ROUND #029 VOTING

Topic: Tentacles

Deadline for the voting: Tuesday, 29th November 2005

Posting thread (closed):
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=56177









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Lady Medusa:
concept: This cold blooded, subaquan beast, likes it near the warm vulcanos. It feeds mainly on birds and fish, but could devour anything it walks/swims by. If the prey isn't dead it will use its poisonous tentacles and jaw to kill the prey. It would also use it's tentacles to capture birds flying away.
If the prey is too big for it to swallow, the Female would chew it in smaller pices and store them away in its cave for the smaller ones.

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Carnifex:
concept: The Mudwah
It lives in the swamp waters of X4f and eats fish for the most part. Sometimes when the hunger is too big it will catch prey from dry land aswell though. It digests its food by liquifying it from the inside via a poison that comes from the thorn in its trunk. humans aren't advised to go near waters where it resides as it seems to have developed a taste for manflesh recently.

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llothcat:
concept: Blurb:
The rarely seen toilet squid. They feed off of the crocodiles that get flushed in the sewers. They avoid rats.

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nightfend:
concept: Tentacles of the Deep
There is a tale that is whispered in hushed voices by viking seafarers that brings an icy chill to even the most seasoned veteran of the ocean. It is the tale of the Tentacles of the Deep. Few sailors survive their encounter with these bizzare creatures. Those that do survive, mention that the tentacles appear only in the heaviest storms, when the waves are at their strongest. The creatures burst from the waves, wrapping themselves around the helpless ship, shattering it and pulling it under to the deepest depths of the ocean. No one knows why the tentacles strike when they do, or why they choose the ships. Some say they are summoned by a vengeful god of the ocean. Others believe that they are not seperate creatures at all, but the tentacled arms of a massive undersea creature that has not yet been seen in full. In either case, the tale of the Tentacles of the Deep cause even the bravest sailors to keep a white knuckled grip on the rails of their ship.

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leckronium:
concept: Tentacles of Hungalo
In the deep swamps of Hungalo, there lives a snake-like species that is often mistaken for legendary monsters in stories passed down through tribal generations. These monsters, often described as having a numerous amount of tentacles and killing any moving thing in it's vicinity, have terrorized tribesman for centuries. It wasn't until recent, that the mystery was finally solved.
The species resemble a cross between a leech and a large snake. The females will migrate to an area of swamp that is known for a porous material and will attach itself to lay eggs. Many females have been known to attach themselves to the same spot, often confusing anyone nearby into thinking they have spotted one of these legendary monsters.
The most interesting part of this creature isn't the creature itself but a rare, yet desirable, mushroom that grows off the top of this porous material while the females are attached. Many tribes value it because of its effects it has on the human body. Most die trying to get it.

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cgfuller64:
concept: Myoceum Occulimortia, more commonly known as an "Eye Vore", is found in or near the temperate oceans of Kloxxi 4. These amphibious parasites dine exclusively on the eye and optic nerve of their host. Eye Vores typically reach a maximum length of 1.25 meters and may live as long as a millenia. Typically ingested as eggs by large aquatic filter feeders (usually A full grown Jonke Slinthera(their favorite host) which can grow to as long as 8.5 kilometers and has twenty two pairs of large eyes(+/- 42 centimeters each). They hatch in the digestive tract and begin the journey to the optic region of their host. Once there, they bore through the sclera (optic wall). By utilizing the consumed scleral proteins they synthesize a gelatinous dermal coating that negates any immunosystemic reaction. Immediately following the excretion of their coating, they enter the vitreous portion of the eye, where they will remain for up to two years eating everything within the choroid membrane sans the ora serrata and the cornea. They will travel eye to eye repeating this process each time until the last eye at which time, they exit the host via the cornea. Upon exiting they begin their reproductive cycle. They are hermaphroditic and may or may not mate with another individual. A single vore typically produces six to eight thousand eggs per clutch. The eggs are equal in density to their aquatic habitat and therefore travel freely within its range. Notably, much of their diet consists of nerve protein which they primarily use to generate new cerebral tissue and subsequently neural pathways. Thus, adult vores are typically far more intelligent than adolescents, however the true extent of their intellectual capacity is as of yet unknown.

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young_paddy1:
concept: A Canver duck falling foul of the giant Skeel Worm, the worm is ingested by many animals (usually fish) in egg form however it will only develop in the gut of migratory aquatic birds, the worm will remain relatively small untill it senses a long period of flight followed by the impact of a water landing. After the bird has made its move to a warmer climate the worm will use the abundance of food to grow extremely rapidly, the results as you can see are unpleasant, the worm will digest its host using the enzymic muccus on its body then swim off to find a mate.
The Skeel Worm is named after it's discoverer, who was unfortunate enough to have one of these creatures in his gut, luckily a hot salty colonic caused the animal to vacate his body.

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misledtomisery:
concept: Tsoglydon (sog-lee-dawn)
The tsoglydon is an unusual type of creature. Living in the darkest of subterranean tunnels and dungeons, it feeds off anything it can scrounge. A sore sight of bumpy tumors and a mass of tentacles arranged in no apparent order of form, accept that the mouth always resides on, or near the top. Slow moving, it can catch prey by surprise with it's amazing elasticity, and pin-point accuracy. Multiple eyes randomly placed across the top of this mass allow 360 degree vision. Highly resistant to cutting and bludgeoning weapons, the most effective attack is with fire. Hyper-sensitive to light, the tsoglydon tends to contract its form into a close-knit mass for defensive purposes (as depicted).

