Arachnians in Aram-Dol's Lair
|First appearance:||Ultima VII Part Two|
|Last appearance:||Ultima Online|
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 OnlineUltima 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.
|“|| 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.|
- 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?.