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31  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: Lesser Dragon on: 17 September 2007, 03:40:25
okay, all things considered...
32  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: Lesser Dragon on: 17 September 2007, 03:32:48
Hasn't dragon development been put to a complete halt until we get the whole organization under control?
33  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: The Barnacle on: 17 September 2007, 03:31:46
I will 'attempt' to get around the difficulty of terran barnacles and get this up.
34  Santharian World Development / Places and Map Design / Re: Ghun'gob - The Abandoned Mines of the Gob-orcs on: 16 September 2007, 21:49:48
    You still have a
tag at the bottom of the entry. Though you should no.
35  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: The Barnacle on: 16 September 2007, 21:42:23
Hmm... Quantity=/=Quality
Quality>Quantity
36  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: New Magic Card Game on: 16 September 2007, 21:40:28
Ever notice how quickly one newbie can change the direction of a conversation completly? also, END THE THREAD NECROMANCY! THIS WAS DEAD!
37  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: The Barnacle on: 16 September 2007, 10:38:12
I've explained the lack of reproduction section. The information there would have been, at best, a superfluous "we don't know". Barnacle 'larvae' are zooplankton. They're too small to be seen when they're in this stage. The first sign of them our medieval friends in santh would see would be the young barnacle growing on whatever surface it was attached to.
38  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: The Barnacle on: 16 September 2007, 07:07:36
Right, I'm back, I'll have the colouring up soon.
39  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: The Barnacle on: 16 September 2007, 04:08:07
Editted. Don't have much time on today, zombie movie marathon, but I've done some edits. I don't understand what you mean by feeding legs., I'm assuming it's something similar to the mandibles present on spiders and other arachnids, except elongated.
40  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: Elf tribe. on: 15 September 2007, 22:18:49
You really don't get to do that. Right now, work is focused on the province of manthria, the map of which can be found here: http://www.santharia.com/maps/provinces/manthria_frame.htm

You find a place on the map, and ask (politely) if you can do it, because I may have been reserved. It's a good idea to turn on developed things while on the map (the red N with a + next to it. The stuff that's been developed is in green on the map.)

Go for a river or something small. (The smaller the writing the better in most cases, and the less likely it'll be denied.)
41  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: The Barnacle on: 15 September 2007, 04:11:26
The larvae of terran barnacles are microscopic, which is why they "appear" and why the reproduction is non extant. They're also hermaphrodites, so I'm trying to keep the science out of it.

Natural selection would probably lead to a freshwater/saltwater hybrid or one capable of existing in either, but not well in either.

It is mentioned as causing corrosion. It could be that having something hard stuck to the side of your boat may result in additional wear because it creates a point of weakness while becoming anchored. With large numbers of barnacles, this could be disastrous. Maybe even leading to a hole one it wears thin enough. And with the barnacle infestation growing larger and heavier... eventually a section of the boat might just fall away.

EDIT: According to what I've read, they reduce the ship's maneuverability and carrying capacity.

*wonders about names.* I like hullwrecker.
42  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: The Barnacle on: 13 September 2007, 20:08:51
Doesn't look too technical...
43  Organization and General Discussions / Announcements and Web Design / Re: Trojan alert! on: 13 September 2007, 20:08:04
*isn't a linux user.* Comparison.
44  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / The Barnacle on: 13 September 2007, 09:40:45
(Don't go making any comments about the name. If it looks like a dragon, flies like a dragon, breathes fire like a dragon and eats you like a dragon, then call it a dragon. In this case, if it's white and sticking to the side of your ship, and looks ugly, you call it a barnacle.)

Basic Overview of the Beast
The Barnacle is a familiar costal sight, especially around docks. The small clusters of white shell-like creatures dot any hard surface that appears near the tideline, also called the hullwrecker due to it's penchant for attaching to the hull of ships too long at port.

Appearance
Barnacles are small, white creatures, contained within an armored shell similar to that of a spiddleshell. The creature is in two parts. The shell, and the soft fleshy interior, consisting of a mouth and itís miniscule internal organs. The shell is made up of several tiny "armored plates" that grow up and around the Barnacle. As the barnacle grows older, it adds extra layers to these plates increasing it's size and weight.

Special Abilities
The armored shell of barnacles makes them almost impossible for animals to get at. The sarvonian gull is one of the few creatures that can eat the small creatures due to itís long, hooked beak. They are also notorious for being near immovable once theyíve taken root. The armor plates can be opened and closed to protect the barnacle, as well as becomming watertight, and holding the water in for long periods of time.


Territory
Where there is water, there are barnacles. They are exlusively salt water creatures, with the exception of a particular breed which lives in the drifting woods. Barnacles will cling to any hard exposed surface, usually above the low tide. Dock piles, entrenched driftwood and ships are all fair game for barnacles. They can cause considerable damage in large enough groups and are known for being extremely prolific.


Habitat/Behavior
Barnacles do very little. Because they are rooted to one place, they are rather uninteresting to watch. When threatened by something, a barnacle can close a part of itís shell on itself in order to make eating it more difficult.


Diet
Barnacles are like gulls. They are the filters of the aquatic world. Any free-floating material is liable to be consumed by barnacles, including bits of carrion and garbage. Anything that can be found that is smaller than it will be caught by the barnacle's tiny apendages and eaten by it's miniscule mouth.
Usages
Certain species of barnacles are edible, in a pinch, and are considered a delicacy in some parts of the world. In particular the (wow, I need to think of species names!) Blackshell Barnacle of the drifting woods is a unique foodstuff when cooked properly.
45  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: Elf tribe. on: 13 September 2007, 09:34:31
Not a reason my friend, not everything can be a firebreathing poison rose of death. Or a firebreathing poisonous anything of death for that matter. Tribe work is even more boring IMHO, because you have to pay even MORE attention to detail, and because you have to (in your case) work on top of someone's work without being able to make many significant edits. (Mostly you just add new paint here and there.)
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