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Astroballua - Seer by Nighzmarquls Astroballua - Seer by Nighzmarquls
The Seer Class of Astroballua is the primary element that makes up their society, The smallest unit capable of functioning indefinitely in the harshness of interplanetary and orbital space while still maintaining maneuvering capability they are also capable of making planet fall in order to perform first contact missions with what used to be merely highly divergent segments of their own civilization but have since also formed the primary representatives of their civilization to human beings. Although driven as all astroballua to seek unity and civil discourse with all beings (thankfully even humans) many of them fail to realize the need to learn the complex and arbitrary protocols used by human technology or the individuals themselves. It is much quicker to simply build a network of nano-scale structures in a human brain or computer, create a communication bridge and simply 'speak' directly. This invasion of privacy and identity is the primary factor leading to the initial hostilities between Astroballua and Human civilization and the human counter attack is the primary reason that untold number of astroballua now take far more aggressive diplomatic actions when they first find human beings.

Physically they are relatively similar in broad shape due to requiring very similar morphological stresses when traversing both interplanetary space and descending in planet fall on new worlds. They are all generally capable of initiating high powered thrust even in atmosphere but once they land a Seer class is unable to escape most planetary gravity wells without the aid of a boosting mechanism that must be constructed from local materials.
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AlMaNeGrA Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i love it
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Nighzmarquls Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Lee-Sherman Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Very interesting design. I like how they look like they're made up of veins or wicker. A truly unearthly creature.
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Nighzmarquls Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad that it suits the intent :) perhaps I'll revisit these later.
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fulmenoid Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Very nice. Is it something like the bioship, drone?
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Nighzmarquls Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not sure exactly which bioship you mean. But it is something like that.

My view of advanced aliens is that the distinction between biology and technology are meaningless after the creatures integrate and self engineer for a million years or more.

So that is the view that I have going into it.
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NeoKal Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
I fav'd this because the visual concept was amazing, and the description was well thought out and awesome sounding.

I'm also playing an online RPG that's about each player playing a race of aliens in galactic conquest. This kind of reminded me of one of the races in my game. :)
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Nighzmarquls Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its rather troperiffic as an alien race, so I'm not surprised :) but at the same time I like to feel like I've explored some space that pop culture often forgets or is blind too. Like the more inorganic nature of their 'organic technology' the more or less positive intentions that just completely backfire when introduced to the wrong situation and the tragedy of a war that will now be repeated over and over again because of the first few mistakes.
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