Xenobionta- The rulesThe following names can be used interchangeably: Xenobionta, Xenobionta user, Lonely Walker
1- Each Lonely Walker carry genes from all the animals in a group, ranging from a family( f.e. Felidae, the cats) to a phylum (f.e Mollusca, the moluscs).
2- Those animals can't be extinct (because the virus can only collect DNA from living animals). However, if an extant animal is a direct relative to an extinct group, the Xenobionta bearer can try to replicate their characters.
3- The animals can be from other imaginary populated planets, but the host must be a native intelligent species.
4- The maximum size allowed in a transformation is the one of the biggest species included. If the animals are smaller than a human the maximum is his base size.
5- The matter excess in transformation comes from a reverse energy-matter conversion powered by unknown cosmic radiations.
6- The Xenobionta with more simple development types have more plasticity than the most complex. For example, invertebrate-base
Xenobionta-Chapter 2The Other Path ( letter)
I'm writing for everyone who has felt the calling from the Other Path. My name is Wise Wind, and I have always sensed foreign forces trying to manifest through me. In order to understand them I followed the teachings from the shamans. They couldn't answer my questions, for those spirits were tangible, unlike the ones they knew. But I managed to get in peace with them and welcomed them inside myself.
Three years ago answers about the Other Path reached me, coming from science. I saw what had entered into my body from a different light. I also understood it could also happen to more human beings, and they could be in danger if they didn't learn to coexist with it.
So I started a long journey all around the world, looking for my new kind, the Lonely Walkers of the Path. I found more of them than I had thought, and not every one of them was willing to hear me.
Some of them tried to hide their condition for fear or shame. Others, as I had done before, searched for a
Xenobionta-Chapter 1Investigation log. CBI30107
The virus keeps a symbiotic relationship with a parasite ciliate which it uses as vector; the protozoa seeks specific hosts through chemosensibility. The viral genome is inserted in the protozoa's one, replicating itself and inserting several copies into the DNA of the infected cells. That insertion is selective, taking place near precise genes.
The viral DNA is able to stay in such a state during long periods, until it forces the cell to synthetize a viral capsule and splits, taking with itself part of the host's DNA and getting again into a parasitic cell, which can be expelled from the infected body.
This looks like a trial-and-error mechanism to find the optimal host: the virus keeps specific sequences from the last host, which are translated into proteins; the protozoa's chemosensitive system use them as a base to reach the right host. The viral DNA is unusually long, as it stores residual sequences from previous i