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Rikias is one of the Adapted Species of Seltas, together with Seltias.

Rikias
★★★★★☆
Rikias Artwork by Setheo
Names
Titles Horned Beetle
Nicknames Rik, Soldier Bug, Styraco Bug
General Info
Species Neopteron
Habitats Mountainous regions
Size Largest 1785.72cm

Smallest 1135.29cm

Relatives Rikias Queen, Seltias, Seltas
Signature Move Speeding Charge
Elements None
Ailments None
Weaknesses Element Ice Element Water
Creator Setheo (Concept)

Dinoman0310 (Information)

Physiology

Rikias is a large Neopteron which resembles the Styracosaurus in appearance. This can be seen in the fact that it has a large frill, which has large spikes on it, and two nasal horns. Otherwise, it has a bug-like appearance, having six armored limbs and a thick shell covering its body. It has several orb-like structures on its frill and has antennae above its eyes. Its lower jaw has several teeth-like structures on it. Its main shell is a black coloring, its horns and spikes are white and its underside is yellow in color.

Behavior

Rikias is a large and aggressive Neopteron, functioning as the soldier of the hive while Seltias are the workers. It protects the workers and queen with great physical power and ferocity. Rikias have an omnivorous diet, feeding on plants and several kinds of monsters.

Ecological Information

Placement in Food Chain

Rikias occupy a position high in the food chain thanks to their large size combined with their physical strength and impressive agility. Rikias are omnivorous, but generally feed on low to the ground vegetation. The times they do hunt other monsters, it's generally for Seltias to take the food back to the hive. Rikias has to worry about many capable competitors, but only faces predation from powerful monsters and Elder Dragons.

Behavior towards Other Monsters

Rikias is an aggressive monster which will attack small monsters if they wander too close to it or provoke the Neopteron. Rikias will attack other large monsters if they wander too close to the large Neopteron or if it's provoked. Rikias will only leave an area when an Elder Dragon is present, but only rarely, as it will try to protect its hive even from powerful monsters and Elder Dragons.

Tracks

Rikias can leave behind several tracks for hunters to utilize in tracking it down. These tracks include "Large Prints", which can be found on the ground, "Horn Scratch Marks", which can be found on the ground or on walls, "Claw Marks", which can be found on the ground or on walls, and "Aromatic Substance", which can be found on the ground or on walls.

Specific Locale Interactions

Rikias doesn't have any specific locale interactions.

Special Behaviors

After a Rikias has been hunted in a quest for the first time, Rikias will commonly spawn in quests with Seltias and if the Seltias is attacked, the Rikias will quickly come to the Seltias' aid and fight whatever threatens it, be it hunter or monster.

Cutscene

Hunt Cutscene

  • Location: Mountainous area
  • Synopsis: As the hunter enters the area, they notice several smaller monsters running out of the area, seemingly terrified of something. As all the smaller monsters have left the area, the ground starts shaking and rocks start falling. Then they notice a large monster running towards them, horns aimed right at them. The hunter quickly jumps out of the way as the monster hits the wall behind where the hunter was and gets its horn stuck. As the hunter looks back they realize it's the Rikias they have to hunt, but suddenly the Rikias pulls its horn out of the wall and breaks it apart, sending rocks flying around. The hunter leaps out of the way of all the rocks by going to a lower part of the area. When the hunter turns around they see the Rikias staring at them which then screeches, starting the hunt.

Ecology Cutscene

  • Location: Mountainous area
  • Synopsis: The cutscene begins by showing a large area with several Seltias which are gathering food for their hive. Some Seltias start returning to their hive, but some are still busy gathering. Suddenly, another monster enters the area and roars at the Seltias. It's a Yamadios which is angry at them for entering its territory. The Seltias look at the Brute Wyvern which causes a bright flash, blinding the Seltias. The Seltias start crying in distress as the Brute Wyvern rolls towards a blinded Seltias. When the Yamadios is just about to hit the Seltias, the Yamadios gets hit out of the way by another monster. It's revealed to be a Rikias which has come to protect the workers of its hive. The Seltias recover from the flash and start running away back to their hive. The Yamadios slowly gets back up, wounded heavily after receiving a ram from the Rikias' powerful horn. The Rikias screeches angrily at the Yamadios which tells the Yamadios that it doesn't stand a chance and thus the Brute Wyvern decides to run away. The Rikias then turns around and walks in the same direction as the Seltias, back towards its hive, as the cutscene starts ending.

