View Poll Results: Pick Your Favourite Shiny Metal Collector!

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    COW #355: Shiny Metal Collector - VOTING!

    COW #355: Shiny Metal Collector - Voting!

    VOTING IS NOW OPEN! Please vote for which entry you feel best adheres to the topic's brief and requirements, based on the concept's design, creativity, execution, etc!
    If you have submitted an entry to this thread please refrain from voting for your own entries. I will deduct your vote from your entry if you do so.
    In the event of a multi-vote round please avoid voting for more than 3 or 4 entries. Votes won't be deducted if you do so, but keep in mind your vote is essentially wasted if you decide to vote for every single entry.
    You may critique and comment on the submitted entries if you like. As long as you play nice!

    Round Requirements:
    -collects shiny metallic objects
    -must have good eyesight to effectively collect all the bling it needs so as not to let a single sparkle escpae its grasp
    -minimal accessories are allowed since this creature basically collects metal objects for a living, be sure the overall design is clear
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    Artist: Orm Irian

    Concept: Isarnon

    These fragile looking creature inhabitat a planet with lower gravity than earth and thus allowing the animals to develop weirder looking shapes.
    They possess a bit of snail like abilities, enabling them to protect both, head and eyes, by withdrawing the head further into the body. While the rest of the body is quite static (except for the red extensions), the head, neck area is enormous extendable. Even the eyes can take on awkward looking sizes.

    The creature has a high urge to collect any shiny metal it can find - usually attaching them on the red extensions on the back which are quite sticky and are fast growing, allowing them to wrap items quickly. Sometimes they lose a few of those extensions due to sharp metal parts, but these grow back quite fast.
    It also can happen that the creature find too many shiny metal objects, which immobilize them completely and eventually kills them. That usually happened quite rarely, since not that many shiny objects naturally lying around, but ever since the humans settled on this planet, more and more die because an overload of metal.
    In order to find those shiny object, the Isarnon have a fantastic eyesight.

    When first humans started to settle down on this planet, the unnatural high drive for collecting shiny metal parts of the Isarnon was soon discovered (resulting in the name given to it). This unusual behavior made the local humans form a new kind of tradition and people made a sport out of it to attack it with medieval weapons - which is absolutely not dangerous for the humans, since the Isarnon are quite friendly and calm creatures - the only defense it developed is creating noise with the metal parts it collected over time.
    This game, called the "game of metal" by the locals, usually involves one human which tries to kill the Isarnon with metal weapons, before the creature manage to steal those weapons. Modern or other ranged weapons as crossbows for instance were strictly forbidden.
    Since the species nearly went extinct because of these unfair games, they eventually got forbidden. Some parts of the planet still execute them regularly though, since the people insist this is an important tradition.

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    This marsupial inhabiting forests similar to the reptile is standing out from amongst other forest creatures with the fact that he is interested in them and attract shining objects of all kinds which enthusiastically he is collecting. He is collecting what will be given. From the cutlery through the weapon for the jewellery. He is finding objects mainly in places all over left campsites, after forest wanderers, which is combing inch by inch. He is helping him including the excellent sense of sight as well as the plica on the belly appearing at these marsupials, thanks, which can move much more for of finds. In spite of rather a timid nature he sometimes trades found objects for the food.
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    Shiny Metal Collector / Artiphats

    Artist: Artiphats

    Concept: Red Callimoon

    Red Callimoons are an insect like species that live deep in the jungles of the northern hemisphere on the planet Zeld 7. The jungles are rich with a metal similar to what we know as gold here on Earth. Whereas their cousins the Blue Callimoons build their nests deep inside of moist caves, the Reds create hives in the trees using a combination of metal and mud. They use their tentacle-like appendages to grab small balls of mud that contain metal, and patch the materials into place to great a hollow home in which to reproduce. It is believed that the metal helps to detract would-be invaders who would be able to destroy a hive of mud but have a much harder time getting through the metal.

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    Closed! Will post the poll soon, will try to have the new topic up soon.
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