Star Parasitism Condition in Ayonerra | World Anvil

Star Parasitism

Content Warnings
Entering the host's body, mind control, mild body horror

Not even stars are safe from pesky parasites. One such freeloader is Rebusa, a gveleshapi linked to Lavran Lavvaley. It soars through the cosmos, looking for stars with weakened shells.

Mind Alteration

Upon finding the target, it speaks a command.
 “You don’t want to invite me in, do you?”
 The star wishes to oppose the assault, but forms a hole in its shell and lets Rebusa inside its body. The victim gradually becomes apathetic, losing memories and a sense of self. In the end, Rebusa erases the host’s mind and replaces it with its own.

Body changes

 After a certain time, the host feels an itch spreading throughout its flesh, like something moving beneath the skin. Unable to bear the ache, the star squirms inside the shell for relief.

The discomfort soon ceases as numbness overtakes the gveleshapi. It begins with the limbs, causing a complete loss of control over the appendages. The star’s limb muscles and eyes atrophy at a rapid pace and disappear without a trace. Finally, Rebusa’s eyes and ribbon-like protrusions emerge from the victim’s body and the parasite becomes one with the host.

Switching the Host

Depending on the size, a single star has enough energy to sustain Rebusa from several thousand to millions of years. As hunger creeps in, the parasite takes flight in search of the next body.

Cover image: by Nincho


Author's Notes

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Dec 29, 2023 22:37

Oh my. Very spooky, yes.

Dec 29, 2023 22:50

Spooky star for a spooky man

Dec 31, 2023 01:52 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

Terrifying. Poor stars. :(

Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet
Dec 31, 2023 09:54

Most stars are awful creatures, but Rebusa is the worst of the worst.

Jan 24, 2024 15:06 by Catoblepon

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I wonder, is it only Rebusa that is parasitic or are there other starts (or another kind of parasits) that affect stars? Thanks for participating in Mixing Symptoms 2!

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Jan 24, 2024 17:48

Thank you! It was fun!   There are other parasitic gveleshapni as well, all having different methods and effect on the victim stars.