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Tarantulas, also known as reikh'irud in Anauroch, were a mundane species of spider.[1]

Description[]

These spiders were covered in dark brown hair.[4]

Behavior[]

Tarantulas were generally not aggressive unless disturbed or accidentally agitated.[1]

Ecology[]

Habitats[]

Tarantulas could be found in the lands of Anauroch[1] and Maztica.[2] In the Raurin desert, both giant and huge varieties of tarantula could be found.[3]

Usages[]

The hishnashapers of Maztica used the dried-up bodies of tarantulas to create a type of construct known as a spiderwalker.[2]

Skilled alchemists often utilized tarantulas in the formation of poisons that caused paralyzation in a victim.[5]

Appendix[]

See Also[]

  • Steeders were a monstrously sized cousin of tarantulas

Appearances[]

Adventures
Desert of Desolation
Video Games
Neverwinter

External Links[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 James Butler, Elizabeth T. Danforth, Jean Rabe (September 1994). “Anauroch”. In Karen S. Boomgarden ed. Elminster's Ecologies (TSR, Inc), p. 5. ISBN 1-5607-6917-3.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Douglas Niles (August 1991). “A Journey to the True World”. Maztica Campaign Set (TSR, Inc.), p. 91. ISBN 1-5607-6084-2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Tracy Hickman, Laura Hickman, Philip Meyers, Peter Rice, William John Wheeler (May 1987). Desert of Desolation. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 25, 38. ISBN 978-0880383974.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Richard Baker, James Jacobs, and Steve Winter (April 2005). Lords of Madness: The Book of Aberrations. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 141. ISBN 0-7869-3657-6.
  5. Cryptic Studios (June 2013). Neverwinter. Perfect World Entertainment.

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