Moses David

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Moses David
Base Information
Classification Plasmosynthetic autotroph
Terrain Space
Locomotion Flyer
Size 35m
Speed TBD
Strength TBD
Social Structure Single
Weapons TBD
Armor TBD
Homeworld Mianda (Dagudashaag 2533)
Multi-world No
Canon No
Reference "Library Data: Laraa." Signal-GK 08 49-50.

The only space-dwelling species yet discovered within Dagudashaag Sector. Moses David were declared a protected species in 566.

Physiology and ecology[edit]

The Moses David inhabits the asteroid belt of Mianda (Dagudashaag 2533). Discovered in 342 by the amateur biologist Patriach Moses David Ba-Shuu of Shardi (Dagudashaag 3236). Moses David are a type of border creature between animal and plant similar in design concept to the jelly-fish of Terra (Solomani Rim 1827). They are shaped like an open umbrella composed of a gelatinous-like substance with several feeding tentacle-like appendages growing underneath. The main body grows up to 35m across and the appendages as long as 100m.

Moses David move around by means of gas sacs under the sail which were filled with carbon dioxide produced as a side product of their metabolism. They close the sail by muscular contraction which causes a stream of gas to propel them from asteroid to asteroid.

Diet and trophics[edit]

Moses Davids exists by feeding on the ice and minerals of the asteroids using their tentacles to anchor themselves and absorb the minerals and frozen water into the vein-like structure that networked across the umbrella where sunlight and hard radiation reacts with the Chlorophyll-like substance within their body to alter the minerals into the organic substances they needed to exist.

History and background[edit]

It has been hypothesized the Moses David is capable organically entering jumpspace. No one has ever discovered a Moses David that has died of natural causes. In theory the Moses David should continue to grow throughout their life but there has never been one found larger than 35m across. The theory is the larger specimens have absorbed trace amounts of lanthanum. The combination of sunlight and radiation activate the organic Jump Drive.

References and contributors[edit]

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