but i'd give 'em a shot.

D-they have pads on their feet. or something. they don't need shoes. and if the armor were being used in space, they'd be shoes so the air wouldn't escape. i just didn't draw them

Also, hes missing the Torpal trademark.
and what would that be?


new color  >:(
(http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/3337/torpalspacesuit0001gj3.png)


i'll be back later...when I'm no longer irrationally angered by everyone... :-\
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on February 19, 2007, 07:53:34 pm
Just because the ghulos don't going around conquering everyone doesn't mean they're not prepared too ;).
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on February 19, 2007, 10:09:56 pm
What happened to the crest and the ears on the head?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on February 19, 2007, 10:20:02 pm
What happened to the crest and the ears on the head?

*slaps palm against forehead* Hydro, have you begame an oLLd? read the first post on the page :P
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on February 19, 2007, 10:31:46 pm
What happened to the crest and the ears on the head?

*slaps palm against forehead* Hydro, have you begame an oLLd? read the first post on the page :P

what's an oLLd?

*reads the text* Oh, but still if streamlines back i would think you would see a little bump of it uniless they are on the very back of the head.

Like this ...

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/Hydromancerx/torpalhead.jpg)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on February 19, 2007, 10:45:29 pm
nOOb, since you've been here for ages though I'd need to call you an oLLd :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 20, 2007, 07:32:47 am
*reads the text* Oh, but still if streamlines back i would think you would see a little bump of it uniless they are on the very back of the head.

Like this ...

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/Hydromancerx/torpalhead.jpg)

how about it was just a quick drawing, because I hadn't meant for it to be that important at first, so i didn't bother with the ears and the crest? is that better? btw hydro, your modified head came out rather nice
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on February 20, 2007, 08:15:01 am
I'm gonna start a petition against tinytext. It's annoying the crap outta me.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 20, 2007, 08:40:13 am
I'm gonna start a petition against tinytext. It's annoying the crap outta me.

how about this? http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=6017.msg288280#msg288280 (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=6017.msg288280#msg288280)  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on February 20, 2007, 11:28:20 am
Also I figured the torpal's nose had muscles in it so they could raise it and lower it. So they could walk on the bottom of a pond or something. I dunno.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on February 20, 2007, 01:01:19 pm
Also I figured the torpal's nose had muscles in it so they could raise it and lower it. So they could walk on the bottom of a pond or something. I dunno.

That sounds a lot more reasonable.

Horny Torpals are easily identified. :p
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: nurizeko on February 21, 2007, 04:16:05 am
I havnt read through the entire thread, but the Torpal pwns.  :)

Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Henqix on February 24, 2007, 02:32:57 pm
I made a Palmyrian tower in sketchup. 8)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m256/Henqix/PalmyrianTower.jpg)(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m256/Henqix/PalmyrianTower2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 24, 2007, 03:04:37 pm
oh that's awesome! thanks!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Daan on February 24, 2007, 03:07:17 pm
That's very pretty :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Jack Zetter on February 25, 2007, 07:42:48 am
REALLY COOOOL!!!!

I thought about making a Torpal Warship in sketchup! I hope to make somthing good!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: nurizeko on February 25, 2007, 11:59:19 am
the tower looks much more impressive in full 3d modeling.  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Jack Zetter on March 01, 2007, 11:32:25 am
Fan art for the Torpals!


(http://img475.imageshack.us/img475/8198/torpalshipfiniced1tp2.jpg)

(http://img475.imageshack.us/img475/2697/torpalshipfiniced2ol6.jpg)

The Torpal Warship!!!! This baby is a 50 km long mother of all bada##es. Pure raw Torpalian war power! 

If you like it, I can upload it to the Google 3d Warehouse.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on March 01, 2007, 11:54:30 am
freaking sweetness, jack! love it!  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Netherflare on March 03, 2007, 02:46:53 pm
ooo, i like the Torpals suite and color!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on March 07, 2007, 11:57:30 am
okay, this is only a teeny-tiny update, but I figured I'd share it anyways

(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/484/flagnc7.png)

This is the official flag of the Grand Torpalian Empire; it was made by combining both Zesh's and Harn's repective symbols.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on March 07, 2007, 12:52:03 pm
i saw this yesterday in DA  :P
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on April 08, 2007, 04:20:26 am
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/Hydromancerx/Spore/easter_torpal.jpg)

Happy Easter Opera! :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Daan on April 08, 2007, 07:36:44 am
That Torpal is either angry because someone forgot to fill the egg with chocolate, or because touching it made him turn all pink! ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on April 08, 2007, 07:41:00 am
I think he's happy, but not capable of showing that emotion. ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Jack Zetter on April 08, 2007, 08:53:08 am
He is trying to get to the Choclate inside!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on April 08, 2007, 10:23:08 am
lol..pink...>.>  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Grazony on April 08, 2007, 10:28:22 am
For some reason I can see it screaming,
Who the **** dye me pink!!!!! Tell me now or this egg is going up your ****ing ***!  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on April 08, 2007, 12:06:21 pm
^^yea me too. if i was like that, i'd say the same thing!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on April 08, 2007, 05:41:13 pm
friggin' nice, hydro  8)

love it, thanks! :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on April 08, 2007, 06:18:27 pm
The Torpal is screaming "DAMNIT WHAR'Z MAH PUDDIN'?".

Some Squillisk egg-packers are going to be on the recieving end of a Vicious Beatingtm.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on April 08, 2007, 08:05:17 pm
The Torpal is screaming "DAMNIT WHAR'Z MAH PUDDIN'?".

Some Squillisk egg-packers are going to be on the recieving end of a Vicious Beatingtm.

yeah, pretty much.


they loves them some pudding...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Kcronos on April 08, 2007, 08:10:37 pm
Oh great torpals, we of the K'jal stare in bewilderment at your violent religion.  You even have converts amoung us!  (Don't be too proud.  They have been known to worship Scientology of all things  ::))

Seriously though, you're creature is one of the reasons I joined gamingsteve  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on April 08, 2007, 08:18:53 pm
Seriously though, you're creature is one of the reasons I joined gamingsteve  :D

everytime someone says that, a torpal punches someone in the face. or...an angel gets its wings. something like that...   :P

thanks  ;D




and while i'm thinking of it, everyone, i figured i'd say (even though i wanted it to be a surprise) i'm in the middle of a slightly-big update (one picture finished, working on the other)...torpal pirates!  ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Kcronos on April 08, 2007, 08:20:54 pm
I remember when I 1st saw this, I wondered, why would anyone create a race already with a history and maps and everything before Spore came out?  Wouldn't that be impossible to implement?   :D ;D :D

Times sure have changed...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on April 09, 2007, 12:11:58 pm
Seriously though, you're creature is one of the reasons I joined gamingsteve  :D
torpal pirates!  ;)
Space, or sea?


Oooh, ooh, Or AIR PIRATES? Like, they have zeppelins.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on April 09, 2007, 12:16:39 pm
I remember when I 1st saw this, I wondered, why would anyone create a race already with a history and maps and everything before Spore came out?  Wouldn't that be impossible to implement?   :D ;D :D

Times sure have changed...

yea i think that to my self many many times...then i say to myself, because it's fun and something new. even though it is fictional and w2ill mos likely never get into spore, it feels nice to reach into the far reaches of imagination. currently I'm trying to think up my fourth creature.  so far it's 2 legged(not like humans, like raptors). i don't think it has arms, it has fangs though, of course it will have spikes. a tail and a bad attitude.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on April 09, 2007, 12:18:43 pm
torpal pirates!  ;)
Space, or sea?


Oooh, ooh, Or AIR PIRATES? Like, they have zeppelins.


oh, you'll see...  ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on April 09, 2007, 01:05:14 pm
The Omic could now whoop Torpals butts yesiree.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on April 09, 2007, 01:08:56 pm
The Omic could now whoop Torpals butts yesiree.

we'll see about that...



knife fight!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on April 09, 2007, 01:10:22 pm
KICHOW! WHUPPA! POW! POOF!

Torpal dead. Next please!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Jack Zetter on April 09, 2007, 01:48:46 pm
By order from the now dead leader Axon; the Wexxians are preparing a gift to the Torpals, a gesture of their respect for past actions.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on April 09, 2007, 03:34:20 pm
that's odd. wexxian giving torpals gifts for massive murder are lots of warfare seeking interstellar species to kill them....hmm
the last thing i can think of that a torpal did that was good for someone was teaching others how to kill like they do...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Jack Zetter on April 09, 2007, 03:54:51 pm
Halcyon, The Necromicon War and lately the Union Crusade...

Each time the Galaxy is about to get covered in sh#t the Torpals rise up and give a royal beating to whatever menace that might be amassing.

The Torpals and the Wexxians have VERY different codes of behaviour, but somehow they have always been getting along with each other.

The Wexxians are good at jumping at everything they find to be conflicting with their base code and they often get themselves into trouble.

