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Title: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on May 17, 2006, 12:49:19 pm
 Hey everyone! I'm trying to get my idea for a creature off the ground. Tell me what you think. They are going to be a warrior humanoid race, have lots of black armor and spikes, and practically be a pirate/mercenary group. Remember I'm new, so any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! Pictures and stories to come once I have a good idea and a few suggestions. An idea I have for them is that they wear the black armor to protect themselves after they were hurt in some way. Most likely cannabalistic and fly ships in various fleets because their home planet was destroyed. Tell me what you think.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans (Need Help!)
Post by: Incognimous on May 17, 2006, 01:22:09 pm
Well that's a very basic idea. You should try to put a little more detail in it and I think, a little sketch would help us too!
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans (Need Help!)
Post by: operaghost21 on May 17, 2006, 01:25:05 pm
hey there, stranger!   ::)

so you decided on a name for these guys? i like it, very nice

why didn't you remind me they have lots of spikes when i was trying to draw them in chemistry today?  :D

Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans (Need Help!)
Post by: GrrrArrgh on May 17, 2006, 01:25:40 pm
Sounds vaguely familiar.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans (Need Help!)
Post by: tooma125 on May 17, 2006, 03:06:29 pm
Sounds vaguely familiar.

What do they sound familiar to? Is there a species like this already here? More to come! More Pictures, Story and Background once I find some time! PLEASE COMMENT! Criticism is appreciated!

(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/6263/alien2kv.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans (Need Help!)
Post by: werechicken on May 17, 2006, 03:44:12 pm
not to be too harsh but you might want to come up with a more original idea for a creature, or flesh out the history and beliefs
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans (Need Help!)
Post by: tooma125 on May 17, 2006, 04:00:03 pm
I know the space pirate idea is sometimes overplayed, but what could I change in order for these guys to be original? I have never seen anything that looks like these pirates, but I don't know. If the creature ends up sounding like something, please tell me what it is. But like I said, I am going to write a history and a background, but would that be enough? ??? *Those are bodies being flown like a kite tail behind the ships in case you were wondering.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans (Need Help!)
Post by: Xarionis on May 17, 2006, 04:01:35 pm
Don't care if people call you unoriginal, you're being original by daring to be unoriginal. It may be confusing, but if you think about it for a few hours, it'll start to make sense.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans (Need Help!)
Post by: tooma125 on May 17, 2006, 04:04:16 pm
Don't care if people call you unoriginal, you're being original by daring to be unoriginal. It may be confusing, but if you think about it for a few hours, it'll start to make sense.

Thank you, I think it is starting to.  :) I appreciate it.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans (Need Help!)
Post by: GrrrArrgh on May 17, 2006, 04:41:48 pm
I have this to say as far as originality goes: There are only so many truly original ideas in the world, and it's very difficult to come up with one that doesn't in some shape or form resemble something else. It's also entirely possible to come up with something that's almost exactly like something else without ever having seen or heard of it first, or without realizing it. The term is largely relative and dependant on the individual.

Since the sarcasm of my last post may have been lost to interpretation I'll put it bluntly. The description for these guys sounded very similar to the Torpal, who from a larger more general perspective, aren't very original either.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans (Need Help!)
Post by: a14gt on May 17, 2006, 04:45:19 pm
 if were you I would of thought up everything before you started the thread but since you can't no harm no foul. the space pirate thing isin't use around here much, I think your the first species to do that,same thing for canniballs,I don't think there are Cannibals arond here,someone correct me if i'm wrong, As for pics keep them up, if you drew those do more, but fix the smile its creepy. also like werechicken said give more info on history and belif unless they have no religion.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans (Need Help!)
Post by: tooma125 on May 17, 2006, 04:47:29 pm
Sorry I didn't catch the sarcasm...Oh well, yeah I guess they are somewhat similar to the Torpal, in that they are very warlike and what not. I will continue the pics and have a biography soon! I appreciate the comments!  :)
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans (Need Help!)
Post by: operaghost21 on May 17, 2006, 07:30:52 pm
love the picture! that maniacal grin is the best...you even have the dragging corpses (like the ship designs, too, btw)!  ;D


Since the sarcasm of my last post may have been lost to interpretation I'll put it bluntly. The description for these guys sounded very similar to the Torpal, who from a larger more general perspective, aren't very original either.

ya think so? i suppose they remind me of my earlier concepts for the torpal, but not much else


if were you I would of thought up everything before you started the thread but since you can't no harm no foul. the space pirate thing isin't use around here much, I think your the first species to do that,same thing for canniballs,I don't think there are Cannibals arond here,someone correct me if i'm wrong,

the torpal eat their casualties of war...but no one remembers that...the bug-aliens smjjames made were cannibals, too, but no one remembers them either...
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans (Need Help!)
Post by: Xarionis on May 17, 2006, 07:38:56 pm
Hey! I remembered the Torpal's feeding habits in the Condyre thread!
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans (Need Help!)
Post by: operaghost21 on May 17, 2006, 07:42:19 pm
Hey! I remembered the Torpal's feeding habits in the Condyre thread!

you want a cookie?  ;)
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans (Need Help!)
Post by: Xarionis on May 17, 2006, 07:45:06 pm
A drawing of the Ghulos will be fine ;)

-edit- Unless they're wearing clothes, though, they'll need a censor bar. They have WEE WEES AND CHA-CHAS. And the ladies have JUBBLIES.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans (Need Help!)
Post by: GrrrArrgh on May 17, 2006, 08:28:09 pm


Since the sarcasm of my last post may have been lost to interpretation I'll put it bluntly. The description for these guys sounded very similar to the Torpal, who from a larger more general perspective, aren't very original either.

ya think so? i suppose they remind me of my earlier concepts for the torpal, but not much else




On the surface, yep.

They are going to be a warrior humanoid race, have lots of black armor and spikes, and practically be a pirate/mercenary group.  Most likely cannibalistic and fly ships in various fleets because their home planet was destroyed.

Torpal are warriors, humanoid, and the pirate/mercenary thing could apply somewhat as well. Pirates, vikings, pretty similar. And I remembered the eating of the dead thing too, which is where the cannibalism comes in. Sounds pretty close to me.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans (Need Help!)
Post by: huggkruka on May 17, 2006, 10:27:32 pm
While the idea is old as spit, I really like the picture!
Oh, and:
http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=3215.msg104054#msg104054
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans (Need Help!)
Post by: Mr. Consideration on May 18, 2006, 08:46:34 am
Sounds vaguely familiar.
One of my minor creatures "the Draani" is like that, but they are aestheically differnent (insectoid for a start) just the behavior is similar.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans (Need Help!)
Post by: tooma125 on May 19, 2006, 03:08:49 pm
New Pictures! Promise a bio soon. Sorry Pics are kind of big.

(http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/4444/alien23kf.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
A Matarissan Raider

(http://img475.imageshack.us/img475/8098/alien32md.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
A Matarissan "Butcher" *Pieces of flesh on his helmet.

(http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/9562/alien43fo.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
A Dark Star Matarissan frigate. *Notice bodies being dragged.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans (Need Help!)
Post by: operaghost21 on May 19, 2006, 09:29:16 pm
awesome! hehe the first guy's nice and slobbery  :D
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans (Need Help!)
Post by: tooma125 on May 22, 2006, 01:42:32 pm
GENERAL INFO

Name: Matarissans

Average Height: 7'-8' (males), 7' (females)

Average Weight (Without Armor): 200 lbs

Average Weight (With Armor): 300 lbs

Carnivorous (Also Known to Eat the Young, Sick, or Lessers)

Lifespan: Up to 100 years

Reproduction: Matures by age 30; pregnant for 2 weeks; gives live birth to 1-3 offspring.

Body: Hairless, Tough, White, Scaly Skin. Rarely Seen without Its Armor (black and spiky). Poor hearing, Excellent eyesight.

Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans (Need Help!)
Post by: tooma125 on May 24, 2006, 05:17:31 pm
This is a history of the Matarissan. Comments and criticizm are greatly welcomed.

History

Early History:
   Originally, the Matarissans, did have a home planet, although it was centuries and centuries ago, and not in the data banks of any race. This home planet was aptly named Matarissar Prime. It was a large black dust planet similar to a black Mars. The Matarissans were not always the space pirates they are known for now, but they were once peaceful, and worked together in several clans in order to survive. These clans were very strong and sometimes clans would even join together in order to take down the giant Taribacks, large lizard-like creatures native to the planet. On occasion, after a successful hunting party, which often proved to be very treacherous, the clans would join together in order to increase their strength and numbers. Little did anybody know however, that this would eventually cause the demise of a unified Matarissan planet and race.
 
Dark Star Federation:
   One such occasion of said hunting parties would eventually form the Dark Star Federation. This group consisted of the Matarissan aristocracy and their allies who all joined together after taking down a record Tariback known as Blaide (weighing up to an astounding 5 tons). This was cause for celebration in that it was the largest Tariback ever observed and taken down. Soon after the buzz of this accomplishment went down, the clans involved set up a propaganda ring that urged other clans to join the newly formed “Dark Star Federation.” Very soon however, joining the Dark Star Federation or DSF became not only favorable, but a necessity. A federation leader emerged whose name is unknown, however he stated that the DSF would bring death upon anyone who was deemed a heretic. This leader’s enforcement of this newly enacted law was the harshest ever seen on Matarissar Prime, in that “heretics” would be torn apart while still alive, and placed on pikes surrounding the leader’s fortress. Known as Dark Thorns, these killing fields would inspire fear into any clan wishing to disobey. At this point in Matarissan history, things were looking very bad for many of the once strong and proud clans of Matarissans.

White Nova Rebellion:
   In response to the harsh regulations and punishment from the Dark Star Federation, a rebel splinter group was formed known as the White Nova Rebellion. Going so far as to set up a newly formed government, the WNR stated that they would fight the DSF in all of its forms and return the civilization to its once peaceful roots. During this time, weapons had evolved from the common slashing and piercing weapons to pressurized gas bolters and laser weapons that were often seen as a sidearm for both sides. One common problem for the WNR however, was that they were forced to make their homes in the tall mountain ranges of Matarissar Prime as opposed to the DSF who could roam freely. The very brave WNR fighters would go so far as to paint their crude armor white, which was in great contrast to the black dirt of Matarissar Prime. The WNR would often attempt to save prisoners of the DSF and add them to the ranks of the freedom fighters. Although beginning with very humble roots, the WNR soon was forced into a full scale Matarissan Civil War.

Matarissan Prime Civil War:
   The Matarissan Civil War was one of the bloodiest conflicts known to many races including the Matarissans. Battle raged across the planet, which was very destructive, but the most bloodshed occurred when the Matarissans gained the knowledge of space travel. Space travel coincided with space warfare, and soon crude frigates littered the skies of Matarissar Prime. Orbital bombings would decimate forces on both sides, and open warfare waged throughout the Matarissar system. The WNR often found itself having to pick up and leave because there were often DSF spies who would infiltrate the ranks. Warfare during the battle was very straightforward, in that giant trenches would run for miles and miles and if one side was lucky, they would take over that line only to be faced with another. Due to the Matarissan battlefields, a new weapon was made by the DSF. This weapon was called the Wraith Ion Cannon. The cannon would bombard the planet so much that magma would rise to the devastated crust. After almost a century of fighting, the Matarissan surface was reduced to an inhabitable field of magma where no life could be sustained. Because of this state of affairs, both side at a draw and unable to conquer one another, a treaty was drafted in order to stop the war. This forced the removal of all Matarissans off Matarissar Prime because the planet had become instable. In order to bring their livelihood along, giant frigates were created and left over battle cruisers were utilized in order transport the Matarissan race throughout the galaxy.

