The End

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City nested in the high trees of the swamp. native species of Vaeroth live here
-Phioto is a wet. swamp land of the Astral Wilderness home to an evolutionary descendant of the primate species.
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The End

Post by Orca » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:16 pm

Orca rested on the branch of dying old tree. Motionlessly he waited for days without food or water, as to avoid disturbing the sensitive balance of the swamp. He was hunting Phioto's native gnat, Feer. He'd learned first hand what their paralyzing hairs were capable of. Crippling the muscle with rigor mortis and drowning the mind in screeching hallucinations, the Feer were perfect for Orca's arsenal but capturing them alive was difficult.

His father had captured the creatures once before, but he'd rather not be the bait this time around. The Feer were virtually invisible to the naked eye, the only way to see them naturally was to wait until they started swarming.

The Gnats were parasitoids and laid their eggs inside other insects. Orca picked up the Feers mating patterns over the course of his hunt for them and had tracked them down to this area. The aphid in the trees were about to hatch and the Feer were waiting to mate.

Orca's eyes could see the tiny specs of light the Feer reflected, he was gifted in that respect;but, seeing the Feer alone wouldn't allow him to capture his prey, safely. The Feer numbers were endless in the large swamps of Phioto and there communication was spectacular, capable of rallying neighboring gnats to swarm if even one of them were in danger. When Feer swarm in large number the rapid flapping of their wings ignite the water in the air generating a mist of paralyzing toxin. The swarm is named after the last words of their victims, The End.



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Re: The End

Post by Orca » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:26 am

-The bright orange shells cracked giving first light to the newly hatched aphids. The season was rich and the trees were covered in their parents hard work, for miles of forest the larve populated the branches of Phioto swamp. Eagerly they squeezed thier heads out of their shells and chewed at the air, acquainting themselves with their new senses and limbs.

Orca could hear the high pitched clicks the aphid used to communicate, but wasn’t sure what they were saying. It takes time for him to get familiar with the wavelength each species uses to form language. He took a whisper of a breath, keeping his presence completely unknown to the aphids or The End that surronded them both.

The berries in the trees were the Aphids favorite food, allowing them to live in the tree’s for the duration of there larve stage. Tasting the rich sugar of the berries in the air, the aphid began wiggling from the thick husk of their shell. Thousands of aphid crawled from their shells in search of food, their feet scurrying across the branches teased Orca’s ears giving him insight to the exact number of hatched aphid now walking across a sea of Feer.

Feer covered every tree rich in aphid larve and waited for their pray to take their first steps, paralyzing them on contact. The rapid flapping of Feer swarms creates a pale Icy-blue mist. It wouldn’t take long before the entire area was covered in a thick icy blue fog. Orca ,still holding his breath, remained patient on the dying tree branch. He could hear the haunting clicks and howls of the Feers hallucinations, stirred from being submerged in the mist;but he remained free of paralysis- unlike the aphid.

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Re: The End

Post by Orca » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:56 pm

Orca knew the howls of feer’s hallucination all to well, the tormenting voices the gnats used to haunt their victims had little effect on him.

From within the fog covered swamp Orca’s pitch black eyes watched carefully as the Feer impregnated the newly hatched aphid.

He motioned a series of rapid hand signs, widely known to the Kura clan. His face begin to wrinkle as his eyes narrowed to a slit,his mouthed widened baring his sharp teeth as a feral and wrathful look took hold of his skin; but his presence was mute.

The high pitched buzzing of the swarms flapping wings slowly fell on deaf ears. Without their constant movement, the mist subsided, dissipating into Vescrutias atmosphere.

‘Nirvana....’

He said. Falling from the dying willow tree and landing on his feet. He dug his toes into the ground and scanned the area to double check that the entire swarm of Feer were unconscious.

‘This went better than I’d expected...’

He thought to himself. Reflecting on the wounds he’d suffered with his earlier test. He’d previously suffered from a lack of range with the deadly vibration of nirvana, creating a frequency strong enough to subdue the gnats,mental cognitive awareness, before they alerted their nest was difficult. The nesscary precision to target each gnat simultaneously drained his naten, leaving faint and short of breath. Regardless of his fading strength, he made his way over to the trees filled with unconscious gnats, taking a moments breather against the thick tree trunk.

In between his staggered breathing he detected a familiar distress signal, his eyes widened as he continued to survey the swamp. With his right hand pressed against the tree he found the source of the distress call. An aphid larve, left unharmed by the swarm, was signaling distress and had alerted the nest of Feer.

Despite his calculations, the worst was upon him. Within minutes a swarm of gnats large enough to blanket the entire phioto swamp was headed towards him.

‘The...end..’

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