Picture of a River-reaper. From The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

River-reapers are large crustaceans native to the Northern Reaches of Wazel.


River-reapers resemble enormous brown crabs, often growing to be six feet tall and weighing well over a ton. Their claws are large, but used mainly for display, being too weak to actually kill something with them.


River-reapers are herbivores, eating aquatic plants. They have also been known to eat carrion.


Despite having a fearsome reputation in southern parts of Wazel, River-reapers are calm creatures. They generally prefer to flee from attackers, except when protecting eggs from predators. During the spring, many hundreds of River-reapers line the riverbanks, guarding the mud-based nests they lay their eggs in.

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