By Hydro | March 6, 2014
Coolsteph was nice enough to set up a Tumblr for Sagan 4. You can find it here. Thanks Coolsteph!
By Hydro | February 15, 2014
Nuevolución has been making a comic for Sagan 4. Check it out here.
By Hydro | January 12, 2014
The black woollycoat has a thick coat of cottony wool, which keeps it warm in the winter. The wool is especially thick around its sides, giving the impression of wings. Whenever there is chilly weather, a black woollycoat’s babies nestle in their mother’s wool-wings. However, since the babies are born in summer, this rarely happens.
By Hydro | December 25, 2013
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
By Hydro | November 3, 2013
Despite the tenacity of the species of Mason the end had finally come. With near vacuum atmosphere any gasses and water evaporated into space. The reef which helped contain these vital elements lost them over time until they reach a tipping point. The ecosystem collapse and within a blink of an eye the species of Mason were extinguished. The precious water that once sustained Mason was a ring around Sagan 4. However even that disappeared from sight and fell to the surface. So much so that the oceans of Sagan 4 rose up yet again. Now having even deeper oceans. Many islands disappeared into the deep. While one world disparately needed water the other was engulfed by it. All that was left on Mason were the dried out fossils of the amazing species that once roamed around on its surface. Even the caves and caverns that once hid the species from the harsh radiation of species crumbled and were exposed. Mason was dead, but it had a good run.
By Hydro | October 21, 2013
The pinyuk split from its ancestor and moved further down south. In order to compensate to the increase in heat, it has evolved to be smaller in size, its “eye-ears” are larger, and its feathery coat has become less thick. Their feathers have also evolved to become more complex than its ancestor’s proto-feathers, being identical in structure to those of Earth’s birds. The pinyuk’s tail has evolved a third pseudo-toe that helps support its weight better and allow it to rear itself up for longer periods of time than its ancestor could. This comes in handy when they are looking out for predators. Another way they have adapted is by having its main body be colored purple, which helps it blend in with the purple flora surrounding it, while its blue legs blend in with glass flora.
By Hydro | September 2, 2013
Today marks the 7th anniversary of the creation of Sagan 4. Many creative people have worked on this project over the last 7 years. We have had people come and go, just like the species of Sagan 4. Many thanks to everyone who has participated in the past and present. May Sagan 4 have many years to come. Happy Anniversary of Sagan 4!
In the image above it shows a different dioramas by Rhodix.
By Hydro | August 13, 2013
The seaplane tonboswarmer is incapable of flight, and moves more like a pond skater than a dragonfly. Its second pair of wings lay below its body and contact the water, like the pontoons of some kinds of seaplanes. The seaplane tonboswarmer can often be seen sitting on the top of the water’s surface, quietly photosynthesizing. On some days, the wind may gently push its body, causing it to drift over the water. If disturbed, the seaplane tonboswarmer vibrates its upper pair of wings as a threat display. If that does not work, it vibrates both pairs of wings to skate away. When it needs to abruptly decrease speed, it dips its tail fin into the water to increase drag.
By Hydro | July 15, 2013
The bora scuttler split from its ancestor, finding a new food source in the borinvermee on Solpimr Island. The excess moisture of the Rainforest allowed them to move inland on the island; they developed internal water-storing organs underneath their plates to help though. Its jaws have elongated, allowing it to pry between microflora and other tight places to get at its prey; its head also have a lateral-rotating joint for aid in the search for prey. Its claws have extra prongs to allow it to grip the ‘bora trunks better, and a row of spines on its rear to deter predation. Its upper plates and spines have pigments that match the bark of a ‘bora, though they still have some chlorophyll for rudimentary photosynthesis.
By Hydro | June 15, 2013
The tamjack split from its ancestor. Their fur has shortened and they have become more streamline in order to swim faster, its movement similar to Earth’s otter. The scales on its back have shrunk and increased in number. They now serve the same function as the scales on Earth sharks in that they direct water into currents over the body, thus increasing aerodynamics. Their primary adaptation is their tail. Instead of being a thick rudder, it now has serrated edges like a saw. Not only does this allow individuals to chop down larger flora for use in their floating nests, but the grooves also add power to their swimming strokes, in a similar way to the bumpy grooves on Earth’s humpback whales; they can also swing their ax-like tail as a weapon in and out of the water if they are threatened. It has become so successful that it has replaced its ancestor in all but the southern coasts of Dixon.