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A creature is a lifeform, as distinct from matter not imbued with distinct intelligence.
- Reference sophontilogical term
- Often used to indicates more complex lifeforms, symbiotes, and animals or animal-like lifeforms.
- These animal-like lifeforms are regarded by most as having the greatest potential for sophontdom.
- While creature is a broad term that applies to all lifeforms, it is most often used to describe Non-Sophonts.
Beasts vs Creatures vs Monsters
|Beast||Positive||Beast of burden. Sociobiological term for a non-threatening service creature.|
|Creature||Neutral||Neutral term of a non-sophontic lifeform. Often not yet judged as to its threat.|
|Monster||Negative||Sociobiological term for a threatening creature.|
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Specialized Usage of the Term
- Minor nonhuman race. Vicious animalistic killer, psionic. Looks like a possibility for an acidic-blooded higher lifeform.
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- Mongoose Traveller: Animal Encounters
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science