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Overall a nice design that allows the maximum number of turrets to target a single enemy. However, the lack of visible missile or beam ...


While not very original, this piece is a rather nice rendition of the "futuristic industrial/urban" theme. I especially like the blueis...

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Puppet Master
The Puppet Masters are an intelligent alien species from Nestor's World, a recently discovered planet in the anti-spinward periphery. They are sessile beings that anchor themselves to the ground and stay in the same spot indefinitely (although they can relocate themselves, under certain circumstances). Lacking mobility and any kind of prehensile organs, the Puppet Masters instead rely on "familiars", specialized semi-independent creatures grown inside the Puppet Masters' gestation pods. The familiars, created through a type of meiosis, share only parts of their parent organism's genetic code and lack intelligence and proper self-awareness. They are directed by the Puppet Masters through a combination of pheromones and highly complex vocalizations and act as their hands and feet, serving their every need. The familiars are capable of venturing far from their parent organism and have a limited capacity for independent operation, although if left without guidance for too long, they can become feral and will usually die off soon thereafter.

The Puppet Master pictured above is surrounded by a trio of "roamers", the most common type of familiar. The roamers are tasked with gathering food and building and operating simple tools, using their prehensile mouth proboscis to manipulate objects. Other types of familiars exist, such as armored "warriors", tasked with defending their master, and "chariots", tasked with transporting the Puppet Master to a new location. Because growing new familiars takes a lot of energy and nutrients, they are usually carefully managed and grown only as needed.

Psychologically, the Puppet Masters are very independent-minded and not very sociable. Each Puppet Master requires a fairly large territory of its own, and thus their population density has always been very low. It has been estimated that there are currently no more than 25,000 Puppet Masters living on Nestor's World. Interaction - including reproduction - between Puppet Master individuals is mainly conducted through familiars. The largest settlements are villages of a dozen or so like-minded Puppet Masters, but even in them, the average distance between individuals is often hundreds of meters.

Nestor's World is a low-light planet orbiting an M-type main-sequence star. It has a unique ammonia-based biosphere with analogues for both terrestrial flora and fauna. Bizarrely, xenoarchaeological studies conducted on the planet and in its star system suggest that the Puppet Masters had an advanced space age civilization comparable to late 21st century Earth... over two million years ago. Then, for reasons unknown, they abandoned their off-world colonies and most of their advanced technology and gradually regressed back to stone age, where they have remained ever since. This regression was not instantaenous, but took at least 10,000 years to complete. So far there has been only limited contact with Human explorers and the Puppet Masters, but apparently the Puppet Masters of today have no knowledge of their ancient civilization, the remnants of which are buried deep in the geological strata of their homeworld.
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Interplanetary Freighters
Interplanetary freighters are easily the most common type of spacecraft in the known space. They are simple, relatively low-tech vehicles that have no quantum bubble drives or Bussard engines and thus can't hope to cross interstellar distances in any practical timeframe. They do, however, have very cost-efficient sublight engines that allow them to travel interplanetary distances and deliver goods between the planets and space stations of a settled star system. They are the lifeblood of any sufficiently advanced system, keeping the intrasystem economy running and allowing the inhabitants to spread from planet to planet, orbit to orbit, without fear of running out of raw materials or supplies.

The three interplanetary freighters pictured above are long-range ships meant to operate in the outer system, where distances between settlements can be very large. Typical for an outer system freighter, they are equipped with many propellant tanks and four large freight containers that can store enormous amounts of cargo. They are currently preparing to leave the vicinity of a large cylindrical space habitat, itself orbiting an ice giant planet (similar to Neptune and Uranus), which are often found in the outskirts of a star system.

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Made with Google SketchUp, rendered with Kerkythea. Planet image by NASA.
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pookiesaurus4 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
Hi!
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Vumpalouska Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018
Hello.
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pookiesaurus4 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
How are you?
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Vumpalouska Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
I'm fine, thank you... Although I spilled Coca Cola on my keyboard and now the space key gets stuck all the time and I have to remove it and clean it at least thrice a day ;____;

How have you been?
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Generalorder4 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch back! I like your designs :clap:
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pookiesaurus4 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017
Can I have a pet gront? They are so cute!
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Vumpalouska Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017
There's only one in existence. And it probably can't become anyone's pet, being far smarter than most people.
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pookiesaurus4 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017
Damn! Much smarter than I thought, for a monster that looks like a raw turkey. Keep posting that, I'll keep saying it kid.
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blockyblockman Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2017
You think we should warn Sarah10387 next? The influence of Moral seems to be getting to her.
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blockyblockman Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017
I was just wondering what would be so bad about It.
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