Frequently Asked Questions
You are welcome to create a Protogen*, but ideally not a Primagen. This is due to the fact that Primagen are a species that Cedar Andrews originally made just for herself and her boyfriend, and were made available through auctions due to a growing popular demand.
* Rare Protogen are a closed species. Uncommon & Common protogens are free to be created. The only major differences between rare and non-rare protogen are that rare protogen may have extra limbs and functional wings, whereas regular protogen cannot. A trait sheet is in development.
No, they cannot.
Primagen possess genitalia but they are sterile, so reproduction is not possible. Protogen also possess sterile genitals, and they are hidden behind their crotch armor (which can slide back for use). Neither species possesses any form of breasts. Both species are canonically intersex (cloaca).
Whatever they were programmed to sound like or speak. Some communicate through robotic languages, alien languages and are able to learn communication through an advanced artificial mimicking system inside the larynx.
No. There is no such thing as a ‘baby’ Protogen or Primagen. Primagen and protogen alike are both grown in tubes. This means that until they fully develop they do not leave the aformentioned tubes. Therefore, baby protogen and primagen do not exist outside of a tube and cannot survive until after the growing process is done.
Visors can be any color you please.
No, primagens cannot remove their visors as their life support and basic function rely on connections hardwired through the visor.
Protogens cannot remove their visors as they are not accessories but rather their actual faces. If a protogen’s visor was removed it would likely die rather quickly.
Primagens & Protogens were developed to be the ultimate scouting and reconnaissance units, intelligent controllable drones that could live and adapt to the various planetary conditions.
Yes! You may join any of the groups we have in our Official Social Media submenu. The only exception to this is the primagens DeviantArt group, which is closed to owners of primagens exclusively.
Common & uncommon (‘free’) protogen may have non-functional, small chibi wings just used for show. Rare protogens may exclusively possess usable wings which can be obtained through Cedar Andrew’s rare protogen package.
Rare Protogen slots aren’t always open, but are most commonly acquired as MYO (make-your-own) slots from her Patreon for a one-time pledge of $60. They can also be won as existing designs through auctions on her furaffinity page.
No. They may only stand upright on two legs in an anthropomorphic manner. Feral is a trait exclusive to primagen.
Note: These pronunciations are already plural. A group of primagen are primagen, not primagens.
Feathers are fine, as are scales and smooth membrane skin.
Yes they can have weapon attachments as hands. As for armor, so long as it does not resemble a Primagen, then yes. It just must be an attachment and underneath is still their normal form.
Yes, however, it must look like a noticeable jetpack and not be attached. Accessories, not parts of their body.
Paws for hands are acceptable as a style but not as an actual function. Fingers can be fluffier/rounder with a bit less of the grabby claws, but they still must be recognizable and still hands. As in not feral paws. They must still have opposable thumbs.
Protogen can switch to hibernation mode which basically slows the entire bodies way of functioning. All their vital organs are running but at an almost dormant pace to survive long space travel or stranded situations. In stranded situations a beacon is emitted and the Protogen will power down to hibernation mode until the beacon is picked up and returned. Protogen will not run at 100% for a short amount of time after hibernation mode as it takes a large toll on the body to switch back on to normal function. During this stage they are quite fragile.
Note: They cannot survive in outer space without a suit or spaceship.
Between 4 and 6 feet tall, with the average being exactly 5 feet. They are rarely taller or shorter than 5 feet as all protogen are fundamentally clones of the same base DNA, and height is a less common mutation.
Yes, so long as it still follows basic anatomy.
You are welcomed to get creative with robotic wearable attachments for the most part. In terms of robotic replacements, protogen can have one set of robotic limbs.
Yes, so long as you can tell it’s still a Protogen and not a giant puff ball.
You can only officially obtain a Primagen through Malice-Risu’s auctions on FurAffinity.net
Auctions start at $100.00 with no set autobuy. The price of the auctions is ultimately decided by bidders.
The current cheapest Primagen slot ever sold was $300 in 2016, with the most expensive going for $4,750 in 2019.
Unfortunately no. There are no plans of changing the official method from auctions for the foreseeable future.
The rights to the character and partial rights to use the species, as well as additional art that scales in volume proportionally to the value of the auction.
The suits were made by Kaiborg Studios. Heads start at $3,165.00.
You must be 18+ years or older to do any sort of business with Cedar, therefore you must be at least 18 to enter an auction.
No, you may not. Only one owner per Primagen. Primagen’s are a closed species and co-owning can cause problems.
While you will get to keep the character, it becomes invalid within the community.
Yes, however you can only resell for the price you bought it for, unless more art has been bought. You cannot include gift art in the price.
You may only own 1 Primagen. This allows for others to have a chance at one.
Payment plans will be advertised if available, otherwise full payment is needed within 48 hours of auction end time. Payment plans won’t entirely diminish, but they will be very tight and on a strict schedule.
No, no one gets special treatment. A majority of Primagen owners had no prior relationship with Malice (the creator).
Primagen height can vary wildly. The shortest Primagen are around 7 feet, while some are as tall as 18.
No, they will never be an open species, Protogen were created for the purpose of fulfilling an open species designed by Cedar.
The Creators are the beings who bioengineered Primagens and Protogens. It is known that they come from the heart of the Oridia Nebula. Within the cosmic clouds the Creators have colonised a few star systems, each accessible via warp gate systems that were developed thousands of Earth years ago. The Creators are considered a type III civilisation on the Kardashev Scale. They are able to control energy on the scale of its entire host galaxy, as well as harness Arcanical Energy. This ancient alien race strives in the exploration of uncharted space and alternate dimensions.
Arcanical Energy is a force of interdimensional magic that flows throughout this universe. Beings who are able to harness such power are considered to be ‘Arcai’. While Arcanical energy serves as alternative energy form, it’s also considering a highly spiritual and universally connected force. In the year E18 – 25, Arcanical energy was converted into a power source for Warp gates, allowing travel and large matter transportation across the universe. This was a huge jump in terraforming technology, allowing quicker colonisation to new planets and star systems.
In the future The Creators will be open to make, but for now it is asked you do not create one until the official design is finished.
You don’t need to do anything if you’ve found an invalid design. You may choose to report it to staff so we can keep watch, or you may leave it be. But please don’t take action yourself.