Almost Real Symbiote, Study 2

The Crescent/Frond symbiote I’m working on for Almost Real, here in some greater detail as the design develops.

In the front, you can see the Crescent’s ports open, trailing the Fronds behind, as they exchange oxygen for carbon dioxide and filter feed from the surrounding water. Behind, you can see another individual hunting, its gills saturated and ports closed to reduce drag, using its harpoon/umbilicus to snag a small creature to eat. It look like it missed.

What are heroes like in The Fifth World? Absent sedentary, agrarian life, how do their culture heroes demonstrate the values of their society?
There’s only a few centuries between now and The Fifth World, so not a lot of time for evolution. But with whole niches emptying out, surely the more adaptable creatures will slide into those DMs!

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