Abilities

Rikias is a large Neopteron with great physical strength, being capable of charging around at high speeds, utilizing its horns to try and impale threats to it and its hive. Its shell is thick and thus can easily protect the Rikias from enemy monsters.

Rage and Tired States

  • Rage State: When Rikias becomes enraged it will paw the ground similar to a bull and will huff out smoke. If Rikias' horns get broken it will be locked in its rage mode.
  • Tired State: When Rikias becomes tired its entire body will become paler in color.

Dire State

Rikias can enter the Dire State and while in this state it has the usual changes of a monster in the Dire State.

Mounts

Rikias can be mounted on its head or its back.

When Rikias is mounted on its head, the hunter will be located behind the Rikias' two frontal horns and next to the gemstone-like structures on its head. The Rikias will try to get hunters off by violently shaking its head around, by running around, by slamming the side of its head into walls and by charging into walls.

When Rikias is mounted on its back, the hunter will be located right on top of the Rikias' back. The Rikias will try to get hunters off by shaking its body, by running around and by slamming the side of its body into walls.

In-Game Description

Rikias
? An Adapted Species of Neopteron which evolved from Seltas. Unlike the other Seltas Adapted Species, Seltias, these Neopterons are dangerous and highly aggressive. They protect the workers and queen of its hive from threats by using its large horns.


Ecology

Taxonomy

  • Order: Coleoptera
  • Suborder: Adephaga
  • Family: Seltas

Rikias is a Neopteron and one of the Adapted Species together with Seltias. Rikias are the large soldiers of the hive and are known to mostly inhabit mountainous regions.

Habitat Range

Rikias have been found inhabiting several mountainous regions.

Ecological Niche

Rikias have been found to be high on the food chain. They are omnivorous monsters which will feed on low to the ground species of plant, but will also hunt other monsters when necessary, but generally this will be done so Seltias can gather the food for the hive. They can easily take down smaller monsters and larger monsters like Yamadios. Rikias and other large monsters generally try to stay away from each other, but sometimes the Rikias can be found taking down these too. Despite its large size and power, it has to compete with other large powerful monsters which can severely wound or kill a Rikias, but they will generally try to stay away from each other. Elder Dragon-level monsters and Elder Dragons can be very dangerous to a Rikias and are some of the few things which have been found taking down a Rikias with relative ease, but the Rikias won't go down without a fight.

Biological Adaptations

Rikias have evolved in a very different way from the original species. While Seltias evolved for pack behavior and gathering, Rikias have evolved for combat and giving orders to these Seltias. Rikias have evolved to be larger and thus physically more powerful. They have evolved large horns and a thick shell which aid them in combat for both offensive and defensive purposes. Rikias have evolved a watery substance which they fire at the ground to create a blob. This blob has an unique scent to Seltias and is used to give orders to the Seltias, ranging from gathering to making a way around the blob.

Behavior

Rikias are generally found alone or around Seltias, protecting them, but only a few times have several Rikias been found together. This has usually happened when they had to fight off a larger threat to the hive.

Interactions with Other Monsters

Low Tier Large Monsters

WIP

High Tier Large Monsters

WIP

Attacks

Low Rank

Calm

  • Roar: Rikias doesn't have an actual roar, instead it will do screeches throughout the battle.
  • Bite: Rikias will try to bite a hunter which can knock them back.
  • Claw Swipe: Rikias will swipe either of its claws at a hunter which can knock them down.
  • Head Swipe: Rikias will swipe its head at a hunter which can knock them down.
  • Upwards Swing: Rikias will upswing a hunter with its horn which can knock them up.
  • Run: Rikias will walk into a hunter which can knock them down.
  • Twin Head Swipe: Rikias will swipe its head at a hunter twice, first from the left and then from the right.
  • Arm Swipe: Rikias will swipe either of its front legs at a hunter which can knock them down.
  • Rock Throw: Rikias will put its horn into the ground and then rip a rock out of the ground and towards a hunter. This attack can knock hunters down.
  • Charge: Rikias will charge at a hunter which can knock them away. If the Rikias runs into a wall it can get its horn stuck.

