July 7, 2011 Link to this post
The Flood - conceived in 1995?
Fungus Pfhor. Drags staff. Shoots spores, reincarnates after dying.
The section for Kill Your Television contains this description:
Human scouts in this area reported Pfhor herders infected with a strange native fungus. The S'pht tell me that this fungus attacks and eventually replaces the nervous system of it's host, reanimating the corpse and using it to search for and infect other victims.
Anyone who's played through the KYT level knows that we never encountered these... at that time. Sure seems like the concept was reused later, though! (Louis Wu 17:04:46 UTC)