Our little skruddy buddy is back!
Changed her colors a lot along with the new species design. c:
Class: Small (3'3" / 100 cm )
Weight: 62 lbs / 28 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Partner: Doesn't have one...yet. e-e
Friend(s): Vagabond [link] , Abby [link] , Zuko [link] , Curaja [link] , Invictus [link] , Vivaldi [link]
Ability: Adhesive Secretion (from glands beneath her paws)
Serial number: 8822312
|MORE ABOUT SKRUD
- Pros: Great listener, usually mirthful, quick-learner, curious, creative, good humor
Cons: Loud, careless, anxious, whiny, absent-minded, she can a bit of a sceptic (especially towards new things)
Likes: Climbing, stripes, fruits, rodents, dry weather, thick vegetation, birds (she appreciates their sing-y conversations)
Dislikes: Smoke, fields, beaches, cold nights, the sea
(As her ability works poorly on wet surfaces, she dislikes wet and damp environmen - same thing on sand and pebble-like terrains. She's also very nervous when walking on the ground and that's why she doesn't like plain areas, as she doesn't have anywhere to flee, if that now would be necessary).
Why was she created?
The reason of why Skrud was to be created where to send her out on rescue jobs, to climb up high heights where it would be hard for firetrucks to reach as well for humans (like mountain ranges or forest areas) to help people down. The developement for her ability went brilliant, just like the scientists wanted it to be, it was only one thing that went wrong - She was way too small to be able to carry a human. Skrud was also terrified of humans. When she was in the lab she would often disappear only to be found high up in some corner, making hissing sounds to those who got too close. Even if she had this hostile behaviour against the scientists, she was determined harmless by them and got released pretty fast into the wild, only leaving some sticky foot-prints left behind.
Skrud is an excellent climber thanks to her sticky ability. Normally the secrete is clear, but when she's stressed, it gets a faint, yellow hue. Her secretion is actually poisonous when ingested in larger amounts, and creates cramps in the stomach area, a reason why she avoids cleaning her paws by licking them (it also tastes bitter and foul). The amount of poison rises when she's stressed. When the secretion dries, it receives this muddy, yellow color. Colors of her secretion can be found here in her old reference [link]
Skrud isn't actually really that sneaky (SUCH WASTED POTENTIONAL), even if she tries to hide as well as she can - she mostly success in staying unnoticed thanks to her size and somewhat earthy tones. Still, hide-and-seek is a favorite game of hers! She loves taking long naps high up in the trees during the hottest time of the day. When meeting other experiments, she's often pretty cautious towards them in the beginning, especially when said experiment is larger than what she is. Luckily it isn't THAT hard to earn her trust and she will turn relaxed pretty fast.
Random information about Skrud
- "Skrud" is a swedish word, it means "Garb/Attire"
- Her claws are retractable, like a cats
- She changes colors with each season
- I couldn't stop thinking of Bounty bars while making her design
- The leaf-like outgrowths are just cartilage covered with skin
- You can't see it on this picture, but her right ear and sensor are damaged at the base
- She likes licking stuff
- I choosed the number 88 because it's the atomic number for Radium, which is green like her. c:
HOPE YOU WILL LIKE HER. <3
Ughh, I'm so tired now and I know my english isn't showing its best side, I hope it won't molest all the sentences.
Experiment species - =Ninja-Prius
Skrud, art and info - *Linda-N