The beetle is a large insectile shape. Perhaps as big as a small Halfling. It runs about rapidly on many jointed legs. Colored a muck brown, its carapace glistens with a repulsive sheen. A large head, in which a quartet of enormous, multi-facted eyes refract all light into coldly glinting shards, is armed with a brace of wickedly serrated mandibles. A tiny mouth ringed with dozens of wriggling palps like boneless fingers serves to manipulate the grotesque fragments of flesh that it dines upon. The two front legs have been turned into fighting weapons, edged with hooks and jagged serrations curling back towards the waiting mandibles. Above all rises a horrid stink of indescribable rot and foulness. A reek that reminds you of an opened cesspit or a charnel house.
These creatures used to be located outside the west gate of Riverhaven. They were removed when the area was expanded to add Goblin Shamans and Grass Eels.