Path of the Wild (Forum Game)


(Immortal Dragon) #486

Ouch, that could have gone better. :confounded: Thanks for the round Stealth.

Action: Find somewhere that’s hopefully cooler to feed.


(The Third Duke of Silly) #487

Action: Hunt


(ፕቿክፕልርረቿ ረዐዪዕ) #488

scary :confounded: but thanks for the fast rounds lately
Action: turn and swim away while whipping my tail at it and if I survive continue looking for a mate.


(Uncertain Agent) #489

Action: Swim downstream to find another shady area with food.


#490

yes
warmer water tolerance
a armored head
genders with the “naughty bits” in the head


(Sound) #491

FINALLY MY LUCK HAS CHANGED!!! Ty for the Round as well :slight_smile:

Action: Reproduce (Please don’t get me killed T_T I’ve been having little to no success getting to adult hood and mating)


(Sound) #493

… You don’t know how my life is soo that really isn’t very nice to talk about so randomly and out of no where but thats just my perspective on that comment :confused:


(Radical Revolutionary) #494

Oh sorry can you ever forgive me?


#495

Hello, might I ask to be placed in the waiting list for this game?


(Stealth) #496

You may, of course @MisterMustachio.

Guys, keep it civil please.


(Sound) #497

its fine its fine just be a bit more careful with what you say to whom because some people might take offense to it


(Louix) #498

Uhhhh, eat I guess !


(Stealth) #499

Round 75

Meta Stuff

Official Game Soundtrack (Nice to have as a soundtrack whilst reading a round): https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T1_wnREGllg&t=269s
Chat Server (Anyone could join, players would benefit from joining): https://discord.gg/weGdxFB
Eztan Extant Ecosystems (The Current World): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ramXIxwYwggWj1bVH3zmZT-tlZSbQvW4PUZAEiVWYB8
Book of the Dead (Prehistoric History): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JOwzI4ZHorn8nrqEr62v2_uXXlbs7qSCudHc476qLMY

~18.75 million years into the Atroxian~
Fressian Stage
Season: Northern Autumn, Southern Spring
Time of Day: Afternoon (W), Dawn (E)
Event - 2 (Local Event)

Global Climate: A slow rise in oxygen and decrease in carbon dioxide has caused the average global temperature to drop to a quite cool 15 degrees. The climate is quite seasonal, and less wet than previous prehistoric stages. Sea levels are now slightly low, but there are still no glacial ice caps, as there is no land right in the poles. However, many deserts stretch across the continent of Uteeno, as they are too far from the coast to recover rain.

After scorching many animals to death, crippling all freshwater species in the area, the heatwave finally dissipated. The most hit was the already small population of Microstoma, which now have only a handful of survivors able to dart into the coolest spots of the Oliver River Estuary. Their survival is hanging on a very thin thread.

In different news, something is stirring in the deep. The usually slow and gentle deep ocean currents have picked up in certain areas.


@RoboTrannic
Hoplites pretiosa (CR)
UTEENESSA OCEAN, NORTH-WEST, DEEP OCEAN
You hatch out of your capsule in warmth and can smell a hydrothermal vent close nearby. You can also smell many Veroina, Kapnosta [Svrangite] and your own species around. Immediately, you begin to filter the small trickles of microbial food that reach you. A current starts to build up, and you have to expend some energy to move against it and not get blown away. (5)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 32/27 (120%)
Maturity: 25%
Current Size: 4cm

