Rosebud Biology

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Before I begin, I would like to state that I have always been a fan of speculative biology. Now, this is a bit more then what I've dealt with in the past (I've really only worked on small and unintelligent organisms before), and due to magic being a bit of a helpful figure, not everything will be completely accurate to real life. Obviously, a pig-like humanoid couldn't be born from a giant rose in real life. So, if something doesn't quite make sense, you can either ask me to clarify or simply assume it has something to do with the fantasy element of the world. The image attached also should give some helpful visualization while reading the post. I was told in the past that I didn't need to worry about length, so let's see how far I can go with this, yeah? Might be a fun challenge to see just how autistic I can get.

General Biology

The Rosebuta is a plant based pig-humanoid with four different sub-races. Two of these sub-races are the usual, normal sub-races of a Rosebuta. However, as we will learn later, the last two are, in fact, "cursed" variants of those first two sub-races.
The makeup of a Rosebuta is a sort of pseudo-flesh and bone. Their bones look like bones and have much of the same consistency, but are actually very dense plant matter. The flesh is also plant matter, alongside everything else. Despite walking, talking, and acting like animals, Rosebutas are biologically plants. With that said, for the sake of the reader, we'll be referring to the structure of a Rosebuta like one would for an animal.
The torso and arms are very similar to a human's in appearance, albeit with pink skin. Rosebutas will sweat when heated and only Boars have a layer of hair on their body. Rosies are completely hairless, while Boars have a hair pattern similar to a human with a lot of hair growth on the arms and chest. Rosebuta skin breaks much the same as a human's would, though their blood takes on a greenish hue. Rosebutas have two vestigial nipples, one on each side of the chest, which seem to lack any current use but are fairly sensitive to the touch. They have navels, presumably due to the umbilical cord-like extension that attaches a growing Rosebuta to its rose. Rosebutas also have a pair of male genitalia between the legs, along with buttocks on their back side. The sizes of the genitalia varies on sub-race. Boars typically have larger genitalia to properly reach the depths of a rose, while Rosies have much smaller genitalia as they won't be using it for reproduction. Everything about this section is fairly comparable to humans.
The first divergence from a humanoid structure is the legs. Rosebutas have unguligrade legs, causing their bone structure to be exclusive when compared to other species. Their feet are designed with four different hooves, two in the front and two in the back. The front two hooves are pointed forward much like a boot, to push off the ground by focusing the force into a smaller point. The back two hooves are rounded to allow an easier contact back with the ground. The hooves have a range of stretching they can do if needing to separate, but they cannot be consciously wiggled or moved. Unguligrade legs allow the average Rosebuta to move at a much quicker speed when compared to a human, at nearly triple the speed of a running human when at full sprint. The fastest Rosebutas have been said to be on par with that of a horse, though such claims have been disputed. However, while able to move far faster, the energy required to utilize these legs are also nearly tripled compared to a human. Rosebutas are required to eat larger portions semi-frequently, which may sometimes cause issues with obesity in less active populations.
The second divergence from a humanoid structure is the hands. These hands are of a fundamentally different design compared to a human's. There is one opposable thumb on each side of the hand, allowing for stronger grip strength and applying a more even hold onto objects. The crushing force of the hands is twice that of a human's, being quite formidable. Instead of four fingers, there are two large fingers which end in long hooves. These hooves are effective when digging, alongside puncturing prey. While the hands are capable of grabbing onto objects much like a human would, the difference in structure prevents Rosebutas from using a lot of tools in the same way a human could. This makes a lot of human inventions, like firearms, unable to be used by Rosebutas. While Rosebutas may create workarounds for these inventions later on, they are currently stuck with their own creations and are unable to wield many human tools.
The head of a Rosebuta is also different from a human's, in many ways. The most notable change is the addition of a snout. This snout is flat, sticking out about the same amount of a human's nose, but with the addition of a cute pig-like button nose. The nose has an enhanced sense of smell and is sensitive to the touch and to damage. The nose is an expressive tool for the Rosebuta, scrunching up and wiggling about depending on the Rosebuta's mood. The mouth of a Rosebuta is also human, but will change as they age. Young Rosebutas hold omnivorous mouths, but will change to carnivorous (if a Boar) or herbivorous (if a Rosy) once matured. The ears of a Rosebuta are large, floppy pig-like ears that move as an expressive tool. These ears twitch, wiggle, and can even stand up straight when alarmed. The hearing is slightly more accurate than that of a human's, but they can't hear some of the highest pitched noises a human can. In terms of eyes, there is a little more variance. The eyeballs are slightly larger, with larger pupils to aid in low light visibility. They are not capable of seeing in pure darkness, but are able to see a little better in areas with less light. The eyes are more sensitive to bright or flashing lights, though they are capable of adapting to it like humans would.
Rosebuta genitalia consists of one male genitalia and one female genitalia. Technically speaking, all Rosebutas can be regarded as hermaphrodites. But they do not typically present themselves as such and one set of genitalia will almost always be severely stunted. It is incredibly rare for a Rosebuta to have two fully grown reproductive organs. The first reproductive organ is a phallic rod placed between the legs, very similar to a human penis. There is also a set of organs which produce pollen, similar in appearance to a human male's testes. When stimulated, the male genitalia will expand to a large size for pollinating roses. The second reproductive organ resembles a flower. The female genitalia opens up when aroused or frightened, emitting either an aphrodisiac or a putrid smell reminiscent of decaying meat. The sensitive petals of the genitalia are actually able to be manipulated and can be used to stroke male genitalia to encourage pollination. When pollinated, the rose will close up until a seed is fully formed. The seed may then be safely planted in the ground to grow into a new Rosebuta.

