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Re: Shipping a horse across the stars
« Reply #60 on: 14 June 2018, 21:07:36 »
Lots of instances in the lore imply that species can and indeed have been accidentally introduced to new planets for all the same reasons and ways they got introduced to new environments in the real world... that is they just stowed away in ships at one port of call and hopped off again at another.

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Re: Shipping a horse across the stars
« Reply #61 on: 14 June 2018, 21:08:06 »
I suspect getting them to Strana Mechty wasn't accidental - letting them into the wild was the accident.

As for why on earth they had them in the first place...I could see oversized spiders being used for biotoxin research. Genesplice your bug so you think it'll produce the venom you need, and the resulting critters will grow big enough to milk fairly quickly. Best of all, I don't think anyone will complain when a phase of research is complete and the time comes to destroy that generation of beasts.

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Re: Shipping a horse across the stars
« Reply #62 on: 14 June 2018, 21:34:32 »
Then how did they get the accidental introductions?  Did someone switch labels around and the scientist responsible for growing the critters suddenly say "oh no!  These aren't giraffes, they're giant black widow spiders!"

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Re: Shipping a horse across the stars
« Reply #63 on: 14 June 2018, 21:48:18 »
"What do we do now!?" "Eh, ****** it, just throw them outside."

Exactly.
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Re: Shipping a horse across the stars
« Reply #64 on: 15 June 2018, 04:34:24 »
"What do we do now!?" "Eh, ****** it, just throw them outside."
Do you want xenomorphs?  Because that's how you get xenomorphs.

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Re: Shipping a horse across the stars
« Reply #65 on: 15 June 2018, 05:38:25 »
Okay, a quick peruse of Sarna.net to check the origins of the animals:

Burrock - Dagda or Eden, (Pentagon)
Cloud cobra - Arcadia, (Pentagon)
Coyote - Terran, modified
Sea fox - Strana Mechty
Diamond shark - Terran, genetically engineered
Fire mandrill - Eden, (Pentagon)
Ghost bear - Strana Mechty
Goliath scorpion - Babylon, (Pentagon)
Hell's horse - Terran, modified
Ice hellion - Hector (Kerensky Cluster)
Jade falcon - Terran, modified
Mongoose - Terran
Nova cat - Dagda, (Pentagon)
Smoke jaguar - Terran, modified
Snow raven - Strana Mechty
Star adder - Terran, modified
Steel viper - Arcadia, (Pentagon)
Widowmaker - Terran
Wolf - Terran
Wolverine - Terran
Stone lion - Tokasha

That's 6 Pentagon critters, 3 Strana Mechty natives, 2 other Kerensky Cluster planets, 6 modified Terran breeds, and 4 apparently-normal Terran animals

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Re: Shipping a horse across the stars
« Reply #66 on: 15 June 2018, 09:59:25 »
"What do we do now!?" "Eh, ****** it, just throw them outside."

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Re: Shipping a horse across the stars
« Reply #67 on: 15 June 2018, 12:05:02 »
That reminds me of some console game that a friend was playing where you trained monsters.  Most of them you got in the wild, but some were also available for you to "recruit" from various CDs (music & video), obviously to encourage you to BUY MORE STUFF!!  He was at my house going through my disks looking for rare critters when I asked, "Hey, where do all of the wild monsters you recruit come from?"  As he got a critter that he either didn't want or already had, he'd literally boot if off of a mountain and into the jungle below and his response was, "Eh, I don't know..." 

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Re: Shipping a horse across the stars
« Reply #68 on: 15 June 2018, 14:05:35 »
Monster Rancher, and it read data streams and tried to interpret them as stats.  It got weird.  The Clans don't got nothin' on the things that came out of that game.

Here's a wild and wooly (or finny) bump upwards to the concept.  How about shipping live fish?  "Captain!  There be whales here!" indeed. (we miss you Scotty)

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Re: Shipping a horse across the stars
« Reply #69 on: 15 June 2018, 14:09:29 »
Just as a somewhat related aside, “A Rending of Falcons” notes that Clan Hell’s Horses actually DOES send horses with their warriors on deployments. Malvina Hazen was rather perplexed by the notion. ;D
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Re: Shipping a horse across the stars
« Reply #70 on: 15 June 2018, 14:16:17 »
Fish have been to space . . . and honestly, I think it is something they should look into more- after all it would be easier to set up aquaculture to feed otters than something like chickens . . .

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Re: Shipping a horse across the stars
« Reply #71 on: 15 June 2018, 15:20:27 »
I think the most fun part of the rules for livestock transportation bays is the implication that a chicken weighs the same as a horse which weighs the same as a hipposaur.  You can transport .83 animals per 1 ton of transport bay you have.  Apparently doesn't matter what kind of animal :D

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Re: Shipping a horse across the stars
« Reply #72 on: 15 June 2018, 15:28:26 »
Does the hippo taste like chicken though?
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Re: Shipping a horse across the stars
« Reply #73 on: 15 June 2018, 15:44:54 »
Since hipposaurs are hexapedal, they probably taste just like the famous terran hexapod, the buffalo.  Specifically, its wings.

 

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