Kilandow (Extinct Species)

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Kilandow (Extinct Species)

#1 Post by Sloth » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:15 pm

Note: This species was designed for the Ancient Ruins feature discussed here: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=6570

Kilandow

Radiation-absorbing, prickly, unhurried experimenters.

Description:
The Kilandow have four limbs ending in several claws. Walking upright on the two short ones, they measure a little more than 1 m in height. Their head, a three eyed beak, is used like a pickaxe to pick rocks in the hope of finding rare metals and noble earths, which they knead into a paste. After applying the paste to their spiny backs, the Kilandow search for a spot with high radiation of UV and gamma-rays to absorb the charged molecules. Statuelike a Kilandow can cower in one spot for hours or even days after which it is fully charged. Because they feed on radiation their bodies also emit abnormally large amounts of radiation, which makes them easy to detect, but also dangerous for other species to come into contact with.
Kilandow are very patient and love to conduct chemical and physical experiments. Because of their long lifespan they have no problem with some of their experiments to take hundreds of years to finish. Another important activity for them is mining, especially on Asteroids, because for them it's researching, treasure hunting and finding food at the same time.

Social Structure:
Based on documents found in Ancient Ruins the Kilandow were democratic and law-abiding, but cared much more for experiments than their society.

Reason for Extinction:
The reasons are believed to be their peaceful nature and their low reproduction rate.

Species traits:
- Radiated standard EP
- Phototrophic metabolism
- Great Research
- Average Industry
- Bad Stealth
- Asteroid lovers: + 0.2 PP per population when Industry Focused in systems with Asteroid Belts.
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Re: Kilandow (Extinct Species)

#2 Post by Geoff the Medio » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:18 pm

Sloth wrote:...four long isochronous limbs...
Limbs occurring at regular intervals in time?

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Re: Kilandow (Extinct Species)

#3 Post by yandonman » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:42 am

Temporal organisms... rock on
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Re: Kilandow (Extinct Species)

#4 Post by Sloth » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:42 am

Geoff the Medio wrote:
Sloth wrote:...four long isochronous limbs...
Limbs occurring at regular intervals in time?
Arg, translation fail. Doesn't your language have an adjective for "same length"?
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#5 Post by Geoff the Medio » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:00 am

"equal length" would probably be the standard term.

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Re: Kilandow (Extinct Species)

#6 Post by Dilvish » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:51 pm

Sloth wrote:
Geoff the Medio wrote:
Sloth wrote:...four long isochronous limbs...
Limbs occurring at regular intervals in time?
Arg, translation fail. Doesn't your language have an adjective for "same length"?
I think the greek-derived word you were looking for is "isometric," but given that it has a more common usage with respect to certain types of physical exercises, Geoff's phrase or "equal length" might work better here.
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Re: Kilandow (Extinct Species)

#7 Post by eleazar » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:04 pm

"Uniform" also works there:
1 not changing in form or character; remaining the same in all cases and at all times: blocks of stone of uniform size

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