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Seeonsurm - a WIP - For use in Kosmosis
« on: November 07, 2010, 11:33:18 pm »
For those interested, the name was developed by putting 'Bringer of Death' into Google translate and translating the results to other languages repeatedly. It ended on Estonian as See on surm which, if I recall correctly, mean It is death. Or something like that.

1. General Information
2. Biology and Anatomy
3. Culture and Society
4. Solar System and Early Space Travel
5. Vehicles and Domestic Fauna
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Re: Seeonsurm - a WIP
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2010, 11:36:04 pm »
General Information

Art by a14gt
The Seeonsurm are a complicated race to say the least. Many of their practices are often viewed as 'tribal' and 'unnecessarily dangerous' by outsiders and their attitude towards death is often found appalling. Seeonsurm are violent and tribal but are far from technologically deficient, having developed FTL drives and warships that are almost an entire fleet in strength individually. Their home planet, lacking in resources, has lead them to lust over all that is not their own and kill any in their path. It is death.

To clarify the 1 ship fleet idea have a log from IRC:
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[22:16] <Raz> you should say one warship equals ten or something of most other race's warships
[22:16] <Raz> or maybe they don't have many warships
[22:16] <Raz> *shrug*
[22:17] <Badger> Well they have these big box shaped ships
[22:17] <Badger> with a bunch of little heckler drones in it
[22:17] <Badger> Imagine a big box on wheels filled with bats that return to the box after they go out and eat.
[22:18] <Badger> That is what the warships are like

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Re: Seeonsurm - a WIP
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2010, 11:37:08 pm »
Biology
(Section 1 -- Biology)
Type: Terrestrial
Appearance: Humanoid
Gravity preferences: .9 - 1.5 g
Temperature pref.: 15 to 60 C
Atmosphere breathed: Nitrogen/Oxygen
Body cover: Thick-Skinned and Slimy
Body colour: Ruddy Brown to Carmine and all the colours in between
Hair: None
Hair colour: N/A
Eyes: 5 pupil-less eyes in the shape of a pentagon just below the mouth. The eyes sunk deep into the 'skull' and each possess 3 eyelids.
Eyes colour: Solid white
Body characteristics: Semi-corrosive slime coating
Diet: Opportunistic Omnivore (Anything and everything.)
Sexual reproduction: Asexual
Reproduction method: Budding
Limbs pair n 1: Set of three metre long arms, each possessing three joints. At the end of each arm is a hand with four digits, three fingers and a thumb. Each digit has three joints and measures at 35 cm each.
Limbs pair n 2: A pair of legs, about four metres long and possessing two joints. Extremely thick compared to the arms. At the end of each leg is a foot with four toes, each possessing 2 joints. The entire foot measures 50 cm.
Mass:  69 kg
Size:  1000 cm (Average height of your race. If values differ between Male/Female, list both)

(Section 2 -- Culture)
Attributes:
  Militancy: 15
  Determination: 14
  Racial tolerance: 3/16 (Within the society and government of the Seeonsurm is incredibly racist, while the external and interspecies affairs tend to be more open armed, although quite begrudgingly. As such seeonsurm range between the two numbers provided for their personal tolerance.)
  Progressiveness: 18
  Loyalty: 19
  Social cohesion: 17
  Art: 8
  Individualism: 4
  Body: 8
  Mind: 11
  Speed: 16
  Lifespan: 642 years
  Tech level: 7

(Section 3 -- Government and Religion)
Government type: Other (Will be explained in the Culture section)
Religion: Polytheism (See above notation)
Devotion: Good, leaning toward High.

