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Aqualamia
★★☆☆☆☆
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Names
Titles Water Vampire
Nicknames Vampire Crab
General Info
Species Carapaceon
Habitats Deserted Island, Flooded Forest, Misty Peaks, Great Sea, Primal Forest, Marshlands, Underwater Ruin
Size Small
Relatives Atlantean Zinogre (boss)
Signature Move Water Absorption
Elements Element WaterWater
Ailments Element WaterWaterblight
Status PoisonPoison
Status ConfusionConfusion
Status Life DrainLife Drain
Weaknesses Element FireFire
Element DragonDragon
Creator Nin10DillN64

Aqualamia is a semi-aquatic Carapacon that absorbs bodily fluids from its prey. It assists Atlantean Zinogre in battle by transferring the fluids it steals to the Fanged Wyvern, increasing its power and allowing it to thrive on land easier.


 Physiology

Aqualamia
None Yet  A pale crab with hook-like claws and blood-red fangs. It can latch onto prey using its claws, and will deliver a quick bite to it, draining it of its bodily fluids. It is often seen with Atlantean Zinogre, and will transfer its fluids to the wyvern to increase its strength. In return, the wyvern provides it with protection and fresh carcasses for it to drain.


Aqualamia is a crab-like monster with a pale white carapace and blood-red eyes, claws, and teeth. It has thin, hook-like claws that allow them to maintain their grip on their prey while draining them of their bodily fluids. Its mouth is similar to that of a lamprey, containing sharp fangs that can bore into soft, pink flesh, allowing it to suck up blood in a quick amount of time. They are often seen in the vicinity of Atlantean Zinogre, who provides them with protection from predators and carcasses to feast on in exchange for the fluids that the crustaceans absorb.

Ecology

Aqualamia is low on the food chain, being preyed on by a wide variety of monsters ranging from the weakly Great Wroggi and Royal Ludroth to the powerful Gobul, Shogun Ceanataur, and Plesioth. Being hematophagous, it subsists entirely on blood, using it for both feeding and reproductive purposes, and it will attack both hunters and other small monsters in order to drain their bodily fluids. Its claws have developed a hook-like shape that allows them to cling onto prey with ease, reducing their chances of escaping, and its lamprey-like mouth allows it to efficiently drain their blood. It swallows water while swimming, stores it in a specialized organ found within its abdomen, and can use it in the form of pressurized jets, allowing it to trip up prey and small predators alike. In some cases, the crab can also inject their prey with copious amounts of water, making them easier targets for predation through the use of water intoxication. As its conspicuous colouration makes it an easy target for predators, it has learned to seek out the protection of a powerful Fanged Wyvern named Atlantean Zinogre, who will tolerate its presence as long as the crab provides it with the fluids it needs to stay on land for longer periods of time. The two monsters form a symbiotic relationship, with the wyvern providing food and protection in exchange for the water the crab stores in its body.

Behavior

Aqualamia is a hematophage, subsisting entirely on blood. It is an opportunistic predator, sneaking up on unwary humans and small monsters alike to drain them of their bodily fluids. It will quickly pounce on its prey before they can react, then immobilize its prey with its hook-like claws before biting into them, draining them of their blood. However, its conspicuous coloration makes it an easy target for larger monsters such as Shogun Ceanataur and Plesioth, and it is a popular dish in some regions due to its juicy, nutrient-rich meat. It can counter this disadvantage by staying around the fearsome Atlantean Zinogre, who will tolerate its presence as long as it provides it with the water it needs to strengthen its attacks and stay on land.

 Abilities

It can shoot pressurized jets of water from its mouth, damaging those it hits and inflicting them with Waterblight. Its fangs can both drain the blood of prey and inject it with excess water. Those who have its water injected into them can become over hydrated from the excess water, causing them to experience physical illness and confusion. Its hook-like claws are useful for clamping onto soft surfaces, allowing them to cling to prey and drain their blood with ease.

Habitat

Aqualamia mainly inhabit areas with large bodies of water, such as the Deserted Island and the Flooded Forest.

