So! There are presently four revealed races, and two unknowns. At this point, it's probably pretty likely that the two unknowns are already fully developed and done, with only some minor polishing needing. However, everyone has preferences for races, and Sal'rith's are reptiles, even if they only make it into a post-release update or some such. Since Starbound presently has a critical lack of reptillian races (at least publicly known about ones), Sal'rith decided to go and make one! However, not being much of an artist, the best Sal'rith could do was to make sprites, and histories and mock up screenshots. So without further ado, the Reptigorians! (Or some other better name; Sal'rith was overtired when he decided.) The Reptigorians The Reptigorians are a race of lizard-like creatures notable for their wildly varying colouration and esoteric style of technology. Their bodies have a significant amount of cartilage compared to humans, and while this makes them much more flexible, it also reduces their strength. Male and female Reptigorians are very similar, however females are usually lighter coloured and lack horns. During early life, it is nearly impossible for a non Reptigorian to tell the difference, as horns do not grow for several years. Reptigorians come in many colours. Females lack horns, and while either gender can be any colour, females tend to be more commonly lighter in colour and weight* than males.* - Not entirely true, however OHSC requires the following warning be placed: Do not ever state that Reptigorian~ females are not of lesser weight. Failure to comply may result in mental anguish, pain, divorce, and having your bedroom floor covered in the most painful legos ever produced.~ - This applies to females of all races. What Reptigorians lack in strength, they make up for in knowledge. Reptigorian society is centred around advancement and information, however not on the same level as the Apex. As such, they are often lured by knowledge to folly. The Reptigorians have a saying: 'As alluring as an unlabeled switch'. A Reptigorian professor discusses tabletop dancing with his Apex friend. Not shown: anything cool. The Reptigorians began on a relatively hot world known as Mitaru, where they suffered long periods of volcanic activity. Many migrated onto an island chain, where they first began to develop. For this, all Reptigorian settlements are called 'islands'. Hiding away from the unstable lands where lava regularly erupted outwards and ruined any settlements they constructed there, the Reptigorians slowly grew in knowledge. They became seafaring, and though have since risen - and fallen - in technology, have always relied on fishing. Over several hundred years, the Reptigorians advanced at a breakneck pace. Spurred by a desire to tame the seas, by the time they had filled all available safe islands, they possessed digital technology and atmospheric control to a degree that they need not fear volcanic activity any longer, either. Shown here: A Reptigorian yawning sympathetically for the reader about how terribly boring this section is. Moving to the mainland they delved into the volcanoes that dotted the land in order to tame them, but they found other things in them - volcanic crystal and glass. Volcanic crystal provided inspiration for their next technological advancement, moving them into a realm of data storage by crystal lattice manipulation. By the time two more centuries had passed, a typical Reptigorian computer was a single crystal that responded to touch, sound and, in some of their more proud cases, even thought. A Reptigorian with a typical light crystal. Note from management: remember to photoshop in a background, then remove this note before publishing. However, it was not to last. Although all Reptigorian knowledge was held sacred and safe behind innumerable cryptographs, the technology still existed commonly. With such incredible power available at almost every Reptigorian's fingers, it was less than a century before the development of nigh-uncounterable weapons, and even less time before one was used. The event has been referred to ever after as the Shattering of Reptigorian civilization. The details of the cataclysm that occurred have been lost to time - along with almost everything else of the Reptigorians' craftsmanship. Reptigorians lost almost all of their knowledge to the resulting destruction, and to this day have only a shadow of their once splendid civilization. However, Reptigorian technology still imitates their old grandeur, with most incorporating some crystalline elements or design. A Reptigorian male in armour. The individual shown here displays a standard Reptigorian combat helmet; Retaliatory Shoulder Guards(tm) complete with crystal spikes, DuraGrip Gauntlets, and a custom-fit set of body armour protecting the torso, upper legs and feet. Not for retail sale. One of the most notable is the Reptigorian generator. Although the science behind it is indecipherable to even modern Reptigorians, one of the factories which built them still exists, supplying power to the civilization everywhere. An inactive (left) and active (right) Reptigorian Pre-Shatter Reactor. OHSC requires the following warnings to be given: Do not look at the Reptigorian Pre-Shatter Reactor when active. Do not look at the Reptigorian Pre-Shatter Reactor when inactive. Do not touch the Reptigorian Pre-Shatter Reactor. Do not call the Reptigorian Pre-Shatter Reactor names. Failure to comply may result in bruises, abrasions, cuts, death, and urinary tract infections. Today, Reptigorians make a study of everything. They are very fond of the Apex for their shared qualities, though the relation is not always mutual. Their settlements tend to be friendly to most, always interested in trading something for new information they no longer know, or items which may help them find some. They prefer clever combat to brute force, and often trap their protected areas, or else disguise them. One trick favoured for simplicity is having a temple with little in it but running water or acid, draining through an opening - and then hiding objects of value down the 'drain' in the real storage chambers. A generated image of a Reptigorian temple. Shown here is a Reptigorian within the treasure area. On the ground floor, two 'token pots' are present to satisfy any would-be looters, while a mixture of rare Light Crystals and torches illuminate a Reptigorian head carving, from which a stream of acid pours. Note from Sal'rith: This dungeon was made by taking apart the information on this page -- http://playstarbound.com/dungeon-generation/ In the image gallery down below is the template for this dungeon. Sal'rith would have replaced the background with sky, the pink with ground and the bright green with acid, but he not have sprites good enough for that. Apologies for terrible picture, it is best Sal'rith can do. Also apologies for using the Floran(?) tileset, didn't want to make an entirely new tileset so early. In all, the Reptigorians are a race who are aware that they were once much more profoundly wise and powerful than they are today. For this, they strive to reacquire knowledge almost to the point of folly. Often they enter deals for information where, after they supply their goods, find out the other party had no information to give. Their almost jealous guarding of knowledge also makes them difficult to communicate with at times, as they regard information as a commodity - giving it away for nothing is always a valuable donation. Positives: Clever, strategic, friendly Negatives: Gullible, reluctant to give information freely Likes: Knowledge, crystals, fishing Dislikes: Stupid people, reptile-hide fashion accessories, Justin Beiber Homeworld: Mitaru (highly magmatic, with 'safe' island chains) Biomes: Tropical; island; temperate Characteristics: Crystalline themed technology; knowledge-seeking Image Gallery Shown here is an alternative design of Reptigorian made after Zain Hallows asked for more definition. We don't know what 'definition' means, but we took the time to beat up a few Reptigorians with a 'dictionary' - whatever that is - until they bruised all funny colours. Any better? The Reptigorian sample temple, along with its template sprite. Or should we say, temple-ate sprite! Ha ha h--*goes to hell* A mocked up screenshot taken from the official Starbound gallery. Here can be seen what is known as a 'Mexican stand off'. You can tell it's Mexican as they are fighting over a burrito (not shown)*.* - Sal'rith apologize for being a terrible person. Shown here: a Reptigorian female in a variant Combat Armour(tm) standing with a mysterious koala bunny. Note the koala-bunny's extremely large koala nose and relatively small nostrils. You shall never unsee that. Here can be seen several Reptigorians and their terrible fashion sense. Support their creation so that they can exist long enough to develop proper fashion! A catalogue of almost all presently-existing Reptigorian clothing. Support this suggestion - and thus their existence - so that this list may expand into better looking items! A sample of Reptigorian architecture. Note the distinct lack of it. This is because the maker is unskilled and needs inspiration. Inspire him with support! Forum member Dairuga featuring his incredibly cool Create-a-Hat contest entry, the Omnivisor. Seriously, it might not be super flashy, but it's awesome still. Go look! ----------------------------------------So, this is not very likely to become a race at launch no matter how much support it gets, as sad as Sal'rith is to say that -- but Sal'rith very much thinks a reptilian race would be awesome. So, support this, and maybe it might make it into a later update, or at least show the developers that such a race is wanted! If you don't want such a race, then Sal'rith sighs at you. And then acknowledges that you have your own opinion. Because Sal'rith is legally obligated to. Thanks for reading! PS - Sal'rith sorry for not spoilering the image gallery, no matter what he try, it kept coming up with -two- spoiler tags side by side, one with nothing in it at all. Very odd. Update! 29/11/2012 Revamped everything, now they should look a little less terrible.