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Nicely written. Good job! Maybe I should share some of my OCs sometime; since joining the community I've actually come up with quite a few of them.

Has Turok appeared in any stories of yours?



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Nicely written. Good job! Maybe I should share some of my OCs sometime; since joining the community I've actually come up with quite a few of them.

Has Turok appeared in any stories of yours?

Thanks for the compliment! Please Stardust do so! I would gladly read your biographies of your original characters. It was really fun giving mine a back story since it has been ages since I have written any stories ( most has been far back as high school phew long time ago).

Unfortunetly he has not appeared in any written work since he quite new and recent (made him in May I think). I've never made any fan fiction or any original written work a like.

Turok's name derives from the protagonist aquired and given name-title from the comic and game franchise called *surprise* *surprise* Turok, Tal'set is his real name ( which is the name I use in any online medium as my persona).

I don't know if my writing capability skills would make me be able to make a good story, I don't know where in a scale I would rate my writing skills haha, but thanks for liking it!


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Didn't feel like sharing these any more?



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Yes, I decided to wipe it out for personal reasons, there were some things I wrote in his biography I found being inappropriate. I might renew the character and write a more sound biography.
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I said I would be back with a more reformed biography of Turok  :SharptoothAmused . This time I have put more weight in enriching his story, especially his little journey to the Lagoon. I think this version has more depth and a more story-styled approach, and really not a narrative style that are more focused on information delivered in an "Article styled" form. I wanted this to be more engaging, feel free to give your opinions!   :littlefoot:)



Name: Turok

Species: Megaxantho

Age: 25.

Diet: Mixed diet of plant and animal matters (algae, seagrass, seaweed,  molluscs and fungus)

Habits: reflective and tends to narrate his thoughts out loud.

Named family members: Bud (grandfather) and Scuttle (uncle).

                                                                                                                                   Part 1: Origin

By the marvelous shores of the Mysterious Beyond lived a very young fellow Sand Creeper by the name of Turok. Grievously he did not live with his parents since they were devoured by predators which resulted for him being taken care of by his grandfather Bud. He learned quite a lot from the very well-versed and knowledgeable Bud who for long years experienced whatever life would offer him of good and bad. And also from him information of what would benefit Turok in practical skills and “theoretical” matters. Bud knew a lot about the different habitats surrounding his shores and places beyond, from dangerous predators roaming on land, in sea and in air, and to more friendly creatures who innocently would be neighbors to Bud. When Turok reached his young 20's his grandfather fell to an illness he could not recover from and it would eat him up until he would eventually end up becoming lifeless. Additionally his age and weak body would not handle the disease for long. Help was nowhere to be found and hopelessness would be clearer and clearer. Bud told Turok that he should pack up and move to the Lagoon in the Mysterious Beyond where his uncle Scuttle lives, and live amongst the Sand Creepers there when he will pass on. A month had passed and Bud was in his deathbed, Turok was beside him in his final hours. The last utterance of Bud's wise lips were “ walk this earth with a humble heart, with a gentle conduct and an optimistic mindset because truly the grave does not welcome lightly the utterly harsh and the overly ignorant I strongly believe.”

It was time to set out to the Mysterious Beyond, or more precisely the Lagoon. Finding good directions was a bit difficult, not in the sense that you can get easily lost, but by the tough situations of finding routes that are not too demanding for a short footed Sand Creeper like Turok who can not withhold an enduring stamina on long roads. But the only option was to buckle up and go straight through the obstacles. After a good while of walking Turok could spot the large Volcano neighboring the Lagoon which lifted his spirit and made him quicken up his pace. Fortunately Turok did not encounter any predators yet along the road, the only harshness was the changing weather and the natural formation around him that he had to cross. The journey was long, but with little danger. Turok arrived at a barren land and Just on the other side of it the lagoon could be spotted, but lo and behold! A few seemingly threatening flyers were hanging around the area. The only way for Turok to get over to the lagoon without being sighted by these flyers would be either covering himself with mud to look as close as possible like a rock (PS: I'm aware moving would be an issue) or find a large passing leafeater that he can cling and hide on, in one way or another. Suddenly! a big realization hit Turok which was “Why not do BOTH!” By making himself looking like a rock that somehow got stuck on a dinosaur hoping the creature will walk towards the direction of the Lagoon. The only thing he had to do was wait. After a while Turok spotted a giant Longneck passing by and it seemed it was walking towards where the lagoon is. Turok quickly covered his body with mud and climbed up the longneck's back, and was holding-fast on it with his claws. The longneck was moving and the flyers was staring at it. They spotted the unusual pebble looking thing on the longneck and immediately wanted to check it out. They flew towards its back and when arrived, stood on its back right beside Turok. With all his bodily strength Turok tried to look as round as possible and was hiding inside his shell as much as he could while they were poking him, but Turok had a good grip on the longneck's back which fortunately made him steady . When the grip became a bit too loosely the flyers were about to flip Turok up-side down. There was no point now for hoping the worst wouldn't happen after the next poke, hence it would reveal Turok as a living thing, food in this case, and not a mere rock. When their beak was about to hit Turok the longneck was utterly annoyed by the flyers standing on its back and it shook them off which made them fly away and eventually forgetting all about Turok. Turok in the other hand was able to withstand the shake. After a while Turok finally arrived at the Lagoon and climbed off the longneck.

Aaah The Lagoon, a place where Sand Creepers could thrive in safety. Turok looked at the busy Sand Creepers running around gathering food, going to their nests and communicating. When he entered further inside some of the Sand Creeper saw him and went towards him. They questioned Turok about usual matters an outsider would be questioned about. At the end Turok mentioned his uncle Scuttle lives here and that he wanted to see him. They were stunned for a moment but suddenly welcomed Turok generously. They said he did not seem threatening and that they would gladly escort him to Scuttle. Scuttle had never seen Turok before and would be a bit sceptical of Turok. Turok introduced himself to Scuttle and said that he is the grandson of a deceased Sand Creeper named Bud and was sent here to see Scuttle who supposedly is a family member. This shattered all of Scuttle's doubts which made him taking Turok in immediately. Scuttle knew that Turok's parents were killed, but he did not know that they had a son. Turok also told that Bud lost to a disease which was the reason of his death. It was lot to take in for Scuttle, but he was very fast to accept it. Scuttle agreed to take Turok in and teach him how to be an adult in these parts.

Scuttle unlike Bud was more practical with his lessons and less supportive of giving hints and solutions to Turok when dealing with the given challenges by Scuttle. Being independent from others is a rule scuttles lived by which answers why his lessons were so harsh and isolated. But with great effort and an enduring optimism Turok managed most of his lessons and grew a sense of pride in Scuttle. Turok often jokingly regarded Scuttle's rambling about his adventurous tales to be exhaustively boring and painful, but would still listen to Scuttle for respectful and loving reasons even how much it had to be tolerated. Scuttle was known to speak the leafeater's language and would gladly share his knowledge with Turok.

Time had passed on and Turok had reached the age 25. through the time he had been in the Lagoon he really managed to adapt and become a part of the community. And happy he was indeed!
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