When the rat pods exhaust what food is available they are likely to swarm. And another thing to consider is that there is a cost for their mobility, they have a short lifespan as seeds. While a regular seed can survive dormant for a long time, rat tree seeds can only survive for a few weeks at the most before perishing.
And things that eat seeds are definitely going to be going after these running nuggets. Go to Comment
Odd and flavorful piece of flora! I like the fact that it has "weed-like" properties, ravaging the terrain, to ensure its own proliferation. Perfect trait for these, "vermin of the plant world" to have.
Short but sweet. I was expecting a sort of weed, but not that the rat-fruits would act as real rats. But I suppose in terms of biology a plant that gets rid of its competitors and even eats them makes some sense. Is the seeds their primary source of nutrition? What happens when all the other trees and plant-life are gone?
This also seems like a total global plague able to swallow up entire ecosystems, especially since these rats are made of wood and could in theory float across oceans. Go to Comment
Ah, classic horror. I love the buildup and descriptions you provide without giving in to excessive (and unnecessary) detail. That makes this more usable in-general, even outside the Cosmic Era. Go to Comment
Just incredible really! I'd give a 4.5 to just the Houri (perfectly named!) alone! The whole thing is a mad-house of mind-bending horror. This was my first read of the day, and blew me away. Tagline for this as a module, should be..."Welcome to Midwich. Do NOT go to Midwich"
It's just beautifully horrific really. There is some exquisite detail in the description of these creatures and the, origins of each is genius. I be the first to admit I'm not the biggest fan of horror, but dammed if I don't know what good horror looks like. Kudos! Go to Comment
They would have to rely on the big, oblivious creatures, as humans would have to be dead asleep, paralysed or tied up not to fight back against these monsters! I imagine corking one of these with a club would be good sport :)
Or if they are Japanese Hornet agile,then that swamp can just adventure itself, thank you very much.