in the Cthulhu mythos, yog sothoth is depicted as a mass of splitting and fusing orbs, it is the past, present, and future and seemingly knows everything. but for the sake of trying to make it realistic and more feasible, I’ll take away the god like attributes and try to see if I can make it into a creature of explainable evolution. So, in the future, a group of scientists are sent towards a planet that is categorized to be able to support life. It indeed is capable of doing so, but the atmosphere and planetary pressures confine the scientist to ships and droids. After a week or so, they encounter a very interesting species, which they have code named them as, The yog sothoths.
Appearance and behavior
The species look like yellow soft orbs, seemingly capable of floating above the ground, this makes the scientist believe that the creatures are capable of keeping themselves aloft by using a specially evolved Buoyancy organ. The creatures are capable of eating both meat and plants, but will prefer dead organic matter, but upon feeding, they are extremely vulnerable because they take a long time to actually envelop and consume the food.
The species as a whole are social, and will protect the elderly and young of their group and are capable of communicating by either spraying pheromones or by making a low pitch of gurgles, growls, and thrumming noises. Reproduction seems to happen asexually, by budding off and forming a smaller version of itself, however, they will sometimes reproduce sexually by running into each other and staying connected for x amount of time, upon splitting, a smaller version of both will be a result of said splitting.
Surprisingly, their seems to be a form of intelligence from these seemingly non sentient life forms. The adults of the group possess an intelligence compared to that of a 10 year old child, which results in them being vaguely more curious in things and have been seen to collect various rocks, plants, and sometimes animals, but will discard them when they have grown bored. There is evidence to suggest that their might be a brain, but sense in the future, there is a law that states that species can’t dissect or kill another intelligence being without consent.
If that wasn’t surprising enough, the group of scientists have found two different groups of the same species, ones with eyes, and ones with tentacles or tentacle like appendages. The ones with eyes are seemingly more intelligent that the common yog sothoth, seen to be trying to at least observe and understand what humans are, and in one occasion, have been seen to even try to communicate with one of the scientists. There are only four eyes on an individual, and are formed one by one with age. This version of the species have been seen to form stone like tools and are capable of preserving the food within there body’s for later consumption.
Now, the ones with tentacle like appendages are presumed to be the best and most efficient hunters, seeing as how they are capable of hunting down other creatures. When said meal is caught, it will send tiny root like veins into the nostrils or eyes of the creature, seemingly trying to eat the vital organs, lowering the chance of escape for the creature. This variation of the species is a little more primitive in intellect, and seems to have one compared to a carnivorous cow, calm and not particularly dangerous when not Hungry, but voracious and efficient when hungry.
Scientist have compared this creature to a highly evolve slime mold, which explains how its capable of doing the various things it’s capable of doing. The creatures are capable of forming small to large pseudopodia, but upon formation, it is seen to never retract back into the body, seemingly to not make any unnecessary appendages and to not waste precious energy. Lastly, it is theorized that if every single member of the species were to combine into a single one, it would require so much energy, that an entire land masses worth of biomass would be required to satiate such a form and its intelligence would be compared to an unspecified amount of humans, but this is only a theory and there is no evidence to support it.
Could such a species ever feasibly exist, and if not, then what is feasible?