Hidden in dead space, the space between galaxies, lies the home of the most mysterious and destructive force in the universe. For years now planets have been falling victim to an strange alien mineral that grows rapidly, covering an entire planet in months and ripping it apart.
Scientists have spent these years researching the mineral, trying to understand how it works and more importantly where it comes from. Due to its volatile nature its impossible to study it up close, instead they watch its effects in different environments and use strong scanners and machines to get close readings.
A few things were understood from the beginning, it thrives on heat, naturally heading to the cores of planets to feed on the heat, it then grows even faster, in the cold dead of space it stays dormant, it was this behaviour that first made scientists think twice about its origin, was it really just a mineral, or was it sentient?
Now the discovery of this dark place hidden inside a thick gas cloud sheds a terrifying light on the matter, the mineral is indeed sentient and is in fact the basic form of a more advanced life form, strange space creatures similar in form to jelly fish are formed by advanced versions of the crystal formations, their nervous system and skeletal structure composed of the mineral, several planet bodies in the area show 2 distinct functions, one is the hive a huge advanced crystal formation able to create thousands of these creatures, they live of its energy, and forge worlds, huge planetoids with a fiery hole on one side, a huge crystal shard is created in side, it grows out of this molten forge before being blasted into space to be used as a seed.
There is no known defence against these creatures.
Very long intro I know, but it needs a bit of explaining, anyway its a new image based on that nasty planet cracking crystal stuff, also we see its more advanced forms, big floaty things with a giant eye, creepy.
About 3 days work in total. Also ITS GREEN, I have never done a predominately green image before hehe.