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Re: New Creature: the Agnoculus
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2006, 03:29:41 pm »
I tried out Creature Editor 3.0, and I found it quite easy to use and very cool. These are some results I got (I had trouble with the colors, but it took me just a few minutes to make each of these):
The Agnoculus:

The Gillra:


EDIT: I just made a better Agnoculus (I like the legs a little better):
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Re: New Creature: the Agnoculus
« Reply #31 on: December 08, 2006, 07:08:24 am »
One question...
Is it important or has it actually something to say, you named the ancestor of the Agnoculus Oculus, which actually means "Eye" in latin?  ....just wondering :P

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Re: New Creature: the Agnoculus
« Reply #32 on: December 08, 2006, 04:14:34 pm »
One question...
Is it important or has it actually something to say, you named the ancestor of the Agnoculus Oculus, which actually means "Eye" in latin?  ....just wondering :P
Yep, I named it the "Oculus" because its most distinguishing feature was its very large eye (compared to the other creatures that lived in the deep sea with it).
The name "Agnoculus" I also derived that way: it is a combination of "Agnosco" (which I think means "knowing", so kind-of wise or intelligent) and "Oculus".
I also did the same thing for the Gravlor and the Morvlox..try to guess what latin words they come from!  ;D

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Re: New Creature: the Agnoculus
« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2006, 02:54:12 am »
Well...
You could have made up "Morvlox" either from mors/mortis (death) or morsus/morsūs, which means "spice" or "bite" (well, these two are actually the only ones which make sense to me).But I do not know where you took the "-v-" and the "-lox" from  :-\

For the "Gravlor" i am quite sure you made  it up from "gravis", which means "heavy" (gravidare/gravidō wouldn't make sense  ;D)

One thing though...."agnoscere" means percieve, im afraid  :(

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Re: New Creature: the Agnoculus
« Reply #34 on: December 09, 2006, 10:02:52 am »
Well...
You could have made up "Morvlox" either from mors/mortis (death) or morsus/morsūs, which means "spice" or "bite" (well, these two are actually the only ones which make sense to me).But I do not know where you took the "-v-" and the "-lox" from  :-\

For the "Gravlor" i am quite sure you made  it up from "gravis", which means "heavy" (gravidare/gravidō wouldn't make sense  ;D)

One thing though...."agnoscere" means percieve, im afraid  :(
I think "vlox" means quick (by the way, I'm getting all this from a babel-fish type online translator, so it might be giving me crappy answers  :-\)
As for the Agnoculus, I do remember having to bend the definition a little bit to fit my needs  ;).
So I guess It's "percieving eye", which isn't too bad either.

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Re: New Creature: the Agnoculus
« Reply #35 on: December 09, 2006, 10:42:44 pm »
O.K I've only got a quick update right now, and It's just a picture I drew while watching "March of the Penguins" (Today was like Emperor Penguin Day or something for my family: First we went to the cinema to watch "Happy Feet", and now this!  ;D). I kind of like it though, so here goes:
(It's a tribal Agnoculus with a spear, in case my drawing skills are that bad...)

I kind of changed the head from the original one for the simple reason that I find it looks cooler this way :P...You can just imagine that it's evolving a bigger brain, which explains the larger, more drooping "head"
How'd you like it?

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Re: New Creature: the Agnoculus
« Reply #36 on: December 09, 2006, 10:53:59 pm »
I coulda sworn I posted In here before but meh I dunno...I've Just gotta say...Shamzazing creature and It's one of the most unique ones I've saw yet...I'm working on something and you'll find out what It Is soon enough...woops said to much.

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Re: New Creature: the Agnoculus
« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2006, 12:46:12 am »
FAN ART!



Sorry If It's kinda crappy...

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Re: New Creature: the Agnoculus
« Reply #38 on: December 10, 2006, 11:26:40 am »
Wow thanks a lot, that's awesome! My first fan-art, and it looks great, YAY  ;D.
Dang it, how do you guys make your pictures so crisp and precise...I always scan and then it looks all smudgy...

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Re: New Creature: the Agnoculus
« Reply #39 on: December 10, 2006, 01:37:19 pm »
I can't so I used flash :D you're welcome.

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Re: New Creature: the Agnoculus
« Reply #40 on: December 10, 2006, 03:45:46 pm »
good stuff  :)
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Re: New Creature: the Agnoculus
« Reply #41 on: December 10, 2006, 09:57:07 pm »
UPDAAAATE!!!  :o :o :o


Clan Excevir
After many decades of deadly struggle and widespread destruction, the multitude of tribes on Irenses were still nowhere near any kind of unification. Battles continued to rage accross the entire continent, and the race did not advance much culturally or technologically. Large groups or alliances would sometimes form, but they would be unable to cope with their differences, and would quickly dissolve.

Finally, a large tribe in the North-Western part of the continent decided that it wanted to grow and gain more power. Now this was nothing revolutionary, as the many tribes had been fighting for very long already, constantly attempting to glean every single piece of land and fragment of power that they could possibly collect. What was truly special about this tribe (Whose members later devided to name it "Clan Excevir", or "Superior Strength") was that it had spent most of its past growing and consolidating, becoming stronger, wiser, defending itself against attacks and unifying its citizens. In this tribe, an entire caste system evolved, with philophers, workers, and leaders all cooperating in all the different tribal settlements. New advances were often made in this tribe, and the only reason that it had never gained an upper hand on other tribes before was simply a question of espionage: Other tribes would send infiltrators or spies, or simply watch from a distance, and steal the revolutionary ideas that this tribe developped. But the Excevir eventually realized this and began working in secret, hiding their ideas and preparing for when their time to spread was be ripe.

While other tribes continued to battle, the Excevir developped many new technologies, most important of which was the wheel! They kept this development very secret, and quickly made an army of charriots and wheel-mounted catapults (the wheels were simple stone circles attached to wooden axles by means of wooden ratchets and nails). Their army grew, and they would soon be ready for battle.

In what later became known as The First Crusade, the Excevir overran almost an eighth of the continent in only a few weeks. The disorganized tribes stood almost no chance before the Clan's quick and furious advance, and within only two years, the entire North-West of Irenses was Excevir territory. What made the clan so strong was mostly its charisma: the leader at the time (his name is unkown to modern Agnoculi) was a strong speaker, and he easily rallied the new tribes that they had conquered to his cause. He offered his new followers prosperity and technology, and promised them stability, which was the main reason that not a single revolt would occur during this leader's reign, and many other leaders after him, in fact. The people were tiring of this endless bloodhed and enemity, they wanted a consolidated nation where they could live in peace and raise their children in tranquility. Also, the clan did not have any kind of central ideology, religion-wise, and so none of the tribes felt alienated in any way.

Soon after the country was settled and unified, the Excevir began the Second Crusade, which only lasted a few months: most of the remaining tribes had heard of the great Excevir nation and lived in great fear of its strength. Most tribes surrendered within days of the declaration of the Second Crusade. Others would fall soon after.
Almost the entire Northern Hemisphere of Irenses had now been conquered by the Excevir.
 
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Re: New Creature: the Agnoculus
« Reply #42 on: December 14, 2006, 06:34:16 pm »
Sorry if I'm so late in posting.
Update coming soon, so bear with me until then...

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Re: New Creature: the Agnoculus
« Reply #43 on: December 16, 2006, 12:00:59 pm »
I played around with GIMP this morning, and figured out the blur and color gradient features, so here is an updated (colored) version of the map of Epun:



What do you think?  :D
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Re: New Creature: the Agnoculus
« Reply #44 on: December 16, 2006, 09:50:48 pm »
purdy 
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