Hoplites pretiosa

Status: CR
Timespan: R.75 - Present
Habitat: Deep Ocean
Distribution: Mid-Ocean Ridges
Niche: Benthic Filter-Feeder
Nutritional Value: 114
Size: 16.5cm (length - although this includes spines, the body itself is 8.5cm)
Predecessor: Veroina ericius
Classification: Veroinidae, Kardiaskulidea, Tubulosa
Latest Mutations: Tropical Tolerance = 4, Armoured Head = 5, Genders = 3
Info: Despite being the ‘tank of the abyss’ this species is not all that successful. It can only survive in the warmth of the water surrounding hydrothermal vents, and drifting away into the cold abyss would spell its doom. Even though its body is tailored to surviving warm water, it cannot inhabit tropical seas because most of the body is not protected from UV radiation and there is not enough microbial food to sustain Hoplites. It has strong armour on its head which cancels out its few weak points. Therefore, it is hardly ever predated upon, but it is even slower than before and more nutrional than expensive - another reason why it must remain near very productive hydrothermal vents. It is named after armoured soldiers of Ancient Greece.
Description: It has a tubular, pigmentless cylindrical body covered in long, toxic spines. The head is armoured with tough, heavy bone and covered in scutes like an armadillo’s armour. It even has bony eyelids that can be shut over the two large pinhole eyes on the top, and the one facing forwards. On each side of the body was four gills, as well as a gill frill. A protective layer of slimy, heat-proof scales covers the body, and gives off a strong smell. A simple gut, behind the pharynx, led through the body, which was circulated by a semi-open circulatory system; capillaries covered the muscles, which also had special vacuoles, but the rest of the organs were bathed in a chamber. The circulatory system was pumped by a tubular heart. A tiny brain and two nerve cords controlled the body. The body has vertebrae made of cartilage.

Previous Mutations

Previous Mutations: Extra-Efficient Muscles, Open Circulatory System, Tubular Heart, Web of Capillaries Over Muscles, Axochord, Notochord, Four Gill Slits, Two Gill Frills, Pharynx, Large Pinhole Eyes With Lenses (2 on top of head, one on front), Heat-Proof Scales, Cartilage Vertebrae, Toxic Spines, Olfaction

@agenttine
Petrocoilius rivieri (EN) - Male
OLIVER RIVER, TEMPERATE RIVER
Covered in cool shade, you continue to move downstream along the little river protected by canyon walls. The food here has been eaten, but when you reach the end of the channel, you find a small opening. You squeeze through and find a pond, still in the shade of the canyon and full of food, all to yourself. You eat your fill, and quickly grow large enough to reproduce. The sun begins to go down in the sky, and the water starts getting cooler. (6)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 250/125 (200%)
Maturity: 100%
Current Size: 20cm

Petrocoilius rivieri

Status: EN
Timespan: R.65 - Present
Habitat: Rivers, Lakes
Distribution: Temperate Rivers & Temperate, Shallow Lakes
Niche: Herbivore
Nutritional Value: 125
Size: 20cm
Predecessor: Thanostoma mediossium
Classification: Makouradae, Spinacheliforme, Caudara
Latest Mutations: Grinding Plants = 4, Genders = 5, Freshwater Tolerance = 4
Description: A long, tapering eel-like animal with a pair of venomous spikes at the end of the tail, it has bony vertebra and jaw, and cartilage in the tail. The jaw has mainly square vegetation-eating teeth, but also two venomous canines. An attachment to the side of the stomach has evolved, which is more muscular and helps to breakdown the plant matter that it ingests. Larger pieces can now be eaten and digested. This attachment is known as a gizzard, and requires the animal to swallow stones or grit to grind up the food. Furthermore, this species now has two genders, with the males and females each carrying only one type of germ cell. There are only half as many potential mates now, but the genetic diversity is greater. They live in freshwater, with the gills actually helping to increase salt intake, rather than to expel salt. Here, there is no competition and they are flourishing.
Previous Mutations: Extra-Efficient Muscles, Electroreceptors, Open Circulatory System, Axochord, Whip Tail, Three Gill Slits, Notochord, Cartilage Vertebrae, Digestive Carnivorous Bacteria, Two Poisonous Spikes on Tail, Dentine Teeth, Venomous Canines, Jaw, Two Swiveling Pinhole Eyes (1 on each side of head), Weak Digestive Enzymes, Square Teeth, Half Bony Body