The Torpals are good at getting rid of trouble! 
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on April 09, 2007, 06:16:09 pm
i don't know much about halcon(i do want to know though), the necro was alot of people, serlan, nuacean, basicly anything that could hold a gun.

and i don't know much on the union and i really really don't want to know but weren't the torpal dragged into it?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: dutch on April 09, 2007, 11:31:16 pm
Halcyon, The Necromicon War and lately the Union Crusade...

Each time the Galaxy is about to get covered in sh#t the Torpals rise up and give a royal beating to whatever menace that might be amassing.

The Torpals and the Wexxians have VERY different codes of behaviour, but somehow they have always been getting along with each other.

The Wexxians are good at jumping at everything they find to be conflicting with their base code and they often get themselves into trouble.

The Torpals are good at getting rid of trouble! 


menace? what menace?

wait till you meet my race,the atherians.
A superpower in the making.
they will come to your lands,burn murder and kill,
all in name of the Atherian religion.

prepare,now you still can....
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on April 11, 2007, 12:50:43 pm
been there done that. power is meaning less, an omic could kill off half the anubian pop if he/she wanted to..and if i allowed it. you will lose but make a good creture cus if it's strong and new i'll fight it in Leba's attack.

edit:doubled check, they aren't real new but they look like the fighting type
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on April 14, 2007, 05:08:08 pm
On a forsaken desert planet, somewhere in the outer rim, a war has begun. A Warrior's Alliance - made up of torpal, anubian, and serlan forces and supported by wexxians - has gathered to stem the tide of communicant forces attempting to dominate the galaxy. A passing matarissan fleet has noticed the confrontation, and jumped into the fray for fun.


(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/3792/1superalienbattlelw1.png)

yeah, i drew this just for the heck of it...  :)

to see it full size go here (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/53227797/)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Kcronos on April 14, 2007, 05:13:03 pm
*Sigh.  What to do what to do...  Should the AoH stay loyal to their current ally, or to one of their members?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on April 14, 2007, 05:28:34 pm
Hey, OG, do the Torpals watch movies? If so, do they watch Giant Monster Movies?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Brandonazz on April 14, 2007, 05:50:57 pm
What's that Kcronos, trying to circumvent the power of the Alliance's leader? Hmmmmmm!?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Tavenknaughtlin on April 14, 2007, 06:06:04 pm
On a forsaken desert planet, somewhere in the outer rim, a war has begun. A Warrior's Alliance - made up of torpal, anubian, and serlan forces and supported by wexxians - has gathered to stem the tide of communicant forces attempting to dominate the galaxy. A passing matarissan fleet has noticed the confrontation, and jumped into the fray for fun.


(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/3792/1superalienbattlelw1.png)

yeah, i drew this just for the heck of it...  :)

to see it full size go here (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/53227797/)

Awesome :D. Lol, I hadn't any plans on attacking anyone really, but who knows, maybe the Walking god got bored and sent a few million for the fun of it. Kinda difficult to tell who's fighting who, but very nice all the same :). We should really do an RP about this.

And to fellow AoH members, you wont be dragged into it if you don't want to.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Brandonazz on April 14, 2007, 06:09:05 pm
Well the military terms are defensive after all...

So of course that means that you willingly went into battle?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Tavenknaughtlin on April 14, 2007, 06:15:59 pm
Sure, I mean the Walking god has plenty of spare troops not stationed for AoH duty and are his personal army. And technically the Torpals, Anubians, Serlans, and Matarissans aren't allies of the AoH. Although there might be some trouble with the Wexxians, they seemed pretty friendly with the AoH.

So, should I start the RP, or would someone else like to get it going?  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on April 14, 2007, 08:10:40 pm
Wait wait don't start the rp. I'm gonna make one once the war dies down. I have it all planned out!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Brandonazz on April 14, 2007, 08:21:06 pm
Yeah, I get confused when people I associate with go off on their own RPs and I don't know what's going on  :'(
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Inkling on April 14, 2007, 08:49:45 pm
As far as the AoH goes, I say that since this is going on on a "forsaken desert planet," it is far away from the rest of the AoH members, and that we don't know about it.

And nice picture, opera!  That's a Serlan with the shotgun, right?  Shotguns (or something close to it) in alien warfare make me happy.  But what happened to the Torpal Pirates you hinted at?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on April 14, 2007, 08:54:43 pm
will this be an officail war or for fun, i always wanted to fight along selans and torpals. and seeing Axon would be awesome. the rebirth of the three hit team!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Jack Zetter on April 15, 2007, 05:58:30 am
Sure, I mean the Walking god has plenty of spare troops not stationed for AoH duty and are his personal army. And technically the Torpals, Anubians, Serlans, and Matarissans aren't allies of the AoH. Although there might be some trouble with the Wexxians, they seemed pretty friendly with the AoH.

So, should I start the RP, or would someone else like to get it going?  ;D

I don’t think the image is historically correct; for one thing, Axon is dead!

will this be an officail war or for fun, i always wanted to fight along selans and torpals. and seeing Axon would be awesome. the rebirth of the three hit team!

The ultimate showdown!

I could just imagine it: A Torpal, an Anubian, a Serlan and Axon meets on a desert hilltop right before the grand battle.

Axon “Gentlemen! We are here to crush, destroy, kick a#s and chew gum!

Bad news guys… we are all out of gum!”
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on April 15, 2007, 11:42:13 am
And nice picture, opera!  That's a Serlan with the shotgun, right?  Shotguns (or something close to it) in alien warfare make me happy.  But what happened to the Torpal Pirates you hinted at?

damn right it's a shotgun!  :D I don't remember if I actually intended it to be a shotgun at first (i drew the picture itself about a month ago, it took me forever to get time to color it...), but when I looked at it yesterday, i decided it was definately a shotgun...  8)

and don't worry, the pirates are still coming. the second picture is just taking me awhile...


will this be an officail war or for fun, i always wanted to fight along selans and torpals. and seeing Axon would be awesome. the rebirth of the three hit team!
I don’t think the image is historically correct; for one thing, Axon is dead!

well, it could be any cloaked spec-op member, i suppose...besides, maybe this could take place in the slight past?

Quote
The ultimate showdown!

I could just imagine it: A Torpal, an Anubian, a Serlan and Axon meets on a desert hilltop right before the grand battle.

Axon “Gentlemen! We are here to crush, destroy, kick a#s and chew gum!

Bad news guys… we are all out of gum!”

hell yeah!  8) ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on April 15, 2007, 12:15:44 pm
You didn't answer my question :(
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on April 15, 2007, 01:01:00 pm
You didn't answer my question :(

my apologies. i meant to, but i forgot. you know how those things go...

anywho, i'd have to say, giant monster movies are probably a favorite of theirs  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on April 15, 2007, 02:36:32 pm
-rubs hands together- Excellent....
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: TaylorFlame on April 15, 2007, 02:38:02 pm
Of course, the Torpal would always end up killing the monster with his bare hands. :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Tavenknaughtlin on May 02, 2007, 01:38:53 pm
Opera, your pic inspired me to draw this. Now it doesn't have all of the combatants from your pic, but frankly that would have taken a lot longer (and i'm still supposed to be drawing the group pic of the AoH  :o, lol)

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/6181/communicantsvstorpalssmqi1.jpg)

Torpals. Saving the galaxy from insane, fanatical mathematicians.

Hope you like it man  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on May 02, 2007, 03:13:55 pm
awesome! i love how the torpal came out, and the gun designs are pretty sweet too  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Netherflare on May 03, 2007, 04:11:58 am
haha, that is a very buff torpal!  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: B.A.S. on May 04, 2007, 11:09:13 pm
Sweet battle Opera, sorry I havent been around lately Ive been very busy. Lately ive been missing my Serlan so Im thinking of putting up some more stuff on them. I have a scanner now and ive been working on my drawing skills hoping too one day match some of you.

I really do miss the old days of our rping and it seems like the Torpal, wexxians, anubians and Serlan are the only ancient race left. I for one am going out there for one last big confrentation and then seeing where that takes the Serlan as a race! I would be willing too start one up, get a few plots going and then get some rp mods and some planning going on for it. Are the Torpal up for it?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 05, 2007, 02:16:55 am
On a forsaken desert planet, somewhere in the outer rim, a war has begun. A Warrior's Alliance - made up of torpal, anubian, and serlan forces and supported by wexxians - has gathered to stem the tide of communicant forces attempting to dominate the galaxy. A passing matarissan fleet has noticed the confrontation, and jumped into the fray for fun.


(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/3792/1superalienbattlelw1.png)

yeah, i drew this just for the heck of it...  :)

to see it full size go here (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/53227797/)



That guy in the bottom right corner, is that a wookie? Lol
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on May 05, 2007, 11:50:04 am
nice new pic tav, the torpal looks happy to kill.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on May 06, 2007, 02:48:30 am

That guy in the bottom right corner, is that a wookie? Lol

Look like that wexxian guy with the robe to me.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 06, 2007, 02:49:50 am
Weird, Wexxians look like Chewy from the back :P


Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on May 06, 2007, 02:52:53 am
This guy (Axons) ...


