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Presentation: Hello everyone and welcome! We would like to introduce you to an extraordinary creature that has amazed everyone in the world of ARK: Calumma Benovskyi. A formidable chameleon that will assist us in all our adventures in ARK. Wild: In the deep corners of the aberrant caves, an incredible creature emerged: Calumma Benovskyi, a chameleon of colossal dimensions whose dazzling colors and imposing size left the survivors in awe. Faced with such a surprise, they didn't hesitate to name it the legendary "Gigameleon." This magnificent creature is capable of blending into its surroundings according to the circumstances. It utilizes this ability to both hide from its enemies and surprise its prey by capturing them with its long tongue. It tends to be quite solitary and has a friendly appearance, but the survivors who were lured by its harmless image suffered greatly from its skillful tail and received multiple wounds before they could even blink. Tamed: Despite its solitary nature and camouflage, it is impossible to ignore this astounding creature for those who attempt to tame it. Its endurance is remarkable as it can withstand intense radiation pressure. In addition to its ferocity when defending, attacking, exploring, or gathering. It can be trained passively or aggressively, allowing the rider to obtain chitin from the insects that Calumma devours along its path. This harvest can be even more grotesque than that obtained from a megatherium. In combat, despite its slowness, riders are fascinated by its endurance, comparable to that of a tank, capable of withstanding strong blows without flinching. For these reasons, Calumma Benovskyi has become one of the ideal mounts for any type of survivor, regardless of their lifestyle. Abilities: As our beloved Calumma Benovskyi has evolved in ARK, numerous abilities have been discovered that make it even more fascinating. One of the most remarkable qualities of this magnificent chameleon is its efficient tongue, which allows it to capture even wild flying dinosaurs. This ability makes it an invaluable companion when venturing into and exploring the most dangerous and radioactive regions of ARK. Attacks (Technically Explained): • (RC) Its powerful tongue acts as an anchor, capable of pulling enemies towards it or dismounting riders from enemy creatures. This ability allows it to perform a combo of deadly strikes and can even grab dinosaurs ranging from small ones to the size of a Carnotaurus. Additionally, it can skillfully wrap flying creatures with its tongue, drawing them in for close-quarters combat. • (LC) A combo of lethal strikes consisting of two consecutive impacts, culminating in a powerful bite. • (C) Its strong and robust tail has the ability to slow down enemy mounts or even stun survivors daring to confront it. • (Q) It can switch the mode of its tongue to directly steal items from its adversaries' inventory, becoming a cunning thief. • (Space) It can adapt to any surface, effortlessly walking on walls, trees, and even ziplines. • (CTRL) It possesses the ability to camouflage with its surroundings. • (Gesture Playback "Applause") Activates its bioluminescent squamas, generating its own light, providing its own illumination. Attacks or Passive Abilities (Technically Explained): • One of its abilities is the capacity to spin on its own axis using its eyes. • It has been demonstrated that its eyes can perceive a wide range of light, from ultraviolet to infrared. • It has astonishing resistance to high levels of radiation. • It possesses a healing ability when feeding on insects. • It can induce a state of torpor in the creatures it captures, temporarily immobilizing them. • Each gender of Calumma Benovskyi presents different abilities. • Both its bite and the impact of its tongue in combat can inflict torpor on its opponents. • The large eyes of Calumma can be intimidating to other creatures. By fixing its penetrating gaze on its target, it can make them feel nervous and lose control (a form of fear). Taming: Taming Calumma Benovskyi can be an exciting challenge, but it requires caution and patience. Here's a method to carry out this process: Establish patient observation: Due to its territorial nature, it is crucial to approach Calumma carefully and observe it from a distance for a period of time. Use pheromones: During observation, there is a possibility that Calumma may spit or defecate a special pheromone. This pheromone can be collected and sprayed on your own body to generate a calming and trusting effect on the creature. Prepare chitin: Make sure to have chitin in your inventory before attempting taming. Calumma uses its tongue to steal chitin, so by having it available, it will be attracted and more willing to interact with you. Feed its appetite: During the taming process, Calumma may start requesting corpses of giant insects. If you find any, drag them close to the creature, and it will use its tongue to grab and feed on them. This act will further strengthen the bond between you and increase the chances of successful taming. Note that you should keep the pheromone and chitin available throughout the taming process to maintain the creature's calmness. Be careful because if the pheromone effect wears off, Calumma may proceed to attack you or, if it's far away, steal valuable items from your inventory! Location: • Forested Areas (Fertile Zone): The Calumma benovskyi is a chameleon that blends well in forest