(Section 4 -- Extra things you should know)
Special Abilities:
Acid Secretion
Ambidextrous
Bonus Skills
  Pilot
Colour Blind
Cybernetics (Also to be explained in the Culture section)
EM Imaging
Heavy Sleeper
Independent Eyes
Manual Dexterity
Perfect Balance
Quick Maturity
Spatial Orientation
Strange Appearance
Warm Blooded Biology
(ANATOMY AND MORE IN DEPTH BIOLOGY LATER)
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Re: Seeonsurm - a WIP
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2010, 11:39:56 pm »
Culture
Religion
**WIP**
Government
In most respects, the seeonsurm government would be indistinguishable from a theocracy at first. But closer inspection will show that is not entirely the case. Ruled by a religious figure known as the Irvikuva. The Irvikuva is believed to have a direct link to the god Tappamees. As such he is given full control of the seeonsurm military and, by connection, all other parts of society. The Irvikuva is decided every 15 years by a fight to the death between the current leader and the valjakuts, the challenger. The valjakuts is first presented with 4 challenges, the first being a hand-to-hand brawl with a metssigahukkus, a large beast native to the northern parts Surmakoht. The second challenge is a large obstacle course, the majority of which takes place over a field of molten stone in modern times, but in ancient times a field of coals would suffice. The third of the challenges takes place over the course of 12 days. The valjakuts is taken out to see and dropped bound and gagged into the sea. They are then to try and survive 12 days with no other interaction, save for the seven assassins sent after them during the challenge. The fourth challenge is simple in comparison to the others, however. The valjakuts is given several boxes of vedelik, an intoxicant created from the fermented majakanepit root which effects seeonsurm like a mixture of alcohol and hallucinogenic herbs would effect a human, and told to down them before being given the task of catching a sigakass that has been soaked in oils. These challenges ensure that the Irvikuva is not wasting his time before fighting the valjakuts. The Irvikuva is leader for life and the current leader has been in charge for 75 years, longer than any previous Irvikuva. Irvikuva Kuusorme, the current leader, is believed to be the incarnation of Tappamees, due to his considerably larger than average muscle mass and his extraordinary height (being about 1500 cm and 95 kg).

Society
**WIP**

Cybernetic Culture
**WIP**
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Re: Seeonsurm - a WIP
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2010, 11:40:14 pm »
Solar System and Early Space Travel
The seeonsurm home star system sits in the centre of a dead zone. Over 3000 light-years from the nearest star system makes the race nigh-inaccessible from outside the system. In addition to its remote location on the galactic map it also sits atop a gravitational anomaly in hyperspace, making that means of travel completely useless. To top things off their system is actually surrounded by a sphere of asteroids a few planets thick. The asteroids surrounding the system are composed of mostly lodestone and copper, making an electromagnetic field that prevents most all objects from leaving the system. Escaping the system was no easy task. One of the three ship designs possessed by the seeonsurm is a large freighter with hulls made of an alloy of gold and titanium, both harvested from the many planets in the solar system. This allows the ships to pass through mostly unharmed. The ship only has thrusters for half of the trip to the field and releases them to prevent distortion upon exit. Making all trips out of the system one way. The ships often had large sections of the wall capable of pulling up in order for them to release fighter drones from the hollows. All in prep for any possible attacks while in the void. Sci-Fi lead to this development, because really, who doesn't think that aliens are going to kill us all on first contact?

The rest of this section will be an info screen.

(Section 1 -- System)
Star: Andjaemad
Star Type: Red Giant
Planet #1: Asteroid Belt
Planet #2: Asteroid Belt
Planet #3: Surmakoht (Homeworld)
Planet #4: Kohtvalguse (Large planet composed of gold, iron and magnesium)
Planet #5: Kohtelu (Small planet, mostly tin and titanium)
Planet #6: Un-named Gas Giant
Planet #7: Un-Named Gas Giant
Planet #8: Nrelu (Large Gas Giant mostly composed of Hydrogen)
Planet #9: Un-Named Ice Ball
Planet #10: Viimaneseisabkohapeal (Large Planet rich in gold and titanium, possesses a breathable atmosphere but no water or life. All of this was imported by small freighters not designed for interstellar travel.)
Planet #11: Asteroid Sphere, the wall which separates the seeonsurm from the galaxy.

