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The Mallen
« on: March 19, 2006, 01:45:44 pm »
I decided to join the new creature creations and I made one too. Thanks to Oviraptor for helping me and for drawing them for me and making it real.

The creature is called a Mallen. They are an amphibian type creature with poor eyesight but excellent hearing and smell. They have a third arm attached to their backs that is also used when mating. The Mallen can breathe on land through their skin and also in the water with gills. Their tails are webbed and they swim very fast, on land they can run or hop. At the end of the tail there is a poisonous barb on each side. They are about the size of a turkey. On top of their head is an antenna which picks up sounds and on each side is a smaller one that is used for smell.


They live on a planet called Aquana in a swamp like environment. The planet has two moons. One is yellow and the other is green.  They build their homes in the base of large swamp trees. The females are the ones who make the homes inside the trees. They sleep in a nest built of leaves and twigs inside their homes. They are omnivorous and eat plants and berries, insects and small fish.

The planet is an image from Civ4 that closely represents Aquana

The adult Mallen’s usually mate for life. The females choose the male by inviting him into her home. Once that happens, they live as a couple until one of them dies. The males live approx.50 years and the females about 60. The females tend to be a little older and larger than their male partner. When they mate, the third arm intertwines and the male deposits his seed into the female through openings between the claws. The female then lays the fertilized eggs in the water inside a casing attached to the base of their swamp tree home. She lays 3-6 eggs at a time. 

When the babies hatch, they will stay in the water and swim around the tree home until their legs have grown. They are totally self sufficient when born and don’t need nurturing from either parent. When the babies have grown their legs and leave the water, the females will find their own tree in which to make a home and the males will stay in the water until a female chooses him to join her.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2006, 01:20:49 pm by LadyM »



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Re: The Mallen
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2006, 01:47:45 pm »
I knew I recognized that planet from somewhere!   :D Pretty smart use though.
I like the creature so far, it's original, it's not a dragon  ;). He's kinda tad-poly, but a whole lot stranger... good work!

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Re: The Mallen
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2006, 01:50:32 pm »
kinda kewl :)

I wish Civ4 would work on my computer, no idea why the hell it won't, something with my ATI Mobility Radeon card, I have no idea.

anyway, very origional idea :)

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Re: The Mallen
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2006, 02:04:42 pm »
yeah, a nice non-standard body plan. Looks kind of cute. Are these guys going to be achieving sapience or are they just wild animals?
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Re: The Mallen
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2006, 02:09:47 pm »
Yes, they are sentient. I'm still working on the details.

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Re: The Mallen
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2006, 03:39:23 pm »
I thought that planet looked familar. ;)

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Re: The Mallen
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2006, 05:10:25 am »
cool i like this one ladyM, ur a good drawer and very creative and original :-)
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Re: The Mallen
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2006, 06:39:54 am »
cool i like this one ladyM, ur a good drawer and very creative and original :-)

 Thank you  :) though the drawing credit has to go to Oviraptor. He drew both of those pictures for me. I cannot draw well at all.

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Re: The Mallen
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2006, 08:45:31 am »
Nice seeing you also making creatures. And I must say, they are great  :D
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Re: The Mallen
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2006, 12:59:02 am »
oh...well oviraptor, ur a good drawer ..:-)
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Re: The Mallen
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2006, 08:49:24 am »
Here is another picture that Oviraptor drew for me. This is the home of the Mallen's. Located in the base of swamp trees. Using mud and rock to make the walls within the roots. The eggs are laid in the water within the roots of these trees.

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Re: The Mallen
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2006, 02:28:25 pm »
That's Great Oviraptor! You cannly draw quite well! You should draw more.

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Re: The Mallen
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2006, 05:42:34 am »
Nice picture. :)

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Re: The Mallen
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2006, 06:08:38 am »
kinda kewl :)

I wish Civ4 would work on my computer, no idea why the hell it won't, something with my ATI Mobility Radeon card, I have no idea.

anyway, very origional idea :)

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Re: The Mallen
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2006, 03:37:36 pm »
Send the idea Japan's way, It's weird enough and has a phallus on it's head.  :P
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