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A BRAND SPANKING NEW SPECIES: Meet the Ghulos!
« on: May 17, 2006, 06:49:05 pm »
The Ghulos is based off my favorite mythological creature, I hope it's unique enough for you elitist bastards ;)

The Ghulos is a mammalian primate living on the planet Nihelios, a planet whose unique orbit leads to long nights and shorter day periods.
Basic Physiology
The Ghulos follows a humanoid bodyplan, however, their bodies are very lean, with an emaciated appearance being the norm. Males, on average, stand about 7 feet tall. They have broad chests and shoulders, narrow waists, and long, powerful arms, much longer than their legs. Their hands and large, and four fingers, with sharp black claws. Their skin comes in a variety of colors, ranging from paper white, to grayish, to a cobalt blue color. Their ears are pointed and forward facing. Their mouths are wide, with thin lips, and full of dagger like teeth. Their noses are often small, however, their sense of smell is highly developed. Their hair is almost always black. They have large, highly developed eyes, which reflect like, giving them a yellow, luminous quality. Their gait is often hunched, as they switch between bipedal movement for walking and run on all fours.

LifestyleThe Ghulos is a social creature, and most often lives underground in caves during the day. The caves they inhabit have bioluminescent fungi, which the Ghulos have cultivated for years to light their homes. The Ghulos also cultivate edible fungi, which they suppliment their carnivorous diet. Although the Ghulos feed on prey that lives in the caves, at night, they often go out and hunt larger beasts, in swift moving packs. The Ghulos's long arms and sharp claws allow it to climb, and they often climb up trees to pounce on prey, or clamber to the ceilings of caves to pick fungi. The Ghulos mate for life, and give birth to a single child at a time, although rarely twins are born.

I'll be adding more later. COMMENTS APPRECIATED. Drawings would be appreciated too, for you ARTSY-PANTS types.



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Re: A BRAND SPANKING NEW SPECIES: Meet the Ghulos!
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2006, 07:04:02 pm »
Interesting concept. Could use some more elaboration, however. Ooh and a drawing too ;D

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Re: A BRAND SPANKING NEW SPECIES: Meet the Ghulos!
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2006, 07:07:34 pm »
Drawings would be appreciated too, for you ARTSY-PANTS types.
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Re: A BRAND SPANKING NEW SPECIES: Meet the Ghulos!
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2006, 08:43:28 pm »
someone will draw it, gec06 will probably
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Re: A BRAND SPANKING NEW SPECIES: Meet the Ghulos!
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2006, 08:50:32 pm »
They sound cool. Kind of makes me think of bat people for some reason. And on the subject of artists, whatever happened to Dake? He said he was back, then disappeared again.
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Re: A BRAND SPANKING NEW SPECIES: Meet the Ghulos!
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2006, 05:48:51 pm »
 really it reminds me of fish people though because of the blue skin and razor teeth,and you don't have to call the people who everything original elitist bastards even though i think you were being Sacastic. people will acept yor creature as long as its not an exact copy of somthing...well most will accept it me included. for the drawings, why don't you try,no one knows your creature better then you and if its a horrible drawing try again or post it and wait for somone to draw it better, there are kind people like that on the boards. beside all that its good, give more info soon.
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Re: A BRAND SPANKING NEW SPECIES: Meet the Ghulos!
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2006, 01:46:20 pm »
A brief Evolutionary History of the Ghulos!

The Ghulos had a very uneventful evolution, evolving from fish, to amphibians, to quadrapedal predators. Eventually, they became brachiating hunters which would pounce upon prey that happened to wander beneath them. However, a cataclysmic event in their solar system caused their planet to be bombarded with large amounts of Ultra-violet radiation for thousands of years. The ghul-ancestors that fled to the caves survived, as did ones that eventually developed an immunity to the irradiation. Over time, the Ghul-ancestors that hid in the caves eventually developed sharp senses, as they would only leave their homes during the night, where the radiation, although still much higher than Earth, was tolerable. These cave dwellers eventually developed tools, as to minimize the amount of time it took to kill, retrieve, and prepare prey outside. Eventually they built crude, competitive societies inside the caves, and even began building small personal shelters to defend what little property they had. After many years of evolution, another cosmic event caused the day to become shorter than the night. The ancestors now had much more time to hunt, and thrived, while the offshoots that decided to stay in the sun, encumbered by their thick, radiation proof skin, were hunted to exctinction by their agile cousins. The Ghulos still have some traits remicent of their past ancestors, such as their tough skin, and powerful immune system which actively weeds out cancerous cells.

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Re: A BRAND SPANKING NEW SPECIES: Meet the Ghulos!
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2006, 05:45:27 pm »
I love how you people say you're really interested in it and when I post more information you don't ****ing read it  ;)

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Re: A BRAND SPANKING NEW SPECIES: Meet the Ghulos!
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2006, 06:09:39 pm »
wow that's a good creature

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Re: A BRAND SPANKING NEW SPECIES: Meet the Ghulos!
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2006, 06:25:42 pm »
^_^ Swearing gets attention! Woot!

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Re: A BRAND SPANKING NEW SPECIES: Meet the Ghulos!
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2006, 08:26:35 am »
OOC: Which is your main Creature, The Squillisks or the Ghulos?


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Re: A BRAND SPANKING NEW SPECIES: Meet the Ghulos!
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2006, 11:49:48 am »
(The sacow are my main. I haven't posted about them yet. I won't accept the invite because I haven't fleshed out the Ghulos enough yet, sorry.))

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Re: A BRAND SPANKING NEW SPECIES: Meet the Ghulos!
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2006, 03:38:32 pm »
Bubububububububuh?

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Re: A BRAND SPANKING NEW SPECIES: Meet the Ghulos!
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2006, 05:45:52 pm »
taadaa! its finally done! (compared with how bad the first pictures were coming out, i think this one turned out rather nicely) :D

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Re: A BRAND SPANKING NEW SPECIES: Meet the Ghulos!
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2006, 06:53:50 pm »
Cool! Thanks Ghost!