Enraged

  • Claw Slam: Rikias will slam either of its claws down onto a hunter which can knock them down.
  • Dual Claw Slam: Rikias will slam both of its claws down onto a hunter which can knock them down.
  • Back Stab: Rikias will throw its rear at a hunter, trying to hit them with the spike on its rear. This attack can knock hunters down.
  • Arm Slam: Rikias will slam either of its front legs down onto a hunter which can knock them away.
  • Speeding Charge: Rikias will charge towards a hunter at high speeds, trying to hit them with its horns. This attack can knock hunters away. If the Rikias runs into a wall it can get its horn stuck.

High Rank

  • Note: Rikias can now use its Low Rank Enraged attacks when not enraged.

Calm

  • Head Shake: Rikias will shake its head which can knock hunters down.
  • Turning Claw Swipe: Rikias will swipe either of its claws at a hunter, turning with the swipe until it has spun 180-degrees. This attack can knock hunters down.
  • Body Slam: Rikias will try to slam the side of its body into a hunter which can knock them away.
  • Turning Arm Swipe: Rikias will swipe either of its front legs at a hunter, turning with the swipe until it has spun 180-degrees. This attack can knock hunters away.

Enraged

  • Great Upswing: Rikias will upswing nearly its entire body at a hunter which can knock them upwards.
  • Power Charge: Rikias will put its horn into the ground and then start charging towards a hunter while rocks fly out of the ground from its charging. Eventually it will rip its horn out of the ground, doing an upswing. If hunters get hit by the Rikias charging, they will be send flying and if they get hit by the smaller rocks they can get knocked back. If hunters get hit by the final upswing they can get knocked upwards.

G-Rank

Calm

  • Dual Arm Slam: Rikias will slam both of its front legs down onto a hunter which can knock them away.
  • Power Head Swing: Rikias will quickly swing either its head from the left or the right at a hunter which can knock them upwards.
  • Turning Head Swing: Rikias will swing its head at a hunter, turning with the swing until it has spun 180-degrees. This attack can knock hunters away.

Enraged

  • Full Head Swing: Rikias will do a Turning Head Swing, but much faster and instead it will do an entire 360-degree spin. At the end of its spin it will do a Great Upswing. The spin will knock hunters away and the upswing can knock them upwards.
  • Constant Charging: Rikias will do multiple charges in a row either towards the same hunter each time or different hunters. It will do three charges in a row and it's random which charge it will do, either the Speeding Charge or the Power Charge.

Damage Effectiveness

WIP

Breakable Parts and Shiny Drops

Breakable Parts

  • Head(1): Rikias' front horn will be broken and it will have scars on its face. This will lock it into a rage, similar to when Shogun Ceanataur's claws get broken.
  • Head(2): Rikias' secondary horn will be broken and it will have more scars on its face.
  • Head(3): The spikes on Rikias' frill will be broken or partially broken.
  • Head(4): The orb-like structures on its head will have scratches on it or be partially broken.
  • Front Legs: Either of Rikias' front legs will have their shells partially broken and its claws will have scratches on them.
  • Rear Legs: Either set of Rikias' rear legs will have their shells partially broken.
  • Back: Rikias' back will be partially broken open.

Shiny Drops

Material Items

  • Rikias can drop a Rikias Shell/Carapace/Cortex with the breaks on its front legs, its rear legs and the break on its back.
  • Rikias can drop a Rikias Claw/Claw+/Hardclaw with the breaks on its front legs.
  • Rikias can drop a Rikias Fang/Fang+/Hardfang with the first two breaks on its head.
  • Rikias can drop a Rikias Horn/Horn+/Grandhorn with the first two breaks on its head.
  • Rikias can drop a Rikias Spike/Spike+/Greatspike with the third break on its head.

