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#1 knight

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:14 PM

I'd like to do the honorable and good thing.

 

I'd like to write some manticore lore so my hybrid can be valid in LoE.

 

I have some ideas about their pride structures, their heirarchies and their interactions with ponies. :3





#2 SonicRainboomGirl

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:48 PM

Moving to Eligible Lore





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Posted 26 June 2014 - 01:48 AM

Moving to Eligible Lore

 

Is there some kind of form or something or do I just write all my ideas and poop them out here? :wut:





#4 SonicRainboomGirl

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 05:02 AM

Is there some kind of form or something or do I just write all my ideas and poop them out here? :wut:

 

Idea poop!

 

Just scream out a big, messy strand of ideas! We'll piece them together later! Anything on your mind!  ^3^





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Posted 30 June 2014 - 03:30 AM

I'm still writing up the poop, just so we're clear. 

 

It's going to be a fairly organized idea poo! :P





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Posted 09 July 2014 - 12:57 PM

Facts about manticores I've put together thus far:

 

  • Semi-intelligent species, using their own form of language, but can be taught or self-taught others.
  • Similar 'pride' heirarchy to lions, wherein most prides are led by a dominant male--but some are led by females, as their species has been impacted by the powerful female-led pony race.
  • Rumor has it that some of the first griffons were born from a crossing of manticore and a great eagle. That said, they are a species eligible for breeding with other magical species.
  • Both males and females have manes, though males typically have larger, fuller manes, and are larger overall.
  • The venom in their tail has few known curatives, but they are not an evil species. Most only use it when threatened.
  • When dominant males/females battle for their alpha status, they do a sort of 'tail wrestling' that would be comparable to arm-wrestling.
  • Manticores are resistant to their own venom, so although jabs or scratches may occur here and there, like a mother prodded by her young, for example, the venom is ineffective on them.
  • The manticore pride in the Everfree is one of the largest in Equestria, being over 30 members strong at the last pony count.
  • Most manticores are, to put simply, anti-social. They do not normally interract much with other species, keeping to their own kind. There are always exceptions.
  • In most manticore prides, if the young are born without venom--an increasing occurence in several prides--they are usually abandoned or, if allowed to remain, treated worse than if they had been abandoned.
  • As a result of this, there is a pride of venomless manticores residing now in the forest around the Unicorn Mountain Range. They are a much more peaceful bunch, many can even speak the pony tongue, and have started getting involved in trade.
  • Most manticores are peace loving, and get along with their fellow species. That said, they are omnivores, so they do eat meat, but their most common entree is fish or sometimes birds. They can also survive just fine on fruits and vegetables, so long as they get a decent portion of protein.

 

That's all the little points I've thought of thus far.

 

That said, I could see these being a playable species. :P

 

Any other thoughts??





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Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:46 PM

Yay idea poop!

 

I like it all. Want to write this one?





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Posted 15 July 2014 - 10:38 PM

Yay idea poop!

 

I like it all. Want to write this one?

 

Haven't I? What more do I write?? :wat:





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Posted 15 July 2014 - 10:41 PM

Haven't I? What more do I write?? :wat:

 

Go check out the other lore... there's a format.





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Posted 15 July 2014 - 10:56 PM

Go check out the other lore... there's a format.

 WELL THEN YES. :D





#11 SonicRainboomGirl

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:08 PM

Moving to In Development!





#12 SonicRainboomGirl

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:01 PM

knight, we need a section written on Biology, History, and Manticores in Current Society.









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