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The Yerxe
« on: August 21, 2009, 09:49:05 pm »
DISCLAIMER: Nebula and planet images are done by Kitkat, an incredible artist and great friend. Let's give him a big hand, folks!



This is the Bloodshed Nebula. It is in a secluded, hidden spot of the galaxy, making it largely ignored by the galactic community and dismissed as a mere scientific curiosity by the small amount of people who know of its existence.
But behind this cloud of star corpses a terrible secret is hidden.

The Bloodshed Nebula is about 25 light-years across, and roughly 5 light-years southeast of it(in relation to the galactic map) is the Cyro star system.

Star: Cyro
Star Type: Class KV Orange Main Sequence
Planet #1: Yerx, desert, 147% Earth size, no moons
Planet #2: Zvinn, gas giant, 48,726% Earth size, 75 moons
Belt #1: Vvunu belt, asteroids
Belt #2: Vvuzu belt, comets

Let's take a look at the first planet in the system.
Yerx

Adjective: Yerxic
Size: 147% Earth size
Gravity: 1.36g
Order from Sun: First planet
Distance from Sun: 0.65 AU
Moons: None
Rings: None
Atmosphere: 44% oxygen, 42% nitrogen, 12% neon, 2% water vapor and carbon dioxide
Atmosphere Density: Average
Liquid: Water rivers up to 800 miles wide
Land-Liquid Percentage: 79% land, 21% water
Average Terrain: Egypt-like, i.e. sandy desert, rocky desert, rivers

Main Species: Yerxe
Native Animals: Simple to advanced, spread across whole planet
Imported Animals: None
Native Plants: Simple to advanced, spread across whole planet
Imported Plants: None

Length of Day: 27 Earth hours
Length of Year: 251 Yerxic days
Core: Molten iron
Continents: Debatable. Unknown if they should be divided by rivers or tectonic plates.

Structures: Stone pyramidal buildings, underwater glass cities
% Urban: 0.16%
Spaceports: None
Imports: None except meteors
Exports: None
Capital: Several
Population: 430 million
Coordinates: J10
Other Notable Features: Has a beautiful night sky

Table of Contents

Biology

Statistics
Anatomy

Geography

Location, Star System and Planet

Nations

The Empire of Sahrzhir
Vnzem, the Capital City
Emperor Zvirnnau VII
« Last Edit: January 23, 2011, 09:23:25 pm by UFO King »


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Re: The Yerxe
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2009, 10:03:13 pm »
Kewl! It would be a bad day when they discover warp XD. AND , thanks!
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Re: The Yerxe
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2009, 12:56:31 am »
Indeed, Kitkat. It would be a very, and I mean VERY bad day.



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Re: The Yerxe
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2009, 02:45:23 am »
Excellent species UFO King. I look forward to seeing what becomes of them.

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Re: The Yerxe
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2009, 08:48:44 am »
Me too. I look forward to a war and lots of bloodshed in the Bloodshed Nebula. Or something comepletely different.




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Re: The Yerxe
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2009, 11:49:19 am »
Alright, I updated the anatomy section to include labels and detailed descriptions. Feel free to ask questions and/or comment!
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Re: The Yerxe
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2009, 07:02:49 pm »
Dang, that's a lot of hearts. They must really be a loving sort.
Now continue, I want to see more about their architecture :P.
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Re: The Yerxe
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2009, 07:21:50 pm »
Dang, that's a lot of hearts. They must really be a loving sort.
Technically, they don't understand the concept of love, only cooperation. If they came up with the idea of love they would see it as a useless extent of cooperation that leads to weakness.
Now continue, I want to see more about their architecture :P.
Don't worry, you will. But first I need to finish up the third page of the USSSN comic.
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Re: The Yerxe
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2009, 07:23:25 pm »
Wait you have a comic.
I can haz links plz?
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Re: The Yerxe
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2009, 08:04:53 pm »
third page of the USSSN comic.

