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Offline Josasa

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Laprot OMYL Creature
« on: August 10, 2006, 06:40:32 pm »
Religion
The Laprot are a very aggressive race who worship the mysterious Torpal, or Hyperspace gods.

Anatomy
The Laprot are about 2 meters tall (6ft.) with three legs and two arms (i'll get pictures up later).

Home System
The Laprot evolved in a system with 8 planets and a rather old star. Their homeplanet is the third from the star, but is the 2nd smallest, with the planet farthest from the sun being the smallest. The Loprat evolved rather quickly with their knowledge of science moving along. They currently have just built a ship to travel between the planets in their home system.

Society
The Laprot have a society based around strength with government officials usually being the strongest of the area. While they honor those who are strong, wisdom is greatly appreciated in the Loprat society too. Education was embraced at the earliest times which could explain the Laprot rapid advancement in science.

Here's a picture of the Laprot!
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Re: Laprot OMYL Creature
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2006, 06:41:51 pm »
cool creature, but we need pictures!  and is it the Laprot or the Loprat? cuz you say it both ways.

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Re: Laprot OMYL Creature
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2006, 06:43:10 pm »
cool creature, but we need pictures!  and is it the Laprot or the Loprat? cuz you say it both ways.

Laprot, i'll make the changes.

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Re: Laprot OMYL Creature
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2006, 07:08:04 pm »
The new Laprot ship is somewhat small and can only carry a crew of 3. The crewmembers are:
Klonk- The leader of the expedition group, a wise Laprot with little patience. Mostly conservative in thoughts.
Donaa- The liberal minded Laprot in the group. He is always thinking, but sometimes not for the best.
Turpi- The middle man of the group. He is often caught between the fights that erupt between Klonk and Donaa.
The Laprot ship called the Kursak is destined for the 2nd planet from the sun.

After several months in space the Kursak arrives and begins orbiting the 2nd planet, named Rrth after an ancient myth. Immediately Klonk, Donaa, and Turpi file into the small transport that will take them the surface of the planet.
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2006, 09:46:11 pm »
The Laprot transport descends to the surface of the planet where it begins cruising through the atmosphere scanning the ground below them. After several hours the entire planet is mapped and the transport goes back to the main ship. When they arrive there the crew begins a conversation.
Klonk begins it by saying, "Well, the Laprot people have been studying this planet ever since optics had been discovered. For some reason this planet caught the eye of the researchers more than any other. That's the reason why this planet is the first foriegn planet to be visited by the Laprot people. I think we should discover something here, it seems like there's an eerie prescence here..."
Turpi says, "I agree with you on the sense of a former prescence. But there couldn't have been anything here since this planet is said to have been plain desert since the beginning of the universe..."
"Well what about that cult that was disbanded a few years ago that believed life had once existed on this planet and that it had been an advanced society? I'm starting to agree with them." Donaa says. Because of this Klonk replies in an angry fashion, his belief lying solely in the mysterious Hyperspace gods, "That cult was nothing but rubbish! The only reason we're on this planet is because it seems like the most habitable planet in this system besides Fornii (home planet)! While there might seem like a prescence there was nothing here!" Klonk is so angered by Donaa's mouthing of heresy that he floats (they don't have artificial gravity) out of the meeting room and into his own private sector.
Donaa 'sits' at the table for a bit, totally quiet, until he heads for his private room. This leaves Turpi sitting alone at the table analyzing every bit of the maps. After several intense minutes of studying he begins to notice something. The levels of bedrock that is under the sand come in two different kinds. He begins drawing an outline and after conducting a test he finds which rock is less dense and which one is more dense. From their he theorizes that the planet once held water and that the less dense stuff formed the land while the denser stuff forms the ocean bed if there ever was one. Turpi was then able to create a map that showed what would be one huge land mass, with three somewhat smaller landmasses, and a collection of small islands and what could be called, if you really streched for it, a continent. Turpi saved that map and tucked it away, not wanting to upset Klonk. But he wanted to visit some specific places where he thought he might find something...

