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 Genesis - Mitosis, The Viscera - Creature Stage
OathinBlood
Posted: Jun 26 2007, 09:52 PM


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General Information
Species Name: Viscerid (Viscera)
Scientific Classification: Circulspiculida silimus – ‘Slime-Shell’
Average Life Span: 3 Weeks
Reproduction: Unknown.
Physical Description: Viscera are small, globular creatures. Their body is a small disc, about an inch in diameter, and transparent. The only features that decorate this flat disc are two cnidocytes-laced tentacles flanking a tiny, pincered mouth. A set of four rudimentary legs line each side of the disc, leaving the rear end featureless. Rising from the back of the viscerid is a brittle silicon-mucus shell, in the shape of a half-a-sphere.
Sensory Description: Viscera are have a fair sense of touch and taste, able to both feel and taste the arrival of their favourite hosts, the Ichthyopods.
Average Length: 1 Inch
Average Weight: 2.5 Grams
Food & Diet: Viscera are hemophages, feeding on the blood of the Ichthyopod in particular.
Feeding Method: Viscera latch on to the skin of the Ichthyopod, and slowly, clumsily make their way into the Ichthyopod’s mouth, which from there on in they crawl onto the roof of the mouth and latch on, inserting a minute proboscis with which they drain the blood of the Ichthyopod.
Movement Type: Viscera have eight clumsy, rudimentary legs.
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Stats
Brain: ●oooo (1/5)
Sight: ooooo (0/5)
Hearing: ooooo (0/5)
Touch: ●●ooo (1.65/5)
Taste: ●oooo (1/5)
Smell: ooooo (0/5)
Attack: ●●●oo (3.1/5)
Defence: ●●●oo (3.15/5)
Speed: ●●ooo (1.7/5)
Control: ●oooo (1.4/5)
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Stealth: ●oooo (1/5)
Metabolism: ●oooo (1/5)
Poison Resistance: ●oooo (1/5)
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Systems and Organs
Instinctive Minimal Brain (Brain +1)
Flat, Disc-Shaped Body (Touch +1.65, Taste +1)
Pair of Cnidocyte-Laced Tentacles (Attack +3.1)
Brittle Silicon-Mucus Globular Shell (Defence +3.15)
Eight Rudimentary Legs (Speed +1.7, Control +1.4)
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Algae-Infested Brackish Estuary Ecosystem
Creatures
Predators
Swimming Arthropod #1 Blunt-headed, large and slow. Picks us off while we’re scaling the Ichthyopod.
Swimming Arthropod #2 – Long and thin, average size. Picks us off while we’re scaling the Ichthyopod.
Swimming Arthropod #3 – Small, narrow, and delicate. Picks us off while we’re scaling the Ichthyopod.

Hosts
Ichthyopod – Massive, armoured, but flat-ish. Gaping maw constantly open to swallow algae in the water.

No Relation
Small Worm #1 – Thin, narrow, and plentiful.
Small Worm #2 – Wide, and hides under rocks. Plentiful around sponges.
Crawling Arthropod #1 – Large and wide.
Crinoid #1 – Three leaf-like filter mouths. Clings on to rocks.
Sponge #1 – Green tubular sponges.
Sponge #2 – Purple tubular sponges with short nubs on their sides.

Plants
Moving Plant #1 – Wide, circular. Moves to the sun.

Symbiotes
Endosymbionts
Veridiplast – Circulspicamicus veridisuperstes – A small, simple algae which lives within the tissue on our back. It can weather the toughest of environments, and simply blooms back into life when the conditions are favourable.
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Current Status
Name: N/A
Body & Health: You are Fine.
Thoughts & Feelings: You are inquisitive about your environment, curious about nearby creatures and eager for information.
Hunger: You are Content.
Thirst: You are Content.
Fatigue: You are Content.
Location: Algae-Infested Brackish Estuary
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Throughout the millennia, Cnidomecium hortusuperstes began swarming together, forming large densities that numbered in the thousands. This social behaviour, combined with their growth of size, formed the cradle for the birth of a multicellular organism as the cells began living closer and closer together. Aeons passed, and with it, the primordial oceans changed. Green and purple sponges dotted the primordial sandbed, and a veritable menagerie of strange organisms blossomed out of nothingness to fill in the niches provided by nature. One of these species, the most direct descendants of the Cnidomecium, were the viscera. Viscera were miniscule two-tentacled shelled discs, which fed on blood – in particular, blood from the roof of the mouth of the Ichthyopods, large organisms which were a strange mix of arthropod and fish. We now follow the fate of one of the few viscera spotted around the algae-infested brackish estuary.
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What do you do? Choose 3 actions.
A) Further investigate one of the many creatures around us. (1 Action)
----- I) Swimming Arthropod #1
----- II) Swimming Arthropod #2
----- III) Swimming Arthropod #3
----- IV) Ichthyopod
----- V) Small Worm #1
----- VI) Small Worm #2
----- VII) Crawling Arthropod #1
----- VIII) Crinoid #1
----- IX) Sponge #1
----- X) Sponge #2
----- XI) Moving Plant #1
B) Wait for a passing Ichthyopod to latch on to. (2 Actions)
C) Crawl to a clearer stretch of sand, where sunlight is more plentiful and direct. (1 Action)
D) Crawl towards the sponges, where various creatures are more abundant. (1 Action)
E) Crawl toward vibrations of similar size to the ones that you are making. (2 Actions)
F) Stay where you are, tucked into the sand, and rest. (1 Action)

