[Cosmosdex] The Fictional Encyclopedia


Welcome to the fauna submission section. Here you can see all the fauna that have been submitted so far and are currently under review. If you do not see your fauna here it has been accepted and moved to the main section, or it has been rejected. If it has been rejected just go to the link you were given when you submitted your fauna and there should be a reason why it was rejected there. If it has been more then a month since the rejection it is likely that the fauna has been deleted.



Shadow parrots are approximately person sized, and the exact ranges vary depending on the dominant species of the planet’s population. They’re known to have no genetic markers that cause this, and as such the ability to look like the facsimile of a person is believed to be part of their life cycle. The karaden almost always has a ‘face’, although it may have facial features distorted, mis-matched, or missing altogether. The rest of their body looks like the obscured outline of a person in the distance, but this does not change when the distance is closed. Karaden are rumored to be an anomaly due to their seemingly chaotic behavior, and other factors. For instance even if one is extremely weak they could easily pick up a karaden as easily as the strongest person alive. Picking up two karaden is twice as hard for everyone. Picking up more than four is impossible unless done via letting them stand in the back of a truck, until one attempts to pick up the truck. Karaden cannot be killed by submerging them in magma or frigid water, as they are always the same temperature as the ambient environ even after death.


Rocks come in many different sizes, shapes and colors. Typically rocks are a dull gray color with specks of minerals visible on the surface. Rocks have a hard exterior shell with an equally hard interior. In fact, rocks are solid and have nothing inside them besides more rock. Rocks are not alive. Rocks cannot be destroyed. Only broken down into smaller rocks. Do not attempt to attack a rock. Rocks are not sentient. Rocks do not have ten legs. Rocks cannot move. You do not see the rock moving.


Often mistaken for puddles of oil, ferro units are actually large masses of nanites held together by a liquid membrane of varying type, with water being the most common due to its wide availability. Ferro units are usually pitch black in color, however, some stores sell ferro units in a wide range of colors. The texture of a ferro is similar to wet sand and is said to feel “prickly” when being worn. When moving, being used as armor, or inhabiting a skeleton, ferro units will form small, dull-tipped spikes across its surface to assist with traction. These spikes tend to ripple and move freely across the surface of the ferro. Ferro units are completely silent when moving. When being used as armor, ferro units will spread out across its user’s body, forming a protective layer. The ferro will then cling tightly to the user and begin flowing around them. Whether a ferro should cover its user’s face can be specified in the settings menu, and if so, the ferro will supply the surrounding atmosphere to the user. Ferro units are not to be used as a substitute for a life support system, relying on a ferro to supply breathable air in an environment that does not have any will likely end in user death. Some have pointed out that the ferro resembles a “Grey Goo” type nanite, however, Ferrous Inc. would like to point out that under Paragraph 36, Subsection 321 of the “Banned Robot Types Act” the ferro does not fall under the Grey Goo designation, due to it failing to match the required trait “able to replicate itself using any available material”. Ferro units do not meet this requirement as by default they can only replicate with iron or iron derivatives.


Sangoisse are hulking many-limbed crustaceans with exoskeletons composed entirely of stony coral. Their heads are framed by a masklike arrangement of orange branching coral, partially shielding their mane of black mussels. Their tails are overgrown with tube sponges and soft corals, forming an unwieldy train the sangoisse drags behind it. Fine pink hairs can be seen fluttering between the joints of the sangoisse's carapace and dangling from what can be presumed to be the creature's mouthparts; these (along with the soft corals on its tail) constantly leak seawater.

Bimbledee (Upd

Bimbledees for the most part resemble large bees, a little over a foot-and-a-half in height. They have dark, typically gray or brown skin, and a largish round head topped with a pair of bee-like antenna and a mop of black hair. They have a pair of largish black eyes, and a wide mouth usually found in a somewhat dopey expression. They have a fuzzy white fur "collar" separating their head and torso. On their torso they have at least one pair of stubby arms which end in a fairly basic set of graspers. Sometimes bimbledee are born with more than one pair of arms, though the most recorded is three pairs, or six arms in total. They have a fat beeish body that terminates in a bulbous abdomen, ending itself in a large stinger. Their body is covered in a thin flexible carapace, decorated in black and yellow stripes of varying number and design. Most of a bimbledee's body is furthermore, covered in a layer of short, soft, fur, that is its fuzziest on the abdomen, and shortest on their torso. Bimbledee are divided into a typical, bee colony structure. The main group are the workers, described previously, then there's the "drones" who are entirely dedicated to "certain responsibilities" with the queen, and are distinguished by their lack of stinger. And of course, the Queen Bimbledee, in charge of the colony and its proliferation, of which there is usually only one per colony. The Queen Bimbledee is slightly larger and more "elegant" than the normal bimbledee, and wears a crown. Nobody knows where they get the crowns, but they are rarely found without one.


The following fauna below have been rejected for reasons listed under their names. If you are the owner of any of these fauna and would like to resubmit them please read what errors you made, and then resubmit. Please reread the application section of the Cosmosdex.


Fauna is extremely OP. Destroying planets is a very big deal and the entry doesn't imply anyway to kill it. Fauna is only a few miles long, but can destroy a planet so there is a bit of a logic disconnect. The weakest form of this fauna can survive being born in lava as well as the crushing pressure in the planet, implying that the older ones with even harder armor are even more unkillable. A lot of balancing and lore issues, would need a near total rewrite to be able to work.


Chunk of "You" statements. Everything else is fine.


Transformation turning is a tad overpowered. Transformation of self (and others) is discouraged unless for a good reason or extremely special concept.


Must be resubmitted as "rock", not "rocks." Names must be singular.


Intelligance stat is too high for a fauna. Complex AIs cannot be a fauna, and robots who can do complex tasks are not intelligent, just able to follow orders unthinkingly and thus would have one intelligance. Please reread the application sections info on stats. Entry also has many "you" statements. Please see "Keep the tone formal." under writing tips. Otherwise seems fine.