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Scarab beetle

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Scarab beetle
(Creature)
Type Vermin
CR 6
Environment Warm deserts
(Osirion)
Alignment
Images of scarab beetles

Source: Inner Sea Bestiary, pg(s). 5
Scarab swarm
Scarab swarms are not helping this situation.
(Creature)
Type Vermin
(swarm)
CR 3
Environment Warm deserts
Alignment
Images of scarab swarms

Source: The Half-Dead City, pg(s). 89

The blue, heifer-sized giant scarab beetle is native to the desert lands of Osirion, where it can be found among the country's many tombs and necropolises. Because of this, it is often associated with death.[1]

Scarab swarms are thousands of the burrowing beetles still covered in dung, which is the normal food of the individual scarab beetle. Followers of Pharasma might view the appearance of a scarab swarm as a bad omen, and some people even believe that the swarms are drawn to the same negative energy that causes undead to rise.[2]

Scarab beetles & religion

Scarab beetles are the sacred animals of the Osirion deity Khepri, who himself is said to possess the form of a scarab or dung beetle.[3]

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