The Crepugnant is a bashful, sluggish creature with an unnaturally distressing visage, usually hiding its soft, boneless head and neck deep within its hollow torso. With its cranium exposed, its steady neural broadcast hyper-sensitizes other beings to its writhing, squelching features, causing uncontrollable terror and revulsion in all who can perceive it. Even the soft, moist sound of its seething feelers and suckers can instill an escalating feeling of impending doom, and the lightest physical contact with its wet, twitching flesh can send affected individuals into blind panic.
A Crepugnant tends to feel content, confident and even playful so long as it remains fully retracted, though this renders it effectively blind and deaf. With its face exposed, its mood dramatically plummets, and it may begin to weep the longer it believes it can be seen. During mating, the male and female tightly lock their torsal orifices, entwining their heads internally and feeling one another's features without visual contact.
The sight of a Crepugnant's own reflection will drive it to prolonged shock, unfortunately triggering a comatose state in anything already under its psychic influence.
Crepugnant feed largely on plant material, which they ferment over a long period within their body cavities.
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