EXERCISE Creature Creation Challenge #7

Discussion in 'CREATING WORLDS & SETTINGS' started by Malkuthe Highwind, Mar 1, 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 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 Criteria:
    Theme: Crystal
    Body Part: Hook
    Role: Predator
    Animal Basis: Hawk
    Environment: Mountainous regions on an earth-like planet twice the size of earth with an atmosphere 5 times more dense than earth's.

    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. This creature I have imagined will have burning coal like texture and colour to it. A body part which is unique to it, is the spiked barbs upon its tails which are made for tearing apart whatever creature tries to attack it. It of course is a predator, its needs are only fulfilled by consumption of flesh and meat. The creature would most likely take on a similar appearance to a Pterodactyl, with wings and a long tail. It would definitely reside within a mountainous or volcanic region where it would roost within the crater close to the magma. ​