Matarissan As Pirates & Mercenaries
   After the Civil War, the Matarissans still maintained the concept of clans, which instead of villages had now become massive fleets of cruisers and frigates. The Matarissans often made their warships entirely out of a black steel substance which made the ships almost impossible to detect on sensors. Due to these two things, pirates and mercenaries became the occupation of choice for the Matarissans. Matarissans would often drift along next to trade ships and convoys and then in true guerilla fashion, open fire on the larger vessels with precision attacks. They would soon become disabled and vulnerable to boarding craft from the Matarissans. The Matarissans would send ships with drills in the front at very high velocities. After puncturing the ship’s hull and making a seal, the front would open up and spill out up to 30 fully armed Matarissans in the area. Because of this Matarissans can sometimes be seen traveling with ships from other races, modified with their own evil designs. A favored “decoration” for the Matarissans is to tie the live enemy to large chains and drift them behind their ships in the vacuum of space. Boarding parties often consist of 5 boarding ships with 120 or so pirates armed to the teeth. The bridge of the ship is often a target for boarding ships as well as the engine controls. Occasionally, although rare, a boarding ship will be packed with explosives and sent at outrageous speeds to smash into the middle of the enemy ship and explode; often proving to be one-hit kills. Due to this unfavorable occupation, many races see the Matarissans as bloodthirsty barbarians with no rules of battle.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: operaghost21 on May 24, 2006, 08:18:58 pm
fields of impaled bodies and a homemade lava planet...nice. ;D
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Kratok on May 24, 2006, 10:12:56 pm
Sounds like they have a rough belief in voodooism, (I'm posting this before reading all their history, so don't blame me if i'm wrong). Maybe they could be gastropodic, and why they have so much armour is that, at birth and any great succeding, they get a scorch mark on their body, and its very digrassing to let them show unless doing some sort of "fight of honour" or the such man that could be tooken wrong
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Tylui on May 24, 2006, 10:54:39 pm
So what happened to the WNR of the civil war ended?  Did they just vanish amongst the ranks of the "evil" Matarissans?

In my opinion, that wouldn't happen; they'd still want to fight... Is there a possibility of a "good" race of Matarissans?
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Kratok on May 24, 2006, 11:00:45 pm
I think they all adopted this form, the WNR wore white to stand out from the DSF, when they entered piracy, they allied and painted them black to hide, why they hand there victims, I dont know, also, is this counted as double posting?
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Tylui on May 24, 2006, 11:03:56 pm
That doesn't make sense... Why would they have fought a civil war for centuries or so, just to give up in the end?
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Kratok on May 24, 2006, 11:14:33 pm
Cause they destroyed their home planet?
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: operaghost21 on May 25, 2006, 12:04:16 pm
So what happened to the WNR of the civil war ended?  Did they just vanish amongst the ranks of the "evil" Matarissans?

In my opinion, that wouldn't happen; they'd still want to fight... Is there a possibility of a "good" race of Matarissans?
I think they all adopted this form, the WNR wore white to stand out from the DSF, when they entered piracy, they allied and painted them black to hide, why they hand there victims, I dont know, also, is this counted as double posting?
That doesn't make sense... Why would they have fought a civil war for centuries or so, just to give up in the end?
Cause they destroyed their home planet?

To answer you guys...The WNR painted themselves white not so much to seperate themselves, but since their planet was dark and black, being white made them stand out easily from the land; thus painting the armor white was seen as an act of bravery. They ended the war when they realized that neither side would win, and that their planet was now inhabitable, giving them nowhere to live. So, they decided to unite simply to survive, and then in the name of killing others...
did i get that right tooma?

Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on May 28, 2006, 03:12:24 pm
(http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/4359/alien59cu.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
A Picture of Dark Star Empire Headquarters and killing fields.

(http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/6400/alien63aq.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
A Picture of a Dark Star Empire Royal Guardsman.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: operaghost21 on May 28, 2006, 04:37:01 pm
yeah killing fields!  :D
i like the design of the building and the rifle too :)
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on May 31, 2006, 12:28:53 pm
(http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/5054/alien78nv.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
A Matarissan Dark Star airship/slaver.

(http://img416.imageshack.us/img416/1585/alien83yr.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
A Matarissan Dark Star Wraith Ion Cannon.

(http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/3394/alien96vq.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
A Dark Star Empire Royal Guardsman on a juvenile Tariback.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Kratok on May 31, 2006, 12:31:42 pm
Woah?
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: MorgothTheEnemy on May 31, 2006, 12:45:54 pm
reminds me of darkelves from Fantasy
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: operaghost21 on May 31, 2006, 02:06:04 pm
oooh more awesome pics  ;D
and that is one BIG cannon  :D
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 31, 2006, 02:10:28 pm
I cant see the pictures.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on May 31, 2006, 03:53:30 pm
oooh more awesome pics  ;D
and that is one BIG cannon  :D
Thanks operaghost, I appreciate it.

Please comment on these, because I would like to know any changes you'll like to see.
Also, ask some questions so I can answer them. Thanks again.  :)
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: operaghost21 on May 31, 2006, 03:56:33 pm
oh i just thought of a question...the airships, do they actually fly, or just kind of hover, like jabba's sail barge?
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on May 31, 2006, 04:02:32 pm
oh i just thought of a question...the airships, do they actually fly, or just kind of hover, like jabba's sail barge?

