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Animorphs Races: Ketran by Monster-Man-08 Animorphs Races: Ketran by Monster-Man-08
A now-extinct race from the planet Ket, Ketrans lived far above the inhospitable planet surface on floating crystals. Each crystal was home to several thousand Ketrans, who kept the crystal floating, and each crystal colony naturally had it's own customs and culture.

Despite the lack of space-capable vehicles, the Ketrans made direct contact with other aliens, namely the Generationals and the Capasins, the latter of which wiped them out (over a video game).

BOOK: The Ellimist Chronicles
Animorphs and all related characters belong to K.A. Applegate
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Xhodocto385 Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
i like how the Ketran made the floating bio-crystals, i also like their eyes with the pupils having one lobe.
DyslexicGamer Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
Wipe them out over a videogame… And I thought Xbox live users were harsh!
ChaosMiles07 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh. I imagined them more avian than insectoid. I guess I better read The Ellimist Chronicles again...
Novanplz Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
...  Now that I think about it, what happened to my copy of the Ellimist Chronicles?
JoeMerl Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student Writer
Interesting take on them!
Novanplz Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
They REALLY should've mentioned to the guys who wiped 'em out that what they sent were games...
PirateRaider Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
This looks almost exactly how I pictured them. It seems far more accurate than the other Ketran pictures I've seen. You did a great job. :)
Ayumi-Nemera Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The only problem I have with this is that they are described as having feathered wings (which I do think would look attractive on an insectoid creature), but I still like your description very much!
CinnamonBunzuh Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Where in the book does it describe them as feathered? All I recall it saying is that they have hands, vestigial feet, four wings and quills.

It's implied that they specifically don't have beaks, since the Capasins do and Toomin points that out when describing them, but otherwise we only get a very vague description of what the Ketrans look like.
Ayumi-Nemera Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
huh. I guess I remember a slightly different description. it's okay. never mind. :)
Scinlao Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Could you make the MCQ3?
Scinlao Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm...interesting. I think the vast majority of people picture these as regal, colorful, bird-like creatures. Very original viewpoint!
astrofire Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
I did not expect them to be insect like, but it does match the description in the book!
gyrohawk Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
That crystal is MASSIVE! I don't think /anyone/, even the Ketrans themselves, know how the "symbiosis" started. What would force them to live on crystals anyways?

And how would the crystals float originally? From my understanding, the crystals were already in the air, which the Ketrans inhabited, and lifted up so the crystals could grow bigger. However that process works...
Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Awsome picture here. I like how they're bird like to a point. If they were too bird like, they wouldn't be alien enough.

At some point will you please try to do Crayak?
MimicZeThird Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice art. Can't compare it to the original description though 'cause I still haven't read the Ellimist chronicles.
Nighzmarquls Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really was pretty sure they were described as being bird like, but that might have just been me crossing wires between what tobias saw when the elimist felt like manifesting and what was described in the book.

Also, although its not really easy to do that in a perspective like this was not the crystals really intricate lattice works? I always imagined it looking kind of like the crystaline entity from star trek... 'giant snow flake'

this looks neat none the less though
Lazarus90 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Yes, you're right! They ARE birdlike. If you want a good picture of what a Ketran most likely looks like (as opposed to a large dragonfly as depicted in this work) type in Ketran here and take a look at a pic with the Ellimist making an Andalite body in a tube. To me, THAT is a Ketran.

This is a little disappointing. No offense, but Nighzmarquls has it right. I know you're obsessed with monsters, but srsly, they are birdlike. And the crystals were built with wood-like cities. Sorry if I seem grouchy, it's just that I've had a lack of sleep (damn work....) and I tend to fuss over every little detail. And it's not your fault: After seeing that awesome pic, anything else was bound to be a little less impressive. Eh I give it a 8.5 for effort.
NWAustin90 Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
nowhere does it describe the ketrans having feathered they would have to have lips cuz toomin plays a reeded instrument

though i would like to think the crystals are a little more...constructed i guess?

anyways i have my own idea and i think imma put it put with i finish putting it on paper
NWAustin90 Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
it up*
xwx977 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
i liked how you said (over a video game)
twilightWildcard Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
That's funny: I always thought the crystals were like dog bowls O.o Good job!
VotM Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Oooh, interesting take on them! I always kinda pictured them as kinda bird like, or like scary dog-sized freak angels.
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