Fuzzy Moths have not named themselves, so they have been given this name until they do.
Hereditary influence: Low Notes: Prior to gaining sentience, Fuzzy Moths had an HI of Very High. It is unknown at this time why it has changed.
Environmental influence: High Notes: Fuzzy Moths cannot survive outside of Deep Mountain, and prefer to live on or immediately near the summit. If Fuzzy Moths live away from the summit, sentience in their subsequent generations begins to decline, and they become more prone to spontaneous mutations.
Language: Pulse Notes: Fuzzy Moths communicate via pulses of multicolored bioluminescence. The color, rate, intensity, pattern and position of these pulses determine their message. The pulses can emit a clicking sound of varying intensity, and is only used to get the attention of another Fuzzy Moth.
Ability to Reason: High Notes: Fuzzy Moths are an isolated and relatively new sentient species, and have yet to invent and grasp many of the concepts most Owel species are already familiar with. They are capable of learning them, however; they merely lack experience.
Climate Preference: Humid, warm Notes: This is merely a preference and not a requirment.
Native to: Owel Notes: Deep Mountain only. For now.
Found in: Deep Mountain Notes: Fuzzy Moths require the heightened oxygen levels of Deep Mountain in order to live.
Affinities: Air, subtypes. Earth, subtypes. Notes: The most common affinity in Fuzzy Moths is Air, followed by Light, Earth, Clay, Acid and Poison.
Weaknessess: Unknown Notes: Fuzzy Moths did not understand this concept.
Resistances: Air, Light Notes: Most insects in or near Deep Mountain’s summit are highly resistant to Air. Fuzzy Moths have an innate understanding of light, and handle it effectively.
Fuzzy Moths, pre-sentience, were apex predators and lacked concern for their ecosystem’s stability. Their urge to hunt was dictated by sight, rather than hunger. They would constantly hunt and kill anything that moved.
Post-sentience, Fuzzy Moths are still apex predators, but show responsibility and restraint when it comes to their environment. They have suppressed their once-constant prey drive, and only hunt when hunger dictates.
Fuzzy Moths live in large communities, and build shelters out of leaves, moss, mud and rocks. Their territories are always enclosed by large wooden barricades, presumably to ward off larger predators.
Fuzzy Moths are not inherently hostile to outsiders, but lack any kind of experience with them. Their greeting consists of striking each other’s leaf-like whips with great force. Fuzzy Moths do not seem to realize that most outsiders are incapable of participating in this.
Fuzzy Moths have tamed and domesticated a variety of insect named “Sawhorses”. Sawhorses serve to perform any and all laborious tasks for the Fuzzy Moths, such as cutting timber and pulling heavy loads. They will also defend Fuzzy Moths from attackers, if required.
Notes: Fuzzy Moths possess a wide range of natural abilities due to their physiology. Their leaf-like whip is capable of extending several feet within an instant, and can strike objects with immense blunt force.
They can communicate over great distances through the use of their pulsing lights. Their pulses are far more effective than any known spoken language. In just a few seconds, Fuzzy Moths can pulse a message that would take Common over a minute to speak.
Fuzzy Moths resemble various plants found throughout Deep Mountain, but almost always possess a leaf-like whip upon their head and a faceplate capable of emitting pulses of colored light.
- Original Post by Glip.