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These rather large bugs are found in the deserts of Aranoch and even near rivers of flame in Hell. They have numerous pairs of legs on their sides and have large pincers. Their exoskeleton serves as a tough shell that protects them from attack. They have the ability to spit poison at their prey and when threatened, they may burrow into the ground and emerge from beneath for an effective ambush. Sand Maggots lay eggs on the ground. Given enough time, the eggs soon hatch and spew forth a few Sand Maggot Young. Their non-matured offspring are a less serious threat than themselves. Given by Geglash's advice, Sand Maggots aren't recommended against by using crossbows or other long-range weapons due to their thick armor and can only by easily taken down by using melee weapons. They have a fairly slow attack speed which makes them easier to defeat.
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.