Well, it seems that no one else wants to join, so without further ado, we’ll start the contest!
Be prepared, because this is a competition of strategy, thinking, adapting and thinking for the future, because who knows who will take the crown when the game is over.
there’s no way back.
And there are no more new arrivals. Those who came to us, are invited to watch the competition that is getting better and better at every step and maybe, and just maybe, you will join the next time if you want or if there will be one at all, because we are starting!
(I wish I could draw right now, but my guts are broken right now. Maybe I’ll try models in blender)
Round 0 - The first 10000 years
Event: Settlers results
For some unknown reason, it is not known who created them (I do know, it’s me of course), now on this planet, more new and strange forms have been added. These are nothing more than those who decided to compete to see which of them is the best.
In the lottery they drew where each of the chimeras they created were sent, thanks to my ability to speed up the speed of time (don’t ask how I did it), you can already see the initial results: everyone’s adaptation to the new situation.
In the Mariya continent, the continent here is relatively warm. With the primordial pioneers (NPC), primordial rainforests were created quite quickly, all of which are Meat water trees, becoming very common. And at their border, savannahs and grasslands where mixtures of Fruity herb and Scale Grass are found, make them unique also in relation to the analogy between the Earth and Arach.
But when the secondary pioneers arrived, the ecosystem changed. During this period, intense competition was created - the Chimera Fields Dodo with its tough beak, molar teeth and a digestive system capable of digesting even the Horseheads plants, soon managed to appear wherever there was vegetation, managing to compete with the Murine mule, although the explosiveness of the vegetation rather overcomes the need for competition too much . At the same time, the appearance of Sun anoceros in the sky is burdensome together with the Flying wombat, on the one hand competition is created, but at the same time a balance is created despite the same food resources. The one who suffered the hardest is the tree-eating tarantula, which doesn’t exactly manage to recover fast enough from this. But they can also be grateful for the appearance of the “death lizard”, the super predator of the continent. Although much slower than the murine mule and the Fields Dodo, or the flying ability of the flying ones, his ability to ambush in the woods and in some cases also in the fields, allows him, thanks to his venomous bite, to hunt them without many obstacles, if he manages to catch his prey of course, but without competition, he The continent’s dominant.
In the shallow ocean around the continent, with the introduction of Psychoaugurs into the marine environment, marine populations crashed for a while until Psychoaugurs were starved and quite a bit of the population was small due to insufficient food, but eventually balanced back out. Although Psychoaugurs are smart enough to look at the situation, but since in this period, food is the most critical thing, they fight against each other for food territories, causing a burden on them.
In the Mao continent, the climate is cooler with many mountains and rivers. Forests and grasslands are created there that are quite close to being tundra. There are no bigger herbivores than the murine mule, burdening the grass-like vegetation in the place, even then the climate is not particularly kind to them and with it the first insect-like consumers that feed on them. What’s worse, there is aggressive competition between two eusocials - the Eusocial Titanomantis and the Mixotrophic salamant. The first is a tight predator that is able to attack with extremely strong fists. The second are almost four times larger than them, salamander-like. Although they need much less food, they are not exactly the strongest apart from their numbers, but they are able to consume a greater variety. Over time, the Titanomantis eventually held a stronger position due to their offensive ability. But these two companies are able to eat each other, which balances them out, but in favor of the Titanomantis.
The ocean, Amorphous horror has no one capable of undermining it, causes a great toll on the ecosystem, but in the end the numbers balance out in that the amount of population is significantly smaller. But he is especially big if there is a chance that he is able to migrate to the second continent which is still very far away, but only time will tell.
But the real limiting factor in the populations is the presence of the parasite Inmortui Grex, which is able to incubate in almost any digestive system of the living creatures, so that every creature except Amorphous horror, which does not have a complex digestive system, has a chance to be infected by it. Whoever is infected by it, has a chance to die in order to complete the circle. In the adult stage, it is quite fragile and there are several predators, among which the flying wombat and the eusocials are able to eat the adults and thus at least the situation balances out.
This is the continent of eusocials.
Know battles: (decomintry style)
Among the fields, a group of ground birds patrol the vegetation, in large groups. While they are gathering the fruits of the fruity herb that has just ripened this season, they are not aware that someone is watching them.
