The Desert Terrarium
rivals the Jungle Terrarium
in unfriendliness - but where the jungle destroys a creature
with hazards, the Desert Terrarium merely starves them to death. Due to the high temperatures and lack of food sources, the desert's ecosystem is alarmingly small, consisting of only a few hardy critters
. Naturally, the lack of rain and presence of a volcano
make the environment
very hot and dry. Only a very few plants, like the Cacbana
cactus and Desert Grass
have adapted to the environment over time. However, Bramboo
grow quite well here. JayD created a Grape Vine
agent, based on a C2 COB, to grow in this terrarium. Ghosthande
released a pack of agents with her Dustdevil Grendels
that alter the ecology of the Desert Terrarium significantly.
The above-ground first level of the Desert Terrarium, and the second level that houses the Ettin mother
; also featured is the Uglee
The feature that may make the Desert Terrarium stand out from the rest is the unusually large presence of machinery. Indeed, the terrarium is home to the industrious Ettin - due to their thieving nature, the ettins regularly tromp around the Shee Ark in search of machinery to hoard to their home.
Like the Norn and Grendel Terrariums, it has a seed launcher that lets the player temporarily increase some of the native species' populations. The seed launcher injects its bounty underground by default, so the seeds do not sprout - JayD created an altered seed bank that injects the items on the ground level.
Flora and Fauna