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Capital And Its Inhabitants *Important*
« on: October 20, 2007, 03:06:48 pm »

Name: Capital
Size: About 10,000 Miles Diameter (Small)
Age: About 4.9 Billion Years
Tilt: Roughly 12 Degrees
Star: Maestro
Moon(s): Hierarchal
Size of Moon(s): 1/8th of Capital
Distance from Moon: About 200,000 Miles
Distance from Star: About 125,000,000 Miles
Gravity: 95% that of Earth's
Average Earth Days Per Year: 325
Average Earth Hours Per Day: About 20
Amount Daylight: About 10
Amount Night: About 10
Seasonal Difference: Minimal Temperature Difference
Land Percentage: About 40%
Water Percentage: About 60%
Main Resources: Methane, Coal, Oil, Rare Gems, Metals, and other Gases
Atmosphere Makeup: Largely Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen, and Methane; Trace Amounts of Hydrogen, Oxygen, Argon, and Others
The Lower Atmospheric Jet Stream: Located About One Mile Above Surface (About 7 Miles Per Hour)
Global Underwater Current: Located In World's Oceans (Slow, Inconsitent Speed)
Planetary Weather Core: Meeting of the LAJS and GUC;  General Location Of Annual Storm
Annual Storm: Caused By Pressure Variance; Can Develop Tornado Going East/West or Hurricane Going North/South Depending On Wind


~This Map Is What Capital Looks Like Stretched Completely Flat


~This Map Shows the Lower Atmospheric Jet Stream (Blue), The Global Underwater Current (Red), Aquatic Spawning Grounds (Yellow), Land Spawning (Green), and the Planetary Weather Core (Purple)
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Re: Capital And Its Inhabitants
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2007, 03:07:52 pm »
Table of Contents




Aquatic Creatures

Krelle

Camophish

Blubar

Land Creatures

Bovlug

Nostradon

Epoc

Flying Creatures

Torpi

Noctlobe

Flue
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Re: Capital And Its Inhabitants
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2007, 03:10:22 pm »
The Complete History Of Capital

The Formation Era

As the gases finally subsided in the formation of the Maestro star, the astral bodies that would form Capital, the only other planet in the system, began to collide.  Over many billions of years of extreme gravity and heat, the terrestrial body of Capital was formed.  It had a molten landscape, of constantly erupting volcanoes, pouring the atmosphere with soot and carbon gases.  During this period, the remainder of large rocks would satellite Capital.  As the planet gained shape, so did its moon, Hierarchal.  Hierarchal was roughly 1/3 the same size of Capital, but held no volcanoes, and relatively a thin atmosphere of carbon monoxide.

The Cooling Era

This was a relative short era, only lasting a few thousand years.  As the asteroids were all consumed, there was nothing else interfering with the exterior of the planet.  Seismic activity slowed down, and volcanic vents were pouring out far slower.  By the end, the excess magma had subsided complete.  The thick layer of soot in the air sent the world into darkness.  As it settled, the Magma Rivers solidified, making the continental shape.

The Hydrolysis Era

The Maestro system was visited by a large, nomadic belt of asteroids and comets.  As they neared the star from nearly all angles, Capital and Hierarchal were directly in their path.  For the many thousands of years that ensued, the bodies were bombarded by these comets.  However, the comets were made mostly of ice and gaseous cores.  When they entered Capital, they brought with them a payload of water, vapor, and atmospheric gases.  During this time, the earth on Capital was slowly flooded by the water, bringing the sea levels up dramatically.  Those comets that hit Hierarchical, simply collided or bounced off, because the atmosphere wasn’t enough to melt them.  Such, Hierarchical is now only 1/8th the size of Capital, and completely absent of water.

The Distillation Era

Aboard the comets and asteroids that collided with Capital came a small enzyme, that acted unlike many other of its kind.  These bacterial structures filtered into the water, attaching itself to natural sediments.  Solutes like salt, chlorine, etc. were consumed, sending up many thousands of tons of carbon gases, but essentially, “distilling” most of the water aboard the planet to “mostly-fresh water”.

The Glacial Era

Even though Capital and Hierarchal absorbed many of the comets and asteroids, Maestro itself was the target of bombardment.  It was a weak star to begin with, consisting as a giant, blue fireball consisting mostly of methane.  As it was bombarded, it weakened considerably, affecting the climate of Capital.  Capital underwent a large ice age, in which most of the water solidified into huge, thick glaciers that slowly moved over the landscape.

The Melting Era

After Maestro was finished being the target of asteroids, it tried to rebuild itself.  With the help of excess gases in the surrounding space, it pulled itself together, getting nearly as strong as it was originally.  During this time, surround stars were collapsing for some unknown reason.  Bursts of solar flares and supernovae bi products ripped through the immediate space, heating up Capital, and thickening the atmosphere considerably with Carbon Dioxide and Methane.  The glaciers retracted, scraping the landscape, depositing nutritional sediment, but dragging most of it to the costal areas.  This gives the landscape a ring effect, with the most fertile soil near water sources, and the least fertile in the center.

The Geological and Atmospheric Reformation Era

Even before the glaciers retracted, the geology of Capital was changing.  Large steam vents, from the underground magma flows, rose from the South Pole.  Sediment rose up from these vents, making a virtual mini continent that was similar to a cave flipped inside out.  Hot springs and geysers littered the landscape, and began to pump many tons of gases into the atmosphere.  A certain bacteria evolved in the water, similar to its predecessor, only producing methane as a byproduct, which rose up into the atmosphere with the rest of the gases.

