Name: Raxgandr Species: World Serpent Age: UNKNOWN Appearance: Raxgandr is best described as a biomechanical terror that does not respect any sense of human aesthetics or conform to any normal of beauty. He is a mass of untamed, constantly-regenerating flesh as well as machinery that actually grows with his body, expanding and always creating new devices to use. Though Raxgandr does not have a constant form because his organs are always shifting, it is mostly just the smaller details that change. As such, he can be roughly described as an enormous snake, but the parallel ends at the general shape. First of all, Raxgandr’s jaw is quite pronounced, long and lined with many razor sharp teeth as well as a large variety of blades and spikes. It is covered with heavy, sectioned armour plates that let glimpses of Raxgandr’s sickly red flesh through. Even more strangely, the head does not have eyes in the traditional sense. Instead, several armour plates have a circle burned into them that occasionally open up, revealing blank, pure white eyes without a hint of an iris or a pupil in them. This is particularly unnerving as the pattern of the eyes opening and closing does not have any order to it. Secondly, though Raxgandr’s body is indeed long like that of a snake, there are countless large tumours connecting to it that drip corrosive pus, not to mention the skeletal appendages that appear and disappear at random. There are very few permanent appendages that remain attached to the main body, not to mention that even the tumours are migrating from one place to another. What is more, the machinery spread through his body is inseparably intertwined with his flesh, unifying them into something greater than the sum of their parts. Finally, Raxgandr is lined with exposed nerves and veins, strange growths that look like buildings, metal structures that resemble organs and bones that serve no visible purpose. At points, sharp metal edges protrude from his body, angled outright impractically or in a way that does not provide any protection to Raxgandr at all. Personality: As an extra-dimensional being, Raxgandr is completely unclassifiable, however, a few of his traits certainly shine through his alien thought process. Namely, he is manipulative to an absurd and unbelievable degree and he is extremely good at what he does. Using a combination of the most influential human emotions, but primarily pleasure and pain, Raxgandr can turn any person into his willing slave under the course of a few weeks. Not even a strong mind can resist his influence for long as he will keep his torment up until the victim no longer has the presence of mind to resist him. Another one of Raxgandr’s traits is his merciless nature as well as his refusal to back down. He is absolutely ruthless in carrying out his goal and he will fight even against insurmountable odds. Even when on his last feet, Raxgandr will be fighting his enemies with all of his power and he does not hesitate to kill an opponent quickly, even if doing so leaves a mess of blood along with other body fluids. But other than these traits, Raxgandr’s personality is unclassifiable. Skills: Manipulator – Though he has not lived amongst humans for too long, Raxgandr has a knack for preying on people’s emotions and using them for his own goals. While he has not found himself a human who was willing to accept him, he has kept himself alive by fooling people to defend him or to bring necessities to him. While he is not perfect yet, he is developing into a masterful manipulator, one who will eventually be able to brainwash people into willingly serving him, even if they are adults. Stalker – To put it simply, Raxgandr has learned how to stay silent and invisible using both his nature as well as the observations he made over time. If need be, he can remain completely undetected for months, lurking in spaces where nothing can see, then obliterate his enemy with overwhelming force. This skill of his also makes him capable of mentally breaking people down by dropping small hints that something is following them, but never revealing himself. Abilities: Abstract Cancer – Raxgandr is effectively invulnerable, but not because the metal integrated into his body is so strong. While that does play a role in defending him, the greatest aspect that he has is his flesh, not the machines. When he is injured in a place, instead of a scar, a huge, tumorous mass will appear on his body that cushions further hits. Should this mass be injured, it will continue to spread, changing and growing by integrating the world around it into itself. This means that the more injuries Raxgandr suffers in a fight, the stronger he becomes. Fortunately, this effect is mostly temporary and only lasts for a few hours before the first tumours start to disappear. Shroud – As a being beyond human comprehension, Raxgandr’s mere presence warps the way humans see reality. In effect, it is as if he was surrounded by a thick fog that twists human perspective in interesting and cruel ways. While short-term exposure only results in minor discomfort, people who are in his presence for a long time start to experience hallucinations and eventually start losing their grip on sanity. Contract – While Raxgandr’s adult form is an immensely powerful being, he is still just an infant, someone who needs the help of others to continue evolving and eventually hatch. Until he becomes an adult, Raxgandr is capable of marking a person who is protected from his insanity-inducing presence and who can summon him to protect themselves. He can also communicate with this person using a form of conveying concepts that is similar to telepathy, yet it is something completely different. The person who is marked is bound to Raxgandr as a slave and they have to obey his orders lest they wish to die a drawn-out, painful death.