[Cosmosdex] The Universal Encyclopedia



Tiny Cubes with Teeth / Overeager Futurists

“Tiny metal bugs made of cubes, eats your flesh and fills you with tubes.” — Unknown

Art by, SirBlizz98

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

Common Jobs: Scientist, Engineer, Technologist, Killer
Likes: Crowds, People, Community, Machines, Progress
Dislikes: Isolation, Rejection, Reactionism

Attack Method: Slice and Dice and Slice and Dice and

Homeplanet: Truscador
Lifespan: Unknown
Size: 8 ft tall
Diet: Meat

Bodytype: Tailed Bipedal
Type: Symbotic Turned Mechanical
Social Class: Extinct
Rarity: Extinct
Common Traits
[Excitable] Neutral trait
This character gets excited easier than others.
[Adaptive] Positive trait
This character is more able to survive in an unfavorable environment, given time. This character is able to handle radical changes without folding under pressure.
[Forceful] Negative trait
This character is used to getting their way by any means necessary, even if it means having to pressure or manhandle others into doing what they want.

They were not a religious people, worshipping no gods nor honoring any spirits. They held the concept of rational enlightenment above the concept of spiritual fulfillment.

Gods: None

Original Creator: SirBlizz98

Physical Description

Nanovvires were a species of long flexible, reptiloid creatures. They had long mostly tubular bodies, and were generally similar to what might be described as a bipedal snake creature, with a long and flexible spine. Even without their miraculous augmentation their bodies were of a robust variety that resisted most physical trauma that might impair their physical abilities.

They had long loping arms, that were as equally flexible as their spines. While they were most comfortable taking a bipedal stance, they would often take a quadrupedal stance when they were inclined too. This stance generally being swifter than their standard bipedal way, was favored in the rare occasions they found reason to chase down creatures. Their arms were equipped with claws intended for digging, but, when they put their mind to it, made for dangerous weapons or proficient instruments.

The nanovvires were noted for their superlative health, largely attributed to the advanced nanomachines that they had developed. These machines augmented and enhanced every aspect of their biology. They would be injected into the blood, augmenting the blood cells, and improved respiratory function. Weak and decayed cells would be gradually replaced with nanomachines, and their superior processes would further augment the body. Their superior blood ran through their natural organs, gradually outpacing their ability to process them, and they would thusly be enhanced, or removed, freeing up space.

Nanovvires had magnificent tails, long and flexible, ending with a superfluous stinger, much like a scorpion. They weren't very malicious people and thus found little use for its defensive capabilities. Instead the pre-existing veins and glands were repurposed for more productive use, housing their self-perpetuating and self-restoring nanomachine colonies. Their augments did away with the bulk of the tail's mass, and the elegant head was replaced with a more efficient syringe. Their augmented bones had greater flex, and reach, for perpetuating their machines into those that they deemed required it.

Their face was flat and their skull pointed. They had the forward set eyes of a predatory creature, though their friendly demeanor precluded predatory action. As augments went through, their skull was stripped of its flesh, deemed as it was, superfluous, and in the way. Bones replaced with metal, a charming flat-faced mug replaced with gleaming, leering, predatory metal. Other features such as the nose were simple removed entirely, to not be seen again, as metal and wire replaced flesh and bone The augment process favored the sleek and the austere machine. A lithe skeletal frame with narrow limbs deemed more valuable, by obscure criterion that only their machines understood.

The machines worked away at their bodies, replacing flesh and bone, with metal and wire. As it proceeded eventually the brain would be deemed unsuited for the task of managing the augmented system, and further final changes would be made to accommodate the changes that had been and would still be made. Passages in their dense minds were hollowed out to accommodate more practice computational clusters, and that which remained was remade to be more compatible.


Nanovvire were a race of peaceful, happy-go-lucky technologists. They admired nothing more than the advancement of their species and the development of technology they felt was "cool." Many regard this as a rather cavalier attitude to go about dealing with advanced and potentially dangerous technological developments. The nanovvires would likely disagree, as they felt the potential pratfalls and dangers of progress were all simply part of the experience and were not to be feared but embraced for the potential they might bring.

They possessed a genial and polite attitude, trending towards cheerfulness and exuberant kindness. Their candor was generous, and they preferred social outings instead of personal, private occupation, or reflection. This was an aspect of their work-life as well. They gleefully experimented on each other with their distinct lack of caution or regard, splicing together their latest advancements and augmentations without serious care or what might come of it.