@immortaldragon
Microstoma celerimercatorei (CR-)
OLIVER RIVER DELTA, TEMPERATE ESTUARY
As the water heats up, you desperately search for a way to keep cool, but in the middle of the hot estuary you find nothing. Quickly, you overheat and your short life is cut short, along with many Icthyotelus and most Microstoma, whose bodies fall around yours. (1 - Unluckily, you have died. Fear not, your species still exists - just - so just wait to respawn)
Status
Health: Dead
Fitness: 0%
Maturity: 5%
Current Size: 0.45cm

Microstoma celerimercatori

Status: CR-
Timespan: R.74 - Present
Habitat: Estuaries
Distribution: Oliver River Estuary
Niche: Pelagic Filter-Feeder
Nutritional Value: 50
Size: 9cm
Predecessor: Icthyotelus sinspica
Classification: Icthyotelusae, Spinacheliforme, Caudara
Latest Mutations: Tail Fins = 6, Eyesight = 2, Filter-Feeding Tool = 1
Info: This is an extremely rare species, inhabiting only one estuary delta, that of the Oliver River. They can only tolerate brackish water, and so their spread from evolution is severely limited. Furthermore, the estuary is still dominated by their predecessor, Icthyotelus sinspica. The only advantage for this species is their superior movement generated by their system of fins, which they need to find more food - they have a tiny mouth and so cannot filter as much in one go. This is a significant issue, especially considering they have a higher nutritional need than their competitors.
Description: It has a rather tubular, blue body, that tapers towards a small tail at the end. A continuous ribbon of fins runs along the top,and underside of the body, supported by cartilage struts, reaching a triangular caudal fin, in addition to the pectoral fins. On the length of the body is a line of electroreceptors, as well as a bundle of photoreceptors on the back - these, however, are useless as they are not connected to the nervous system and simply waste energy without providing any advantage. Also on the side of the body are three gills on each side. The mouth is much smaller than in other species. It has an open circulatory system and a very small brain controlling its nervous system and a stomach of carnivorous digestive bacteria.

Previous Mutations

Previous Mutations: Extra-Efficient Muscles, Electroreceptors, Open Circulatory System, Axochord, Three Gill Slits, Notochord, Cartilage Vertebrae, Digestive Carnivorous Bacteria, Two Poisonous Spikes on Tail (L), Oily Liver, Pectoral Fins, Brackish Water Tolerance

@soundwave
Thanostoma aquaprinceps (NT)
NORTH-WESTERN SHELF, TEMPERATE SHALLOW SEA
Close to the hatchlings you just butchered is a tired-looking adult, probably their parent - not that your species has any sort of familial bonds. You approach it and mate. You successfully reproduce. The sun starts to go down as the water gets slightly cooler. (4 - YOU CAN FINALLY BE A DIFFERENT SPECIES!!! Please choose three mutations. Choose wisely - who knows how long you’ll be stuck as this one.)
Status:
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 104/104 (100%)
Maturity: 100%
Current Size: 17cm

Thanostoma aquaprinceps

Status: NT
Timespan: R.41 - Present
Habitat: Deep Ocean, Continental Slope (Mid Ocean), Shallow Sea
Distribution: Under Temperate and Tropical Uteenessa Ocean, All Temperate Seas
Niche: Apex Predator
Nutritional Value: 104.5
Size: 17cm
Predecessor: Makoura jousteri
Classification: Makouradae, Spinacheliforme, Caudara
Latest Mutations: Blue Pigmentation = 3, Pinhole eyes = 6, Jaw = 5
Description: The outwards-jutting tusks of their ancestors have morphed into long, dangerous and venomous canines which are a deadly contribution to the new jaw. Two large pinhole eyes, that the animal is able to swivel slightly for increased range of sight, on the side of the head scan the ocean for prey. Few animals can withstand an attack from this mouth. All of this makes this species the top predator of its time, as well as also being able to occupy shallow water thanks to its blue pigment. It is only restricted by its lack of buoyancy.
Previous Mutations: Extra-Efficient Muscles, Electroreceptors, Open Circulatory System, Axochord, Whip Tail, Three Gill Slits, Notochord, Cartilage Vertebrae, Digestive Carnivorous Bacteria, Two Poisonous Spikes on Tail, Dentine Teeth, Venomous Canines, Cup Eyes

