THAT SPECIES DOESN'T MAKE SENSE! THAT LANDSCAPE ISN'T REALISTIC!
>I give you a plant that tricks bees into fucking it.
>A liquid rainbow
Think of it more as an "insane shit that evolution gets up to in the real world as inspiration for crazy crap that exists in magical land"
>No one could ever ride a bird like your JRPG shit! Give us a horse!
>Oh yeah, like there is just a random chance a deer could be mistaken for a freaking unicorn....
They do tend to be pretty passive about things.
I leave you with this message. Goodnight /tg/
>creature transforms into a wheel and rolls out
Yes we get it, you grew up with transformers, trukk not munky right?
Could you at least try and be original?
Actually, that looks like a hybrid, I never seen that mix of pink and brown naturally. That one wouldn't be attractive to bees.
I found very funny when I saw this being something on the web. I climbed trees like that, and pass through one every day. The "exploding thing" is literally a "virtual thing", any wounds from it were exceptions.
I'll assume the fish species whose male becomes a parasytic appendage of the female is already known... how about tubifex worms? Pic related.
So a Treenymph or Dryade are just sexually, because the need your pubic hair for their own reproduction?
Yes. That's pretty much it. Also men have beards. Now I'm not saying that flowers contain delicious goodness to lure in bees.... but.... you know.
>you would laugh your ass off if this appeared on a fictional map
Well, not exactly. The orchid need to be fucked by the bee because the bee will be covered in pollen from another orchid, thus transferring the "sperm" from the first orchid to the "ovaries" of the second (remember that many plants are hermaphrodites, so it dosent matter which plant is visited first or last). A dryad analogue would be a male/hermaphoriditic dryad tree that in some way got their equivalent of seed onto a human, who then in turn wanted to fuck the female tree nymph plant, and in the act would transfer the male dryads seed to the female dryad (and whoosh! dryad kids!)
An idea coming to mind could be a complex life cycle where the "male" dryad was living parasitic in humans, maybe transferred via air as spores to the lungs, and then lived in the male humans testicles. When the carrier gets aroused by the tree, he'll fuck it and not only his own seed, but the dryad seed gets transferred as well, and gets the female dryad pregnant.
And it's the fashion capital of the world too. What dumb worldbuilding. I'm guessing the "really dangerous animal" place has, like, a spiky bit and a bite taken out of it.
Many parasites are not overly dangerous to their host as a dead host equals a dead parasite. Many parasites, from fungi to bacteria, can infect and change the nerual system of their host. This parasite could give you a tree fetish... but we're getting dangerously close to a magical realm. (it could also change your social behaviour, making normal human females less attracted to you, thus ensuring the host wont spend his infected seed where it shouldnt go)
>Lizards can't have tits, it's unrealistic.
It's a bipedal, reptile who can speak human language and perform higher thought. Milk glands on a bipedal creature that came from the same evolutionary ancestor is not fucking impossible.
Definetly! Even though boilogically speaking, there would be too large a difference in the genomes of the male dryad seed and the human female egg to make it happen, I suppose...
Yes, however, many relationships that are either considered symbiotic or parasitic isnt very well examined. Take the birds on the backs of gazelles/gnus/whatevers in africa. It was previously thought that the birds and beasts had a purely beneficial win/win situation thing going. Recent research has revealed that the birds sometimes keep the wounds on their "host"s back open, to allow for more maggots and such they can eat. Its never really a binary thing, and the symbiose/ parasitism border is quite blurred in the real world
Even if the dryadspunk isnt compatible with human eggs, maybe it changes the genome of the human seed? So it's like, both dryand and man spunk in a load, and the manspunk is genetically different from the fathers genome
I guess... I'd just really like to world-build a fantasy world which adhered to the rules of evolution and biology, just tuning the possibilities a bit... Like, cross-speecies vira can carry DNA from one organism to another, so if we imgained that the organisms were a bit more robust than what they are today, we could explain a hippogyph via a horse/eagle viral infection
ahhh yes, that could be an explanation. Actually, instead of elfs being the mistake, they could be a stage in a dryads life cycle. Parasitic life cycles can be as convoluted as you want them to. (pic related)
A chimera could be the offspring of a lioness infected with a broad-spectered viral infection, carrying (LOADS OF) DNA, which were tranferred to the embryo once she got pregnant. The cub would be the chimera
>"City of Lights"
>Streets are arranged in the formation of a star
Okay, maybe that makes se-
>The entire country is shaped like a star
So some kind of reverse foocubus? Could work, I suppose.
