"...Do you want to see some of the worlds I've been working on?" Vaol asked the god of darkness, his antenna twitching and turning towards the two insects in the distance, blinking at them. "They might help inspire you."
The two taller insectoids approached, with some hesitance. The one with the tablet reached within their robes and pulled something resembling a empty syringe out, heading towards the corpse of the deer.
They stopped however, pausing to gauge Dorcalla's reaction to their arrival at the scene.
Vaol clapped his claws together, antenna brightly gleaming as the assistant handed the syringe- now filled to the brim- to him. Vaol took just a moment to inspect it before giving the syringe right back. "Good news, a creature like this will survive just fine as long as it's not plagued by too many other lifeforms that feed off of it, the grass is fresh and bountiful and the water is pure and free of disease. It's really no matter at all, I'll be able to have many of them running around on one of my planets in no time at all.
...Hey! I've got a idea! Why don't I show you some of my projects, and let you pick one I recreate your buddy in!" Vaol cheered, hopping into the air. "Would you like that? Your friend here could be the progenitor of all kinds of creatures if I drop it in the right place."
"Great!" Vaol cheered, turning to the scholar. "Athens, If you would."
The assistant holding the syringe nodded, placing it on a belt beneath their robe before pressing their stylus against the tablet.
At that moment, four glowing circles appeared on the ground. One beneath each living creature, before they all vanished. The beach was now completely devoid of life.
It panned out, revealing that all over this planet... were even more of these insects, ripping dead grass out of the ground, pulling bark from trees, taking this dead planet for all it was worth.
Vaol, Dorcalla, Athens and the guard with the spear all re-appeared in a pristine, white room. A viewing room of sorts, a single pane that looked to be made of glass allowing the four to view quite a lot.
Various other insects, with gloves covering their claws and goggles on their eyes were skittering around below them, typing commands into keyboards, adjusting the temperatures of various vials, it was a full blown laboratory down there. It was hard to tell whether this room had windows or computer screens, showing the endless expanse of space all around them.
There were several other screens visible within the lab below them, but they were too far away for their content to be made obvious. Some had text, some had visuals, some were just pitch black.
Vaol paid the view no mind, instead skipping over and jumping into a large, comfily padded seat designed perfectly for him, clambering atop it and leaning over towards a large table built into the middle of the room. The assistant with the spear found his place on Vaol's left, while after a couple of antenna twitches from Vaol and Athens respectively, the scholar took the syringe full of DNA with him and left through the only door this room had to offer.
It did not look like a room suitable for a god of life. It was a pristine, sterile environment, and that table... it was so much more. Something way more high tech than should've been logical. Vaol pressed down onto a couple of small buttons built into the table and the entire room filled up with holograms of planets. Greens, whites, blues, oceans, clouds, all sorts.
"Let's see... let's see... where was it... Ah! Do you remember this place, Dorcalla?" Vaol asked, like a excited little child. He jumped into the air and tapped one of the holograms, causing the rest to vanish and the entire room to be filled with the image of a land absolutely filled to the brim with plant-life. Grass growing all the way up to the sky, a large, almost see-through creature burrowing out of the dirt to snatch something out of the sky that had blended into it almost perfectly.
It was the previously barren wasteland, the first world of many to be created.
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Dorcalla stared at his surroundings.
"...Vividly. It's that planet we were standing on many ages ago, discussing about how it should be till we decided to leave it in your hands." Dorcalla commented, his tone did not change, it was the same it was when Vaol found him.
"Isn't it great? Look at it all!" Vaol exclaimed, mandibles chittering giddily, seemingly unaware of Dorcalla's own emotional state as the scene froze, stopping to highlight the creatures flying around in the sky. "That one, it's so clever! Vitala would love it! It never has to stop flying ever, it feeds off the light that the sun emits, and with that power, it spends its whole life airborne, it gives them all the heat, all the oxygen, everything they need to survive! It's like the digestive system of a plant, but it's made of meat!
Unless, of course, these creatures in the ground find them, I designed them to be heat-tracking predators, they don't even perceive light, but the heat that the airborne guys used to give off made them perfect prey- so, I decided to introduce something else into the ecosystem, it feeds off light and lives its entire life in the air, that's nothing new. But I gave it a cloaking system effective against these guys- and then, oh! Zoom in on that!" Vaol exclaimed, running a claw along the table to focus on a small, lice-like creature half-burrowed into the large, transparent worm. "These guys feed off of blood! I'm calling them parasites, it's a type of life form that can live it's entire life on the back on a larger, more threatening creature, draining away at its life without ever being noticed!
I- I... oh-! And then-!"
"Vaol." The guard intervened. "You were going to show Dorcalla some planets his 'friend' could reside on?"
"Oh, right! Thanks, Sparta!" Vaol's antenna flashed, he pressed a button on the table and the entire hologram faded, before a few others appeared. Significantly less than the amount that had shown up initially. Most of them looked more or less the same. "If grass and a lack of predators is what you need. I can think of a few planets that would be suitable.
These are all in their early phases, some of them don't even have microbes yet. Beyond the ones that migrated there naturally."
Three in particular were being shown to Dorcalla, they all certainly looked to be in their early stages. He could see footage of spaceships flying above them, dumping large amounts of slime into crevices and cracks in the land, grass growing all over, varying water levels, varying mountains, but definitely a lot of early plant life.
"If a planet is just the right distance from a a sun, then plants are the first things I add. Too close, and its so hot that I cannot hope to put a water-based life form on any kind there or they'll overheat, too far and they'll freeze. It's delicate, but I believe I've found the right balance between cold and hot. That first planet was almost a fluke."
bubbafightsunlimited: anyway long story short what happened the past 6 months: got dumped (sort of), had a very stressful first half of my second semester of senior year HS, then got accepted to harvard (yay)
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bubbafightsunlimited: my life is pretty much unrecognizable from last year so
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