You are a hunter and a scavenger, you live in constant fear, because at any moment you could be killed. The reason; you survive in a world with dinosaurs, and any one of them could end you in an instant. In fact, many of them you can't kill by yourself, and the ones you can don't provide enough food to survive for long, it's the big ones that matter; the ones with bone crushing jaws and skull smashing tails, and it's up to you and your tribe to track down these epic prehistoric creatures and take them down. And you're not the only tribe trying to survive, there are others too, who wouldn't hesitate to end your life in an moment. The question is, will you take part in this grand struggle for survival? And if you do, will you leave your mark? But be wary, anything can happen. Welcome to the Stomping Land. *Click image for easier viewing* There are countless creatures that live on Wayneth Island, here are a few that are have the greatest roles in tribal culture, and are prominent throughout the island: Ankylosaurus: The Rocktail, as they're referred to by the tribes, is a threat to be wary of. Not only is it impervious to most attacks, but it's vision is poor, so this large herbivorous beast is often aggressive to anything nearby. It mostly inhabits the forest, and should be avoided if possible. Psitacosaurus: Thornbacks are what the people call them, and these small herbivores are usually easy prey, unless you get too close. They have keen hearing and are usually found within the dense forest. Their quills are a good defense, and can use them to terrible effect if the opportunity is given. Shantungosaurus: They are known as Manrunners, because of the way these large herbivores run on two legs when fleeing from predators, be it human or dino. They have good vision and a good sense of smell. They tend to roam in small herds, often stopping by lakes in the forest and the grasslands for food and water. Austroraptor: These medium sized predators are called Speartooths by the tribes-people because of their sharp, long teeth designed to hunt fish. They are dangerous competition to the Lake Tribe, often going after the same prey as the hunters. They are usually found by lakes hunting for fish, but are opportunistic, often competing with hunters for kills. Quetzalcoatlus: Sky Terrors are dangerous animals, often killing anything smaller than themselves, they have excellent vision, and are ready scavengers, but will not hesitate to pick off a vulnerable human caught out in the open. The best way to avoid these monstrous flying beasts is to stay under the trees. Carnotaurus: They are known as Hornheads, and are large, voracious predators, often working in pairs to take down prey. They are active hunters, and are a big threat to hunters, they live in the dense forests, but are often seen hunting out on the fields, often causing trouble for the Swift Tribe and Serpent Tribe. Styracosaurus: These large herbivores are called Shieldnecks by the tribes, and are often peaceful unless threatened. They usually live in the forest, but are often seen traveling with Manrunners. They can be dangerous prey, and are not to be unnecessarily trifled with. Stygimoloch: Bashers, as they're called by the people of the island, are smaller sized herbivores, but are a relatively challenging prey. They are decently fast runners, and have good vision and hearing. Bashers prefer to live in the forest in small groups or by themselves. Prestosuchus: Trapjaws, as they're called, have a nasty reputation, these medium size predators often work in small groups, scavenging or hunting anything they can, including people. They live generally anywhere there is enough food to sustain them. Gallimimus: Kickers are medium sized herbivores who are very fast, and very timid. These animals are spooked easily, and are equipped with good vision and hearing. They live in large herds in the plains, and smaller herds in the forest and are not too challenging of a prey if you can catch them, though they pack a nasty kick. Puertasaurus: Behemoths are magnificent creatures, and might as well be living mountains. By far the largest of any animal on the island. They are in no danger of falling prey to any animal, especially not humans. They are left alone by the carnivores, as one crushing step will kill even the biggest of predators. Helicoprion: Leviathans are large, dangerous creatures that live under the water. They can and will kill anything they see. Luckily, they are found only in the ocean, only rarely traveling upstream to breed. Titanoboa: The Great Serpents are menacing creatures, growing up to vast lengths. With razor sharp teeth and a crushing