This flattened monster's scabrous, leathery mantle serves as a steady food source and breeding ground for thousands of massive, pea-sized mange mites, tunneling hungrily through its scarred hide and building up a tough crust of dried blood, pus and dead skin cells. Quite skittish, the monster will send these vicious parasites seething from its body at the slightest provocation, causing intense pain and severe tissue damage to would-be predators. When cornered, it may even attempt to wrap its sticky, sucker-like form around the attacker's face.
A Scabberant experiences a pleasant tickling sensation as its arachnid symbiotes feed, excrete and multiply within its porous surface. While an opportunistic omnivore, its favorite meal is the sloughed-off skin of its foes.
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