SCUTTLEGEIST




CLASS: ECTOSAUR

One of the most common Ectosaurs, the Scuttlegeist is a speedy, darkness-loving omnivore.

PARABIOLOGY:

Though capable of levitation by the same unknown mechanism as all Ectosaurs, the Scuttlegeist can locomote at far greater speeds by grasping surfaces with its many talons and pulling itself forward in an arthropod-like fashion.

The Scuttlegeist's teeth operate much like the incisors of a rodent, enabling it to gnaw materials as tough as wood, lead or soft stone. It will consume virtually any organic and some inorganic materials, with a preference for bone. Though it cannot consume it, it enjoys gnawing any metal that yields to its teeth.

SLIME SECRETION:

Scuttlegeist slime is vividly pink, hazardously slippery and smells strongly of burnt plastic.

HAUNTING ACTIVITIES:

A Scuttlegeist is highly attracted to small objects, especially metallic in nature, and will steal almost anything it can stash in the small holes it excavates with its jaws. Its tendency to leave other objects in place of those it pilfers may be mistaken for a well-intentioned "trade," but its aim is seemingly more to taunt and unnerve its targets.

A Scuttlegeist emits a high-pitched, grating chittering when excited, and is particularly excited by new objects to steal, the sight of other creatures slipping in its secretions, and negative reactions to the sound of its chittering.


TACTICAL MECHANISMS:


LAND SPEED: the Scuttlegeist can scurry at blinding velocity.

GNASH: the monster's teeth can rapidly gnaw their way through most materials.

SLIME: Scuttlegeist slime has a lubricating, oily consistency and may be used to loosen mechanical components or set up a dangerous "slick trap."









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