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Re: New Race- The Zrahi
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2006, 10:37:48 am »
This makes the Theory of a the secret love affair with a Ęthiran way back theory seem even more odd. Hmm... very strange in...  :D

Anyway So if i understand Zrahi genetics then it got several DNA strands. When it Reproduce it use the same kind of mixing with these gens as when human reproduce take random parts for the fathers DNA and random parts from the mothers DNA but guess in Zrahi case is a internal thing with maybe several diffrent gen strand and not only 2 as humans.

Yep, thats pretty much how the genes work.  And as for the Ęthiran breeding thing... aren't they more humanoid-like?  hmmmm maybe maybe the Zrahi created the Ęthirans *dramatic gasp from audience* dun dun dun duuuuunnnnn  hah, yah jk

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« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2006, 10:54:08 am »
Actually some Ęthiran believe that there was a Progentor races often called the Shadow Prince (referring to the race being the son of the Shadow Emperor.) This theory haves it orgies form that very few fossils have bin found before a cataclysmic event that happen to Ęthir. And all the fossils seem to be of primitive organisms. Many Ęthiran have look for this race but not a trace have bin found.

But i the Zrahi would really be the Progentor race then they would have bin a million years old or something like that.

And yes most of them are humanoid but like earth lizards some do look more like snakes the regular lizards.
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« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2006, 07:36:16 am »
Cities and Nations
City-States:  With the Greater tribes growing ever more powerful and wiping out the few remaining smaller tribes City States began to be very common among the Greater tribes.  These City-states were ruled over by one supreme Zrahi called the Zah-Ter.  (The Zah in Zah-Ter means "Zrahi Elder" and the definition of Ter is one who holds the highest power, so in effect Zah-Ter comes from when the Zrahi were still tribal but now they must chose one elder among very many, the Zah-Ter)  The Zrahi did not fight eachother as much as they once did within their tribes.  A few elders (4-16, depending on size of tribe and city) were placed on the Zah-Ter's council, they were each put in charge of different city districts or different needs such as construction, taxation or military.  The City-States often fought between eachother and soon the planet would be ruled by a handful of Nations.
Nations:  The Zrahi had progressed through their age of City-States with numerous small wars and even large-scale conflicts that spanned far and wide always ending with one supreme victor who would recieve all the land and property of the losers.  This soon led to the creation of greater nations.  These nations, like the City-States were ruled over by a Zah-Ter his council(now made up of 12-25 members with each member having more responsiblity and power).  the Zrahi soon began fighting over land, with no other reason for conflict, all the nations wanted to have the most land.  This part in time is one of the longest in old Zrahi history it was during this great age of a race for control that the Zrahi began making technological achievements from everything from the first functional gun-like weapons to eventually aircraft and space technology.  At the end of this era 7 major Zrahi nations were left, with some small land that was inhabited by still by primitive tribes, they would be taken soon enough.  Each of these seven nations would enter into a war with eachother with two sides, these sides had no names they were merely enemies of eachother and would refer to the other as "the enemy" or as the appropriate nation(s) that they were speaking of.
Super Powers:  This world war would encompass only 27 Zrahi years, which is very little when you take into account how long conflicts usually last among Zrahi.  One side was made up of 5 nations, they were the 5 smallest and knew that only together could they easily wipe out the two largest nations of Zrah.  After 27 years of this fighting the two nations feel and the land they had occupied was divied up among the victorious Zrahi according to the effort each felt they had put into the war and the current size of their nation(of course the leaders fought over it in combat cuz their Zrahi and thats what they do, some changes in ownership occurred due to these honorable combats).  Over the course of this war new technologies had been developed such as biotechnology, leading to the form of current Zrahi, but from this point the present is very very very distant future.  Research into space travel would soon begin, resulting in a war over Zrah's system's other planets which would end not with one victor but with the discovery of something so profound it would change the path of the Zrahi forever.
