Art by, CosmicClaxon
Common Jobs: Decorators, Decorations, Artisans, Fixers
Likes: Fluff, Teamwork, Attention, Candy
Dislikes: Homewreckers, Dumb animals, Being alone, Filth
Attack Method: They will swarm and bite at the skin of their usually much larger enemies, using whatever weapons they have at their disposal.
The wozzees don't normally honor any gods but some have taken a mighty liking to the Singer.
What we have here is a curious little speck of a creature, barely the size of a pea. Wozzee are tiny, buglike aliens with boneless, rubbery bodies covered in a layer of pastel-colored fuzz. They possess a pair of red eyes, hairlike antennae, jagged beaky chompers, and a collar of fluff. They have six stripy noodles that end in sticky pads for hands and feet. They are surprisingly durable for their size, as you can squeeze one between two fingers without killing them. They are best known for their attention to detail and their miniature communities, which are small enough to fit on a desktop. Larger wozzee cities might cover the entire floor-space of a room.
People can purchase their homes from them as decorations, citizens and all. This is legal and their residents are even okay with this, as it allows them to express themselves while staying safe from the elements. Sometimes they will live on crew members going into space, sharing the work and profits.
Wozzee are little perfectionists with microscopic precision. While this varies from community to community, they are generally dedicated to making their homes look as nice as possible so other species can gawk at their beautifully maintained communities. Citizens like to dress the part, wearing brightly-colored clothing that helps them stand out from surfaces, and sometimes will even groom their fuzz into quaint styles. With the right materials and proper guidance, they can handle just about any job they set out to do.
Granted, their incredibly small size limits what they can accomplish. Nonetheless, they make excellent helpers when working around the clock with species who are not held back by such things. They have a rather childlike affinity for leaders and celebrity figures, and communities tend to have a hard time functioning without their guidance. As such, they will always appoint leaders to handle the more important aspects of society, and follow them without question; almost like a dictatorship. Artists, entrepreneurs, and other popular figures within wozzee society can also develop a following of their own.
The early wozzees lived a simplistic and dull existence on their homeworld, building villages on the backs of furred and feathered creatures for protection. When first contact was made with other much, much larger alien species, wozzees were astounded by the idea that such a large creature could think for itself, and began to flock to these alien creatures in droves. Wanting to make a good impression with the visitors, they began to imitate the alien's fashion and integrate aspects of intergalactic society into their own, modernizing their civilization only a matter of months. They initially had a hard time fitting in with other species, but managed to make a name for themselves by striving to build ever more impressive communities and works of art.
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Tax exemption: The universal tax federation has decided that instead of one wozzee counting as a single crew member, that a max sized group of 1000 wozzees count as a single crew member. The federation also decided that in the event of a crew member being infested with wozzees as long as there are 500 wozzees or less on the crew member that the crew member and their wozzee infestation count as a single person. This change was brought about due to landing tax reasons, as every single wozzee before this change would have to pay the tax despite their incredibly small size.
This does not count if the host is a robot as in that case the robot would not be a valid food source for the wozzees. As such every robot with wozzees is counted as a single person, even in the case where there is only one wozzee.
• Seeing as they are considered a species and thus held to the same standards as others, it is highly illegal for individuals to infest someone's home without their consent, and authorities are well within their rights to arrest them with a vacuum cleaner or something.
• There are upsides to being infested with wozzees. For one, they are enemies of filth and will go out of their way to keep your hair/feathers neat and tidy.
• Wozzee cities are popular among scientists for the purpose of social experimentation. These experiments were sometimes rather cruel in nature.