NOTE – You get a base of three action points per turn, which you can spend on any number of actions, as long as you can ‘afford’ it. You can gain extra action points by being in better-than-average condition, but you lose action points by being in worse-than-usual condition.

NOTE – If you are Starving, you will have three turns to get food, and if you are Dehydrated*, you’ll have one turn to get water. If you do not get the needed nutrition by the turns given, you will die. Each ‘level’ of hunger and thirst can be restored by eating two servings. You will lose one serving’s worth of hunger and thirst per turn, meaning that you need to eat and drink one serving every two turns to stay at your current level. You will automatically eat one serving of food and water each turn, if possible, but eating more will require more attention.

*Living in water, it is impossible to lose or gain Thirst levels.

NOTE – Fatigue is a representation of how tired you are. You will lose fatigue levels by exerting yourself too much, and will gain it by resting and taking things easy. If ignored, you risk collapsing, in which you have no control of how long or where you are sleeping.


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OathinBlood
Posted: Jun 26 2007, 09:55 PM


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Feel free to name this little bud, to characterize him more.


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Posted: Jun 27 2007, 12:05 AM


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AIV
B

I'm pretty happy with our current situation. The Icthyopods are the biggest thing around and already established hosts.

Regarding the last update: Smurf, you're winner, I was thinking no one would understand the importance of smallness as much as I did. Bodhi, as much as I hate to admit it, you're also kind of winner.
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BodhiBloodWave
Posted: Jun 27 2007, 04:26 AM


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What do you do? Choose 3 actions.
F) Stay where you are, tucked into the sand, and rest. (1 Action)

Resting and getting some energy and such seems like an good idea as more energy means we can do more

B) Wait for a passing Ichthyopod to latch on to. (2 Actions)

This is chosen since i want to feed a bit, but additionally now that we control one individual, i'd also like for us to explore the creatures insides, should make for an interesting adventure tongue.gif

And thanks Twitch, i'm just sad my jellyfish form didn't win as i think it woulda been a lot more useful for us as parasites if we had decided to go with the 'invade' a body aspect due to the ability to squeeze ourselves into very small areas 676.gif
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Calchexas
Posted: Jun 27 2007, 04:56 AM


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AIV
B
I want to learn more about our hosts...And it only makes sense to vote B... Knowing Oathy though there will be some nuclear weapon hiding in it's mouth waiting to destroy every single Viscerid in existence...I still haven't forgotten the crab thingies Oath...( Something from the Crystalli in case anyone forgot...)
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Nox
Posted: Jun 27 2007, 05:35 AM


He always seemed like such a nice kid.....


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F) Stay where you are, tucked into the sand, and rest. (1 Action)

B) Wait for a passing Ichthyopod to latch on to. (2 Actions)

What happened to our water jet and tricocysts?


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Khaak
Posted: Jun 27 2007, 06:44 AM


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F,B.


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Be not the Blade, who is mindless and without Will.
Be not the Warrior, who is numberless and without Will.
Be not the General, who is arrogant and without Will.
Be not the King, who is blind, who is deaf and without Will.

Be the Advisor, the Whisperer, who is not blind, who is not deaf, who cannot be arrogant, who is not numberless, who is not mindless.

And who has no need of Will.
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Posted: Jun 27 2007, 07:04 AM


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What do you do? Choose 3 actions.
A) Further investigate one of the many creatures around us. (1 Action)
----- IV) Ichthyopod
B) Wait for a passing Ichthyopod to latch on to. (2 Actions)


Hey Oath, how come we don't get any evolution options? huh.gif


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Smurf, the short blue peacemaker of us all.
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Acesolid
Posted: Jun 27 2007, 07:40 AM


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A) Further investigate one of the many creatures around us. (1 Action)
----- IV) Ichthyopod

and

B) Wait for a passing Ichthyopod to latch on to. (2 Actions)


I also wonder when we will get evolutions with your new system.
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OathinBlood
Posted: Jun 27 2007, 11:51 AM


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You mate, and your offspring will have a couple mutations. It's basically up to you to selectively keep which offspring alive that have traits that you like. Over time, these traits will build up. Basically, since this is a real-time thing like Spore, you have to breed to evolve.


