This idea is based off of the rp that UnknownSoldier tried to start. I loved the ideas he had, and I believe I have permission to make something based off of it. But whatever you do, don't give me all the credit for this. It was inspired by UnknownSoldier, after all.
Man has been sent to colonize a new planet, which has arrived out of seemingly nowhere in our solar system. Earth's populations has grown a little too much, and this new planet, named after the Aztec God Quetzalcoatl (pronounced "Kwetz-al-co-ah-tel", people call it Quetzal for short), seems quite sustainable and has a close atmosphere to Earth. But when man finally landed on the new planet Quetzal to colonize it, they found that it was already inhabited by vicious alien beasts. Man and alien now struggle to survive as they steal from each other, kill one another, and wipe out each other's homes.
I will list the current Alien Species known in this roleplay, and I will also try to provide pictures that I draw myself on my magnificent art computer. If anyone has an idea for an alien, or they want to play one, they must discuss it with me to add the alien to the bestiary, or to make sure they aren't going to abuse the alien abilities.
Sharkats are basically fluffy, adorable, balls of fur. But they are very easily one of the most deadly animals of the alien forests. Their catlike appearance hides a vicious secret. While at first it appears as if they have no mouths, a Sharkat's mouth is actually hidden by it's thick, chinchilla-like fur. Sharkats can open their mouths up to a 90-degree angle, revealing rows upon rows of razor sharp teeth and even a look into the rest of their anatomy. Their bodies are so small that in order to accommodate their mouths, their organs are smaller and they have no neck, so their stomach is directly beneath their mouths, right where a throat would be. So if you were to look into a Sharkat's mouth, you could actually see what it ate without having to look very hard.
Sharkats are carnivorous, and travel in packs of 10-20. Due to their small stomachs, these social animals don't eat much, however their large numbers make them able to eat up to three men together in one sitting. Sharkats are about the size of a tennis ball at birth, and usually grow up to the size of a football. Sharkats that are any bigger are usually quite old, and a little grey fur can show on their bodies. Sharkats come in a range of soft colors similar to the blue-green plants of the planet, such as aqua green, teal and turquoise, as well as simple blue and green. Sharkats are often distracted by shiny things for a few brief seconds.
A Corvus is of raven-like or bird-like origin, but looks more like a mutant pterodactyl of some sort. These beasts rule the skies, living in exceedingly tall trees that reach like mountains to the sky. Corvuses tend to be carnivorous, but have the option of eating various plants if they get sick, much like how a cat eats grass after eating something foul. These bird-like monsters are covered in head to toe in black, scaly skin, and have a mane of white, primitive hair-like feathers. They also have the same primitive feathers covering the tips of their tails. Corvuses have talons and wings like any other bird, and their beaks are ridged, almost like they have teeth.
A Corvus is about eight feet tall at average height, and can carry away two fairly-sized humans and still manage to fly. It is a lone animal, only meeting with other members of it's species to mate. Each clutch of eggs they possess will have about 2-4 eggs. They are very territorial animals, and defend their children with their life until they reach the age of 6 months, at which point the offspring leave on their own. They find Sharkats to be particularly good forms of prey, so they will often go for the easy, large-numbered puffballs first.
Blink Lizards are blind cave dwellers, living in underground labyrinths and caves, and coming out at night to hunt. Despite having evolved without eyes, they have an extremely powerful sense of smell. They can smell a single drop of blood or a single small animal half a mile away. Blink lizards come in mostly green, but also come in calm icy blue and ruddy clay red variations. Blink lizards are reptiles, similar to raptors but having two-toed feet without a killing claw. They have a different body shape than a raptor, more straightened out less curvy in terms of it's spine. It has an underbelly of usually pale yellow (dusty cream or lighter brown for the color variations), and the top of their bodies have simple stripes along them, often a similar but darker color to the underbelly. They also have "fins" on the sides of their heads that act as ears. The thing that really makes a Blink Lizard stick out, though, is it's namesake. On the end of it's tail is a large pale bulb that lights up via a bio-luminescent substance inside. They have smaller versions of the same bulb lining their backs, much like how a crocodile's back-spikes would be arranged. They use these lights to scare off males and impress females, since they feel the heat it produces instead of seeing the light it creates. They must feel it as ignitable "fire" on their backs, or something.
Blink Lizards are carnivorous, and live in packs or families of 5-8, sometimes 10 if the food is plentiful. They hunt via teamwork, signalling each other through sound and various smells they secrete from their skin. Blink Lizards feel heat from the bulbs on their backs when lit, so if one were to light a fire, it would be distracted and investigate the fire out of curiosity.
Last edited by Wolfbat9008; 09-16-2013 at 07:39 AM.