Slinger Ammo

When Rikias receives a high damage impact, it can drop Thorn Pods for the hunter's slinger.

Equipment

Weapons

Initial

Rarity Name Attack Affinity Sharpness and Slots Element Description Purchase Cost/Forge Cost/Upgrade Cost
Great Sword Icon Yellow White Horn 705 -10% Green/Blue/Blue

0--

+10 Defense A white blade inspired by the horn of a Rikias, while also being forged with one. Its sharp edge can easily slice through monsters. None/13350z/8900z
Long Sword Icon Yellow Spiked Mountain 452 -10% Green/Blue/Blue

0--

+10 Defense A sharp long sword made with the large spikes from the frill of a Rikias which can cut through rocks and small monsters with ease. None/13350z/8900z
Sword and Shield Icon Yellow Hive Blade 208 -10% Green/Blue/Blue

0--

+10 Defense A blade made with the strong shells and teeth from a Rikias which allows the shield to easily protect its wielder and the blade to efficiently cut through many monsters. None/13350z/8900z
Lance Icon Yellow Great Authority 314 -10% Green/Blue/Blue

0--

+10 Defense A lance crafted with the frill and horn of a Rikias which gives it great power and a feeling of authority. It can easily impale small monsters while resisting hits from large monsters. None/13350z/8900z
Switch Axe Icon Yellow Rikias Hornsplitter 737 - Power -10% Green/Blue/Blue

0--

+10 Defense A switch axe made from Rikias materials which has immense power to it, said to be enough to split small monsters in half. None/13350z/8900z

Final

Rarity Name Attack Affinity Sharpness and Slots Element Description Purchase Cost/Forge Cost/Upgrade Cost
Great Sword Icon Orange Grand Hornblade 1155 -5% White/White/Purple

000

+25 Defense An immense blade made with the incredibly powerful and majestic horn of a Rikias. This blade is said to have enough power to cut through entire mountains. None/None/100000z
Long Sword Icon Orange Authority Blade "Hive" 728 0% White/White/Purple

000

+20 Defense A blade made with the powerful materials of a Rikias which makes it give off a great sense of authority. It's said that whoever wields this can take control of a hive's workers. None/None/100000z
Sword and Shield Icon Orange Armored Beetleblade 361 -10% White/White/Purple

00-

+20 Defense A sword and shield made out of the greatest Rikias materials which is made to resemble it. It grants both great offensive and defensive capabilities. None/None/100000z
Lance Icon Orange Hive Blacklance 635 0% White/White/Purple

0--

+30 Defense A lance crafted with several rare materials from a Rikias which gives it immense power. Even elder dragons are said to get pierced by this lance. None/None/100000z
Switch Axe Icon Orange Reinforced Mountainsplitter 1371 - Power 0% White/White/Purple

00-

+30 Defense A switch axe forged with the strongest materials of a Rikias which gives it great durability paired with immense force. Even mountains will fall to your might when wielding this weapon. None/None/100000z

Armor

Blademaster

Rarity Name Defense Slots Description Purchase Cost/Forge Cost
Helmet Icon Yellow Rikias Helm 26-76 0-- Head armor made with the strong head materials of a Rikias, giving it great durability and granting great protection. None/1720z
Chest Icon Yellow Rikias Mail 26-76 0-- Chest armor which is made with the tough shells and flexible hide of a Rikias. While it might seem heavy to wear, it gives a good range of movement. None/1720z
Arm Icon Yellow Rikias Braces 26-76 0-- Braces imbued with the power of a Rikias which are said to give the wearer great physical strength. None/1720z
Waist Icon Yellow Rikias Faulds 26-76 0-- Waist armor which is made with good Rikias materials which allows the wearer to be mobile while also defensive. None/1720z
Leg Icon Yellow Rikias Greaves 26-76 0-- Leg armor made with powerful Rikias materials which allows the wearer to traverse the rough mountainous terrain. None/1720z