The “death lizard”.
The lizard tries to slowly approach the fields, hoping they don’t see him. When he was close enough, suddenly one of the birds raised its head and managed to see the lizard.
She calls out warning calls to the whole pack and they start running. The lizard also started running. He has already chosen a target - a young bird who is having trouble keeping up with his seniors. While his legs try to pick up the pace, the lizard manages to get close to him and with one jump, it opens its mouth and manages to bite his body. The young man tries to struggle with his jaws but eventually succumbs to his jaws. The lizard manages to swallow the young man’s body whole while his pack watches the spectacle but continues to move away from the scene to graze instead.
Today the lizard won.
In the area next to the flowering trunk of a giant champignon, a salamander patrols foreign territory, while others, workers lead their hunter for the day: a tarantula that eats various trees, fruits and spores, back to their nest. In the distance, Mantis with belgium hands manages to observe and leaves the scene.
Moments later, a swarm of mantises begins to attack. Soldiers as large as the workers of the salamanders begin to attack the swarm. At the same speed, the soldiers of the salamander nest, which are almost four times larger than the soldiers of the mantises begin to try to defend the nest and formed a line and as they collide with the mantises.
With the help of the fisters, the soldier mantises fit into the salamanders’ bodies, manage to inflict heavy damage, but the salamanders do not give up easily, as death is the only thing that haunts the two swarms. Many corpses from both sides lie on the battlefield. Those who survive take the bodies of the other. Eventually the mantis retreated with a collection of salamander corpses, both warriors and workers. Although they lost and failed to invade the nest of the salamanders, they did not lose hollowly, as both sides lost loads of corpses that even brought a curious flying wombat to scan the battlefield and eat from the corpses. The salamander nest survived another day and also brought a supply of food that could sustain the nest for a while and recovered some of the losses, if they were enough in time for the next attack.
I hope you like the format I created for them.
Each of you has one vote related to evolution and one vote related to behavior. In this round, no one gets points, but starting with the next round, you will start getting points based on how things are progressing for you.
Your choices affect everyone connected to you in the continent’s food web, so choose wisely because if your species goes extinct, you lose.
The NPCs also develop alongside you, so take them into account as well.
The battle for survival begins now.
Chimera that belong to players:
Original animals: Chinese mantis | Titanomyra | Mantis shrimp (wild cards use:0)
Distribution: Mao (Forests, grasslands)
Food Web Placement: Secondary consumer / Carnavore
Reproduction rate: SS
Size: ~9.3 Cm (Small) (Avr)
Centaurism (Chinese mantis)
Smashers (Mantis shrimp)
Open respiratory system
Short term memory
This chimera, the queen, is the matriarch of the future colony. It is divided into 3 castes:
Each have distinct roles in the colony - The queen produces all of the population, and keeps the colony very will stocked with new young. The Soldiers are the more combative class, as they have more pronounced punching appendages. They can pack a huge punch! The workers are the best at gathering. When workers are in danger, soldiers will come to back them up. While the queen is largely stationary, she is capable of combat, and due to her larger size than soldiers, she is decent, however soldiers are more efficient at combat, due to their numbers.
The species looks to be similar to that of a chinese mantis, however has features from the mantis shrimp. Namely, the scythe appendages. These have morphed into what looks to be a firsts of a mantis shrimp, except green and the outside is spikey, resulting in swift hard impacts with an additional spikey kick.
The Royal caste (Which includes the queen- that’s all) is by far larger than the Soldier caste (by roughly 2x), which is in turn larger than the worker class (roughly 2x again)
However, the queen, after settling, gradually becomes a more stationary being - primarily focus on bearing young. The abdomen of the queen gradually gets larger during this period in order to keep up with the growing population needs of the colony, however the queen never becomes FULLY unable to move - they have many appendages due to the DNA from beings with many, after all.
Original animals: Giant Octopus | Crow | Sperm whale (wild cards use:0)
Distribution: Mariya (shallow sea)
Food Web Placement: Secondary consumer / Carnivorous
Reproduction rate: E
Size: ~5 m (Large - Giant)
Giant Octopus for its brain structure, confering it an high level of intelligence.
Crow for its neuronal density, which is most likely one of the highest of all animal species.
Sperm whale for their brain size, which is the biggest of all animals.