They utilize the high winds of Matarissar Prime's atmosphere in order to propell themselves. They also use many internal "air-brakes" in order to speed up or slow down. *The airships were discontinued when the Matarissans had to leave the planet.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: huggkruka on June 01, 2006, 11:44:39 am
Very cool pictures!  ;)
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on June 04, 2006, 05:55:15 am
(http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/8025/alien112mt.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
A Matarissan Admiral

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/2725/alien128kh.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
A Matarissan fights a wild Tariback. *Notice the spikes on the back, which when cut off by a trainer, the Tariback is recognized as being domesticated.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: operaghost21 on June 04, 2006, 06:49:51 am
nifty pics!
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on June 04, 2006, 07:23:33 am
Thanks for the replies. Any questions or criticism is appreciated.  :)
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Lambsquirter on June 05, 2006, 05:15:31 am
very col pix, keep up the good work
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Mr. Consideration on June 05, 2006, 10:32:17 am
///The Matarissians look formidable indeed....perhaps they wish to join the O.T.H.E.R alliance? (please post on O.T.H.E.R thread)///
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on June 05, 2006, 12:11:21 pm
Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments. My hands are hurting from all of the drawing.  ::) But please make some comments about your questions or suggestions.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Genesis on June 05, 2006, 12:16:19 pm
How about you go into what technology they have?
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on June 05, 2006, 02:07:27 pm
How about you go into what technology they have?

I was just telling operaghost today that I was going to draw a bunch of ships and what not. Thank you for the suggestion, I am going to write a description of the tech anyways. Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on June 08, 2006, 03:07:02 pm
(http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/9779/alien145zt.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Just sidetracking a little. Here's a picture of a battle between the Matarissans and some random aliens. The "dreadlocks" on the commander's helmet is a bunch of hair from other races which he weaves together and hangs on his helmet like decorations.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: operaghost21 on June 08, 2006, 04:57:57 pm
niiiiiiice  8)
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on June 11, 2006, 06:31:39 am
(http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/9852/alien163yc.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

This is a T-22 Hoverbike. The Matarissans take the standard hoverbike, but add ramming spikes, and put a giant explosive device in the body. A very brave Matarissan would get on the bike, drive it through enemy ranks, impaling them as he goes, and smashing into a tank or something, thereby destroying it with the explosive.
Avg. Speed: 120 mph.
Crew: 1-2
Weapons: Front Impaling Spikes
              2 Light Repeating Ion Cannons
              U-Class Bomb (in body)

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/7176/alien170lm.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

This is a "Razor-Class" dropship used by the Matarissans. The Matarissans use this dropship because of its availability, and because of its near undetectability when coming from the frigates. The "Razor-Class" dropship is often used for smuggling as well because of its large cargo bay.
Avg. Speed: 300 mph.
Crew: 5
Passengers: 30 Matarissans
Weapons: 5 Heavy Repeating Ion Cannons
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: operaghost21 on June 11, 2006, 08:30:11 am
like what you've done with the hoverbike  ;)
and love the dropships!
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Kyyp on June 11, 2006, 11:44:08 am
Just gotta ask with the hoverbike and dropship though, both vehicles have a large solid object sticking up in front on the area where the driver would be looking.
How can they see where they are going?
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on June 11, 2006, 05:34:30 pm
The dropship runs off of computers and digital readouts. The windows just add a nice effect.  :)
The thing about the bikes are that because they are basically "kamikaze" bikes, the rider only needs to know what direction hes going not what's in front of him.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on June 14, 2006, 04:49:43 pm
Some more in depth history...

History & Ages

“Stone Age” (90000BCW- 40000BCW):
   Originally, Matarissar Prime was never a desert world, but a lush and rich environment filled with many creatures. At the time, Matarissans were physically, very similar to the Torpal. In some cases, ancient Matarissans were even mistaken for Torpal warriors. The reason for this was that they were very tall, had hair, and still had their tails. The Matarissans would live in caves or very small huts made from Tariback bones. During this time, the aptly named “Cave-Matarissans” would join together in clans and form very small societies. These commonwealth societies mirrored the Cave-Matarissans ideals of sharing and community. There was peace between the Matarissans, but their relations with other creatures were not so good. At the time, the two largest predators on Matarissar Prime were the Matarissans and the Tariback, which would often fight one another. The two populations were very large, which fostered many things, including new technology and a transformation into a new era.

“Nodyl Age” (40000BCW-20000BCW):
   The “Nodyl age” was the era when the Matarissan society began to form into the modern-day society. During this time period, Matarissans formed many weapons, armor, and even structures out of an underground substance known as Nodyl. Nodyl was a heavy, sharp, and pitch-black material that was harder than diamonds on earth. Nodyl soon became a very large part of the Matarissan civilization, replacing the Tariback as the main produc. Because of the large amounts of material which needed to be excavated, many new machines were created, such as the Nodyl Harvester. The excavation of Nodyl was not only very dangerous, but also very harmful to the tropical jungle planet, in that the Harvesters would spew Nodyl dust into the atmosphere. During this time, Matarissans maintained the same attitudes of their predecessors even though they would occasionally fight for the underground riches. They still however, maintained their “tribe” mentality, which would later form the demise of the civilization. 

