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Dossier: Name: Atopodentatus Species: Reef Serpent Intro: In the mysterious waters of ARK, the Atopodentatus gracefully glides, a unique marine reptile with adaptations to thrive in ancient seas. Its serpent-like form and specialized jaw set it apart from other marine creatures. Remarkably, the Atopodentatus can venture onto land, using a lizard-like movement to traverse the terrain with ease, making it a fascinating inhabitant of both underwater and coastal environments. Appearance: Source: https://DILO-triassic.tumblr.com/post/190114965064/atopodentatus-unicus/amp Atopodentatus boasts a distinctive appearance, resembling a long serpent-like reptile with a slender body. Its most remarkable feature is its specialized jaw structure, the upper part extending into a flattened, spatula-like shape, and the lower jaw remaining slender and pointed for efficient algae and seagrass scraping. . atopendatus was a medium-sized reptile measuring about 2.75 m (9.0 ft) long. The geological strata in which the fossil was found, the elongated body, reduced neck, robust appendages and hips of Atopodentatus all suggest that the reptile was probably semi-aquatic in nature L Habitat and Adaptations: This reef serpent is an adept swimmer, navigating reefs and coastlines with ease. Its specialized jaw enables it to scrape algae and seagrasses from underwater surfaces, providing sustenance in its aquatic habitat. Additionally, Atopodentatus can move onto land using a lizard-like movement, propelling itself forward with its powerful limbs and elongated body, making it adaptable to various environmental conditions. Abilities: 1. Algae Scrape: Atopodentatus skillfully scrapes algae and nutritious plants from the seafloor using its specialized jaw, effectively replenishing its hunger while underwater. 2. Terrestrial Locomotion: The creature can move on land with a lizard-like movement, using its powerful limbs to propel itself forward. this adaptation allows it to travel long distances across all sorts of environments. 3. Sonar Perception: When submerged, Atopodentatus emits faint vibrations that bounce back, granting it a natural sonar-like perception. This ability aids navigation underwater and helps it locate potential threats or sources of food. 4. Electric Resistance: The Atopodentatus is naturally immune to the electrical shocks emitted by creatures like Cnidaria. This resistance provides it with a significant advantage in dealing with dangerous underwater predators. 5. Echolocation Burst: The Atopodentatus emits a powerful burst of echolocation waves, disorienting and momentarily stunning nearby creatures. This ability can be used both underwater and on land, providing a strategic advantage for the Atopodentatus to escape from danger or engage in combat on its terms. 6. Adaptive Defense (Passive Ability): The Atopodentatus possesses an innate ability to adapt to its environment for defense. When When submerged, it generates a thin, protective layer of algae and minerals that enhances its resistance against physical damage, it gains a significant damage resistance of 50%, allowing it to withstand attacks from aquatic threats. This defensive adaptation extends to land, granting it a short 1 minute, but noteworthy, damage resistance for a limited duration. This resilience adds to the creature’s survivability and adaptability. 7. lunge attack: whilst underwater the atopodentatus can use its streamline body and powerful limbs to lunge itself to an enemy and deal good damage altough survivors found that the best use for this ability is to get a good amount of speed behind it to either go through the water at great speeds, avoid various predators or it also likes to use this ability to jump out of the water like a dolphin. 8. Minerals scrape: using the atopendatus echolocation ability it can find special spots on wich it can use its algea scrape ability to find minerals like oil iron and more. Source: https://www.sci.news/paleontology/atopodentatus-unicus-earliest-herbivorous-marine-reptile-03848.html Saddle and Function: The Atopodentatus does not require a traditional saddle to be ridden. Its streamlined body and lizard-like locomotion allow survivors to easily mount and ride it without additional equipment. However, survivors have discovered a unique function for the Atopodentatus saddle. The saddle features specialized compartments that can store algae and nutritious underwater plants. This function proves valuable for explorers who wish to collect and transport algae for other herbivorous creatures in their care. The stored algae can serve as a supplementary food source, ensuring the well-being of herbivorous companions during extended underwater expeditions or in areas with limited vegetation. Taming: Taming the Atopodentatus requires a more interactive and engaging approach. Survivors must demonstrate their understanding of the creature’s unique abilities and specialized feeding behaviors. To begin the taming process, survivors must craft a special bait using a combination of underwater vegetation, rare mushrooms, and other resources found in the ocean depths. Once the bait is ready, they must locate and approach a wild Atopodentatus in its natural habitat, typically found in the coastal regions of the ocean. As the creature approaches the bait, survivors must carefully observe its behavior to determine the preferred type of food it responds positively to. To gain the creature’s trust, survivors must offer it the preferred food, such as algae, seagrass, or other underwater plants. Patience and attentiveness are crucial as the creature inspects the food offering. Once the Atopodentatus accepts the survivor’s offerings, they must interact with the creature and synchronize their movements with its faint sonar vibrations. Throughout the taming process, forming a bond of trust with the Atopodentatus is essential. Calm and persistent interactions with the creature will signal to it that the survivors are allies, leading to a successful taming. Once successfully tamed, the Atopodentatus becomes a loyal companion, granting survivors the ability to ride and explore the vast underwater world with ease. Its companionship provides significant advantages in the dangerous marine environments, particularly with its sonar-like perception that warns the rider of potential dangers lurking beneath the waves. 