Glourig - Sniping Jellyfish

Gluerig are aquatic predators native to Jhoutai. They float in water, dragging kelp behind them to attract small fish and birds to prey on. Their primary attack is a series of rapid tentacles with stingers.

Basic Information

Anatomy

They are comprised of a bell, beak, attack tentacles, navigation tentacles, and cargo tentacles.   The bell is the large, bulbous topside which is most often seen, and which has 6 eyes above and 3 below. These eyes, which are the most nutritious part of the glourig, can recede into their body for safety, but can still distinguish shapes through their translucent lids.   The attack tentacles are a series of spindly, muscular tentacles which run around the bell like a skirt. A glourig will typically have between 6 and 30 of these. They end in a fishlike shape, and the Glourig will shake them rapidly to jet them out of the water to attack something at speeds of over 20mph. Each tentacle ends in a barbed, poisioned spine which can they can release at will.   Their navigation tentacles are longer and ribbon shaped. They undulate them to swim.   Their cargo tentacles have small thorny barbs and are used to cling onto kelp and other debris to cultivate a small ecosystem. This attracts plankton and small fish, which in turn attract the birds and medium-sized fish they prey on.

Additional Information

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

Glourig have six complex eyes on their topside and three heat-sensing eyes on their lower. They can see very far in water, their bottomside eyes have a hard time picking out anything small or of the same temperature as the water.

Variants

Gnollback

Gnollbacks domesticable Glourigs which float in freshwater lakes and feed upon herons, pelicans, and other similarly sized birds. Domesticated Gnollbacks are often used for short-range travel and shipping, earning them the name Gondola Gluerigs. They gain the name Gnollback from their appearance as a floating, mossy hill.

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