Meat God

A juvenile Meat God.

The aptly named Meat God, is an enormous sarcous serpentine leviathan which inhabits enormous subterranean burrows. It is one of the largest lifeforms known to the Archives, so large in fact that entire ecosystems have formed inside and around its hulking body. The maximum length a Meat God can reach is unknown, however it is likely they can go beyond a dozen kilometres in length.

While they are capable of consuming organic matter, they are not obligate carnivores. In fact, these creatures are predominantly geophagous. They consume metal, soil, and rock to survive.

Meat Gods use an extensive tunnel network created by their ancestors and kin to travel and fulfill their dietary requirements. Their tunnels are reinforced by mucous produced in their blood red skin, and some Meat Gods have even been domesticated by the Archives to dig more tunnels through the bleeding earth to allow for expansion of our libraries.

The unique crown on the head of a Meat God is similar in biological function to the organs of electrical creatures, as it can be used to generate an immense amount of electricity, which then congeals into a large sphere. This sphere then detonates and electrifies almost every being in a half-kilometre radius.

Meat God imagery is prevalent in militaristic empires, and also in the Temple of Blood. Some extremely young Meat God larvae are used as battlemounts, kept in a state of neoteny with magic.

Lifecycle

The lifecycle of a Meat God starts with an egg, which matures into a larval form. A larvae is around the size of a large horse, and rapidly hungers for sustenance. There are two paths this larva can tread, it can either remain in a state of neoteny and remain a permanent larva, or it can mature into a Meat God nymph.

If it chooses to become a Nymph, it will rapidly consume metals, soils, and other minerals and begin to burrow towards the Meat God tunnel network. Eventually, after eons of consuming, the Meat God will fully mature. Keep in note, that no fully grown Meat God has ever been discovered, which makes it possible that they never stop growing.