Excerpt from 'Life and All That is Known' by 'Hynruel' the self proclaimed 'Scribe of the World,' also known as 'Hynruel the Hilarious.'
Nature can be both fascinating and sometimes horrific. The etymology of the Corpus Bee is one such horror that lives within the natural order of Koraiya.
Anatomy & Morphology
The Corpus Bee has six limbs and four translucent wings. Its entire body is covered in shell like chitin protecting its body from other predators. The average Corpus Drone is the size of a Human head, whereas the Corpus Queen is about four times as large.
Genetics and Reproduction
Unlike other Bees, the Corpus Drones do not mate with the Queen. Instead, there is one designated "King" who never leaves the side of the Queen. Less a King, and more a pauper, his role is to continually impregnate the Queen until she kills him, which, it seems, could be at any time and for any reason. At that time a seemingly random Drone is snatched by the Queen and chosen by her to be the new "King."
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
As all Bees, the Corpus Bee has incredible eyesight. They seem to have vision far beyond normal capabilities. However, it also seems that this becomes severely hampered at night. The very few times they have been seen flying past sunset, they were reportedly flying into trees and other obstacles at full speed.
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- Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
- Depending on the climate, Corpus Bees actually have a beautiful color range befitting the environment that the hive is in. They have been seen from colors of a fiery mix of yellow and reddish hues near desert or volcanic terrains to blue with white highlights in the Northern Spines.