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another dragon species
« on: May 18, 2006, 02:04:53 pm »



Kidding!

I present the Kraakikoka.


These inseco-reptilian creatures Homeworld is a densly forested world, a think wide belt of tropical jungle around the equator, temperate forest in the temperate regions, and pine forest in the artic regions.
Their Sun is a normal medium star, their homeworld has a volcanic main moon, and 2 large asteroid moons.
The Kraakikoka were the result of a long lost alien races genetic engineering upon their more primitive form, but unlike other species, the altering aliens made their presence and work common knowledge to their creations, and the Kraak have always known of their origins, infact they celebrate it, not seeing themselves as artificial or some-how lesser then naturally evolved races, they see it as a gift of highly advanced and compassionate species that lifted their ancestors from the dead-end of a barbaric and ultimate dead-end predatory and un-intelligent race.

there are but two oceans on Kraakkri and one vast single continent streaching from pole to pole, studded with many lakes and rivers.

Their culture is highly social and tribalised, though little war occurs, they prefer the tropical jungle regions most and despite their fearsome appearance, they are highly intelligent creatures that enjoy biology and life, their geneticists are in demand the galaxy over, gardeners and animal breeders of their species are also appriciated, its not entire so much they love life and respect it, simply they love the biology of it, photo-imagery of microbial life is valued as high-art, researching genetics and studying life is a big turn on for them, but if life must die inm the persuit of biological science then so be it, fortunately its only rare cases this occurs and they respect life enough to let it prosper rather then falter, their space of control is filled with 15 zoo planets alone within their homeworld sphere of influence, all terraformed for particular habitats, such as artic or desert.

Their religion is based around the number 3, a trinity, perhaps this is no suprise since they believe that their creatiors made them perfect examples of his work (because they have 3 eyes, 3 legs, 3 arms, so they saw a pattern) likewise, the number 4 is dispised, they have never had much love for their four legged or four anythinged neighbours.
Their creators dissappeared from the galaxy a long time ago, before the time when the only recorded history was the plastio-ceramite orb-monument now at the very centre of their capital city, kraakakakreee, erected by the long lost creators.

Since this time the kraak have endevoured to study nature and biology as the road to enlightenment and ascension, in the footsteps of their creators who they believe had descovered the path, and so passed on these lessons ultimately via genetic tampering to other races they thought had the promise to understand the meaning of life.

they believe ultimately they will acheive what their creators did and join them in a paradise of life, another plain of existance where the energy of life itself flows as a tangible force, like rushing water.

their history is a quiet affair, few wars have occured, the knowledge of their shared heritage and creation means they have never needed to fight over creation myths or religion, kraak wars can best be described by human terms as small skirmishes.

A vestige of their pre-tampered genetic past means they still eat meat (though they've taknig to being omnivorous) and one of their own social cultural rituals which can be considored not intentional of their creators work, is the hunt, zoo planets serve as much as a hunting ground as much as nature reserves, and every kraak male on his 40th birthday must make a lone kill, with only his father along as a guide, to be considored a fully-mature male.

The Kraak life-span is around 270 years (their pre-tamper form was 12) and though they have the genetic technology to increase that to 500, they so far have refrained from doing this, as the majority of kraak believe that they should not themselves tamper with their genetic coding, which is considored as sacred and holy as the central orb monument or other descovered creator artifacts.

There is though a small community of kraak who believe they have earned the right to take the creators place as masters of the code, but this is still a highly taboo opinion and this small group generally resides in isolated locations of the homeworld or colonies far from main settlements.

Another minority though a bit larger then the code-manipulator faction, are the nomad kraakokokra, their journey is to attach to their natural roots and nature in general...they too like all kraak worship the creators and thank them for their gifts, but they seek to still connect to the sole of their pre-tamper past, not so much the unintelligent savagaery, rather the wild and they argue, noble soul of their wild ancestors, they embrace the tribal system the most, and generally reject technology, the only technology they use really is a few transport ships for tribes and groups to move to other worlds, a even fewer live upon these vessels ans embrace nomad life to the ultimate....travelling space endlessly.

Kraak space is small compared to the major races, and generally alien minorities within their borders are small affairs, either workers for careers kraak least enjoy, or isolationist immigrant neighbourhoods/settlements, the ViS are the most highly respected of aliens to the kraak, they recognise the ViS love of order, and though kraak are more emotional, they see the ViS as kind of cousins in the persuit of order, as the kraak study the genetic code, the ViS study the code of organization, something mastering genetics is heavy in.