Examples of Axons outfits:

First picture of him.
(http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/8018/axonthenewwexxan1og5.jpg)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 06, 2007, 02:57:59 am
Yeah but from the back he looks like Chewy :P
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Jack Zetter on May 06, 2007, 02:59:19 am
He looks like many things, he's a shapeshifter!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 06, 2007, 03:01:21 am
Lol


All my Austians would be like "Oh my god! Chewy!!! Can I have your autgraph???"

We'd be dead before we reach the battlefeild lol.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Kratok on May 06, 2007, 03:14:56 am
Oh heavens no!



You'd be dead by the time you got to the sixth outer planet


Of the fith solar system from the fight.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 06, 2007, 03:20:35 am
Seventh Planet actualy.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: B.A.S. on May 06, 2007, 10:26:33 am
hehe, those Wexxians are amazing always doning some sort of clothing too hide themselves.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Kratok on May 06, 2007, 11:30:21 pm
Durgon, how many Wexxians have you seen with clothes?!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on May 07, 2007, 11:44:20 am
Hey Opera, do the Torpal's have lumberjacks?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 07, 2007, 11:58:58 am
Because then they'd be ok.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on May 07, 2007, 07:12:33 pm
Hey Opera, do the Torpal's have lumberjacks?

I'm sure there are torpalian lumberjacks out there, somewhere...  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Inkling on May 07, 2007, 09:04:32 pm
Hmm... a Torpal in a red plaid shirt, holding a huge, four-handed axe...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: B.A.S. on May 08, 2007, 07:13:48 am
Durgon, how many Wexxians have you seen with clothes?!

Six...six wexxians in clothes >.>
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Inkling on May 10, 2007, 07:28:39 pm
I thought I would post this here, too.
The Vepilk are a very old race, and were trying to explore the galaxy when many of today's most powerful races were only beginning.  This is an account of one of those early explorations.

The Argos 32, after traveling for months, finally reached the planet that would be later known as Tjorn.  The ship settled into orbit and teleported Captain Jorgon down to the surface under the cover of night.  The Captain set up a base camp on a grassy hill and set off to make some initial observations.  A few hours later he returned to camp and reported to the Argos via a holo-drone.

"Greetings, Captain.  What have you found so far?"

"Greetings, Sir.  Our observations from orbit were correct.  There is intelligent life on this planet.  They are still a primitive society, though.  Their technology has only reached the level of iron works.  However, these beings are HUGE, as tall as at least four Vepilks, and they seem to be rather aggressive.  I think it would be best for me to return to the ship for reinforcements before we try to make contact."

"Very well.  We'll begin the teleportation process now."  A circle of light surrounded the Captain.  "Are you sure that you haven't been seen by the natives?"

"Oh, yes. I kept a safe distance, and my sensors would've picked up any approaching--
"JORGON, BEHIND YOU!!"

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o172/Anomaly507/vepilktorpal2.jpg)
I think you can figure out the rest.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 19, 2007, 11:52:27 pm
Here are my Naucean rejects that i made before picking the one i use now. You can see the general process of what i liked and did not like. In a sense its artist "evolution".

ya knpw, thats a good idea...whenever i get around to it, i think i'll show the artisitc evolution of the torpal...

Will ya show us?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on June 24, 2007, 12:55:21 pm
Here are my Naucean rejects that i made before picking the one i use now. You can see the general process of what i liked and did not like. In a sense its artist "evolution".

ya knpw, thats a good idea...whenever i get around to it, i think i'll show the artisitc evolution of the torpal...

Will ya show us?

huh, I coulda sworn I already did...I'll get around to that...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on July 11, 2007, 02:05:34 pm
woo! I've finally gotten back to work (artistically), I should have two more updates in the next few days...

anyway, for now, I'll throw in this...The Battle of Thishen! It's really old, so I don't remember if I ever put it up here, but I found it the other day and fixed up...I just had to, I LOVE this picture...  :D

(http://i11.tinypic.com/4z3c20j.png)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Oviraptor on July 11, 2007, 02:52:49 pm
According to my scale thread, you proportions are a bit off. :P

Very cool picture though.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on July 11, 2007, 05:39:08 pm
According to my scale thread, you proportions are a bit off. :P

just a bit... :D



and now for update #1...like I promised, the torpals' artistic evolution

It all started about three years ago when I wrote a short story for English class. It kinda ripped off Halo (sans Master Chief). The alien race I came up with were called the Tjorn (guess where I got the name for the Torpals' planet), and there were 3 kinds; bipdeal, sexapedal (would that be six legs?), and flying.
A bipedal tjorn alien:
(http://i11.tinypic.com/5y1rtyt.png)
The cover of my story looked something like this (if I ever find the real picture, I'll share it):
(http://i19.tinypic.com/63uk8js.png)

Now, some time goes by, and I mostly forget about these guys...till I find out about spore. I find my way here, and am inspired by the nauceans (c'mon, who wasn't?). So I decided to make my own race. For a basis, I decide to use the aliens I created for my short story. Just one problem...I feel they lack originality (visually...I don't even plan on using their history from the story).
And so we have the first revision (and you can already see some torpalian traits...flag of Harn, anyone?):
(http://i14.tinypic.com/63vsutj.png)
Following that, I gave it a shorter face, but it was still pretty much the same.:
(http://i17.tinypic.com/6fem2qg.png)
And finally, the second-to-last revision:
(http://i15.tinypic.com/62xcjlh.png)
Once I realized the nose sucked, I got rid of it. Took away the hair in some spots, tweaked a few things, and ended up with the torpals we all know and love (in their first incarnation, at least...)
(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/4532/tribaltorpal00010cx.png)


still upcoming (even though I promised them months ago)...pirates!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on July 12, 2007, 12:43:06 am
That was cool.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on July 12, 2007, 07:24:08 pm
Thank you for posting that Opera! I was wondering when you would finally post that. Its really neat how you eventually made the Torpal the way it is. Before it looked very reptilian.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on July 13, 2007, 08:09:01 am
uh i actually really like how the torpal with the back legs look 4 pages down. i made up the anubians in one day though i was inspired mostly by the torpals for war. i knew right there i wanted a Anubis/Executioner hybrid but my first attempt sucked,my second attempt is closer to the mark but still misses some of the executioners features.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on July 13, 2007, 04:16:39 pm
uh i actually really like how the torpal with the back legs look 4 pages down.

 ??? you lost me...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Gunner on July 14, 2007, 08:22:58 am
Nice stuff. ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on July 15, 2007, 03:20:00 pm
the one with all the different torpals, i like the one below the raptor torpal, left of the T-rex torpal
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on July 15, 2007, 08:12:14 pm
alright folks...
here there be...PIRATES!


but wait a minute...you didn't think they'd be normal, did you?  ;)



In the years following the Big War, the majority of Tjorn underwent an industrial revolution. Not everyone put these new technologies to good use however...
In the massive deserts of the mainlands, travel was frightening, to say the least. Caravans transporting goods through the desert had to be weary of the wildlife, the heat, the lack of water. Small settlements, which later grew into larger cities, were founded across the bleak landscape, primarily to lend help to those passing through the dangerous lands. Soon, however, a new problem arose.
Torpalian thieves and criminals,for the first time in history, banded together to form the first pirate clans. Scrounging together whatever machinery they could, they found a new way to terrorize those in the desert...

Pirate Incursors
"The sun has fallen. Tracks from a pirate ship has been seen near town for the past few days, and so I fear the incursors will arrive at any time. They will race in and gather what they want, before speeding back to their ship. A nearby town was raided last week as well, so this only seems inevitable. I just have to make sure to stay indoors." -Journal Entry, Desert Citizen

Riding on motorcycles built for destruction, pirate incursors would leave their ship in groups to foray into town and get whatever they wanted. They struck hard and fast, leaving no time for a real counter-attack. Not that it would have done much good. Those living in the deserts at the time were rarely armed well enough to defend themselves, so fighting back was rarely an option.

Incursor Riding To Town
(http://i10.tinypic.com/6ffguiu.png)

The Rise and Fall of Tjorn's Pirates
The pirates' reign of terror lasted as long as it did because no one short of the army was able to handle them. Their ships were armored leviathans, being built with tough plating and powerful cannons, and made to withstand the brutal conditions of the desert. The occasional incursor could be defeated, but if any of them called for reinforcements, a ship could do unthinkable damage to a town. And so, for a while, they were allowed to do what they wanted. Although finally, the torpals had enough. During the short-lived Pirate War, torpalian armies hunted down pirate ships one by one. The last of the pirate ships were destroyed in a massive battle at Kahn's Peak.