Skills: Auto-Guard, Rock Steady, Ice Res -20

Gunner

Rarity Name Defense Slots Description Purchase Cost/Forge Cost
Helmet Icon Yellow Rikias Cap 13-38 0-- Head armor made from Rikias materials which allows the wearer to keep their cool and give necessary orders in tough situations. None/1720z
Helmet Icon Yellow Rikias Vest 13-38 0-- Armor designed with Rikias materials which gives great mobility to the wearer while also seemingly strengthening their leadership skills. None/1720z
Arm Icon Yellow Rikias Guards 13-38 0-- Armguards which are said to grant the wearer great physical strength, thanks to the materials from a Rikias it's made with. None/1720z
Waist Icon Yellow Rikias Coat 13-38 0-- Waist armor made with Rikias materials which are said to grant the wearer the power of the Rikias' hive. None/1720z
Leg Icon Yellow Rikias Leggings 13-38 0-- Leg armor crafted with materials from a Rikias which allows the wearer to even withstand the rough mountain terrain. None/1720z

Skills: Auto-Reload, Rock Steady, Ice Res -20

Carves

Low Rank

Icon Item Name Description Drop Rate Type
Carapace Icon Black Rikias Shell The strong and durable shell from a Rikias which allows it to withstand attacks from the enemies of its hive. 50% - 52% - 52% - 55% - 40% Body Carve - Wound Front Legs - Wound Rear Legs - Wound Back - Shiny Drop
Hide Icon Yellow Rikias Hide The soft hide from the underside of a Rikias which is still strong. The combined flexibility of the hide and durability of the shell makes for good armor. 45% Body Carve
Claw Icon White Rikias Claw A claw from the front leg of a Rikias which allows it to traverse the mountainous regions it inhabits with ease, but can also be used as an effective weapon. 40% - 50% - 35% Body Carve - Wound Front Legs - Shiny Drop
Fang Icon White Rikias Fang The fang from a Rikias which can cut through both plants and animals. This can be used as an effective knife. 37% - 40/42% - 30% Body Carve - Wound Head(1/2) - Shiny Drop
Horn Icon White Rikias Horn The large horn acquired from a Rikias which it uses to impale its enemy with great power. It can be used to craft powerful weapons. 33% - 38/45% - 27% Body Carve - Wound Head(1/2) - Shiny Drop
Horn Icon White Rikias Spike The large spike from a Rikias' frill which are strong and can be used as a deadly weapon, despite their position. 30% - 35% - 22% Body Carve - Wound Head(3) - Shiny Drop
Monster Parts Icon Black Rikias Frill The durable frill from a Rikias which holds up its large spikes, giving it a mighty yet beautiful appearance. 15% - 25% Body Carve - Wound Head(3)
Medicine Icon Blue Rikias Extract The weird substance from a Rikias which it shoots out as a blob with different smells. These different smells give the different orders to the workers of its hive. 10% Body Carve
Ball Icon Dark Green Rikias Gem One of several orb-like structures on the head of a Rikias which shines with brilliance. There's uncertainty over why it has these on its head. 2% - 5% Body Carve - Wound Head(4)

