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Fleshbane
General information
Habitat

Blood Lily Island

Diet

The flesh and blood of any living creatures.

Status

Active

Chronological information
First appearance

The Deltora Book of Monsters

Last appearance

Isle of the Dead

Fleshbanes are parasitic creatures that share a symbiotic relationship with Blood Lilies. They are found solely on Blood Lily Island.[1]

HistoryEdit

HistoryEdit

At some point in the past, Jalis knights entered the Blood Lily patch in full armour to test the length of the flowers' pollen. The armour offered protection against the threat of the Fleshbanes.

Secrets of Deltora Edit

Doran the Dragonlover mentioned Fleshbanes alongside Blood Lilies in his book, Secrets of Deltora. He also found Forta on Blood Lily Island, grazing on the lilies and Fleshbanes. She later chose the island to hibernate on once Doran convinced her and the other dragons of Deltora to wait for the skies to be free of Ak-Baba.[1]

However, Forta's sleep was much longer than she anticipated, and she was eaten alive by the Fleshbanes as the Blood Lilies spread across the island. They were unable to eat her egg, however, due to its thick shell.[2]

The Deltora Book of Monsters Edit

Josef mentioned both Blood Lilies and Fleshbanes in his book, The Deltora Book of Monsters.

Isle of the DeadEdit

Lief, Barda and Jasmine were attacked by Fleshbanes as they crossed Blood Lily Island on their way to the Isle of the Dead. They escaped by burning a path through the lilies with Tom's fire beads.[2]

BehaviourEdit

Fleshbanes share a symbiotic relationship with the Blood Lily flower. The Blood Lilies' scent and nectar attract prey and their pollen numbs their extremities. The Fleshbanes, perfectly camouflaged as Blood Lily petals, take advantage of this and suck as much blood as they can from the unsuspecting victims, often to the point of death. The corpses of the Fleshbanes' prey fertilize the ground and help the Blood Lilies grow. The creatures also keep the flowers clean of pests. Fleshbanes are, however, entirely dependant on the Blood Lilies and, as Doran notes, could not survive without them.

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Flesbanes disguised among Blood Lillies.

AnatomyEdit

Fleshbanes have adapted to look virtually identical to the petals of Blood Lilies. They are beetle-like creatures that are predominantly blood red. Their short, black legs resemble the fuzz around the edges of the Lily petals, while their antennae are yellow and resemble the flowers' stamen. While normally fairly small and thin, they can bloat quickly given sufficient time to feed. They have razor-sharp pincers, used to cut through their victims' skin.[1]

HabitatEdit

Because of their dependence on Blood Lilies, Fleshbanes are only found on Blood Lily Island in the Jalis Territory. The Blood Lily patch was at one point only located in the south section of the island, but without any diamond dragons to graze on the Lilies, they and the Fleshbanes spread to cover almost the entire island.[1]

DietEdit

Fleshbanes, true to their name, feed on the flesh and blood of anything they come across. This usually includes birds and other animals, but they have also been known to feed on humans. Forta, the dragon of the diamond, was eaten in her sleep and stripped to the bone by Fleshbanes.[1][2]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Rodda, Emily. Secrets of Deltora. Scholastic Australia. 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Rodda, Emily. Isle of the Dead. Scholastic Australia. 2004.

See also Edit

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