Typical Pirate Ship*
(http://i14.tinypic.com/6bjfedc.png)

Zesh's Skull**
One symbol arose that became synonymous with torpalian pirates. The symbol was known as Zesh's Skull. Emblazoned on flags, painted on motorcycles, and displayed wherever it could be, the Zesh's Skull was a bastardization of Zesh's symbol, removing one curve entirely, and wrapping the other around a crude torpalian skull. Even after pirates faded from the planet, their symbol lived on as the terror and mercilessness they represented.


by the way, if I forgot to explain anything...please ask any questions  :)



*I tried to make it look like it was rusted, but I couldn't get it to look like anything besides crap...just pretend it's spray-painted, or something... :-\
**You'll see it in the pictures...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Silverfish on July 15, 2007, 08:51:19 pm
Oooooh... That's nice. Nice enough to get me to stop lurking and post. :P

But, yeah, I likes the info what I see. Though, I've had some eerily similar ideas...So if I ever put them into action, just know I didn't get it from you. >_>

I tried to make it look like it was rusted, but I couldn't get it to look like anything besides crap...just pretend it's spray-painted, or something... :-\

I just assumed it was a sort of camo at first..
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Brandonazz on July 15, 2007, 09:06:52 pm
Love the pirate ship.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on July 16, 2007, 12:42:29 am
Oooh, dey is purty...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on July 17, 2007, 07:21:57 am
I tried to make it look like it was rusted, but I couldn't get it to look like anything besides crap...just pretend it's spray-painted, or something... :-\

I just assumed it was a sort of camo at first..


yes, because it blends in with the desert sooo nicely  :D

 :P
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Jack Zetter on July 17, 2007, 01:06:57 pm
Soooooooooo...... Daaaaaamn NIIIIICEE!

Truely, you have exeded yourself once again Opera!

I want a bike like that!  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on July 17, 2007, 05:15:12 pm
That's awesome opera! :D It's like Mad Max meets Tatooine!   ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on July 17, 2007, 06:09:00 pm
It's like Mad Max meets Tatooine!   ;D

I never thought about it, but those are probably the two exact things that inspired me  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: gec05 on July 17, 2007, 10:10:40 pm
Improvised stock photo FTW! ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on July 20, 2007, 10:27:12 am
woo fanart http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/60215229/ (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/60215229/) (he calls it a request, but he asked me)  ;)

which reminds me...I got two other pictures from there a while back I never shared with you guys
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/47242905/ (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/47242905/)
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/48383069/ (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/48383069/)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Jack Zetter on July 20, 2007, 11:28:08 am
Cool!!!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on July 20, 2007, 11:46:29 am
very cool, who made the pirate, that one kicks ass!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Tavenknaughtlin on July 20, 2007, 03:20:08 pm
Those are some cool pics, I especially like the gladiator one.

And for some reason I feel like that pirate ship is going to do a drive-by on some jawas.  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on July 30, 2007, 10:56:18 pm
*mini text update that came to mind...I completely forgot about it until now*

War, The Media, and Immortality

The Torpals, for many reasons, have long been considered one of the galaxy's most powerful races. While much of this was due to the torpals' actual prowess in combat, that is not the only reason. What many outsiders do not know is that the torpals are actually master manipulators of the media; communications, publicity, news-they control it all. Ages ago, social and political experts realized that a carefully crafted public image could be just as powerful as a physical presence. One of the most powerful effects of this decision became a long-standing Torpalian Army tradition: torpalian deaths are banned from being filmed or reported on in any way. Torpalian deaths are common on the battlefield, as common as any other race, but one would not know this unless one was on the battlefield themselves. With the lack of torpalian deaths reported on, public relations have managed to create the image of an indestructible race, an army of warriors that refuse to die, that refuse to be defeated. Suffice to say this practice has been very successful...


I don't feel like putting much effort into this right now, so I'll fix it up later  :D


(I don't remember which one exactly, but I'm pretty sure one of the Halo books inspired this one)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on July 31, 2007, 12:58:13 am
Is nice!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Blarg on July 31, 2007, 07:19:11 am
Never woulda imagined the Torplals as liers.

Or Politicians.

Meh, same difference.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: B.A.S. on August 02, 2007, 11:42:25 am
You probably got that from the Fall of Reach Halo book. Spartan deaths were never listed as KIA but simply as MIA as too make them seem invincible.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on August 02, 2007, 12:02:38 pm
The torpals are way stronger than spartans though.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: B.A.S. on August 02, 2007, 12:06:31 pm
Yeh not a fan of the whole superhuman good at everything cliche not too mention when they all get wiped out and theres a last of there kind. The elites are my fav in all of the halo series. 8)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 03, 2007, 06:07:02 am
You probably got that from the Fall of Reach Halo book. Spartan deaths were never listed as KIA but simply as MIA as too make them seem invincible.

yep, that's it!


oh, and I thought I'd mention...everyone kinda missed it, but the torpals got their homeworld back, courtesy of the wexxians
http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=9583.msg380764#msg380764 (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=9583.msg380764#msg380764)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Blarg on August 03, 2007, 07:12:22 am

oh, and I thought I'd mention...everyone kinda missed it, but the torpals got their homeworld back, courtesy of the wexxians
http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=9583.msg380764#msg380764 (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=9583.msg380764#msg380764)

This may have been posted before, but what exactly does the planet look like, anyway? It'd be nice to know.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 03, 2007, 01:02:26 pm
there's a map and globe on the first page

i'll get around to a new map...eventually...and also what it looks like from the ground (flora, fauna, all that)...eventually  ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on August 03, 2007, 01:47:40 pm
You still owe us info about females. ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Daan on August 03, 2007, 01:59:09 pm
I suspect there are no females ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on August 03, 2007, 02:00:59 pm
Average Height: 8'-10' (males), 7'-8' (females)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on August 04, 2007, 07:12:41 am
torpals grow to 10 feet? i thought 8 was the max
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Blarg on August 04, 2007, 03:56:37 pm
Huh, didn't know they were quite so tall.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: B.A.S. on August 04, 2007, 04:18:17 pm
Whenever I see Brutes from Halo I always think Torpal, which isnt bad mind you Torpal are much better than Brutes anyway. WAR TORPALS!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 05, 2007, 12:25:19 am
You still owe us info about females. ;)

someday... ;)

torpals grow to 10 feet? i thought 8 was the max

well, average is 9, full 10 feet is rare...and it probably was 8 max, i mighta changed it at some point...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 05, 2007, 12:34:11 am
Didn't you change it when I said summat like "I always pictured them being taller? like 9 or 10 feet"

Anyway man. Great job, bravo, it's amazing how big the Torpal's have become, keep it up man (and you're art work is poifect!) ;) ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 05, 2007, 12:40:57 am
Didn't you change it when I said summat like "I always pictured them being taller? like 9 or 10 feet"

Anyway man. Great job, bravo, it's amazing how big the Torpal's have become, keep it up man (and you're art work is poifect!) ;) ;D

hah probably something like that

and as always...thank ya  :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 05, 2007, 12:42:21 am
It's all good, because of your art work I've decided not to have you whacked, great news or what?

EDIT!:

...I always pictured the torpals more like 10 ft tall than 7 or 8 also...

*thinks for a moment, then quietly sneaks back to first post to alter their height*  ;D

Thus, the mystery is solved!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Kratok on August 05, 2007, 04:27:58 am
I once drew a female torpal, ofcourse completly connected to just some skinny chick, but it was rather cute :P
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 05, 2007, 02:54:16 pm
and so the great sltlamina holmes solves yet another mystery
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 05, 2007, 11:22:11 pm
That's sltlamina holmes with a mail-order degree in Murderology and Murderonomy!

Phh, humans.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on August 06, 2007, 01:43:32 am
You should make them like Nauceans where males and females look almost the same :P
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 06, 2007, 01:53:24 am
You should make them like Nauceans where males and females look almost the same :P

That's not a half bad idea, totally makes things way easier. Although could you imagine the confusion that may cause? :D

"There's only 1 ho...OH MY...!"
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Kratok on August 06, 2007, 05:47:53 am
But that removes the fun of whistling....
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Brandonazz on August 06, 2007, 08:02:39 am
And there would need to be some way of differenciating amongst themselves. Smell or color perhaps...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on August 06, 2007, 08:59:13 am
Sexual dimorphism is where it's at, yo.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 06, 2007, 03:34:48 pm
Sexual dimorphism is where it's at, yo.

word.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Blarg on August 06, 2007, 04:57:34 pm
Sexual dimorphism is where it's at, yo.

word.

