The blue little creature lifted it’s head. Its body shivering, three tiny individual hearts pounding, each feeding its body the necessary fluids evolution had deemed fit to fuel life with in this place. It did not breathe, it had no lungs. Instead it stored oxygen in its cells that released into its body as required. Its skin having the ability to slowly absorb it from the oxygen starved air around it. Its instincts made its body release large quantities of the stored oxygen so it would be ready to react or flee in an instant. The many small tendrils hidden in its fur shot out and felt the thin atmosphere and the ground around it. Any vibration would set off its alarm and make it shoot off like an arrow. It had no eyes, instead three large olfactory organs adorned what it used as a head. Each organ was more sensitive than that of a bloodhound and they all worked separately, each searching for their own specific range of scent. It had a mouth. A narrow vertical slit that started between two of the olfactory organs and ended at where its neck should be. Silence filled the entire world and the creature wearily observed it. A sharp rock pinned it between three of the three legs on the left side so fast that the thud only registered half a second later. Instantly, without ever knowing what had attacked it, it died. Two of the three hearts pierced, vital veins to the third ruptured irreparably. A long, thicker, slightly translucent tendril shot out of nowhere and wrapped itself around the fresh corpse. Methodically it dragged its meal towards a maw that suddenly had appeared on a large nearby rock, more tendrils snaked out of the ground, all of them translucent, some of them having what looked like sharp pieces of rock trapped inside of them. Each able to shoot those rocks at a tremendous speed and with an extremely lethal accuracy. More tendrils shot out and embraced the fresh kill, dragging it faster and faster towards the maw. It had jagged pieces of rock as teeth in random locations on a circular maw, each moved in circles inside the mouth, as if holding a crab-walking race. Inches from food now it unfolded itself completely, a horror of skin and rock awakening and ready to devour its victim. A giant foot came down upon it. Vulnerable now as it was it got squashed, the flesh unprotected by the rock in key places it was unable to maintain it’s integrity. The foot lifted slowly, it retracted into a creature that lowered its slender neck and got its face close to the ground. Three strong appendages with hand like extremities dug through the rubble of skin and rock. They were nimble but possessed great strength, ripping the flesh and stone from each other where it had bonded with it. Extricating the amorphous creature from its self made shell it brought it to its mouth. It possessed jaws that, on earth, could crush diamond, and had teeth that closely resembled diamond in fact. The appendages ripped pieces of flesh apart and fed it to the crushing jaw. It, too, possessed no eyes and instead had three finely evolved olfactory organs. This world loved to do things in three’s. When nature finds something that works, it tends to stick to it. Light was absent on this world, as the star that provided a peculiar form of life on this planet, was always blocked by a far of heavenly body that by the coincidence that only an infinite universe can provide moved at such a speed and was of such size that it permanently provided a solar eclipse. Its name was Il’lkhani, in the tongue of the old people it meant ‘Light seeker”. Light, the un-sensible source, was a myth. Told of in the stories of the very first. The Eth’or. The old ones that came before. He was a member of the or Leh’eth’or’mi, a scholar of the old one’s knowledge.