|Environment||Temperate or warm forests (Castrovel)|
|Images of ksariks|
Source: First Contact, pg(s). 10
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.