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another new creature - kessan
« on: March 08, 2006, 09:16:13 pm »
im new so this might not be very good, but then again i really am not satisfied by most of what I do, so i hope its o.k.  :)

kessan
single sex
exoskeleton
habitat: steap dark canyons and caves
diet: ferose tigers
apearance: beatle like body with insectoid wings and a mouth much like a human with slightly sharper canines. large red eyes. long, thick, armor plated arms with strong, crusher talons at the end. legs are short and apear like gorillas legs, but slightly thicker and longer. the legs are the most armored part of the body because they can be curled into a sheild to protect the vital organs in the abdomen.

the kessan has 3 hearts that pump blood to three different parts of the body. this gives it the ability to strike fast at its prey and not worry about bursting its heart from the strain.

since the kessan only has a single sex, it reproduces by having the genetic material already inside the body, this means that it can only reproduce once, but it means that it does not have to find a mate. they have clutches of 10-15 eggs.

(Im not sure how to post an image, and im not really a good drawer, so if you want to, you could try to draw it, if you want)
im going to make a history if people like it. :)


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the insect- kessan
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2006, 02:34:02 pm »
http://img530.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kessansmall5ur.png

the kessan is a single sex, strong, violent, terretorial insect. although it is an insect, is stands 12 feet tall, it is an ambush predator and has very heavy armor.
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Re: the insect- kessan
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2006, 02:43:29 pm »
It has four legs and his body consists out of 2 pieces? Sorry, but I don't think that would be classified as an insect :P(in our world, but you can say 'insect-like').

But add some more please or add to some other thread, make it worthwhile. Add some background, story, very detailed physiology, evolutionary history, cultural backgrounds, architecture, vehicles, etc. Life it up a little ;).


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Re: the insect- kessan
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2006, 02:47:49 pm »
Nice to see more insect-inspired creatures. ;D

Though I have to admit that a size of 12 feet and thick armor does not a good ambush predator make.
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Re: the insect- kessan
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2006, 02:50:35 pm »
That all depends on the atmospheric conditions of its home planet and what types of prey it goes after.
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Re: the insect- kessan
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2006, 02:57:29 pm »
not trying to nitpick or anything, just letting you know that you forgot about your origional post about this same thing here: http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=2743.0

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Re: the insect- kessan
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2006, 03:59:29 pm »
(srry ive been gone)

no, i did not forget that thread, it just died. :'(

thank you for correcting me, it is  insect like.

the armor is because its prey is very lethal, so its arms need to be protected.

let me start with the basics.


name: kessan

fetures: very armoured, large red eyes, short stocky legs, long thick and strong arms, grey exoskeleton

habitat: deep caves and mountain cliffs

prey: ferose tigers and kycen (ki-sen) eagles


the kessan is a large insectoid creature and an ambush predator. the kessan kills its prey by waiting in the caves that ferose tigers come to sleep. it uses its claws like a clamp to snap the tigers neck while its asleep. the kessan has 3 hearts for different purposes and parts of the body. the kessan has a fairly small stomach and a large liver. the kessans brain is smaller than a humans but they use a larger % of it. although this gives them a better ability to think, it means that they have less of a dependancey on feelings. the kessans that live on cliffs have batlike wings and thin armor. this makes them a deadly foe.

(if someone reponds ill make a detailed history too) ;D
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Re: the insect- kessan
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2006, 04:22:06 pm »
kessan history:

kessan tribal age

the kessan never wore clothes because it would make it harder to catch prey, instead they would carve tribal markings into their exoskeleton. they would also would use their claws as knives to cut the flesh of their prey into small squares that were then wrapped in the fat of the animal and was coverd in the sheard skin of the animals they killed.the would then equally distribute the food to the tribe. at this point in time they killed and ate kinoken rhinos and ang bats. the shelter for the kessan was one large enclosed area that they slept and ate in. the baby kessan were kept in a nursery part of the, "mother home" as they called it. when the eggs hatch they are cared for by 3-4 adults. teen kessan must kill a kinoken in any way to pass on to manhood. child kessan stay in the motherhome until they are teens so they have time to learn about history, mesuring, and religion from elder kessan. for their religion, they beleive that every star is another god, when you die you become a star, they beleive that every star looks after you as a guardian, when food is plentiful and water is every were they do a tribal ritual were they must dance for 3 days and thank their ancestors for the gift, if you do not do this, then they make thunder storms and the beasts become savage and hostile, this beleif trails back to the very first tribe of kessan.

