Friday, July 17, 2015

Gnil

 


 Description: Despite having a shell like a clam, Gnil are closer in relation to fungi than to muscles. They breed by launching spores out along the rings of their propeller while swimming.

The spores latch onto a spot in the coral reefs they inhabit and grow shells to encase them. The two blueish limbs sticking out at the bottom of their shells are actually part of the fleshy part of the creature and function as feet. Upon reaching adulthood, these "feet" detach and the gnil becomes independent of the coral.  


That is when it uses its signature propeller. The entire device can be retracted into the shell, at which it will fall and sink to the bottom. However, the propeller is capable of moving the gnil straight up, and then the creature allows the current to move it to a new space. 

Unlike most creatures, the gnil has no functioning brain and cannot think, so its movements are not done purposefully, but as a natural reaction of its nerves. It moves because its species needed to spread out and grow. It retracts because it reacts to pain and sudden force that its predators often give it.
Classification: Normal
Form Category: Armored
SN Code: 400968400005
Height: 1 foot
Location found:  oceans, in coral reefs
Intelligence level: survival online
Temperament: Passive
Weight: 2 lbs
Noteable individuals: N/A
Language: N/A
Likes: N/A
Lifespan: 3 years
Strengths: can retract completely into its hard shell
Weaknesses (emotional, physical, mental): brainless, passive
Dislikes: N/A
Reaches adulthood: after one week
Inspired by: Da Vinci's flying machine
Social order: N/A
Eats: Coral, through feet
Reproduces: Releases spores that latch onto coral, all the time
Links:
Allies: N/A
Rivals: Predators and scavengers
Related to: N/A
Unraveler RPG
Base Hit-Points:
5 HP + 1 per level
Willpower: 0 Endurance: 12 Paranormality: 2 Luck: 10
Armor:
It takes 10+1 per gnil's level to break through its shell, once retracted.

Shell can be pried open with a blade
Unarmed Attack: N/A

Weapons: N/A
Specialty: N/A
EXP gained for defeat: 0

Loot: 1 serving of gnil meat, gnill shell (if unbroken)
Imaginary points: 0