"The Oracle demands another clutch of lagufaeth eggs for study. I have started to appreciate why. Even the most average lagufaeth is highly adaptable in their embryonic state. Porous shells allow their bodies to acclimate to the environment in which they will eventually hatch. And the Oracle fashions such creative environments.
Its interests in kith biology are narrow by comparison. Our minds are more malleable than our bodies. The clay will stretch only so far before it breaks. Good thing for us.
Our unusual steward has a plan. Knowing its interests and area of study, I wager that plan involves four arms, sharp teeth, and too many eyeballs."