Path of the Wild (Forum Game)


Wow so many species and i don’t know what i can eat and what no. Kinda scared to try.

Action: Turn off my light to keep a low profile and start to eat guided by my nose


head to saftey

(Stealth) #749

Round 98 - P.1


~24.5 million years into the Atroxian~
Cinisian Stage
Season: Early Autumn (North), Early Spring (South)
Time of Day: Morning (West), Dusk (East)
Event: No Event


Detailed Species Stats

Ezta’s Natural History:

State of the World: Due to the very high amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere - there are few plants to soak it up - the average global temperature lies at a very hot 24c. The sea levels are very high and there is poor ocean circulation. There is also advanced ocean acidification in the sea, which brings it closer to neutral and away from basic. Due to the minimal plant life, the oxygen levels are low. There are two supercontinents, Olympia in the north and Tartarus in the south, each very large with vast expanses of desert in their centres. The climate does not allow for polar environments and there is a large lifeless strip around the equator where the temperatures are just too hot for even tropical life. They are surrounded by the superocean Uteenessa, and in-between lies a comparatively small ocean called the Gaia Ocean. Very small moss-like plants exist on land, and create soil where they grow.

As time goes on, the plants of the planet have been absorbing the excess carbon dioxide and it is now levelling out. The overall temperature is still hot but there is now a small amount of polar climate back on the planet. This also ventilates the bottom of the ocean and means it is no longer oxygen-poor like it once was. The climates are moving towards the equator.

Glistroskulus sensei (NT)
SOUTHWEST UTEENESSA OCEAN (Temperate Deep Ocean, About 5000m deep)
As you sense the larger animal approaching, you turn and flee in the opposite direction, and most of your siblings do the same. It’s a struggle to wriggle through the viscous water but you find, by touch whilst moving across the floor, a small ditch in the abyssal plain, hidden by a pair of rocks and slip inside. You are safe, for now. Your ability to decipher the outside world by chemoreception is somewhat hindered by your hiding place, although there is a handful of Glistroskulus hatchling with you. There is also a slightly higher level of marine snow in here and you are hungry. The water is cold and pitch black. (4 + 1)
Maturity: 5% (Hatchling)
Current Size: 0.1cm
Health: Healthy
Nutrition: 0.2/0.4 (40%)
Stamina: 70%
Hydration: 100%
Effects: Metabolism x 0.5

Glistroskulus sensei

Status: NT
Timespan: R.66 - Present
Habitat: Mid Ocean, Deep Ocean
Distribution: All Deep Ocean
Niche: Benthic Filter-Feeder
Size: 2.3cm (length)
Predecessor: Glistroskulus louixi
Classification: Squickidae, Squickidea, Membrania
Latest Mutations: Improved chemoreceptors
Info: This species have become the most common at the bottom of the ocean. It’s chemoreceptors can detect the chemicals from potential food over tens of meters away. This makes them more successful.
Description: The yellow, tubular body has a fleshy membrane running along the top and underside. It has a single pinhole eye with a lens, facing forwards. Chemoreceptors sit by the mouth with three gill slits at the back of the head and it has tiny teeth in its round mouth. Its mouth has a primitive gut leading straight to the anus. At the front of its nervous system, is a tiny brain. An open circulatory system bathes organs and muscles in hemacoel; this contains anti-freeze proteins to stop bodily fluids from freezing. It’s back is supported by a notochord.

Previous Mutations

Muscles, Membrane, Chemoreceptors, Gills (3), Yellow Pigmentation, Teeth, Open Circulatory System, Pinhole Eye, Anti-freeze Proteins, Notochord, Lens

Archaiapasaria circulus (LC) - Male
OLIVER RIVER, (Subtropical Desert River)
Under the blinding, scorching desert sun in the clear blue sky, the hot river has slowly been evaporating and decreasing in size. You go the mouth the cave to get back into the river and find that the shrunken river no longer reaches the cave. Therefore, you are stuck in here, and being cut-off also means there is no food. You are still hungry. There is nothing else around in this small cave pool, but at least it keeps you cool. The air outside starts to cool, and a few wisps of clouds materialise. (2 + 1)
Maturity: 55% (Juvenile)
Current Size: 6.9cm (length)
Health: Healthy
Nutrition: 10.8/43.1 (25%)
Stamina: 60%
Hydration: 100%
Effects: Metabolism x 1.5

Archaiapasaria circulus

Status: LC
Timespan: R.89 - Present
Habitat: Lake, River
Distribution: Northern Hemisphere Temperate Rivers & Lakes
Niche: Herbivore
Nutritional Value: 78.1
Size: 12.5cm (length)
Predecessor: Archaiapasaria westenrai
Classification: Archaiapasaridae, Makouridea, Caudaria
Latest Mutations: Closed Circulatory System
Info: This species is a step ahead of its brethren, as it has a closed circulatory system. This is much more efficient and means that it has better stamina - and has a better chance of escaping predators. It feeds on aquatic moss in freshwater of the northern hemisphere.
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 a closed circulatory system.

