The following article was written by Michael Pulleine as an entry to the Alien August competition.
The Erebusian Nightstalker (Noctus Venator) is an apex predator that dwells on the surface of the planet Erebus; the Nightstalker has an average height of two to three metres and a life span of approximately two hundred years.
Interactions between Nightstalkers
On occasion, Nightstalkers will hunt in packs, full co-operation is ensured through a network of telepathic connections between Nightstalkers, connections can be deactivated at any time, close analysis of the information contained within the telepathic messages has revealed certain patterns, these patterns suggest the utilisation of advanced language, this, in turn, suggests the existence of sentience amongst the species.
The anatomy of the Nightstalker is of Particular interest, the creature has a thick exoskeleton made of chitin plates; each chitin plate is coated with several thousand layers of Graphene coating, making the Nightstalker armour almost impenetrable. As well as having a particularly unusual exterior, the Erebusian Nightstalker also possesses an exceedingly intriguing and, in some cases, baffling, reproductive system. The Erebusian Nightstalker reproduces through a telepathic exchange of Genetic information, how messages containing genetic information are differentiated from standard social interactions is unknown.
The Erebusian Nightstalker has a smooth black panelled head, Its mouth, like that of a shark, has multiple rows of teeth, it has four thin, stiff, armoured legs that all connect to a rigid pelvic bone, on its thorax are two, long arms and two long arm-like appendages that taper to a point, the pointed appendages are for impaling prey and the arms, although long and thin, are incredible powerful, these arms are used for lifting and ripping apart the carcasses of prey, the thorax is broad at the top and thin at the bottom, the head is short with four green eyes located on a smooth, curved panel on the top of the head.
Interaction with humans
Article written by Michael Pulleine as an entry to the Alien August competition 2015.