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Mili Nunti
« on: October 25, 2010, 01:34:34 pm »
The Mili Nunti

Everything You Need To Know In Only Two Paragraphs!: The Mili Nunti are crystalline beings that originate from the planet Athera, which is part of a binary planetary system. Athera and Venera shine incredibly brightly, as they are both covered with crystalline plant life, and neither is rarely darker than dusk, as each reflects sunlight onto each others darker sides. They are generally referred to as Nuntus when separate, Nunti in groups, and Mili Nunti as an entire race. They absolutely detest being called Common, and are fiercely individualistic. If you strip them of their individuality, they'll likely go crazy. Their Core, or heart, or brain, or whatever you want to call it, glows so brightly it appears to be a solid ball of light within their body, and the rest of their body lightly shimmers. Mili Nunti all originate from an Ancestor Tree, which determines their lifespans, and determines their personality tendencies, with a little influence from their Harvester, or parent.

Mili Nunti are primarily an assembly of crystal and iron, the iron being used as electromagnets so that these magnetic tendons can be pulled by a complex configuration of electromagnets that make up Nunti 'muscles', allowing for motion. Their body is like a very rough, stout, and muscular humanoid, with the Core housed in the chest, and the "head" very slender and streamlined, with two eyes like a hammerhead shark at the end.

Table of Contents
First Post Below - Physical Aspects and Links - Contains the basic information on the physical structures, leads to all posts dealing with the physical nature of Mili Nunti.
Second Post Below - Mental/Cultural and Links - Contains the basic psychological information of Mili Nunti, leads to all posts dealing with the mental/cultural nature of Mili Nunti.
Third Post Below - Other Information and Links - Essentially the misc. category, current contains information on the Atheran System, Athera, and Venera.
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Re: Mili Nunti
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2010, 08:11:00 pm »
Physical Aspects and Links

Crystology(Biology, Appearance, etc)

A Nuntus is, literally at its core, a Core. The Core is the central crystal which holds the personality, thoughts, feelings, knowledge, memories, etc, that makes a Nuntus a sentient being. When a Nuntus is first harvested from an Ancestral Tree, they are nothing more than a Core, which is a sphere with a diameter of around ten centimeters. Legend dictates that there has never been a sentient Core of lesser or greater diameter, an assertion backed up by thousands of years of records.

An Ancestral Tree grows fruit in the form of Cores, fruit which are harvested by a single Nuntus. This Nuntus becomes known as that Core's Harvester, otherwise known as a parent. The Harvester, in taking the Core with its hands, forms an electrical connection with Athera, the Ancestral Tree, and the Harvested Core. Through this connection, the parent's personality influences the personality of the Core, though the Ancestral Tree has far more control over the Core's personality. This connection also transmits the knowledge of the Mili Nunti form, and the instinct to create this form around the Core. It is also this connection that drains a specific battery-crystal within a Nuntus, a battery which limits a single Nuntus to only two children.

The Ancestral Tree could be thought of as the primary parent of the Core. The secondary parent has some influence, but it is the Ancestral Tree that determines the primary personality tendencies of the child Core, as well as its lifespan, which ranges anywhere from 100 to 300 years, favoring 200 to create a nice average. To give a simplified mathematical example, say a Nuntus harvests a Core, and that Nuntus is 100% Evil. If the harvested Core is predestined to be 100% Good, that Core will probably become around 75% Good. Essentially, a Nuntus has only a quarter of influence on its harvested Core.

Beyond Harvesting, a Core then goes through a phase of Childhood under the command of its Harvester, where it undergoes growth from its basic Core form, to a small Child form grown around the Core, to a similar Adolescent stage, and finally to its Adult form. All Nuntus children look alike, as they are not aware of their ability to direct their growth. Once they become aware of this, differences begin to emerge in height, strength, weight, etc, though few Nuntus are ever focused enough to achieve "perfection," which is defined among the Mili Nunti as having spent their entire Directed Growth stage focused entirely upon something such as strength. Most end up "flawed," or indecisive, during their Directed Growth stage, leaving them without having realized maximum potential in strength or some other trait.