environments. Look for areas with dense vegetation, trees, and foliage at different heights. They can be found both on the ground and on tree branches. • Cliffs and Rocks: The Calumma benovskyi can climb and camouflage among the rocks and cliffs of Aberration. Explore mountainous areas, cave walls, or cliffs, and search in cracks and corners where they may hide. • Bioluminescence (Blue Zone): Aberration is known for its bioluminescence, and the Calumma benovskyi could be found in areas with a higher presence of light and bioluminescent organisms. Pay attention to areas with glowing fungi, fluorescent plants, or illuminated bodies of water. Abilities - More Detailed Explanation: • The most prominent ability of Calumma Benovskyi is its powerful tongue, capable of grasping dinosaurs the size of a Carnotaurus or smaller, as well as dismounting riders from their mounts. It can even ensnare medium-sized flying creatures as if they were mere flies. • Another notable ability, both in its tamed state and during the taming process, is the capacity to use its tongue as a whip. There is a chance to retrieve weapons, tools, or resources from the enemy's inventory when using this ability. • The camouflage of Calumma Benovskyi has been innovatively designed. This ability allows it to adapt the texture of its skin to the environment it's in, becoming practically unrecognizable and undetectable even to the keen senses of a Parasaur. Additionally, when in normal terrain, it has the ability to become invisible, like in classic camouflage. • The tail of Calumma Benovskyi is a special feature. Due to its impressive size, it can deliver powerful strikes with its tail, capable of slowing down the enemy and hindering their ability to run or escape. The duration of this slowdown varies depending on the size of the enemy dinosaur, being longer for smaller ones and shorter for larger ones. • The gender variants of Calumma are distinguished by their colors and head characteristics. The male has a prominent crest on the top of its head and slightly raised spines on its back. On the other hand, the female has a somewhat smaller crest on the head and smaller spines. Passive Abilities by Gender: • Male Calumma Benovskyi possess an enormous crest that allows them to protect survivors from projectiles and incoming attacks. • On the other hand, females have the ability to convert their torpor into venom, increasing the damage they inflict with each bite or when using their tongue. Additionally, they have the ability to craft a new item in their inventory. • This new item is the Poison Arrow, created from the venomous saliva of the female Calumma. When used with bows and crossbows, the Poison Arrow causes damage to impacted survivors or creatures, inflicting an effect that gradually deteriorates the enemy's health. Breeding: A pair of Calummas will give birth to a small chameleon. As a teaching method, it will ask you to carry it on your shoulder and will begin practicing camouflage with you so that when it becomes an adult, it can camouflage both its mount and its large size. The baby Calumma also has the ability to capture and eat meganeuras or titanomyrmas while on your shoulder, providing it with food in its inventory. Furthermore, if you give it a rock drake feather or a reaper pheromone, the baby Calumma will remain in a small size and can camouflage with you while on your shoulder. This will be especially useful for stealthy missions or expeditions. Saddle: Here's a reference to comparative size and this is the initial concept for the mount, designed to help you carry a bit more weight with the included backpack. Additionally, females will be able to craft poison arrows while equipped with the mount. Here, I am adding a link to Wikipedia about the data of the extinct Calumma species: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calumma_benovskyi We sincerely appreciate your attention and support! This project was carried out by two committed and passionate individuals who dedicated their time and effort to every detail. Our main goal is to provide you with high-quality work that everyone will enjoy. We value your opinions and suggestions, so we would be delighted to receive any feedback that can help us improve even further. Thank you again for your time, and we hope you enjoy our work! Made with love by @Kyubel and @Zaimon❤️
Presentation Ladies and Gentlemen, here is the presentation of one of the least expected creatures of this vote with you the Calumma Benovskyi, a formidable chameleon that will help us in all our adventures in the ARK. Wild Among the most hidden corners of the forests they discovered Calumna Benovskyi, an unusual creature that also inhabits the most hidden caves and swamps in the area. The survivors decided to recognize it as Gigameleon because of its striking colors and large size. Depending on the situation it is able to camouflage itself, either to hide from its enemies or to surprise its prey with its long tongue. It is usually quite solitary and has a friendly appearance, but survivors who got carried away by its appearance suffered from its great dexterity with its tail and had injuries before they could blink. Domesticated Despite being a solitary and hard-to-see creature, it cannot go unnoticed by anyone seeking to tame it. So it becomes a highly sought after creature by survivalists not only for its incredible tongue or large size, but for its ferocity, whether defending, attacking, exploring or harvesting. Its ability