A journey of discovery…

Out of the water comes… the Hydris Tribe!

This is just a very short update to share some photos that Bob has just sent me of the next tribe – the Hydris! I have only just looked at these for the first time less than 30 minutes ago and am very excited by how they turned out.

Hydris Tribes are most commonly found near large bodies of water, creeks, lakes, ponds and rivers. Although they have gills, they cannot breathe under water for large extended periods of time. They need to surface regularly, the gills simply there to aid them hunting and collecting under the water. They live on land but usually very close to water. They don’t like to stray too far from their home caves, but as the search for sungems and the territorial nature of some other Occulites tribes kicks in, the need to push forth from familiar surroundings grows stronger.

They are armed with home made tridents, which have the three prongs to aid in catching ‘Nilp’ a fish like creature that the Hydris Occulites are particularly fond of. These tridents are made from waterside wood sources and feature prongs made from solid coral, lashed together with reeds or vines.

They range in colour from greys to blues, but some tribes have adopted more bright colours such as oranges, pinks and reds. This seems to be more to mark territory and warn off predators than anything else.

If you’d like to comment or ask any questions, please do so in the comments section here OR you can jump on over to our new forum and start or join in a conversation there. Here is a link to the Hydris Tribe thread: http://riseoftheocculites.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=upcomingandnewreleases&action=display&thread=10

The Hydris Occulite Tribal Members

and next is the Chief himself!

A full tribe shot:

And the back of some to show off their fins!

We would love to hear your thoughts on these guys – we love them!



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