INFECTCHA - The Probiotic Demishade


   Like the mysterious Shades who toil in Mortasheen city's inner workings, the Demishades consist mostly of a crystalloid skeleton and organs suspended in an energy-absorbing fluid matrix, resembling beings of pitch darkness outside of their protective biofiber skins.


Unlike other Demishades, the Infectcha's thick, glutinous inner matrix is organized into a microscopic honeycomb of hollow cell-like structures which can envelope, protect and organize such organic particles as microbial spores, bacteria, viruses and protozoa, even precisely controlling the temperature and moisture level within every individual cell.

A natural expert on medical matters, an Infectcha can transport any combination of collecting biosamples to the microfine tip of its powerful talon as needed, injecting other creatures with a concoction of biota personally tailored to the physiology of the subject and needs of the situation.


An Infectcha is a quiet and dignified Demishade, taking itself and its duties seriously. It can grow annoyed by those who underestimate the power and importance of microbial life, and it tends to hold multicellular life in somewhat lower regard.


Infectcha exist to collect, preserve and even redistribute valuable microbiota, tending like gardeners to Mortasheen's bacterial mats or transporting infusions of protozoa between its aquatic environments as needed. They are otherwise useful both in biological combat tactics and as medical personnel, though their bedside manner is notoriously poor. They are obviously quite useful in conjunction with such monsters as plaguemen and the Fectoid class.


QUASIBIOLOGICAL: the Infectcha's mix of organic and inorganic components renders it highly resistant to extreme environments and many microbial or chemical weapons.

GERM VAULT: the Infectcha is a mobile archive of microscopic organisms, which it can unleash for a variety of purposes.

INJECTION CLAW: the Infectcha's single terminal claw can inject its biological samples directly into a living subject.



Contents copyright Jonathan Wojcik

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