Cool, dawg.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Oviraptor on August 07, 2007, 06:20:05 pm
Hehe, it can also make things quite complicated. ;) (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=3043.0)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 24, 2007, 02:25:56 am
mini-pseudo-update here

I got this image in my head, kinda like in 300, of some shriveled old torpal, living in a cave at the top of a mountain, sharing wisdom with those who survive the trek...
anyway it turned out a wee bit different, but here's my Torpal Shaman

(http://i13.tinypic.com/5z56hom.png)


Figures from the ancient days of Tjorn, seers were torpal elders who had spent their lives dedicated to religion, wisdom, prophecies, and the like. Adorned in tattoos relating to their knowledge, shamans were highly regarded by others. Before battle, leaders would oftentimes visit the nearest shaman, hoping to receive holy wisdom that would aid them in battle.



he didn't end up as 'old-looking' as I had wanted, but I'm pleased with what I did...also, it seems the feet are kinda messed up, but I really like how I got the rest of the pose...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 24, 2007, 02:39:06 am
Haha, sweet man, good drawing (I think he looks old ;))!

I really love the way that you have the 3 arms holding the pole and the other gesturing to some other thing, looks really organic and life like. Not like 1 doing something, 2 holding, and 1 down by his side! Great job there!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 24, 2007, 02:48:12 am
I really love the way that you have the 3 arms holding the pole and the other gesturing to some other thing, looks really organic and life like. Not like 1 doing something, 2 holding, and 1 down by his side! Great job there!

thanksss! I'm really proud of how the arms turned out  ;D  I spent hours just messing around with their poses and trying to get them to look right
and I'd see he's pointing to, umm...your destiny! or, something...  ;)



oh and torpal fun fact of the day: look closely at the picture, and you will find the first torpalian nipple I have ever drawn*  :-*

and the beard's kinda hard to see, but this is the first torpal i've drawn with facial hair (same goes for the eyebrows, too)


*I could not stop myself from laughing uncontrollably while typing that
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 24, 2007, 02:50:19 am
 :D for some reason Nipple is a really funny word, and I can totally imagine you sitting their laughing uncontrollably :D

...kinda weird that all the 'proper' words are funny (or dumb).
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 24, 2007, 02:55:37 am
...kinda weird that all the 'proper' words are funny (or dumb).

god bless immaturity  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 24, 2007, 03:00:52 am
...kinda weird that all the 'proper' words are funny (or dumb).

god bless immaturity  :D

 :D so true man...but it's not just that...I mean just say this word to yourself, and then think about it.

Penis

...how stupid does it sound?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 24, 2007, 03:13:32 am
...

annnnnyway...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 24, 2007, 03:17:18 am
 :D yeeeaaah...I like the tattoos...I draw (sorry, doodle) stuff like that on the side of my jotter at school when I'm bored, just weird lines with other lines around them and stuff, looks neat as a tattoo!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 24, 2007, 03:50:06 am
thanks!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on August 24, 2007, 06:01:08 am
*Walks in*

*Sees "Penis"*

*Walks out*
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: gec05 on August 24, 2007, 07:01:26 am
Really long loincloth, just keep thinking really long loincloth... :-X
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 24, 2007, 07:07:53 am
 :D oh god! Maybe he's ashamed of his real size :P
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on August 24, 2007, 07:14:16 am
... *Dies a little inside*
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 24, 2007, 07:22:56 am
... *Dies a little inside*

Oh come on, it was good!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: ARCosta on August 24, 2007, 12:12:02 pm
At last, a violente race! 1st 1 i saw ever. The other ones that just fight back, look like little girls compared to these guys  :P :D ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: B.A.S. on August 24, 2007, 12:22:50 pm
Its spelt Violent. Good picture Ghost, I thought you had quit doing the Torpal but its nice too see them around again amidst the 5000 other creatures that are made daily.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 24, 2007, 03:13:03 pm
Really long loincloth, just keep thinking really long loincloth... :-X

wow, just...wow...

At last, a violente race! 1st 1 i saw ever. The other ones that just fight back, look like little girls compared to these guys  :P :D ;D

for some reason all I can picture is Arnold Schwarzenegger saying something about "little girly men"   :D

Good picture Ghost, I thought you had quit doing the Torpal but its nice too see them around again amidst the 5000 other creatures that are made daily.

thanks  :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: huggkruka on August 24, 2007, 04:41:05 pm
I'll just say something nice and unperverted, shall I?

Nice picture! I reckon your drawing skills have improved with this project, opera!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 24, 2007, 04:52:34 pm
At last, a violente race! 1st 1 i saw ever. The other ones that just fight back, look like little girls compared to these guys  :P :D ;D

You probably shouldn't use colour, I got in trouble for that.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 24, 2007, 05:16:02 pm
I'll just say something nice and unperverted, shall I?

Nice picture! I reckon your drawing skills have improved with this project, opera!

thaaaanks huggs   :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 24, 2007, 05:26:47 pm
Have you always been a good drawer? I can't seem to draw my creatures in complicated poses :-[
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 24, 2007, 06:29:11 pm
Have you always been a good drawer? I can't seem to draw my creatures in complicated poses :-[

well, besides the fact that I don't think I'm that great..

I dunno, here (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=2215.msg56836#msg56836) are my first torpal drawings...I guess I would have to say I've improved...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 24, 2007, 07:51:06 pm
Yeah, they were ok, a little bit crude, but still good. But now they're great!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 24, 2007, 08:09:07 pm
But now they're great!

(https://customer4.mytrp.com/custom/kellogg63stage_portal/images/char_tony_interior.gif)

 ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 24, 2007, 08:13:57 pm
You ruined the moment man >:(
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: gec05 on August 24, 2007, 08:25:37 pm
I thought it was quite funny, especially how you reactd to it sltlamina. :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 24, 2007, 08:28:33 pm
Damn it, that tiger isn't funny.

Also I don't get why a carnivorous creature like that promotes a cereal while playing football (or soccer for all you weirdos!) with kids! It doesn't make sense.

And again, I can't stress my point enough, he ain't funny!...I'd put him in a Zoo if I got the chance!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Blarg on August 24, 2007, 08:57:12 pm
Forget the part of a carniverous animal being on a cereal box, almost all of out household pets are carniverous!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 24, 2007, 09:03:39 pm
...That's true I guess, not rabbits though, hamsters aren't...right? They eat those crappy wee pellets.

Speaking of carnivorous creatures, some ducks landed in our pool today (and then came back later on), and I found it quite interesting the my Cat instinctively saw them as prey, pretty cool...and weird.

When they left for the second (last (so far)) time they made some funny noises and flew over my cat, she got scared :P
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Blarg on August 24, 2007, 09:06:51 pm
hamsters aren't...right? They eat those crappy wee pellets.

A friend of ours had two hampsters one day.

The next day, they had one fat, happpy hampster, and one skeletal hampster.

Seriously.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 24, 2007, 09:08:01 pm
Channel 10, seriously :D

Yeah, they're wee nutters those creatures. They'll kill hamsters of the same sex.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Snake on August 24, 2007, 09:10:57 pm
Hamster wars! I had one once. It bit me, and somehow got out of it's cage and ran away.. Of course since it bit me I didn't care.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 24, 2007, 09:11:51 pm
 :D that's nice. But their bites really do sting :-X
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Blarg on August 24, 2007, 09:15:20 pm
Channel 10, seriously :D

Yeah, they're wee nutters those creatures. They'll kill hamsters of the same sex.

No, these were mates. They had had little baby hampsters a few times and everything.

The male was stripped to the bone. Like, literally, nothing but bone was left of the poor little guy.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 25, 2007, 12:17:13 am
well...that wasn't off-topic, or anything...

 ::)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Grazony on August 25, 2007, 12:32:09 am
Channel 10, seriously :D

Yeah, they're wee nutters those creatures. They'll kill hamsters of the same sex.

No, these were mates. They had had little baby hampsters a few times and everything.

The male was stripped to the bone. Like, literally, nothing but bone was left of the poor little guy.

He must have been cheating on her.....

back on topic: Nice Operaghost21.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 25, 2007, 12:50:40 am
well...that wasn't off-topic, or anything...

 ::)

Dude, I know, I know exactly what you mean man (I wonder how funny I must sound saying that, I must sound weird being Scottish and all). We really, really, really...really need more off-topicness!

But to avoid trouble or/and suspicion, lets not go off-topic!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: ARCosta on August 25, 2007, 03:42:37 am
Ok but just one more time  ;D


You probably shouldn't use colour, I got in trouble for that.

Why, are coloured letters forbiden? It's my signature in every forum. :-\


Ok on-topic: You really did improve. I wish i could be as "evolutionary" as you.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 25, 2007, 03:55:46 am
I dunno, I just got told to stop doing it by folk, I guess it's ok if you use it to symbolize something like a character in an RP or summat. But otherwise you'd be best leaving it regular, default, black!

