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[AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« on: December 31, 2009, 03:39:06 pm »
The Chara'ai Crystalline Entities


Above: The Chara'ai in it's purest form

The Chara'ai Crystalline Entities are an extraordinary species. Almost completely composed of quartz like crystal structures, they sit on the boundary between a natural biological creature and an artificial construct.


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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2009, 03:39:33 pm »
Alien sheet:  Chara'ai Crystalline entities [ʂɑɽeːʔaʎ]

(Section 1 -- Biology)
Type                 : Various
Appearance           : Artificial/Otherworldly
Gravity preferences  : none (anything that isn't deadly)
Temperature pref.    : 70 to 75 ░C
Atmosphere breathed  : none
Body cover           : Crystal
Body color           : ranging from soft blue to pink
Hair                 : none
Eyes                 : No specific eyes; can see from anywhere
Eyes color           : pearly blue to pink
Body characteristics : Crystal based; capable of changing body characteristics
Diet                 : Minerals, radiation, direct energy intake
Sexual reproduction  : none
Reproduction method  : culturing new crystal structures
Limbs pair n░ 1 : none (highly variable)
Mass :  various
Size :  various

(Section 2 -- Culture)
Attributes:
  Militancy       : 10
  Determination   : 15
  Racial tolerance: 12
  Progressivness  : 9
  Loyalty         : 20
  Social cohesion : 17
  Art             : 13
  Individualism   : 5
  Body            : ?
  Mind            : ? (30 typical; collective mind is 700)
  Speed           : ?
  Lifespan        : indefinite
  Tech level      : 8.5

(Section 3 -- Government and Religion)
Government type   : Democratic Aristocracy
Religion          : Rational Atheism
Devotion          : absolute

(Section 4 -- Extra things you should know)
Special abilities:

Acute Hearing
Acute Vision
Ambidexterous
Cold Tolerance
Color blind
Cybernetics
Dampen (Can hinder the operation of electronics)
Dependancy (Dependant on some substance other than food or air)
Disease Tolerance
Eidetic memory (Perfect or almost perfect memory)
Electric Blast (Pikachu! I choose YOU!)
EM imaging (Can see Electromagnetic fields generated by magnets, electronics, etc.)
Field sense (Race can detect and orient itself to electromagnetic fields. Like a bird's internal compass)
Heat Tolerance
Hive mind
Hypnotism (Able to gain and hold the attention of most races easily. Originally, this was much more powerful and mystic
Infrared Vision (Predator vision, Yey!)
Lightning calculator (Race has a knack for mathematics)
Microscopic Sense (Has extremely acute sense that can detect tiny details)
Night Vision
No Sense of smell/taste
Pressure support (Can withstand heavy atmospheres or the vacuum of space.)
Racial memory (Members of this race have memories of their genetic ancestors.)
Radiation Tolerance
Radioactive sensing (can detect radioactivity)
Radio hearing (Who needs a Walkman?)
Sealed system (Able to survive in conditions very unlike it's homeworld, including the vacuum of space)
Sonar (Echolocation!)
Spectrum vision (Able to see radio waves, gamma rays, X-rays, and/or ultraviolet)
Strange appearance (... Whatever that thing is, it's frea-kay!)
Subsonic hearing
Swarm (Race fuctions as a group)
Time sense (Race allways knows what time it is.)
Ultrasonic hearing
Vibration sense (Race is very sensitive to vibrations)
Water dependency (Needs to be kept wet for optimal health)
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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2009, 03:49:33 pm »
Ah, I was wondering when a silicon-based creature would show up! Good job. Remember, everyone, the approximate ratio of carbon-to-silicon-based life is 10-to-1.

I say, is this your only AC creature, or are these guys part of a federation or something of yours?
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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2009, 03:53:40 pm »
At the moment, it is my only one. I might consider moving the Akazi here, since I really liked those guys.
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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2009, 03:56:43 pm »
They'd have to be a federation/coalition then, though

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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2009, 04:04:14 pm »
ARGLBARGL

My creature's name has crystal in it, but they're not crystalline. Could you remove the crystalline part if the name once mine gets approved, so that people don't get confused?
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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2009, 04:06:30 pm »
D:

But mine IS crystal

and, I will always refer to them as the crystalLINE entities.

anyway, what's your creature's name?
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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2009, 04:06:45 pm »
I don't think that's necessary. Maybe a change to [AC]The Crystalline Chara'Ai?

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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2009, 04:08:15 pm »
Does anyone know how I could draw a crystal quickly and easily?
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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2009, 04:09:33 pm »
My creatures name is the Crystalion, but they're not crystalline per se, but the appear to be, somewhat.  I'm just worried that I'll get confused if either is referenced if both are participants.
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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2009, 04:15:26 pm »
Does anyone know how I could draw a crystal quickly and easily?
Yes, I do. They're basically just geometric shapes. Here are some examples:

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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2009, 04:20:15 pm »
Hmm... Maybe I'll use those. Thanks, King :)
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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2009, 05:15:54 pm »
Biology, Part II: Evolution of Intelligence
Evolution, part I

The Chara'ai originate on the planet Chara Alpha XII, or Chara'ai, a watery, porous world rich in minerals, a perfect environment for breeding crystals. The consciousness of the crystalline entities is a collective one, containing over 11,000,000,000 individual crystals. The crystalline entities first experienced consciousness in a very small colony in a remote underwater vent. The vast amounts of mineral material contained a large amount of acidic matter, which built up in the crystals. This acid mixed with small amounts of metals being ejected from the vents, created a conduction currents which flowed around the crystal colony. While this first little bit of intelligence was about the equivalent of a few cells, it was something. And that something fed back into itself. The more intelligence the crystals gained, the more electricity flowed around, and the larger the crystals became. Eventually, after some billion or two years of this, several colonies had been created, but they were very primitive and not self-aware. The original colony, however, was. It became aware of its own existence, and became aware of its ability to think. It became able, after a few years of training itself, able to influence connections between crystals, grow new cultures willingly, and, perhaps most important of all, it became aware of a wonderful communication abilityŚradio. Since the crystals were... well... crystals, they were able to function almost as a primitive crystals radio set, capable of talking to other crystals without a connection between them.

They were on their way to becoming a sentient species, and weren't going to stop soon.
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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2009, 05:29:47 pm »
I've studied some basic geology, and it does make sense for a watery, mineral-rich world to be perfect for crystals. By the way, what exactly would a crystal talk about with radio? As far as I know, crystals have a pretty boring life. They look pretty, but being surrounded by them all your life would get old quickly.
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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2009, 05:33:08 pm »
XD

Hmm... They would probably talk about WORLD DOMINATION the meaning of life >.>

In all seriousness, they mainly talk about intelligence an how to get smarter (think Spore: the game being played by Cyto)
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