34 - Xenacoelomorpha
The Xenacoelomorph card represents reduction. Reduction eliminates unnecessary function and form, and drives something to its most functional essence. As with alchemy, one should consider where one form can be refined into something of greater use through the reduction of redundant or overburdening elements. More than simplicity this is subtraction. The final result may not be much less complex, but it will be finer for reduction of the superfluous. From more complex ancestors, the xenacoelamorphs have derived a simpler existence, their body plan changing from root elements into something tremendously straightforward and practical for their lifestyle with little else.



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