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Spore: Sporepedia Exchange / World Wonder Series
« on: October 03, 2008, 04:43:35 pm »
I came up with the idea of making a world wonder sporecast some time ago, but posting it here only came to my mind now. So, I'll be creating more stuff as I improve my building skills. Up to this moment I've been defeated by the Eiffel Tower and the Colosseum, but we'll see about that.

This all started because of a Kremlin picture I stumbled upon, which led me to make this:

Now there is a whole world of stuff to make.

This needs more middle ages!

There's more coming... Leave your suggestions please!  ;D

Spore: Creation Corner / [NG] The Terteritus (Poll Added)
« on: April 13, 2008, 05:40:46 pm »
Now, from the same creator of nothing else, I present you the...


Attempt on the CC Free Trial, video below.

Before reaching sapience, the Terteritus were mostly a jungle dwelling species, and by natural selection, the species got smaller, to around 1.30m. Their planet, called Ool, meaning water, has about 1.2 times the Earth gravity, and has no natural satellites. The Terteritus has very deep bonds with their own family, clan, and later on, with their nation. They are mostly xenophobes when it comes to unknown beings and other Terteritus.

As it can be seen, the Terteritus is radially symmetric.


I - Mouth
The Terteritus is essentially a carnivorous species, feeding chiefly on small sized animals, but it if food becomes scarce, an extra income of energy may come from some kinds of fruit originally found on the equatorial jungles of Ool. The mouth as it can be seen on the picture is almost closed. Its diameter may reach the whole diameter of the light-green "bulb" that is their head.

II - Nostrils
Instead of breathing oxygen only, nitrogen is also metabolised by them. The excessive nitrogen they get is then expelled by glands near the cloaca, along with other excessive substances. Ool's atmosphere has much more oxygen than nitrogen, so their breathing got balanced according to that. Inside the cavity, there's also a rough sound reconnaissance cell group, even though their auditory system is really weak and simple.

III - Retractile Pseudopods
A long time before this species arose, one of its ancestors had the ability of retracting all of its six limbs into its own body, but it slowly got harder, as their legs were getting bigger and thicker. On their current state, the Terteritus has three legs and three pseudopods. (Only two of the three pseudopods may be seen on the picture.) The pseudopods were used to firmly attach one terteritus onto a tree, and are used to take food to the mouth. Later on, it was used to manipulate all kinds of things.
By attaching themselves to thick green tree trunks, it was possible to remain unnoticed and jump on a possible prey. The pseudopods are strong, yet sensible. They are responsable for most of the species's tactile sense.
And by spreading mucus over their pseudopods and rubbing them, they're able to produce an intricate series of loud sounds and gestures that are their main mean of communication.

IV - Legs

The limbs that got unable to retract turned into legs, and on account of having three legs, it is possible to a terteritus to run in any direction easily. Its strong stomp is felt by other terteritus's sensible "hooves", as another mean of communication.

V - Cloaca
The cloaca is located under the terteritus's body, by the retractile pseudopods. There are less symbiotic bacteria on their gastrointestinal tract, making their excrement have a faint odor, if any.

VI - Eyes
Vision, along with touch, is the most accurate sense in a terteritus. Because of their three eyes, (One eye may not be seen on the picture.) they don't have the ideas of front or back, and it's possible to be aware of all the surroundings. Also, if a terteritus wants to focus in a specific point, in order to run or something that requires attention, it may close its other eyes and look at it.

There are two genders, male and female. After reaching mating age, it is possible to a male to use its own pseudopods to place the sperm into a female's cloaca. After the conceiving, the female lays the eggs (usually six) in twenty days. The eggs were buried in an early stage of their species and would hatch in around sixty days. Family is one of the strongest institutions in a terteritus's life, and apart the reproductive system, there is no major anatomical difference between males and females, so their rights and duties are usually equal.

However, after having enough technological knowledge, the parents would leave their eggs in incubators, reducing the hatching time to forty days.

More on culture, history and technology coming soon. Questions? Anything that is completely wrong? That's fixable, you know, just comment on it.

Youtube goodness!
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* - Thank you Always for the suggestion. And Huck for the things he pointed out.

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