Slemmering

Knowledge Level: 
3 - Very common, noble born children are taught this during classes.
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Name: Slemmering
Type: Tertiary

Keywords:

  • Magical sleep
  • Able to eat anything
  • Ability to gain extreme weight without complications

Breeding: Year round
Gestation period: 12 months
Natural lifespan: 80 years (active)
Life expectancy at birth: 72 years (including inactive years)
Adulthood: 20 years
Life expectancy at adulthood: 148 years (including inactive years)

Other visually distinguishing features:
* Large amount of body weight

General

The Slemmmering are a Lazy, wrathful, greedy, gluttonous, envious, proud and lustful race created by Vanessa in the image of her character. The first Slemmering became the deity Sin. Their bodies were designed to withstand all the abuse of an indulging lifestyle. They can grow extremely fat (and commonly are!). They also do not age when sleeping in a certain trance. They can be found all over Heimr.

Physical appearance

DSC00874.jpg Slemmering are humanoids that have very varied appearances. In short they look very much like humans apart from the fact that most of the active slemmering are really fat.

Biology

Diet

Slemmering stomachs can process just about anything biological. Some slemmering have been known to sleep under a single tree, eating parts of it as they wake up sporadically. An active slemmering eats massive amounts of food in an incredibly short time. A dormant slemmering however only needs a fraction of the food a normal race needs and some slemmering have even been known to take small bites in their sleep, sustaining themselves and staying healthy, without waking up, on rotting food, roots, and anything else in the nearby meter or so. A dormant slemmering sleeping in a garbage dump for example is able to sustain himself many times over simply on the food people throw away.

Active and dormant slemmering.

Slemmering have the extraordinary ability to sleep in a special trance-like state. To an outsider this state is indistinguishable from normal sleep, however, if the slemmering are within this state they don't age, need only a fraction of the food they normally need, but are still half conscious and scanning their surrounding for changes. This scanning happens primarily based on smell, and sound, however some slemmering have been known to "reverse blink" every day or so to get some visual input during this scanning process. This information is subconsciously processed by the slemmerings brain and in case of nearby danger, food, entertainment, mating opportunities or even in some rare cases, business opportunities, the slemmering is able to wake up.

Slemmering tend to stay dormant for years on end, sometimes waking for an hour or so each week to eat something. They wait for opportune moments to get rich, complimented, stuffed, laid, entertained (this could in rare cases include adventure).... or even.

After they get the situation they want they stay active for years, still sleeping quite a lot more than the other races do, while enjoying their lives.

This results in the fact that active, happy slemmering live shorter lives than their dormant brothers and sisters who have not yet found what they are looking for in life.

While sleeping for a long time, slemmering might start to lose the ability to distinguish real memories from the dreams they are having. Although this can cause an untold number of problems it also enables a slemmering to become good at lucid dreaming? if they focus on this ability.

Culture

Common culture of the slemmering

History

History of the slemmering