-Abyssian: Ayerowtaes Kate'Ka-
The name is Akrai for "living magma", of which these creatures certainly seem to be. Like the legendary phoenix, Ayerowtaes Kate'Ka, or simply Kate'Ka for short, are creatures of unknown feature characterized by hundreds of layers of igneous rock with magma oozing in between the cracks. Because the Abyss is a dead world it lacks natural chaos such as tectonic activity or competition between biomes, so the creatures do this instead; the Kate'Ka is a wonderful example of this. By living, breathing, moving, and dying into magma, they sculpt and shape the rocky surface of the Abyss. Hundreds of conduits beneath its surface act as runways for Kate'Ka, and still they make more. Occasionally they break the surface to form a new crust on their bodies, allowing magma to reach the air and harden into unusual structures. Kate'Ka that reside underground for longer tend to have more crystalline layers, with granite being a common one, whereas those who rapid-build their bodies by clashing with the cold Abyssian air tend to be covered in porous rock. By strategically hardening their shells, Kate'Ka can layer them into beautiful strata that encourages them to float or sink in the magma, allowing them to reach new food sources.
Kate'Ka never truly die, building up their layers infinitely by consuming rocks, minerals, and gemstones, until they choose to shed their giant shells. Sometimes this choice comes inevitably due to the Kate'Ka's magma being unable to pass through all of the layers without hardening. When the shells are shed they are referred to as "eggs" due to the way the Kate'Ka curl up on the surface, giving it an elliptical shape. Once all of its layers harden and its magma flows its best the Kate'Ka will fight its way out of the egg and dive back underground.
Kate'Ka have no senses that are known of and are oblivious to time. They ignore other creatures, to the point that they are dangerous, as a Kate'Ka that forces its way out of the ground or through a fissure can cause an eruption.
There are no legends for the Kate'Ka, though there are suspicions that because of the super-heated and compacted core of the Kate'Ka, their discarded shells may be rich with valuable minerals and precious stones.
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