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Monstrous scorpions or giant scorpions were a breed of arachnids known for their poisonous stingers. They were found in a variety of climates, but are most numerous in deserts.[2]

DescriptionEdit

Giant scorpions are the size of horses. They were perfectly content with attacking whatever prey was smaller than themselves, including humans.

CombatEdit

Scorpions were active hunters. They tracked their prey with their keen senses and then grasped it with their scissor-like pincers. Once in the scorpion's grasp, the prey was stung repeatedly until it stopped moving. It was then consumed by the arachnid, whether or not it was still living.[citation needed]

EcologyEdit

HabitatsEdit

Scorpions lived in underground burrows. As such, giant scorpions were often encountered in underground ruins or crypts.[citation needed]

In the East they were commonly found in the Calim Desert,[5] Raurin Desert, and the Quoya Desert.[6]

UsesEdit

In Zakhara, the Wind of Fate often applied venom from giant scorpions to their blowgun darts.[7]

Some races were known to use their chitin to construct armor.[8]

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AppearancesEdit

Adventures
Baldur's Gate: Descent into AvernusDungeon #40: "Khamsa's Folly"Dungeon #14: "Masqueraider"The Ruins of Undermountain II: The Deep Levels The Twilight TombTomb of Annihilation
Board Games
Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage
Organized Play & Licensed Adventures
Blood Above, Blood Below
Video Games
Icewind DalePool of Radiance

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