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. A xoride is kept as a "pet" within the narrative of Space Madness, having been outfitted with a crude, pre-VHZ attempt at a prototype hypno crown. This "crown", if imperfect in its alignments, makes use of the xoride's cyclo-resonant fluid to create a strong connection with blue hell.
Although made near-inert following inferred experimentation, the xoride does continue to display some mobility, and even a level of anthropomorphism unseen in its parent strain, responding to individual people as though tamed. Before it is vaporized during the reunion between the two protagonists, the captive stranger (more commonly referred to as "mylover #666") spends its time running its arms along the walls of its chamber, lazy in its search for escape. Even during its fatal meeting with its owner's psychic companion, its disposition remains one of seething somnolence.
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