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Acesolid
Posted: Jun 27 2007, 01:26 PM


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QUOTE (OathinBlood @ Jun 27 2007, 11:51 AM)
You mate, and your offspring will have a couple mutations. It's basically up to you to selectively keep which offspring alive that have traits that you like. Over time, these traits will build up. Basically, since this is a real-time thing like Spore, you have to breed to evolve.

Ok, but then I have an other question:

How the hell do the Viscerid reproduce!!!
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OathinBlood
Posted: Jun 27 2007, 01:34 PM


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Yeah, we'll get to that when it comes. Presumably through eggs though, as most organisms of that kind did. Though I suppose I'll have to give a choice for asexual reproduction...perhaps fragmentation. Actually, no, it has to be sexual, because asexual reproduction results in clones, meaning that there'd be no evolution whatsoever. So the answer to your question is, through sexual reproduction - eggs.

Oh, and it'd be...How the hell does the viscerid reproduce? or How the hell do viscera reproduce?

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OathinBlood
Posted: Jun 27 2007, 01:42 PM


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Alright, it was a close one. 4 AIV versus 3 F, but AIV/B won. I'll update tonight. Again, give the little guy a nickname. We'll be with him for a while, presumably.


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Posted: Jun 27 2007, 03:04 PM


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And Jesus said to Abraham "Yea, he shall be called Alfie, and this shall be good, for I am the Lord."
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Posted: Jun 27 2007, 03:36 PM


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QUOTE (Twitchmonkey @ Jun 27 2007, 03:04 PM)
And Jesus said to Abraham "Yea, he shall be called Alfie, and this shall be good, for I am the Lord."

Alfie? That doesnt sound cool, alien or strong, I could name a dog Alfie

Ancron would be a way better name
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OathinBlood
Posted: Jun 27 2007, 03:39 PM


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General Information
Species Name: Viscerid (Viscera)
Scientific Classification: Circulspiculida silimus – ‘Slime-Shell’
Average Life Span: 3 Weeks
Reproduction: Unknown.
Physical Description: Viscera are small, globular creatures. Their body is a small disc, about an inch in diameter, and transparent. The only features that decorate this flat disc are two cnidocytes-laced tentacles flanking a tiny, pincered mouth. A set of four rudimentary legs line each side of the disc, leaving the rear end featureless. Rising from the back of the viscerid is a brittle silicon-mucus shell, in the shape of a half-a-sphere.
Sensory Description: Viscera are have a fair sense of touch and taste, able to both feel and taste the arrival of their favourite hosts, the Ichthyopods.
Average Length: 1 Inch
Average Weight: 2.5 Grams
Current Environment: Algae-Infested Brackish Estuary
Food & Diet: Viscera are hemophages, feeding on the blood of the Ichthyopod in particular.
Feeding Method: Viscera latch on to the skin of the Ichthyopod, and slowly, clumsily make their way into the Ichthyopod’s mouth, which from there on in they crawl onto the roof of the mouth and latch on, inserting a minute proboscis with which they drain the blood of the Ichthyopod.
Movement Type: Viscera have eight clumsy, rudimentary legs.
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Stats
Brain: ●oooo (1/5)
Sight: ooooo (0/5)
Hearing: ooooo (0/5)
Touch: ●●ooo (1.65/5)
Taste: ●oooo (1/5)
Smell: ooooo (0/5)
Attack: ●●●oo (3.1/5)
Defence: ●●●oo (3.15/5)
Speed: ●●ooo (1.7/5)
Control: ●oooo (1.4/5)
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Stealth: ●oooo (1/5)
Metabolism: ●oooo (1/5)
Poison Resistance: ●oooo (1/5)
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Systems and Organs
Instinctive Minimal Brain (Brain +1)
Flat, Disc-Shaped Body (Touch +1.65, Taste +1)
Pair of Cnidocyte-Laced Tentacles (Attack +3.1)
Brittle Silicon-Mucus Globular Shell (Defence +3.15)
Eight Rudimentary Legs (Speed +1.7, Control +1.4)
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Algae-Infested Brackish Estuary Ecosystem
Creatures
Predators
Swimming Arthropod #1 Blunt-headed, large and slow. Picks us off while we’re scaling the Ichthyopod.
Swimming Arthropod #2 – Long and thin, average size. Picks us off while we’re scaling the Ichthyopod.
Swimming Arthropod #3 – Small, narrow, and delicate. Picks us off while we’re scaling the Ichthyopod.