(all for now, my hands hurt  :) )
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Re: the insect- kessan
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2006, 05:03:55 pm »
(made a drawing of flying kessan)

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Re: the insect- kessan
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2006, 05:15:22 pm »
someone plz post, i need opinions  ??? ??? ??? ???
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Re: the insect- kessan
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2006, 05:22:41 pm »
Looks sort of robotic to me, with the way the body and limbs are shaped. Are all six of the red dots eyes? Where's its mouth?
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Re: the insect- kessan
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2006, 05:52:54 pm »
not trying to nitpick or anything, just letting you know that you forgot about your origional post about this same thing here: http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=2743.0

I have Merged the 2 topics into one.

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Re: another new creature - kessan
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2006, 07:39:58 pm »
the claws on the flying one have the mouth attached to them, but this sub-species died out when an asteroid with deadly chemicals was released. yes, all the red dots are eyes.
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Re: another new creature - kessan
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2006, 08:12:32 pm »
Where is the mouth?

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Re: another new creature - kessan
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2006, 08:22:06 pm »
the mouth is the top part of the slit going down the center
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Re: another new creature - kessan
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2006, 09:35:36 pm »
history: early city-modern age

as the kessans move into the city era, the religion the have spawns the first church, whitch they call a krellis, after the god they beleived to be the first and most powerful. the preists are the only kessan to were cloths.



the mode of transportation for a kessan is a slightly eggish vehicle that has a few handles and levers.



the kessan have no government. instead they go by an, "eye for an eye" system. so that they dont make mistakes they have invented a completly flawless lie detector. law says if fake money is found, that kessan is exiled.
the kessan have no need for war because they are ruled under 1 monarchy. there have been 4 revelutions in the history of the kessan and all have failed. the first kessan photograph was taken with an image catcher brand camera.

(that was a basic history and ill be disclosing more later)

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Re: another new creature - kessan
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2006, 09:57:20 pm »
ugh, is anyone interested or is it just me?
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Re: another new creature - kessan
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2006, 10:56:05 pm »
culture: tools


most tools for the kessan have handles to help with grip, most weapons have a handle with 3 holes for the kessan to slide its claws inside making it fast and lethal to most other species
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Re: another new creature - kessan
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2006, 11:19:48 pm »
r u going to colour them

i dont understand what that vehicle is, it looks like an elipse.
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Re: another new creature - kessan
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2006, 11:46:42 pm »
Nice pics so far, but they could do with colour :)

The elipse is a bit rubbish :-\
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Re: another new creature - kessan
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2006, 08:14:44 am »
Ok i'm gonna come right out and say this.

Maybe you should try drawing it in pencil and scanning it into the computer it'll improve the smoothness of the lines and you'll probably actually be able to get more detail in.  Besides if you want straight lines use a ruler it'll look much nicer.

also 2 days here and over 100 posts?! crikey thats too much
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Re: another new creature - kessan
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2006, 09:56:48 am »
im a crazy poster yah, i cant scan em cause I cant figure out how to use this stupid thing, yer right ill color em and make sumthin better, its just really hard to do in paint
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Re: another new creature - kessan
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2006, 10:41:11 am »
How to make a scanner work:

1-Put all the plugs in (I hope you know how to do that)

2-Use the cd that came with it to install the driver. If you lost the cd, get the driver from the site of the product. (ie if you have scanner of 'Epson' go to www.epson.com). Install that.

3-Get a scanning compatible imaging program (there should be one on the cd), you can try the program GIMP, google it, it's free. Then you also got a better drawing program instead of crappy MS paint. Or get Photoshop.

4-Turn the switch on.

5-Lay the picture to scan on the scanner with the picture down. And put it straight.

6-Open the drawing program.

7-It should be along the lines of File>Import>Scanner in your topscreen menu. Or else, I don't know. Takes a while to warm up possibly, so wait a bit. Patience, your computer didnt froze or anything.

8-Select the area you want to scan.

9-Scan.

10-Resize the picture in the program at image>image size or at edit>image size. Look around for that. And then put in for the width something around 700 pixels (good for forum size).

11-Do the scanner dance.


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Re: another new creature - kessan
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2006, 11:02:14 am »
 :( the heck with it, ill jus use my dads giant scanner later
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