Nava-Verse Archives #37: Map of Ergnoplis Picture

This map of the Beta Octant planet of Ergnoplis was commissioned in Age 701 Relative by Qollag's Uve Mard Estate, along with maps of several other major planets in the Prime Galaxy. Note that the proportions of the planet's geography have been distorted for a more convenient guide to the features of its surface, as is the case with many if not most planetary maps.


CREATURES (BOTTOM):
Watlpiper: The only aquatic animal exclusive to Ergnoplis, the Watlpiper dwells throughout the green–tinted ocean that surrounds the planet's main continent and can be found at all depths. The Watlpiper is a small one–eyed creature with snorkel–like structures which act as its "gills", two long tentacles with feelers on the ends which can also deliver small electrical shocks through contact, small, short and stubby "arms" with additional feelers, and a relatively long green horn that can skewer foes. Its main body is about 2–3 feet in height while the tentacles are about that length, and its durability value is 300. Like many most creatures on Ergnoplis, Watlpipers are edible to Mulshians and are often collected from the ocean to be served as a delicacy. Catching them can be dangerous, due to their tentacles, which can still potentially sting someone for hours after the creature itself is dead.

Morenonite: A beast–hominid that can be found in the "Barrens" regions of the planet and other relatively dry areas. It is a green and orange being of 4.5–5 feet that has spring–loaded feet that also, strangely, hold the spores by which the species reproduces asexually (Morenonites are unisexual with distinctly male traits), rocky kneepads, two arcing pink claws on each hand along with five fingers, a spiky crown and a third eye on its forehead. It has a partial exoskeleton with five very hard nipples, and its arms contain some chlorophyll, allowing the creature to obtain a limited amount of energy from sunlight alone, which is used as a backup when it is running low on energy from food. Morenonites are omnivores (and technically omnitrophs) that feast upon animals of sizes up to and including that of the Jajemoar, as well as certain types of trees which they will claim as their own and devour completely over a period of several days. Their durability values range from 600–900.
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