The Grimbolsaurians founded the Delpha Coalition of Planets - one of the most advanced and powerful empires in the universe. A Type II.V+ civilization, they have the power to manipulate space and time, have control over several galaxies in two different universes and above all have a thirst for combat. However, they are not evil, but just aggressive towards the enemy.
Grimbolsaurians are intelligent creatures who originated from Mirenton. Their history is violent but colorful, their chemical make up is a mixture of DNA and RNA and they are carbon based lifeforms. They evolved 100,000 years ago similar to Humans but life originated on Mirenton three billion years ago in the cell phase. They have evolved tough skin to survive the harsh solar flares of their sun - Chilius. Their nature is not evil but they are warriors.
A modern space-faring Grimbolsaurian's lifespan can be at least 200 to 400 years, however, through mind transferrals, they can live far longer. Unfortunately, this is not the case for every Grimbolsuarian, this is to protect against overpopulation on colonies. However, not surprisingly, this has stirred much controversey with Grimbolsaurian citezens.
Grimbolsaurians look weak physically, but this is not true, and has tricked many alien combatants. A Grimbolsaurian's strength is many times that of most humanoids, they have tough hides and sharp strike weapons. They are carnivorous. However, their agility lacks behind species such as humans, they are not good dancers, but can sprint in straight lines. Grimbolsaurians are good climbers (this is true in-game, for some reason, I can climb the steepest cliff faces).
The Grimbolsaurians have stalk eyes, however, like a slug, they can draw in their eyes for battle. If one is chopped off, they can grow a new one in days. This is because Grimbolsaurians have good regenerative abilities, as the final part of the eye is growing, vision gets clearer and clearer. Doing this alone is enough to creep out the oppenent.
Grimbolsaurians display extreme sadness when their eyestalks look into each other. This is a true ingame fact!
Grimbolsaurians are on average 2.62 meters tall according to Sporeristics. In adventures, some are over 3 meters in height.
Grimbolsaurians have the ability to camouflage in most enviroments using Sneak, in a similar fashion to the Chameleon.
Grimbolsaurians can smell and taste through their mandibles! It is 10x stronger than that of the average human nose, but their taste sense is about the same to that of a human supertaster. Just like human teeth, their mandibles can rot if they are not cleaned properly, but they do not require a clean everyday. The rot is also infectious.
Their language sounds like unintelligible chirps, clicks, whistles and mandible sounds, however their language is extremely complex, and cannot be deciphered by most humanoids (insectoids may do better, it can also be difficult for other non-insectoid species to understand the emotions and body language of a Grimbolsaurian). But a universal translator can help other humanoids how to understand them.
The name for their language is called Klekkian Cuneiform (a concept invented by Imperios) by other species around the galaxy (such as the DCP's allies the Radeon). Klekkian is the older language from the Grimbolsaurians civilization stage (and sounds like mandible sounds and clicks), and Cuneiform is a newer language (which sounds like chirps and whistles). It is not complete Klekkian, as much of it was lost (with a great deal of things) during the nuclear winter in the civilization stage. Cuneiform replaces it.
Society and culture
Grimbolsaurians are warrior society that uphold honour above almost everything else. Warriors will often die for "blazing glory" and their greatest fear is dying slowly in a bed. Their so too bloodthirsty for many alien races. The Grimbolsaurian Empire is easy to anger however, but they can show peace and mercy. Please do not be put off by their war-like nature, despite it they are actually quite friendly! Just don't cross the line with them, or your empire is as good as extinct!
The Grimbolsaurians have a great love for technology and exploration (science and technology comes second only to honour) . And the Grimbolsaurians like to work like a colony of ants (although they are not a hive-mind, individuals are intelligent too).
In Grimbolsaurian culture, the colour blue replaces red as a warning colour, hence, this is the reason why you may hear CODE:blue Alert in my DCP-related adventures.
Other minor societies and cultures also exist (who live and think differently), but the main monoculture is the largest. Especially in the inner worlds, Grimbolsaurians, live under a Big Brother and perhaps even slightly facist rule.
The Grimbolsaurians have had no religion since the end of the tribal stage. And much of their ancient culture and history was destroyed during the nuclear wars and holocausts on their homeworld Mirenton, and in the horrors of the war, religion, science and ancient cultures were sadly lost for good.
