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>> No.19038579
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Hello and welcome to another evo game! This time we're developing things in the ocean, at the reefs. There's three major reefs worldwide.

The rules are simple:
1) evolve a creature by modifying their picture and giving a plausible reason.
2) only a single modification/upgrade may be made per 'update'.
3) you can choose different species to upgrade.
4) I'll be plopping some events which you can adapt your creatures to, and decide if any updates are invalid.

The first creature is the roo coral, a simple coral-like creature derived from the Fus.

>> No.19038582
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The next one is the Kafka, a relative to the Kuckar. It's abandoned its parasitic lifestyle for a predatory style.

>> No.19038588

If this is an ongoing game, forgive me, but if you're starting another evolution game would you guys knock this shit off or take it somewhere else?

>> No.19038610

I too can get tired of quest threads, but both this and them are /tg/ related, so unless the mods start arbitrarily removing these threads, just let it be. Get the plugin and hide the threads if you don't like them.

>> No.19038612

rolled 4, 5 = 9


>> No.19038646

what, the 1 week hiatus not enough for you? And yes this is an ongoing game.

There's an errand i have to do, so feel free to evolve these two creatures first. I'll add the rest later.

>> No.19038670

this swims with those flippers at the right and the hole at the left is its mouth right?

>> No.19038840

assuming i"m correct here.

The Kafka evolve a set of teeth around its mouth to better enable hunting and eating of prey

>> No.19038843
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To help in its hunt the Kafka develops a sense of smell

>> No.19038902
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derp capcha ate the pic

>> No.19039052
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There have been boost in nutrition in the sea enabling the growth of coo coral to increase. It's now larger.

>> No.19039204
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The roo coral evolve longer tendrils to help gather food.

>> No.19039255
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A splinter species of Kafka develops larger mouth cavity, that allows it to suck in food more efficiently.

>> No.19039307

Some coral begins to gather into different shaped masses, Forming the start of a base layer for a reef. (sorry on a phone can't do the picture. keep up the good work guys)

>> No.19039333

tell me the shape and I'll draw it for you

>> No.19039341

standard coral-ish mass, an irregular base layer that just grows along the surface extending feeding trendrils into the water from slightly raise mounds where living coral is present.

>> No.19039426

>Itt Anon's aiming for the coral to act as a habitat/super organism.

Also are there any fungi analogues?
>ldowsnt mycenae
oh captcha

>> No.19039477
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Like this?

>> No.19039492

si senor

>> No.19039508

Only two starting creature IG? Would you mind a couple things from the pocket-ocean game coming in?

>> No.19039512
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Cystonemat coral is now poisonous to eat. The poison isn't fatal but it causes some horrific hallucinations. This poison protects it and also causes its colour to change.

>> No.19039524

see this

He will add them later so maybe you shouldn't add anything yet.

>> No.19039580

I guess I missed that earlier. I wasn't going to do anything until a reply, so there wasn't really anything to worry about.

Of course if non gent shows up, he might add some things which I was talking about. Co-GM powers and such.

>> No.19039664
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Whew, sorry about that mini-hiatus. There was a workmate resigning, and the other folks at the office threw a party.

The growing roo corals and kafka population had attracted some other creatures, and even a plant shows up. And yes, the Kafka's mouth is on the left side, it's eating small flatworems.

Here we have the Ojo plant, which grows on the ocean floor. It has buoyant air sacs.

>> No.19039759
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We also have the Phou, descendants of Flatworems and omnivores. They will eat young Ojo leaves, small creatures and detritus. They sometimes burrow through the sand to escape Kafkas' sucking maw.

>> No.19039776
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With the coming of the Ojo, the Nuro follow in its trail. Hearty herbivores, they are the descendants of th Sluck. They have a buoyant body, and tend to stick to the bottom to evade predators.

>> No.19039815
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Of course, such a gathering of succulent creatures would attract the attention of larger predators... predators such as the Slizer. Descendants of Worems and nephew to Flatowrems, these big creatures tend to go for schools and big individuals. Its large body cannot squeeze into the growing nooks and crannies of the Roo coral.

>> No.19039831
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The Phou's extremities grow thicker to help with the burrowing away from Kafkas and Slizers, as well as several new pairs, most notably a pair almost beside its mouth

>> No.19039835
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A subspecies of phou develop flatter heads, that allow them to dig burrows in the mud and sand at the sea-floor more easily.

>> No.19039858


Two closely related species occupying a similar ecological niche, this can only end well.

>> No.19039864
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Of course, these nooks and crannies the Slizer cannot reach has enabled another smaller predator to claim its niche. The Roha is a Fus derivative, and is capable of jetting in a termendous speed to escape from a Slizer's maws. It is also flexible as hell, and could slide through most coral clumps.

These creatures are now available for evolving!

>> No.19039872
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The Nuro develops small spikes on its back that can be raised in defense, turning it into a rather unappetisizing meal when it presses itself against the bottom of the sea.

>> No.19039884

Well, will ya look at that convergent evolution!
Flathead Phous can dig better under sand, while the Thickhead Phous can dig faster, in addition to easily catching small prey.

Oh yeah, the Kafka now also preys on Phou and Nuro, as well as being prey to Slizers and Rohas.

>> No.19039886
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>another fus derivative.

This pleases me.

>> No.19039952
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Just tried making a Roha with a shell at the top of it, but it just ended up looking like it was wearing a party hat.

>900 hours in ms paint.

>> No.19039958
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The Roha develop organs, that allow them to sense changes in electric currents around them. They use this "electric sight" to better spot prey, as well as dangers.

When a suitable prey creature enters the range of their electro sense, the Roha quickly burst out from it's coral tunnel, wraps around the prey and jets back to the tunnel, in where it constricts the prey until it's internal organs burst, or simply bite them to death, depending on the size and danger the prey poses.

The electric field their new organs generate is very weak, and for now, it only helps the Roha to hunt and to navigate their coral caves.

>> No.19039966


I can improve the art if you'd like.

>> No.19039971

Feel free.

>> No.19039999

The Thickhead Phou start having its gills placed higher up, meaning it doesn't need to expose itself as much when coming up to the surface.

>> No.19040003
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Forgot my pic

>> No.19040017
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Here you go.

>> No.19040019

Ah, much better. Thanks!

>> No.19040020

This proves to be a needed improvement, since the original Roha has only its sense of smell and vibration to navigate. With the added electroreceptors it can pinpoint its prey better.

>> No.19040021
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The toothed Kafka evolve a narrower more streamlined shape, allowing them to swim faster and hide or hunt in smaller nooks.
At the same time they develop more teeth around their mouths, allowing them to better defend themselves against Slizers and Rohas.

