After the user Gromalocaris? Well, interesting sea-beast, but I would make the fins much wider if it is to be swimming swimmingly.
Sapient Species : On’uh
- Genus : (Pisces Quoque Bestia Intelligentes)
Planet of Origin : Diophoxin
System of Origin : Sheudozuin
Anatomy and Physiology
Biological Description :
On’uh are intelligent organisms, native to planet Diophoxin in the Jiucrudoya oceans. They’re around 19 feet in legnth. They have a certain significance in intelligence, able to construct spears and other weapons to smaller creatures. They have 4 total eyes.
On’uh have been observed to stalk Gromolocarin, then attack them with spears in large groups. Usually, they would tear limbs off of the prey to eat, or just general pieces of the body. They are successful carnivores on Diophoxin, and one of the largest organisms present.
On’uh reproduce sexually by laying large amounts of eggs in caves, defending them from scavengers and other predators.
An individual On’uh, drawn by @Deathpacitoast.
On’uh are an aquatic species, and with the absence of producing fire in the ocean depths, limits mettalurgy and the construction of other machinery. This limits the On’uh to the oceans, and will for millenia to come.
They have spears, use rocks to beat down prey, use the teeth of other animals as sharp weapons, and forcibly bite other organisms as a style of primordial hunting. They use their strong, muscular arms to tear the limbs and other chunks of flesh off of their prey, which is usually Gromolocarin.
Diophoxin is a large ocean world, and islands here are very sparse and predominantly volcanic. Diophoxin has no moons. The total legnth of year here is about 299 days, and the star, Sheudozuin, is a yellow G type star.
Planet of Origin: Delta Sentina Prime
System of Origin: Delta Sentina
Anatomy and Physiology
The Xyrill are an intelligent carbon based insect-species who live on the Planet Delta Sentina Prime in the Delta Sentina system.
They have a body similar to a wasp, but much bigger. Standing upright they measure 1.20 m. Their four front limbs have developed to be arms with very thin-fingered hands, while their two back limbs are kind of legs, but only for standing. Both their thin arms and legs have two ‘elbows’ of some sort. They move only by flying. Their head also is wasp-like, but a bit rounder and with bigger jaws. They have three antennae on top of their head, which function as ears.
Their approximate lifespan is about 70 years.
The Xyrill have reached level 1.4 on the Kardashev Scale, with harvesting their planets full energy and having a Dyson swarm around their sun, each of the ten units measuring 20 miles in diameter. They have colonies on close-by star systems, but none of them has a population above ten million.
They build very high and slim buildings on their homeworld, having the highest one measure 5.3 kilometers.
Their ships mainly use an Ion-drive, which produces a blue glow at the back end of their ships. They also send out unmanned probes out of their systems, reaching to discover other intelligent species.
Their psychology is a very interesting thing.
They are an insect-species, which means millions of years ago their ancestors had a hive mind. Now they all are individuals, but the old paradigm remained in their culture and behavior.
A Xyrill will not hesitate to sacrifice himself for two (or more) others, the bigger picture or a ‘superior’ Xyrill.
This made wars between them some of the bloodiest in the entire galaxy and it resulted in the complete extinction of the less mighty countries. The biggest and mightiest country took over the planet.
Given their militant past, they nevertheless are a race of explorers and scientists.
Their homeworld, Delta Sentina Prime (DSP), is a planet with 0.93 Earth mass and gravity. Hence the name, it is the first planet in Delta Sentina. It orbits the K- star at a distance of 0.89 AU. The climate on DSP is a bit warmer as on Earth, and due to its straight axis there are no seasons on DSP. The Atmosphere is 56% O2, 38% N2 and 6% other.
The planet has one ocean and two continents, with the ocean sitting on the equator between the two continents.
(It is the planet shown on my Space Stage icon in Thrive Universe Fanart)
The Xyrills capital is on the only island between the continents.
i like it, but for them to be 1.20 m tall there planet needs to have a hi O2 content.
but it is good anyways.
