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Invisible Worm
         

Star-Filled Rods

Invisible Worm
“I can confirm, worm blood does not taste like liquid stars.” — Gypzerda Peterson

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

Danger Level: Low
Likes: Drifting, Eating
Dislikes: Being touched, Getting caught in ship engines

Attack Method: Invisible worms are incapable of attacking in any way. The best they can do if they are attacked is to weakly writhe in their captor's grasp.

Attributes
Environment: Open space, commonly in areas where supernovas have recently taken place
Lifespan: 100 years
Size: 1 ft tall, 10 ft long
Diet: Cosmic dust

Rarity: Rare

Original Creator: Pyro


Physical Description

Invisible worms are long and flat worm-like animals. Their bodies are made up of large rods capped off with spheres on both ends. Their heads are simple, only having a toothless mouth. Their necks are wider than their heads, becoming widest in the middle of the body before tapering off for the tail.

The rods of an invisible worm are transparent, the only opaque parts of them are their blood and organs. Each rod in an invisible worm is filled with black blood flecked with white to mimic their open space environment. Their organs share this color-scheme, and instead of being spread throughout their bodies, the organs are all tightly packed inside the worm's head.

Because of their natural camouflage, invisible worms can be very difficult to see if one is not paying close attention to their surroundings, earning them their name.

Behavior

Invisible worms are a very inactive species. They tend to just drift around in space, eating dust that ends up in front of them. Most are born in areas where supernovas had taken place.

After eating, an invisible worm's most common activity is getting stuck in ship engines. This is due to the transparent nature of the worms, making them very difficult to see. While the rods of the worms are easy to deal with, their blood can cause many problems for the engine. Once outside of the worm's body, the blood hardens and becomes very difficult to remove.

If a worm senses danger, it can move quicker by rotating its rods, but it is still one of the slower space-faring fauna.

Subspecies

Glowing Worms: Glowing worms are nearly identical to invisible worms. The only difference between the two is the color of their blood. Glowing worms have bright white blood as opposed to the invisible worm's dark speckled blood. Because of this, glowing worms are much easier to see than their counterparts. This trait is caused by an increase of cosmic dust in their diets, likely caused by living closer to supernovas.

Special

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Trivia

• While there are many tales of ships being stranded because of worm blood stuck in their engines, invisible worms are quite easily avoided if one has a good navigator. Simply paying attention when the ship detects a lifeform ahead and going around it is all one has to do to stay safe.

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