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The Ni'Calls
« on: February 07, 2009, 10:18:18 am »

Fist of all, the name Ni'Calls come from the rule of their language that a possessive like belonging to, or theirs, or came from. Ni'Calls means "From Calla", The Ni'Calls homeworld.Their system is simple, with 3 rocky planets, 3 gas giants, and a relatively large star. An interesting part of their system is that it's shrouded in a nebula.(this was the reason for that seemingly random question in the Bino thread. They are amphibious, originating in Calla's oceans. They have adapted to withstand wild temperature and pressure fluctuations, and can "swim" in the nebula. A popular Ni'calls sport is cross-system swimming, from space stations in orbit. Physical features are:

they manipulate objects with their tentacles by the aid of suction cup-like depressions on one side of their tentacles

They breathe by their skin

Their eye is adapted to see in very low light, useful in the ocean depths.

They have no bones, only stiffer areas inside their bodies, this is how you usually find Keyal in the student life RP crammed down the toilets. :P

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Race name: Ni'Calls

Reason or meaning of name: Technically, I thought of the name after seeing this: Ingalls Turret Cab Locomotives

Nickname(s) given to the race by other races/groups: They're called Squishies by other races.

Reason(s) or meanings of nickname(s):  because they are squishy, and they are your friend (Get the reference for the win!)

Where does this race live?:

What is the environment around them like?: Nebula, a very interesting surrounding.

How have they adapted to it?: Their biology is adapted to be able to fly, so they can even fly from the planet to space.

How does it affect them?: They don't have rockets, untill the discovery of empty space they used airplanes.

How is their society organized?: Children, adults, elders

If there is a hierarchy, what is it based on?:

How do these people govern themselves?: An established set of ethics and logic govern the behavior of their society.

Do they live in an empire?: As of this moment they are part of the Bino, which in turn are part of the United Society, composed of the Goonal, Perrachi, and Bino.

A league of nations?: They have individual nations in a union

How are leaders chosen?: The most intelligent adult is used, advised by a council of elders

How large is the society?: the society encompasses all of their solar system.

Is this race the only intelligent species on their world?: yes.

If so, how do they feel about this? Proud? Lonely? Do they know/care?:They are proud that they developed intelligence, but since the beginning of history they have pondered of life outside of their system.


===Biological Anatomy===


Is the race unicellular or multicellular?: They are multicellular, but have characteristics of a single cell.

How does the race breathe?: lungs, but can also use their skin directly.

What is the circulatory system like?: Every cell gets an individual portion of blood; their circulatory system is very intricate.

What/How does the race eat?: They typically enjoy sour/sweet foods. They ingest it by making a cavity in their skin, adding digestive cells to the skin in the cavity, and moving the food into their "mouth"

How does the race grow/mature?: Their body plan stays almost exactly the same way from birth to death. They grow from the nutrients in their food.

How do they reproduce?: Male and female, or ambiguous genes, are combined in the female, and the New One grows to a certain size, than breaks off.

Are they warm or cold-blooded?: warm blooded, to survive the cold ocean depths.

What kind of symmetry does this race possess?:

Where are their sense organs located?: Their eye and digestive system always stay where they are, but other organs move around, come and go, whenever they need to.

How are bodily wastes eliminated?: Liquefied, than sweated out.

From where are they eliminated?: Their skin expells it.

What is the body cavity like? Are the organs specialized/highly developed?: Their body is filled with jelly-like cells, which can compile into organs.

What kind of structural support does the race have?: a substance similar to cartilage.

How does your race move?: Either by flying, of hopping on their single leg. The latter is much slower.

Does it move?: Uh, yeah...

How does it grip things?: The tentacles are very dexterous, and the suction-depressions help grip things.

Does it have opposable thumbs?: No individual fingers at all.

Or prehensile tails or limbs like an elephant or octopus?: Yes, five tentacles

From where did the race’s "hands" develop?:  They were originally double-ended, so the tentacles were once toes

What kind of opposable thumb do they have?: None.

