Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Messengers

The Messengers, or, the Angelicus, are an intergalactic race of parasites. Their bodies are composed of some sort of sentient energy, fueled by the electromagnetic flame in the middle of their bodies. From this core also extends what is roughly analogous to organic limbs. These are their tails, feelers, and skeletal wings that appear as arcs of gas-covered electricity.

It is through these electric appendages that the Messengers control their victims, sending electric signals to their nerves to control their actions. They usually occupy vertebrae by nesting in their brains, coiling their tail in the spinal cord and occasionally extending their feelers through the eyes.

The Messengers are extremely dangerous, as they can emit a wide spectrum of electromagnetic radiation from their eyes, including gamma-, infrared- and ultraviolet radiation, capable of killing most organic material in mere seconds and melting even the most resilient of metals. They can also emit any color of visible light. Messengers can be detected by their small background emissions that deter radiocommunications and radar.

It is theorized that radiation is in fact the Messengers' primary form of communication. This constant telepathy allows them to act as a unified force, where singular Messengers often act like extensions of a hive mind.

It is rumoured that the Messengers' ship, a research vessel referred to as the Lightbrindger, crashlanded somewhere in the east, hidden under a temple built by sorcerers who made a pact with the things. Since their landing, hidden cults have continued to rise that wish to either control or contain the radiant creatures, the most prominent since the Sorcerer Kings being The Order of the Flaming Angel.

The Messengers die or dissipate if submerged in water or other conductive liquid. They can be contained only by applying a constant stream of electricity when occupying a victim, so that they cannot maintain form long enough to create coherent radiation.

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