- Shadow Mist
- Slime Swarm Cloud
The first and second steps of the process have been decided…the monster’s basic archetype will be Parasite/Necromancer whose elements will focus on Bacteria/Plague with a bit of Acid and Fungus thrown into the mix.
Now we will be selecting a traversal skill, which will help the creature both maneuver around the battlefield and/or escape the hunters. Keep these two points in mind. As usual, before you choose based on the list above, please see what we mean by each in the very brief description below, then cast your vote.
Initiated by a leap (not even half as long as Goliath’s leap. Think forward a bit but more vertical), and then an automatic slow decent which can be directed. The jump height possibly could be determined by the length of the press of the traversal button/key or up to 3 taps of said button/key. The downward glide could function like a grasshopper’s wings (they jump, then flutter as far as possible in their glide), or a flying squirrel with skin flaps. There would be greater maneuverability left and right as compared to Kraken while he’s flying.
Claws, tentacles, or some other extended body part will function as a long-range grappling device and automatically latch onto a surface centered in the monster’s view, then quickly pull the monster to that location. Makes for faster climbing or getting around an area. Imagine being able to go from cliff to cliff in a zig-zag fashion or up and down from cliff to ground faster than climbing/dropping.
The monster would turn into a cloud of “ghostly gas tendrils” (about 2/3 it’s original size) which would freely move around for a short period, moving slightly faster then normal speed and able to fly up into the air. This skill lasts nowhere near as long as the Krakens flight, so it must be used wisely. This cloud can still take damage due to the disruption of its weak cohesion.
Slime Swarm Cloud:
The monster disintegrates into a ball of parasites within a very gaseous cloud and can direct said cloud for a limited time. These parasites quickly spread a slime coat around all surfaces within a set radius. The monster can then move/climb/drop down more quickly over these surfaces (perhaps 2X speed?). This is more of a battlefield advantage ability or back-tracking ability. The slime coating effect will have a timed duration.