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The Sentinels

Gojera is full of megafauna, but the existence of sentient megaflora was unknown until the Sentinel Age. These beings, which consist of trees and cacti, were dormant for thousands of years. For unknown reasons, they all came out of their hibernation at once.

Basic Information


The anatomy of any of the various Sentinel tree species resembles the anatomy of their non-sentient equivalents with some noticeable differences.   Trees: They have joints in the limbs, but mobility is slow. In their joints are strands of limber wood that act similarly to muscle. They cannot move or lift many objects without leverage. They can, however, use their weight to crush or move objects. Occasionally, they must shed their bark to grow.   Cacti: These Sentinels have joints and muscle strands that are much more limber than the trees which allow faster mobility. The plant flesh that makes up their body is much lighter and covered with thorns. They have fewer sensory fibers. Within are spongy storage chambers for water.

Growth Rate & Stages

Unlike the animals of Gojera, the megaflora do not grow in stages. They grow to a point when they can move and can keep growing to great heights. Their lifespan is unknown. Some are believed to be thousands of years old, but the Sentinels do not keep track of time like the Mobythians.

Ecology and Habitats

Their optimal environment is with their own kind in dormancy. This allows for nature to run a natural course.

Dietary Needs and Habits

Their diet is the same as normal flora. The bulk of their energy comes from the sun and water. It does not need to hunt for food, meaning no animal is in direct conflict with them.

Biological Cycle

Dormancy is their preferred state when they need to shed their leaves during the the winter season. The cacti and coniferous trees are unaffected by the seasonal changes, but they still prefer dormancy during winter.

Additional Information

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

Trees: They have brain-like sensory fibers running throughout their trunks that allow for sight, sound, and touch. These fibers can also communicate with other creatures without the need for speech.   Cacti: They have fewer sensory fibers mostly for communication and sense of touch. Their other senses are based on their storage of water. They have chambers of water that allow for an advanced sense of balance, and the vibration of the water gives them the sense of sound. Their sight is far less advanced when compared to the trees. They mostly rely on the changes of shadow and sound vibrations.

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