(Legacy) Everything About: AlaerinAlaerin
(Homo Sapiens Giganti)
The Alaerin are a race of modified near-humans native to the Orion-Cygnus arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. They can trace their genetic origins to their homeworld of Alarie, and also to other varieties of Homo Sapiens. Their most distinguishing feature is their great, (and arguably physically impossible,) size.
Alaerin are a near-human species, the average individual standing roughly ten to twelve meters tall. They possess maroon-colored blood and skin pigmentation in shades of blue, giving them skin tones ranging from light to dark in both blues and purples. An average female of 12m height may weigh around 12,500kg, while the average 10m male may weigh 10,500kg, give or take considerably.
All Alaerin have long, tapered ears extending backwards, though in some ethnicities they may also grow outward at varying angles from the head. Alaerin’s ears can move slightly, though this is a vestigial ability that amounts
Legacy Shorts: Checkmate“Okay...so...this one can move here, right?”Legacy Shorts: Checkmate9 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Casey watched from beside the enormous chessboard as his new acquaintance lifted up a white plastic knight the size of small child between dainty blue fingers. It came back down with an audible thud in front of her line of trashcan-sized pawns, and he glanced up as the full attention of the forty foot tall young woman shifted to him.
Taking one look at her bright green eyes, he became infected with her smile. She lay on the grass of the city park, hastily printed chessboard set out before her, legs kicked up without a care in the world. He was the only person to muster up the courage to approach her when she'd taken a seat here and asked, with a great deal of volume, for a partner. She'd explained that she'd only just learned the rules online, and wanted to play with someone for real. That had been not even a half hour ago, but Casey felt he and Kieema were hitting it off alright.
“Yup, that’s just right,” he re
Lellis Shorts: AnayyeAnayye swept one arm forward, palm out, and the other back, blade in hand, poising it above her head for a strike that followed with blinding quickness. The curved blade, longer than a human man stood tall, whistled through the air effortlessly, quickly reversed to defend from an imaginary foe.Lellis Shorts: Anayye3 years ago in Scraps More Like This
Spinning and twirling through her training routine, the woman's red-orange skin gave off a simmering heat-haze, the cool night air around her heated to blistering temperatures by her exertion. The billowing fabrics of her clothing, resistant to her natural heat, snapped too and fro as it was dragged behind her body motions, dancing atop the desert sands.
With the last motion of her practice, her blade caught both the glint of moonlight and the edges of her burnt-brown hair, shaving a bit from its ends; thus keeping it the same length it had been for years. She planted the blade into the ground, the pommel left hip high, and began a series of stretches as she observed her surroundings one last ti
Legacy Chr: Two SidesUnder cover of a storm of liquid rust, the forward drop ships landed. Verra led the way once the platform was on the ground, Thendria close behind with Jattig and Unaona covering the rear behind Aramathea, the team's Psion. A small platoon of armored troopers followed a distance behind from the other ships while the mechanized units were being brought in.Legacy Chr: Two Sides5 years ago in Scraps More Like This
Unlike most other missions, Thendria, Unaona, Aramathea and Verra were wearing full-body environment suits to protect them from the harmful effects of the iron-laced rain, as well as visored helmets like the others', but not as outfitted with special sensors. In Verra's case, hers was significantly more advanced, but specialized for her sniping role.
Ugh, the Iron Oxide in this rain is going to ruin my armor's actuators, Jatiig said annoyed, setting down her plasma sprayer and giving a firm shake in her powered armor. While the others didn't have powered armor, there were nods of agreement from a number of them, including
Legacy Chr: Minor AnnoyanceVerra had chosen a rocky ridge to position herself, her special cloak pulled over the length of her body and her gun also blanketed by a similar, but smaller piece of material. She had covered it with local gravel and dirt so it would blend in with the surrounding gray rocks, and she was proud to say that beneath it, her form beneath it looked very much like the sloping but pointed rocks that surrounded her.Legacy Chr: Minor Annoyance5 years ago in Scraps More Like This
The team had dropped in planetside some three days ago, taking half of one to get to their positions. Aramathea, Jatiig, and Unaona had set themselves up to the North-West of the base, keeping out of sight to get their diversion ready so Thendria, who would be waiting in the East, could grab their target, while Verra had been nearly motionless for two days, keeping an eye on the starport so the target couldn't escape.
