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DOD Bestiary: Marsh thorntank
Common Name: Marsh thorntank (Thorntank)
Pronounced: (Marsh thorntank)
Classification: Eucanthopholis horrida (Rough True-spiny-scale)
SGOC Rank: Megafauna
Length: 13 feet
Height: 4 feet at the hips
Weight: 850 lbs.
Diet: Omnivore
Social Structure: Solitary (associates with gigants)
Home Planet: Earth
Distribution: Europe
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
Description:
A common sight trundling among Europe’s herds of gigants is the marsh thorntank, a much smaller but even pricklier animal. A type of nodosaur, this squat species sports a long whip-like tail and a row of conical spines along its flanks. Armored dinosaurs like the thorntank and gigant have fared somewhat poorly since their heyday in the Cretaceous, which may be due to climate change and competition with
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DOD Bestiary: Marozi, Snow tiger
Common Name: Marozi (Spotted lion), Snow tiger
Pronounced: (Marr-oh-zee), (Snow tiger)
Classification: Afropuma maculatus (Spotted African-puma), Scimitodus scimitodus (Scimitar-tooth)
SGOC Rank: Megafauna
Length: 8 feet (marozi), 6 feet (snow tiger)
Height: 4 feet at the shoulder
Weight: 270 lbs. (marozi), 340 lbs. (snow tiger)
Diet: Carnivore
Social Structure: Solitary (marozi), Pride (5-9 members) (snow tiger)
Home Planet: Earth
Distribution: eastern Africa (marozi), northern Asia (snow tiger)
IUCN Status: Endangered (marozi), Near Threatened (snow tiger)
Description:
The marozi and the snow tiger are two large species of felids that inhabit post-Cycle Earth. One lives in the mountains, the other on the plains, and both are efficient predators.
The mar
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DOD Bestiary: Mangler
Common Name: Mangler (Roc, Rukh)
Pronounced: (Mangler)
Classification: Goliaraptor calconychus (Crushing-claw Goliath-plunderer)
SGOC Rank: Megafauna
Length: 42 feet
Height: 12 feet at the hips
Weight: 7 tons
Diet: Carnivore
Social Structure: Solitary
Home Planet: Earth
Distribution: northern / northeastern Asia
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
Description:
The mangler is a gigantic dromaeosaur and the largest non-SGO predator in all of Asia. Rare to the point of being legend, this huge carnivore is specialized to attack equally large prey, a task that it excels at.
Although instantly recognizable as a raptor, the mangler’s anatomy has evolved considerably in response to its lifestyle. The arms are massively built and laced with muscle, and the hands are tipped wit
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DOD Bestiary: Mammut
Common Name: Mammut (Earth mole, Devil mole, King of moles)
Pronounced: (Mam-moot)
Classification: Diablotalpa / sp.
SGOC Rank: Megafauna
Length: 22 feet
Height: 4 feet at the shoulder
Weight: 3 tons
Diet: Carnivore
Social Structure: Solitary, Labour (2-4 members)
Home Planet: Earth
Distribution: North America, Asia, Europe
IUCN Status: Data Deficient
Description:
Mammuts are one of the strangest, most frightening creatures yet discovered on post-Cycle Earth. While reminiscent of gargantuan tusked moles, these beasts are truly in a class of their own.
While there are several different species in genus Diablotalpa, all are of similar size and appearance. These shaggy monsters do indeed resemble moles but are of an entirely different lineage, an ancient one
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Rampage
The inland sea, north-central Russia.
Tightening down on his spear, Krang inched forward in the dark.
His night vision was keen like all Skrag’s, but this stygian abyss was really putting it to the test. Not even the icy walls that comprised the cave helped illuminate it. He squinted as if it would help – it didn’t – and crept onward, listening to a rhythmic drip of meltwater from deeper in, taking care not to step on any loose plates of ice. One wrong sound could doom them all.
Elsewhere in the gradually descending cave were three other Skrag warriors, all of the Laash tribe. Balsk, the hunt leader, was somewhere ahead of Krang and the other two, battle-sisters named Galash and Krulash; all wore thick many-layered clothing shorn from woolly mammoth skins and fur, sporting scrimshawed tusks out the front of their hoods to intimidate and threaten. They certainly were a frightening-looking bunch, but they would pale in comparison to what lay in the frozen recesses
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DOD Bestiary: Majen
Common Name: Majen
Pronounced: (Maaj-en)
Classification: Pakicamelus majen (Pakistan-camel Majen)
SGOC Rank: Megafauna
Length: 18 feet
Height: 10 feet at the shoulder
Weight: 2 tons
Diet: Herbivore
Social Structure: Herd (10-30 members)
Home Planet: Earth
Distribution: Mongolia, Pakistan, northern China, southern Russia
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
Description:
The majen (singular and plural) is a species of giant camel native to the plains and deserts of central Asia. Heads towering over most elephants and mammoths, these huge hooved mammals have proven indispensible to the nomadic peoples of post-Cycle Asia.
