Entity 26

Cheshires

Cheshires


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Entity Classification

Aggressiveness 0/5 Cheshires may attack out of fear, but they are the size of domestic house cats. You can handle a couple of scratches, right?
Rarity 3/5 While rare to encounter, Cheshires have been spotted across the majority of Levels; making it difficult to classify whether they are scarce or not.
Intelligence 1/5 Akin to domestic cats they can be trained and show distinct personalities and can imprint on their owners.
Pritoria Index 1.333/5 These little guys are enigmatic, aloof, and naturally adapted to the backrooms. They make for great pets.

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Cheshires are difficult to capture on camera.

Entity Number: 26

Habitat - Majority of Levels

Description

Cheshires resemble common household cats in both appearance and behavior. However, Cheshires are evolved for survival in the Backrooms and sport extraordinary contracting color pigments along the follicles of their fur. This allows them to manipulate their color and shape – camouflaging expertly to hide from the dangers of numerous levels. Paired with the naturally heightened senses of cats in general, Cheshires are keen and hardy survivors.

Behaviours

Due to their prowess and stealth, you will likely never see a wild Cheshire in Limspace; they attempt to maintain a complete color blend with their surroundings at all times. However Cheshires near human settlements have been known to self domesticate, and in this way, we have been able to study their unique ecology. Food is obviously a scarce resource in the Backrooms and regardless of how careful and aloof a cat may be they are still opportunists by nature. You can befriend a Cheshire with a few simple treats and a good amount of time. They make for great companions, sentries, and pest control in much the same way a Baseline feline would. If you have tamed one it is recommended to collar your Cheshire. Otherwise, due to its color-changing pigment and camouflage, it will be difficult to keep track of.

Cheshires make for excellent pest control. In settlements, they have been found eating mice, spiders, all types of insects, and even small undocumented entities.

Interestingly enough, Cheshires have been labeled as good luck charms. Some UNCB members have claimed that the presence of a cat will defend you from Entity mental attacks and - occasionally - make Entities fearful to approach you entirely. These claims are rumors only and should not be considered a reliable means of defense.

Biology

Cheshire meat is safe to consume. Cheshire litters are commonly around half a dozen. The average size of a Cheshire is 10lb's, slightly smaller than a regular household cat.

If you closely inspect a Cheshire you will notice they actually have four eyes: two regular eyes and two smaller milky eyes above the first set and closer to their ears. The second pair allows them to see in pure darkness in a wider field of view, making them hyper-aware of danger from nearly any angle.


Domestication

Cheshires do not have a singular recorded point of discovery, it is suggested they self-domesticated as we began settling into permanent colonies. It is not unheard of for Cheshire kitten mills to be used for barter and trade, with citizens commercially breeding as many of the cats as possible for selling, meat, and pelts. In this way has humanity created unique Cheshire breeds to highlight and exaggerate useful traits of the creature.

Many wanderers have been curious about Cheshire pelts and whether or not camouflage clothing and equipment could be made from the creatures, but no official documents currently show if that is possible. As we continue to integrate Cheshires into Backrooms living, it might come to be. Currently, most Cheshire trade is for pest control and companionship — and a guaranteed way to make a living for the handful of breeders who exist inside the fold of the UNCB.

Domestication Tips:

  • Allow wild Cheshires to settle in your outposts. They control pests and may even defend against Entities.
  • Collar your tamed Cheshires to keep track of them.
  • Treat them kindly. Cats who imprint on their owners make for loyal companions.
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