Protogen are Anthro, cyborg-like creatures. Compared to the Primagen, they are more mammal-like in appearance, sporting a more upright stature, alongside a shorter, rounder visor, that is capable of displaying many emotions. It might possibly have the ability to display two colors at once in a gradient.
Protogen are approximately 40% artificial, with the large majority of their internal workings remaining biological in nature. Protogen have biological ears, and can have up to 3 sets on rare variants. Unlike the Primagen, a Protogen's biological organs remain intact, and as such, are required to function for the health of the Protogen. However, Protogen do not have the capability for natural reproduction.
A Protogen's visor is crafted using a special 'nanite' (Nano-Computer) matter capable of changing shape and moving, allowing the Protogen to form a functional mouth and consume/eat food, as their digestive tract is functional. Each particle within the visor is an individual 'nanite', each of which are programmed to simulate a functional muscle and nervous system within the face. When required, food is broken down by the cluster of 'nanites', swallowed and digested naturally. Special optic nanites run through the visor, as well as illuminated nanites to display the Protogen's facial features.
The Protogen possess the ability to swap out large numbers of their limbs, as they are equipped to be modular. They are attached via Magnetic nanite sockets, and applicable limbs include tails, arms and legs.
The Protogen are the predecessors to the Primagen - whilst the Primagen are the most recent version in regards to technology, the Protogen were the Prototype creatures, hence the 'Proto' part of their name. This results in some notable differences, such as the notable difference in artificial content between the two, or the Protogen's modular limbs. Their biological components originate from a terrestrial theropodic dinosaur-like alien, which was found by the creators of the Protogen to be the most optimal species for cybernetic enhancement.
The Protogen are subject to the same growth conditions as their successors, having been the initial base. They are inseminated under lab conditions and grown in an artificial Womb tank system, their DNA is altered to grow to the exact form which is required. Once grown to optimal size and development, they undergo treatment to add required cybernetic enhancements. They are then left in a med pod, which provides them time to heal and let their body adapt to the enhancements. This procedure is performed whilst the Protogen is in a medically induced coma-like state. Once they are physically ready, they are put under brain monitoring systems and are subjected to a direct neural input of information, shaping their world-view before they are able to view it for themselves. They are subsequently put through training programs and VR chambers to enhance their physical and mental capabilities
How to Obtain
Protogen are an Open Species, meaning that anyone can create a Protogen character.
There are three variants of Protogen available to obtain. Common and Uncommon Protogen are open to creation by the public. Rare Protogen, however, are only available via character auction.
As a sub-species of the Primagen, Protogen have limitations on what they are able to have as a species when being created.
When creating a Protogen, the following rules must be observed:
- Protogen must not have any dinosaur traits/anatomy.
- Protogen must have biological ears.
- Protogen must have the short, round visor.
- Protogen can only be bipedal with no feral forms or hybrid fusions allowed.
- Protogen are not allowed to have wings unless they are of the rare variant.
- Must be the size that can fit the whole suit