Edestekai ...In Color!

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Captain Rags
October 19, 2011 - 7:56pm
After adding the Ul Mor to my SF website some time ago, it only made sense to me that I should eventually add the Edestekai, Kurabanda and possibly the Eorna. Hunting for pictures of the Edestekai, I could only find two; both black & whites from SF1 Crash on Volturnus. Neither gave me a complete standing subject to mess with on MS Paint. The picture of the Edestekai laying on the examination table would've required more work than the other (two edestekai running away from a Quick Death), so I went with the later.

http://ragnarr.webs.com/frontierraces.htm#802983681

Enjoy! Wink 

My SF website izz: http://ragnarr.webs.com

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w00t (not verified)
October 19, 2011 - 8:46pm
Awesome!

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Identity Crisis
October 19, 2011 - 10:40pm
That is awesome,  but I gotta tell you,  your version of the Ulmor is both awesome and scary!

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Captain Rags
October 20, 2011 - 8:13am
Ah yes, the Ul Mor pic. Yeah, that's actually an artsey-fartsey chair that someone sells. Found the pic when seaching "octopus" on google. Sent it through the MS Paint meat grinder and viola! I could have used one of the Ul Mor pics in SF1 but wanted something more realistic looking than the sketches.

My SF website izz: http://ragnarr.webs.com


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jedion357
October 20, 2011 - 9:09am
Got to tell you the green on blue is a bad color combo to read from. Try lightening the blue and switch the text to black or something. It has to do with color theory and the fact that yellow and blue make green, thus green has blue in it-they're just too close. I don't even recommend using a contrasting color to be artsy about it. When conveying information best to use a light background and black print- let the art be art and the copy be copy- less eye strain.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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Shadow Shack
October 20, 2011 - 12:20pm
That edestekai turned out great!

Only thing I can comment on it...move both eyes over to the left more, they're centered on a line that runs between the legs in the description (IIRC). Moving both eyes to the left (have one even jutting out past the bodyline) suggests there's more than two eyes.

I made a basic revision, feel free to touch it up:

I'm not overly fond of Zeb's Guide...nor do I have any qualms stating why. Tongue out

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w00t (not verified)
October 20, 2011 - 1:27pm
Off topic; anyone think this race is playable as a player-character?

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jedion357
October 20, 2011 - 5:14pm
w00t wrote:
Off topic; anyone think this race is playable as a player-character?


sure, a player character is a set of ability rolls, modified for race, a PSA, some skills and racial abilities.
but they are considered primitives and you'd have yet a whole new alien physcology for us to debate and muse about in a project like the core four for figuring out what the race is like and how to play it.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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iggy
October 20, 2011 - 5:51pm
i bet they could sell peanuts!
-iggy

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Captain Rags
October 20, 2011 - 7:45pm
@jedion: So when you see the text on the pages, the background is blue? Because I'm seeing a black back with green text. I'll give black on white a try, or maybe some other color text (yellow?)

@shadowshack: yeah I see what you mean now that I look at it some more. Easy for me to move its eyes. So each one of its three eyes are in line with each of its three legs then?

@iggy: ...and I'll be adding a monocle, cane and top hat too brother. :)

My SF website izz: http://ragnarr.webs.com


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jedion357
October 20, 2011 - 8:18pm
@ Captain Raggs: that could be my bad as I checked your link from my too smart for its own good phone. Some sites get adjusted to be smart phone friendly, I actually find that annoying.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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Shadow Shack
October 20, 2011 - 9:26pm
Captain Rags wrote:
So each one of its three eyes are in line with each of its three legs then?

The text doesn't really define this, it only mentions that due to an equal arrangement that they can see 360º. 

The pictures, however, illustrate the eyes centered on a line that divides the legs, which actually makes sense when you consider if the eyes were inline with the legs instead, they would have to be looking around their legs. So going around in a circle you would have a leg, an eye, a second leg, a second eye, a third leg, and the third eye....all evenly spaced apart from each other. More simply put, take an equilateral triangle...centered in each side is an eye and each point is a leg.
I'm not overly fond of Zeb's Guide...nor do I have any qualms stating why. Tongue out

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Captain Rags
October 20, 2011 - 10:24pm

@shadowshack: The first attempt was based on the pic from SF1. Take a look with the Edestekai's eyes in line with its legs.
http://ragnarr.webs.com/frontierraces.htm#802983681

Maybe the first one makes more sense? Money mouth

@jedion: changed the text color to yellow just on the 'frontier races' page. The background is a star pattern provided by webs.com that's black with perhaps whisps of misty blue gases (I think).

My SF website izz: http://ragnarr.webs.com


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Shadow Shack
October 21, 2011 - 11:20am
Much better, the bulge on the right suggests a third eye more efficiently than my simple phase shift did.

Like I said, there's nothing written where the eye location should be. All we have in that regard are a few artist renditions. The one in SF-1 (specimen on the lab table) has it centered between the legs --- look at the dividing line that separates the legs and the eye is on that same line. The SF-2 pics render the eyes in line with the legs themselves.

I would simply agree with the former, since the legs are less apt to obscure their vision as such. But there really is no right or wrong way to do it. Yours looks great!
I'm not overly fond of Zeb's Guide...nor do I have any qualms stating why. Tongue out

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jedion357
October 21, 2011 - 2:13pm
Re: edestekai as player characters; the racial weapon IIRC is a pole arm or pike. Which is part of the reason I've entertained a after the Volturnus campaign scenario where someone is mysteriously supplying the edestekai with flint lock firearms and they are taking particular umbridge with the Ul-mor killing quick deaths. With pikes and flint locks you get classic English Civil War formations ideal for taking down cavalry, which the u-mor are exclusively. If the PC's are hired as Native Protective Police they need to stop this impending tragedy before the u-mor get wiped out as well as figure out who is instigating this. No doubt the eorna will pay a bonus for protecting one of their "child" races and stopping further "cultural contamination"
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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Captain Rags
October 21, 2011 - 9:39pm

@iggy:
as per you request... care for a peanut?

http://ragnarr.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=140781002

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w00t (not verified)
October 21, 2011 - 11:04pm
Laughing

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iggy
October 22, 2011 - 5:20pm
Sad, but the first phrase that popped into my mind was, "They melt in your mouth, not in your hands."
-iggy

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Captain Rags
October 22, 2011 - 5:40pm
Laughing  Edestekai breath? um, eww

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jedion357
December 8, 2022 - 8:58pm
kind of sad that all the links in this thread are dead.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!