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Nonsilenti Universi - Uplifter's Thread, Abiogenesis
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2021, 10:01:05 pm »

Nautica Fria's surface may be frigid and covered in water, but it's interior is anything but. Molten rock and metal deep within the crust had been building up pressure for ages and eventually it became too much. The plates of the crust erupted violently along their fault lines as the highly agitated materials fired, for the most part, into the ocean waters. Molten materials cooled in the water as steam and superheated gases from further within the earth bubbled to the surface, creating massive mountains along the seabed that lined the faults of Nautica Fria. There were plenty of volcanoes close enough to the surface that the magma produced by the eruptions was able to breach the surface, filling the skies with ash and smoke that filled the skies and blocked light from the local star for an extended period of time. These extensive cataclysmic eruptions saw to the formation of a gigantic landmass that breached the surface of the seas with an area of around 110 million square kilometers, as well as large numbers of islands scattered elsewhere.

The eruptions eventually settled, occurring less frequently, less violently, and not simultaneously across the planet, allowing the planet to continue to make more land, albeit at a slower pace. Portions of the supercontinent were still subject to volcanic and seismic activity as well as the results of Biannual Tripolar Transplanar Fissure events, and likely would continue to be until the end of time (or Nautica Fria). The Great Eruption saw the composition of the interior of the planet spew itself outward and decorate the surface. Metals and gemstones of all varieties saw themselves woven into the supercontinent and islands in great veins and surface deposits, although most of the surface had been coated in a thick layer of ash that eventually formed a layer of surface soil rich in nitrogen and phosphorous. Obsidian was a common byproduct of The Great Eruption as well, with some islands formed entirely out of the black glass.

The most notable change occurred in the waters of Nautica Fria, which became so iron-enriched that the seas turned a deep red. The polar regions largely kept their blueish tone, thanks in large part to the currents that divided them from the more volcanic equatorial region.

You are now responsible for creating the most basic form of life that will, barring a mass extinction that sees you decide to uplift a totally new form of life, affect every type of lifeform that develops from this point onward. You can get as specific as you want, but you should include the following: where in the planet did they emerge and how (for example, spontaneous abiogenesis beneath the polar caps, anomalous interdimensional fuckery, and so on)? How do the single-celled organisms reproduce (generally mitosis vs meiosis)? What do they sustain themselves with (light, chemicals in the atmosphere, etc.)? Anything extra that isn't specified or expanded upon in some way will generally default to how we as humans understand life evolved.

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Re: Nonsilenti Universi - Uplifter's Thread, Abiogenesis
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2021, 05:26:25 pm »

Ferratoms

Near the surface of the Red Seas, a single-cell organism arose.  With a transparent rust-colored iron oxide cell wall, ferratoms sustain themselves with dark black photoplasts that absorb light.  They reproduce asexually by binary fission.

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Re: Nonsilenti Universi - Uplifter's Thread, Abiogenesis
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2021, 05:46:52 pm »

Ferratoms

Near the surface of the Red Seas, a single-cell organism arose.  With a transparent rust-colored iron oxide cell wall, ferratoms sustain themselves with dark black photoplasts that absorb light.  They reproduce asexually by binary fission.
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Re: Nonsilenti Universi - Uplifter's Thread, Abiogenesis
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2021, 03:48:21 pm »

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