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A warforged scorpion, from Secrets of Xen'drik
Warforged Scorpion
Avg. Height 6' tall, 10' long (unfurled)
Avg. Weight 4,000 lbs.
Lifespan Infinite (theoretical)
Homeland(s) Xen'drik
Language(s) Common, Drow, Giant
3rd edition rules
Creature Type Construct
Advancement By hit dice
Size Large
Source Secrets of Xen'drik, pg. 85-86

Unlike other warforged creations created by House Cannith, warforged scorpions were created by the ancient drow. After the fall of the giants many millennia ago, the drow raided the giants' creation forges, and used them to create warforged in the likeness of their god Vulkoor. The knowledge of their creation has long been forgotten, but the warforged scorpions themselves roam the wilds of Xen'drik.[1]

HistoryEdit

About 80,000 years ago, a large empire of giants rose to power on the continent of Xen'drik. However, 40,000 years ago, the giants came into conflict with an incursion from the plane of Dal Quor. The giant empire was nearly destroyed, and their slaves, the drow, saw this as the ideal time to revolt. Drow renegades raided giant artificer facilities and creation forges, and used them to create giant warforged scorpions, designed in the likeness of the scorpion god they worshiped: Vulkoor.

The drow used the warforged scorpions as land troops in their continued war against the giants. Then, 39,000 years ago, the dragons emerged from Argonnessen, and finally put an end to the crumbling giant empire. In the face of the dragon assault on Xen'drik, the drow went into hiding, spending the next few millennia regressing to a more primitive society. The secrets of the creation of the warforged scorpions were lost over time, though the scorpions themselves remained, scattered throughout the continent acting out the last commands of their drow creators. Some warforged scorpions still guard ancient ruins, while others roam the jungle killing whatever they come across.

There are rumors that a small group of drow maintains the secret of creating warforged scorpions, and that they have a number of these constructs still in their service.[1]

Appearance & PersonalityEdit

Warforged scorpions look a lot like a large monstrous scorpion: they possess large frontal pincers, a stinger, and 6 mechanical legs. It stand 4 feet off the ground, and is crafted from metal, wood, and stone.

Like most constructs, warforged scorpions only have a rudimentary intelligence. However, some who have existed for the last 40,000 years have actually developed free will.[1]

AbilitiesEdit

Like organic scorpions, warforged scorpions attack their prey with their pincers and stinger. A warforged scorpion's pincers are incredibly strong, and can be used to sunder enemy weapons. The scorpion's stinger contains an embedded sac of acid, that it can use to spray its enemies during a pincer attack.

Warforged scorpions possess low-light vision, have plated metal armor, and are somewhat resistant to acid, cold, electricity, fire, and sonic attacks. Though most warforged scorpions understand the languages Common, Drow, and Giant, they cannot speak.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Secrets of Xen'drik. Keith Baker, Jason Bulmahn, and Amber Scott (2006). Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-3916-8.

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