MerNorns For C2
|Many years ago, when
the Shee still lived in Albia, there was a long series of
mild summers and warm winters. The plants of Albia
bloomed unabated, and the animals and insects sunbathed
in the warm light from Albia's sun. It was a time of
plenty for all, and the populations of norns, ettins and
shee boomed. The ettins put up many new beautiful
sculptures and buildings, which were admired for
centuries afterwards, and the shee kept as many as five
pet norns each! However, then the volcano did what it had
always done. It erupted, spreading a pall of dust and
smoke into the atmosphere. Coughing and spluttering, the
shee, norns and ettins retreated from the island.
However, that wasn't the end of it. The dust in the air
cut down the sunlight, and the temperature fell sharply.
The oceans froze over every winter, and the plants no
longer grew as fast. Starving, the shee realised that
their norns would not survive unless they could find food
from somewhere new. So they set about creating a new
creature... Firstly, they made a new species, with thick
leathery skin and scales, tough, and able to live on very
little food. Unfortunately, these new creatures, called
'grendels', were insane- they cared about nothing other
than their own survival, and the badly frightened shee
could do nothing about them. They locked them away, and
hoped that nothing would ever awake the grendel mother
again. They then decided to alter an existing norn,
instead. Giving it a swimming tail in stead of legs, and
gills instead of lungs, it could live underwater, and
feed off the zander fish in comfort even when ice bergs
covered the sea, and snow howled through the world.
However, the shee liked to look after their norns as
babies, so the norns only gradually became aquatic,
rather than being aquatic all their lives, and entered
their watery environment as they grew up. And so a new
race of norns, the MerNorns, was created...
"The Mernorns for
The mernorns is a new breed created by talented artist Wafuru and geneticist extraordinaire Lis Morris. These norns have a whole new set of genes which make them land-living as babies and turn amphibious as children. Upon reaching the adult stage, they´ll grow a tail and turn into true aquatic creatures, unable to live on land.
If you´d like to download the first two Mernorns, Aqua and Piscean, then go to Wafuru´s Page, and download the mernorns.zip file. It´s a pretty big file but it contains documentation for the mernorns and also an emergency cob to use if any norn is out of it´s proper element and suffocating.
Here are a couple of norns, descendants from Aqua and Piscean. I recommend you install the mernorn sprites first, otherwise they´ll just look like normal norns from the hatchery. However, they will have the new mernorn genes and their descendants will turn aquatic with age. These norns will suffocate on land.