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Although Dungeons are populated by hired, rescued, liberated and indentured entities and groups often unique to a singular complex, there are some creatures that seems to be always present and is described here in no particular order.
Clawed Librarians (Giant Book Scorpions)
This peculiar creature is charged with managing books and libraries in the Dungeon. Not only do they gather books that has been moved by visiting Adventurers or Dungeon inhabitants, but books actually grows from their bodies. By consuming Adventurers they turns their XP into books, the content of the books formed comes from the mind of the consumed as well as things that the Dungeon’God finds. This gathered knowledge is usually shared and spread over all the different worlds that is connected to Dungeon’God, but sometimes some facts or piece of knowledge is just irrelevant to the adjacent world and gets edited or adjusted.
You will find them filling empty sheles with newely extruded books almost anywhere in the Dungeons.
As the books extruded by the Clawed Library only can be in languages known to consumed meals these creatures sometimes crafts deadly ambushes when they discover a speaker of an unknown language.
One kind of book that the Clawed Librarian stay clear of is Grimoires and other magical books. To them these are not true books but rather a kind of dirty animal in the guise of a book, they accept their existence but ignores them and flat out refuse to touch them.
Clawed Librarians vary in size from a large dog to a small elephant, but as they have the magical ability to turn two dimensional and change size to slip between the pages and travel to another book in a nearby location.
They are not capable of speech but instead writing can be seen running over their carapace conveying their will through citations from books.
Books are deftly handled by their seemingly clumsy claws (that induces paralysis in everything living, smartly ridding books of vermin). It consume literate adventurers by hosing them with digestive acids and slurping the resulting goo, this revolting spray can also be used to defend against those not paralysed by claw attacks.
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