>> No.19040066
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The Slizer's long rigid extremities are a hindrance to hunting in the reef. Those with a degenerative mutation that shrinks most their superfluous fins to vestigial sizes are able to maneuver better in tighter spaces and prosper around the reefs but not much in the open ocean.

>> No.19040075
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The shell rohas develop a series of pores along it's sides that allow it to sense the vibrations moving through water much better.
They now can better evade threats, and due to their shell, they are also less threatened by the young slizers. Adult slizers are off course easily capable of killing the roha, but due to their improved senses, the roha can now sense the approach of the predator much earlier.

>> No.19040086
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They still have their smiley face markings!
I need to work on something for these lil' guys.

>> No.19040089
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>> No.19040123
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That made me laugh.

I am on the fence about actually keeping my moniker, or just stealthily directing the Roha towards my nefarious goals.
What goals? I don't even know myself!
We shall see how this reef develops.

>> No.19040141
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adujsting to their new biome The Reef Slizers develop Colorful top markings to camouflage them among the the brightly colored roo coral and conceal their approach upon prey in the reef

>> No.19040146

Cystonemat grows longer "feeder tentacles" which it uses to grab food from longer distances.

>> No.19040158
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ah yes the pic would be nice.

>> No.19040191

The Reef is no place for over sized predators the Reef Slizer nearly halves in size

>> No.19040200
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>> No.19040230
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The Shell Roha develops more armor plates to better protect itself against the Slizers.
A freak mutation that causes the re-appearance of smaller set of tentacles also proves to be beneficial, as it allows the Roha to snatch smaller prey such as larval forms of many other critters to their mouth.

>> No.19040240

Hoorah we're back!

>> No.19040265
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The Ojo developes a means of reproduction and dispersal similar to terrestrial spider plants where new unrooted ojo will form at the end of tendrils from its parent and passing or grazing animals will hopefully separate the two letting the sprout drift with its buoyant air sacks until it come a cross a place to root itself and form its own sprouts.

>> No.19040314
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The Spiny Nuro develop feelers around their mouth for better spacial awareness among the reef

>> No.19040357
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Some big kafkas start preying more heavily on phou creatures.
They develop a set of feelers, that allow them to sense the small vibrations caused by the underground movements of these wormlike creatures. The great kafkas are bigger and have spacious enough mouth that they can to easily suck the creature from the sand. After catching their prey, they spit out the sand that got in with it, and start digesting the helpless critter inside of them.

>> No.19040374
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The Limbs of some of the Thickhead Phou become even larger and more powerful. m\More like meaty nubs now, the limbs dig quickly but also allow the Phou to "walk" along surfaces avoiding the danger of swimming in open water when necessary

>> No.19040426
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Temporary shortage of plankton in water forces the Cystonemat to find alternative food sources. They start to eat small fishes to quench their hunger. Young Kafka, Phou and Nuros are it's prey now.

Cystonemat can feel the vibration in the water and slowly moves it's tendrils near the victim and then when the contact is made it grabs the prey and injects it with its poison. The poison causes the victim to hallucinate so horrible horrors that it cannot move as it is Paralyzed by fear. While the fish is in the world of nightmares, the Cystonemat pulls the victim to it's mouth to be digested.

>> No.19040451
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not satisfied with just plankton the larger Cystonemat Corals develop wider openings with a greater number of tendrils to ensnare passing Nuro and Phou and digest them slowly withing their shells

>> No.19040467

that is some nice timing right there

>> No.19040504
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The Toothy Kafka evolve a set of slits leading from from their mouth too outside their body, allowing them to suck prey onto their teeth with a suction that lasts longer.

>> No.19040544
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Some flathead phous' legs become webbed; this allows for better movement amongst the shallow sands of the seabed and reduces the amount of time they need spend in open waters, in the midst of predators.

>> No.19040548
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Some Nuros appear to be immune to the Cystonemat's poison and move in among the numerous tendrils, taking cover from other predators. Their skin coloration change as this happens.

>> No.19040573
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An off shoot of the Toothed Kafka take to eating the mineral rich Foo coral. Their teeth become a beak that these Parrot Kafka use to chip away at the hard outer surface of the coral so they can consume it.

>> No.19040574
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A new species of Nuro splits off from the basic. Their tail fin has curved for dashing backwards for escape from predators.

Outcompeted by this and the spiney varieties, the basic form has died out.

>> No.19040592
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The webbed phous develop a filter mouth to strain plant matter and small creatures from the sand they dwell in, they are now seldom seen outside of at least 2" of sand.

>> No.19040600
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As the smaller tentacles of the shell roha become more pronounced, the primary tentacles become shorter, but also increase in muscle mass. The short tentacles are used to ensnare the prey, while the bigger ones hold it in place long enough for the roha to bite it to death.

Their shells also become stronger.
They move by slowly jetting themselves where they want to go. They mostly hunt small critters with their long tentacles, while also attacking bigger ones and subduing them with their stronger tentacles.
They aren't as fast or maneuverable as their shelless ancestors and cave bound cousins, but they make up for their lacks with their strength and sturdiness.

>> No.19040635
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Baseline Kefkas have been left behind by their faster evolving brethren have grown their own way to survive ever more dangerous waters.

Their back fins have become one large flipper. With this increased surface area these fast kefkas avoid predators and hunt easier.

>> No.19040640

Now I realise why I recognised the shell earlier...

>> No.19040665

Also rudimentary light sensing organs to avoid predators and guide how high up in the water they swim.

>> No.19040673


>> No.19040677
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Pointed teeth are fine for hunting but not so great for crunching coral Parrot Kafka with thick curled malformed teeth find they can crush through the coral much better.

>> No.19040690
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The webbed phou shift to a sandy colour for camouflage and even their skin becomes rough to complete the illusion.
Also, if that blue line wasn't a lateral line before, it is now.

>> No.19040721
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The Parrot Kafka soon develops stiff bristles around its beak as sense organs to find its way among the coral

>> No.19040735
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I fucking swear, this was unintentional.
FUCK! If I keep developing all these critters that look like they have been ripped from other scifi franchises, people will start to think that I have no originality of my own at all.

>> No.19040782
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The Tail Nuro begin to develop gills alongside the their brow, and a second pair of fins form for better manuverability.

>> No.19040847
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The webbed phou have become the finned phou.
Their lateral lines have becomed localised to their tails, which they leave protruding from the sand as they "swim" around underneath, sensing the movements of creatures above them. When they sense a predator, they kick off wildly with their fins and distract the predator with a deluge of sand as they make their escape.