@blackink
MANAURAI SEA, TROPICAL SEA
Asteridermus luminaria (LC)
You hatch out in wide, clear sandy desert with a hot sun high in the sky. The water temperature is very warm. You cannot see much about except for your siblings. The sun starts to go down in the sky. (4)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 1.5/2 (70%)
Maturity: 5%
Current Size: 0.35cm

Asteridermus luminaria

Status: LC
Timespan: R.59 - Present
Habitat: Deep Ocean, Continental Slope (Mid Ocean), Shallow Sea
Distribution: Under Temperate and Tropical Uteenessa Ocean, All Temperate and Tropical Seas
Niche: Apex Predator, Minor Predator
Nutritional Value: 44.1
Size: 7cm
Predecessor: Asteridermus gibbosi
Classification: Makryostusidae, Spinacheliforme, Caudara
Latest Mutations: Olfaction = 4, Temperature Tolerance = 6, Control Bioluminescence = 3
Description: This species very closely resembles its ancestor, owning a long tapering body with flashing bioluminescent lights, except it is now black. The other differences are much more difficult to spot; above the mouth, invisible to the naked eye are olfactory receptors, which provide a rudimentary way of tracking prey and mapping its surroundings. Electrolocation is still much more useful and precise. A development in the area of the brain allows Asteridermus luminaria to have more control over its bioluminescence. It can turn them on and off at will, but does so all at once with all of them. The spots cannot be controlled individually but as a group. Internally, this animal has adapted its body’s chemistry to cope with the temperatures of shallower water, including temperate and tropical seas. It is therefore much more widespread then it’s predecessor, and slightly more successful. It would live in tropical seas too, except there is no sustainable food source there for this species.
Previous Mutations: Extra-Efficient Muscles, Electroreceptors, Open Circulatory System, Axochord, Tail, Three Gill Slits, Notochord, Cartilage Vertebrae, Digestive Carnivorous Bacteria, Two Poisonous Spikes on Tail, Dentine Teeth, Cup Eyes, Jaw, Fins (two vertical near head), Hump, Bioluminescent Lights

@Biologicah
Roharasra wotupiowui (CR)
MANAURAI SEA, TEMPERATE SHALLOW SEA
Close nearby, you sense the chemicals of a recently dead animal being given off. You turn a corner in the rocks to finally find another Roharasra, but it is dead. It’s only a juvenile anyway. There are no clear signs of injury on the body. You approach it and feed well. The sun starts to go down in the sky, but the water is getting slightly warmer. (6)
Status
Health: Faint scratch on underside
Fitness: 25/28 (90%)
Maturity: 100%
Current Size: 5cm

Roharasra wotupiowui

Status: CR
Timespan: R.67 - Present
Habitat: Shallow Sea
Distribution: Temperate Seas of the Southern Hemisphere
Niche: Minor Predator
Nutritional Value: 28
Size: 5cm
Predecessor: Codowecoi koalazk
Classification: Roharasrae, Codowecoidea, Aquamusculida
Latest Mutations: Exoskeleton = 4, Improve Muscles = 4, Limbs = 2
Info: In the shallow temperate seas, where predation is highest, the first animals with an exoskeleton, although partial, appeared. They are more protected and suffer less from predation than their cousins. However, the exoskeleton does not work well with movement; it has slowed the worm down greatly, as movement by hydrostatic skeleton is now a struggle. Mainly, this species chooses to move in spurts, using water propulsion to dash quickly over short distances to kill their prey, typically Almoskulus. Overall, they are a much smaller population than even their own ancestors.
Description: The top of the blue, cylindrical body is protected by a tough exoskeleton made out of chitin. Underneath the armour, the animal has a hydrostatic skeleton composed of strong, longitudinal muscles, which seem to be slightly more powerful than those of its predecessors. At the front, the characteristic sharp beak protrudes from a proboscis. There are four pinhole eyes, but none of them look up; two are at the front, and two are on the sides. A muscular siphon at the rear propels out water. Inside their body, they have a simple gut leading to an anus, a stomach containing digestive carnivorous bacteria, a nerve network and small bunch of ganglia, and an open circulatory system filled with blue-green hemacoel. Anti-freeze proteins flow through the hemacoel.
Previous Mutations: Bitter Chemicals, Chemoreceptors, Proboscis, Hydrostatic Muscle Fins (2 vertical near centre of body) (D), Sharp Beak, Digestive Carnivorous Enzymes, Bigger, Blue Pigmentation, Open Circulatory System, Glittery Scales (D), Anti-Freeze Proteins, Water Propulsion, Cup Eyes, Hydrostatic Skeleton, Pinhole Eyes

