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DOD Bestiary: Jorogumo
Common Name: Jorogumo (Giant “spider”, Japanese land crab)
Pronounced: (Your-o-goo-moe)
Classification: Arachnocaris microkarkinos (Small-Karkinos Spider-crab)
SGOC Rank: Fauna
Length: 2.5 feet
Height: 1 foot (ground level)
Leg Width: 31 inches
Weight: 23 lbs.
Diet: Omnivore
Social Structure: Solitary
Home Planet: Earth
Distribution: Japanese islands
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
Description:
The jorogumo is a large omnivorous land crab. Native to most of the six thousand-plus islands that make up the nation of Japan, this terrestrial crustacean was named after a spider demon from Japanese mythology. The jorogumo’s ancestry is poorly understood, although it’s thought to be related to the coconut crab (Birgus latro), a similar land
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DOD Bestiary: Jonker, Karkadan
Common Name: Jonker, Karkadan
Pronounced: (John-kur), (Car-kuh-dann)
Classification: Jonkerotherium amphibius (Amphibious Jonker’s-beast), Karkadan monoceros (One-horned Karkadan)
SGOC Rank: Megafauna
Length: 15 feet (jonker), 11 feet (karkadan)
Height: 6 feet at the shoulder
Weight: 2.8 tons (jonker), 2 tons (karkadan)
Diet: Omnivore (jonker), Herbivore (karkadan)
Social Structure: Solitary
Home Planet: Earth
Distribution: Africa
IUCN Status: Near Threatened (jonker), Vulnerable (karkadan)
Description:
The jonker and the karkadan are two examples of the megafauna that now inhabit the vast wilderness of post-Cycle Africa. Any adventurer travelling through the African bush should be wary of these animals.
The jonker is a hippo-sized reptomammal best known for
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Literature
DOD Bestiary: Jaeger
Common Name: Jaeger
Pronounced: (Yay-ger)
Classification: Torgosaurus jaegeri (Jaeger’s Vulture-reptile)
SGOC Rank: Fauna
Length: 3 feet
Height: 1.3 feet at the hips
Weight: 8 lbs.
Diet: Omnivore
Social Structure: Flock (10-100+ members)
Home Planet: Earth
Distribution: Europe (exported worldwide)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Description:
The jaeger is a tiny species of theropod dinosaur that is native to Europe but has since been exported worldwide. These animals are modern-day compsognathids, a group of small theropods that first appeared during the Jurassic period, and they have stayed remarkably conservative in their anatomy.
Jaegers are covered in short mottled plumage but bald on the face, hands, and feet, a useful arrangement for probing deep into car
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Literature
DOD Bestiary: Jackalope
Common Name: Jackalope
Pronounced: (Jack-a-lope)
Classification: Dolichotis antalopus (Long-eared Antelope)
SGOC Rank: Fauna
Length: 2 feet
Height: 1.5 feet at the shoulder
Weight: 25 lbs.
Diet: Herbivore
Social Structure: Solitary, Pair, Breeding group (40+ members)
Home Planet: Earth
Distribution: southern South America
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Description:
The jackalope is an unusual species of mara that inhabits the rocky hills and forests of southern South America. Maras are rodents that can be accurately called “guinea pigs on stilts”; the jackalope is even stranger in that it has evolved short antler-like horns, which make the creature resemble a cross between a deer and a jackrabbit.
Jackalopes are fast, skittish animals that frequent rocky
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DOD Bestiary: Irish elk
Common Name: Irish elk (Megaloceros, Giant deer)
Pronounced: (Irish elk)
Classification: Megaloceros giganteus (Gigantic Big-horn)
SGOC Rank: Megafauna
Length: 10 feet
Height: 7 feet at the shoulder
Antler Span: up to 12 feet
Weight: up to 1500 lbs.
Diet: Herbivore
Social Structure: Herd (5-12 members)
Home Planet: Earth
Distribution: northern Europe / Asia
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
Description:
The Irish elk is a giant species of deer that went extinct on the surface world during the late Pleistocene; a small population apparently escaped extinction within the World Below cavern of Cruachan, the largest on the European continent. When The Cycle underwent its latest resurgence the elk was rereleased upon Eurasia, and now these majestic animal
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DOD Bestiary: Hypster
Common Name: Hypster
Pronounced: (Hipster)
Classification: Hypsteria / various sp.
SGOC Rank: Fauna / Megafauna
Length: 3 – 21 feet
Height: 1 – 5 feet at the hips
Weight: 5 – 1400 lbs.
Diet: Herbivore / Omnivore
Social Structure: Solitary, Herd (3-50+ members)
Home Planet: Earth
