In space, no one can hear you go mad. Cosmonauts must contend with manifold terrors in the deep black, but none inspire such fear and necessitate a fresh pair of trousers as the infamous Quasopoid, one of the legendary—even mythological—wonders of the cosmos.
To a space-sailor, the sight of colourful ribbons of light flailing outside the porthole should be a welcome reprieve from the dull dark of space. However, the Quasopoid's grasping tentacles emit ultra-violet light, giving the whipping tendrils the appearance of numerous searchlights scoping out their prey. The rainbow light is enough to overload a witness's optic nerve and send them into spasms of utter space madness.
Fortunately, Quasopoids have not been sighted for many years, and even the tales passed down through oral history and scant written record are unreliable and possibly fabricated. Nonetheless, publications such as The Bumper Book of Space keenly devote many-page spreads to the mythical creatures and their legendary, terror-inducing exploits.
Distinctions: Ultra-violet tentacles
Habitat: Deep space
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