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Bred for War- Part 15
Setala stood near the shimmering wall of light. The massive EM shield covering the region that held the most powerful weapon ever built. The weapon Setala and her team failed to destroy. The consequences of that failure were clearly present in the sky. Glowing high above was what looked like a second sun. This was no sun though. This was what had once been Krypton, the world where the highest leaders of the Earth Empire had set up base. The days of the Earth Empire were essentially numbered.
But despite all she had fought for falling apart, none of this mattered as much to Setala as just getting back home. She had a daughter waiting for her, and she wished to get her somewhere safe. Or at least to spend the last moments of her life with her.
So for now, she stood before the glowing wall of the EM shield waiting for when it would next go down and hoping she wasn't found and killed before then.
Across Earth there was panic. With the leadership of the Earth Empire essentially reduced to s
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Bred for War- Part 14
Krypton was an enormous rocky planet, around as big as Saturn, orbiting between Mars and Jupiter. Due to its size, gravity was several times higher than on Earth. Vegetation on the planet grew short and squat and local creatures tended to be compact and slow moving. The climate was cold by Earth standards, with even the warmest regions getting snowy winters.
It was in the equatorial regions of Krypton where the main strongholds of the Earth Empire were and within a large white palace that, like all buildings on the planet, was fully closed off to the outside world and came with internal artificial gravity set to that of Earth, lived the Empire's supreme ruler. Empress Tiamat.
Well over half a millennium old, Tiamat was moving towards her senior years, but her looks had still yet begun to fade. She had long, flowing white hair and violet eyes emphasised by indigo eye-liner. She dressed in dark yet jewel-bedecked attire with long spike-like decorations rising from the back of her clothin
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Tarturus

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I am Tartarus. Called so after the lowest of the three levels of the underworld of ancient Greek mythology.

I was born in Norway, but have lived in Australia most of my life.
I like to draw and write stuff for a hobby, especially sci-fi pics and stories.
A number of my pics and stories contain mythological references, as I am fascinated by ancient mythology and folklore.

I have a strong fascination for mysteries and odd things. I am also fascinated by scientific and historical topics, both conventional and controversial.

I do not adhere to any belief system whatsoever, but rather just accept and reject things based on what evidence I've seen both for and against them.

I like traveling to places, and hope to do a lot of traveling throughout my life. There's just so many places I'd like to see. ^^

So anyway, I hope you enjoy the pics and stories I've made here on dA. ^^
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NEWATLAS7 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 14, 2017
Thanks for the :+fav:s! :)
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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tashamille Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Hello) thank you for the favs) wish you all the best! 
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. And thanks. ^^
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NEWATLAS7 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
Thanks for the :+fav:s! :)
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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Arcturus94-j Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017
Happy birthday!
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
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Flinxerone Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Haaaaaaaap0py birthday  :) (Smile) 
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
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Flinxerone Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
:) (Smile) 
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Dragonthunders Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Happy birthday 1st Emoticon: Happy Birthday 
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
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ForbiddenParadise64 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
How are things? 
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Things are currently going fairly well for me. ^^
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ForbiddenParadise64 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
Nice. I see our debate section got deleted for reasons.
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wouldn't be the first time someone deleted stuff because I was being supposedly too critical or not offering the "right" type of critique. Some people just can't stand the idea of making anything but the slightest of edits to their work.
It is unfortunate that nothing we said was understood no matter how plainly we explained it.
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Arcturus94-j Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
Happy holidays, Tarturus!
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
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Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016
What, specifically, is your deal with the Cambrian Explosion?
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This really sounds like something you should have asked me on the forum. But OK, I'll answer you here.

My "deal with the Cambrian Explosion" is that in your GLE setting you have it occurring almost 100 million years earlier than on our Earth. That means almost 100 million years more time for the early body plans formed in this explosive radiation to diversify. By the time your Ordovician Extinction comes around, there should be a greater range of different forms of complex animal life than there was on our Earth at that time, which will mean different survivors regardless of whether the extinction is different or the same as our Earth's version of it. From then on, life will just keep evolving and diversifying but in a radically different way than in our timeline.
Just with this single POD- an earlier "Cambrian explosion"- you would get the evolutionary history of the ENTIRE Phanarozoic Eon playing out differently than on our Earth. And that's to say nothing of the effects of your heaps of other PODs, both before and after this.

Both myself and others on the forum have explained how just one POD in Earth's prehistory would result in different evolutionary outcomes, with differences being greater the further back in time the POD is. Multiple PODs would result in extreme divergences. Please try to understand what has been explained to you.
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Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
The process of fossilization means that the whole jigsaw puzzle is permanently missing a great deal of pieces, so how can you be 100% sure?


Got any better ideas on how to give the planet enough coal for a longer-lasting, steampunkier Industrial Revolution?
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The fact that the fossil record gives us a less than 100% knowledge of the fossil record is irrelevant in this context. The issue here is alternate timelines. If something in the past of our timeline didn't happen in another timeline, or happened in a different way, this will result in different outcomes. For example, an extinction event not occurring or being less severe means more survivors that will evolve into things that never existed in our timeline and could prevent things from our timeline from evolving. An extinction event being more severe means at some least some lineages from our timeline dying out and this means other life forms would fill the niches they otherwise would have. Again, the result would be the existence of life forms not existing in our timeline and the non-existence of things that did or do exist in our timeline.

You're really into these questions on coal and things. Tell you what, I'll answer your coal, amphibian and Pangaea questions on the forum (I'd really prefer to have all this discussion in one place instead of spread out on different websites). In return, maybe you would be so kind as to at least look at the advice people have given you. I and others do want to help you but we cannot help if you just ignore all the help we try to give.
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Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016
One of the great mysteries of the mammals is that some of the longest-lasting just aren't with us today. The list of these puzzling unfortunates is as follows:


Paleomerycidae
DURATION: 55.8 to 4.9 million years ago

Hyaenodonta
DURATION: 63.3 to 11.1 million years ago

Merycoidodontoidea
DURATION: 35 to 5 million years ago

Hyracodontidae
DURATION: 55.8 to 20 million years ago

Leptictidia
DURATION: 70 to 33 million years ago

Entelodontidae
DURATION: 37.2 to 16.3 million years ago

Amphiocyonidae
DURATION: 46.2 to 1.8 million years ago

Protoceratidae
DURATION: 46.2 to 4.9 million years ago


If all these numbers mean anything, it's that these groups had withstood millions of years of countless, various changes in their environments. They had lived so long, yet despite their apparent flexibility, they tripped at the finish line and into extinction.


The simple question is: Why?

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Tarturus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know the exact reasons for the extinctions of those exact groups, but I'd assume the basics of what happened was that earlier extinction events and environmental change reduced their diversity, making them more vulnerable to later extinctions and environmental changes. Eventually, the groups just no longer had the diversity to survive all that nature threw at them and thus kicked the bucket.

Incidentally, this really seems like a question that would be better asked at the Speculative Evolution forum, at the "Questions that don't need their own topics" thread. With more people around to look at the question you'll have a better chance of getting more specific answers to your question than what I can give you. I may know a lot about zoology, but I'm not an expert on all details of all animal groups. If you ask on the forum, there's a better chance the question might be seen by someone who's more familiar with any one or more of the specific groups you've listed.
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