Ziph emerges from her ovoid shaped cocoon as it begins to disintegrate into a fine white sparkling dust. She unfurls herself and sits up, slowly unwrapping her fluffy tail from around her. She patted her tail a few time and stood up.
A faint breeze began to blow and she takes a deep breath. The smells of the area fill her, smoldering vegetation and sand, blood, water, several burning fires, numerous animals in varying distances (none that she is deeming a threat), the cooking of an intelligent life-form in the near distance, artificial scents that she assumes to be some kind of cleanser or odor masker, metal, iron, leather, and the scent of intelligent lifeforms that could be a possible threat.
Ziph quickly analyzes these smells and decides to put herself into a high alert state. She can feel that this plant is heavily radiated with powerful radiation that somewhat resembles the power of an extremely weak sun. She surveys the creator that was the result of her landing and sees destroyed or burning trees all around the perimeter and concludes that she is in a dense forest.
Not my ideal landing spot but with this much vegetation around some kind type of body of water should be near…. She thought while sighing. Her right ear suddenly twitches and rotates involuntarily towards an extremely faint noise, a twig snapped. Normally inaudible for the distance but Ziph hears it clear as day. She turns her head slightly as her large ears began to tune in for more artificial noises. She is not disappointed.
Ziph senses the presence of nearby sapient life, quite a few of them in fact. Their intentions seems to be a mixture of cautious curiosity, slight hostility, and fear. That is enough reason for her to keep her guard up. She hears whispers that don’t mean anything to her, metallic clicking and sliding noises. She assumes that to be some kind of weapon they are carrying.
She suddenly turns her head at the sound of several clear footsteps. A bipedal humanoid stood on the edge of the crater. It was holding what looked like a long metallic tubes stacked on each other. It smelled of fear, and she sensed that it was losing its health to radiation poisoning.
Ziph is no stranger to weapons, seeing countless other species and their weapons, this one seems rather primitive in comparison, and then again, this planet hasn’t even managed to harness the power of their own sun properly. Ziph primed her abilities causing the markings on her sides, back, arms, legs, tail, head, and ears to emit their brilliant pastel blues, violets, reds, and oranges. She shines brilliantly in the darkening evening.
Small diamond-like spikes begins to poke out through the fur on her forearms and larger ones near and around the end of her tail. They blend neatly with the rest of her slightly off white fur, only reflecting in the light of the markings on her body occasionally.
The creature shouts something unintelligible to her, she merely swishes and flicks her long tail around like an annoyed feline.
I wonder if it will attack….
As soon as she had finished the thought a loud bang that cause Ziph’s ears to twitch broke the silence….