Mili Nunti are primarily an assembly of crystal and iron, the iron being used as electromagnets so that these magnetic tendons can be pulled by a complex configuration of electromagnets that make up Nunti 'muscles', allowing for motion.Their body is like a very rough, stout, and muscular humanoid, with the Core housed in the chest, and the "head" very slender and streamlined, with two eyes like a hammerhead shark at the end.

A side affect of the Mili Nunti being so full of energy is that they have a shimmer to their body due to the current flowing through them. This shimmer becomes a solid light in the case of the Core, which could easily be mistaken for a sphere of light acting as a heart for the Mili Nunti. Unfortunately, this glow also seriously damages the ability of Mili Nunti to be sneaky at all, as they stick out so much. Absolutely all modern Mili Nunti combat forces try to hide this light in any way possible.
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Re: Mili Nunti
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2010, 08:30:34 pm »
Mental/Cultural Aspects and Links

Psychology

A common psychologist might find the Mili Nunti tendency to be fiercely individualistic odd, as Nunti often aren't physically very different from individual to individual. However, it is this exact commonness that drives Nunti to try to stand out of the crowd. They are all trying to differentiate themselves, be it through wealth, knowledge, fame, or so on, even if this means stepping on other, more Common Nunti. To be Common is terrifying in the eyes of almost all Nunti. To be called Common is the greatest insult any Nuntus can give to another.

This almost innate fear of Commonness is the background of many Nunti stories, plays, novels, and propaganda. The idea that another nation will come in and strip the people of their diversity is enough to terrify most Nunti to support war against that nation. However, this usually doesn't occur, unless there is a noticeable vendetta on the part of the invader against the victim. If the invader was seriously angered by the victim, the first thing they do is to strip the victims of all identifying characteristics, and begin referring to the conquered peoples purely as Commoners.

The same occurs in the Nunti prison system, where the worst offenders are stripped of all that they are, even their names. They are herded together into a prison, wherein they are all referred to as Commoners, and not even assigned a number, despite the obvious issues in figuring out which prisoner has spent more time inside, but any Nuntus sentenced to Commonhood is sentenced for life anyway, so Nunti don't really care. (There is the rare case where a prisoner, in being stripped of his individuality, eventually forgets what he is, and becomes a good citizen, at which point they are released with a new name. Most, however, simply go insane.)
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Re: Mili Nunti
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2010, 02:32:06 pm »
Other Information and Links

Athera and Venera

Athera is the planet of crystal, the birthplace of the Mili Nunti. The first crystalline life slowly spread across its surface, extinguishing organic life on Athera. This is mostly because Athera is incredibly full of iron, a trait caused by near constant asteroid impacts from the two nearby asteroid belts during Athera's early life, impacts which distributed massive amounts of iron and other rare metals across the surface, and its generally freezing climate wasn't very hospitable to organic life. Its sister planet, Venera, also obviously contains crystalline life, as it is far too luminescent for the surface to not be covered with crystals as well.

This binary pair, Athera and Venera, shine with incredible brightness in their stellar system, a brightness caused by the intense amount of electrical energy constantly flowing across their surfaces, electrical energy shared universally between the various crystalline plant life of their ecosystems, combined with redirected light from the crystals reflecting starlight. The ultimate result is that it is almost never darker than dusk on either Athera or Venera, as each acts as a very bright mirror for the other, showering light from Magnus onto each other.

Athera Topographical Only


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Athera Topographical Plus Geothermal Vents and Major Melt-water Rivers


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The Atheran System

The Atheran System is heavily Gas Giant-based, with a number of asteroid belts. Athera and Venera themselves orbit between two very large asteroid fields, the source of the high iron contents of the duo.

0-Sol-Like Star(Magnus)
1-Rocky-Medium-Lava Hell
2-Rocky-Tiny-Lava Hell
3-Rocky-Massive-Rocky, Leaning Lava Hell
4-Rocky-Tiny-Rocky, Earth-like Terrestrial World
//-Massive Asteroid Belt
5-Gas Giant-Large
//-Large Asteroid Belt
6&7-Rocky-Medium(Athera and Venera)-Frozen World
//-Medium Asteroid Belt
8-Gas Giant-Massive
9-Gas Giant-Tiny
10-Gas Giant-Tiny
11-Gas Giant-Large
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