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There have been at least 12 expeditions to the planet’s surface, all of which have ended in disastrous retreat. In fact, native inhabitants of Kenov III combine aspects of both plant and beast, and have only one purpose: to grow as large and be as prolific as they can before being devoured by another.
Pieced together survey records and vox-reports show that the autochthons of Kenov III battle each other with airborne toxins, dripping digestive juices, excreted corrosive sap, and physical assaults, all in an effort to gain light, water, and nutrients. Parasites feed on the weak, while seedlings are quick to infect the wounded. Anything slain is not only broken down and digested, but serves as a host for a new crop of growths.
Kenov III is home to a variety of lifeforms inimical to Man, some of which include:
- Pit-Blooms: these creatures appear as large flower-like structures that lie flat against the ground. When prey passes over the creature’s petals and fronds, they curl up and scoop the victim into the digestive pit located in the main body, which is buried underground.
- Species XJ27R: several expeditions reported seeing vast stilt-like creatures from great distances. These otherwise unknown beings appear to graze on all other life.
- Species XJ36N: described only as immense living balloons that drift with the winds. Under the main body are hundreds of dangling tentacles, which snatch up prey.
- Ripper Whips: the dreaded “trees” of Kenov III, are large semi-mobile entities with a profusion of thin tentacles and/or branches sprouting from a central trunk.