Though there has been a great deal of speculation as to the xoride's ultimate influence upon the walltowns that formed its territory, very few details about its lifecycle or physical distinctions have survived the flood. Most primary sources lie in the hands of private collectors, such as the Szyszyszki sisters. Because these materials do not tend to reach public circulation, many facets of the strain's life and demeanor must be left to the reader's imagination.
This is not to say that the xoride does not still feature as a prominent player within the Strangers canon. An unnamed xoride is kept as a "pet" by the narrative's antagonist, having been outfitted with what is best described as a crude, pre-VHZ attempt at a puppet unit. (This xoride can be inferred as the likely source of the cyclo-resonant fluid used to power the antagonist's prototype hypno-crown.)
Although made near-inert following inferred experimentation, the xoride does display some mobility, and even a level of anthropomorphism unseen in its parent strain, responding to individual people as though tamed. Before it is butchered in an act of misplaced revenge, the captive stranger (more commonly referred to as "Bracey's xoride") spends its time running its arms along the walls of its chamber, lazy in its search for escape. Even during its own slaughter, its disposition remains one of seething somnolence.
Though it is not known what remains of the unnamed xoride's body following the protagonist's escape, it can be speculated to have been pillaged during the chaos immediately before the bombings.