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Sincewela

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Eww…take a look at that nasty beast!

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The Sincewela is an obviously strange creature, a thick and ropey mass of crimson cilia and several large prehensile tentacles. They are highly mobile, able to climb and cling to nearly any surface via a sticky secretion generated by the red cilia. The tentacles are tool using limbs, and can wield one handed weapons with ease, they can also be used to make physical attacks

the_heck.jpg|left|The Sincewela]

Their mode of sensory perception has yet to be discovered, but the Sincewela is able to penetrate all illusion based magics, as well as foil all invisibility spells and magic items. In truth, the Sincewela uses several senses, the most notable being a biolelectric sense akin to a shark. The second is a motion and vibration sense that is something between touch and hearing. The third sense is a nearly supernatural sense of smell, Sincewela can detect and sort out pheromones, allowing it to sniff out gender and race with ease. These senses, not possessed by the average race, cannot be replicated with normal magic.

As a constructed being, the Sincewela have no known means of reproduction, though they do have an interest in females of the species. This is a general desire to be in closer proximity to females than males since the Sincewela thinks females have more interesting and variegated pheromones.

Additional Information
Created decades ago by the Alchemist Chemish III, the Sincewela have served as his pets and body guards. Since each one ranges from the size of a small dog to the impressive size of a horse, he has ample companionship and protection. The smaller specimens serve as laboratory assistants, while the larger ones spend their time hiding from natives and feeding.

Chemish had no desire to create a monster, so the Sincewela sustain themselves on absorbed pheromones, nutrients absorbed through the air and by rainfall. They have a decided weakness in that they must remain moist at all times or their vitality rapidly decreases until they perish. Salt and other finely ground abrasive compounds are effacious at wounding the Sincewela and will ward them away quite well. Another factor in their creation is that they are for the most part very shy. If a person is not threatening, they will evade and hide, rather than pursue.

Folk Stories
The locals have gotten glimpses of the Sincewela, but all of the ones officially seen have been the diminutive lab assistants. A few locals, youths and laze about drunkards have seen the mature 1000 pound specimens, though no one believes them on the matter. They have names like ‘Old Swampy’ the kraken that supposedly lives in the local bog, or ‘Big Red’ the ghost of the Pine barrens, that sort of thing.



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Voted Murometz
July 20, 2006, 12:37
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Since-We-La...hehe :D

Leave it to Scras. Thanks for taking up the challenge. this kinda reminds me of a flumph, but better! I particularly like their shyness and need for moisture.

"What the Heck is that?!"
Voted Cheka Man
July 20, 2006, 12:39
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Nice.Monsters that don't eat humans. 5/5
Voted Pariah
July 20, 2006, 20:57
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Speaking of the spells don't give normal species these kinda senses sentence. What if they did, that'd totally dissabilitate someone without hurting them at all.
Scrasamax
July 21, 2006, 9:21
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I had to read that comment several times before it really made any sort of sense. Now my head hurts, but I will persivere to answer. The three sense modes possessed by the Sincewela are not normal senses possessed by humans. Humans cannot percieve electric fields, but I suppose that there could be a spell to grant a person said ability and it would likely function to something like aura perception with an audible function. Not much of a hinderance. The second ability, the motive sense comes from the cilia that makes up roughly 1/2 of their body mass. If a spell replicated this ability, it be akin to having the ability to listen to sound with every hair on your body. Loud noises can startle Sincewela, but are not terribly disorienting. The final sense would give a human a superior sense of smell, letting them smell things and rather than wrinkle a nose at a pile of trash, they would be able to sniff out what was in it. they could track people quite easily, such like that.

Now a thing to mention, a spell that would grant these powers on a human does not automatically imply intuitive use of said powers. A subject would be disoriented until they adjusted to the new sensory input and learned how to sort and handle the new information.
Murometz
May 14, 2007, 22:22
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wow, thats a bizarre two sentences Pariah :D
Scrasamax
July 21, 2006, 9:37
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Updated: Well, I've attempted to add the lifeform challenge pic and I am now officially stupid.
MoonHunter
July 21, 2006, 9:42
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Don't feel bad. I can't make it work either.
Strolen
July 21, 2006, 17:14
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Programmer error that I don't think I will be able to fix.

To make it work, download the picture and upload it yourself to somewhere. The gallery saves each picture in *your* folder so for me to link it, it has to be your own picture.

Sorry.
Voted MoonHunter
July 21, 2006, 9:50
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I could of sworn I had commented upon the critter. My bad.

The write up is interesting, as is the subject matter. It is not your normal slavering critter. I like that about it.

If something happened to the wizard, the critters might respond in odd ways. What happens if he is delerious, do they follow his fevered telepathic orders? If he gets grumpy over some protracted abdominal pain, do their moods sour?

If death happens to the wizards, their race is now in peril. Will they go suicidal and end themselves? Will they keep following their last order blindly? Perhaps some other magichena (like The Stayers - a type of Gargoyle ) might rescue them... teaching there methods of magically reproducing.
Voted CaptainPenguin
July 22, 2006, 16:30
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Reminds me of the "monster carpet" thing from the end of "Man of Gold"... Pretty interesting.
Voted valadaar
June 2, 2014, 12:14
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Weird critter but appealing.


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