CLASS: DEVIL BIRD
The offspring of a Pride and Gluttony, this floating, transparent devil bird is perpetually swollen with gelatinous, parasitic larvae, which it must inject into an intelligent host through its syringe-like beak. Growing a network of fungoid filaments throughout the host nervous system, larvae feed on mental energy for up to seventeen years before developing into a large external cyst from which the adult Psycheshrike will hatch.
Hosts to a larval Psychshrike feel an inflated sense of self-worth and extreme fear of bodily harm or even significant inconvenience, strictly avoiding all personal risk regardless of the consequences and refusing to assist those in need, behavior which furthers the survival rate of the pyschic parasites.
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