♦ Species Compendiary ♦
- Name: Oom (“rhymes with womb”)
- Trope: Debauchers
- Mutagen: Daelia Infection
- Form: Fungal humanoid
- Region: Wide Spread / +Eldritch Hallows
- Lord: None / Various / Eros
♦ Brief Description
The Oom are a race of strange, gregarious and predatory demons with unusual anatomies, uncontrollable appetites and an affinity for all things hedonistic. Wherever they go they bring with them havoc and debauchery; eating everything they can stuff into their bodies, intoxicating any creature they can inject their eggs, fluid or other chemicals into, and generally setting the standard for chaotic Elysian pillage parties. Due to their extremely high metabolisms and drug like bodily fluids they have a very difficult time controlling their urges but live in a state of perpetual euphoria filled with feasts and blood-shed. Those who do master their urges however have been known to be impressive gourmands, chemists, warriors and scientists, making them a force to be reckoned with, whether they’re lucid or not.
♦ Physical Appearance
The Oom have a primarily human appearance but are often fatter, more muscular and taller than humans and are objectively more monstrous. Their skin is a mix of off hued patches and they have a soft, rubbery texture owing to their fungal like bodies and systems. These spongy bits are balanced out by sets of dense dermal armor that decorate their thick thighs and over-sized claw hands. A top their heads are usually a collection of tentacle like flanges or mushroom like caps, both reminiscent off and nothing like human hair. Their faces however are unusually doll like and placid, in contrast with their extreme body. On closer inspection one will find large fissures that run from the corners of their mouths to their ears, marking the place through which their jaw can unhinge like a snake. Just like their faces, their abdomens and breasts are marked by tightly clamped fissures through which sticky bluish fluids dew and drip, hinting at their ability to spring open like the humanoid-flytraps they are.
The Oom boast the ability to absorb and consume almost any material at almost any quantity with little penalty to their bodies. Their rapid digestive processes and extreme metabolism make short work of whatever falls into their bottomless stomachs, however, their appetites and intoxication often won’t let them escape obesity. They also possess the ability to open their entire abdominal cavity, like a squishy, hallucinogenic-goo filled starfish, allowing them to force food and prey directly into their trap like bodies, digesting things they can’t have otherwise swallowed. Beyond their digestive system they also are capable of asexual reproduction, sexual reproduction and parasitic reproduction owing to their diverse set of organs, egg types, ovipositors and the ability to control their hormones.
The Oom have little sense of government and thus live nomadic, hedonistic lives, moving from place to place based on food sources and reproductive opportunity. Those individuals that break out of their nature tend to be surprisingly intelligent, many of whom go on to be leaders, scientists, shop owners and doctors. However, in most civilized areas of the island, Oom are all but banned and many are hunted and killed by would-be heroes and dare-devils alike. The paranoia surrounding the chemical lunacy induced by them or the veracious attacks they cause has changed many laws and some cities won’t even open their gates to anyone whose had recent contact with one, especially if they’re suspected of having been impregnated. Thus many have to stick to the outskirts of acceptable society, teetering on the edge of sobriety. If tipped over in a public setting, disaster can result. Even in these less savory places Oom often have troubled lives, many enterprising criminals are quick to enslave or kill an Oom for their expensive and illegal hallucinogenic milk and fluids, where they will be harvested from or farmed.
The Oom have been one of the most recent races to appear on the island. Their origins are unknown but there are rumors that they’re derived from some infectious form found in the depths of the eldritch hallows.
[Author’s note 12/15/15]: I Went way overboard on this one. Started out doodling some concept, and got carried away with them. I Wanted a race to fit into the more “monster” side of race tropes and be a big vagrant special snowflake OC, so I think that goal was accomplished. It’s a gross sexy mix of a bunch of the weirder things I’m into, so I guess it was inevitable, but at the same-time I also see the interesting things I can do with it from the game’s stand point. And yes, it’s been blatantly ripped off of one of Mode7’s designs, because I love his awesome stuff and he’s admittedly way better at making gross things sexy than I am. Ha ha, anyways, Don’t worry if you’re not into all these things though, I plan on this race being one of the less common one’s and encounters will often be behind the different fetish gates in the options when they do get implemented. I’m sorry it’s been so long since I last posted any lore, and I know these “lore profile” things are pretty short when it comes to lore content, but I hope you enjoy it anyways. I’ll also be going back over the old lore posts to add in some of these “author’s notes” things that I should have been putting in all along for context. Anyways, with that out of the way, I should probably get back to actually making the game instead of dream about the junk I’m going to ham into it (Well, after I get some sleep, it’s 4am here, lol). Cheers ~