Path of the Wild (Forum Game)

#747

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

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#748

head to saftey
dawawdaawdawd

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(Stealth) #749

Round 98 - P.1

Chat: https://discord.gg/weGdxFB

~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

Species: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ramXIxwYwggWj1bVH3zmZT-tlZSbQvW4PUZAEiVWYB8
Biomes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1079__KZqoqQ5PQkA5gr4rMSIGIHx1UN1RwMa__ZNPV8

Detailed Species Stats

Ezta’s Natural History: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JOwzI4ZHorn8nrqEr62v2_uXXlbs7qSCudHc476qLMY

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.


@RoboTrannic
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)
Status
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

@agenttine
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)
Status
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

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@immortaldragon
Icthyotelus sinspica (LC)
UNNAMED OLYMPIAN POND (Chapparal Estuary)
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)
Status
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)

@soundwave
Soundwavia vorei (LC)
NORTHWESTERN SHELF SEA (Temperate Shallows)
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)
Status:
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

@blackink
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.)
Status
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

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(Stealth) #750

R.98 - P.2

@Biologicah
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)
Status
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

@svrangite
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)
Status
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

@jellyfishmon
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)
Status
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

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(Uncertain Agent) #751

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

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(Sound) #752

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

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(ፕቿክፕልርረቿ ረዐዪዕ) #753

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

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(The Third Duke of Silly) #754

Action: Hunt
whooboyherewego

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#755

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

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(Immortal Dragon) #756

Thanks for the new round Stealth. :grin:

Action: Search for more food where I can.

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#757

feed
adaawdwaaddawadw word.

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(Ṁ̴͙͔͒u̴͐͛̓͠ͅś̴̛̮̰̖̑͆͠i̵͚̤̥̝̬̎͋̊c̸̨̛̦̱̯̽̋͛̍ M̴a̸͙̬̐͌̈̄͌ń̸̯̉̃̌̕ ) #758

Action: Find somewhere safe and rest

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(Stealth) #759

@PositiveTower
Ostracoderma densissima (NT) - Male
NORTHWESTERN UTEENESSA OCEAN (Temperate Deep Ocean, About 500m deep)
It is pitch black and cold. Out of nowhere, you sense a larger animal swoops past. Fortunately, it does not seem to be interested in hunting you, but as it swims past its wriggling tail hits you. The contact knocks you off the ledge that you were feeding on. You get caught up in the current that upwells along the seamount, and ascend through the water column. As a result of this displacement, you were not able to feed. As you continue to ascend, you pass many species, mostly sponges and corals protruding from the slopes. (3)
Status
Maturity: 5% (hatchling)
Current Size: 0.2cm
Health: Healthy
Nutrition: 0.95/1 (95%)
Stamina: 100%
Hydration: 100%
Effects: Metabolism x 0.5

"Ostracoderma densissima

Status: NT
Timespan: R.97 - Present
Habitat: Deep Ocean
Distribution: Cosmopolitan
Niche: Benthic Filter-Feeder
Size: 3cm
Predecessor: Almoskulus caecorum
Classification: Ostracadermae, Almoskulisidea, Tunicoidea, Membrania
Latest Mutations: Shell = 5, Improve Nervous System = 1, Longer Tentacles = 3, Phragmocone = 2
Info: Proliferating through the deep seas, the thick, calcium carbonate cap-shaped shell of this species is impenetrable by any contemporary predators, making it difficult to be preyed upon. This is a good thing, because it has a very slow, inefficient nervous system composed of only one nerve cord, and the heavy, thick shell slows it down ever further. To move, it must drag itself across soft sediments using its fins, which is very ungainly and slow. The gliding membranes of its predecessors have completely disappeared. Once it finds a good spot, it filters in microbial matter with its short tentacles. It can only live below the thermocline because of the acidic surface waters and above 4,000 metres because calcium carbonate is not useable at this depth.
Description: The tubular body is hidden beneath a cap-shaped shell made of calcium carbonate, specifically calcite, with just enough of the body showing to allow the two eyestalks to stick out. The shell is quite thick and relatively heavy for its size. Beneath the shell is a mouth surrounded by chemoreceptors - two small tentacles also protrude from underneath the shell. There are three gill slits along the body. Under the body is a pair of sturdy, short fins. There is a small brain, attached to a single nerve cord, attached to webs of nerves. The gut is simple and leads straight to the anus. Hemolymph is distributed through the body to hemacoels, as the open circulatory system. It contains anti-freeze proteins.

