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Beast of Origins, Barinollusk by Kerian-halcyon Beast of Origins, Barinollusk by Kerian-halcyon
Probably the most epic and positively alien of all of the bosses in Legacy of the Sages, the Barinollusk is a powerful beast; an ancient creature from when the earth was young. Barinollusks are seed beasts; creatures born under the concept of creating lesser animals that would evolve and grow and populate the world. Barinollusks are a cross between the deadly Baris; jellyfish-like creatures that parasitically feed off of larger animals; and the monstrous Octoroks; powerful predators that hunt by launching projectiles at their prey.

Barinollusks are huge, and are also deadly. They usually have a squadron of Baris encircling their bodies for protection, while they use their powerful tentacles to feed off of whatever the stomach contents are of their host. When fully grown, they can exit their killed host and bring forth armies of Octoroks into the world, fully capable of spreading widespread damage throughout lakes and rivers.


- As a seed creature, it can spawn either primitive Octoroks and Baris to act as a specialized army and hunting group
- Parasitic in nature at birth, feeds upon the stomach contents of larger creatures; when escaping its host, it retains an aquatic nature and acts as a self-sufficient predator
- Giant, multi-purpose tentacles can grasp prey with suckers or carve them apart with teeth-like expenditures on the tips
- Baris that spawn around the neck of the beast can circle about and act as a shield against attacks; weak against positive electric currents
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Sounds like an intresting story. ;)

What would happen if Octoroks started to appear on the rivers here in the Pacific northwest such as the big Willammate River due to a dimension gap thingy?
Kerian-halcyon Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Technically speaking there are freshwater octopuses in Cryptozoology, so that mighty be physically possible even without the dimension gap. They are supposed to be found in lakes in Oklahoma. Type in Oklahoma Octopus to find out more...
Whoa... Barinollusk was epic in the fic, but damn... this pic makes it even more epic. Almost scary...
Kerian-halcyon Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
That was the point of the I'm glad you like it. Barinollusk was one of my upmost craziest ideas, though it probably has the best picture overall. I spent a lot of time on it. Thanks for the comment!
The movement in this one is cool!
Kerian-halcyon Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
The Barinollusk was hard to do; mostly because there's nothing in the animal kingdom quite like it. A fan of mine commented it was the most alien thing he had
haha now THAT is an achievement ^_^
Kerian-halcyon Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Here's the link to the story: [link]
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