A dense patch of rare raspberry-like berries known as
fangberries grows in a long, thin valley between two
low hills here. Much of the thorny thicket is draped in
the white gossamer silk of spider webs. The best of the
berries lie at the heart of the thicket, but harvesting must
be done slowly to avoid being lacerated by the thousands
of fangberry thorns.
The webs that infest the thicket are the product
of a swarm of chew spiders—a species of aggressive spider
the size of a man’s thumb and with particularly large,
serrated fangs. The chew spiders scuttle out to attack
anyone who enters the thicket—note that while the spiders
are immune to the thorn damage, larger foes are not.