Sand Maggot (Animal) (Guest Monster)
Sand Maggots, named for their burrowing abilities, are actually arthropods and not
worms at all. These insects were once a staple diet for those that resided in the
desert regions. The eggs were gathered and prepared as a protein-rich paste. Serving to
supplement the dry foods naturally available in the region, the paste enhanced the
nutritive value and flavor of meals. Now, however, the eggs, larvae, and flesh of the
adults have acquired poisonous properties. Adults of the species even spit a poisonous
substance that is not only toxic, but corrosive to unprotected flesh. In maturity, the
chitinous exoskeleton of a Maggot is tough to penetrate, although once pierced, the
creature is easily felled.
Sand Maggots can burrow into the earth and often lie in wait for potential meals. This
same ability is used to quickly retreat from threats, allowing the beast time to heal
before re-emerging in another location to attack the unwary.
Tips and Other Additional Information
Kill Sand Maggots to prevent them from laying eggs and hatching
larvae into young. Sand Maggots spit Poison goo and can Burrow (hide).