Well a while back I did a group pic showing three Ape species for my own reimagining of Planet of the Apes. Well I finally got around to doing up a group pic dipecting the various species of Human in this world
"Humans are a fascinating species. So similar to Simian kind yet different as well and as we now know quite the cautionary tale. In the following I will describe the four known human subset. They are not yet differing species though their predatory variant comes close. Here we have four examples of each species."-Jesceb, "Orangutan"
"Coz is a member of the Uman subset. Umans are fairly similar to their sapient precursors though they display traits we now know to be archaic. Their bone structure is much more robust with a much lower cranial vault, Like humans their coloration varies depending on their environment. While primitive they are smart enough to work in groups to hunt ant gather. They typically will set a range and patrol it guarding against rival tribes. They should be approached with caution. Uman can be quite strong and while not aggressive by nature can become so in defense of territory or offspring. Those living near Simian inhabited regions tend to be more docile towards us typically ignoring Simians or exploiting refuse as a resource for both food an tool making materials. Linguistically the Uman are very limited. They have a simplistic system of sounds to communicate the most basic desires and a variety of hand gestures typically used while hunting.
Cox here is a Wanderer. A term used to describe lone Uman that travel between tribes and operate mostly on their own. He is most used to Simians and has allowed himself to be fitted with a necklace cam on occasion to allow study of Uman society. Coz has most recently be staying around the Coast Line cities and may possibly take over leadership of one of the tribes.
Rix is a Terman. Terman are the most distinctive human subspecies and close genetically to being their own species. Their brow ridge is much more pronounced and wraps around the face. They have developed canines, longer arms, and pointed ears as well as very sharp and strong nails. They have been observed running more like primitive Simian than human. Their diet is primarily meat and in many regions they have pushed aside some predators such as wolves though have yet to be able to out compete them. Terman are often found hunting in small packs or alone. The young and the old of this subspecies are considered quite dangerous as there are multiple documented cases of them stalking and devouring Simians. Indeed many regions with these predators have cautionary tales about Terman stalking Simian children.
Rix is a Zoo specimen of Terman hence his cooperation with us for this photo group. He has been raised in captivity and is docile enough that visitors to the Zoo are often allowed to pet him and he is often brought to schools as part of Zoo programs to educate children about wildlife.
Jomy is an example of the Doman subspecies. Doman are domesticated subset of the Uman. They have been bred over the generations to retain many "cute" childlike traits and the most common breeds are no taller than four foot at most. These bare a much stronger resemblance to the offspring of their human fore-bearers due to their neotanous features. Many have a difficult time being toilet trained and are often seen in just a diaper in warmer climates. Many Simians treasure them almost like children and indeed their childlike nature makes them wonderful pets for children. Doman are unique in that their vocal range is much better than umans and as such are able to mimic some Simian speech. This makes their care much easier as they can be taught about two dozen words or phrases to communicate wants or needs. Their intelligence level has been gauged at about that of a two or three year old Simian.
Jomy here is actually my own pet. He was a house warming gift to myself and Cheztin. He's quite the curious little thing and very playful. Always happy to see us when we get home at the end of a long day. He has a number of toys he enjoys playing with and is quite fond of clay. I often let him play with some while working on sculptural reconstructions.
Anthony for his part an actual human or at least extremely close. His people call themselves humans or ExoHumans. Their only real differences are a slightly enlarged brain, slightly smaller ears, and a taller more lithe form. They spent the intervening 50,000 years between the downfall of mankind and the rise of Simian culture aboard a generational ship set to explore a nearby exo planet that was thought to be life baring. Traveling at high speeds to the planet only ten generations passed aboard the vessel. As they surveyed the new life sustaining world which they named Tevalia they were unable to contact anyone on Earth. At the time Simian culture was far from building the first radio transmitter. So after a generation many piled back into the ship to Journey back to Earth with the goal of finding out what had gone wrong and recolonizing and even terraform if necessary. They arrived to find Earth now inhabited by us and subsiquently made contact. ExoHumans have helped to jump our space program ahead by decades and to develop other technologies.
Anthony is a fairly kind an intelligent person with a keen mind for technology specializing in "Shuttles" small vessels that surveyed and were used to repair and refit their generational vessel. His seemingly odd choice of absorbant undergarment is common for man Exohumans who do extensive work in low gravity as well as many visiting Earth. The higher gravity puts extra strain on their system making things more difficult." - Jesceb "Orangutan"
Well I hope you guys liked the pic and the big info dump here. Hehe. ^^
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31 Aug 2013 22:48 CEST
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