Rarolinguaeids are a diverse order of organisms which have evolved toothed tongues. while many species may differ in appearance. they have certain characteristics that they all share. like their compound eyes and toothed tongues
(two species from the order of Rarolinguae)
Top: Green nest scraper. Bottom: Silver Baleen foot
green nest scraper
The green nest scraper is an example of convergant evolution. their bodies are remarkably similar to the ant eaters on earth and their sharp backwards pointing baleen teeth lets them scrape the nests of their prey.
Silver baleen foot
The silver baleen foot is a a pentapedal organism that uses its tongue as a foot. not only does it provide extra support for the animal. its sharp and jaggedness allows them to use their tongue to scrape up and dig through the ground like a claw. letting them eat small insects and tubers underground.
A strange, mysterious creature(s). Similarly to siphonophores. The Sea swarmer is not one organism, but rather an entire colony of organisms. all working together. These Giant organisms Roam the open seas with no destination in mind.
Nearly every sea swarmer you will see will be covered in parasites. and when it comes to size, no creature on its planet that has yet to be discovered can even compare. To the point where when a sea swarmer reaches a certain size, it is considered an island. a living island.
Sea swarmers are gentle giants, taking on the role of the whale niche. and unlike siphonophores. they are not completely hollow, but rather have a full set of organs completely alien to every other organism on its planet.
When it comes to mating. Sea swarmers are sexual animals and reproduce with specialised members of their colony. the ‘spermoids’ and “ovumoids” these animals are able to fuse with one another just like how a spermcell and a egg cell would and over time. a seaswarmer will arise from its parents egg.
(i dont think i could make a drawing that would do the Sea swarmer justice.)
Some aquatic life:
The caputrulloids are a interesting family of fish. their mouths face the ground and their skulls are a strange shovel like shape.
The vacuum fish lives near the shallow waters. where they spend their time shuffling around in massive colonys of up to 500! they feast on algae like organisms that grow on the sand as well as any other food particles they can find in the sand. Luckily. they only reach sizes of up to 4-6 cm.
When it comes to mating. swarms of vacuum fish will meet up when the oceans tides are at its biggest. and release countless eggs and sperm like cells into the ocean. sadly. soon after this massive activity. all of the adult vacuum fish die. leaving the babies to fend for themselves, and when the babies hatch, they feast on the bodies of their decaying parents.
Sea surfers are a distant cousin to the vacuum fish. their bodies are more streamlined and they inhabit the open oceans riding on the waves. similarly to the vacuum fish. these fish live in colonies. and whilst not as large. they still amass a size of roughly 30-50 in each colony. Sea surfers are opportunistic feeders. and they will eat anything they can fit in their mouths. Adult sea surfers usually reach a size of 20-35 cm.
similarly to vacuum fish. sea surfers swarms will meet up and release clouds of egg and sperm like cells into the sea. dying and leaving their young to fend for themselves. and just like vacuum fish. they eat the remains of their decaying parents.
cookie cutter birdfish.
adult Cookie cutter birdfish use their beak like mouths to cling into their hosts body. and in a swift motion. they rotate and slice an entire 2-4 cm hole into their host. while younger cookie cutter birdfish prefer a more parasitic relationship and only cling onto their host and drain their blood.
Cookie cutter bird fish are solitary asexual animals.
These animals inhabit the planet ezunides. a planet with weaker gravity compared to earth, but a stronger atmosphere.
Ezunides rotates at a 45 degree tilt. and most of its terrain is rather flat. except for a small spot near the equator.
Yes, the planets atmosphere has a high O2 content.
Forgot to mention that. Thanks!
Sapient Species : Xindi Ezokari
- Genus : (Sentiens Insectum)
Planet of Origin : Kopox Sentellies
Political Owner : Republic Union of Systems and the The Union of Klautathoi
Political Alliances : United Nations - Trade relations and donations to trading corporations.
Democracy of Sedaho - Trade relations and political funds.
System of Origin : Kopox, in the Sciocont arm.
