Boshikhatu

From Bestiary of the Hypogriph

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Boshikhatu, known more commonly as Cannibal Locusts are an aberrant lifeform originating from Skauros. They are carnivorous locust-like insects that are known to swarm and devour entire settlements whole.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Boshikhatu vaguely resemble plague locusts, albeit black in colour and have a pronounced exoskeleton and possess two pairs of wings. Boshikhatu eyes are luminous in the dark.

Ecology[edit | edit source]

Boshikhatu are spawned in hives in the depths of the Skauros Mountains by Skaurovirn. Typically living between 20 and 25 days, Boshikhatu are typically spawned within carrion of Skauros livestock. There are some instances of Skaurovirn using the corpses of prisoners as a form of execution to breed the locusts. They are among the staple foods of the Skaurovirn as they are easy to grow and are plentiful in number. Some Skaurovirn have cultivated them as biological weapons that are unleashed in battle.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

A swarm-like creature, a Boshikhatu swarm can rapidly devour anything in their path - be it wildlife or settlements should they be unlucky enough to be in their way. A settlement of a hundred people can be devoured entirely within the course of twelve hours. Female Boshikhatu nest within corpses of the deceased to spawn larvae.

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