|Environment||Temperate or warm forests (Castrovel)|
|Images of ksariks|
Source: First Contact, pg(s). 10
When its tentacles strike, they can absorb and emulate a creature's genetic code and psychic resonance. This lends them abilities of that creature, including languages, combat training, innate improvements to senses, or even the ability to fly.
Ksariks are native to Castrovel, and evolved from corpse blossoms by absorbing psychic energies. They are aggressive, acid-spitting, pack-hunting carnivores that consume other species' genetic material and ecological niches, and some believe they evolved their unique absorption abilities during a past psychic war between lashuntas and formians. They reproduce via carrion spores, which infect creatures with dozens of seedlings that later dig their way out of their host's flesh.