>> No.19040885
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Baseline Kefkas have evolved denser muscles and the single fin has extended, becoming longer and more sail like, hardening at the tips, to help avoid and defend from the increasing predator threats in the reef. The sail like fins also become involved in mating rituals, the males with the brightest coloration and largest fins being dominant.

>> No.19040937
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The cave roha have evolved into a swift and deadly beast.
Their body is streamlined and their tentacles are now longer.
Their electric organs are now capable of producing enough voltage to stun creatures in their immediate vicinity.

They have also gained small back flippers, that allow them to stabilize and steer themselves during their jet bursts.

>> No.19040963
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The fast kefkas have differentiated from each other.

The western fast kefkas live closer to the roo coral and have adopted the colorings of the roo.

Central Kefkas have more predators to deal with so they have evolved additional fins to help them in moving about.

Eastern Kefkas have developed 6 additional fins to help them in an oar like swimming motion.

>> No.19041001
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Merge to avoid too many offshoots?

>> No.19041064
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As the Shell Rohas started to live more and more in the open water, need for extra senses became an evolutionary pressure.
Over time, creatures with more light sensitive skin were favored, until the Rohas eventually developed two patches of light sensing organs. They aren't proper eyes, but they can sense the direction of where the light is coming from.
This allows the creatures to navigate better in the open seas, as they can now pinpoint where the surface is, where ass their ancestors, and cave bound cousins were and still are unable to.

Both Roha lineages spawn thousands of larvae, that the ocean currents carry across the world. Because of this, both of these creatures can be seen in all the reefs.

>> No.19041132
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With new more nutritious food, the Cystonemat starts to grow even larger to better catch these fishes. It's central mouth have become larger in order to get even the grownups. Cystonemat isn't only a senseless murdered. It still grants relative protection for the smaller fishes and only eats few of them in order to keep itself alive. You can think of it as rent.

>> No.19041219
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In order to keep up with faster prey, the Slizer's adhesive spray has solidified into a sticky 'tongue' that blends with the tendrils of the the roo coral. Prey that attempts to hide the coral may now find itself dragged into the Slizer's waiting jaws

>> No.19041296
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Some nuro populations develop hard beaks, that allow them to eat a larger variety of food, including other critters.
These beaked nuro are opportunistic omnivores.

>> No.19041373
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Says the guy who made not one, but two lovable (and occasionally whyboner inducing) parasitic waspgirls. That takes some originality!

>> No.19041454
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The Electric Rohas develop even stronger electric properties, as the predation by the slizers favored the individuals with the strongest electric charge, which allowed them to shock the slizers invading their homes enough for them to back off.

Their shock is now strong enough to cause significant pain, or even temporary paralysis in larger creatures. The shock is capable of outright killing smaller creatures.
They use it mostly defensively though, as generating such electricity consumes much energy.

>> No.19041469
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...I should have though better before making wasp-girls in here out of all places.

>> No.19041515


Oh, and they also develop even longer and stronger back fins, which allow them to maneuver swiftly and accurately without and with the aid of their jets.

>> No.19041558
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Bony plates begin to grow on the back of the Tail Nuro.
They swim slowly while moving forward. It's quite comparable to a seahorse. Their backdashes on the other hand are like those of a crawfish, and are quite hard to keep up with.
Small lil' critter.

Hey, this is /tg/. As said in that one screencap, 5% chance of aquiring a new fetish every three hours you browse.

>> No.19041595

why is this game not all over
also, best way to kill predators, launching quills/spikes

>> No.19041638

Is this a real game or did you guys just make this up?
Either way its epic

>> No.19041643
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A long body just means there's more of you to catch. The Thickhead Phou has reduced its length by half.

>> No.19041692


Making it up as we go.
We are currently expanding the still empty ecosystems that litter the planet. After the world is finally full of fauna and flora, we will presumably continue the tribal antics that are currently in a standby.

For me, these evo games are great fun, they remind me of a similar forum game I followed before the release of spore, and at the height of the hype.
I always imagined that spore would be akin to these games, instead of the simplified piece of disappointment we got.

>> No.19041708

Well I meant if this was just some forum game or actually something I could get ahold of, but like I said, either way it's awesome and I would looove to play it

>> No.19041742

Going off what Nad said.
We've had quite a few of these. This thread is part of the Primordial Evo Game series. It's become a rather detailed setting over time. This is a jump to the past to fill things out, but elsewhere there are sentient races, civilizations, and everything.

>> No.19041759


Forum game, as unfortunately this type of entertainment hasn't been translated to neither a tabletop nor a video game format.
Maybe the thought hasn't crossed anyone who could do it, but most likely, this type of games are so niche and unknown that people simply don't really know about it.

If I'll ever start working on video-games, I'll fucking make a evo game like this if it's the last thing I do.
I even have a copy pasta list of ideas for a "proper spore" that I have made in the occasional spore threads on /v/.
I would love to have a game like this.

>> No.19041788


Speaking of which, the article on this particular evo game is still quite lacking. It needs to be fleshed out by all of us.
Though IG might want to have some direction on things.

>> No.19041833

How doth one playeth?

>> No.19041869

Well, there is the boardgame Primordial Soup that bears some resemblance to the game...

Some being the keyword, it's pretty fun though.

Grab a picture of a creature, add one feature, post and explain.

>> No.19041880


Pick a creature, alter the picture and provide a plausible explanation for the change.
1 change per post is the preferred limit.
Also try to keep it gradual. Making massive evolutionary jumps in one post kinda makes the game lame.

>> No.19042009
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Over time, the eyesight of the shell roha becomes more sophisticated. Their eyes now resemble primitive compound eyes.

>> No.19042087
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Just put in over 9000 hours in paint for an update to these guys.

At that time, another group of Shell Roha have developed the trait of having curved shells, providing less resistance while jetting around in the water. To differentiate the two, these are Curve Roha.

>> No.19042169


That's actually a very favorable adaptation.
I don't see why it wouldn't spread to the rest of the population, as it has practically no drawbacks, or at least none of I can think of.

>> No.19042208
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Some populations of the shorter thickhead Phou start to develop tiny filaments on the dorsal portion of their body, as well as the mouth. These new growths can help these particular "bearded" Phou pick up on vibrations and/or disturbances caused by nearby creatures in the water, enabling it to better avoid large predators.

>> No.19042215

A newer group of Phou have started growing, prominently near coral cover, with new adaptations of a slimmer rear and front, and small sensory organs along the mouth

>> No.19042221
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liek a dumbass, i foget pictoor

>> No.19042233

y u steal idea

>> No.19042247
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Thing was that I just finished it after you posted yours. Takes quite a while to do things on a laptop touch pad. Convergent evolution is still a possibility.

