, and you are commonly known as
. You hate this name. You hate your cage, your cagemates (not really), and your life. You hate the humans who have taken your life away.
You once lived in a peaceful land, full of creatures of all shapes and sizes, colors and ways of life. You loved your forest, your old friends and the cave you called home.
The humans took that away from you. With their machines and their power, they outmatched your abilities and numbers. They took you away. They took everything away.
You are a hybrid, like many of the species on this planet. You’re a mutt. Snake and crab, mostly, you think. From the scales covering your arms and hands and torso, to the tail where legs would be, nubby horns poking out from your black hair, and useless claws attached to your wrists, you are a lusus naturae to them. A freak of nature. They call you a monster in hushed voices, from what you can understand of their language. They talk about you more than your cagemates. They say your tests run badly, that you don’t appear to have any skills useful to them, that you should be culled.
They don’t understand.