The Crykophassly is a dangerous fleshcobbled Jakeopod, albeit rare. This document will explain the following: What is a Crykophassly? What do I need to know? How can I avoid injury?
What is a Crykophassly
The Crykophassly is a unique Jakeopod caste, found in northeastern woodlands. It is unlike any other Jakeopod, as it is a solitary creature that leaves the Hive at a young age. The Crykophassly is also generally sessile, although capable of uprooting itself in a pinch. As an isolated creature, you have no risk of encountering multiple Crykophassly or other Jakeopod castes. In fact, these creatures have actually been demonstrated to skirmish both with other Crykophassly and other Jakeopod castes; they also lack the communication flaps of other Jakeopod castes.
The Crykophassly is an immobile creature whose upper portions resemble a skinless humanoid. Crykophassly have extremely defined musculature, which is further exasperated by their complete lack of dermal tissue. Their muscular human frame defiles itself into a “trunk” (akin to a tree) formed from tightly woven muscle cords and tendons. This trunk is embedded deep into the ground, where it tapers into a mass of sarcous roots.
The Crykophassly has two long arms, with three digits designed for scraping, and musculature on its chest, shoulders, and neck akin to that of a hardcore body-builder. The creature’s face is featureless, concealed by a thick reddish plate of thick, rubbery tissue. The Crykophassly consumes matter through a vertical denticulated slit that goes from the base of the neck to the chin.
The Crykophassly hunts via its dorsal mycetal protuberances, which are long, flexible, and prehensile. These hollow chutes will consistently spew mycetal compounds into the air, whose genetic make-up matches that of the Crykophassly identically. These particulates, or spores, float adrift in a radius around the Crykophassly, simulating a thick yellowish fog.
Crykophassly Hunting Behavior
Crykophassly feed on any creature that is afflicted by the inhalation of its exuded mycetal fog. The spores will enter the lungs and travel into the brain, where the prey becomes a Brainwashed. The spores also seem to literally smooth out the brain, causing permanent brain damage. Afflicted will instantly see to it that they travel to the Crykophassly. At which point, they will kneel to it, as the spores warp the mind to believe that the Crykophassly is God.
The hubris and naivety of these delusional Brainwashed is exploited by the Crykophassly, for there is no God. The Crykophassly will use its sickle-digits to gut its prey, and hastily scoop out their organs for consumption. It will discard what remains, and uproot itself. Upon which point it will use self-undulation to travel to a new location to find prey.
Crykophassly Encounter Prevention
The Crykophassly is generally only found in northeastern woodlands, where the trees can obscure their muscular meaty frame. If you go hiking, stay on path, and look out for Crykophassly warning signs. While sporestorms are quite common, and some may even be yellowish, there is a discernible difference between these natural phenomena and the spores of the Crykophassly.
Avoid any unnaturally large clouds of spores, and you should be safe from the Crykophassly. Even if it does spot you, it will do nothing to harm you, instead it may attempt to beckon you closer with primitive gestures.
Wearing a gas mask will render you immune to the effects of the spores, and even placing wet rags over face is a temporary solution. If you discover yourself in a sporefield, immediately cover your face and leave immediately. If you are afflicted and rescued, treatment is possible.
While dangerous, the Crkyophassly is a rare sight, and with proper precaution, you should be safe from them. If you detect a Crkyophassly in the Northeastern Woodlands, report it immediately to the Department of Jakeopod Awareness and let us do the rest of the work.