Majen are anatomically similar to their dromedary cousins, but are much larger. The fat-storing dorsal hump is enormous in the majen, often accounting for
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DOD Bestiary: Longhorn bison
Common Name: Longhorn bison (Giant bison, Dire bison)
Pronounced: (Long-horn bison)
Classification: Bison latifrons (Broad-headed Bison)
SGOC Rank: Megafauna
Length: 13 feet
Height: 9 feet at the shoulder
Weight: 4 tons
Diet: Herbivore
Social Structure: Herd (15-200+ members)
Home Planet: Earth
Distribution: North America
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Description:
The longhorn bison is a massive species of bovine native to the sweeping prairies of the American Great Plains. A hooved mammal nearly the size of an elephant, this monstrous-looking creature is one of the biggest beasts found on the wild plains, and as such it is nearly impervious to predation.
Post-Cycle longhorns are the same species as the Pleistocene B. latifrons and have thus changed very lit
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DOD Bestiary: Lipata, Mahamba
Common Name: Lipata (Short-faced crocodile), Mahamba (Dire crocodile)
Pronounced: (Lee-pot-uh), (Mah-haam-buh)
Classification: Lipatasuchus monardi (Monard’s Lipata-crocodile), Chthonosuchus letalis (Lethal-crocodile-from-beneath-the-earth)
SGOC Rank: Megafauna
Length: 32 feet (lipata), 45 feet (mahamba)
Height: 4 feet (ground level)
Weight: 6 tons (lipata), 8 tons (mahamba)
Diet: Carnivore
Social Structure: Solitary
Home Planet: Earth
Distribution: Africa
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
Description:
The lipata and the mahamba are two genera of giant crocodilians native to the World Below cavern of Pellucidar, but have since escaped to populate surface-world Africa. These giant reptiles are apex predators and should be avoided by anyone who values thei
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DOD Bestiary: Lindwyrm
Common Name: Lindwyrm
Pronounced: (Lend-worm)
Classification: Laevusaurus norvegicus (Norwegian Hulking-reptile)
SGOC Rank: Megafauna
Length: 54 feet
Height: 22 feet at the hips
Weight: 11 tons
Diet: Carnivore
Social Structure: Solitary
Home Planet: Earth
Distribution: northern / central / eastern Europe
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
Description:
The lindwyrm is a gargantuan theropod dinosaur native to the coastal plains and forests of post-Cycle Europe. Easily the largest non-SGO predator in Eurasia, this hulking monster is a derived tyrannosauroid, a primitive tyrant dinosaur likely descended from Eotyrannus lengi. This unique ancestry gives the lindwyrm an appearance distinct from its cousins in North America and Asia.
Lindwyrms are enormous beasts, dwarfing
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DOD Bestiary: Liger
Common Name: Liger
Pronounced: (Liger)
Classification: Panthera napoleonus (Napoleon’s Panther)
SGOC Rank: Megafauna
Length: 11 feet
Height: 4 feet at the shoulder
Weight: 910 lbs.
Diet: Carnivore
Social Structure: Solitary, Pair, Pride (5-8 members)
Home Planet: Earth
Distribution: India
IUCN Status: Critically Endangered
Description:
Perhaps the rarest big cat on the planet, the liger was previously known as the hybrid offspring of a lion and a tiger, which usually occurred by accident in zoos or menageries. Now, somehow, a small but seemingly stable population of these cats has turned up in the jungles of India, and no one quite knows how they got there.
Comparable in size to the famed smilodon of South America, the liger is tied with it as the largest
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Discussing my displeasure with "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" has got me thinking about an idea I've had for a modern dinosaur film. Here goes....

Long story short, I've been batting around a sort of near-future, sci-fi legal thriller which deals with the ethics of de-extinction and genetic engineering; it revolves around a reverse engineered "birdosaur" as has been suggested by paleontologist Jack Horner, and it is kept in a major (fictional) zoo where it ends up maiming one of its keepers. The ensuing legal snarl involves whose responsibility the animal is, the zoo trying to weasel out of the lawsuit the injured keeper files against them, animal rights activists petitioning the animal be freed or taken elsewhere, environmental watchdogs worrying about the consequences of releasing this and other similar animals into the wild, the continuing legality of de-extinction in the U.S., and whether or not the animal should be euthanized.

What do you 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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United States
Animal lover, fossil photographer, monster maker, world builder, 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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:iconrockor99:
Rockor99 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Hi Remember me
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Gilarah93 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do. Hello....
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:iconrockor99:
Rockor99 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
ok i'm fine
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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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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 Digital 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 Digital 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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