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Glow Leach

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A life form that emits bright light while feeding.

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The Glow Leach is a creature that looks more like a cockroach shell than a leech. It has a hard, smooth shell of a translucent black color when dormant. This shell can be handled safely with no danger. The Glow Leach becomes active when the concave part of the shell is pressed against a living creature.

While dormant, the Glow Leach usually has small lights, fainter than embers, closer to starlights, playing under its shell\‘s surface. It uses these lights to communicate with other Glow Leeches. They are social creatures, and if a Glow Leach is seperated from other Glow Leaches for more than 5 days, it will sicken and die.

They reproduce when they encounter another life form. If the Glow Leach\‘s concave surface, it\‘s \‘mouth\’ is placed on a living creature, it will begin to draw the creature\‘s life force from it to begin to reproduce. While feeding, the Glow Leech emits a bright light that attracts other Glow Leeches. No other known light, magical or natural will attract Glow Leeches. For every extra Glow Leech that joins with the first feeder, the number of motes increases expodentially.

That means only 1 glow leech will produce 2^1 leeches, 2 will produce 2^2 or 4 leeches, 3 will make 2^3 or eight leeches and so on.

The motes act more like spores and are cast off as the conflaguration of Glow Leeches finishes consuming the life force of the creature. The original Glow Leeches are destroyed in this reproduction. The motes float down, glowing like falling embers, and take root and begin to form a new shell. Motes mature into Glow Leeches after 3 months.

Magical Properties:

Glows as bright as sunlight for the radius of a torch. If a creature is harmed by naturally made light, rather than the usual \‘pure\’ sunlight, this light will harm said creature.



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Voted MoonHunter
November 6, 2005, 19:22
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Not my favorite Agar post
Voted Zylithan
November 16, 2005, 22:28
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I assume the host/victim is harmed somewhat while being fed upon? How do these creatures move on their own? Could you explain more what you mean by they are social?
Voted valadaar
January 23, 2007, 19:42
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I think glowing would be a problem since it would be much easier to detect and remove them.

This one needs a lot of work!
Voted Murometz
November 5, 2014, 13:45
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How about leeches that make the victim glow instead, after the leech enzymes mingle with the blood. All of the swamp's deadly creatures just wait to spot the glowing adventurers.


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Mesnoi

       By: Murometz

The food that eats you back.

Creatures of nightmare, the thankfully rare Mesnoi have unique form and attributes. Only one Mesnoi at a time will ever be "encountered".

In appearance, a Mesnoi resembles a walnut-sized chunk of freshly-roasted red meat from some uncertain yet familiar, edible animal. The insidious creature camouflages itself quite appropriately whenever it can, by slowly making its way amidst feast tables and trays of roasted meats.

Once eaten by the unsuspecting, the Mesnoi sinks down to the stomach, reforming if chewed, and begins to lap up the gastric fluids, digestive juices, and bile that it craves, like a sponge.

The Mesnoi carrier will experience mild to severe stomach pains during this time.

After a few hours of this (this is the only time that the Mesnoi can be purged with magic, or other mundane means), the Mesnoi transforms into its true form inside its victim, that of a miniature, once more walnut-sized, pot-bellied, devil-horned, snake-tailed imp. This horrid little creature then begins to chew and eat its way out of the victim from the inside out with its tiny, razor-sharp teeth, like a rat forced to do so via torture.

The victim almost always dies a slow, agonizing death. That much is certain. The devilish imp then exits its victim and begins its seventy two hour existence of mischief and malevolence, until it once more turns back into a hunk of roasted meat with the movement capabilities of a snail.

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