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Centipedes are flesh-eating myriapods that skitter with great speed through tunnels, forests, and similar densely packed terrain. Many are small predators, but others are titanic terrors that devour everything in their path.

All centipedes prefer to eat carrion, gathering in numbers around large corpses or battlefields and jealously guarding their troves of flesh from any who would disturb them. Monstrous centipedes are also aggressive hunters and are particularly fond of devouring horses and similar creatures, often snatching a mount right out from under its rider. They are unusually stealthy for creatures of their size, making their swift strikes all the more frightening.

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