Mind over Science - Psychoaugurs will obsessively study reality in order to find out ways to manipulate it to their will, mainly with the usage of tools.
Mind over war - Psychoaugurs will occasionally extend their obsessive studies to other matters, mainly belligerent matters, such as how to most efficently kill one’s enemies or how to successfully wage large scale wars for long periods of time. (Short version: They study warfare and martial arts)
Mind over society - Psychoaugurs will ammass themselves in titanic congregations with the sole goal of furthering their own studies, the political scene of these societies tend to be rather uneventfull and straightforward though, this is because psychoaugurs’ obsession over preparing makes them not care about politics, seeing them as inferior. (Short version: They create societies.)
Sea creatures that breathe oxygen lay eggs. They have a relatively large body with many arms on it. Their minds are the most complex of any chimera that exists on the planet. You can say that they are equal to humans or even beyond. There is evidence that they are able to fight against each other and are quite aggressive creatures. They fight mainly against themselves and because they are marine creatures, what keeps them from advancing to an advanced technological level is the fire. Despite this, they are undoubtedly one of the most dangerous, but other than that, their bodies are very weak. At least their minds manage to hold out in the empty sea.
The Death Lizard
Original animals: Komodo Dragon| Pangolin| Chameleon (wild cards use:0)
Distribution: Mariya (Rain forests, grasslands)
Food Web Placement: Tertiary consumer
Reproduction rate: B
Size: ~1.4 m (Mid)
From the Komodo Dragon, we take its venomous and extremely deadly bite
From the Pangolin, its durable and protective keratin scales
From the Chameleon, it’s long and sticky tongue
Poikilotherm (from the Komodo dragon)
Short-term memory (chameleon)
Being solitary ambush hunters, The Death Lizards are a force to be reckoned with. They spend their days sitting still in one spot, patiently waiting for a suitable prey to appear, and when it does, they launch their sticky tongues at it and begin pulling it towards them until it reaches biting distance, where its fate gets sealed as the Lizard delivers a deadly bite, after which they let the prey hopelessly run away until it collapses from blood loss, and that’s when the reptile claims it’s prize.
like in the behaver, they are ambush predetors.
Original animals: yellow spotted salamander | Fire ants | Sea sponge(wild cards use:0)
Distribution: Mao (Forests, grasslands)
Food Web Placement: Secondary consumer / Mixotrophic
Reproduction rate: A
Size: ~39 Cm (Small) (Avr)
Algae Endosymbiot (yellow spotted salamander)
Eusociality (fire ants)
Smeboid body cells (sea sponge)
High metabolsem demend
the mixotrophic salamant is an animal that can perform some level of photosynthesis, having yellow spots on its body but having chloroplasts outside of those spots as well, just full of melanin as well as chlorophyll. they are eusocial and thus if one is attacked the whole colony will either flee or attack. due to their ability to photosynthesize they typically sleep on the huge champagne fungus. they have three castes listed below:
worker: the smallest of them all, they gather food(mostly insects, leaves, and berries) and bring it back to the colony to feed themselves and the rest of the colony, they do all the colony’s thinking, and they fill the same role as the drones of a beehive but don’t die afterwards.
soldier: the second smallest but also second largest of the salamants, they have scales of chitinous armor, some of which are modified to use as teeth and slightly flexible spikes for defending the colony. they have accelerated cellular movement when injured so they can get back up faster and continue defending the colony.
queen: the largest of the castes, they have slightly wrinkly skin to catch more light and lay their eggs in spots designated by the workers based on how much energy they’ll get from the light sources around them and how likely they are to be found by predators. they are heavily guarded by the soldiers and they sleep in the gills of the huge champagne fungi if they can, if not they sleep in an area designated by the workers based on how well they can defend it.
