Female Hatchling

Female Hatchling
Name: unnamed Ossuary
Family: Ossuary
Generation: 1st
Species: Osseo Arachnid
Birthday: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Owner: Thyme
Mother: Ruby Dust
Father: Opal Soul

Recent Clicks: Show/Hide

Stage Progress: 90.45%
Overall Progress: 95.32%

Osseo arachnid hatchlings are very active at night, and will weave complex webs in dark corners and sometimes across entire hallways. The eyes of the skull on their back glow with necrotic magic, which is said to help them grow, and the magic is fed by the spider staying near places where humans have passed away. Even the silk they spin their webs with is similar to human hair. Many magi have tried to see if the bones the spider's body is made of are truly human bones, but every attempt to investigate this has resulted in the spider's body crumbling to dust. It was thought that hatchlings couldn't yet speak like their adult counterparts, but they can - it was just that they speak only in quiet, rustling whispers.

Ages ago, a magi was murdered, and only a spider witnessed it. Driven by grief and a need to find the killer, the magi's wife turned to darkness, and used magic to transform the spider into a twisted, bony caricature that would be driven to speak of what it saw. This created the osseo arachnid. Osseo arachnids are hard to find, as they are driven to gather in places where humans once lived but live no longer. They are often found in abandoned houses, old buildings, ruins, or in cemeteries. People who stumble upon them often run in fear when they see what appears to be a human skull skittering about on bony fingers. These spiders are expert mimics - they will repeat words and phrases that they hear, their voices distorted and rough, and they will also repeat laughter and screams, scaring away people and predators who find them. These creatures will often echo learned phrases back and forth to one another, and on dark nights many an explorer has claimed to hear resounding screaming, crying, and chattering from a place thought long abandoned. It isn't known if this is pure mimicry or if the spiders are actually communicating with these sounds. Sometimes, a spider will say a phrase that no one remembers saying or teaching it. While it is likely that they heard it from another of their kind, some suspect the magi who created them was successful, and the creatures still remember the murder their spider ancestor heard.

Sprite art: Xenomorph | Description: Raneth