Sub-race Biology

With the basic layout for all forms of Rosebuta out of the way, we can take a closer look at the variants born from the Rosebuta. While there are the main two variants of Rosebuta, the Rosy and the Boar, there also lies a second pair of variants. These are regarded as cursed counterparts, only coming about under negative circumstances. If a Rosy or Boar were to renounce or sin against their goddess, the very biology blessed unto them would twist and pervert itself. Their skin would lose its pink pigment, becoming grey skinned, and they would grow two sets of large tusks. The first set of tusks would come from the front of the jaw, extending up to the center of the nose. The second pair grows from the sides of the jaw, extending up to the eyes. The mouth rips open wider to allow for these tusks, a painful process that makes their mouth more akin to that of a snake's in appearance. Their rose also wilts, becoming unable to reproduce. The only saving grace is that the goddess is not unkind even to those who do wrong, allowing them to keep one gift. These damned variants are referred to as Babirusa and are regarded as a scary story told amongst Rosebuta.
The Rosy is a thinner variant of the Rosebuta, typically having a very lean build with not very much muscle mass. They are rather short in nature, being an average of 4'7" to 5'7" (140cm-170cm) in height. They have a slightly lighter bone density when compared to humans, making them a little more brittle and susceptible to injury. However Rosies are very agile and nimble, allowing them to complete more intricate tasks than that of a Boar. The Babirusa variant, known as the Babirosy, have extremely frail bodies that render them useless in most physical fights. They are typically even smaller, being only 4'2" to 4'11" (127cm-150cm) on average, and have petite bodies. Their only advantage is the ability to retain their intelligence. Babirosies which live for an extended period of time can be very dangerous due to their cunning.
The Boar is a tougher variant of the Rosebuta, having a wider frame with very strong bodies. Standing at an impressive average of 6'3" to 6'11" (190-210cm) in height, they are incredibly large. They are not nearly as fast or agile as a Rosy or even a human in some cases, but they make up for it in impressive fortitude. Boars have a denser bone structure and their muscle mass is typically on par with human bodybuilders. The Babirusa variant, known as the Boarusa, is the apex of muscle. Despite their minds regressing very close to the point of being a mere beast, their bodies are larger than even the tallest of Boars. At a horrific average of 8'3" to 8'11" (252cm-272cm) in height, they are the epitome of slow but damaging. With a very thick bone density and plenty of muscle packed onto their bodies, it is extremely difficult to face one head on. However, they are unfathomably slow in both a mental and physical sense. Tricking them is, in some case, like taking candy from a baby.

Final notes

I believe that's about everything I wanted to write down. If I missed anything I'll tack it on later. If you have any questions, please let me know as I would love to answer anything you have to ask. I also hope that everything seems balanced in nature. I tried to go for most variants to just be leaning one way or the other, instead of having multiple strong points and only a few weak points or something. Hopefully that worked in my favor. I wanted to write something drastic for our schizos and outliers in /rose/, as they tend to be very different from the usual bud, hence the Babirusa. And that's about it for me! Thanks for reading, if you did!

Pub: 12 Mar 2022 18:41 UTC
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