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Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-12 08:34 PM
4) Nine-tailed foxes

Physical Description: Fox-like creatures that are kitten sized and with a face resembling Alaskan Malamutes. Depending on their growth phase, they have up to nine tails and come in a range of (pure) colours

These cuties are popular with the ladies as they have a tendency for snuggling up against owners and especially enjoy being stroked on their lustrous tails. Unlike their namesake in Chinese myths, these creatures are common domesticated pets on their native planet and do not have any supernatural abilities. They are also vegetarians. They have much longer life spans compared to a human and this has given rise to a new trend of these creatures being passed down from mother to daughter as a keepsake.

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Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-12 09:01 PM
5) Soft-shelled turtles

Physical Description: Identical to normal turtles in physiology except for their shells being somewhat soft, much like a soft-shell crab. Up to five years in age, young soft-shelled turtles are, however, completely indistinguishable from normal turtles, even to the hardness of the shells.

Every five years, soft-shelled turtles shed one layer of their shells and regrow one that is partially of the exact same colour and tone as the layer it just shed and partially of a random colour and tone. Unlike normal turtles, soft-shelled turtles have a much shorter life span. Usually, it is able to accompany a single owner for all of his/her life and then will be quite close to the end of its own natural life.


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Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-20 06:47 AM


12) The Sharalacs

Physical Description: A bolt of fibre-like material, velvety to the touch



Popular with those required to make frequent inter-galactic travels, the Sharalacs are prized for both their high utility and low maintenance costs. These creatures are basically used as easy-to-carry (they can be rolled up just like a bolt of cloth without adverse effects to them) multi-dimensional storage devices with automatic sorting and instant recall features (that activate on telekinetic command). They do not feed on anything. Rather, they grow with their ‘usage’. The more and varied the content and the more frequent and complex the recall requests are, more of a stimuli if provided for these creatures’ growth. In particular, Sharalacs’ growth are characterised by them physically becoming thicker and taking on more characteristics of an intelligent being in their telepathic communications with their owners.

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Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-29 11:58 PM
14) The Spiny Quilts

Physical Description: Creatures named for their wide rectangular multi-segmented bodies that are not only warm to the touch but also feels really smooth, like one is stroking a blanket made of down. The Spiny Quilts have a flat head that otherwise resembles a crocodile’s and a tail that contains a split down the middle and is rounded on the edges (much like a fish’s tail) but covered up with its shell.

A popular pet choice among families with young children, as Quilt youngsters have a habit of undertaking afternoon naps on a daily basis. Coupled with their size (they are about as long as a normal human child’s height and of sufficient width to double up as a ‘blanket’ for kids), they make perfect ‘napping’ companions for children. The Spiny Quilts can eat a mixed diet but usually prefer fish-meat or earthworms as their main food sources. 

 
P.S. The inspiration source for this: Gossamer’s uploaded pictures on what centipede people could look like plus I was in bed wrapped up in nice and warm blankets when this idea came into my head

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Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-15 06:31 PM
8) Whirling Cocktails

Physical Description: Spinning vortexes of viscous liquid

They range from being thumb-sized to being about half a human in height. Little maintenance is required for the Whirling Cocktails. There is no need to clean their droppings for they leave none. Their diets are also simple (any gas, liquid or oil would do). Despite their liquid form, the growth in Whirling Cocktails is not proportional to the volume of material fed to them. Also, besides a growth in volume, the Whirling Cocktails will change in colour, viscosity and spinning speed according to the material fed to them. They ‘eat’ only periodically (usually about once every 3 months). They will emit a clanging sound as if cutleries coming into contact with one another whenever they require feeding and purr with a light ‘ting’ sound once their appetites are sated. If they are fed material indigestible to them i.e. any solid materials, they will emit a thin wail and quickly spin away from such offending materials. Keep the Wailing Cocktails well out of reach from human toddlers, youngsters and other addled members of this particular species- while accidental ingestions of the Whirling Cocktails leave the creatures themselves unharmed, this will cause severe vomiting and diarrhea for the humans who swallowed them.


