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My take on Kwama

Above, I expressed a disappointment with current kwama caves.
Now they are just generic, covered with cobwebs caves without valuable loot or quest interest.
I think it would be right to offer something different.

I have several CA on kwama caves, more interesting and consistent proposal, than webs, in my honest opinion.
I am interested in returning to the team and making 3d assets on this concept.

1. Root gallery - parts of kwama cave, which contains trees' and mushroomtrees' roots exposed and covered by sap-sucking insectoids (glowbugs), related to glowing insects of Bitter Coast region. The sap from this insectoids is collected in droplet basins (on floor), where it's separated from excessive water and cave dirt. Later, the top layer of sap is collected and transferred by kwama workers. Bigger motionless larvaes and females of above mentioned insectoid are visited by flying males (glowing too), same as in Bitter Coast region.

2. Egg and honey chambers - most big part of the hive, filled with stored honey and developing eggs. Honey, refined from dirt particles are collected in cemented clay tubes to be used later as food or as growing substrate for kwama eggs. Excessive eggs are consumed by dunmers, while honey itself isn't edible for man or mer. the Edges of the caves are used to collect dirt, egg's shells, husks of larvaes and prey remains in refuse piles. This piles are very nutritious for mushroomtrees' and trees' roots and serve as a good fertilizer. This covering roots contain much less sap and have only a few glowbug colonies, mostly ignored by kwama workers.

3. Dark, narrow corridors between different parts of hive are places, which are used to dump wastes in refuse piles. Significant part of this corridors are broken, dead-end tunnels to long time ago drained root galleries with dead trees on surface. Sometimes, it's as quiet, convenient location for mature scrib to develop in adult form - the worker. For this task, scrib turns into a chrysalis stage, gluing himself with silk to cave floor or wall. After several month of rabid development, new, minor worker is getting ready for work in hive or on a surface, as a scavenger.

Edited by: alysander on 12/13/2016 - 04:21