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Peeper beetles were carnivorous invertebrates native to much of Thra, including the Crystal Desert and being particularly common in the Spriton Plains. They were robust creatures with segmented bodies and stick-thin legs which they used to burrow into soft soil, where they would wait for unsuspecting prey. Most of their victims consisted of smaller animals, though Gelfling were also vulnerable, as the beetles had a craving for the jelly found within eyeballs.[1] Among their few natural predators were Armored Bubs.[2]

The Skeksis kept starved Peepers as part of their Five Ocular Castigations, using them exclusively against each other as punishments for failure.[3] One specimen was used to gouge out skekTek's right eye as punishment for failing to prevent Rian from stealing Mira's Essence Vial.[4]

References[]

  1. Cesare, A. & Compiet, I. (2020), The Dark Crystal Bestiary: The Definitive Guide to the Creatures of Thra, Insight Editions, p. 97, ISBN 1683838211
  2. Cesare, A. & Compiet, I. (2020), The Dark Crystal Bestiary: The Definitive Guide to the Creatures of Thra, Insight Editions, p. 140, ISBN 1683838211
  3. Age of resistance logo Age of Resistance – "What Was Sundered and Undone". Netflix. August 30, 2019
  4. Age of resistance logo Age of Resistance – "Nothing Is Simple Anymore". Netflix. August 30, 2019
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