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Giant Spider

A Giant Spider

Giant Spiders are huge carnivorous creatures that can be found in the Old World, Lustria, Naggaroth, the Southlands [1] and Avelorn.[8]

Appearance

Growing to the size of a small horse and often hunting in packs,[2] they have a powerful and poisonous bite and are protected by chitinous armour.[1] Colouring, patterns, and other traits vary greatly by region with northern species having black and brown fur and grey fur in the southlands, though all bear strange markings in iridescent shades of blue, green, and red.[3] While very large for Spiders, they are still smaller than the Gigantic Spider and Arachnarok Spider.[7]

Ecology and behavior

Spiders are ambush predators that prefer to leap on prey from above and poison it before it can react or fight back. As spiders usually attack other creatures out of hunger, they typically pick off the weakest member of a group and retreat with their kill instead of staying and continuing to fight.[5]

Goblins

Forest Goblin tribes have learnt to capture broodlings and hand rear them as mounts.[2] They feature prominently in the Spider-kult's worship of the Feaster from Beyond.[6]

Species

Known varieties of Giant Spider include:

  • Drakwald Mancatcher[2][3]
  • Tilean Greyback[2]
  • Trapdoor Spider: They dig burrows some 60 ft deep and 10-20ft in diameter with a door woven from branches, debris and silk.[4]
  • Widowmaker of Naggaroth[2]
  • Scarlet Deathhead[6]

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