to obtain chitin from the insects it devours can be even more grotesque than that of a megatherium, certainly a creature too resilient to withstand even the great pressure of radiation. For these and many other reasons, the Benovskyi calumma is one of the ideal mounts for any kind of survivor. Abilities: Our beloved Calumma Benovskyi as her life has developed or many of her abilities have been discovered throughout the ARK. Although many of the survivors consider her a slow creature, they are fascinated by the fact that she is as tough as a tank, able to withstand heavy blows. One of its great virtues is its effective tongue that most of the time hits the target, but that's not all that our Benovskyi offers as it can also serve as a chitin collector, even being a good companion when you want to go deep and explore the deeper areas of the radiation. Attacks (technically explained): There is certainly a wide variety of attacks or passive abilities that the Calumma Benovskyi can offer us. - (RC) Its powerful tongue works as an anchor capable of attracting enemies to it or dismount the riders of the creatures to be able to perform the combo of blows, it can charge dinosaurs from smaller to the size of a carnotaurus. - (LC) The big combo hit that mainly focuses on hitting twice and finishing with a powerful bite (which can passively go into hit lethargy). - (C) A strong tail capable of slowing mounts or applying a strong stun to survivors. - (Q) Allows you to change the tongue mode so that you can steal items from the enemy's inventory. - (space) Allows him to adapt to any surface whether walking on walls, trees or even zip lines. - (CTRL) He is able to camouflage himself with his surroundings Attacks or passive abilities (technically explained) - One of them would be that it can turn on its own axis thanks to its eyes. - Its eyes have been proven to see differently from ultraviolet light to infrared light. - It can withstand high radiation temperatures. - And it has a healing effect when it devours insects. -Be able to put torpor the creatures that hold with the tongue Taming: One of the difficult tasks of the Calumma Benovskyi is its taming and you may be wondering how we managed to tame it. Well, first we must clarify that our friend Benovskyi is a solitary creature, but at the same time very territorial, it is enough for him to see you for him to grab you and start attacking you and even if he feels very intimidated he can camouflage himself. . and escape Therefore, it was thought that while you observe him for a period of time, at some point he will spit or defecate a kind of pheromone that if you spray it on your body you will be able to get closer. Once sprayed with the pheromone you must have chitin in your inventory and the calumma with its powerful tongue will proceed to steal the chitin from your inventory, from time to time the calumma will begin to ask you for corpses of giant insects and you can drag the bodies and it will pick them up with its tongue and it will eat them, increasing its size even more. But be careful that if the effect of the pheromone runs out, the calumma will proceed to attack you or if it is too far away it will steal some valuable item from your inventory! Location: It can be located in different regions of the map from swamps to forests and even in caves, it is worth noting that we can find it walking on the walls and even trees, but an advantage that has its location is that it is always located where there are insects, but it is always recommended to go with a lot of eye you never know where you can run into one. Here is a reference to the comparative size: Abilities better explained The best known ability of the Calumma Benovskyi is its powerful tongue capable of holding dinos smaller than the size of a Carnotaurus, as well as dismounting survivors from their mount. An added ability that would only work on tamed Calumma Benovskyi is the option to use their tongue as a whip, capable of having a percentage chance of obtaining some weapon, tool or resource from the enemy's inventory. The camouflage was thought in a different way to be something new and repetitive, it consists in that the Calumma Benovskyi can choose to camouflage itself with its environment depending on the biome, either by adopting the textures of the environment, which would make it practically unrecognizable and undetectable to the cries of the Parasaur or to another type of detector. Its tail is a special case, because of its incredible size we decided that it could give strong blows with the tail that would be able to slow down the enemy making them unable to run or escape. This is the first sketch of the saddle, it is planned to help you carry a little more weight because of the included backpack. A tamed calumma with the mount equipped could give you the opportunity to try a new item, which is poison arrows. The calumma, being a poisonous reptile, can spray the arrows with its powerful poison that will give it a duration before the poison dissolves. Once the poison is dissolved, the arrow will become stone or if you used the metal one, it will become only the arrow of metal. Here I add a wikipedia link on data of the true calumma, which is already extinct https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calumma_benovskyi Thank you very much for your attention, this work was made by 2 people who put love and attention to every detail, I hope you like it, we will accept any suggestions. made by @Kyubel @Zaimon