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Spitters were the main fighting force of the Arathim Ascendancy. They lived in the Caves of Grot and, then, in the Catacombs of the Castle of the Crystal. They were one of the largest of the innumerable Arathim subspecies and had no limit to the sizes they could attain.[2] They sported six limbs which could be used for stabbing and rending and came in two forms: Poison Spitters and Silk Spitters.[3]

Poison Spitters regurgitated a caustic venom which could cause blindness, while Silk Spitters produced unbreakable ropy silk which could be used in combat to immobilize enemies.[3] This silk could be dried into a powder, which the Gelfling used during the Arathim Wars as a battleground stimulant which could hide the wearer's scent.[4]

A particularly large horde of Spitters could merge together to form an enlarged version of themselves.[5] A bite from such a specimen was toxic enough to kill a Landstrider in minutes,[6] and its carapace was impenetrable to all bladed weapons save for the Dual Glaive.[7]

During Arathim Wars, Poison Spitters had apparently been exterminated by skekVar's forces, though some had survived shortly before the First Battle of Stone-in-the-Wood, prompting skekVar to see to them personally.[5] 30 trine later, the Spitter became one of the templates used in the creation of the Garthim.[8]

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  2. Lee, J. M. (2019), Heroes of the Resistance, Penguin Young Readers Licences, ISBN 978-0.593-09539-3
  3. 3.0 3.1 Cesare, A. & Compiet, I. (2020), The Dark Crystal Bestiary: The Definitive Guide to the Creatures of Thra, Insight Editions, p. 72, ISBN 1683838211
  4. Age of resistance logo – Andelfinger, Nicole., Age of Resistance – The Ballad of Hup and Barfinnious, #6, Archaia, USA, March 2020
  5. 5.0 5.1 Age of resistance logo – Andelfinger, Nicole., Age of Resistance – The Quest for the Dual Glaive, #1, Archaia, USA, September 2019
  6. Age of resistance logo – Andelfinger, Nicole., Age of Resistance – The Quest for the Dual Glaive, #2, Archaia, USA, October 2019
  7. Age of resistance logo – Andelfinger, Nicole., Age of Resistance – The Quest for the Dual Glaive, #4, Archaia, USA, December 2019
  8. Age of resistance logo Age of Resistance – "A Single Piece Was Lost". Netflix. August 30, 2019
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