“dese dum geezas sur put up a fite. id say jus shank dem quik but id advis da common travella not ta eet dem cos dey poison yoo.”
- - Loron guidebook
The Filansrokxs are deadly predators on Groodrub. Incredibly tough creatures, capable of cutting open any other rival predator easily due to their strength and poisonous spikes.
The Filanstrokxs' began as ordinary carnivorous cells, evolving by hunting creatures such as the Morlod. The main problem of the Filansrokzs arose when the wildlife around them began to adapt to survive against predators better. The Morlod, for example, became too fast for the Filansrokxs, causing the species to need to adapt.
It was only right that the Filanstrokxs would need to adapt. They evolved to have overall stronger muscles, although to also be slightly smaller and capable of preserving energy better, due to their prey being rarer. They also evolved tougher skin, as well as spikes in which to cut open their enemy and fight others.
The arrival of the Loron would change a lot, though. The Loron would spread around the planet and not only destroy the Filanstrokxs' food supply, but would destroy them. The entire food web would change dramatically at their arrival, and the Loron would adapt through fighting Filanstrokxs, making the Filanstrokxs' strength soon seem obselete compared to the Loron. The species was endangered.
When the Loron left Groodrub to explore other planets, the Filanstrokxs grew highly in numbers, being more safe. Their conflicts with the Loron had allowed them to evolve, making them even tougher than before. They were back to their pre-Loron days, in which only the much larger wildlife of the planet would really be much of a threat to them. This wouldn't last too long.
The Loron would recolonise Groodrub, and the same problems would once againn arise, although now the Loron had weapons to tackle the Filanstrokxs as well as bare hands, making the Filanstrokxs more in danger than before. But Loron weren't in as high numbers and weren't as interested in Groodrub as they were before, making the Filanstrokxs safe. When the Unified Nation of Ottzello took over, the Filanstrokxs were seen in many animal and nature preserves, as well as featured in hunting programs. The Filanstrokxs soon inhabited other worlds, not just Groodrub.
The Filanstrokxs are 4m tall quadpedal creatures full of spikes, with a carnivorous mouth. They are four eyed, with antenna-like ears.
Filanstrokxs are aggressive creatures who will hunt anything their size. They tend to make screeching noises at their foes. Filanstrokxs like to strike enemies with their poisonous spikes and claw them. Filanstrokxs spend most of their time looking for prey to hunt and kill, and unlike most creatures, do not take their prey back to any settlement to eat, rather, just kill it themselves. The Filanstrokxs make all their settlements for themselves, normally in trees.
The Filanstrokxs' greatest ability is their poison-inducing spikes, which are not only incredibly strong and capable of cutting through any creature's armour, but have slow-acting poison capable of killing almost anything in the right quantities. This poison is contained in their blood, meaning that anything that kills them is infected. The Filanstrokxs' skin is also tough, thick and scaly, making them nearly impossible to kill.