Hatchlings spend the majority of their time in the safety of their burrows, rarely leaving unless it is to flee from a predator. As hatchlings, their venom has not yet fully reached its max potency, and while whatever they bite will be in great pain, it is normally not fatal. If kept in captivity, these little spiders become a lot more brave, coming out more often to explore. They are able to be handled, but one would do well to wear a glove just in case as any loud noise or quick movement can startle them into biting. Rederan spiders take two years to fully reach maturity and in that time, they require a lot of food. In the wild, an adult rederan will stay with the hatchling until it is able to capture its own food, which is about two to three months.
Wandering the abandoned town of Rederan, you are struck by a sense of loneliness; you haven???t seen another magi in a few days and you suddenly realize just how alone you are here and you are quite happy to have your meldop companion with you. No one knows exactly what happened here in this village as whatever it was happened so long ago. There are many legends; some more plausible than others, and some myths you hope are not true, but only because of your safety. You really do not want to run into a bloodthirsty lichenthrope out here. You start to question why you even came here in the first place, maybe you should have gone to Voltar instead? A wind blows through the town kicking up red dust with it and a chill runs down your spine. It's getting late so you decide to set up camp. As night falls, the temperature drops. Huddled around the campfire you take in the night. A slight breeze carries the sounds of the desert, owls, cyons yipping and howling, with the occasional call from a phoenix. Every now and then you see a scorpion or spider scuttle about. You climb into your sleeping bag and drift off to sleep. Waking at the first rays of sun, you begin to gather your belongs. As you begin to slip on your shoe, you stop yourself and give the shoe a hard tap on the bottom. A large, red spider, falls out onto the ground. Staring at the spider, glad you did not make a foolish mistake, you note that it is a Rederan spider. Incredibly rare, they are found only here inside this village. One of the more unbelievable myths tell of a powerful magi who turned the Rederan inhabitants into these spiders in retaliation to being exiled for practicing dark magic. The spell used, not only left the villagers as these spiders, but also cursed the soil around the village, changing it red and making it unable to produce any crops. Looking at the spider, could that have once been a person? No, of course not. The spider looks up at you and then points a long, spindly leg towards your shoe. Grabbing it, you take a look inside and find a spider egg. Looking back up, the spider is gone.
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