Twas the age of the three patriarchs: Dutrus Ectus and Spiralius
Among these patriarchs Ectus was the most vicious
With his great mouth he ripped through his enemies
He raided the sons of Isomeres and the sponges
He built a great complex mouth, and he molted his skin and mouth periodically, he shed his cilia and used amoebae as sperm
And he stripped his coelom to the basics. Removed unnecessary scaffolding.
So his organs floated freely in his pseudocoelom
Ectus specialized in burrowing and eating sediment dwelling organisms with its teeth. Became the first predator of the sons of Dutrus and Spiralius
In his viciousness Ectus begat a horde of worms who conquered the world
Ectus begat Ishmael and Isaac
Ishmael held fast to the traditions of his father, while Isaac was an innovator
The firstborn line of Ishmael held fast to the traditions of Ectus. Priapus son of Ishmael became patriarch of the Priapulids who live deep in the oceans to this day, in lands like the ancient Ediacaran lands of hydrogen sulfide and without oxygen
Draco brother of Priapus became the patriarch of the mud dragons: Horrific monsters who live in the muds everywhere
Isaac bore Nematus and Rhineheart
Nematus was an agile nomad. He bore two sons: Nematus II and Gordy
Nematus and Gordy both were prodigal sons
Both became parasites, but in age Nematus rejected that lifestyle and took the lifestyle of his father. He became the ancestor of the many great worms. 80% of animals are his descendants.
Gordy became the ancestor of the Gordian worms. Horrific parasites living in the bodies of their brothers
Rhineheart begat Lobopus and Loricus
Loricus built for himself a thick suit of armor. He married Siri and his sons live deep in the mysterious depths of the sea. For a 500 million years we thought them dead, only in the year of 1983 were they rediscovered
Lobopus married Panar
Lobopus built feet for himself extending from his body, and eyes. He reinforced his coelom
And so his great city could walk
This changed everything. No longer would the sons of Cambrius be limited to petty fishing. They could finally challenge the sons of Ctenofer and the sons of Cnider.
The sons of Lobopus multiplied across the Earth and took upon themselves myriad forms. Their conquest seemed inevitable
His sons rule the world today in three clans, the clan of Ursus
The clan of Velvetclaw
And greatest of all the clan of Arthropus
But in this age they had no divisions into tribes. They were all united as sons of Lobopus and daughters of Panar.