The Gigginox is a large, winged, leech like creature with a flat paddle shaped head and tail making it hard to distinguish one end from the other. They are grayish white in color with a red underbelly and a purple bioluminescent crest shaped mark along its head and tail. They have no eyes and instead posses a specialized organ that allows them to see the body heat of their prey. It is incredibly fertile laying large egg cases that spawn Giggi regularly, even during battle. The Gigginox in addition to occasional flight can climb vertical surfaces and hang to the ceiling of caves, it’s favored habitat. Its soft velvety hide allows it to stretch its neck a considerable distance to attack foes who may believe themselves to be out of range or to snatch unsuspecting hunters off the ground to drain their blood as it hangs from the ceiling but a dung bomb in the face will repel it.
Found on the tundra and anywhere dark, damp, or shady Gigginox can spit poison or release it from pores in their body in the form of a gas. Any leftover meat they have been known to store on cave walls and being able to sense heat are drawn to hunters carrying torches. Having no eyes flash bombs are useless but surprisingly it can be poisoned.
A golden-green subspecies of Gigginox with a black underbelly can be found in tundra habitats. Gold Gigginox is sometimes referred to as the ‘Electric Mystery’. Its bioluminescent crest shaped markings glow green instead of purple and when enraged its entire body blushes red. The Gold Gigginox uses electricity and paralysis instead of poison, creating an electric field around itself and will sometimes fake attacks to get the upper hand on the hunter. Unlike a normal Gigginox it dose not seem to be as fertile because it never produces egg cases that spawn Giggi.
Giggi are small, white, leech like larvae of the Gigginox. They spawn from large egg cases typically laid in caves where Giggi are in their highest concentrations although they can be found almost anywhere damp or shady. Giggi will latch on to hunters to suck their blood and if allowed to feed long enough they will poison their host. Giggi have soft velvety hides that are a prized material.
Giggi are a constant nuisance when gathering resources or hunting monsters but are repelled by fire, being sensitive to light and heat with many living comfortably on the tundra.