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Re: I have a creature, but not a name or picture.
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2010, 08:42:57 pm »
Elar, now an alabaster orb covered in gold tattoos, it collects solar and kinetic energy. Houses underground colonies.

I like their style. 8)

Indeed. Elar was formerly a Venus-like planet. Due to its rapid orbit and proximity to the sun, it is ideal for harvesting energy. Since it was not suitable for Halaa habitation (they rely on frequent bathing to stay moist). In times of great need, drastic action was taken: Elar as it is now is much larger than it was originally, as a planet-covering energy harvester was build over the planet. The mechanics charged with its upkeep lived underground, within the machine and on the planet's actual surface, where it is now cool and habitable. Rising crowding on the homeworld resulted in Elar's mechanic housing being expanded into full colonies; it is seen as the middle-class planet. Not as good as Al'kahet, but a huge step up from the slums of Skarar.
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Re: I have a creature, but not a name or picture.
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2010, 10:00:19 pm »
There are slums?

Are the slums like earth slums or are they at the very least decent a place to look at?

Wouldn't that clash with the Halaa's fixation on mathematical perfection?

Did the Halaa basically turn Skarar into a planet-sized repository of "imperfect" products? :-\

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« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2010, 10:12:57 pm »
There are slums?

Are the slums like earth slums or are they at the very least decent a place to look at?

Wouldn't that clash with the Halaa's fixation on mathematical perfection?

Did the Halaa basically turn Skarar into a planet-sized repository of "imperfect" products? :-\

The colonies of Skarar are slums in that they are the least appealing place to live, and generally filled with the poor, the broken and the damned. The whole planet is basically a giant strip mine, and the Halaa frown upon manual labor, typically relegating it to the poor. However, they still have the characteristic alabaster hill architecture and the flowing spires, but it is not as good a life as can be had elsewhere.

Skarar was originally going to be what was done to Elar, but they process malfunctioned, tearing the planet in two. This is why Elar was expanded to include colonies; Skarar had not relieved Al'haket's overpopulation. After the sundering, Skarar was a penal colony with brutal mining to keep the prisoners busy. Once it was realized there was demand, use and profit in the minerals harvested there, it became a full colony world. The poor flocked here, because the homes and jobs were much easier to come by than on the homeworld.
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Re: Precious have a creature, but not a name or picture.
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2010, 11:24:37 pm »
Ai shi...

Den Ai gesu, tingusu wiru bikamu a bito beteru afuteru za Haraa meiku kontaku widu di adasu in za garakushi.

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Re: Precious have a creature, but not a name or picture.
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2010, 11:36:56 pm »
Ai shi...

Den Ai gesu, tingusu wiru bikamu a bito beteru afuteru za Haraa meiku kontaku widu di adasu in za garakushi.

I don't understand.
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Re: I have a creature, but not a name or picture.
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2010, 11:48:51 pm »
""I see...

Then I guess, things will become a bit better after the Haraa make contact with the others in the galaxy.""


-- Used to skip past the "I" becoming "Precious" sensor.

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Re: I have a creature, but not a name or picture.
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2010, 03:13:48 pm »
My god, it's the language Willy Wonka was reciting poems in when he traveled to the Space Hotel!

"Kirasuku malibuku,
Weebee wize un yubee kuku!

Alipenda kakamenda,
Pantz forldun ifno suspenda!"
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Re: I have a creature, but not a name or picture.
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2010, 03:38:12 pm »
(Section 1 -- Biology)
Type                 : Amphibious
Appearance           : Aquatic, semi-Artificial
Gravity preferences  : High
Temperature pref.    : Hot
Atmosphere breathed  : Hydrogen-Neon
Body cover           : Rubbery skin, hard shell, metallic body
Body color           : Red skin, white shell, white and gold body
Hair                 : Small bony crest between lip of shell and eyes
Hair color           : Slightly lighter than skin color
Eyes                 : Six, sunken, luminous
Eyes color           : Black
Body characteristics : Tentacles, claws, fangs
Diet                 : Omnivore
Sexual reproduction  : One gender
Reproduction method  : Communal spawning
Limbs pair n 1 : Clawed tentacles extruding from chin
Limbs pair n 2 : Clawed tentacles extruding from chin
Limbs pair n 3 : Clawed tentacles extruding from chin
Limbs pair n 4 : Hulking arms extruding from shoulders
Limbs pair n 5 : Long, thin, digitigrade legs extruding from waist
Mass :  200 kg
Size :  2 m