She had chosen one of her most balanced rifles in terms of power and firing rate, able to plug a human tank in three or less shots, and still have time to zone in on
Legacy Chr: PrioritiesHer cover blown by a patrol team, Thendria ducked into the nearby forest so the tanks couldn't zone in on her too soon. They were thick and well-rooted, giving even the heavy, tread-based vehicles problems in trying to knock them over, but that's what infantry was for. The dozen or more human soldiers continued to manage in getting behind her, aiming for her legs with the usual solid rounds, but just as she'd experienced before, some of them were using laser-based weaponry, and those burns were hard to fix for the biokinetics at home.Legacy Chr: Priorities5 years ago in Scraps More Like This
She kept her footwork up, seemingly going deeper into the forest when she was trying to arch her way out to the edge. She hit something with the back of her leg and looked down to spot a human soldier that had been knocked over, but at the same time, noticed two more coming from behind the trees in front of her. With a careful, but precise sweep of her foot, she lifted the grounded soldier with the tip of her boot and sent him right into his allies, bowli
A Tabletop AdventureA Tabletop Adventure1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Nastia panted heavily, trying to get a hold of herself. She has just performed the most exhausting climb of her life - and the most unexpected one, to be honest.
She sat down, taking a frightened look at her surroundings. Giant wooden logs, black liquid-filled plastic pipes as wide as she was tall, boulders of colourful mass the size of a small house... Taking a glance behind, she saw the very same chair she was sitting on a few seconds earlier - now the size of a skyscraper.
She revised the last few seconds. She was sitting in her room, preparing a character sheet for an upcoming RPG... She wanted to test the new set of dices. She picked up the d20 to make the first roll... And then started feel dizzy. The new dice - a greenish masterpiece with Elvish runes replacing regular numbers - fell out of her hand and rolled across the table... And then she felt herself falling, losing balance. She grabbed onto the closest thing avalible, climbed onto it...
"Oh shit" she muttered when sh
Legacy Chr: EscapeHimir was under the bed, covering Bastion as best he could while the walls shuddered in tandem with the booms and rumbles of the attacks. It had been going on for only a short time, listening to the alarms from beyond the cell door, in addition to faintly yelling voices of the bases crew. He whispered reassurances to his younger brother, keeping his voice calm for him and letting him know it would all turn out alrightLegacy Chr: Escape5 years ago in Scraps More Like This
His mind raced with the outcomes that could take place. Whether they were being attacked by another group of scavengers, or if the UEC was bombarding as their usual lack of tact was want to do, their survival was not looking all that positive. Himir patted the back of Bastion's head as he held him close, not about to let a wayward piece of shrapnel take his brother after nine years of Hell.
Rem had apparently given up entirely on acquiring Bastion some years ago, practically ignoring them, sparing a glance at Himir, or simply nodding an acknowledgement to the child. Only
Thendria: Broken Toys[*Thendria Kol is -not- my character. I am writing these stories with permission and suggestions from Blazbaros*]Thendria: Broken Toys5 years ago in Scraps More Like This
"I can't stand her anymore, Tayan. She's unappreciative, rude, and I caught her harassing my poor kaksharash yesterday; grabbing them by the tail and dragging them backwards. Only letting them go to do it again,"
The third woman in the group put her hand to her chest, dismayed at the first woman's lack of sensitivity, "Inaleb, think about what she just went through! It's not even been a month since..." she bit her lip, the circumstance still bringing her softly glowing eyes to water.
The first woman spoke again, "I know, I know, but not once has she given a 'thank you' or even said 'hello' to me. She's your niece, Tayan, but I'm beginning to think she'd be more at home with those brutish Jinyan's."
