[Cosmosdex] The Fictional Encyclopedia



Story Parasites

“And as the young aftik jumped out of her bed, out of the closet came the SKELETAL SPIRIT!” — An apidee telling a campfire story

Art by, Mel

  • Strength-1
  • Intelligence-3
  • Charisma-1
  • Endurance-2
  • Agility-7
  • Luck-5

Danger Level: Low

Likes: Stories, Fear, Fire
Dislikes: Skeptics, Bright light, Heart attacks

Attack Method: Since castrignises don't exactly exist corporeally, they don't usually need to fight back. They manipulate any storytellers they affect into keeping them from harm.

Environment: Anywhere stories are told
Lifespan: 25 years
Height: 6 ft
Diet: Fear

Rarity: Rare

Original Creator: Babybowser101 and aC
Physical Description

Castrignises are most often described as cloaked humanoid figures covered in shadow. Their most prominent and recurring feature between storytellers is their large toothy grin and excited expression. Their faces are pitch-black with bright eyes. They have long and slender arms with 3-fingered claws. They rarely use these limbs. Apart from this, details vary. Most castrignises are dark-colored, but some can be lighter shades of red or blue.

But the above info isn't true. In fact the above info is that of a castrignis that appears in a story. Castrignises don't have a body. Their real physical form is in fact a mass of invisible gas.


In order to feed a castrignis must find a host that is about to tell a story. They then form themselves by affecting their host's mind and forcing the host to include them in any story that is being told. These stories are usually scary, so the castrignis can feed on the fear of those the story was told to. They try to avoid making their stories too scary, however, as heart attacks would mean their food source would be gone. Castrignises are attracted to fire, as they have a natural impulse to go near it in case of campfire stories. This can be their downfall, as bright lights can majorly harm them.






• Storytellers give the castrignises many different names, like cloakies, shadowmen, freakheads, grinners, and skullghosts.

• Castrignises can be killed by shining a blinding light at their invisible gaseous physical forms. This is a bit tough, due to them being colorless. Heat will also kill them.

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