Star Spawn Tunneler
Not applicable. These creatures are not Summonable in any conventional sense. The Elder Spawn use some kind of pheromonal means to influence Tunneler behavior.
Four to six feet long.
Merrow Tale (2012) - B.A. Lee
Star Spawn Tunnelers are non-intelligent, slug-like creatures that hatch in massive swarms in the
great spawning pits that are excavated from caverns and sewers deep beneath the earth. They are
voracious eaters, and can burrow with equal ease through earth or flesh. They achieve this ability
by secreting a highly caustic enzyme, and are employed by the thousands to excavate caverns
beneath the ground using these digestive juices and their rudimentary, clawed limbs. Their saliva
is highly valued among Practioners for a variety of medicinal uses, but great care should be
taken when obtaining it as the fluid can cause severe damage and burns to exposed flesh, and the
Tunnelers are able to eject a stream of this vile liquid in a jet of up to twenty feet.
When not used in the capacity of biological excavators, the largest of these creatures are known
to create hollow spaces beneath a well-worn path in deep caves or remote wilderness. They then
lie in wait until they detect the vibrations of a potential victim passing overhead, at which point
they burrow out directly underneath the prey to seize and drag it into the chamber below, to be
dissolved and consumed at leisure. When hidden in this capacity, the Tunnelers are difficult to
detect. However, if one is observant they will notice a pungent smell and clicking sound shortly
before the thing erupts from the dirt.
Their coloration ranges through shades of pink and violet along their sides, to greens and yellows
along their backs and extremities.