MICROFORM: A Foulmonella's microbial stage usually reproduces in waterlogged carrion or beached sea life, but infection of a living host may occur as a defensive maneuver. Victims suffer from a constant epidermal secretion of encumberingly slippery, oily and malodorous mucus, colloquially referred to as "the fish sweat," rapidly dehydrating as their bodily fluids are expelled in the copious ooze. This process is accompanied by increasing fatigue and loss of motivation or any strong emotion, hosts desiring little more than to eat, sleep, and wallow in the same conditions favored by the Foulmonella.
REPRODUCTION: Ejected in the slime secretion of a living or dead host body, microbial Foulmonella assemble themselves into many juvenile macroforms, which must feed and grow for several weeks before they are capable of breaking back down into microforms.
PERSONALITY: In stark contrast to their psychological effect on most carriers, macroscopic Foulmonella are carefree and playful creatures, frolicking happily in bodies ofputrid enough liquid and imploring others to join in their frivolous games, unconcerned that "new friends" may wear down quickly. It does, after all, frequently result in even more friends than ever before.
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