@svrangite
Kapnosta eremitus (EN)
UTEENSESSA OCEAN, NORTH-WEST, DEEP OCEAN
Forutnately, your germ cells reach another Kapnosta erimitus, a very healthy one and that. You successfully reproduce as currents begin to whip up. (6 - You may now choose three mutations. Your first chance at evolution, yay!)
Status
Health: Infected, burnt tentacle
Fitness: 21/57 (37%)
Maturity: 100%
Current Size: 8.5cm

Kapnosta eremitus

Status: EN
Timespan: R.43 - Present
Habitat: Hydrothermal Vents (Deep Ocean)
Distribution: Under Temperate and Tropical Uteenessa Ocean
Niche: Benthic Filter-Feeder
Nutritional Value: 56.5
Size: 8.5cm
Predecessor: Kapnosta limus
Classification: Kardiaskulidae, Kardiaskulidea, Tubulosa
Latest Mutations: Calcium Carbonate Shell, Heat Resistance, Tentacles
Description: Stuck to the chimneys of hydrothermal vents and the surrounding areas are hardy Kapnosta. They hide inside a limestone shell that they build around themselves which sticks to a surface permanently. They have evolved increased resistance to heat to survive such constant exposure to high temperatures. The only problem is that whilst they are safe inside their shells, they have tentacles used for catching particles of food hanging out, exposed.
Previous Mutations: Extra-Efficient Muscles, Open Circulatory System, Tubular Heart, Web of Capillaries Over Muscles, Axochord, Notochord, Four Gill Slits, Two Gill Frills, Pharynx, Large Pinhole Eyes With Lenses (2 on top of head, one on front), Heat-Proof Scales, Cartilage Vertebrae

@jellyfishmon
Thanostoma amniotus (VU) - Male
MANAURAI SEA, TEMPERATE SHALLOW SEA
The Thanostoma Rex charges head first towards you and prepares to bite you. At the same time, you swing your tail towards it and your toxic spikes thud into its body. The predator writhes in agony, and you use the time to make your escape, using your tail again but this time for a burst of speed. After escaping the predator, you come across another tired-looking Thanostoma, which turns out to be a female. Neither seem to have much energy to share with offspring, but their instinct is to mate, and so you do. You successfully reproduce. The sun starts to get lower in the sky, but the water is becoming slightly warmer. (5 - You may choose four mutations)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 12/117 (10%)
Maturity: 100%
Current Size: 19cm

