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Pseudolonewolf
5 years ago

Miasmon Bestiary 4: Protonculus

◊ Posted by A β Pseudolonewolf
Categories: Miasmon Miasmon Bestiary
I actually drew a different image of this yesterday, but I wasn't satisfied with it, so I decided to redo it... As such, this took longer than I originally intended. The drawings themselves take about half an hour, but finding the time isn't easy...!

Protonculus




Type: Synthetic

Monsters in Miasmon form from the omnipresent but invisible 'miasma'; a sort of chaotic residue left over from the creation of worlds by deities. It's the same miasma from MARDEK. It works in a way not entirely dissimilar to the Dreamrealm, in that figments appear based on the thoughts and feelings of minds, but it's more closely tied to the material world, so the figments appear as real physical entities. They have no souls or minds though, and act like hallucinations, in a sense.

The race that once lived on Fracture realised that monster 'species' would recur from patterns; it was like the miasma had a sort of 'memory'.
They managed to detect, copy and store these patterns, then moulded the miasma into them to form clones of these wild monster species, with a few creative tweaks to make the monsters obey unquestioningly.

All patterns for monsters were derived from nature... until this thing. Professor Francis Marmalade - no longer the protagonist, but still a key figure in the world - managed to synthesise a monster from a pattern he'd created entirely from scratch. It's sort of comparable to cloning a real-life animal from DNA that you wrote yourself.

He designed it to be more loyal and less dangerous than the wild monsters, to prevent catastrophic accidents that sometimes seem to happen.

Since it is the first Synthetic monster, it's rather simple. It's made of stiff basic shapes, and has a texture like plastic. It has two flat, floating limbs, and moves by hovering. Its mannerisms would seem robotic, sort of eerie in their soullessness (no monsters have souls, but it's rather apparent with this one!).

Its design is based on things like those robots that Japanese people seem to be developing, as well as things like EVE from WALL-E and Porygon.
Its name comes from the words 'prototype' and 'homunculus', as well as words like 'proton', to give it a 'sci-fi energy' sort of feeling about it.

Oh, and it's the starter monster that you get. Unlike Pokemon, you don't get a choice about it... at least, not at the start.
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Pseudolonewolf
5 years ago

Miasmon Bestiary 3: Meep

◊ Posted by A β Pseudolonewolf
Categories: Miasmon Miasmon Bestiary

Meep




Type: Avian

These are silly little bird-like monsters that you find at the beginning of the game.

They're rather weak; all of their stats are below average. Since your starter monster is the same level as the wild monsters (unlike in Pokemon, where you have a level 5 starter), it was too difficult to have to fight just Gruuls and Modestoats, so I added this in order to give easy experience without much of a challenge.
It makes them difficult to train though, since they are so weak!

They bound around in an erratic and energetic manner, making constant kazoo-like chirping noises. This, along with their weakness, really puts most trainers off trying to train them.
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Pseudolonewolf
5 years ago

Miasmon Bestiary 2: Modestoat

◊ Posted by A β Pseudolonewolf
Categories: Miasmon Miasmon Bestiary
I decided to do these at a rate of maybe one per day, but instead I'll just do them 'whenever I'm in the mood', which might be more than once a day, or once every few days, depending on my mood.

Modestoat




Type: Bestial

I like stoats. Did you know that? It only seemed reasonable, then, to include a stoat-based monster.

The ∞ stoat beasts ∞ in Beast Signer were based directly on actual stoats, with little in the way of creative tweaking. This, however, is only sort of based on one, though it also sort of looks like a mouse, or other generic small mammals.

They're found at the earliest parts of the game, in the same kind of places as Gruuls. If Gruuls are Rattata, these are Pidgey... or vice versa.

They are timid and easily frightened. They have a thick ruff of fur around their necks, and often hide their head in it.

Oh, and it's based on the word 'modest', since it's bland and common and shy, rather than on 'mode stoat', which would make no sense.
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