In the future, humanity has discovered countless worlds, some filled with life and others not.
Likewise, they discover another world that is habitable, they study its various ecosystems, it’s various creatures, and many more. However, one day they discover a vast plain covered in pillars, upon further examination, they discover that its made of flesh like material. The pillars seem pretty weak and vulnerable but upon touch, they are actually very durable and can’t be easily wounded. The area around them seems to sport very little plant life, and those that do seem to have traces of elements that are used to make bones, yet don’t sport any.
Further research has concluded that every year, a spore like sac will burst from the top of each pillar, these spores, if landing on the ground will sprout these pillars over a 10 year time span, but if the spores land on a creature, then the animal will seemingly roam around the area of said pillars, protecting from any other unaffected creatures.
After five years of these creatures protecting said pillars, the animals will seemingly huddle up upon a random pillar, and have their flesh be assimilated through a slow process, leaving behind any hair, bones, and any other inorganic material. For some reason, the neurons of the brain and nervous system seemingly get transferred into the very center of each pillar. It is said that each pillar is connected through a root like system that resembles veins, and infant pillars will grow these vein like roots towards the closest adult pillars, as a means of a gaining more nutrients to survive.
The center of the pillars being made up of assimilated neuron seems to be able to connect to other pillar neurons through a even more vast and complex system. It is even theorized that if every pillar on the planet is connected through these vast and complex network system, then these pillars as a whole are essentially capable of being as intelligent as 10 human beings, but this is only a theory and there seems to only be 1 piece of evidence to this theory. In a dense forest, there resides one very large and wide pillar that is surrounded by smaller pillars. The large pillar can be seen very slowly forming eyes around itself and creating creatures made of the same composition. The eyes will shortly after close shut and assumably be reassimilated, as with the creatures, they will die after a few seconds of being created and will be reassimilated after a few weeks. Extra fact, the pillars will gain most of their energy from the environment around them, and is thought to be some form of a highly evolve fungus like creature that forms these pillars that have the resemblance of flesh.
Is such a creature even feasible, and if not, what parts of the creature are feasible?