The plates on the back of the Tail Nuro develop further. Ridges rise out of the older plates. Not spikes. The tail fin broadens as well.

>> No.19042255


Because I am psychic over the internet. In the past.

>> No.19042277


Or we can just say that they are still close enough genetically so that they can interbreed an produce a hybrid offspring with both the superior eyes and the sleeker shell. Everyone wins!

>> No.19042324
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The curved shells resulted in nooks and crannies in the shell of the Curved Shell Roha provided a space in which Roo Coral spores got caught. The spores ended up forming with the shell as a base.

The Roo coral's tendrils changed to become stickier, allowing the now parasitic coral to capture floating shreds of the animals the Roha killed. The Roha in turn gained another layer of protection to its shell, making it even harder to penetrate.

>> No.19042371

Clarification: The Parasite-Roo releases its spores when around new Roha and when its current Roha has young, ensuring all generations become symbiotic.

>> No.19042372
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That's what I meant. Mixed up my terms there. Happens a lot.

>> No.19042375

thats a double.....

>> No.19042407

More of an explanation of how the Roo coral feeds than a second change, but i'm not fussed.

>> No.19042630
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Great Cystonemat "forests" are starting to appear for the lil' fishes to take cover and to be eaten as rent. The many Cystonemats in the forest are in fact one and the same and they share all the nutrient they get from food.

>> No.19042674
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The carapace on the Slizer's tail thickens, allowing it to beat prey caught on its "tongue" and crack open tougher creature's shells. The growth over the water propulsion sacs has caused Slizer to also grow slower, requiring it to rely more heavily on ambushes

>> No.19042799
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Alrighty then, here is the new version of shell rohas.
Due to interbreeding with the different roha populations, eventually, a hybrid breed that carried both of the advantageous qualities of it's parents emerged.

This new generation of rohas has the curved shell, better eyesight and the symbiotic relationship between the roo coral. This new creature quickly became dominant over it's ancestors, who were mostly absorbed to this new population of superior rohas. There are still remnants of both of the original sub-breeds in remote reefs, where the genetic lineage of the new roha hasn't jet reached.

>> No.19042855
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Man, these threads just keep popping up all over the place. I approve.

Electric Roha develop a sucker upon their tail which can be used to anchor them in their caves in the event that another creature attempts to pull them out or otherwise extricate them.

>> No.19042988
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The newer finned Phou are forced to adapt towards the more dangerous enviroments and coral by expanding more fins that are now razor edged and made of bone/cartilage

>> No.19043097
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Some of the great kafkas have grown into immense size.

These creatures, while mostly feeding on plankton like organic material such as larvae and eggs that float in the ocean, are also fully capable of devouring many of the smaller critters whole.

>> No.19043125
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An offshoot of electric roha with defective suckers leave their caves and survive, eventually their flawed suckers expand into a large flipper with which they start swimming backwards.

>> No.19043137
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Some of the Cystenomat that haven't congregated into clusters expand their arms so they can catch more prey.

>> No.19043157
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Picture related.

If someone would just make an entire game setting in these evo world it would be amazing! Anyone planning on it?

>> No.19043172


Just curious, but what do you mean when you say that they swim backwards. Which end goes forward the first?
They also have the jet that allows them to make quick bursts of speed.

>> No.19043178

I believe this particular setting already has a tribal warfare type quest going on, though I haven't really gotten into it.

>> No.19043183

For money

>> No.19043193

The "wrong way", so forwards...

Eh... I mean, the flipper propells it forward for hunting, with the jet as an escape.

>> No.19043222


It's on standby right now, as we need to flesh out the other continents and the world and all it's life before we go too far into the civ age. Currently, the tribes are all nearing a stage during which they could potentially cross the seas and discover the other continents, which are currently lacking in development.

That is why we halted the tribal stuff for now.

>> No.19043259


That is what I figured.
Carry on.

They do need to develop a longer range for their electro sight for them to effectively navigate the larger and more spacious environments of the open water though. Their short range electric sense/shock won't help them much if their prey are out of it's range.

>> No.19043766
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Luscanemat. Great Cystonemat of the depths. Luscanemats are born when Cystonemat forests gain enough mass to grow huge maw to feed itself. Now even the biggest creatures are no longer safe from it. Still it's not a great beast of the depths. It doesn't need much to feed itself so for the most times animals are safe around it.

>> No.19043809
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Not an evolution. Just making the Ojo more detailed and easier to edit in Paint.

>> No.19043930
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The evolution of more advanced Phou and Nuro, the Ojo Plant had evolved a thicker 'carapace' that covers the plant and extends below the silt, also protecting the roots.

>> No.19043967
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The cartilage edge on the fins of some populations of the Thickhead Phou curves and become hooks. This allows them to attach Ojo plant roots to their bodies, increasing the camouflage when buried, as well as providing a nearby food source

>> No.19043977


>> No.19044206
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The THickhead Phou has grown thin beaks and scraping claws in order to bypass the thick shell on Ojo

>> No.19044254
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With the some Ojo plants being difficult to eat, the local Bearded Phous begin to rely more on small sealife for their diet.

This results in an offshoot of the Phou, which develops more pronounced frontal limbs with bony coverings for stunning small prey, more muscular hind limbs for rapidly launching itself from the ground, and more filaments for sensing movements.

>> No.19044310

Divergence like this is why I love this game. I so want an actual version of it.

>> No.19044363

It wouldn't be unfeasible also for those interested I may know of a forum where you could possibly store this information and work a little bit more detail without the worry of time constraints.

>> No.19044435
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The webbed phou develops barbs on their sensory tails, these are purely defensive as they have no need to attack other creatures; they're used as a 'once-bitten-twice-shy' tool to discourage nosy predators.

>> No.19044459

So far theres like 5 offshoots of Phou

>> No.19044509
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The barbs develop a numbing agent which affects the nervous system, temporarily paralysing victims in the area that touched the barb; this is used alongside the webbed phous' sand technique for quick get-aways.

Everyone loves phou.

>> No.19044858

I'm just doing an overview of all the evolutions so far, so bumping to make sure this doesn't 404.

>> No.19045268


I am definitely interested in this forum.

>> No.19045443

Here is the evolutionary tree so far.
Also, I can't read captcha to save my life.
Had to host, too large for here.

>> No.19045571


It's a bit hard to make out the creatures and the text below them.

