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The Makal
« on: March 28, 2009, 09:37:29 pm »
I have a new species...The Makal!
Makal

(Section 1 -- Biology)
Type                 : Arborial/Aquatic
Appearance           : Amorphous
Gravity preferences  : The lower the better.
Temperature pref.    : 31 degrees to 115 degrees
Atmosphere breathed  : Nitrogen/Oxygen
Body cover           : None. They are basicly goop as far as this goes.
Body color           : Usually Neon-green
Hair                 : N/A
Hair color           : N/A
Eyes                 : one/sunken/lidded
Eyes color           : Red
Body characteristics : Amorphism
Diet                 : Oxygen
Sexual reproduction  : Male/Female
Reproduction method  : Eggs
Limbs pair n 1 : Tentacles
Limbs pair n 2 : Tentacles
Limbs pair n 3 : Tentacles
Mass :  Usually 25 lbs
Size :  2 feet 4 inches

(Section 2 -- Culture)
Attributes:
  Militancy       : 10
  Determination   : 20
  Racial tolerance: 20
  Progressivness  : 10
  Loyalty         : 10
  Social cohesion : 8
  Art             : 12
  Individualism   : 15
  Body            : Stamina-20 Strength-5
  Mind            : 18
  Speed           : Speed-5 Reaction time-20
  Lifespan        : 1000 years
  Tech level      : Late Space

(Section 3 -- Government and Religion)
Government type   : Republic
Religion          : Monotheism
Devotion          : High

(Section 4 -- Extra things you should know)
Special abilities:
 -Fast Healing
 -Diease Immunity
 -Charisma
 -Amorphous
 -Gills and Lungs


I'll have a pic up when PhotoBucket starts working.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2009, 09:43:27 am by GroxGlitch »



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Re: The Makal
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2009, 05:36:53 am »
A charismatic amorphous blob? Those are certainly two things that aren't normally found together. Can't wait to see what you came up with in the drawing/pic. :)

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Re: The Makal
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009, 07:28:47 am »
Interception before UFO King or omegatripod gets here:

Amorphous blogs are perfectly acceptable, and so are many more things you two seem to have problems with.
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Re: The Makal
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2009, 09:20:18 am »
Interception before UFO King or omegatripod gets here:

Amorphous blogs are perfectly acceptable, and so are many more things you two seem to have problems with.

Yea, I find a charismatic amorphous blob to be an interesting concept. Lets see how Glitch pulls it off with the pic.

The description makes me think of some sort of jellyfish, but the concept alone is pretty alien.

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Re: The Makal
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009, 09:30:13 am »
Dang, I was making a species of amorphous gelatinous blobs. Oh well, I think these guys are different enough from mine.
Interception before UFO King or omegatripod gets here:

Amorphous blobs are perfectly acceptable, and so are many more things you two seem to have problems with.
Actually, we have very good reasons for having problems with implausible things: They are implausible. Many things we have problems with break the laws of physics and/or are just plain stupid. Although these guys are acceptable, and I think it makes sense how they have a long lifespan. Although how exactly does their diet of direct energy intake work?
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Re: The Makal
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2009, 09:36:31 am »
Dang, I was making a species of amorphous gelatinous blobs. Oh well, I think these guys are different enough from mine.
Interception before UFO King or omegatripod gets here:

Amorphous blobs are perfectly acceptable, and so are many more things you two seem to have problems with.
Actually, we have very good reasons for having problems with implausible things: They are implausible. Many things we have problems with break the laws of physics and/or are just plain stupid. Although these guys are acceptable, and I think it makes sense how they have a long lifespan. Although how exactly does their diet of direct energy intake work?
They use air to create all the energy they need. I dont know how to explain it more simply than that. The air acts a fuel for a special organ that creates protiens and such. In space, they have to wear spacesuits with oxygen.They can survive, they just need oxygen. I dont know if there is a creature that cant survive in the vaccum of space with a spacesuit.
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Re: The Makal
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2009, 09:39:33 am »
I don't know if there is a creature that can't survive in the vacuum of space.
To answer your question, almost every single creature ever made. If you were just making a mistake, I'm sure there are a few who can, probably the Terran-Ixians or the Wexxians. I don't think Makal would evolve to be adapted to a highly pressurized environment unless they lived deep at the bottom of the ocean.
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Re: The Makal
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2009, 09:40:38 am »
I think direct energy intake means that you get zapped by lightning and say that the electricity was tasty.

You gotta say that they eat oxygen!

EDIT: Usually needing air is considered not being able to survive in space.

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Re: The Makal
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2009, 09:43:00 am »
I think direct energy intake means that you get zapped by lightning and say that the electricity was tasty.

You gotta say that they eat oxygen!

EDIT: Usually needing air is considered not being able to survive in space.
You are 100% correct there. I modded their thing to say they eat oxygen and I'll fix whats in the edit.

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Re: The Makal
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2009, 09:49:25 am »
Dang, I was making a species of amorphous gelatinous blobs. Oh well, I think these guys are different enough from mine.
Interception before UFO King or omegatripod gets here:

Amorphous blobs are perfectly acceptable, and so are many more things you two seem to have problems with.
Actually, we have very good reasons for having problems with implausible things: They are implausible. Many things we have problems with break the laws of physics and/or are just plain stupid. Although these guys are acceptable, and I think it makes sense how they have a long lifespan. Although how exactly does their diet of direct energy intake work?
They use air to create all the energy they need. I dont know how to explain it more simply than that. The air acts a fuel for a special organ that creates protiens and such. In space, they have to wear spacesuits with oxygen.They can survive, they just need oxygen. I dont know if there is a creature that cant survive in the vaccum of space with a spacesuit.