High Rank

Icon Item Name Description Drop Rate Type
Carapace Icon Black Rikias Carapace The very durable and thick shell from a Rikias which protects it against powerful opponents or dangerous situations in its habitats. 45% - 50% - 50% - 53% - 38% Body Carve - Wound Front Legs - Wound Rear Legs - Wound Back - Shiny Drop
Hide Icon Yellow Rikias Hide+ A very soft hide from a Rikias which many value as when combined with the Rikias' shells makes for excellent armor. 42% Body Carve
Claw Icon White Rikias Claw+ A sharp claw from the strong front leg of a Rikias which allows it to not only traverse its mountainous habitats with ease, but also take down opponents as easily. 38% - 45% - 33% Body Carve - Wound Front Legs - Shiny Drop
Fang Icon White Rikias Fang+ A sharp, all-purpose fang from a Rikias which can cut through all kinds of food. It can be used as a strong material for weapons. 35% - 38/40% - 25% Body Carve - Wound Head(1/2) - Shiny Drop
Horn Icon White Rikias Horn+ The powerful horn acquired from a Rikias which it uses to easily impale its enemies by charging at high speeds. It can be used for powerful equipment. 30% - 35/40% - 25% Body Carve - Wound Head(1/2) - Shiny Drop
Horn Icon White Rikias Spike+ The powerful spike acquired from a Rikias which can be used in a similar manner to the horn, impaling its opponents. These can also be used for excellent equipment. 27% - 33% - 20% Body Carve - Wound Head(3) - Shiny Drop
Eye Icon Dark Green Rikias Eye+ The shining eye from a Rikias which is a beautiful color. Many, however, find it looks disgusting due to its weird appearance. 25% Body Carve
Monster Parts Icon Black Rikias Frill+ The massive, durable frill from a Rikias which houses its massive spikes which can be used as a deadly weapon, while the frill protects them from breaking. 18% - 30% Body Carve - Wound Head(3)
Medicine Icon Blue Rikias Concentrate A potent substance from a Rikias which is released as a weird blob with different scents. This is used to give orders to a large amount of Seltias workers. 12% Body Carve
Ball Icon Dark Green Rikias Emerald An orb-like structure from the head of a Rikias which shines with incredible brilliance, similar to a beautiful gem. 3% - 8% Body Carve - Wound Head(4)

G-Rank

Icon Item Name Description Drop Rate Type
Carapace Icon Black Rikias Cortex The incredibly durable and thick shell from a Rikias which gives it the protection it needs to fight off any threat to its hive. 45% - 50% - 50% - 53% - 38% Body Carve - Wound Front Legs - Wound Rear Legs - Wound Back - Shiny Drop
Hide Icon Yellow Rikias Piel The incredibly soft yet durable hide from a Rikias which when combined with the cortex makes for excellent armor. 42% Body Carve
Claw Icon White Rikias Hardclaw The incredibly sharp and durable claw from a Rikias which not only allows it to traverse even the roughest terrain, but also to cut right through opponents. 38% - 45% - 33% Body Carve - Wound Front Legs - Shiny Drop
Fang Icon White Rikias Hardfang The sharpest fang from a Rikias which can effortlessly cut through all kinds of food. Whenever used in a weapon, even the toughest shells will be sliced. 35% - 38/40% - 25% Body Carve - Wound Head(1/2) - Shiny Drop
Horn Icon White Rikias Grandhorn The immense horn from a Rikias which is said to be not only capable of piercing through large monsters effortlessly, but also capable of piercing through the mountains it inhabits. 30% - 35/40% - 25% Body Carve - Wound Head(1/2) - Shiny Drop
Horn Icon White Rikias Greatspike The immense spike from a Rikias' frill which can pierce right through opponents and also gives it a sense of beauty, but can also be used for immense equipment. 27% - 33% - 20% Body Carve - Wound Head(3) - Shiny Drop
Eye Icon Dark Green Rikias Compoundeye The brilliant yet weird eye from a Rikias which has a large amount of controversy about it, many find it beautiful, but others find it disgusting. Still, it's a valuable component for equipment. 25% Body Carve
Monster Parts Icon Black Rikias Crown The grand frill from a Rikias which is incredibly strong and durable and houses its immense spikes. It gives it a feeling of authority and might. 18% - 30% Body Carve - Wound Head(3)
Medicine Icon Blue Rikias Concentrate A potent substance from a Rikias which is released as a weird blob with different scents. This is used to give orders to a large amount of Seltias workers. 12% Body Carve
Ball Icon Green Rikias Hivemerald An incredibly rare gem found on an old and experienced Rikias individual which has authority over large amounts of workers. 3% - 8% Body Carve - Wound Head(4)

Quests

WIP

Notes

  • Whenever Rikias is tired it will either find some plants or a carcass and eat from it to regain Stamina.
  • Rikias can be staggered for an extended period of time through the usage of Sonic Bombs or Screamer Pods.

Trivia

  • Rikias' concept was a bug which resembled a Styracosaurus.
  • The monster itself was thought of by Setheo and all the information was made by Dinoman0310.