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Introducing the Stethacanthuses! A prehistoric Devonian era shark that feasts on small fish and other underwater creatures down at the very depths of the ocean. With neutral temperament and carnivorous diet, this interesting shark is perfect for searching through caves or even the depths of the ocean where it comes from. The Stethacanthuses will have a unique saddle that allows the dinosaur to provide night vision to the rider which will enhance vision underwater, making the depths of the ocean far less terrifying. The Stethacanthuses will also have a built in sonar provided by its uniquely shaped dorsal fin, this will help detect underwater creatures and threats to ensure you can defend yourself. The Stethacanthuses is perfect for both sides of the ARK, the PvP and PvE with it providing a useful night vision effect for deepwater diving which can assist in finding valuable resources or bases/other players. The sonar also being incredibly useful for both PvE and PvP because of the fact it can assist in raiding or be stationed near a group of tames or an ocean base to ensure that no wild dinos or tamed dinos can get close to attack. In the wild, Stethacanthuses will not attack humans unless provoked, when provoked, Stethacanthuses will go into a fit of rage using their sharp teeth and fins to attack the aggressor dealing bleed damage and a crushing 2% total health instantly lost with the new "Crushed" effect which (as previously stated) causes any HUMAN to lose 2% of their maximum health in one bite. This effect can be activated every 5 seconds. Once domesticated, the Stethacanthuses will be a viable asset to any aquatic squadron, it will also be a valuable chitin farming creature with its 50% less carry weight and 70% increased gathering efficiency on chitin. Domesticated Stethacanthuses will be an invaluable tool for all cave exploration and deep sea diving with the night vision saddle and sonar detection provided by the anvil shaped dorsal fin. Notes: - Stethacanthuses introduces a new, unique underwater tame for The Center that is unlike any other -Sonar helps to locate potential threats and shut down ambushes (much like the parasaur but in water) -night vision prevents the need of gamma adjusting while switching between underwater and on land -chitin farming underwater becomes even easier -"Crushed" effect helps eliminate human threats faster than ever -adds the first new Devonian era creature since Aberration I hope you all consider my creature for the vote, I would love to see this Devonian era shark make its way into the game with some futuristic upgrades. Vote for the Stethacanthuses now!
Name: Goronyosaurus Umbravenator Dossier: Wild: Goronyosaurus are highly adaptable mosasaurs - small ones at that. They are found both in seas and lakes. In deep dark water they can more or less become invisible. As ambush predators, they can produce a rapid burst of speed, which drains their stamina. Unlike other creatures they need air and must surface. They do not expend oxygen if unmoving, though. They can also leap straight out of the water and impale targets, causing a bleed. Tamed: As knockout tames, they are hard to take down due to their speed. I recommend building above them so when they lunge they get stuck. They are highly sought mounts. Abilities: Goronyosaurus are ambush predator mounts. Like in real life, they can go in freshwater and saltwater similarly to bull sharks. This makes them much smaller though. Goronyosaurus are meant to suit both chase and ambush roles. They're decently quick (speed is just less than that of ichthyosaurus so ichthys don't become useless), but then must stick to the surface in order to have oxygen ready for when they run out. They can also jump a bit out of the water when moving forward. They also have the ability to do a short stun to medium/small creatures with a tail slap. As ambush predators, you can go deep underwater, and once deep enough you can see creatures above highlighted in a certain radius. You can also go invisible once this deep, without losing stamina. However, you must restrict your fast movements to conserve oxygen. By looking vertically when deep creatures in your way get marked. Then you can vertically launch upward, draining your stamina. If it is an ichthyosaurus or smaller, you will latch on to it and can deal pretty decent damage in this way. If it is bigger than an ichthy, you will deal a short bleed effect known as impaling (but dunkleosteus and megachelon don't get impaled due to their superior armor). Keep in mind that you can clear the surface when going vertically and attack flyers that get too close to the surface. Appearance: Goronyosaurus are about the size of an ichthy, slightly bigger but only lengthwise. Their bellies are striped and their backs are dark. They are long and lean with four flippers and a sharp, pointy jaw. Taming: Goronyosaurus must be knocked out, but this is hard since they are fast, really fast. Plus you may be at risk from its variety of attacks. A better way is to build a trap above and trick them into making a vertical lunge into the trap, but this is still fairly dangerous and the mount you are using may die. Tamed: Goronyosaurus are good small underwater mounts, in a biome where the creature with the biggest damage and health pool is the best. They also make travelling by river more useful. Their invisibility may be useful for underwater artifacts, changing things up a bit.