HP and Damage

HP:

  • Base HP: 90 HP
  • Low-Rank (0.79x, rounded up): 71 HP
  • High-Rank (1.24x, rounded up): 112 HP
  • G-Rank (1.75x, rounded up): 158 HP

Physical/Elemental Damage Taken:

  • Whole Body: 80 (Cut), 100 (Impact), 60 (Shot), 60 (Fire), 5 (Water), 30 (Thunder), 10 (Ice), 40 (Dragon), 20 (Earth), 30 (Wind)

Attacks

Claw Swipe

Aqualamia swings its hook-like claws at the hunter, dealing low damage if it connects.

Grappling Hook

Aqualamia will pounce on hunters and pin them down, inflicting the Life Drain condition until shaken off. This attack is indicated by them letting out a high-pitched squeal and holding out both claws as if they're trying to hug the hunter. Similar to large monsters, it can be thrown off automatically by throwing a Dung Bomb at it. Its movement and attack speed will increase if it succeeds, and it will be temporarily immobilized if it fails. If there is an Atlantean Zinogre in the area, it will quickly scuttle towards it once it is finished feeding and will transfer its stolen goods to the wyvern, increasing its strength.

Water Jet

Aqualamia fires a high pressure current at hunters, dealing low damage and inflicting Waterblight.

Water Poisoning

Aqualamia scuttles quickly towards the hunter and pounces on them, injecting them with water. This attack is indicated by a low-pitched growl. The hunter will be inflicted with Waterblight, Poison, and Confusion if this attack lands. All Aqualamia in the area will automatically use this attack at once if an Atlantean Zinogre orders them to.

Carves

Low Rank

Icon Item Name Description
Shell Icon White Aqualamia Shell A pale white shell from an Aqualamia. It shines as bright as the morning sun.
Claw Icon Dark Red Aqualamia Claw A blood-red claw harvested from an Aqualamia. Its hook-like structure allows the Carapaceon to cling to its prey so it can suck up their bodily fluids easier.
Fang Icon Dark Red Aqualamia Fang A blood-red fang that aids in the transfer of fluids. It is one of many found inside the mouths of the parasitic Aqualamia.
Meat Icon White Aqualamia Crabmeat Highly nutritious meat found inside parasitic crustaceans. It fetches a pretty penny at the marketplace due to its high demand. (Account Item)

High Rank

Icon Item Name Description
Shell Icon White Aqualamia Carapace A rigid shell that protects the Aqualamia from shock. Its ability to hold large amounts of water makes up for its conspicuous coloration.
Claw Icon Dark Red Aqualamia Claw+ A tough claw that stubbornly holds prey in place, preventing most methods of escape. As a result, butchers and hikers sometimes use them to craft meat hooks and ice axes, respectively.
Fang Icon Dark Red Aqualamia Fang+ A thick fang that easily sucks liquids from soft, pink flesh, even when removed from the monster they originate from. Suicidally overconfident youth often use them as a test of endurance, sticking them into their veins to see who can stay standing the longest.
Meat Icon White Prized Aqualamia Crabmeat Succulent meat carved from a parasitic crustacean. Despite what outward appearances would suggest, it makes a great addition to nearly any meal. (Account Item)

G Rank

Icon Item Name Description
Shell Icon White Aqualamia Cortex A tough shell that holds water and resists impacts. It also gives off a lusturous gleam, making it popular among fashionable hunters.
Claw Icon Dark Red Aqualamia Hardclaw A crimson claw designed for rending flesh and immobilizing prey. An infamous pirate was reported to have used one in place of a severed hand after an unsuccessful encounter with a Lagiacrus.
Fang Icon Dark Red Aqualamia Hardfang Whether it be draining fluids from prey or transmitting them to the Aqualamia's boss, this rigid fang does its job quite well.
Meat Icon White Prized Aqualamia Crabmeat Succulent meat carved from a parasitic crustacean. Despite what outward appearances would suggest, it makes a great addition to nearly any meal. (Account Item)


Trivia

  • Aqualamia's name is a combination of aqua, which is Latin for water, and lamia, which is Latin for vampire.

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