They resemble a huge mantis with long legs, an armoured thorax and a long abdoman, their head is angular with vicious mouthparts and glowing sapphire coloured eyes. Its front claws are large and powerful, hooked to grab and then allow it to tear its prey apart with its mandibles. Twice the weight of a fully grown skaven, they are well protected with thick chitin. It hunts its prey primarily by sensing movement. [1a][2a]
|Saw one’s mandibles cleave a Rat Ogre’s skull like it was a pastie.
~ Drumin Norgrimling.[2a]
- 1: Warhammer Chronicles: Thanquol and Boneripper (anthology): Grey Seer (novel)
- 1a: Chapter Two, pg. 41-42
- 2: The Imperial Zoo (book)
- 2a: Tregara, pg. 76