[Cosmosdex] The Universal Encyclopedia

[Cosmosdex]

Out into the wilds of the universe.....

The faunadex contains all the info you need to know about any fauna you might see out in the universe, including info about what they look like, where they tend to live, and how likely they are to eat all your crew members.

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Lorilal

Lorilals usually stay away from other creatures and mind their own business, even giving space from other lorilals except with close family members. They birth their own pups live, usually having three to four at a time. When newly born they are safe to handle as their spikes are soft and flexible, a feature that changes as they age.

Lucigris

Lucigres are very anti-technology, and will actively hunt out any nearby sources of electricity. From this, they can discharge some stored electricity from their fur to damage the technology. Ships are advised to land far away from known lucigris grounds, as the shocks to the electrical systems could render it unoperable in times where having a working ship would really be helpful. Other than that, they enjoy lying around, bathing in the sun, sleeping, and disembowling smaller creatures that bother them like an asshole.

Lux Wisp

Lux wisps are are friendly, and affectionate creatures that spend most of their time floating about and being vaguely cheerful about it. They're drawn by "positivity" and seem to have a sense for where large groups of positively inclined beings can be found. For this reason they often congregate to places where people are having a good time, appearing during festivals, parties, and the like.

Magneto-Horzz

A magneto-horzz doesn't act significantly different from a typical horse. They enjoy galloping, eating, mating, all that good stuff. They tend to be more prideful and stubborn than most horses, but as a consequence make all the more loyal companions.

Mailtic

Mailtics are a parasite that attaches to any organic creature to suck its blood. If the mailtic ever sees its host handle an envelope, it will remember its location and lay eggs inside of it and any other envelopes it can find while the host is asleep and then reattach itself.

Mallon

One of the most distinctive aspects of mallon behavior is how friendly they are, including to strangers but especially to their owners. A mallon will almost never show aggressive behavior unless it or its owner is currently being threatened, and after the threat passes it will immediately go back to a docile, sweet state as if nothing had happened. While most animals require some time to get used to a new owner, a mallon does not, and will instead immediately show affection; a complete stranger could stick their hand into a pen of baby mallons only for all the babies to waddle over and begin nuzzling them rather than being afraid or trying to hide. This is by no means a behavior restricted to babies; no matter how old a mallon is, it will always greet people with love in its heart.

Manieface

Being a bio-machine, the actions of the manieface are often non-notable. Found typically laying in place, even when freed from their bonds, they will not move until starved of food or electrocuted. Due to a lack of action, the fauna will only come in contact with handlers at the start of its life to hang it up and be removed and disposed of at death. Only the wild variations which have escaped by accident show any deviation from this behavior.

Marmic

When marmics are first born, they are completely mute. As they grow and pick up phrases and sentences from around them, they start to form a particular phrase or sentence that they like. This is what they will say for the rest of their lives. They do not know what they are saying, and as such most of them just say a random string of words. Sometimes, if only kept around animals and the like, marmics will instead make a sound that is a combination of multiple other animals.

Meg

Meg spend most of their time looking for food or water. They attempt to attract swarms of insects to their bush by producing attractive apple-looking "fruit" with an egg white interior that's simply irresistible to pollinating fauna of their home planet. They reproduce by laying eggs which are filled with milk. When the hard-yolk at the bottom of the egg absorbs enough milk to grow into a baby meg it will hatch.

Monike

During an encounter, monikes are not considered physical threats. Instead, the danger lies in the opponent's psyche. They are defensive capture creatures that specialize in survival, support, and status effects. Given the right training, a fanned monike is able to mesmerize through dance, similar to a hypnotist's watch. These dances are given such names as "scary face," "glare," and "confusion" and either gives the monike and its owner enough time to escape or incapacitates the target long enough for another capture creature to take charge and attack.

Morblod

The morblod has no true personality outside of what the observer assigns. Most people who try to do so determine it to be a hardy and patient animal, or one too stubborn to let nature's evolutionary processes kill it off. Despite the seemingly herd animal nature of the morblod they do not care for their young and barely react to a member of the group being attacked.

Mormite

Mormites are usually very excitable and love company. They show this excitement by bouncing up and down near the object of excitement. They congregate in huge packs and love to carry things on their backs.

Motx

Motxs prefer to live in areas of darkness to lower the chance of their nests being detected by predators and therefore are aggressive towards light sources. They will attempt to attack said light sources if possible. If a motx is hatched and raised in the light, it ends up being less aggressive to light sources, though will still investigate some light sources in dark areas, such as a streetlamp on at night.

Mycat

Although owners usually treat mycats as a separate non cat animal, mycat will always act like a normal cat. Mycats however, have extremely parasitic tendencies, changing owners when the previous one begins to lose interest or food. This, combined with the power to deceive the people around them has turned them into a lethal weapon and an exotic pet for rich people.

Mystal

The mystal are fierce animals, quick to bear fangs, with a tendency for seclusion. They typically reside in swampy areas, feeding on plants and occasionally a smaller fauna that is unlucky enough to be caught in their midst. In recent years though, the domestication of them has been popular amongst the fortune-telling and scamming crowd. With mystal being seen as akin to crystal balls, their mists have gained the colloquial term of being "prophecy induing", which is a nice way of saying a purified assault on the mind.

Nichtendrakk

Nichtendrakk are consummate hunters of the night. Sleeping during the day unless roused by some cause, they take wing in the midnight air swooping down against lesser creatures that might suppose themselves midnight predators, and unsuspecting nighttime strollers. Nichtendrakk tend to ornery and posses a malicious streak, which compels them to toy with prey before finally killing it.

Notzel

Notzels are generally fairly docile breed, commonly assigned to particularly oblivious U-classes and as an R-class companion. Notzels are also occasionally released into The Woods for young Z-classes to capture as starters. Notzels are known hoarders, and often like to find a single, secluded spot to stash their hoards. Notails who are aware that their capture creature is, in fact, a notzel will often be able to sneak semi-valuable items away to trade with other notails.

Noxichos

Noxichos are cave-dwelling insects that survive on moisture and are attracted to noise. Noxichos have evolved special hairs that will vibrate and repeat the last sound they've heard. This is likely designed to scare away animals by repeating their own growls and roars, although they aren't very effective at this.

Numbskull

Hardworking, loyal, and well-behaved; You'll never find a fauna better suited for work! Numbskulls are a rather happy bunch, finding joy in helping their owners out with any physical labor they might need help with. Numbskulls are great at following simple orders though they struggle with very complicated ones, technical machines and with being asked confusing questions.

Ogomi

Ogomi are usually rather playful and will play with each other quite often. If someone has befriended an ogomi they will usually be pestered to spend time and attend to their ogomi's active nature. Ogomi will become much less attentive and alert when they are playing, and as such, this is usually the time when predators take to attack the ogomi. When the ogomi become startled though they will instinctively "unfold" themselves to attempt and hide.