reworked version of an earlier painting
'Skat-Monkeys', 'Copra-Sprites', or 'Belly-Devils' are arguably considered the nastiest,
most unbearably painful,
and most feared death hexes,
if they are actually more than just myth or legend.
Given life by potion and ritual, and no little ill intent.
After a short period of gestation the 'elemental' is felt twitching, turning, and kicking within,
it then causes excruciating agony as it crawls upward within the host body,
a journey that may last up to three days,
until it lodges itself within the esophagus,