Anatomy and Physiology
Biological Description :
The Xindi Ezokari are an intelligent insectoidal species who live on Kopox Sentellies, in the Kopox system located within the Delta Constellation in the Sciocont arm. Xindi stand at around 7 feet tall, females being around 6 feet. They have short arms with 4 fingers, and longer legs with 3 toes. Having large eyes and mandibles, they take the form of a snake-like appearance. They have an exoskeletal shell, the stomach being the only soft part of the body.
They have numerous strands of rough, fiber-like hair on their head, which was used to hear faint sounds and communicate with eachother. In the present day, the Xindi repurpose it as hair.
Their total lifespan consists of 60 to 70 years or more.
The Xindi Ezokari also have a separate species related to them, though are used as slaves for construction and other labor, called the Xindi Esokas.
Xindi Esokas are hunched over, and have large spikes protruding from a rough armor shell. They are also used in war and as gaurd dogs, or just general pets.
Thank @jellyfishmon for the drawings
The Xindi Ezokari establish colonies to expand their territory. Intricate and sophisticated, both in culture and technology, they have maintained many political alliances over the last decade, especially with the Human race and other species alike. They have their expeditions funded for learning more about planets, and are given clearance to interact with less developed species, though not by governments higher within the galactic community.
The Xindi government consists of a republic spanning over 500 worlds, with a population of over 20 billion. Each system within the republic has most of the supreme power held by the people and the colonies elected representatives, using a nominated president rather than a monarch. Their political colors are a dark purple.
The Union of Klautathoi is aimed at a more religious group, Klautathoi being an astral deity and beginner of worlds.
Their technology surpasses many aspects of Human technology. Kopox has a large Dyson sphere encompassing it, which implies that the Xindi Ezokari are a Type II species, according to the Kardashev scale. They can harness the power of their entire star by controlling the star. This device, if you want to call it that, would encompass every single inch of the star, gathering most of its energy output and transferring it to a planet for later use. Fusion power (the mechanism that powers stars) was mastered by the race, a reactor on a truly immense scale is used to satisfy their needs. Nearby gas giants can be utilized for their hydrogen, slowly drained of life by an orbiting reactor.
Notable Technologies :
High resolution holograms.
Advanced military technology.
Notable warp drive capabilities.
Continent spanning tram systems and monorails.
Large warships and exploration vessels.
Kopox Sentellies is a planet within the Kopox binary star system. Kopox Sentellies is a habitable Earth-like world, composed of many deserts and canyons. Kopox Sentellies also has 2 moons, known as Kopox Sentellies Alpha and Kopox Sentellise Beta, or simply KSA and KSB. Both moons have been visited by the Xindi. Kopox Sentellies is around 8,670 kilometers in diameter.
Kopox, being a binary system, consists of a red dwarf star and a yellow dwarf star. Interestingly, a red giant system, known as Huaslari Rasoth, shines very brightly in the night sky on Kopox Sentellies.
Other planetary bodies include Kopox Ragoth, Kopox Amu, and Kopox Santello.
Star Track: Enterprise hmm?
“Star Track, building better worlds, coming to stores near you”
More life on ezunides:
The Great Sea slicer
Scientific name: acrifaciem tuam
Despite the similarities between caputrulloids, They are not related at all. Sea slicers have bony bodies while caputrulloids do not. The great sea slicer and caputrulloid family are just one example of convergant evolution.
it seems that Sea slicers were once terrestrial animals which evolved to live in the seas. possibly due to a lack of food or unfavourable conditions. and a part of their interesting heritage can be seen in their fluffy spine mimicking the sort of body shape of the extinct spinosaurus. and showing that perhaps the currently tropical and wet ezunides may have been a much colder and harsher place.
Great sea slicers are active predators and eat a variety of fish. from unlucky sea surfers, to some bigger creatures like rhino fish
Great sea slicers are a species that inhabit the anywhere there is warmth and ocean. and so when the poles get colder in the winter, many migrate towards the equator.
Sea slicers live together in pods of up to 30 and have shown signs of intelligence, similar to those of dolphins. they have been able to recognize themselves, show signs of problem solving skills and even mourn for their dead. However it seems very unlikely this species will become fully sentient.
