mercredi 14 janvier 2009


Vashta Nerada are microscopic carnivorous beings that regroup in sentient swarms. They live in dark areas and when entering light move more slowly and will mimic the shadows of their prey to go unnoticed. Given it's big enough, a swarm is able to strip a creature to its bare bones in milliseconds. Living mostly in forests, they are born as microscopic spores in trees and are resilient enough to hatch even if the tree is processed or even converted into paper. While uncommon, they seem to have been present on terrestrial type planets throughout the known universe ever since the condition for their existence were met. How to got ot exist on so many different worlds remains unknown. They've been instrumental in inspiring fear of the dark in most species.

Source: Doctor Who universe "Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead"