The Wizarding Tower is not only a place for mages and scholars, but also a home to several experimental creatures, created through magic and other forms of pseudoscience. And out of all of them, the most dangerous is Cicadoz the Deathstinger, an insect-like monstrosity, locked underneath the tower, in the lowest level of its many dungeons.
This insectoid originates from a mixture of firefly, mosquito, beetle, and mantis. It started small, yet the size increased tremendously, after being subjugated by an enlargement spell and various alchemical ingredients. The experimental chemicals and firefly traits inside its body are able to emit lights, which it flashes to stun enemies. As for its magically floating eye, it provides an almost 360° view of its surroundings. But the most devastating power Cicadoz has is its ability to discharge electricity, greater than the power of a lightning strike. In a fight, it would try to snatch and sting its prey, then electrocute them and their surroundings.
These traits and abilities are the result of the first wizard council’s experimentation when the tower had just been built. The wizards were searching for an alternative energy source for the tower, other than magic. So they believed that creating a monster that could discharge electricity would be useful. However, when they had created it, they couldn’t control Cicadoz. The monster escaped from its captivity, damaging most of the tower’s interior. It took the power of all senior mages to stop it, and the life of a dozen students.
In the end, the wizards decided to keep Cicadoz alive, imprisoning it underneath the tower. Centuries passed, and they left the insect alone. The deepest part of the tower’s dungeons are hazardous, due to the electricity that flows in most places. One misstep, and an unlucky visitor would be electrocuted to death. It is perhaps for the best that the mages let Cicadoz undisturbed in the dungeon, for remembering the last time they had to deal with it, was like reliving the biggest catastrophe the tower had ever experienced.