Mawka are undead reanimated by a slime mold created by black magic. The mold that animates them is a sickly pink and yellow slime which eats through the skin and into the spine, or through the skull and into the brain. Once inside, it begins bonding with and replacing the nerves and becomes the brain and spinal chord of the victim. The undead thing that arises is indistinguishable from the victim aside from the wounds in the back or skull.
Genetics and Reproduction
Mawka that consume enough gray matter eventually swell to the point where they cannot be contained in their host bodies. At this point, they will extrude most of the way out and then split off to form two new slimes. One will suck back into the host body and the other will either seek out a new body or wait for a potential victim to pass close enough to activate it.
Ecology and Habitats
To be fully active, a mawka needs a dark, moist place. Even in a host body, they can become sluggish and languid in direct sunlight on a dry day.
Dietary Needs and Habits
Mawka feed on nerves and brain matter. They need two or three brains a year in addition to consuming the food and drink their host bodies need.
Mawka are predatory by nature. They are entirely remorseless, unable to maintain any concept of morality.
Despite the nature of their reproduction, Mawka despise each other and are extremely territorial.
Uses, Products & Exploitation
Mawka, as slime, are often found in sealed bottles for use as weapons by Necromancers.
Despite retaining the memories and the façade of personality of the host, mawka are actually notably duller.
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
The mawka uses the senses of their host. When outside of a host body, they sense the energy of the living and crawl inexorably towards it.