GOBBLEGEIST




CLASS: ECTOSAUR

With its uncommonly strong teeth and jaws, the Gobblegeist can and will devour any substance with ease.

PARABIOLOGY:

Despite a relatively average size, the bite force of the Gobblegeist exceeds that of even the largest of all Ectosaurs and a majority of other known monsters, allowing it to chomp smoothly through wood, bone, stone and metal, all of which make equally appetizing meals to the creature. With a relatively small digestive system, however, the Gobblegeist wastes the vast majority of what it ingests, allowing most matter to pass through its ethereal membranes.

A Gobblegeist moves slowly and awkwardly via a tadpole-like wriggling, but its strong, elastic tongue can spring from its maw to snatch up choice morsels from several feet away.

Unusually, the Gobblegeist's most favored prey are its fellow Ectosaurs, usually unpalatable to their own kind. Unique enzymes in the Gobblegeist's slime appear to be extremely caustic to other Ectosaur species, which flee in aimless panic at the first sign of the creature.

SLIME SECRETION:

Gobblegeist slime is of average viscosity with a subtly citric fragrance. The slime is typically a vivid yellow, though the monsters are known to come in rare color variations with secretions to match. On contact with other Ectosaurs, the slime begins to bubble and foam, producing a sweet-smelling gas as it breaks down Ectosaur paratissues.

HAUNTING ACTIVITIES:

A Gobblegeist prefers to lurk deep underground, greedily eating through the substrata in meandering patterns. It can easily detect foreign movement within these tunnels, and may excavate hidden pitfalls into its labyrinthine domain.






TACTICAL MECHANISMS:


CRUNCH: the Gobblegeist can bite through almost any solid matter.

TONGUE LASH: the Gobblegeist can use its long, sticky, muscular tongue to drag prey into its waiting jaws.

ECTOVOROUS: Gobblegeist slime acts as a powerful acid against other Ectosaurs, allowing it to freely prey upon them.









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