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Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-28 08:45 PM
13) The Crystalings

Physical Description: Robotic creatures made of a crystalline material that range in outlook from common and mythical beasts to various humanoid forms to completely alien and indescribable forms. Sketch out your own Cytstaling if you are not happy with the existing range of variations and we will make a custom one just for you!

Ever since the compatibility issues between the Crystalings and the r-Butlers have been solved (so that the Crystalings have all of the functions of a r-Butler integrated in), the Crystalings have become the first pet choice among most humans. The Crystalings operate on solar power only and are extremely energy efficient. They are also pre-programmed to recharge automatically on sunny days whenever they operate on less than a ‘full battery’. The Crystalings are more durable to blunt force/pressure than normal robots of human made. However, certain ultrasonic frequencies are known to cause the Crystalings to shatter.

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Kalimon - An Overview
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Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-06 12:42 AM
Update: This sub is mainly put out to clarify terms used in my Elementallion stub and of course, to fulfill requirements for joining the Weavers Guild. So, as already mentioned in the summary, this is not an exhaustive sub on all details on this setting. If there are particular aspects people would like to know more about, put down a comment and I will respond. Go to Comment
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Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-06 06:14 PM
Strolen, you will get your post on the magic system in Kalimon eventually (I was contemplating writing one after I posted this) but I'm feeling Mathom's grasp on it. Go to Comment
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Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-06 07:32 PM
I think I will expand Youlini section on this sub and maybe clarify the magic section a little more as well but in response to your queries: 
1. I envision the true forms of Youlinis being somehow 'inferior life forms' in terms of harnessing the magical elements (either their bodies benefit less from the natural flowing in of magical elements or they reach some kind of bottleneck not existent to the humanoids with the magical elements). So shape-shifting is their attempt to attain a better life-form/body. As to why one humanoid form only, it's a very hard thing for these life forms to transition into a Youlini, let alone being able to shape-shift into multiple humanoid forms. Also, given the history, I was thinking if they could shape-shift into multiple forms, it's nearly impossible to hunt down Youlinis unless you catch them at the spot and kill them there. Eg. if you find out human A is a Youlini, you try to kill it, it escapes and then it turns into a dwarf, how will you find it? But if it can only take a particular race form, then at least when you find out there's a Youlini masquerading as a human, you can narrow your search by looking for only foreign faces amongst humans. As to wording issues, by "varying their outlook", I mean that if a Youlini shapeshifts into a human form, then it could make it into a man or a woman, tall or short, fat or thin etc. according to their wishes (and subject to their power, of course). 
More details forthcoming in the actual sub itself else you and everyone else will go insane from the long paragraph I'm writing. I'm even going a bit insane now from writing such a long section in comments. 

2. Abt harnessing magical elements, I'm envisioning that these magical elements on Kalimon are like air on Earth. It will flow into and out of life forms on its own accord and provide some kind of very very minor benefits to the lifeforms when they flow past. (I envision all the lifeforms on Kalimon that have an Earth equivalent being somewhat stronger, healthier, more intelligent etc.) When intelligent beings (aka humanoids) harness them, they have to consciously make the magical elements stay in their bodies and control where the elements go. 

3. On locations of interest, unfortunately this part is absolutely blank at the moment. Maybe there will be some after I get some ideas on flora and fauna unique to Kalimon which are also blank sections on this world. Same goes for religions etc. 
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Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-06 10:43 PM
Update: As per request in comments, expanded the sub. Also, I just want to re-emphasise that this is still a fairly incomplete setting (the idea for the entire setting started with the world of Kalimon after Elementallion and I'm sort of working backwards in this sub here). But anyway, let me know how you think of the revised edition. I will provide further details if I have them to any comments put down. Go to Comment
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Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-07 05:45 PM
No, not everyone/everything can wield magic in this world. For non-intelligent beings (common animals and plants), most cannot though a few might develop some kind of magic-like abilities. For the intelligent races, it depends on how they 'use' magic. In the section titled Kalimon, I went thru the two uses of magic and individuals can use magic in both ways. The issue with using magic for them is really to choose the ratio for how they use the two alternative ways of manipulating magic for their personal developments. Basically, if one chose to use magic just to strengthen body parts, then he/she is pretty much a warrior (unless the strengthening is all for the brains and then maybe the person wants to be a scholar or sth) whereas if they choose the external manipulation path entirely, then he/she is a mage and of course, ppl can choose to be somewhere in between these two extremes. I will eventually do another sub just on magic in this setting which will cover all the points you and others raised.