>> No.19045590

I found that downloading the image and opening it in something simple like paint just for zooming in is a good option.

>> No.19045764
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The Parrot Kafka's awkward shape finally mutates into something more manageable its lower fins degenerate into two independent lateral fins. Primitive eye-spots also develop at the ends of some bristles.

Following the Roo coral the Parrot Kafka discover the shells of the Symbiotic Shell Roha as well as their softer parts are a spectacular though difficult to capture food source.

>> No.19045854
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Couple minor mistakes on the chart. Tail Nuro split from the basic, not the spiny. And the Ojo still had the basic version prior to the art update. Five second doodle included to illustrate the change. Not spreading like spider plants.

Also, I drew this out on my laptop a couple hours ago, but it's acting up at the moment, so I'll remake the picture soon.
Some of the suction cupped Electric Roha loose their side fins and start living in the vase-like leaves of the Ojo. The ends of their tentacles become tipped with powerful olfactory receptors to aid in detecting when prey is near.

>> No.19046065

You missed a couple Phou :D

>> No.19046392
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Back, and I have it re-drawn.

>> No.19046488
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The Razor Finned Phou has slimmed down its flagellum to small fins in order to move more aerodynamically and has extended its feelers into long whiskers to expand its sensory range

>> No.19046514

and no I was not intentionally evolving a fucking catfish/coalecanth

>> No.19046659

Moved the game with some success, enjoy http://twocansandstring.com/forum/games/5095/

>> No.19046685

I have returned from my slumber!
God, I love all these diversifications. Reefs, as it should be!

Anyways, I think it's time for an event.
A weather pattern change has caused the water's temperature to rise. The different places get different effects... on the East continent reefs this meant an increase of planktons rising to the surface from the deep sea, on the Central continent reefs this caused an algae bloom, while on the South continent reefs a new kind of plankton evolved. These bioluminescent planktons are lightly poisonous, and cause a bit of sickness in small animals, although the Roo coral eats it up just fine.

>> No.19046699


>> No.19046972
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With introduction of hidden Rohas to the Ojo plant, the Central Spiked Nuro has come to rely heavily on algae for sustenance. It has grown a set of feelers in front of its mouth to gather algae as it swims along the reef. The abundance due to the bloom has also made the Nuro increase in size slightly

>> No.19048170
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The Toothy Kafkas slits widen and move back along its body, they are now able to jet forward with a quick burst of speed while simultaneously sucking its prey towards its mouth.

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>> No.19048498
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phou become tropical phou


>> No.19048729
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Loss of the smaller animals in the Western reef has required the Western Kefka to look for alternative food sources. Luckily the increased toxins in the water have increased the Kefka's tolerance to the Cystonemat's venom. The Kefka's mouth grows thinner and elongates to extract corals fleshy interior.

>> No.19048730
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its electrical now. stuns prey. im pretty fucking sick, going to the doctors soon, but KNOW THIS: highly sick. highly, highly fucking sick.

>> No.19048929

Get thee to a good doctor posthaste. Don't worry nongent, just relax and sleep off today's session.

>> No.19049414
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For a reef, the creatures here are pretty dull in color.

The pates on the back of the Tail Nuro develop a little more, and some sexual dimorphism appears. The males have long color-changing streamers leading off of their fins. They are used mostly in mating displays, and occasionally in confusing predators before dashing away.

>> No.19049528

I don't know what to do with all dem central and western kefkas so I'm leaving em to others! Also jsut like to watch the evolution right now.

>> No.19049595

The toothed Kafkas jet slits continue to enlarge and migrate back, now proper novels.
The Kafka can now swim under their power, though they usually only save it for a quick burst of speed to catch prey as swimming with their fins while slower takes less effort.

>> No.19049603
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and the pic

>> No.19049661

Little note which I forgot to add. I see these pretty much as actual size.

>> No.19050287

What's the image cap? I've never really checked before.

>> No.19050361

200 or 300? never really counted. But anyways, this thread still has a lot of lifetime before autosage.

>> No.19050429

I know 300 is the bump limit, but the image cap is lower. Maybe things'll pick up in the night (2am here).

>> No.19051074

151 or something like that, a good 50 more to go.

>> No.19051419

Hmmm. We may need more diversification. This is the reef, after all.

>> No.19051947
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In the East the abundance of plankton leads to some Kefkas growing large and fat, developing even larger fins and more varied colour patterns.

>> No.19052295
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A splinter species of the shell roha emerges. The secondary tentacles of these comb rohas elongated and developed small whisk like spurs that allow the creature to feed on the increased plankton population both in the east and in the central reefs.

>> No.19052582
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As a result of the Comb Roha's new diet its pigmentation change over time.

>> No.19052673
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Likewise species of cave dwelling Electric Roha gradually grow to become more camouflaged among the coralls.

>> No.19052799
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The electric sense of the swimming rohas has improved. They have developed additional electric organs along their sides, that produce a large passive and weak elecrtic field that allows the roha to "see" any creatures within this field.
Their main electric organs are now specialized to generate far stronger pulse of electricity that is capable of incapacitating their prey.

Their bodies are also more suited for active swimming, and their jets now are mainly used to make quick escapes or dashes.

>> No.19053331
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The parrot kafkas that were attracted to the roo growths on the shells of the rohas quickly learned to also eat the exposed flesh of their tentacles. Over time, they became faster, their fangs changed to be better at ripping off bits of flesh and their coloration became more suited to their new open water environment.

>> No.19053599

Yess, finally blackout's over.

Wouldn't it go 'blind' during its high-energy discharge? This could be advantageous to its prey or predator.

>> No.19053649

Probably yes.
Such high voltage would certainly mess up it's regular sight.

>> No.19053652
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The Toothy Kafka Evolves an array of preasure senseing organs on its body, these detect small changes in water pressure allowing to it accurately sense the location of any nearby and moving creatures or stationary objects the water is moving past.

>> No.19053802


I assume that the red comb roha feed on the poisonous plankton, and their color is meant as a warning about their poisonous nature.

Because that's the only reason that I can think of for developing such extravagant colors that make them clear targets for bigger predators.

>> No.19053851
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By chance in the past some Ojo plants came to rest upon a Roo coral and grew there. Now they have evolved for their sprouts to grow longer roots before separating and drifting a little higher above the sea floor to make them much more likely to be caught on a Roo coral than just a rock or the sea floor. This reduces grazing on the plant as the coral eats many of the animals that would eat the Ojo.

>> No.19053907


Flamingos eat blue-green algae and turn pink, they're not poisonous.

>> No.19053915

Can someone make an update to these guys as they start to adopt a open water variant that acts like a remora for the new giant kafka species.Its mouth becoming more suckerlike.

