Artefacts of Old
The juvenile “oasis children” were essentially mobile portions of the mother that bore them. The children were bipedal and stood at 1.2 meters in height, resembling headless apes. Their bodies were made of fibrous materials and covered in spiky extrusions, and they were colored to blend in with the desert wilderness in which they lived. They had long, powerful arms, which were tipped with poisoned claws that were used to incapacitate prey and drag it back to be fed to their mother. The oasis children had little cognitive function and were barely intelligent, but they were telepathically linked to their mother and could receive and understand basic commands. The children could keep in contact with their progenitor over distances of up to 25 kilometers; Oasis children did not eat, and they only lived for a few weeks.
Oasis children were nocturnal. They were devoted completely to their task of providing food for their mother. The children hunted in packs and through their telepathic connection to their mother, they could communicate with each other to convey the presence and location of food or potential threats to the mother. When they detected prey, oasis children set up an ambush and they normally pounced at dawn or dusk. If an oasis mother sensed that something was coming to attack her, she immediately summoned back all her oasis children from their hunting missions to defend her