(Referring to the idea of succubi stealing semen from men, then turning into incubi and knocking up a lady with that man's semen.)
depends on how many human males are infected, and secondly, the dryad-elf-parasite would not be "interested" in the extinction of humans, as it is their primary host. It has spent millions of years of evolution perfecting the trip through a human body and infecting the human sperm cells, why kill off humanity and waste all that work (or, evolutionary speaking, if it HAD done so, it would itself have gone extinct, and thus today we would see another (fitter) virus which didnt kill off its host)
Yeah but thats my point, it isn't like malaria where the different stages are carried by different hosts, for an elf to be born, you need to remove the human being born.. And as we know, species aren't as logical as their initial "plan" was, so ofcourse the dryads would breed themselves to extinction.. So would I come to think of it
True, it could bring the number of actual human births down, but many things could make this a "balance of nature" thing - if we imagine that it isnt every human male that is infected and that the infection isnt 100% certain everytime there's intercourse, humans being more slutty would sav them from extinction.
Or, the human females could've developed a sense of whether a man was infected or not. Subtle things in hs behaviour, physique or whatevs. A human female who could pick out the infected males in the village would have a larger fitness than the other women, thus producing more human kids (and no elven) who in turn would inherit her ability.
But the main reason plants rely on the bee as an intermediary in their reproductive cycle is because plants are immobile.
If we're saying that a dryad gets her pollen all over a human when he's fucking her, which he then transfers to the next dryad he gives the dick to, one has to wonder why the dryads don't just fuck each other.
They can't leave their host trees of course. Maybe they are actually physically linked to them by some kind of stalk. Dryads would be basically a really highly specialised, articulated flower.
It seems its hard to conclude if it even happens: "xtensive observations of Nile crocodiles in regular or occasional association with various species of potential cleaners (e.g. plovers, sandpipers, water dikkop) ... have resulted in only a few reports of sandpipers removing leeches from the mouth and gular scutes and snapping at insects along the reptile's body." from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleaning_symbiosis
>So wait, the place we're visiting looks just like a mitten? This is retarded.
What if only a "dryad-spermcell" can infect only one sperm producing cell, till it dies a natural way it produces dryad spermiums. After this the body repair itself and the human produces human spermiums.
If the human dont constantly fuck a dryad, he will produce some human again.
Maybe if infected with dryad sperm cell, the male is eagerly to fuck and maybe more attractive, via changed pheromons.
>Dryads would be basically a really highly specialised, articulated flower.
Would you a flower, anon?
1. think it depends on which dyad we talk. A tree nymph ot dyad could be an inmobile tree race.
2. maybe its a fetish for them or its the ancient way, a religious way? Like their religion tells them this was the way their race did it since first creation. So its only straight to use a human host. Doing it directly is just gay.
3. maybe the dryads are mostly female in form. And doing it directly by rubbing, it doesnt work well enough. To get pregnant human = 100%. By rubbing together 50%.
I could see a large human population just absorbing countless hybrids into its genome, becoming ever stronger and more diverse. Maybe we can pin the lack of human female -4 Str to ancient orcish blood.
I'd like to see a god of humanity, society and metropolitan living pushing hybridization. He'll even fucking the incompatible races would be acceptable due to cultural bleed over.
Self-pollination due to reliance on a species of solitary bee that is near extinct in some areas.
Self-pollination is the last ditch effort of a species to cling to existence. Every generation of self-pollinated flower is weaker than the last and the extinction of the species has become an inevitability.
>pic is a mushroom with a scent that caused 6 out of 16 women to spontaneously orgasm. The other 10 experienced increased heart rate. Oh evolution why you do this?
There's a sci Fi setting where this is a thing. Whenever two members of a species fight, the loser ends up wounded and infected by the DNA of the winner. When humans arrive, they are attacked by the species, and pregnant females are wounded and left alive. A few months later they give birth to a hybrid. It's called a "kekoo" virus, tricking the mother into taking care of young not quite that of their own species. And presumably the hybrids can pass on the virus.