Distribution: Worldwide
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Description:
Hypsters are a loose collection of small to medium-sized ornithopod dinosaurs that are found on every continent of post-Cycle Earth. They are all unified into the clade Hypsteria by a single key feature: their teeth. Hypster teeth resemble those of their giant guan cousins, fused into a complex grinding battery that is constantly replaced with new teeth. Numerous species of hypster are known and many have yet
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The Terror of New Hope
Nyt Håb, southeastern Greenland.
Artemio “Hot Rod” Rodriguez and his company weren’t about to take this situation lightly. Assembled in the streets before the ramshackle town hall, sixty-four men, women, and a Skrag readied the small arsenal they’d carried here in their gloved hands, checking their magazines, buckling their thick and many-pocketed woolen coats, wiping their goggles clean, preparing for their voyage into the deep unknown.
The stalkers hadn’t planned on this. Had things gone their way, had they not been “convinced” to help, they would’ve been on the very first ferry to the European mainland – that Tyloban wreck over in Russia wasn’t going to salvage itself. But when push came to shove, and when their current accommodations depended on their willingness to assist the townsfolk, the group of seven had little choice. In the grand tradition of the stalker mentality, it’s not that they didn’t care
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DOD Bestiary: Hydrarchos
Common Name: Hydrarchos
Pronounced: (Hide-rarch-os)
Classification: Hydrarchos sillimani (Silliman’s Water-ruler)
SGOC Rank: Megafauna
Length: 75 feet
Height: 13 feet (ground level)
Weight: 25 tons
Diet: Carnivore
Social Structure: Solitary
Home Planet: Earth
Distribution: Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
Description:
The hydrarchos is a giant primitive whale that stalks the coasts of Europe and Africa. A derived archaeocete, this leviathan is one of the largest non-SGO species to inhabit the waters of post-Cycle Earth, and as a predator it is unrivaled in all the Atlantic.
Ever since ancient species like Basilosaurus roamed the seas, the hydrarchos has adapted significantly to exploit a coastal environment. The hydrarchos
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DOD Bestiary: Horng fong
Common Name: Horng fong
Pronounced: (Horng fong)
Classification: Mirificeratops sociabilis (Sociable Confusing-horned-face)
SGOC Rank: Fauna
Length: 5 feet
Height: 3 feet
Weight: 48 lbs.
Diet: Omnivore
Social Structure: Herd (50+ members)
Home Planet: Earth
Distribution: southeastern Asia
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
Description:
The horng fong is a small and rather unusual ceratopsian native to the sweltering jungles of southeastern Asia. Looking more like small pachycephalosaurs than anything else, horng fongs are bizarre offshoots from the leptoceratopsids, a group of small ceratopsian dinosaurs that were hornless and often bipedal. This species has taken the group’s bipedalism to the logical extreme, evolving into fleet-footed jungle animals that bear a remarkable re
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DOD Contest Entry: Kruncher
Name: Kruncher
Aliases: Krusher, Pulverizer, Prehistoric Pugilist
Classification: Magnoneekrognathus africanus (Great destructive jaws of Africa)
Faction: Rogue
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Dimensions:
Height: 300 feet tall at the shoulder
Length: 720 feet long
Weight: 1,450 tons
Abilities:
Burly Brawler: Even by kaiju standards, Kruncher is utterly massive, and he knows how to use his size to his advantage. The great beast is nearly impossible to knock over or pick up, and he often devastates enemies with bone-crushing body slams and charges, scattering his opponents like bowling pins.
Thick Hide, Thicker Head: Kruncher's body is covered in incredibly thick armored hide, measuring several meters thick in some places, making it extremely difficult to really hurt the big beast. Furthermore, the kaiju's skull is incredibly reinforced,
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A while back I reported that the last of DOD's artwork was completed...now I might be wrong about that. After looking over some of my SGO bestiary entries I can't say I'm happy with the way they look, as they are not up to my current artistic capabilities. Should I try and redo them? What do you guys think?
The Titanomachy has forever changed our planet. Perhaps the greatest threat humanity has ever faced has been averted, but not without a heavy cost.

