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108035 No. 108035 ID: 14f8aa

With the prologue done, I figure it's time to make this.

General quest discussion, speculation, Q&A, shitposting, etc.

>Wiki: http://tgchan.org/wiki/Puruu_Quest

Just like another quest here, Puruu Quest takes place in the setting of Primordial Evo. No prior knowledge of the setting needed, but here's a link for those curious about it: https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Primordial_Evolution_Game
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No. 108038 ID: 1ad8a4

Woo! finally a disthread!

So yeah, let's start with the Puruu physiology, then, eh? Do explain to us how Puruus operate on a biological level, NT.
No. 108067 ID: 14f8aa
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To understand Puruus, we need to start with a tiny creature called a Runu.

Runu are microscopic, jellyfish like creatures that are invisible to the naked eye. What makes these microorganisms special is that they form highly sophisticated colonies that behave like a single, larger creature.

Puruus are the most complex of all runu colony forms. The individual organisms become highly specialized, undergoing a metamorphosis that converts most of the cells of their bodies into a single tissue type.

Different runu species form different types of puruu. Our focus here will be on the Climbing Puruu, also known as the Sapient Puruu. This type of Puruu appears to be a bipedal creature with six additional limbs (four arms, tail, and tongue). They have a semi-open circulatory system with a few chambers in their torsos that act as simple single-chamber hearts. While one does have a single large lung, much of their respiration can be done through their skin, so long as it is kept moist. A puruu's skin also handles the function of kidneys, causing them to sweat out bodily wastes.

Their digestive system is a simple digestive cavity. Nutrients are absorbed directly into their hemolymph through the cavity lining, and transported throughout the body. Solid waste is regurgitated, typically into designated pools of still water. This regurgitation is vital in the formation of new colonies. Lumps of tissue get dislodged from the esophagus as "eggs." These Puruu eggs are both reproductive organs and embryos. When formed, they contain a large number of female gametes (egg cells). Once a large percentage of them are fertilized, reproduction-specialized runu will begin to release sperm into the spawning pool. After some time, a mature Puruu will swallow an egg, depositing it into a pouch connected to the esophagus. Here, the egg is provided with nutrients as it develops into an infant puruu.
A Puruu reaches maturity in its late teens, but will continue to grow throughout its life at a decreasing rate, reaching a standstill point between the ages of 180 to 220 years. If not for non-reproducing runus such as those that make up brain tissue, a puruu could hypothetically live indefinitely.

Often times, a fertilized egg will not get the chance to develop into a new colony. Instead, they will be mashed into a medical ointment to speed the healing of wounds. Puruus are able to withstand and recover from injuries that would normally be fatal to a proper animal, and will regenerate lost limbs in the time-span of weeks.

One last thing, Puruus are highly venomous. Their tongues are covered in nematocysts to deliver their paralytic venom into the bloodstream of prey or predators. It's worth noting that their bloodstream contains their venom too, which is also dangerous for a number of creatures to ingest. Technically that makes it also a poison.

Of course Indonesian Gentleman already knows a lot of this.
No. 108071 ID: d79f26

oaky so... what does it take to actually kill one? would like to know so we can suggest things better next time we get into a fight to the death. (that tongue punch surprised me :V)
No. 108075 ID: 14f8aa

Brain injury, bleedout, drying out, non-puruu poisons, burning, extended separation of the head from the shoulders, etc.

The prologue + Ch1 opening was mostly an """""attempt""""" to show how resilient puruus are to injury. Originally, the quest was going to start after the attack.

>that tongue punch surprised me :V
It was a great suggestion. There was no way I couldn't try to work that one in.
No. 108098 ID: 1d7899

Puruus are generally more resistant to dying from smaller injuries in the short term. This is due to having access to runus that can speed up the healing process and allow stabilization from severe injuries, and the puruus unique biology just being hard to permanent damage since they can regrow many parts of their body. However, puruus are tiny, like three feet tall by the time they're twenty, so they're terrible at fighting outside of their homelands or advantageous situations, such as underwater (in freshwater bodies). They're generally 1'6, so they're not really threatening to anything sentient that is bigger than them.

The surest way to kill a puruu is destruction of the brain, or keeping them in an environment they're totally unsuited for, without freshwater. Puruu weaken and expire very easily without access to freshwater. Keeping a puruu from access to runus will also impair them in the long term, since they rely on runus to heal their unique bodies. Sure death for a puruu would be facing a foe larger than them, in an arid environment, far, far away from home.

The best way to approach a puruu in combat is to treat them like a toddler so hopped up on adrenaline they'll never give up even if they're bleeding all over the place. You gotta impair their physical ability to move at all, or destroy a vital organ completely to keep a puruu down.

