[Cosmosdex] The Fictional Encyclopedia

[Cosmosdex]

Geckrechaun
         

The Economy / Pets

Geckrechaun
“Look at Geko's wares. Smell Geko's wares. Don't taste them though, only Geko can do that.” — Geko

Art by, SirBlizz98

  • Strength-1
  • Intelligence-3
  • Charisma-6
  • Endurance-1
  • Agility-5
  • Luck-10

Common Jobs: Pets, Anything easy, Anything dealing with the exchange of money
Likes: Money, Being petted on the head, Being fed, Being pampered
Dislikes: Being Poor, Insults, Hard work

Attack Method: Trick the opponent, paying them off or bankrupt them.

Attributes
Homeplanet: Geckon
Lifespan: 20 years
Size: 3 ft tall
Diet: Insects, Meat

Social Class: Highest Class
Rarity: Common
Common Traits
[Competitive] Neutral trait
This character tends to be up for healthy challenges. If this character sees a co-worker or someone they see as a rival working harder than they are they may work even harder to compete with this person even if this person has no idea what they are doing or even if they exist.
[Sticky Feet] Positive trait
This character can walk on walls.
[Distrusting] Negative trait
This character is slow to trust others and may not understand sincerity or integrity, believing that people must be motivated by self-interest. They may disobey orders or go against their own crew because they believe they are trying to trick them.
Gods

Geckrechauns are highly dedicated to their god the Sleeper. So much so that their city on Geckon surrounds a statue of their sleeping god. This statue is surprisingly lifelike and slumbers on a pile of gold and other riches that the geckrechauns bring in hopes of their god giving them more luck.


Gods: Sleeper

Original Creator: Geckon


Physical Description

The geckrechaun is a small, impish, gecko-like creature. They come in a variety of scale colors, body shapes and patterns, which makes them interesting pets. Geckrechauns are short, with most standing at a squat 3 feet tall. One must be careful with petting the head of a geckrechaun as it is a little known fact that some of the spots on their head are in fact one of their 3 pairs of eyes.

Personality

The geckrechauns are a very greedy race. They only live for 20 short years and their goal is to amass as much wealth as they can, usually by tricking travelers or selling worthless knick-knacks. The bigger their pile, the happier they are. They have a naturally quick learning ability, and are able to finish most studies at the age of five.

Geckrechauns will also sell off their firstborn to the geckrechaun pet trade. This is by far the biggest honor a geckrechaun can obtain as being a pet means one does not need to work and someone takes care of every whim the geckrechaun has. Many geckrechauns considered their owners their servants and think it's funny that people would ever take care of pets as money-wise, most pets are worthless.

Their mentality in a fight is to trick the opponent or run, as it isn't worth the chance of risking their lives.

History

Geckrechauns used to live on a planet that was ruled by a being more intelligent than them. This species took care of geckrechauns like pets, which the geckrechauns absolutely enjoyed. Unfortunately, a fast-spreading sickness infected these beings and the geckrechauns were soon forced to survive without their ever-protective owners.

When geckrechauns were found they quickly realized that the species around them were intelligent; in response to this, they proceeded to act like a bunch of dumb yet extremely cute animals. Many geckrechauns were taken as pets and they spread throughout the universe like wildfire.

Some of the geckrechauns that were not taken along explained the situation to others and realized that because they could not be pets, they would have to find another way to gain incredible amounts of money so that they too could live life doing nothing.

Somehow, whatever plan they made up worked and they became the most important species to the economy.

Today many geckrechauns make money by traveling around selling trinkets of luck, filing taxes, acting as loan sharks and playing the stock market.

Home Planet

The geckrechaun homeworld, Geckon, is noted as being a capitalistic paradise. There is only one mega metropolis on the planet that everyone lives in. Careful city planning has made sure that most of the locations are not overly crowded and that plenty of parks can be found as geckrechauns love to bask in the sun during their breaks and after work. At the center of the metropolis is a large hole, to deep to see the bottom of, especially as the tallest towers on the planet crowd around the edges, blocking out most sunlight. In the hole is the statue of the god of the geckrechauns, the Sleeper.

Though the artist of the statue is unknown, the craftsmanship cannot be ignored. Every detail is perfected to a lifelike degree. The geckrechauns toss their excess riches down the hole and to their god, where it accumulates. During times of inflation in the market, geckrechauns have been known to toss such a large amount of money that the economy begins to correct itself and the inflation returns to normal.

After a long enough time without a large amount of donations the money in the hole starts to recede. While there is no official listed reason why, it is guessed that the government removes the money at some point to avoid overflow or rampant thief of the money from visitors.

Subspecies

None: Despite having many different colors, patterns, and body types, geckrechauns do not have any subspecies.

Special

None

Trivia

• Attempting to force a pet geckrechaun to do work is considering a crime and will cause you to lose any geckrechaun pets you have.

• The geckrechaun pet trade is one of the biggest pet trades around. The trading of geckrechauns is not considered illegal, nor is it looked down upon as being a pet is considered the best "job" a geckrechaun could ever get.

• Fossil evidence shows that geckrechauns were not the only intelligent life forms that have ever lived on their homeworld. In fact evidence shows that this other intelligent species, dubbed the "Keepers" lived side by side with the geckrechauns for many years. It is likely that the geckrechauns were the pets of the Keepers until they suddenly and mysteriously died out. It is believed a sudden and highly infectious disease wiped out the Keepers.

• There is no fossil evidence that links geckrechauns to any other species on the planet.

Image Gallery