The Gaping spider was an arachnid creature native to the planet Dathomir. They were large creatures that inhabited the many caves and warrens on their home world. It was known that the Nightsisters known as the Spiderclan took control over one particular cavern and forced the young spiders to serve them. Only the larger adults managed to resist their will and resulted in the Spiderclan to fear those adults that lived deep underground. Different castes included broodling, hunter, recluse, and queen.
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