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« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2006, 11:27:11 am »
Into the Cosmos
The moons:  The Zrahi had long sought to reach out into space and to take over the moon, as soon as it seemed possible that the stars were reachable the Zrahi had wished to Conquer them.  After the World War the five great nations began racing towards space and Zrah's 3 moons.  The first three nations of the five into space were of course the ones to claim the moons as their own(The five nations: Ixaul, Haquin, Alzet, Raliss, and Zoryne; First three: Zoryne, Raliss and Alzet).  Unlike many ages prior though, a great fight over the moons did happen and the Zrahi meerly accepted the ownership of them.  It seemed as if the Zrahi were beginning to be more cooperative after millions of years of infighting. 
Other planets:  The two nations that had not claimed the moons made plans to instead, claim the closest planet to Zrah as their own.  It took over a year to reach it but Ixaul made it there first, although the crew soon died due to a malfunction in the ship that caused it to crash, this caused a conflict over wether or not the planet was Ixaul's or Haquin's.  This was the beginning of a great conflict, each nation tried to draw the others into the frey on their side but in doing so led the other nations to want the new planet for themselves.  In order to be the most powerful the of Alzet and Raliss believed they must improve themselves physically.  This lead to the full implementation of biotechnology.  Zrahi warriors began fighting with enhanced reflexes and metal plates attached to their very skin.  Soon weapons were attached to the Zrahi's bodies but these early forms of enhancements sometimes proved disastorous causing the Zrahi's minds to be overworked and killing them, after all the Zrahi were not born with blades in their arms and so it was difficult for their minds to control them along with other added body parts.  This war lasted what seemed like an eon and began to encompass all planets of the Zrah system until the Zoryne stumbled upon an anomaly just within the border of their star system, hidded for millions of years in the shadow of the last planet, Reltzu.
The Wormhole:  What the nation of Zoryne had found was a wormhole, although they didn't know it at the time.  They saw it,a large stone-looking ring, glowing around it's inner edge, hovering far beyond their ship but still in view.  The Zoryne were amassing a fleet behind Reltzu to take Haquin by surprise for they knew that they were planning to claim Reltzu for their own.  This ship was the first to arrive and was sent only to scout out and make sure that all was well in the region, all was more than well, the wormhole they found would lead the Zrahi to a great age of unity and power.  The Zoryne ship immediately signaled the rest of the fleet to remain where they were, not knowing what danger this anomaly posed.  The Fleet leader replied that the scout ship was to get as close as possible and investigate.  The scout ship proceeded farther and to the surprise of the crew found that it was not just a glowing ring of energy but that the stars within the wormhole did not line up with those around it, and that beyond it they saw a planet, lush and green looking.  (I won't bore you with anymore specifics) This led to a complete investigation by the Zoryne people and they notified the leaders of the other nations, the war must be put on hold indefinitely.  The ships of many Zrahi arrived to see the sight of such a wonder, wormholes had long been theorized by their people but it had never been proven.  The most amazing discovery of the large device encompassing the wormhole was that when very close, the Zrahi could recognize small symbols made along the entire edge of the device, these words were in their native language.  It was one line of text repeated over and over, "The time has come for all different bloods, of you and old, to enter through and unify, to become the galaxy's one."  It was completely uknown what the specific meaning of this was but as soon as it was read, the ships began to pour through, exploring a new system which they could take for themselves.