Ey! Mind the brashool! Gratzy!
No cordyceps yet, /tg/? I am disappoint
I give you - THE ZOMBIFYING FUNGUS PLAGUE
According to my Beekeeping association there is a biologist somewhere trying to turn that fungus into a mass pesticide. They want to make it so that the fungus only survives for one generation. It will turn all the insects on the crops into zombie fungus but not spread spores.
My fellow beeks are, needless to say, rather upset about this idea.
thats....a fucking stupid idea. Our methods of genetic engering are not advanced enough to stop it from attacking usefull creaters. Moreover all life mutates, all it takes is one batch of fungus to start reprodcing and we have a nation wide if not a continent wide crisis. Plus if we are going to have a zombie apocalypse id prefere that we be brought to our knees by humans not ants
"He could change the world" because fucking real life foreshadowing right the fuck there!
>makes pesticide that turns shit into zombies
>in b4 version of it becomes highly transmissible and turns people into zombies
this, this is madness incarnate.
has this man never seen a horror movie before?
What if he's already infected by his own creation but still sentient, only irresistably compelled to spread the spores as far as possible. And this is Stage 1 in his master plan.
that would be awesome but unfortenetly no know organism can have such a big impact on someone as complicated as a human. Our actions are determined by millions of factors so even taking over the brain would not give you 100% control
>has this man never seen a horror movie before?
People never do. In russia they build a holiday resort on a ground that previously was a mental institute and before that a grave of some ancient russian warrior buried in a full set of armor made of bones.
>If we're saying that a dryad gets her pollen all over a human when he's fucking her, which he then transfers to the next dryad he gives the dick to, one has to wonder why the dryads don't just fuck each other.
Dryads can't get far enough away from their trees?
Question would be
1. What happens with bees consuming it with pollen?
2. What happens with animals feeding on them? Will they poison themselves with it? Or will since its effective and might not be "dangerous" enough than other poison, will insects die and with them other animals like predators?
3. How will this cause allergies?
>this, this is madness incarnate.
>has this man never seen a horror movie before?
I think there are several Dryads evolutions.
Some are full tree race. Others are limited by the tree which is their main bodypart.
And another is fully bipedal and run around.
Just like plant who are same species but different races and different possibilities to breed.
Bees actually do eat small amounts of fungus. They have even been observed to farm it in their hives. They take the fungus with them when establishing new colonies. It's a food supplement for them when flowers are hard to find.
As for the danger side of it, people like Monsanto and the wider pesticides industry really don't give a flying fuck. Last time a link was made between collapsing colonies syndrome and over use of pesticides the Monsanto company bought up the leading research group and..... WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT!..... they discovered that they were actually wrong all along and that there was no link at all.
Actually, it's easy to warp human perception using hormonal and neurochemical triggers. The common cat parasite Toxoplasmosis has demonstrable but as yet unexplained effects on human behavior, even altering aspects of their personality.
Infection by behavior-influencing parasites that aren't even targeting human biology can make you more risk-friendly, suspicious, promiscuous, jealous, or dogmatic.
I was thinking of that more in line with the shore line is just little ankle high shrubs and as the ocean bed gets deeper the trees' heights keep the canopy even across what would be sea level.
>The personality of infected women, by contrast, showed higher warmth and higher superego strength (factors A and G on Cattell's 16PF), suggesting that they were more warm hearted, outgoing, conscientious, persistent, and moralistic. Both men and women had significantly higher apprehension (factor O) compared with the uninfected controls.
Cool, it cures feminism
>bees eating fungus
see, so if they harvest fungus that eat or live on animals, that would be a disaster too.
Yes i believe you. I saw a report on this too with scientist that disprove them or make the montsanto studies questionable.
But if they had milk then they necessarily wouldn't be reptiles. Still seems pretty magical-realmy to me.
If you specified that a god cursed them to be that way (or their snake god blessed them so they could live in the swamp), it might not be so bad
maybe they are some evolved reptiles. Like pidgeons, flammingos and emperor penguins evolved a milk they produce in their throat.
Or just very primitive reptile mammal ancestors? Maybe they evolved from mammallike reptiles?
