Thread: Trill Symbionts
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Old February 23 2013, 12:00 PM   #14
Timo
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Re: Trill Symbionts

Remember how the Trill communicate in those milk pools of theirs? One might think they were originally predators who stunned their victims with electric shocks and then wiggled their way into the victim body to feast. But eventually they developed finer control over their stunning tool, and found out that it could be used to control the body of the victim; perhaps they were using the tool in a somewhat related manner with each other already?

Over millions of years, the Trill would refine their skills into the ability to not just take over a practical body, but also to use that body to lure further bodies into their doom in the milk pools. Eventually, it would become practical to build a whole society around the captured bodies, or to usurp a society that a particularly useful set of bodies had already built. And this society could start inserting the slugs by civilized, surgical means...

Timo Saloniemi
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