“Tech Age” (20000BCW- 8000BCW):
   The event that signaled the “Nodyl Age” was the formation of the first Matarissan corporation. This corporation was named the “First Matarissan Nodyl Conglomerate”, also known as the FMNC. This was a very greedy corporation, and the common Matarissan disliked them very much. This however did not stop the creation of many more Nodyl-harvesting corporations such as the Nodyl Brotherhood, the Matarissan Nodyl Combine, and the Matarissar Prime Co. These companies were led by very greedy Matarissans hoping to strike it rich. The sudden increase in demand led to lower quality means of harvesting. This meant that even more Nodyl dust, which proved to be very sulfuric, was being burst into the skies. Clouds of Nodyl dust began to slowly darken the skies, as the separate corporations began to form entire cities. After many years of this happening, and the companies seeing their income decrease decided to form a monopoly of Nodyl Harvesters, aptly named the Matarissar Prime Unified Nodyl Conglomerates or for short, the MPUNC. MPUNC joined up with the then very powerful hunting party the Dark Star Federation. MPUNC formed giant metropolises where many Matarissans were forced to migrate to in order to survive. The land of Matarissar Prime had become almost completely destroyed. After a few years of MPUNC being the only form of government, Matarissar Prime’s once beautiful jungles and blue skies had formed a black desert covered with cities, under a pitch-black sky. The change happened relatively quickly, so much so that the Matarissans didn’t realize that the reason the sun wasn’t there was because of the Nodyl dust. Not only had the environment changed, but the Matarissans themselves had. The Nodyl dust was so hot that the Matarissans eventually lost their fur. Because so many members of the civilization worked with the Nodyl, they eventually lost their tails in order to accommodate them while working in the cramped mines. The Matarissans own greed had changed their sight and hearing as well. Matarissar Prime was menacingly quiet, so in order to accommodate this their ears bent up, and the planet was so dark that their eyes got bigger and lost pupils in order to collect more sunlight.

“Silent Age” (8000BCW-0BCW):
   The silent age was the time between the formation of MPUNC and the DSF and the Matarissan Civil War.  During this time, the desperate MPUNC began to form a space administration to discover more Nodyl. They were successful because they made their ships out of the Nodyl which would form vacuum-tight seals. After traveling to dangerous exterior planets, MPUNC also created an armament administration. The large cities continued to expand and the once crystal clear seas had turned into fields of hardened sulfuric sludge.  The dreaded companies were very harsh in their dealings with common Matarissans. The utilization of “Dark Thorns” by the DSF and MPUNC was very despicable and looked down on by many. This, along with many years of abuse and punishment, created the White Nova Rebellion. Although during this time there was no battle, everyone knew that the WNR was intent on overthrowing the government. Continued persecution of the WNR created the need for a new draft of the government which was drawn up as the Free-World Matarissan Statute. This decree stated that the WNR would fight the DSF and MPUNC in all of its forms, abolish the Nodyl trade, and return the civilization to its once peaceful roots. This was not taken lightly by MPUNC or the DSF, who would be the cause of some noise in the “Silent Age.”

“Matarissar Prime 1st War Age” (0BCW-1000ACW): *Previously Posted
   The Matarissan Civil War was one of the bloodiest and longest conflicts known to many races including the Matarissans. Battle raged across the planet, which was very destructive, but the most bloodshed occurred when the Matarissans gained the knowledge of space travel. Space travel coincided with space warfare, and soon crude frigates littered the skies of Matarissar Prime. Orbital bombings would decimate forces on both sides, and open warfare waged throughout the Matarissar system. The WNR often found itself having to pick up and leave because there were often DSF spies who would infiltrate the ranks. Warfare during the battle was very straightforward, in that giant trenches would run for miles and miles and if one side was lucky, they would take over that line only to be faced with another. Due to the Matarissan battlefields, a new weapon was made by the DSF. This weapon was called the Wraith Ion Cannon. The cannon would bombard the planet so much that magma would rise to the devastated crust. After almost a century of fighting, the Matarissan surface was reduced to an inhabitable field of magma where no life could be sustained. Because of this state of affairs, both side at a draw and unable to conquer one another, a treaty was drafted in order to stop the war. This forced the removal of all Matarissans off Matarissar Prime because the planet had become instable. In order to bring their livelihood along, giant frigates were created and left over battle cruisers were utilized in order transport the Matarissan race throughout the galaxy.

“Exploration & Piracy Age” (1000ACW- Present):
   After the Civil War treaty was drawn up, the Matarissans were put into the Exploration and Piracy Age. Things were very different from the once peaceful Matarissans, in that they had nothing to call their own because the Nodyl, the Tariback, and MPUNC and DSF were gone. The Matarissans resorted to taking what they needed, a large difference from the Matarissans from the past. They resorted to using the ships and supplies left over from the war in order to survive, because most had known nothing other than war. Many of the Matarissans, hoping to make their name known in the universe turned to smuggling and trade because it was a fast and easy way to make some money. The Matarissan ships, perfect for disguise and stealth were often called upon to help other species in their own conflicts. This went on for many years, and is still continuing. The most major event in Matarissan history is relevant to the former White Nova Rebellion members. They have just recently joined the Space War Union, alongside other great species. This is the first alliance between Matarissans and other space-faring beings. The WNR although adopting the common black Nodyl armor, have been sometimes seen with their white painted armor. As of late however, Matarissans have only been noticed on the outermost planets, but with extremely large fleets, matching in size to the Dark Star Federation fleets…

Please comment. Pictures to come.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: operaghost21 on June 14, 2006, 06:25:36 pm
awesome history! love it!  ;D
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on June 17, 2006, 05:18:32 am
Please!!!  Please, I just wrote all of that out, and its been three days since anyone posted. Any questions or comments are greatly welcomed and appreciated! I have some pictures coming as well.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on June 17, 2006, 05:25:28 am
I hope its not double posting...oh well.

