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Monster Month II, #2: Rodestang by The-Knick Monster Month II, #2: Rodestang by The-Knick
Nick's Notes:
When I told myself I'd be shading/highlighting these monsters, I might have been condemning my hands to a slow and painful death. Though, if it adds as much OOMPH to the other monsters as much as Rodestang here it, might be well worth it.

I imagine when/if I make my dream kart racing game, I'd like these guys to be in one of the levels, and they race against the players as an obstacle.

Battle Theme: [link]

(all star stats are out of maximum of 10)

Species: Rodestang (rohd-stayng)
Genus: Technoevolved Fire Beetle
Element: Fire
Body Form: metal-like carapace and chitin

Loot Drop: Pipe Horn, Ashes, Bug Shell, Pyro Gel
Experience Points: 750xp!

Height: 3'
Length: 5'
Weight: 160 lbs

Personality: Hyperenergetic Territorial
Habitat: Woods
Diet: Smaller insects and leaves

Quantity: :star::star::star::star::star::star:
Mob: Varies. Small groups are known as "Caravans" of Rodestang. Large groups of 10 or more are referred to as a "Traffic Jam".

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Magic: :star:


Over 300 years, these beetles evolved to imitate the old world's vehicles, even down to the inner workings. The food they eat turns into fuel and is burned to produce tons of energy. Their toes can fold into their feet and their knee joints can rotate as an axle, allowing their feet to spin as wheels and carry them at speeds up to 90 miles (144 kilometers) per hour. By expelling flames from their abdomen, they can excel up to 200 miles (321 kilometers) per hour at the cost of more fuel.

Fun Facts:
-The Rodestang was originally one of my fakemon: [link]
-Inspired by cars known as "beetles" or "buggies"

Mythology: Retrospect

Rodestang by I, Nick Roger/*The-Knick. Do not copy or distribute.

Next Monster: Wind Weck [link]
Previous Monster: Barker [link]
All Monster Month II Monsters: [link]
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As always, you show a great talent for coordinating your colors. It's also interesting how you chose to make it's upper legs resemble wheels instead of making it's entire legs wheels...makes it look much more natural.

Oh! And when I see this creature, this battle theme comes to mind: [link]
The-Knick Feb 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I've become a nut over colors lately, so I especially appreciate such a compliment :D

And yes, that is also a quite proper theme :)
i want to make a corporation and hire you 500 times. This is awesome. Love the whole idea behind this, really clever. XD
The-Knick Feb 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, well, get that corporation going, ASAP! And thanks!
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