This sleek and agile vampire's obsidian scales reflect direct light in a dazzling display of sparkles most sight-equipped beings find impossible to look at directly without nauseating disorientation, considerable ocular pain and momentary blindness. Even in darkness, the monster can wave its bioluminescent barbel about its own surface or emit rapid, strobing flashes from its bulbous eyes, its entire body shining and pulsing in a torturous effect for even moderately light-sensitive organisms.
Vain, brash and sometimes juvenile, Twileye regard themselves as simply "too amazing" for "lesser beings" to appreciate. To them, the pained howls of their victims are the shamed cries of those who have finally seen "true beauty" and understand "how ugly and stupid they really look."
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