The ritual required the target to be willing and to be motivated by revenge. In the ritual, all the moisture from the target's body was drained, but their mind still lived on in it.
They were known to locate their victims by tasting the ground. They tried to kill their victims by draining their blood whilst suffocating them with their slime form. Once a slithering tracker killed a creature, their body became tinged with blood and left a visible trail of it for a certain unspecified time.
When a slithering tracker fulfilled their vengeance-seeking quest, they either expanded it towards other creatures or descended into madness, attacking without pause until it was slain.
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