About goo.

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Over the past few months, I have heard several people refer to the genus of gooblocks (lat. Offere triplicata), be it Offere triplicata gramina or Offere triplicata silva, or even the rare Offere triplicata montis, by the name "Gooey". That is, however, highly incorrect. "Gooey", in fact, is only the own name of the most well-known exemplar of the species Offere triplicata gramina, a domesticated gooblock, currently residing in secret location in the middle Europe. I have even had a chance to meet Gooey personally for a little while in between all the different appointments of his, as he is, as you probably know, quite busy, representing all of gooblocks', and he allowed to take me a quick photo of him that I will share with you at the end of this post. Excuse the bad quality of said photo, please, it was, for health reasons (more on that later), already after dusk and I did not have any better camera at hand.
So, what's all that about gooblocks?
First of all, let us mark a clear line between gooblocks and similar species, like the commonly known slimes. Slimes ARE NOT gooblocks. They are not just a different species, they do not even belong to the same biological family. In fact, apart from the shape slimes sometimes take, and the texture and color they might sometimes share, they are not at all like the others. Slimes are all bouncy, always jumping all over the place, usually attacking and ingesting whatever comes in their way. Gooblocks, on the other hand, rather just slide around, leaving their trail of slippery goo behind, and generally avoid all other creatures they are not used to well (the sole exception from this rule being the species Offere triplicata antrum).

Biology of goo
Gooblocks are on their own quite small, yet smart creatures, of roughly round shape and purple skin, with naught visible of them but the ingestion and goo-producing holes. That is however not a sight one might see of gooblock often much, as gooblocks constantly produce their goo to shield themself - and in fact, they can produce more than triple of what they weight in an hour, given steady supply of food. Talking about gooblocks' goo, in it's natural state, its completely transparent and liquid, it only becomes semi-solid when gooblock controls it through a small voltage he is able to produce from its body; the color it then gets from one of the 23 species of bacteria living inside the goo. As outer levels of goo are to quickly dry out, gooblocks spend most of the day hidden and sleeping, leading active live in night.
Regarding the gooblocks' diet, they are completely omnivorous; for their healthy grow and goo-production, they require eating of lots of plants, as well as meat and bones, and copper plus iron is important too. For these reasons, gooblocks generally live in mineral-rich areas, save the Offere triplica antrum species which goes for a more direct approach, involving attracting adventurers for the supply of meat and metals, and looting nearby vegetable fields for the supply of plant food.


Society of goo
Gooblocks are generally pretty smart creatures, most of them are even capable of speech, though they usually decide not to. They live in larger groups called "Goopools", which by hierarchy closely resemble medieval human villages. Gooblocks usually spent part of their day harvesting food for feeding themself, the rest of the day they then usually just rest or socially engage with each other. They generally have highly developed hunting strategies for fulfilling their meat diet requirements, rarely any prey they decide to take on has a chance of escaping.

Shortly about goo species
Offere triplicata gramina - only species commonly found in lower altitudes, gooblocks of this species usually reside in the wast plains close to the sea with high air humidity, preventing the drying out of their goo
Offere triplicata silva - this species lives in the middle altitudes, in wet forests and rainforests with abundance of plant and animal life
Offere triplicata montis - this species resides in the high snowed-in mountains, as cold has surprisingly little to no effect on the liquidity of their goo. Due to the rare plant and animal life in these areas, though, gooblocks of this species are nowadays very rare
Offere triplicata antrum - this species is the only species openly aggresive to man. Gooblocks of this species reside in wet caves in middle to high altitudes, regularly going out to hunt their prey and to spread tales of themselves, to attract even more adventurers.


And now, to end this post, I will give you the promised photo of our beloved Gooey:
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