Yeah man, I think using computer tools (Gimp if I'm not mistaken, correct?) really helped you improve. I like them more now that they're not as stocky. They look cool tall 8)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 25, 2007, 09:30:54 am
yeah, Gimp...I never could color in real life...  :D

now all I need is a drawing tablet, and we'd be all set... 8)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on August 25, 2007, 12:36:32 pm
I want to see a torpal riding another torpal piggyback so they can use 6 weapons at once.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Blarg on August 25, 2007, 01:11:22 pm
I want to see a torpal riding another torpal piggyback so they can use 6 weapons at once.

Seconded!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 25, 2007, 06:16:12 pm
yeah, Gimp...I never could color in real life...  :D

now all I need is a drawing tablet, and we'd be all set... 8)

We have a drawing tablet, we got it 'recently' (as in the last month or 2), it's in my brother and sisters room, I tried using it on paint but it's a bugger to use. Although I guess after a while you'd get used to it, and unlike making a really scrambled drawing you can use layers.

Oh aye, and PS: I'm with the Torpal piggyback ride!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Netherflare on August 26, 2007, 12:09:53 am
haha, your Shaman! that is very good opera!  ;D


you need to do some update for the Torpals that show that they are the military force behind the Peski's, like that mutual relationship
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 26, 2007, 12:26:16 am
you need to do some update for the Torpals that show that they are the military force behind the Peski's, like that mutual relationship

hmm, good point...they do provide military services for several races...I guess I should incorporate that into an update
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Netherflare on August 26, 2007, 12:28:21 am
woot! ill be waiting tomorrow... or 5 minutes from now!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 27, 2007, 01:05:05 am
alright, I haven't decided if this is totally canon or not, but I figured I'd share nonetheless (mainly 'cause I'm super-proud of it).  ;D
anyways, I was making a giant monster for a contest on deviantArt, and the backstory for the monster I made was that he was created by an alien race, sent into space just for the hell of it, to destroy things. thinking about that, and noticing that it had a crest I wrote (well, hinted at, at least) that the alien race that created this monster was in fact...the torpals!  ;D

(http://i12.tinypic.com/6323wyf.png) (http://operaghost21.deviantart.com/art/Spinnjager-63382915)

so yeah, since it's not about the torpals that much, I'm not gonna write down anything about him here ('cause believe me, there's a lot)...but the picture's linked to deviantArt if you want to read about it

edit: added the description a few posts down
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Tavenknaughtlin on August 27, 2007, 01:35:33 am
 :o

Freaking sweet, Opera!

It's like you combined the Torpal's awesomeness with the Zerg. Frankly I'm surprised the universe hasn't imploded yet  ;D.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 27, 2007, 01:40:42 am
Epic Win!

Seriously, amazing job man! The electricity on the last one is amazing, amazing man!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: ARCosta on August 27, 2007, 02:04:26 am
The last one is so cool, with that spine and mouth.

But what are those things in the end of the fingers, and that red things in the body and arm? Is he hurt? Hehe, i bet the other guy is history now... :P
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 27, 2007, 02:12:07 am
But what are those things in the end of the fingers, and that red things in the body and arm? Is he hurt? Hehe, i bet the other guy is history now... :P

you would know that if any of you READ what I wrote   :P
ahh, I'll just post it here...I have nothing better to do at the moment anyway  :D
skim through at your leisure   :)
(and costa, the answer to your question can be found under 'tolljager')

Spinnjäger

Length - 100 m
Weight - 25,000 metric tons

History - The tale of Spinnjäger (Jäger for short) begins far across the universe. A powerful, violent, and militaristic alien race decided to create a gigantic monster, a living bio-weapon for the sole purpose of destruction. And so their project began, with the abduction of a small population of creatures from one of the many planets under their control. These creatures were subjected to numerous experiments, and each success building upon the last. By the time they had come to the creature that would become Jäger, they had perfected their techniques. Undergoing numerous procedures, Jäger was transformed into a gigantic, genetically and technologically enhanced creature, and was sent into space (the race that created Jäger was so powerful that they had no need for him as a military weapon, and simply wanted to cause chaos in regions they had never traveled to).

Traveling through the void of space, Jäger discovered many civilizations, and destroyed most of them easily. This soon became tedious, however, and Jäger got bored with his powers. He quickly began to pass many planets by, as he began searching the universe, desperate for a good fight, a foe worthy of his strength. Eventually, Jäger came across a small, blue planet orbiting a medium-sized, yellow sun. He was overjoyed to find the planet inhabited with multiple creatures as large as himself. And so, for now at least, he has made his home on Earth.

Powers/Aspects/Abilities
-Unpredictability. Jäger will attack other kaiju for no reason other than to fight, making him evil in some people's eyes. However, springing from his gratitude at finding worthy opponents, Jäger has developed a code of honor, and will never kill those who put up a good enough fight.
-Technological/genetic manipulation. One thing built into Jäger was an integrated artificial-organic brain. The organic half of Jäger's brain allowed him to complete his basic functions (movement, senses, etc.), while the artificial half of the brain gave him human-like intelligence, allowing for complex thoughts and emotions. Also, Jäger was given extremely mutative DNA, allowing his body to change into several different "configurations", and granting him mild regenerative powers. Along with this, some of his bones (mainly along the spine) were laced with electronics to help control the body's transformations.
       Configuration One - This is Jäger's primary form, used for locomotion on land. In this form, he resembles a snake with spider-like legs.
       Configuration Two - In this form, Jäger is capable of flight. Thick membranes of skin form between Jäger's legs, and his back spikes are lowered to decrease wind resistance.
       Configuration Three - Used for melee combat, Jäger's body develops a more upright position. The back two pairs of legs are used for movement only, while the front two morph together and form large, clawed hands.
-Plasma club. Grafted to Jäger's tail is a sphere of self-contained plasma. The walls of the sphere are made to allow heat transfer, so when it makes contact with other creatures or objects, it delivers an intense burn, hot enough to melt weaker substances.
-Enhanced Helmet. Jäger's helmet is perhaps the most important alien addition, controlling nearly all of his body. Besides simply protecting the skull, the helmet connects with Jäger's brain, creating a usable interface. The helmet is also connected with Jäger's bone enhancements, which allow him to change his body at will. The helmet also allows Jäger to survive in deep space (so he can travel between planets) and generate an intense laser out of either eye socket (for purely offensive capabilities). It is also interesting to note that the crest sticking from the back of the helmet serves no immediate purpose, and is thought simply to have been added for recognition of the aliens that created Jäger.

Weaknesses
-Jäger's helmet is connected with nearly all of his abilities, thus making him powerless without it (or does it...?)
-Changes between configurations are not instantaneous, and Jäger is left vulnerable for the few moments it takes to transform.
-Sacrifices strength for speed. A rapid succession of powerful attacks could make quick work of Jäger.

Tolljäger

Length - 100 m*
Weight - 27,000 metric tons

History - After a fight with an EXTREMELY powerful kaiju (who will, for now, remain anonymous), Spinnjäger is defeated, battered mercilously and left for dead. His body was completely ravaged, including the removal of his helmet (which, sense the helmet was surgically attached to his face, would have been VERY painful). With Jäger's helmet removed, a number of things went wrong. With nothing controlling his regenerative and mutative cells, they go berserk, transforming Jäger into an unrecognizable beast (without the helmet, this is a transformation he can neither stop nor control, and is a point of no return). This new creature is but a shadow of the former Jäger, and once again becomes hell-bent on destruction.

Powers/Aspects/Abilities
-With the loss of his helmet, Tolljäger is a different beast entirely, reduced to the mind of a wild animal, blind with rage from the pain he has endured.
-Through this new mutation, Tolljäger has gained razor-tipped tentacles (which can themselves grow in length), and claw-studded scythe arms, both deadly in combat.
-The plasma club on Jäger's tail was also destroyed in the fight, creating an even more dangerous weapon. Now that the plasma is not contained, it can violently spike out to anything nearby, including Tolljäger himself. In addition, the plasma has begun to corrupt his body, somehow traveling through his tail and into his veins, poisoning him from within.



*To give a sense of proportion, the 100 m is from head to tail, and though I drew the forms in different sizes, the body (again, from head to tail) remains the same size throughout.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Tavenknaughtlin on August 27, 2007, 02:18:04 am
Kaiju

Going for the gusto aren't we opera?  ;)

I'm sure Rodan will come to save us.

