Hisser (Creature Type)
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This page covers the Hisser category of creatures. If you are looking for the specific Hisser creature, see Hisser.
From the official page :
First brought to Earth to address the problem of creature overpopulation, the Hissers that are now found across all of New Eden now represent the very problem that they were meant to fix. Initially from Alpha Prime, Hissers are the natural predator of the Aranha, a small insect-like species that was brought to Earth during the first years of settling the new world. When the Aranha were brought back to Earth and began to overrun the native species, the decision was made that the best way to keep these creatures in check was to reintroduce them to their natural enemy.
In an effort to keep the Hisser population in check, researchers devised a method of genetic signature tracking that allowed groups of the creatures to be eliminated from a remote location. What the researchers didn’t anticipate was the Hisser’s ability to adapt to their new surroundings. In a matter of a few short months the Hisser DNA began to alter itself to fit its new climate, and before long their DNA began to retrograde. Week by week more and more Hissers began to reject the genetic modifications. In a final effort to bring down their population all remaining hissers were exterminated, though by that point the losses were minimal. It did not take long for their numbers to recover, and then grow, and now Hissers overrun much of New Eden the way Aranhas did before.
Despite their growing population, Hisser sightings aren’t often documented. This is not because they are rare, but because they burrow themselves underground during the day. Nocturnal hunters which operate in swarms, hissers use the cover of darkness and their razor-sharp pincers to cut down their prey. Although they continue to hunt Aranha as their primary source of food, Hissers have begun swarming larger creatures like Threshers, and have even attacked human settlers. However, while their numbers may be intimidating, the Hisser remains a minor-to-moderate threat for the experienced battleframe operator.
Types and Subspecies
Hissers will regularly burrow underground to avoid damage and resurface somewhere nearby after a short time. They also possess the ability to fly short distances towards their target.