Mob Solamanders

Discussion in 'NPCs and Creatures' started by Dragonith, Jul 3, 2012.

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    Igniserpens infernalis ("Fire Serpent from Hell")
    When the truth finally dawns, it dawns in what the last foolish adventurer said when he combated a Solamander unarmed.

    Solamanders are among the solariformes ("Solar-Users"), creatures reliant on the sunshine for locomotion. In the fiery lizard's case, the sun's energy is its driving life energy and main method of attack. By releasing the stored energy of a star's light, it can expel temperate flames of up to 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. It is commonly believed that the fire it produces is unlimited in supply, although this is untrue. If a Solamander runs out of solar energy, it cannot breath fire and will sieze movements completely. It is this dormant state that all Solamanders try to avoid, as it leaves them completely vulnerable and susceptible to harm. To prevent such a catastrophe to their bodies, they move slowly during the night to conserve energy. Sources of heat, such as lava pools, are a popular spot for Solamanders to rest when their solar energy levels are low. Submerging themselves in lava is a safe way to protect themselves until the sun rises in the daytime.

    The feathery extensions of a Solamander are treasured by collectors, both for their soft feel and hot touch. Unfortunately, obtaining these feathers isn't too easy, as even in death, as a solariforme, the miniature stars embedded on the creature self-destruct, akin to the explosion of a supernova on a smaller scale.

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  2. jackalope

    jackalope Big Damn Hero

    They get better every time! Can we ride it without being incinerated?;)
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  3. Nirn

    Nirn Existential Complex

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  4. Zeklo

    Zeklo Heliosphere

    Explodes on death? This would be fun, but now I am completly scared of lava pools because of these Solamanders and the Scoria.
  5. WhatTheHax98

    WhatTheHax98 Subatomic Cosmonaut

    Very-absolutely-extraordinarily-super-fantastically-uber-awesomely nice! One of the best creature suggestions I have seen by far!

    I can see it now, I am exploring a dark cave. I break through the hard stone only to reveal a hot room with a lava pool in the center. I have heard rumors of lizards inhabiting these pools. I cautiously tread through the room to avoid confrontation, but alas, it was too late. The beast crawls out of the pool breathing fierce flames that could burn through stone.

    I love the art that you have put into creating this masterpiece of a creature! I totally got the Skyrim trailer reference too. :DD
  6. Alternal

    Alternal Existential Complex

    Wow, that's fantastic!
    I love the concept art style, very cool. :cool:
    And I'd like fighting something like this in game, the slow moving at night might make them easy targets.
  7. WhatTheHax98

    WhatTheHax98 Subatomic Cosmonaut

    These creatures won't be very powerful on my planet of eternal night! :V
  8. Dem orbs.
  9. Probably not. You'd probably get roasted before you even got a foot close to it. :p
    Just be glad they aren't working together...

    ...yet. *shudders*
    Ahaha, thanks young dovakiin. xD
    Just watch out for dem lava pools. One wrong move, and you'll be burnt to a crisp.~
  10. Impish

    Impish Void-Bound Voyager

    Might be my favorite one so far! :D
  11. Soron

    Soron Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    If it is in the game, I look forward to the fight! :fireball:
  12. GabirilosGR

    GabirilosGR Scruffy Nerf-Herder

  13. Ravenous Space Rat

    Ravenous Space Rat Cosmic Narwhal

    I guess you took my suggestion about the supernova?
    Great idea!
  14. Mianso

    Mianso Black Hole Surfer

    I see game's name is Starbound.How big are those?And how big are the super-nova explosions?
  15. Ghoschief

    Ghoschief Phantasmal Quasar

    Love it. You make some fine art ;)
  16. Hideindarkness

    Hideindarkness Orbital Explorer

    hmm i feel that this might be the mount or a type of folk that comes from the same realm as the Tru'Donts. I would love to see them as mounts but if they are npc i think you can have some sort och flash attack. Becuse they are serpans/snakes :)
  17. Another magnificently drawn creature. It will be interesting to meet an enemy that can swim in lava.
  18. qazxcwe

    qazxcwe Phantasmal Quasar

    Everything this guy makes should be implemented!:D
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  19. shadowcrazy

    shadowcrazy Phantasmal Quasar

    looks great and as usual looks very professional...can't wait for the sprites

    reminds me a bit of volvagia
  20. centor111

    centor111 Cosmic Narwhal

    Dude this is 500$ art you are making o.o how long does this take you

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