Thanostoma amniotus

Status: VU
Timespan: R.69 - Present
Habitat: Shallow Sea
Distribution: All Temperate Seas
Niche: Herbivore
Nutritional Value: 117
Size: 19cm
Predecessor: Thanostoma mediossium
Classification: Makouradae, Spinacheliforme, Caudara
Latest Mutations: Genders = 5, Eggs = 5, Improve Intelligence = 3
Info: The temperate shallow seas are now home to two herbivorous species, and this one is slightly more successful; they are given a head start in life as they are developed within a nutritious yolk surrounded by a jellylike membrane. They are first fertilised within the female and then ejected into the outside world, usually producing a couple dozen young; more than any other Eztan bilaterate. There are also now two genders. However, they are virtually identical except for each carrying different sex cells.
Description: The long, blue, tapering body is supported by a vertebrae of bone, although the whip-tail at the end is composed of flexible cartilage. Along the body are three gill slits and a line of electroreceptors. There are no limbs. The head has a cartilage jaw, with a pair of venomous canines surrounded by square shaped teeth. On each side of the head is a pinhole eye, with the ability to swivel around. At the end of the tail, two venomous spikes stick out. A gut leads to a stomach containing weak digestive herbivorous bacteria which can only break down small bits of plant matter. The muscles contain special vacuoles for storing extra energy, and are bathed in hemacoel by the open circulatory system.
Previous Mutations: Extra-Efficient Muscles, Electroreceptors, Open Circulatory System, Axochord, Whip Tail, Three Gill Slits, Notochord, Cartilage Vertebrae, Digestive Carnivorous Bacteria, Two Poisonous Spikes on Tail, Dentine Teeth, Venomous Canines, Jaw, Two Swiveling Pinhole Eyes (1 on each side of head), Digestive Enzymes, Plant-Eating Teeth, Bone Vertebrae

@PositiveTower
Archaiapasaria westenrai (LC) - Male
OLIVER RIVER, TEMPERATE RIVER
Fighting against the feeling of overheating, you struggle to find somewhere cool. Around you, other Archaiapasaria and Petrocoilius succumb to the heat. Suddenly, you find yourself in the shade of two canyon walls. You take a moment to recover. There is no food here but plenty of other survivors. The sun starts to go down in the sky and the water becomes slightly cooler. (4 + 1)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 8/13 (50%)
Maturity: 15%
Current Size: 1.8cm

Archaiapasaria westenrai

Status: LC
Timespan: R.71 - Present
Habitat: Rivers, Lakes
Distribution: Temperate Northern Hemisphere
Niche: Herbivore
Nutritional Value: 84.6
Size: 12cm
Predecessor: Petrocoilius rivieri
Classification: Archaiapasaria, Spinacheliforme, Caudara
Latest Mutations: Lobe Fins = 3, Tail Fins = 4, Fish Shape = 5, Swim Bladder = 4
Info: This Eztan animal is the first to be recognisable as being similar to a fish; the only thing that is really preventing this distinction is that it lacks pectoral fins. It is much more suited to swimming about than its relatives, which had to return to the seafloor to rest, and it’s efficient shape and tail fins make it much faster too. It is very common in the temperate rivers and lakes of the northern hemisphere. It feeds by sieving surface algae from the water as a filter-feeder, but it can also eat local seamosses growing below the surface. In the loss of it’s long tail, this species has become shorter than its predecessors but it is has a similar overall mass owing to its broader shape. Furthermore, the stiffer, albeit more powerful, bodily movements of the tail that propel the animal through the water, reduce the effectiveness of wielding tail spikes.
Description: It has a stout, orange and red, stream-lined body, like the shape of a fish and a short tail with a tail fin above and below the tail. These are shaped like horizontal semi-circles and together make a circle; they are supported by rays of cartilage. Two poisonous spikes protrude to the side of the tail. The front of the body has a cartilage jaw, and within in it several square teeth. It retains two venomous fangs in the roof of the mouth. On each side of the head is a lens-covered pinhole eye, with muscle that allows them to swivel. Three gills mark the body, which is also lined with unseeable electroreceptors. The mouth leads to a primitive gut and stomach, with weak herbivorous bacteria. The food is ground up in a gizzard first. Centrally located is a sac of gas called a swim bladder, and supporting the body are vertebrae made of bone. Also supporting the body are muscles with special vacuoles and an open circulatory system.