Could the hands have evolved from something other than the forefeet?: No.

What is the nervous system like?: Like the circulatory system, it is very intricate and dlivers info and instructions to every cell.

Does the race have a central nervous system?: Yes, a fairly large one.

Is the race intelligent?: Definitely, brainiacs by galactic standards.

Do they operate on instinct alone?: No, not at all.

Physical Appearance/Physiology:


===General Anatomy===


Common eye color(s): Bone white.

Common hair color(s): No hair

Common skin (or scales, or etc…) color(s): Jet black

Average Height (male/female): 5"

Average Weight (male/female): 80lb.

Average type of body/build (male/female): cephalopod

Predominate features:

Distinguishing marks (head crests, spots, tails): Their large eye is distinctly Ni'Calls I think.

Number of Sexes (male, female, neuter, hermaphroditic, etc):

Number of Gender(s):

Means of locomotion: Hopping about like a frog (or Gocket), of flying, blimp-fashion.

Average Lifespan (does it vary according to sex?): 200 years

Means of reproduction (egg laying, live birth, budding, etc.): budding/live birth not sure which it would be.

Number of children/birth: 4 on average

Number of limbs (arms, legs, tendrils, tails, etc.): 5, 10 counting the toes

Number of sense organs (eyes, ears, noses, mouths, etc.):1 eye, the rest is undefined

Most dominate sense (for humans, it tends to be sight): sight

Other senses (telepathy, pyrokinesis, etc.): again, undefined

Other abilities (flight, increased strength, etc.): flight in very low air pressure; swimming in very high water pressure.

Looks like: A bit like a squid octopus to me


===Culture===


Are there subraces/subcultures?: really only one well known

What are the ‘rules’ of the society as far as gender is concerned?: Gender doesn't matter in their culture.

How are children treated?: Respectfully, as they are a New Generation. They are also looked upon as hardworkers, helping the community whenever possible.

Is there some kind of coming of age ceremony?:.

How does this society educate its children?:

Are children taught by their elders?:

Is there a state-supported system of public schools, open to all citizens or are there private institutions open only to certain classes/groups?:

If there are limits, how well are they enforced?:

What sorts of knowledge are unallowed?:

How severe are the penalties for breaking these laws for the teacher?:

For the student?:

Do certain professions require different schooling?:

What is considered the minimum level of education necessary to be a successful adult?:

How are pregnant females treated?:

How are the elderly treated?:

How does this affect the raising of children?:

The transmission of knowledge?:

The concept of lineage and family?:

How does this race view the physically/mentally/emotionally disabled?:

What is considered to be disabled?:

What are racial views on intoxication?:

Is there a stigma associated with being intoxicated or is it just part of life or is it viewed as part of a religious ceremony?:

What makes people intoxicated?:

What does this race consider to be deviant behavior?:

Why are these people considered deviant and is the label fair or not?:

What is considered criminal behavior?:

How is this crime detected and how is it punished?:

How is marriage arranged?:

What type of marriage is common?:

Where do married couples/groups live?:

What is a marriage ceremony like?:

What other ceremonies are important and why?:

How is death viewed?:

What is the funeral ritual?:

How is grieving handled?:

How long do they last?:

How is inheritance determined?:

How important is birth order?:

How is the family organized?:

Who is in charge?:

How are children named?:

Is there some kind of ritual to it?:

Does a person’s name change through time?: Yes, once a child goes through the coming of age ceremony it chooses a name for itself.

Are names considered powerful?:

Does a person have a private name and a public name?: Not really.

How does this race relate to other sentient beings?:

Do they recognize other beings as sentient?: Yes.

How is this race perceived by its enemies and/or allies?: They are viewed as good friends, because their mastery of technology can be valuable.