Poisoning a pool of runus or a puruus supply of water will also kill them very quickly
No. 108100 ID: 14f8aa
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If a puruu is 3 feet tall, it would be well over a century old. Rest of that seems to be pretty accurate.

I was hoping to reveal how small puruus really are later on, but oh well.

>Picture by someone else, from before they had the tail.
No. 108102 ID: 398fe1

Oh wow, I've *never* seen a fictional species with a detailed non-standard circulatory system before.
No. 108109 ID: 1d7899

They're weird jellyfish monkeys
No. 108121 ID: a40597

Love that picture.
Especially the fact that the geist professor has glasses despite his race being entirely blind and "seeing" trough echolocation.
Maybe he views glasses as just an item of the appropriate attire a professor should have.
No. 108133 ID: d36af7

Maybe the material in the glasses actually has favorable acoustic properties somehow?
No. 108134 ID: ba506f

instead of glasses his kind just wears two tuning forks strapped to their head that help them "see". Used whenever one of their race can't make the right pitched sounds that they normally make to "see" or when they have an underdeveloped "ear" (not sure what you call the organ that let's them echo lactate).

I don't know why I typed that, the thought just came to me and I went with it.
No. 108148 ID: 14f8aa

I just drew him with glasses as a joke, but that's actually a pretty cool idea. Where were you guys four years ago?
No. 108151 ID: ba506f

lurking in and out of the threads but never really got to involved or really into it since it was already a few threads in and I was to lazy to actually go back and read all the old post.
No. 108292 ID: c45b7e
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well, if there's not enough in the spawning pool to finish the job we always have options.
No. 108294 ID: c45b7e
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No. 108297 ID: d155e9

Now we just need a knife and some kind of dart gun and we'd be set. So what race would act as the metal gear?
No. 108348 ID: 1d7899

>geist titan
>A lem'uy
>A gorriog
>One of those giant mutant govkars
>Vyrii fit perfectly but are cheating
>Kwagos fit the profile of metal gear perfectly
No. 108365 ID: 14f8aa
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>geist titan
I actually found this in an old folder. Reminds me of RAY a little bit.
No. 108382 ID: 14f8aa

Looking back, I think that was drawn when MGR was still the big thing, so that similarity is likely deliberate.
No. 108924 ID: a40597

That thing was actually something I intended to use in Freak Quest back when I was running it on /tg/.

t. Nad.
No. 108933 ID: 14f8aa

Whoops. I just have all your drawing saved in one big, unsorted folder.
No. 109048 ID: 1d7899

I thought for sure Neis would really be Arupa. Too bad his whole tribe is dead, but now he could become the elder of a new one!
No. 109049 ID: 398fe1

It's not tho. Signs point to an evacuation, and he's looking straight at two survivors.
No. 109363 ID: 1d7899

bordlebordle bordbordbord ai pendant plans for world domination through jellyfish people bord bord borldebord bordle
No. 109366 ID: 2cab9c

Well, someone called it. Can we just call that OOC knowledge for now?
No. 109389 ID: 2cab9c
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Finally got around to finishing this. Indonesian Gentleman said something in the IRC about an inter-quest TF2 tournament a month back or so.
No. 109391 ID: 837e86

Could Neis and her species even metabolize scrumpy?
No. 109400 ID: 1d7899

Yeah. It's not like a guard in a jungle tribe of puruus would know a single thing about ancient nanomachine monsters created by aliens thousands of years ago. We don't even have a timeframe yet, so this could be well before the Black Ramel War or even the formation of the Enclave. I'd put the amulet down as bordtech washed up on the seashore, till it got traded into our tribes predecessors.

Blung field near the tribe is scary as shit though. Given a few days they'll show up in the village, and when the spread some blungfield into the spawning pools they'll be basically tainted and useless, and the village is doomed.
No. 109416 ID: 2cab9c
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Probably, considering how they brew mead among other things. There is a species of bug that does produce honey. However it a bad idea to consume it as-is. Some sort of processing, such as fermentation, is needed to break down the poison they infuse it with. It causes inflammation of the mouth, esophagus, and stomach.
No. 109442 ID: c45b7e
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This creature makes crude silk like a spider. However the silk is used as a blinding and binding agent to capture prey and defend itself, coming out as a sticky blob that rapidly dries and becomes a tangled mess of fibers. They are about the size of a tennis ball.
No. 109443 ID: c45b7e
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and well. This one is fun.
No. 109455 ID: 1d7899

>Laser cavalry chickens
Well how about that
No. 110103 ID: 31daba

Little things involving the Thigh Day pic. There's a tribe of Puruus called the Ruufaya that also lives in the jungle. They're pink rather than blue due to the rare strain of runu that make up their bodies. The clothing depicted is made from the skin of Titan Lubs.

