Ekay follows his sergal guide through the Talyxian landscape. While hiking through the thick foliage, Ekay cannot help but look around in awe as the “Settled” or stationary-type Talyxian creatures that surround him. These barnacle-like creatures are responsible for producing the wispy silk-like threads that adorn the alien forest.

There are a variety of creatures that inhabit the planet Tal. Some are mobile and are free to roam around, while others are stationary and remain in a fixed location. These are referred to as “Settled” type Talyxian creatures. These are similar to creatures on Earth such as barnacles and sea anemones that are technically animals, but remain fixed in one location for the duration of their life and gather nutrients from their surroundings.