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Biomes of Junction by bensen-daniel Biomes of Junction by bensen-daniel
An overview of the alien biomes traversed by the Houlihan-Matsumori Expedition ( www.thekingdomsofevil.com/?pag… )

From top left to bottom right:

The Glasslands (no Nun name)
Silicates dissolved in mild sulfuric acid, warmed by geothermal heat. Think living fishbowls--giant diatoms.

The Wormwood (Sokok Yo Dung---the Country of Worm Trees, Sokok Kubilon---the Uninitiated Country)
Diploid treeworms give birth to haploid workers, soldiers, and photosynthesizers, including meters-tall wormtrees.

The Toymaker Forest (Sokok Mekaletya---Country of the Small Givers)
Kelptrees crack water and oxygen into hydrogen, sugar and methane. The hydrogen they use to fill balloons for support and propagation. Ring-shaped toymaker worms colonize the wooden skeletons or larger animals, modifying them into mobile nests.

The Lighthouse Zone (Sokok Heng Tokwe--the Ground Sun Country)
Trees reflect light to shaded saplings. Under-story plants utilize piezoelectric sugar crystals and wind and animal movement to kinetosynthesize energy. 

The Sweet Blood Zone, the Oasis (Sokok Ining Eng--the Ripe Blood Country)
A fast-expanding foam is colonized by plant cells. Animals contain hemoglobin-based blood, and are compatible with Earth biochemistry.

Deathwind Valley (Sokok Bou Deibokna--the Country of Death Wind)
Plants absorb oxygen and produce carbon monoxide. Animals utulize structural iron and ferrofluid muscles. Radio signals used for communication.


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Man this was a big one. Done at the Euphoria Hotel in Borovets while listening to Shipstar by Larry Niven and Gregory Benford and Gulp by Mary Roach.
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fascinating organisms.
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InkGink Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting! 
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
So many amazing creatures. I particularly loves fishtank world and the toymakers.
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
And they particularly love you! (for the raw materials they can harvest from your bones)
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Ouroboros-491 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
This is really helpful to the beta reading! I'll give my feedback soon!
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
Haha, uh oh. I tried to make sure these pictures match the descriptions in the story, but my writing brain and my painting brain don't always communicate.
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
i love this!
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
Thanks!
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