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Shuroa by Blazbaros Shuroa by Blazbaros
Known by many as “The Golden Planet” the gas giant Shuroa has no landmasses to speak of, outside asteroid-like mineral deposits, leading to an immense array of flying or floating lifeforms. It does, however, have “continents” in the form of the almost unreal Bassinnunn (“Life cradles”), impossibly vast multi-cellular entities of indefinite life spans whose sheer size and glacial filter-feeding lifestyles have allowed for untold generations of symbiotic ecosystems to develop on their porous backs, pseudo-fungal “trees” being a prime example.

The Dejarites and the vermiform Matula came to existence on these living floating countries, while the semi-humanoid Wuza embraced the endless sky, settling colonies on the roots of floating void-trees or the undersides of the Bassinnuunn

How no less than three sentient species originated in such a limited environment remains a debated topic among biologists and sophontologists to this day.

In the image, two Dejarite scouts and their Matula companion observe a Wuza gathering party on their way back to the hive city. For all three races the daily cycle is coming to a close.

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I haven't done much landscaping, ~TangoFox suggested I try one. ~Gorger and I have been working on this planet for #LegacyVerse so I figured it would be a good subject :D

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:iconbabou-shka:
Wow, it's gorgeous!
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:iconarakalflamescale:
wow.... That.... thats just amazing
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Blazbaros Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D
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:iconarakalflamescale:
no problem, it was amazing work XD
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:icontony050:
blown away by the look of that place
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:iconryuzakighost:
accidently clicked this pic while yawning, looks seriously epic tho.
:D
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Blazbaros Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:dummy:
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Tarturus Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me a lot of an idea I once suggested for the LegacyVerse (back in the old days when the "Legacy community" still existed). I suggested Greenland-sized filter feeders and somewhat smaller predators living in the atmospheres of gas giants. Based on actual scientific speculations of such creatures living in the clouds of Jupiter.

Anyway, lovely portrayal of a floating city. ^^
On your statement of it being a debated topic on how the three sapient species originated there, I imagine many or most researchers in the setting would have suspected a progenitor race. For even though the Alpha have never been observed, the discovery of modified humans living on various worlds would leave both Earth humans and every other humanoid race involved in the discoveries realising that a progenitor must have seeded early humans throughout the cosmos.
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:icongorger:
That line was mainly a lampshade of how Cliff thought that felt like too many races, even thought it was Don's idea to begin with :p
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Tarturus Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you mean he felt there were too many sapient races coexisting on a single planet?
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