Carrion Crawler

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Carrion Crawlers are an iconic species of monster in Dungeons & Dragons, dating all the way back to the earliest editions of the game. Their artwork has changed over the editions, but the fundamental idea remains the same; carrion crawlers resemble a giant beetle-grub or caterpillar, with the business end consisting of long, octopus-like tentacles around a flesh-eating maw. These beasts are, as their name implies, predatory scavengers, scouring caves, dungeons or even the Underdark in pursuit of dead meat to devour. If presented with a dearth of carrion, they are well-equipped to make their own kills, as their tentacles posses a paralyzing touch not unlike that of a ghoul.