Giant Spider in Forest of the Spirits (A) / (art1) / (art2)
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Giant spiders are dangerous creatures sometimes found in abandoned buildings (such as an abandoned lighthouse near Grubbo-by-the Sea and the basements of Flatheadia Castle) or weaving their webs in uncivilized forests (The Dark Forest and the Forest of the Spirits are examples). These monstrous arachnids are identical to their smaller cousins in every respect except for their tendency to feed on careless peasants, which they lash out at with mammoth mandibles. Sometimes they hide within carefully constructed trapdoors.

During the Great Monster Uprising of the Second Age of Magic, giant spiders were reported to have infested the following regions: The Casino in Port FoozleFlathead MountainsThe Gray Mountains, Antharian Caves, Granola MinesMines of Mendon, PheeborForest of Youth, Gurth Woodland Trial, Miznia JungleThe Old Lingolf House, Largoneth Castleand the G.U.E. Tech Training Grounds in the Ethereal Plane of Atrii.

Spider legs are coveted by magicians for use in various conjurations.

Giant spiders are especially sensitive to the tingling fear produced by the Fear Necklace.