I’ve got one thing I want to ask out of curiosity, and another thing to tell you as a tip
So for the first bit, I’ve gone over your fiction several times (awesome work btw, I like the Solarieans) and noticed the lack of a home galaxy you mentioned. What galaxy were they in?
Second, as a tip to the person who does the models:
We generally try to avoid putting downloadable PNGs in favor of full body pictures of our creations. What we do is take a picture in the black background of the test drive, save it, and take the transparent PNG and crop it with any image editing app or program.
It’s a bit slower, but gets much easier as you learn how to do it!
Salutations! Yes, we're both aware of the lack of a home galaxy however the person who does the writing for this account [Two people share this account - one does the writing, the other does the models] wanted to wait til the fiction is "45%" [her words, not mine] complete before seeking out a galaxy to base the fiction work in.
Secondly, thanks for the tip! I'll keep it in mind. And, I'm happy you enjoy our fiction. :D
Hi, Density! So, I was writing my story as well, and I had sort of concepted the building where the monster is kept. Basically, I thouhgt of a small building consisting of a dome and some pillars, under which there is a big basement where the creature is kept. Since it's your species who builds the "enclosure", do you agree with this? Or do you have a better idea?
I agree with this, it makes sense after all, but where would this building be constructed? It makes sense to have it away from Xuz Fareh - so if the creature ever escapes, it can't harm the citizens, but at the same time, wouldn't Llurebleg scientists want to study it or something similar?
So, to summarize, I like the idea of this bigk grand enclousure, I just want confirmation on where it would be built.
Most Llurebleg aren't aware of its existence, since the species never interacted with the Solariean until now. There are various other mysterious structures in the planet, built by a different race, and the explorers looking for them that happened to come across this specific structure never returned.
It would be in the planet itself. Not too close to Cyner (the name of the capital), but enough for it to pose a threat once it is accidentally released (you know, plot convenience). I planned it to be in a small plain area in the middle of a forest. Most of the structure would be the underground basement, so it wouldn't be sighted easily, anyway.
My plan was another species, which I already introduced, comes to the Llurebleg's call (although late, as they were supposed to help to wth the monster) and identifies it. Since it's a dead corpse, there isn't much more to it, besides the Llurebleg discovering the existence of the Solariean and considering a future alliance, and perhaps some research on the spaceship's technology by scientists.
I forgot to add this,as I had not specified what I meant as a universal translator. Basically, the Solarieans *do* have one, however the language must manually be added in some fashion. It isn't an automatic process either.
I'm saying this to eliminate the language barrier thing by just a littl bit.
I haven't managed to make a map of Xuz Fareh or any other reference to the location, so I'm not sure of the exact location. All I know is that it's relatively close to Cyner (possibly around 100 kilometers away, although I sort of messed up and now the story seems to completely lack sense since Garko can be seen jumping from The Vessel from both Cyner and Fagges). Sorry.
Yes, it's fine. The only issue is the encounter with Quasar, when The Beast just bites him and leaves, instead of trapping him with its jaw. Although I guess The Beast could have been young and lacked experience at the time (otherwise some creatures would have already been descended before the Solarieans arrived).
There's also the "I will feed", but it doesn't really matter since it's just a hallucination.
So, another thing. May I use some quotes from the story for the Stygilax page?
I also had an idea (if you accept it of course). Basically I thought about a part of the story where a monster of sorts attack the planet. Maybe your species could go Deus Ex Machina and show up to help? It might as well blend in with the spaceship crash idea, which could crash right on the creature and help on defeating it.
Anyways, there is a big problem right now, and it is communication, as the Llurebleg don't understand alien languages yet. Does your empire posess some sort of universal translator or something?
Unfortunately, they do not. Most of their budget goes to improving structures and what not.
Maybe, the monster is actually the result of the Solarieans doing some tests on the wildlife, which attacks your species? The Deus Ex Machina could be my species (as you said) coming back to fix whatever problem they caused?
As for the communication issue, maybe my species could send an envoy to study the language, so the Empire could build a translator?
I already though about a similar origin for the monster, which involves another species and has some supernatural Essence stuff going on. I guess changing the race to yours won't hurt. As for everything else, I think it's OK.
In one scenario they simply don't defeat it, and just sort of ... imprison it and take it off world.
However, I wasn't too sure about that approach, as you mentioned there was some supernatural Essence occurring as well.
As a brief side-note, my apologies for always replying so late to your messages - timezones and all that.
No problem. I think the second approach is better, because the monster is (spoiler alert) actually a "posessed" Llurebleg. Also, it's Godzilla sized. So, yeah, the second one is better.
Also, what would happen next? Would the Solariean survive the crash? Are the Solariean allies or enemies to the Llurebleg? What other empires could they be affilated with? Would there be a main Solariean character in the story?
That would depend on their actions. The Solarieans tend to tolerate races if they have similar ambitions. So, once your other civilizations have similar goals, my race will turn a blind eye to their actions unless they harm an ally or directly attack either the homeworld, or a colony.
My current design for them is bascially a medium-heighted bipedal creature with bat-like wings on their backs. Females tend to have green or brown eyes while males generally have blue ones (the eye rule doesn't apply to the Monarchy's Family though).
Oh, and they also have a tail that has two ends, both covered with feathers.
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