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The Lily Paddler is a defensive, herbivorous fauna species.

Appearance

The Lily Paddler has a rather flamboyant appearance, decorated with several brightly coloured fins. It is large in size and has a predominantly blue body accented with purple and beige. A long, beige crest runs down the middle of the head, protruding slightly above the surface of the head and dividing the head into two clear halves. The head is flattened and almost octagonal in shape. Two pairs of green stalks protrude from either side of the head and are tipped with spherical orange eyes with darker orange sclerae. On the underside of the head three black mandibles are situated around a small circular mouth.

A pair of long stalks are attached to the upper half of the head. Each having three pink leaf-shaped structures at the top and a smaller green leaf at the base, with three additional pairs appearing on the tail portion of the body. The main section of the body has a large hump, of which the top is beige and has two large black stalks dotted with bright white spots and splitting into four long, striated fins each bearing a bright orange spot with a dark circle in the middle, similar in color to their eyestalks.

The underside of the body features two long arms ending with small claws, seemingly capable of grasping objects and bringing them to the mouthparts, but ill-suited for defense. The body ends with a slender tail, terminating in a broad, pale-green tail fin.

Behaviour

The Lily Paddler is capable of a form of defensive hypnosis that it will use on the player if they approach, causing them to lose control of their movement and be reoriented against their will, similar to the Mesmer though nonaggressive.

This hypnosis leaves the player in a confused state for some amount of time, during which the function of the Compass and HUD elements are impaired, and audio is distorted[1].

Data Bank Entry

Lily Paddler
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A medium-sized herbivore with an elongated, bifurcated torso, and multiple bioluminescent adornments.

- Slow and vulnerable to attack
- Long arms for seed foraging on the ocean floor
- An array of feather-like appendages display varied colors in low-light conditions
- When threatened, the paddler emits a pheremonal defense that disrupts higher order brain function in certain species
- At night the paddler's illuminated plumage looks like a school of smaller fish, perhaps convincing predators they're not worth the chase

Assessment: Dangerous in unfamiliar environments.

Source: Scan Lily Paddlers

Design

The Lily Paddler's design draws on many aspects of the real-life fish the weedy seadragon, though unlike the weedy seadragon it appears far more focused on display over camouflage. The claws are very similar to those of many small decapod crustaceans.

Sounds

File Type
Water death
Water flinch
Pose to swim
Swim A
Swim B
Swim to pose

Gallery

Trivia

  • In past versions of the game Lily Paddlers were rideable.

References

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