(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/7407/alien181hj.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Here is a picture of a Cave-Matarissan, from the history. Notice how they are somewhat physically similar to the Torpal. Remember take the time to read the history and to comment, please!  :)
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: operaghost21 on June 17, 2006, 09:16:06 am
I  <3  Matarissans
 ;D
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on June 17, 2006, 12:55:26 pm
Operaghost, because of your <3 for the Matarissans, and because you're pretty much the only one who ever posts on this thread, I dedicate this picture to you...

  (http://img476.imageshack.us/img476/3369/alien196po.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: operaghost21 on June 17, 2006, 01:06:36 pm
yay! ;D
nothing like slaughtering in cold blood  :D
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: TheNecromonicon on June 17, 2006, 01:07:54 pm
May I ask what species he's ripping apart? Or are they just some generic blank creatures to kill?
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on June 17, 2006, 01:08:57 pm
Just a generic creature. I based it off of E.T., and the Kaminoans from SW.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: TheNecromonicon on June 17, 2006, 01:10:52 pm
I have no problem with the destruction of those retarded Kaminoans, keep up the good work  ;D
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on June 17, 2006, 01:14:19 pm
Why, what did you think the aliens were?
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: TheNecromonicon on June 17, 2006, 01:26:35 pm
Well I was hoping they could represent Prodeerians or Shewaf hahaha  ;)
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Kratok on June 17, 2006, 04:30:49 pm
Then it would probably have to have fur. I post here to, sometimes, right?
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on June 19, 2006, 11:16:08 am
Yes you do.  :) Does anyone have questions on the Matarissans or their history? Anyone?
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Dr . Nick on June 19, 2006, 02:55:23 pm
I do.....what about this rumour of them eating eachother?

Did i misunderstood? Or do they really eat eachother...if so Howcome?
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: GrrrArrgh on June 19, 2006, 03:32:28 pm
I do.....what about this rumour of them eating eachother?

Did i misunderstood? Or do they really eat eachother...if so Howcome?

There's lots of reasons for a species to practice cannibalism. Like maybe they have no other readily available food source, they believe consuming the flesh of another will give them power, or free the soul of the dead from its mortal shell. Or they're just batsh*t crazy.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: TheNecromonicon on June 19, 2006, 03:33:41 pm
The Necromonicon eat their dead for all those reasons, but mostly because they're batsh*t crazy.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Dr . Nick on June 19, 2006, 03:43:15 pm
GRAAaaaaArg  ;D

Yes i know thats true for humans.
But i meant why is it so for the Matarissans  :)
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on June 19, 2006, 04:05:17 pm
The Matarissans hold strong resenment towards anything which portrays them as weak. This is why Matarissans can sometimes be seen eating the weak or injured. It is done respectfully however, and they never eat them out in the open. They prefer to eat them in privacy... ;)
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: GrrrArrgh on June 19, 2006, 04:06:17 pm
Creepy. So they're closet cannibals.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Dr . Nick on June 20, 2006, 04:11:08 am
And how did they started with it ?
Can u tell me where the bases of this canibalistic behaviour lies.
I'm really interested in the canibalism.
1 it freaks me out ^^
2 Its always fun to have pirats they are like the chaos element in ur game. Popping along to do some damage just to fly away ..much liek a game of civ with roaming barbarians

3 It freaks me out  ;D

and given ur aviator i can imagiine i would like the look and feel of ur pirates.
So i feel inspireed to contribute to ur species ....i hope i don't do wrong in this but this is maybe something ur pirates wanna use ;D
yes made it myself so no worries :) u can have the design

](http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/Pandamin/Judge-1.jpg) (http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/Pandamin/Judge-1.jpg[/img)
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: operaghost21 on June 20, 2006, 09:40:38 am
The Matarissans hold strong resenment towards anything which portrays them as weak. This is why Matarissans can sometimes be seen eating the weak or injured. It is done respectfully however, and they never eat them out in the open. They prefer to eat them in privacy... ;)

hah that's the exact opposite of torpals...they eat the strong, the warriors (from their ancient belief that you gain the consumed's strength)
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on June 20, 2006, 10:39:41 am
And how did they started with it ?
Can u tell me where the bases of this canibalistic behaviour lies.
I'm really interested in the canibalism.
1 it freaks me out ^^
2 Its always fun to have pirats they are like the chaos element in ur game. Popping along to do some damage just to fly away ..much liek a game of civ with roaming barbarians

3 It freaks me out  ;D

and given ur aviator i can imagiine i would like the look and feel of ur pirates.
So i feel inspireed to contribute to ur species ....i hope i don't do wrong in this but this is maybe something ur pirates wanna use ;D
yes made it myself so no worries :) u can have the design

](http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/Pandamin/Judge-1.jpg) (http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j317/Pandamin/Judge-1.jpg[/img)

The Matarissans first started cannabalism when the skies turned black on Matarissar Prime. It was a slow evolution from the Cave-Matarissans, but as the Nodyl companies grew, so did Matarissan greed and extreme worry of their appearences. The Matarissans didn't like to be associated with weakness during this time, so they started to eat them...

1. I try my hardest...
2. Yeah, I tried to have the Matarissans as a sort of "myth" among races, in that although some would see them, nobody knew for a fact that they were real.