Previous Mutations

Extra-Efficient Muscles, Electroreceptors, Open Circulatory System, Axochord (L), Whip Tail (L), Three Gill Slits, Notochord (L), Cartilage Vertebrae (L), Digestive Carnivorous Bacteria (L), Two Poisonous Spikes on Tail, Dentine Teeth, Venomous Canines, Jaw, Two Swiveling Pinhole Eyes (1 on each side of head), Weak Digestive Enzymes, Square Teeth, Bone Vertebrae, Gizzard, Genders, Freshwater Tolerance

@louix
Almoskulus caecorum (VU)
MANAURAI SEA, TEMPERATE SHALLOW SEA
(I will DM you later about your vote situation)
You continue to be squeezed out of what little food there is, and so are not able to feed. Furthermore, you seem to have developed a slight cold, which drains some of your precious energy. The situation is getting quite desperate. The sun starts to go down in the sky but the water becomes slightly warmer. (2)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 0.34/1.3 (26%)
Maturity: 11%
Current Size: 0.25cm

Almoskulus caecorum

Status: NT
Timespan: R.57 - Present
Habitat: Continental Slope (Mid Ocean), Shallow Sea
Distribution: Uteenessa Ocean, up to 1000m below sea level, All Temperate & Polar Seas
Niche: Benthic Filter-Feeder
Nutritional Value: 11.8
Size: 2.3cm
Predecessor: Argoskulus rubrumi
Classification: Almoskulusidae, Squickidea, Tubulosa
Latest Mutations: Eyes = 6, Fins = 5, Defense = 1
Description: Blank, white eyeballs hang off the edge of short, protruding eyestalks that stick out straight to the sides of the head. These are the most complex eyes on Ezta. This gives them much increased coverage in terms of sight, and can see pretty much all around them, although it comes at a fairly hefty nutritional price. In order to have eyes on stalks, Almoskulus caecorum evolved a white sclera to contain the compartments of the eye, and a vitreous humour to hold its shape. There eyes are blank looking because they have no iris or pupil to control the amount of the light that reaches them. Another adaptation of this animal is the emergence of a pair of pectoral fins, close to the head. This do not aid in swimming much, but rather can be used to walk quicker across the seafloor, where the spend most of their time. They also position the head upwards and improve filtration a little. This fins are short but sturdy and curve underneath the tubular body, which varies between red and transparent. In a pinch, these fins can be used to spring upwards and utilise their membranes to glide. To avoid predators is even more crucial for this species, because their skin is especially weak and easy to cut. They thrive best on upper continental slopes, where light still reaches, but also are found commonly in open, relatively deep areas of shallow temperate and polar seas. Below the light level, their eyes becomes useless, and their weakness has no defence.
Previous Mutations: Muscles, Fleshy Membrane (along back and underside), Chemoreceptors, Basic Instincts, Three Gill Slits, Yellow Pigmentation, Dentine Teeth, Open Circulatory System, Pinhole Eye With Lens (one on top of head), Notochord, Anti-freeze Proteins, Slow Reactions, Red-Transparent Colour Shifting, Small Tentacles


(The Third Duke of Silly) #500

Action: Continue to look for a mate.


(Radical Revolutionary) #501

Find food is my action


(ፕቿክፕልርረቿ ረዐዪዕ) #502

thank you for the round
my mutations shall be

  1. swim bladder

  2. Intelligence

  3. Closed circulatory system

  4. fat storage


(Sound) #503

Finally after such a long time of not evolving

Evolve 1: Swim Bladder (If i cant do that then do a simpler version of it)

Evolve 2: Increase Size

evolve 3: Flippers or something to be used to swim in the water


(Uncertain Agent) #504

yay, I can finally reproduce
Action: Reproduce.


#505

darn
F E E D


(Ṁ̴͙͔͒u̴͐͛̓͠ͅś̴̛̮̰̖̑͆͠i̵͚̤̥̝̬̎͋̊c̸̨̛̦̱̯̽̋͛̍ M̴a̸͙̬̐͌̈̄͌ń̸̯̉̃̌̕ ) #506

Praise the dice gods!

Mutation 1: Water propulsion hyponome (Or as close as i can get)
Mutation 2: Nautilus/hermit crab-like shell (Again, as close as i can get)
Mutation 3: Ears