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New Creature---Thean (Update! Tech pic!)
« on: February 23, 2007, 07:10:09 pm »


Thea is a planet of extremes like no other. The gravity and heat of their sun, Omicron, neutralises the gravity and vaporizes the surface to form an atmosphere of gaseous rock. On the night side of the planet, Omicron's pull doubbles the expected surface gravity and compresses the rock back into a solid, raining down as lava first. The atmosphere disapears and the tempuratre plunges near absolute zero. Only five multicellular animals survive on the planet, and of those, only the Theans can withstand both night and day.

General Information:

Race name:Thean
Reason or meaning of name: Originally a race of Data's from Star Trek. Name is a corrupted form of Theta from Omicron Theta,
Data's homeworld.
Nickname(s) given to the race by other races/groups (can be derogatory, but not necessarily so): None
Where does this race live?: On Thea and in their ships.
What is the environment around them like?: 3,500C on the day side of Thea with neutralised gravity, very bright, atmosphere of
vaporised rock. -270C on the night side with 10G, no light, and no atmosphere.
How have they adapted to it?: Very flexible body tempurature. Has exellent night vision and pressure sensors. Can fly on the day
side and has sturdy legs for the night side. Circulatory system takes advantage of extreme tempuratures. Does not require
oxygen.
How does it affect them?: They are able to survive almost anywhere, but prefer to stay home.
How is their society organized?: By tribes, then by families.
If there is a hirearchy, what is it based on?: Gender.
How do these people govern themselves?: Desisions are made by vote of family then tribal leaders.
Do they live in an empire?: No
A leage of nations?: No
How are leaders chosen?: by gender
How large is the society?: Several hundred trillion
Is this race the only intelligent species on their world?: Yes
If so, how do they feel about this? Proud? Lonely? Do they know/care?: They feel proud after learning that no other life can
survive where they thrive.
If not, how do they relate to the other races of their world and how different are these races: They eat any animals smaller than
them and ignore the larger ones.

Biological Data:

What kingdom is this race?: Alnalia
What phylum is it?: Transside
Is the race unicellular or multicellular?: Multicellular
How does the race breathe?: Does not breathe.
What is the circulatory system like?: Runs by convection currents. On the day side a small pump helps it with no gravity. On the
night side, the hot interior blood pushes out and pulls the cooler blood in, where it is warmed up.
What/How does the race eat?: Eats smaller animals and rocks through the inner mouth.
How does the race grow/mature?: Starts as an egg, then hatches into a smaller version of the adult then grows.
How do they reproduce?: mass fertilsation. Individuals have both male and female organs.
Are they warm or cold-blooded?: Body temp changes gradually as the outside does, but stays warm-blodded off planet.
What kind of symmetry does this race possess?: Bilateral
Where are their sense organs located?: On the head and on the back.
How are bodily wastes eliminated?: Impurities in rock or unneeded animal material are turned liquid and pushed out the body
where they either solidify or vaporise depending on material and tempurature.
From where are they eliminated?: A tube in the outer mouth
What is the body cavity like? Are the organs specialized/highly developed?: Small heart, U shaped gut, no lungs.
What kind of structural support does the race have?: Steel-like bones
How does your race move?: Muscle contractions
Does it move?: Yes
How does it grip things?: With its front arms or inner mouth
Does it have opposable thumbs?: yes
Or prehensile tails or limbs like an elephant or octopus?: Long trunk-like inner mouth.
From where did the race’s "hands" develop?: From feet and an elongated mouth.
What kind of opposable thumb do they have?: Normal
Could the hands have evolved from something other than the forefeet?: The inner mouth is a third hand
What is the nervous system like?: Wire-like nerves made to work in all tempuratures.
Does the race have a central nervous system?: Yes
Is the race intelligent?: Yes
What type of intelligence(s)?: Learning and society based.
Do they operate on instinct alone?: no, but it plays a big part in daily life
Does the race practice time-binding?: No
Physical Appearance/Physiology: Large dog sized. Four wings with intricate patterns. Four legs that split to have eight feet.
Head is long and tubular, with a longer trunk-like inner mouth and biolights.
Common eye color(s): Black
Common hair color(s): NA
Common skin (or scales, or etc…) color(s): dual dominants= tanish. single dominant=greenish. no dominants= bluish.
A=translucent green wings with emerald veins. B=translucent red wings with ruby veins. Mixes= Clear wings with black veins
Average Height (male/female): 4 1/2 feet for all
Average Weight (male/female): 0 lb on day side. 4,000 lb on night side. 400 lb in 1G.
Average type of body/build (male/female): Heavy muscle.
Predominate features : Wings, Head and neck
Distinguishing marks (head crests, spots, tails): Vein pattern and facial biolight color on the night side. Voice on day side.
# of Sexes (male, female, neuter, hermaphroditic, etc): 10. AA, Aa, aa, BB, Bb, bb, AB, Ab, Ba, ab.
# of Gender(s) : 3. A's B's and mixes.
Means of locomotion : Hexapod/ flight.
Average Lifespan (does it vary according to sex?): 500 Earth years.
Means of reproduction (egg laying, live birth, budding, etc.): Massive family eggs with multiple embryoes
# of children/birth: 20-80
# of limbs (arms, legs, tendrils, tails, etc.): 8 legs, 2 wings, 1 mouth
# of sense organs (eyes, ears, noses, mouths, etc.): 6 eyes, 2 wings
Most dominate sense (for humans, it tends to be sight): sight on night side, Pressure/hearing on day
Other senses (telepathy, pyrokinesis, etc.):None
Other abilities (flight, increased strength, etc.): Flight, endurance, extreme strength, adaptability.
Looks like: a cross between a plent, a xenomorph, an anteater, and those space spiders from the Lost in Space movie.

