Cryptic and I have known each other for many years now, and I would like to share with you what I have learnt about this amazing creature. He has the appearance of a tall, muscular stallion with good conformation, but it is not because of his breeding that he is so highly prized. In fact, he cannot even be considered a true horse. This creature, a chimera of man, animal and fire, has a suite of truly strange physiological characteristics that make him one of a kind.
His metal coat is a substance unlike any other. It can be made up of any combination of metals depending on what Cryptic chooses to eat. Left to his own devices his skin is made up of a mixture of metals with a greenish-brown patina. However, by feeding him large quantities of a certain metal, for instance iron or gold, in a matter of days he will develop a metallic coat with its own unique properties. Cryptic has some conscious control over the flexibility or durability of his skin, which he can alt