|Description||An embittered denizen of dark places.|
Basement Cats (Cattus fundamentum) are identified by their black hoodies, peeved expressions, and aggressive basement habitation.
Basement Cats (Cattus fundamentum) were not always monsters. That is, the original Basement Cat was once a playful, well-loved kitten just like any other. Entering its kitteen years however, its abnormally obsessive passion for stalking, oversleeping, cheese puffs, and free-loading become apparent, prompting the disapproval of both its playmates and its humans. Stubbornly refusing to adapt to the norms, it secluded itself under the basement couch and spurned all social rehabilitation attempts.
Everyone soon gave up trying to coax it out, and eventually forgot to keep leaving food. Enraged and starved by the lack of freebies, the Basement Cat consumed all inhabitants and subsequent visitors. The legend of the mysterious, deadly basement spread, inspiring feline deviants throughout suburbia.
Since then, there have been sporadic resurgences of Basement Cats. It is unknown which households may be subject to the transformation and takeover, or why a particular cat in a basement may turn into a Basement Cat.
Basement Cats are relatively common creatures, yet rarely encountered unless a hero purposefully invades their territories. Even unprovoked, a Basement Cat is highly likely to take offense and will attack unrelentingly.
The main difference between a cat in a basement and a Basement Cat, is that the latter always wears a black hoodie and looks inexplicably peeved. It will also be trying to eat the hero alive.
A seemingly empty, messy, and gloomy house is a sure sign one has taken up residence, and even a newly turned Basement Cat in the process of takeover has an attack rate of at least 200 APM, so a hero is best advised to carry a flash grenade and be prepared to punch and run. Drawn-out battles are unwise, as these monsters have the advantage of no other attendant responsibilities.
- Impervious to peer pressure
- Insults triple combat abilities
- Adept at figure eight weaving
- Paralyzed by bright lights
- Excessive eye contact forces it to flee
- Petrified of loud noises