Mechapodia are the enormous assortment of mechanical tentacles and arms used by the organisms of the Prime Material Plane. A Mechapodia is used for micro-construction and repair, maintenance tasks, scientific research and even defensive firepower. Most Mechapodia contain a number of tools, devices or weapons that are intended to serve the specific functions required by their use. A Mechapodia is connected to the spine and nervous system via metallic hyphae, which allow each Mechapodia to be used identically to a biologically limb.

Most Mechapodia are constructed from various metallic alloys and have innumerable motors and actuators encased within their structures. A set of Mechapodia are normally much longer than an average organism’s natural limbs and possess multiple segmented joints to allow maximum reach and flexibility, giving them the appearance of serpentine tentacles or multi-jointed robotic limbs.

While other Mechapodia are made of a nanobionic gel, and can move amorphously. Similar in nature to the pseudopods of certain microorganisms.

Mechapodia Types

Mechapodia are separated into many different types, from the amorphouse pseudopod-like, to the long multi-segmented, and tendril-like.

Ballistic Mechapodia

The Ballistic Mechapodia resembles a long mechanical limb, around two meters in length. It ends in a simple and easily reloadable slag or plasma gun. It is often connected via a large cuboidal base to the shoulder, oftentimes this base is where the components required to control the limb are held.

Exploration Mechapodia

The exploration Mechapodia is a simple tendril ending in a mass of cameras, sub-chelae, microdrills, microscopes, scanners, and myriad other gizmos. All of which are designed to explore smaller spaces, take samples, and do research where another biological organism or Zooid could not.

Amorphous Mechapodia

The Amorphous Mechapodia is made up of a transluscent nanobionic gel which can harden at any point to the hardness of steel. The Amorphous Mechapodia, as the name implies, is amorphous and can change shape into almost anything of lower complexity. Although their design is alien, they are effective in certain battle scenarios and even in basic life.

Grasper Mechapodia

The Grasper Mechapodia is the most simplistic to describe, because of the fact that its appearance varies to the point of full categorization of every type being impossible. The Grasper Mechapodia is any Mechapodia designed exclusively for the manipulation of objects. From clunky pincers, to elegant clampers, the Grasper Mechapodia is as myriad in its design as it is in its use.

Medication Mechapodia

The Medication Mechapodia is a simple dexterous tendril-like Mechapodia ending in a variety of fascinating needles, blades, and other medical devices. It can be used for both healing or brutal torture depending on the intent of the organism using it.

Optical Mechapodia

The highly flexible, camera-studded Optical Mechapodia is designed to assist in ocular in-take of all kinds. This Mechapodia can extend to a length of three meters, and reduce its width to pencil thickness. The optical feed allows the user to examine surfaces at both a telescopic, microscopic, and macroscopic level.

It also has a multi-purpose light orb which can glow any color the user desires.