Monday, February 14, 2011

Letters from Artorius VI - Re. New Voidling Species Discovered

To the Legatus Legionis:

My lord, have made a very important discovery here on Kimyona. When we were here last, 100 years ago, these creatures did not exist on this plane, but now, the world is literally swarming with a previously undiscovered type of Voidling – the Modum.

You are very familiar with the Voidling, we have had numerous run-ins with them in the past as we travel across the multiverse. Most of these encounters have been bloody and tragic, resulting in great losses to our people. The Voidling are a formidable enemy and always appear in areas which have been influenced by Azatar.

This new species of Voidling however is very puzzling. They are totally unlike any other species which we have yet encountered. Our Hypothesers believe that they are part plant, but also have features similar to many Cephalapods. The people of this plane have dubbed these creatures as the Modum.

The Modum seem to be almost totally incapable of prosecuting any form of combat. Our soldiers, when they first encountered one, attempted to slay it, but were incapable. The creature didn’t fight back, but we were simply unable to lay a hand on it. These Modum hover along the earth, moving at a slugs pace, but will occasionally show extreme boosts of speed accelerating into a lightning fast form of teleportion. Any act of violence attempted against them results in an innate defensive reaction which causes them to simply teleport away. Our fights with them are practically over before they start. We have not yet been able to subdue a single one of them.

Although we have not been able to kill one yet, we have been able to study them very, very closely. Though they respond reflexively to violence, they have no qualms about making contact with other living species. We have been able to hold them, look them over, and generally observe their anatomy, but their danger-sense, which border on precognition, is so powerful that we have not been able to cut one open yet and see what is inside.

From what we can tell, the world is literally filled with these things. They are everywhere. From what we can tell, they don’t eat, they don’t sleep, and they leave nothing behind. They simply exist, floating about the world as pollen which has fallen from a tree; that in fact may be exactly what they are – pollen from the Tree of Azatar. The Seed may have taken such a firm root on this world that we may see it come into full growth.

The Modum have several very important qualities which I will need to discuss at length later, but I am being summoned now to make another foray into Kimyona to investigate these beasts further. I will provide more information to you about them following this investigation with the Hypothesers.

Your ever faithful servant,

Justus Artorius, Primus Pilus, Centurion of the First

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