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Winged Leech

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Winged Leech
Falyndar Fauna
Threat levelMinimum, High during monsoon season
Major featuresparasitic, anesthetic releasing bite
AbilitiesSwarm abilites during monsoon season
Most common injungle wilds



Uncommon, Common during monsoon seasons.


Just as its name implies, the Winged Leech is a bloodthirsty insect by nature. It surfaced just after the end of the Djed Storm, and is believed to be the consequence of Djed exposure to the leech population. They are almost found exclusively in Falyndar for its favoritism of humid climates


Overall the insects are no larger than the pad of one's thumb. They can easily be distinguished from other bugs by their squishy pink or purple bodies, green plating down the spine, and long tongue. Other notable features are its four wings and stringer. In addition to its odd, three digit extremities, the Winged Leech also has a pair of green exoskeleton legs. This creature has no eyes. To make up for this its tongue has a unique ability to actually taste potential prey in the area, which is why its tongue is almost always visible.

These insects are not particularly bothersome most of the time. They may hover about curiously before latching on, and don't seem too bothered when swatted at. On the contrary, during monsoon season they become agitated easily and far more insatiable.

Social Structure

Winged Leeches tend to be gregarious. Although none fear to venture alone, it's extremely rare to see less than three, but no more than fifteen, at a time during most seasons. In monsoon season it's guaranteed to find swarm numbers expand up to sixty. Instead of battling for rights to a victim, they instead recognize the efficiency of attacking in numbers.

Additional Information

In most cases the Winged Leech behaves like a parasite when not swarming. After tasting prey with its tongue it will descent down and attach itself to the surface. Being relatively tiny, the insect doesn't take too much blood at once. Instead when its full it may remain attached to its food source until hungry again. However if its host is less than accommodating, it will use its stinger to inject anesthetic toxins to the bloodstream. This is not usually a fatal poison since but it can be in a swarm scenario. Massive clouds of hungry Winged Leeches will prove highly dangerous. Together they will draw out excessive amounts of blood and its natural drug may cause an overdose.