I'm thinking of doing a minor edit on the inhabitants and update with a very rough Location section. Anyway, thanks for the comment.

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Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-08 01:30 AM
Update: Expanded inhabitants section with additions of some stat. info. (I know some would say this doesn't really add value to the World but I wrote them anyway even if it's only good for my own ref.). Added Location section which gives me info. on some of the uniqueness aspect of Kalimon itself or its races. Go to Comment
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Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-08 05:30 AM
Actually, I added two new sentences to the Choca paragraph abt how they live to address your comments. Anyway, thanks for the vote. Go to Comment
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Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-08 05:32 PM
I meant the dwarves adapt better to hotter climates. In contrast, the elves are more balanced in adapting to both extremely hot and cold weathers. I fixed up the wording to make this more clear. 

So far (up to the point of the War of Redemption), the Alliance races on Kalimon are not competing over terrain type yet b/c there are still unexplored parts on the World although the exploration expeditions have been sent out on a less frequent basis now (the races are at the stage of reinforcing the civilisation they've built rather than expanding territories)
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Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-08 05:48 PM
Actually, I was so glad I could use your Frost Owls. I mean, as a Weaver Guild sub, I thought the locations section gave me a perfect opportunity to link to other ppl's subs and it was a bit of a shame really that I wanted another arctic monster that's large in size and so all the other existing arctic life forms on the Citadel didn't fit my requirements. Go to Comment
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Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-09 06:57 PM
I see what you mean, these are as yet unformed parts of this particular setting. Will add those details when they come to me. Anyway, have an upvote (when I get my votes back) Go to Comment
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Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-11 06:24 AM
go to code view when you input your submission (click 1st button from the left on top row, the one that looks like pointy brackets- the ones above comma and fullstop on keyboards) and then enclose whatever text what you wanted to make into a big heading into the following 2 HTML tags: 1. <h1> 2. </h1> . Number 1 is the opening syntax and Number 2 is the closing syntax. 
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Flowers Of Innocence And The Killer Of Undertown
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Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-06 09:53 PM
It's great as a short story and a sub for the Oekaki challenge. I got slightly confused when the write-up switches from third-person perspective to first-person bu then I realise the whole thing is written from the killer's point of perspective. A great job! btw, you might want to link back to the original sub on Flowers of Innocence. Go to Comment
Flowers Of Innocence
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Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-06 02:57 AM
What the score says. I think the underlying idea likeable and original but then there is one unanswered question that is nagging at me: You say that based on this flower's need for blood, it somehow "surely develop the capacity for innocence". I just find the logic of that too much of a jump. I mean, making ppl de-age (innocent) will make them less cautious and so more easily killed but surely that's not the only way to get blood.

Also, in general, I feel that this piece has somehow been rushed a little and could do with a proof-read. I normally don't deduct points for minor typos etc. but for this sub I sort of did because I felt some of the sentences relied on the readers to make the logical connections as well as having the typos. For example, when you discuss the downside of the flowers, instead of leaving things hanging, you could add in a sentence somewhere to say when ppl are not under the thrall of flower and are uneasy, they might move on and foil the flower's "scheme". Currently, it just trails off into a description of how ppl are trying to find a reason for the unease and I get a bit of a question mark on what this paragraph is trying to tell me. 

I don't mean to be somehow negative abt this sub as I think it a solid one but I just think that it would benefit from some editing.



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Flowers Of Innocence
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Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-06 06:54 PM
Ah I see, I saw the freetext but I wasn't in the Citadel when Scras threw up his sub on Oekaki so I had no idea abt it being a challenge at all. But now that you've explained it, I think you have done very well given the context. Therefore, I will now be revising my vote accordingly. Go to Comment
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