VENOMAX


CLASS: ARTHROPOID



   A genetic hybrid of human and scorpion, an Arachnid order distinguished by their enlarged, tearing palps and an abdomen terminating in a coiled, stinging tail.

BIOLOGY:

This resilient hybrid ranges in proportion, toxicity and combat strategy, from specimens who rely primarily on their brute strength to smaller, frailer individuals with more concentrated venom, though even the mildest Venomax sting causes hours of numbness, euphoria and hallucinations with minor bleeding from bodily orifices.

Virtually blind, a Venomax tracks food by vibration, drumming the ground with its fingers as it closes in, and may track prey through the other side of a wall or its own network of underground tunnels. It does not require steady nourishment, but can slow its metabolism and adapt to the most barren, dusty wastes.

The exoskeleton of a Venomax fluoresces beautifully under ultraviolet light.

BEHAVIOR:

When not hungry enough to snap up the nearest source of raw meat, a Venomax is an unaggressive, laid back creature. It enjoys warm, dark surroundings, and feels nervous when exposed to the sky or surrounded by water.

APPLIANCE:

Venomax are formidable and loyal fighters, but they are perhaps most famous for the broader applications of their venom, a component in many pharmaceutical and recreational drugs. Coupled with their fluorescence, they are a popular addition to nocturnal social venues, and may take it upon themselves to charge patrons for a mild sting.


TACTICAL MECHANISMS:


CHITINOUS CLAWS: Venomax may possess thin, slicing scalpel-like claws or broader, more muscular appendages for tearing and smashing. Some unusual individuals may possess two very different forelimbs.

SCORPION TAIL: The long, muscular tail of a Venomax is tipped with a metallic, hollow barb, capable of delivering a controlled dosage of venom.


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