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Mortasheen - old Nocturtle by scythemantis Mortasheen - old Nocturtle by scythemantis
Turtle Vampire

CLASS: Vampire

Within this monster's hollow shell lies a tumorous mass of ever-growing brain tissue, utilized not as a cognitive organ but as a breeding ground for its insidious "droneworms", a single swarm of which reaches maturity and leaves its body on the night of every full moon. The majority of droneworms will perish in the wilderness, starving to death or destroyed by insects, but those lucky few who locate an intelligent, sleeping creature will drill their way into an ear or nostril and settle in the brain, living as a parasite until the monstrous turtle requires fresh blood. Seizing control of the host's mind, the worm brings its enslaved victim back to the hungry jaws of its creator...


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This one is based on a small sketch sent to me years ago by possessedtim and named on a suggestion by SCORN THE TERRIBLE who has done voices for the Fear Hole. I don't usually use other people's ideas anymore, but there was no better way to do a vampire turtle. This will be the last of the leech-making monsters; one more, and they'd stop being cool.
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Joshuakoopa Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
:iconbowser-plz:
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Zetron Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
It reminds me of this female snapping turtle me and my dad found, who's body was SWARMING with bloodsuckers.
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Zetron Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Awesome!
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jack07 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
ooooh this design is cool

very cool
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dodoman1 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why did you change its name? "Hirudosaur" is better than "Nocturtle"!
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the-burning-claw Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
I don't normally comment on your art, just look at it, but I like this guy especially. He seems somehow more put-together, like something marketable (like maybe some twisted, awful version of neopets). He has a lot of personality :>
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
An awful version of neopets was the first idea I had that inspired all these : p
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possessedtim Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
yay! very nice, I dig the skullface.
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kecen Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
My grandparents once killed two snapping turtles to make into soup.

It smelled funny and they didn't bother to take the shell fragments out so I didn't eat them :<

I can't imagine eating this one.
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OuthouseInferno Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008   General Artist
Haha, Scorn's still going to be mad about it not being "Nocturtle".
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