And get his head stuffed up his ass.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 27, 2007, 02:32:40 am
*splutters trying to find words* bu...but...100 metres? THEY'RE ABSOLUTELY HUGE!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: ARCosta on August 27, 2007, 02:55:16 am
you would know that if any of you READ what I wrote   :P
ahh, I'll just post it here...I have nothing better to do at the moment anyway  :D
skim through at your leisure   :)
(and costa, the answer to your question can be found under 'tolljager')

*Hearing a guy saying "Busted" like GTA2 inside his head* Ooops... It's just that i'm new here and i'm not in the mood to read all the pages from all the topics :P

But i like that last guy, honestly. So he lost a battle and is all hurt, poor guy.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xenomorph on August 27, 2007, 02:56:57 am
whow, you made this for a contest godzillasamurai created? that guy is awesome!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 27, 2007, 02:57:31 am
*splutters trying to find words* bu...but...100 metres? THEY'RE ABSOLUTELY HUGE!


well...that's length...and it's only one creature, but...sure, run away!  :o


*Hearing a guy saying "Busted" like GTA2 inside his head* Ooops... It's just that i'm new here and i'm not in the mood to read all the pages from all the topics :P

s'alright...that's what I get for only linking it...and, you know, writing 20 pages about one monster  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 27, 2007, 03:02:04 am
You know when those things walk...they'll leave like massive craters behind them :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on August 27, 2007, 03:52:59 am
Um... 100 meters long isn't THAT big...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: ARCosta on August 27, 2007, 04:02:55 am
Well it depends of how deep/large is the crater.

*thinking he knows how to think* Judging by it's size, imagining his mass, and looking at the feet, he would mak a crater, what, 1 meter square?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 27, 2007, 04:31:39 am
100 metres is pretty big, that's like...what, 300 feet? (It's 3.048 feet to a metre according to my dad (google says otherwise), I trust my dad on this (unless he's forgot) so it'll be more like 305 feet long)

And remember, this is living (right?).
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xenomorph on August 27, 2007, 04:37:22 am
dude, godzilla's height is 155 meters in the first movie. later on he's much smaller, but that doesn't matter. so 100 for a kaiju isn't that big....
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 27, 2007, 04:41:13 am
Still 100 metres is tall, considering humans rarely actually get much taller than 2, that's bigger than most dinosaurs, anyways, lets not argue over something so stupid and little (is that like an anti-pun?)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xenomorph on August 27, 2007, 04:42:54 am
ok, he's big. yes, i wont deny that. but his bio says he's going to fight kaiju's who are around the same size as he is.  ;)

and yeah, this is stupid and little, so i'll stop about it :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 27, 2007, 04:45:44 am
Eh, it's my fault anyway :D, sorry for being stupid.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on August 27, 2007, 05:28:08 am
since I was bored again (thank you for giving me something to occupy my time  :D ), I made a quick size comparison
statue of liberty, brachiosaurus, and elephant (he's tiny, but he's there)

(http://i14.tinypic.com/5zgvogk.png)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: sltlamina on August 27, 2007, 05:29:27 am
I...I'm sorry, everyone that thinks that ain't freaking huge please step forward :P

Nice size comparison chart man :P :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: ARCosta on August 27, 2007, 05:52:23 am
Ok, maybe he leaves craters with 3-5 meters, with 6-10 meters in deep?

Also, the mask looks like the brachiosaurus  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on August 27, 2007, 02:20:15 pm
I SO want to get up on that back and ride it.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Darth Grievi on August 27, 2007, 02:22:27 pm
[expected joke]You think it's compensating for something? ;)[/expected joke]
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Xarionis on August 27, 2007, 03:28:24 pm
I saw this first on Deviantart and came here to say how cool it was. Now I wanna make a giant monster for the Squillisk or Ghulos.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Darth Grievi on September 13, 2007, 08:43:39 pm
Congrats, the Torpals will be getting their own entry in my blog. Before that happens, though, I noticed that their timeline only goes up to the destruction of Tjorn. Can you give me a brief overview of what's happend since then?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on September 14, 2007, 03:13:22 pm
Congrats, the Torpals will be getting their own entry in my blog. Before that happens, though, I noticed that their timeline only goes up to the destruction of Tjorn. Can you give me a brief overview of what's happend since then?


ooh, cool! Umm, brief history, alright...After their planet was destroyed, the torpals didn't really have a home, so most of them just wandered through space, causing trouble and doing what they wanted. This was their "semi-evil scourge of the galaxy" phase. At one point, though, they settled on a new planet, and began organizing into a cohesive nation once again (I used to have a reason for this sudden change, but I dunno if I'm still going to do that...the reason is just 'unknown' for now). From this point, they began forming allies, joining groups like the CAB, and providing defense services for other races (for example, the squillisk and peskitorontais are 2 such races they fight for). The new, more organized Torpalian government continued to grow in size and power, and eventually became an empire spanning multiple star systems. Nowadays, the torpals remain one of the most powerful forces in the galaxy, but overall a more benevolent force than their predecessors.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Darth Grievi on September 15, 2007, 05:50:59 pm
Thanks for that.  :) The entry will be going up in about 3-4 hours.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on September 15, 2007, 07:03:20 pm
cool  8)



 :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Blarg on September 15, 2007, 07:23:23 pm
Nice job Opera.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on September 15, 2007, 08:11:14 pm
I'll write more about it tomorrow, but for now I just wanted to say that I've finally named the torpalian capital...Cardotyrannus IV   8)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Great Distance on November 23, 2007, 11:46:30 am
Woopy, an old sketch.

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r77/greatdistance/Torpal.jpg)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on November 23, 2007, 11:49:42 am
Awesome!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on November 23, 2007, 12:49:42 pm
love it, GD  :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Plank of Wood on November 23, 2007, 12:52:11 pm
Torpal Buddha, I like it.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Darth Grievi on November 23, 2007, 12:57:56 pm
Torpal Buddha, I like it.

Talk about your oxymorons ;)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Plank of Wood on November 23, 2007, 01:14:54 pm
Quite Private Public!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Jack Zetter on November 23, 2007, 01:18:26 pm
He is focusing, preparing for a battle!  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Blarg on November 23, 2007, 01:29:13 pm
Now all he needs is his battle axe, end of it on the ground, top two hands at the end of the hilt, bottome two gripping it in the middle- eyes closed, focusing for the battle.

Focusing for the fight.

Focusing for war.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: gec05 on November 23, 2007, 05:14:52 pm
Aww, I was hoping something new from Opera.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: The Time Traveller on November 23, 2007, 05:16:29 pm
Torpals: hmmm... the only problem with them for diplomacy for the Elbeasts is that they are edible.  Other than that, they are perfect:aggressive;etc.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: gec05 on November 23, 2007, 05:19:02 pm
I should slap you... :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Yuu on November 23, 2007, 05:40:49 pm
I really don't know if they will be with, or against "Them". Because fighting against "Them" would be a greater challenge, not to mention lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots more fun. ;D

On another note, I really like the Torpals, very unique. You don't see very unique humanoid races these days. :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on November 23, 2007, 07:19:27 pm
Aww, I was hoping something new from Opera.

aww, I'm sorry...I'll whip something up just for you  :)

I really don't know if they will be with, or against "Them". Because fighting against "Them" would be a greater challenge, not to mention lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots more fun. ;D

On another note, I really like the Torpals, very unique. You don't see very unique humanoid races these days. :)

damn straight it'd be more fun  :D and thanks  :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on November 24, 2007, 01:38:59 pm
"Our ancestors looked up at the stars, and vowed that one day, all they saw before them would be theirs."
~Torpalian proverb


(I dunno where that came from, I just thought of it and liked it)


anyway, I thought I'd throw up some semi-old sketches...
here's a soldier on the frontline, fighting the communicants, with an armored suit (or whatever the hell I called them) in the background
(http://i16.tinypic.com/6kk0p40.png)

and here is...something...they're just sketches, but...I'll not say what it is just yet  :)
(http://i6.tinypic.com/6t60p6h.png)

(http://i12.tinypic.com/6jpk38n.png)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Darth Grievi on November 24, 2007, 01:43:53 pm
*sniffs*

I smell some ownage comming on... >:D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Jack Zetter on November 24, 2007, 02:05:47 pm
I don't know who it is he is pointing at... but they are SO dead!  8)

A semi-ascended Torpal perhaps?

Truly Cool... the Torpals as we know them... Pure Carnage!  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: nurizeko on November 24, 2007, 02:26:58 pm
Its a taxi and he was only trying to wave it down, but destroyed it with his un-supressable might.  :D

Torpals, cool as ever.  :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: B.A.S. on November 24, 2007, 05:12:15 pm
SSJ Torpals...that or theres a big sign of the Stargate Sickness coming round and everyone and there sister is ascending.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Blarg on November 24, 2007, 05:14:45 pm
 :o

All hail the Torpalian God Incarnate!

PS- Am I right? Well, am I?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Yuu on November 24, 2007, 05:17:50 pm
The one that's shooting a laser is kinda familiar, I think I saw that in a TV show once...

Hmmm...

