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Hmm... I might've misunderstood. Samlon aren't wormlike, so scrub that.

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Dholes, from the H. P. Lovecraft story "Through the Gate of the Silver Key".

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Tricky... but I'm going to have to go by the plot here - the ship travels in what appears to be a straight line AWAY from our local galactic group,
Obviously you've read it more recently than I have - quite possibly by several decades. But ... if the universe is closed but un-bounded, then starting by heading "away" from Earth doesn't necessarily mean that you're not at some later point heading towards Earth.
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forgive me for not making it clear what i was after.
an animal that give a product that is used.
not a terrestial animal transported to another planet.
not an animal that is eaten for itself.

I.E. Spice is the product of the Worms from Dune, they are not consumed for their meat. as a hint for one animal , the product used by humans doesent have to be physical but it does have to be useful. no drugs to get high ( some might consider that useful, i dont in this instance)

please provide both animal and product used. as well as the source material so i can check your homework.....
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spud42 wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:37 am
forgive me for not making it clear what i was after.
an animal that give a product that is used.
not a terrestial animal transported to another planet.
not an animal that is eaten for itself.

I.E. Spice is the product of the Worms from Dune, they are not consumed for their meat. as a hint for one animal , the product used by humans doesent have to be physical but it does have to be useful. no drugs to get high ( some might consider that useful, i dont in this instance)

please provide both animal and product used. as well as the source material so i can check your homework.....
Does that rule out the giant sheep of Norstrilia? (Cordwainer Smith) They are essentially hosts for an alien disease, which is harvested from their bodies to make the immortality drug Stroon. So the product is alien, even if the host is not.

Algolian Suntigers (Douglas Adams) - their teeth are harvested as one of the components of pan-galactic gargleblasters. It isn't stated if they have to be killed to get the teeth, if not I think that they qualify.

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ill take those. 2 down 3 to go..

seeing as you have pick one from THHGTTG i thought the most obvious one was the Bable fish... best universal translater ever ...
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The Wormulon Queen, in Futurama, produces delicious Slurm. Wormulons are intelligent, so might not count as "animals", though …

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The Wormulon Queen, in Futurama, produces delicious Slurm. Wormulons are intelligent, so might not count as "animals", though …
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Disembodied wrote:
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The Wormulon Queen, in Futurama, produces delicious Slurm. Wormulons are intelligent, so might not count as "animals", though …
yeah not an animal, sorry Big D...
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If you allow entries from RPGs (Traveller, in this instance), how about groatle, the fine and iridescent fleece of the groat?

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If you allow entries from RPGs (Traveller, in this instance), how about groatle, the fine and iridescent fleece of the groat?
I'm very glad you posted that link - while I was looking at the Wiki I idly typed my name in and found that one of the links was a book published under my name I'd never heard of - turns out that the publisher (now deceased) converted a Star Trek scenario I'd written to Traveller rules and adapted it to the Traveller universe. Would have been nice if he'd asked permission or paid me for it...

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ffutures wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:53 am
I'm very glad you posted that link - while I was looking at the Wiki I idly typed my name in and found that one of the links was a book published under my name I'd never heard of - turns out that the publisher (now deceased) converted a Star Trek scenario I'd written to Traveller rules and adapted it to the Traveller universe. Would have been nice if he'd asked permission or paid me for it...
:shock: Looks like the groats aren't the only ones getting fleeced …

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That really gets my groat!

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Groat, now im supposed to accept this..... lol
ok will take groatle as number 3.. 2 to go.
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spud42 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:13 pm
Groat, now im supposed to accept this..... lol
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