Alien profile: The Dirt-Eaters of Corohawk

This alien profile was written for us by Chris Kentlea from Ennead Games. Chris challenged me to find a suitable image for this creature he devised, and, well, this was the closest I could find. Damn you Chris!David Ball

Alien creature drawn by AbiogenisisThe true name of the dirt eaters is unknown by outsiders and these colossal avian like beings accept the term given to them with humour.

These bird like beings live for typically 120 earth years. Their primary method of communication is through movement and position of their bodies, but they can vocalise very well for those not native to Corohawk.

Their primary diet is, as their name suggests, is dirt. A good gift when meeting a Dirt-Eater for the first time is some soil from your homeland. They can eat meat and vegetable matter, but their prefered food is soil.

These highly intelligent creatures can shock people with their physical appearance. They have 4 arms on their circular body, their 2 eyes are on stalks and their 3 ears are positioned equally around the head with is almost canine like jaw – Sadly it is the nature of this jaw that gives the dirt eaters very bad breath, espically if they have eaten meat recently. Their feathers and fur is covered in geometric shapes – The clearer and more intricate the pattern, the more attractive they seem to potential mates.

Reproduction for a dirt eater is another surprising thing. They drop fertilised seeds into the ground. As such such they can only reproduce on their homeworld.

Something that only a few outsiders know is that once in their lifetime, a Dirt Eater can mentally bond with another species. This is a long process but once done, the dirt eaters and the bonded creature have a greater understanding and can share memories and thoughts over their entire lives, although increased distance can make this hard to communicate.

Written by Chris Kentlea from Ennead Games

Artwork is by Alex Ries (aka Abiogenisis). We featured some of Alex’s excellent artwork in Inspiration Gallery #0514.