The Catacoon is one of the most innovative races in the Fantasy Realm. Being a quadrupedal race, they were not able to use their hands to create complex items. At best, they could move things and grip them. However, having incredibly strong intelligence, over time, they evolved the use of telekinesis to move things with their mind. Although the stronger minds allowed them to move heavier and heavier objects (most of the times, it’s about half of their weight), their true strength came into the fact that they were able to precisely place and adjust things quite easily.
From stories told by the rare few that interact with them, the Catacoon seems to be at home in large cave systems. The entrances to their homes are quite hidden and no one seems to know where they are. To gain material for their inventions, they will hire out a small group of Ravenites but, even then, the few Ravenites that they deal with only indicate that they meet at a location. Once the meeting is over, the Catacoon seem to disappear.
Due to their reclusive nature, the Catacoons have developed a form of mass hypnosis that allows them to “disappear”. In reality, they don’t disappear but, instead, they have altered the minds of those viewing them. The idea may be similar to the way that the Oracle cards allow people to see from one realm into another. They may have discovered how the cards do it and can replicate that same feat.
Within the Catacoon city, it looks like a mad-house with constant noise and items strewn all about. It seems that the entire village is always trying to work on something and, sometimes, you’ll see quite a number of them working on a large project. Once the inventions are created, they are evaluated to deem if they are useful to the village. Those that are not useful are destroyed after meticulous notes are taken. The library that contains all of the information is at the center of the village and is open to anyone in the city.
The Catacoon is an extremely reclusive race. It is rare that they decide to communicate with others and, only then, if the individual has shown a remarkable intelligence or they are needed for some special service. If the Catacoon does agree to meet with someone, it is always done on their terms. They prefer to meet at remote locations and have a habit of “appearing” at the time of the meeting. When done, they immediately “disappear”.
Being extremely reclusive, there doesn’t seem to be anyone who has known to actually fight a Catacoon. The assumption, though, is that they have a wide variety of unique devices that can be remotely controlled by their minds such that they never need to appear or be present in the combat situation.
Image Size: 11” wide x 14” tall
Original Pencil Drawing on Bristol Paper
Signed by Doug Hoppes (artist)
Provided with separate Bainbridge Clay Coated Archival Foam Board (1/8” thickness)