Now that I think of it, the Torpals are somehow similar to Saiyans in Dragon Ball, especially in their great pride and love for battle... Which means the Torpals have finally gained transcendent powers!? :o

WooHoo! Torpals FTW! ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on November 24, 2007, 10:33:32 pm
Yay! New Torpal pics!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: nurizeko on November 25, 2007, 04:33:11 am
Torpals thump yer good 'n proppa!  ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v384/nurizeko/Torpal-fanart.jpg)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: BioCat on November 25, 2007, 05:44:01 am
I like!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on November 25, 2007, 06:00:48 am
Awesome drawing, but he has nostrils...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Plank of Wood on November 25, 2007, 06:38:49 am
I say you have nostrils!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Blarg on November 25, 2007, 10:35:43 am
Pure win! I was imagining them as one of the Orks from Warhammer, when I saw that picture.  :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on November 25, 2007, 11:23:55 am
ahaha, love it, nurizeko!  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Inkling on November 25, 2007, 11:45:23 am
I really need to get to work on my race of badass warriors, so I can get all kinds of fanart.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: B.A.S. on November 25, 2007, 12:10:40 pm
Yeh feel free too drop on the cliched bandwagon.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Yuu on November 26, 2007, 02:00:52 am
Pure Awesome! 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on November 26, 2007, 04:21:02 pm
Opera where is that cool torpal head fan art from bonemouse?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on November 26, 2007, 04:25:21 pm
I dunno, I pm'ed him about them, and he said he'd get his website up and running again one of these days...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on December 18, 2007, 01:45:34 pm
alright guys, sorry I don't have anything better, but I'll try to do a real picture one of these days, I promise...

anyway, just wanted to post a quick blurb before I forgot it...(I may have mentioned families before, so if I contradict anything, consider this newer stuff canon)

Torpal family groups are recognized by related groups of torpals known as clans. Torpalian clans are led by a Patriarch, and differentiated from one another by their surname, which comes from the expression 'Ky' (roughly translating to 'of', or 'from', in the torpals' native tongue) and the first name of the clan's founding patriarch. For example, the great torpalian hero, Tow Ky Juhl, belongs to a clan founded by the torpal Juhl Ky Namm. A clan patriarch is a hereditary title, which passes to the oldest son of the current patriarch. For another example, Tow, patriarch of the Ky Juhl clan, is the eldest son of the eldest son (etc, etc, for many generations) of the eldest son of Juhl Ky Namm. The title is passed to the oldest son when the current patriarch dies. Also, if the oldest son is killed before becoming patriarch, or producing an heir of his own, the title will move to the second oldest son (and move to the third oldest if the second was killed, etc). And if the patriarch produces no heirs, or all heirs are killed, the patriarch's oldest brother will found a clan of his own (and this is how new clans are formed). This new clan is named after him (Juhl's children became the first of the Ky Juhl clan after the Ky Namm patriarch lost all his sons). And since I've spoken only of sons, when a daughter grows up and marries, that torpal becomes a member of her partner's clan.

alright, you guys have so many good ideas out there, and I'm sure I'm forgetting things...so ask me any questions you may have so I can flesh this out more  :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on December 18, 2007, 01:50:09 pm
Awesome!

Now get on that whole update about Torpal Females! Chop chop! :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: gec05 on December 18, 2007, 04:59:53 pm
And make them look sexy. :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Inkling on December 18, 2007, 08:57:05 pm
A giant blue four breasted gorilla.

Do Not Want.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: gec05 on December 19, 2007, 07:21:24 am
Torpal pornography. :D

...

Eww, *slaps self* :-X
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Plank of Wood on December 19, 2007, 08:12:37 am
Their playboy is a hunting magazine.  :P
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 02, 2009, 04:39:04 pm
alright...so I got this picture in my head the other day, that I just HAD to draw...and then, for various reasons that picture ended up turning into 3 different pictures...anyway the second two will take me a while to color and share and whatnot (especially with school to contend with), so I decided to just color this first one so I could share something right now...

this one's just a big ol' angry looking torpal...I realize I forgot to draw fur on the feet, but I didn't feel like adding it in...I think it looks fine like that anyway...I was trying primarily to draw it in a different style, but it ended up looking more or less the same as always (for that reason I may try drawing something similar again in the future)
(http://i44.tinypic.com/160zg3m.png)

anyway, yeah, as I mentioned I have two other pictures I'm really excited about...hopefully I can have them up by the end of the week  :)


edit: and wow...happy belated 2-year birthday!  :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Grazony on February 02, 2009, 04:56:22 pm
Wooot!! TORPALS!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: gec05 on February 02, 2009, 05:38:01 pm
Now try doing the greaser torpal. ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 02, 2009, 07:44:07 pm
after I finish the other two pics, I'm pretty much going to have to  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: omegatripod on February 02, 2009, 07:53:54 pm
Hey, the Torpals are back! Sweet!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on February 02, 2009, 11:21:54 pm
I don't think they're "back" back.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 04, 2009, 09:49:43 am
I'll elaborate when I post the last picture...

(http://i43.tinypic.com/x21f5y.png)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Inkling on February 04, 2009, 10:38:12 am
Oh my.

I know the word is overused on the internet, but this looks truly epic.  Will we finally get some resolution to the Communicant war?
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Great Distance on February 04, 2009, 10:38:40 am
Oh yes, this is looking kinda interesting.
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 04, 2009, 11:37:35 am
Will we finally get some resolution to the Communicant war?

I feel bad, but...no (at least, not with this).


also, I'm kinda surprised no one commented on this in the first picture...he finally has nipples  :-*
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on February 04, 2009, 01:01:12 pm
I was about to, but I figured it'd be weird to point out. :P
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 04, 2009, 03:45:43 pm
(for a bigger version see http://operaghost21.deviantart.com/art/End-of-an-Empire-2-111820386 (http://operaghost21.deviantart.com/art/End-of-an-Empire-2-111820386), and for full size click download on that page)
(http://i41.tinypic.com/11kxo44.png)
I have to admit, I really like how this turned out...I ended up putting a lot more effort into this than I had planned...

Alright, I said I'd do some explaining...the other day, I just got this picture in my head of a torpal, broken down, defeated, with a swathe of destruction behind him. An event of catastrophic proportions has occurred, destroying the once-great and powerful torpalian empire, leaving a sole survivor, left to question his fate...anyway that vision ended up as these last three drawings, each having part of what I imagined...

as far as the end of the torpals go...you know they were originally going to ascend to a higher plane of existence, where they could indulge in combat for eternity. I like that ending. I also, however, like a devastating ending, something powerful enough to bring the great reign of the torpalian empire to an end. That being said, I don't exactly know what that is. I'm thinking, however, it would involve (at least), a homicidal campaign of universal conquest, as well as a bloody civil war...I haven't quite gotten it all figured out...I'm not 'killing off' the torpals anytime soon, but on the day they go, they'll go out with a bang.
that being said, I feel like I let some of you guys down...maybe I'll have to do some more drawings to make up for it...
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Blarg on February 05, 2009, 04:28:57 pm
Well, if the REST of the ending is as incredibly, amazingly AWESOME as these few pictues... I'll be okay with them ending.  :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 05, 2009, 05:17:42 pm
awww, thank you!  ;D I was thinking no one was going to comment on the last picture  :(
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: B.A.S. on February 06, 2009, 03:21:09 pm
Looks extremely badass I cant wait for more info :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on February 06, 2009, 03:29:33 pm
thank you  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Jack Zetter on February 06, 2009, 03:35:03 pm
I agree completely.  ;D

No mater how the universe changes, the Torpals will always be the epitome of badass!  8)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: emmet on February 06, 2009, 03:36:05 pm
Hmmm... Needs mawr lazors!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on July 21, 2010, 06:42:49 am
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/202/d/e/Darkspore_Torpal_by_Hydromancerx.jpg)

A present for you buddy. :D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Jack Zetter on July 21, 2010, 10:07:18 am
GARRRRRRH!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on July 21, 2010, 03:31:20 pm
I know I already mentioned it on dA, but I love it!  :)
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: a14gt on July 21, 2010, 05:07:56 pm
Nice art Hydro, it's nice to see the Torpals again.
I felt kinda bad for missing Opera's images of the Torpals in a cataclysm when it first came out but since this thread got a little bump I got to see them so thanks!
Seeing them again inspired me to actually get around and doing a drawing featuring the awesome Torpal. Enjoy!
(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8295/scan0004wu.jpg) (http://img189.imageshack.us/i/scan0004wu.jpg/)

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Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on July 21, 2010, 05:25:46 pm
That's awesome a14gt!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: operaghost21 on July 22, 2010, 11:02:39 am
 :o


Holy hell, a14gt! I just shat myself. Shat bricks!

Okay, not really. But that is friggin amazing. I love it! Between this and Hydro's pic...I REALLY need to get back to the torpals now!
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Hydromancerx on July 22, 2010, 08:21:55 pm
Yes you should. :D Also you should play Spore again so you can play my "Sporescape" adventures which are set in the old GS Golden Age universe.

Hydro's Adventures
http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=16310.0

I plan on having the torpals make an appearance in future episodes.  ;D
Title: Re: The Torpal-My New Creature, etc, etc
Post by: Yuu on July 23, 2010, 03:52:52 am
ZOMG
AWESOME


I think I just dislocated my jaw...