I really appreciate the design, Dr. Nick. I don't want to sound like a jerk, but is that a design for a gun or a ship? I'm thinking more of a gun, but I don't know. I do appreciate it however, and will begin to implement it into my own designs. I'm glad to see you're enjoying the whole space pirate/cannibal thing.  :)



Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Dr . Nick on June 20, 2006, 11:11:51 am
Of course its a gun silly  ;D

I called it the judge cause it looks a lot like the gun from the Judge Dred comics :)

A spaceship would look different  ;)

So if i get it right ur species eat the weak so the overal fitness of the species improves.
And they have a serious issues..whats the word...Deep down they think they are ugly and weak..but they show everybody how great there race of hunters is. Close? ...anyway ..continue :)
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on June 20, 2006, 11:30:24 am
Thank you very much!  :)
They think they are very very ugly... :'( so you are right!
I'm going to start putting this in my pictures.  ;D
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Dr . Nick on June 20, 2006, 11:36:20 am
Cool  :D
Hmm one word posting seems so weird so A qeustion to think about. Where is ur species located in present time...i know they roam,  But are they coming from a place ..a place where something happened ? ..we know the planet they call home is gone.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on June 20, 2006, 11:44:29 am
After the Matarissan Civil War, and after they all left, they pretty much just float around space. They travel in different fleets, composing of various numbers of frigates and fighters. They are always traveling and have not one place in specific. They are spread throughout the universe...
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Dr . Nick on June 20, 2006, 11:49:13 am
When they encounter eachother. Do they fight ? how do they procreate ? do they bump into other ships ...if so how do they keep the same language ....
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on June 20, 2006, 11:50:17 am
I'm going to write a big thing on relations among the Matarissans. But you must wait my child. All in due time... ;)
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Dr . Nick on June 20, 2006, 11:51:59 am
Will do  :)
Well i hate to do this , buuut feel free to browse around my  page  ;D
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on June 20, 2006, 11:57:55 am
Will do friend. Will do.  :)
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on June 20, 2006, 12:43:27 pm
(http://img472.imageshack.us/img472/8360/alien204xl.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Here is a "Sand-Matarissan". These guys are commonly reffered to as the Dust-Walkers. They are known for being crazy, because they almost never get any other interactions. They wear thin Nodyl helmets to cover there eyes and sensitive scalps from the rushing sands of certain planets. Their armor spikes are visibly worn down from the sand and wind. They wear large overcoats to shield themselves from the sun, and often have a large hood to put up. When they do interact with another species, they usually fight them no matter how outnumbered they may be. This includes other fleets of Matarissans. The Dust-Walkers are the most nomadic but not most brutal of the Matarissans.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Dr . Nick on June 20, 2006, 01:37:43 pm
I just happened to be here.....I like it :)

Somehow if i were to imagine fighting these critters i'd see a few character traits to exploit
so they are not perfect and that makes 'm great.
And of course they are crazey if ur left talking to urself and a bunch of weird guys on a ship .
Just a qeustion...how do they solve in breed..did they ever concider they might be as mad as a bunch of badgers because of the limited availability of fresh genes ?
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on June 20, 2006, 02:08:09 pm
They are extremely not perfect. These guys are basically the misfits of the Matarissans. These guys, because they don't really have any relatives are living life like they're in the Appalachian Mountains. They don't care if there mate is brother or sister, which means that the Sand-Matarissans are slowly evolving into an inbred creature. This is different from the "regular" ,if you can even say that, Matarissans.  :)
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Dr . Nick on June 20, 2006, 02:11:35 pm
i can go with that  ;D

Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: operaghost21 on June 20, 2006, 02:21:00 pm
love the dust-walkers! ;D
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on June 20, 2006, 02:24:37 pm
love the dust-walkers! ;D

Thanks! I feel kind of unoriginal though, in that they are somewhat based off of Tusken Raiders. They are somewhat different however. Think of them as "Space-Rednecks"  :)
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: operaghost21 on June 20, 2006, 02:26:41 pm
love the dust-walkers! ;D

Thanks! I feel kind of unoriginal though, in that they are somewhat based off of Tusken Raiders. They are somewhat different however. Think of them as "Space-Rednecks"  :)

*begins to hear banjo music*  :D
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Dr . Nick on June 20, 2006, 02:27:11 pm
***** unoriginal ....where else am i suiposed to get SW knock offs  ???

 ;D
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Yokto on June 20, 2006, 04:24:36 pm
Well you could always go to my planet Othyxir. (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=5061.msg159605#msg159605)  (JK!) :D

I do not think they are unoriginal. I see plenty of originality in the Sand-Matarissan.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Dr . Nick on June 20, 2006, 04:31:39 pm
yes i agree and ..will do :)

and could u perhaps explain me where how to make such a nice link ? i always do the crude hyperlink ..i want it tidy like urs  ;D
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Yokto on June 20, 2006, 04:40:52 pm
Sure thing. First of all i use Firefox so im not sure if it works in IE but it should work. At the top of every replay thier is a link. When you right click on the link the option to copy the links address should come up. Just copy the link and then use the code below

Code: [Select]
[url=http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=5061.msg159605#msg159605]Othyxire[/url]

http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=5061.msg159605#msg159605 is the link address and Othyxire is the what you whant to call the link.

Ask if you need anymore help.  :)
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on June 21, 2006, 10:25:48 am
Well, I'm glad to hear that you like the Sand Matarissans. I don't think it would be unoriginal if I had a type of Matarissan for different parts of the universe. The Matarissans all speak the same language, but some don't talk. Most of the time, various Matarissan fleets just pass by eachother, but when they do meet up, they either trade or fight...
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on June 24, 2006, 06:44:51 am
Sometimes the Matarissans are mistaken for pirates even though they are only garishly dressed men...
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: operaghost21 on June 24, 2006, 11:07:24 am
Sometimes the Matarissans are mistaken for pirates even though they are only garishly dressed men...

