Race: Ants (Jack jumper Ant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_jumper_ant))
These creatures are black or red and black, and may have yellow or orange legs, antennae and mandibles. All ants in this hive have wings, with queens who tend to be larger than twice the size of the largest males. Weigh 20-30 lbs. Insectoid shaped, with a height of about 1 foot, and length of about 3 foot. The forelegs of most of the species are 4 fingered, one of which is an opposable thumb.
Life Span: Queen's live approximately 900 years(shortest recorded lifespan) , and soldiers living about 90 years(shortest recorded lifespan).
Personality: The race is filled with proud, brave people. Each curious, but still tied in with what is best for the race as a whole. Soldiers are strictly structured, and content with their roles. Ambitious soldier ants can aspire to higher positions with relative ease. Queens are manipulative, but unpolitical. The Queens are content with their roles in the hive, except at the times where they might ascend to a higher rank.
Structure: Structured in a hive format. Soldiers are the Jack's of all trades within 5 separate caste's. The first caste is the water caste. They are comprised of only soldiers, and they have great power over water. They are able to bend and manipulate it, and naturally take to the sea. The second is the earth caste. These too are comprised of soldiers. they have great power over he earth. They can shift earth and rock with ease, burrowing through solid stone in a matter of seconds. The third caste is the fire caste. A group of ants with a red tinted carapace, able to manipulate and create fire. They can often be found working the forges of the hive. The fourth caste is the air caste. They are mainly scouts for the hive, as they have great sway over the air itself. They manipulate the air in such a fashion as to allow permanent flight, or to transport large amounts of ants wherever they want in a speedy fashion. The fifth caste is made of the queens. The queens run the hives, and command the armies of the hive through a mental link which is ever-present throughout the entire hive. The 4 castes of the soldiers are not split by social rank, merely by ability.
Attributes: Extremely quick and agile, with a shell that could take a hammer blow without cracking. The Ants have a enhanced strength, but a weakness to low pressure atmosphere's. Too low of a pressure and the ant explodes. All non-queen ants have some kind of bending ability, which allows them to manipulate one of the four base elements.
Basic soldier ant stats:
Abilities: Segmented hive-mind, Parallel linking telepathy. Any ant may link with any other ant at any point in time, and are never disconnected unless privacy by the ants is wished. (scouts will never sever the link, and it only grows more powerful in time's of stress) The queens have an extremely fast reproductive rate. All ants have a low-light vision of 4x, with dark vision to 30ft. The queens may lay one egg every 10 minutes when necessary, but average speed of egg laying is about 1 every hour, per queen. All ants are winged, and may fly with a weight equal to their own times two without exerting themselves. The wings are a translucent shimmering plastic film, and they are extremely resistant to bludgeoning damage, yet slashing and piercing weapons do normal damage. The wings are inches thin, and are able to be cut and/or pierced without inhibiting flight capabilities. It must be severely damaged before it inhibits flight. All soldiers are capable of bending one of the four elements.
(1 main race, total brought to 13)
more than 2 pairs of limbs, 1 point
increase strength and make them very durable (exoskeletons)
hive mind, that's gonna be 3 points if they can keep individuality
you'll have 200
fast reproductive rate is another 1, and bending will be 2 if you include all 4 elements
low-light vision to 4x
Can lay eggs 1 every 10 minutes when necessary.
Takes about 12 hours for an egg to hatch
Average rate is 1 every hour
They can fly with a weight equal to 2 times their own. The wings are like a translucent shimmering plastic film, and they're resistant to bludgeoning damage, but slashing and piercing weapons do normal damage. The wings are inches thin, so they can be cut or pierced, but unless a wing is severely damaged it doesn't inhibit flight)