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« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2009, 08:44:52 pm »

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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2009, 01:00:58 pm »
Awesome Comic :)
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Re: The Yerxe
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2009, 12:19:42 pm »
I updated with two pictures showing what Yerxe arenas can be like. They're very gruesome, so beware.
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Re: The Yerxe
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2009, 02:58:22 pm »
These are sometimes done in highly innovative ways, such as slicing up Duos slaves to music.


Reminds me of that one Monty Python sketch...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OXfAPPckQU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OXfAPPckQU</a>
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Re: The Yerxe
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2009, 11:33:23 pm »
Alrighty, I have updated with a map and guide to the city of Vnzem. Comments will be treated with high respect, be given tea and comfy cushions to sit on and then will be fed to the lions.

I am planning on updating with currency next, though if there are any requests for such things as history and images of the city I will be glad to oblige.
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Re: The Yerxe
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2009, 12:56:01 pm »
Oh noes violence oh god what ever shall I do holy crap censorship.
Okay, seriously, what's the color of their blood?
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Re: The Yerxe
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2009, 02:54:23 pm »
Their blood has no significant abundance of minerals so it is clear, kind of like thick water. This makes war paint rather pointless.

Any other requests?
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Re: The Yerxe
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2009, 05:38:06 pm »
Extensive planet history and backstory.

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Re: The Yerxe
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2009, 05:52:26 pm »
I can't do extensive, but I can give a short summary.
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« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2009, 09:51:03 am »
That'll do. :)

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Re: [AC] The Yerxe
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2009, 12:53:21 pm »
Hmm.

Since the Yerxe are now officially moved to the Alpha Cluster, or AC, I'll be updating here a bit. Instead of adding to the first post, I will now make the first post a table of contents and link to the Yerxe info, which I'll be moving to new posts now. Comments are welcome.
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Re: [AC] The Yerxe
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2009, 12:54:01 pm »
The sapient inhabitants of this planet are vicious, intelligent beings. They have adapted to every style of life on their planet, are six times stronger than the strongest human, and are as smart, creative and wise as Archimedes. They are known as:
The Yerxe
(Pronounced YERK-zee)





Type: Terrestrial(and sometimes Aquatic/Amphibious)
Appearance: Insectoid
Gravity preferences: 1g-1.6g
Temperature preferences: 75F-140F
Atmosphere breathed: Oxygen/nitrogen/neon
Body cover: Hard exoskeleton
Body color: Glossy black
Hair: None
Hair color: None
Eyes: Two blank white eyes, all pupil, protected by a thick transparent cover
Eyes color: White
Body characteristics: Claws, exoskeleton, various copies of vital organs, strange mouth
Diet: Omnivore
Sexual reproduction: Male and female
Reproduction method: Male and female quickly mate, then run off. Female gestates for 1 year with hundreds of babies. Babies hatch, killing the mother, which serves as offspring's first meal and temporary home. Offspring wander off. Ones that survive are usually the ones who stay together.
Limbs pair n 1: Long, powerful arms/legs
Limbs pair n 2: See above
Limbs pair n 3: See above
Mass: 230 lb
Size: 8-9 ft


Militancy: 20
Determination: 16
Racial tolerance: 2 for other species and 10 for each other
Progressiveness: 17
Loyalty: 19
Social cohesion: 4
Art: 18
Individualism: 14
Body: 32
Mind: 17
Speed: 20
Lifespan: 200 Yerxic years
Tech level: 3

Government type: Monarchy
Religion: Polytheistic Elementism: Yerxe worship the sun, the rivers, and the nebula.
Devotion: High

Special abilities:
Acute Hearing
Acute Vision
Ambidextrous
Bonus Skill: Combat
Cold Blooded Biology
Cold Sensitivity
Extra Hearts(Eleven, to be precise)
Fast Healing
Heat Tolerance
High Fecundity
Infrared Vision
Night Vision
Odious Racial Habits(slavery, killing for fun, mindless violence, etc)
Perfect Balance
Regeneration
Septuacephalous(seven brains)
Sonar
Spatial Orientation
Spectrum Vision(can only see in infrared and red to yellow)
Strange Appearance
Subsonic Communication
Subsonic Hearing
Toughness(extremely tough)
Vibration Sense
Vibrolocation
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Re: [AC] The Yerxe
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2009, 12:54:31 pm »
Yerxe Anatomy