LMAO nice  :D
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: TheNecromonicon on June 24, 2006, 02:14:05 pm
Garnished? I had no idea the Matarissans enjoyed covering themselves in pepper, cloves, feta cheese and basil. Kinky  ;)
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 24, 2006, 03:02:34 pm
Thats a poor pun. Its not like Garish and Garnish are even remotely similar.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: TheNecromonicon on June 24, 2006, 03:06:13 pm
I know, but I couldn't resist.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Yokto on June 24, 2006, 03:10:03 pm
OK change it to Motley then so their can be no confusion.  :D
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: operaghost21 on June 24, 2006, 09:46:54 pm
if only more people watched arrested development, things like this wouldn't happen  :-\
 :D
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on July 06, 2006, 06:46:56 pm
if only more people watched arrested development, things like this wouldn't happen  :-\
 :D

Thank you for being the only one to actually get that.  :D I know its been a while, but as soon as I have a good week to get my thoughts and drawings together I'll try to reamerge. Either that, or the Matarissans will lose all of their former glory and become a thread bottom feeder... :'(
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on October 02, 2006, 03:07:48 pm
Hey guys! Long time no see, huh? Well I’ve come to the conclusion that school and the encompassing work is becoming too overbearing. I honestly don’t think that I will contribute to the Matarissan history or species for a very long time…if ever. If someone…*cough Operaghost cough* would like to take the species for their own, feel free. I think I’m honestly done…Feel free to look at my work on Deviantart. http://tooma125.deviantart.com/
I’m sorry to anyone who actually enjoyed the Matarissans, but after I finished work, school started and things started getting hectic. So this is basically my farewell to Gaming Steve and Spore Fiction. Thanks guys and gals. I appreciate all of the support for the small time the Matarissans were around. Some of you I’ll see in school, but to the rest, goodbye. Viddy Well, Droogs!  ;)
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: operaghost21 on October 02, 2006, 04:11:42 pm
If someone…*cough Operaghost cough* would like to take the species for their own, feel free.

 :o I'd be honored! ;D
speaking of that...I'm STILL meaning to do some fan-art of these guys...boy, I procrastinate  :D

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I’m sorry to anyone who actually enjoyed the Matarissans,

all 4 of us  :P

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So this is basically my farewell to Gaming Steve and Spore Fiction. Thanks guys and gals. I appreciate all of the support for the small time the Matarissans were around. Some of you I’ll see in school, but to the rest, goodbye. Viddy Well, Droogs!  ;)

aww bye
well, see you in school...once every six weeks  ::) :D
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: tooma125 on October 02, 2006, 04:49:28 pm
Do me proud, Operaghost. I know you can really do a good job with the Matarissans.  ;) Hey who knows, I may poke my head in every now and then to check up on those silly little pirates!
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: operaghost21 on February 20, 2007, 09:43:24 am
attention! the matarissans are back, baby!

As their honorary caretaker, I've decided to finally bring those lovable space pirates back from the grave (my recent art streak may have had something to do with it...)! To celebrate their return, I've done an all-new picture (partially inspired by an idea by their original creator.
I present to you, the matarissan organ-bomber!
(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/3056/organplayer0001rz1.jpg)

One of the matarissan's most inventive weapons came in the form of the organ bomber, similar in function to early grendaiers. A musical instrument, very similar to the pipe organ, was retrofitted to fire explosives (originally grenade-type devices, and later artillery and more powerful missiles). Depending on what music the organist plays, he can control how many grenades are fired, as well as which targets are aimed at. Pulled into battle by taribacks, the enemy would be devastated by the introduction of maddening music followed by a volley of explosives.

As far as the tariback in the picture goes, I'm still in the process of working on a 'final' updated design, so it'll probably further changes (I think I'll change its color too). Plus, I forgot the light on their heads. So yeah, that's a work in progress...
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: nurizeko on February 21, 2007, 03:38:17 am
I have to say, they have grown on me, I love the look and feel, very indie and unique, the kind you expect in a cool indie comic.

The back story and fluff is also very good, what you lack in uber artz skills you more then make up in imagination.  :)

My only gripe is they look basically like space goblins, but who knows, maybe you can turn that to your advantage, people are so obsessed with alien looking aliens nobody ever figures that hey, perhaps some species somewhere will just by chance evolve a humanoid form.

Keep the good stuffz commin'.

Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Hydromancerx on February 21, 2007, 04:34:56 am
I have to agree, Opera is very creative. And believe it or not opera has actually improved his art skills a lot since his 1st sketches of the Torpal. He has drawn a lot in this forum and one thing that sets him apart is his imagination. I mean I am the anti-dragon and humanoid Nazi and he has even convinced me that a humanoid looking creature like the Torpal can be both entertaining and unique. In short opera should be proud of the Torpals and his positive impact on the spore community.
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: nurizeko on February 21, 2007, 07:46:53 am
True, he does great work, really enjoy looking at it.

(Hopes his dark dark dragon secret doesn't get out).

If these Matarissans had some kinda cartoon show like futurama or the simpsons on at night, I would become a regular viewer, I can just see they would be entertaining!.  :D
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: operaghost21 on February 21, 2007, 03:02:21 pm
I have to agree, Opera is very creative. And believe it or not opera has actually improved his art skills a lot since his 1st sketches of the Torpal. He has drawn a lot in this forum and one thing that sets him apart is his imagination. I mean I am the anti-dragon and humanoid Nazi and he has even convinced me that a humanoid looking creature like the Torpal can be both entertaining and unique. In short opera should be proud of the Torpals and his positive impact on the spore community.
True, he does great work, really enjoy looking at it.

awww, thanks you guys! *feels warm and fuzzy on the inside*  ;D
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: Malt on February 21, 2007, 03:07:31 pm
I also like Opera. I think he is the grapest guy I know.

*awaits Opera's love and admiration*
Title: Re: New Creature- The Matarissans
Post by: operaghost21 on April 14, 2007, 05:04:18 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/)