Previous Mutations

Muscles, Fleshy Membrane (along back and underside), Chemoreceptors, Basic Instincts, Three Gill Slits, Yellow Pigmentation (L), 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, Eyes, Fins, Weak Skin (L), Fix Skin

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(Radical Revolutionary) #760

Action: find me some nutrition

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(Stealth) #761

Round 99 - P.1

Chat: https://discord.gg/weGdxFB

~24.75 million years into the game~
Untrustolithic Period, Novaglacian Stage
Season: Late Autumn (North), Late Spring (South)
Time of Day: Midday (West), Midnight (East)
Event: No Event

Species: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ramXIxwYwggWj1bVH3zmZT-tlZSbQvW4PUZAEiVWYB8
Biomes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1079__KZqoqQ5PQkA5gr4rMSIGIHx1UN1RwMa__ZNPV8

Detailed Species Stats

Ezta’s Natural History: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JOwzI4ZHorn8nrqEr62v2_uXXlbs7qSCudHc476qLMY

State of the World: The global temperature is at about 21c, and there is a fair amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. 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. At each end of the planet there is a polar climate. The continents are surrounded by the superocean Uteenessa, and in-between lies a comparatively small ocean called the Gaia Ocean. The sea levels are quite high. Very small moss-like plants exist on land, and create soil where they grow.


@RoboTrannic
Glistroskulus sensei (NT)
SOUTHWEST UTEENESSA OCEAN (Temperate Deep Ocean, About 5000m deep)
It pitch black and cold. You can sense that the larger animal has moved off now, and you sneak out of your hiding place. You wriggle to the top, and remain suspended above the rock that you hid under, too small to sink. There is a slight rise over the rock in the minuscule amounts of food that reach this depths as you filter it into your mouth with your tiny tentacles. Around you, there are the chemical traces of dozens of your species, most your size, dotted around on or just above the seafloor. (3 + 1)
Status
Maturity: 5% (Hatchling)
Current Size: 0.1cm
Health: Healthy
Nutrition: 0.3/0.4 (80%)
Stamina: 40%
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

@agenttine
Archaiapasaria circulus (LC) - Male
OLIVER RIVER, (Chapparal River)
You loiter by the mouth of the cave, where the light shines down, attempting to get back to the river rather than this most cave. The water has become warm now, and it not quite as hot as it used to be. However, the air is still bone dry and the sun heats up the dusty ground. This means there are no puddles to hop through and get back to the river, and you are still stuck in the cave, on your own. After months of deprivation, you are on the edge of starvation and extremely malnourished. (2 + 1)
Status
Maturity: 55% (Juvenile)
Current Size: 6.9cm (length)
Health: Malnourished
Nutrition: 1/43.1 (2.5%)
Stamina: 50%
Hydration: 100%
Effects: Metabolism x 1.25

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

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@immortaldragon
Icthyotelus sinspica (LC)
UNNAMED OLYMPIAN POND (Temperate Forest River)
By now, the separated pond that you have been living in is getting rather stale, with little food and decreasing oxygen. The clouds that dominate the sky release a downpour of rain, drenching the estuary. It creates a stream path through the mudflats exposed by the low tide from your pond to the main channel. You follow this small path and make it into the slightly deeper water of the main channel. Here the water, albeit still murky, seems healthier; there is plenty of oxygen and as you cruise through the surface water, you find plenty of algae to filter into your mouth. You feed well amongst the larger numbers of Icthyotelus in the channel. Towards the end of your feeding session, algae starts to become less abundant and the water starts to become cold. (5)
Status
Maturity: 95% (Subadult)
Current Size: 6.7cm
Health: Healthy
Nutrition: 26.1/26.1 (100%) (+ 50% left over for growth)
Stamina: 100%
Hydration: 100%
Effects: None

