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Merara

A female example of the Kiaskan sub-species

Merara is a very confused young Kiaskan with little knowledge of the outside world. Having been sold as an unhatched egg labled as a 'exotic mermaid', she spent her childhood and most of her teenage years growing up in a corperate lobby aquarium. It was only after a wayward baseball shattered her glass enclosure and she slipped with the current into the sewage system that she had any sort of contact with the outside world. When she was pulled out of a sewer grate by Rokuku and Jelili, one being a member of Devil Fish Tribe, her adventure into the open wide world began. She has never seen her home world, or anyone like her, and assumes that her strange appearance stems from being sealed in a 500 gallon fish tank for most of her life.


Merara's coloration, unbeknownst to her, is abnormal for her species, with most being a deep red or orange color. She herself is an irridescent mixture of blues and purples, and while aesthetically pleasing to most on the surface, her coloration would be more visible to the predators on Kiask. Having set out into the big wide world on her own for the first time, she's trusting and sweet, her language flowery and overly formal, and is easily offended. She currently rents space in Giruru's body, as if she were forcibly expelled, she would dry out and suffocate within 12 hours.


Genetic Background (Meronian Sub-Species)Edit

Merara is part of a sub-species of the conventional Maronian, descended from a select group of invaders and their families, who became stuck on the planet they were trying to invade. The lack of a protective magnetic field around the planet, thanks to Kiask's solid gold core, induced dramatic adaptations on the behalf of the invaders that survived the explosion of tumors and other UV-Radiation related diseases. When they encountered the native top-tier reigning species on Kiask (the Omalan) they attempted to take them over in the same militaristic method that the Keronians had used. It backfired, as the native top-tier species couldn't take them seriously and attempted to domesticate them as pets, much to their chagrin. Merara is a product of those that remained, an example of natural selection on a planet where every ecological nitch is already filled.


Body CompositionEdit

Because of Kiask's lack of magnetic field, the massive gravitational pull (4.28x Earth gravity), heated and very humid atmousphere, fierce competition for limited resources, and limited land mass (only 127,518,000 km2 of avaliable planetary surface), the Kiaskan sub-species has had to adapt very quickly to the environment at hand. These features include a gas-filled bladder to resist the pull of gravity, a much more complex digestive system, a honey-combed and layered cartilage exo- and endo- skeleton, and fluid-filled sacks around the abdomen, the trunk, and the cephalic cavity to protect internal organs from pressure changes. Biological differences are the most stark when comparing to the land-bourne Keronian.


Comparison of Features and Adaptions
X Keronian (Base) Meronian (Base) Kiaskan (Sub-species)
Skeletal Composition Calcium-Mineral salt matrix Calcified Cartilage Uncalcified elastin-fibrocartilage matrix
Skeletal Structure Compact + Trabecular structures Trabecular structure Layered exo-endo honey comb Trabecular structure
Respiratory Function Negative Pressure Negative Pressure Negative Pressure + Epithelial CO2/O2 exchange
Paedomorphism Yes Yes No
Dietary Habits Omnivore Omnivore Chemolithoheterotroph
Humidity Behavioral Changes No obvious effects Required for O2/CO2 gas exchange

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