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Danger Level: Low
Likes: Blood, letters
Dislikes: People who use email
Attack Method: Jump onto the victim and latch onto any exposed flesh
Mailtics are flat, rectangular ticks with a paper-like texture. Mailtics have four legs on each short edge of their body, with a mouth in the center. When drinking blood, mailtics inflate into a bulbous shape that allows the eyes on their back to survey their surroundings for envelopes.
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.
The mailtic eggs will hatch in a few days, at which point the mailtics will spread out around the envelope, using their papery texture to make themselves unnoticable for inspection. If the envelope is opened, the unsuspecting recipient will be met by a swarm of mailtics that will try to attach to them as their new host.
Tonail: The tonail was a species of mailtic that had been genetically engineered to look like the tonails of some species as part of an art project. Thankfully, tonails did not have the camouflage that regular mailtics did and have become extinct.
Manytic: Manytics are a species of mailtic that has been modified to be a useable capture creature for G-class notails. Manytics are larger mailtics without legs which can be handled easily by their owner. A single manytic can be thrown on a creature and will harmlessly drain a small amount of blood from it. But when a large number of manytics attach to the same creature, the blood loss can significantly weaken or even kill the creature in question. This forces G classes with manytics to seek each other out and work together to effectively use their manytics.
History: As part of the notail way of raising their children, an especially spiteful V-class notail was recieving orders for new capture creatures to hand out to young notails as companions. The top of this list read 'mailtic'. The V-class in question tried hard to rub this spelling mistake into his superior's face, but his superior ignored him and insisted that no such spelling mistake existed. So the V class decided he would bring attention to this mistake in a way his superior couldn't ignore: He would create an actual mailtic and ship it.
Mailtics were a nasty suprise for the children forced to recieve them. Mailtics had no help to give and no lesson to impart, they were simply ticks. They sucked their owners' blood and that was all. Most notails who recieved a mailtic caught on to this and ended up having the useless parasite removed by other notail children. But not all of them. One determined G class notail kept the tick on their body for his entire stay in the woods, only having it removed afterwards to send the now plump parasite to some aliens through the postal system. All for the sake of an imagined reward for fulfilling the mailtic's purpose of being mailed. The notail blood filled pest was noticed by postal workers before it reached its recipient, but it managed to escape and laid eggs in many envelopes before it was recaptured. Mailtics have survived after this initial spread and every once in a while someone still gets a fistful of ticks with their birthday card.
• There are some illegal services that will send envelopes full of mailtics to people their clients hate for money.
• Manytics are very ticklish and the most common way to remove them from animals after use is to tickle their backs.
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