The Galaxy Turtle (working title)

jedion357's picture
August 15, 2015 - 3:49pm
spotted this on the SF alive and Well Facebook page:

and using the metaphor of a sea turtle and its life cycle I positted an idea of a creature that travelled the galaxy but returned to the "island" of its birth to lay eggs before returning to the void. Could even be a sapient species.

Turtle pic is only for inspiration and name is only a working title.

What would the ecology/biology of this creature be?

Plot hook: new colony calls for help as something is spawning and over running their cultivated fields threatening to send the colony into starvation.Enter PCs. however momma has been lurking in the system much like an aligator gurading its nest and brood. The colonists have been killing her brood and she's about to take action.

She should have the ability to take out a frigate, which should complicate the PC's lives.

I suppose the plot is the original star trek episode "Devil in the Dark" with the rock creature (the horta) and the classic line from McCoy, "Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor not a brick layer."
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!