Nava-Verse Archives #69: Map of Hulptos Picture

This map of the Delta Octant planet of Hulptos was commissioned in Age 701 Relative by Qollag's Uve Mard Estate, along with maps of several other major planets in the Prime Galaxy. Geographical proportions for this particular world and its map have not needed to be significantly altered from physical reality.

Darpsuedar: A large, omnivorous aquatic creature of disputed classification that dwells on Hulptos and is one of the rarer creatures on the watery world, being naturally inclined to existing in relatively small numbers, very successful in its small numbers and by no means endangered or otherwise at–risk as a species. It does not appear to be any more or less common in any particular region(s) of the planet's vast seas than in any other(s). The Darpsuedar is a free–swimmer with a wide, round frontal segment and a fusiform, three–pronged posterior portion commonly perceived as its "tail". The creature's average, fairly consistent bodily dimensions are about 4x3x2 meters, and the durability values of various specimens can differ rather significantly, ranging from just above 1,000 to just under 2,000. As with many other ocean–dwellers of comparable shape and/or caliber, its flesh is squishy, moist and primarily bluish in color. Darpsuedars have upright and elevated heads, distinct from their torsos, with single eyes and large, thick–lipped, toothy mouths that are the start of a highly developed digestive system similar to that of most mammals. They lack obviously visible hearing or smell organs; the dual pairs of pointed structures positioned on the sides and tops of their heads, which may understandably be mistaken for ears of some sort, are actually extensions of the animals' cartilaginous pseudo–skulls. More eye–catching still than these cranial and facial features are the appendages which more–or–less constitute the Darpsuedar's "limbs" and whose origins are located near the front of the creature's upper belly, as opposed to at the sides of its body as per most creatures and their limbs. Four such appendages originate from this area, with the lower two being shorter and stubbier and bearing simple hands/feelers while the upper "arms" are noticeably longer, more muscular and veiny, and possess stinging apparatuses at their ends. These stingers closely resemble the bulbous, translucent top–sides of basic Jellyfish and cause partly–venomous, partly–electric shock and pain to any non–Darpsuedar that they touch or which touches them, in sharp contrast with Jellyfish tops which are known for being the only parts of those creatures that don't do exactly that. Predictably, the sting of the Darpsuedar is significantly stronger and more potentially lethal to larger organisms, including humanoids, than that of any Jellyfish–type being with the exception of the Memojelot.
The last notable feature of this animal that shall be addressed here is yet another pair of quasi–limbs that extend downward and then forward from its underbelly and are boney and rigid in form. They are hollow and end in holes, effectively making them tubes, and serve as secondary mouths for the Darpsuedar, their shafts leading up into its stomach and their openings persistently producing a light suction force.
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