Alright, we're now in the space part for the Zrahi and I think I've neglected to tell you about their religion for long enough so here's the jist of it:

Religion
The old Zrahi beliefs are endless, practically each tribe had their own idols that they worshipped and through the ages the idols would change, multiply and fight one another resulting in an endless amount of lore and mythology.  They had Gods of everything from a god of the Sun to a god of leaves and even deities for things such as rocks and clouds.  The list is endless and so it is not uncommon for a Zrahi to not know the names of more than 20 or so gods.  They pray mostly to those that would have the most profound effect on their lives, such as a warrior would pray to the gods of battle, blades and the god of victory.  It has always been believed though that the Zrahi's gods had all come together and poured part of themselves into the first Zrahi, effectively making the Zrahi their own gods because they believe they came from a holy lineage.  This is what lead the Zrahi to believe that they were the only ones that could make themselves perfect.  They could ask the gods for guidance and for help but in the end the Zrahi must act for themselves.  This drove them to use biotechnology and to augment themselves to become more powerful and effective in combat.  This also slightly explains the Zrahi craving for supremacy.  If the Zrahi believe that they themselves are holy then they MUST have power over other things if not all things, which is why the Zrahi have advanced so far a civlization that conquers.

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« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2006, 04:08:41 pm »
**please note: the timeline's measurement of years is inconsistent, this is to save space**
| 0 years, Zrahi form small tribes
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| 2,000 years, Zrahi form joined tribes.
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| 3,300 years, Zrahi form Greater Tribes and begin great wars that take out many ancient and smaller tribes.
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| 4,000 years, Zrahi Greater Tribes begin construction of first major cities.
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| 4,800 years, Zrahi have wiped out practically all the smaller tribes and have become city-states, first Zah-Ters appear.
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| 5,000 years, Zrahi begin the great era of advancements and enter into more conflict resulting in more advanced war-technology.
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| 6,830 years, After nearly 2,000 years of conflict 7 super power nations emerge, quickly gaining control of the majority of the world. 
|     The 27-year world war begins
| 6,857 years, World war is over the nations Zoryne, Raliss, Alzet, Ixaul and Haquin nations emerge victorious over Sorel and Dotii. 
|     First biotechnology advancements have been made.
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| 7,000 years, Race for the moons begins, Raliss and Alzet are the victors with no challengers, race for the rest of the solar system
|     begins.
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| 7,200 years, greater advancements in space technology make space battles more common and increase speed and power of ships.
|     Alzet and Raliss create extremely advanced biotechnology.
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|7,700 years, the wormhole is discovered and an uneasy peace ensues.  First mission through wormhole begin along with studies of
|     wormhole technology.
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|8,500 years, New life is found, some is sentient.  A great war begins that will encompass the majority of the Zrahi's expansion into
|     the galaxy.  This war is over control of planets and the creatures that are found on them.  Many sapient races are used as slaves
|     and others are used for experiments.  A certain faction of Zrahi begin to manipulate alien life forms in the hopes of creating a 
|     perfect "slave race."  This attempt utterly fails though due to their assimilation into a more powerful faction.
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|13,000 years, Naturally stable wormhole is discovered.  Research on Zrah System's wormhole device delivered little information,
|     research on this natural wormhole begins to deliver better results
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|14,000 years, Wormhole Manipulation Matrix is invented.  Thanks to the research of this new wormhole the Zrahi now have the
|     ability to create small wormholes and manipulate others easily.  This allows for rapid expansion into the rest of the Galaxy.
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|18,500 years, After charting and expanding into a quarter of the galaxy two factions for Zrahi form together to create the largest
|     ever.  They call for a "Supreme Zrahi Empire."  Many other factions and subfactions begin to join while others resist.
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|20,000 years All factions have now either joined the Empire or been wiped out, uniting all Zrahi under one Emperor.  This gives the
|     Zrahi great unity and they begin to focus more on the conquest of the areas they have discovered than of conquest against
|     eachother
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|24,800 years, A breakthrough in wormhole technology is made.  A transtemporal wormhole is generated, one that allows the
|     passage of objects through space AND time.  This wormhole requires massive amounts of energy, precise calculations and results
|     in a very unstable wormhole.  This leads many Zrahi to theorize that the wormhole device in their home system was made by
|     themselves and then sent back in time so that they may conquer the galaxy.  The Emperor adopts this idea as well and orders
|     for the device to be created and sent back through time.
|UPDATE!
|24,850 years:  The wormhole device is created and sent back in time to the Zrahi home system, and there are no problems what so
|     ever.  With nothing to prove of it's success though except the continued existence of the space time continuim the Empire
|     questions wether it was neccesary to put forth the effort and resources.  Needless to say some Zrahi take sides opposite that
|     of the Emperor and a new war begins.  This war is one of the largest for it includes many other smaller, lesser known agendas
|     and reasons for fighting.
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|30,000 years:  The 5,000 year off and on war finally comes to an end, but the Zrahi are no longer unified.  There are two main sides
|    with numerous smaller factions lying throughout the galaxy.  Two empires now exist, each with a new emperor seeing as the last
|    few had died during the great war.
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|35,000 years:  The factions seperate even further, the 2 larger factions left after the war have expanded and now split into 5 of
|    equal size to the originals(2 form one faction and 3 from the other.)
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|47,000 years:  After over 15,000 years the Zrahi finally reunite but, once again, not completely.  A multitude of Zrahi from smaller
|    factions try to claim the thrown from the Emperor of the new united factions.  This pull for power takes the throne through an
|    average of 3 different rulers per decade. 
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      |}47,000-150,000 years:  This period is known to the Zrahi as "The Lost Eon."  It Includes the development of numerous   
      |technologies.  These include(to name a few) particle flak weaponry, extremely refined versions of wormhole technology,
      |creation of artificial intelligence, experimentation with creating and designing organisms and of course new add-ons to the Zrahis' 
      |biotechnologies.  This is age marks the beginning of a completely non-unified Zrahi, with no central leader for the entire Eon. 
      |The factions now create their own Empires and although warring is not uncommon it never reaches the climax it did before.
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|200,000 years(present):  The Zrahi remain seperated but murmurs are heard of a secret pact among them.  This is thought as 
|    mostly rumor since most Zrahi just scoff at the notion.  Some factions have combined though, within the last 50,000 years but it
|    is no true sign of a greater unification.


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« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2006, 04:11:55 pm »
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And PLEASE give me COMMENTS!!! I feel like no one cares, just a "hey keep going" comment would be very much appreciated.

hey keep going  ;) :D

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« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2006, 04:12:32 pm »
Well I'm reading as mush as I can of it and I am love it.  ;)
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« Reply #23 on: July 09, 2006, 06:33:28 pm »
Yeah I think these guys are pretty interesting too. I think you should keep updating and maybe trading or starting a war or something :D.
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« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2006, 06:37:24 pm »
Yeah I think these guys are pretty interesting too. I think you should keep updating and maybe trading or starting a war or something :D.

