A gargantuan form looms in the horizon that could be mistaken for a hill if it weren't for the almost incomprehensible amount of appendages and heads constantly shifting and turning. It would be an awe inspiring sight if you weren't fully aware of what the amalgamate does with other creatures it encounters. Matriarchs are the largest amalgamate forms, rising up and above +10 meters. Once the amalgamate knows it cannot hide anymore and has already completely consumed large areas into itself on the planet, it begins to create matriarchs to control and move amalgamate colonies from the middle of the infestation where there is an excess of the amalgamate. Matriarchs main purpose is to transport the amalgamate from heavily infested areas to the outskirts of the infestation and beyond as well as to consume anything in their path. This way the amalgamate creates additional central points for the infestation to grow from. If a planet descends to a situation where matriarchs are formed then the most feasible solution is to evacuate all surrounding areas and destroy anything organic around the land where the infestation is to try to curb the further growth of the amalgamate. Sometimes matriarchs are formed to deal with tasks that require more mass or strength. Matriarchs also work as information banks of the amalgamate, one single matriarch capable of containing all of the knowledge of a single colony and also able to merge this knowledge with another colony. Unlike smaller amalgamate forms, matriarchs are directly connected to the hivemind that controls the amalgamate and are thus able to control the amalgamate in their vicinity.