Incubus

Incubus

One of these lurks in the Ork Underground, it has fed on the bodies of approximately 6 Crimson Crush members. It took a hefty swipe at Han after luring him close with illusions of beer.

The incubus strongly resembles a land-dwelling giant octopus. With a body size that can extend up to 5 meters from head to tentacle tip, it can extend its reach to over 6 meters from tentacle hook to tentacle hook. Like an octopus, the underside of its tentacles is covered in suckers which the creature can use to grab prey, climb vertical surfaces, or hang inverted. On the center of the creature’s ventral surface resides a large beak used for rending prey. Like an octopus, the incubus has large compound eyes very similar to those of vertebrates. The creature’s coloration is mottled, varying from a pale pink to near-black. This coloration may change, dependent upon its mood and health.

Habits: The incubus is an exclusive carnivore and a solitary hunter. To obtain prey animals, which can include metahumans, the organism is almost completely dependent upon its Desire Reflection power. When a suitable prey animal wanders into its range, the creature immediately attempts to use this power to identify the prey animal’s yearnings and entice it to approach. In deference to its reaction to sunlight, the incubus is active only after sunset when outdoors. However, in environments where the sun cannot penetrate, such as tunnels, it hunts at all hours. After a successful hunt, an incubus gorges itself upon the prey. Then it attempts to conceal itself, remaining generally inactive for the next one or two days as it digests its food. Incubi are not territorial. However, they are also not particularly selective in their choice of prey animals. Anything that could fall prey to their illusions may be targeted. In many cases, an incubus can attempt to defeat a target that is well beyond its capabilities. Due to its slow rate of locomotion, this often proves fatal to the incubus. The only time that incubi seek out their own kind is during the spring mating season. After a brief pairing, twenty to thirty eggs are laid in a quickly dug pit which is then filled and abandoned. Parents do not return to the nests, though they are generally careful to place them in darkened areas near sizeable populations of small prey animals, particularly rodents. The young, which are roughly 15 centimeters in diameter at birth, are ravenous when they first emerge, quickly seducing and devouring any available prey.

Incubus

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