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Insulindian Phasmid is a character in Disco Elysium.

Background[ | ]

The Insulindian Phasmid is a large cryptid who lurks in the reeds on the sea fortress island. It posesses amazing mimicry-camouflage skills and disguises itself within the plant matter amidst the reeds. The Phasmid seems to posess not only mystical phasmic powers, but even psychic ones.

The enormous Phasmid is the focal point of interest to the Cryptozoologist Morell, as well as his wife, Lena, who has previously shared first-hand-account sightings of the creature.

Technically, it is an unknown species of the order Phantasmodea endemic to the Insulindian isola. For the last three hundred and fifty years is has hidden in plain sight, masquerading as the reeds. Moulting, cloning itself, unfolding at night to play with trash bins and buoys.

It went unnoticed by the first settlers and the land surveyors of the suzerain. Also by the soldiers of the Revolution and the officials of the occupation. Even the Semenese islanders who came here first, but did not stay, have not seen it.

Even the 4,000-year-old Seraseolitic civilization buried deep in the sediment did not. They had stone tools and silk, but the same brains, yet they missed it. Notably, the phasmid was still young then, as it had not developed the mutation needed for parthenogenesis yet, and scoured the neolithic hinterland as distinct individuals, not clones.

The phasmid has stayed hidden through four forms of government and two scientific revolutions. Until it was accidentally discovered by a detective of the Citizens Militia in Revachol, district of Martinaise, March, '51.

Interactions[ | ]

  • The Phasmid appears after confronting Iosef Lilianovich Dros at the Sea Fortress, and reveals itself to be the reason behind his animation. It communicates with Harry upon touching it, and will reveal quite a bit about the world and its fate. If Kim Kitsuragi survived the tribunal and is in the party, he can take a photograph documenting its existence. Otherwise, it's Cuno, who will offer comments, but be an unreliable witness.
  • If the Cryptozoology-related quests have not been carried, the player will be able to greet the Phasmid but any further interaction will be locked behind an impossible Electrochemistry check. The photograph cannot be taken by Kim.