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I haven't really been with it over the past few weeks. My mind is racing all over for no legitimate reason. But I figure I should at least put something up to offset the Smash Wii U thing.

Over the last few months I've been looking into some more of the minute details of the Teijru species. I don't recall if I've mentioned this, but I did type up a fair amount of information about the Teijru themselves -- it isn't posted yet, as I think I also mentioned I wanted some general reference art to go along with it. But between then and now I've been trying to think up the nature of their own world. I'll go ahead and share some information about it.......

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The Teijru live on a planet called Kheji (KEH-jee), quite a distance away from most other populated worlds. It's roughly half the size of planet Earth, but the population is much more sparse -- roughly 200,000 Teijru live on Kheji. They are mainly split up between eight major residential areas, while the rest of the planet is either reserved for resources or just left alone. 

Apart from the Teijru and Linkha, there aren't many other known animals on Kheji. Because of this, they live primarily off of the vegetation. Some plants are comparable to Earth's fruits and vegetables, but others are more surprising to the palette -- it's said that a few of the plants taste almost exactly like cooked meat!

Kheji is further from its sun, yet its atmosphere and environment never seem any colder. It is certainly a darker environment; the brightest conditions are similar to an early sunrise. Because of this, it's said that over the course of eons the inhabitants and wildlife on Kheji have undergone evolutionary alterations to counter the darkness. People have noticed that many of the plants emit a neon-like glow, and both the Teijru and Linkha can cause their antennae to glow at the tips, but the Teijru seem to cite all this as the product of "life energy." There haven't been any in-depth scientific investigations on this yet.

Seconds, minutes and hours are measured the same on Kheji as those on Earth. However, there are differences beyond this: Each day on Teijru is 30 hours long, and there are 35 days in each month, of which there are 15. In total there are 525 Khejian days in their year.

Mining appears to be the most notable industry on Kheji -- it's assumed that this is part of the reason why the inhabitants seem to name themselves after various minerals. Various types of familiar minerals and even precious metals and gems are said to have been excavated, while a few other minerals are more unique to the planet. Sucrite is one such example; whereas halite is recognized as "rock salt," sucrite is referred to as "rock sugar." There is no cane sugar on Kheji, so sucrite is considered the main sweetener.

Among these unique minerals is Khejite. Named after the planet of origin, it is a bizarre gem-like mineral that the Teijru greatly treasure, to the point where nearly everyone possesses it as a small sphere or fashionable gem. When exposed to energy, khejite start to emit a glow -- it has since been nicknamed "sunrock" by some for this reason. Khejite's glow depicts the amount of energy stored within the crystal, which the Teijru can tap into as a main energy resource for their residential areas. The energy can come from various sources, from heat or sunlight to the direct life energy of Teijru. Certain types of khejite can emit certain colors, though they function exactly the same. However, "Pure Khejite" is the most valuable type, as its color changes depending on the energy it absorbs, and this is considered a useful indicator for energy sources.

Khejite is in fact the primary power source of the eight residential areas on the planet, providing all its light and heating. Despite this, khejite has not been considered the best source of energy for otherworldly technology -- the average personal computer would not even get an hour of charge from one city's khejite resources -- and as such it has not been in high demand from other worlds. But their potential has caught the attention of some, and has prompted some foreign industries to look into energy-effective technology that can better suit the mineral's use in the future.

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I think people who know me by now wouldn't be surprised that I may have thought a little too much into these small details. Looking at it, it may not necessarily be that informative at all, especially since the point of greater interest is the population therein. But I guess I had to put this up at some point, and for some reason it's here in the journal. Take it however you wish.

If you're not interested in that, I can at least mention that I've posted two board games for Tabletop Workshop. They're essentially "Pokémon versions" of the games Logan Stones and Hive. The latter may undergo alterations and expansions if the interest is there.

Logan Stones

(Pokémon Edition)



Hive

(Pokémon Edition)



I've actually thought about one or two other board games I want to bring into the selection as well, but they require a little more time to model and put together.

That said, I haven't been drawing much. I'm feeling pretty bad, especially since the holidays are fast approaching. I can't get my head straight...

-- Malamite Ltd.
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NS-Games Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
They're not totally wrong about that. I mean that is the game that inspired Tetris.
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MalamiteLtd Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
No, I'm to understand that pentomino puzzles were the major influence.

This "Tetris" is some odd bootleg of the board game "Blokus," which wasn't a thing until the 2000's.

I especially like that the name ON the board game is "The strategy game for the whole family." Nowhere on the images does it EVER show the Tetris name.
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NS-Games Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, Amazon is known for having cheap Chinese rip-off products. So needless to say, I'm not surprised.
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NS-Games Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:rabbithole: I swear, deviantART's starting to take after you. :XD:
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MalamiteLtd Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What makes you say that?
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