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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2006, 03:21:22 pm »
The next day, Turpi met Klonk in the galley of the Kursak, Donaa was still in his room, probably asleep.
“Hey,” Turpi said to Klonk, “I was looking at the maps of the planet and found some suitable places to land. While there won’t be anything there besides sand, it would be a great place to see the planet ourself and plan for colonization.”
After Klonk had gotten his meal ready he floated to the eating space and said, “Okay, once Donaa gets up we’ll head to those places. Let me see where we’re going.” With that Turpi handed over a map that showed where he wanted to land. Turpi began to point out the different reasons he wanted to land where he wanted until Donaa came out.
“So... What’re we doing today?” Donaa asked. Klonk didn’t look ‘up’, but Turpi answered, “I mapped out some places for us to land. We’re heading down planet side as soon as possible.” “Alright,” Donaa said. “Let me get some breakfast.”
After everyone had finished their meal, they suited up and all headed to the transport which was dubbed Lil’ Kursak. Several minutes later Lil’ Kursak began going through the planets thin atmosphere. A few minutes more and they were on the planet’s surface. Klonk was the first to go out, he being the leader, even though they had already walked on the planet before. Turpi followed behind with Donaa taking the rear. Lil’ Kursak had parked near the edge of a huge canyon that was pretty deep, but nothing close to the canyon that was located on their home planet.
Turpi walked to the edge slowly since this planet was larger and therefore had more gravity. Once he was near the edge he peered over to look at the bottom of the canyon, since he could already see the other sides of the canyon, this one extending in almost every direction. Turpi focused on the bottom of the canyon and began taking photos which could be analyzed in full detail. He had almost snapped the thing dry when he hear Donaa over the intercom.
“Turpi, we have to cut your visit short. A storm is heading in from the east and the winds are moving it faster than normal. We’ve got to get out of here soon.” Then Klonk came in, almost sounding sad that he was agreeing with Donaa, “Yeah it’s coming in pretty fast. Everyone head back to Lil’ Kursak now. That’s an order.” With that the trio of explorers moved back to their transportation, which then took off and headed for the Kursak.

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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2006, 08:41:31 pm »
Once back on the Kurask Turpi began analyzing the pictures he took in more detail. Turpi had a strange feeling about the deep canyon. It looked as if it had been formed by the wind with the rounded edges, but something was wrong. For hours he pondered them, with the huge storm raging on below him. Then he suddenly had it.
The next day, the trio of Laprots decided that going back to the canyon was the best idea (Turpi had to talk Donaa and Klonk into it). But instead of landing near the top they would try to maneuver Lil’ Kursak into the canyon itself. While they were heading down to the surface Donaa and Klonk got into another fight over whether the Hyperspace gods had been mortal at one point. Donaa thought that they had been while Klonk thought that the Hyperspace gods had always been and that they had manipulated other beings into their doings and that one day the Hyperspace gods would influence the Laprots themselves. This went on until Turpi jumped in to tell them that they had landed. With that Donaa and Klonk went out into the canyon, both still fuming about the argument. The first thing Turpi did was to collect as many soil samples as he could. He then took more pictures, this time close up ones that showed the different grooves that were forming into what one day could be a deeper gorge. This was all stored in a protective package and put away on the ship for the travel back to their home planet. Except for the soil samples. Turpi began analyzing them as soon as he arrived back on the Kursak. When the results came in he was astonished by what he found.

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Re: Laprot OMYL Creature
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2006, 08:57:25 pm »
How come they're called Torpal backwards?

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Re: Laprot OMYL Creature
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2006, 09:04:27 pm »
How come they're called Torpal backwards?

Yay! Your the first one to notice that. They worship the Hyperspace gods and hope to be like them. Through some strange chance they named their species Torpal backwards (Laprot).

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Re: Laprot OMYL Creature
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2006, 09:12:24 pm »
I'm smart :).

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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2006, 08:50:18 pm »
Water. Water tracings were found in the soil. There had once been water on the planet although it was unknown how much. Turpi immediately informed both Klonk and Donaa. Donaa then began a discussion about the possibility of there once being life while Klonk went into a violent rage about how there couldn’t be any water. He had to be detained by both Donaa and Turpi where they locked him in his room until he settled down.
Turpi began to go over his theoretical maps (the ones that suggested water) this time with more enthusiasm. The lower the elevation the more likely water was there. If there was once a species that inhabited this planet they would most likely build somwhere near water, as it was the giver of all life (this was now being challenged within the scientific community back on Loprat since there could be life in other universes that didn’t have water). Turpi then planned the next place they would visit in the Lil’ Kursak.