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[NC] The Vacilions
« on: July 01, 2009, 07:00:13 pm »
The Vacilions - Vacilion Relations
   
Home Planet Info: Vacilia

Home System Info: Airlia IX

Biology / Appearance: The Vacilions are an intelligent species that live for approximately 200 years before they die. They are best suited to live in cold, moist areas. At first glance, this is suggested by their moist, shiny skin. This skin is the same reason that they are extremely heat intolerant. While in very hot areas vacilion skin dries out really fast. If they lose too much moisture in their bodies, they are likely to die due to overheating. Their skin normally appears very pale with skin tints ranging from light blue to light purple. Their bodies are shaped similar to how humans are except for their pointed ears and their long, thin tails. These tails are used both in the water and on land to improve their balance and control. Hair can come in a variety of lengths, though it is common to see more wealthy vacilions with long hair. Their hair colors are almost always either white or black. Their eyes can be almost any color, but commonly consist of bright colors such as pink, yellow, green, and light blue. Most vacilions range from 5’4” to 6’0” and weigh between 120 and 160 lbs. at adulthood.


A Female Vacilion (Work In Progress)

Aging:
Infant: 0 – 2
Child: 3 - 12
Adolescent: 13 – 19
Adult: 20 – 180
Aged: 180+

Culture: In the vacilion culture, the most important thing in your life is your education. If you have a poor education or put little effort into your studies you not only belittle yourself but you insult your whole family as well. The most sought out job in their culture is a scientist. Being a scientist in vacilion culture gives you fame along with a profitable job and even more access to education. This fame is equal to that of popular actors on earth.

Religion: Most vacilions do not believe in a higher power because of a lack of proof. While this might be the case, they keep an open mind and listen to others ideals.

Technology: Most of their work with technology goes towards knowledge rather than war. Most citizens of Vacilia use a device known as WriCOM. These are wrist bound computers that help keep track of data, allow you to communicate with friends and family through speech, and serve as any other basic function a computer would have. These are all connected through two networks, a public access network and a private network. The private networks are used to store classified information and are normally only accessible by high ranking officials and scientists.

The vacilions also have several survey devices that encircle the planet. They scan the planet for any new data involving species of plants, animals, and other natural resources. This information is directly forwarded to a temporary network. From there, the data is sorted between public and private information and the data is sent to the respectable network. These surveying units double as defensive turrets and hunt down invading ships with their heavy blasters. They defend from enemy fire with large reflective barriers surrounding the turrets. The turrets own attacks may pass through these barriers, but the enemies attacks bounce right off.

While most of their technology, as stated before, does go towards knowledge they do have a set of basic defensive and offensive weapons in case of emergencies. Most of the ships have basic blasters and missiles to defend themselves. Along with the previously mentioned survey devices, there are also heavily armored ground turrets around the major cities of Vacilia.

Special Abilities:

- Shape Shifting: There is a genetic disorder that runs in Vacilion DNA that enable some of them to change the shape of their body, normally through copying another races DNA. This gene is very obvious however to their own race because, unlike their fellow Vacilions, give off a faint glow. This is a really rare gene, as less than 1% of the total population has the ability. Because of this, little is known about the actual gene. Furthermore, there are a set of more primal shape shifters that can be more closely related to the origins of the race. These shape shifters are often more hostile than the vacilions and tend to attack anything that they see. Because of these primal shape shifters (known as blotches), many of the normal vacilions fear these “Adepts” and tend to either run away at the sight of them or attack in a form of retaliation.

- Skeletons: While the normal Vacilions have a human-like skeleton structure, the skeleton structure of the shape shifters are different. The skeletons of the Adepts are almost gel-like and can be manipulated to extend and contract along with their body as well as shape into different forms. These bones are also highly resistant to areas of extreme pressure. The blotches however, had no bones to begin with and are actually made up of highly compressed cells.

- Breathing: Vacilion lungs are capable of filtering oxygen out of water and taking in normal oxygen as well. This allows them to live both underwater and on land.

History: For several thousand years during the vacilions evolution, the vacilions and the blotches were constantly at war. While the blotches didn't know the difference, the vacilions still needed to defend their villages, livestock, and families on a daily basis from the blotches. During these times, the adepts stepped forward and used their abilities to defend their towns and families. As time progressed, the vacilions began to research these blotches. They came to a startling conclusion that a large portion of the vacilion and blotch DNA’s are identical. This discovery both fascinated and startled the researchers. They wanted to find more information on the bizarre shape shifting that these blotches were capable of and try to decipher the mystery of the adepts.

