Birth and Early BehaviorEdit
Baby Shpees leave the nest at eleven days old. Although they are capable of leaving, their legs are not strong enough to move quickly, leaving them at a high risk of attack from predators. Shpees' legs do not fully develop until they reach adolescence, when Baby Shpees get their first backstab and begin to grow small wings. Due to the relatively slow development of the Shpees about two will ever survive leaving the nest. At this point, those two Shpees will have reached spyhood and are free to leave their regular areas and meet others, eventually leading to the creation of another nest.
During adolescence, Shpees will learn how to use disguise kits to be able to land their first backstabs. After getting their first backstabs, Shpees recieve wings and start to move with increased speed and agility. Unfortunately, due to their low level of intelligence, most Shpees do not survive the ordeal.
Adult sphees are shpees that managed to survive adulthood.
Papa ShpeeEditPapa Shpees are shpees that have a nest, kids, a wife, and a job. They have unusually large heads, currently unexplainable by science.
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- Young Shpees wear either Ghastly Gibus OR no hat at all.
- Adult Shpees may wear any hat of their choosing (excluding Ghastly Gibus... though Galvanized Gibus is ok).
There are plenty of subspecies still unknown to the average merc, but there is currently only two official subspecies. The Saharan Shpee and the Golden Shpee.
Saharan ShpeeEditThis subspecies consists of shpees from deserts. These shpees are less common than the average shpee, because during the point of time when these Saharans leave their nest and come across a mercenary, they are easily picked off. Due to their inability to disguise themselves at will, their numbers normally deteriorate by 500 a minute. If they do make it out of the breeding grounds alive, they store sand to use in dances elsewhere. In an off chance they have the bloodline of the "
Daydrangher", they will have the passive ability to feign their own death naturally, but due to unknown causes, when uncloaking, they make an irritably loud sound that can be heard 50 meters away. However, if they actually get a backstab, the blood released from their victim stains their weapon, and causes them to disguise, and immediately melts away the target, leaving not a single trace of sound or flesh. Hunting has become a great effort in taking this specific subspecies down, but only in vain, due to the bloodline of the "Daydrangher."
The bloodline of the Daydrangher was said to have been incredibly old and more refined back in ancient times. People have said that back then, the Shpees of the Daydrangher bloodline could uncloak without the large sound occuring, but now, the Saharan Shpees today, have the bloodline tainted by unknown causes. There are also rumors of the sphee crabs but only 2 have been found.
- Eternal Reward
- Dead Ringer or Invisi Watch
- Familar Fez
Diamondback Sphee Edit
This recently discovered subspecies is known to be rarer than the Saharan Sphee. Only about 25 are born every minute but most of them survive due to their increased intelligence. This type of Sphee has a different appendage than the regular Sphee. Baby Diamondback Sphees leave their nests when they are at least a month old. This species of Sphee lives at least to 40 years of age. Unlike the regular sphee they don't grow wings but after their first backstab and meal, their appeandage temporarily gets more powerful due to the blood of the victim getting absorved and transformed to use as an attack mechanism known as "Back Crits".(it revealed that any knife used by Diamondback Sphees to backstab can do this)
Back Crits are extremely powerful and dangerous that almost no one who has encountered this type has survived at all. However there is a report of an unknown named Soldier that survived a Back Crit thanks to a magical enchanted conch shell that was keeping him (barely) alive.
Dr. Enforcicle BloodlineEdit
These are even rarer versions of Diamondback Sphee since there is only 15% of probability that a Sphee will have it.. Dr. Enforcicle was once a regular sphee that was captured by scientists that wanted to experiment with him until a miscalculation on an experiment cause him to gain more intelligence than a human and he gained the ability to appear and disappear an Enforcer in his hands and grab any liquid and solidify it into ice at will.However the reason why he is related to the Diamondback Sphee it's because he mated with an female from unknown species that gave birth to the first Diamondback Sphee ever seen in history.
Most Diamondback Sphees that have the Dr. Enforcicle bloodline gain the ability of to solidify any liquid into an ice knife that can solidify the victim when backstabbed and can protect the Sphee from fire but melting the knife in the process leaving them vulnerable until the knife regenerates.
Others more rarely gain the ability to feign death but way more effective than the Saharan Sphees since it' doesn't make loud noise and it allows it's user to remain invisible if he doesn't move too much but after use the ability has to regenerate since it can exhaust the user if abused.
It's unknown if there is any Sphee that can have both abilities but it's believed that the first Diamondback Sphee had both abilities since it was 1 month old and those were even more powerful and effective than his descendants have
- Dead Ringer