Oh man this Tumblr update is beautiful!
tantedrago: castithientogenes: tantedrago: So imagine you’re the Votans and your solar system is dying. You build motherfucking big archs to fly 5000 years through space to be safe on a different planet. What do you take with you?
Of course you take all those dangerous monsters which like to eat you with you. I mean you’re so used to avoid being eaten by Hellbugs that you HAVE to take them with you to a new planet.
And of course you take that annoying folk of Volge with you that always declares war to you and tries to kill you, too. Maybe they’re nice this time? Maybe? Not? Well, at least we tried.
Silly Votans. It’s kind of funny to me all of the terrible animal mixtures and mutations that came from some harmless Votan species. I mean, I think hellbugs were actually a small bug from the Votanis system which, of course, was terribly changed as soon as the terraforming started. We also have Saberwolves, which were Votan animals crossed with Earth wolves (? I could have that wrong). Seems to me like the whole terraforming thing just… sucked. On another note, the Votans tried to leave the Volge behind in their star system but somehow they got smuggled on - and yet, they purposefully took along the Gulanee, who were nonexistent to the Votans until literally a few years before the arks were built.
I think we can all learn a lesson from this. People, don’t forget to check your goddamn spaceships for hitchhikers. A+ for effort, guys. How can you take Volge with you by MISTAKE? I mean have you looked at them recently? Do you know how big Volge are?! Where do you hide enough Volge from this size on a freaking spaceship? Enough Volge to let them be a pain in the ass later on? Also: Didn’t the Volge need the hypersleep thingy to survive those 5000 years? Oo Maybe they had some really incompetent interns.
I’mma let y’all finish, but …
— They took the Gulanee as part of a deal because they needed the gulanite on their planet to power their arks to our solar system.
— Hellbugs suck, but their crap can be used as fuel. Also, they didn’t bring hellbugs and all the other killer things. When terraforming began, it mutated some of their insects, and now we have hellbugs. And other horrible things.
— The Volge thing is a bit of a mystery, but my theory is that the only race who could have ‘smuggled’ (according to lore) them aboard was the Indogene. They were the ones who built and designed the ships, they were the ones who ran the ships during the journey, and they’re the ones who would benefit the most from having a killer race in their pocket on the new world, should things go tits up here.