Millions of years have passed once again, and the Eletus have continued to evolve rapidly as a species. They have become much more mobile, having grown a flexible tail at their rear end, enabling them to swim through the cold ocean waters once again, an activity which their repositioned Dorsal-Blades also helps with. The sharp keratin growths now serve a function not unlike the dorsal fins of many vertebrates, making the Eletus more aquadynamic and aiding in sharp, sudden turns while still continuing to deter many would-be predators.
The Eletus have also gained much more sturdy bodies in recent years, growing considerably larger than their ancestors and possessing a much thicker C-Plate around their segmented bodies. Much more notable, however, are the many displays of heightened intelligence among the species, as they continuously display signs of increased brainpower compared to previous generations.
Also worth noting is the fact that over the recent years, Eletus have taken to living closer to the shore of the Arosian Sea. This change has had little effect on the overall behavior of the species, but they do seem to have taken to the colder temperature in the water near the icy crust. Many old predators still prey on them in spite of this slight habitat change, though, as well as a few new ones.
One particular Eletus colony is currently even farther out of the reef than usual. Its members have traveled into especially shallow waters after fleeing from a dangerous predator attack. The colony is seven members strong, and one of these members is now you. You are feeling a little tired after swimming out so far, but you feel like you have still have the energy to escape if that dangerous predator follows you out here, which it probably won't.
It is day time on this side of the planet, but the sea is dark as ever as some unknown obstruction blocks the distant sun somewhere above the icy crust. The edge of the reef where you make your home is still relatively close by, but you have never been this far out or this close the ice-ceiling before, and the new environment excites and scares you a little.
You have 1 DNA Pt(s)
What do you do?
A) Go search for something to eat.
B) Explore up near the mysterious ice-crust.
C) Head back to the familiar reef with your colony.
D) Other: ___________________
Traits: Annelid, Bilateral Symmetry.
Appearance: Faded blue; Long, slender, segmented body with a pair of thin keratin blades on your back; Pair of red stigma on sides of head and a mouth between them.
Environment: Shallow ocean waters (primarily coastlines, close to the ice-crust)
Behavior: Cautious, curious, and defensive. Typically stays within the safety of a colony.
Size: 4.5; Less than 5 centimeters long.
SNS: 1.2; Able to sense light from a slight distance; Cannot hear; Able to sense chemicals around you.
MOB: 4.5; You move normally for your size, and can swim at a moderate pace.
INT: 5; You have a basic brain and nervous system.
ATK: 2.5; You have a well-developed mouth and dangerous Dorsal-Blades on your back.
DEF: 2.5; You have a thick C-Plate and a pair of Dorsal-Blades, deterring predators.
-Bud Off: Split your body into multiple organisms. Divides Belly by number of organisms. Temporarily reduces stats to a fraction of what they really are.
-Disgorge: Vomit some of the contents of your belly with mild force. Effectiveness increases with a larger Belly %. Divides current Belly by half.
-Charge: A short burst of speed in any direction, can be used offensively. (-30% Belly)
-Segmented: Receive a DNA discount when increasing your size.
-Cephalize: Evolve sensory organs at reduced cost on your "head".
-Geophagy: Gain extra DNA from soil and similar materials.
-Regen: Recover HP at a constant rate. Belly drops faster than normal when more than a third of your HP is gone.