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Who is your favorite Hero?

Arkun-Sha! Bringing down the chieftan was so badass I almost forgot it was scripted.
- 6 (31.6%)
Alca-un. She's the most badass, of course!
- 5 (26.3%)
Ulla-Sha. Going on a century didn't stop her from whooping ass.
- 7 (36.8%)
Amma-ah, she's so caring and kind, how could you not like her?
- 1 (5.3%)

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Vorthon

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Re: The Starborn [Xenofiction]
« Reply #390 on: December 12, 2012, 10:59:05 pm »

The planet should be called Dunwich. Just because.


((Also: Pretty shitty colonization effort if they didn't notice the local sentients beforehand. :P))
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Re: The Starborn [Xenofiction]
« Reply #391 on: December 12, 2012, 11:01:33 pm »

((Maybe they didn't go where they intended?))
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Re: The Starborn [Xenofiction]
« Reply #392 on: December 12, 2012, 11:04:28 pm »

Let's go with Ishtar.

((I'm amused that gender was described by chest size...of course that's what our character noticed...)
What other feature is more obvious? To an alien, I mean? The wider hips and rounder form are more subtle, especially to someone who comes from a species where neither are what determine Gender.


The planet should be called Dunwich. Just because.


((Also: Pretty shitty colonization effort if they didn't notice the local sentients beforehand. :P))
The goblin tribes aren't all that big, the four or five in the Confedaration you're part of only number about 500 combined. It's possible the ships AI noticed and didn't mention it. He's like that.

The ship WAS equipped with Xenobiologists, because why not. They double specialized, though, since it's kind of hard to do Xenobiology when the only possible contact with ET life is some really staticy, possibly natural radio signals from 50+ lightyears away, and the foremost scientists don't even think that's really aliens, just a weird pulsar. (They're right... sort of. but that's DEFINITELY not important to you)

((Maybe they didn't go where they intended?))
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They thought it might be somewhat more deserty, but they went right where they wanted.
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Re: The Starborn [Xenofiction]
« Reply #393 on: December 12, 2012, 11:05:20 pm »

Dunwich Serchire.
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Re: The Starborn [Xenofiction]
« Reply #394 on: December 12, 2012, 11:12:15 pm »

About the features: Styles presumably vary between genders like they have at all times in human history. Unless every woman in this universe is unusually buxom, longer hair or dresses or whatever are going to be more prominent from a distance.

About numbers: Only a few hundred civilized goblins in the world? Really? If nothing else, our level of societal complexity implies a number of band-style cultures scattered around the globe, or at least nearby continents. Even a race which can control fire should be notable.

About the planet's identity: Assuming these are Terran humans, that makes it even more inexcusable! It's among the closest planets to Earth, and it never got a decent scan?
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Re: The Starborn [Xenofiction]
« Reply #395 on: December 12, 2012, 11:23:19 pm »

It's possible the women aren't all wearing dresses, and let's be honest here.  All women have boobs, and all (well, some extremely rare cases do exist) men don't.  And... it's one of the more noticeable things that set women apart.
Besides, maybe he's observing only the... more gifted women, they're still different from the men.
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Re: The Starborn [Xenofiction]
« Reply #396 on: December 12, 2012, 11:24:37 pm »

Those were examples.
I've met many women without prominent chests who were unmistakably feminine.
Meh, point.
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Re: The Starborn [Xenofiction]
« Reply #397 on: December 12, 2012, 11:28:47 pm »

Those were examples.
I've met many women without prominent chests who were unmistakably feminine.
Meh, point.
Yeah, so have I.  I guess those are more obvious to humans though.
Or maybe we're just horny.   ::)
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Re: The Starborn [Xenofiction]
« Reply #398 on: December 13, 2012, 12:52:03 am »

I'll say that hair is the first feature that make an obvious difference between human genders (kinda like lions). Breasts come second, the rest is probably too hard to understand or even spot for an alien (seriously, who can tell a male cat from a female only by their faces? I'll admit that you can, with a bit of knowledge, use certain fur patterns that are female-only, but that's all.)

I second the colony named Ishtar.
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Re: The Starborn [Xenofiction]
« Reply #399 on: December 13, 2012, 02:47:59 am »

Hair is so individualistic though, it hardly seems as if it could be used especially as the amount of different variations would likely baffle any attempt at categorization.
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Re: The Starborn [Xenofiction]
« Reply #400 on: December 13, 2012, 06:51:12 am »

Approach the colony, see if you can get your hands of some of this clear stone.
Maybe we can woo Alca with some?
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Re: The Starborn [Xenofiction]
« Reply #401 on: December 13, 2012, 08:26:31 am »

It's a tie between Ishtar and Dunwich right now.

And hair isn't a good distinguishing feature for telling men from women.


Maybe if I look more feminine the chicks will take me seriously!

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Re: The Starborn [Xenofiction]
« Reply #402 on: December 13, 2012, 08:27:48 am »

Besides, who says we can tell women from men. So far we've only noticed that some of the small chested ones don't wear shirts.
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Re: The Starborn [Xenofiction]
« Reply #403 on: December 13, 2012, 04:00:06 pm »

Err... I don't know.  One one hand, Dunwich sounds kinda like a mentally challenged sandwich, but on the other hand, Dunwich sounds kinda like a mentally challenged sandwich.

I don't know 'bout Ishtar though.  I feel like a human colony would have a more colony-like name.  By that, I mean promising words like "Hope" or references to other colonies like "Plymouth."

Think I'll abstain from this one.
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I think the slaughter part is what made them angry.
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Re: The Starborn [Xenofiction]
« Reply #404 on: December 13, 2012, 04:04:33 pm »

Thecard: Dunwich is a reference to the H. P. Lovecraft story 'The Dunwich Horror'. Learn your classic horror literature, dude. :P
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