So, they use something akin to photosynthesis? Even still, they would need to accquire other elements somehow.

I don't know if there is a creature that can't survive in the vacuum of space.
To answer your question, almost every single creature ever made. If you were just making a mistake, I'm sure there are a few who can, probably the Terran-Ixians or the Wexxians. I don't think Makal would evolve to be adapted to a highly pressurized environment unless they lived deep at the bottom of the ocean.

He said with a spacesuit, but yea the wording in that sentence is a bit wierd. I did put the Q'nu Coa as bieng adapted to higher pressures as thier homeworld has a dense atmosphere, but they would die in a vacuum anyway from lack of oxygen.

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Re: The Makal
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2009, 04:13:45 pm »
Another main enemy in space is heat. If you have no thermal regulation systems on, you can either be bombarded by extreme heat or lose body temperature at an alarming rate. :)


Also, I like the idea of charismatic, amorphous blobs. :) They're so cuuuuuuuute! :3

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Re: The Makal
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2009, 05:17:35 pm »
Here's a pic of a Makal:

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Re: The Makal
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2009, 05:21:03 pm »
Pretty cool looking. :)

Whats the strap-like thing in the middle though?

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Re: The Makal
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2009, 05:23:17 pm »
Pretty cool looking. :)

Whats the strap-like thing in the middle though?
Thats a design on this particular Makal's body. Just decor.

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Re: The Makal
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2009, 05:35:34 pm »
So it's a peanut-shaped tentacle thingy that lacks any depth perception?
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Re: The Makal
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2009, 06:11:32 pm »
Awwwww... :3

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Re: The Makal
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2009, 09:03:04 pm »
I want to do teh first contact for them...anyone care to join?

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« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2009, 11:37:17 am »
I will! :)
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« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2009, 11:54:56 am »
As will I.
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Re: The Makal
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2010, 07:15:44 pm »
A Revival, in time for the PSR's conquest of them....yeah, I don't know.
The Makal have a somewhat large empire, though they have not been militaristcally advanced due to the long detachment they have gone through. They have not the slightest enemy in their isolation, and such their military advancement ceased alltogether. Rather, they worked on improving their colonies, and as such, have well developed, yet under-defended, planets.

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« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2010, 06:26:12 am »
A recipe for disaster if or when a war finally breaks out.

They've quite a lot of catching up to do. This could get tricky.

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Re: The Makal
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2010, 02:25:01 pm »
Weapons
Much like their Slakos allies, the Makal use laser weapons. The Slakos lasers work on a gas cell, while Makal laser weapons, at least on rifle-sized weapons, work on a battery, much like modern weapons use a clip. The Slakos lasers are more powerful, but the Makal have a number advantage.

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Re: The Makal
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2010, 02:59:44 pm »
Good thing standard shielding for PSR ships include metamaterials that deflect lasers, which are basically beams of concentrated light. It also functions as a cloaking device that is thoroughly useless due to the fact that it only hides light but not exhaust trails, gravity fields, etc.

And no, I'm not making this up on the spot to avoid serious conflict. I learned about metamaterials and other useful technology last year and I think I even stated their role in Perrachi shielding at one point.
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« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2010, 03:01:18 pm »
Just a question, but would a laser burn a hole in that eventually, through heat transfer? I'm asking, because I don't know.

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« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2010, 06:45:38 pm »
Good point.

Hmm...

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« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2010, 09:57:23 pm »
If you thought of that, someone else would have. With the larger, more important ships they have heat sink-like devices that transfer the heat and use it as energy for the ship's power supply. Such devices are considered standard for all ships to regulate the temperature, but the ones stationed around the laser shields are generally reserved for ships that probably have lasers flying at them a lot.
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Re: The Makal
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2011, 09:20:56 pm »
WHAT'S THAT ON YOUR FACE! RIGHT, T'WAS AN UPDATE!
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The Makal's homeworld, Yalkna, was pretty badly damaged during the failed PSR invasion. Due to their advanced construction technologies, however, recovery has been steady. So far, they have been untouched by the Nameless invasion up to this point, though doubtful that it will remain that way.
The Makal and Slakos are so mixed in with each other you could almost consider them one unified faction. The two have stuck together and made it through quite a bit, and they're like glue.
The Makal have also made a great deal of effort into enhancing their military, after seeing how easily the PSR utterly TRAMPLED their military units. Among some of their best advances are from reverse-engineering salvaged PSR technology. Still, the space around Yalkna is like a ship graveyard; navigation has become much harder with the several hundred ship hulls scattered around.
The Makal have also developed a pretty oddball device that can be used as a weapon or a tool, depending on which form it's used: an "energy railgun": What this does is project a high powered laser as a "rail", and then fires a large pulse of plasma along it. Not only a weapon, it's also used to "beam" energy over long distances, and is currently, copies of the devices are up for sale, with failsafes to make sure people can't reverse-engineer them.

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Re: The Makal
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2011, 02:44:51 am »
Slicing butter with what amounts to a mini-Hellbore?

Why certainly!   8)