CLASS: DEVIL BIRD
The generation process of the Mephilas is unknown and thus far unreplicable, but they appear of their own volition and offer their "servitude" to those who have exposed themselves to the fifteen lesser Devil Birds, always maintaining that they live only to serve their "master." Exposure to their psychoreactive wavelength steadily increases cognitive function, even accelerating the production of brain cells and reorganizing their arrangement as necessary.
While moderated association with the Mephilas can prove beneficial, few can tolerate the effects of long-term overexposure or even a single concentrated, direct signal blast, overwhelmed by the hopelesss sensation of infinite insignificance in the universe, a horrifying comprehension of the passage of time towards inevitable nothingness and a pessimistic disgust towards the very nature of being, or as Mephilas often describe it, "seeing what 'we' always have."
Contents copyright Jonathan Wojcik