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[M?] (Jellyfish Reproduction?) Huxleys

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Huxleys:
The gentle creatures float through the air, held aloft by the hydrogen they expel into their sacs.

Alignment =
Neutral/Good (either works, they just are not really physically capable of malicious behavior(unless they drain things of Vikta instead of passive gathering))

Aging
Since fertilization:
0-3/4 Months: Infant
4/5-5/6 Months: Child
6/7-9/10 Months: Teen
9/10 Months+: Adult

Average Lifespan: Theoretically immortal but due to the volatile nature of their internals and their habit of diving when startled means that most only live 3-4 years.

Diet:
These drifters feed off of any magic they come across, so food is never an issue. When they wish to rise, they simply consume a bit more.
                                                               OR
These drifters drain creature of Vikta for food, although due to their low energy usage, this isn't a massive issue.

Appearance
The have bulbous bodies, usually several meters in diameter. Within the thin, sickly yellow, semi-translucent, skin, there are few organs. In fact there is only one, their 'stomach', which converts magic into necessary proteins and hydrogen that is then transported into the sacks that bulge out from it like warts or tumors, the walls of these even thinner than the rest of the skin. This is because there are actually thousands of tinny gaskets on the exterior, enabling them to vent the excess with precision. Dangling off the bottom of their bodies are any where from 8-13 tendrils, slowly swaying. These have surpring strength, enabling them to anchor themselves in gale force winds.
(For visual references, look up the 'Leviathan Trilogy Huxley')
Abilities
They can turn natural magic into Hydrogen through biological means.
Can vent excess gas.
Feel with tentacles and can sense different magic densities as well as a basic sense of touch.
(if going with draining thing) Can drain creatures of Vitka though their tendrils/tentacles.
Culture
Found where ever the wind takes them, they are easily startled, leading to them falling from the sky. This sometimes ends fairly messily, but luckily they can survive a fall from a decent height... sometimes. Given that they are also large sacks of hydrogen, they tend to go up in flames if they get electrocuted or there are sparks or embers. Given their curiosity, this can cause problems. Luckily, due to having little of nutritional value and giving those who eat them horrible gas, they have few natural predators.
Other than that, they are drifters, only able to affect their height. This leads to their reproductive cycle being similar to a jellyfishes, except that instead of the polyps of infancy forming on the ground, they form in the egg pockets that dot their bodies/hydrogen sacks. Their sperm are released into the air throughout their adult life. Due to this, they tend to float in groups early on in life, only separating when the winds do so or when one becomes curious about something.


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