Mosattan Scorpion

The Mosattan Scorpion is a species of giant two-tailed scorpions that roam the The Great Tentottan Desert. It has become a symbol of bad luck for the Mosattan people after the fall of The Lost Kingdom of Mosat.  

Basic Information

Anatomy

  • eight legs
  • females have one tail, with a venomous stinger at the end
  • males have two tails, each with a venomous stinger at the end
  • two pinching claws

Genetics and Reproduction

The mosattan scorpion is a ferocious predator. After hunting and feasting upon it's prey, the females will lay near-hatched eggs in the mouths of their victims.   As the baby scorpions wriggle free of their egg prisons, they devour their way out to the surface of the now-rotting corpse.  

Additional Information

Uses, Products & Exploitation

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Suluca Poison by TJ Trewin
Suluca - a highly potent poison refined from mosattan scorpion venom.

Geographic Origin and Distribution

The mosattan scorpions can be found everywhere in The Great Tentottan Desert, particularly in derelict and sand-swallowed buildings where weary travellers seek shade; the scorpions give them eternal rest.

Scientific Name
Androctonus duocauda
Lifespan
13 years
Conservation Status
Least Concern (LC)
Average Height
8 - 14"
Average Weight
10 lbs
Average Length
17 - 22"
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Dusty matte grey, sometimes flecked with brown.
Related Myths
The crest of The Lost Kingdom of Mosat featured a male mosattan scorpion as a symbol of power.   The Mosattan Jackknives have adopted this design to reflect their way of life. They see the scorpions as a symbol of bad luck and have crossed it out.

Cover image: by TJ Trewin

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