THE TUBIFEXLINGS

First Sighting: 1991

The Terrible Worm King and Its Many Subjects.
 Type: Worm Colony Borderling
 
Species: Visitor
 
Threat Level:  Low

Frequency: 564MHz - 897MHz

Stability: 17% - 63%

Mentality: Animal - Gatherer

 Height: 15'5ft (470cm)
 
Weight: 1376lbs (523kg-624.0kg)

Activity: 3 hours, 7 minutes
 
Respawn Count: 8

Visibility: 34%

Effect Radius: 7ft

Morphology

Additional Data

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 Method to see the Borderling: Radio Waves + Infrared

Chances that a human will see the Borderling: 33% - 38%

Chances that a human will be affected by the Borderling: 54% - 84%

Chances that the Borderling will affect animals: 89%

Chances that the Borderling will affect plants: none

Chances that the Borderling will affect inanimate objects: none

Time and Locations: Suburbs and Cities, Outdoors (Daytime)

Chances that the Borderling will become corrupted with illness: 39.2%



The Tubifexling originated from the use of biodegradable goods. Uses of fertilizers and other recyclables will be enough to make a Tubifexling manifest in our world.

It resembles a massive quadruped creature made out of 10,000 or more blue worms. Each worm varies in size, from 1 inch to 3 feet (91.44cm) in length. A large, dominant worm makes up its torso and head. It has a primary mouth with a movable jaw and a secondary mouth that's circular in shape. A clear, sticky residue coats all worms in the colony. The Tubifexling's long and muscular neck can be withdrawn inside its body, like how a turtle draws its head back into its shell. Both mouths have small, jagged teeth. When a tooth's broken, two or three more will replace it. A Tubifexling can have up to 5,600 rows of teeth. The Borderling has a hollow, expandable stomach, which it can store its colony inside.
Its slime helps the worms keep cool and moist in warm weather. Temperatures above 90°F (2743.2°C) will make the slime lose it's cooling effect, making the worms shrivel up and die.

The Tubifexling speaks in an airy, raspy voice like it has a bad respiratory infection. Incoherent words can be heard from it, even though the Borderling's not sentient.

An impure Tubifexling won't hold its shape for long. Worms can be seen falling off its body, revealing a body full of black sores.

Effect on Its Surroundings


Earthworms are attracted to the Tubifexling's 7ft Effect Radius. As they follow the Borderling, within 5 or 6 minutes, their bodies will begin to bulk up and turn blue. These creatures are becoming one with the collective and count as Borderlings. When the worms had caught up with the Tubifexling, they will crawl inside the colony and merge inside the beast.
Any vertebrate that is exposed to the Borderling's presence will experience an 14% increase in muscle mass. All the muscles in the body will grow in size and turn blue. The blue tint can be seen underneath the skin. Despite the slight mutation, the fauna's mindset will not

be affected. Headaches will soon follow suit and, 2 minutes later, involuntary muscle spasms. These
spasms will twitch in the direction of the colony.

An impure Tubifexling will have a weaker Effect Radius compared to its healthier counterpart. Worms and muscular tissue won't have a drastic effect and will cause a slight itching sensation.

Diet and Behavior


The Tubifexling has a dull and hungered disposition. It carelessly wanders the area it visits. It moves with slow, trudging steps while keeping its torso and head horizontally in place. Its head slowly sways from side to side.

The worms that cover the dominant worm acts like one mind and one body.
Sometimes it takes a leisurely break and allows its worm colony to touch and observe it's surroundings. Flowers, cans, bottles, and vines draping and emerging from walls catch the Tubifexling's interest. It picks flowers and examines the pedals, one by one, before making an attempt to place it back on the plant. Vine tendrils and anything that resembles a worm will be pulled into the Borderling's body.

Each time the Tubifexling takes a step, the worms relax and contract like muscle tissue. When stationary, they loosen and move freely while keeping its ghastly shape. Dirt and decaying plant matter comprises the Borderling's diet. It eats about 60 lbs each day.


An impure Tubifexling will have worms that are in conflict with one another and will push out infected worms out of the colony. If the infection gets worse, the colony won’t have enough individuals to maintain its form. The main body of the Borderling will wheeze in pain while scraping its sore body on the ground. Eventually, it will succumb to a slow and painful death.

Habitat, Predation, and Interdimensional Travel


The Tubifexling can be seen in suburban alleyways with walls covered in foliage. In some cases, it can be found around neighborhood backyards, heavily shaded parks and outdoor banquet halls and dining areas. The dominant worm manifests itself to our dimension through a gaping hole on the ground, 5ft in diameter. The depth of the hole is unknown and could possibly be an entryway to the Externus. Smaller worms are regurgitated out of its smaller mouth and assemble into its ideal quadruped shape.
As it mutates earthworms, it gains more mass. A larger Hivemind will have a better chance to survive during its next visit. 

 Impure colonies of the Tubifexling won't have enough energy to burrow more holes and will be left to die. 12 hours after the Borderling's death, another Tubifexling will emerge and eats the corpse. Any sick worms that had been scattered during the former's life will die soon after the corpse has been devoured.

After 3 hours had passed, the Tubifexling burrows another hole in the ground and uses it to return back to the Externus. The smaller worms are collected inside of its hollow stomach.


Discovered by
Indigoelk

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