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FRIC — Viewing Species: Knutte

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Species Info
Grouping: Reptilian, Mechanical, Elemental
Rarity: Common
Time Per Stage: 22 Hours
Wild Caught: 5495
Captive Bred: 1365
Total Population: 6860

Wild Caught Acquisition

Forested Laboratory — Found regularly at the Sector's nest.

Common Chroma Breakdown

Red
703 Total
Green
563 Total
Blue
764 Total
Purple
595 Total
Orange
489 Total
Pink
483 Total
White
504 Total
Tan
336 Total

Rare Chroma Breakdown

Obsidian
324 Total
Silver
281 Total
Gold
337 Total
Bronze
256 Total
Rainbow
325 Total
Sapphire
313 Total
Emerald
304 Total
Ruby
283 Total

Baby Stage Notes

It’s the right shape to be considered an egg, but its shell is made of segments of metal that aren’t connected together. A blinding blue glow can be seen in the gaps and is presumably the creature forming inside or perhaps another, secondary inner shell.

Juvenile Stage Notes

Though it comes from what most would describe as an egg, its maturation into a juvenile isn’t an egg hatching; rather, the blue inner shell gradually grows out into the form of a serpent. The metal shell remains with the creature, forming a sort of protective armour for some of its soft skin. Notably, the shell on its head renders it completely blind. Despite this it is decently aware of its immediate surroundings, but is very sensitive to touch and easily surprised by fast movements. If threatened it won’t hesitate to generate arcs of electricity. While being struck by its electricity is painful, it isn’t lethal to anything other than very small beings and devices.

Adult Stage Notes

With an initial impression that's as shocking as the electricity they generate, Knuttes are very curious and enigmatic beings. It's widely agreed upon that they are an artificially created species, but it is presently unknown just how much their appearance is influenced by the habitat that they call their home. They move by levitating just slightly off of the ground, but cannot soar through the air proper. When generating large amounts of electricity by using their mechanical core, they scrunch up tightly before bouncing back into their characteristic shape, sharp bends and all. They melt down metal and let it form back together, which they sometimes allow to become part of their body instead of merely a little trinket.

In captivity they prove to be quite friendly. Young adults take a bit of time to adapt to being able to see the world around them, but decipher their usual surroundings and sensations very quickly. They aren't picky eaters and seem happy being fed just about anything. Their easygoing nature and odd appearance has caused them to be described as "lovable scrapheaps" by some researchers. The surface of their bodies—the wisps especially—can be hot at times, so it is advised to avoid touching one without sufficient protection.

Common Chroma

Red
Green
Blue
Purple
Orange
Pink
White
Tan

Rare Chroma

Obsidian
Silver
Gold
Bronze
Rainbow
Sapphire
Emerald
Ruby


Artwork: Wymsical