Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Snake Man Scientists and Servitors (part one)
Snake Man Scientist: A four-armed sterile caste that occurred through random mutation shortly after the Prime genome was expressed from a clutch of Temple Servitor eggs on Celestia, the Snake Man Scientists propagate their species by cultivating the mycelial egg mats which hatch under the correct conditions. Unlike the Primes who emerge from the egg in amphibious tadpole form, Snake Man Scientists burst from their eggs as a tiny version of their adult form. Several molts are required before they attain their adult size, and the coloration of each of these molts identifies several juvenile stages.
Snake Man Servitor: The result of many years of controlled breeding and experimentation by the Snake Man Scientists, the Servitors are bipedal, four-armed and covered in brilliant purple and violet scales. The Servitors are an attempt to recreate the original Temple Servitor created race that served the pan-universal religions of the Celestian temple cultures. Despite the origins of both Snake Man Primes and Snake Man Scientists as mutant variants of the Temple Servitors and the bloody rebellion that freed them from temple servitude, creating their own servitor race was a high priority of the Snake Men. Ancient Snake Man Proverb: Treat others as you would not desire to be treated yourself :)
Servitors are bred with a servile nature and an unfailing belief in reincarnation into Prime form upon death. Servitors are quite intelligent and serve both as lab assistants to the Snake Man Scientists and ranged fire support on the battle field. Unlike Snake Man Spawn (which are never outfitted with weapons or armor to denote their inferior status compared to the Prime and the Primelings of their line), Servitors wield blast cannons and wear energy armor into battle.
As a side note I stumbled upon this DeviantArt page by JGood8 which seems to contain drawings of the snake man scientists lifted directly from my cranium. I figure if he can telepathically invade my mind like that, I can post his drawing here - at least I linked to him! And I will gladly remove this picture if requested, but I had to post it. This is EXACTLY what a 3rd molt juvenile Snake Man Scientist looks like, on the left in color: