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Old 11 Sep 2007, 21:43   #21 (permalink)
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Old 11 Sep 2007, 22:00   #23 (permalink)
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Ya, my ded is practiacally screaming at me because I'm such a bad driver...doesn't matter if it is LITTERALLY MY FIRST TIME or anything... >

Ok, back on topic before Wargamer has a hissy fit...

So yes, I agree that most if not almost all Kroot live in tree houses. Although it is almost impossible that everyone does. There has to be a few(hippies of Kroot) that don't conform to the average Krooty lifestyle. :P

Ok, with that said, I want to cover the topic of Kroot in space. Warspheres are big ships that crash into a planet and turn into a moving fortress. Needless to say, I doubt that that is their ONLY ship in the Krootacious fleet. Maybe escorts like frigates, or dropships. maybe even fighters of somesort...
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Ok, so, if we're going to discuss Kroot spacecraft we need to figure out if they're all spherical or if it's just the Warspheres. As far as I can see the Mercenary Kroot could have just about any ship they wanted, or at least parts of it. That excludes the races that Kroot can't work for of course. The next is to decide whether or not the Native Kroot would even build spacecraft. Personally, I think that Kroot vehicles are mostly spherical, though of course this could be different for fighters and the such. Anyone else have an idea bout what Kroot spacecraft should look like other than the warshperes?
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Given that they had to request Tau aid in order to defend a warsphere, the likelyhood of smaller defense craft seems unlikely.

Really, Kroot would be ill-suited to space combat: They are used to stalking their prey, coordinating under their shapers until the time to strike arrived. In space, not only would they lose their equilibrium, but they would have to have massive resources, just to be able to put up a proper fight. Besides which, it's hard to feast on the flesh of your fallen foe when their body is a drifting icicle in space.

While the warsphere itself is no doubt well armed, it is not intended for engageing the enemy in space. For a unit of Kroot Mercenaries, any attack on them in space is a sign that they failed to hide themselves properly from the enemy. Kroot sell their services as infantry warriors, not aero-space combateurs.
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Old 12 Sep 2007, 18:35   #26 (permalink)
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Hmmm->

On Housing life style ->

I agree with many points that Crisis made. However I would say this ->

Kroot who are settled down would live in tree houses. However I am not sure what would they do for food?
If we would o say they only hunt... Well, thats not exactly feeds a large amount of population. Nor is it stable food source. I would still tend to go towards "herders". Though how it is possible in forests?
You see the conflict. They can live in forests but they need food. If they live in open, well, they like forests more...
Solution? Well I would say we need an animal that can be raised in forest.


Ideas ???

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On tents -> well I would say that Mercenaries would use them all the time.
They are on the move, Tents are easy to assemble and carry.

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On space travel... Hmm well as war sphere is no doubt the main way. However Mercenaries who usually travel can simply "hitch a ride" with their employers. Mercenaries can do trades and such using vessels of their allies. I don't see why not...

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On reproduction ... -> Well, I agree Xenos have weird ways to "have a good time". Heck Orkks don't even have "that". I consider us (kroot) lucky ^_^.

On family concept -> I think it is more of a "whats best' for kindred. Though they treat each other like family. So "parent-kid" relation ship would look more "Old member-New member" relationship.

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Hmmm->

On Housing life style ->

I agree with many points that Crisis made. However I would say this ->

Kroot who are settled down would live in tree houses. However I am not sure what would they do for food?
If we would o say they only hunt... Well, thats not exactly feeds a large amount of population. Nor is it stable food source. I would still tend to go towards "herders". Though how it is possible in forests?
You see the conflict. They can live in forests but they need food. If they live in open, well, they like forests more...
Solution? Well I would say we need an animal that can be raised in forest.


Ideas ???

-------------------------------------------->

On tents -> well I would say that Mercenaries would use them all the time.
They are on the move, Tents are easy to assemble and carry.

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On space travel... Hmm well as war sphere is no doubt the main way. However Mercenaries who usually travel can simply "hitch a ride" with their employers. Mercenaries can do trades and such using vessels of their allies. I don't see why not...

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On reproduction ... -> Well, I agree Xenos have weird ways to "have a good time". Heck Orkks don't even have "that". I consider us (kroot) lucky ^_^.

On family concept -> I think it is more of a "whats best' for kindred. Though they treat each other like family. So "parent-kid" relation ship would look more "Old member-New member" relationship.

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Hmm...A foresty Krooty Herdy animal...maybe the natural prey of all the kroot forms. since everything from a Knarloc to a hound is a carnivore, there has to be SOMETHING that eats the plants of such a huge forest...hmm...I am thinking a pig-like animal, with hooves designed for expert manouverability in the forest. Or maybe a more lanky and flexible animal like a giant weasle sortof thing, but its a herbavore.
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Well, don't forget that a Krootox is an herbivore, not that I'm suggesting they eat Krootox. I envision a wild boar version of the kroot hound myself. Though, unless I'm mistaken which is completely possible, there is little to no fluff on this subject so whatever we decide here is completely speculation and fluff that could be used on this site. That being said...

I believe that the Kroot would be hunter/gatherers who also herd their own animals. Basically, an opportunistic hunter who also raises their own food for extra security like many indigenous South American tribes. I envision the herded animal to be something like a bald peccary with quills for its main. This, however, would be indicative of a failed Kroot evolutionary pathway. If we are trying to say that their herd animal is not related to them, then I envision a normal peccary. I don't know why but I keep seeing boars >.<
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You just hungry I guess ^_^ Get a burger or something
(not implying that you are boar, the opposite that you eat em ^_^)

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Why thank you I am faltered ^_^.

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Ok lets assume that Kroot evolution path aren't the only one on Pech. Humans aren't the only life form on earth. So I would safely say that although kroot are dominate on Pech, there are many forms present.

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A foresty Krooty Herdy animal...maybe the natural prey of all the kroot forms. since everything from a Knarloc to a hound is a carnivore, there has to be SOMETHING that eats the plants of such a huge forest
This is 100% correct statement We need something that eats vegetation.

Though I think Boar isn't bad idea ...

Since kroot live in tree houses high above the ground and travel by leapig from branch to branch... We need something that lives in thick brucnhes. I have few suggestions...

(Bear in mind that there isn't much fluff support for it)

Snakes ->
-Pros: Live in trees, can be "growable"
-Cons: hard to imagine vegetarian snake...

Birds->
-Pros: IMO its a good idea, they can eat vegetation and insects and can be raised in closet spaces..
-Cons: Well, they are probably hard to catch... Not sure what bad about them.

Bees/insects->
-Pros: Growing "alien bee hives" isn't half ass bad.
-Cons: Kroot need meet, that would be "benefit" not main food source.

Worms/caterpillars ->
-Pros: Easy to gather/grow and they can be eaten I suppose.
-Cons: Still not "meat".

Small "mammals"(doesn't have to be mammals)
-Pros: Like a boar but smaller so it can fit into a tree house
-Cons: hard to imagine...

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So far I am leaning towards some weird birds...

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Well, maybe like humans Kroot could farm a variety of livestock. Perhaps they could have a chicken like animal that they keep up in the tree houses, and a pig like animal that the keep in pens on the forest floor. This would make sense in my opinion because it would keep the larger livestock out of the houses and thus keep the predators out of the house. Just an idea.
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