1. Unlike several other species, Yerxe possess a heart in their head, rather than a brain. It is thought that the head heart is either a decoy, an extra heart only used for supplying extra blood to the brain, or both.
2. Yerxe have two large pale white eyes in their skull. These eyes are actually completely pupil, allowing a Yerxe to focus on everything they see at once. The eyes have no eyelids, and instead have a thick transparent cover used to protect against dust and debris.
3. The Yerxe mouth is very unorthodox in comparison to other species. Rather than teeth, Yerxe possess hundreds of thin white razor-sharp wires in their mouths that vibrate to slice up food. Vibrating their wires at different speeds is their communication method. This form of speech is also the cause for their unusual mouth, which has three thin openings that open and close to accentuate their speech.
4. The Yerxe brain is twice as large as the human brain. Because of this Yerxe are more intelligent and faster to react than humans, and the Yerxe brain works differently in that it can focus on several different trains of thought at the same time.
5. The wires in a Yerxe's mouth extend down to the throat, allowing food to be processed more efficiently.
6. The four hearts in a Yerxe's chest are considered to be the "main" hearts. Even with four hearts each one still beats slightly faster than the human heart due to a Yerxe's hyperactive lifestyle.
7. The Yerxe liver is only as efficient as a human liver, so they are just as susceptible to poisons and drunkenness.
8. Yerxe reproductive organs look very similar and come out of the middle back rather than the lower front. Yerxe put no value on relationships and have no system of marriage. A male and a female will coincidentally meet. If they are both ready to mate, they will. The female will be fertilized in a matter of seconds and will walk off. Neither will ever meet again.
9. These organs release a blood-clotting fluid to wherever necessary, so it is almost impossible to kill a Yerxe by blood loss.
10. The stomach digests food.
11. The intestines digest food more.
12. These tubes remove liquid waste from the body. Yerxe will dry off with whatever they can.
13. In each limb a backup heart is stored, bringing the heart total to eleven and making a Yerxe very difficult to kill.
14. In each limb a backup brain is also stored, so even if you decapitate a Yerxe and stab its brain and hearts, it will still live. This also means that a limb will flop around for a short time after being sliced off. Cool, huh?
15. The lungs are spread throughout the body, so you can't strangle a Yerxe. This means hanging one will only give it a sore neck.

Here is a disclaimer: All the statistics above only refer to four-armed Yerxe, or Quattuor Yerxe. There is a smaller, weaker two-armed subspecies known as Duos Yerxe. Duos have no backup hearts, backup brains, or blood-clotting-fluid organs, and only have two chest hearts.
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Re: [AC] The Yerxe
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2009, 01:29:22 pm »
The largest, most aggressive and technologically advanced nation, the Empire of Sahrzhir seeks to control the entire planet though its territory is already the size of the Mongol Empire.
The Empire of Sahrzhir



The Empire of Sahrzhir has a magnificent capital city of gleaming pyramids known as Vnzem. It is miles wide and offers many amazing sights. Here is an overhead map of the city. It should be noted that this is not a literal overhead view; it merely represents the locations of the various places in Vnzem.