Tayan, who had been listening from across the kitchen and cutting ingre
Just DessertsIt had only been a few hours since they had downloaded Mech Breaker 4, but Joshua had already gotten the hang of the differences between it and 3. The best thing about it was his favorite character was back, with an awesome new finisher to boot.Just Desserts5 years ago in Scraps More Like This
Tenay had only been recently introduced to fighter genre video games, but she was hooked from day one, even if she wasn't that good. In Mech Breaker 3, she at least had a chance with the playable alaerin characters that had been introduced to add appeal, but between the 'brokeness' Joshua claimed they had, and the human's own skill at the game, they had been fairly evenly matched.
This was not the case in 4, however. They had 'balanced' the alaerin characters' speed with that of the human mech defenses so that, despite how often and quickly she could hit and dodge, Joshua's mech character could take it and then some.
"Nnngh! Noooo!" she'd whine, "Nonono! Duck! Duck! Yes! No!" she'd cry as her character barrel-rolled behind a building for cover
Legacy Chr: Teamwork3...2...1... Unaona pulled the trigger, launching the missile towards its computer locked target. The turret she had chosen was turned to scrap as the guided projectile hit home, setting alarms blared and she had ducked back to use the cliffside as cover from their return fire. Now! I'll meet you on the North end! she called through her radio.Legacy Chr: Teamwork5 years ago in Scraps More Like This
Thendria peaked her head over the small ditch, her visor zooming in to the human base to see soldiers, armor divisions, and emergency crews scrambling all across the base, mainly towards the West where her squadmate had fired from. A few more diversionary explosives from Unaona's peppering of grenades assisted in keeping their attention.
Glancing at the heavily plated woman behind her, she watched as the assisting systems kick in as she pulled up a massive two-handed cannon looking weapon. I'll get ahead, take out the turrets, and open the way for you. Thendria told her partner. Without another word, she jumped
Chapter 4 A Confident LookChapter 4 A Confident Look2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"An arrogant one you are," he said between long, labored breaths.
"You're mistaking confidence for arrogance," Siamera replied, "a rather common mistake."
Slowly raising his sword, he points it at her. "Let's see how confident you'll be after I cut off a limb or two."
"If you're feeling froggy ." She smiles. "Then jump," motioning with her hands for him to charge her.
He laughs as he draws his sword back and runs straight for her again. She braces herself for his attack but inches before reaching her, he propels himself in the air. Lifting his giant sword up over his head as his large form blocks out the sun, then plummets down over her. Siamera rolles out of the way right before the sword buries itself in the arena ground.
"Didn't think he'd take me literally," she quietly, muttered to herself.
Pulling his sword from the dirt, "for someone so confident you runaway a awful lot."
"As opposed to getting my head cut off, yeah I guess I kind a do," Siamera replied, picking herself up
Farpoint 1FarpointFarpoint 15 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter One Lone Ranger
Frontiersman Halloran could say one thing about the Black Hand Gang. They were skilled at what they did.
He'd been called to this town by a distress signal sent out three hours ago. Now he was standing in the breach of the town wall. Made mostly out of scrap, it had several gaps in it so the townspeople could fire whatever firearms they had out at any threats trying to get in. Normally this was just a roaming pack of chupacabrii, but this time it had been a well-armed and well-organised bandit raiding force, obviously armed with some form of explosive, most likely a K-18 Rocket Propeller, if the size of the hole in the town wall was anything to go by. K-18's were virtually antiques, outclassed in every way by more modern weapons. But the town wall had been paper-thin made out of scrap metal, held together by shoestrings, chewing gum and blind faith and less than twenty feet tall. It was a small miracle that the rocket had blown up the wall
Goshin Specie DocumentGoshinGoshin Specie Document2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Primary Faction: None
Coalition Member Status: Tentative
Home World: Aru
Planet Status: Coalition Protectorate
- Overview -
The Goshin are a mammalian, somewhat Humanoid specie that were encountered by the Coalition a while after they encountered the Unification species. While a generally friendly, sociable people, they lag heavily behind other species known to the Coalition in technology, knowledge of space, and what lies within it.
