ROUND #007 VOTING

Topic: Creature feeding on lava

Deadline for the voting: Tuesday, 31.03.2005

Posting thread (closed):
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=40452






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davi:
concept: The regurgitator, an ancient beast who churns the volanco's lava by swallowing and revomitting it back up. This process allows the lava to never settle and harden. The volanco is used by the gods to fordge their weapons for epic battles against evil.
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Xpose:
concept: The Mythical bird thought to be the creator of Islands. Feeding on the lava of volcanoes and dumps it's wastes into the ocean which becomes Islands. You better watch yourself because if this bird shits on your car, you could be in some trouble. So don't shake your fists at this god, he'll throw something back.
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Fozzybar:
concept: Glowing Hump-Cracker
This creature lives in a very hostile environment...a deserted island somewhere in the south pacific...there is nothing to eat or drink, only hot, bubbling lava under the ground. No one knows how this creatures can survive only by eating lava??? Also it's a mystery why the lava doesn't harm its body, when consumed...
Scientists assume that they went through some incredibly mutations during evolution to adapt to this hostile circumstances...There is no way to enter the island, neither by water nor by air...the ground is too thin to land with an helicopter or airplane, they would break into the lava...the sea is too wild to navigate without crashing on the cliffs...
So the only way to analyze the living of this strange creatures is to watch movies, filmed from the air...so scientists assume that the creature uses its claws to dig or break in holes in the thin ground to gain access to their meal. Their lower arms are covered with or even made up of a rock-like material.
Some of this creatures have humps on their necks, which can be filled with lava, so they can glow in the dark...scientists believe that only males have this special anatomy and they think the glowing humps are used to impress females just like birds do with their colorful plumage...
Also a remarkable appearance are that this creature have some sort of webs between the toes...this would indigate that this creatures even is able to run on the lava surface without getting hurt...once a crew filmed a specimen running for a short period over a lava stream, but they couldn't believe this until some detailed shots with a telecam showed the webs on the feet...
This image is an illustration and was drawn by an artist based on the movies...
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Uziel:
concept: In a world of ashes, fire and rivers of boiling lava lives the Lava-ant.
This creature gets its energy from eating liquid lava.
When threatened It defends itself by shooting hot magma out of its rectum.
They built their nest close to lava streams because they need the heat of boiling lava for their brood to grow.
The colony of ants follow every command of their queen mo'm without question.
The queen regent is a fat bitch, complaining constantly about food and offspring.
Fun Fact: If you want a life size statue of this creature just put a real lava-ant in some cold water and tataaa...you'll have a kick-ass souvenir. (if you can catch one without getting burned)
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coondoggle:
concept: Sucking on the head of volcanoes Magmitites live off of noxious gases. They balloon up when full and float around their firey planet mating in the sky. Occasionally a volcano errupts in their mouths. That's a spicey volcano!
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evildisco:
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Dougbot:
concept: The Kotaki Crab of the Taptara lava fields mainly feeds on lava tube words, sulphur and other small critters. It does however pull some nutrients from the lava it holds within it's body. The lava is primarily a defense against others predators. It can shoot lava almost 50 meters through it's front 'cannon'. Not to mention most animals don't care for steaming lava pouring down their throats after biting into the crab.
The crab is quite slow, and uses it's powerful front appendages to break down mineral towers that form near hot springs. While it does have predators, they are few and far between. The kotaki crab is fairly harmless to humans, except when protecting it's nest and young.
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bRØk3n_sPiRiT:
concept: Fire Lizard
These lizards have a unique way of warding off predators: their body temperatures rise so much that their skin is hundres of degrees high, being calcinating to the touch. They manage to rise their skin to such a temperature by eating scorching lava. They feed on microorganisms that actually live in the lava called archaeobacteria. Once ingested, the lava micro-nutrients are filtered and the lava helps keep their skin temperature high enough to defend against agressors.
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Helzon:
concept: Helingen
The role of the Helingen pronounced (HELL-IN-JEN) in islander life was manifold as was discovered and written extensively by traveling missionaries in the eighteenth century. It was held as the most revered god in their vast pantheon. First and foremost, it was seen as the god of all fertility and life upon the planet, but also as the god of wealth and luck. The Helingen imagery could be found ubiquitously in nearly all the island cultures, from combs that decorated hair,small carvings that were worshipped within homes, to larger life sized versions for public display.