They decided to start their research by comparing a vacilions body with that of a blotch. Through extensive research, they found that the adepts were closer related to the blotches than the normal vacilions were.  After this discovery, the adepts began to be persecuted for their special gifts and were hunted down by the majority of their civilization.

Several years passed before anything was done about this and by the time a bill was finally passed to give adepts the same rights as normal vacilions, there were hardly any left to speak of. While several millenniums have passed since then, the population comparison of adepts and normal vacilions are still vastly different, with adepts making up less than 1% of the total population. While their civilization is much more advanced than it originally was, prejudice still normally occurs when these adepts are exposed in public, their glowing eyes giving away their identity almost instantly.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2009, 04:33:17 pm by Zolinn »



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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2009, 07:06:02 pm »
I hope you'll be adding more to this later, but a word of advice: They cannot shapeshift into something with more mass than they already have. Mass cannot be created or destroyed. You might have already known that, but I just wanted to make sure.
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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2009, 09:31:50 am »
I'm pretty sure mass can be absorbed through the soil or surrounding matter. The creature would have to excrete a lot of enzymes to break down, oh lets say a tree or a rock. Then it can shrink by shedding off layers of itself. The creature could have one central cell. One that commands all of it's cells to quickly morph, add or remove. If that one cell could be destroyed then the creature would just turn into a lifeless puddle of water.

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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2009, 10:06:23 am »
Hey, good idea, Gec!
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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2009, 08:47:44 am »
Or they can just be very dense to begin with, and become less dense or denser when they shapeshift.

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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2009, 12:21:26 pm »
Looks good, Zol!  :)
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2009, 02:52:50 pm »
Here's my interpretation of your creature. ;)


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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2009, 06:19:41 am »
Also: I also had a shape-shifting race in mind but now I can't do it anymore :(

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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2009, 02:30:32 pm »
I'm sorry about that : / It's actually a race I've had made for a while that I have in one of my comics I'm working on. Figured I'd try them out on here.

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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2009, 10:46:03 pm »
Vacilion Relations
(Based off Josacas)

Hostile  -  Irritated  - Cautious/Undecided - Neutral  -  Friendly  -  Allied
« Last Edit: July 11, 2009, 09:08:33 pm by Zolinn »

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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2009, 09:19:00 am »
Oh! Nice picture. :D

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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2009, 09:21:42 am »
Looks good, but a bit too human.



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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2009, 09:46:47 am »
How exactly is it "too-human"?  They look nothing like humans, except that they are bipedal with two arms.


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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2009, 10:26:50 am »
Look closely at Zolinn's picture on the first page. They look like elves with a tail and extended fingers to me.



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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2009, 10:27:58 am »
They also shapeshift, which makes your argument completely invalid.


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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2009, 10:30:42 am »
They only have it as a genetic defect. Also, less than 1% have that defect.



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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2009, 10:35:01 am »
Aswell as some having that ability, they also have a tail.  Very human, right?  'Cause all humans have tails.


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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2009, 10:38:15 am »
I mentioned that very thing in my argument. Again, to me, they look like elves w/tail and extended fingers.
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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2009, 10:42:43 am »
Plus, aren't they kind of thin for humans?  Besides, it doesn't matter, it's not really the looks but the information for the Novus Cluster, which is definitely not lacking.  I was more looking at Gec's interpretation anyways.


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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2009, 11:17:45 am »
I am completely ignoring that picture in the first post and regarding Gec's interpretation as 100% canon.
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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2009, 11:19:33 am »
I'm with UFO on this one.



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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2009, 09:36:56 pm »
They're supposed to look human-like... you would know that if you read the description. Also, before I get a lecture on humans in the creation corner, they still aren't humans. If you think about it, there is a very good possibility that there could be several other races that look similar to humans in one given galaxy. To me, it doesn't make sense that every single race here doesn't look human-like at all. Look at Star Wars... or honestly any popular Sci-Fi show with alien races. Also thank you Gec :)
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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2009, 09:47:05 pm »
I am completely ignoring that picture in the first post and regarding Gec's interpretation as 100% canon.

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Dude... come on. Zolinn is better at Role Play and creative things than most of the people you have. That's not a boat you want to start rocking, especially with your section in the midst of a delicate revival. This is what he wanted to make and you should respect that. It's only a game; and yes it's a game that many of us take seriously (myself included), but you need to be more supportive.

