Tuesday, 5 April 2011

the glowing esca

When the light-bearers colonise an area they release hatchlings by the hundreds of thousands. Spawning from simple microscopic organisms, the infants drift on the swirling currents and consume anything that enters their grasp, before they mature into an agile adult form.

Very few survive this harsh coming of age, but the ones that do go on to develop their esca; the bioluminescent stalk that punctuates the water's depths with its distinct glimmer.

Such has been the story of countless generations, and will continue to be for many more...

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