Snappers are fairly small arthropods that live in great numbers both in the jungles and amongst the ruins of Xilos. The explorers dub these creatures ‘snappers’ because of the snap-snap-snapping noise they make as they scuttle about in search of food. Snappers are communal animals that live in burrows in the ground, amongst leaf litter, and sometimes within the rotting carcasses of the world’s tree-like ﬂora. They are common in the Builder ruins where they dig amongst the debris and prey upon other small animals as well as scavenging the carcasses of larger creatures.
Drummers are large, solitary arthropod predators, one of the most deadly creatures of the Xilos jungles. The explorers dub these powerful hunters ‘Drummers’ because the noise they make when they attack is like a staccato of drum beats. Whilst Drummers are essentially creatures of the jungles they can also be found deep in the subterranean ruins, where they squeeze along the passages made by smaller creatures such as Snappers.