squeeze, these stealthy cave dwellers are best left alone. Though they mostly frequent caves, but are also seen in trees or near water. Therizinosaurus: Often referred to as Longclaws, these gentle giants are certainly strange looking. They don't often have predators, and put up a decent fight if threatened, using their deadly claws to a severe extant. They usually dwell in the forest, eating the foliage of small trees. Tyrannosaurus Rex: The most feared predator on the island, the Terrible Death is the alpha predator, a killing machine, and the largest carnivore to stalk these lands. It is feared by all, and respected by many. It is virtually unkillable, but it is said if someone were to eat the heart of one of these monsters, they will gain the powers of the beast itself. Many have tried to kill one, but all have failed. *Note: The following dinosaurs are not in the game, I just thought I would add them for extra content. Deinosuchus: Lake Monsters are huge, deadly predators who can eat a person with a single snap of their massive jaws. They are large and strong enough to drag a dinosaur to its death into the water below. They are a constant danger to look out for when by the lake shore, and are major problem to the Lake tribe because they inhabit the same area as the hunters on the lake. Despite both being aquatic, Lake Serpents and Leviathans rarely, if ever come into contact with each other. Sinornithosaurus: These small predators, called Sickbites. They aren't usually a danger to people. but are best avoided, as their bite is venomous, causing severe pain, dizziness, paralysis, and loss of consciousness. Sickbites live in the dense woods, gliding down from the branches of trees onto their main prey, Thornbacks. Kentrosaurus: The medium sized Spikeback is generally peaceful, but can pose a threat when in danger. They aren't very smart, and mostly inhabit the forests in small herds, but will sometimes be seen on the plains. Troodon: Nightstalkers are intelligent, voracious eaters, and deadly pack-hunters. They are most active at night, as they hunt under the cover of darkness. Their nature often brings them into the camps of humans, which sometimes results in deadly encounters. they are very widespread, but usually prefer the thick woods, which are perfect cover for them. Even though they aren't very big, they are dangerous as a pack. Gorgosaurus: Sharptooths are large dinosaurs, generally hunting the same prey and inhabiting the same area as Hornheads, often causing conflicts. They are also a hazard for the local people, killing them without a second thought. Utahraptor: The Razorclaws are medium sized predators who roam the plains during the early morning. They hunt large prey in loose packs to bring down much larger prey than they would by themselves. When in the forest, they usually are seen alone or in pairs, fiercely guarding their nests. Pachyrhinosaurus: Thicknoses live primarily on the plain, but do spend time in the woods, usually traveling with the other herbivores. These medium sized animals are decent prey and relatively quick to flee, but are a challenge when forced to fight. Iguanadon: Thumbspikes are large herbivores, and common throughout the plains and forest. They are rather timid, but will not hesitate to kill, if given the chance. They live in large herds, constantly on the move. Though they often return to the lakes, needing water often. There are four tribes: *PM me to create your own tribe Lake Tribe: The Lake Tribe live by the rivers, using it as their primary food source, this tribe is based by the two lakes, traveling in between camps by boat. Since their main food is fish, they don't have much competition with other tribes, but the water does attract many other, more dangerous things. Their territory spans from the lakes and rivers to the immediate surrounding forest. They are generally a peaceful and welcoming tribe, having little need to compete with other tribes for food. There are very little Riders here, as there is little need for them. Serpent Tribe: This tribe lives by the entrance of an expansive cave system that opens up below their tribe, the cave is located on the Northern edge of the island and is often given a wide berth by most of the tribe, due to what resides in the pit where the cave is located. The only time when the cave is traveled to is for sacrifices in which an unlucky prisoner is fed to the Great Serpent. Their hunting grounds are from the edge of the northern woods to the beginning of the lake. They tend to be most militaristic and aggressive of the tribes, and are in a constant state of tenseness with the Swift Tribe. Great Sky Tribe: These