But to be honest, if they are reptiles, i would prefer that they evolved some mating things like breast, but without feeding. Like we humans would should have nipples in the belly region like most animals, but thx to a evolution process got breasts.
That's the thing, it doesn't need 100% control, just to be a small peristant thought.
>For some reason, the Doctor cannot shake this idea from his head, it must be good right? Like Beethoven's Symphonies.
>if they are reptiles, i would prefer that they evolved some mating things like breast, but without feeding.
That makes total sense. Human breasts don't need to be so goddamn big and perky to still produce milk, just look at floppy tits of chimps. They are here for sexual display.
Maybe it's part of growing up? All Dryads start out as bipedal, mobile little creatures, kinda like fey, but when they mature, they have to root to become fertile, hence needing human help, and then in old age they will grow to wise old trees, like grandmother willow
Yes like these chameleons, that evolved crestst and throat membranes. But because of bipedal, they evolve breast, reminding them of cheeks.
Like us humans.
well from a biological/evolutionary viewpoint the answer is this: If an elven child is more desirable i.e. have a higher fitness than the human child, the humans will just slowly turn into elves. Is this extinction? Hard to say, I mean, in that scenario humans would evovle into elves rather than die off. Remember, that this is in the "proper" biological world where this whole scenario would take millenia, if not millions of years. "Human" or "cultural" selection (like chinese parents only wanting boys) could, in theory I suppose, lead to an extinction event, but it seems unlikely that it would ever come to that.
One could even imagine the dryad/elf child of the humans could behave like a kekoo's chick and fool the parents into treating it better than its siblings, but still these kinds of parasitic behaviours have a tendency to create a sort of "balance" (though I hate that word in nature) - simply because, as mentioned earlier, if the dryad/elves whatever HAD to go through the human to successfully reproduce, it would be their own downfall if they "outbred" humanity to extinction
yaay, symbiosis... Maybe the elvs are just a byproduct of the true means, dryads mating, and so are infertile, but live 100s of years, so are still very beneficial to the parents
Fae don't actually live in the woods. The woods are actually fae at various stages of life crowding together for protection.
Fae start life as tiny insect like creatures, traditional faeries, and are the most common fae observed, while still being recognizable, by humans. They don't understand the dangers of contact with other creatures and are curious and playful. They have wings to travel away from their parent trees much like the seeds of some trees species.
Young fae have lost their wings. They are more cautious at this stage, rarely seen. They dance and play in the deep woods. Traditional fae-elf or Dryad like creatures.
Young adult fae are spriggan like creatures. Their skin has become hard and wood-like by this stage. They are aggressive towards outsiders and defensive of their home. People who damage the trees are hunted.
Adults have become slower and bulkier by this stage of their development. Tree-like hulks and the traditional ent.
The oldest fae make up the bulk of their population. Humans, unless they understand where they are looking at, will not recognize them as fae. Every tree in the fae woods is a fae that has taken root. With every passing year they grow quieter until they are effectively in a living-death state. Though technically immortal most fae will die from falling, due to weather damage or disease, but will be reabsorbed by the roots of their kin and allegedly reborn as a fae podling.
Something like that, I don't know.
Goddammit, stop injecting your brony bullshit into your wild west campaign!
There are no male fae. Fae are effectively clones of their parent tree without cross pollination. You can either go for:
1: animals/birds/insects pollinate the fae by drinking from the flowers that grow on adult trees/ent/spriggans. This is the PG version that would be used in games.
2:Humans pollinate the fae by drinking from the.... uh..... flowers of Dryads and Spriggans. That is to say that during a journey through my magical realm you're going to find yourself pinned down once to cover you in 'pollen', then chased and corralled deeper into the fae woods, then pinned down a second time. Then probably killed and/or chased around and driven into different areas of the woods until you die of exhaustion. This is the version that gets you banned from DMing and starts all of those rumours.
Yeah I dropped the ball there. I guess they would be sexually plant like. Neither male or female by human standards. It's all about getting the pollen from one plant/fae to another.
