This unusual ectosaur's own slime is saturated with a liophilic alkaloid similar to toxic secretions found in many naturally occurring amphibians. While physical contact or ingestion is generally harmless, the creature's own respiratory system is capable of atomizing its slime into copious amounts of a heavy, oily red fog, continued inhalation of which may induce delirium, convulsions, internal bleeding and vomiting.
A Vaporgeist may feed on any tiny insects, organic fluids and detritus it can slurp through its oral tubes, but specifically craves freshly expelled bowel and stomach contents "seasoned" by its poison.
The Vaporgeist can produce a melodious tooting or piercing whistle from its branching esophagus.
In its viscous form, the Vaporgeist's slime is cherry red, sticky, warm, odorless and tasteless.
A Vaporgeist prefers to haunt an artificial structure with only a small number of regular occupants, and typically induces scattered, seemingly random bouts of illness with nearly imperceptible but steady air contamination. Only if immediately threatened does the monster spew forth a blindingly thick, crimson fog that may cover up to two thousand cubic feet per minute. If cornered or sufficiently damaged, the Vaporgeist can pressurize its remaining slime and explode into a dangerously concentrated toxic cloud.
RED FOG: the Vaporgeist's breath can induce extreme nausea and confusion.
MIASMA SHROUD: the monster can emit enough of its poisonous fog to reduce visibility and mask its presence.
POOF: the monster can detonate itself in a deadlier toxic blast.
Contents copyright Jonathan Wojcik