>> No.19053946


But why are flamingos pink?
I can't recall.

Anyways, what would then be the reason for the comb rohas to change color? Because as I already stated, becoming bright red makes them much easier to spot by potential predators such as adult slizers and the whale kafkas.

>> No.19053964
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Luscanemats feeder tendrils grow longer to be able to catch the big fishes from longer distances. Also it needs more food to sustain itself.

>> No.19054051
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The Central Reefs algae bloom has produced a Slizer derivative! The Sand Slizer coats its mucus tongue in algae and hides in Ojo fields in order to hook herbivores and the occasional Lurker Roha. Overtime, the Sand Slizer's coloring has changed to match it new hunting ground

>> No.19054065
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Some of the Remnant Rohas found their way to deeper water where game was more plentiful and have increased in size while smaller tentacles become useless and evolve into larger grasping tentacles.

(if someone has the skill to clean this up, I would greatly appreciate it. My paint skills suck.)

>> No.19054083
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The shell rohas develop thicker skin and shorter primary tentacles, to better protect themselves against these small predators.

They have also started developing smaller armor plates around their body.

>> No.19054088


They're pink because they eat the algae, they don't eat the algae to become pink; it's not beneficial as you say but it happens.

>> No.19054103

Oooh, since they are becoming so heavily shelled, perhaps their four larger tentacles become wider and thicker towards the end to help propel them better. More leaf shapped basically. This also allows them to 'walk' along the bottom should they need to, and make better use of their smaller tentacles for feeding.

>> No.19054137
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Here you, go, but to be honest, I wasn't sure what to actually clean up. The picture was quite fine actually.

Understood then, but wouldn't this cause an evolutionary pressure to overcome this disadvantage their new color gives them?

>> No.19054138


My thought behind the colours was that the reddish and brown tones would blend in among the roo corral and the stones when taking cover there. And among the corral and the bottom they seem to have few natural predators, one may be the Electric Roha, which doesn't have any sight.

Out in open water the Whale Kefka eats only smaller things from what I've seen, and for that matter I haven't seen any Kefkas with sight. This leaves the Slizer as its lone natural predator which can be escaped by diving to the bottom combined with having a tough shell as secondary defense.

If you then take in account finding mates, it may be an acceptable outcome. Besides, I was just trying to get some more colour in among the species, since someone had complained about that issue.

>> No.19054148

Oh, and the red-brown will likely be more benefical when among corrall compared to the light blue.

>> No.19054167
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Alright then.
I was just confused by the sudden color change, that went almost unexplained.
And you are correct on the fact that the only predators with sight are actually the slizers, thus making their new color even less detrimental.
Pardon my questions.

>mfw you can read my mind.

That was my plan with those things.

>> No.19054172
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Due to their larger size, whale kafkas had to develop gills to help move water through their bodies easier while feeding.

>> No.19054189

The only thing really was the fine detail with the white where the paint bucket didnt fill it in properly, but I can give it another go and mess with it, since I have another idea for the Deep Roha already.

>> No.19054230

>It's not like I came up with most of those explanations after hearing the critique
But yeah, can understand that, however I felt like changing the colour a bit and was stressed as I had an exam to run to.

>> No.19054239


It needs some work but, I think this could serve the purpose for you gentlemen quite well

>> No.19054260
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here you go

The Remora Phou have evolved to eat parasites off larger animals, their mouths evolving into suckers.
Their colouring has also changed in response to their largely open water lifestyle.

>> No.19054271
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As the deep Roha thrive in their new evironment, they develop a double set of water siphons to help them speed along more quickly. This also helps them compensate for better blood flow due to their larger size.

>> No.19054373
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The flipper roha shorten their tentacles so they are easier to gather together in a point when swimming.

>> No.19054402
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Pushin my paint skills to the brink and making me miss photoshop and the blend tool sooooo much. Whale Kafkas gain a lighter colored underbelly due to their status as an apex predator, making them more camouflaged from beneath.

>> No.19054461

do you guys collect these anywhere for download later? Like once a thread is done or something? I would really love to use some of these ideas for concept art for a book Im planning to write. Just to kinda help me take things step by step

>> No.19054493

With a little reorganizing, that link I provided earlier could be just that actually. I know 4chan isn't always keen to using them but, I think for this sort of thing it might just be what is needed allowing for longer periods of development and working on design as well as the ability to more readily banter and focus.

>> No.19054496

Well, the threads are usually archived, and people often make compilation pictures as >>19045443

>> No.19054533
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The Razor Fin Phou Adapt to feed on mosses and sediments by forming a sucker mouth, the Phou grow more whiskers which have become prehensile and are used to feed things into the mouth and anchor itself.
It also has changed its beak to fit its new mouth and is now more adept at scraping minerals and buildup on coral shells, it has also widened its tail fin to allow more mobility and artificially make itself bigger to intimidate predators

>> No.19054596
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Under the predation from the ripper kafkas, the rohas start to split into different species.
Some develop heavier armor over their primary tentacles, which allow them to protect their vulnerable flesh much better. The added weight makes them less agile however, and thus they eventually shrink in size.

The other variant becomes larger, and heavier, as the skin on their legs becomes even thicker. They begin to move on the seabed, and feed on all the burrowing creatures living in the mud. Their primary tentacles gain muscle mass that allow them to walk on the sea floor much easier, while their secondary tentacles also strengthen. They hunt by lashing out their secondary tentacles at critters swimming too close, and also by burrowing them through the soil and snatching anything hiding there.

>> No.19054657

Note on the shell rohas.
They all still carry the roo coral growths on their shells.
I just haven't bothered to draw them.

>> No.19054667
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The Fatter Eastern Kefka were easy prey for predators, as such, they were forced to become more streamlined and mobile, making better use of their larger body mass, while still retaining their size and vivid coloration. They're now known as the Vivid Kefka

>> No.19054692

make that Kafka... spelling sucks today

>> No.19054706

Don't feel bad, the naming has been rather inconsistent overall.

>> No.19054883
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With the increase in larger prey, especially the Whale Kafka, some Slizers have resumed actively hunting for food rather than lurking on the reef. The Jet Sliver has developed additional water sacs under its upper fins to increase its speed.

>> No.19054901
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The Comb Roha's coloration proves beneficial, but improvements can always be made as time shows that a single solid color is harder to hide then a broken pattern. The striped Comb Roha becomes the dominant variety after a while.

>> No.19054939
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Luscanemats tentacles continue to grow in it's ever growing hunger. Cystonemats also start to eat more of their inhabitants.