Titan Lubs are massive, photosynthetic, jellyfish-like creatures. In a way, they resemble the missing link between early plants and early animals in this world.
No. 110573 ID: 31daba
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Doodled a size chart.

[reposted to fix a misspelling.]
No. 111871 ID: c45b7e
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This latest update has me...pumped.
No. 111876 ID: 3ce125

No. 111928 ID: c45b7e
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world for reference.
No. 111929 ID: c45b7e
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earliest meme.
No. 111941 ID: b2bf87
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No. 111946 ID: ce19bd
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Oh man I didn't think I'd ever see primordial evo brought up here.
No. 111976 ID: b2bf87
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Indonesian Gentleman actually brought it over first. Bord Quest is actually a prequel of sorts.
No. 111977 ID: c45b7e
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mighty nice setting you guys have there. sure would be a shame if two alien races...fucked everything up forever.
No. 111981 ID: ce19bd

It was going to end with an apex race holocaust somehow.
No. 111982 ID: ce19bd

Also if it isn't clear from the art similarities. I was responsible for the frowgs and the vyrii.

I am pleased by the catastrophic outcome.
No. 111988 ID: b2bf87
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Would that make you the person who went by the name "the obsessive faggot who made the frowgs what they are?"

Not sure if you were around at the time, but the origins of the Vyrii have been changed some time after it was determined that Bords could not be the descendants of any creatures currently on the planet. Rather than macroviruses, vyrii are now constructs made of degenerate bord nanomachines.
No. 111990 ID: ce19bd

Honestly I wanted that to be their origin but I didn't wanna be "that guy" and go full tilt into the extra terrestrial. Rogue nanites that evolved into silicon based life is fine by me and hardly changes the final product, for what little that means at this point after so many years.

I saw some concept art of vyrii reproducing by infecting other lifeforms and viciously exploding from within akin to real virus reproduction, which also was within my personal intent.

I couldn't afford to keep up with the threads so after a few days, much to my original disappointment and now newfound amusement looking back at it all.
No. 111991 ID: 70983e
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Of all the forms they could take, they took Chryssalid forms...

There's no hope for that planet. Glass it and look elsewhere. I'm sorry.
No. 111993 ID: ce19bd

You see one four legged arthropod-like alien monster, you see them all I guess.
No. 111998 ID: b2bf87
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Oh yes. This one.
No. 111999 ID: ce19bd

Will this quest possibly venture to other continents with throwbacks to all this nonsense?

>Self-aware vyrii outcast party member when.
No. 112001 ID: c45b7e
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There are two offshoot settings of the primordial quest:

Inheritance and Exodus. Neither has gone live yet, and both probably need some more refining and pruning before thy are ready for prime time.
No. 112002 ID: c45b7e
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*laughs in vyran*
No. 112373 ID: 1d7899

>Kill thousands/millions of Vyrii in a great war to protect the world from them
>Kill the overmind with a ?Nuke?
>There are still Vyrii left over that became genuinely intelligent, and they live all over the northern mountains
General Prebyn weeps, if the dead weep
No. 112517 ID: c45b7e

Great Vyrii war was bitter for all involved. Enduring rage can be felt from the base deep zero all the way to the bones of the black ramel. A single great threat was shattered, to create a thousand small ones. At least a few of them turned out to be allies, though the crestlanders may find them suspect even many generations later.
No. 112665 ID: 526ec4
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Arhra's new quest reminded me of this old thing I doodled four or five years back.
No. 118806 ID: 7579d8
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Wanted to share what Genkwaku was gathering pieces from in the secret santa thread. >>118742
Colored exoskeletal patches from a male Cathedral Stompa.
No. 119179 ID: 95d58b

How big do slizers get? I can't tell if the one our protag found is smallish or large-ish
No. 119180 ID: 6ed061
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Probably somewhere in the middle. Fully matured, but a bit smaller than the largest known specimens.

A quick correction here. Cathedral Chompa.
No. 120469 ID: 6b7d70
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If anyone wondered if there was a reason for the scribbled eyes, it's because they actually look more like this.
No. 124212 ID: fcde5d
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Been waiting to get the update out of the way before posting stuff like this again. Made an actual reference sheet for Neis a while back.
No. 124213 ID: fcde5d
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And although these are in the drawthread, it'd probably be appropriate to post the here too.
No. 124214 ID: fcde5d
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No. 124219 ID: fcde5d
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Meanwhile during >>/quest/893044
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