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Melded creatures are any sort of non-Chosen creature that have been affected by The Melding. Many, but not all, stem from species classified as Gaea creatures. Once affected, the creature undergoes several possible changes, ranging from minor to severe. At the very least, melded creatures take on a bluish-purple hue like that of the Melding itself, making it easy to identify. More drastic mutations range from reforming of the body, as evidenced by Melded Culexes and Melded Wyrms. On the extreme end of the spectrum are Vile Tortured Souls and Putrid Souls. These creatures are believe to have originally been human, but have been mutated by the Melding into glowing monstrosities barely resembling their original form.
Melded creatures generally spawn along the Melding wall, characterized by a dark purple bubble rapidly forming and collapsing. Several creatures also appear to be associated with the Chosen, accompanying them in ARES Missions and instances such as Blackwater Anomaly. Large numbers of melded creatures are also known to spawn surrounding a Melding Tornado and within the tornado's epicenter.