CONCEPT BY BIG BEE
A variation of the Flysore, the Waxfortress is symbiotic with a unique species of carrion bee known to produce a bitter "honey" from proteins and fats. It is shielded by a large and surprisingly strong wax shell housing thousands of the stinging Hymenoptera, exposing only a single eye-sack when necessary to release a defensive swarm.
Unlike the typical Flysore, this mutation prefers to build a towering pile of old bones and dried corpses, and deliberately cultivates a mutual arrangement with other local flesh-eaters, employing its bees to regulate fair use of carrion among the community. It takes pride in what it sees as an almost sacred duty to protect "weaker" creatures, which it defines as any creature not in symbiosis with bees.
WAXY SHELL: possesses a thick, strong shell of dense beeswax.
CARRION BEES: the monster can control a swarm of several thousand insects with venomous stings and powerful, flesh-cutting jaws.
Contents copyright Jonathan Wojcik