[details=“Previous Mutations”] Extra-Efficient Muscles, Electroreceptors, Open Circulatory System, Three Gill Slits, Two Poisonous Spikes on Tail, Dentine Teeth, Venomous Canines, Cartilage Jaw, Two Swiveling Pinhole Eyes (1 on each side of head), Weak Digestive Herbivorous Enzymes, Square Teeth, Bone Vertebrae, Gizzard, Genders, Freshwater Tolerance, Tail Fins, Fish Shape, Swim Bladder


Icthyotelus sinspica (LC)
This warm, shallow pond is filled with plenty of detritus particles, and with little competition, there is enough for everyone in the pond to eat comfortably. You simply potter about, not among too many movements accept adjusting your angle with your fins, to take in as much food as you can. There is still a few other young Icthyotelus but that is it. The water begins to cool and grey clouds gather overhead. (4 + 1)
Maturity: 45% (Juvenile)
Current Size: 3.2cm
Health: Healthy
Nutrition: 12.8/12.8 (100%) (+ 40% left over for growth)
Stamina: 100%
Hydration: 100%
Effects: Metabolism x 1.25

Icthyotelus sinspica

Status: LC
Timespan: R.65 - Present
Habitat: Estuaries
Distribution: Northern Temperate Estuaries
Niche: Pelagic Filter-Feeder
Nutritional Value: 27.3
Size: 7cm
Predecessor: Charitomenchelus etalas
Classification: Icthyotelusidae, Tyrannidea, Caudaria
Latest Mutations: Tail Fins = 2, Fix Pectoral Fins = 5, Freshwater Tolerance = 3
Info: Unlike all it’s living relatives and some of its ancestors, the long tail has no spikes. It probably lost them as there was a lack of predators in their range; they live only in temperate estuaries, where the brackish water is just the right balance to suit their rather limited salt intake abilities. Overall, this is a relatively small area to live, but it is the only animal that lives here. The pectoral fins have become smaller, and more streamlined like a ray-finned fish; they are held against the body and composed of a cartilage limb branching off the vertebrae and three supports covered in skin. Muscles in the limb make it move, so this animal is faster than its ancestors.
Description: It has a tapering body, lined with electroreceptors and three gills on each side. It has two pectoral ray-fins and a pair of forward-facing cup eyes on the head. An oily liver helps to maintain buoyancy. An open circulatory system bathes the organs in hemacoel, and the body is controlled by ganglia. Down the back are cartilage vertebrae. In the gut, is a primitive stomach with the ability to digest multicellular matter.

Previous Mutations

Extra-Efficient Muscles, Electroreceptors, Open Circulatory System, Axochord (L), Tail, Three Gill Slits, Notochord (L), Cartilage Vertebrae, Digestive Carnivorous Bacteria, Two Poisonous Spikes on Tail (L)

Soundwavia vorei (LC)
You must find water soon, and flop arduously over the shingle beach. It’s tough going but the heavy cloud cover helps shield you from the sun. Fortunately, you flop right into a warm stream that divides the beach and this takes you back into the pebble-strewn shallows, which isn’t far with the tide starting to move up the beach. You are completely hydrated but now hungry. You cannot see or sense any other animals in your immediate vicinity. It seems you were one of the few survivors of the tsunami. The water is now cooling slightly. (3 + 1)
Maturity: 5% (hatchling)
Current Size: 1cm
Health: Healthy
Nutrition: 4.6/6.1 (35%)
Stamina: 70%
Hydration: 100%
Effects: None

