Seventy-five. The beast stands on four of its six legs now, and its covering has become dense plate armor. The antlers point forward as intimidating horns for grappling.

Seventy-five. The beast stands on four of its six legs now, and its covering has become dense plate armor. The antlers point forward as intimidating horns for grappling.

The Seventy-fourth Beast.
The beast has become a lumbering grazing land beast, akin to a musk ox.
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The Seventy-fourth Beast.

The beast has become a lumbering grazing land beast, akin to a musk ox.

Evan and I are at NYCC this weekend!  Visit us at booth #166.

The seventy-third beast. Its lures have become shorter, sturdier antlers that might function now to attract mates instead of prey. Its six limbs are adapted now for climbing among branches, rather than just sticking to the trunk.

The seventy-third beast. Its lures have become shorter, sturdier antlers that might function now to attract mates instead of prey. Its six limbs are adapted now for climbing among branches, rather than just sticking to the trunk.

The Seventy-second Beast.
The beast has become a flightless arboreal trilobite!  It will hide its head underneath its carapace and use its lures to attract prey, mimicking mating or injured insects.  It has an (unintentional) resemblance to the Opabinia.

The Seventy-second Beast.

The beast has become a flightless arboreal trilobite!  It will hide its head underneath its carapace and use its lures to attract prey, mimicking mating or injured insects.  It has an (unintentional) resemblance to the Opabinia.

Seventy-one. Its pseudo wings have thickened into a tough, leathery armor that no longer allows gliding. It moves more slowly now, but its eyes allow it to see all around it, and its lures are much more elaborate and enticing to its prey.

Seventy-one. Its pseudo wings have thickened into a tough, leathery armor that no longer allows gliding. It moves more slowly now, but its eyes allow it to see all around it, and its lures are much more elaborate and enticing to its prey.

The Seventieth Beast.
The Beast has become a spindly hunter!  Its foremost limbs have developed into spear-tipped lures and its front-facing arms have developed into prickly grabbers.  The rest of the body has camouflaged to blend in with brush or tree bark.  It can climb well and glide from place to place.

The Seventieth Beast.

The Beast has become a spindly hunter!  Its foremost limbs have developed into spear-tipped lures and its front-facing arms have developed into prickly grabbers.  The rest of the body has camouflaged to blend in with brush or tree bark.  It can climb well and glide from place to place.

Sixty-nine. The beast is back on the ground, but its umbrella-wing allows it to glide through the air for short distances. It’s midway between a bilateral and radially symmetrical plan for now…

Sixty-nine. The beast is back on the ground, but its umbrella-wing allows it to glide through the air for short distances. It’s midway between a bilateral and radially symmetrical plan for now…

The Sixty-eighth Beast.
The beast has become a light aerial hunter, floating on updrafts and collapsing its wings to quickly dive, spear and envelop its prey.  The tines of its wing-supports have developed grasping barbs.

The Sixty-eighth Beast.

The beast has become a light aerial hunter, floating on updrafts and collapsing its wings to quickly dive, spear and envelop its prey.  The tines of its wing-supports have developed grasping barbs.

Sixty-seven. The wing-umbrella can extend very wide and carry the small beast around on the wind. Its head is oriented to give it nearly 360 degrees of vision, and its limbs can hang onto trees or similar things when not in flight.

Sixty-seven. The wing-umbrella can extend very wide and carry the small beast around on the wind. Its head is oriented to give it nearly 360 degrees of vision, and its limbs can hang onto trees or similar things when not in flight.

The Sixty-sixth Beast.
The beast has become more delicate and its limbs longer and thinner.  Its wings have fused on all sides to give it the facade of foliage and its second eye has migrated to the bottom of the head for a fuller view of its environment.

The Sixty-sixth Beast.

The beast has become more delicate and its limbs longer and thinner.  Its wings have fused on all sides to give it the facade of foliage and its second eye has migrated to the bottom of the head for a fuller view of its environment.