Scorpion

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Scorpion
A colossal black scorpion terrorizes camels.
(Creature)

Stinger-tailed scorpions are arachnid vermin that can be found in many different sizes, variations, and environments, from tiny insects to colossal beasts.

Related breeds

Scorpions can swarm.

In ascending size order, here are some variant scorpions:

Lashtail scorpion

Lashtail scorpions commonly measure over six inches long. They are known to be aggressive and hard to kill, and are sometimes used as familiars.3

Predators

Ankhravs are known to eat giant scorpions.4[citation needed]

Similar creatures

Kyra faces a giant scorpion and a scarab swarm.

Creatures resembling scorpions

A number of creatures have scorpion-like features:

The demon lord Aldinach often takes the form is of a golden scorpion the size of a house, with a human head beneath her carapace.11

The herald of Norgorber, the Stabbing Beast, is an enormous, black scorpion-like creature.12 Gharros demons are demons that strongly resemble large scorpions.6

The demon lord Pazuzu,13 imps,14 and the dog-like Dhabba all have scorpion-like tails.15

The kaiju Bezravnis resembles a colossal, fire-red scorpion with three tails.16

Ghalshoatan devils have scorpion-like claws and tail.17

The powerful vemerak has scorpion-like pincers.18

A girtablilu, which has a scorpion abdomen and humanoid torso.

The girtablilus have humanoid torsos but scorpion features from the waist down, including a large tail, and have a strong empathy for scorpions.19

Abilities

Most scorpions are venomous. Large scorpion venom is an example of a potent scorpion poison that can be applied via wounds.20

On Golarion

The Al'Chorhaiv tribe of kholo21 lives in the Brazen Peaks and has countless scorpion "pets".22

In culture

There is a Scorpion Coast in Osirion.23

The River Scorpion flows through the city of Katapesh. One of the shops in the city's bazaar is known as The Scorpion's Sting.24 Malthus Feyhew, a Katapeshi armourer at the nearby Gilded Shell, supplies many unusual types of armour, including some made from giant scorpion shells.25

In religion

The demon lord Aldinach is the deity of sand, thirst, and scorpions. Her worship is not common in Golarion, and is concentrated in the desert areas of Katapesh, Osirion, and central Casmaron.11

In addition, scorpions are also the sacred animals of the deities Rovagug,26 and Selket.27

Arts and crafts

The Vudrani bich'hwa is a bladed weapon sometimes known as the scorpion's tail.28

Drow sometimes include scorpion parts as part of their fleshwarping arts.29

The Scorpion Pincer fighting style is native to Tian Xia.30

References

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  2. Tineke Bolleman. To Seek the Heart of Calamity, 23. Paizo Inc., 2022
  3. Brian Cortijo, et al. “Adventures in Katapesh” in Legacy of Fire Player's Guide, 5. Paizo Inc., 2009
  4. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary, 61. Paizo Inc., 2009
  5. Logan Bonner, et al. “Earth” in Rage of Elements, 103. Paizo Inc., 2023
  6. 6.0 6.1 James Jacobs. Demon Lords of Golarion” in Descent into Midnight, 56. Paizo Inc., 2009
  7. James Jacobs & F. Wesley Schneider. “Bestiary” in Souls for Smuggler's Shiv, 78–79. Paizo Inc., 2010
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  10. James Jacobs, et al. The Inner Sea World Guide, 37. Paizo Inc., 2011
  11. 11.0 11.1 James Jacobs. “Lords of the Abyss” in Lords of Chaos, Book of the Damned Volume 2, 10. Paizo Inc., 2010
  12. Sean K Reynolds. “Gods of Golarion” in Gods and Magic, 28. Paizo Inc., 2008
  13. James Jacobs. “Lords of the Abyss” in Lords of Chaos, Book of the Damned Volume 2, 23. Paizo Inc., 2010
  14. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary, 78. Paizo Inc., 2009
  15. Stephen S. Greer & Amber E. Scott. “Bestiary” in Dark Markets, A Guide to Katapesh, 60. Paizo Inc., 2009
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  19. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary 3, 130. Paizo Inc., 2011
  20. Jason Bulmahn, et al. “Appendix 1: Special Abilities” in Core Rulebook, 558. Paizo Inc., 2009
  21. Paizo referred to all kholo as gnolls until the publication of The Mwangi Expanse, and renamed all gnolls to kholo across Player Core, GM Core, and Monster Core. For details, see Meta:Kholo.
  22. Erik Mona, et al. Howl of the Carrion King, 57–58. Paizo Inc., 2009
  23. James Jacobs, et al. The Inner Sea World Guide, 148. Paizo Inc., 2011
  24. Stephen S. Greer & Amber E. Scott. “City of Trade” in Dark Markets, A Guide to Katapesh, 37–41. Paizo Inc., 2009
  25. Stephen S. Greer & Amber E. Scott. “City of Trade” in Dark Markets, A Guide to Katapesh, 30. Paizo Inc., 2009
  26. Amanda Hamon, et al. Animal Archive, inside back cover. Paizo Inc., 2013
  27. Robert G. McCreary. “Gods of Ancient Osirion” in Empty Graves, 73. Paizo Inc., 2014
  28. Erik Mona, et al. “Chapter 5: The World” in Campaign Setting, 208. Paizo Inc., 2008
  29. JD Wiker & Darrin Drader. “Abominations of the Drow” in Endless Night, 60–61. Paizo Inc., 2008
  30. Dave Gross. Master of Devils, 71. Paizo Inc., 2011

External links

  • Scorpion (real-world animal) on Wikipedia