The ViS even have a small neighbourhood within the main city, mainly populated by ViS administration staff and their families, ViS workers work within the kraak local area government administration departments, and in many genetic research facilities, where once broken, the newly researched genetic codes are catalogued and organised into the great bio-database.

Infact in the central genetic library, with genetic samples of all life encountered so far, out of every 5 workers there, there is 2 ViS.


There is a single research facility on the ViS homeworld, entirely staffed by kraak, who study and catalogue the rich aquatic ViS life, for the ViS government, and for the central genetic library back home, the facility houses a sheltered boat-house with a grav-ship to explore the oceans, which carry's two deep-sea manned prode-subs.



The kraak's favorate food is a small gecko like lizard called a okrakruu, they have a habit of escaping from confinement easily though, which can annoy cafeteria's stocknig supplies for any kraak customers, and an amphibian called a krokaa.

Kraak architecture and vehicle design is general big on orb like components and things that come in 3, only the most poorest kraak would live in a 4 sided home.




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Re: another dragon species
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2006, 02:10:45 pm »
Ha! Fantastic! A Tripod, Trioptic, and Tridigital. :D Is there a third unseen arm?

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Re: another dragon species
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2006, 02:11:52 pm »
N00B! Dr@GoNS R t3h L@ME!!!! ::)

Very deep stuff! keep up the good work. Remember, folks always like pictures.
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Re: another dragon species
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2006, 02:13:33 pm »
How is this a dragon? Its much better than that. Although they do seem to have just magically popped into existance on the ViS homeworld :P

Go Kraak allies. Attack the evil Spiki! ;)
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Re: another dragon species
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2006, 02:17:49 pm »
The third arm is behind the main body, roughly down the same vertical as the rear leg.

They dont have any eyes or mouths back there though.

And if you MUST happen to know, they poop out a hole in the bottom of the body...  ::)

Edit: i wouldnt say magically  ;D ide just say one small research facility with like 30 staff at best is hardly noteworthy within the official ViS historical records.  :D

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Re: another dragon species
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2006, 03:32:25 pm »
I like them.
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Re: another dragon species
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2006, 09:30:50 am »
Its NOT a Dragon?
I dont get to tell people why i named part of the Auyuelcliad Military Cantabriaire Knights
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Re: another dragon species
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2006, 06:37:37 am »
And if you MUST happen to know, they poop out a hole in the bottom of the body...  ::)

I feel a bit childish asking this, but shouln't they have 3?

Nevermind. I like the creature so far.

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Re: another dragon species
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2006, 04:19:42 am »




The kraak cruiser is the standard vessel of the Kraak navy, for self defence and general security of Kraak space, where-ever there is a kraak defence force presence, a military star-dock, these guys will be making a good show.

They are equipped with 3 directed particle cannons on the exterior pods connected to the main hull, and missle-tubes at the front, kraak missles come in any form from guided charge shaped armour peircing to tactical thermo-nuclear warheads.

It is notable that the Kraak navy has a general lack of high-velocity mag-rail point defence system projectile weapons, but the Kraak prefer to rely entirely on their striek-craft escorts to keep enemy strike-craft off them, while their long range particle weapons and guided missle's pound the enemy from distance.

The kraak navy, like all military, is not active in politics, and merely functions as a defence force for the kraak, unfortunately even relatively peaceful races end up descovering having a potent military deterent is the only way to maintain their own peace.

In peace-time the Kraak navy is active in research missions, kraak cruiser have moderate laboratory facilities and are often found carrying/escorting kraak scientists, and also protecting the zoo planet nature reserves, and protecting against poachers.




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Re: another dragon species
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2006, 10:47:17 am »
I wanted to make a joke about "Dragon" and "Flaming" :(.
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Re: another dragon species
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2006, 10:56:24 am »
Nice creature you got there mate, real nice  ;)

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Re: another dragon species
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2006, 11:26:51 pm »

Their religion is based around the number 3, a trinity, perhaps this is no suprise since they believe that their creatiors made them perfect examples of his work (because they have 3 eyes, 3 legs, 3 arms, so they saw a pattern) likewise, the number 4 is dispised, they have never had much love for their four legged or four anythinged neighbours.
Their creators dissappeared from the galaxy a long time ago, before the time when the only recorded history was the plastio-ceramite orb-monument now at the very centre of their capital city, kraakakakreee, erected by the long lost creators.


Good thing either of us arent sentinent, my race has about the oppisite of yours, four legs, four stalks, and four arms