The kover is a pretty popular monster. Quite a few people have told me it’s their favorite, and I understand why: it’s gross, yet familiar. Like finding your favorite gym sock under your bed, all stiff with dried sweat—gross, yet familiar.
I love my initial drawing, including the little person running as fast as they can away from the giant slug-like garg.
As you can see, a kover essentially looks like a giant slug. Its back is covered with porcupine-style quills, but they can shoot out of its back and fly quite a distance. It has teeth, horns, creepy eyes—but best yet, it’s covered in slime that will paralyze you if you touch it. They can also hear absolutely anything—their sense of sound is unparalleled. In terms of size: think train car. The really big ones, though? They can get up to several train cars in length.
The one advantage you have is that they are slow, and they will only pursue you for a short while, but if you step in any of the trails of slime it leaves behind, you’re out of luck, my friend. They also need space to move around. Kovers tend to like abandoned towns with wide roads, woods with wide trails cut through them, or fields.
My recommendation would be to avoid these creatures at all costs. If you come across one, always, always, go the long way around.