All in due time  ;D

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« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2006, 02:26:53 pm »
A much needed update for this thread has been added.  It may not seem like much but it's getting the Zrahi and inch closer to the current time.  Check the timeline in the previous thread for the update, it's under the big red wor UPDATE!

Oh yah and COMMENT!  If you want people's threads to keep going don't just sit there and read it then go check the next thread, if you don't comment they don't know you're reading!
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« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2006, 02:43:34 pm »
Yaay, they're getting closer to the current time! Cant wait to see these guys fight someone. Maybe they would join SWU??
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« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2006, 06:55:46 pm »
Check the timeline post above for the update!  It's not much, but I promise, more is coming.  With PICTURES!

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« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2006, 08:25:39 pm »
OOooh. Purty reptile/amphibian/mammal.
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« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2006, 02:28:11 pm »
Alright here's big update!

Nano-Zrahi


A new invention, the nano-suit, is being used by a faction of Zrahi.  This suit, unlike other races' forms of nanosuits, is actually an integral part of the creature.  The Zrahi have taken the extra step to infuse their entire body with nanobots and have covered the outsides of their bodies with a thick layer of them.  The Zrahi now have regenerative, deployable blades that can be formed on any limb.  The top arms also feature built-in particle flak guns.  Other features of the suit include:
  +enhanced sense(ie: sight, hearing, radio signal recognition/creation, better heat-sensing, smelling
  +color change(ie: the suit can change colors/become camoflauged)
  +instantaneous regeneration(ie: as long as the suit has an excess of biomaterials(or can find them) the suit can regenerate a Zrahi's
   wounds)
  +improved tail-blade(ie: the blad can now become lax and act as an extension of the tail or harden into a blade.  The tail still   
   produces a lethal venom which is now evenly distributed across the blade's surface)

Planet Claw


The Planet Claw is a gigantic space-ship/weapon that extends to a length of approximately 8.5 kilometers long.  It has very little in the way of defensive weaponry but has great shielding.  It's power is to encompass an entire planet in an energy-bubble.  This effectively prevents all ships from enter or leaving the planet, anything that hits it will most likely be disintigrated.  It is powerd by a gigantic dark-matter reactor, a power source used on many Zrahi ships.  One very cruel technique used by the Zrahi is to slowly shrink the buble around the planet until it touches the surface, burning everything to a crisp and leaving the gases in the atmosphere in a chaotic plasma state.


Super-Carrier


Super-Carriers are the backbone of a Zrahi fleet.  These ships, with little defensive weaponry like the Planet Claw, seem to be easy targets at first.  However, Super-Carriers have extremely thick hull plating on their sides and shields powered by a dark matter reactor.  They can each hold a fleet of nearly 1,000 fighters.  With these many fighters per ship, there is no need for weaponry mounted on the hull seeing as fighters are much more agile and versatile, better at defending the carrier.


Fighter


The Zrahi fighters are very thin and sleak and incredibly fast.  When manned, a Zrahi warrior must plug himself into the ship, making him part of it and effectively giving him complete and utter control over the device.  The figters have no shielding but have reinforced plating that when charged can absorb most energy weaponry.  They each come with 2 dark energy cannons and not much else unless modified.  Certain modified version have a shield called a "rip shield" which is pointed shield that is projected infront of the fighter and allows it to pierce through other ships.

Technologies:

Dark matter reactor:  The dark matter reactor uses a form of fusion with dark matter to produce extreme amounts of energy.  Dark matter is hard to find seeing as it is invisible through most means and one of the only ways to find it is to calculate the gravitational pulls of many systems and estimate where a hidden gravitational pull is coming from, at that point dark matter can usually be found. 

Dark energy:  Dark energy is merely a form of Darkmatter particles.  Much like electricity is actually excited electrons dark energy is excited particles within dark matter.  Dark matter is hardly visible, it gives off dull traces of blue and red light but what truly lets you see the refraction of light passing through it, like the refractions seen through heated air above a fire.

Wormhole Generator/Manipulator(WGM):  This is the device used by Zrahi to traverse the stars.  As long as coordinates are fed properly into their ships system their ships can travel almost instantaneously from one point to another by creating a wormhole one end of the ship and pulling the wormhole across the ship, effectively moving the ship through it and to another place in space.

Rip Shield:  A less common Zrahi weapon, this pointed shield that is projected infront of the fighter allows it to pierce through other ships when traveling fast enough.
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