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)

@soundwave
Soundwavia vorei (LC)
NORTHWESTERN SHELF SEA (Temperate Shallows)
As you are about to move off in search of a busier location, you see and sense a growing number of creatures arriving through the murky seawater. You can just about make out the outline of a hatchling Hemithateus spicati, which has decided to filter close to shore. Hugging the undulating sandy seafloor, you approach your prey. The lack of tide at this time means you are free to move. Before you get too close, it notices you; it turns and starts swimming away. You give chase and quickly close the distance. Once you are alongside, you bite down at the back of its head. The Hemithateus is killed almost instantly. The corpse drops to the bottom, and you begin feeding on your catch. As you feed, you keep tabs on the animals around you, and their numbers start to decrease. The sunlight becomes weaker and the tide starts to turn. (3 + 1)
Status:
Maturity: 5% (hatchling)
Current Size: 1cm
Health: Healthy
Nutrition: 4.6/6.1 (75%)
Stamina: 40%
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

@blackink
Lampsichelus paladarus (NT) - Male
EAST UTEENESSA OCEAN (Tropical Deep Ocean, About 600m deep)
Rest = 3
The deep, dark water has been getting colder even though you have stayed in the same area. The cold you can cope with, but the oxygen is also very low in this area. Around you, many animals are perishing from suffocation and you have to leave despite needing a rest. On the plus side, you have enough energy stored in your hump to go without food for a bit. You head off away from the tablemount, and follow the warmer water. After a long, long eventless swim through the black void, you eventually come to an area of tropically-heated water where there is plenty of oxygen. It is completely open water here, and you sense no other animals about. You are exhausted from your journey. (3)
Status
Maturity: 40% (Juvenile)
Current Size: 4.6cm
Health: Exhausted
Nutrition: 27.8/27.8 (100%)
Stamina: 10%
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

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(Stealth) #762

R.99 - P.2

@Biologicah
Xirnikrozz uysaisiroai (VU)
SOUTHERN TARTARUS (Temperate Shallows)
There are many creatures swimming through the fairly murky, warm waters, filtering the algal bloom, so many that they do not seem to have noticed you. One of the filter-feeders, a Esoteralimnus hatchling, has inadvertently drifted slightly towards you, and away from its group. You head towards your chosen victims, paddling along with your flippers. The lack of tide at this time of day gives you free movement. Before you get too close the herbivore notices you. It turns and swims away, but you give chase. It quickly tires and instead, tries to use its spiked tail to defend itself. It is also slightly larger than you. You place a well-timed bite, and chomp right through the soft tail. It is badly injured and can no longer use its tail, so you bite down on the body. Eventually, the Esoteralimnus is overcome as you start eating. As you feed, you notice that there are fewer filter-feeders around these sandy shallows. Also, the tide has begun to turn but you are now too big for it to carry you. (4)
Status
Maturity: 20% (Hatchling)
Current Size: 6.2cm
Health: Healthy
Nutrition: 41.9/41.9 (100%) (With 15% left over for growth)
Stamina: 70%
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

@svrangite
Thalakelphus asperacuta (NT)
NORTHWESTERN UTEENESSA OCEAN (Temperate Deep Ocean, About 600m deep)
The bleak serenity of the cold, pitch black abyss is disturbed; you can hear the sound of something moving nearby. It appears to be coming closer. You try moving away but you are hopelessly slow in comparison. When it gets close, the body of the other animal is suddenly lit up by bioluminescent spots and a bulb on the chin. It circles you hesitatingly for a bit, but then decides to come closer. You lash out with your tentacles, but the Lampsichelus bites off one of your tentacles and swims away with it in its mouth. It disappears into the gloom and once again you are alone, except minus one tentacle. Since you were harassed when you were trying to rest, you are now even closer to exhaustion. (2)
Status
Maturity: 55% (Juvenile)
Current Size: 4.7cm
Health: Bleeding stump of a tentacle, exhausted
Nutrition: 16.8/30.3 (55.5%)
Stamina: 15%
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