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silentkitty:
concept: Tentacle Snake
Solitary creatures, the tentacle snake is found in light forests with plenty of shrubby undergrowth, which it uses for cover. Each snake claims a territory of an area spanning 5 - 7 miles square, and, as the animal ages and grows, it will eventually fill the entire area with "extensions" of itself in the form of heat-sensitive tentacles. To the casual observer (and any hapless animal that may be wandering through the area), these tentacles generally look like harmless sticks and logs laying on the ground. But the unfortunate prey that happens to brush up against one will find itself caught and dragged into the center of the snake's territory, where the head and body are located. The snake itself is toothless and simply swallows its prey whole, with the help of small, tentacle-like appendages located around its mouth.
The snakes themselves vary in size, but larger specimens are surely large enough to swallow humans and deer-sized animals.

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Lohan:
concept: Locks of the Forgotten God
Long ago there was a seperation in the land of the gods and the deity Baga turned against the others. With their combined efforts, the gods of justice and law managed to seal Baga in the deepest circle of Hell, burried beneath the earth. Despite all his rage, Baga could never manage to break free of his prison because the gods burried him too deep. The only thing which managed to reach the caverns of Hell was his hair, flailing wildly at anybody foolish enough to pass by, eager to sustain his bloodlust while still trapped in his eternal prison beneath the earth.

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Cique:

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VegasMike:
concept: This alien creature burrows under the surface waiting for prey. When the prey is close enough the tentacles surround the victim and direct it to the mouth for consumption. It is also an excellent predator on land where its tentacles act as legs for surprisingly swift mobility.

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redehlert:
concept: Jellian or "Whip of the Stream"
Inhabitors of tropical esturaries, the Jellian capture all forms of marine life where the intertidal currents hit land. A paralyzing sting from the myriad of tentacles at its base allows this small creature, measuring .5 meter (roughly 1.6 feet), to survive and thrive in their habitat.
The male Jellians make themselves look foreboding to any attacker by inflating their air sacs to suggest larger eyes belonging to a large creature as well as for mating.

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masque:
concept: Slow but very reliable, the odafrangian sea-snail provides not only transportation but also marketable products for the itinerant traders of Malistocca: intense red and indigo dyes, eye-jewels, and, of course, the renowned blue leather made from the creatures' shell-skin, coveted for its toughness, durability and suppleness.

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Saise:
concept: Tentacled Fiend
TF, also called the Homonoculus or Grallukh, is an 1 meter and 30 centimeter high demon creature from another dimension. This little creature have a lot of power in his limbs, so it's used by high level Demonologist like an 'House Help' - Carry somethings, kill someone or other hard work that mage don't want to do. All wizards tatoo their insignia on their fiends. TF is an unstable creature that feed with magic - it sucks the magic fro the environment, thats why only gret wizards can have one orto TF on they services... - Maxima Mehera, Book of Creatures

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Haldor:
concept: This creature looks more agressive then he actually is, he feeds him self mainly with flying insect. Most of his life he spends his time hanging in trees, but you shouldn't be surprised if you'd find him in a dark alley...

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brainstorm:
concept: This tentacle creature lives in a desert environment, stands about 5 feet tall, and has retractable eyes and mouth. For defense, it brings its crablike legs close to it's body to serve as a shield, and its soft body parts can change color to match the environment. I was also thinking maybe the black wart things around its back secrete a poisonous gas that stuns creatures who get within close range.

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br0ken_spirit:
concept: Illness Eater
We may have just discovered the cure for every known illness. During our expedition to the uncharted regions of the newly colonized jungle world of Soen III, we have retrieved several specimens of a rather curious species. They dwell in murky pools ridden with diseases, as our terrain analysis demonstrated. Surely, through years of evolution, these creatures have adapted to living in the most hazardous conditions, and this developed a very adaptable and resiliant inmunological system. We have studied their cellular behavior when exposed to new illnesses, and they can manage to counter everything. This, applied to human matters, could lead to the development of the ultimate cure.
It should also be noted than the more they develop antibodies for countering illnesses, the more they grow in body size. They also become more agressive and keen. Since they are able to coexist with diseases without apparent harm to themselves, the military sector has shown interest in the possibility of military use of these specimens, using them either to research new bacteriological offensives, or using the specimens themelves as biological weapons.

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MIKECORRIERO:
concept: Bugaloo
The colorful creature known as the Bugaloo can be identified by its size and resemblance to a turtle, but more noticeably it's numerous amounts of long tentacles that extend from the top of its round back. Bugaloo’s usually hunt at night when the pickledees fly above flashing their blue eyes as a part of mating ritual. The Bugaloo has cleverly adapted markings on its back that it uses to lure the pickledees closer by flashing their distinct mating spectacle of lights and then snatches em up with its tentacles.
The Bugaloo also feeds on various vegetation but its main diet consist of the juicy filled pickledees. You can always tell when a Bugaloo has just got done feasting on the pickledees because they cause its tongue to turn blue from their ink-like filling.

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JakkaS:
concept: The Great Animal Encyclopedia of Planet Gobb
Volume 4, Chapter 56:Cephalopods
"Nasty Pink"
...This species is an example of interesting animal evolution. When the natural environment changed immediately and the water reservoirs started to shrink those creatures had to adapt to living on trees. Hunted on small birds, monkeys and even insects. This octopus-like creature can wait whole day in hideout for a victim. In this situation their skin is green. But when they see any bird or monkey their skin become pink and they start to produce a sweet intensive smell. They look like an interesting fruit or flower (their body is partially covered with scales that simulate flower petals)...

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bradz:
concept: The Puppycle
A tiny little parasite, he lives in the nasal passages of sheep, and filters and feeds on the inhaled pollens.... They live as long as the host, which is often not that long, as they feed the growth rate increases until the bulk of the Puppycle fills the nasal cavities and the sheep expires, look out for grazing sheep and observe the tentacles slipping out the nose.......

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