Cultural Information

Are there subraces/subcultures?: No
What are the ‘rules’ of the society as far as gender is concerned?: Dual dominant A's are most important, No dominant mixes
are least important.
AA    Tribal leaders/priests
BB

Aa    Family leaders
Bb

AB   Middle class (teachers, generals, captains etc.)
Ab
Ba

aa  Menial labor
bb

ab  Usually executed
If there are more than two genders, consider what each gender is allowed to do that the others aren’t: The lower the rank, the
less likely they will be able to vote or reproduce.
How are children treated?: Family cares for them untill they get a job, then are left alone.
Is there some kind of coming of age ceremony?:No
How does this society educate its children?: In a mass schools
Are children taught by their elders?: In a way. The older the teacher, the more respected it is
Is there a state-supported system of public schools, open to all citizens or are there private institutions open only to certain
Classes/groups (i.e. open only to men, or members of the ruling class)?: Mass shools are open only to middle class and up.
If there are limits, how well are they enforced?: Anyone who tries to enter school without having at least one dominant is
executed
What sorts of knowledge are unallowed?: None
How severe are the penalties for breaking these laws for the teacher?: Any teacher who teaches a no dominant is stripped of its
title and forced into hard labor for 1 year.
For the student?: immediate execution
Do certain professions require different schooling?: Military training for generals, Pilot training for captains.
What is considered the minimum level of education necessary to be a successful adult?: Basic survival, biology, geology, and
diplomacy.
How are pregnant females treated?: Mass eggs are defended from other families at all costs.
How are the elderly treated?: Cared for, but executed once they are "beyond help"
How does this affect the raising of children?: Not at all
The transmission of knowledge?: Higer classed children are taught by elders
The concept of lineage and family?: None
How does this race view the physically/mentally/emotionally disabled?: Useless. Executed on sight.
What is considered to be disabled?: Deformed, handicapped, retarded, emotionally unstable.
What are racial views on intoxication?: None
Is there a stigma associated with being intoxicated or is it just part of life or is it viewed as part of a religious ceremony?: None
What makes people intoxicated?: Very few elements can have an effect, and none are found on Thea
What does this race consider to be deviant behavior? : Not adhering to class by preforming a job of the lower class
Why are these people considered deviant and is the label fair or not?: With out class, the society falls apart.
What is considered criminal behavior?: Not adhering to class by preforming a job of higher class
How is this crime detected and how is it punished?:  By witnesses. Punished by demotion or execution
What is the legal system like?: Strict and innocent untill proven guilty.
How is marriage arranged?: No marrage
What type of marriage is common?: NA
Where do married couples/groups live?: NA
What is a marriage ceremony like?: NA
What other ceremonies are important and why?: No ceremonies.
How is death viewed?: As an end
What is the funeral ritual?: No ritual
How is grieving handled?: Naturally
How long do they last?: Not very long
How is inheritance determined?: By class and by age.
How important is birth order? : No order
How is the family organized?: By age and by class
Who is in charge?: Highest classed single dominant
How are children named?: Unique name, family name, tribe name
Is there some kind of ritual to it?: no
Does a person’s name change through time?: no
Are names considered powerful?: Not terribly. They simply identify bloodline
Does a person have a private name and a public name?: No
How does this race relate to other sentient beings?: They feel that other sapients are fragile and require protection
Do they recognize other beings as sentient?: Yes
How is this race perceived by its enemies and/or allies?: Either as tyrants or guardians
Why are these groups enemies or allies?: depends on their aditude towards "protection"
Have these alliances changed over the years?: Sometimes
What does the race consider to be the ideals of their society?: Organisation, reliability
What is the worst thing you could do if you were a member of this race?: be an ab and evade execution, get an education, and
start a tribe.
What is the best/most noble thing you could do if you were a member of this race?: Be an AA and expand their territory, save
lives, stop wars, etc.
What personality traits does this race admire?: Reliability, loyalty, smartness
What personality traits does this race despise? : Decietfulness, defiance, stupidity
Who or what does this race consider beautiful?: AA's
What makes up that image of beauty?: A tannish body with translucent green wings and emerald veins. A commanding voice
helps immage too.
What is valuable to this race?: Knowlage
Do they like pie?: Is it filled with rocks? Yes.


