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Pseudolonewolf
5 years ago

Miasmon Bestiary 22: Palaeos

◊ Posted by A β Pseudolonewolf


Game Information

Types: Undead / Stone
Stage: Transient

Like its prevolution, Ammos, much of its bony body is encased within stone, yet it's still capable of movement. It thrashes and lashes out with its stony claws and rows of fossil fangs.

Design Notes

I'm not yet 100% certain about this design, so the sprite in the game may have some differences to this. I went through many sketches before deciding on this, but I 'decided' mainly due to not wanting to spend more time on it rather than because I was satisfied with it.

It's notably similar to the 'Demonolith' enemies from Final Fantasy X, and I 'used them for inspiration' (that is, stole ideas from them). However, I came up with the initial idea (dinosaur skeleton reaching out from the rock it's still in) before I remembered it'd already been done.

It's obvious that everyone will prefer Sporc to this. Why, I don't know why I even bothered uploading it, since it obviously can't compare!

Its name comes from 'palaeo-' meaning 'prehistoric', and 'os' meaning 'bone'.
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Dr D
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Dr D 20 Canada SanguineMelancholic ENTJ 388 71C
I wonder if it has a big brother "Mega Phalaeos".
Just a thought.
Turbotowns2
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Oh this Beast is SOO Cool, very dark, like, I LOVE IT, so far this actually, is my fav. ;)
SunChilde
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Not commenting on this directly . . . Just wanted to say how nice it is to see this sort of progress! Very heartening and whatnot.
Also - wanted to ask - how would you feel about someone porting one of your existing games onto a smartphone format and forwarding the proceeds (all of them) onto you? The first three Mardek games, specifically, being what I was considering? (Not doing it myself, paying a friend of mine to do it! And Obviously just a train of thought currently.)
Kentaro411
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I really like this design, mainly because I love dragon Pokemon. But this! This will probably be my favorite "Miasmon" and it reminds me of one of the monsters in a game called spiral knights..(Link to image of monster: ∞ LINK ∞ ) I think that most of your designs are thought through and not just thrown out there like what some people would do, just to save time. Looking forward to use this in-game, thanks Pseudo! :D
Ben1005
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For some reason, this reminds me so much of those Tyrannosaurus-Rex robots I got that didn't do much of anything and were outrageously overpriced.
Just looking at the skull structure and the way the claws are outreached reminds me of that. Even the nose placement, and mouth opening, and color of the eyes reminds me of that robot.

Ah, the memories.
smurfton
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Will any of these monsters be the equivalent of Magikarp or Metapod, where they are absolutely useless without grinding?
TGE
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TGE 21 United States PhlegmaticSanguine INTP 25C
This is my favorite so far. It's a creative design, and different enough from demonolith to be considered original. Well done!
Aritheall
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I've been loving all the art updates! So great to see what you've been working on! I can't wait to train up an epic Sporc of my own...it will dominate, I am sure.
Really looking forward to this game and glad you seem to be full of inspiration right now.
idea bulb
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What will this evolve into, the skeleton demon that you fight in Madrek 3, or that inanimate dragon skeleton you find in the museum that has become alive?
Shadowgokustar
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Wellllll, I feel I must point out that since miasmal apparitions disappear after they are killed, it simply couldn't be the museum dragon, which wouldn't be a miasmal apparition because it is obviously left behind as a fossil... But anyways, why are you presuming that this monster has to have an evolution after it, let alone a monster from MARDEK? Maybe you could instead say "Might this possibly evolve into the Bone Demon from M3, or maybe even the skeletal dragon from the museum? I know that you didn't say whether or not Palaeos has an evolution, but could you possibly use this idea, because I really like it! :D" Or something to that effect.
jaffa6
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jaffa6 20 United Kingdom PhlegmaticSanguine INFP 7w8 497C
It's looks great! Kind of like it's about to jump out of the rock! P.s. Will different miasmons be aligned differently or is it all dependant on the trainer?
anakin123
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anakin123 18 Belgium MelancholicPhlegmatic INFJ 459 282C
What do you mean Jaffa? Sorry it's just that I'd like to know what your question is.
jaffa6
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jaffa6 20 United Kingdom PhlegmaticSanguine INFP 7w8 497C
Sorry, it is kind of unclear. I mean will they have alignments like lawful good, lawful chaotic, true nuetral etc. or will it just be evil trainers have evil ones and so on.
anakin123
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anakin123 18 Belgium MelancholicPhlegmatic INFJ 459 282C
Ah that's what you mean... I think they'll all be the same... I mean it would be a lot of work to draw them twice and to add two different versions... you see? Anyways that's my opinion, I guess we'll see later when the game comes out.
Zuriki
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Probably possible to just do colour swaps if Pseudo wanted. Don't expect it though. Nothing has been shown to insinuate that there will be any kind of alignment and I can't imagine Pseudo will want to add more work to his current load.