Creatures

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Fortuna III is home to a broad variety of wildlife. Almost all of which has one thing in common: It enjoys eating anyone foolish enough to step foot on the surface of the planet. The planet is also home to a few different species of non-hostile creatures, which don't mind the presence of a prospector. Prospect Station also has two unique creatures which can't be found anywhere else.

Hostile Creatures

This group of creatures contains all hostile creatures. Hostile creatures attack on sight or sound if the prospector is close enough. They do not attack each other. Which creature can be found in a specific location and its amount is determined by the Danger Level of the area. In high or extreme danger area's there can sometimes be stronger variants of a creature.

Regular Creatures
Picture Name Description Location
Strider Basic.webp
Strider A small but fast creature capable of chasing down prospectors, biting and slashing them with its claws. Easy to kill, but there is always more then one. The Strider can be found in groups everywhere.
Heavy Strider basic.png
Heavy Strider A grey variant of the Strider with stronger statistics like health, speed, and damage across the board. Relatively easy to kill, but cannot be outrun on flat ground. The Heavy Strider can be found in high or extreme danger area's.
Rattler basic.webp
Rattler An armored ranged creature that fires a deadly stream of acid at prospectors before closing the distance and biting with its maw. The Rattler can be found everywhere, typically alone or in groups of two.
Mature Rattler basic.webp
Mature Rattler A stronger, faster, and tougher version of the Rattler. The Mature Rattler can be found in high or extreme danger area's.
Marauder basic.webp
Marauder A formidable creature capable of attacking prospectors from a distance with two different spit attacks and a powerful melee attack. It is very fast, has good Armor and has a lot of Hit Points. It is sometimes referred to as a Jeff. The Marauder can be found in high or extreme danger area's, typically surrounded with numerous Striders and Rattlers.
Savage Marauder basic.webp
Savage Marauder A stronger, faster, and tougher version of the Marauder. The Marauder can be found in extreme danger area's, typically surrounded with numerous Striders and Rattlers.
Crusher basic.webp
Crusher A massive creature with thick armor and a high health pool. It can throw rocks, charge at prospectors, and slam the ground around it. All of its attacks are devastating. The Crusher is unique to Crescent Falls, and can only be found in a select few locations.
Alpha Crusher basic.webp
Alpha Crusher A stronger, faster, and tougher variant of the Crusher. Functions as the boss at the end of the dungeon. Crusher Caverns on Crescent Falls
Blast Tick.jpg
Blast Tick A small creature with a large explosive bulb on top of it. Upon contact with a prospector it detonates, dealing damage to everything nearby and killing itself. This creature can be found in areas with jungle or still water.
Acid Tick.jpg
Acid Tick A small creature with a large acidic explosive bulb on top of it. Upon contact with a prospector it detonates, dealing damage to everything nearby and killing itself, and leaving behind a green puddle of acid that damages prospectors upon contact. This creature can be found in areas with jungle or still water.


Passive Creatures

Passive creatures are creatures that do not attack anything and cannot be damaged or killed. They are simply part of the non-hostile lifeforms on the planet. Some of the passive creatures do have an additional function, such as the Birds which function as a sound trap: alerting anything nearby if a prospector gets close and flying away.

Passive Creatures
Picture Name Description Location
A Leafman Leafman A Leafman is a small passive creature that roams around Fortuna III. When crouched repeatedly next to them, they will give off small pink hearts. Leafman are common in area's with a lot of Flora, like the Jungle.
A bird Birds These birds are harmless, but they fly off into the sky with a loud squawking noise when a prospector gets close, alerting anything nearby of their presence. The birds are spread out over all of Fortuna III.
A Blue Runner from The Cycle (2019) Blue Runner A Blue Runner is type of creature that leaves its eggs all around Fortuna III. These Blue Runner Eggs can be looted and sold. The creature itself is not part of The Cycle: Frontier, but was part of The Cycle (game). The eggs are spread out over the whole of Fortuna III.

Prospect Station Creatures

These creatures are exclusive to Prospect Station. They cannot be interacted with in any way, but they do look quite cool.

Prospect Station Creatures
Picture Name Description Location
A cute 'Ghilliepup' next to a door. Ghilliepup This small cute creature is unique, as there is only one in the entire game. It is also sometimes refered to as Fluffels [1]. It is hidden behind the Printing station.
A cute 'Scale Digger' in the terrarium , Scale Digger A 'Scale Digger' is a creature that looks similar to a Leafman, as they both have an orange leaf on their body. There are two 'Scale Digger's inside the terrarium on Prospect Station.

References

  1. [1], Twitter (18 jan 2021)