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The Orcana
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Jul 22, 2016 @ 10:15am
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The Orcana

A benevolent race of anthropomorphic porpoise-like beings. Theirs is a culture that has risen from conflict to embrace enlightenment through knowledge and philosophy.

The cultural theme for these guys is advanced Atlantean. Think mostly Greco-Roman with a high-tech vein.

Orcana technology is derived from biochemical principles and they can harness the potential power from those kinds of reactions. Bioluminescent strips (as illustrated in the ship design) will be prevalent in their architecture and will serve to illustrate the nature of their technology.

  • Current features:
    • Character customization with options for fin styles, patterns, and pattern colors
    • Animated tails
    • Custom name generator
    • Craft-able Orcana flag
    • Starting weapon (trident)
    • Craft-able tridents for all tiers
    • Craft-able boltguns for all tiers with custom projectiles
    • Tiers 1 - 4 armor
    • 4 starting outfits - toga, active, formal, and casual (all craft-able with the spinning wheel.)
    • A set of coral furniture
    • Functional planetary clocks - Keep track of the time of day for the planet you're currently on.
    • Orcana Cities (wip)
    • Orcana colonists (villager, merchant, chef, guard, and a new Orcana Scholar Merchant)
    • All 8 ship tiers
    • On-ship pet
    • Racial mech bodies
    • 3 new farmables (2 new plants and farmable ember coral)
    • New recipes using new farmables (with cooking collection entries)
    • New Orcana fossils (with fossil collection entry)
    • New Giant Coral biome
  • Coming Soon / WIP:
    • City Improvements
    • More Armor sets
    • Giant Coral microdungeons
    • Villages/Outposts
  • Future Features:
    • Respawn animation
    • Codex
    • More tier weapons
    • Themed Dungeon
    • Glowing rune and/or Greek alphabet tiles (Possibly even an alphabet of my own design?)

NOTE: You will need a race extension mod for this to work.

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Please offer any feedback you may have in the suggestion box discussion thread. I'm always open to suggestions. Thanks!
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Jun 5, 2020 @ 11:22am
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Waluigi With a Strap Mar 13 @ 11:13am 
idea for the discription of the titanium armor: this armor is masterfully crafted for those who have proven themselves in countless battles and years of service
bukojoeperez Mar 12 @ 6:40am 
Same! Orcana is my favorite, along with the Saturnians. I was always fascinated by orcas and moths since I was a kid. Can't wait for the update! <3
A .VMF Feb 26 @ 5:30pm 
Woohoo! Cannot wait, Orcana is my favorite race mod in Starbound. No pressure, good luck!
Nemasys  [author] Feb 26 @ 10:33am 
Yes, apologies for the long silence. I have indeed been working on things off and on over the past year, and I do still plan on posting an update soon. I'd like to flesh out a couple of things that are in the works before I do though.
A .VMF Feb 25 @ 4:58pm 
I hope this mod will get updated in the future. It's been nearly a year...
WaningCrescent Feb 21 @ 11:36am 
I have been working on an extremely modified version of the orcana ship for personal use, and was wondering if I could get permission to distribute it. It's mostly a merging of Hylotl and Orcana tech
Doko Aug 29, 2020 @ 5:01pm 
Definitely keeping an eye on this one. I've been looking for a race other than Hy's, that will get me to build stuff underwater more often, and this mod could be it.
Nemasys  [author] Jul 5, 2020 @ 6:21pm 
Good suggestion. I might just have to do that.
Bagheera Magaro Jul 1, 2020 @ 11:57am 
You should maybe list the fact that you have functional planetary clocks in this mod in your mod description. Because they are awesome and beautifully made!
Nemasys  [author] May 22, 2020 @ 9:34am 
Cities currently have buildings and NPCs, but I eventually want to flesh them out more with more buildings and furnishings and such. The Villages/Outposts are another idea I had for Orcana settlements. Smaller, less formal places. Maybe just a handful of structures at each one.