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Dinoterran, Saurian

Written by Pookas Kreations

This is the saurian race of Dinoterra , they are very diverse race. Almost any dinosaur type can be used as the base for this race. Oddly the carnisaurs aren’t as evolved as the herbivores because they rely more on their instincts and size then their intelligence.

These large saurians, appear to be dinosaurs, but of course more evolved. They have psionic abilities. Their are 3 types of saurians including Ancient, Joined, Unjoined (both humanoid or saurian form), and the Carnisaurs. It is not known if the carnisaurs split as the herbivores did, or if they stayed as one being.

Basic Information

Anatomy

The majority of saurians have four walking limbs and a long tail, but many variations are possible. Some have two walking limbs and two arms, others have two legs and a pair of wings, and of course, the humanoid form, etc.

Genetics and Reproduction

Only saurians of the same type can breed together. Although, some are so closely related that they can crossbreed, but this is rare..

Growth Rate & Stages

Saurians have long lifespans, although not nearly as long as the Ancients.

Ecology and Habitats

Any, but only found on Dinoterra. There are many terrain types on the continent so they gravitate to they type needed.

Dietary Needs and Habits

The majority of saurians are vegetarian, but carnivores are also known. Many of the flyer and ocean types need to eat fish or bugs to keep up their energy. This is not as frowned on, because neither are sentient.

Biological Cycle

In the coldest areas, saurians get sluggish and often fall into a torpor eventually leading to hibernation or death.

Additional Information

Social Structure

Each dinoterran, whether a local or transplant is partnered with an Unjoined  saurian. They help each other to keep the peace by sharing experiences, work, and living together. 

The only exception is the Fringers, most of these are transplants, those that were shipwrecked on Dinoterra and couldn’t assimilate into Dinoterran society. Many of them either hate or have a phobia of saurians, or as they call them “scalies”.

Uses, Products & Exploitation

Some of the large Unjoined saurians take turns with the job of hauling cargo, plowing fields, and transports.

Geographic Origin and Distribution

Any on Dinoterra

Average Intelligence

Above average

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

Most saurians have lowlight vision and some have darkvision.

Symbiotic and Parasitic organisms

The different types of Unjoined, both humanoid and saurian could be considered symbionts of each other. Although, they actual other half, is rarely found in their lifetime so are partnered with a random egg in the hatchery.

Civilization and Culture

Common Taboos

Violence towards, killing or eating a sapient animal.

History

The Ancient saurians were a prehistoric race of dinosaurs, some of them hid underground from a cataclysm that killed the rest of their race. When it was safe they ventured back to the surface after many years. Even they don’t remember how long.

These remnants of the Saurians gained sentience while the underworld, and emerged to rebuild their civilization. It took them hundreds of years to rebuild, but they finally did.

The Saurians that went into the caves were between the intelligence of animals and humans, but the ones that emerged were sentient. They even created their own written language while below.

The Atlanteans did not like the fact that these Dinoterrans gained intelligence without their “interference.” During the Chaos Wars, the Atlanteans, cursed them some they couldn’t help the revolutionaries.

The curse caused the Ancient Saurians to split into Unjoined humanoid and saurian parts. This shortened their lifespan, removed their psychic powers, and of course split their personalities and bodies. Many of these saurians, died of anguish or from shock.

Most of the present-day Dinoterrans know nothing of this part of history. Only historians, elders, and priests even remember this knowledge. It is not taught in school anymore, because they don’t want to cause anguish from something they can’t change.

Genetic Ancestor(s)
Genetic Descendants
Scientific Name
Homo sapien saurius
Lifespan
300
Average Height
Varies
Average Weight
Varies
Average Length
Varies
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking

This varies between saurian type, They can be one solid color, usually green or brown, have patches, spots, or stripes. These patterns depend on the terrain they live in.

Many Unjoined saurians decorate themselves with tattoos, and paint as well. 

Geographic Distribution
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