Noo, not by human standards, both may sexually look like human females, so that human males will want to reproduce with them, and carry the spores of one to the other, and ofcourse the receiving plant should only want to "mate" with a human thats already been infested with the male dryad seed
>go to seek the advice of Grandmother Willow in your quest to defeat the BBEG
>she spends all afternoon telling you lewd tales about seducing your great-grandfather when she was in her flowering age
What about an extra stage in a life cycle, or different patterns, like dryad possibly getting different genders from different mixes-something like male always leading to male if introduced into anything but a dryad, for example, and needing a chromosome only the dryad carries to produce more females. Could also spawn after growing inside someone for their lifespan, something like using them to protect the infant stages or nurture the fertilized seed so, after host death, it grows a tree where they died.
What if the dryad is not there to "receive" anything, but rather to infect the human male?
>Dryads are parasites with a multi-stage life cycle
>In a tree, it produces the woman-shaped body typically known as a dryad
>Human males fuck the dryad, get infected with the parasite
>Human males fuck human females, transmitting the parasite to them
>The differing hormonal environment of the human woman's body allows the parasite to transition to the next stage of its life cycle, in which it can produce spores
>Infected women unknowingly shed dryad spores, which infect nearby trees, spreading the dryad to new areas
Or for a more convoluted life cycle, you could have the parasite transmitted from an infected woman to her children, altering their development to produce changelings (in the traditional sense of a faerie child replacing the normal human offspring, not the doppelganger-lite shapeshifter you have in D&D), needing to influence the host's development from birth in order to produce spores.
That's a crapton of symbiotes in the world.
They're inside your body in the literal millions, we just no longer consider them symbiotes as we've long evolved to just support them all the time.
Little bugs in your eye lashes keeping that shit under control, a ton of bacteria that are relatively recent evolutionary speaking in our digestive systems making that work.
Maybe it's not just the female hormonal environment that allows for sporing, but the sequential exposure to male and female hormones. It needs the male environment first, then the female.
Or maybe it's just a weird fluke of evolution. Natural selection is not strictly rational or optimally engineered, weird stuff pops up all the time.
Exactly anon. I had a father which produced and sold those, he would spend hours making those mixes. Later his pals would try to guess which species was mixed with which.
If I remember well, the number of hybrid orchid species already outnumbers the natural ones about 3-1.
Because of that background, I had a brainstorming somewhat like what's happening here. I wanted to make orchid-like dryads become the female gender of ents, including the propensity of orchids to be epiphytes.
That was the endboss, didnt you just turned the game off, but didnt waited till the end of credits were you had the final fight?
No, just kidding, its early concept art, which might be used for a sequell.
That thing is literally a failed san check incarnated.
>Wouldn't eat if I was a bird/10
Here's a blind snake that looks like a dick.
Oh, no, it's not actually a snake, it's just a terrestrial eel that just happens to look like it wants in your pants.
>Australia was rounder
>until SOMETHING on it evolved to outcompete everything else, outgrew the continent, took a bite out of the coastline and left to sleep it off somewhere in the deepest oceans
>thus ensuring the host wont spend his infected seed where it shouldnt go
It would be more efficient and widepsread is the dryads and their seed is adapted to both genders.
Additionally, the seed may not necessary be spent in one shot.
So the seed could adapt to being planted into a female carrier, for example growing on the vaginal walls, until a dryad with a penis-shaped organ (but still actually a female seed-gatherer) detaches it from the walls and absorbs.
also yes we are getting into seahorse territory here
>vagina having dryad expels seeds and is thus male
>penis having dryad gathers seeds and is thus female
Although, they both also hermaphroditic and both organs function as both
>2001 publication in the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
>Wikipedia entry (though admittedly a poor source)
>Having to do the googling for someone in the year of our LORD 2015.
The only thing I will say, is that very little evidence was ever given to back up the scientists claims. The mushroom did have an effect on some of the test subjects but it's unknown how accurate the science-fu was. I'm not bullshitting about the article, but there is a good chance the scientist was bullshitting about the evidence. As this is /tg/, a board full of pseudo-intellectual neck beards much like myself, I'm going to go for the overly extravagant claim of "HOLY SHIT ORGASROOMS DISCOVERED!" mostly because it's such a fun idea and secondly because mymagicalrealm.
