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Voidborne

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Artwork by Marius Siergiejew
Voidborne
Rarity: Mythical
Location: Alysi, and the border between Niwaedu and the Void. Very, very, very rarely in another plane.
Behavior: Search for matter to feed to their masters
Danger Level: Titanic
Strengths: Strong, hyper-regeneration, tentacles, forms, matter compression, may eat anything, amorphous, platinum and silver's benefits do not apply when facing them
Weaknesses: Oldstone, may be distracted by other matter (especially dense matter), fight amongst themselves

Primary Author(s): MagicTurtle

(The contents of this page are NOT common knowledge)

Rarity
Mythical

Description
The Voidborne are the servants of the starving gods, or rather, a starving god, each being made to serve and feed one specific master. Due to this, and the starving gods’ inherent and ongoing competition for matter on which to feed, Voidborne are not friendly with their own kind, killing each other to increase the matter fed to their particular god.

The lifecycle of a Voidborne is a simple, albeit brutal, affair. Formed inside the planet-sized body of a Starving God, the Voidborne, which begins merely as a shapeless blob of tentacles (which looks somewhat similar to bacteria), uses said tentacles to propel itsg the attention of another Starving God, allowing them to make it to the plane unharmed. Once they arrive, their form shifts and warps again, now appearing to be a humanoid shape (as seen in their references art), albeit one with tentacles as opposed to most bodily appendages, and with a size akin to that of a golem. They then swim through the void towards Niwaedu, and the matter it contains. Due to their small size (comparatively to a starving god) they can make it to Niwaedu without drawing the attention of another starving god, thening roam Alysi, consuming any matter they come into contact with, be it Grymloch or stone. To do this, the Voidborne utilizes their tentacles, using them to wrench apart whatever they are eating so that it can be thrown directly into their mouths and then head straight towards their stomachs. Thanks to their stomach being able to compress virtually everything that enters them, they can potentially carry thousands of tons of matter inside themselves, which only appears to slightly slow them down. After they have eaten their fill (meaning that compressed matter is quite literally falling out of their mouths), they head back towards the precipice of the void. There, they resume their old, bacteria-like shape, and float through the void until they reach their creator, whereupon they, and their bounty, are consumed by their god.

Voidborne are a formidable foe to fight, and, should any hapless explorer come into contact with one of them, fleeing might be their only hope at survival. They stand at varying heights, from eight to fifteen feet in height, and possess a strength greater than six men. Voidborne may also use the matter that they have consumed, of which they have quite a lot, to heal themselves, allowing them to brush off almost all forms of weaponry with ease. In addition to this, Voidborne may only be defeated once their entire essence is destroyed, and any attempts to cut them in half will merely result in each half reshaping and individually attacking their opponents or the two of them remerging. They are also amorphous, and may reshape and rearrange their body in whichever way they please, although their skin always remains as black as the void in which they were born. Voidbornes favored form, however, relies on incredibly strong and fast moving tentacles to do their job for them, which are capable of breaking stone and metal in order to break it into smaller sizes that the Voidborne may consume. They may make these tentacles appear out of any part of their body. To be consumed by a Voidborne is a death sentence, as once something enters its stomach it is automatically and fatally compressed to the smallest size possible. For example, a gravican man thrust into a voidborne’s stomach would be compressed to about the size of a pebble. Once a Voidborne dies, the contents of their stomach will be spilled out on the ground before them, although, due to the fact that compression does not affect the weight of said objects, these will, for the most part, be immovable.

Both platinum and silver possess no additional effects against the Voidborne, and are akin to normal steel whilst facing them. The only material that seems to do the Voidborne any additional harm is oldstone, which, in large quantities, can form an invisible force field which prevents the Voidborne from approaching it. When used as a blade, it cuts through the Voidborne as if they were made of butter, the wounds made by it not healing (and causing any parts of Voidborne that it cuts off to be well and truly dead) in addition to bringing the otherwise silent Voidborne great distress. To touch oldstone is unbearable for a voidborne, and they will even go so far as to jettison the limb that is touching it if other methods fail them.


Location
Alysi, and the border between Niwaedu and the Void. Very, very, very rarely in another plane.

Behavior
Search for matter to feed to their masters

Danger Level
Titanic

Strengths
Strong, hyper-regeneration, tentacles, forms, matter compression, may eat anything, amorphous, platinum and silver's benefits do not apply when facing them

Weaknesses
Oldstone, may be distracted by other matter (especially dense matter), fight amongst themselves