The Black Ones

The Black Ones are a paranoid's nightmare. They can take over any single body, or be hiding nearly anywhere. They can see as well in the dark as the light. They can hear nearly any sound, like the faintest heartbeat 10 paces away. They are totally alien, with motivations and drives that are nearly incomprehensable to humans. And the worst part is, they are here and you don't know it.

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A Black One is totally amorphous. It can be a fine pool of black, a mm thin, or appear as a glob of clay, a thin black wire, or even a perfect sphere. Their apparent general volume can range from a liter to a few cms square. They can appear as a liquid, flowing any direction it wills, even against gravity, or shift to a solid as they need. They can move through any porous substance, stone, wood, and a variety of other things, like any liquid. Given all these abilities, it means they can flow into a lifeform... hijack it's solid form for their own purposes... controlling the form's electromagnetics, and ooze away when they need to.

The black ones are physically a liquid- a complex suspension of conductors and non conductors. Chemically, interesting because the number of hydrocarbons (oil), but normally not considered alive or organic. In the electromagnetic or paramagnetic range, they are active. It is through these forces that they can move and shape their liquid form. If viewed in hyperdimensional ranges, they have additional "mass" and processing abilities, making them impossible to totally destroy.

Each Black One has no eyes, ears, or mouth, yet it can perceive the electromangnetic spectrum and feel sounds and vibrations too faint for an ear to perceive. They can see as well in the dark as the light. They can hear nearly any sound, like the faintest heartbeat 10 paces away. Some think they can "hear" thoughts as well, but that has yet to be proven.

These Creatures are totally alien, with motivations and drives that are nearly incomprehensable to Humans. And the worst part is, they are here and you don't know it.

These creatures are inspired by the UFO mythology.
..... or they could be real and here.

Okay, these creatures are not completely incomprehensible to Humans, but they operate in near alien way. For example, they may need to leave the planet:, so they need to reach their ship, so they need to find it, then scout the area, around it, then get close to a person who is near the ship, then jump to complete certain tasks her meet their own honor system or cause actions that will open up the 5th dimensional space (blowing something up, stopping a killing, causing an earthquake, changing the electrosphere), then return. Slowly and cautiously take someone over. Then probe the defenses around the ship. then make their move. It is that middle step that seems to make sense to their 4th, 5th, and 6th dimensional perceptions that make it odd for them when observed

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This is very reminiscent of the X-Files and the black tar ooze they kept finding.

This adds a creepy feel to things you possibly run into and don't know what they are or where they came from. The fact they can take over another lifeforms body is very creepy and worth the effort to do to a game group. It would be a nice turn of events to have something like that attach itself to a player and begin controlling them for a time.

But what do they do once they gain a physical body and how long can they stay in that body? Can they stay in it for an infinite amount of time, or will their very presence degrade the living body and eventually kill it by sapping its energy?

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I'm willing to play fast and loose with science, especially in a fantasy world (but i much prefer 'magic' to bad science in general). But I wonder about the ecology/culture/motivations of these creatures. Just because the players don't know doesn't mean that you can't tell us.

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They are aliens. Total Aliens. Nothing they do should be comprehensible. These things are probably hyperdimensional as well, so they exist in several planes at once.

Yah. Good explanation for them I think.

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They are aliens. Total Aliens. Nothing they do should be comprehensible. These things are probably hyperdimensional as well, so they exist in several planes at once.

Yah. Good explanation for them I think.

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It would be hard to fight one of those things.

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