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Author Topic: Alien Bestiary  (Read 2102 times)

Trash Queen
Feb 17, 2021, 04:36:09 PM
Topic on: Feb 17, 2021, 04:36:09 PM
Just felt like writing this today may add further information to it in future, if you want add your own stuff but I request you cite your source, whether it is an official one or yourself.

Stage I
(Ovomorph) Egg.


Stage II
(Manumala noxhydria) Facehugger.


Stage III
(Plagiarus Preapotens) Chestburster.


Stage IV
P. Praepotens (Drone) Lurker:
Bipedal adult, with a smooth chitinous translucent carapace, biomechanical exoskeleton and four symmetrical dorsal tube like protrusions with often a distinct pointed central fifth and a tail ending in a single blade, born from a human.
2.4 meters tall upright.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)


P. Praepotens (Runner) Scout:
Quadrupedal adult, with a smooth chitinous translucent carapace, biomechanical exoskeleton and a tail ending in a large blade, born from a animal.
2.1 meters tall upright.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)


Stage V
P. Praepotens (Warrior) Soldier:
Bipedal adult, with a ridged chitinous opaque carapace and developed extremities with nails replaced with claws, biomechanical exoskeleton and four symmetrical dorsal tube like protrusions with often a distinct pointed central fifth and a tail ending in a single blade, developed from a Lurker.
2.4 meters tall upright.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)


P. Praepotens (Defender) Sentry:
Quadrupedal adult, with a ridged chitinous opaque carapace and developed extremities with nails replaced with claws, biomechanical exoskeleton and a tail ending in a large blade, developed from a Scout.
2.1 meters tall upright.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Stage VI
(P. Praepotens) Praetorian Guard: Bipedal Praetorian, developed from a Soldier.
(P. Praepotens) Praetorian Charger: Quadrupedal Praetorian, developed from a Sentry.
(P. Praepotens) Queen.

Source: Alien The RPG.


Machiko Naguchi
Feb 26, 2021, 03:13:27 PM
Reply #1 on: Feb 26, 2021, 03:13:27 PM
Is preapotens and noxhydria the stuff that was introduced in The Cold Forge book?


Trash Queen
Feb 26, 2021, 03:48:35 PM
Reply #2 on: Feb 26, 2021, 03:48:35 PM
Correct the terms do first appear with Alien The Cold Forge and carried on in Alex White's Alien Into Charybdis, Alien The RPG and it's continuations, and also other new media such as Scott Sigler's Phalanx.

The RPG Corebook also introduces "Plagiarus Linesteres" to distinguish and, describe the, Praetomorph or Stalker from Alien Covenant.

Although it does not bother distinguishing between varieties of Eggs and Facehuggers and Chestbursters much, apart from describing appearance, and noting the additional abilities of the Royalty.

« Last Edit: Feb 26, 2021, 03:58:50 PM by Trash Queen »

Machiko Naguchi
Feb 26, 2021, 10:26:28 PM
Reply #3 on: Feb 26, 2021, 10:26:28 PM
I haven't gotten to Phalanx and Into Charybdis yet, but I didn't care for all of the new stuff about the facehugger biology that was introduced in The Cold Forge. But if it's in the next books and the RPG then I guess that's the way it will be going forward  :(


[cancerblack]
Feb 26, 2021, 10:29:55 PM
Reply #4 on: Feb 26, 2021, 10:29:55 PM
Working on my takes on the stage 4, 5 and 6 variants as miniatures. Limitations/aesthetic choices based on the Prodos gear I'm working with, I'll write off as local strain variation.



426Buddy
Feb 26, 2021, 11:53:34 PM
Reply #6 on: Feb 26, 2021, 11:53:34 PM
Yeah I really dig that aspect of TCF. It ties everything  in nicely with the black goo and AC.


Machiko Naguchi
Mar 01, 2021, 03:03:50 PM
Reply #7 on: Mar 01, 2021, 03:03:50 PM
I will keep an open mind as I go through the next several books and see how it goes. Always open to more explanations and new ideas. Hopefully it will grow on me as we go along.


The Cruentus
Mar 04, 2021, 06:44:16 PM
Reply #8 on: Mar 04, 2021, 06:44:16 PM
Interesting, is there any more indepth info about the Plagiarus Linesteres? And whether its a progenitor or a different variant altogether, also it is the precursor, when and how did Plagiarus Linesteres become Plagiarus Preapotens.

I know Covenant tells us David created the Alien, but I am curious on what the RPG's take on the lore is.



The Cruentus
Mar 04, 2021, 09:57:59 PM
Reply #10 on: Mar 04, 2021, 09:57:59 PM
Darn, I would have been a buffet of information.

So what does it all say exactly if I may ask?


Trash Queen
Mar 04, 2021, 10:45:12 PM
Reply #11 on: Mar 04, 2021, 10:45:12 PM
Apart from what I already listed? Only that the Praetomorph appears to have no further forms so far.


The Cruentus
Mar 04, 2021, 10:47:28 PM
Reply #12 on: Mar 04, 2021, 10:47:28 PM
Well it will be interesting to see if there is. From what the movie shows, they don't seem to be the ideal "perfect organism".  :laugh:


 

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