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A two part upload! This time focusing away from specific characters within comic Astronautical's universe and instead focusing more upon a specific alien race within it. THE STRIPENT!

The Stripent are a curious and colorful species hailing from the planet Elaptra. Genetically similar to Sea Snakes from Planet Earth, the Stripent are the dominant and only sentient race from Elaptra, they are an herbivorous species, fully sustained by the seemingly endless amounts of assorted Elaptrian fruits found throughout the entire planet.

The Stripent are a very strange species for they are born entirely white, as they mature they develop a striped pattern which is initially monochromatic, the colors of the stripes are quickly changed by the colors of the fruits that they eat the most from Elaptra. Though the colors are determined by a certain age it is possible for a Stripent to change their assigned colors if they ingest enough of a particular fruit they desire the hue of, though late-life color changes are not permanent and wear away back to their original color pair after some time.

Stripent are a very peaceful race, they are not keen on fighting even though they are more than adapted to do so should it be called for. They love to relax and bask in nature, the homeworld of Elaptra is generally untouched by industrialization and centuries of scientific expansion and building, cities were built on mountain-tops or in low-orbit of Elaptra so as to protect their cherished fruits and forests as best as possible. The Stripent support the Universal Alliance primarily with exports of their native fruits to many planets. Most Stripent choose to stay on Elaptra but they are not an uncommon sight on other Alliance planets, however most non-native Stripent sport a black and white coloration due to a lack of Elaptrian fruit.

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PART 2 HERE
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/blargen69/squalor-of-the-stripent

DA upload here: http://blargen69.deviantart.com/art/Splendor-of-the-Stripent-431943761