(Section 2 -- Terrain and Atmosphere)
Size: 1.5
Gravity: .9
Average Temperature: 10-80 C
Liquid: Large Oceans, Polar Ice Caps, Lakes and Swamps
Land-Liquid Ratio: 90%:10%
Average Terrain: Mountainous or swampy
Continents: 8 islands spread across the sea
Density: Average
Composition: Nitrogen, Oxygen, Water Vapour, Neon, Methane
Length of Day: 36 EH
Length of Year: 380.2224 ED

(Section 3 -- Life)
Main Species: Seeonsurm
Native Animals: Many primitive insectoid species.
Imported Animals: None
Native Plants: Various, mostly carnivorous
Imported Plants: None

(Section 4 -- Development)
Structures: Large pyramids of varying dimensions covering the Urban regions.
% Urban: 8%
Spaceports: 2
Imports: Nothing
Exports: Nothing
Capital: Seeonseadus
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Re: Seeonsurm - a WIP
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2010, 11:40:33 pm »
Early Vehicles
**WIP**

Modern Vehicles
Planetary Travel
**WIP**
Space Travel
**WIP**

Domesticated Organisms and Other Bits of Technology
Domestic Flora
**WIP**
Domestic Fauna
**WIP**
Drones and Whatnot
**WIP**
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Re: Seeonsurm - a WIP
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2010, 12:48:18 am »
Though the "one ship being almost as strong as an entire fleet" statement is kinda vague. What fleet is being used as a standard there, specifically? Do the Seeon prefer to put most of their eggs in one basket, akin to the Orealyianis philosophy, only in a more extreme way?

Barring some "misunderstandings", I think the Seeon would quickly fall in line with the guys at the Coalition.

Also, are they Estonia-themed by any chance, or are you using Estonian purely for their name?

It'd be quite interesting if it is the former, though it still isn't much of a problem if it was the latter.

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Re: Seeonsurm - a WIP
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2010, 08:23:50 am »
Though the "one ship being almost as strong as an entire fleet" statement is kinda vague. What fleet is being used as a standard there, specifically?
They just put  bunch of guns on each ship. So as strong as one o the seeonsurm fleets.
Do the Seeon prefer to put most of their eggs in one basket, akin to the Orealyianis philosophy, only in a more extreme way?
Majority of the time. And by eggs I mean ships. And by basket I mean battle.
Also, are they Estonia-themed by any chance, or are you using Estonian purely for their name?

It'd be quite interesting if it is the former, though it still isn't much of a problem if it was the latter.
Well since I haven't done any research on Estonia I doubt they will be Estonia-themed. But all ship names will come from poorly translated Estonian.
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Re: Seeonsurm - a WIP
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2010, 05:17:32 am »
Seems like a suitable place for a galactic penal colony.

Don't travelers which plan to go to other stars get bored on the obscenely long journey?

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Re: Seeonsurm - a WIP
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2010, 06:01:29 pm »
Well leaving the star system is an extremely expensive, boring event. It is sort of like what leaving Europe for the New World would be like in the 1500's. You will probably die on the way there, will have nothing by the time you get there, and will do nothing until you get there.
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Re: Seeonsurm - a WIP
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2010, 02:01:39 am »
Sacrifice in the name of expansion and survival, eh?  :)

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Re: Seeonsurm - a WIP
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2010, 08:49:07 am »
An asteroid belt would be no problem whatsoever. Were it that dense, then the meteorological and gravitational problems would be, well, astronomical. Speaking of gravitational problems, a gravitational anomaly in hyperspace is.... well, I don't like that idea, because hyperspace is the space between two points in the universe, and it's a shortcut. But seeing as there's no real firsthand data about the physical or chemical properties of hyperspace, you can make stuff up. So an anomaly in hyperspace isn't implausible. But an asteroid sphere is so implausible (impossible to happen naturally and stay unchanged for billions of years), it's like something that you would see on Voyager, or in a SyFy original movie.
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Re: Seeonsurm - a WIP
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2010, 02:51:16 pm »
Omega, I like the idea of the asteroid sphere solely because it separates the home planet from the rest of the empire. It gives it a certain feel. It adds flavour. The seeonsurm colonize within their solar system only to find a huge barrier, blocking any passage. And they, like any other group of sentient beings, decided to find out what was on the other side. It may be nigh-impossible but this is Science-Fiction man. It doesn't have to be plausible or even remotely possible.
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Re: Seeonsurm - a WIP
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2010, 11:55:34 pm »
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Re: Seeonsurm - a WIP
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2011, 05:45:38 pm »
Thanks to a14gt I now have an image for the Seeonsurm and have the feeling that I want to continues this, albeit at a slower pace.
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