Scientific name: ambulans fin
unlike caputrulloids, the sand crawler is a bony fish, and due to an unknown reason, sand crawlers have lost their organ that allows them to float, so now they walk on their 2 strong proto arms and use their powerful squid like tail to attract mates. with the strongest most attractive male having the largest and heaviest tail.
Sand crawlers have 2 flat teeth, one on the roof of its mouth and the other at the bottom. it uses these teeth to crush the exoskeletons of clam like organisms which they eat. as well as coral like animals
The sand crawlers have only managed to survive in one region and that is the islands of byon. (the islands on top right, to the right the massive continent with mountains) because of the islands warm temperature.
Sand crawlers live very peaceful lives, due to the lack of any true predators near the inner regions of the islands of byon, they have been able to propogate and grow in population. sadly it seems as if sand crawlers and their specialization will be their downfall, because food has become more scarce. and it seems very unlikely that they will manage to evolve in a way that will not lead to their extinction.
“Meeting an advanced civilization could be like Native Americans encountering Columbus. That didn’t turn out so well.”
“Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they could reach.”
Sapient Species : Flome
Planet of Origin : Unknown, they move from place to place
Anatomy and Physiology
Biological Description :
The Flome are a hostile species of reptilian, and slightly insectoidal, beings characterized by an exotic form of fluid based technology, with extreme aggression towards life. These beings aren’t content with subjugating races they enslave. They’re actively committed to doing the most grotesque, twisted things imaginable to them, bring unbelievable destruction to others. This nearly unstoppable alien force, while technologically superior, also have very interesting abilities, such as telepathy, the ability to shapeshift, and telekinesis.
In appearance, their color scheme is mostly a pale green with darker stripes and patterns along the body. They have insect-like features along the chest, hips, and back, which is possibly some skeletal version of protection. They also have hood that is created by many elongated ribs that are capable of extending the looser skin on the neck outwards. The hood rises up on the forward portion of its body and flattens its neck, spreading out this skin on the ribs to create what appears to be a hood. They also have quills that run down their neck.
The Flome are bipedal species with a reptilian appearance similar to that of crocodilians, standing approximately 7 to 8 feet tall. They are analogous to synapsids and dromaeosaurid theropods, and possess a forked tongue which is used to smell. Their sharp teeth are aligned haphazardly, like a leatherback turtle. They have each have 3 eyes on the sides of their head, arranged in a triangular pattern.
They’re not entirely sentient, and each of them are a genetically cloned drone.
Culture and Society :
The Flomes collective goal is to establish dominance, gather resources, and enslave any race they come across. It is unknown whether they destroyed their original homeworld or left it because it was dying, but there are many plausible reasons.
They are primarily a collective hivemind, each single individual member apart of a larger interface. Though the majority are sentient, able to think for themselves, the rest have no individual thought.
The Flome, as mentioned before, are a shapeshifting species which utilize this ability to enslave other races by infiltrating their societies, assuming a form which allows them to blend in while also telepathically altering the memories of those around them, preventing anyone from noticing discrepancies in their physical form or even anything strange about their facades, which is both clever and rare.
The race makes use of a fluid based substance that seems to act as a programmable matter and encompasses all aspects of their technology, from structures, vehicles, weaponry, and even atmospheric processing. The Flome employ massive strongholds comprised entirely of the fluid to manufacture their atmosphere, and also using these structures as breeding facilities. Individuals also carry some of the fluid on their bodies to provide them with breathable air and even act as body armor. It forms whenever they need it to, and it’s intelligent. It’s almost like a separate entity, give or take the dissimilarties between each being. This also may provide their shapeshifting abilities, forming color patterns in order to disguise as other individuals.
Each nanobot is like biomechanically engineered microorganism, that form a symbiotic relationship with the user. They are controlled telepathically through implants in the cerebrums and nervous system.
Since the entire race makes use of this programmable matter, most of their ships used to travel from planet to planet resemble giant lakes. When they arrive to their destinations, parts of the ship form into separate vehicles and break apart from the base of the craft.