Soundwavia vorei

Status: LC
Timespan: R.76 - Present
Habitat: Shallow Sea, Ocean Surface
Distribution: Temperate Northern Hemisphere
Niche: Apex Predator
Nutritional Value: 132
Size: 19cm
Predecessor: Thanostoma aquaprinceps
Classification: Makouridae, Makouridea, Caudaria
Latest Mutations: Swim Bladder = 4, Increase Size = 3, Flippers = 5
Info: Although it tends to live around shallow seas where prey is larger, this relatively efficient swimmer can also hunt at the surface of the open ocean. It is quicker, more agile and can control its buoyancy, being able to hunt down the most fleeting of prey. It has become the dominant predator in the entire northern hemisphere, driving Thanostoma aquaprinceps into extinction. It requires air at the surface to inflate its swim bladder.
Description: It has a blue, tapering body, lined with electroreceptors and three gills on each side, ending in a long whip-tail complete with venomous spikes. Two large pinhole eyes, that the animal is able to swivel slightly for increased range of sight, sit on the side of the head and it’s mouth is full of small teeth, with a pair of venomous fangs embedded in its cartilage jaw. Supported by rays of cartilage, it has a pair of pectoral flippers, as well as a dorsal fin on the back. An open circulatory system bathes the organs in hemacoel, and the body is controlled by ganglia. Down the back are cartilage vertebrae. In the gut, was a primitive stomach with the ability to digest multicellular matter. It has a swim bladder connected to the gut.

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, Blue, Pinhole Eyes, Jaw

Lampsichelus paladarus (NT) - Male
WEST UTEENESSA OCEAN (Tropical Deep Ocean, About 600m deep)
No light breaks through the pitch black water of the abyss, not even your own as you have gone completely incognito. Instead, you follow your nose to filter the scraps of food that float around the top of the guyot. It’s a bounty and you cannot smell any others of your kind in this area that would be competition. You also keep well clear of any animals you are unsure of. It’s a good feeding. (6 + 1 = Ding, ding, ding! Congrats, you have won a bonus point! Give either yourself or another player a + or -1. Choose carefully; you cannot exchange it later.)
Maturity: 40% (Juvenile)
Current Size: 4.6cm
Health: Healthy
Nutrition: 27.8/27.8 (100%) (+35% left over for growth)
Stamina: 40%
Hydration: 100%
Effects: Metabolism x 1.5

Lampsichelus paladurus

Status: LC
Timespan: R.91 - Present
Habitat: Mid Ocean, Deep Ocean
Distribution: Non-polar Ocean, Below the thermocline
Niche: Carnivorous Filter-Feeder
Nutritional Value: 73
Size: 11.5cm (length)
Predecessor: Asteridermus mutatiogenus
Classification: Achmachelusidae, Tyrannidea, Caudaria
Latest Mutations: Intestine = 1, Serrated Teeth = 2, Hanging Lure = 5, Oily Liver = 4
Info: In the darkness of the abyss, Lampsichelus is the most well-lit of all animals, able to put on quite a light show; as well as the numerous bioluminescent spots on its body that act as one, there is a bulb on the end of a barbel protruding from the jaw that also produces light - this is controlled independently of the others, and can be flicked up and down to be more enticing. However, rather than use it to catch prey, the lights for this species are more useful in terms of finding another individual for mating. This is because there is stiff competition for prey, such as Thanostoma altium, and so it is largely restricted to filtering flesh from marine snow. The most significant obstacle to being a predator is that it has lost the teeth in the upper jaw, probably as a result of continual filter-feeding. (The species name means Gummy Joe.) Unlike its predecessors, it can control its own buoyancy now with an oil-filled liver, although it has a shrunken digestive system, making digestion less efficient.
Description: All over the black body tapering to a short, spiked tail are light blue bioluminescent spots, as well as a line of electroreceptors and three gills on each side. The two spikes are venomous. At the front, above the cartilage jawed mouth are olfactory receptors and facing forwards are a pair of cup eyes. The jaw contains very simple, shapeless teeth but only on the lower jaw. A cartilage barbel protrudes out and down from the lower jaw, and has a light blue bioluminescent bulb and a hinging muscle at its base. A pair of oval fins, supported by rays of cartilage are attached vertically just behind the gills and there is a fatty hump on the back. Inside, the organs are bathed in hemacoel by an open circulatory system. All the muscles contin a vacuoles. It’s digestive system is proportionately very small and narrow, which consists of the stomach and gut. There is also a liver, which is filled with oils. The body has cartilage vertebrae running down the back and is controlled by two nerve cords and a rung of nerves. The tiny brain in the head controls this.