(Section 2 -- Culture)
Attributes:
  Militancy       : 2
  Determination   : 4
  Racial tolerance: 7
  Progressivness  : 10
  Loyalty         : 7
  Social cohesion : 20
  Art             : 20
  Individualism   : 11
  Body            : 16
  Mind            : 15
  Speed           : 10
  Lifespan        : 30 years
  Tech level      : 8

(Section 3 -- Government and Religion)
Government type   : Community Theocracy
Religion          : Polytheism
Devotion          : High

(Section 4 -- Extra things you should know)
Special abilities:
 -Acute Hearing (Mechanical)
 -Acute Smelling (Mechanical)
 -Acute Vision (Mechanical)
 -Ambidextrous
 -Bonus: Engineer, Computer
 -Charisma
 -Cybernetics (Mechanical)
 -Dependacy: Water
 -Disease Tolerance (Mechanical)
 -EM Imaging (Mechanical)
 -Field Sense (Mechanical)
 -Heat Tolerance
 -Hive Mind
 -Independent Eyes
 -Infrared Vision (Mechanical)
 -Leap (Mechanical)
 -Light Sleeper
 -Lightning Calculator (Mechanical)
 -Manual Dexterity (Mechanical)
 -Microscopic Sense (Mechanical)
 -Nictating Membrane
 -Night Vision (Mechanical)
 -Perfect Balance (Mechanical)
 -Poison
 -Pressure Support (Mechanical)
 -Radioactive Sensing (Mechanical)
 -Regeneration (Only of tentacles)
 -Sealed System (Mechanical)
 -Skin Color Change
 -Sonar (Mechanical)
 -Spatial Orientation (Mechanical)
 -Spectrum Vision (Mechanical)
 -Stretching (Tentacles can retract into chin, then elongate)
 -Subsonic Hearing (Mechanical)
 -Swarm
 -Systemic Antidote (Mechanical)
 -Time Sense (Mechanical)
 -Toughness (Mechanical)
 -Ultrasonic Hearing (Mechanical)
 -Vibration Sense (Mechanical)
 -Vibrolocation (Mechanical)
 -Wall Climbing (Mechanical, through metal claws)
 -Warm-Blooded Biology
 -Water Dependency
 -Water Breathing
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Re: I have a creature, but not a name or picture.
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2010, 03:52:23 pm »
I just made a massive overhaul of the original post. It is now rich in valuable information. I am considering rewriting the Description in Section 9.

Should I begin an introductory RP? That seems to be your custom. I have a story plan that will see some massive societal alterations, depending on how the story progresses.

Where in the galaxy would their home planet happen to be located?

I don't know the rules and regulations for placing a star system. Please elaborate.
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Re: The Halaa - Picture Needed
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2010, 04:27:03 pm »
Awesome!!! This is better than anything I've come up with yet, I think.
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Re: I have a creature, but not a name or picture.
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2010, 07:58:29 pm »
I don't know the rules and regulations for placing a star system. Please elaborate.

There's not much, though it's generally agreed that the outer areas of the galaxy are more stable and relatively well-mapped, compared to the volatile inner rim which has a high rate of life formation.

Oh, and the inner rim is more prone to galactic radiation.

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Re: The Halaa - Picture Needed
« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2010, 02:59:01 pm »
The Mid Rim is generally the best place to be, since the Inner Rim has much more radiation and black holes and all that and the Outer Rim doesn't have as much material for stars.
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Re: The Halaa - Picture Needed
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2010, 04:19:00 pm »
*Ignore this, art_is_a_mathform*
Speaking of which, I need to put Kuuruk on the map now.
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Anyway, awesome.
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Re: The Halaa - Picture Needed
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2010, 10:07:01 pm »
I still wish I could get my bloody scanner working. I'll try to give you something tempoary soon, until AH FIX MAH BLOODEH SCANNAH! >:(
Sorry, zoned out there for a minute :P