Screenstalk

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While the presence of Radiomolds through out the North Cold Ocean allowed the ancestors of the Horrible Screengrass to get relatively large for their kind, the amounts of radiation found within the coastal waters around Horrible Rectangle Island allowed them to get even bigger. Overtime, these populations of Horrible Screengrass would give rise to a new species of multicellular organism known as the Screenstalk.

The still flagella have turned into a simple root system that anchors the organism in place, being still capable of taking in nutrients from the sediment for energy. The Screenstalk still takes in ambient levels of radiation for energy, its large size meaning a larger surface area, though this does also mean the Screenstalk needs larger amounts of radiation to sustain itself which limits it to the waters around Horrible Rectangle Island. The branches of their ancestor now form strings on the top of the Screenstalk, which do help with getting radiation but are mainly dedicated towards reproduction. The very tips of these strings release spores into the water, which will then fuse with the spores of other Screenstalks and form new individuals. Meanwhile, the strings can also break off and plant themselves into the sediment and become new Screenstalks. This allowed the Screenstalk to reproduce quickly and colonize new parts of the coastal waters around HRI, and helps them counter predation from local wiggler species.