CLASS: DEVIL BIRD
The smallest of the devil-birds, Lust are mental parasites which invade the minds of other creatures to establish a permanent telepathic link and "steal" physical and emotional sensations from the host. Demanding ever greater levels of sensory input, Lust drive their victims to increasingly extreme acts until rendered numb and usually insane. It is this sensory drain that allows the devil-bird to imprint its offspring with the same psychic properties, though few of these frail creatures ever make it to maturity.
The host of a Lust will perceive the creature only as its personal ideal of beauty. Lust inflate their brilliant red external hearts to produce a beautiful fluting cry, which victims interpret as speech. They are able to fly without any flapping motion, but emit a humming sound as they bob weightlessly through the air.
Contents copyright Jonathan Wojcik