EXERCISE Creature Creation Challenge #5

Discussion in 'BUILDING WORLDS' started by Malkuthe Highwind, Feb 15, 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.

    The Difficulty Levels (open)

    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: [​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

    This Week's Criteria:
    Theme: Stars
    Body Part: Large Ears
    Role: Carnivorous Prey
    Animal Basis: Dog

    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.
    Creature Template (open)

    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:



     
  2. Name: Cosmic Jackal
    Appearance:
    Cosmic Jackal.jpg
    Role: Carnivorous prey
    Habitat: Plains
    Life-span: 10-25 years due to various circumstances.
    Sentient: ?
    Sapient: ?
    Means of Sustenance: Small animals like birds, mice and the like
    Favourite Food Source: Soaring Mouse (somewhat like a flying squirl, just looks like a mouse.)
    Major Competition: Wise Wolves. (these creatures are found in the forests close to the plains, these animals attack Cosmic Jackals not only for teritorial purposes, but also for food.)
    Mating Rituals: At first sight, you'd think they were just playing, but, in fact, they are testing eachother, seeing how clever the other is. The female will chose the mate, BUT, once they choose their mate, they will not mate with any other unless they die
    Reproduction: A litter of pups ranges from 2 to 5, though bigger litters make it harder to feed. Warning! they may eat their young! They tend to go into heat around late winter early spring, because their pregnancy takes about 4 weeks.
    Organization: They travel in family units, smaller packs. They are very protective of their young.
    Other: