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Goom Species Guide by SlayersStronghold Goom Species Guide by SlayersStronghold
Bullet; Green - Common   ||   Bullet; Yellow - Uncommon   ||   Bullet; Orange - Rare  

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Isomara Basics: 
Isomara Species Trait Guide
Isomara Species Information


INTRODUCTION 
    Gooms are fatty amphibian Creatures. They have four round eyes and membrane sacks on their round blubbery bodies.
    First discovered off the coast of the Island by an Isomara. That were mistaken for squids.

Gooms get their name from the slimy liquid from which they spew. The goo that runs through their body is highly poisonous and when enraged or threatened is released from their mouths. 

Isomara and gooms have a mutual bond with each other. they protect and help each other. Continue to read more below!

What do gooms do in the game?
    Gooms can be equipped to Isomaras through IsomaraIndex and be companions. When a goom is accompanied with an Isomara during an exploration the goom will help by finding and gather more items. 
    They also give an Isomara a helping hand with enemy encounters by giving them a better chance at successfully fleeing/fighting.

Companion Rules-
- Isomara can only have one goom companioned at a time (unless stated otherwise such as a class perk)

Companion Perks-
- Can help find more items in various biomes when exploring
- Can enter Monday Maze Races
- Gives a bonus modifier to successfully fighting/flighting from an encounter


Traits Explained-

Antenna: 

Gooms have full control of their antennas. They can move them around. They help with feeling their surrounding and detecting vibrations.

Bullet; Green - Average: simple thin antenna, they stick up and tend to lay back or forward slightly.
Bullet; Green - Curled: - Smoothly curved Antenna. Curled bend much more than the average antenna.
Bullet; Yellow - Knotched: - Looks almost like someone bent these antennae. Knotched antennas do not have to have the curve like shown above and can be hard zig zag like bends.
Bullet; Yellow - Nibs: - Thick, tiny little nubs. These are too short to bend. 
Bullet; Orange - Bulb: - Long thin antenna with a bulb at the end. These bulbs can glow in the dark. The bioluminescent can be controlled by the goom.
Bullet; Orange - Feathered: - Nibs but with soft comb-like hairs. These are purely for looks, however, can be as great tickle weapons. 




Membrane Shape: 
Membrane sacks are protrusions on a gooms body. They are filled with goo and the membrane is rather thick. 

Bullet; Green - Circle and ovals are considered common. 
Bullet; Yellow - Basic shapes such as squares, triangles, stars, and diamonds. Normally there are no hard edges.
Bullet; Orange - Rare goom sacks primarily are organic shapes and shapes not often seen in nature. This includes symbols, asterisks. crescent moons, and any original shape that does not have a name.

If a membrane sack is primarily circle/oval but also looks like an uncommon shape it will be labeled uncommon.
Example:  G005 - Aster by IsomaraIndex

Membrane Amount: 
Not shown above, but a number of sacks visible on gooms are different from goom to goom. Also, Membrane sacks on goom are symmetrical. If there is a small cheek sack on the left there will be on on the right. 

Bullet; Green - 3-6; The most common amount is five sacks with one on each cheek then three additional sacks on the body/tail.
Bullet; Yellow -  7-11; A good average number, however, it's uncommon to see a goom with this many. The more sacks on a goom typically mean the smaller the sacks.
Bullet; Orange -  1-2; 12-15; It is very rare to see a goom with only one or two sacks as well as twelve or more. The most membrane sacks ever counted on a goom was fifteen.



Goo Color/Design:
Bullet; Green - A gooms goo can be any color except for white. Common Goo design is only one single color or a gradient of no more than three colors.
Bullet; Yellow - Gradients of more than three colors as well as any gel with lines, shapes, patterns is considered uncommon.
Bullet; Orange - Any goo design that does not fall under common or uncommon is considered rare. Some Rare goos include but are not limited to are Bioluminescent, goo of one color with multiple different colored shapes, and item/ things in the goo.

There is a story of a goom who accidentally ate an apple whole and later was found to have apple seeds in the goo. This goom spewed apple seed goo for the rest of its life.




Other Traits:
Bullet; Orange - Any other traits that do not appear in the guide above will be considered rare. Some goos have been seen to have scales and different tail sizes and shapes. 
        
SIZE
    An average goom is about two (2) foot long from head to tail and a foot high. Goom eggs range from one-inch in diameter to three inches in diameter.
    When it comes to weight a goom can vary between just a few pounds to nearly thirty pounds. So do not be fooled. Two gooms of the same size and shape could weigh two totally different amounts.

LIFE EXPECTANCY 
    ~10 years. The oldest goom recorded was 17 years. A goom reaches maturity at one year. At that point, it's body will be fully grown and will no longer be a tadpole.
    As gooms reach the end of their life they stop producing goo and their membrane sacks will deflate. When the goo production begins to decrease it also begin to dull and become lifeless. The potency of the poison also begins to weaken making older gooms more susceptible to predators. 



