Jump to content
  • entries
    6
  • comments
    3
  • views
    142

MMaM species: Slimes and their shenanigans

Xyro

70 views

So, I wanted to start off MMaM lore softly by having a look at some of the species found within the MMaM universe. Now, it should be noted that there are litterely billions that I can think of off the top of my head (and trust me, I'm not kidding) but let's start off with one that everyone know and loves...

....slimes :3

What are slimes?

If you haven't already seen or heard of a slime (by some miracle or another) then to give a mental depiction; imagine if jelly was alive, but it was also sticky...very sticky....and deadly...well, sometimes.

Slimes are such a varied and widespread species that they have to be taken out of the usual classifications of other species and instead classified as a different species altogether. They tend to be omnivores, adapting to utalise their bodies to engulf and digest food using their liquid-based bodies. While they take many thousands of different shapes and sizes, there are four major categories that separates them between one another:

Humanoid/ Intelligent:

Humanoid and intelligent slimes can be seen as either humanoid in appearance, or they have the ability to learn and have greater though, unlike their other slime counterparts. Although relatively uncommon, these species are adapted to fit in with humanoid groups and gain knowledge, to which they are then able to live alongside them in society. However, slimes still suffer from a lack of cognitive reforming, and as such are usually Increadibly slow learners, but very fast adaptors. Aka; it will take them years to learn a language, but seconds to take mimic your actions. While it is rare to find an Increadibly intelligent slime, those that are are usually Increadibly deadly, and not to be trifled with.

Animalistic:

Those that are like animals, as they act entirely on their own natural instincts. Most learn their tendencies from the first animal they see, so they can be either a predator or a herbivore depending on what they have adapted to live around. If no animals or creatures are present at their birth, they will usually adapt into either Intelligent slimes, or base their appearance around their environment.

Bacterial: 

These are simply large masses of bacteria formed together to make one giant slime-like entity. These usually cluster together, and are mindless in the fact that they follow their nature and that’s it. These can be found almost anywhere and everywhere.

Parasitic:

Parasitic slimes are an adaptation to the bacterial slime, as they take on the form of a creature by either using their bones as a basic body structure, or taking over a host's body. These are by far the most dangerous versions of slimes at birth, but they usually adapt to live exactly like the animal or creature they take over, so they can become relatively tame after taking over a host. Intelligent slimes can also be misinterpreted as parasitic slimes, since there are a few who use a skeleton as a structural body, but this is more as a "fashion statement". But, intelligent parasitic slimes do exist, and are usually born on the corpse of a deceased intelligent species, and thus gain said intelligence through growth.

-----

While these 4 catagories are used primarily as an outline, they do quite commonly mix and match over one another, due to the sheer variety found within the slime species.

While it may be a question as to how and why slimes take on these different typings, it simply comes down to when they were splips, or also known as seedlings.

When slimes are first born, they are created when a mature slime either dies or consumes a mass of food to use as splitting resources. When either of these happens, the slime will split in half, with one half remaining as the slime, and the other half fracturing into thousands of tiny little raindrop-shaped slimes, that will bounces off in set directions. These are known as seedlings.

Most seedlings will end up either perishing or being consumed by bigger seedlings, but the 1% that manage to live and beat the survival of the fittest will adapt and grow into something either within their environment, or to match a native species/intelligent life that they come across. Seedlings are adaptable in the fact that they can usually becoume any of the above, but will likely be more akin to the type they were before, unless adaptation requires it

(The only exception to this rule are intelligent and bacterial slimes. While intelligent slimes will likely always produce other intelligent slimes, bacterial slimes don't produce seedlings, and instead just produce excess bacterial slime that will extend off the initial source)

------

To give you an idea of some of the types of slimes that I've encountered head-wise, here is a quick list of some of them;

  • Venomous/ Poisonous 

  • Bubble slimes 

  • Tar slimes 

  • Cube/ wall slime 

  • Honey slimes 

  • Citrus/fruit slimes 

  • Lava slimes 

  • Clay slime 

  • Fire slimes 

  • Metal slime’s 

  • Ice slimes 

  • Gold slimes 

  • Shelled slimes 

  • Crystal slimes 

  • Mudslimes 

  • Blood slimes 

  • Foam slimes 

  • Ocean slimes 

  • Jellyfish slimes 

  • River slimes 

  • Slime urchins 

  • Rubber slimes 

  • Alkali slimes

  • Acid slimes

  • Masked slimes

  • Wax slimes

  • Rock slimes

  • Alcohol slimes

  • Plastic slimes

  • Sand slimes

  • Tea slimes

  • Ceramic slimes

  • Vegetation slimes

  • Ferrofluid slimes

.....exedra. as you can see, there are a many different variants that can be found, and the ones listed aren't even scratching the surface of the sheer variation that slimes can come in.

