imperial / metric
number
101
class
derivative
disposition
choleric
height
(see entry)
length
(see entry)
weight
-
size variance
(see entry)
I.Q.
630
core temp.
-
stability
50%
prevalence
5%
constancy
7%
longevity
1 week - 43 years
no. appearing
1
vision type
near
language family
inert
prefix contrivo suffix drone
xcii xcinnus xcinnaeus
physical appearance

The contrivodrone (/kənˈtɹivoʊˌdrəʊn/) is a two-dimensional stranger that resembles a crude drawing. Its dimensions range between five and three feet at the widest and tallest points, and its exact coloration and appearance varies between individuals. In odor, it is chalky.

above: known contrivodrone hues, shades, and tints.

Exposure to wind and rain causes the contrivodrone to fade in color, and for its edges to grow less discernible. A lack of exposure to the elements, however, allows it to maintain visual fidelity, with contrivodrone in the most ideal conditions appearing almost tile-like in the opacity and reflectivity of their colorations. This fidelity may be slowly regenerated over time, with sharpness and hues reestablishing themselves even in the most "washed out" of contrivodrone over a period of months in an optimum climate.

The contrivodrone's voice is grinding and inorganic, but, at less than half of one decibel in volume, tends to be drowned out by environmental audio. Only 8% of contrivodrone express a tendency to vocalize, with these individuals speaking intermittently, at best.

environment and generation

The contrivodrone appears on any surface of over twenty square feet, and is always more likely to appear on a surface kept out-of-sight of human eyes. It prefers dull bricks, broken windows, narrow hallways, and the uppermost rooms in tall but antiquated buildings, but can appear in any environment of a non-residential inflection of form. Upon these expanses, it traces itself into view and becomes filled in.

Anomalies of form, such as additional limbs, present not uncommonly, but tend to correct themselves during the formative process, persisting in only 0.07% of individuals.

behaviour and effects

The contrivodrone has no notable behaviours.

interactions with sensitives

The contrivodrone's primary effect creates the disorienting visual illusion that left is right, up is down, far is near, and near is far. This effect arrives, persists, and fades over 32 minutes, regardless of proximity or orientation to the contrivodrone.

The contrivodrone is killed by proximity to imitations of itself1. Defensively, it strongly compels sensitives to erase any imagery that fits this category, including representations drawn by the sensitives themselves (provided more than one week has elapsed since the imitation's creation). Anomalous individuals (such as those possessing extra limbs or heads) are vulnerable only to imitative possessing such anomalies.

1.
"I couldn't reach it where I'd found it; I laid on my back for many hours and it became the focal point of the kaleidoscope it'd done to me. Through it all, I took a piece of chalk and matched the colors best I could...staring at the space a mile and two feet away, and the creature became blurry up above..." unsourced

This effect also causes sensitives to feel compelled to erase the contrivodrone itself, however. The contrivodrone softens and becomes smudged when touched. Being exceptionally physically vulnerable, it is destroyed with ease2.

2.
"I made it, I erased it, I made it, I erased it, I made it, I erased it, I made it, I erased it, I made it, I erased it, I made it, I erased it, I made it, I erased it, I made it, I erased it, I made it, I erased it, I made it, I erased it, I made it, I erased it, I made it, I erased it, I made it, I erased it, I made it, I erased it, I made it, I erased it, I made it, I erased it, I made it, I erased it, I made it, I erased it, I made it, I erased it, I made it, I erased it, I made it, I erased it, I made it, I erased it, I made it, I erased it, I made it, I erased it! And then, I kept going." unsourced
aging and death

The contrivodrone, at the end of its life, is smudged out as automatically as it initially appears, and leaves no marks behind.

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