Previous Mutations

Extra-Efficient Muscles, Electroreceptors, Open Circulatory System, Tail, Three Gill Slits, Cartilage Vertebrae, Digestive Carnivorous Bacteria, Two Poisonous Spikes on Tail, Dentine Teeth, Cup Eyes, Jaw, Fins (two vertical near head), Hump, Bioluminescent Lights, Olfaction, Temperate and Tropical Tolerance, Bioluminescence Control, Genders, Oily Liver

(Stealth) #750

R.98 - P.2

Xirnikrozz uysaisiroai (VU)
SOUTHERN TARTARUS (Temperate Shallows)
You hatch out into cool water, with the sun shining brightly above you. You can see that you are in fairly shallow water, poised on a long, sandy plain. There is quite a bit of life around, with seaweeds growing attached to rock outcrops, large herbivores feeding off of them, but there is a much larger density of animals at the surface; a cloud of jellyfish has gathered in great numbers to filter the surface. The water is becoming slightly warmer. (3)
Maturity: 5% (Hatchling)
Current Size: 1.6cm
Health: Healthy
Nutrition: 8.1/10.8 (75%)
Stamina: 100%
Hydration: 100%
Effects: None

Xirnikrozz uysaisiroai

Status: NT
Timespan: R.95 - Present
Habitat: Temperate Shallows, Temperate Open Ocean
Distribution: Southern Uteenessa
Niche: Apex Predator
Size: 31cm
Predecessor: Peregapodus zaxzirkrnk
Classification: Peragapodusae, Makouridea, Caudaria
Latest Mutations: Limbs = 2, Fins behind limbs = 5, Stronger Jaw = 4
Info: Bursting out of the gloom, this would be the last thing most prey would see. It feeds on other large predators, because only these will sustain it. is an apex predator, and caused one of the previous apex predators to go extinct by the coast; it was faster than them - specifically great acceleration-, with four paddles and it also had a stronger bite, that means it can chew through quite hard materials, like cartilage, and access extra nutrients. Xirnikrozz uysaisiroai, common name “Kroxinkarouyaisiroai” rules the southern temperate seas, and can even hunt almost as effectively at night. Also, it’s extensive hunting forced Esoteralimnus into extinction.
Description: This species has a long, blue body that tapers into a whip-like tail, armed with two toxic spikes. It’s jaw is made of cartilage and it has tough muscles and lumpy teeth here. On each side of the head is a pinhole eye, that is able to swivel slightly. Behind the retina is a layer of cells containing reflective crystals called a choroidal tapetum cellulosum. Along the side of the body, are three gill slits near the front, and line of electroreceptors. There are four paddle-like limbs of flesh, cartilage and muscle. Inside, they have a gut with a stomach containing carnivorous digestive enzymes, and connected to the gut is a swim bladder. It’s brain is not quite as small as most other contemporary species. Finally, supporting the entire body is a spine of cartilage vertebrae.

Behaviour Traits
  1. Be vigilant.
  2. Do not eat own species.
  3. Remain near to capsules after they are laid.
Previous Mutations

Extra-Efficient Muscles, Electroreceptors, Open Circulatory System, Axochord (L), Whip Tail, Three Gill Slits, Notochord (L), Cartilage Vertebrae, Digestive Carnivorous Bacteria, Two Poisonous Spikes on Tail, Dentine Teeth, Venomous Canines, Cup Eyes (L), Blue, Pinhole Eyes, Cartilage Jaw, Bigger, Swim Bladder, Stub Limbs

Thalakelphus asperacuta (NT)
NORTHWESTERN UTEENESSA OCEAN (Temperate Deep Ocean, About 600m deep)
You still do not find anything in this wide, open world of complete darkness. You cannot sense any food, nor hear the approach of any animal. Even though you are designed for this kind of lifestyle, you still are getting tired from your long search. (3)
Maturity: 55% (Juvenile)
Current Size: 4.7cm
Health: Healthy
Nutrition: 20.6/30.3 (68%)
Stamina: 25%
Hydration: 100%
Effects: Metabolic rate x 0.5