With this adaptational ability, and the sheer variation they can be found in, it's no wonder why they are the most common species found within MMaM

Even so though, every type of slime has its uses, including the animalistic and the bacterial. While animalistic variants and humanoid variants make great let's/partners, bacterial and parasitic have been used in many medical and eldritch treatments/methodologies.

It's clear to see why they are, indeed, quite popular among researchers.

---

Lastly, to wrap up this quick talk on slimes, I wanted to talk about their colour variations.

You can tell a lot about a slime by its colour variations, more notibly it's type, where it came from, what it's done, it's personality, and how it's feeling at the time. While they tend to have the colours matching their type and the location they have come from, it's also common for them to change colours based on their environment or their emotions. While it takes them a while to change colours fully (usually a month or two) they can usually change shades depending on their moods. E.G a red slime will turn a clear and soft red when calm or happy, vivid red when excited, or quite a dark red when upset or angry.

---

To wrap up, slimes are by no means simple in MMaM. While I haven't really covered much on them within this blog post, I hope this gives as much information that can give a decent idea as to their nature, what they are and how they act. 

Still plenty more to come! Next I hope to move on to more advanced species, and cover them. Hope you enjoyed! ^^

(If anyone has any questions, please feel free to leave them bellow! I'll always answer as best as I can :3)



2 Comments


Recommended Comments

I am curious about "tea slimes". What makes them different?

Share this comment


Link to comment
8 hours ago, Keiko said:

I am curious about "tea slimes". What makes them different?

Tea slimes are quite a specific one, but are actually fairly common among many space-bound traveling murchents and scouting parties, as well as gourmet coffee shops and even as expensive pets. Instead of having to package and use tea, "tea slimes" are born when their seedling is taken and grown inside of a vat of tea (always cold, since too high of a temperature would boil them. However, the type of tea will always vary based on what the company/farmer of the tea slime wants)

After a few months, the seedling will either take the form of;

a bacterial slime, which will produce a very fine tea when sustained with water (while also lasting a very long time before the slimes gain inpuraties, at which point they are taken and made into seedlings to be used to repeat the process)

Or a animalistic slime. While for a lot of people and companies this is unintentional, but some do intentionally grow tea slimes to be like common pets, like dogs or cats. While they Re typically just blobs with little ears and big eyes, they are expensive pets, as they take years to grow, and if treated nicely, will produce tea over time for their owners on command. A little gross to think about deeply, but it's considered a "delicacy".

Still, while it's rare for a humanoid variant of tea slime to occurs, it has happened on rare occasions. As per the norm, in larger societies, the humanoid tea slime has to either be adopted by the owner, or given to the correct government services to be raised and looked after, since they usually have humanoid rights and whatnot.

 

Still, the brass tax, tea slimes are unique because;

*They are, by all intensive purposes, domesticated slimes

*They can come in animal, bacterial and humanoid variants. Although humanoid variants are usually on accident, and as such are a very big grey zone within the tea-slime farming industry. Most will usually be taken away and looked after by the correct authorities u till they are old enough to make their own way in society

*They all produce tea when given water. Usually piping hot, and varies depending on the type of tea. Usually used on traveling traditional murchents or military ships, since they can make tea slimes with herbal remedy teas to utalise them as effective herbal releife

 

...Still, hope that at least answers that. Not overly detailed, but that's the general idea of them.

  • Informative 1

Share this comment


Link to comment

Anime Forums

A unique community of fans from around the world, who gather to share their fandom and love of anime, manga, gaming, fanart and at the cornerstone of it all, Japanese culture!

Take a moment to join us today and you'll have access to our member clubs and events too. Come join in the fun and become a part of our community.
insta-1

twit
×
×
  • Create New...