1. Vnzem is located close to the Vmmoipu River, a river 30 miles wide that is patrolled by Imperial Battleships and cargo carriers.
2. Next to the river bank are the farmers' fields, the supply of food for the city. Its orange plants are a rich delicacy when cooked by the fine chefs of Vnzem's restaurants.
3. The farmers who tend to the fields live in the farmer villages, mud brick houses that house families and often livestock. The farmers cannot afford to live in the main city, but they are content with their simple life.
4. In Vnzem's southern corner lies the marketplace, where traders from all across the Empire come to sell their goods and buy from others. Silver coins draw many thieving eyes here.
5. The city's majority area is the central city, where buildings house many Yerxe and their businesses, such as slave trading or statue making. There is a system of running water and sewage is disposed safely.
6. The legal district has many tall pyramids home to the lawyers and politicians of the Empire. Here they meet to decide upon laws with the Emperor.
7. The tallest and biggest building in the city is the Imperial Palace, home to the mighty Emperor and his servants. It has a vast network of intricate passages, some of which lead to death traps.
8. The Royal Gardens are filled with lush and exotic plants from around Yerx. It is open to the public, but the penalty for disturbing the plants is instant death.
9. The Imperial Tomb Complex is a stone maze of underground networks that lead to vast treasure and the corpses of past rulers, but no thief has ever returned alive because of the numerous death traps.
10. The training camps are where Yerxe are recruited into the military and trained in a vigorous and harsh manner to be ready for battle when duty calls.
11. The Grand Arena has daily entertainment ranging from executions to gladiatorial battles to orchestral music. Tickets are inexpensive but highly valued because of the high quality of the entertainment.
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Re: The Yerxe
« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2010, 07:03:44 pm »
Zvirnnau VII of the Most Honorable Above All Others Zvau Dynasty, Greatest and Holiest Emperor of the Mightiest Empire of Sahrzhir, May No Words Ever Foul the Proud and Glorious Name of Sahrzhir, King of Kings of Kings by Divine Right, The Chosen One of the Sun and the Nebula and the Rivers, Conqueror of the Desert Tribes, Destined to Rule all of Yerx, All Beings of the Entire Universe Who Ever May Even Allow the Slightest Thought of Harming Our Wonderful King of Kings of Kings to Pass Into Their Feeble Brains Condemn Themselves to Eternal Torment Justified by the Completely Obvious Divine Righteousness Surrounding He Who Will Annihilate All Evil a.k.a. Zvirnnau VII

One of the foulest murderers in the history of Yerx, Zvirnnau VII overthrew his weak father at an early age and enforced a strong military rule upon the Sahrzhir population, quadrupling the army size and forming an enormous armada. He also created an extensive cult of personality surrounding himself, and the population was required to bow down to him every week and include him in their prayers. His face was even put on the silver coins of Yerxe currency! He later appointed himself commander of both the army and the navy and became a renowned military general, conquering all of Sahrzhir and wiping out the small desert tribes in his way. He expanded the government, modernized the nation, and hired the top scientists on Yerx to create a great many inventions, such as heat rays utilizing mirrors and aqueducts.
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Re: [AC] The Yerxe
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2010, 07:51:40 pm »
This... will not end well...
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Re: [AC] The Yerxe
« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2010, 09:19:33 pm »
The Viri Isa would definitely love his naming style! ;D

Though, not his attitude, of course! :D

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Re: [AC] The Yerxe
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2010, 04:19:39 pm »
Not much to say, I just updated the pic of Zvirnnau VII to show it in detail. That thing on his tunic is the Imperial Symbol; you'll find it everywhere in the Empire of Sahrzhir. It's kind of like the Nazi swastika.
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Re: [AC] The Yerxe
« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2010, 04:26:00 pm »
I like these, especially their anatomy. You'd think that creatures with so much heart wouldn't be that aggressive. :P

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Re: [AC] The Yerxe
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2010, 10:54:10 pm »
That sheet is totally unneeded. It's just plain full of obvious things, most of which are unnecessary.

-Note to Greivi about "How large is the society?: 430 million Yerxe." Try to avoid quantifiable values that will change over time, such as population count.

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Re: [AC] The Yerxe
« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2010, 10:58:41 pm »
The sheet wasn't designed to be posted in a thread as is (As I put in the disclaimer just above it... *goes off to make it larger and in RED*). The intent is to take the information you filled in/created and turn it into readable, paragraph form.

As to the Population count, it is taken to mean "at this current point in time." You could also specify at what time this population is, such as different populations before and after a major war.

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Re: [AC] The Yerxe
« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2010, 10:59:50 pm »
Oh, well, then you should probably put that first sentence into the sheet itself, so people realize that.

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Re: [AC] The Yerxe
« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2010, 01:26:06 pm »
Aw, goddammit. I should probably get to work on fixing that, then...

EDIT: On second thought, you're right, Razon. The sheet is pretty useless and doesn't say anything useful or that hasn't already been said. I'll delete it now.
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