it is the year @*&^!)%. Humans are a space faring race that has colonized numerous planets at this point. a team of scientist set off to an expedition to observe evolution in action. their goal was to drop off a genetically modified version of the northern snake heads. an extremly adaptable and invasive species on multiple life bearing planets. But something goes terribly wrong. and all one million of the snake heads are released into the single planet of terrabes. a mars sized planet with roughly the same conditions of earth during the Cambrian period.
Terrabes is home to plentiful amounts of algae, alien plankton and photoplankton. and underwater flora in general. alien fish species did exist, but Nearly all of them went extinct after the introduction of the northern snake heads. (nearly ;), this secretive specie(s?) will be revealed later on)
without any competition apart from other of their own species. they have flourished in the shallow seas as well as the freshwater lakes and rivers. (they were genetically modified to withstand salinity)
Now its up to you to decide how they evolve. there are no dice rolls. there are no votes. instead just by describing your creature. it will be born. and after a bit of time, an extinction event will occur and all the species who arent adapted to deal with it will die off. leaving room for those who didnt go extinct to evolve and fill in the niches.
By the way. just a heads up. if you’re going to create a new species branch. please do so like this:
The _____(species name) have branched off from the northern snake heads (or whatever animal its branched off of) and (rest of description of diet, habitat, new adaptations etc)
and if you’re evolving a species. please do so like this:
the ____(species name) has evolved (DESCription)
you dont have to completely follow these. they’re just guidelines so things dont get too confusing.
This is terrabes:
(keep in mind that some of those keys on the map are just placeholders. it is an alien planet after all, who knows what kinds of new unseen alien biomes could exist)
and these are the northern snake heads
Size: 85Cm (33inches)
Diet: carnivorous (it eats algae, then plankton, and then finally fish)
every few posts (If anyone even is interested) i will post little summarys and evolution trees and stuff to help some people keep up without having to read bodies and bodies of text.
also, no need to draw the creatures or anything. im willing to do the pixel art of your species. (sorry if it doesnt look like what you want though. i cant read minds)
one final thing. please dont make the evolutions huge and extravagent. but also. dont make them too slow. you cant expect a fish to evolve into a dragon in just 2 posts. and you dont want to watch a fish evolve into a bigger fish after 5 posts.
well thats it.
and keep evolving