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A glistening cerebralite can be found in the Rift on Plane 4 or in the Scatter. An oversized and highly developed floating brain is accompanied by a pair of eyes on stalks and tentacles to lash out at opponents. The cerebralites are drawn to mental activity, and utilize mental and electricity-based attacks to subdue their victims.
Glistening cerebralites have a thick shell which protects them from attacks, giving some amount of critical padding.
A translucent shell appears around the cerebralite, absorbing most of the blow.
They use Pain (711) as the retribution effect for Cloak of Shadows (712).
Cerebralites are immune to unbalance effects, including the bolt versions of Hand of Tonis (505) and Web (118), although the secondary lore-based web effect still has a chance to disable them.
Cerebralites are too small for large races to aim at easily (-100 penalty to aiming skill) and giantman warriors and the like will require significant ambush training to avoid missing openings.
Cerebralites are extraplanar beings.
A glistening cerebralite can free the brain of a fallen opponent, resulting in glistening wrinkled cerebralite. An example of this event:
Soundlessly, a glistening cerebralite hovers over you, its eye-stalks twisting as it contorts to gaze down on your lifeless body. As it studies your corpse, trickles of milky fluid drip from its base.
The cerebralite latches its primary tentacles to your temples rather systematically, sending low-intensity pulses of electricity through your head. A deep thrumming can be heard as your skull begins to bulge alarmingly, causing a number of cracks to form. Thin rivulets of blood stream forth, followed by an audible SPLORTCH as your brain frees itself of its confines! Half a dozen tentacles sprout from its underside, while former ocular nerves elongate into tubular eye-stalks as the strange entity swells in size.
A glistening wrinkled cerebralite hovers over its shattered former enclosure, covered in a thick mucusy membrane.
[The Rift, Scatter]
Overturned desks lie in disarray on the bloody floor of an old classroom. All along the weathered walls, school books have had their pages stabbed through with daggers, securing them to the wooden panels beneath. The scorching wind rushes in through an open window, howling and moaning like a spirit possessed. You also see a glistening wrinkled cerebralite, a Vvrael destroyer, a Vvrael destroyer, a Vvrael destroyer, a glistening cerebralite, a murky soul siphon and a glistening cerebralite.
Obvious paths: northeast, southeast
A glistening cerebralite floats in, leaving a thick trail of amorphous goo in its wake.
A glistening cerebralite twists and coils its tentacles, sending tendrils of electricity crawling along the surface of its brain-like form.