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winterofherdiscontent2 days ago
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. 饾暏饾暀饾暊饾暋 饾暒饾暋饾晻饾晵饾暐饾晼 饾煔聽
bunny armor, moon kitty, forest journey, a lady of the highcourt, a knight protector, fellbeast, sleeping maiden 脡owyn + more 聽...you can find my art on society6 and redbubble聽
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pimsri2 days ago
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Tolkientober day 18 : party
The elves of Mirkwood were merry-making, when some hungry dwarves startled them and ruined their party :p
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honne-moprheus2 days ago
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Here鈥檚 another DAO Tarot design that I鈥檝e been working on. This one鈥檚 a little less subtle though.
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melekinh2 days ago
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鈥渄ead, silent, constant- yet always changing, my favorite view of this world鈥 (x)
My hand stopped hurting long enough for me to draw Vianni again 馃枻
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tolkien-heroines21 hours ago
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The Light of Hope by MatejCadil
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trashttreasurea day ago
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鉁*嗉 Sugar and glitter and everything bitter 鉁*銆
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alonsocaldera day ago
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inktober day 18: healer
there will be no final healing, but you can relieve it one evening, brother
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lotrfashiona day ago
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Dress for Tauriel - Edeline Lee
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theredbiscuits2 days ago
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A bunch of my OCs 馃槉 some are still unfinished and it might take a while to decide on their design.
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headspace-hotel2 months ago
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fantasy biology but it鈥檚 weird and kinda horrifying like real biology: reproduction
was thinking of a few posts a while back about fantasy reproductive biology and was Inspired by recent Wikipedia rabbit holes, so
Elves are technically all female, and reproduce by self-fertilization. Elves are long-lived enough that they do not quickly accrue harmful mutations and deleterious effects from this. However, they have another mechanism to mitigate the harmful effects of self-fertilization: they regularly engage in horizontal gene transfer with the endosymbiotic algae that live in their skin! These algae act as a reservoir for genetic diversity. Some elves also have similar exchanges with the parasitic plants that grow on their heads鈥eah no, those are not flower crowns.
Dark elves do not have the recourse of algae, and are instead similarly symbiotic with fungi.
Goblins are like fungi: they don鈥檛 have differentiated gametes, and thus no real biological basis to call them 鈥渕ale鈥 and 鈥渇emale.鈥 When goblins reproduce, two goblins will come together and merge, splitting into four 鈥渟ibling鈥 goblins that are combinations of the parents鈥 genes! The siblings also retain some of their parents鈥 memories, meaning goblin history is literally passed down biologically!
The exception to this is goblins that live deep underground, adapted to blindly navigate in the darkest caves. It鈥檚 pretty hard for goblins to find other unrelated goblins to create offspring with, so instead, some goblins, termed 鈥淜ing鈥 or 鈥淨ueen鈥 goblins (though as I said, goblins don鈥檛 have differentiated gametes like that), will grow to an abnormally large size and roam about seeking mates. When a King/Queen goblin merges with another goblin, it does not split into offspring, but instead absorbs the other goblin, a little like a female anglerfish does to her mates. After a long time, King/Queen goblins begin living a stationary life, producing new goblins from amalgamated genetic material by budding. The goblin hordes will take care of the King/Queen goblin until the horde grows too large, at which point some goblins will migrate to new territory, beginning the cycle anew.
Orcs are all born male. The biggest, strongest orc (or sometimes pair of orcs) in an orc band will become female, much like a clown fish, and will be protected by the rest of the band, spared the risks of an Orc warrior鈥檚 dangerous fighting lifestyle, so her genes will get passed on the most, and subsequent generations of Orcs will be strong. Orcs do not, however, share human concepts of gender, and many Orc warriors that spend time in human society decide they feel more affiliated with what humans think of as 鈥渨omen鈥 anyway.
Dwarves, like some reptiles, develop based on the temperature of the caves they are raised in. Dwarves in cooler caves grow up to be male; dwarves in warmer caves grow up to be female. Female dwarves are associated with the fire of the forges and the power of creation. Dwarves are not, however, sexually dimorphic, and asking whether a dwarf is 鈥渞eally鈥 male or female is deeply personal and offensive, since an individual鈥檚 ability to become pregnant is invariably none of the asker鈥檚 business. It is common for dwarves to reject any affiliation with gender entirely, but those that care for that sort of thing have some very elaborate and colorful genders.
Halflings are a little like slugs; they are all capable of producing both types of gametes simultaneously. They also recombine genes like crazy. A halfling can have a single biological parent or over a dozen鈥攖hough too many parents is discouraged, because it creates halflings that have to roam about too much to find unrelated partners when they grow up. It also means that inheritance can get pretty complicated.
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prokopetza month ago
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Bad: Elves don鈥檛 make dick jokes because it鈥檚 beneath their dignity.
Good: The name your elvish PC gave when they joined the party is a dick joke. Your party leader has spent the last ten years introducing you to people as the High Elvish equivalent of 鈥淏iggus Dickus鈥, and somehow nobody has seen fit to clue them in yet. It just keeps getting funnier.
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alonsocalder2 days ago
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inktober day 17: Elf
... and not Maedhros!
馃幍 "The king talks about hope - but what does he know about it?"
The Lord of the House of Mole, Maeglin, and his not quite royal arms
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馃崄write to me if you want to order a drawing in my performance!
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lotrfashiona day ago
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Dress for a Valinor elf - Temperley London
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