A carrion crawler is a burrowing aberration which scavenges the dead and occasionally preys on living creatures. Similar to a giant, toothed centipede in appearance, carrion crawlers are often accompanied by a foul odor of death which warns others of their approach.
Although their nature ultimately rests in the Far Realm it is thought by many and indeed possible that carrion crawlers were created through a mad wizard’s experiments.
Carrion crawlers are large, pale yellow and greenish aberrations whose appearance is akin to a 3’ to 4’ long centipede. Crawlers possess eight long tentacles protruding from the sides of their heads, allowing them to stun prey. Carrion crawlers also have two eye stalks, through which they can perceive their surroundings even in the darkest caverns. Additionally, carrion crawlers have a highly developed sense of smell.