Only after many years and subsequent analysis of documents has a clearer understanding of what crucial role the Helingen played in the early formings of a more mature ecosystem.
These creatures belied their rather odd and rather brutish looks with extreme gentleness. They simply had little or no natural sense of aggression. (The leading theory was that they reproduced asexually. The male would release a packet of "sperm" through his cooling vents, a female eggs..and high aloft within the clouds fertilization occurred. In several weeks the juvenile Helingen would fall with the rains on the leeward sides of the islands and thus begin their terrestrial lives.) Feeding on the freshest lava that spewed from the summits of the highest domes and within the deepest calderas of active island volcanoes, these creatures seemed impervious to the blistering and hellish heat. It seemed also that they possessed a blood composition of liquefied Hydrogen. The molten rock and metal they consumed was ingested then lifted by capillary action through great "pipes" that protruded from the durable hide where reaching the top of each was sufficiently cooled then fell back toward the center where the "digestive" system broke down and extracted vital nourishment in the form of dissolved metals and minerals. There was however, a substance that the Helingen was most intolerant to and which proved its wiping from existence...and that was gold. Their systems simply rejected it and was therefore deposited in vast quantities within their dung. Beurgoning colonial powers of the time learned from their missionaries of this extraordinary feat and soon without much forethought Helingen were rounded up to the last and shipped back to mainlands..where without their lava to consume could do little and quickly perished.
The Helingen's ability to eject vaporized water and other small trace elements from their cooling projections were thought to have seeded the first clouds hundreds of millions of years ago and thus ushered in the more modern atmosphere.
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leckronium:
concept: Mythical Lava Beast
This mythical creature is believed to be related to the volcano gods in ancient times. Going by names of Lavadile, Magmagator, or Magmacroc, stories describe these creatures as being a rare site and a prediction to devastating eruptions. The ancient people believed that if you were lucky enough to take one of these creatures into view and live to tell about it then you were a chosen one who the volcano gods favored. Other stories reveal that these creatures were fire-breathing guardians and that sight of one meant you were intruding into that gods space and would soon be punished. Most stories reveal however, that these creatures were only seen near active volcanoes and that they needed to feed on lava to survive. If it strayed to far from its lava source it would cool and turn into volcanic rock which returned it to hibernation until the next releasing lava flow.
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xia:
concept: Balialbub RusputinaChikigawaraZhexigogounaDougletAdaWilliams 'sNumuroUno
Reside: Hell Kitchen
Favorite Vacation Spot: Underneat Yellow Stone (considered to be super valcano area fill with yummy lava and variation of gas)
Description: Balialbub is the head chef in hell. His recipes are quite delicious to him, as they all involve piping hot lava. He loves eating lava. In fact all the demons love his cooking; they of course all love to eat lava though. To those sent to hell, his meals are awful. Each lost soul gulping down lava every breakfast, lunch and dinner burns at first, but after a few millennia those souls just want some salt and pepper to flavor the bland lava. At times the lava cools in the souls gut, making it very hard to do the 300 jumping jacks required every morning in hell. Not to mention the quarter sized kidney stones produced by eating lava.
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Oregano:
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Matt Dixon:
concept: The 200ft long Sulphura Titan feeds by trawling the crust of the lava fields that it inhabits with it's long prehensile arms where it gathers microscopic lifeforms that live on the surface. These arms also contain ducts which allow the creature to breathe in volcanic gases, which are stored in a vast 'lung' and allow the creature to float safely above the burning magma. These giant beasts drift silently amongst the thermals produced by the lava, steering with the aid of their dorsal 'sail' and their arms, which are used as rudders in the molten rock below.
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GomenNasai:
concept: the silver butterfly
Its internal chemistry is tailored for living in a high temperature environment : it's body is a crystalline alloy of titanium and carbon, and its blood is based on silver. Its 'wings' are in fact the only way it has to stabilise its temperature. Using the permanents air currents in its environment, it sends its blood to cool as far as possible from the lava. It always have to modulate it's wings length to avoid a solidification of its blood (it harden under 300°C). It feeds on metallic gases that it absorbs with it's trump. Its feet allow him to keep the least body surface in direct contact with the lava
If the lava is cooled down quickly enough under a silver butterfly, it'll freeze instantly, and if cooled down enough, its wings can be harvested for silver (the locals use silver butterflies wings as a ritual jewelry)
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