There's a species of tree (Acacia cornigera) that hires ants (Pseudomyrmex ferruginea) as mercenaries to protect it from herbivores and leaf-cutting ant species. These ants release a repugnant pheromone and viciously attack anyone who gets near the tree. In exchange they live in its hollowed-out thorn system, being given generous amounts of nectar to live off.
There's also a species of ant (Sericomyrmex) that hires another species of ant (Megalomyrmex) as mercenaries to protect them, as the first species is of a kind that is ineffective at combat but effective at harvesting, and the second kind the reverse. When other ant species invade the colony of weak Sericomyrmex ants, the hired Megalomyrmex will charge into battle despite not actually being a part of the Sericomyrmex colony. In return, the Megalomyrmex's presence is permitted (ants usually hate ants of different species) and they are allowed to eat from the Sericomyrmex's fungus farms.
i steal that
and a bit from that
You gave me some great ideas. Maybe something like the edge chronicles. With isolated tribes of semi-humanoids that can't even imagine the world outside the forest. And the deeper you go, the weirder it gets.
But with tits.
And some birds evolved a milk gland in their throat. Which is compromise nutrition. More than just food mash.
>Stop injecting your penis obsession into our games you Fruedian freak.
>little did anon know he lived in God's Magical Realm
How about the snail parasite that enlarges their antenna to be seen by birds, their main host.
To be fair, that looks like a pretty short and pretty skinny and concordantly pretty light human female dressed in a single layer of cotton cloth.
My 6'1" human male barbarian weighing 225 lbs and wearing plate mail would break the poor thing's legs.
the bird will eat the snail's eyes.
I don't know about you, but if I suddenly stopped seeing straight like I was tripping balls while being completely sane, and got constant migraines and confusion and a desire to climb trees and then bird came and ate my eyes, even in the off chance it was indeed beneficial, I'd be fucking pissed.
>it looks /fit/
>it's a caterpillar
Wow. That would be fucking terrifying if you sized it up a bit.
Walking through the forest and you see the shadow of a tree move and then you turn and you see a canopy coming down towards you with all the branches trying to grasp you.
Fuck you Hawaii.
Saved and will be a horrible monster in my next campaign
Strictly parasitic - once inside the bird it parasitises off of the bird's daily nutrition, reducing its overall fitness, making up for the mild benefit the bird receives from getting a free snail to eat.
Hawaii literally has a volcano god, and she is angry because upon the arrival of Europeans, she discovered that she was the ugliest goddess in any pantheon.
But having virtually no followers, her power is small and her wrath is limited to making spooky little bugs.
I heard you were arguing over the physiological characteristics of mammals and reptiles. I just wanted to say that I find you all adorable.
>I also have a venom gland that releases liquid pain from the bowls of Commorragh.
>mainly hunts other spiders
>uses its long mandibles to hold them away from its body while they slowly die
Actually if you turn it upside down, it's an angry Kaiju! Or a shadow finger puppet. Not too sure.
Why should they?
Do they produce stuff that equals female hormons?
Or do they eat / nourish from some male part that the body copes with being femal?
Nature is getting hitself high. Now its clear why some "wonderous" behaviour/evolution is flourishing.
They produce chemicals that mimic female crab hormones, then, when the crab goes to be a female and shake all the eggs off the egg-patch, the baby parasites are what they actually release.
Bob Ross-posting should be a thing.
There is far too much negativity on this site already, it'd be nice if we could trick shitposters into being kind ironically.
Yes. Crab and Anemone good buddies. You pet Crab through the pain. And then this Crab pets you.
I can see Dryad's being a lot simpler than most anons in this thread give them credit for.
Look at how bees work: pollen from one flower sticks to them, gets carried to a different flower, plantsex done.
All they need is a flower-vagina with stamen and pistil "pubes" and a scent that sexually arouses human males enough to fuck more than one dryad in sequence. pollen is carried in his pubic (or beard, per an early anon's suggetion) hair from one to the next, dryad species propagates.
The real magical realm shit happens when you get into fruit production and the like
It's a solitary species of bee. Believe it or not some bees don't live in colonies. They'll club together sometimes and protect each others shit, but they are all fertile females. See also Mason Bees like the little darling in pic related.