Don't burn bridges, make friends and try to learn from everyone. Remember the golden rule: an RP (and this whole creative process) is half in character and half out of character; you need both in order to survive. There are bigger fish to fry than whether or not Zolinn's creature fits your own personal definition of the word. It's about the creative process and the relationships you forge during that time. Appreciate every moment of it because not everyone can do what we do here, let alone respect it.

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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2009, 10:02:35 pm »
Look at Star Wars... or honestly any popular Sci-Fi show with alien races.

You're forgetting many of them have/had smaller budgets than most...

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« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2009, 12:04:00 am »
I repeat, Star Wars. Also, I understand that the budget on these movies / shows were low, but it doesn't stop these races from existing this way. Even if you look into video games, many of the alien races still look very similar to humans. Plus... you really think out of all the possible races in existence, the only race that would look anything like a human or function anything like a human would be a human?

Also, I can add onto the list of non-human characteristics if you'd like. They live around twice the lifespan of a human. They are amphibious, which I'm pretty sure humans are not. Their skin and hair are completely different colored (I didn't get around to coloring the picture yet.) Tails and ears, we've been over this. Eye colors... aside from green and yellow, they are normally differently colored from humans. Even when the colors are the same, they are much brighter than human eyes. A small portion of them are shape shifters, which once again has been gone over. Through this shape shifting, not only can the shape shifter learn how to substitute body parts, but they could mix and match parts to, at maximum potential, look however they want. This could lead to them not looking human at all. Also, the vacilions that can shape shift have mailable bones. Honestly, if this isn't enough of a difference for you, we can start to get into cultural views, technology, and the numerous other social aspects I haven't even written up yet.

I didn't make them look humanistic because I'm lazy or because I didn't feel like making something obscure. I made the vacilions this way because, in my head, I personally wanted them to look this way. It actually goes back to when I was starting one of my comic books, before I had even registered at Gaming Steve. The race was originally planned out to look this way to balance out two of the other races which don't look human at all.

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« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2009, 01:36:36 pm »
The first Star Wars movie was low budget. Same goes for Trek. Then, you have to pretty much hold to the story of the first one. I'm not saying there wouldn't be humans, I'm saying that they're the most common in sci-fi stuff because they're by far the easiest to 'make', in terms of costumes, make-up, etc. No need for CGI or puppets really.

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« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2009, 02:12:02 pm »
This is true. I like the first 3 star wars movies more for the story than the costumes and visuals anyways. Watched the new trilogy once through, didn't really like them too much. Partially because I already knew what would happen in the end. Partially because it wasn't written as well... in my opinion at least.

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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2009, 02:15:48 pm »
Well, I think these guys are cool, and I'm looking forward to what you have in mind for them, Zolinn.
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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2009, 05:20:23 pm »
Thanks :D

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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2009, 08:40:03 pm »
No matter what you say, I'm still regarding these creature's physical traits as unoriginal. They live in water, they have elf ears and tails, and they're different colors. If you don't like it, fine.
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« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2009, 10:08:17 pm »
No matter what you say, I'm still regarding these creature's physical traits as unoriginal. They live in water, they have elf ears and tails, and they're different colors. If you don't like it, fine.

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On a more serious note, very good work Zol! It'll be fun to RP with them!
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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #31 on: July 15, 2009, 03:54:30 am »
No matter what you say, I'm still regarding these creature's physical traits as unoriginal. They live in water, they have elf ears and tails, and they're different colors. If you don't like it, fine.

As opposed to your creatures, who are parrots. :3
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« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2009, 11:15:31 am »
He has got you there, UFO.  :P

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« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2009, 02:53:49 pm »
Seriously UFO king, how can you possibly go around calling other people's races unoriginal when YOUR race are frigging PURPLE PARROTS.
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« Reply #34 on: July 26, 2009, 02:55:49 pm »
For years we have kept human-like creatures far, far away from our nice little galaxy. I'd say NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #35 on: July 26, 2009, 03:17:42 pm »
You will note that this is not your galaxy.  You don't even have a creature in the Novus Cluster.  You hold no sway here and I will thank you to remember that.

Countless creatures have been made on the four limbed vertebrate template, and given the evident utility of our particular variation on that theme, I see no reason to exclude a creature on it's appearance.  Yes, should many people start making such creatures it will be a problem, but given that the Vacilions are unique in this regard they deserve the benefit of the doubt.

Now.  Let's stop this petty bickering.  Judgment has been rendered and it will not be overturned.


Nice creatures, Zolinn, keep up the good work.  :)
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Re: [NC] The Vacilions
« Reply #36 on: August 02, 2009, 07:32:58 pm »
Thanks Neo :)