Why are these groups enemies or allies?: They are completely

Have these alliances changed over the years?:

What does the race consider to be the ideals of their society?:

What is the worst thing you could do if you were a member of this race?:

What is the best/most noble thing you could do if you were a member of this race?:

What personality traits does this race admire?: Frendliness towards strangers (you wouldn't want a stranger to just randomly shoot YOU, would yow?), and intelligence instead of violence

What personality traits does this race despise?: Destructive and warlike tendencies. They can go so far as to quarrenitne them to their system(s)

Who or what does this race consider beautiful?: Art, specifically stylized patterns.

What makes up that image of beauty?: I'll make a picture.

What is valuable to this race?: Above all, Knowledge is the most important.

Do they like pie?: Yes!
« Last Edit: February 12, 2009, 04:49:20 pm by Kitkat »


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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2009, 10:25:56 am »
Awesome! ;D
Three questions:
1. Are they aquatic?
2. Where is their home system located?
3. Are they on good terms with the Perrachi Empire?
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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2009, 10:27:24 am »
I don't think they know the Perrachi exist yet...
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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2009, 10:28:14 am »
I don't think they know the Perrachi exist yet...
Then how do you explain one's presence at a Crimson Empire space station?
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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2009, 10:30:45 am »
By the simple fact that that particular RP in non canon, meaning that stuff that happens in that RP is not limited by previous history.  So a Ni'Call could be there, without worrying about being introduced to other empires.
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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2009, 10:35:57 am »
He's got it.

On topic, it's a rather interesting design. How do they manipulate objects? With the tenticals?

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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2009, 10:19:44 pm »
Computer trouble, so I can't post pictures, only verbal replies *sigh* :(. Here's some more info:
Their body has no concrete vital organs, their cells are capable of reassigning themselves to other tasks in a group. For example, their nerve cells can become brain cells etc., and certain types can work together to make simple organs. This is how they can squeeze through tiny openings. They also have excellent regenerative qualities. The only cells which don't have these properties are the eye, rigid areas, or skin. Nerve/brain cells can't regenerate.
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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2009, 11:33:10 am »
Computer trouble, so I can't post pictures, only verbal replies *sigh* :(. Here's some more info:
Their body has no concrete vital organs, their cells are capable of reassigning themselves to other tasks in a group. For example, their nerve cells can become brain cells etc., and certain types can work together to make simple organs. This is how they can squeeze through tiny openings. They also have excellent regenerative qualities. The only cells which don't have these properties are the eye, rigid areas, or skin. Nerve/brain cells can't regenerate.
That wouldn't be terribly efficient. Octopi can squeeze through tiny openings, and they don't have to forfeit their nerve cells to become able to think.

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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2009, 04:54:08 pm »
And the winner of the Never-Thinking-it-Through Award is Meeeee! ::) The idea I was getting at ( ignore my stupidity before, I was tired) was that they could reconfigure their bodies down to the cellular level, giving them enourmous versatility. the tiny hole part was supposed to be like this: say that that a particular Ni'Calls needed to get through a little space, and an organ was getting in the way. It could reconfigure to fit. Anoter scenario is, if they needed a larger lung or such, their cells, having no one assigned duty, could band together to help. Then when the larger more energy consuming organ was no longer needed, the cells could do other things. (why is it that every time I make a creature I say something idiotic? ::) Don't hold it against me if this isn't a good idea, give me better ideas)
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2009, 04:57:27 pm »
No, that's fine. I like the idea.

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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2009, 04:57:58 pm »
As do I.
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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2009, 11:19:31 pm »
The versatility of their body also means that they can consume a variety of foods, and breathe a fairly large amount of gas (Though, like humans, aren't capable of multitasking, and take a while to adapt to breathing a new gas.)
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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2009, 06:36:20 pm »
Ask more questions everyone!
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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2009, 06:37:04 pm »
What's their planet like?
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Re: The Ni'Calls
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2009, 06:39:05 pm »
Soggy, a thick atmosphere, 4/5 water . picture later on
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