Hosts
Ichthyopod – Ichthyopods are massive, relative to the rest of the ecosystem. Their two-foot long, armour-plated bodies glide gracefully through algae-laced waters, pushing themselves through the green mass with a powerfully muscled tale. A large, constantly agape mouth swallows algae in their path, so that the water they leave in their wake is free of algae for a bit.

No Relation
Small Worm #1 – Thin, narrow, and plentiful.
Small Worm #2 – Wide, and hides under rocks. Plentiful around sponges.
Crawling Arthropod #1 – Large and wide.
Crinoid #1 – Three leaf-like filter mouths. Clings on to rocks.
Sponge #1 – Green tubular sponges.
Sponge #2 – Purple tubular sponges with short nubs on their sides.

Plants
Moving Plant #1 – Wide, circular. Moves to the sun.

Symbiotes
Endosymbionts
Veridiplast – Circulspicamicus veridisuperstes – A small, simple algae which lives within the tissue on our back. It can weather the toughest of environments, and simply blooms back into life when the conditions are favourable.
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Current Status
Name: Alfie
Body & Health: You are Fine.
Thoughts & Feelings: Urgent instincts tell your brain to get onto the Ichthyopod as soon as possible, no matter what.
Hunger: You are Slightly Hungry.
Thirst: You are Content.
Fatigue: You are Slightly Tired.
Location: On the sandy floor, in the shade of a grove of sponges.
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Alfie waited, tucked into the sand, waiting for an Ichthyopod to pass by. The creatures were massive, and their slow yet graceful flight through the water created a unique vibration, something that any viscerid could easily sense. Minutes passed by, and the only vibrations Alfie could sense were the slow, deliberate wiggles of worm-like creatures by the sponges, and the occasional sudden movements of some far-off arthropod burrowing into the sand. Alfie’s minute mind knew no boredom, but had it, he would have been bored. Finally after around two hours, Alfie sensed the far-off vibrations of an Ichthyopod. From the power of the vibrations, this one was smaller than usual. It floated above the sandy floor as it grazed on the endless clumps of algae floating through the water. When it neared Alfie, he leaped through the water, struggling his eight segmented limbs to get enough leverage to cling onto the Ichthyopod. His limbs weren’t designed for swimming – they were barely adept at crawling, and the momentum of his initial leap was dieing down. The water began to grasp at his legs and drag him down, and the Ichthyopod began to move on.
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What do you do? Choose 3 actions.
A) Struggle with all your strength to get onto the Ichthyopod. (3 Actions)
B) Struggle to get onto the Ichthyopod, but give up if you can’t achieve it without too much effort. (2 Actions)
C) Give up and crawl to a clearer stretch of sand, where sunlight is more plentiful and direct. (1 Action)
D) Give up and crawl towards the sponges, where various creatures are more abundant. (1 Action)
E) Give up and crawl toward vibrations of similar size to the ones that you are making. (2 Actions)
F) Give up and stay where you are, tucked into the sand, and rest. (1 Action)
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Posted: Jun 27 2007, 03:41 PM


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(The little cyan blob on the Ichthyopod above is a viscerid.) Names for individuals are first come, first serve. Also, for future reference, you may investigate different creatures multiple times. For example, you can select AIX, AIV, & AIII. And another note - taste in water is like smell on land. And your brain only gives as good advice as it is able to. A shrimp's brain is going to say 'Eat. Breed.' A elephant's brain will be a lot more complex. Curiousity is only there to humanize the little arthropod we called a viscerid.


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Posted: Jun 27 2007, 03:57 PM


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C) Give up and crawl to a clearer stretch of sand, where sunlight is more plentiful and direct. (1 Action)

Okay, I didn't use all the action points, But the way I see it is that we either have to go with A and give it everything we got, or go with C and become as vitalized as possible. If we go with B and then C, we'll only be back where we are now and hungrier.
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Nox
Posted: Jun 27 2007, 04:11 PM


He always seemed like such a nice kid.....


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C) Give up and crawl to a clearer stretch of sand, where sunlight is more plentiful and direct. (1 Action)


Gives us energy, what with our photosynthesizing symbiotes.

Once again I ask: What happened to our layer of tricocysts and our hypernome (water jet)?


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OathinBlood
Posted: Jun 27 2007, 04:17 PM


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You are not a bigger cell. You are a creature similar to your cellular form, plus and minus some things. I decided that it wouldn't work to have your hyponome, and your trichocysts wouldn't be effective, since they're covered by a silicon-mucus shell.


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