— Folktale rhyme
Spiderkith are intelligent humanoid Daedra that serve Mephala. They have webbed skin that appears almost desiccated. Their veins glow dull red beneath their skin. Their skin can range in color from navy to red. Red-skinned spiderkith have glowing red eyes, while darker spiderkith have dull, empty grey eyes. Few known spiderkith have skin that is black like charcoal. Some spiderkith have hair white and grey in color, but many do not.
They are capable of speech, and wield weapons and magic in combat as many other humanoid daedra do. The spiderkith can be seen commanding Daedra of lesser intelligence in the Spiral Skein. They can weave webs, and are known to raise spiders. They treat their arachnids as a mortal might treat pets, livestock or children, and oft refer to their spider charges as their brood. They are known to feed on mortal flesh. Apart from raising spiders, capable spiderkith mages can also summon them from the Spiral Skein. All spiderkith can project poison at their prey with a technique known as the Spiderkith Kiss.
The spiderkith are cruel and observant. Unfortunate mortals may find themselves suffering a slow, painful death within a spiderkith's web. 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.
- For game-specific information, see the ESO article.
- For a list of Spiderkith names, see Spiderkith Names.
- Spiderkith skin description and appearance
- Spiderkith ambient dialogue from ESO
- Dialogue between Ritemaster Iachesis and Spiderkith Venifex in ESO
- Appearance of all Spiderkith in ESO
- Appearance of Webmistress Xoraxia in ESO
- Khephidaen's appearance in ESO
- 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
- Spellcasting abilities of Spiderkith like Mezeluth and weapon-using capabilities of individuals such as Mephala's Bonecleaver in ESO
- Zikal-zun's command over her ogrim soldiers during The Dreaming Cave in ESO
- Spiderkith Brood Nurse abilities in ESO
- Effects of the "Spiderkith Kiss" ability in ESO