APPEARANCE 
    Their bodies are round/oblong in shape with plump tails that tend to have a bend/bump. Their mouths are actually hidden under three jowels. The jowels are fleshy and hang over the mouth, but can move and show expression like a human mouth would. 
    The eyes of a goom are always white with no pupils. They too are round and there are always four of them. The second smaller pair can be below or above the larger pair, but must always be behind the first pair. Each can blink independently, however, gooms end to mimic other species and have them blink in pairs. 

INTELLIGENCE & BEHAVIOR
    Very simple minded creatures with a brain the size of a peanut. Gooms tend to be very dense and clumsy. Good thing they have a very high pain tolerance. They are oddly very good at avoiding harm and surviving. 
    Gooms are very limited in their facial expressions. Anger, Happiness, and alertness are the only emotion they can avidly show. Their antennae usually help perceive the emotions of sadness and fear (Feel free to draw your goom with whatever emotions you want). 

GOO
    Goom goo is a substance that flows through their entire body. In addition to normal veins filled with blood, they also have a set of veins flowing throughout their body filled with goo. Goo is stored in packets that have a thick membrane around them. Goo is assumed to be created in the salivation glands in a gooms mouth and leaks into their mouth as well as carries throughout their whole body. Since gooms do not have normal salivation glands they actually spew goo whenever they sneeze or a cough as well.
    Goo is a poisonous semi-slimy substance. Creatures can be poisoned just be touching it as it can be absorbed by the skin. Usually, skin contact only renders itching and burning, however, ingesting goo or getting it in any wounds or orifices can cause severe sickness and in some cases death (Roughly 1 gallon could lead to death)
    This slimy substance can also be used for a variety of things as it has a near unpredictable effect. No isomara really can grasp what causes goo to do what it does. Goo can be used to grow crops at an abnormally fast rate, as glue, used in dyes to make more permanent dyes. Witch doctors also use goom goo as a common ingredient for serums and mixtures.

    Mentioned prior goom goo is poisonous. It is mainly a defense mechanism to wear off predators. Isomara are able to touch goo thanks to their very dense and thick fur. So even if they are spewed with goo as long as it does not get into any open wounds or orifices the Isomara will be fine.

DIET
    Gooms are primarily herbivores. They feast on fruits, vegetables, and other plant material. They also from time to time feast on small insects such as butterflies and worms. 

MATING & LIFE CYCLE
    Isomara have concluded that Gooms do feel and have some sort of love, but are very open and tend to be polyamorous. Gooms are simultaneous hermaphrodites having both male and female reproductive organs. Any goom thus can breed with any other goom. A single pair of gooms can create a clutch of 5-20 eggs, however, many of these eggs are faux and will not be fertilized. This is actually a function of their evolution. This prevents predators from trying to eat or steal them all. Having a larger clutch provides a higher chance of surviving for the goom species. 

Gooms start out as small fragile eggs. They hatch as tadpoles. All marking, colors, and antennae are present at birth. As they grow older their nubby little legs grow. Gooms reach adulthood after one year and soon after can mate.



RELATION WITH ISOMARAS:
    Gooms are not pets. They are respected by Isomara and act as companions. This odd partnership is very beneficial to both. Isomara provide protection while Gooms help with supplying Isomara food from their small island off the coast. Many gooms will leave their teal island habitat and live with Isomara. 
    They simply love Isomara. They often enjoy snuggling up to them and sleeping in their manes and on their tales. While Isomara enjoy tossing around gooms like balls.


Some Goom art: 
Name Animation by SlayersStronghold You and I know gold don't turn to rust by Windup-Trousle Late Night Lessons. [Isomara - Art] by Cocopet2
Isomara Goom Doodle by SlayersStronghold
        


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:iconstellasgalaxy:
StellasGalaxy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
where
can i
get one
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IsomaraIndex Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
Gooms can be encountered by exploring the Beach and goom infected island (only when Isomara are allowed to go there). They can also be gotten through adoptions, giveaways, and various other events.
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StellasGalaxy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Cool! I how therell be one soon :^)
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LunaLovesLife Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Hhh the goom thats between the paws of the greenish Isomara is my favorite xD 
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SolarisZia Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
These are so cute!!
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dbddwight Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
i need one //HIT i love
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ThePokemon123941 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now I'm really hoping we'll be seeing Goom adoptables or MYO slots in the near future.~ With the lore behind Gooms being that they provide Isomaras with a small share of their food as well; perhaps the perks of having a Goom bonded to your Isomara could mean gaining some small food items per month from them? As hunger is now an effect in game I think it would be quite beneficial! (If none of this has been discussed before that is.)
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IsomaraIndex Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
Oh yes, adoptables will be available. Gooms currently give a bonus to explorations as well as a +1ss bonus to having them in pictures and literature. Top it off and they also give Isos a small bonus to successfully fighting and fleeing from enemy encounters.
They are quite useful.
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ThePokemon123941 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice.~ Can't wait to purchase myself one for my lad!
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