PATHOCARY - The Detoxifying 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.

BIOLOGY: A Pathocary spends much of its free time foraging for "ingredients;" organic or synthetic chemicals it can internally refine and recombine into more practical compounds including anaesthetics, psychotropics, antibiotics and more, which it may dispense as liquid from the prehensile tip of its cap or even an airborne powder from its spongy brim.


The peaceful, easygoing Pathocary prefers intellectual pursuits to most physical activity, endlessly researching, testing and observing the biological and chemical sciences to further its efficiency. It tends to be particularly fascinated by plant life, bacteria and most of all fungi, from which it derives many of its essential raw materials.


Though it personally refuses to engage in physical violence, the Pathocary thrills in an opportunity to test its experimental concoctions, making it a valuable if at times unpredictable field medic.


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

EMERGENCY MEDICINE: the Pathocary can deliver regenerative chemicals and remedy various ailments through its many secretions.



Contents copyright Jonathan Wojcik

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