In the Golden Age, the Grimbolsaurians and the other DCP members had great technologies (Ghost phasing, Tachyonic shift drives, star killers), amazing construction capabilities (Stellar engines) and obscene powersources (such as black holes).
A different way of looking at a Grimbolsaurian. Drawing by Richardson72.
The organic molecules started forming in a comet when the organic brew started to warm up as the comet got closer to the home star Chilius during the young days of the solar system. Carbon and other moleculules started to combine into RNA and DNA. Very simple near lifeforms started to form. The comet was then plunged by Chilius into a young planet called Mirenton.
The first life on the planet was extremely simple, some were composed of RNA or TNA rather than DNA. DNA soon became the dominent molecule. Simple near-life forms started evolving. Then the true lifeforms evolved. Early bacteria and viroids were the first.
The most advanced microbe evolved after millions years called Micross cilladon evolved for speed with extra Cilia and a jet for extra speed and turns. It came close to the top of the food chain. Eventually after millions of years it evolved into an aquatic animal with the cilia being replaced by fins. Due to epic sea monsters it evolved into a slug-like creature called a slimion that could live on land.
It started becoming the top predator evolving weapons such as a strike and charge as well as good senses. The slimion then evolved legs millions of years later. The slimion evolved into various forms of Grimbon who eventually became bipedal and sapient giving rise to the Grimbosaurians.
During tribal stage, the Grimbolsaurians domesticated the Tri-Chomp, used for riding or collecting its eggs for food. In later times they became pets. But young, inexperienced owners should be aware that the Tri-Chomp can be aggressive, even though it is a herbivore.
In the middle ages, there was a great physcic war that raged across the surface. A few strong elementals and psionics were fed up with the more primitive minded Grimbolsaurians, and decided they wanted to take control. Wars raged across the many primitive civilizations on the planet. Eventually, there was only one of these elemental conqueres left, but by then, his nation was the most powerful. The future Emperors of the Grimbolsaurians will have descended from this conquerer.
The Grimbolsaurians were very aggressive in tribal stage, and city/civ stage was no better. There was some peaceful nations, but a devastating thermonuclear war broke out, which with the launching of ICBMs or Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles, EM bombs and other WMD's almost causing an end to the Grimbolsaurian civilisation (only until recently, has the genetic conditions from radiation poisoning been solved). Not long after Emperor Wormulus I was assasinated. For several decades, the post atomic horror gripped the planet, and wild road gangs emerged and governments collapsed. However, one nation survived (the warrior, lawful one) and fortunately they united to survive, and out of the ashes rose a young empire, led by Emperor Wormulus II...
As the Grimbolsaurians colonized other planets, some of them were quite different to Mirenton. On a few of these worlds, the Grimbolsaurians evolved into subspecies, due to adaption to the enviroments. Even though they are subspecies, they are still treated as normal Grimbolsaurians.
I've taken inspiration from Technobliterator's idea for quotes. Please feel free to quote here.
“Technologically advanced, good, have fought the Ayrai'Shikua and survived, good to be an ally with. What more could you ask for, from such a great nation. The DCP is one of the best things that have happened to the Universe, helping many, and helping with annihilating the evil.”
“We approve of many things they do, they've helped many beings, but they also accidentaly hurt us with the Nanohorde. None the less they do stand as a force of good. We hope to have a good diplomatic relationship with them.”
“We feel that this young species has done exremely well and we see them continuing to flourish for many millenia! They have a good cause and are great with terchnology and developed it much faster than ours! They are excellent warriors too!”
“We saved them from their Universe's collapse and we have shared technology with each other. A race which an alliance is a must.”
- Shka'Tun Councilor
“The Grimbies are kind warriors. They saved my empire so we are eternally grateful.”
- A Pepian
“The Founders of the mighty and all powerfull DCP, they have been our allies for a long time and we fought side by side them during the Tigris War and the other conflicts of the War of Ages. The Grimbolsaurians themselves are great persons, smart and clever they can also enjoy normal things and they fight for the good cause, in which we admire them for. They pledged themselves to fight for a safer universe, and we are proud of them. They fight with honor and a fierceness, rare qualities seen on a battlefield.”