Cercopes are short humanoids (around 3 to 5 feet tall) which live in the outskirts of the Hellenic forests. They particularly fears because they are known to swarm traveller and trader in order to abduct them. Nobody really knows why they are abducted as the few travellers who ever escaped back to civilisation did so without their sanity intact.
Cercopes are more easily distinguished by their greenish, moss like coloured skin and their short stature. They have a generally close to human morphology but their ear tips are pointed and most of the times quite elongated. They are also known to have their teeth filled into points.
Growth Rate & Stages
The life of a Cercop start in a pond or pool (although now that they enjoy a more civilised lifestyle a cauldron or special vessel is used for this purpose.) During the first months of their birth the spawn of the cercop is fed animal blood (mostly from the abducted individuals because it is believed that they will inherit the intelligence and other capabilities of the blood they are fed with) For the first three months the spawn form of the cercopes are resembling small lizard with a flipper for a tail. As they enter the next stage of their growth, the adolescent stage, they start developing first their facial characteristics and a more evolved digestive tract and teeth which allows them to now feed on the upside down, now exsanguinated bodies they were been drip fed from.
Geographic Origin and Distribution
Cecropes are almost exclusively found in the forests of mainland Hellas.
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
The eyes of the Cercopes are exceptionally large for the size of their heads and have the extraordinary ability to see in low light condition and have a third eyelid which protects their eyes from intense light and allows the to better focus their vision while hunting.
3 - 5 feet
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Moss green skin, turning grey during their later years