number
612
spare
melancholic
height
9 ft, 11 in
length
16 ft, 1 in
weight
3.3 lbs
size variance
13%
I.Q.
2,001
core temp.
-
stability
13%
prevalence
0.03%
constancy
13%
longevity
120-130 days
no. appearing
1-4
blind
inarticulate
physical appearance

The teredruzari (/tɛɹədruˈzɑɹi/) is a spindly-legged sub-strain of the teredroni which possesses only a single pair of legs, and less clearly defined eyes. Its body is slick to the touch, and its legs, straw-filled and flimsy. Unlike its parent strain, the teredruzari's body can be yanked over with ease. Such a disruption proves invariably fatal to the stranger.

Compared to the teredroni, the teredruzari speaks with far less frequency, and with a more garbled and raspy voice. Its whisper resonates through iron; wrought-fences and old streetlights bring out its full cacophony, though it maintains such chattiness only by rare whim. Otherwise, the elusive x x x unstable stranger shares most characteristics with its parent strain.

environment and generation

The teredruzari generates in only the slimiest of back alleys. Its form (crumpled to the excess) starts off knotted and slick upon a ground that has already x x x been drenched with gallons of liquid in dozens of forms. Upon a pavement or gravel (and soaking up some of the alcohol or brawl blood or other splashed thrill) it x x x until reaching its full adult size.

behaviour and effects

With its seedy and lascivious personality, the teredruzari differs from its parent strain in subtle but notable manners. Though no less elusive or despondent, its focus tends towards the x x x x x x x carnal, with its "hand" flipping over the thousands of x x x x x scattered flyers and billfolds1 that lend their x x x x x x to the streets.

1.
"Though the shows themselves have become less regular in their performances, the advertisements are posted at a record rate, with some addresses getting whole stacks of them. It was starting to show itself, more and more, as the farce that it was – no one one could live this way, even if we were all very determined not to actually say anything about it." Callahan, Sari. The Magnates (Lost), 15

Though the stranger does not socialize, per se, it does display some group behaviours, and is usually found xx x x x x in clusters. When two individuals move within x x x of one another, their motions synchronize. This continues until some obstacle (a crate filled with imported cans, a dumpster filled with black styrofoam) prevents movement in one member of the pair. (Though x x x x x impractical, larger synchronizations can x x x x x x theoretically occur.)

interactions with sensitives

The teredruzari does not seek out sensitives in a state of inebriation – instead, its quarry are those hardened, stiff-hand calliriants whose x x x x x x x x x x travels take them into such a narrow, thin affair. Upon and under x x x hands entwined. Night breath turning steamy, the stranger paces itself, slow and sticky, into the x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x until the car keys in the back pocket stop their jingle2 and the boot-crunch on the grit gets slow. Its attack, though x x x x abrupt, leaves with x x x x no time to waste, the stranger x x x x x x x x x x x x x x and left there, dying3 on the greasy earth.

2.
"But what we did with its x x x x x x x, that was the unconscionable part. We were ruthless, you know. Picking it apart, tearing into it, figuring out the rules. We had to know exactly why it did this, or why it did that – we could never just let it settle. We could never let it be itself. But at the end of the day, x x x x x x x x we weren't." Callahan,             Magnates (Lost),
3.
"Not that we ever felt guilty, not- x x x x x x x x x that we ever x x x x x x x x wanted to. That would be x x x x x x x x x x x x x x too much. That would mean x x x x x x x giving up our x x x x x x x x x x x inquiries."       lahan,             (Lost),

Its effect is simple, but insidious – with each passing day (and soon enough, each passing second), the teredruzari's touch scrapes more away x x x x from memory, from fatigue, from the x x x x x x x x x x x x x x love-torn, broken-hearted who with all their scattered letters littering the x x x x x x x anthems x x x x x x x of the fall.

loss of x x x x x x x foundation

The teredruzari's severence of this x x x x x x foundation, however, is not limited to its x x x x x x x immediate surroundings. The effect bears a remarkable property of x x x x and "loose detachment", granting it the generous ability to x x x x x x x x and x x x x x into the structure of x x x x itself.

Inside a framework that has otherwise been somewhat x x x x x loosely defined, the teredruzari removes4 from x x x x x x x x x x x any traces or x x x x x reminders of the pain that it has both inflicted and "endured," x x x x x x x the audience left with no x x x x x x x x x x x x to remedy5 the x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x and effect.

4.
x x x x x x x x until it x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x breaks x x x x x x x x x x beyond x x x x x x recognition
5.
x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x and only
x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x swollen
x x x x x x x x hold-outs x x x x x x x x in the night

The full breadth of its victims x x x x x x x x x x now left with no way x x x x x x x x x to reclaim x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x and determine the x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x refrain, from all further action it x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x and from x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x it returns.

aging and death

There is no long-lost x x x x x x x x x whimper x x x x x x at the end of such a fickle spite display. What x x x x x x x x x x x x x x is x x x x x x x x x and dashed, and x x x x x x x x x draws nearer x x x x x x x x x x x in x x x x x x x the last to sway.

x x its steps growing weary and reluctant, x x x x x x x x x x x x it keeps its secrets to itself, x x x x x x it shudders. x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x a host to all that oil sleaze night runoff.

but you weren'tx x x xcrying
before it happened
x x x xto you

but you never said a word
x x x x xuntil it was clawing
at your x x x door