Inmortui Grex (Undead Flock)
Original animals: Parasitoid Wasp | Myxozoa | Leech (wild cards use:0)
Distribution: Mao (Shallow sea, forests, grasslands, tundra)
Food Web Placement: Parasite / secondary consumer
Reproduction rate: SS
Size: 300 micm - 3Cm (Tiny - Small)
Intelligence: G +
Inmortui is a Parasitic animal which requires hosts to survive. In it’s adult form, it looks like a strange hybrid of a leech and a small parasitoid wasp, being able to survive both abovewater and underwater. When it finds a suitable host, it injects a bunch of single-celled myxozoa-like organisms into it, without causing pain thanks to leech parts of it. The juvinile form, made up from the myxozoa-like organisms, infects the host, and thanks to having a long incubation period, the host has the chance to infect many other potential hosts. As the juvinile cells divide and the host becomes weaker, it eventually dies, at which point the myxozoa form comes together into various clumps in host’s corpse, forming a larva which feeds on the surrounding flesh. After it amassed enough resources, the larva turns into a new leech-wasp, which can infect many other animals. A single corpse can produce hundreds if not thousands of adult Inmortui.
Inmortui can infect any animal, if they can inject the juviniles into their flesh and if the animal’s immunity system doesn’t immedietly supress the infection.
Original animals: Giant Siphonophore | Planarian flatworm | Tyrannosaurus rex (wild cards use:0)
Distribution: Mao (shallow sea)
Food Web Placement: Tertiary consumer
Reproduction rate: G
Size: ~21m (Very giant)
Siphonophore Colonial organism (Giant Siphonophore)
Regeneration factor (Planarian flatworm)
Powerful jaws (Tyrannosaurus rex)
The amorphous horror is a colonial organism that lives in the deep sea, though it migrates to shallower waters at night to hunt for prey. They are opportunistic predators feeding on both living prey and carrion, using the powerful jaws and stings of there feeding zooids to incapacitate prey and rend flesh and bone into bite sized chunks. This horror of the deep reproduces asexually, either by releasing gametes into the water when in close proximity to another of there kind or by regenerating from a fragment of tissue. These organisms are not very intelligent and have little instinctive drives other than eat, reproduce, and go to the surface at night. There soft bodies are damaged somewhat easily, and they cannot survive on land for very long
The species largely resembles it’s base organism the giant siphonophore, but with a larger wider frame giving it a more amorphous, vaguely flatworm-like appearance. Being a colonial organism, it consists of multiple zooids, the feeding zooids have powerful jaws from there T-rex ancestry used to grapple and injure prey, and rip chunks of flesh into pieces big enough to swallow. The entire organism is covered in simple eyes that can detect movement, color, and basic shapes. The entire organism is translucent, but with an almost ghostly blue glow of bioluminescence.
Original animals: Sun conure| Silky anbelgiumer | Black rhinoceros (wild cards use:0)
Distribution: Mariya (Rain forests, grasslands)
Food Web Placement: Secondary consumer / Omnivore
Reproduction rate: B
Size: ~37 Cm (small)
Wings (Sun conure)
sharp frontal claws(Silky anbelgiumer)
Horns (Black rhinoceros)
Low sense of smell
A nocturnal flier that clings to a surface using its claws or legs, eating energy dense food when possible over energy poor food it’s quite small only reaching slightly larger of a sun conure or a silky anbelgiumer in size.
It take on the look of a sun concure with its head having the horns of a black rhinoceros and on its tips of the wings it anchors itself alongside its feet with a sharp claw from the silky anbelgiumer it is still covered in it’s bright plumage of feathers used for mating during its mating session where the feathers actually becomes flushed with blood making them brighter only for it to calm down in later seasons.
Original animals: |Raphus cucullatus| Embasaurus (wild card) | Arctic hare (wild card) (wild cards use: 2)
Distribution: Mariya (grasslands, forests)
Food Web Placement: Primary consumer / herbivore
Reproduction rate: A
Size: ~1.13 M’ (Mid - large)
Robust skull (Raphus cucullatus)
Crop milk (Raphus cucullatus |wild card add)
Developed sense of smell (Raphus cucullatus |wild card add)
Strong hind limbs (Embasaurus)
Long digestive system (Arctic hare)
Inability to chew
Inability to perform complex operations
Digging: they dig to find roots and tubers if any.
moves in flocks
Possessing a type K strategy, they watch over the eggs and ensure the integrity of the offspring.
A theropod-like chimaera, with a large, robust beak and teeth. I usually live in groups with members of their own species and move together. They have very strong legs capable of running quickly, but they are not particularly strong following this. They have small wing-like forelimbs that are used mainly as courtship and signaling tools. They have excellent senses that allow them to find their food.