Thalakelphus asperacuta

Status: NT
Timespan: R.84 - Present
Habitat: Mid Ocean
Distribution: Under Temperate and Tropical Uteenessa Ocean, Below the thermocline - 800m below sea level
Niche: Pelagic Filter-Feeder
Nutritional Value: 58.7
Size: 8.5cm
Predecessor: Thalakelphus svrangitensi
Classification: Zestoskulusidae, Kardiaskulusidea, Kardiarchia
Latest Mutations: Pigmentation = 3, Poison Glands = 6, Lower Metabolic Rate = 4
Info: The deep ocean life of this species means that fast movement is not something that is often needed; other animals are met rarely. It has sacrificed speed so that its body will require less food, by lowering its metabolic rate. Therefore, it is slow, but needs to consume less of the scarce food. If it does get the attention of a predator it can defend itself, as fleeing may no longer work, with bumpy poison glands along the tentacles. The colourless, mucus-like poison can be secreted at will by the animal and cause pain and death in the attacker. However, like its predecessor, it still only lives in the narrow band of ocean between the bottom of the thermocline and 800m below the surface.
Description: It has a smooth, straight shell made of calcium carbonate with several medium-length tentacles sticking out the front covered in poison glands. On the face is a couple areas where minuscule cilia which act as mechanoreceptors, picking up underwater noises and inputting this information into the nerve network. On the head that just protrudes from the rest of the shell, two large pinhole eyes with lenses face upwards, while another one faces forwards above the circular, toothless mouth. The skin that is uncovered is layered with heat-proof scales. At the rear, a muscular hyponome drags in water and uses it to propel itself quickly. This tube leads into the siphuncle, which manages water content inside the shell, creating buoyancy. This also delivers water to the gills and gill frills inside the shell. A simple gut, behind the pharynx, leads through the body, which is circulated by a semi-open circulatory system; capillaries cover the muscles, which also have special vacuoles, but the rest of the organs were bathed in a chamber. The circulatory system is pumped by a tubular heart. A tiny brain and two nerve cords control the body. The body has vertebrae made of cartilage.

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, Calcium Carbonate Shell, Heat Resistance, Tentacles, Hyponome, Shell, Hearing

Arthroskulus pelagus (NT)
SOUTHERN TARTARUS (Temperate Shallows)
Finally, the sun rises and you can see your surroundings. It doesn’t take you long to find prey now, as there is plenty of it. Many filter-feeders are swimming across the surface to feed on the spring phytoplankton bloom. However, below is where your food lies and you spot a young Euskulus resting between some rocks. Unfortunately for the target, the tide won’t let it settle and it moves towards the beach some tens of meters away it still has a pull on it. This dislodges it from its spot and you head in for the kill. You spear its soft body and it dies instantly. You have the first meal of your lifetime and are now feeling quite tired. The sea is starting to warm slightly. (4 + 1)
Maturity: 5% (Hatchling)
Current Size: 0.4cm
Health: Healthy
Nutrition: 2/2.5 (80%)
Stamina: 35%
Hydration: 100%
Effects: None

Arthroskulus pelagus

Status: NT
Timespan: R.89 - Present
Habitat: Shallow Sea, Ocean Surface
Distribution: Southern Hemisphere Temperate & Polar Ocean & Seas
Niche: Predator
Nutritional Value: 30.3
Size: 7.5cm (length)
Predecessor: Arthroskulus circumcaudus
Classification: Roharasridae, Codowecoidea, Aquamusculidia
Latest Mutations: Swim Bladder
Info: With a swim bladder allowing Arthroskulus pelagus to control its buoyancy, this species can now not only remain around the surface of shallow seas, but also survive out in the open ocean. It hunts the larger jellyfish, Regemsitula.
Description: The top of the blue, cylindrical body is protected by a tough exoskeleton made out of chitin. Some of the armour has formed a fan-shape protruding from the rear, which can be moved up and down by muscle. Also, the armour behind the head contains a spiracle, allowing oxygen through it. 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. There is also a swim bladder, unconnected to the gut. Anti-freeze proteins flow through the hemacoel.

Previous Mutations

Bitter Chemicals, Chemoreceptors, Proboscis, Sharp Beak, Digestive Carnivorous Enzymes, Bigger, Blue Pigmentation, Open Circulatory System, Anti-Freeze Proteins, Hyponome, Hydrostatic Skeleton, Pinhole Eyes, Exoskeleton Shield, Stronger Muscles, Spiracles, Fan-Tail

(Uncertain Agent) #751

Action: Try to jump into pools until I reach one where there’s food.

(Sound) #752

Ty for the new round. I’m off to a bad start lol thanks RNG. Action: find an area populated with life

(ፕቿክፕልርረቿ ረዐዪዕ) #753

thanks for the round
Action: rest for a bit then continue looking for food

(The Third Duke of Silly) #754

Action: Hunt


Thanks for the round and the nice dice, maybe my luck has not ran out.
Action: Rest for a bit in the dark waters, recovering energy.
Give robotrannic a -1

(Immortal Dragon) #756

Thanks for the new round Stealth. :grin:

Action: Search for more food where I can.


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(Ṁ̴͙͔͒u̴͐͛̓͠ͅś̴̛̮̰̖̑͆͠i̵͚̤̥̝̬̎͋̊c̸̨̛̦̱̯̽̋͛̍ M̴a̸͙̬̐͌̈̄͌ń̸̯̉̃̌̕ ) #758

Action: Find somewhere safe and rest