>> No.19054977
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The Toothy Kafka's lower set of fins start to atrophy, using its jets for propulsion as well as the upper fins the need to be streamlined is more important than having large finds for swimming. The lower set now are just used for manoeuvring

>> No.19054999
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Another variant of this phenomenon is the spotted comb roha.

>> No.19055124
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In a cruel twist, the ravenous Luscamat starts to become parasitic towards the Nuro. This helps it not only feed better, but spread its polyps around faster so it can spread

>> No.19055248
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It seems the Male Tail Nuro are too fabulous to be infected by parasites.

Remember that the spiny Nuro are still around.

>> No.19055264
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With the loss of smaller prey, the Reef Sliver found in the western reefs have begun hunting Rohas with greater frequency. To counter the electric discharge of the Rohas, the Western Reef Sliver coats its head in its adhesive mucus, creating an insulated shell against electricity.

>> No.19055284

Forgot to mention. Since that thing is essensially coral, they'd probably just fall off of anything other than the shell. Also, Nuro picture is ACTUAL SIZE.

>> No.19055342

I figured they would grow in the fish, effectively/eventually killing it and adding it as the first meal of a new bed of Luscamat. So it would do all sorts of horrible skin crawling things I didnt want to go into. Its bad, lets just leave it at that.

>> No.19055597
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The fins continue to change to become more dynamic

>> No.19055686

Event soon?

>> No.19056193
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The ever growing hunger of Luscanemat and Cystonemats have scared most of their previous occupants away. And those remaining were soon eaten to sate it's hunger. Without food it would soon perish. Through some freakish mistake, accident or by some darker unknown intent, the Luscanemat used it's tendrils to rip itself from the earth. If the Food doesn't come to it, it shall come for them.

>> No.19056210
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The armored primary tentacles develop into hard claws that the roha can use to protect it's vulnerable tentacles and flesh by clamping them shut. They also allow the creature to gnaw on coral, giving them another food source.

>> No.19056275

So sad, I have to go to bed. Can someone put all this in one epic big picture for later incase we get another of these going later or keep this one going til I wake up?

>> No.19056751
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The Western Reef Sliver's front fins have become segmented, allowing the Sliver to move its blades more freely. This change has allowed the Sliver to slip its blades in-between the segments of the more armored Rohas' shells and pry them open

>> No.19056836
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I should have studied today.
Instead, I spent the whole day sitting in front of a computer.
Like I have done every day for the past 4 years.
Completely pointless...

Anyways, the tank roha develop stronger water jets, which allow them to move much faster. They have also started to move in loose groups for increased protection.

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>> No.19058003
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The Western Reef Sliver's blades continue to elongate. The Sliver also begins to spit large wads of adhesive in order to clog its prey's gills and water jets.

>> No.19058388
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The increase in plankton in the eastern reef gives rise to an Ojo variant. The Filter Ojo gathers nutrients by sucking in plankton and trapping them in a sac of digestive juices.

>> No.19059282
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Among the western reefs some of the older roundehead phou have survived amongst the poisonous algae, as the number of predators hunting their size of prey decrease they can afford to grow longer and larger, becoming the longest of the phou species yet.

>> No.19059693
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The setae form on the underside of the Leaflurker Rohas' tentacles as well as changing color. They are used for when it grabs prey, to pass it along toward the mouth more easily than pulling its tentacles into the plant. The also exhibit a new behavior where they only use their weak electrical field to pinpoint prey after they know it's nearby from smelling it.

>> No.19059841
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Some Bearded Phou could not adapt to the changes within the Ojo plants. As such, they migrated elsewhere in search of places in search of food.

One particular breed of Phou developed after a population of Beareded Phou chanced upon the massive and ambulatory Luscanemat and Cystonemats forests. Dubbed the "Ribbon Phou" due to the red stripe across their bodies, they nest mostly in the underside of the coral forest and nibble at the roots of the plants that grow there. However, these roots lack many essential nutrients that these Phou need. Thus, most of their diet comes from scavenging the miscellaneous bits of animal matter that are left over by the carnivorous plants.

Ribbon Phou create their nests by collecting various bits of dirt and adding on to the dirt clump on the bottom of the Luscanemats. These types of Phou have also developed more sensory filaments, which help them avoid being eaten by Cystonemats as they scavenge dangerously close to the Cystonemats' maws. However, they are weak swimmers, and regularly eaten by predators who can see them rather easily against the green masses of the Luscanemat forest. In addition, the Ribbon Phou's sensory filaments do not always prevent them from being eaten by Cystonemats. Thus, Ribbon Phou multiply at a rapid rate.

>> No.19060367

Their consumtion of the poisonous algae has not only increased their tolerance for the poison, but the snakephou has started producing venom of its own, leading to the striped snakephou who display its venom through its colourful skin.

>> No.19060381
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Again I forget my pic.

>> No.19060436
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Oh god my baby is all grown up

>> No.19060584

Heh, look at that.

>> No.19060628

Hmm, I may have to nerf this one a bit.
Only the biggest and oldest-living Luscanemats can do this uprooting thingy, and even then it's to get closer to a better feeding place or other Luscanemat groups (so it can pass on its genes), and for the latter case it dies after spewing spores for the last time.

>> No.19061101

I think it's interesting that the slimeworems evolved poisonous insides and a red-and-yellow striped warning millions of years before they apparently lost both their poison and their coloration, only to gain them both back.

>> No.19061248

I think this may actually be our first example of convergent evolution.

>> No.19061455

More like re-emergent evolution. Convergent is when two very similar trait happens in different lineages.

>> No.19061525

still technically convergent just time delayed, like bats and pterodactyls.

>> No.19061587

but pterodactyls doesn't evolve into mammals, they're an evolutionary dead-end.
Probably a more fitting example is fish and dolphins. Both have fins, and fish evolved into mammals into dolphins.

>> No.19061608

I was thinking of how the Phou descended from Flatworem and Slimeworem came from the Foldworem line, but I guess the foldworem did split from primitive flatworem.

>> No.19061617

its the expression of traits, um phylogeny instead of geneology. Physically similar but not necessarily related.

>> No.19061637

I would like to see a full evo chart of the worem -> phou lineage.

>> No.19061742
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tropical phou has become longer and more capable of powerful yet brief and draining charges.

>> No.19061820
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The Toothed Kafka develops a larger mouth cavity to let it produce longer jet pulses and more forcefully suck pray into its maw.

>> No.19061847
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phou's smell organs grow larger on its head, and it develops an inflatable throat pouch. ELECTRO PUFFER FISH EELS.