Within the planetary crust exists a rare hydrophilic compound that dissolves cleanly in water, Zanondarb. A very dense metalloid, it is generally rare but is present within the planet due to residue left over from Maestro’s formation before Capital’s. This was riddled in deposits all across the planet, forming dense networks along planetary fault lines where it was able to naturally exist without bonding. As water eroded along it in the sides of continental plates, it reacted with the Zanondarb and created tunnels which led to a series of geothermal vents many miles inland that allowed plant life to flourish a good distance from the water, even though it’s not as fertile.

   The large and numerous channels on the planet are due to peculiar plate tectonics. As the plates moved against each other, two of the largest collided forcefully enough that the edges of a number of plates shattered and were forced into convection currents within the Mantle. This caused sections of land to apparently loose large swaths through the centers or edges. Due to the plate edges, plate tectonics slowed to an infinitesimal amount; the convection currents created a planet-wide buffer. Because of this, large, seemingly unsustainable water formations have been maintained when normal tectonic processes would have prevented them.  Photo-plankton schools have made their migration paths through these great openings in the land.  At night, their paths have a slight glow about them.

The excess gases in the atmosphere finally caught up with Capital.  It heated up considerably due to natural global warming.  For a few hundred years, the temperature rose up to its current temperature.  The outer atmosphere retained its light blue shade from the lighter gases that rose up, but the interior took on a yellow-brownish tinge due to the thick gases. 

The chains of events led to the formation of the “Low Atmospheric Jet Stream” which resides less than a kilometer above the surface.  Winds blow in a regular path around the planet at about seven kilometers per hour.  In this, many insects, aviaries, and flying creatures migrate to all across the planet at rather quick speeds.

The Land Inhabitation Era

The more recent era occurred a short time after the Reformation.  Before hand, life had thrived under the ice sheets and protection of the water.  The bacteria had expanded into full grown, multi cellular organisms.  Small fish/mollusk/crustacean like creatures evolved, as did underwater, and above ground plant life.  Finally, after years of constant change, Capital took a relative balance, and the ecosystem settled.  From the fertile shores of the continents, rose a new, land crawling animal.  So, from bacteria to this miniature animal, life had grown to thrive on Capital.

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Re: Capital And Its Inhabitants
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2007, 05:04:50 pm »
This is really good!
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Re: Capital And Its Inhabitants
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2007, 05:06:04 pm »


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Re: Capital And Its Inhabitants
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2007, 06:01:29 pm »
extensive detail on the planet's layout.
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Re: Capital And Its Inhabitants
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2007, 02:36:36 pm »
Bloody hell...

I definitely need a lot more background to mine!  :P
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Re: Capital And Its Inhabitants
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2007, 02:40:40 pm »
Thanks, this has been a work in progress for a long time

I have a lot of creatures made out, keep voting please

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Re: Capital And Its Inhabitants
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2007, 03:17:22 pm »
OK, i've given up and started mine anyway :P I only hope I can make it as detailed as yours over the next week lol

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Re: Capital And Its Inhabitants
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2007, 09:46:02 am »
Wow, I really love the first picture!
Good job on the background too!

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Re: Capital And Its Inhabitants
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2007, 06:20:44 pm »

Name: Krelle (kur-eel)
Classification: Cold-Blooded Arthropod
Diet: Carnivorous Ovivore
Size/Weight: 2 Feet Tall, 1/2 Foot Wide / 15 lbs
Reproduction: Females Absorb Sperm from Huge Underwater Clouds Released by Fghting Males
Normal Lifespan:  3 Capital Years
Natural Weapons/Armor: Slight Neurotoxin / Thick Shell
Brief Description:

The Krelle are a disgusting creature, found in the deepest depths of Capital's oceans.  They are similar to a Nautilus, but their tentacles are more squidlike, as well as the ability to deliver a non-lethal neurotoxin through them.  As they make their ways along the ocean floors and coral reefs, they probe around, looking for the nests of other sea inhabitants.  When located, they wrap up the eggs, regardeless of size, and consume them in the small beak nestled in the tentacles.  Besides eggs, they consume small fish, decaying animals, or anything in general they can get their hands on.

In some cases, Krelle are known to walk along the ocean floors with their tentacles.  They have basic three eyes located on their shell, but are, for the most part, blind.  Rather, they see movement in the form of the creatures, plants, and thermal vents.  They face only one major predator, themselves.  The Krelle are highly territorial, with the only form of contact between them during mating seasons, where they continue to fight over the thermal vents they lay their eggs in.  Infant Krelle are known to be cannibalistic, which almost acts as a form of natural eugenics.  Generally, the more successful Krelle have elaborate shell designs, and are poached because of so.
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Re: Capital And Its Inhabitants *Krelle*
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2007, 07:37:59 pm »
Looking good.  I want more!
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Re: Capital And Its Inhabitants *Krelle*
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2007, 12:18:24 am »
Looks good  :)

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Re: Capital And Its Inhabitants *Krelle*
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2007, 01:32:26 am »
Not actually read this yet, but it looks nifty, and I will do.

Only one thing I'd like to point out, the timezones should have an area between + and -1, just thought I'd let you know ;)

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Re: Capital And Its Inhabitants *Krelle*
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2007, 04:01:31 am »
Ill just take that out, and use it when i decide to release my senient creature... they can have a different standard of time