|Environment||Any cold (Verces)|
|Images of niaqs|
Source: The Penumbra Protocol, pg(s). 57
A niaq resembles a white pterosaur whose black-blooded veins are visible across its body. It has no eyes, and 'sees' prey with a mane of cilia on its head that are capable of sensing heat. Its mouth is a tight cylinder of long, hollow quills, and its wings can launch similar, shorter quills.
The quills of a niaq infect prey with its hallucingenic virus symbiotes, which produce the niaqui drug. The prey, dazed by the virus, become living niaqui factories and are carried by the niaq to its lair, usually a cave, where it keeps the prey alive but helpless to sip its niaqui-laced blood and enjoy the euphoria induced by the drug.