>> No.19061869
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It's not up to Phou and Usmal due to slight timeskip branching, but it has been updated to Slimeworem.
Glund, Bladeworem/Slizers, and Frowg may be included later (or sooner if someone else is up to the task).

>> No.19062015

A thought just occured. Is this Pre or Post Black Dawn?

>> No.19062240

I'd assume pre-black dawn era given the relative simplicity. When did the slizer first develop?

>> No.19062346

Slizers have been a round for a while it seems. Land thread 1. Black Dawn was thread 2. Depending of IG's ruling on the matter, things could really get interesting.

>> No.19062349

for someone who's only recently joined these, whats the Black Dawn?

>> No.19062388

a major extinction event involving copious amounts of volcanoes. I'd say this is after Black dawn.

>> No.19062423

Black Dawn was a massive extinction event. A goo creature came to the planet from space on a meteor and made the atmosphere highly oxygenated. Life was good until major volcanic eruptions around the globe ignited the atmosphere, resulting in a planet-wide firestorm. Lands were scorched, oceans boiled, etc, etc.

>> No.19062522

((Did somebody say....BLACK DAWN? Why....I think they did.))
The sea floor splits open, in numerous small cracks. Water temperature rises by about 15F degrees at the surface, and 30F degrees at the sea floor. If anything, the waters have grown more tropical. Nutrients flood into the water from the innumerable thermal vents. The rest of the world is burning, screaming, and dieing. In the tropics things are fucking peachy, indeed, conditions for life are better then ever.
DICE...GOOOOO!!!! in the email field type this: Dice 1d16

1 Grow larger
2 Adapt to temperature increase
3 Grow armor plates
4 Grow Spines
5 Gain Poison
6 Gain Electrical attack
7 Gain Thermal attack (increase heat via chemical reaction around yourself)
8 Gain increased mobility (choose how to reflect it)
9 Gain exoskeleton for armor
10 Gain Increased bone density for durability
11 Gain increased muscle mass
12 Develop pack tactics
13 Develop limited air breathing
14 Develop photosynthesis
15 Develop filter feeding (can be secondary to whatever it is you do now)
16 Grow bigger, stronger, slower, and dumber. RETARD SMASH.

>> No.19062625

rolled 6 = 6

Here we go

>> No.19062645

Oh yeah, what creature did you roll for?

Also nongent, you feeling okay man? Yesterday you were quite sick.

>> No.19062662

rolled 7 = 7

rolling for Toothed Kafka

>> No.19062681

rolled 9 = 9

im still pretty sick, but im feeling better. Thanks for asking. Doc said it wasnt anything to be too concerned about. Thanks again for creating this world, its a lovely place to be distracted from real life for a while. I wish i was more motivated/ knew how to edit 1d4chan.
tropical phou roll.

>> No.19062689

rolled 11 = 11

You need to name a creature with your roll.
Also, IG said that this was looking to be after the event. (Although I do hope he changes his mind after NG went through the effort of typing out this new chart. If so, Spike Nuro roll).

>> No.19062695

rolled 15 = 15

Meant to do West Reef Slizer, rolling again just to be fair

>> No.19062734

Well, could be a different event from Black Dawn. Maybe something that also occurred in the Abyss thread, or a kind of mini-Black Dawn.

>> No.19062753 [DELETED] 

Rolling for Whale Kafkas

>> No.19062791

Whale Kafka role, take 2. If this doesnt work can someone role for me?

>> No.19062818

Yeah my dice is screwed up for some reason. Can I get a roll from someone?

>> No.19062838

rolled 9 = 9

let's try this

>> No.19062857

Fffff awesome. Thanks man

Whale Kafkas growing Exoskeleton armor

>> No.19062863
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>> No.19062905

Okay. I see no glaring contradictions for if this is part of the big one either.

I'll edit the central Spiny Nuro soon

>> No.19062974

rolled 16 = 16

Rolling for Roo Coral

>> No.19063091

Well, its not perfect, but here we go.

The development of exoskeletal protection allows the whale kafka to defend against its only predators by settling to the bottom when attacked and rely on the armor to protect it. Also because of this armor, its mouth is beginning to use the hard shell as part of the jaw to help it crush other creatures, thus making it even more predatory

>> No.19063099
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bleh forgot my picture

>> No.19063117

Can I get a roll for the Deep Roha?

>> No.19063132
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The Western Reef Sliver has mutated to grow a series of filtration sacs along its body. Water that the Sliver inhales is filtered through these sacs and eventually passed through to the water jet in the tail. Plankton caught in the sacs is digested, allowing the Western Reef Sliver to prosper in the toxic western reef.

>> No.19063139

rolled 12 = 12

try this

>> No.19063173
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The body of the Central Spiny Nuro becomes longer and more muscular, making it a more powerful swimmer and able to break the grasp of predators.

Now rolling for Tail Nuro

>> No.19063183

rolled 1 = 1

Riiiiight, won't work when capitalized.

>> No.19063195

Doesn't even need a new picture. Now it's the size of a lobster instead of the palm of a hand.

>> No.19063206

rolled 10 = 10

Rollin for Sand Sliver

>> No.19063216

Do Sliver's even have bones?

>> No.19063220

Slizer, not Sliver.

>> No.19063238

Thicker exoskeleton I'd have to say. They're essentially dire centipedes on steroids.

>> No.19063270
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step 2 of the armoring, the shell finishes hardening, and additional gill slits adorn the top of the shell for breathing while at the bottom. In addition the jaw is fully shelled around the lip and a rudimentary jaw has begun to develop

>> No.19063324

Damn, max pictures reached. New thread?

>> No.19063437

Just archived the thread.

>> No.19063480

Also, wiki page.

>> No.19063603

New thread soon, stalker.
Just wait until I'm done with this work.

>> No.19063605

Hell yeah! Ancient Reef Part 2 going up soon? I have a few more pics to put up.

>> No.19063614

Heh, awesome. Sorry, this is kinda exciting. And now that finals are over it gives me something to do to decompress.

>> No.19063796

rolled 2 = 2

rolling for new coral offshoot

>> No.19063826

Coral was already rolled for. Got 16.

List of things already rolled for.
Sand Slizer
Tail Nuro
Central Spiny Nuro
Western Reef Slizer
Deep Roha
whale kafka
Roo Coral
tropical phou
Toothed Kafka

>> No.19063915

> rolling for new coral offshooot
> new offshoot
> specifies separate roll

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>> No.19064050

Traditionally it's been one roll per species and the new version replaces the previous presumably due to events causing them to go extinct.
Just stating how it's been before.

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