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Gargantuan spiders, also known as whisper spiders, were the largest variety of hunting spider in the Realms.[2]

Description[]

On average the bodies of these creatures were 10 feet (3 meters) long and measured 20 feet (6.1 meters) in diameter. They were covered in black fur, with two gray stripes across their abdomen, and had red eyes.[2]

Personality[]

These creatures had a low degree of intelligence, but higher than that of a base animal.[2]

Abilities[]

These spiders could shoot strands of webbing from their abdomen out to 2 feet (0.61 meters) and could use it to make entrapping nets. They were also very skilled in shaping their webbing into any shape they had ever seen and would do so in order to mislead their prey.[2]

In addition, gargantuan spiders had the unique ability to flatten their bodies to become nearly undetectable to prey.[2]

History[]

In 1372 DR, ShriNeerune Hlaund and other matron mothers in the city of Ched Nasad summoned a gargantuan spider that they lost control of and went on destroy much of the city.[3]

Ecology[]

Habitats[]

These creatures could be found in a wide variety of lands, though typically inhabited forests or caves where they laired in huge webs.[2]

Gargantuan spiders could on rare occasions be encountered in the North.[4]

Appendix[]

Appearances[]

Novels
Insurrection
Video Games
Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear

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