Cassandra has been exploring Esper interactions. She hoped that putting Dulce in the same enclosure with Leilei might cheer it up. It wasn’t very effective…
Energy (by volume): 65 eV
It’s impossible to look at Iris and feel sad or angry. I mean, it’s a rainbow unicorn, for goodness’ sake! Ladies and gents, adorable creatures like this are why I love this job.
Iris are beautiful, pure white horses with silver hooves. A single horn protrudes from its forehead. Iris’ horn acts like a prism, refracting sunlight into rainbows on surfaces all around it. We believe that Iris are summoned by thoughts of hope, the same way that the sight of a rainbow summons hope after a storm. This may explain Iris’ sparkling rainbow mane and tail. Iris seems to leave ribbons of rainbow-hued light when it moves – where Iris’ hooves go, colors follow.
As those of you who keep up with EsperCorp’s research reports know, I routinely do field investigations into Esper habitats and wild behavior, usually accompanied by Agent Henry Jones. However, I have always felt a special connection with fiery Espers: something about the way that they must maintain control over their flames reminds me of myself. When Agent pokemon101 sent in a report of a scorching phoenix last month, I immediately arranged a trip to Death Valley, one of the hottest places on the planet. I wanted to locate and study the rare Laurelix all by myself.
Temperatures have been heating up as summer approaches, so I made the necessary preparations for venturing into the heat zone: a large offroading vehicle, tons of sunscreen, and more water than I thought I could ever drink. I drove deep into the desert and the plant and animal life grew scarcer and scarcer. When I found an overhanging rock in a particularly barren part of the desert, I realized I had found my stakeout point. After all, Laurelix appears to be tied to thoughts of extreme desolation and devastation – and how could anything exist in such a sweltering, destroyed place?
Length: 15 – 110 ft.
Energy (by Volume) : 300 – 2000 eV
Discovering Skywhal was a challenge in the early days of Espercorp. The only evidence we ever saw of them were odd ambient signals because they spend most of their time migrating from storm front to storm front, far above where our early radar detection would reach. However, once we extrapolated that Espers could exist well above ground level, discovering Skywhal was as easy as visiting the nearest rainstorm. Of course, that didn’t turn out to be easy at all, but that’s a report for another day.
The animals and plants on our Earth have been subjected to extensive study, classification, and observation over the centuries, but Esper studies are a new field. As EsperCorp’s Esper behaviorist, I’ve made a few notes on Espers and their interactions that I think agents might find helpful.
Espers are generated by human thoughts, so it’s not surprising that they often resemble real world animals. Glaucus does look strikingly like an owl! What’s more interesting, Glaucus act like owls in certain ways – when placed in proximity, Glaucus attack Cottle and Racha but will stay away from other Espers like Thrakos or Aurochs. It seems like owl-like Espers still retain their love of hunting small bugs and rodents. Espers don’t eat their prey in the same way that Earth animals do, of course, since Espers don’t have physical forms. But they defeat them and consume some of their essence for strength.
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Hey everyone, I’d like to present to you the latest breakthough in Esper Detection Technology! Finally, after a full year of tests, we have developed the very first Esper Screen! Introducing the REDI-L2! (Relativistic Esper Detection Interface, large model mark 2) Colloquially called the Spectroscope!
This baby is a two-inch thick pane of reinforced crystal alloy composed of a secret combination of pulverized crystals and fancy chemistry. We can’t tell you the actual composition, but needless to say, it will be some time before we can affordably mass-produce these. But for now I’m very happy to show you what we can do with it! Continue reading
Length: 0.1 – 0.3 m
Energy: 12 GeV
All of us at EsperCorp have gotten to know Cottle rather well, since they seem to be drawn to laboratory environments, especially at night (and yours truly has spent a lot of late nights in the lab). These funny little lab rats are quite interesting to study, and I’ve jotted down some notes on them in my spare time. Continue reading
Length: 0.8 – 1.2 m
Energy: 20 GeV
Winglet are flying pig Espers, who on clear days can be found floating in areas of positivity. They are very playful and like to chase each other through the sky, nipping at each others’ tails or bumping into each others’ characteristic cluster of balloons, causing them to spin in the air. Cheerful, and buoyant, Winglet love exploration and finding new novelties, and are drawn to people with open, curious minds.
Winglet have the body of a pig with feathered wings that sprout out of their backs. On their face rests a dense crystalline mask that protects from wind and ensures extra visibility. Usually, a large cluster of colorful balloons tethered around Winglet’s waist keeps it aloft during its flight. Its curled tail points in whichever direction Winglet has just flown from. We’ve learned quite a bit about the maturation of winglet. Young winglet are able to soar through the clouds without the aid of their customary balloons; however, as they grow in size their stubby wings are no longer able to lift their weight. On the ground the normally happy Winglet grows dispirited until it finds a balloon spirit to merge with. Then it resumes its airborne nomadic lifestyle. Continue reading
Length: 1.6 – 2.4 m
Energy: 28-40 GeV
Delphi are among the most powerful mind espers Espercorp has found, and one which I personally have come to love. Almost alarmingly intelligent, these dolphin spirits continue to challenge my assumptions about the power of Espers and the limits of the spirit world. Not only do Delphi display advanced theory of mind, their perception and empathy are keener than many humans I have known. Continue reading
Piccio are one of the most common Espers found in our part of the thymosphere. I wouldn’t be surprised if every agent had seen one! Despite their numbers, they’re fairly harmless and don’t pose much of a threat to a careful agent.
Length: 30 – 50 cm
Energy: 5 – 10 GeV
I’ve overheard some agents remarking that Piccio seems plain or drab-looking, or is somehow uninteresting because they are easy to find in almost any city. But Piccio have a lot to offer, and our research on their behavior has been invaluable. Continue reading