I saw them! I saw them without a doubt. Just today I saw little miss Margret playing with the Jackenson boys, Miss Rachellia and her apprentices were doing their herb gathering and whatnot, and — those shadows… I could see them… they were on little miss Margret and a couple of the apprentices. One came out from little miss Margret’s back and it turned its head towards the others! And they came out from Miss Rachellia… oh the Gods have truly Fallen.
I know. I probably won’t last long. It doesn’t matter anymore. But I’ll do my part. I’ll find out everything I can. And hopefully it won’t be too late when others finally try to do something.
It emerge from their backs - not everyone, but a lot - from the middle of the afflicted individuals back the Shadow appears to its torso and more often than not it’ll attach its arms into the afflicted shoulder blades — it melds itself into the person. On occasion I’ve seen them pull its arms out and wrap them around the afflicted - its host… these things are like parasites after all - neck, like its hugging them? More like choking.
Some have multiple limbs, other almost seem as if they have a face - I’ve seen them smiling - or their heads distort into formless blobs, their bodies seem less humanoid as it moves.
Genetics and Reproduction
They don’t seem to be capable of jumping from one host to another, so they can’t transfer that way. I don’t know the condition for these appearances, but there does seem to be a common thread between them. Non-Native Kawan are the most common.
It seems that even those who have traveled here from outside can get a Shadow as well. But they seem more… transparent? I can’t see them as well. It was hard convincing the Chief to help me disclose that information. I might not end up a liar, it could end up helping us.
Dietary Needs and Habits
Our Ki, energy, Life Force, soul, health… many of the hosts are started to become ill. The Chief is none to happy with this, after all no Kawan will ever take any illness lightly.
I probably have one… what if I can’t see it? I’ve never stepped foot into the Symbol, but I have a bit more access to knowledge than most. My… symptoms are fairly consistent. Should probably add deterioration of the mental state to this possible epidemic. Let's hope not.
So it might be that during the 'younger' period of its life, it'll have a lighter color. Then they darken (making its almost ever changing form more noticeable - it's almost as if it becomes more solid and... it's not suppose to?).
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
I think they can communicate with each other. If they are close enough they--melt their limbs together. I was walking with Chirika, so I knew about the school house’s broken window. Her husband shouldn’t have. Maviniren was bedridden. Who goes into a sickman’s house to tell him about a broken window? But he knew. And he mentioned it after their Shadows… combined their arms? It could be a coincidence. He could have heard about it somehow...
I haven't seen much, most people are in their homes at night when they are most active. I guess that means we can assume they have decent darkvision.
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