These large, armored insects inhabit several varied environments; from the deserts of Altepa, to the damp network of tunnels in Crawler's Nest and the Labyrinth of Onzozo. They have a large repertoire of deadly moves including several breath attacks, throwing a wild tantrum, poison inducing stings, the ability to increase their own attack rating, and--most famously--a high-damage attack with their tail. In the present day Vana'diel, all scorpions are a dark brown color, regardless of size or region. Before the Crystal War there was a subspecies known as Scolopendrids, possessing a golden, lustrous shell. Carnivores by nature, they feed on anything smaller than themselves, which often includes adventurers.