- Anatomy -
Goshin are for the most part bipedal creatures standing roughly ten feet in height, although it is not uncommon for them to use all four of their limbs to attain high speeds while running. A Human looking at one might find it similar to an anthropomorphic wolf, although the head is more akin to a bear in shape. Their ears are large and triangular shaped, sitting near the top of their head, and their tails are fairly long and bushy. They are covered in fur of a solid color, generally shades of brown, tan, gray, or white, generally dependi
Solitude ch. 5Ess...kews mee, Dehr-rik, mey aye...peek yoo...hup? her accent was strong, but the important thing was Siyuu had spoken a complete sentence and Derrik understood it.Solitude ch. 56 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Very good! You speak well! he clapped his hands looking up at her, feeling so proud of both of them. Three long weeks of learning each other's alphabet and sentence structure were starting to pay off. The walls were covered in various colors of paint with their exchange, half of it was Siyuu's 'small' and simple strokes to display what turned out to be a massive alphabet of some seventy or more characters. They seemed to be comparable to English print, but far more specific in their phonetic representation.
One of the first things he learned was that her name wasn't pronounced 'Sah-yoo' but more like 'Sye-yoo'. Derrik had a hard time keeping track of most of the Alarian letters, so he made a piece of paper that he used to compare them to English sounds. Likewise, Siyuu seemed to have a problem figur
Since I can't submit this to my galleryI'll post it here in a journal.Since I can't submit this to my gallery1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Basically remembered that I liked this pic of Nayru from Oracle of Ages while I was working on dicerolls, so I edited it.
A Rough WeekThrough the empty hallways of the abandoned office building, the echoing 'clomp clomp' of the young boy's year-old sneakers were the only sounds that pervaded in one of his last sanctuaries. The little boy wore a yellow name-brand shirt with a safety orange raincoat over it and khaki pants. Armed only with a baseball bat, he ducked under the windows, carefully looking out through the corners to see if he could spot the alien he knew was nearby.A Rough Week6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
He reached a door and tested the knob, entering quietly once he was sure it was open. He followed the hallway rapidly, not as inclined to stealth since there were no windows, but as he walked passed an adjacent hall, he doubled back and looked to the end of it.
A part of the wall was destroyed, and as he looked on, he heard the low thuds of the alien approaching. Ducking behind the wall, he stood as still as he possibly could, wrapping the bat up in his jacket to keep it from waving around unnecessarily. The booming footfalls drew closer, then s
Solitude: ch 1Roaring from the friction upon hitting the mostly Helium atmosphere, the meteor burned red, then orange, then white in mere seconds. It fell with the intent of leaving its mark on the moons surface and struck it with such incredible force it could have annihilated a populated city and lay waste to the surrounding area.Solitude: ch 16 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Fortunately for everyone, this moon was barren as could be. The Helium atmosphere and lack of natural resources short of the silicon in the soil which gave it it's yellow coloring from space didn't really make it a prime location for terraforming. Another feature of the moon was an irregularity in its magnetic field, which drew a vast majority of the asteroids and meteors that came near straight to it.
In an underground compound on the planet, some 200 miles from the impact site, a red light blinked in harmony with a chirping alarm. The base was originally a meteorite examination facility with the purpose of gathering samples and learning what they could from them. Built
Solitude ch 3It was a bit of a rocky start, but how often had first encounters been smooth throughout human history? Derrik was still a bit shaken by the whole ordeal, not sure what to take from it. She seemed very 'human', though the term, scientifically, was a bit bias. To him, it implied that what he witnessed from this intelligent creature was something that was not expected from anything but a human, and it did not sit well with him.Solitude ch 36 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Her... race? Species? Her PEOPLE were easily as far along the evolutionary process as Homo Sapians, and they probably had their own word for 'humanity', a fact that rattled Derrik a bit, though he knew it shouldn't. He was a scientist, a person who did not hold biases, but lack of a suitable example left him with nothing more than the sense to get over such things. One thing was for certain, nothing he could say would offend her, because they had no way to properly communicate.
After Derrik had knelt there for a time, holding his face against the soft blue skin of