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PostSubject: Desert Dryads   Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:31 pm

I wanted to suggest this sub-specie. You do have to consider the fact that there are giant cactuses in the real world, so why not giant cactus dryads in Felarya?

Desert Dryad
A bit taller than evergreen Dryads, they still cannot get as big as others, due to lack of water. They range from 75 to 110 feet tall. Their plant half is covered with thick, branch-like thorns. The flesh of the plant part is a dark green, with patches of tan. The human part has a few thorns sparsely spread out on their belly and knuckles. These thorns are the size of swords, and have sharp edges. As such, Desert Dryads that are friendly with humans (also known as the ones that have just had a feast) will give said humans some thorns, which are then fashioned into wicked blades. Their human skin is a dark tan colour. Their favourite hunting tactic is to drip water out of the thick thorns at their base. This draws many animals and people to them, all desperate for water. It then switches the water with a clear poison that makes the prey sleepy. As they sleep, the Dryads eat.

So? Like this idea for a sub-specie?
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Dryads   Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:40 pm

I like it.

The poisoned water tactic is sneaky, yet effective. I also like the idea of them giving sword needles to human friends (especially after a feast. lol)

It's really cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Dryads   Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:42 pm

I say go for it! I like this idea Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Dryads   Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:17 pm

Thanks for the positive comments!

I hope Karbo likes them just as much!
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Dryads   Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:03 pm

<Cypress> hmmmm, now thats some cousin. well at least she puts them to sleep, thats a nice touch. and giving gifts is always nice^^

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PostSubject: Re: Desert Dryads   Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:20 pm

Yay! Very Happy

Thanks for the positive posts!
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Dryads   Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:02 am

This is definitely a great idea ^_^

It's not entirely an original one but you developped it further with this idea of water as a mean to catch preys. I definitely put it on my list for when I'll develop desert zones Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Dryads   Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:37 am

:3 Thanks, Karbo!
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Dryads   Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:15 pm

What, like Cactus dryads?
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Dryads   Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:27 pm

Yes... That is the idea
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Dryads   Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:36 pm

Awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Dryads   Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:07 pm

What type of cactus would it resemble? Saguaro? Prickly Pear?
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Dryads   Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:09 pm

Xeno-the-Hedgehog wrote:
What type of cactus would it resemble? Saguaro? Prickly Pear?
What is the difference Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Dryads   Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:07 pm

gwadahunter2222 wrote:
Xeno-the-Hedgehog wrote:
What type of cactus would it resemble? Saguaro? Prickly Pear?
What is the difference Very Happy

Different species, different shape, different pattern of growth, different natural adaptations, would you like me to continue?

Saguaro cacti are tall and have long branches, with needles arranged in rows that follow the length of each part. Prickly pears are more of a series of flat oval shaped branches, with barbed needles lining the edge of each segment. I read somewhere that its surface is also abrasive, but the fruit is edible if the needles and outer layer are removed.

there's a host of other species I could have mentioned as well, but I don't know what their names are.
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Dryads   Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:35 pm

Xeno-the-Hedgehog wrote:
Different species, different shape, different pattern of growth, different natural adaptations, would you like me to continue?

Saguaro cacti are tall and have long branches, with needles arranged in rows that follow the length of each part. Prickly pears are more of a series of flat oval shaped branches, with barbed needles lining the edge of each segment. I read somewhere that its surface is also abrasive, but the fruit is edible if the needles and outer layer are removed.

there's a host of other species I could have mentioned as well, but I don't know what their names are.

I see maybe it can be a new specie with difference or simililarity of known species maybe. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Dryads   Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:44 pm

im new but i have an idea that could help

i would like to suggest this ----> http://www.desertusa.com/flora.html#trees
desert trees...nuf said


edit: personally i would think something would rather walk up to a nice shady tree then a cactus
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Dryads   Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:34 am

Thank you for the link, there is some interesting and helpful infos here Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Dryads   Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:56 am

no problem happy to help

from that link
california fan palm, ponderosa pine, palo verde tree
just a few more specific ideas based mostly on there size and average age
it wouldnt be to hard to increase the sizes to fit the world
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Dryads   Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:48 pm

id say that a dessert dryad Would fit In Perficty
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