tribals live on the perilous cliffs to the South of the island, and have a great view of the island and their inhabitants. Because of their location, the other tribes rarely interact with them. But because of the tribes location, they are brought into direct competition with Sky Terrors, who are their main predators, and occasionally even their prey. They prefer to be isolated from the other tribes and their affairs, their territory ranges from the cliffs to the forest South of them. Swift Tribe: The hunters here live on the open plains, hunting the herbivores that often graze on the plains. Because they live in such a prime hunting area, the Swift Tribe often have to deal with competition from rivals; human and dinosaur alike. They are a nomadic tribe, moving camp every so often to follow the paths of the herds. Most of the hunters here are also riders, which greatly helps with hunting prey. The Swift Tribe is wary of strangers, as Serpent Tribe often tries to take their territory. Tribal Ranks: Leader: Each tribe has one leader, chosen from the strongest, wisest, and most noble among the tribe, they are the ones the children look up to. The leader is responsible for deciding the battle strategies, placement of new structures, and major decisions. Shaman: The shaman is the spiritual guide as well as the healer, using the collection of various herbs heal the sick. A shaman must train many years in order to be fluent in their craft, and is well respected amongst the tribe. They are in charge of all ceremonies. The Shaman will choose one child to be their apprentice when the time comes. Huntmaster: The Huntmaster is the best hunter in the tribe, and often leads the tribe on hunts. The Huntmaster is also in charge of training the new hunters, and are highly respected throughout the tribe. Hunters: They make up the bulk of the tribe. Hunters are responsible for not only providing food for the tribe, but also protecting it from any threats, also acting as the warriors of their tribe. Riders: Only a select few are chosen to ride a dinosaur, and those that can are very well respected by the rest of the tribe. Riders help with the hunts, and also aid in battle with the other tribes. Apprentices: The apprentices are children younger than sixteen, but older than eight. They are training to be either Riders, Hunters, or even to claim the title of Shamans apprentice. Once they reach the age of sixteen, they are taken on their first hunt, symbolizing their new role within the tribe. ' Children: Children are younger than eight years old and have a lot to learn about the world. Once they reach the age of eight, they will be chosen to be either a Hunter, Rider, or the Shamans apprentice. Outsiders: Outsiders are usually exiles from the tribes, as no sensible person would want to live by themselves outside the safety of a tribe. Outsiders usually don't stay in one place for too long. Often times outsiders have trouble surviving without a tribe to depend upon, and don't last that long. Tribal weapons: Bow Spear Bolas Rules: ~ Absolutely NO copying this RP. ~ I am the controllers of this thread- what I say goes. ~ No Role Playing until your form has been accepted. ~ You can have as many characters as you like, but for the sake of other RPers please keep track of them all. ~ No major plot twists without my permission. ~ No swearing, inappropriate actions or words, and please, if you get into a fight, not too gory! ~ If your Character's in a fight, one blow per post please. ~ Also, in a fight your Character can only dodge or block one out of every four blows. ~ Please no out of RP fighting, but if you have to, please do it through PMs ~ Be realistic. Your character can't 'instantly' heal from any injury, nor can one hunter take down a fully grown Styracosaurus or any other large animal, etc. ~ The largest a hunter can kill by themselves is an Austroraptor. ~ During a time-skip, I will post the amount of time skipped in Big Bold Letters. ~ All BYC rules apply. ~No drama, but if you have to, please do it through PMs. ~ Please keep it PG-13. ~No controlling other peoples' characters, and no killing other peoples' characters without their permission first. ~ The name of your character must be descriptive. Ex: Blue Eyes, Dark Heart, Swift Legs. ~ Have fun! Link to the OOC Chat Thread: ~The Stomping Land~ OOC Chat Thread Link to the Character Page:~The Stomping Land~ A Survival RP- Character Page Character Form: Name: Age(Keep it realistic): Gender: Tribe: Rank: Family: Detailed description: Personality: User name: Other: *Note: I don't own and haven't created any of this material, I'm only creating an RP based on the game.