EXERCISE Creature Creation Challenge #15

Discussion in 'CREATING WORLDS & SETTINGS' started by Malkuthe Highwind, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. Creature Creation Challenge
    This challenge explores one facet of worldbuilding: creature creation, as the title says. Whether or not you're a worldbuilder, at one point or another, you're bound to create different kinds of flora and fauna for your world. This challenge brings two new things to the table: first, all the submissions for this challenge will be put into a "bestiary" of sorts in the Worldbuilder's Guild which will be a resource for yourself and anyone who needs creatures for their worlds; second, every week, there will be a different difficulty for the challenge.

    Difficulty Levels, #7bd181
    Difficulty 1 [​IMG]
    - build a creature around a specific theme

    Difficulty 2 [​IMG]
    - build a creature with a specific body part around a specific theme

    Difficulty 3 [​IMG]
    - build a creature to fit a specific role in an ecosystem with a specific body part around a specific theme

    Difficulty 4 [​IMG]
    - build a creature based upon an animal on earth to fit a specific role in an ecosystem with a specific body part around a specific theme

    Difficulty 5 [​IMG]
    - build a creature that will survive in a specific environment based upon an animal on earth and fit a specific role in an ecosystem with a specific body part around a specific theme.

    This Week's Difficulty, #7bd181
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    Build a creature that will survive in a specific environment based upon an animal on earth and fit a specific role in an ecosystem with a specific body part around a specific theme.​

    Criteria, #7bd181
    Theme: Sleep
    Body Part: Hooves
    Role: Carnivore
    Animal Basis: Sheep
    Environment: Alpine

    Creature Template, #7bd181 Feel free to use this following template for your creatures. You can add on to it or remove things from it as you wish or not use it at all.

    Name:
    Appearance:
    Role: Predator/prey/producer
    Habitat:
    Life-span:
    Sentient: Yes/No
    Sapient: Yes/No
    Means of Sustenance:
    Favourite Food Source:
    Major Competition:
    Mating Rituals: Courtship rituals, mating grounds, mating season, et cetera
    Reproduction: you can include period of gestation
    Organization: does this creature travel in packs or herds, or is it a solitary creature that only meets with members of its species for the mating season?
    Other:



     
    #1 Malkuthe Highwind, Jun 21, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2013
  2. Creature Template

    Name: Two Headed Krippit
    Appearance: Slender in build with long thin necks, long whip like tail and gray scaled body with dark stripes like a tiger. The heads have a similar appearance to dragon shaped ones with fangs that have a very potent poisonous acid built specifically to assist penetration of the scales and then to mix with the blood of its victim and start breaking down tissue for easier digestion.
    Role: Predator, they hunt down, kill and eat dragons.
    Habitat: Mostly found in mountainous areas, on rare occasions they have been found in deserts too.
    Life-span: Avarage is about 100 years
    Sentient: Yes
    Sapient: No, they have the intelligence of a golden retriever
    Means of Sustenance: They feed on dragons, lizards and other creatures. They prefer dragon meat though.
    Mating Rituals: Courtship rituals are like that of loons with many twinings of heads and calls etc until the female consents. Mating season is usually when food is found to be plentiful. Females have been known to enter diapause to control when the pup will or even if it will be born.
    Reproduction: Gestation varies but if all criteria is met the soonest a pup will be born is approximately one year after conception.
    Organization: It a solitary creature that only meets with members of its species for the mating season.
    Other: The only variation to this rule is the Hentara Tribes in the mountains of Enchara. They have managed to tame (this word is used loosely) the beasts and now have their own variation of Two Headed Krippets that are hand raised by devoted trainers similar to Mahouts. These krippets and their trainers are paid enormous amounts of money to come and clear a land of verminous dragon scum (so one king has been heard to say).