Lore: Spiderkith

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A Spiderkith (ESO)
"Kissed by spider, Spiderkith, Daedric legend, tale, and myth!"
Folktale rhyme[1]

Spiderkith are intelligent humanoid Daedra that serve Mephala.[2][3] They have webbed skin that appears almost desiccated. Their veins glow dull red beneath their skin.[4] Their skin can range in color from navy[5] to red.[1][6] Red-skinned spiderkith have glowing red eyes,[6] while darker spiderkith have dull, empty grey eyes.[5] Few known spiderkith have skin that is black like charcoal.[7] Some spiderkith have hair white and grey in color, but many do not.[8]

They are capable of speech,[2] and wield weapons and magic in combat as many other humanoid daedra do.[9] The spiderkith can be seen commanding Daedra of lesser intelligence in the Spiral Skein.[10] They can weave webs, and are known to raise spiders.[2] They treat their arachnids as a mortal might treat pets, livestock or children, and oft refer to their spider charges as their brood.[2] They are known to feed on mortal flesh.[2] Apart from raising spiders, capable spiderkith mages can also summon them from the Spiral Skein.[11] All spiderkith can project poison at their prey with a technique known as the Spiderkith Kiss.[12]

The spiderkith are cruel and observant. Unfortunate mortals may find themselves suffering a slow, painful death within a spiderkith's web.[2] Their sense of smell and touch is often more than enough to sense a mortal's presence. They can rely upon keen senses to detect the slightest movement, the smell of sweat and blood, or the feeling of one's body heat to know that prey is nearby.[2]

See Also[edit]

  • For game-specific information, see the ESO article.
  • For a list of Spiderkith names, see Spiderkith Names.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Spiderkith skin description and appearance
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Spiderkith ambient dialogue from ESO
  3. ^ Dialogue between Ritemaster Iachesis and Spiderkith Venifex in ESO
  4. ^ Appearance of all Spiderkith in ESO
  5. ^ a b Appearance of Ibelgast's Cauterizer in ESO
  6. ^ a b Appearance of Webmistress Xoraxia in ESO
  7. ^ Khephidaen's appearance in ESO
  8. ^ Differences between the appearances of Spiderkith in ESO: Those found in Crypt of Hearts II and Orsinium have hair, while those that appear in Shadows of the Hist and beyond do not
  9. ^ Spellcasting abilities of Spiderkith like Mezeluth and weapon-using capabilities of individuals such as Mephala's Bonecleaver in ESO
  10. ^ Zikal-zun's command over her ogrim soldiers during The Dreaming Cave in ESO
  11. ^ Spiderkith Brood Nurse abilities in ESO
  12. ^ Effects of the "Spiderkith Kiss" ability in ESO