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What do the Ijad look like?

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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

Postby Soren » Tue May 22, 2012 5:32 pm

It seems like a really bad idea to attempt to enslave or prostitute something that can make your bowels spasm uncontrollably at will. Just sayin'.
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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

Postby Zero Revenge » Tue May 22, 2012 11:57 pm

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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

Postby randolph » Wed May 23, 2012 1:15 am


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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

Postby gusindor » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:23 pm

I for one think it would be awesome if Ijad-inhabited humans had segmented, chitinous antennae mixed in with their hair. The antennae would be just like human hair, so you could grow, cut, curl, tie, or braid it without it being like getting punched in the nose, but it would look like a bug's antennae.
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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

Postby gusindor » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:25 am

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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

Postby Joshua A.C. Newman » Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:52 pm

They've got music and art and all sorts of good stuff. Hell, can you imagine the dance possible when dancers can be all different species?
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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

Postby Mantisking » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:07 pm



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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

Postby Joshua A.C. Newman » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:11 pm

Whoa, yeah. Weird autocorrect.

Those long antennae are their ranged eating and sensing apparatus. They can hear, see, smell, feel, and taste with them. their senses by themselves are pretty weak, though; they're mostly used for finding new hosts when they're solitary.
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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

Postby Joshua A.C. Newman » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:58 pm

In general, their senses are weaker than humans'.
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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

Postby ChaosChild » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:43 pm

And as such, if the hosts have access to senses outside "normal" range you could still get that dance party that MantisKings's after.
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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

Postby XGundam05 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:34 pm

This is more of a culture question, but what sort of names/naming conventions do the Ijad have? Or what sort of feel do the names generally have (in relation to actual earth-names...i.e. Cayden is a Celtic feeling name)? I'm writing up my company roster, and there's at least one Ijad-bonded human in it, so I'd like to have the Ijad's given name at least sounding canon.

For that matter, what is the plural of Ijad? Just Ijad, or something else?
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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

Postby Zero Revenge » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:52 pm

Ijadi?
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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

Postby schoon » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:13 pm

Just a random aside: I think we get to see some Ijad this weekend when Prometheus is released

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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

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Re: What do the Ijad look like?

Postby XGundam05 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:05 am

Thanks Joshua! That gives me a good base to get a feel from.
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