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Shone Moon Centipede

Ah yes, a Shone Moon Centipede. A most reliable species for transportation of minerals, items and other goods. Bred by the Shining Moon Family, the worm-like reature is highly obedient and trained to effectively do their job.
— All knowing Lohrk

Shone Moon Centipedes are creatures, that help miners, loggers and other workers to safely transport their collected goods. They extend their many feet to keep the goods horizontal and stable. When carrying difficult to balance products, they swallow them and spit them out when ariving at their destination. These abilities allow the centipedes to even climb up extremely steep pathways without dropping a single item.

Basic Information

Anatomy

An adult Shone Moon Centipede has 24 to 32 legs and a tube-like body. Its torso is around 4-5 meters long and about 65 centimeters wide.

Genetics and Reproduction

The Shining Moon Family mostly sells the Centipedes infertile and keep the fertile ones for reproductive purposes. Some say, however, that the black market sells fertile ones every once in a while. When a baby centipede is born, is hatches from an egg the size of a small barrel.

Growth Rate & Stages

A Shone Moon Centipede, hatched from an egg is about the size of a humanoid hand and almost spherical. During a span of 2 years, the centipede grows in size, develops its feet and receives extensive training to be sale-ready after that two years time. As all life forms, this species also grows its Magicule senses, thus giving each centipede its own magical growth and rank.

Ecology and Habitats

The Shone Moon Centipede was bred to assist with transportation. Depending on the environment the specific creature is trained for, it will feel most at home there. Common places for them to work in are mines and forests.

Dietary Needs and Habits

The Centipedes are to be provided with food from their owners. These creatures are not picky eaters at all and eat anything ranging from bread over vegetables to meat. They, however, love to eat small creatures, made of magic, such as a Primal Sparked Firefly.

Biological Cycle

A Shone Moon Centipede tears its rear off every season to grow twice the size of the tail. On top of that, ever time the creature repeats that process its skin sucks in the Magicules around it, turning its color slightly more into that magical element.
Look, over there! Another one of those! Quick, get the scales and let's get out of here quickly!
— Scavenger leader

Additional Information

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

The Shone Moon Centipedes, however not blind, rely on their Magicules feel for a sense of distance and on their sight for color and light perception.
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by nnie
Origin/Ancestry
Shining Moon Family
Lifespan
6 years
Average Height
75cm
Average Length
4 - 5 meters
Discovered by
Average Price
48 gold

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4 Jul, 2021 13:16

Nicely done and welcome to Summer Camp! :D

4 Jul, 2021 13:23

Thank you Q, to many more prompts!

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4 Jul, 2021 13:24

Original and nice idea! Useful centipedes is not something you see very often. Starting with a quote is always nice and the introduction already gives a good idea what it is used for. Welcome to Summer camp ^^

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4 Jul, 2021 13:33

These guys creep me out! I love them, especially their ability to swallow their cargo and regurgitate it later!

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5 Jul, 2021 15:48

Don't like centipedes, but do like your article.

5 Jul, 2021 16:36

fair point xD

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Amélie I. S. Debruyne
7 Jul, 2021 18:09

Gigantic horrifying insect! Centipedes are dangerous in real life... Do those ones ever eat humans? Very nice article :D

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7 Jul, 2021 18:26

Of course not... at least noone could tell the tale o.O

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7 Jul, 2021 18:31

Great article! What is there not to like about this creepy crawly ^^ Keep up the good work! :D

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7 Jul, 2021 18:33

Thank you! Someone finally gets it :D

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John Johnson
7 Jul, 2021 18:56

A pretty nice article. It's not everyday that a massive carrion eater can be tamed to carry your goods around, instead of just eating your face after spitting acid on it or something.

7 Jul, 2021 20:52

Just trying to shine some light on giant centipedes. They can be cute too!

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