@jellyfishmon
Arthroskulus pelagus (NT)
SOUTHERN TARTARUS (Temperate Shallows)
The sea is now warm, and plenty of filter-feeders gather to feed on the algal bloom at the surface. However, you creep into the gap in which the Euskulus you killed was hiding. With the lack of tide at this time of day, you can move freely. Your rest is undisturbed and you recover a lot of energy. And when you reawaken, there is still some edible parts to the Euskulus corpse left, and you nibble on these morsels without leaving your hiding spot. As you peer out from under the rock you notice some of the filter-feeders are moving away. Also, the tide is beginning to turn. (4 + 1)
Status
Maturity: 5% (Hatchling)
Current Size: 0.4cm
Health: Healthy
Nutrition: 2.3/2.5 (90%)
Stamina: 80%
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

@PositiveTower
Ostracoderma densissima (NT) - Male
NORTHWESTERN UTEENESSA OCEAN (Temperate Deep Ocean, About 500m deep)
You continue to rise in the water column, as the upwelling that travels up the seamount carries you. It is pitch black and cold but you can sense a lot of food particles in the current. However, you can sense several other animals in the vicinity, and it seems they are eating a lot of food; with your lack of mobility, you just get to filter the leftovers. Thin beams of light are barely visible in the gloom now as you continue to rise, and the water temperature is warming. (3 + 1)
Status
Maturity: 40% (Juvenile)
Current Size: 1.2cm
Health: Healthy
Nutrition: 6.1/6.1 (100%) (35% left over for growth)
Stamina: 90%
Hydration: 100%
Effects: Metabolism x 0.5

"Ostracoderma densissima

Status: NT
Timespan: R.97 - Present
Habitat: Deep Ocean
Distribution: Cosmopolitan
Niche: Benthic Filter-Feeder
Size: 3cm
Predecessor: Almoskulus caecorum
Classification: Ostracadermae, Almoskulisidea, Tunicoidea, Membrania
Latest Mutations: Shell = 5, Improve Nervous System = 1, Longer Tentacles = 3, Phragmocone = 2
Info: Proliferating through the deep seas, the thick, calcium carbonate cap-shaped shell of this species is impenetrable by any contemporary predators, making it difficult to be preyed upon. This is a good thing, because it has a very slow, inefficient nervous system composed of only one nerve cord, and the heavy, thick shell slows it down ever further. To move, it must drag itself across soft sediments using its fins, which is very ungainly and slow. The gliding membranes of its predecessors have completely disappeared. Once it finds a good spot, it filters in microbial matter with its short tentacles. It can only live below the thermocline because of the acidic surface waters and above 4,000 metres because calcium carbonate is not useable at this depth.
Description: The tubular body is hidden beneath a cap-shaped shell made of calcium carbonate, specifically calcite, with just enough of the body showing to allow the two eyestalks to stick out. The shell is quite thick and relatively heavy for its size. Beneath the shell is a mouth surrounded by chemoreceptors - two small tentacles also protrude from underneath the shell. There are three gill slits along the body. Under the body is a pair of sturdy, short fins. There is a small brain, attached to a single nerve cord, attached to webs of nerves. The gut is simple and leads straight to the anus. Hemolymph is distributed through the body to hemacoels, as the open circulatory system. It contains anti-freeze proteins.

Previous Mutations

Muscles, Fleshy Membrane (along back and underside), Chemoreceptors, Basic Instincts, Three Gill Slits, Yellow Pigmentation (L), 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, Eyes, Fins, Weak Skin (L), Fix Skin

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(The Third Duke of Silly) #763

Action: Try to see where those filter-feeders went, and eat them if I find them.

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(Uncertain Agent) #764

Action: Desperately try to find a way to escape to a place with food.

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#765

oh boy 100th round time to celebrate
REST

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(Immortal Dragon) #766

Thanks for the new round Stealth. :grin:

Action: Search for a warmer spot with more food.

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