Welcome to the Society Archive! Here lies the Societies collection, to date, of specimens, documents, stories and artistic interpretations of all the flora and fauna that exist in this world. This "museum esque" entity is focused on the documentation, exploration, acquiring and presentation of creatures that the mainstream scientific world has overlooked or refuses to believe are real. Small, and usually whimsical, the items in the various collections are ever expanding as new work is added to the archive.
Cabinets of Curiosity- Fungi Edition
Fungi with and insatiable appetite for... well pretty much anything! Housed in a separate room of the museum for the safety of the rest of the collection, we hope that these specimens have been rendered inert enough for display. If not this may be the last you see of them as they munch their way through their cabinetry.
What happens when a seemingly simple little egg collection starts to hatch? What's inside? Is it what it's supposed to be? Collected from a estate sale in northern England these little beauties remained dormant for many years until one day they all started to hatch. Some have speculated that it was in response to the death of the owner. Now no longer in their care it is time to hatch and move on.
A new addition to the museum is access to reproductions of portions of the journals of the various members of the Society. These explorers have spent many years in pursuit of knowledge regarding a number of the creatures in the Societies catalogues. Some of the journals are in great disrepair so as they are restored and reproduced more will be added over time.
The tiny Nudilichen are easily missed unless you are bird on the hunt for a tasty snack. Mastering the art of camouflage these slug like creatures may start life off in the damp grasses but soon find their way up into the trees.
The Heliconia creature, often mistaken for the Loch Ness monster, is a three headed cold water dweller. Little is known about this creature since it usually takes a back seat to it's more famous cousin but ask the right person and there is a tale or two to be told.
The Ave Paradisus is an aquatic creature commonly found in coral beds. A distinctive feature is their "horn like" antlers that help disguise them in their shelters which are abandoned tube corals. Their tails also have the ability to be able to grip sea grasses like their cousin the seahorse.
This portrait series is an ongoing project by one of the members of the society to capture the personalities of the creatures in our archives. The creator believes that these beings are not just creatures that go about their days with no purpose but have personalities unique to each individual that need to be captured and immortalized.
Part of some of the oldest curiosities in our collections, these cabinets of curiosity were created by an unknown individual said to be one of the secret founders of the Society. While the Society attempts to be as transparent and open as possible, there was a time when the ideas that the Society are founded upon were not acceptable to the public. Collection and documentation had to be done in secret for fear of backlash against the study of these creatures. Many were thought to have been mystical and dangerous and could incur the wrath of avenging forces.
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