A humman like species that live underwater and have adapted to depth and low-light, developed a level of technology / chemistry to survive. They have magical items (to aid with tech) as stationary objects that are build into the city (like a shield) They can breath underwater, but only for a limited time. Their citie(s) are domes underwater. Their tech is similar to the Angeali and they have biological similarities with Seaminsk
they have a neck with expandable skin, comfortable for them to lift their head back during swimming. Double eyelids to protect eyes and sharpen eyesight under water. Their eys are extra suscpetible for light while the protective translucent eyelids are closed. They have no real visible nose, the ears are closed membranes, protected by perforated skull. They have small razor sharp teeth and some develop even small fangs under or upper (rarely both). Teeth can be used as weapons during close quarter combat. Broken teeth grow back. (3-5mm per month)
Genetics and Reproduction
A group of two to four Aquanians moves to a secret outside location, outside the dome, where they have food, air and other needs. They repoduce by following a long and enduring dance. The ritualistic dance ends with dropping multipe strings of eggs in a protective pocket in the floor. From this moment the group ferociously defend their lair and protective pocket against deep sea lurking monsters that smell the new eggs.
Inside the protected lair the eggs merge and form one, two (and seldom three) protohuman that grow in their flexible eggshells (or cocoons) where the embryo slowly merge and form, then adapt to the water environment and become protohuman. The group stays together (except the one defending) until the protohumans finally stop merging into protohuman(s). The partners split up duties to go out gather food, hunt and eat.
Every member dictates his or her part of a name for the newformed protohuman. names can be merged together when two namers agree. a Three name merger can also happen but is rare and a four name merger is almost never heard of.
Growth Rate & Stages
|0-6 months||eggs form a protohuman||a body||-|
|6-14 months||body becomes consious||brain||understanding|
|14 months - 3 years||development of body and deeper consiousness of the mind||learns to swim, learns to talk and waterbreath||waterbreath is a painfull process|
|3 years - 15 years||schooling, learning and gaining knowledge||knowledge and facts||-|
|15 years - 35 years||combat training or other usefull training.||job, mating capabilities||-|
|35 years - 40 years||some develop a small flat dorsal fin||they are better at everything. leadership|
Ecology and Habitats
Dietary Needs and Habits
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
It didn't go as planned.