The Lantern Parasite Queen was teased as part of the Screaming God expansion to the Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5 core game.
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|Lantern Parasite Queen|
|Base Size||Currently Unknown|
The lantern parasites feed on the exhaled byproducts of healthy lungs and can lay dormant for extended periods. When dormant the parasites reproduce, swelling in size and filling up with new tiny parasites until they become strangely attractive bulbous shapes, filled with a warm glow of twinkling lights. Inevitably, when they are disturbed they explode, projecting tiny parasites outward to find the warm breath of a new host. There they will feed all over again until their new host coughs, sneezes, or even laughs too hard.
As the parasite reproduces in the lungs of human survivors, breathing becomes harder and harder. The survivor begins to see euphoric hallucinations beckoning them. The wheezing survivors that last long enough leave the settlement, chasing beautiful the image of an Illuminated Lady or man carrying lanterns into the darkness. Thus does the poor host travel, summoned all the way to the source...to the Lantern Parasite Queen.
The Lantern Parasite Queen was teased as part of the Screaming God expansion to the Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5 core game, announced during the Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5 Kickstarter campaign, unlocked in Update #9 No art or models have been revealed for this monster as of yet, as Poots notes that he is not yet happy with the design.
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From the announcement pitch for the Screaming God expansion, the Lantern Parasite Queen appears to be mentioned as something of a final encounter for the expansion. The expansion rules specifically add an extra 5 lantern years to the normal campaign, pushing the confrontation with the Gold Smoke Knight back.