Arachnians

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Arachnians
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Arachnians in Aram-Dol's Lair
First appearance: Ultima VII Part Two
Last appearance: Ultima Online


First encountered in the lair of Aram-Dol in Ultima VII Part Two: Serpent Isle, Arachnians are among the many deadly guardians of Serpent's Fang.

In years past, by means of the blackest sorcery, the arch-liche took many of his human prisoners and fused their torsos with the bodies of giant spiders. Cunning and fearsome fighters, these grotesque half-breeds are known to eat their prey alive. They are also fond of shooting their foes at range with magic arrows. Thankfully, they possess a natural vulnerability to fire.

Luckily, Arachnians are rarely encountered off the Serpent Isle.

In Ultima Online[edit]

In-game
In Ultima Online, a species of spider-human hybrids called Terathans appear. They are very similar to Arachnians and they may in fact be the same creatures. The Terathans seem to have a caste social structure with matriarchs, warriors and drones.


Lore[edit]

This terrifying creature has the full body, head and legs of the giant spider common to our island, with the torso, head and arms of a man growing from just behind its spider-head. Speculation abounds as to the origin of these horrible hybrids; some claim the mad servants of Chaos created it in one of their endless foolish experiments, others say it was the work of a long-dead lunatic mage. Regardless of how they came to be, the Arachnian is perhaps the deadliest of all foes we face here at Serpent's Fang.

Trivia[edit]

  • It appears as though Arachnians were to be included in the cancelled Ultima X, although the shown picture is not specifically described as such. Link: Ultima X Arachnian?.

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