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Crawlers of the Wastes

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"...The spider did win, but his victory was short lived. The Crawler came down from the rocks above and killed him, then eating the Waste Spider, The Rat, and the small bit of jerky that I started this battle royal with. " Exerpt: A Prospector’s Tale, VOL XXIII Blue Guild Press

These eight legged creatures slide along the land. They have a small head with wide spaced eyes and long tentacle legs. Each tentacle has a few suction cups to hold tight to rocks or prey, so their beak can tear into it. Their most important aspect is that they are chameleons: able to change their skin to look like soil, rock, and sometimes a flower. They normally hunt small creatures, usually rats, from surprise.

Crawlers are most prized by the people of the Marches for the dyes they keep in their gland sacks. They are edible, if all glands and organs are carefully removed. Their meat is tasty, but is sooo chewy as to be nearly inedible. Some people keep the somewhat intelligent creatures as pets.



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