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The Shadow Leviathan is a species of Leviathan-class predator found in the Crystal Caves and the Fabricator Caverns.

Appearance

The Shadow Leviathan has an elongated black body with smooth skin and twin rows of 37 small red spots running from behind the head to just before the tip of the tail. Below each row of red spots is a shorter row of eight circular gill pores that run down the side. The head is composed of a triangular shield-like structure with three pairs of small black eyes and a large red ring in the center. The creature posses a flexible spinal cord allowing it to contract and retract it's head. The creature's mouth is located on its underside just behind the head: it is a glowing blue tone, and lined with curved teeth resembling a ribcage with the sternum removed. The mouth appears to pass food directly into the creature's stomach, with no real throat structure present.

Seven pairs of jointed clawed appendages run down the sides of the mouth. These have spines along the inside edge to assist in securing prey. Seven more pairs of these appendages can be seen running down the body, decreasing in size as they get closer to the tail to the point that the final three pairs are little more than a small spine. This gives the impression that these grasping appendages once served as walking limbs in a distant bottom-dwelling ancestor, but have since been repurposed into their current form.

Propulsion comes from the large fins on the rear portion of the Shadow Leviathan's body. Though lacking a tail fluke, a large fin is present around halfway down the body on both the dorsal and ventral sides, the ventral fin having smaller fins in front of and behind it. The tail ends with a red point.

Design

The tail portion of the body is very similar in appearance to the black ghost knifefish and the row of holes on the body resemble the gill openings possessed by lampreys. The mouth and mandible design was based on the heads of arrow worms[1].

A scrapped alternate design closely resembled an oversized, predatory Sea Monkey.

Databank Entry

Shadow Leviathan
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Shadow Leviathan Ency
Source: Scan Shadow Leviathans

Sounds

File Type
Sfx creature shadowleviathan attack 01
Attack
Sfx creature shadowleviathan chitter 01
Chitter 1
Sfx creature shadowleviathan chitter 02
Chitter 2
Sfx creature shadowleviathan chitter 03
Chitter 3
Sfx creature shadowleviathan chitter 04
Chitter 4
Sfx creature shadowleviathan chitter 05
Chitter 5
Sfx creature shadowleviathan chitter 06
Chitter 6
Sfx creature shadowleviathan exoattack enter 01
Prawn suit attack start
Sfx creature shadowleviathan exoattack exit 01
Prawn suit attack end
Sfx creature shadowleviathan exoattack loop joystick and water os 01
Prawn suit attack joystick loop 1
Sfx creature shadowleviathan exoattack loop joystick and water os 02
Prawn suit attack joystick loop 2
Sfx creature shadowleviathan exoattack loop joystick and water os 03
Prawn suit attack joystick loop 3
Sfx creature shadowleviathan exoattack loop joystick and water os 04
Prawn suit attack joystick loop 4
Sfx creature shadowleviathan exoattack loop metal and water layer 01
Prawn suit attack metal loop
Sfx creature shadowleviathan roar afterdeath 01
Post-death roar
Sfx creature shadowleviathan roar aggro 01
Aggro roar
Sfx creature shadowleviathan roar enter 01
Roar start
Sfx creature shadowleviathan seatruckattack enter 01
Seatruck attack start
Sfx creature shadowleviathan seatruckattack exit 01
Seatruck attack end
Sfx creature shadowleviathan seatruckattack loop layer joystick 01
Seatruck attack joystick loop
Sfx creature shadowleviathan seatruckattack loop layer metal 01
Seatruck attack metal loop
Sfx creature shadowleviathan seatruckattack loop water os 01
Seatruck attack water loop 1
Sfx creature shadowleviathan seatruckattack loop water os 02
Seatruck attack water loop 2
Sfx creature shadowleviathan seatruckattack loop water os 03
Seatruck attack water loop 3
Sfx creature shadowleviathan seatruckattack loop water os 04
Seatruck attack water loop 4
Sfx creature shadowleviathan seatruckattack loop water os 05
Seatruck attack water loop 5
Sfx creature shadowleviathan soloattack 01
Out-of-vehicle attack
Sfx creature shadowleviathan swimfast 01
Fast swim 1
Sfx creature shadowleviathan swimfast 02
Fast swim 2
Sfx creature shadowleviathan swimfast 03
Fast swim 3
Sfx creature shadowleviathan swimfast 04
Fast swim 4
Sfx creature shadowleviathan swimfast 05
Fast swim 5
Sfx creature shadowleviathan swimfast 06
Fast swim 6
Sfx creature shadowleviathan swimgrowl os 01
Swim growl 1
Sfx creature shadowleviathan swimgrowl os 02
Swim growl 2
Sfx creature shadowleviathan swimgrowl os 03
Swim growl 3
Sfx creature shadowleviathan swimgrowl os 04
Swim growl 4
Sfx creature shadowleviathan swimpatrol 01
Patrol swim 1
Sfx creature shadowleviathan swimpatrol 02
Patrol swim 2
Sfx creature shadowleviathan swimpatrol 03
Patrol swim 3
Sfx creature shadowleviathan swimpatrol 04
Patrol swim 4
Sfx creature shadowleviathan swimpatrol 05
Patrol swim 5
Sfx creature shadowleviathan swimpatrol 06
Patrol swim 6

Gallery

References

  1. https://twitter.com/alexriesart/status/1082212088657793025
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