When they do conquer other sapient species, they use optogenetics to wipe the memories of each individual member, rendering them as mindless slaves with no individual thought. When they happen to discover survivors, they are usually captured and put into labor camps. It’s either that, or they have machinery grafted into them. They do this to see as an experiment, to why any form of life is worthy of attention. These survivors arent killed, and gives them an eye to how the Flome see the surrounding world.
Most aspects of their homeworld are widely unknown, weather they drained the planet of its resources or it was dying of natural causes, there is information surrounding it. The planet was a very hot, dry world, abundant with deserts and little to no flora. It is amazing how this species had even survived living in these conditions, but their dependence on technology wouldve proved useful.
wow, i rely need to do more on this thread.
Well, do you have any particular ideas or inspiration? I usually get mine from media, books, or just random stuff piled together to create one thing.
i’m thinking about it…
I have a big universe that is pretty much a giant soup of stuff i have collected in my head throughout my life, the ones that Midelians (again, i wish i could find a good name for em’) are a part of. (Midelians are seperate from the Thrive Universe.)
Whats the story behind the Midelians?
You are going to get yourself into some deep Belgium, so be prepared to R E A D.
The Midelians are the most advanced race in their galaxy, due to a special energy, called the Miracle Crystal, or MC for short, as it is a substance with many special properties. It can shape matter into any other type of matter, such as turning water into soil, or wood into gold, and much more. It can also convert matter into energy, and back again, effectively giving Midelians infinite energy. Most Midelians are created through MC, but some may choose to reproduce regularly. Being ahead of the rest in resources, they also have decent military as well, with destructive vehicles that can navigate through all terrain with relative ease.
Midelians have also made themselves known throughout the galaxy, as many others have tried to get some of the MC for themselves. All have failed, but only one has ever come close. The leader, and final member of a dying race has attempted to gain the tech for his own personal gain through creating armies of genetically modified creatures he has come across to be very hard to fend off. Nevertheless, he was defeated as one Midelian had been chosen as someone to test the theory that MC could be used biologically. This had shown success, and he had gained small, but ever growing power at his own will.
Later on, it was discovered that MC can be created through mixing substances of light energy and dark energy. MC had been created on accident, however, as the beings having the light and dark had been in a war, which spread across systems in a secluded part of the galaxy. But, as a drawback, light energy is so dang hot, and dark energy is so dang cold, its really hard to obtain them through practical means.
I have no idea if i should leak any more info on this or not without creating its own book.
I’ve been trying to work on a few stories about the Thrive Universe as well.
Wildlife from Mosskurn
The Kluseles are predators with forearms native to the aquatic regions of Mosskurn, mostly in the deeper zones where there is more space to inhabit. These organisms range at around 14 to 20 feet in legnth, and are prey to larger Opath, another order of predatory wildlife.
They have 8 eyes on each side of the head, along with large muscular forearms at the base of the shoulder, with webbed limbs and fins. It is a dark green in color, many of its body parts adorned in dark red accents along the arms. It’s entire body structure is very stout, its head reptilian in appearance. It is a close relative of the Opath, a colossal organism in the deep oceans. At the end of the body are 6 to 8 tentacles, the tail ending in a mantle.
When infant Kluseles hatch from their eggs, they feast on decaying material and bacteria in order to grow. When they fully mature, they begin to hunt for food. The female will die shortly after laying the eggs, so the remaining infants have to learn how to survive in the world themselves.
Types of Kluseles :
Opath are a small class of immensely large predators with forearms with spines lining the underside of it in order to use it as a weapon. They have been observed by the PRD, Primary Research Division, to be very agile and quick, despite their size. Most are contained individually, though its only one at a time, considering the age these creatures can reach.
Eosoloth are a class of creatures, composed of large organisms smaller than the Gargantuan Opaths and the much larger Kluseles. This class refers to creatures with no visible forearms, as observed by the PRD, who concluded that the Eosoloth were not a sub species of any known leviathan organisms.