Non-Sentient Storm titan

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  1. Malon

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    Storm titan (Titanus tempesta), known in legend as "storm aberrations," are a species of gargantuan saurian reptomammals native to Ellora. Their tough skin was usually a brown coloration, though some were known to be a forest green. They were few in number and were usually confined to Ellora's massive storm system, hence their name; but, they occasionally emerged from the storm due to territorial disputes, wreaking havoc on the natives who worshiped them as gods of destruction.

    Biology

    Titanus tempesta is one of the largest known species in the galaxy, rivaling even the zillo beast of Malastare in size, and are the apex predators on their homeworld. Juveniles tower over the landscape at a whopping 50 meters (164 feet) and they continue to grow throughout their whole life, which can span several centuries. Those that make it to a venerable age have clocked in at over 318 meters (1043 feet) in height. These true titans, however, are extremely rare and are rarely seen by the natives.

    Storm titans have a saurian appearance, much like the rest of Ellora's megafauna, and possess a definitive ridge of dorsal plates that line their necks, backs, and tails. These plates act much like rechargeable batteries, absorbing the vast electrical energies from the planet's enormous storm, which can then be converted into energy to survive and to project as a defensive, elemental blast of electrical energy. In order to conserve this power when outside the storm system, titans would bury beneath the planet's surface and hibernate for long periods of time, until they were required to move or were disturbed.

    When active, titans walked upright on two massive, trunk-like legs. Their forelimbs were clawed, used primarily for defense and attack. They were also used to snatch smaller prey off the surface. Titans possessed a gigantic mouth full of razor-sharp teeth, which they used to eat much smaller prey. The skin of a storm titan was extremely durable, capable of withstanding blaster bolts, explosions, and even attacks from smaller craft, like tanks and starfighters. Its skin was not, however, resistant to lightsabers or larger craft.

    Storm titans had also evolved to live in large bodies of water. Gills along their neck allowed them to live and breathe even in Ellora's oceans. These gills, however, were a venerable spot on their otherwise invulnerable body. Taking an attack to the gills was immensely painful for storm titans and usually incensed them.

    Abilities

    Lightning-breath: A last resort attack, storm titans were capable of converting the energy in their dorsal plates into an electrical blast to be projected from their mouth. The blasts were capable of wreaking untold destruction, but the titans were limited in the number of blasts they could produce. More than two or three would deplete the electrical energy in their dorsal plates, which, outside the storm, would force them into a hibernation state. Inside the storm, however, they would need several hours to recharge themselves before they would be ready to project the blasts again.

    Strengths: Tough skin, which is resistant to blaster fire, small crafts, and explosions. Gargantuan size. Electricity blast.

    Weaknesses: Slow-moving, skin weak to lightsabers and large craft, limitations to electricity blast. Gills.

    Behavior/Temperament

    Storm titans were solitary beasts. They lived and hunted alone, only coming together to breed or fight over territory. Notably, they did not kill members of their own kind, even over territorial disputes. Instead, titans practiced a form of exile, where the defeated individual was cast out of their territory and, in some cases, the storm itself. These wandering vagabonds were the most dangerous to the rest of Ellora's population.

    Typically, Titanus tempesta was not an aggressive species. Due to their god-like size, they were naturally destructive, but they were not malicious in this destruction unless provoked. Their ability to trample down forests and entire villages made them gods of destruction in local religions. Titans that were exiled from the stormlands, however, tended to be more aggressive than other titans, and were more easily agitated.

    Diet

    Storm titans were a carnivorous species, but were not particularly picky about what they ate otherwise. As their ecosystem's apex predator, they ate whatever they could get their clawed hands on. Despite their gargantuan size, they did not need to consume large amounts of food to provide their bodies with the necessary energy for day-to-day activity. Instead, most of that energy came from absorbing power directly from Ellora's storm into their dorsal plates.

    As a result, Titanus tempesta was capable of going long periods without eating anything at all. Vagabond titans—those exiled over territorial disputes—often had to consume more food than their brethren due to being outside of Ellora's storm and, thus, lacking their alternative source of energy. They also hibernated in order to conserve their energy and did so by hibernating underground or underwater for long periods of time.

    Breeding

    Storm titans reproduced sexually and, like reptiles, laid eggs. Much like themselves, their eggs were gargantuan in size and, as a result, the female only laid one at a time. Nests were typically built underground and infants emerged when they could walk on two legs.

    Intent

    To be one of the species on Ellora. Not intended for taming or PvP purposes, but, rather, for DMed opposition and general fluff. I was on a Godzilla binge when I wrote this, so you can blame that for the appearance and gargantuan size of the venerable adults. Yay, Godzilla Earth.
     
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  2. Cazar

    Cazar Lore Mod Lore Moderator

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    A-approved. Especially noting that this is fluff and not a creature to be obtained for PvP.

    I'm going to go write up a giant moth now.
     
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