Edolons of the Shade Dominion

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Edolons of the Shade Dominion

Post by Lucan Tyrius on Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:43 pm

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A psychically potant quadrapedal Xenos race native to the planet of Equinox, the Edolons are intelligent, shrewd, and very territorial creatures. Physically imposing, on all fours an average Edolon is around six feet from feet to the top of the head, though larger specimens exist, namely females and Alphas who can be as tall as eight or nine feet.

They make great use of precision telekinesis and machine drones to carry out tasks normally difficult for a quadrapedal race, though their forelegs do have fully articulated hand-like shapes with two clawed fingers and opposable "thumbs", also clawed.

The Edolons are slow to colonize new worlds, due to their carefully controlled reproduction cycle. Equinox is tidally locked with it's sun, meaning one side is always shrouded in night, and the other is always boiling with seas of liquid stone.

Edolons evolved on the twilight zone, and often hunt prey on the "dark" side. Their bodies generate incredible heat, and their wispy, hair-like manes have strong bioluminescent shines, meant to distract prey, and confuse predators.

Their eyes are designed to be able to see incredibly well in low light, but also withstand normal daylight conditions, like those similar to their twilight home. They are even able to see in the ultraviolet spectrum.

Though some would try to classify them as reptiles, or even bugs, they defy classification as they have to terrestrial analog.

There methods of reproduction are still under study (I doubt people would be interested in that, but I can add it in if requested)

Their technology is vary advanced when compared to the Imperium, making use of high impact rail weapons, and refined energy projectors. Each Edolon warrior is bred to be larger, stronger, and faster than the average citizen, with further cybernetic enhancements are mechanized power armor. The utilize back mounted ranged weapons, and retractable foreleg mounted power claws. They also make use of armed drones and larger, mechanized Walkers to supplement their ground troops.

In general they prefer hit and run or deep strike tactics, often avoiding pitched battle in favor of small unit tactics. They specialize in bypassing enemy strong points to destroy critical infrastructure or assassinate key officers.

In space Edolons rely on mostly small, agile attack craft, though they also build large heavy hitters for serious conflicts.

All weapons on Edolonian ships are mounted in such a way that they may rotate and change incline, as to be able to attack a single area with multiple batteries. Edolon ships make use of powerful processor suites that automate much of the targeting, allowing the guns to be slaved to a single operator.

Edolons are isolationist in general, preferring to avoid other sentient races in order to prevent any conflict from occuring. They are known to be very territorial, hunting down and swiftly eliminating anything that violates their territory.

A psychically active race, they have developed a pragmatic approach to the warp and their abilities, that they are tools, to be regulated and controlled. Their emotional range is deep, but subtle, often relying on pheromones and very slight body language virtually unreadable by other races.

Example of an unarmored female Edolon
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Re: Edolons of the Shade Dominion

Post by senera2000 on Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:04 am

Is this basically a race of Rumor stormblade?

Also, why does this give me My little Pony vibes?
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Re: Edolons of the Shade Dominion

Post by Lucan Tyrius on Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:25 pm

Well, they aren't really meant to...
I'm guessing it's the picture?

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Re: Edolons of the Shade Dominion

Post by Muffin Heretic on Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:32 pm

They are Horse-like in shape, not just that they are quadpeds, they also have a "mane" and their snouts petrude forward.
They could also be seen as Dragons... with hair.

So the Planet is like Mordian? Could Mordians be employed there since they have a similar climate?

How is it decided, that one becomes a warrior? At birth and they are breed before birth to become them? Or are simply the bigger and stronger ones taken into military service?

Since the race itself is large... and winged?
I'd have thought that they'd be more likely to use bigger spacecrafts, since they probably like to move on longer voyages?

Is it cool to imagine their ships like Tanks? with Turrets? or is it more like guns arround the ship, that rotate like the teeth of a chainsaw?

Ah, there goes my headcanon of the Mordian Eidolon friendship.

Since they convey emotion through pheromones, do they smell good when they are happy? Does it affect humans?
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Re: Edolons of the Shade Dominion

Post by Lucan Tyrius on Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:41 pm

Well to be fair, males have horns, so maybe more like elk or deer?
And I forgot to mention their epidermis is more akin to a chitinous covering than skin.

Warriors come from specific bloodlines, which are genetically predisposed to being larger.

As for the guns on the ships, I think you misunderstood... I suppose you could compare it to a tank, except it's not just one giant gun, but rather dozens of batteries across the hull.

It doesn't effect humans, the sents are not easily distinguished by human smell.

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Re: Edolons of the Shade Dominion

Post by Muffin Heretic on Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:37 pm

You actually mentioned the Scales at some point ;D
Which is why I thought they're kinda like Dragons too, thanks.

So if you'e born into a warrior family, you have to become a warrior.

Alright, got it, thanks :3
do the Gun Batteries on other imperial vessels not have turning turrets tho?

Awwww... could have been fun.
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Re: Edolons of the Shade Dominion

Post by Lucan Tyrius on Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:54 pm

Well, Lance Batteries on Imperial ships are yes, but they are often outnumbered by Macrocanons mounted on the sides of the ships, which are literally used for broadsides...
Like it's a 1700s sailing ship.

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