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Plains Scorpion
General information
Habitat

Opal territory

Diet

Unknown

Status

Active

Attributes

Pincers,

Chronological information
First appearance

Cavern of The Fear

Last appearance

Secrets of Deltora

Plains Scorpions are highly poisonous scorpions that reside in Opal territory.[1]

HistoryEdit

Tales of Deltora Edit

Plains Scorpions were cited in the tale of Opal the Dreamer as one of the dangers on the plains that made Liza and Dodd keep constant watch over their daughter.[2]

Secrets of Deltora Edit

Doran studied and described Plains Scorpions in his journal. He advised readers to stomp on the toes of their boots and shake them out to be safe from the scorpions while in the Plains territory, and to hang clothing rather than leave it on the ground. Doran himself neglected the latter rule of safety and was nearly stung by a Plains Scorpion. He crushed the scorpion with his journal, resulting in the creature’s blood staining the official copy of Secrets of Deltora.[1]

Cavern of The Fear Edit

A Plains Scorpion, placed under Lief's pillow by Pieter, was used as part of a failed assassination attempt on the young king. Lief was alerted to the danger by the Ruby and Emerald on the Belt of Deltora and crushed the scorpion with his sword.[3]

The Isle of Illusion Edit

Sometime after the failed assassination attempt, two Plains Scorpions escaped from the box where Pieter kept them and stung him to death.[4]

Behaviour Edit

Plains Scorpions are extremely aggressive and will attempt to sting after only minor provocation. Even simple movement can anger them, and they will attempt to sting their targets even if half-crushed. Their stings always fatal to humans and most other creatures, and their fondness for dark places, such as boots, makes them incredibly dangerous to people.[1]

Anatomy Edit

Plains Scorpions are as large as a man's fist. They have purple bodies covered by black stripes and purple blood.[1]

Habitat Edit

Plains Scorpions, as their name suggests, live on the plains of Opal territory. They favour dim places and are a constant threat on the plains, frequently hiding in shoes, under piles of clothes, or under rocks.[1]

Diet Edit

It is not clear what Plains Scorpions eat, but they have no known natural predators due to their frightening toxicity. Not even Opal dragons feed on the scorpions.[1]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Rodda, Emily. Secrets of Deltora. Scholastic Australia. 2008.
  2. Rodda, Emily. Tales of Deltora. Scholastic Australia. 2005.
  3. Rodda, Emily. Cavern of The Fear. Scholastic Australia. 2002.
  4. Rodda, Emily. The Isle of Illusion. Scholastic Australia. 2002.

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