Ok. Another shot
. I'm ready to tweak this a bit, so it might actually get mentioned next time the CTD assests list is updated.
RESEARCH COMPLETED: [FLOATER]
HEAD OF RESEARCH PROJECT: [HARRY DRESDEN]
WEIGHT:___________________ [150 lbs]
SIZE:______________________ [5’ 6” on average]
DAMAGE TYPE:____________ N/A
TYPE:_____________________ ALIEN LIFE FORM
FIRE RATE:________________ N/A
OTHER:___________________ Able to independently fly for extended periods
The 'floater' is a relatively dangerous alien that can hover and move through the air, giving this insidious creature a great tactical advantage. It is recommended that all X-Corps agents pay attention to the skies during a confirmed 'floater' sighting.
This unusual creature seems to be at least partially an artificial construct. Its reflexes are very quick and it seems to have sharp visual acuity, but only rudimentary senses of touch and taste. The [Floater]’s language consists of a complex mixture of grunts, moans and sub vocal sounds. It shows a good mechanical aptitude, able to quickly disassemble and reassemble simple devices it has, presumably, never been exposed to before. It also showed great interest in the shotgun sub vocal microphone that was used to capture a sample of its speech patterns, as well as the more invasive medical instruments that were used in the physical examination. Condolences should be sent to Dr. Connor’s family.
While it is obvious that the [Floater] could not have evolved naturally into its current state, there are still clues that indicate what the home world of this bizarre alien may have been like. Due to the oversized claws and extended horns and fangs of the [floater] it can be assumed that it was a pronounced predator. The hands are not structured to be used as paws or motive digits, so it can be concluded that the [floater] evolved as a bipedal hunter, probably in a region of low undergrowth, perhaps plains or light forests. Also the lightweight construction of the bones and organs (what few are not replaced by the life support/levitation device) indicates that the home world of this alien had less than Earth standard gravity.
It is unknown whether the cybernetic implant was developed by the [floater] specie or by one of the other species, however, given their natural aptitude with machines, it would not be surprising if this race was cybernetic before its alliance with the other alien races. It may even be possible that the [floater] species is the primary introducer of the advance cybernetics that are used in [reaper]s that have been reported.
While detailed knowledge of the [floater] society is not possible without further advances in communication between our race and theirs, from the battle reports that the [floater]s, while having a definite hierarchy seem to operate fairly independently of each other during a mission. This also lends credence to the theory of their evolution from solitary predators. It appears that most of the [floater]s view their assignments, especially terror and abduction raids, as personal leave to enjoy themselves. They seem to derive great pleasure from using their flying abilities to surprise and terrify their “prey”. [Floater]s will often attempt brute force fusions of handy earth technology with civilians. They seem especially likely to do attempt these horrific experiments on those individuals that appear weakest or that are being obviously protected by others during abductions. While they do not seem interested in the after effects of these mutilations, they do seem to derive great pleasure from the reactions of other captives to these operations.
"I.. I never knew.. that an endoscope could be used.. that way." Dr. Connors, upon the unfortunate discovery of the Floater's sadistic tendencies.