Religion
Thean religion consists of 20 ideals arranged on a Thean body plan.
Soong
   Omicron=inner mouth
   Tech=left arm
      Weapons=upper left hand
         Energy Sword=upper left thumb
         Energy Beam=upper left first finger
         Energy Shield=upper left second finger
      Ships=lower left foot
         Protector=lower left first toe
         City ship=lower left second toe
   Wildlife=left leg
      Day side=upper left foot
         Floater
         Xipper
      Night side
         Rock Cruncher
         Boring
   Thea
      Time
         Day
         Night
      Elevation
         Sky
         Ground
   Thean
      Sexes
         A's
         B's
         Mixes
      Life
         Young
         Elder




Theans have an unusual gender system. The sex of a Thean is determined by a pair of genes. These genes can be either A, a, B, or b.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2007, 04:18:13 pm by Darth Grievi »



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Re: New Creature--- Thean
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2007, 07:18:48 pm »
 :o...Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!

Damn you put a lot of thought Into this, great work man :)

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Re: New Creature--- Thean
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2007, 07:40:20 pm »
Only five multicellular animals survive on the planet, and of those, only the Theans can withstand both night and day.

i wana know what the other 4 are  :)

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Re: New Creature--- Thean
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2007, 07:50:17 pm »
Neat :D

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Re: New Creature--- Thean
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2007, 08:10:42 pm »
Cool
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Also, Gunner is one of the children.
It's true.

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Re: New Creature--- Thean
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2007, 09:02:54 pm »
Only five multicellular animals survive on the planet, and of those, only the Theans can withstand both night and day.

i wana know what the other 4 are  :)

You ask, I deliever ;D



Thea's other four creatures:

Xipper A sparrow-sized filter feeder, the Xipper is the staple of Thean diet, often swarming around particularly large clumps of airborne minerals. Eyeless but not blind, they use their full-body wings to detect pressure waves from aproaching Theans. The predators compensated for this by developing a trunk-like inner mouth to snap up the Xippers from afar.

Floater Bouyant ambush predators, the Floaters harness Omicron's energy to produce methane gas from the remains of it's captured prey. Hovering in place, they lie in wait for something to pass by. Detecting the pressure wave, they reach out with their sticky, suction-cupped arms to snare it's victim.

Rock Cruncher A huge, mineral-eating decapod, the Rock cruncher's main purpose in life is just that: crunching rocks. Slow both physicaly and mentally, they use their quad-eyes like a spectrometer, searching for edible minerals that are then snatched up and shattered it it's huge beak. Self-fertilizing, thay lay their eggs as they walk along, allowing it to keep on crunching uninterupted. The biolights on its sides have no known function.

Boring The aptly named Boring is nothing more than an acid-spewing glob of snot. Absorbs dissolved minerals. Do not step on!

EDIT: Forgot to say. The Xipper and Floater live on the day side of Thea, the Rock Cruncher and Boring on the night.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2007, 09:16:22 pm by Darth Grievi »

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Re: New Creature--- Thean
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2007, 09:09:03 pm »
XD those were hilarious. Kinda unoriginal names but they make sense.

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Re: New Creature--- Thean
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2007, 09:23:01 pm »
nice

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Re: New Creature--- Thean
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2007, 01:22:59 am »
Grievi, if you search the forums, you'll see that Krakow made a race called the Theen.
Thean and Theen sounds awfully similar. It's not intentional, I know, but it might get a tad confusing.

The Thean are mighty cool. Or, as Borat would say, "A-very nice."

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Re: New Creature--- Thean
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2007, 03:36:42 am »
well done I realy need to get into my groove as well lol
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Re: New Creature--- Thean
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2007, 04:31:04 am »
Interesting looking creature, and cool info.  :D

Look forward to more updates.  :)

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Re: New Creature--- Thean
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2007, 01:28:49 pm »
Grievi, if you search the forums, you'll see that Krakow made a race called the Theen.
Thean and Theen sounds awfully similar. It's not intentional, I know, but it might get a tad confusing.

Oops. Lol. I could allways revert the name to "thetan" From the original theta.
Or just call 'em BobbyJones  :P

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Re: New Creature--- Thean
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2007, 08:58:14 pm »
Thea as voted by you:



I welcome you to Hell....

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Re: New Creature--- Thean
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2007, 09:04:22 pm »
I welcome you to Hell....

huh...I always thought hell would be more exciting :-\...

COOL! I'm gonna go photoshop a planet now, amazing work.

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Re: New Creature--- Thean
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2007, 09:07:31 pm »
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