The giant arachnoid creatures commonly called scrab are some of the most vicious pack hunters on Nexus. They can often be found in dry, hot regions of the planet, and resemble scorpions the size of a Draken. They have limited individual intelligence, but display predatory cunning their victims underestimate. Scrab have some physical similarities, but no close genetic relationship to, the giant spiders of Nexus. They are sometimes found in the same areas, hunting the same prey.
Scrab, like the Draken, originate on the planet Mikros. All scrab now on Nexus are descended from a small number of breeding pairs brought to the planet to serve as prey in the Great Hunt. A few of those scrab survived and turned feral, where they prospered. In just a few years the creatures have spread all over the planet, evolving quickly into several distinct subspecies.
Scrabs like to hide in the ground, emerging from their burrows to attack when disturbed. They use their venom to paralyze, before crushing their victims with their front claws. Whatever remains is then shoveled into its toothy maw.
SPECIAL ATTACK: The venomous stingers of the scrab are capable of inducing paralysis. The scrab strikes with its tail to stun its prey, preventing it from fleeing while its frontal claws take care of the rest.
ARCHIVE FUN FACT! Though scrabs are difficult to hunt, their meat is considered a rare delicacy by Nexus gourmands who prize its tenderness and flavor. The high number of gourmands killed while trying to acquire scrab meat has only raised its value in the eyes of true connoisseurs.
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