Nanovvire were a friendly and sociable bunch. Most of their cultural and technological developments were in the pursuit of improving their society and fellow kind, often to the detriment of individual personal accomplishment. They were exceptionally eager to share in and celebrate the achievements of others and to perceive any new individual as a potential friend or collaborator. They were all too eager to approach and welcome them with open arms into their community.

Many of these aspects remained echoed within the luminescent visage they assumed as they began to further progress into their nanomechanical augmentations. Sure enough, they would stay cheerful, exuberant, and more than eager to spread their conception of love to whomever they might encounter on their way.

What remains of the species is all too eager to make those they meet a part of their family, or themselves.

And it will go to any lengths to accomplish this.


The nanovvire have an uncertain history. Most records of their civilization were lost in a destructive event that occurred shortly before their planet was discovered. The hostility of their home planet hampers progress into finding what remains.

It is known that the nanovvire was a peaceful race that prized technological advancement and bodily augmentation above all other things. They were ever seeking new and novel ways to improve over what they perceived as the "Quaint but flawed" designs of the natural world, particular in their own bodies. Over this research, they made many advancements across many fields, even reaching the stars before encountering any other species.

They had never developed any faster-than-light however, a fact which only seemed to spur the development of their form. It was reasoned that superior bodies would be required to explore and to meet the challenges of space.

It started out small, merely augmenting their organs with technology. This soon escalated to replacing entire parts and limbs with mechanical devices, superior to their original organic counterpart in every way by their reckoning. Things would spiral in this way, soon out of the control of the minority of nay-sayers. Nanovvires began replacing their body parts for fashion and status, abandoning their pretext of futurism and embracing their arbitrary whimsy.

Eventually, it would seem, the final advancement of this technology would come; An advanced nanomechanical retrovvirus designed to augment and supplant cells to enhance a host. Nanovvires, not being keen on thorough testing, adopted it with zeal and abandon.

Initially, things proceeded well, keenly well. They enjoyed the vitality and strength that the nanovvirus provided them and the endless potential for advancement. They made improvements to the design and indulged in a fathomless desire for self-replication. Limbs, organs, and bones were small indulgences for the possibility of mechanical ascension that seemed open to this by their magnificent creation.

Only too late did they discover that those who indulged became increasingly off. Increasingly, they fixated on the potential to perpetuate it, both in themselves and others. Cult-like societies began to crop up, and at first, these were tolerated.

They were not forcing people after all.

By the time violence began to break out in their peaceful society, it was far too late. It started with a mysterious disappearance here and there, which escalated to a shocking night-time murder that soon became commonplace. Soon the attacks became brazen, and the kidnapping bold. In time gangs of nanovvires were descending openly upon the non-affected, either killing them or dragging them down into their increasingly sinister lairs.

By the time explorers found the world of Truscador, all they found was a silent ruin filled with the fragmentary remnants of a once vibrant civilization. At first, they presumed that the calamity had passed and began to explore these ruins for their wealth of knowledge and technology, eager to earn wealth and glory on plunging the depths of the unknown.

They soon discovered they were quite mistaken.

The exploration teams were set upon by gleeful swarms of what seemed to be ravenous machines. Most were killed, and those that weren't would consider them the lucky ones. For those that weren't killed were dragged off, into the unknown shadowed corners of Truscador, where they were prodded and poked with needles, of what the explorers did not at that time know. Only one survivor escaped to tell the tale of his harrowing experience, reporting tales of murderous machines and mysterious viruses.

They unfortunately disappeared shortly thereafter.

Home Planet

The nanovvire homeworld of Truscador is a desolate world that had long been under strict quarantine due to an ongoing nano-mechanical hazard. Astronomical data indicates that it was at one point a temperate and verdant world full of the potential for life. By the time anyone had arrived there, the world was already a desolate waste stripped of life by the ravenous things that presently inhabit its surface.


• Nanovvire isn't their real name, it is short for Nanoretrovviroid, and the name given for the nanomachines that they utilized to augment their bodies. Their real name has yet to be discovered and is believed to be lost to time.

• If you are aware of a nanoretrovviroid entity in the area, report the finding to local rogue-robot experts. If you encounter a nanoretrovviroid entity yourself, deal with it yourself, and don't bring anything back with you.

• Nanowretrovviroid entities respond poorly to most strains of clockworks. While in some situations the artificial virus dominates over smaller members of the organic virus, mutual annihilation of both organisms or take over by the clockwork is more typical.

• Do not bring anything back with you.

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