It is hard to believe that something of this size will not be eventually noticed by its host - if nothing else, it would undermine its health, so it is more likely to succumb to one disease or another. But I agree, it is suitably icky. Go to Comment
Nice and icky. I can image that a swarm of sieka would be the literal death of a great host of animals and humans when they burst forth. For some odd reason I cannot shake the idea of someone eating a smoked or fried adult sieka with a bit of horseradish for flavor. Go to Comment
You'll have to excuse Scrasamax, Strolen. He doesnt know the first thing about Sieka-eating! Its always chutney, preferable fruit, never horseradish. Strong condiments take the Sieka's sublime taste away.
For some odd reason, these bugs remind me of 70's porn icon, Seka.
Okay, now for something half-way useful...I can see a variant Sieka bug.
Once the golf-ball sized egg forms, the body immediately begins the process of expelling the invader. Soon, the victim, will begin to poop golf-balls, which, once left on the ground to their own devices, continue growing to Ostrich egg size, having stored enough blood and nutrients inside its shell.
Trolls find these expunged, golf-ball morsels the absolute height of delicacy! They will even follow adventurers around from a safe distance, awaiting the inevitable 'passing' of the Sieka bugs. In fact, one particular group of trolls, the Trolls of Gory Pass, have taken to collecting sieka bugs and letting them "loose" on unsuspecting adventurers, who have hunkered down for the night, around a campfire, in the Gory Pass territory. The first clue that may alert perceptive PCs, is that the trolls never seem to attack, but hide out, awaiting the adventurers dinner hour, and growing more and more excited, as they watch PCs take turns excusing themselves to head for the bushes. *
* Sieka bugs never seem to invade the trolls themelves, something about the trolls' anatomy turns off the Sieka bug. Instead, the wretched, gangly beings have to resort to waiting for passers by to get infected, then poop.
okay, maybe I should have just voted and not commented :P Go to Comment