- 3:35 pm - Sun, Jun 24, 2012
Q: Do Cepathe’s humans age like humans in other worlds in the sense that say a Cepathe human was 150 years old would their complexion be middle aged or incridably older looking?
Once they hit about 25-years-old they appear to age much slower than other humans would. It’s proportionate so yes, 150 appears middle-aged.
- 11:59 am - Tue, Apr 17, 2012
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While the Hyenas are the masters of the steppes, reptiles rules the harsh sands. The kings of the desert are the laniasaurs. Horrifically aggressive solitary predators, laniasaurs have no qualms about attacking animals larger than themselves and can easily rend to pieces those wayfarers unfortunate enough to cross one.
Basically I wanted to make a quadrupedal therapod. I’m sure I’ll have another not-animal post here at some point.
- 5:26 pm - Fri, Mar 9, 2012
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Nesting on the cliffs and ridges of Cepathe are gigantic predatory birds. Their favored prey are the larger animals that wander Cepathe’s landscape; however they have no qualms about carrying off the occasional human, herrik or squama. Seen as an obnoxious nuisance, the squama colonies tend to drive Rocs away when they nest on the ridges near their settlements.
That’s what our world needs more of: giant predatory birds.
- 3:38 pm - Sun, Jun 19, 2011
Within Cepathe’s underground exist slick-skinned, cave-dwelling ogres. Called the Ugero, they’re simple creatures even by Herrik-standards. Ugero live in groups called clumps. A single clump will control sections of caverns and claim ownership of any sort of wreckage or debris that washes down the river from the surface. For this reason, the more dominant clumps will have territory closer to the surface and entrances: a problem for any would be explorers on either side.
The debris that washes in is of great interest to the ogres who lash and tie anything they can find to their limbs or body as improvised armor and weapons. In a case of misunderstanding mimicry, the ugero know that humans makes the things that they find—the same humans who wear and hold objects when they defend themselves. In an ogreish bit of logic, the Ugero believe there’s a straight link between “objects tied to one’s person” and “the amount of damage one can inflict in a fight.” Though they’re not entirely wrong, it’s not uncommon to find an ugero with sections of a dismantled raft secured all over itself in a crude mockery of armor.
Ugero are carnivorous predators, feeding mostly on the fish that live in the rivers that wind through their caves. Their eyesight is extremely poor but they can smell and even taste the presence of prey items a good distance around them.
The ugero are seldom seen above ground, as the bright sunlight and dry air makes them extremely uncomfortable. However, they have been known to wander out beneath the moonlight, staying in or around the rivers. This practice has lead to the ugero existing as a sort of bogeyman in the folklore of those Obala villages and herrik clans that live along the rivers
Check it out I took a spadefoot toad and made it into an ogre. YEAH.
- 9:43 pm - Sun, Jun 12, 2011
The rivers that carve and cover Cepathe’s surface often times appear to abruptly end. Often times the river has simply diverted underground where it winds and carve through its crust. Grand cave systems and natural cisterns are found all beneath Cepathe, linked to the surface by the same rivers winding through each.
In these catacombs occur creatures that never see sunlight. Clans of amphibian ogres lurk, scrounging through any wreckage from the above world that comes in on the rivers. Monstrous fish dwell in the reservoirs, isolated from the rest of the rivers by limestone barriers. Elemental efreet congregate, their beings composed of a strange semi-solid, smokeless fire. The underground regions of Cepathe are a dangerous realm.
Surface-dwellers seldom enter this world. The herrik believe it to be the realm of the dead. The human tribes have been known to explore the caverns that open into the sunlight, but few are want to encroach on the darker tunnels. A squama mining team may occasionally burrow into a cavern but retreat immediately sealing off and often abandoning the shaft. The squama are aware of the creatures that dwell within and are not to keen on allowing them reverse access into their own tunnels.
SPOOKY CAVE MONSTERS OOOOoooooooOOOOOOoooooooo
- 3:16 pm - Fri, Feb 4, 2011
The Horn Frog is a frog with horns. The horns exist mainly as a physical deterrent to eating each other.
This is literally just a thing I would draw in pictures. It is a frog with horns. That’s IT. They apparently live on Cepathe.
- 11:14 am - Mon, Jan 3, 2011
Cepathean golems are a strange sort of relic from the past. Originally, they were designed and created by the Uferi and Obala from river stones. Their original function seems to be as guardians and servants but the practice died out almost as quickly as it was discovered; while they are indeed stalwart and obeying, they’re also clunky and slow.
However, as with most things of interest the humans, the squama took notice of these creations. They see the golems as a novelties and Squama mages and higher-ups in society will occasionally have one as a servant for manual labor. Golems serve their creators unfailingly
Oddly, squama-created golem still retain their humanoid form. That’s not to say they didn’t try to create ones more in their own form. Squama-shaped golems are extraordinarily clunky, take up a large amount of space and are largely useless aside from looking neat.
The golem have a strange ambiguity in their form.