I hang wooden stumps in my garden covered in different sized drill holes. I don't fuck it like a lot of anons, I actually hang it there for solitary bees to nest in.
The scent is to ensure they go beyond "one and done." Even if you're really bored and really horny, the average human male is probably going to be satisfied after one fuckable tree.
Mason and Carpenter bees may be fluffy and adorable but holy shit do they get annoying when they've taken over a whole outbuilding in your yard some dumbass contractor decided to build out of untreated wood.
>They don't even need a scent given what most human females are like
Fixed that for you. Knowing what human women are like, pretty much every monster girl is an upgrade. Even the ones that drag you to their caves and rape you until you die are marginally better than the shit we have to deal with in reality.
Hmmm, what about a cultivated species made up of regular semi-humanoid type males, and females that are literally just life support systems and multiple ovaries/utueri- meaning that a group of males has to take care of them like a pet/cattle being- and that they literally circle jerk in order to fertilize it.
Nah, I'm just saying if you're going to go magical realm, go full tilt at it. Plus I think this is a take on a mono-sexed/gendered humanoid race that hasn't been done too often before.
Well look at this little Berry. Sure is pretty. Doesn't seem like much but in our world every little Berry can have a big secret. Wanna know the secret? Well, if you eat this Berry, it makes everything sour taste sweet. Isn't that nice? Nothing sour or unhappy. Just sweet.
Nothing amazing (at least for most people), but I absolutely love it. Beautiful moss, makes peat and bogs over the centuries.
Is that real? Is it poisonous? Should I google it right now?
Sometimes the Dark Gods leave something that's honestly nice and harmless just to brain rape you.
Is it totally harmless? Is it!? IS IT!? Who knows.... guess you'll just have to suck it and see.... I wonder if it has a delayed side effect... Oh I wouldn't let that worry you...
>The real magical realm shit happens when you get into fruit production and the like
That's where Fruit Vikings come into play.
It can have a mild impact.
And toxoplasmosis, while mostly targeting rats/birds as vectors and cats as main hosts is still closer than a fungus that attacks arthropods as a vector.
Though thinking about it, one of the big problems fruits and seeds have to overcome is being able to survive the harsh conditions of most animal's digestive tracts - if a plant could wedge its fruit right up someone's rectum the short way, its seeds would be kept moist, warm, and then would inevitably be buried under shit, allowing the plant to put more energy into other things rather than producing seeds with protective coatings.
And look at this little guy. Well, these little friends are so very small hey? They're the smallest flowering plant in the world. But you know, even they matter in our world
One of my favourite little friends is my little dwarf willows, aren't they pretty? Such a nice shade of red and green. They only grow where it's really cold but they never stop trying. One of these little guys are shorter than your thumb but they still manage to grow all over the north on Alaska, Canada, Europe and even Asia. Wow. isn't that incredible? They might be some of the smallest woody trees but they've seen the whole world
Let's be sure to give them a home in our little world hey?
No such thing as weeds, just fast little growers.
Male to female you say?
The bee it evolved in tandem with is now extinct.
It now has resorted to self pollination as a form of reproduction.
But think about this: a creature without eyes, without nerves, was selectively changed over eons to have bits on it's sexual organs that exactly resemble the females of a different species. Purely through the preferences of a species of bumble bee.
And now, it will carry to form of that bee forward, as long as it still blossoms, it will show the world, "this! This is her beauty! This is how beautiful she was and forever will be as I blossom!"
The bee is gone. But the flower, we can preserve.
And it all makes sense! what is most attractive to the creatures that spread our DNA around? Bits that look like them!
The species is only preserved because human intervention at this point.
There was one .PDF I didn't save ages ago that detailed a method of making Chimeric creatures for 3e d&d.
The order of operations was: start with a small predator (snake, eagle, barracuda, monkey) add a top predator (wolf, lion, tiger, shark, bear) and finally you needed a stabilizer (Goat, sheep, cow, horse, camel)
The way the book was set up would kick out one complete stat block per three creatures. Fluff was that a stabilizer was needed to keep the chimeras from just disintegrating.
Did you know that Wolbachia bacteria are a real thing and actually do that feminization thing?
The reason that microorganisms are the NANOMACHINES of MGSV is because they're kind of the NANOMACHINES of real life as well!