Kaiju that were once under human control now roam free, taking revenge against their former captors at every opportunity. The events of the Titanomachy have also awakened kaiju never before seen from their slumber beneath the planet’s crust, replacing those lost during the great conflict. Word about us spreads quickly among the kaiju…and not much of it is good. Worse yet, there are signs that the creatures we fought in the Titanomachy are still out there, and they have not given up….

The Days of Dikorus may be over, but for now…post-Cycle Earth lives.


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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to After The Impact!

If you haven’t yet read my “Titanomachy” short story, what follows below are *SPOILERS*. If you want to catch up now, go here and start reading: gilarah93.deviantart.com/galle… .

But for the rest of you, welcome again!

After The Impact (ATI for short) is the first planned expansion for the Days Of Dikorus kaijuverse. It follows post-Cycle Earth after the Titanomachy – a world war brought about by the kaiju Diaborus and his followers – comes to a close, ending with a narrow victory in humanity’s favor. But we couldn’t do it alone; the Tyloban Empire helped out but only to save themselves, for if humanity fell their tenuous claim to the planet might also be in jeopardy. Unfortunately things turned messy and, one thing leading to another, one of the Empire’s massive habitation ships was shot down, its remains littering the eastern hemisphere. The wreckage is a treasure trove of Tyloban tech and knowledge that, in the right (or wrong) hands, could drastically change the course of human history. Interested parties from all over the world are now rushing to find it….


Here are some new features we can expect for After The Impact:

— Factions as shown in kaiju bios will be modified a bit from what we’re used to. Nothing major, just a small overhaul. Most of you probably won’t even notice. =P

— Shorter and more concise kaiju bios. For those of you who like an expository essay, sorry. I’m really trying to cut down on the clutter and make my writing concise and easier to read. This applies to descriptions of kaiju abilities, characters, and backstories. Also, all new deviations for ATI (except the bestiary) will have “ATI:” in the title instead of “DOD:”.

— Life on post-Cycle Earth goes on. The setting will continue to develop as time progresses, with short stories and artwork making up the bulk of this new content. Some standing lore has also been updated; Sunset Blade, for instance, now has to rebuild its menagerie after losing most of it during the Titanomachy. The bestiary will continue to be posted as well.

— The return of classic kaiju! Many of DOD’s old monsters are gone while others still remain; those that survived the Titanomachy are back with designs both new and old, along with updated bios and character descriptions. For those who like spoilers, here’s a few familiar faces who are making a comeback: Iranitith, Gilarah, and Razorr.

— All-new kaiju! A whole new set of monsters are coming to post-Cycle Earth, now that I finally have the hang of designing them. I won’t divulge anything on them further, but expect great things. ;)


I’ll gladly answer any questions you may have about ATI or Days Of Dikorus in general. Thank you for your support! :)


Finally, to wrap things up here is the unofficial theme for After The Impact, Candlelight Red’s song “Life as We Know It”: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn8JDH… .
  • Listening to: Evanescence.
  • Reading: Carson of Venus.
  • Watching: Enderal.
  • Playing: The Game.
  • Eating: Food.
  • Drinking: Water.

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Gilarah93
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Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Animal lover, fossil photographer, monster maker, and kaiju enthusiast.

My kaijuverse "Days Of Dikorus" is my largest art project, though I also write short stories, take pictures, and draw whatever interests me.
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Lediblock2 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017
The Many Hearts Of The World Contest
This might interest you.
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:icongilarah93:
Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, but I think I'll pass. I've never been one for participating in contests.
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconlediblock2: sent me here, and he is right, you are "worth a while" :)
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Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha, thanks for the compliment!
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem
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Ravensaurs-Rex Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the invite, mate.
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Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, dude.

And glad to see you're still kicking.
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JacobSpencerKaiju79 Featured By Owner May 7, 2016   Traditional Artist
thanks for the fave, Gil!
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AkityMH Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Gil, I gotta ask... did you read Vostok?
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Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Update: I have now read "Vostok"...or at least a part of it. I didn't like it.
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AkityMH Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
How far did you get?
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Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Around the bit where the minisub crew are running away (???) from a Purussaurus that, for some reason, has decided to be a pursuit predator. I didn't get to the alien stuff.
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Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Steve Alten's novel? :iconlolnopeplz: I heard some pretty bad things about it, namely that ol' Steve was filibustering again about Big Oil and other conspiracy theories....
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AkityMH Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I havent heard much about that. I thought you read his books?
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Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used to, then I realized most of them descend into filibustering territory mighty quick. The Loch was good, though.

If you're looking for a Lake Vostok monster romp that's actually good, go read Greig Beck's "Beneath the Dark Ice".
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Zachariah-of-Mars Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey man, just letting you know I'm getting back into the swing of xenobiology, check out the revamps when you get a chance
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Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've noticed. Nothing's really piqued my interest yet, but I'll keep watching. :)
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Hellraptor Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Hi, whats up :)
 can you take a look at this and tell me what you think ?


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Gilarah93 Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It...looks fine. Why do you ask?
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Hellraptor Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just wondering ;)
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angenon58 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving buddy, I'm thankful to call you my friend
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Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks bro, you too. 
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Dragonfire810 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014   Filmographer
would you like to share my art.
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Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As in an art trade? If so, no, I'm not doing any art trades at the moment.
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Dragonfire810 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014   Filmographer
so i'll be paitient until i'm ready.
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