Minor Interdimensional Entity
The Slitherwing, or Night Chitterer is known in ancient Psionic as RABESU,
which translates simply to creeper.
Six to thirteen inches long
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These entities are of low intelligence and are known to emit a distinctive chittering
sound as they fly or slither towards unsuspecting victims. As with several Subdimensional
beings, they appear to be able to detect when a being is fast asleep, and will usually only accost
prey during such times. A slitherwing mouth is comprised of several independently articulating
mandibles that end in hollow, needle like tubes. It employs these appendages during feeding by
injecting first a powerful narcotic anesthetic into the neck or other areas of sleeping victims, then
drawing out the victimís essence through their fangs and other mouthparts. The effect is seldom fatal, but results in strange sores upon the body and an intense weakness and
listlessness that are often misdiagnosed as any number of nervous disorders. Untreated sores
often result in Ascendancy.
When forced into visibility through the use of its True Name or other means, the being is shown
to be a small creature reminiscent of some kind of hideous bat. The serpentine body tapers to a
bulbous node containing a single large, luminous eye.
The creatures seem less inclined to adhere to the will and commands of the Elder Spawn, and it
is possible that they are some form of Subdimensional pest. Those who are learned in the arts
have frequently attributed rumors of vampirism to a Night Chitterer infestation.
Slitherwing are harmless as individuals to Practioners who remain properly alert, but they can be
deadly in swarms.