First Sighting: 1794 

The Cleaning Rags
TType: Parking Lot Borderling
Species: Illmestys
Threat Level: Very Low

Frequency: 38Hz - 458Hz

Stability: 76.4%

Mentality: Satient - Average

Height: 7'2ft (213.3cm)
Weight: 195lbs (88.4kg)
Activity: 7 hours
Respawn Number: 37

Visibility: 33.5%

Effect Radius: 4'6ft

Method to see the Borderling: Artificial Light

Chances that a human will see the Borderling: 54% - 76%

Chances that a human will be affected by the Borderling: 42%%

Chances that the Borderling will affect animals: 39%

Chances that the Borderling will affect plants: 19%

Chances that the Borderling will affect inanimate objects: 96%

Time and Locations: Suburbs and Cities, Outdoors (Nighttime)

Chances that the Borderling will become corrupted with illness: 47.2%


The Botanoling originated from maintenance of gardens and parks around cities, suburbs, and rural areas. It resembles a pale-green serpentine creature, similar to the dragons in Eastern mythology. It shimmers in a ghastly green light when exposed to the early morning sun. At nighttime, its body turns completely black.

The Botanoling has a long, slender body with frills on each side that are soft and delicate to the touch. A lighter-green glow radiates from them, pulsing softly and in a slow, even beat. Short, rounded scales cover the base of these extensions while longer scales protrudes around the edges. Larger, fluffier scales, resembling feathers, grow around the Borderling’s face. The tip of its tail fans out and splits in places where they’re thinner.

It has three sets of strong, flexible legs with double-jointed limbs. It has long, dexterous toes on each foot and small, hooked claws for grasping onto trees.
On each side of the Botanoling’s head is a pair of wide, winglike extensions. Instead of a mouth, it has a long, tubular proboscis that uncurls while feeding. The Botanoling has large, almond-shaped eyes resembling that of a human’s. Its compound eyes have a dark iris and a white pupil. Beneath its head is very thin feelers that are about as fine as a strand of human hair.

Inside the Botanoling’s body is a clear gelatin substance. When exposed to air, the gel hardens into a translucent green crust. The substances odor is cool and minty, similar to Eucalyptus oil. The gelatin has medicinal purposes, accelerating the healing process of minor cuts and bruises when applied.

Temperatures between 60°F (15.5°C) and 80°F (26.6°C) are ideal for the Botanoling. The Borderling will fully combust when exposed to fire. It will take 4 to 6 minutes for the Borderling’s body to ignite, starting with the body part that had touched the flame. Unfortunately, they can’t heal any wounds that are burned off.
Frost will make the Borderling rigid. If it tries to move, its limbs will break off. Its body will become mottled with brown spots forming in the first 3 minutes. At this point in time, it will either heal when thawed out or become corrupted.

The Botanoling’s body can easily be cut with a sharp blade. Minor cuts will take 24 hours to heal. The clear gel that makes up its insides will coagulate and seal any wounds. Once the wounds are fully healed, the scabs flake off. When the Borderling’s limbs are severed, however, they will shrink and wither away within minutes. The Borderling will regenerate any lost limbs within a week or two. New body parts will appear as rounded knobs at first. The presence of pollinating insects will increase its regeneration speed.

The Botanoling emits a voiceless screech when communicating. The length of each screech spans from 3 or 5 seconds. It hums softly to itself if it feels content. The Borderling’s voice sounds melodic. Each Botanoling has a different melody to sing.

Impure Botanolings will have a brown, mottled body. Mold grows from the tips of their body. Parts of the Borderling are already rotting and falling off in places. Unfortunately, for the corrupted Borderling, it is too bitter to sing.

Effects on Its Surroundings

The Botanolings will influence the behavior of butterflies and other pollinating insects. In its strong 7ft effect radius, insects will become attracted to one spot. Witnesses said they saw larger swarms of bees and butterflies in gardens and parks whenever a couple of Botanolings is within their presence.
Special dew manifests within close vicinity of the Botanoling. The dew accelerates plant growth. A barren area will be overgrown by plants within a couple of days if a Botanoling is nearby. Fruit and vegetables will become richer in vitamins and minerals.

