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Phosna Botanica

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Author: Kevin Arisa (other sets)
Game: SE4
Tags: organic (1)
Version: 3.0
Date Added: March 11, 2008
Views: 3529
Download: available
Number of Portraits: 49

The Phosna are a race of religious plants that believe it is their assignment to look after the galaxy's plantlife.

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Phosna Botanica Main
Scout Neostandard
Scout Mini
Escort Stock
Escort Mini
Corvette Neostandard
Corvette Mini
Frigate Stock
Frigate Mini
Destroyer Stock
Destroyer Mini
Heavy Destroyer Neostandard
Heavy Destroyer Mini
Heavy Destroyer
Light Cruiser Stock
Light Cruiser Mini
Light Cruiser
Cruiser Stock
Cruiser Mini
Heavy Cruiser Neostandard
Heavy Cruiser Mini
Heavy Cruiser
Battle Cruiser Stock
Battle Cruiser Mini
Battle Cruiser
Battleship Stock
Battleship Mini
Dreadnought Stock
Dreadnought Mini
Heavy Dreadnought Neostandard
Heavy Dreadnought Mini
Heavy Dreadnought
Baseship Neostandard
Baseship Mini
Worldship Neostandard
Worldship Mini
Tiny Carrier Neostandard
Tiny Carrier Mini
Tiny Carrier
Light Carrier Stock
Light Carrier Mini
Light Carrier
Carrier Stock
Carrier Mini
Heavy Carrier Stock
Heavy Carrier Mini
Heavy Carrier
Massive Carrier Neostandard
Massive Carrier Mini
Massive Carrier
Small Transport Stock
Small Transport Mini
Small Transport
Medium Transport Stock
Medium Transport Mini
Medium Transport
Large Transport Stock
Large Transport Mini
Large Transport
Barge Neostandard
Barge Mini
Colony Ship Stock
Colony Ship Mini
Colony Ship
Fleet Stock
Fleet Mini
Space Station Stock
Space Station Mini
Space Station
Battle Station Stock
Battle Station Mini
Battle Station
Starbase Stock
Starbase Mini
Drone Stock
Drone Mini
Small Fighter Stock
Small Fighter Mini
Small Fighter
Medium Fighter Stock
Medium Fighter Mini
Medium Fighter
Large Fighter Stock
Large Fighter Mini
Large Fighter
Massive Fighter Neostandard
Massive Fighter Mini
Massive Fighter
Fighter Group Stock
Fighter Group Mini
Fighter Group
Mine Stock
Mine Mini
Mine Group Stock
Mine Group Mini
Mine Group
Satellite Stock
Satellite Mini
Satellite Group Stock
Satellite Group Mini
Satellite Group
Infantry Neostandard
Infantry Mini
Small Troop Stock
Small Troop Mini
Small Troop
Medium Troop Stock
Medium Troop Mini
Medium Troop
Large Troop Stock
Large Troop Mini
Large Troop
Small Weapon Platform Stock
Small Weapon Platform Mini
Small Weapon Platform
Medium Weapon Platform Stock
Medium Weapon Platform Mini
Medium Weapon Platform
Large Weapon Platform Stock
Large Weapon Platform Mini
Large Weapon Platform
Big Explosion
Big Explosion

Phosna are plants that are comprised of a blossom, bulb, vines, leaves, and bark. They have two leaves upon their blossom that are capable of sensing the electro-magnetic spectrum much better than the eyesight most species. The vines are very mobile and are capable of moving in just about any direction. The phosna have bark which covers their vital parts located in the upper body below the blossom and the bulb which houses their central nervous system. Phosna seem frail and flimsy but they are very tough and resilient. Their vines are thick and difficult to sever and their bark is almost as hard as stone. Phosna are capable of growing any limbs or additions they require very swiftly. For defense they are capable of growing thorns on their vines within a few seconds. Phosna communicate using shrill whistles and chirps emitted from small holes beneath the blossom. Many species mistake their communication for birdsong. The large blossom is always kept closed to keep in the massive quantity of solar energy they store during their long lives of about 5000 years. This solar energy is expelled violently from the blossom when opened. The blast is powerful enough to harm enemy vehicles and is used as a last resort against invasion. Phosna are difficult to harm permanently. As long as their bulb which houses the central nervous system is intact, the Phosna can grow back any other damaged or severed part over time. The Phosna have three genders: Male, Female, and Kin. The Kin are few and are only semi-sentient. Kin are capable of growing in a much more flexible manner than other Phosna, so much as to change their shape altogether. The other Phosna that tend the Kin help it to grow into useful forms. All starships, vehicles, and other large structures are actually Kin that have been raised by other Phosna. The Phosna go through several stages of life. They begin as a spore that floats on the breeze until finding a suitable location to sprout into an immobile "infant" plant. Once it reaches the "child" stage it is able to pull itself out of the ground and walk about using it's roots. It continues to grow taller until it reaches the "adult" stage when it grows large pollen or spore covered leaves from its bulb and is now capable of mating. Phosna mate by releasing their spores and pollen together into the air. These spores and pollen blend together and blow away with the wind. The "elder" stage of a Phosna permanently plants itself into the ground and connects roots with other elders resulting in a telepathic link. Shortly after Phosna die they release the solar energy stored in a blinding blast of light. This light stimulates enhanced growth of all other Phosna in the vicinity.

The Phosna society is peaceful and serene. The Phosna religiously care for the plant life on their worlds. They believe that the great caretakers planted the Phosna on behalf of the plants of the universe. They take great joy in the tending of their massive gardens. They see all sentient species as their equals no matter how large or small. They are not fanatical in their ways and tolerate herbivores to a degree as long as they stay clear of their infants. Phosna have no concept of parenting. Their young are scattered but moments after conception and never learn who their mother and father are. It is the responsibility of the community to care for and protect the young until they become self-sufficient. A special class of warriors, the Sentinels, are the primary defense of the Phosna communities. Phosna have a loosely structured government where the Elders are consulted for all major decisions and they decide as one what is in the best interest of the Botanica. Each individual in the Botanica is free to choose his or her own path and are not hindered in their choice. Even the slow minded Kin are given choices for their development. The only class distinctions are youth, adult, and elder. Phosna love to learn and will often join the crews of alien spacecraft only to learn what they may know that the Phosna have failed to learn on their own. Phosna love the challenge of gardens in the most unlikely of places. They have bio-engineered plants to grow in ice, deserts, and even the vacuum of space. Phosna refuse to alter themselves for they believe it is disrespectful to the Caretakers who designed them the way they are.

Phosna history is peaceful in general. The Phosna befriended the Chillian Imperium early in their travels. The Phosna engineered plants that could survive on the frozen worlds of the Chillians in return for being allowed to serve on their starships. Phosna have always joined their allies in battle in a supporting role. Phosna have had minor conflicts but the only case of outright war was ended shortly after it began. The Phosna found a planet suitable for colonization and set up the first group of colonists. The Phosna were horrified when, shortly after getting established, they witnessed the Ignacra pyro-form the colony. The Ignacra had never encountered a plant race and their scans did not register them as a sentient life-form. The few Phosna starships that escaped the pyro-form moved in and attacked and destroyed the Ignacra vessel. This started a bloody conflict where both parties believed they were being attacked by a race intent on their destruction and fought with unbridled ferocity. Soon, thanks to the intervention of the Chillian Imperium, the issue was resolved and apologies were abundant. That war did serve one useful purpose. All the races that witnessed the fierce battles saw that the Phosna are not a people to be trifled with.

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