The scorpiods are very strange creatures. Their wiry,
thin frame is tremendously well articulated, enabling
them to perform a wide array of attacks when confronted
with a hunter, predator, or prey. Though very distant
relatives of ancient scorpions, the scorpiods have no
stinging mechanism, instead relying upon their flexibility,
speed and armored carapace to enable capture of prey.
While not terribly strong individually, scorpiods are
known to live in colonies, often in close conjunction
with spiders, and this combined threat makes confronting
them outside of mission areas a hazardous proposition.
Scorpiods are typically found in desert type locations
near Omni-Tek mining facilities. Research has indicated
that these creatures were developed to take advantage
of their great flexibility, delivering payloads to nearly
collapsed mining shafts or to open new tunnels.