An impure Botanoling will leave a trail of withered, dead plants behind. Insects aren't affected by the Borderling’s negative effects, however.

Diet and Behavior

The Botanoling has a mellow demeanor, showing no extreme emotions, such as rage. The Botanoling behaves differently depending on the seasons. They are more active during springtime than in wintertime.

It moves with swift graceful motions, gliding from side to side. One would say it swims in the air in similarities to a fish in water. The Borderling has incredible reflexes, and it is impossible to try to touch one unless the Witness has perfect timing. They gracefully glide over plants, spreading their unique pollen on any flora it encounters.

The Botanoling feeds mostly on pollen and nectar. Throughout its stay on Earth, it feeds 40% of the time. When near a patch of flowers or a tree bearing fruit, it stops and hovers close enough to feed. It uncurls its proboscis and digs a small hole in the flesh of the fruit and in the middle of flowers.
It loves to chase winged insects like butterflies and beetles. It is fascinated with drones and will fly with them in curiosity. The Borderling will playfully bat and spin drones and insects, humming a melodic tune.

The Botanoling rests in tree branches where it feels safe and secure. After it spots a nearby tree, it encircles and weaves around its branches, looking for a comfortable place to sleep. When it does find a place to rest, the Borderling drapes itself over them, and it lets out a long sigh before going limp. The Botanoling’s resting periods extend between 5 to 7 hours. Silk threads, similar to spider webs and silk from caterpillars, encase the Botanoling, and will protect it from harsh weather. Once it is awake, the Borderling will use its sharp claws to tear apart the silk casing and fly again.

The Botanoling will become companions towards people who love and take care of plants. Farmers and gardeners will attract one or two Botanolings, rarely more than three. It will enter within their vicinity and wait for the human to go outside to attend to their garden. Once it sees the human coming close, it will trill in glee and follow the human wherever they go.
A peaceful household will encourage the Botanoling to come back to their yard. If there is discord, however, the Borderling will turn its nose at the human and ignore them until they find peace once again.

Impure Botanolings will stay away from humans, no matter the disposition. The corrupted Borderling isolates itself from any living thing, including other Botanolings. It stomps on healthy flowers with sadistic glee, one by one, after consuming its pollen.

Location, Survival on Earth and Interdimensional Travel

The Botanolings manifest during early morning hours and early night hours. It resides in an area where there's heavy foliage. Smaller Botanolings, around 46.7ft (204.2cm) in length, will appear in gardens. Larger Botanolings can grow up to 40.7ft (1240.5cm) and will appear around forests or anything resembling the wilderness.

Dew will float upwards and join together to create a liquid, serpentine form. The dew will resonate a special frequency that will attract dying bees and butterflies. Once they land on its surface, It begins its last stage. The wings of the insects will melt and merge together, creating exterior of a single Botanoling. The Borderling will slowly move around like it had woken up from its slumber. After 4 minutes of flexing and stretching, it glides off and starts its routine. If the process is interrupted, chances are that the liquid will drop to the ground. It will either become a corrupted Botanoling or die. The process will stop immediately and then melt back into the earth. The substance will dissolve seconds later.

Throughout their stay on Earth, the Botanolings will have to deal with predators. Because of their sweet pollen, herbivore Borderlings will try to pursue and hunt them down. If confronted by a predator, the Botanolings will spray a large cloud of pale-green pollen towards the predator’s direction, which will either blind or distract them long enough for the Botanoling to escape. Their brown, severed limbs are food for some Borderlings, including the Antloling's herbivore subspecies.
The Botanoling exits Earth by lying itself underneath a bed of flowers, where it can dissolve into pollen. The process will take around 6 to 7  minutes. At this moment in time, it is immobile and vulnerable to predators. To aid a single Botanoling, two or three more of the same species will guard it and watch for any threats, circling the other with slow and careful motions. Once the Botanoling completely exits Earth, its aid will part ways, continuing with their routine. The bed of flowers will smell sweeter than normal for 2 days because of the pollen of the Botanoling.

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